(Small Group) Shore Tour from Cork

(Small Group) Shore Tour from Cork

Small group tours are perfect for those seeking a semi- private experience on shore.
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Tour Operated by Elegant Irish Tours


*****The price of this tour will increase shortly for season 2024. Book any date for 2024 at 2023 pricing now while you can. With a free cancellation option up to 24 hours before departure you can pre- book with confidence.*****

This small group shore excursion follows a slightly different route from our popular group coach shore excursion from Cork.

Operated by our 5 star sister company Elegant Irish Tours, the small group vans seat no more than 25 passengers and allow for a particularly intimate day on shore.

Your day begins in style as we collect you with a small group tour van from the cruise liner terminal in Cobh, Cork Harbour. (Note: if for operational reasons your ship is diverted to the other Cork terminal in Ringaskiddy we will of course meet you there instead)

We’ll drive straight to Blarney Castle. Your admission to Blarney Castle and Gardens is included in the price of this tour - skip all the lines ahead of your fellow shipmates as our guests enjoy priority status. En- route, we’ll enjoy a panoramic drive through Cork City. Your guide will point out the highlights of
the southern capital such as St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells, historic English Market and beautiful River Lee. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic drive to Jameson Distillery @ Midleton.

On our return to the ship we get a quick overview of Cobh, the last departure point of Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage and have time to visit St. Coleman's Cathedral - the final place of worship for many Irish emigrants.

The list of all ships and dates will be published here once finalised by the Cork / Cobh Port Authority.

In the meantime, if your dates have been confirmed by your cruise operator you can go ahead and book at 2023 rates on the booking calendar on this page - all dates for the new season have been made live for your convenience.

Rates will be increased for 2024 shortly. Book now for any date at the 2023 rate and cancel free of charge up to 24 hours prior to departure.

If you do not see a tour scheduled for the ship and date you are traveling upon - please contact us - and we may decide to schedule a tour if there is likely to be enough demand.

Arrivals confirmed by Cork Port Authority so far:

17th April 2024 - Holland America / Nieuw Statendam
24th April 2024 - Regal Princess
3rd May 2024 - Celebrity Silhouette
5th May 2024 - Regal Princess
12th May 2024 - Celebrity Apex
16th May 2024 - Norweigan Star
17th May 2024 - Regal Princess
17th May 2024 - Celebrity Silhouette
21st May 2024 - MS Zuiderdam
22nd May 2024 - MS Rotterdam
25th May 2024 - Spirit of Adventure
27th May 2024 - Jewel of the Sea
30th May 2024 - Regal Princess
7th June 2024 - Coral Princess
10th June 2024 - Regal Princess
14th June 2024 - Carnival Legend
22nd June 2024 - Regal Princess
28th June 2024 - Celebrity Silhouette
29th June 2024 - Celebrity Apex
30th June 2024 - Marina Oceania
5th July 2024 - Regal Princess
5th July 2024 - Carnival Legend
15th July 2024 - Caribbean Princess
16th July 2024 - Regal Princess
24th July 2024 - Celebrity Silhouette
26th July 2024 - Carnival Legend
28th July 2024 - Regal Princess
30th July 2024 - Caribbean Princess
1st August 2024 - Norwegian Dawn
7th August 2024 - Norwegian Dawn
8th August 2024 - Jewel of the Sea
8th August 2024 - MS Zuiderdam
9th August 2024 - Regal Princess
11th August 2024 - Carnival Legend
14th August 2024 - MS Rotterdam
21st August 2024 - Caribbean Princess
21st August 2024 - Regal Princess
22nd August 2024 - Norweigan Dawn
31st August 2024 - Caribbean Princess
2nd September 2024 - Regal Princess
14th September 2024 - Regal Princess
26th September 2024 - Regal Princess
18th October 2024 - Norweigan Star

Pick-up Points

  • We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. Where your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences. - Cobh (Cork) Cruise Ship Terminal
  • We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. Where your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences. - Ringaskiddy Cruise Ship Terminal


  • 8am (or as soon as the Ship docks if later) Tour Begins At Cobh Cruise Terminal

    We will collect you in style from your Cruise Ship. When you leave the Ship, turn to the right, and your guide will be waiting for you near the pedestrian exit gate( At The Annie Moore Statue ). We begin at 8am, or if the Ship arrives later, please leave the ship immediately to meet your guide! We like to get ahead of the crowd and avoid the queues in Blarney!
  • Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills

    Our first stop of the day is Blarney. Visit the most famous Castle in all of
    Ireland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the
    gab! Your admission is included saving you 12 euro.


    others will make you join a queue and pay at the gate! You will also have time to visit the world famous
    Blarney Woolen Mills. Famed as the largest Irish Store in the world, many
    take advantage of its tax free shopping offers on quality Irish products.
  • Cork City Tour

    We take a panoramic drive through Cork City. We view the highlights of this

    fine City such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells,

    English Market and Grand Parade. Cork was recently considered by the

    Lonely Planet one of the 10 must see cities in the world. Some of its famous

    sons include Henry Ford, Michael Collins to name a few
  • Midleton - home of the Jameson Distillery.!!!!

    Our next stop is the beautiful town of Midleton, famed as being the home of Jameson distillery since 1825. Today it is home to many Irish whiskeys such as Jameson, Powers, Paddy, Redbreast, Green Spot, previously produced in separate distilleries.

    In 1992, the Old Midleton Distillery reopened as a visitor's centre, known as the Jameson Experience.
  • Glorious Cobh

    Our last stop before boarding the ship, Cobh is famed as the final departure point for the Titanic. Built on a side of the hill, time permitting, we visit the St. Coleman's Cathedral one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in the country. Time permitting, those on ships with late departures will have time to visit the Titanic experience 100m from where the ships dock.
  • Return To Cruise Ship on Time

    We structure each tour to make sure you are back on board at lease 1 hr before time for departure. The service ends back at the dockside after approximately 8 hours on tour. If the boat is leaving earlier we will amend the itinerary as necessary.

Additional Info

EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.
You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.
When to Book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities. You can book up to 60 minutes before departure if there are still places available.

Free Cancellation

With a free cancellation option up to 24 hours before departure you can book with confidence. Lock in your seats (any date for Spring / Summer 2024) at the early bird rate today.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the tour's start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the tour's start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the local time in Ireland.
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