Day Tour Plus - Cork City and Blarney Castle, Cobh

Single Day Tour Starts in Dublin, Heuston Station & Ends in Dublin, Heuston Station

Tour highlights

Travel South by Train

A highly enjoyable trip to Ireland's Southern capital, Cork. Visit the world renowned Blarney Stone and the "Queenstown Story" at Cobh on Cork Harbor, famous as the Titanic's last port of call.

Itinerary

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Dublin to Cork

  • 02:00pm: Depart Dublin Heuston Station for Cork.
  • 04:40pm: Arrive in Cork Kent Station.
  • Transfer to your 4 star standard Hotel in Cork City Centre.
  • You have the evening free in Ireland's "real capital" (as the locals would say!)

Overnight Stay: Cork City Center

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Blarney Castle, Cobh Queenstown / Titanic Story

  • Enjoy your Full Irish Breakfast at your leisure. Railtours Ireland will pick you up from your hotel at 09:20am, at the hotel reception.

You will transfer to Cork Kent train station, where you will meet your group arriving from Dublin, and then transfer to your Railtours Ireland tour coach through Cork City to Blarney Village and historic Blarney Castle and Gardens, built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney. Railtours Ireland recommend that you have lunch there, as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.

  • Depart Blarney Castle for Cóbh, via the city center and a short city tour.

On arrival at Cóbh, you will visit St Colman’s Cathedral. You will then proceed down along the sea front, passing the former White Star Line offices en route to the beautifully restored Victorian railway station/transatlantic terminal. This is now the Cóbh Heritage Center, home to the Queenstown Story. The center also houses much information about the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration: 3 million Irish people emigrated from Cóbh (principally to the United States), including Annie Moore, whose statue is located in front of the heritage center.

  • Depart Cobh by train to return to Dublin.

End of Journey: Returning to Dublin Heuston Station at 08:00pm.

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What's included

  • Return Rail Travel
  • Reserved seats on train
  • Railtours Ireland Host on Tour
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach
  • 1 Night 4* Hotel Cork
  • Full Irish Breakfast in Cork

Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Blarney Castle and Gardens & Cobh Heritage Center.

Note: Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time. Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where Railtours Ireland Check-In representative will be in their yellow jacket!

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