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Take a scenic trip from Dublin to the southern end of Ireland.
Kiss the Blarney stone, situated on the parapets of the castle, to gain the gift of eloquence - that is the ability to persuade people and being able to talk yourself out of trouble. Discovery Travel Channel lists kissing the Blarney Stone amongst its 99 things to do before you die! The grand Scottish baronial style Blarney House is reflects a bygone era of wealth and statesmanship.
The Rock of Cashel is a multi-period monastic site, which was a fortress before it became the seat of the bishop of the diocese of Cashel, and venue where the historical Synod of Cashel was held.
Cahair Castle was once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. This fantastic tour takes a circular route so that you do not see the same scenery twice the whole day. Every time you look out of the coach window you will find something new!
12 hoursStart time
Start time: 6:50am
Duration: 12 hours
Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starting time
You will be dropped off at the starting point
The tour starts from designated meeting point at the designated time.
As you head out of Dublin, your guide will tell you more about the sights that you pass in the city centre, and maybe advise on the weather you can expect for the day. As you leave the city behind, the urban landscape changes to that of the rolling hills and hedges of the Irish countryside. You will pass an area called the Curragh in County Kildare. This area is ideal for training horses, due to the well-drained sandy soil. Not surprisingly, the Curragh race track is situated nearby.
You will then travel to one of Ireland's 7 wonders, the world famous Rock of Cashel around 9:00am. There is much to explore and discover at this breathtaking landmark. It is a huge and complex site with a unique character.
Then, you will reach Blarney Castle around 11:30am, giving you the chance to explore the historic castle and its grounds. Venture down the narrow paths of the Rock Close and find the Wishing Steps through an archway of limestone rocks. Here, you may have lunch at your own expense.
After this, you will reach Cahair Castle around 3:30pm which was once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland's largest and best preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir.
You will arrive back in the capital Dublin around 7:30pm and will be dropped off at the point where you were picked up.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.
Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Had a great time better understanding the history and culture of Ireland!...Tressa Ross, United States, 04/Jan/2017
The first place we went to was The Rock of Cashel, I absolutely loved it. Gorgeous scenery! We were blessed with perfect weather all day. Our tour guide was Kevin, he was so...Slc Cartwright, United Kingdom, 03/Oct/2016
I was more impressed by Joseph's ability to inform and entertain us the entire length of the day than the sites themselves. He had me laughing even as we pulled into Dublin for...Carol Choi, United States, 26/Sep/2016
Great job. Bus drivers were 1st class