Take in all that Ireland’s ‘second city’ of Cork has to offer on this one-day sightseeing tour. A hop-on-hop off style tour, passengers may retain their tickets for use over a 48 hour period to explore the city at their leisure. There is no end to the highlights for you to experience throughout this region, including Blarney Castle, the historic emigrant village of Cobh and Fota Wildlife Park and the Jameson Whiskey distillery.
Why should I choose this tour?
- Enjoy a comprehensive tour of all that Cork has to offer, with ticket options, which remain valid for a 48 hour period.
- Visit the historic Blarney Castle, which has long been an iconic symbol of the Emerald Isle.
- The historic coastal town of Cobh was the departure point for millions of Irish emigrants who left our shores for all four corners of the globe. A fascinating visit for anyone interested in Ireland’s long history of emigration.
- Fota Wildlife Park is one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions. A scenic park that is home to a range of domestic and exotic species – the park continues to delight old and young alike.
- Take a tour of the Jameson Distillery in Midleton, Co. Cork. Discover how this world-famous brand was developed and find out the secrets of production behind this much-loved whiskey.
- Stay connected as you travel – the fleet is equipped with high-speed WIFI.
Be sure to pay a visit to Ireland’s iconic castle on your Cork hopper! An ancient castle, which attracts millions of visitors year after year – Blarney is not to be missed when touring the Cork region. The castle is situated on an expansive site, which is also home to beautiful gardens, the ‘witches caves’ and of course, the iconic Blarney Stone! Kiss the stone and take home with you the Irish ‘gift of the gab’ (talent for elaborate song and storytelling!). The town of Blarney is also home to the tax-free Blarney Woolen Mills –a fantastic outlet specializing in knitted Irish fashion and gifts.
The village of Cobh boasts a fascinating, albeit somewhat sad history as the final departure point for numerous emigrant ships – including the historic RMS Titanic. Guests with Irish heritage will find this stop particularly interesting, as more often than not they find that their ancestors passed through the village en route to a more prosperous life overseas. Highlights include St. Colman’s Cathedral, the final place of worship for emigrants leaving Cobh, the Titanic memorial which was established to commemorate the sinking of the world’s most famous ship, in 1912. Enjoy the brightly colored houses in the village and take a chance to walk around and interact with the friendly locals.
Optional: Fota Wildlife Park*
A stop at Fota Wildlife Park comes highly recommended! One of Ireland’s most visited attractions, the park occupies a stunning site spanning 70 acres. The park is home to a range of both domestic and exotic mammal and bird species. A wide variety of animals roam free – mingling both with each other and their human counterparts! Fota Park makes a great opportunity to visit animals such as giraffes and monkeys in an environment close to their natural habitat. Young or old – we promise you an exciting day out at Fota Wildlife Park.
Optional: Jameson Experience, Midleton, Co. Cork*
Another option for you to explore is the Jameson factory and experience in the village of Midleton. A fantastic visitor center awaits – giving you the chance to discover the distillation secrets used to produce this very special whiskey. Find out how Jameson has been built into one of the most iconic international brands to have roots in Ireland. The distillery first began here in the 1700s and has a wealth of history to be enjoyed. Be sure to leave time for the best part – the whiskey tasting which takes place at the end of your tour.
Tour ends Cork City Centre
Say farewell to your fellow international travellers as your exciting day of touring the Cork region comes to a close. Your guide will leave you back to the very center of Cork – perfect for those with further plans for the evening.
NB: This great value tour allows you to explore Cork flexibly by hopping on and off at leisure. Please note that the entrance fees to the popular attractions listed above are not included in the price of your Cork Hopper ticket.
*Seats on this coach tour are offered as part of our “Recommended” range, operated by the best local tour and activity providers in Ireland. Our Dublin based travel insiders select only the market leaders on any given route.