This unforgettable day tour takes you from Cork to the Rock of Cashel in combination with free time in Ireland’s medieval city of Kilkenny. The Rock of Cashel, located in Co. Tipperary is one of Ireland’s most notable religious sites and is a great place to take in fantastic vistas of the rural Tipperary landscape. The tour continues on to the fantastic ancient city of Kilkenny, where you will have ample time to discover this compact city. We invite you to sit back on board one of our luxury coaches and our professional guides inform and entertain you on this unforgettable day out!
Why should I choose this tour?
- Take in the beautiful scenery that characterizes Ireland’s south-east region.
- Enjoy a visit to the famous Rock of Cashel – a spectacular ancient religious site, surrounded by rural Irish beauty.
- Visit Ireland’s medieval city of Kilkenny – with numerous highlights to discover. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore!
- Avail of the recommendations and services of your friendly and professional guide.
- Enjoy staying connected while on the road – the fleet is equipped with free WIFI.
Meet up with your guide for the day at the Bridge Street Tourist Office in the heart of Cork City. Our departure time is 9.30AM, when we head north, through the beautiful countryside towards Co. Tipperary.
Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most celebrated early Christian sites. Well known as the ancient seat of the high kings of Munster, the site is notable as the location for the conversion of numerous Irish pagans to Christianity. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visited the rock during her historic tour of Ireland in 2011. The rock itself is located at the summit of the Devil’s Bit – making it the perfect place to take in the rural beauty, which surrounds it. The rock remains a popular heritage site in Ireland and is sure to be a highlight of your Irish vacation.
Following departure from the Rock of Cashel, relax and enjoy your short onward drive towards Kilkenny – Ireland’s ancient medieval capital. The city offers a wealth of historic and cultural experiences to its many yearly visitors. Take a stroll through the ancient cobbled streets, pay a visit to the historic Kilkenny Castle and surrounding gardens or discover the age-old secrets behind the world-famous Kilkenny ale at the brewery. Further highlights include St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey, artisan eateries, fantastic Irish craft outlets and much more. Be sure to ask your guide for lunch, sightseeing and shopping recommendations – their extensive knowledge of this lovely city will help you to experience it to the full.
Return Drive to Cork City – The Coastal Route!
As your memorable day tour comes to a close, it’s time to board your coach for a beautiful coastal drive back towards Cork city center! Our route takes us through some of south-east Ireland’s charming villages. Passing through the village of Youghal, you’ll learn how the potato crop was introduced to Ireland way back in the 1500s – creating a centuries-long love affair between Ireland and the humble spud!
Arrive in Cork City
Arrive back into the center of Cork in time for dinner, a lively evening out, or simply some quiet reflection on the beauty experienced when visiting the Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny!
*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.