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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Enhance your experience of Ireland with a full-day excursion to three of the country’s top attractions. From the comfort of a luxury coach, travel through the Irish countryside to visit Blarney Castle, famed for the enchanting Blarney Stone, which grants those who kiss it the gift of gab. See, too, Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel Cathedral and gain insight into the region’s rich heritage from your guide.
  • See three top Ireland attractions in one day on a full-day trip from Dublin
  • Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone
  • Tour the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach

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Air-conditioned vehicle
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Lunch

Departure Point

Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland

Departure Time

6:50 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your guide at a central Dublin location and climb aboard a luxury, air-conditioned coach destined for County Kildare. Gaze at the rolling green hills of the Irish countryside, and listen to commentary from your guide as you go. 

After passing through picturesque areas like County Tipperary and County Kildare, arrive at the ancient fortress of Blarney Castle, famed for one of Ireland’s best-loved treasures, the Blarney stone. Ascend to the castle’s tower to kiss the Blarney stone and receive, according to legend, the skill of speaking in a charming and eloquent manner. 

Travel onward to Cahir Castle and the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Hear the legends that surround the imposing twin towers of the cathedral and take a guided tour of the structure’s Hall of Vicars and Cormac’s Chapel, home to the oldest Romanesque wall painting in Ireland. 

Return to the coach for the journey back to Dublin, where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Molly Malone Statue
We will meet in front of the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street. Our exciting day tour will begin by travelling through Ireland’s southern terrain. Before leaving you’ll meet your fun-loving and knowledgeable tour guide and your fellow travel companions!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rock of Cashel
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. Visit the Great Cathedral, the Hall of Vicars Choral, Cormack's Chapel (with one of Ireland's best preserved Irish frescoes and Romanesque architecture) and a Round tower, all perched on a solid rock ringed by a curtain wall- most of it dating back from before the Cambro-Norman conquerors came to Ireland in the late 12th Century.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Blarney Stone
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!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney Castle, built by the McCarthy clan over 600 years ago, still retains its old world charm with its towers, battlements and gated entrance built on a rocky outcrop. Rock close is a magical garden filled with enchanting druidic rock formations, water features and exotic plants. The grand Scottish baronial style Blarney House is reflects a bygone era of wealth and statesmanship.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cahir Castle
For our last stop of the day, we will arrive at Cahir Castle in County Tipperary. Cahir Castle is one of Ireland's most preserved castles still boasting a lot of its original structure. Originally built as a defensive castle it is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir. Enjoy a presentation on the history of the castle to begin your experience exploring the beautiful Cahir Castle.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Extreme Ireland
To finish off, we’ll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Irish Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Also at Blarney there was an enormous all things Irish gift shop, that is a must!" See review
  • "Blarney castle is beautiful and kissing the Blarney stone is a must!" See review

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star-5
Great way to spend a day out of the city.
Richard_H
, Jul 2021
Great itinerary if you only have a day to get out of Dublin. The driver was great, very funny, personable and knowledgeable. Plenty of opportunities to stop, eat and walk around. Given COVID restriction we still got a lot out of our tour. Will take one of their other tours next time we are in Dublin.
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star-5
Phil was a most enjoyable guide! Very informative and made the entire experience fun!
Linda_S
, Jul 2021
All of it! We enjoyed every castle and our guide called ahead to make sure we would be able to get in to all the sites!
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Great tour
Sandy_G
, Jul 2021
Phil was lively and entertaining. Very thorough tour definitely will recommend. Perfect iterinary and just enough time at each stop.
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star-5
Awesome day of touring
JulieMc
, Jul 2021
Absolutely perfect day!! Philip was the best tour guide as we visited 3 gorgeous sights. Enjoyed every moment….
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star-4
Gift of Gab!
Andrew_D
, Mar 2020
The Blaney castle is a wonderful experience. To learn about it's history , to walk the grounds, and to kiss the Blarney Stone was collectively awesome!
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star-4
Nice time at Blarney Castle
Aaron_G
, Mar 2020
Tour of Blarney Castle and Rock of Cashel we’re great. The weather was cold and rainy but that’s all part of it. The tour of Cork city was a little dry and I would’ve rather foregone that to have more time at Blarney Castle since that seemed a little rushed. Liam the driver was great. All in all it was a good tour and I’d do it again.
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star-3
Interesting but scary driver
K58
, Mar 2020
Trip was good once we arrived at Blarney. Long drive, smallish van type bus. Uncomfortable due to fact driver L..m was filling his vape pen while driving. Felt the tires hit the ridged wake up tiles more than once. Shame.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi K58, Thank you for your feedback and rating. We're glad you enjoyed your tour with us. I will pass on your comments to our Transport Manager also. We hope to see you on board another Irish Day adventure in the near future. Kind regards,
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star-5
Good Job Aiden
Greg_M
, Mar 2020
Aiden did a great job. Very funny and informative without talking too much. Great advice and we enjoyed Cork.
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star-5
A perfect “kiss” of Ireland!!
James
, Mar 2020
Excellent tour! Guide was prompt for pick-up. Very informative. Adequate stopping points for restrooms and coffee breaks. The scenery was beautiful!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi James, Thank you so much for your feedback, and 5* rating for your Blarney tour. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your day so much with us. We look forward to seeing you on board another Irish Day Tours adventure on your next trip to Ireland : ) Thank you,
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Act of God
kenneth_s
, Feb 2020
Rob our tour guide was great. He maximised the time to pack in as much as possible. And when the weather had forced the closure of 2 sites, he came up with an alternative option which worked out nicely.
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