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Cork & Ireland South Sample Itinerary

CORK CITY & IRELAND SOUTH – 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS
 
Tour Overview
 
6 days/5 nights in Cork City - city centre accommodation and 5 full Irish breakfasts. Airport transfers and 4 day tours including Cork City centre tour. Full day tours from Cork include Blarney and Kinsale tour, West Cork and Killarney tour plus Cobh, Middleton and Youghal tour.
 
 
Tour Highlights
 
  • St Finbars Cathedral
  • University College Cork
  • St Anne’s Church
  • Old City Jail
  • Blarney Castle and Stone
  • Kinsale and Charles Fort
  • Cobh and Titanic Trail
  • Old Jameson Distillery
  • Medieval Youghal
  • Killarney National Park
 
Tour Itinerary
 
Day 1 - Arrive at Cork Airport to be greeted by guide with scheduled transfer to city centre accommodation. Afternoon sightseeing trip of main attractions and shopping areas of Cork / or orientation and free time to explore.
 
Day 2 - Day Tour of Cork City taking in all the local attractions such as St Anne’s Church, University College Cork, the Custom House, City Hall and St Finbars Cathedral. Other tour highlights include the English Market, Fitzgerald Park, Old City Jail, Cork Opera House and Blackrock Castle Observatory.
 
Day 3 - Full Day Tour to Blarney and Kinsale, two of the most famous towns around Cork City. First we journey to legendary Blarney Castle where we climb the battlements to kiss the Blarney Stone. Next we visit the charming seaside town of Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland. At the harbour we explore 17th century Charles Fort, witness to momentous events in Irish history.
 
Day 4 - Full Day Tour to West Cork and Killarney taking the scenic route by the River Lee and Shehy Mountains to Bantry Bay. We pass by Glengarriff nature reserve to the heritage town of Kenmare with its quaint shops and ancient druids circle. Our main stop is at Killarney National Park to explore its ancient oak woodlands, Lake District and historic sites such as medieval Ross Castle and Victorian Muckross House.
 
Day 5 - Full Day Tour to Cobh, Middleton and Youghal, all steeped in history with their own unique charm. First we visit the picturesque town of Cobh with its majestic Cathedral and Titanic trial. Next we tour the Old Jameson Distillery in Middleton where we trace the history of Irish whiskey. Finally we journey to Youghal, one of the last walled medieval towns in Ireland.
 
Day 6 - Depart hotel with last minute gift shopping and transfer back to Cork Airport in time for scheduled flight home.