Blarney Castle and Cork City Sightseeing Drive

4.5 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $128 Per Adult (Minimum 8) / $117 Per Child

Blarney Castle and Cork City Sightseeing Drive

4.5 Hours
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Moderate
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From (USD) $128 Per Adult (Minimum 8) / $117 Per Child

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      Blarney Castle and Cork City Sightseeing Drive

      Cobh, Ireland
      From (USD) $128 Per Adult (Minimum 8) / $117 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Sightseeing drive: Discover the landmarks of Ireland's second city, including the Opera House, University College, and St. Finnbarr's Cathedral.
      • Blarney Castle: This bewitching castle was built over 600 years ago by one of Ireland's great chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy.
      • The Blarney Stone: Climb to the top of the steps and kiss the fabled Blarney Stone for the gift of eloquence.
      About this Cobh tour

      May the road rise up to meet you as you see the sights of Cork, a European Capital of Culture and a bustling economic center. Nicknamed "the rebel city" for siding against the British crown during the War of the Roses, today's Cork is a charming mix of old and new.

      You'll hope you possess the luck of the Irish as you continue on to Blarney Castle, rumored home to witches, druids, and cave dwellers. Built 600 years ago by clan MacCarthy, one of Ireland's royal dynasties, it's the setting for many an old Irish tale.

      Gaze out at Blarney's misty grounds and see the ghosts of salmon and enchanted cows. Climb to the top of the tower where the Blarney Stone is set in the battlements. Hang on to the railings and lean backwards and upside-down to kiss the stone for the gift of the gab. See the Witch's Stone, where the Witch of Blarney has been imprisoned since the dawn of time; legend holds it was she who first told Cormac MacCarthy of the Stone's magic powers.

      The Witch's fire still burns in the Witch's Kitchen; she lights it nightly to keep from shivering on her escape from her Witch's Stone. Walk backwards along the Wishing Steps, making sure to keep your eyes closed; if you think of nothing but your wish on your walk along the steps, the Witch is said to grant it within a year.

      Hear these tales – and many more – as you step back in time and into Irish legend.

      Or, to put it another way, bull blarney

      In 1586, Queen Elizabeth commanded the Earl of Leicester to take possession of Blarney Castle. But whenever he tried to negotiate the matter, the MacCarthys would suggest a banquet to distract him; every time the Queen asked for a progress report, the castle remained in the clan's hands. The queen was so irritated that she began calling the earl's reports "all blarney."

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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