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From Dublin: Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour

1. From Dublin: Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour

Set off on board a luxury, air-conditioned bus and watch Dublin's urban cityscape give way to the rolling, green hills of the Irish countryside. Drive through several areas of interest, including the Galtee Mountains and the Curragh in County Kildare, which is home to Ireland's National Stud Farm. First, arrive at Blarney Castle which is known around the world for its famous Blarney Stone. Kiss the stone and receive the “gift of the gab." Be sure to explore the rest of Blarney Castle as well as its lush grounds and woodland walks. Discover the scenic Rock Close by taking the Wishing Steps.  Depart Cork and arrive at one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack’s Chapel, the Celtic Cathedral, the Round Tower, and the surrounding grounds filled with ancient high crosses. Admire one of Ireland’s oldest Romanesque wall paintings inside this world-famous historical landmark. For your final stop of the day, visit one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved castles, Cahir Castle. The Castle was built in the 13th century, to house the Butler family. Built as a defensive castle it still boasts a lot of the original structure. Afterward, return to Dublin city center to complete your tour.

Cork: Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel Tour in Spanish

2. Cork: Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel Tour in Spanish

First, visit Cahir Castle. Located on a rocky island in the Suir River, Cahir is one of the best preserved castles in all of Ireland. It kept its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. From here, travel to the picturesque city of Cork which is located between two channels of the River Lee. The compact nature of the city provides a cozy atmosphere and everywhere is easily accessible on foot. You will have 2 hours time to explore the city, the narrow streets and bridges, the bustling English market and St Finbarr’s Cathedral with its magnificent bell towers. There is also the opportunity to ring bells yourself in the 300 year old St Anne’s church! Heading back towards Dublin, make a final stop at one of the most iconic locations in Ireland – The Rock of Cashel. A spectacular set of medieval buildings set in a huge rock. It includes a Circular Tower, the traditional Irish Celtic Cross and a Gothic Cathedral. You will arrive back in Dublin around 7:30 - 8:00 PM.

Blarney Castle & Rock of Cashel Private Car Trip from Dublin

3. Blarney Castle & Rock of Cashel Private Car Trip from Dublin

Do you know why millions of visitors flock to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone? You can discover the legend behind this old tradition on a guided tour of the castle! Visit one of the most famous Irish castles and gardens with a History Expert and experience a real Irish adventure! Book a 9,5-hour tour to visit the Blarney Castle and Gardens. For your convenience, skip-the-line tickets and private car transfers from Dublin, with pickup direct from your accommodation, are included in this full-day tour. You will enjoy a wonderful journey through the poetically beautiful Irish landscapes to Blarney Castle, one of the country’s greatest treasures. It was built nearly 600 years ago by a great chieftain, Cormac MacCarthy and gained popularity as the home of the Blarney Stone. On your private tour you will explore the castle's rich history and heritage and enjoy its attractions. You will have a chance to lean backward through the hole in the castle's battlements and kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence. The guide will tell you the old legend of the stone's origin and about the famous people who have kissed it. You will also hear other interesting stories about the Blarney Castle, such as the reason why Queen Elizabeth I refused to take possession of this stronghold. The Blarney Stone is not the only attraction of the castle. You will admire the ornate banqueting hall and family room, and look for the Witches' Cave in the wonderful gardens. There will be free time for lunch and souvenir shop before the driver takes you back to your accommodation in Dublin. Choose the 11-hour option to enhance your Irish adventure with 2 more attractions. On this extended tour you will stop outside the Cahir Castle to admire one the largest and best-preserved castles in Ireland (outside only) and learn about the filming of the “Excalibur” and “The Tudors”. Another highlight will be a visit inside the Rock of Cashel. It is known as the soul of Ireland and the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. The Rock comprises several old structures, some dating from c. 1100, with highlights such as the Cormac’s Chapel, the Cathedral and the walled graveyard. Explore the picturesque medieval complex and discover its best-kept secrets with your Expert Guide!

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What people are saying about Cahir Castle

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4.6 / 5

based on 324 reviews

Three different castles in one day with three completely different vibes- I couldn’t even pick a favorite experience because they were all just amazing. Joe our guide/driver was very entertaining with his authentic Irish singing & his knowledge of the places we were visiting.

This was my favorite tour in Ireland! Mostly because of our guide/driver Jonathan (John)! He was so knowledgeable, fun & laid-back! He made this tour & I learned so much & saw so much. The countryside is beautiful & the castles are amazing! Take this tour!!!

I can tell this was an excellent tour, wonderful destinations, great driver who was very entertaining and interesting. It’s no one’s fault that it poured rain like a monsoon the entire 2nd half of the day, so I’m at a bit of a loss to give more details.

The guide Leo was so great and made the trip for me. So much knowledge and passion.

John was our guide and he was awesome! Such a great tour, highly recommend!