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Cork Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap
Other experience

Cork Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Activity provider: VoiceMap

From US$ 5.99 per person

See Cork through the eyes of a local with this audio guide. Explore the banks of the River Lee and see the pubs, buildings, and green spaces that give the "Real Capital" its famous charm.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Travel back in time to learn about the role Cork played in the Irish revolution
  • Hear from producer Máirín Ahern, an honorary Corkonian and qualified tour guide
  • Walk at your own pace and feel free to linger at spots that peak your interest
  • Use the virtual option to see Cork from the comfort of your own home
  • Benefit from a flexible audio guide with lifetime access if your plans change
Full description

Dive into the fascinating history of Cork on a stroll from its port on the River Lee through the bustling city center. Listen to the history of the Rebel City as told by an honorary Corkonian and local tour guide with this audio guide.

See how the city got the nickname of the Rebel City as you learn about the events and colorful characters that gave Cork its contrarian nature. Discover the city’s top sights as well as some often overlooked areas where a marshy landscape was transformed into the vibrant city that Cork is today.

Throughout the walk, see the buildings, eateries, and public spaces that give this city its special charm. Detect the mixture of international and national influences and learn why people from all over the world have made the city their home.

Pass by the hotel where famous Irish statesman Michael Collins spent his last night on earth, located on the bustling MacCurtain Street with its Victorian architecture and international eateries. Find out why the city once had the world's largest butter exchange and learn about Cork's secret French connection.

Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.

After your walk, you can return to the best spots to relax by the river, grab a pint of the city’s finest porter, or people watch from one of the many cafés recommended by the audio guide.

  • Lifetime audio guide access
  • App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Entry tickets
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Start the audio guide at De Valera Bridge, opposite the Port of Cork Company HQ, at the junction of Lapps Quay and the N27. Parking is available nearby at Merchants' Quay car park. Parnell Place bus station is a 5-minute walk away.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is a hilly walk
  • The audio guide uses a mobile app. You'll need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the audio guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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Very handy so that you can determine the pace yourself and possibly deviate from the route.

November 25, 2022

It was incredibly convenient, I could manage my time, I could observe every building as long as I want. And I don’t even need to check the rout every minute, because the guide is really clear and helpful)

January 22, 2023

March 19, 2023

Product ID: 432779