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From Cork: Guided Full-Day West Cork to Mizen Head Tour

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Activity provider: Connemara Wild Escapes

From Cork: Guided Full-Day West Cork to Mizen Head Tour

Activity provider: Connemara Wild Escapes

From US$ 69.58 per person

Travel along the southern coastline of Ireland's epic Wild Atlantic Way toward the country's most southwesterly point, Mizen Head. Discover Ireland's oldest National Forest Park, the vibrant market town of Bantry, and the iconic town of Clonakilty.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Drive along the Wild Atlantic Way and marvel at the scenic coastline
  • Visit Gougane Barra, Ireland’s oldest National Park
  • Stroll through the lively market town of Bantry
  • Stand on the edge of Europe at Ireland’s most southwesterly point, Mizen Head
  • Explore Clonakilty's colorful streets, visit a museum, or relax in an Irish pub
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Immerse yourself in Irish culture on this day trip filled with fantastic photo opportunities. Starting in the historic city of Cork, travel by coach to Ireland’s most southwesterly point and view the dramatic cliff scenery of Mizen Head. As you drive through picturesque villages and towns, expect to see some awe-inspiring scenery as Ireland shows off its spectacular landscape. From the meeting point in Cork, travel first to Gougane Barra, home to Ireland's oldest National Forest Park and famous for St. Finbarr's Oratory, its stunning 19th-century church. Enjoy panoramic views of where the River Lee rises. Then, wander through Bantry, one of West Cork's most vibrant market towns, and do some shopping or sit down to a traditional cup of Irish tea and perhaps a scone. The next part of the journey takes you to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southwesterly point — the edge of Europe and a signature key discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Admire the cliffs of Mizen Head that rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet and the waves from the Atlantic crash into land. Before returning to Cork city, discover Clonakilty, an iconic Irish town. Visit a museum, an Irish pub for a pint of Murphy's, or simply wander the colorful streets. You'll return to the city of Cork in the evening, where you'll be dropped off at the original meeting point.
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Meeting point

Please meet at St Patrick’s Quay, opposite the new footbridge (Mary Elmes Bridge)

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  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time
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4.6 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Our driver and tour guide were very good. The only issue was the terrible weather. The visibility was very poor as a result. I’m sure if the weather had been nicer we would have enjoyed it much more than we did. Unfortunately, when we were at Mizen head , we were in the middle of a rain storm.

July 25, 2022

Really great tour! Everything went very smoothly - thought there was plenty of time spent at each place, it didn't feel super rushed. Most of the time is spent at Mizen Head, with short stops at the other locations so plan on eating lunch at Mizen with only tea breaks at Bantry/Clonakilty. Enjoyed the guides commentary along the way. Definitely worth doing as a day tour, wouldn't want to drive those roads myself!

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August 30, 2021

There are a lot of buses on this tour (we knew that) however I think the stop at Bantry was not necessarily necessary and we will have allowed us to have more time at Mizen Head to do everything without having to run! The landscapes are magnificent and Gougane Barra wonderful

August 18, 2021

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