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Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From US$ 71.83 per person

Discover the magic of Blarney Castle and its gardens on a full-day tour from Dublin. Participate in the tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone and take a panoramic drive through County Cork.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through the farmlands of County Cork
  • Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • Savor the flavors of Ireland at the English Market in Cork
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel
  • Explore the gardens of Blarney Castle and discover the Witch's Cave
Full description

Visit Ireland’s most famous castle on a full-day tour from Dublin. Enjoy free time to explore the city of Cork and visit Blarney Castle. Stroll in the footsteps of St Patrick at the Celtic Crosses and Round Tower.

Meet your guide at Paddy's Palace in Dublin and hop aboard a comfortable and climate-controlled van for a scenic drive through green fields and dairy farms of the Golden Vale of County Cork. Enjoy panoramic views of the Galtee Mountains and County Tipperary.

Stop in Cork on banks of the River Lee and spend an hour of free time exploring the city at your own pace. Have the option to visit the historic English Market, or marvel at the architecture of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral.

Drive on to Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone. It’s said that if you kiss the stone you will receive the “gift of the gab” for 7 years. Pucker up and kiss the stone or snap a picture. 

Explore the castle grounds and gardens to discover the Witch's Cave. Take advantage of the tax free shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills and craft shop. Step back in time at the evocative Celtic Crosses and Round Tower.

Depart for Dublin on a path through the Golden Vale of County Tipperary and arrive back in the city at night. 

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Blarney Castle and gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
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4.4 /5

based on 141 reviews

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I liked the bus and the guide guy, he was kind and he explained a lot of things about Blarney, Ireland and facts that a lot of tourist don’t know. The best part is the Blarney Castle but the time it’s so little for visiting both the castle and the gardens so you have to choose wisely which one to visit.

July 11, 2022

The driver only came to the meeting point 5 minutes after the departure time. Group should be there 15 minutes before departure. First stop at a rest area to wait for another driver, another 35 minutes lost. Mann had the feeling that he was doing more of a "political tour". Was at least the only topic of the driver. Cork wasn't really worth seeing for the short time available.

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October 17, 2021

I loved Blarney Castle, and Cork English market and Rock of Cashel were also nice. We got very lucky with the weather. Richard was amazing - he was nice and funny and helpful and tried to make sure we got rained on as little as possible. I feel like we did a lot in one day and wouldn't have minded a bit more time at Blarney Castle but this tour was definitely better than expected, well organised and highly recommended!

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January 15, 2020

Product ID: 37904