Blarney Castle, Whiskey and Mountains - 3 days

Blarney Castle, Whiskey and Mountains - 3 days

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Blarney Castle, Whiskey and Mountains - 3 days

3 Days Starting in Dublin and ending in Wicklow Mountains National Park

Visiting: Dublin, Cahir, Blarney Castle, Kinsale, Cobh, Waterford, Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains National Park

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

2622/BCWM

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Min:5yrs, accompanied by an adult / Max:99

Interests:

History, Photography

Activities:

Walking, Whisky Tasting

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Tour Overview

From Dublin, take in the best of the eastern coast of the Republic of Ireland on this 3-day group tour. See the island castle of Cahir and medieval Blarney Castle. Visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery for a tasty tipple and journey along the rugged coastline to Kinsale. See the Titanic's final port of call at Cobh, wander Waterford's Viking Triangle and spend a night in Kilkenny.

Highlights

  • Blarney Castle - Explore the famous castle grounds and kiss the legendary Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence!

  • Jameson Whiskey Distillery - Learn about the origins of Ireland's most famous tipple and have a taste of some of the country's finest

  • Cobh - Wander the pretty port town, which was the final stop of the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage

  • Wicklow Mountains National Park - Pass through rugged mountain scenery and walk to the 6th century monastery of Glendalough

Itinerary

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Day 1: Dublin

Location: Dublin, Cahir, Blarney Castle, Kinsale

Dublin - Cahir - Blarney Castle - Kinsale. Welcome to Ireland! Leaving Dublin, we head south to Cork, passing through the verdant farming counties of Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Our first destination is the historic town of Cahir, home to a magnificent castle set on an island in the River Suir. Moving on to Blarney, situated on the outskirts of Cork, you'll have ample time to explore the castle grounds and take a leisurely walk through the woods. For the adventurous, there's the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone and gain the renowned gift of eloquence.





Next, we visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery, where we learn about the origins of the drink, the distillation process and even sample a taste for ourselves. In the afternoon, soak in the stunning coastline while en route to the charming fishing village of Kinsale, where we spend the night. The town boasts lively pubs, a wide range of local eateries, and a vibrant atmosphere, which can be enjoyed during your free time as you wander the delightful narrow streets lined with brightly coloured houses.





Please note: Check-in for this tour closes at 07:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 08:00) - Dublin Nassau Street Pick Up, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

Day 2: Cobh

Location: Kinsale, Cobh, Waterford, Kilkenny

Meals Included: Breakfast

Kinsale - Cobh - Waterford - Kilkenny. In the morning, we depart Kinsale and head towards Cobh, a historic port town. It is well known for being the last stop of the Titanic on its maiden voyage, which ended in tragedy.





Continuing, we travel along the Copper Coast, a UNESCO-listed Geopark renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich histories. Your journey ends at Waterford, the oldest city in Ireland, which was built by the Vikings during the 9th century. You can visit the Waterford Crystal factory to appreciate the exceptional craftsmanship, explore the fascinating museums or stroll around the Viking Triangle. Later in the day, we drive to Kilkenny, a bustling town with a thriving restaurant and pub scene. Spend the evening here to experience the warmth and hospitality that earned it the title of Ireland's friendliest city.

Day 3: Wicklow Mountains National Park

Location: Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Dublin

Meals Included: Breakfast

Kilkenny - Wicklow Mountains National Park - Dublin. This morning, there is free time for you to explore the various attractions that Kilkenny has to offer. It's then time to climb aboard the bus as we journey north towards the Wicklow Mountains to admire the impressive steep granite cliffs in the national park.





The winding pathways of Wicklow Mountains National Park will take us to the awe-inspiring 6th century monastery located in Glendalough, presenting an opportunity to capture stunning photographs of the lush natural surroundings and the monastery's iconic round tower. The next leg of our journey involves travelling through the national park's central region, crossing the renowned Sally Gap and heading back to Dublin.





Please note: This tour ends at 18:30 - Dublin Nassau Street Drop Off, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)

  • 2 breakfasts

  • 2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)

  • Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning

  • Escorted by a local driver-guide 

  • All road tolls

  • 20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

  • Entry to Jameson Whiskey Distillery

  • Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

What's Not Included

  • International flights & visas

  • Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)

  • Meals not specified in itinerary

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

  • Entry fees unless specified (Jameson's Whiskey Distillery must be paid for at time of booking)

  • Entry fees unless specified

Check out our Q&As

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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