Designed for the first time visitor to Ireland, this tour allows you to experience its beautiful scenery, charming towns, flavors and musical tradition. Start with a scenic drive through the Irish countryside, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide. Soak up the beautiful scenery with its rolling hills, expansive farmland and colorful houses, before arriving at Kinsale. Kinsale is a heritage town of Ireland, rich in history, charming lanes and picturesque waterfronts. Spend time independently exploring the town, browsing the small shops or relaxing at one of the many cafes.
Visit Blarney Castle set up high above the village. Set in a sprawling park, this romantic ruin was once a stronghold of the McCarthy clan and features 18-foot thick stone walls. After visiting the castle ruins, if you're feeling adventurous, you many climb to the top of the castle to enjoy the amazing views, and to kiss the renowned Blarney Stone. Those who do so, are said to be gifted the power of eloquence. If you don't wish to kiss the stone, you can stroll to the nearby Blarney Woollen Mill Shop. Set in a converted mill, it offers high quality traditional Irish goods.
Midday, enjoy a traditional Irish lunch at a local hotel accompanied by a wonderful group of musicians. You’ll find your feet tapping and your hands clapping as the infectious Irish music entertains you.
Need to Know:
Note: Should you choose to kiss the Blarney Stone during free time, please note that the 110 steps leading to the Blarney Stone are narrow and steep; non-slip footwear is essential. Expect long waiting times.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.