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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin
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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

By Irish Day Tours
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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Beyond Dublin, Ireland offers enchanting castles, ruins, and other notable landmarks, and on this day trip, you’ll see three of the country’s most popular highlights. Don’t worry about arranging trains or navigating the countryside yourself; an air-conditioned coach makes it simple to discover Blarney Castle (and the famous Blarney Stone), Cahir Castle, and the Rock of Cashel in a single day.
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HK$644.98
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HK$644.98
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 99 per group
Duration: 12h
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Highlights
  • Guaranteed admission at Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, and the Rock of Cashel
  • Seamless, round-trip transit from Dublin by air-conditioned coach
  • Learn amusing lore and fascinating history from your guide
  • Get an up-close perspective on the beautiful Irish countryside

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Stone
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cahir Castle
What's not included
  • Lunch

Meet your guide at a convenient location in central Dublin and hop aboard an air-conditioned coach. En route to stops at three of Ireland’s top landmarks, relax and enjoy the rolling, green scenery of County Tipperary and County Kildare, supplemented with commentary from your guide. First, you’ll visit Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who climb the tower’s 127 steps to kiss the stone will earn “the gift of the gab.” Next, head to Cahir Castle, one of the Ireland’s largest castles scenically located on a island in the River Suir. Finally, visit Rock of Cashel, an impressive archaeological site with thousands of years of history, before returning to Dublin, where the tour ends in the evening.

Departure details
  • Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland Your driver/guide will meet you at the Molly Malone Statue. Please be there 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5299CORK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin
  • Face masks are provided at an extra cost Please note the H&S measures may change due to government guidelines.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin?
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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5299CORK

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Molly Malone Statue
    Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
    Your driver/guide will meet you at the Molly Malone Statue. Please be there 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Molly Malone Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Rock of Cashel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Blarney Stone
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Cahir Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Extreme Ireland
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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Unresponsive and no refund
Hoped for a great tour, but were left without a response to either calls or emails. Refund was refused, as they sa
Victoria G
Victoria G
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Wonderful tour across Irish history
If you want to visit some of Ireland's ancient sites but don't have a car, take this tour. It's awesome. It takes y
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Great times
The driver Bud was really cheerful and kept up commentary throughout that kept a long drive interesting. The cliff
Sandra H
Sandra H
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Cramped Bus!!
Not what I expected. It was probably my travel agents fault, considering she promised me she booked me a private t
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Bud is the best tour guide!
The tour guide Bud was the best! Bud has such great humor and made the whole tour so engaging. Was so nice and kind
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Bud the Busdriver 🚌👌🏽
A special thanks to Bud the Busdriver 🚌 He was the best! 😊 👍🏼 He was Entertaining, fun and brought up so much
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Cliffs of Moher Tour
We were really lucky to have Bud as our guide for the tour. He was so informative, funny and had a lot of cool stor
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Excellent Cliffs of Moher Day
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Bud as our guide for the day! He was witty, informative and made sure e
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Did tour with friends
The tour is very entertaining and brings you to some good spots. There are many good jokes and tons of audience par
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Great tour guide!
The tour guide was really amusing and fun to listen to throughout the entire ghost tour. The stories that were told
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Nice, accommodating experience
Great, comprehensive history tour. Kevin was a great tour guide. Very funny and insightful. I would highly recommen
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Lisse D
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Lovely day and great tour guide Bud!
I would really recommend this daytrip! We've had a lovely time. Our guide Bud was the best! We were really fortunat
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Nice trip to the west coast of Ireland
Definitely the cliffs of Moher are a trip that one cannot miss when visiting Ireland, the views are incredible. We
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Pint o Guinness with Antonio
Antonio and Peter were the absolute best and made the experience so much fun, views were incredible, nothing like t
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Super recommended
Maurice the guide and Andre the driver were superb! Highly recommended. They hosted the tour even on St. Stephen’s
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Philip L
Brighton, UK31 contributions
May 2022
We went on the day tour of Blarney Castle from Dublin, the trip was great from the start , I think our driver had kissed the Blarney stone he could talk for Ireland but he was very good & knew his stuff. The castle is not big but it is great I have now kissed the Blarney stone which is quite a experience as you have to lie down & pit your head thru a hole in the wall to get to it.
We also stopped at a couple of other castles one on the way & one on the way back,if you like castles I would recommend this trip & the company Irish Day Tours.
Written 22 May 2022
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keithbroad
Frankston, Australia266 contributions
We had a really enjoyable day touring three castles. Our bus driver (Bud) was very chatty and informative, and on occasion broke into song. It’s a long day (12 hours), but doing it in a coach is reasonably easy. After driving for many days in a car, a day in a coach is very relaxing. We had enough toilet and food breaks not to create any problems (for me at least). Highly recommended.
Written 22 May 2022
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Julie G
2 contributions
Dec 2022
This was a very well planned tour. It was freezing cold the day we went, but our guide for the day, Gerald, was excellent. He made us all feel safe and well cared for, provided the perfect amount of information to us, historical, practical and his experience. Blarney Castle was stunning, and perhaps because of the cold and the season, it was not crowded, which made the experience more magical. I would definitely take another tour with this company and with Gerald. The drive was not short but through some beautiful countryside.
Written 27 December 2022
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Monica M
3 contributions
Jul 2021
This was an incredible trip that I highly recommend. Our guide was interesting and knowledgeable, and we had plenty of time to really explore the extensive grounds of Blarney Castle and the beautiful area. We were impressed as well with the Rock of Cashel- such a humbling experience, and the gentlemen at Cahir Castle was so informative. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to go beyond the surface level of seeing these iconic places.
Written 13 June 2022
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robert m
1 contribution
Jun 2022
The tour guide did not show up for our tour and the bus driver did not have vouchers for us to get entry/admission into the first castle so we had to leave. I requested a 1/3 refund since we didn't get 1/3 of the tour we paid for but I have not received any response. Poor customer service.
Written 14 July 2022
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Jim S
Garland, TX27 contributions
Jul 2022
To be honest, may favorite part of the trip was the rock of Cashel. Upon our arrival, there was an issue with tickets (having read other reviews of this tour, not entirely out of the ordinary) but were able to enter after 20 minutes of confusion.

The views of both the castle and the surrounding countryside were outstanding. As mentioned in other reviews, this tour is long and covers a lot of ground. This is most pronounced at Blarney Castle. Afte entering the line to view the rock, we soon learned we could either wait in the line for an hour and a half and see only the rock or forego the rock and wander the grounds and gardens of the castle if we were to have the opportunity to eat during the 12-hour trip. If you want to attempt both during the limited time at the castle, I suggest packing a lunch that morning.

Lastly, Cahir castle is a nice conclusion to the trip. I must say the castle guide, a public works employee was the most knowledgeable and entertaining guide I've experienced in a long time.
Written 27 August 2022
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Tia S
Fredericksburg, TX14 contributions
My Husband and I went on this trip with Philip as our guide. He was funny, kind, and a bit overzealous in his story telling, but in a good way. He had a story for everything!

The first place we stopped was the Rock of Cashel, which was absolutely gorgeous ruins. The walk up is a bit steep so be prepared for that! However the place was absolutely stunning. I will say of the three places we stopped this felt like the most time wasted. We have an hour at this stop and really we were done after 20-30 minutes and spent those standing around. I wish we could have had that time at our last stop.

The second place was the stunning Blarney Castle. With it being St. Patrick’s Day week it was absolutely packed with tour buses. My husband waited in like about an hour to kiss the Blarney Stone and I walked around the gardens. We wouldn’t have easily been able to do both due to the sheer amount of people. He thought the experience to the stone was great but said the stairs were extremely difficult and narrow. The gardens on the other had were just absolutely phenomenal. Tranquil and gorgeous really. They make you feel like you’re in another world. We have 2.5 hours here but being our lunch stop too there wasn’t enough time for everything.

The last place we stopped was Cahir Castle where we got a guided tour that talked about all the defenses of the castle. It was SO informative, and really one of the highlights of this tour. I do however wish we were given those extra minutes we spent standing around at the first tour here. We were rushed and after the guided tour and didn’t really have enough time to walk around and didn’t even get to see the gardens or overly friendly geese.

All in all it’s a fabulous tour, I’d highly recommend taking it if it’s the only way you’ll get to see these places. Though Blarney could be a whole day on its own!
Written 17 March 2022
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Pricilla R
11 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Phillip was our tour guide and bus driver and I honestly couldn’t be happier with the experience. Bus was not only on time but Phillip was really knowledgeable, interesting, interacted will all guests, checked in to make sure we were comfortable with the temperature and all our questions were answered. My only complaint is there didn’t seem to be enough time at the Blarney Castle (we had two hours). From my understanding we were the second tour the company just added a walking tour option in the local city which was about a 10 minute drive from where the Blarney Castle is located. It would have been nice to have the option to stay longer at the castle and for those who wanted to they could do the local tour. My group opted out of the hour long tour and chose to find a local restaurant to eat since we spent the 2 hours touring the castle grounds. In total we spent 4 hours in that area and had we been given the option the group I was with would have spent the time all at the castle and the restaurants surrounding it.
Written 8 March 2020
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Jon_EiTravelGroup7
Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback, and 5* rating for your Blarney tour. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your days out with Philip. We look forward to seeing you on board another Irish Day Tours adventure on your next trip to Ireland : ) Kind regards,
Written 10 March 2020
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rachel276
London, UK36 contributions
The day trip was extremely well organised and very enjoyable.

Visiting all the castles was of course - amazing however I must confess the tour guide Harry really made the trip for me! He created such a comforting environment and he was ever so friendly, he’s very approachable too should you want to ask questions regarding Ireland etc.

The trip was very informative and I was constantly gripped by Harry’s commentary.
I cannot recommend this activity enough, a coach trip is definitely a must if you find yourself in Ireland and if luck is on your side you’ll have Harry as a guide too! You will not be disappointed.
Written 8 August 2021
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Lazaro M
Miami Beach, FL99 contributions
Apr 2022
Our Driver was Harry, a wonderful storyteller and friendly man. He gave a great tour. We left Dublin after meeting at the Molly Malone statue. We went to The Rock first which is a ruined battle castle. Not very big or exciting but we heard the whole history. Then we went to Blarney Castle. The only allure of this place is kissing the Blarney Stone on top of the castle. The place isn't really a castle but more of a battle fortress. The winding stairs up the castle are narrow and tight. I'm 5'6 and if I was any bigger or larger I would have had some trouble getting up and down the narrow stairs. Kissing the Blarney stone seemed exciting to many but you have to lay on your back and a guide maneuvers you off the edge. It's not dangerous! I was glad I saw it but it was a disappointment. I expected a bigger castle with more to see.
Written 6 April 2022
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