On this tour, you’ll experience Ireland’s sweeping countryside and busy city life in one hit, so you get a great overview of the nation. You’ll set off from Cobh port, before enjoying a scenic coach drive along the upper valley of the River Lee, passing sprawling green fields and dense woodland. You’ll then journey through the city of Cork – a melting pot of award-winning restaurants, glossy shopping malls and medieval ruins. Leaving the bustle of the city behind, you’ll make your way westwards to the picturesque village of Blarney. Full of green fields and little cottages, it’s one of the prettiest spots in Ireland. There’ll be a stop here, so you can call in at one of its little cafés for a drink. Then, the time is yours to spend as you fancy. So you can amble around the village’s dinky craft shops, or pay a visit to the Blarney Woollen Mill. The largest gift store in Ireland, this place stocks everything from chunky Celtic jewellery to cosy Aran knitwear.
This tour does not give you the opportunity to go in Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.