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Cobh in County Cork, Ireland

Cork, Cobh & Kinsale

Explore the highlights of County Cork and Ireland’s South Coast on this action packed 5 day tour. The city of Cork is the second city of the Irish Republic, built on an island embraced by two channels of the River Lee and spanned by many bridges. A city of charm steeped in history with a vibrant atmosphere and a wealth of traditional pubs, elegant cafés, some great shops, and a real cosmopolitan feel. Our base for this tour will be the Oriel House Hotel at Ballincollig, situated on the west side of Cork.




Located in the Glanmire Valley and overlooking the Glashaboy River, Vienna Woods Hotel is an 18th century country house located just a short drive from Cork. Facilities include Crawford’s restaurant that serves Irish and international cuisine and a bar. All bedrooms are equipped with a television, complimentary Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Guided tour of Kinsale

  • Admission to the Titanic Experience

  • Guided tour of Cork City

  • Ferry crossing to Spike Island

  • Guided tour of Spike Island

  • Guided tour and tasting at the Jameson Distillery

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return Irish Sea crossings

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point


Day One

We travel across to Holyhead for our Irish Sea crossing to Dublin Port, then we continue on to Cork and the Oriel House Hotel where we stay for the next four nights.


Day Two

Today we visit the Titanic Experience in Cobh. Located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office, the building is steeped in history and was the departing point for many thousands of White Star Line passengers. Enjoy a guided tour that will take us on a virtual journey to board the tenders and join the Titanic for her maiden voyage to New York. In the afternoon we take a short ferry ride from Cobh to Spike Island which over the last 1,300 years has been home to a 6th century monastery, a 24 acre fortress and the largest convict depot in the world. We have a fully guided tour of the island and fortress.

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Day Three

This morning we have a guided tour of Cork to see some of the main city sights such as the Gothic Cathedral, the City Gaol, the Vision Centre, the English Market and Shandon Church with its pepper pot steeple. In the afternoon we visit the Jameson Distillery in Midleton where we have a fully guided tour around the Distillery which brings the stories of Jameson’s rich heritage to life.

B, D

Day Four

This morning we visit the historic port and fishing town of Kinsale, where you can learn of its links to Robinson Crusoe, polar explorers and pirates! After some time to explore at leisure and enjoy a spot of lunch we leave Kinsale and travel to Blarney Castle, the home of the world famous Blarney Stone. Built nearly 600 years ago, the castle has since seen millions of people visit to kiss the legendary stone to gain the gift of eloquence.

B, D

Day Five

We return to Dublin for an afternoon sailing back to Holyhead and on home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Beach Rd IRE Bangor, Nelson Pub Beach Road
Bangor, Deiniol Rd IRE Bangor, Old Post Office Bus Stop Deiniol Road
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Gaerwen IRE Gaerwen, Bus Stop Opposite Stermat
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai IRE Llandygai, Bus Stop Opposite Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llangefni IRE Llangefni, Tafarn Y Rhos
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Rhos on Sea Ire Rhos on Sea, The Cayley Arms Bus Stop
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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