Cóbh, Blarney Castle and Queenstown Titanic
CALLING ALL CRUISE PASSENGERS - TAKE A RAILTOUR TO CORK, BLARNEY CASTLE, AND BACK TO CÓBH
- Return Rail Travel
- Reserved Seats on the train
- Railtours Ireland Host throughout
- Visitor Attraction Admissions
- Escorted Coach
Calling all Cruise Passengers
Departs Cóbh station which is adjacent to the Cruise Terminal by train at 10:00am.
Enjoy a scenic train journey. Visit Blarney Castle and stunning gardens, kiss the Blarney Stone (not compulsary!), tour Cork city, visit Cóbh graveyard & St.Colman's Cathedral. Visit Cobh Heritage Centre and learn about the Irish Famine and emigration story, also the Titanic and Lusitania connections.
Returns to Cóbh station by coach at 4.00pm - just walk back on the ship!
Cobh to Blarney Castle and Cobhhide
Check in here at the Victorian Cóbh Railway Station at 09:50 for the 10:00am departure with our reprsentatives in bright yellow jackets.
Please note train departure time may vary depending on cruise ship schedule.
We have a scenic rail journey from Cóbh which is on Great Island in Cork Harbour and cross onto another island called Fota, before finally reaching the mainland and the outskirts of Cork City. Our journey continues along the banks of the River Lee with views of Blackrock Castle before arriving into Cork Kent Station. We transfer by road to Blarney Castle and Gardens where we kiss the famous stone and thus acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. Time for shopping and lunch at Blarney Village. Enjoy a Cork City tour and experience the sights and sounds of the famous English Market during a brief visit before returning to Cóbh to visit the fabulous Cóbh Cathedral - St Colman's. See Cóbh cemetery and the mass graves of the Lusitania victims as well as famous Jack Doyle's grave. Our final stop is the Cóbh Heritage Centre with its theme of Famine, Emigration and Maritime histories of the Lusitania, which was torpedoed nearby at the Old Head of Kinsale and the Titanic for which Cóbh (then Queenstown) was its final port of call. Cóbh was the embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants to the new worlds from famine times to recent years. Walk back onto your ship after your visit to Cóbh Heritage Centre in your own time.