City Sightseeing

 

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City Sightseeing

Day Tour from Dublin

DEPARTURE TIME: 9:00AM . Every 45 minutes

DEPARTURE LOCATION: Patrick street and Fifteen points through the city

PRICE: €15 Adult

Overview

 

Discover the highlights of Ireland’s southern capital at your own pace! Our Cork City Tours loop you across our beautiful city allowing you to hop on and off at all your favourite stops. Our double-decker buses not only offer you open-top views, they also provide colourful English commentary with unique local tales from our drivers. Think of this as public transport – meets your own personal guide.

From ringing the bells of Shandon, indulging in the fresh seafood at the English Market or drinking a pint of Beamish with some friendly locals, prepare to dive into Ireland’s maritime haven!

Itinerary

 

Welcome to Patrick Street – or as locals like to call it – Pana! Cork main’s thoroughfare is a cosmopolitan urban oasis of high street shopping, top restaurants and pure southern charm. Hop out here to experience ‘Downtown Cork’ at its finest. Be sure to explore the neighbouring Huguenot Quarter, too!

Don’t miss: Crawford Art Gallery

Instagram it: French Church Street

 
Crossing over the River Lee, you’ll enter Cork’s proud north side! Our stop of McCurtain Street has a vibrant, international edge where you’re enjoy ethnic cuisine, trendy cafés and lively traditional pubs. Use this stop to walk (or maybe climb!) Cork steepest street, Patrick’s Hill, to see the city fold out below you!

Don’t miss: Everyman Palace

Instagram it: Patricks’ Hill

Shandon
Old-school but hipster, quaint yet quirky, Shandon towers as Cork’s coolest neighbourhood. The city’s iconic St Anne’s Church is the top attraction here. Climb the belfry for fantastic 360° views of the city or ring the famous Shandon bells for the ultimate city soundtrack!

Don’t miss: Cork Butter Museum

instagram it: Shandon Church

City Gaol

Travelling upstream along the Lee you’re discover the Georgian grandeur of the Sunday’s Well district. Here, history buffs can enjoy a visit to the must-see Cork City Gaol (€10). The former prison is now a fascinating museum, offering a haunting look into 19th Century jail life in Cork. Don’t be surprised if you hear a sudden bump- a resident ghost is said to still haunt these cells!

Don’t miss: City Gaol

Instagram it: Daley’s Bridge

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Leafy Western Road is your stop for hip and historic University College Cork. Dating from 1845, the college welcomes visitors to wander what is Ireland’s most photogenic campus. Be sure to take in highlights like the university’s Harry Potter style aulas and the outstanding contemporary works of the Glucksman Gallery.

Don’t miss: Student life at the Old Bar

Instragram it: U.C.C. quadrant

Grand Parade

Cork’s widest street, Grand Parade is the gateway to the city’s most visited landmark, the English Market! Ireland’s oldest indoor market is Cork’s authentic social hub where locals gather to buy everything from gourmet Americanos to local specialities (spiced beef, anyone!). You’ll soon see how Cork puts the epic in epicurean!

Don’t miss: Triskel Arts Centre

Instagram it: Kay O’Connell fishmongers

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