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Highlights of Cork
Cobh Shore Trips - Highlights of Cork


 



This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or Hotel in Cobh / Cork
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- Cork City Gaol, English Market
Please Note - The English Market is closed on Sundays and Holidays. If your tour is on one of these days, then you will enjoy free time to explore Cork's pedestrian zone, do some shopping or visit a local pub. It should be noted that most sites are closed until noon on Sunday.

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Tour Number:
ICORK-01

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2 People - $356 Per Person (Private Tour)
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6 People - $142 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $148 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $132 Per Person (Private Tour)
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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Architecture, Historic Buildings, Local Market, Driving Tour
Length: 4 Hours
Walking: Medium
Mobility: Folding wheelchair OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Cobh / Cork Shore Excursions - This tour is a nice choice for first time visitors who only has a short amount of time available. You enjoy a driving tour of the city and visits to the City Gaol (prison) as well as the popular English Market.

After meeting your guide at the pier in Cobh you start with a driving tour of Cork. You will see historic landmarks such as City Hall, St. Finbarr's Cathedral, St. Patrick's Street and St. Anne's Cathedral.

After your introduction tour of the city you visit one of her top sights, the Cork City Gaol. During the 19th century this imposing building functioned as a prison. Opened in 1824, it housed prisoners until 1923. A tour takes you around the restored jail and its refurnished cells. This fascinating exhibition tells the story of the social history and contrasting lifestyles of 19th century Cork and explains why many of its people turned to crime and ended up occupying cells in this famous prison.

Next you enjoy a walk to visit the English Market. This covered market for fish, fruit, meat and vegetable sellers has entrances on Prince's Street, St. Patrick's Street and the Grand Parade. The origins of the market can be traced back to James 1st in 1610, but the present building dates from 1786.

The tradition of the market is for selling meat and fish. Because of this you'll see butchers walking around wearing white coats covered in blood. In recent years the range of food available has broadened considerably to include fruit and vegetables, as well as organic stall, a traditional French deli stall, an olive stall, a cheese and pasta stall and a bread stall. If you are a fan of your local farmer's market, you are certain to enjoy this experience.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Cork tours and Cork Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Cork tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Meet Guide and Drive to Cork - 35 Minutes
  • Cork Driving Tour Tour - 50 Minutes
  • Visit Cork City Gaol - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Explore English Market - 45 Minutes
  • Return to Cork Pier - 35 Minutes