Indulge yourself in Cork & Kinsale Luxury

We've got a choice of two Cork hotels for this fabulous tour  the stunning 18th century Vienna Woods Country House Hotelwhich is nestled in woodland overlooking the Glashaboy River, and the lovely Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel with the famous Blarney Castle, Blarney Stone and Blarney Woollen Mills all within 10 minutes’ walk – so both are a real delightOut and about, this tour is just as delightful, with visits to the beautiful Blarney Castle and the fascinating Titanic Experience in Cobh, as well as scenic ferry journey to the intriguing Spike IslandWe also enjoy a guided tour and tasting at the famous Jameson Distillery and can stock up on souvenirs at Blarney Woollen Mills, the “largest Irish store in the world! 
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Blarney Castle, Woollen Mills & Jameson Distillery
We head to Blarney Castle this morning, home to the world-famous Blarney Stone, one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. The grounds of the castle are incredibly beautiful and believed by some to have a genuinely mystical quality, with bewitching themed gardens, colourful herbaceous borders and woodland walks to enjoy. From here, we pay a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills (within walking distance of the castle) known as the “largest Irish store in the world”, selling a wide selection of authentic gifts from Ireland. We have time for lunch in Blarney before we make our way to the Jameson Distillery at Midleton where we enjoy a 75 minute guided tour and tasting.

Day 3 Titanic Experience Cobh & Spike Island
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. We enjoy a personal 30 minute 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 scenic ferry journey 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 enjoy a fully guided 1 hour tour of the island and fortress with some time to explore at leisure.

Day 4 Kinsale
We spend today at leisure exploring Kinsale. Hailed as the gourmet capital of Ireland, Kinsale boasts an attractive yachting harbour and narrow winding streets full of galleries, gift shops, bars and superb restaurants.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel

Blarney, County Cork
AAA+
Located in the heart of Blarney village15 minutes’ drive from Cork city, the lovely Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel is in a great spot, just 10 minute walk from the famous Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone. It's also next door to Blarney Woollen Mills, known as the “largest Irish store in the world”. The hotel houses 47 comfortable bedrooms with traditional décor and furnishings, each equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The large Mill Restaurant dishes up traditional favourites using local produce, while light bites and a great selection of drinks are available at Christy’s Bar, which is named after the founder of Blarney Woollen Mills, Christy Kelleher, and features pictures and maps documenting Blarney and Cork’s history on its walls. There is also a covered and heated patio area, perfect for alfresco dining. Guests also have access to the hotel’s fully equipped gym. 

Vienna Woods Country House Hotel

Glanmire, Cork
AAAA
Located on the outskirts of Cork, the characterful, family-run Vienna Woods Country House Hotel is housed within an historic building built in the Regency Style. Beautifully located overlooking the Glashaboy River, the hotel has undergone a dramatic makeover to restore many of its original features. The elegant restaurant is a member of ‘Guaranteed Irish’, offering delicate Irish dishes with a modern twist. The stunning bar and lounge is the perfect place for a relaxing drink. The bright bedrooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities and offer old-world, vintage charm.

Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel

Blarney, Cork
4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £306pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £92

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing Pembroke - Rosslare
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee & biscuits
• Choice of menu

Vienna Woods Country House Hotel

Glanmire, Cork
4 Nights Half Board
Twin from £409pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £124

Inclusions
• Return ferry crossing Pembroke - Rosslare
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee & biscuits
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
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£306 for 5 days

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