Dublin & Cork Shore Excursions


Budget Cork Cruise Shore Excursions - Dublin Guided Day Tours

DUBLIN: Wicklow, Avoca (Ballykissangel) and Glendalough

What's included in our SCHEDULED tours of Ireland:
  • Return train travel
  • Reserved seats on the train
  • Ireland host throughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach tour

    Visit the Valley of Two Lakes - Glendalough - We travel on this half-day tour from Dublin Connolly Station and Dun Laoghaire station (adjacent to cruise pier).

    Enjoy a spectacular rail journey along Dublin’s East Coast to Arklow, Wicklow - part of Ireland’s Ancient East. This coastal train route hugs the cliff edge as we make our way to Arklow, offering splendid views throughout the journey.

     This tour visits the village of Avoca, known as Ballykissangel, and Avoca Handweavers, the oldest working woolen mill. Treat yourself to some of the vibrant coloured handcrafts as you wander. 

    The tour finishes with a trip to the twelfth-century monastic settlement of Glendalough, nestled in the valley of the two lakes, before returning to Dun Laoghaire, by coach, arriving at 16.45 (4:45pm) and Dublin, arriving 17:30 (5:30pm).

    Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

    Check-in in Dun Laoghaire station adjacent to the cruise terminal where our representative will be waiting for you in their bright yellow jacket!


    Dun Laoghaire station departure - Check-in at 09:30am for the 09:55am departure from Dun Laoghaire station adjacent to the cruise terminal.

    Enjoy an elevated view of Dublin City and its architecture as the train travels south from Dublin Connolly station towards Arklow, Co. Wicklow.

     Regarded as one of the one most stunning train routes in Ireland, the train journey hugs the coastline as it travels towards Bray and Greystones along the coast and cliff edge. From Arklow, the tour continues by coach onto Avoca Handweavers for a personal tour of the oldest working woolen mill, first established in 1723.

    Our lunch stop is at a local pub, Fitzgeralds of Avoca, which serves up hearty Irish pub fare. Avoca is sometimes known as Ballykissangel, where the successful BBC television series of the same name was filmed. Our next stop is Glendalough, a twelfth-century monastic settlement. We take you to the Upper Lake of Glendalough - this was the original site of the monastic settlement, and features Reefert Church, Temple-na-Skellig, St. Kevin's Cell, St. Kevin's Bed, the Caher, and various crosses. We then walk back along the boardwalk to the Monastic City where you can see ruins of churches, a graveyard and the famous Round Tower.

    The tour then continues through the stunning landscape of Wicklow before your return journey to Dublin.

    We arrive back to Dun Laoghaire cruise terminal, by coach, at 16:45 (4:45pm) and Dublin Connolly station at 17:30 (5:30pm)


  Adult Child 5-16
Shore Excursion - Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough from Dublin Port DC08DP $92 $50
Shore Excursion - Cobh to Blarney Castle CB02 $92 $50


Cobh, Blarney Castle and Queenstown Titanic

Tour departs Cóbh station (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 Cóbh Heritage Centre and learn about the Irish Famine and emigration story, as well as the Titanic and Lusitania connections.

 Return to Cóbh station by coach at 4.00pm - just walk back on the ship!

:09:30 be at Cobh Train Station
Return:16:00 Port of Cobh
Departs: APR - SEP DAILY

What's included?

  • Return Rail Travel
  • Reserved Seats on the train
  • Ireland Host throughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach

Check in at the Victorian Cóbh Railway Station at 09:40 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, 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 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.

  Adult Child 5-16
Shore Excursion - Wicklow Mountains, Avoca & Glendalough from Dublin Port DC08DP $92 $50
Shore Excursion - Cobh to Blarney Castle CB02 $92 $50

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