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From Cork: Guided Full-Day West Cork to Mizen Head Tour

1. From Cork: Guided Full-Day West Cork to Mizen Head Tour

Immerse yourself in Irish culture on this day trip filled with fantastic photo opportunities. Starting in the historic city of Cork, travel by coach to Ireland’s most southwesterly point and view the dramatic cliff scenery of Mizen Head. As you drive through picturesque villages and towns, expect to see some awe-inspiring scenery as Ireland shows off its spectacular landscape. From the meeting point in Cork, travel first to Gougane Barra, home to Ireland's oldest National Forest Park and famous for St. Finbarr's Oratory, its stunning 19th-century church. Enjoy panoramic views of where the River Lee rises. Then, wander through Bantry, one of West Cork's most vibrant market towns, and do some shopping or sit down to a traditional cup of Irish tea and perhaps a scone. The next part of the journey takes you to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southwesterly point — the edge of Europe and a signature key discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Admire the cliffs of Mizen Head that rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet and the waves from the Atlantic crash into land. Before returning to Cork city, discover Clonakilty, an iconic Irish town. Visit a museum, an Irish pub for a pint of Murphy's, or simply wander the colorful streets. You'll return to the city of Cork in the evening, where you'll be dropped off at the original meeting point.

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4.1 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Pat was an excellent guide and driver. He shared many interesting tidbits of local history. We enjoyed the breathtaking views. The tour offered ample stops for exploring, shopping, food, and toilets. In October on a Sunday, some shops and pubs were closed but there were plenty open to accommodate our group of 15. We liked the smaller tour size. Would definitely book with them again.

John was a fantastic guide and shared so much information on this tour. You felt like he was just conversing as a friend pointing out so many things along the way. The size of the coach was very comfortable with only 12 on board. We thoroughly enjoyed this full day around the ring of Kerry.

William, our guide was AMAZING! His grand Irish personality, humour, and wonderful singing voice added so much more to our experience. He answered all our questions and provided excellent information along our travels.

This was a great tour. Good value for money, and our driver John was wonderful. He was informative and entertaining, and provided excellent recommendations for other activities and sights.

We had a great time. The one thing I would recommend would be to go a different day than Sunday. Most small shops were closed at the different stops along the way.