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How to Spend 2 Days in Cork

How to Spend 2 Days in Cork

A lively university town, Cork is home to a busy port and a youthful, cosmopolitan vibe. And two days there give you time to see the top sights, taste some of the country’s best whiskey, get out into nature, and even board the Titanic. Here’s how to make the most of 48 hours in Ireland’s second city.

Day 1

**Morning:**Get your bearings and do some sightseeing on either a self-guided audio walking tour or a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Both options allow you the freedom to explore at your own pace, and the bus tour stops at attractions outside the city, such as Blarney Castle and Cobh.

**Afternoon:**If you’ve taken the tour bus to Cobh, or can make your own way there (it’s around 30 minutes from Cork by car), check out the Titanic Experience. Housed in the original White Star Line ticket office, where passengers boarded the RMS Titanic, interactive exhibits let you experience a bit of what the ship’s fateful journey might have felt like.

**Night:**Head over to the Jameson Experience for a guided tour of the distillery. Learn about the distillation process, and visit the restored 19th-century warehouse, where Jameson’s best-selling Irish whiskey is aged in oak casks. Stick around for post-tour drinks at the bar or dinner at the on-site restaurant.

Day 2

**Morning:**Either set out on a full-day guided tour of the Cliffs of Moher (about a two-and-a-half-hour drive northwest), or stay in the city. If you’ve opted for the latter, join a morning food-themed walking tour to visit Cork’s best cheesemongers, delicatessens, bakeries, and markets—with tastings included.

**Afternoon:**Spend the afternoon in Kinsale, south of Cork. Take to the waters on a kayaking trip—or try your hand at traditional pottery making at a studio deep in the countryside. 

**Night:**Back in the city, conclude your visit by soaking up the atmosphere of the Grand Parade, one of Cork’s most famous streets. You’ll find plenty of restaurants for dinner and traditional pubs for drinks and live music.

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Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Cork: Including The Wild Altanic Way

Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Cork: Including The Wild Altanic Way

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Marvel over the mighty Cliffs of Moher and the wild landscape of the Burren on a full-day tour from Cork. Enjoy dramatic views along the Atlantic coast as you stand atop the 702-foot (214-meter) high sea cliffs, then walk the vast karst plain of the Burren. That’s not all: pay a visit to Ireland’s 2014 City of Culture, Limerick, and pose for photos in front of the medieval Bunratty Castle.
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  • 11 hours
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Skip the Line: Jameson Experience with Whiskey Tasting ticket

Skip the Line: Jameson Experience with Whiskey Tasting ticket

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The Jameson Experience in Ireland’s County Cork offers a true taste of Irish history. On this tour of the old Midleton distillery, you’ll learn about the distillation process, visit a restored 19th-century warehouse where Jameson is aged in oak casks and even have an opportunity to sample some of the finished product. Your visit begins with a short video detailing the history of Jameson, the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Cork Airport Private Transfer: Cork Airport to Killarney

Cork Airport Private Transfer: Cork Airport to Killarney

Are You coming to Ireland? Landing in Cork? Think about getting transfer from the airport to your hotel, guesthouse, B&B, in Killarney? Make sure your trip is hassle free!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

Cork Self-Guided Audio Tour

This magical walking audio tour will take you strolling along popular St Patrick’s Street, the enchanting English Market echoing with the sound of the bell of St. Anne's Church. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. Learn about the history of Cork, from its foundation on the River Lee and Saint Fin Barre’s establishment of a monastery, to Viking dominance, Norman rule, the War of the Roses, the Protestant Reformation and the Irish War of Independence. To discover this fabulous city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Cork Hop on Hop Off Sightseeing Tour (Hopper Bus)

Cork Hop on Hop Off Sightseeing Tour (Hopper Bus)

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See County Cork’s top attractions—and sightsee at your own speed—on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose from 24- or 48-hour tickets, and feel free to board and disembark where and when you wish. The bus itinerary will take you past landmarks the likes of Blarney Castle (where you can kiss the famed Blarney Stone), Cobh (the Titanic’s final port of call), the Jameson Experience, and much more.
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