Free tour

Best of Cork City Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on January 08, 2020

We are the local, independent Free Tour company in Dublin. Join us to see the most famous sights and to discover the hidden places where the Dubliners go. As Dubliners, we are informal and friendly people and it is a pleasure for us to share our city with you. Join us for the local perspective!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Narrow alleys, monasteries, historic markets... On this free walking tour of Cork we will discover the history and the most emblematic points of this Irish city bathed by the River Lee.
You will completely fall in love!
We will meet at the indicated time in front of Cork Opera House to start this free tour of Cork in which we will discover the second largest city in Ireland. Will you join us?
For almost three hours, we will walk through the historic center of Cork exploring part of the history of the city. Do you know who its founders were? Perhaps the importance of its port will give you a clue.
We will tell you how the city has been changing over time since the 7th century when Saint Finbar built an abbey in this area.
We'll pass by places like:

  •  St. Anne's Church
  • St. Mary Cathedral
  • St. Anne's Cathedral
  • Bishop Lucey Park

Later we will arrive at the Cathedral of San Finbar, famous for the copper angel and gold paper that decorates its facade. What will be its meaning? We will reveal it to you!
Nearby we will come across Fort Elizabeth, used for more than 400 years to defend Cork from invaders. Did you know that the Vikings arrived in the city in 820 AD? At that time they built their own city on an island in the Lee River.
After exploring Cork's history, we'll end the free tour at the National Monument.

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  • Meeting point:
    Emmett Pl, Centre, Cork, Ireland
    Emmett Pl, Centre, Cork, Ireland
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    We meet outside the Opera House on Emmet Place. Look for the yellow umbrella!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Neus 13 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Fatal!! Estuvimos esperando una hora un grupo den15 españoles y no se presentó nadie. Y ni siquiera fueron capaces de avisar
Paula 10 Dec 2022

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Travelled in family - Dec 2022
Pésimo tour. El tour se suponía que empezaba a las 11, después de estar esperando media hora a nuestro guía, el otro guía que había para el tour en inglés nos dijo que había surgido un problema y que se posponia hasta las 12:30, después de esperar casi otra media hora no apareció nadie y tampoco contestaban a los mensajes ni nos dieron ningún tipo de información, todos los asistentes al tour nos fuimos.
Mariia 26 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
The tour is definitely to recommend. Our guide was an experienced former English teacher (I guess Fox is his last name (?)) and he delivered us very structured and interesting information. Unfortunately I was not the whole tour there, but the guide is very knowledgeable and I can difinitely recommend him as the experienced guide.
Ayoub 26 Nov 2022

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Thank you! Very informative :)
Małg... 21 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Tour was really nice, guide was very professional, many information known only for local people which was great. Thank you!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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