Best of Cork City Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on January 08, 2020

We are a local, independent Irish Free Tour company. Join us to see the most famous sights and to discover the hidden places where the Irish people go. As Irish people, we are informal and friendly people and it is a pleasure for us to share our country 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).

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Rosa 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Chusa muy buena guia y consejera.
Doug 30 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
This tour was very good and covered a lot of places. The guide was well versed in the area of Cork and also well spoken. It was quite enjoyable and very informative.
Daniele 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Cork is a big city full of things to do / see. This is good way to have a good intro.
Manuel 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
En el último momento cancelaron el tour y no dieron ninguna alternativa, muy poca seriedad
Peter 21 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Disappointed that this tour was cancelled. I don’t think cancellation of the tour on the morning of the tour is reasonable. Being on vacation we arrange our itinerary around various places and experiences and to have something that you have worked into your itinerary cancelled means that you have forfeited another experience for a tour that never eventuated! Poor form!
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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 5 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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