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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).

Tour opinions

(321 ratings)
4.26
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4.75
Fun
4.54
Expression
4.72
Quality
4.68
Route
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David 15 Jun 2024
Zionsville

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Interesting tour of a not so interesting place. Very informative about the local history, politics, and commerce.
Martin 15 Jun 2024
Lopik

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Very nice and good guide. Checked in on everyone, very nice!
Elena 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Muy bien explicado todo y se nos pasó volando el tiempo
Manuel 03 Jun 2024
Montevideo

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Excelente experiencia, muy completo y entretenido!
Magdalena 01 Jun 2024
Munich

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Travelled in family - May 2024
All great, Chusa did a good job explaining lots of interesting things about Cork. We had a great time!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
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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