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  • St Patrick's Quay, Lee River, Cork, Ireland
  • Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, Ireland

When on an Ireland vacation, take in Cork in southern Ireland’s second largest city located a little inland from the coast. The city centre is compact and is set on an island in the River Lee. It is surrounded by interesting waterways and is criss-crossed by Georgian avenues, 17th-century alleyways and modern masterpieces such as the opera house. The best way to see Cork is to walk. There is a signposted Walking Tour available. St Patrick's Street runs from St Patrick's Bridge, through the city's main shopping and commercial area, to the Georgian Grand Parade.

To the north and south of St Patrick's St are the city's most entertaining quarters which consist of narrow streets, full of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants to be enjoyed on Ireland trips. The English Market, dating back to the 17th Century, is an ornate covered market selling some of the region's very best local produce, meats and cheeses. Some of the other outstanding landmarks include St. Finnbarre’s Cathedral, a really splendid triple-spired French Gothic building, St Mary's Cathedral, the Catholic cathedral of the city dating back to 1808 with a distinctive tower, the Cork Opera House, originally built in 1855, burnt down  and now a modern edifice, Blackrock Castle, a restored 16th Century castle that now houses a science centre and observatory, the church tower of Shandon which dominates the North side of the city and is regarded as the symbol of the city and Cork City Hall.

The eye-catching Lewis Glucksman Gallery houses mainly modern art and the Crawford Street Gallery, one of the city’s oldest at over 200 years old, houses a permanent collection of classic works. Cork is an excellent centre for visiting surrounding attractions while on Ireland tours such as Blarney Castle (of Blarney Stone fame) and the beautiful port and resort of Kinsale. 

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Ireland vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Ireland.

Cork, Ireland

  • Dublin: Stopover, City Break

    Ireland’s historic capital beckons on this short Dublin city break, designed to let you see the best of the city in limited time. Familiar, yet steeped firmly in its own unique culture, let this be your first stop in discovering the Emerald Isle.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 976
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Elegant Ireland Self Drive: Dublin to Galway

    Explore the Emerald Isle in style and at your own pace. This self-drive Ireland tour takes you from Dublin to Waterford, Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher and many more picturesque parts of the country.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,248
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The All Ireland Rail Coach Tour: Dublin to Dublin

    What better way to see the Emerald Isle than by rail? This Ireland tour takes you to many of the country’s most famous sights, all with comfortable accommodation and reserved rail seats.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,370
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • The Belmond Grand Hibernian

    For those seeking a unique style of Ireland tour, rail vacations aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian are sure to deliver. The train offers 3-day and 5-day journeys, as well as a 7-day journey that combines the first two itineraries. All itineraries begin and end in Dublin and include daily meals, drinks, excursions, and guides.
    Duration:
    3-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,240
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • The Royal Atlantic Ireland Tour by Rail & Coach: Dublin to Dublin

    Uncover Cork, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands on this superb Ireland tour that mixes train and coach travel, letting you experience the country at its finest.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
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  • Wild Atlantic Way Self Drive: Dublin to Dublin

    Set out from Dublin on this self-drive Ireland tour that takes you to the wilder side of the Emerald Isle. Enjoy the splendid outdoors in Donegal, wander the Cliffs of Moher, and stop in at a wide variety of delightful villages across the country.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 831
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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