Cork Day tours

West Cork Chauffeur Services was established to meet the needs of executive transport services in West Cork and bespoke tours in the beautiful South West of Ireland. We can also provide transport to and from locations outside of Cork, including day tours from Limerick, Kerry and Clare.

It is our passion to give clients the most memorable journeys while touring their chosen locations. As we cater for small groups we can go “off the beaten track” of the larger bus routes. We can do single or multi-day trips.

Ancestry Tours have been an area of interest in recent years. We can help you trace your family heritage, visiting schools, churches, townlands and graveyards in Cork, Kerry and other areas in Munster.

Transfers are available from Cork, Shannon, Kerry and Dublin Airports, ensuring a smooth, convenient and comfortable journey to your chosen hotel or cruise ship. If you are arriving into Cork, Cobh or Bantry port, check out our suggested destinations below.

Contact us to create your bespoke half or full-day tour. Taking your requirements into consideration we will help you to plan your tour, making the most out of the time you have whilst ensuring that you will be back in time for your ship’s departure if required. All tours can be customised to take you on an excursion to remember.

Full and Half Day Tours from cork, Ireland - locations to visit:

from Cork City or Cobh

destinations can include but are not exclusive to:

Cobh is a beautiful and historic harbour town located just thirty minutes from Cork City. Take in the beautiful coastal scenery, visit the Titanic Experience, St. Colman’s Cathedral, or  the most photographed street of colourful houses, known as the ‘Deck of Cards’. Fota Island Resort and Wildlife Park are also in close proximity. One of the top rated places to visit in our Cork Tours!

Kinsale is a coastal town located approximately 40 minutes drive from Cork City, marking the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world. Kinsale boasts colourful streets, a rich history and delightful food. Check out some of the nearby beaches or visit the world famous Old Head of Kinsale and Charles Fort.

Blarney Castle & Gardens located a short distance from Cork City, is home to one of Ireland’s greatest treasures – the Blarney Stone. It is said that those who are brave enough to kiss the Blarney Stone will be given the ‘gift of the gab’. Visit this unique medieval castle and the surrounding gardens & learn about its enchanting history.

Blarney Woollen Mills, which was once used for spinning and weaving wool, is now an Irish heritage shop. After your visit to Blarney Castle and Gardens, it is a wonderful place to pick up some locally sourced, sustainable gifts and souvenirs, including Celtic Jewellery and Aran Sweaters.

Cork City, affectionately known by locals as the ‘Real Capital of Ireland’, is home to many historic sites and a vibrant pub scene. Some of the top attractions in Cork include The English Market, University College Cork, Cork City Gaol, St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Shandon Bells, The Marina Market and Franciscan Well Brewery.

The Jameson Experience in Midleton (35 minutes drive from Cork City) is a whiskey museum and home to a number of iconic whiskey brands, including Jameson, Redbreast and Powers. Take a tour of the building and taste some of the premium drinks or join a cocktail class.

Killarney is a picturesque town located on the famous Ring of Kerry. Killarney boasts a vibrant nightlife, and you can take a tour of the town in a traditional jaunty car (horse & cart). Check out some of the surrounding natural beauty, including Killarney National Park (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with many attractions including Torc Waterfall, Muckross House, Ladies View and the Gap of Dunloe. A must visit town in a Ring of Kerry tour from Cork!

tours From Bantry

destinations can include but are not exclusive to:

Bantry House and Garden is a must visit heritage site in Bantry. Originally built in the early 18th century, the house is an elegant stately home. The gardens overlook Bantry Bay, boasting incredible views of Whiddy Island and the Caha Mountain Range.

The Beara Peninsula is a beautiful, rural region on the south west coast of County Cork. It contains two mountain ranges, and many historic Bronze Age remains. Here you can visit the fishing town of Castletownbere, walk or cycle one of the famous routes, or take a ride on Ireland’s only cable car. The region is just a short drive from Bantry, and visitors are sure to be enchanted by the rugged, unspoiled scenery.

Glengarriff Nature Reserve is a woodland area of 300ha, filled with native flora and fauna. There are a variety of walking trails for all abilities, including a gentle river walk and a more challenging climb to Lady Bantry’s Lookout, which offers fantastic panoramic views of Garinish Island, Whiddy Island and Bantry Bay.

Garinish Island is an island in the harbour of Glengarriff, in Bantry Bay. Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens, which are renowned for the rare and colourful plants, and visit the historic Bryce House.

Kenmare is a small town in County Kerry, located about 45 minutes drive from Bantry. There’s plenty of landmarks to visit here, such as Kenmare Stone Circle, Reenagross Woodland Park and Kenmare Bay. The town features many endearing craft shops, pubs and restaurants. Furthermore, Kenmare is part of the famous Ring of Kerry, which is home to many scenic drives, hikes and waterfalls. 

Killarney is a picturesque town located on the famous Ring of Kerry. Killarney boasts a vibrant nightlife, and you can take a tour of the town in a traditional jaunty car (horse & cart). Check out some of the surrounding natural beauty, including Killarney National Park (a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with many attractions including Torc Waterfall, Muckross House, Ladies View and the Gap of Dunloe. A must visit town in a Ring of Kerry tour from Cork!

The Sheep’s Head Way walking route measures 93km and offers fantastic coastal views. This rugged coast is situated close to Bantry. The peninsula is home to three charming villages: Durrus, Kilcrohane and Ahakista.

Mizen Head is Ireland’s most South Westerly point, and is located on the Wild Atlantic Way. Visit the landmark signal station and visitor centre, and take in the breathtaking views of cliffs and ocean. The beautiful Three Castle Head is also located a short drive away.

Gougane Barra is a scenic heritage site and forestry area located close to the Gaeltacht area of Cork. You can visit St. Finbarr’s Oratory, located on an island in the lake, or take in the natural beauty in the National Forest Park, which has walking trails suited to every level of hiker.

Drombeg Stone Circle is one of the most visited megalithic sites in Ireland. It is a circle consisting of 17 standing stones, located in a scenic rural area close to the seaside village of Glandore, Co. Cork.

The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,600km route on the West Coast of Ireland. It is one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world. The route starts in Kinsale and offers many beautiful towns, beaches and historic landmarks to visit. Some places of note in West Cork are: Sheep’s Head, Clonakilty, Baltimore Beacon, Lough Hyne, Inchydoney Island, Schull and Mizen Head (Ireland’s most South Westerly point). The route continues through Kerry and Clare, where there are many more stunning sights to visit.

destinations outside of cork:

• Rock of Cashel
• Cahir Castle
• Glen of Aherlow
• Swiss Cottage
• Waterford Greenway
• Dunmore East
• Viking Tour of Waterford

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