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Cork City Tours

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Address: Grand Parade | Opposite Tourist Information Office, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 430 9090

Welcome to Cork City Tours. With our 'Hop On/Hop Off' red, double-decker...

Welcome to Cork City Tours. With our 'Hop On/Hop Off' red, double-decker bus tours, see Cork city's main historical landmarks - The Butter Museum,Shandon Bells,Cork City Gaol,UCC and others. Tickets valid all day, get on and off as often as you wish.We also offer premium coach tours twice daily to the Jameson Experience in Midleton. Ticket includes admission to this historical distillery where Jameson is still brewed today. Enjoy a whiskey tasting without worrying about driving! Both Cork city bus tours begin at Grand Parade opposite the Cork Tourist Office.

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I took my 2 boys to see the sights today. It was very interesting and definitely worth it for kids even just to be on a bus. All major sight were on route and the fact that the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 August 2016
Anke B
Cork, Ireland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the Cork City Tour when we arrived in Cork. The driver was great. She was informative and quite funny. It was a great way to see the sights and decide which ones we would get off to visit. The tour provided a great overview of Cork City. Would suggest this tour to get oriented to Cork.

Thank Salle53
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I took my 2 boys to see the sights today. It was very interesting and definitely worth it for kids even just to be on a bus. All major sight were on route and the fact that the busses come every 30 min was great, not much waiting around. The tickets are valid for 2 days which is fantastic.

Thank Anke B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty straight forward. It is what it is. Good way to obviously see the sights without having to walk everywhere, especially considering how hilly Cork city can be. Pre recorded audible description of sights as you drive around. Intermittently the driver with chime in with their own comments. Can't find fault. Good value in that it allows 2 days access... More 

Thank Gaelic L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was a great way to see the city. The lady driver gave us a great commentary in between the recorded version. Her sense of humour was brilliant as were her driving skills! Loved this tour.

Thank PamAbsolum
Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is such a great way to see the city. We rode to determine where we wanted to stop and tour. Just watch out if you are on the top with the roof off of low branches, low bridges and being face to face with the statues. We found it amazing how the driver navigated the bus through the narrow... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Friday, June 3rd - We arrived in Cork on a sunny day and were met at the gate by Bob. Bob was a delight. He was passionate about Cork, shared life experiences, history, Irish Folklore, and provided us with a wonderful day. He planned our day to avoid the bottlenecks associated with many tour buses and travelers in town on... More 

Thank MrTadMcK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We found no reason to really hop on/hop off. I was expecting a little more commentary from the driver. Doesn't compare to the buses in NYC. Seats up to are uncomfortable and too small for too people to sit in one seat comfortably. Wish I would have saved our money.

Thank Jaclyn P
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This 75 minute bus tour is given in a double decker bus with half of the upstairs uncovered. The freedom to hop on and off was great. The information was piped by a recording which was fine except for the volume of the speakers. It was too loud inside and barely audible outside in both buses that I rode in.

Thank corkdave
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Was worthwhile taking this city tour just to witness the dexterity of the Driver in negotiating the narrow streets, truly awe-inspiring. The two buses we took were a little aged which explains the very good instead of excellent rating however the running commentary was up to date and allowed us to see, hear and learn of buildings and sights that... More 

Thank William T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

A city tour on an open top bus is really the only way to see all the sights and get a little potted history at the same time. The tour of Cork takes in all the main areas and sights and takes a little over an hour. There is a running commentary to which the driver occasionally adds making the... More 

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