Christmas in Cork
- Experience a traditional Christmas in Cork on this 3-night holiday.
- See the highlights of Cork on a panoramic tour & discover more about the ‘Rebel City.’
- Enjoy a festive lunch at your hotel & relax on Christmas Day.
- Visit Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most iconic castles.
Your Guided Group Christmas Holiday To Cork
Let’s spend Christmas in Cork and take a festive break close to home. We’ll learn more about the ‘Rebel City’ on a guided tour and soak up the merry atmosphere. At a welcome reception at our hotel we’ll get to know our fellow travellers over a glass of mulled wine and delicious canapes, then later we’ll have a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. On Christmas Day, we’ll let someone else organise the usual preparations and take this special day to really unwind. On Saint Stephen’s Day, we’ll enjoy some invigorating fresh air and explore historic Blarney Castle and its gardens; later we’ll treat ourselves to traditional afternoon tea! Experience a memorable Christmas in Cork and let us take care of organising the festivities this year!
Activity Level: Easy
Depart for Cork
Travel to Cork
Join us and meet with our driver in Dublin city centre this morning for our three-night Christmas trip to Cork.
Details of the pickup point in Dublin and final timing will be advised closer to departure date. Estimated start time is 09:30am.
Travelling by coach, we make our way to Cork.
Cork Panoramic Tour
On arrival we will have some free time at for lunch at leisure before taking in the highlights of Cork on a panoramic tour, passing the city’s famous sites. We meet our local guide for the tour and drive past St Finbarr’s Cathedral, Butter Museum, City Hall, Cork City Gaol and the famous English Market dating back to its origins in 1610. After our tour ends, we’ll enjoy a festive mulled wine & mince pies reception as we check in to our hotel, located in Little Island. The rest of your afternoon is at leisure.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Tonight, join us for celebratory Christmas Eve dinner as we soak up the special Christmas atmosphere in our hotel.
Breakfast and dinner at your hotel are included every day during your tour.
This morning is at leisure to enjoy your surroundings or take this opportunity to enjoy a stroll around the hotel grounds or avail of the leisure facilities on offer.
Christmas Day Lunch
This afternoon, starting with a glass of prosecco, we gather together again for a festive lunch with all the trimmings as the celebrations continue. The rest of our afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the holiday atmosphere in our hotel before it’s time to dine again!
Christmas Day Dinner
Tonight, join us for light dinner in our hotel restaurant.
Visit Blarney Castle
After breakfast meet our driver, we will get some fresh air with a visit to the iconic Blarney Castle, built in 1446 and famous for its Blarney Stone. The Castle Gardens covering 60 acres of land are under constant change with something to see all year round. Take some time to enjoy all the gardens have to offer at our own leisure and soak up the scenery before we return to our hotel.
Experience Afternoon Tea
This afternoon the Christmas celebrations continue as we enjoy a Festive Afternoon Tea in the Victorian Ditchley House building of our hotel.
Enjoy some free time before our farewell dinner at the hotel.
Depart for Dublin
After breakfast, check out from our hotel, meet our driver, and depart for Dublin’s fair city. Arrive back to Dublin in the afternoon and say goodbye to your new friends, with fond memories of your Christmas visit to Cork.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.