Cork, Cobh & Midleton

reland’s second City is Cork, situated where the River Lee meets the sea, the city straddles two tributaries, giving it a very Venetian feel, especially as it boasts some mighty Civic Buildings and Georgian facades which reflects its great merchant history.

After collecting you at your accommodation, we head straight for Cork's bustling city centre where we can catch a glimpse of notable landmarks including St Finbar’s Cathedral, St Anne's Church, and when arriving in St Patrick's Street we drop by The English Market, a thriving emporium for food lovers and souvenir hunters.

We then head out of Cork to the picturesque Port town of Cobh, formally Queenstown. It was here the Titanic collected its last passengers and provisions before setting out on its fateful maiden voyage in 1912. Here there's time for lunch and an optional visit to the Titanic Experience, based in the original ‘White Star Line’ Offices, or the nearby Cobh Heritage Centre which illutrates the life and times of Cobh as a busy Victorian port town.

By mid-afternoon, we travel the short distance to Midleton, home of the world famous Jameson Distillery. First established in the 17th Century, there's no guesses for what’s made here! With an option of a guided tour, at the Visitors Centre, you can experience  the distillery process, view the official historical archives of the Irish Distillers Whiskey labels, and of course shop for the very rare Midleton Whiskey. On our return  don’t forget to ask your Chauffeur what other opportunities this great County offers before heading back to your accommodation.