Hop on board our unique open top Mini Bus which has a retractable glass roof for when the weather is not favourable. Your tour departs from your ship in Cobh, first enjoying some stunning harbour scenery as we climb the steep hills of Cobh learning of this town's extraordinary Maritime & Military History, Mass Emigration and The Great Famine.
Take a photo op at the "Black Railings" where you will enjoy elevated harbour views overlooking the victorian chimney pots and your very own ship.
Our first stop and visit is the Magnificent Cobh Cathedral which sits in a commanding position overlooking the harbour town of Cobh. Your guide will give you a fascinating insight into this architectural gem and give you free time to enjoy this amazing Cathedral.
Also from this lofty viewpoint your guide will enthral you with the fascinating history of The Convict Depot of Spike Island and the touching story of "The Pier of Tears".
On route to our next stop, you will be regaled by the truly amazing life story of Jack Doyle, "The Gorgeous Gael", see his dedicated mural and pass by where he once lived.
Our second visit is at the ruins of Cove Fort which was built as a coastal defence fortification in 1743 and is now home to the tranquil Titanic Memorial Garden.
Here you will learn all about the 4 defensive forts protecting Cork Harbour while discovering Cobh's amazing connection with RMS Titanic and the 123 passengers who boarded at Cobh on this ill-fated ship on her maiden voyage at her very last port of call ever.
Check out the Glass Memorial Wall for the names of the 123 passengers who boarded this doomed vessel from "The Pier of Tears" and find out who survived.
From here you will have a line-of-sight to all 4 Forts in the harbour while gazing solemnly to the very last anchorage point of the ill-fated Titanic.
The next leg of our journey takes us through rolling Irish Countryside via the unspoiled Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve, famous for its extraordinary Dawn Chorus.
Situated on private lands while managed by BirdWatch Ireland Cuskinny has an array of habitats from the shoreline to lagoon and grassland to woodland.
Our final visit is The Old Church Cemetary which is a resting place for the tragic victims of the sinking of Lusitania.
Torpedoed by a German U-Boat, she sank in just 18 minutes, killing 1,198 passengers and crew. The majority of victims and survivors alike ended up in Cobh of which 169 were buried in 3 mass graves here at The Old Church Cemetery.
The sinking contributed to the American entry into World War I.
Wandering around this ancient burial site is an amazing experience that will stay with you forever.
Your tour will end back at your ship with plenty of time to explore the charming harbour town of Cobh before strolling back to your ship at your leisure.