Cobh Titanic Tour
Titanic Experience – St Colman’s Cathedral – Cobh, Ireland
Cobh Titanic Tour is located about 22km Southeast from the city centre of Cork, Ireland. In 1912, it was the last port of call for the legendary Titanic ship. Cobh was formally known as Queenstown from 1849 to 1920.
The Cobh Titanic Tour will kick off with meeting up with your assigned Cork local tour guide in the Cork city centre at the Parnell Place bus station at 9:00am. From there, you will board a local bus with your tour guide and head off to the Cork Kent Train Station where you will board a train that will take you to Cobh. When you arrive into Cobh, you will have the opportunity to walk around the waterfront and take photos near the statues and gazebo. Next, you will then enter the Titanic Experience museum exhibit. This is a self guided tour at your own pace. You will learn all of the history involved with the Titanic and its fatal sinking. At the end of the tour, there is a gift shop where you will be able to purchase t shirts, hats, photos, and other souvenirs you wish to take home with you. Also, your tour guide will be there to accommodate you and your group of taking any photos or group photos needed with your camera or cellular phone.
Next, you will then have the opportunity to go for a lunch break at The Titanic Bar and Grill which is also in the same building as the Titanic Experience museum. If you would rather dine at a local’s Irish pub instead of the Titanic Bar and Grill, please let your tour guide know upon finishing the Titanic Experience and he or she will then offer some other places near by that would be suitable to have that typical, local’s Irish pub experience for lunch.
The Titanic Bar and Grill
The Titanic Bar and Grill was officially opened in August of 2000 by Milvina Dean, the youngest Titanic survivor who was only 9 weeks old when the Titanic sank. The bar is located in the Historic Scott’s Building in Cobh in the original Ticketing Office for White Star Line Owners of the World Famous “Titanic” Ocean Liner. The passengers assembled here at White Star Wharf on the April 11th, 1912. The passengers were transported by Tenders from the Heartbreak pier outside our Building to the Titanic which was anchored off Roche’s Point.
St Colman’s Cathedral
Once lunch is finished, you and your local tour guide will then take a short walk over to see St. Colman’s Cathedral. This is definitely a place that you can take some very amazing photos of local history and architecture. St Colman’s Cathedral also known as Cobh Cathedral overlooks the Cork Harbour and was first constructed in 1867. This is a Roman Catholic Cathedral made out of limestone and contains 49 bells. The tower stands at a height of 300 feet, or 90 meters.
The Cobh Titanic Tour is considered a full day tour, which means it can run anywhere from 7 to 9 hours depending on traffic, lines, weather conditions, and other obstacles. Since Ireland is not considered a warm climate, we always recommend wearing or bringing along a coat, scarf, gloves, umbrella and comfortable shoes since you might do a bit of walking.
Once you have returned back to the original meeting point at the Parnell Place bus station, it will be time to say goodbye to your assigned Cork Local Tour Guide and this is the perfect time to show your appreciation and tip your tour guide. Tips are not required, but highly recommended, especially if you felt you have had exceptional service and you feel this tour was something you are gonna take home as a special memory from your holiday or vacation.
If this full day tour sounds like something you definitely want to do when you are visiting Cork, Ireland, then take a few minutes and fill out our price quote form so we can obtain a price for you and your guests to make this experience a reality.