Based around an island near the mouth of the River Lee, Cork is renowned for its independent spirit that embraces its culture, heritage and vibrancy. The city itself is relatively compact and boasts an excellent selection of cafes and restaurants that are testament to its rich culinary tradition. Meander through the medieval streets to the Cork City Gaol for a taste of prison life in the 19th century as well as the Crawford Art Gallery and the Blackrock Castle Observatory.
County Cork is filled with eroded coastlines and charming fishing villages. Stop off on your route down from Dublin, to the town of Waterford where we can arrange private tours of the famous Crystal factory and visits to the Famine Ship.
Cook up a storm in a famous cookery school or explore the galleries of artisans and potters who have made this region their base. Original Travel can arrange a private meeting with the family of a famous whisky distillery or a stay in a private medieval castle.
Explore the region with our Irish driver-guides who know the area like the back of their hands. If your feeling active why not try out windsurfing, sailing or kayaking in a tranquil bay or enjoy a foraging walk on the cliff face - where if you are lucky you may see a friendly dolphin or even a minke whale swimming in the sea below.