KINSALE AND CHARLESFORT

Kinsale and Charlesfort

Starting At:

$69.99 / Person

*Prices may vary by sailing

Port: Cork (Cobh)

Duration: 4 Hours

Activity Level: Moderate

Moderate

May involve varying amounts of activity (long walks, rough terrain, basic water play. May not be recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes recommended.

No Minimum Age

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EXCURSION DETAILS

Enjoy a scenic tour to the quaint town of Kinsale and experience the historic star-shaped Charles Fort along the way.

Starting At:

$69.99 / Person

*Prices may vary by sailing

Port:Cork (Cobh)

Duration:4 Hours

Activity Level: Moderate

Moderate

May involve varying amounts of activity (long walks, rough terrain, basic water play. May not be recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes recommended.

No Minimum Age

Your tour begins with a drive to Kinsale. On the way, you’ll visit Charles Fort, an excellent example of a star-shaped fort built in the 1670s. Situated outside of Kinsale, Charles Fort spans 12 acres and boasts a lovely view of this pretty town from across an estuary.  The fort was built in the time of Charles II (hence the name) and is a fine, almost unaltered example of 17th-century fortification, which follows the pattern of other fortified structures in Europe. Next, you’ll return to the main road and travel to Kinsale and where you will have a short time for a photo stop. Kinsale is a quaint, little town, lying snug between hills and valleys and safely sheltered by the rounded contours of a beautiful harbor. It has enjoyed a reputation as a port of consequence, mainly through fishing and shipping. Kinsale has won several prizes — among them, the European Prize for Tourism and Environment, National Tidy Town and Gourmet Capital. Kinsale is steeped in history from its well-preserved medieval buildings and streetscapes, its 12th-century church of Multose and the 15th- century Desmond Castle, which houses the International Museum of Wine. Return to the ship in Cobh by passing through the City of Cork. 
Excursion Reviews

Excursion Reviews

Your tour begins with a drive to Kinsale. On the way, you’ll visit Charles Fort, an excellent example of a star-shaped fort built in the 1670s. Situated outside of Kinsale, Charles Fort spans 12 acres and boasts a lovely view of this pretty town from across an estuary.  The fort was built in the time of Charles II (hence the name) and is a fine, almost unaltered example of 17th-century fortification, which follows the pattern of other fortified structures in Europe. Next, you’ll return to the main road and travel to Kinsale and where you will have a short time for a photo stop. Kinsale is a quaint, little town, lying snug between hills and valleys and safely sheltered by the rounded contours of a beautiful harbor. It has enjoyed a reputation as a port of consequence, mainly through fishing and shipping. Kinsale has won several prizes — among them, the European Prize for Tourism and Environment, National Tidy Town and Gourmet Capital. Kinsale is steeped in history from its well-preserved medieval buildings and streetscapes, its 12th-century church of Multose and the 15th- century Desmond Castle, which houses the International Museum of Wine. Return to the ship in Cobh by passing through the City of Cork.