Cork historian, Dr Michael Martin the author and creator of Titanic Trail has extensive knowledge on the subject and been interviewed by BBC television and radio, Australian TV, National Korean Television and a host of other Radio Stations and Book Publishers. Book A Tour

Dr Martin created and established the The Titanic Trail in 1998. He at the time there was no historical interpretation of the area for visitors at that time. The idea was to create a daily guided walking tour that explores the heritage of Cobh in Cork Harbour which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic. It is the longest operating Titanic attraction in Ireland. The one hour tour takes visitors through the town where the buildings, streets and piers have not changed since the loss of Titanic in 1912.

The Titanic Trail has been operating every day at 11am for 21 years now. It provides amazing insights into the maritime, military and social heritage of the town and harbour. Conducted with specially trained guides, it brings to life the story of Titanic’s brief visit to her last port of call, the story of emigration and struggle all set against the events in the town on the day Titanic left to sail towards her icy fate in the North Atlantic. 

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Choose From Six Different Tours

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Cork City Ramble
The Cork City Ramble is a new and exciting guided walking tour around the fascinating centre of Cork City. It explores the monastic origins, the merchant trade, the amazing geography and the stunning architecture of Ireland's 2nd City.
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The Titanic Trail
The original daily operated Titanic Trail guided walking tour has been steadfastly enthralling thousands of visitors since 1998. Highly recommended by critics and filmed by multiple travel and documentary tv programmes. Unmissable if you are in Cobh. Duration 1 hour
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Titanic Trail Virtual Tour
During this 30-minute (filmed to full high definition TV documentary standard) virtual tour, the acclaimed historian and military man, Dr Michael Martin, takes the viewer on an extraordinary journey through Cobh (formerly known as Queenstown). Watch as people and places are brought to life through a compelling narrative that reveals the truth behind the town that witnessed a flood of emigration in the 19th Century, became the last port of call for the RMS Titanic in 1912 and the location where RMS Lusitania victims were brought ashore in 1915. Receive a unique access code to view the film and a personalised copy of Martin’s Titanic Trail booklet and a Titanic Trail certificate of completion mailed to any postal address in the world.
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Cobh Ghost Tour
Learn the fascinating dark stories of Cobh and its twilight folklore. Haunted buildings, ghostly apparitions and timeless stories related on this 1 hour walk through the darkened streets of the town.
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Titanic Train Day Excursion
The Titanic Train Day Excursion takes the visitors on a journey from Cork to Cobh along the same rail line used by original Titanic passengers in 1912. On arrival guests take the Titanic Trail Guided Walking tour, receive a copy of the Titanic Trail booklet and return to Cork by train with their own rail ticket. Plenty of time for leisure and exploring the town after tours.
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Cobh Cultural Tour
Combination of the Titanic Trail guided walking tour and visit to the renowned Queenstown Story Heritage Centre
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Titanic Insights Tour
A combination the Titanic Trail Guided Walking tour followed by admission to the Titanic Experience museum, housed in the original White Star Line Building from where passengers departed on April 11th 1912
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Titanic Centenary Tour
Titanic Centenary Tour. In addition to the amazing Titanic Trail, this tour includes a package of one of Fr Browne's Titanic Album prints and a copy of the Titanic Trail souvenir booklet.
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