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  • Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

    1. Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

    Depart Dublin at 6:45 AM and journey through the flat open plain of the Curragh. Pass the Irish National Stud thoroughbred horse breeding facility as your guide shares a wealth of history and information.

    Head to the ruins of Kilmacduagh Monastery and its roundhouse—unique for the way it leans over by more than 2 feet. Spend 15-20 minutes here. Then, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher for a view of the Atlantic Ocean and explore on your own for 2 hours.

    Go to the visitor's center for the interactive Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience with a large multimedia screen displaying a bird's-eye view from the cliffs, and a video from the underwater caves.

    Next, discover the lunar landscapes of The Burren with a 15–20-minute visit and hear about the many secrets of this atypical landscape, home to the warmest gro...

    It was a lovely day and we were able to see so much of the cliffs and Galway. I wish we had more time in Galway, but overall it was a great day.

  • From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with Cruise

    2. From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with Cruise

    Depart Galway and journey through the lunar landscape of The Burren en route to the Cliffs of Moher. Pass pretty villages like Kilcolgan and Ballyvaughan en route to Doolin. Board the ferry for a 30-minute crossing to Inisheer, and keep a look out for bottlenose dolphins on the way to the smallest of the Aran Islands. Get some free time to explore the ancient sites at your own pace. Use the time to hire a bike or explore by pony and trap. Cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher on the return ferry crossing. Then, travel to the eco-friendly visitors center, where you can stroll along the cliff top before the return trip to Galway via the famous "matchmaking" town of Lisdoonvarna.

    Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

  • From Galway: Full-Day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour

    3. From Galway: Full-Day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take the Cliffs of Moher and Burren Tour from beautiful Galway and see some of Ireland’s most attractive landmarks. In fact, sights in this area have only recently appeared in Harry Potter's Half-Blood Prince and also in another movie classic, The Princess Bride. This tour is a true must for any visitor to Ireland. Taking you along Galway Bay, the first stop on the tour is the quaint fishing village of Kinvara to see Ireland’s famous Dunguaire Castle, built in 1520. We then proceed to the vast rolling hills of The Burren, home to diverse and rich plant growth and containing about 75% of Ireland's native flora. The Burren is also the location of numerous ancient Irish monuments. On the tour, we will see many of them such as the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, the 5,800 year old Poulnabrone Dolmen and Ballyalban Fairy Fort, home of the little men with green ...

    It was a stunningly beautiful experience. The tour guide was friendly, fun and kind. He made sure we saw amazing things on the tour. And the restaurant he stopped at for lunch was the best fish and chips I had in Ireland. Highly recommended! Definitely a lot of bang for your buck.

  • Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    4. Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    Discover the number 1 visitor attraction in Ireland on a full-day sightseeing tour to the Cliffs of Moher. You will depart Dublin in the morning by luxury bus, and drive across Ireland to the Atlantic coast, arriving at the masterpiece of nature in the early afternoon. Proudly patriotic and 100% Irish guides provide a fun commentary that helped them to be named the most fun tour in the world by more than 900,000 voters at Hostelworld.com. Stop en route at Doolin to experience Ireland's traditional music capital. Pull over for a hearty Irish lunch and pint of Guinness on the lovely western shore. Drive along the dramatic limestone coast and lunar landscape of the Burren to see the only place on earth where Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean flora grow together. Look out for 28 different types of orchid in season. Then, arrive at the cliffs to enjoy a short hike among the staggering rock ...

    Lovely day out with great stops. Our tourguide Gary was lovely and we had such a nice day. We stopped at the baby cliffs as well and in a lovely village. Would recommend this tour to everybody.

  • Cork: Jameson Experience Whiskey Tour

    5. Cork: Jameson Experience Whiskey Tour

    Set on 15 acres of lovely grounds, the Jameson Experience is both an education and a cultural experience as soon as you step through its doors. You will discover the largest pot still in the world, the Angels Share, and of course, the finest of Irish whiskeys. Daytime tours operate 7 days all year round, except selected dates at Christmas. The journey begins with an audiovisual presentation, followed by a 1-hour guided tour through the original distillery. Your experience ends at the Jameson Bar with a glass of Jameson, a 3-part comparison whiskey tasting, and the chance to become a "Qualified Irish Whiskey Taster." After your tour, feel free to browse the Distillery gift shop, where you will find exclusive Jameson gifts to take home, such as the Jameson Distillery Edition, a superb whiskey exclusively for sale at Midleton. Make it even more special by having your bottle personalize...

    The guide was very knowledgeable in the Jameson history. The tour was incredible and informative.

  • From Doolin: Inis Oirr Island & Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    6. From Doolin: Inis Oirr Island & Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    This tour combines a visit to the smallest island Inis Oirr and a cruise underneath the Cliffs of Moher. Explore the island for a few hours and return to Doolin via Cliffs of Moher. Inis Oirr (Eastern Island) is only a 30 minute ferry journey from Doolin. There are many attractions to be found here including ancient castles, a shipwreck, a lighthouse, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground and several fine pubs and cafes. The 3 pubs all serve good, local food and traditional Irish music can be heard on a daily basis. The Cliffs of Moher are the crowning glory of the Clare coastline. Like a viewing platform for prehistoric giants who wish to peer over the edge of Europe, the cliffs provide an unrivaled view across the vast boiling wildness of the Atlantic Ocean, a world unchanged since the pre-Celtic masters of magic, the Tuatha Dé Danann who ruled Ireland.

    All staff were lovely and friendly and very accommodating as we had a buggy with us and allowed us to board first with small child. We also booked the cliff tour on the return journey from the island which was amazing and the guide was very informative and friendly overall amazing experience

  • Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and Burren Coastal Drive

    7. Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and Burren Coastal Drive

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin for a scenic full-day drive through the counties of Kildare, Limerick and Clare, passing the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and world-class golf and surf resort of Lahinch. Your ultimate destination is the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, where you will get premium entrance to the new Atlantic Edge, an interpretive visitor experience that gives you a virtual reality birds’ eye view of cliff edge life above and below sea level. Then, walk along the cliff face and experience the power of nature at work. Feel the fresh air blowing off the ocean, and the sheer height of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic. Visit O'Brien's Tower, standing proudly on the headland, with panoramic views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Next, drive deep into the Burren, traveling along Europe’s edge! See native flora, ancient monuments, and megalithic tombs in Burren National P...

    Great experience! You have 2 hours to visit the Cliffs of Moher and 2 hours in Galway. The cliffs are simply wonderful. Richard and Paulo make amazing hosts. They kept us entertained throughout the long drive. Highly recommend!

  • The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    8. The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    You will be guided south along the Wild Atlantic Way and into the lunar-like Burren region. From there you'll head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where you’ll board the ferry to Inisheer (Inis Oirr) – the smallest and most vibrant of the Aran Islands. Explore Inisheer, home to ancient churches and castles, one of the Irelands most beautiful beaches, lighthouses, shipwrecks, and several cafes and pubs. You can take a pony and carriage, hire a bicycle or stroll the country roads. On your guided return journey, cruise alongside the foot of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular journey which puts the 214m high, 8km long cliffs into perspective. After returning to Doolin you will be able to pause for a hearty lunch before embarking on the next leg of the tour – to the top of the cliffs! You will receive free entry to the cliffs and the eco-sensitive visitor center. Take a stroll ...

    John the guide informative at all times helpful and entertaining. We experienced lots of sites and were not bored for one moment.

  • Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

    9. Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

    The Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into Ireland’s ancient past. See the stone forts, standing stones, and a landscape carved out of rock by the last ice age, some 10,000 years ago. Detailed Itinerary Sneem: Make a stop in one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. You’ll see 2 village squares and a beautiful bridge in the village center. This is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. Killorglin: Pass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival known as the Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613, this is one of the oldest festivals in the world, and where a goat is crowned king of the village! Dingle Bay: Take in the amazing views of Dingle Bay, famous Inch Beach, and on a clear day, possibly even the Blasket Islands off the wild Atlantic coast. Waterville: Admire this picturesque little village that sits overlooking Bal...

    Muy completo el tour, el guía/conductor muy entusiasta! Los paisajes son hermosos!!

  • Cork: Fastnet Rock Lighthouse and Cape Clear Island Tour

    10. Cork: Fastnet Rock Lighthouse and Cape Clear Island Tour

    Take the ferry from Baltimore or Schull and cross the beautiful waters of Roaring Water Bay. Arrive in the wonderful north harbor on Cape Clear Island and go by shuttle bus to Cape Clear Heritage Centre. There, learn the history of the island and Fastnet Rock. Spend some time exploring the island and its walking trails, stop at the spectacular lookout points and spot the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse in the distance. Be sure to enjoy some fresh island produce during lunch at one of the island’s bars and restaurants. After lunch, re-board the ferry and sit back as the experienced captain takes you further into the real Wild Atlantic Way. You might even catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins in the water. As you circumnavigate the tallest and widest rock lighthouse in Ireland and the UK, learn its history and importance from the onboard audio system. Hear about the “Teardrop” of Ireland, the ...

    Really enjoyed the trip to the Fastnet Rock. Well organised. We had plenty of time to view the Fastnet as we went around it twice, nice and slowly. While the highlight of the trip was the Fastnet it was also good to view Cape Clear and Sherkin islands from the sea. We also had great sea views of the famous Baltimore Beacon. An very enjoyable trip which we plan to repeat at some stage.

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Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

Daniel was an AMAZING guide! So funny and knowledgeable, and had lots of fun games for us to play to pass the time (with prizes!) He even wrote our names for us in Ogham. 10/10 recommend this tour, you won’t regret it !!

Great tour, Brian and Vedran were very helpful and perfect tour guides in general! The cliffs were very impressive and time slots for each activity were perfect. Would definitely recommend!

Sean was great, He knows history of Ireland very well and he is such a funny dude. We enjoy this experience so much. Thank you very much. It was be tiring but lovely day.

It was a great tour! We loved cliffs and Galway! Our tour guide Daniel made this tour even more special!