Welcome to Cliffs of Moher
In good visibility, the Cliffs of Moher (Aillte an Mothair, or Ailltreacha Mothair) are stupefyingly impressive and staggeringly beautiful. The entirely vertical cliffs rise to a height of 203m, their edge falling away abruptly into a ceaselessly churning Atlantic. A progression of vast heads, the dark limestone marches in a rigid formation that's gob-smacking, no matter how many times you look at it. On a clear day... Read More
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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin
Your Cliffs of Moher day trip will head out of Dublin in the early morning, making best use of the quiet roads.Passing through rural County Dublin, you will see the rolling hills, shimmering lakes and medieval castles that typify the Irish midland countryside. On arrival in County Clare, your guide will take you on a leisurely walk, over to the Cliffs of Moher, where you can enjoy unlimited photo opportunities. The cliffs are 702 feet (214 meters) high at their highest point and span more than 5 miles (8 km) of the coastline, creating a dramatic backdrop against the Atlantic Ocean. Take in spectacular views of the pretty Aran Islands and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara to the south.Continue on to the quaint village of Doolin for lunch in one of its four traditional Irish pub (for an additional cost), before walking it off with a stroll through Burren National Park – a vast limestone region, reminiscent of a lunar landscape, containing rare flowers. On your journey back to Dublin, you will travel via the scenic route on smaller roads overlooking the ocean. There will a brief stop for coffee near Galway Bay before arriving in Dublin in the early evening.
Limerick, Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay Rail Tour
Departing from Dublin Heuston Station, you'll catch a train to Limerick (breakfast service available onboard), where you'll enjoy a short tour of the treaty city, the setting for Frank McCourt’s best-selling memoir Angela's Ashes.The tour then heads north to Bunratty Castle and Folk Village. After a lunch stop at the Doolin Pub (own expense), it's on to the majestic Cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast.You'll then enter the unique lunar landscape of the Burren, rounding Black Head before heading along the shores of Galway Bay to Galway, where you will join the Dublin-bound train (dinner service available onboard), arriving at Dublin Heuston Station at 9:45pm.
Cliffs of Moher Tour from Dublin
Start your day with an early morning pickup from your Dublin hotel, or meet your guide in the city center. As you travel toward Ireland’s west coast — the country’s wildest and arguably most beautiful region — listen to tales about Irish history and culture. Gaze out as you cruise along parts of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, on route to County Clare, where you’ll see the medieval Bunratty Castle and the surfing village of Lahinch from the window.Upon arrival at the Cliffs of Moher, grab a drink or some food at the cafe (own expense), then venture into the visitor center. Discreetly built into the landscape, it hosts a range of engaging exhibits and displays relating to the cliffs. Visit the on-site theater to experience the thrill of the Ledge, an exhilarating virtual-reality cliff-face adventure.After leaving the visitor center, take some time to admire the cliffs’ dramatic beauty. Standing 700-foot high and stretching five miles (eight kilometers) along the raging coast, they are truly awe-inspiring. Head to a viewing platform for magnificent vistas. Feel the spray from the incessant waves as you gaze out into the distance.After two hours, hop back on your comfortable coach and continue on to the Burren, a vast patchwork of rocks and greenery that’s supports hundreds of native plant species. After a walk across the lunar limestone terrain, move on to Galway City, passing the traditional fishing village of Kinvara and the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle on the way.Get an overview of Galway’s history during a 30-minute walking tour. Then take some free time to get to know the city on your own. Walk through its pretty streets and squares soaking up the bohemian atmosphere, and perhaps recharge with a drink and some food at one of the laid-back bars or cafes (own expense).In late afternoon, reconnect with your guide, who will join you on the return journey to Dublin, where your tour concludes.
Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway
Leave Galway and head southwest on board your luxury coach in the direction of the world-famous Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Traveling along scenic coastal roads, your tour stops to visit cute fishing villages and historic sites as you go. First stop is in Kinvara, a pretty fishing village known for its star attraction – Dunguaire Castle. Stroll around it outside with your guide and hear tales of its impressive history that dates back to the 16th century.Continue your journey through Burren National Park – or simply ‘the Burren’ – and marvel at its utterly intriguing landscape, with rolling hills covered with limestone rocks. The park is home to numerous ancient monuments like the Poulnabrone Dolmen, which is said to be the most photographed Megalithic monument in the country, and the little-known Ballyalban Fairy Fort.Just outside the town of Kilfenora, stop and hop off your coach to see some Celtic crosses, and learn about their history and symbolism from your guide. The tiny coastal village of Doolin is nearby, and lunch takes place here, in one of the town’s legendary pubs -- Gus O'Connors -- that's famous for its traditional Irish music and great food.Your afternoon is spent at the stunning Cliffs of Moher, and it’s sure to be the highlight of your day. With approximately two hours to spend here at your leisure, walk around enjoying unforgettable views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. Featured in classic movies like The Princess Bride and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the cliffs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and perfect for a bracing walk with unforgettable scenery.Return to Galway via the coastal roads, enjoying one last break for a walk on the Burren.
3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip
Departing from Dublin Heuston Station, you'll catch the train to Cork and coach to the famous Blarney Castle. There'll be time here for you to kiss the famous stone, and enjoy some free time for shopping and lunch (own expense) in the village of Blarney before returning to Cork for a short city tour.You'll then transfer to Cobh, where the Queenstown Story Heritage Center is located in the beautifully restored Victorian railway station and transatlantic terminal. This was the embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants from famine times to recent years.Transferring back to Cork station, you'll catch the train to Killarney to stay in comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation (with en-suite facilities). Your evening in Killarney is free.Next day, you'll take the lovely Ring of Kerry coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, flanked by Dingle Bay. The stunning mountain and coastal scenery includes the famous Lakes of Killarney.After spending another night in Killarney, you'll tour Limerick City before continuing to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Next you'll visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher and Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay, before returning to Dublin.
Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Your day trip starts as you depart Galway from outside the Kinlay Hostel with your driver-guide, who takes you on a wonderful journey along the Wild Atlantic Way, passing through the villages of Clarenbridge, Kilcolgan, Ballindereen, Kinvara, and Ballyvaughan. From Ballyvaughan, head south along the Clare coastline via the karst landscape of the Burren, passing by Blackhead and Fanore on your way to the fishing village of Doolin, where your ferry awaits to take you to Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands. Once on the island, you have free time to explore and have lunch (own expense) before boarding the return ferry to Doolin. The return ferry cruises beneath the Cliffs of Moher, providing an impressive view of the sheer height of the cliffs. When you reach Doolin, re-board your bus and head to the top of the Cliffs of Moher to enjoy the sea views from the summit. Then make your way back to Galway, passing again through the Burren and by Lisdoonvarna, home to an annual matchmaking festival. Your day trip ends with arrival in Galway.