The key to the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher stretch for about 8 kilometres (5 miles) and stand 214 metres above the Atlantic. This magnificent Cliffs of Moher day tour leaving from Dublin leads you to this iconic landmark with breathtaking views of the coast. After a refreshing stroll listening to the crashing waves and searching for the seated woman in the south, we will continue to explore Co. Clare, taking in the Burren. Wild orchards bloom in this national park with a foundation of karst and limestone. These are just two of the attractions on this magical day tour, which offers a glimpse into dramatic Irish landscapes.
Highlights: The Burren | The Cliffs Of Moher | Corcomroe Abbey | Galway Bay | Kinvara Harbour Village
Walk along the stepping stones that lead to a time when the myths and legends of Ireland’s past were alive. When giants fought and volcanic activity left its imprint on the Northern shores of this mystical land; creating the Giants Causeway. Before seeing the Causeway, you will drink in the most dramatic coastal views as you ride along the northern coast and your legendary guides help you envision the past. This day tour takes you into the pulse of Northern Ireland and may even give yours a little race as you walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge suspended nearly 30 metres above sea level and built 350 years ago. We also pass the Game of Thrones location known as ‘The Dark Hedges’ (which doubles as the King’s Road in the series) as well as the picturesque Dunluce Castle, built in the 15th century.
Explore the “Royal County,” Co. Meath, to learn about the rich history of Ireland on our Celtic Boyne Valley tour. Your imagination will take you to a time of Celtic mythology as you walk the Hill of Tara near River Boyne. Serving as the seat of the High King of Ireland and hosting great inaugural feasts, it was thought to be the place of Gods and a gateway to the world of eternal joy and plenty. After tracing the steps of Irish royalty, we will explore the ancient Loughcrew Cairns. Walk the rolling hills of Slieve na Calliagh or “Hill of the Witch” and explore the tombs dated back to 3200 BC. Continue your journey into Ireland’s past with the city of Drogheda, which fell to Oliver Cromwell in 1649 and is one of the most important parts of Irish history.
Highlights: Hill of Tara | Trim Castle | Monasterboice Celtic Cross | Loughcrew passage tomb |
Layered with a troubled past, Belfast is now a modern, cosmopolitan city with multiple points of interest. Gain historical knowledge of the city as you tour the East and West. Walk on the former Harland & Wolff shipyard in the Titanic Quarter responsible for building the British passenger liner, Titanic, that sank in 1912. Take in the Peace Wall, a large stone and steel construct erected to protect neighbourhoods from attacks. Stop at Downpatrick where St. Patrick is buried and stroll the grounds of Dundrum Castle with spectacular views of the Mourne Mountains. The Belfast day tour leaves Dublin daily.
Highlights: The Belfast Peace Wall | The Republican Museum | St Patrick’s Grave & Exhibition Centre at Downpatrick | Dundrum Castle | The Mourne Mountains | Gravity Hill
Hear the echoes of the laymen, who chanted in the cathedral services as you enter the Hall of Vicars Choral at the mysterious Rock of Cashel. This intricate and complex set of edifices in the heart of Tipperary is laced with Celtic history and a strong Catholic past. Explore the colourful city of Cork, Ireland's second largest city. Clutching two iron rods you lean back and with eyes shut kiss the Blarney Stone, bestowing you with the gift of eloquence. After receiving the gift of the gab, you'll open the pages to the rest of the uniquely charming Blarney Castle. Transport yourself to a time of enchantment as you walk the narrow paths of the Rock Close and make a wish on the Wishing Steps.
Highlights: Blarney Castle & Stone | The Rock Of Cashel | Cork City
An area naturally gifted with sharp contrasts, vibrant colours, stunning wilderness, and warm welcomes, Connemara is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in Ireland. Witness lambs ambling the mountainside, the bloom of wild spring flowers, and the calls of the cuckoo as you walk the diverse landscape. Our guides will tell you about the fascinating and sometimes tragic history of the area. The abundant lakes in the region inspired the French to write a song about them and visitors come in droves each year to take in the landscape, which is so striking it is hard to believe it is real.
Highlights: Kylemore Abbey ( Photostop ) | Connemara National Park | Inagh Valley | Killary Harbour Boad Cruise ( summer months ) | Killary Sheep Farm ( winter months ) | Galway City
Dublin is not a city without scars. Travel back to when the plague ravaged the land nearly 600 years earlier. Infected rats and their fleas spread the disease from Dublin to Drogheda. Thousands upon thousands were killed. To a time when the old Augustinian Priory was in operation and the plague houses were overflowing; the guide is all too familiar with the latter! Follow a plague victim and his ghoulish friends from Trinity College throughout Dublin as they tell the dark history of Dublin.
Highlights: St Audeons Church | Kilmainham Jail | Bully's Acre | The Gravediggers Pub
A history full of mythology and folklore, Ireland’s past is so closely linked that it is hard to tell a difference. Let your imagination roam as an Irish storyteller takes you to times of Leprechauns and Vikings, of rebellions and famines, true love and heartbreak. Shrouded in a veil of mystery and magical intrigue, stop off at the lighthouse at Howth Head where you may spot an Irish Merman. Walk the battlegrounds of Clontarf where the Viking rule ended in an epic fight and one of Ireland’s most beloved King’s fell. Enjoy a traditional song, sung by your guides, as you enter into The Church Bar on Mary Street, the very place where Arthur Guinness was married.
Highlights: North Bull Island | St Anne's Park | The Church Bar