The outstanding Cliffs of Moher are a legendary coastal feature sweeping along the west coast. A breath-taking worldwide outstanding tourist attraction touching the Atlantic, it calls to those who wish to spend time in mythical Ireland. When you journey with Deluxe Irish Tours, you experience the best ‘cliff-view’ on the planet as ranked by Conde Nast Traveller. We transport you in style across the beating heart of this wild and wonderful country to the cultural point in Athlone on the river Shannon, where you enter into the world-renowned Geopark area on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We lead you into the historic Kinvarra, the pre-historic Burren, the surfers’ paradise of Doolin and end our journey going back in time among farmers and craftspeople under the medieval shadow of Bunratty Castle.
When we collect you from your location in Dublin we will transport you on a tour you will never forget, one to last a lifetime. Starting out and travelling in Deluxe Tour style across the heart of the country to Athlone, where the River Shannon meets the sounds of the peeling bells of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul. Enjoy a coffee break in one of its many cosmopolitan coffee houses and take the time to enjoy people watching on the busy shopping streets. Gaze along the River Shannon which flows down into the town’s large marina.
Kinvarra, is a picturesque small fishing village and a perfect place to create your lasting memories. Situated at the bottom of County Galway and right along the water’s edge, the Dunguaire Castle plays a steady backdrop to this once thriving port and major corn and seaweed exporter. Devastated by The Great Famine in the 1840s, the area fell into decline with just a few 100 people remaining. However it is a strong testament to a much-loved area that the population is now returning.
Our chauffeur will drive you in splendour and comfort across the Wild Atlantic Way to the Burren, one of the largest Karst regions in the world. A wondrous landscape will unfold for you in an area, of grey limestone hills that almost melt against an ocean backdrop. Tectonic movement raised an area of this ancient seabed into a magnificent plateau that we now know as The Burren. Here Artic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants grow together. You will be astounded at the landscape, 3 billion years old, and once underwater. “Where memories of our planet are written,” claims UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Burren sits along with only 120 such UNESCO Geoparks in the world. Experience being part of that worldwide network.
Doolin is our half-way point along the Wild Atlantic Way. As you lunch, experience the sounds of a village famous world-wide for its traditional Irish music. Get into the rhythm of Doolin, now a growing mecca for music fans. Watch out for those serious surfers who also claim this beautiful village as one of their prime surfing areas in the world.
We transport you to The Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs take their name from an old promontory fort called Mothar or Moher, which once stood on Hag’s Head, the southernmost point of the cliffs, now the site of Moher Tower. Catch your breath at the top of The Cliffs which rise 214m high and 8 kms long. The tower at the summit was built by Cornelius O’Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.
Bunratty village has long been a magnet for early transatlantic tourists, and is now a thriving area. One of the major attractions is the 15th century tower house of Bunratty Castle and Bunratty Folk Park of County Clare. Bunratty Castle was built in 1425 and prides itself on being the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. We will take you on a living experience of what life was like in Ireland over a century ago when we step into The Bunratty Folk Park. Walk through an area which features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting with streets, farmhouses and shops.
We will drive you comfortably back to the capital city with many wonderful memories and sights to inspire you as you arrive in Deluxe style at your destination.
|1st February to 31st October|
|Monday||8.00 - 20.00 approx|
|Tuesday||8.00 - 20.00 approx|
|Wednesday||8.00 - 20.00 approx|
|Thursday||8.00 - 20.00 approx|
|Friday||8.00 - 20.00 approx|
|Saturday||8.00 - 20.00 approx|
|Sunday||8.00 - 20.00 approx|