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Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle and the Burren Day Trip From Dublin

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    Pass By: Elegant Irish Tours - Day Tours, 14 Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin Dublin 1 Ireland

    07:00:We depart from Dublin and begin our trek towards the south- west of Ireland through the beautiful countryside.

    Stop At: King John's Castle, Nicholas Street King's Island, Limerick Ireland

    Our first stop is the 13th century King John’s Castle of county Limerick. The castle itself was built by the notorious King John, brother of famous Richard the Lionheart, and is widely regarded as one of the best-preserved Norman castles in all of Europe. The castle itself was built upon an old Viking settlement and our tour will give us insight of the medieval era of Ireland ranging from the viking invaders to the Lords of Ireland. (Entrance Fee Included) Following our visit to King John’s Castle we will drive through Lisdoonvarna the home of the oldest matchmaking festival in the world and Kilfenora home of one of Ireland’s most popular traditional Céilí bands.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wild Atlantic Way The Atlantic Coast of Ireland, Galway Ireland

    Following our castle visit, we will drive along the Wild Atlantic Way which is brimming with magical views, including the Aran Islands and the surfing beaches of Fanore and Galway Bay. During our coastal drive, we will take you off the beaten track and view the famous “baby cliffs.”

    These hidden treasures are a pleasure and a splendid surprise for our guests. Shorter than their big cousins, the Cliffs of Moher, these smaller cliffs offer the ideal opportunity to catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins swimming off our Atlantic Coast. In addition, our view of the baby cliffs will provide the perfect opportunity to gaze over the magical limestone landscape known as the Burren region.

    Dating back over 300 million years, this rugged landscape is home to over 1,100 species of plants ranging from arctic flora to mediterranean perennials and is one of the most fascinating regions of Western Europe.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Burren House Farm County Clare, Ireland Ireland

    For lunch we will stop at the traditional village of Doolin. This village boasts some of the best traditional Irish pubs and restaurants where you can order renowned local dishes including Doolin’s famous seafood chowder, soda bread and freshly brewed Guinness.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North Latitude: 52.9714578 Longitude: -9.4247540, Liscannor Ireland

    We arrive at the world famous Cliffs of Moher, one of the world's great natural attractions where you can enjoy a relaxing walk and breathtaking views. Rising 820 feet above sea- level and standing only 100 feet shorter than the Eiffel Tower, the Cliffs offer a stunning overlook of the Galway Bay, Aran Islands, and the rugged Connemara wilderness. You will also have the chance to see many of the 30,000 bird colonies nesting along the Cliffs and explore cliffside trails. You will have plenty of time to enjoy all the Cliffs have to offer with this one hour and thirty minute stop – the perfect amount of time based upon years of guest feedback.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Pass By: Elegant Irish Tours, Westerton Rise, Dundrum, Dublin 16, Ireland

    On our journey back to Dublin we will take a comfort stop where you can stretch your legs or grab a snack before our final trek. On the ride back you can relax in your spacious tour vehicle (25 passengers maximum) whilst you reflect on a wonderful day in the Irish countryside. We will get you back to Dublin for approximately 19:30, with plenty of time to enjoy the evening. You can request to be dropped off either in downtown Dublin, where our driver can recommend restaurants, pubs, and entertainment for you to pursue, or we can drop you off at the same hotel you were collected from this morning.
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    Departure Point
    1: InterContinental Dublin, Simmonscourt Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin, D04 A9K8, Ireland
    2: Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, D04 P3C3, Ireland
    3: The Merrion Hotel Dublin, Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
    4: The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    5: The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, 127/128 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, D02 HE18, Ireland
    6: The Westbury Hotel, Balfe St, Dublin 2, D02 CH66, Ireland
    7: The Gresham Hotel, North City, Dublin 1, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    8: Academy Plaza Hotel, 10-14 Findlater Pl, O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin 1, D01 X2X0, Ireland
    9: The Westin Dublin, College Green, Westmoreland St, Dublin, Ireland
    Duration
    13h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Small Group Tour
    • Transport on luxury Mercedes van
    • Full air-conditioning
    • Complimentary Wifi
    • Professional Friendly Guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (from hotels listed in options)
    • Entry/Admission - King John's Castle
    • Entry/Admission - The Burren
    • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age for this tour is 6 years
    • Please note: You must reconfirm your pick up location directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for further information
    • We will not operate pick-ups other than the ones listed. If you are not staying in the listed accommodation and would like help choosing a location, just leave us a message with your booking and we will be in contact with an appropriate option.
    • GUEST ADVICE:
    • During peak- season (May 1st - September 30th) multiple cruise ships are expected at the major ports on a daily basis. This small group tour tends to sell- out well ahead of departure for most dates within this period. Accordingly, we recommend advance reservation where possible, to avoid disappointment.
    • SMALL GROUP TOURS
    • We also operate a range of different small-group tours including Blarney Castle (Product Code 8962P68) and Giants Causeway (Product Code 8962P27)
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Great value for the time and distance to the Cliffs and the stop-offs in between. No need to pack a lunch as the stop includes a restaurant visit where service was super quick and the food delicious and reasonably priced. Also includes stops at various...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank RoamerMB
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The trip was great but was a little disappointed that we were dropped off about 10 blocks farther away then our original pickup point which has never happened to Us before. It would also be nice if the drivers would leave their jokes out about...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank DeniseA2860
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We went to Ireland for only 2 days and thought about getting the most out of it. Cliffs of Moher was a must for this trip and didn't want to be in a large bus with kids and all. We went for our honeymoon so,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Monica V
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We went from Dublin to Cliffs of Moher. We were picked up on time and after picking up several other guest we were on our way. Patrick was our guide for the day. He was funny, gave us a history of some areas in Dublin,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Carol B
    Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

    We started the day at 7am Picked up at our hotel by Patrick & he was immediately engaging. Witty humor tied in with an abundance of Ireland’s history made this tour pretty awesome. I swear Patrick made the weather perfect too. It was a warm,...More

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    27 June 2019|
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    Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
    We were on the elegant Irish small group tour. Our stops were the burran, the cliffs and St. John’s castle in limerick as noted by another reviewer. We too had Patrick for the tour guide. We had awesome weather and were... More
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    Response from SMBIker | Reviewed this property |
    No washroom but you have stops. So just make sure you don't drink too much between places you see
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