Cliffs of Moher private tour from Galway.
Cliffs of Moher, private full day tour to the wilder side of Ireland from Galway.
If you plan to visit Ireland, make sure during your time visit The Cliffs of Moher – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Ireland’s most memorable landmarks. Voted Ireland’s Top Visitor Attraction in 2019. This chauffeur driven Cliffs of Moher private tour from Galway in a comfortable, air-conditioned chauffeur driven executive vehicle shows you one of the top highlights of the entire country and will give you the opportunity to explore Cliffs of Moher and the Burren at your own pace. Skip the inconvenience of driving and enjoy the views during a private day tour along the Wild Atlantic Way to the Cliffs of Moher. You are free to change the route, stops and sights at any point.
Duration Cliffs of Moher private tour from Galway approx. 8 hours from start time, or longer on request.
Your private-hire vehicle and knowledgeable chauffeur will pick you up from your accommodation in Galway City.
Your first stop will be at Kilmacduagh Abbey (Monastery) founded by Saint Colman, son of Duagh in the 7th century. The round tower in Kilmacduagh is the tallest ancient tower and rises up 113 feet (34.5 metres) above the ground. Photo stop 15-20 minutes.
Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle
Your next stop will be at Dunguaire Castle, one of the most photographed castles at the shores of Galway Bay, near Kinvara in County Galway, The small picturesque village of Kinvara, famed as an ancient fishing village and for traditional boats called “Galway Hookers”.
Then we will drive through the Burren – The “Burren” word comes from the Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place because it is dominated by glaciated karst landscape. The Burren is approximately 1500 hectares in size and is one of the most famous landscapes of Ireland The Burren- home to 75% of Ireland’s native flora and a remarkable group of Mediterranean plants and Arctic-Alpine plants, both rare to Ireland, co-exist in this exceptional botanical environment.
The Burren it is location of numerous ancient monuments many of which we visit including the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, the 5,800-year-old Poulnabrone Dolmen.
A short distance from Kinvara we will stop to see Corcomroe Abbey founded for Cistercian monks around 1195. It was once known as “St. Mary of the Fertile Rock”, a reference to the Burren’s fertile soil. The Corcomroe Abbey also appears in W.B. Yeats’ play The Dreaming of Bones. Beautifully situated on the edge of the rocky hills of the Burren is known for its distinguished carvings and rich ornamentation.
Our next highlight is Leamaneh Castle, the magnificent ruins of the great O’Brien stronghold, consisting of a simple five storey tower house which was built around in the XV century by Turlogh O’Brien, King of Thomond. Castle is a 5-storey tower built about 1480 and a four-storey mansion added to the west of the tower in the 1640s, The name of the castle ‘Leamaneh’ is said to derive from the Irish ‘Leim an eich’ or in English, ‘The horse’s leap’.
We will also stop at Kilfenora, City of the Seven Crosses’ a picturesque Burren village to see the famous Celtic Crosses (Irish High Crosses)
Cliffs of Moher
After lunch, your tour will take you towards the highlight of the day – the Cliffs of Moher! The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural tourist attractions. Nearly two million tourists visit the cliffs every year. Cliffs are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the west coast of county Clare’s The Cliffs of Moher are an area of outstanding natural beauty stretching for 5 miles (ca. 8 kilometres) and rising 702 feet (ca. 214 m) above the Atlantic Ocean. Featured in the classic film The Princess Bride, in the Harry Potter’s Half-Blood Prince, Ryan’s Daughter, Leap and in Father Ted – popular Irish comedy series. The Cliffs of Moher take their name from a ruined promontory fort “Mothar”, which was demolished to make room for a signal tower during the Napoleonic wars. When, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher for a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean you will get approximately 2 hours to explore independently.
Back in your chauffeur-driven vehicle you’ll continue onto the charming coastal village of Doolin – the home of Irish traditional music and for world-class surfers a popular location. With fantastic eateries serving the finest of Irish food – Doolin stop for lunch is a must.
Doonagore Castle built in the 16th-century, is a round tower house with a small walled enclosure, located near the coastal village of Doolin in County Clare.
Wild Atlantic Way
We return via the Coast Road, this dramatic road ensures we see amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean., Galway Bay, the Aran Islands in the distance and to the north the Twelve Pins mountain range. This drive is part of the “Wild Atlantic Way” which is a driving route that follows the entire West Coast of Ireland.
Return to Galway
With unforgettable memories of the day, you’ll enjoy a comfortable drive back to your preferred drop-off point in Galway.
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