This tour is one of JBM Transport most popular day trips.

 

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour Itinerary

Begin the day with pickup from most accommodations in Adare, Limerick, Shannon and Ennis. Make your first stop of the day at Leamanagh Castle, which is a ruined castle rumoured to be haunted by “Red Mary”.

Afterwards we will take a morning refreshment at Caherconnell Fort. Situated 1km south of the world famous Poulnabrone Dolmen, this unique Irish ring fort offers you the opportunity to visit an exceptionally well preserved example of an ancient Irish stone fort with a modern twist.

Then stop at Poulnabrone Dolmen, an ancient burial site thought to date back to 3800BC. From here, head across the famous Burren region, a unique Limestone landscape that is often compared to a lunar landscape; see breath-taking views across Galway Bay (weather permitting).

Make a stop in Ballyvaughan for lunch, situated between the hills of the Burren and the southern coast of Galway Bay. On a fine day you may view across the bay to Galway city.  After lunch, drive with your guide along the Wild Atlantic Way, which will take you across the Blackhead Drive, with its stunning views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. There will be time to stop for a few moments to reflect on this ancient region and admire the flora and scenery.

Next is the highlight of the day tour. The majestic Cliffs of Moher along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. Here, take in awesome views from the cliffs, which rise 702 feet from the ocean. There will be ample time for photos. On a fine day you will be able to view the Aran islands and Galway bay from the cliffs.

Here you can take an optional Atlantic Edge Tour (included in price) or simply enjoy a coffee.

On leaving the cliffs, drive by the villages of Liscannor and Lahinch on the return journey to your accommodation in Ennis and Limerick.

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour - Cliffs of Moher on Clare Altantic Coast
Cliffs of Moher and Burren day tour - Dolmen - with JBM Transport

Cliffs of Moher

See what 1.5 million visitors a year are talking about! Looming large over the Atlantic Ocean on the edge of Western Europe stand the magnificent natural wonder of the Cliffs of Moher. Bruised and battered into incredible furrowed forms by the incessant pounding of the waves, they soar to a height of over 214 metres (over 700 feet) and stretch for a distance of 8km (5 miles).

The Cliffs of Moher were voted Irelands top tourist attraction in both 2019 and 2020 and are located on the Wild Atlantic Way on Irelands West Atlantic Coast close to Liscannor village.

Midway along the cliffs you’ll find the environmentally friendly visitor centre set into the hillside. Here, you can also discover O’Brien’s Tower, a 19th-century viewing tower, and access 800m of protected cliff-side pathways with viewing areas.

There are many vantage points from which to admire the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. From the main platform, you can see the south cliffs toward Hag’s Head, a natural rocky promontory that resembles a seated woman. From the North Platform, you can spot An Branán Mór sea stack, home of guillemots and razorbills, as well as the Aran Islands

The Burren

The Burren takes its name from the Irish word ‘bhoireann’ meaning, ‘a stony place’ or ‘a rocky place’, which is a good description for this 350 sq kilometres limestone “fields” in North Clare. The rough, intriguing and attractive landscape was formed 320 million years ago under a tropical sea. Later it was shaped by ice, hard weather and, of course, man and his beasts.

The many wedge tombs and megalithic tombs prove that people have been living in the Burren for more than 5000 years. One of the more famous megalithic tombs, the portal dolmen at Poulnabrone, dates back to around 2,500 BC. ‘Dolmen’ is Breton for ‘table’, which is what a dolmen looks like – a large capstone on two or three standing stones.

One of Cromwell’s generals, Ludlow, put in words what they thought of the Burren area: ‘it is a country where there is not water enough to drown a man, wood enough to hang one, or earth enough to bury him’.

Here, especially in early spring, you will find a unique mixture of alpine, arctic and Mediterranean plants, growing side by side.

Why Choose this Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour?

  • Travel through the Burren and along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • See the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s most visited natural attraction
  • Visit the picturesque village of Doolin, the home of traditional Irish music
  • Optional cruise circling the base of the Cliffs of Moher – needs to be decided at time of booking
  • Travel in comfort in our luxury vehicle with free WIFI
  • Private tour guide available in one of our chauffeur driven luxury fleet
  • Air Conditioned Vehicles
  • NB: Our Cliffs of Moher tours is a bestseller and likely to sell out. We recommend you book early to get your preferred tour date.
  • This tour operates all year round unless the Cliffs of Moher are closed to visitors due to storms.

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