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  • Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    1. Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Dublin

    Discover the number 1 visitor attraction in Ireland on a full-day sightseeing tour to the Cliffs of Moher. You will depart Dublin in the morning by luxury bus, and drive across Ireland to the Atlantic coast, arriving at the masterpiece of nature in the early afternoon. Proudly patriotic and 100% Irish guides provide a fun commentary that helped them to be named the most fun tour in the world by more than 900,000 voters at Hostelworld.com. Stop en route at Doolin to experience Ireland's traditional music capital. Pull over for a hearty Irish lunch and pint of Guinness on the lovely western shore. Drive along the dramatic limestone coast and lunar landscape of the Burren to see the only place on earth where Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean flora grow together. Look out for 28 different types of orchid in season. Then, arrive at the cliffs to enjoy a short hike among the staggering rock ...

    Lovely day out with great stops. Our tourguide Gary was lovely and we had such a nice day. We stopped at the baby cliffs as well and in a lovely village. Would recommend this tour to everybody.

  • Cliffs of Moher and More: Full-Day Tour from Cork

    2. Cliffs of Moher and More: Full-Day Tour from Cork

    Your full-day tour on Ireland’s west coast begins at 07:45 with a check-in at the Bridge Street tourist office in Cork city. You’ll head off on a drive to Limerick, the capital of the mid-western region, with a stop on the banks of the River Shannon. Shortly you’ll continue on the way to the Cliffs of Moher, where you’ll have a 90-minute stop to explore this site of incredible natural beauty. You’ll receive a complimentary ticket to see the award-winning Atlantic Edge exhibit, which examines the mighty Cliffs of Moher from a variety of perspectives. Next, your drive will take you along the Atlantic coast, as you enjoy stunning views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Travel through the Burren region, and take in the unusual sight of its unique rocky landscape. Then you’ll make a short stop at Bunratty Castle before the pleasant return drive to Cork city, passing through the rolling h...

    Very nice trip! Not too long and not too short. Some extra little photo stops that were really nice. Go and do it! The cliffs of moher are amazing to see!

  • Rail Tour: The Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Tour

    3. Rail Tour: The Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Tour

    Check in with us at Dublin Heuston Station at 06:40 to take the InterCity train service to Limerick. Upon arrival, we will join our coach bus and have a short tour of the treaty city, the setting for "Angela's Ashes". From there, we will head north to Bunratty Castle and Folk Village (admission included), then to a Doolin Pub for our traditional Irish lunch stop. Then, it's on to the majestic Cliffs of Moher on the country's wild Atlantic coast, one of Ireland's most famous and beautiful attractions. After that, we'll enter the unique lunar landscape of the Burren, rounding Black Head before heading along the shores of Galway Bay to reach Galway, the city of the tribes. After taking some time to take in this beautiful city, we will board our Dublin-bound train, arriving at Heuston Station at 21:00.

    Our experience was amazing! We loved, Bob, our guide. His narrative was the perfect mix of history and personality. The group we were with was small and friendly, so interaction with them made it even more fun. It's a lot for one day, but what a wonderful way to see the Atlantic coast of Ireland.

  • Dublin: Full-Day Tour to Cork, Cobh and Blarney Castle

    4. Dublin: Full-Day Tour to Cork, Cobh and Blarney Castle

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day tour south, departing by train from Heuston Station at 06:40 for the InterCity service to Cork City. Upon arrival, head to Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the famous Blarney Stone and acquire the gift of eternal eloquence! Then, relax with some free time to shop and enjoy lunch in Blarney village. Next, return to Cork for a short city tour of Ireland’s southern capital, famous for its arts, music and literature scenes. Built on the site of a 6th-century monastic settlement, the city center is full of Georgian buildings, 17th-century alleys, and dynamic new architecture. Continue your journey along Cork Harbour to Cobh, location of the Queenstown Story Heritage Center. Set in a beautifully restored railway station of the Victorian age, it was also the transatlantic terminal that served as the point of departure to the New World fo...

    Bob and John had been with us through out the tour in Cork. They were very helpful and we enjoyed the trip

  • Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    5. Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). We join our coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park(admission included). On to the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next we visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay overnighting in the heart of Galway City(3 star hotel accommodation - bed and full Irish breakfast) Day 2 At 10:00h we head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbour or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. See lots of breathtaking wild Atlantic coastline. We return to Galway for our return InterCity train to Dublin Heuston a...

  • Best of Ireland 3-Day Tour: Kilkenny, Kinsale and Cork

    6. Best of Ireland 3-Day Tour: Kilkenny, Kinsale and Cork

    Discover the scenic splendor of southeast Ireland on a 3-day tour of the lush farmlands of Kildare, the stunning Wicklow Mountains, and the fabled Copper Coast road to Waterford. Stop at historic monasteries and castles, learn about the fateful voyage of the Titanic from Cobh, and go to the famous Waterford Crystal Factory.  Enjoy a more personal experience in this small group tour with maximum of 16 passengers on a top of the range Mercedes luxury mini-coach, while a quaint bed and breakfast accommodation for 2 nights provides a more intimate experience. Day 1: Depart Dublin for Cork, driving through the lush farm counties of Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Make a short stop in the heritage town of Cahir to see the ruined abbey and impressive castle on an island in the River Suir. Continue to Blarney on the outskirts of Cork. Visit the castle and take one of the woodlan...

    Marcus was a phenomenal tour guide. He went above and beyond for us! Hope to come back and take another tour with him. It was a wonderful experience and best way to see Ireland!!

  • Cliffs of Moher and Blarney 2-Day Tour from Dublin

    7. Cliffs of Moher and Blarney 2-Day Tour from Dublin

    Experience the dramatic landscapes of the southwest of Ireland on a 2-day budget tour to the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and more. Kiss the famous Blarney Stone, enjoy panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean, and stay in the historic city of Cork to enjoy the local life up-close. Day 1: Dublin - Rock of Cashel - Blarney - Cork Depart Dublin at 08:00 for a relaxing drive through scenic County Cork. The first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers and feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. The site is one of the best examples of medieval architecture in Europe. The next s...

    I solo tripped to Ireland this past weekend and did the 2 day trip through Paddywagon Tours. My bus drivers were fantastic, very outgoing and incredibly helpful and informative! I would recommend this trip to anyone of any age! The hostel I stayed in cork was fantastic as well!

  • Cork: Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour (Cork Hopper)

    8. Cork: Hop-on-Hop-off Sightseeing Tour (Cork Hopper)

    Climb aboard the Cork Hopper bus and begin your exploration of the best attractions in the county. Make a first stop at Blarney Castle, and take the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the "gift of the gab" for 7 years. Visit the witches caves in the castle grounds or indulge in the tax-free shopping haven of the Blarney Wollen Mills, Ireland's biggest craft shop. Next, stop in the historic city of Cobh situated on the Cork Harbour. Hear stories of the millions of Irish people that emigrated from Cobh between 1840 and 1950 and see the place where the Titanic set sail in 1912. See the Titanic monument in the town center and visit the impressive St Coleman's cathedral.  Climb back aboard the bus and consider jumping off at one of Ireland's most famous attractions, Fota Wildlife Park. Situated in Carrigtwohill, County Cork this 70-acre wildlife park is home to 50 bird species and...

    I booked this trip my arrival date and had a time to check in where I was going to stay. Coach from the airport departed 15 min late so I was at the meeting point about 11:15 am and The sight seeing bust departing at 11:30 am. I was told by booking officer that bus left already as she said should be there 30 min early . How ever I received a voucher for other trip was for Blarney , Cobh etc. Tour guide was excellent he even managed well with timing and dropped nearest to bus station to go Cork airport as I was leaving same day. I absolutely enjoy his very enjoyable knowledge and sense of humour about what he covered for trip. I also very much appreciated with tour officer as she was very kind and gave me complementary ticket.

  • From Dublin: 3-Day Cork, Ring of Kerry & the Cliffs of Moher

    9. From Dublin: 3-Day Cork, Ring of Kerry & the Cliffs of Moher

    Day 1

    Check in Dublin Heuston (Customer Service Desk) for 07:00 departure of InterCity train (breakfast available) to Cork. Transfer by road to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone. After time for lunch and shopping and a flavor of Cork City, visit Cobh Heritage Centre, home of the "Queenstown Story," where the Titanic made its last port of call, and from where 3 million Irish people emigrated. Depart Cobh by train to Killarney, where you will be taken to your bed & breakfast accommodation, with en-suite facilities. There are numerous restaurants in Killarney, as well as traditional pubs-many with live traditional Irish music.

    Day 2

    Embark on the famous Ring of Kerry tour, which is a largely coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, with lots of stunning mountain and coastal scenery, including the famous Lakes of Killarney...

    The tour was very well organised, the train and coach trips very comfortable and the Drymond B&B, which was cosy and very clean, gave us a wonderful taste of Irish hospitality. We had great views of the stunning scenery and landscape of the South-west of Ireland and all admissions to points of interest such as Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, etc were efficiently taken care of with adequate provisions for rest within the scheduled times. The piece de resistance of the whole tour was our guide, Jonathan Beaumont. He gave us the best possible insight of Irish hospitality and welcome, he was professional and attentive to everyone, and imparted such in-depth and accurate historical facts of Ireland especially about the Great Famine. He also gave us interesting insights into the folklore and superstitions of Ireland such as the Fairy Tree :) . Our enjoyment of the whole tour was enhanced by this very special tour guide - thank you Jonathan! Doreen and Paule from Seychelles.

  • 4-Day Grand Atlantic Rail Tour from Dublin

    10. 4-Day Grand Atlantic Rail Tour from Dublin

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00am departure of InterCity train (breakfast available) to Cork. We transfer to Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. After time for lunch and shopping we have a short city tour of Cork and then visit Cobh Heritage Centre home of the "Queenstown Story". We travel back to Cork station for train to Killarney where we are transferred to our comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation (with en-suite facilities). Evening free. Day 2 10:00 we embark on the famous Ring of Kerry tour which is a largely coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula - lots of stunning mountain and coastal scenery, including the famous Lakes of Killarney. Day 3 07.30 transfer from Killarney to Limerick, to join the Cliffs of Moher tour visit Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, O'Connors Pub at Doolin, Galway Bay, overnight Galway City in 3 star Hotel....

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The landscape of the Cliffs of Moher is spectacular and the entire journey from Dublin to the destination is enjoyable. The driver guided the tour with historical stories and stopped by several venues for photographing. Last but not the least, the restaurant for lunch(out of the ticket coverage) is also tasty with fare price. This is something out of my expectations !

Lovely day out with great stops. Our tourguide Gary was lovely and we had such a nice day. We stopped at the baby cliffs as well and in a lovely village. Would recommend this tour to everybody.

Marcus was a phenomenal tour guide. He went above and beyond for us! Hope to come back and take another tour with him. It was a wonderful experience and best way to see Ireland!!

Frank was an excellent tour guide and the Paddywagon is highly recommended.

It was great! Really like my tour, very enjoyable! Thanks.