Private Day Tours

Option 1: Cliffs of Moher Tour

Start and finish any of these private day tours from Cork, Kerry or Limerick in southern Ireland, contact us today and let your Irish tour of discovery begin.

 

Tour Highlights

Limerick, Ireland’s 3rd-biggest city and home to a rich Viking heritage.

King John’s Castle, commissioned by King John of England in the 13th century in the heart of old Limerick city.

The Burren, a striking lunar landscape of limestone pavement in Co. Clare that is home to many unusual plants.

The “Mini Cliffs” that skirt the Burren in Co. Clare are a warm-up for the main event and remnants of an ancient coral reef.

Doolin is a popular coastal village famous for its traditional music.

From Doolin, you can take a spectacular boat trip to the base of the Cliffs of Moher and view their majestic heights from the sea.

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited attraction, a rugged testimony to the power of nature rising 700 feet above the Atlantic.

Bunratty Castle is a fine 15th-century tower house situated in a folk park where the lifestyles of traditional rural Irish families are recreated.

Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours

You can linger longer in places that appeal to you and skip through anywhere that doesn’t.

Option 2: Ring of Kerry Tour

Tour Highlights

Home to 10,000 acres of pristine national parkland and surrounded by more stunning lakes, rivers, woods and mountains than seems fair, Killarney is Ireland’s premier tourist town and the start of your tour of the Iveragh peninsula, otherwise known as the Ring of Kerry.

The next town on the 180km loop is Killorglin, home to the Ireland’s oldest festival, Puck Fair, when a goat is crowned king for three days in August.

The tour skirts the Atlantic Ocean, stopping for pictures by the River Caragh, with views across the sea to Dingle Bay.

Nestled at the foot of Benetee Mountain overlooking Valentia harbour, Cahersiveen is the birthplace of Irish historical giant, Daniel “The Liberator” O’Connell. (So great was his reputation that the O’Connell Memorial Church is the only church in Ireland not named after a saint or a deity).

The seaside town of Waterville was so beloved by Charlie Chaplin that an annual festival is held in his honour. Beyond Waterville, you will enjoy stunning views across the Beara Peninsula from the towering Coomakista pass.

Picturesque Sneem is known as the “knot in the Ring of Kerry.” From here, it’s on to the spectacular expanse of Killarney National Park, best viewed from Molls Gap and Ladies View (so called because Queen Victoria stopped here with her ladies in waiting in 1861).

The tour approaches its end as we pass the thundering cascade of Torc Waterfall and the manicured lawns of Muckross House & Gardens before returning to Killarney.

Tour Duration: 8- 9 hours

You can decide which places deserve more time than others.

Option 3: Dingle and Slea Head Drive Tour

Tour Highlights

Inch Beach is a vast expanse of white sand framing the edge of the peninsula and forming a gateway to the Gaeltacht area, where Irish is spoken. The Gaeltacht covers the entire peninsula, including Slea Head, the most westerly point in Europe and an area of breathtaking sea views.

The peninsula is rich in history and dotted with archaeological treasures, including the monastic Beehive Huts and the ancient Fertility Stone.

The views en route are spectacular: Keep an eye out for the distinctive pyramid shape of Skellig Michael, a monastic outpost and location in the Star Wars movie franchise.

From Dun Chaoin, you will see the Blasket Islands, celebrated in Irish literature and home to a unique community of islanders who ultimately had to leave in the 1950s.

The Slea Head drive ends back in the traditional fishing town of Dingle, where the sea air is bound to fire up an appetite for the excellent local food and drink.

Tour Duration: 8- 9 hours

The time varies to suit you.

Option 4: Beara Peninsula & Mizen Head

Tour Highlights

Not far from the town of Macroom in north Cork, we plunge right into the heart of the Lee Valley and the hidden delights of Gougane Barra national park. Opened as Ireland’s first national park, in 1966, Gougane Barra is a 1,000-acre treasure of scenic forests and a serene lake island where St. Finbarr build an exquisite little church.

Glengarriff has been a popular retreat since the 1700s, particularly in Victorian times, when it was an important stop on the Prince of Wales route. Its unique tropical microclimate and the lush vegetation it attracts makes this scenic seaside location a wonderful place to relax.

Bantry is a fishing village that also enjoys a mild climate that makes it stand out among its rugged surroundings.

Mizen Head is the most southerly point in Ireland. We stop at the visitor centre nestled high among the cliffs, where the scenery is stunning and the atmosphere is poignant: This is the home of Teardrop Point, the last sight of home Irish emigrants would have had before sailing to America.

Clonakilty is a gorgeous village, full of colour and music and birthplace of the Irish patriot Michael Collins.

Tour Duration: 8 – 9 hours

You can choose where to linger.

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