Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

The Cliffs of Moher narrowly missed out on a place in the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2011, and once you’ve seen the cliffs, you’ll begin to doubt the final selection. Hand in Hand Tours will show you the cliffs in all their magnificence, all in a one-day tour from Killarney. Perched at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher rise to 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head and soar up to 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, eight kilometres to the north.

Travel to County Clare

Hand in Hand Tours will take you on a private tour from Killarney to these natural wonders of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We wind our way through northern Kerry to Tarbert, where we take the ferry across the River Shannon estuary to Killimer in County Clare. From there, we pass through the traditional villages of Kilrush, Quilty and Milltown Malbay, before stopping in the surfer’s paradise of Lahinch. Within an hour, you will be presented with the jaw-dropping sight of the Cliffs of Moher, which draw more than one million visitors every year.

From the Cliffs of Moher to the Burren

Either from the cliffs themselves or from the 19th-round stone tower halfway along their length, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north of Galway, and Loop Head to the south.


After you’ve experienced the cliffs to the full, we can stop for lunch in Doolin Village, celebrated across the world for the quality of its traditional Irish music.

After lunch, we explore the lunar wonders of the Burren’s karst limestone landscape, winding our way along the Wild Atlantic Way to Ballyvaughan via the Poulnabrone portal tomb, which is a perfect example of the structure known as the dolmen, with its twin standing stone and crowning capstone. We may also visit the 13th-century Cistercian Abbey at Corcomroe, the natural scents of the Burren Perfumery, and the beautiful Celtic Crosses at Kilfenora.

Tour Highlights

  • Take the scenic coastal trip to County Clare, including the Tarbert-Killimer ferry across the Shannon Estuary
  • Visit Ireland’s most famous landmark, the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy the views of The Aran Islands and the mountains of Connemara
  • Experience the incredible limestone landscape of the Burren
  • Go back in time and visit the the oldest dated megalithic monument in Ireland, the Poulnabrone dolmen
  • Enjoy delicious local food in Doolin village

Tour Highlights

  • Take the scenic coastal trip to County Clare, including the Tarbert-Killimer ferry across the Shannon Estuary
  • Visit Ireland’s most famous landmark, the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy the views of The Aran Islands and the mountains of Connemara
  • Experience the incredible limestone landscape of the Burren
  • Go back in time and visit the the oldest dated megalithic monument in Ireland, the Poulnabrone dolmen
  • Enjoy delicious local food in Doolin village

Remember!
This is just a sample of the delights that await you in the area around the Cliffs of Moher. The final tour can be tailored to your specific requirements. Contact us to discuss your specific needs.