Ireland is renowned for its green hills, rugged coastline, and historic castles. And while there’s no shortage of things to see and do within the country, there are also a number of interesting places to visit just a short distance from its shores. If you want to spend your mornings taking a trip to these places, you can book day tours for you and your family through Collins Day Tours. Here are some of the best day tours from Ireland that you can check out:
1. Wicklow and Glendalough Tour
A day tour through Wicklow and Glendalough from Dublin is a must for anyone looking to experience the best of what Ireland has to offer. The route takes you through some of the most picturesque countrysides, with rolling green hills and fields of brightly-colored wildflowers. You’ll also get to visit a working farm and meet the friendly animals that call it home. After the working sheep farm, you will visit “the original Hollywood.” It’s a small village and the guide will take you for a short hike through the valley. Later, you will also visit the Laragh Village and Glendalough in Wicklow and reach Dublin before sunset. It’s an unforgettable way to spend a day and learn more about the rich history and culture of Ireland. Best of all, your expert guide will be on hand to answer any questions you have and ensure you have the best possible experience.
2. Cliffs Of Moher Tour
Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic sceneries. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the country’s premier tourist attractions, drawing visitors from all over the world. If you go for the Cliffs of Moher day tour, you will not only see this renowned place but also the Ailwee Caves. The Ailwee caves, located just a short distance from the cliffs, are another of Ireland’s must-see destinations. These caves are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including bats, cave spiders, and cave insects. The Poulnabrone Dolmen tomb is another iconic Irish site included in the day tour. This tomb, dating back to the Neolithic period, is one of the best-preserved examples of its kind in Ireland. A visit to Ireland would not be complete without exploring these amazing natural wonders.
3. Blarney Castle and Cork Tour
Located in the picturesque town of Blarney in County Cork, Blarney Castle is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. The castle has been attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries. Millions of people have made the pilgrimage to Blarney to kiss the famous Stone of Eloquence, which is said to give the gift of eloquent speech to those who kiss it. Today, the castle is home to a museum, gardens, and grounds that are open to the public year-round. The day tour usually starts from College Green. The next stop is at Rock of Cashel, followed by Kiss the Stone at Blarney Castle, and then Cahir Castle.
4. Titanic and Belfast Day Trip
If you’re looking for a day tour from Dublin that is jam-packed with history and natural beauty, then look no further than the Titanic and Belfast day trip! This city has it all, from the iconic Titanic Belfast museum to the stunningly beautiful Giant’s Causeway. Situated just a short journey away from Dublin, Belfast is the perfect place to spend a day exploring all that Northern Ireland has to offer. On this day trip, you will have the chance to see some of Belfast’s most famous sights, including the Ulster Museum and Belfast City Hall. You will also get to venture outside the city to explore the breathtaking Giant’s Causeway. There is also a political taxi tour where the guide will tell you about the history of the city and the political troubles that it had to overcome.
5. Wild Connemara Tour
Connemara is a beautiful region located in the west of Ireland. It is well-known for its wild and breathtaking scenery, with the Wild Atlantic Ocean on one side and Maumturk and the majestic mountain ranges of the Twelve Bens on the other. The Wild Connemara Day Tour touches all the best places, such as Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey, Inagh Valley, and Galway City. The tour allows you to experience all the best that Connemara has to offer in one day. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape and will surely have a day to remember.
6. Ireland’s Ancient East – Celtic Boyne Valley Tour
Looking to explore one of Ireland’s most ancient and historic regions? Join the Celtic Boyne Valley Tour and discover the incredible sites and stories of the Boyne Valley. Your expert guide will introduce you to the most significant sites in Celtic history, taking you right into the ‘Royal County’ – the heart of County Meath. From the atmospheric Hill of Tara, the traditional seat of the High King of Ireland to the imposing Trim Castle, one of the largest Norman castles in Europe, there’s so much to explore on this fascinating day tour. And, of course, no visit to the Boyne Valley would be complete without a stop at the world-famous Newgrange Stone Age passage tomb and Loughcrew Passage Tomb. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Ireland’s Ancient East at its very best!
7. Giant’s Causeway Tour
The Giants Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Nature Reserve in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. When you are on the Giant’s Causeway Tour, the guide will tell you how an ancient volcanic fissure eruption resulted in almost 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Some of the columns are so big that they start from the foot of the cliff and disappear under the sea. Moreover, you will notice that most of the columns are hexagonal, while some of them have up to eight sides. If you love admiring geological structures, this is a day tour that you shouldn’t miss.
Are you looking for a unique way to see Ireland? Do you want to explore the country beyond the typical tourist spots? If so, consider taking one of the day tours. The knowledgeable and experienced guides will take you on a journey through some of the most beautiful and interesting parts of Ireland.