Cliffs of Moher

In the months leading up to my trip to Europe, I really looked forward to taking a day-trip to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Ireland is a stunning country and the Cliffs of Moher are a testament to the beauty. I booked the trip through Viator and it was an amazing experience. The tour costs only $54 USD and it includes, air-conditioned coach, entry to the cliffs, a brief stop in the town of Doolin, and a stop at Burren National Park.  The tour departs at the crack of dawn from Dublin, so make sure you set an alarm.

We arrived at the cliffs around 10 am, and the wind and rain where in full swing. I zipped up my jacket and pulled out my umbrella, which got blown away by the wind immediately. Even though I was hoping for sun and a clear view, I didn’t let it stopped me. I bought a plastic poncho, and I began the hike.

Our amazing tour guide suggested we begin the hike to the right. And about 10 min into the hike, the rain stopped and the clouds began to vanish.

Once the sun came out, the view looked like this…

Still a bit cloudy and windy in this photo.

After spending about two hours at the Cliffs of Moher, the next stop on the tour was lunch. We made a stop in the town of Doolin for a local pub experience. The food was so fresh and delicious, the locals are vivacious, and did I mention Guinness?

At our next stop, I felt like I reached the edge of the earth walking through the moonlike limestone surface at Burren National Park. I sat and enjoyed the stunning views, did a little hiking and discovered some hidden fossil formations.

The tour continued as the coach made its way through County Clare. We enjoyed the road-side sights, cows, the greenest grass, and seaside views.

Our tour guide made a few more stops on the way back to Dublin, an old Celtic Church and Cemetery with a very interesting story, and a quiet town where we got to relax and get some coffee before snoozing on the way back to Dublin.

Check out Viator.com for more tour options and day-trips you can take while in Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher were an unforgettable and enjoyable experience. The tour guides really go the extra mile, singing Irish folk songs, telling stories about the region, and sharing fun facts.

-Mayra

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