COVID 19       During this difficult time for us all, we have decided to continue providing Tour Services.    Our vehicles are always regularly serviced and cleaned but we are taking extra precautions during The Corona Virus outbreak.  All the vehicle door handles, seat belts, and other points of contact are being sanitized before, during, and after each tour.  Sanitized wipes will be provided for you in our vehicles.    We understand, and appreciate, that many people will have justifiable reservations about booking a tour and yet want to be able to tour with us on arrival in Ireland so we are making temporary changes to our booking arrangements.  We are only taking a deposit of €75 regardless of the size of the vehicle or the duration of the tour. For bookings made now that subsequently need to cancel because of Corona Virus, we will refund 95% of the deposit provided we receive a minimum of 72 hours notice of cancellation. We will make the refund of 95% to you, or at your discretion hold the full deposit against a future booking.

Ireland West Tours has been bringing visitors on guided tours to this “Hidden Gem” for many years. It was known outside mainly by the word of mouth of visitors and its own island diaspora. Things change though, so when the Google mapping van arrived and recorded Valentia’s byways and stunning vistas our little secret was out. 

The Island can be reached by bridge or by ferry. There are many great views on The Ring of Kerry but so many people miss out on not going on a guided tour to nearby Valentia.

With vantage points over some of the most exceptional sights along the Wild Atlantic Way, nestled in the Southern Peninsulas a trip to Valentia Island and its Lighthouse is a must. Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point is also one of The Twelve Great Lighthouses of Ireland. On a guided tour of the lighthouse, you will discover more information about Irish Lights and their international humanitarian obligations under SOLAS.  On the guided tour you will reach the Lighthouse tower and balcony where you can enjoy the astonishing panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and the remote wave-thrashed Blasket Islands and Begnish Island which local folklore claims were a  former home of The Vikings.

Valentia has the 300-million-year-old footprints of a Tetrapod, the first dinosaur to step from water onto land.

From the very old to the not so old, it was from Valentia Harbour that the world’s first transatlantic cable was laid, stretching an incredible 1,686 nautical miles to Newfoundland in 1866.

YouTube Video          By  Discover The World          Duration  2:33

"Jim was punctual, kind, knowledgeable, and very perceptive in his ability to know just what would appeal to us as a group. While Jim did the driving, we were able to see fantastic scenery. We went places we never would have found, heard unique stories and had a fabulous day!"

Liz D., New Jersey, USA

 

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Satisfying the customer 

Over the years we have had several compliments on our drivers from many of our satisfied customers. Click on the link to "Tripadvisor" below to read, in full, the reviews of some of our many happy customers.

"We got recommended to contact Jim to take us to all the beautiful places this region has to offer. Well, that was the best piece of advice we could have gotten. He not only will drive you around, but also will teach, explain, comment and inform you about many, many different issues."

Alfrdo G., The Hague, Netherlands

 

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