Explore Ireland with Hidden Heartlands Tours

Private Tour Packages available

Specialising in luxury small group tours

See our tour packages below

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Private boat tour to Clonmacnoise

Enjoy a cruise along the River Shannon with your Bord Failte Accredited Tour guide taking in the delightful scenery & wildlife along the callows south of Athlone before arriving at the ancient monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise.

Price: €300 per group

Duration: 5 hours

Max 4 people from same group

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Evening boat trip on Lough Ree

Travel along the River Shannon in style. Come on board and cruise the lakes of Athlone, taking in the majestic islands, history & natural beauty. Your Bord Failte accredited guide will pass his vast knowledge onto you for an evening not to forget.

Price: €200 per group

Duration: 2 hours

Max 4 people from same group

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Limousine Tour of the Hidden Heartlands

Sit back and relax in the Hidden Heartlands Tours limousine. We will pick you up and take you on a journey through the beauty of the region. Your Bord Failte Tour Guide will take you on a journey which includes stops at Clonmacnoise, Birr Castle & Lough Boora Discovery Park. 

Price: €350

Duration:  5 hours

Max 3 people


Limousine Tour of the Cliffs of Moher

This one day private tour allows you to engage with a collection of the Atlantic’s wonderful sites and attractions with pick-up and drop-off to your door. From the Cliffs of Moher to Bunratty Castle, in the hands of your Bord Failte qualified Tour Guide we will offer you in depth knowledge of the history, culture and music of this famous area.

Price: €450

Duration: 8 hours

Max 3 people


Customer Reviews

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Sarah from Ohio

"Upon meeting Pearse, it was like meeting an old friend that we didn’t know we had. He was extremely knowledgeable and gracious"

A little about your guide...

Pearse Connell

I was born in Athlone beside the River Shannon & have spent all my life exploring and sharing the river- its beauty, its tranquility and its Celtic history with my family. From an early age I have explored the many islands on Lough Ree, camping, fishing and sailing.



  • Boat Skippers License 

  • Bord Failte Qualified Tour Guide specialising in Irish Landscape, History & Culture

  • Qualified Limousine Driver with over 20 years experience working in the business and tourism sectors.

  • Qualified First Responder: On land & water. This is renewed every two years.

A note from Pearse:

"I would be thrilled to welcome you on one of my tours. I am a qualified Bord Failte Ireland Tour Guide with over 35 years experience of boating and exploring  the Shannon region.  There is so much to see and do here both on water and by jumping into the rugged hinterland bay road. Let me take you on a journey link no other.

Please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you"



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