Tour Code: 8623P2
Duration: 8 hours
Traveling south along the Wild Atlantic Way, destination: The Cliffs of Moher via Dunguaire Castle, The Burren, Corcomroe Abbey, Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna and Doolin. After the Cliffs of Moher we return to Galway again along the Coast of County Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Your tour departs Merchants Road, Galway outside the Kinlay Hostel at 9:30am.
Traveling south along the Wild Atlantic Way, your first stop is at Dunguaire Castle on the outskirts of Kinvara.
A photo stop here at one of the most photographed castles in the whole of Ireland and then it's on through the glacio-karst landscape of the Burren and past Corcomroe Abbey. This fascinating Cistercian Abbey is noted for its distinguished carvings and rich ornamentation.
You then travel through Ballyvaughan and on to the Burren Birds of Prey Centre (entry not included). The Birds of Prey Centre has been educating and entertaining visitors with dynamic displays set against the dramatic Burren landscape since 2008. The mission of the centre is to aid in the conservation of Birds of Prey through visitor awareness and education, whilst actively fund raising for Raptor Conservation monitoring efforts within Ireland.
Departing the Birds of Prey Centre, you'll follow the Wild Atlantic Way along the coast of County Clare, passing Black Head, Wild Atlantic Way - 'Discovery Point' and Fanore Strand, Wild Atlantic Way - 'Discovery Point,' from here you can see the Aran Islands, locking in Galway Bay and in the distance the mountains of Connemara.
Next it's on to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, for a 2-hour stop, Wild Atlantic Way - 'Signature Point' (entry fee included). The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most spectacular sights and one of the 'Signature Points' on the Wild Atlantic Way. Rising 214 meters (702 feet) out of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher offer one of the most amazing views in Ireland.
Departing the Cliffs of Moher we return to Galway via Lisdoonvarna, famous for its annual match making festival and stopping en route through the Burren for some amazing photo opportunities.