Tour Code: 8623P2
Duration: 8 hours
Traveling south along the Coast of County Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way, destination: The Cliffs of Moher via Dunguaire Castle, The Burren, Corcomroe Abbey, Ballyvaughan. After the Cliffs of Moher we return to Galway via Lisdoonvarna and the heart of The Burren.
Departing from Merchants Road, Gawlay, outside the Kinlay Hostel at 09:30 daily and travelling south along the Wild Atlantic Way, your fully trained, local driver / guide will take you on a journey through the history and landscapes of Ireland.
Your first stop is at Dunguaire Castle on the outskirts of Kinvara. This is one of the most photographed castles in the whole of Ireland.
Then it’s on through the glacio-karst landscape of the Burren and past Corcomroe Abbey. This fascinating 12th century Cistercian Abbey is noted for its distinguished carvings and rich ornamentation.
We 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 three Aran Islands, Inishmore (Inis Mor), Inishmann (Inis Meain) and Inisheer (Inis Oirr), locking in Galway Bay and in the distance the mountains of Connemara.
A photo stop at Doolin pier gives you a chance to feel the Atlantic wind in your face and to see the power of the sea as it crashes in on the shore. During the summer months, there is an opportunity to join a cruise to the base of the Cliffs of Moher. (cruise not included).
After you’ve worked up an appetite on the beach it’s onto Doolin Hotel for lunch. (Lunch not included). Try any of the local sea food dishes, you won’t be disappointed.
Next up is our main stop of the day, the Cliffs of Moher for a 2 hour stop. Wild Atlantic Way - Signature Point.
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Irelands most spectacular sights and one of the 'Signature Points' on the Wild Atlantic Way. Rising 214 meters out of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher offer one of the most amazing views in Ireland. (entry fee included).
After the Cliffs of Moher, you'll return to Galway via Lisdoonvarna, famous for it's annual match making festival.
Tour returns to Galway City between 17:00 and 17:30.