Set off on a journey along the Wild Atlantic Way to the iconic Cliffs ofMoher. Discover the wonders of Irelands Cliff Coast as yourguide shares his expertise and points out the fascinating unfolding sights. At the Cliffs ofMoher, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore one of the most spectacular sights in Ireland.
After being picked up in Galway, head to the rugged western coastline and travel the Emerald Isles famous 1,500-mile touring route-the Wild Atlantic Way. During your trip, pass by harbours and farms, see medieval ruins,16th-century tower houses, crumbling stone churches, and ancient graveyards.
Your first stop is atDunguaireCastle on the outskirts ofKinvara. This is one of the most photographed castles in the whole of Ireland. Then its on through theglacio-karstlandscape of theBurrenand pastCorcomroeAbbey. This fascinating12thcentury Cistercian Abbey is noted for its distinguished carvings and rich ornamentation.
We follow the Wild Atlantic way enjoying views ofFanores golden beach and the small, but stout, Black Head lighthouse that sits alone on a bed of limestone in theBurrenregion. The lunar-likeBurrenlandscape in Ireland is considered one of the best examples of glaciation in the world.
From here you can also see the threeAranIslands,Inishmore,InishmannandInisheer, locking in Galway Bay and in the distance the mountains of Connemara.
A photo stop atDoolinpier 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 ofMoher. (cruisenot included).After youve worked up an appetite on the beach its ontoDoolinHotel for lunch.(Lunch not included). Try any of the local sea food dishes, which are delicious!
Arrive at the Cliffs ofMoherfor a 2 hour stop. The Cliffs ofMoherrise 214 meters out the Atlantic ocean, a majestic and iconicsight. Wander the pathways along the cliff at your own pace or just rest on one of the viewing platforms and soak in the invigorating salty, sea air.Head to the visitor center to check out interactive exhibits and displays.
After a day on the edge, return to Galway via thecolourfultown ofLisdoonvarna, famous for its annual match making festival.The tour returns to Galway city between17h00and17h30.