Tour Code: 7572P3
Duration: 14 hours
Admire the natural wonders and historic landmarks of Ireland's West Coast on this full-day tour from Dublin. Marvel at the otherworldly landscapes of The Burren; visit Galway, Dunguaire Castle, and Corcomroe Abbey; walk along the mighty Cliffs of Moher; and drive along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people and includes all entrance fees and round-trip transport from Dublin by air-conditioned coach.
Make your own way to Parnell Square at 7am to meet your guide and small group of no more than 12 people. Set out on the around 2.5-hour journey to Ireland's West Coast, and relax aboard an air-conditioned coach. The first stop is Galway, where you'll have around an hour of free time to admire the city sights, stretch your legs, or grab some breakfast (own expense) at one of the many cafes or restaurants.
Continue south along the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive, passing historic landmarks such as Dunguaire Castle and the 2000-year-old Fort of Bally Alban, and driving through villages like Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, and Kilfenora. Jump out to explore the 13th-century ruins of Corcomroe Abbey, then enjoy around 30 minutes to stroll around the unique landscape of The Burren. Be sure to bring your camera, as the unusual karst rocks make for some dramatic photo opportunities, and views stretch out towards the Aran Islands and the Twelve Bens mountain range.
Finally arrive at the day's star-attraction - the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. With around 2 hours to explore, you'll have ample time to walk along the 702 foot (214 meters) high cliffs, learn more about the natural wonder in the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Canter, and take plenty of photos.
After taking in the highlights of the west coast, follow the Wild Atlantic Way to Ennis, before looping back to Dublin. Along the way, stop at Moneygal, the village where Barack Obama's Irish ancestors come from, to visit the Barack Obama Plaza and enjoy dinner (own expense) at a local restaurant. Your tour ends back in central Dublin around 9pm.