Wild Rover Tours - Cliffs of Moher and Galway Tour
Cliffs of Moher Pickups
- Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street @ 7.00am
- Ulster Bank Bus Stop, Dame Street / College Green @ 7.10am
- Returns to Dublin at 8pm with drop off at O´Connell Bridge.
Travel to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare located on Ireland’s wild rugged Atlantic coast. The cliffs are the highest cliffs in Europe at 214 metres/700 feet high and were recently voted as the seventh most wonderful heritage site in the world, a global poll conducted by UNESCO.
Departing from Dublin, the tour will travel through the counties of Kildare and Limerick before arriving in County Clare, passing by Bunratty Castle, a 15th century medieval Norman fortress, and on through Lahinch, a world famous surfing and golfing destination. You actually travel through this world famous golf links and along the Atlantic coast.
Arriving at the Cliffs of Moher you benefit from having a premium admittance ticket to the Atlantic Edge an exciting interpretive centre and a new Visitor Experience. Situated in a large domed cave, see photographs, exhibits, displays and experiences that will enchant all who visit. Continue the tour through the dome and experience a virtual reality Cliff face adventure known as THE LEDGE, shown in the audio visual theatre allowing you to experience life at the cliff face both above and below sea level.
Moving outside the visitor centre enjoy a walk along the Cliff face and experience for yourself the exhilarating freedom and the power of nature at work. The fresh air blows in off the ocean and the awe inspiring sheer height of the Cliffs when looking over the edge to the Atlantic are very memorable.
The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres along the western seaboard of County Clare. Visit O'Brien's Tower which stands proudly on a headland off these wonderful Cliffs and see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay (2 hour stop).
From the Cliffs of Moher you continue your traveling day deep into the Burren. An amazing scenic drive along Europe’s edge ... next stop North America! Along the 'Atlantic Coast' and through the Burren National Park - see 75% of Ireland’s native flora with numerous ancient monuments, Megalithic Tombs (older than the Pyramids!), Fairy Forts and famous Celtic Crosses.
You stop in the Burren and you can enjoy a walk along the Atlantic ledge. Experience this amazing lunar landscape, breath in this wonderful countryside.
Continuing around Galway Bay towards Galway city you pass the Blackhead Lighthouse and on through Kinvara fishing village famed for its Galway Hookers (boats) and Dunguire Castle built in 1520 and originally the royal palace of the King of Connaught.
There are so many stories to be told about this part of Ireland that you will be thrilled that you have chosen to travel with the only day tour company from Dublin that has a dedicated professional tour guide to involve you with everything you see and a driver that must concentrate fully on the road in this very remote part of Ireland.
You arrive in Galway City, described by the writer W.B Yeats as “The Venice of the West”. Galway, city of the tribes, is Ireland’s cultural capital. This free-spirited, artistic and bohemian city has an ambience all of its own. Take a 30 minute guided walking tour (included in the ticket) and learn all about this medieval city and its Spanish trading connections. After the walking tour you are free to explore the narrow pedestrian musical streets, discover its secrets with numerous speciality shops, boutique and cafes.
Saying good bye to Galway the day tour returns to Dublin. Sit back relax and listen to the music. The on board entertainment will include extracts from the show riverdance and other select examples of Irish culture which is determined by the tour guide whom is looking after you for the day.
Arriving in Dublin with wonderful memories, to be sure!