Leaving Dublin you will go on a fantastic day trip through some of the most spectacular countryside in Ireland. We will drive along a route that is filled with Norman Tower houses, lakes, horses and other farm animals. A great way to see how real life and farming works in the West of Ireland.
Our stop at Kilmacduagh Monastery will be around 15 to 20 minutes minutes. This stop is exclusive to our tour. This 1000-year-old ruin and graveyard will give you the opportunity to take some pictures of the "real" Ireland. It has one of the finest collections of monastic buildings in the country. A very rare chance to take pictures of a 12th century Round Tower located among this abundance of early christian buildings dating back to the 11th century.
Then we will be arriving at the day's star-attraction - the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. With 1.5 hours to explore, you'll have ample time to walk along the 702 foot (214 metres) high cliffs. As soon as you arrive, you will be surrounded by beauty and captivated by nature. Spot colonies of rare birds soaring above the cliff-face, see and hear the full force of the wild and wonderful Atlantic Ocean from below and follow the many trails for stunning views that will take your breath away. You can also learn more about the natural wonder in the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre. Entrance fees included.
Next you will stop for 30 minutes at 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. Here you can find Mediterranean, Arctic and Alpine plants growing next to each other. You will also see 75% of Ireland’s native flora and numerous ancient monuments, megalithic tombs, fairy forts and famous Celtic crosses.
You will now follow the entire Wild Atlantic Way between Ennistymon and Galway. Passing historic landmarks such as Dunguaire Castle etc. And driving through villages like Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, and Kilfenora. Not to mention the amazing views over the Atlantic with Galway and the Aran Islands in the distance
After arriving in Galway, you will have 1 to 1.5 hours to explore this amazing little city which was described by the writer W.B Yeats as “The Venice of the West”. Galway, the city of the tribes, is Ireland’s cultural capital. This free-spirited, artistic and bohemian city has an ambience all of its own. Explore the cobblestoned pedestrian streets that are continuously alive with music and discover the hidden gems of Galway’s speciality shops, boutiques and cafes.
After Galway, we head back to Dublin. Arriving in Dublin around 7:30pm - 8:30pm.
*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.