By popular demand for Spring / Summer 2019 this new and exclusive tour takes you to bohemian Galway city and offers a choice of ocean sightseeing cruise or cliff top walk!
Select one of the convenient downtown collection points and we'll soon be on our way, ahead of Dublin's rush hour traffic. We'll depart Dublin @ 07:30 and arrive on the Atlantic coast around 11:20. Sit back and relax as we make our way across the rolling green fields and agricultural plains of Ireland.
By mid- morning you'll taste Atlantic salt in the air as we arrive in the coastal village of Liscannor, close to the legendary golf courses at Lahinch. After a short break to unwind after the journey, guests can choose from two options;
If the weather is fine and you are feeling like some brisk exercise there is an opportunity to enjoy a 4km cliff edge walk from Liscannor to Guerin's Path near Doolin. The walk will take most guests approximately 90 minutes to complete. A packed lunch is recommended as there is no time to stop. This option ends at Doolin at 13:30 approx.
Looking for a unique experience? The second option is a Cliffs of Moher Ocean Cruise by boat. This option departs Liscannor at 11:40 approx, arriving Doolin Pier shortly afterwards to join the 12:00 - 13:00 cruise. Enjoy amazing views of the Cliffs of Moher from below. Remember, the Cliffs are almost as tall as New York City's Empire State Building and stretch for 10km. Colonies of seabirds circle overhead in season and there are excellent memories to be made. The cost is not included but tickets can be arranged by your guide.
Following the cruise we'll collect you from Doolin Pier at 13:00 and have you back in the village for 13:15 approx where you can grab a swift lunch in one of the pubs. Popular options typically include soups, sandwiches, chowders and maybe a cheeky pint of the black stuff!
Those guests walking the Cliff edge will arrive in Doolin just as the ocean cruise group are finishing lunch. We'll regroup and depart Doolin together at 14:00.
Sit back and relax as we drive the short distance from Doolin to Galway city along the Burren coastal route. Take in amazing vistas of the limestone countryside as we pass through ancient parishes such as Ballyvaughan, Kinvarra, Kilcolgan and Clarinbridge.
All going smoothly, we expect to reach Galway city by 16:00 approx.
You'll enjoy approximately 90 minutes in Galway. There's lots to see and do, but the city is quite compact. Take a stroll through the JFK Memorial Park at Eyre Square, enjoy an ice cream on the Salthill Promenade or pick up local specialities such as Claddagh Rings (Thomas Dillon on Quay Street) & Aran Sweaters (O'Maille's on High Street). Those who wish to sit back and people watch could do worse than relaxing over a pint at Tig Choili or Tigh Neachtain (your guide can help you with the Gaelic names!)
Departing Galway at 17:30 approx we'll get you back to Dublin by 20:00 approx. Enjoy plenty of time for rest and entertainment after an amazing day in the iconic west of Ireland.