Join Us On A Luxury Bus Trip To The West of Ireland For A Truly Unforgettable Experience
Wild Rover Tours offer a day tour to the Cliffs of Moher, Galway and the Atlantic Edge and a two-day tour including a trip to the Aran Islands. See detailed information about the trips in our blog piece below.
Departing from Dublin, your guided bus tour travels towards the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. We pass through the counties of Kildare and Limerick before continuing on towards Bunratty Castle, an authentic 15th-century medieval fortress. Bunratty Castle was originally built in 1425 and was restored to its former splendour in 1954.
We next pass through the town of Lahinch, a beautiful coastal village located on Liscannor Bay in West County Clare, Ireland. Lahinch is acclaimed for both its excellent quality surfing conditions that are available offshore and is highly regarded as an unfailingly popular venue for golf enthusiasts. We travel through the world-renowned Lahinch golf links before continuing along the Atlantic coastline.
After enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Atlantic coastline, we arrive at the iconic Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is found in the Burren, Co. Clare. The Cliffs of Moher rank highly among the most visited tourist sites in Ireland and welcomes almost one million visitors each year. The Cliffs are home to Ireland’s largest mainland seabird nesting colony and unsurprisingly, are one of Ireland’s most visited natural attractions. Upon arrival at the Cliffs of Moher, you have the benefit of your premium admittance ticket to the Atlantic Edge Exhibition, an exciting new interpretive centre and a unique new Visitor Experience.
Atlantic Edge Exhibition And Visitor Experience
The Atlantic Edge Exhibition begins in the themed zones of the domed cave and shares with visitors many of the captivating stories relating to the Cliffs. It describes the settings for geology, wildlife and shares the fascinating human stories associated with the Cliffs. The tour continues further through the Edge’s Dome allowing visitors to experience a virtual reality cliff face adventure. Shown in the audiovisual theatre, this part of your adventure is known as THE LEDGE and is where visitors can experience life at the cliff face both above and below sea level.
The day tour then moves outside so visitors can walk along the Cliffs and enjoy the magnificent scenery that can undoubtedly be found there. As the breezes blow in from the sea, visitors can walk to O’Brien’s Tower. Built on a headland of the Cliffs of Moher, stands O’Brien’s Tower which was built in 1835 by Cornelius O’Brien, a descendant of the legendary Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. Interestingly, O’Brien’s Tower marks the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher. From the Tower’s viewing platform on the roof, on a clear day, you can even see as far as Connemara’s mountain range to the north and County Kerry to the south.
Your expert guide on your bus tour trip to the Cliffs of Moher will also share information with you about The Wild Atlantic Way. This recent initiative was successfully launched by Fáilte Ireland and features the Cliffs of Moher as one of its must-see stops. The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s longest, defined coastal touring route which spans across seven of Ireland’s counties. This inspiring route takes in an array of captivating and definitively breathtaking scenery along the way, a truly exhilarating experience!
Your luxury bus tour will then stop at the Burren countryside so you can enjoy a picturesque stroll around the Atlantic Ledge before continuing on to Galway Bay heading for Galway city. We pass the Blackhead Lighthouse before moving on through Kinvara, a beautiful seaport village which located south of County Galway. Kinvara, a once thriving port and significant exporter of corn and seaweed, is famed for its Galway Hookers, a type of traditional fishing boat. Kinvara is also the home of Dunguire Castle, a majestic 16th-century tower house which was, at one point, the royal palace of the King of Connaught.
When your coach arrives in the always vibrant Galway City, the driver will park at Galway Cathedral. Your dedicated tour guide will bring you into the city where you are welcome to explore all that Galway City has to offer, including its many shops, cafes and the many musical, pedestrian streets.
When you have completely indulged in a true taste of the west of Ireland, your luxury, air-conditioned coach will then depart back to Dublin while you relax and reflect on the truly memorable and remarkable experiences of your guided day tour!