Cliffs of Moher, West of Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way
Location

Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Galway, Westport & Aran Islands

The deep west of Ireland is where this wonderful adventure tour will take you. Walk across the wild Atlantic edge of the Cliffs of Moher and evening coastal walk around Murrisk loop..  This tour will take you through the valleys of Connemara, and on the final day, you will take a ferry to Inis Mor where you will enjoy an optional bike ride along the old country roads, with an abundance of stone walls and historical sites. Overnight for two nights at the foot of Croagh Patrick near Westport.


TOUR INCLUSIONS:

All transport: You’ll travel in our comfortable mid-sized coaches around Ireland.

Experienced tour guide: Expect entertaining commentary, insight into local secrets and extra support from your tour guide.

Accommodation:

OPTION 1 – HOSTEL/LODGE: 3 nights’ Multi-share accommodation in a variety of quality backpacker hostels & wilderness lodges.  Upgrades to private twin and single rooms are available info@irishexperiencetours.com to book.

OPTION 2 – B&B/HOTEL:  3 nights in twin-share accommodation in a variety of classic B&Bs and hotels.

Please note when booking your tour : 

B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

B&B –  Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

Meals: 3 breakfasts – Continental breakfast in Hostel/Lodge – Mix of cooked & continental in B&B’s/Hotel

 

Top-Rated Activities

  • Early morning Boyne River ancient open boat tour
  • Evening stroll around Murrisk loop
  • Climb the Holy Mountain of Croagh Patrick
  • Sea kayaking in Clew Bay (optional extra)
  • Overnight in the remoteness of Connemara Region
  •  Biking along the Great Western Greenway (optional extra)
  • Trek along the Atlantic Edge walk to Cliffs of Moher
  •  Enjoy small village Irish music session in Doolin
  • Drive through Connemara Region, Doolagh Valley and Killary Fjord
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Day trip by boat to Inis Mor on the Aran Islands
  • Choice of a scenic bike ride or small bus tour around Aran Islands
  • Dun Aongeas Fort

What’s not included?

Any optional activities highlighted above, and not specified as included in the itinerary. These can be booked along the way via your guide, often at an exclusive Irish Experience special price!


WHAT TO BRING

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, rain jacket/trousers, warm fleece, hat and gloves, towel, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.


Please note:

  • All rates are in EURO, per person, and are subject to change.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small daypack.

Additional information

Duration4 Days
Departure Point8:30 am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland
AccommodationHostel – Multi Share, B&B – Twin/Double, B&B – Single Private
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Day 1: Dublin to Westport/Connemara

Failte Romhat; (Welcome), Your tour starts when we leave the capital city of Dublin and make our way to the Boyne Valley, for The Kings boat tour along the Boyne river in a ‘currach’, ancient small sized boats that has featured many times in Game of Thrones.

Onwards through the stunning Boyne Valley area, we’ll head for Galway city. Here you’ll have some free time to wander around this medieval city.

From there it is then through the ‘savage beauty’ of the Connemara region. Here we will settle into our accommodation at the foot of Croagh Patrick on the edge of Connemara. Before a tasty evening meal in a local pub (optional) we will go for a wee stroll around some of the coastal path of Murrisk loop, followed by a pint of the black stuff.

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Day 2: Westport & ‘The Holy Mountain

Enjoy a free day and get out and explore the savage beauty of the Connemara Region. There are many excellent outdoor activities available in the region, with your guide you can navigate the stony path to the summit of Croagh Patrick, or if climbing a mountain is not your thing , at your own expense, go kayaking along Clew Bay, or bike along The Great Western Greenway or just spend some time around the historic Westport town and visit it’s attractions. Return to our wilderness accommodation, via ‘savage beauty’ of the Connemara region and its lakes and valleys.

If you don’t fancy doing any of the activites, you can spend the afternoon in Westport, take a guided walking tour, visit Westport house or catch a trad session in a local pub.

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Day 3: Inis Mor & Doolin

Today we catch a boat from Rosseveal to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor. Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls wait as you explore the island by bike.

This morning we will catch the ferry to Inis Mor, the largest of the 3 Aran Islands. After the 40 mins boat trip, you can choose to explore the island by foot, bike, bus or horse and cart. Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls wait as you explore the island by bike. After lunch and visits to the islands main attractions, such as Dun Aongas and the wormhole, home of the Red Bull diving experience.Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands (7,635 acres) and includes several ancient stone forts and churches among its antiquities. Most impressive of the stone forts is Dun Aengus. It is semicircular, resting on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 100 metres out of the ocean.

In the evening we will catch the ferry back to Doolin

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Day 4: Cliffs of Moher to Dublin

This morning we will have time for a pleasant stroll along the Atlantic edge to the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level. You will see the gradual rise of the cliffs in the distance, depending on the weather, the waves of the Atlantic crashing below at the base of the cliffs.

You will walk along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level, where views of the Dingle Peninsula and Loop Head in the South, the Aran Islands to the West with the Twelve Pins and mountains of Connemara to the North can be seen on a clear day. O’Brien’s Tower is near the highest point and serves as an excellent viewing platform, as has been the case for hundreds of years.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Dublin by a private coach from Bunratty.

We’ve chosen high-quality accommodation in a variety of hostels, bed and breakfasts, Guesthouses, wilderness lodges, cabins and historic hotels.

Quality – Hostel ­& Lodge:

Rest up for the next day’s adventure in atmospheric and centrally located hostel & lodge accommodation. All prices are based on per person sharing

Multi-share accommodation is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single or twin/double private room (subject to availability).

(*single room supplement €25 per person per night)

(*double/twin room supplement €15 per person per night)

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Classic – Bed & Breakfast ­& House Hotel

Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in charming and locally owned Bed & Breakfast & Hotel accommodation.

Please note: 

B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

B&B –  Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

Irish Experience Tours are small group tours based on a fixed itinerary where you stay with the same guide and group of travellers.

Think of it as a road trip experience, where your guide takes you on a once-of-a-lifetime journey, with plenty of awesome stops along the way showing you the real Ireland!

What’s included?

Activities

  • Cliffs of Moher hiking excursion
  • Canoe trip along the ancient river Boyne
  • Ferry cruise to Aran Islands
  • Inis Mor cycling excursion
  • Hike the Holy MT region

Accommodation

  • Hostels/Guesthouses (upgrades available)
  • 3 breakfasts

Transport

  • Private vehicle, canoe, ferry boat, bicycle, walking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Bus transport around Southern Ireland

Group Leader

  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • Local knowledge, entertaining commentary and bookings service from your tour guide
  • Special deals on optional activities

What’s not included?

Any additional optional extra activities not specified as included in the itinerary. These can be booked via your guide, often at an exclusive Irish Experience special price!

 Freetime

  • Plenty of free time in Galway, Westport, Aran Islands & Connemara.
  • Experience local Irish Pubs with traditional Irish Music.
  • Many of the walks and hikes give you time to share the experience with like-minded travelling companions.