Our Cliffs of Moher/Burren Tour is a full day guided coach tour of the unique Burren region as well as a full hour stop at the Cliffs of Moher. The tour starts from the Coach Station, Fairgreen Road (across from the main Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street - Location map link) at 10am.. There are many stops along the route to allow you to visit the main attractions such as Dunguaire Castle, Doolin village, the Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone Dolmen and the Aillwee Cave. There are 3 places that we stop at along the way if you wish to buy something to eat or drink. There is an optional charge at Aillwee for those who want to take a tour of the caves (this fee also includes access to the 'Bird of Prey Centre') - this optional cost of €6 (2012) can be paid at Aillwee Caves.The coach is back in Galway city between 5:15pm - 5:30pm.
The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher Tour departs from Galway City at 10am and travels through to the coastal village of Oranmore, the famous Oyster village of Clarinbridge and on to Kinvara. The Medieval Banqueting castle of Dunguaire stands guard at the entrance to this coastal village.
From here a short climb provides a view of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Corcomroe – before reaching Bell Harbour. An opportunity can be provided at this stage of the tour to do a hike along the Burren territory.
The tour then leads onto The Aillwee Caves. Visitors to the caves can take a 30-minute tour to the dramatic underworld of the ancient caverns. This consists of a leisurely stroll through the beautiful limestone caves – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall, which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor! (Entrance fee charged at the Caves)
Passengers can gain FREE entry to the 'Birds of Prey' and educational centre, which includes a flying display – when purchasing a ticket to the spectacular Aillwee Caves. We are the only tour company offering this combination deal!
The area is surrounded by Megalithic tombs, Celtic ring forts, Medieval churches, and Castles. In many ways this fascinating tour takes us through parts of the 'hidden Ireland'. The Burren Region in North County Clare is world-renowned for its un-spoilt landscape and truly stunning beauty as well as its very unique flora and fauna. There is nowhere else in Europe where Mediterranean and Arctic-Alpine plants grow together in a similar way.
Our tour now takes us through the village of Doolin, which traditionally was a small seaside village on the north west of the county. It is now renowned as home to some of Ireland's finest traditional musicians. This is where we will be taking our lunch break.
The Cliffs are one of Ireland's top visitor attractions. They are 214m high at the highest point and stretch for 8 kilometers over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South can all been seen.
All passengers traveling with Lally's – can enter the Cliffs as well as the visitor and state of the art interpretive centre – Atlantic Edge – FREE OF CHARGE.
After experiencing the awesome Cliffs of Moher, we travel along the road down to Lisdoonvarna. This is the home to Ireland's annual match-making festival, which takes place in September. After Lisdoonvarna passengers will be brought to view the Portal Dolmen of Poulnabrone. This is one of the world's best known and most visited dolmens and is estimated to be over 4,500 years old.
After an exciting and fun-filled tour and after having seen so many amazing sites on the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Tour – it is now time to make our way back along the main road to Galway City. We arrive back at the drop off point at 5.30pm approx.Please note that, on very rare occasions, tours may be have to be diverted and cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.