Cliffs Of Moher Guided Day-Trip from Dublin with Boat Cruise
Enjoy a full-day guided trip to see dramatic vistas, megalithic ruins, and a well-preserved ring fort. Visit Caherconnell Fort, then experience the command a farmer has over his trusty sheep dog with an exhilarating sheep dog demonstration. Make a stop for lunch at nearby Doolin Village (own expense). Finish the tour with a boat tour beneath the iconic Cliffs of Moher. Stroll along the cliff tops and marvel at this natural wonder. Tour includes transportation between sights.
Meet your guide at 7:15am at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street. Board a comfortable coach, to begin your tour and meet your fellow adventurers. Then head west out of Dublin. There are quaint villages, lush countryside, and even some castle ruins to see as you head toward Caherconnell Fort. You'll be crossing the width of Ireland.
11am: Caherconnell Fort and Sheep Dog Demo
Arriving at Caherconnell Fort, you will have the opportunity to stroll around this well preserved ring fort and take in its ancient history. Built between the 10th to 12th centuries, this was used as a stronghold in the Burren region, protecting occupants from attack. Archaeologists continue their work at this site; looking for relics and discovering the secrets of the fort, its previous occupants and their way of living. If you’re lucky, you might see a few archaeologists around unearthing more secrets of the fort. Next to the fort, you will have the opportunity to experience a sheep dog demonstration by the local farmer and learn all about sheep farming in Ireland. Watch these amazing dogs weave and turn the flock at the farmers wish.
12:50pm: Lunch in Doolin
Make a stop in Doolin for lunch (own expense). A beautiful village famed for its traditional music, Doolin sits on the edge of the Atlantic. A favorite spot is Fitzpatrick’s Pub, where the seafood is particularly good. If you like seafood, the food should leave you very satisfied. Don’t worry if you are not a fan of seafood, there are plenty of other options available.
2pm: Cliffs of Moher
After lunch, head to Doolin harbor just a couple of minutes away, with towering views of the Cliffs of Moher at sea level. Board our trusty vessel and take a boat ride along the base of the cliffs for a 1-hour cruise to take in spectacular cliff views from the ocean! The cliffs will rise high above you – imposing natural formations surrounded by the dramatic and lush landscape that Ireland is known for.
3:15pm: Cliff Walk
Not only will you experience the cliffs from the sea but you will also get to walk the cliff tops to view the Cliffs of Moher from its iconic standpoint. You will have access to the visitors center to learn about the history of the local area, the flora, fauna and geology.
Reminisce about your wonderful day on your journey back to Dublin. Tour ends with drop-off back in Dublin at approximately 8pm.