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Wild Atlantic Way Tours

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Wild Atlantic Way
Zigzagging along Ireland’s west coast, the 2,175-mile (3,500-kilometer) Wild Atlantic Way driving route shows off some of the country’s most thrilling coastal scenery. From the wave-battered sea cliffs of Slieve League and Moher to edge-of-the-world archipelagos such as the Skelligs and the Aran Islands, this route is a visual feast.
 
The Basics
With so much to see along the Wild Atlantic Way, most travelers only manage to explore a portion of the route on any one trip. Travelers based in Dublin can take day trips to explore highlights of the route, such as the Cliffs of Moher and Galway City.
 
Visitors based in west Ireland cities such as Galway can choose between a wider range of Wild Atlantic Way tours, from boat trips and short kayaking, walking, and horse-riding excursions to full-day trips to the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. Some multi-day tours focus exclusively on the Wild Atlantic Way and the west of Ireland, while others continue onward to explore Northern Ireland, too.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Wild Atlantic Way is a must for active travelers and outdoors lovers.
  • Stretches of the Wild Atlantic Way are rural; keep an eye out for sheep and other animals who may wander out onto the road.
  • Should you encounter slow-moving farm machinery on the roads, reduce your speed immediately.
 
How to Get There
There are lots of entry points to the Wild Atlantic Way. Dublin Airport is about three hours’ drive from Donegal, Galway City, and Cork City, three of the biggest urban hubs along the route. Cork Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive from Cork City, while Shannon Airport is about 70 minutes from Galway City, though flight options at some airports are limited.
 
When to Get There
The best time to explore the Wild Atlantic Way is in summer, when the weather is better suited to outdoor activities, and daylight lasts until as late as 10pm. In winter, country roads can be poorly lit, and ice and snow in mountainous areas can make driving treacherous.
 
Where to Stop Along the Wild Atlantic Way
To savor spectacular coastal scenery, stop at Mizen Head in County Cork or Malin Head in County Donegal. For insight into Irish culture, visit Doolin, a small town in County Clare with a lively traditional Irish music scene, or Galway, which is known for its artistic community. Many of the islands along the route, including the Aran Islands, Blaskets, and Skelligs, showcase Ireland at its most rugged and remote.
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12 Tours and Activities to Experience Wild Atlantic Way

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Shore Excursion: Full-day Connemara and Wild Atlantic Way Tour from Galway

Shore Excursion: Full-day Connemara and Wild Atlantic Way Tour from Galway

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Explore the natural wonders and historic monuments of Connemara on this full-day tour from Galway. Visit the Sky Road, Pearse’s Cottage, and Derrygimlagh Bog along the Wild Atlantic Way; go hiking or visit Kylemore Abbey in the Connemara National Park; and enjoy views of Twelve Bens, Galway Bay, and Bothar na Scragoige.
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Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher Day Tour Along the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway

Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher Day Tour Along the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway

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Make your way to the Cliffs of Moher while traveling along the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway during this tour that provides round-trip transport for a stress-free day. En route, pass by medieval ruins, 16th-century castles, and the village of Doolin. Once you arrive at the cliffs, spend about five hours exploring. You can also take a look at the visitor’s center, too.
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Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

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Explore Ireland’s beautiful Burren region and discover top natural landmarks including the Cliffs of Moher with ease on this day tour from Galway. Travel through the Burren’s rugged landscapes with your guide and discover local attractions such as the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle and Aillwee Cave. Explore walking trails on top of the mighty Cliffs of Moher at your leisure and enjoy panoramic views over the coastal scenery. Watch the skies for sightings of native birdlife, then stop in Doolin on route back to Galway.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way

Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way

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Explore the wild Connemara coastline on a guided sea kayaking tour along the Wild Atlantic Way. Paddle around sea caves, rock arches, and beaches while enjoying spectacular ocean views with the chance of spotting a variety of marine wildlife including dolphins and seals if you’re lucky. No kayaking experience needed; the tour includes all equipment and kayaking instruction.
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Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, and The Burren Tour from Galway

Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, and The Burren Tour from Galway

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The Cliffs of Moher are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Ireland’s most memorable landmarks, but most tours only take in the views from the shore. On this full-day tour from Galway, admire the cliffs from the sea on a cruise to the Aran Islands; visit Inisheer, Doolin, and The Burren, then hike along the cliff-tops.
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Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided

Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided

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Home to rolling hills, shimmering lakes, and spectacular coastal scenery, the Connemara Peninsula is one of western Ireland’s must-see sites. During this tour, spin through the Connemara countryside in comfort by air-conditioned minivan as your guide talks of the region’s colorful history. Choose to spend your time exploring the beautiful Connemara National Park or the Benedictine Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian walled gardens. Pickup and drop-off in central Galway are included.
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  • 1 day
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Cycling Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

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Cycling Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Our cycling tours are designed by cyclists for cyclists, Our Tour Director who designs all our ride routes is Ireland's only Ride with GPS Ambassador, awarded for his masterful knowledge of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way All cycling tours are fully supported with a guide who has superb local knowledge and a support vehicle for luggage transfers, supplies. Our Coffee stops and lunch stops are all handpicked for there delicious coffee, cakes and Irish Hospitality.
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Shore Excursion: Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way

Shore Excursion: Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way

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Paddle through the scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way on this half-day guided kayak tour. All equipment and instruction is included, so even beginners can enjoy a day on the water. Paddle into Connemara's sea caves, see the salmon farms, and strap on the snorkeling gear to dive beneath the waves for a possible glimpse of seals or dolphins.
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Sea kayaking to Connemara sea caves along the Wild Atlantic Way. Guided 2 ½ hrs

Sea kayaking to Connemara sea caves along the Wild Atlantic Way. Guided 2 ½ hrs

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Paddle along the coastline of Connemara during this sea kayaking excursion. Experience the Wild Atlantic Way from a new perspective and kayak into sea caves and through sea arches. Check out a salmon farm and see a variety of marine life such as seals or dolphins. Snorkeling gear is available for those who want to get into the water.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way - 1-Day Self Guided Tour from Clifden

Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way - 1-Day Self Guided Tour from Clifden

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See whichever side of Connemara you want on this self-guided cycling tour around the region. Instead of getting trapped in a tour bus and following a rigid itinerary, pick up your bicycle and head to the places you want to see. You can choose to follow one of the recommended routes, which will take you to beaches, historical landmarks, charming villages and scenic lookouts, or you can customize it as you want, based on your own interests.
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  • 8 hours
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Shore Excursion: Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure from Cleggan

Shore Excursion: Connemara Sea Kayaking Adventure from Cleggan

The rugged coast of Connemara is one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way and the most adventurous way to explore is by sea kayak. On this 3-hour kayaking excursion from Cleggan, paddle through natural rock arches, venture into sea caves, pass deserted beaches, and look out for dolphins and seals in their natural environment.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Walk the rugged trails of the Wild Atlantic Way in the company of a dedicated guide on this private tour. While enjoying personalized attention from your guide, you'll cover three sites of historical significance within Connemara as well as two Signature points on the walking route. You can walk at your own pace and ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 6 hours
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