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From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Galway City Day Tour

From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Galway City Day Tour

Embark on a guided day trip to discover the iconic Cliffs of Moher by bus. Visit Galway City and its stunning surrounding landscape and see famous landmarks. Pass by quint villages like Ennistimon and Kinvara .drive by castles and visit the Burren. Besides the stops at the Cliffs of Moher and other fantastic attractions, enjoy the stunning views along the Wild Atlantic Way, including views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Depart Dublin at 6:45 AM and journey through the flat open plain of the Curragh. Pass the Irish National Stud thoroughbred horse breeding facility as your guide shares a wealth of history and information while driving to the Cliffs of Moher. To break up the drive, take a 15-minute rest stop at Barack Obama Plaza, which was built in the small village of Moneygall, where Obama's maternal ancestral origins are located. Here, stock up on food for the day. Then, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher for a view of the Atlantic Ocean and explore on your own for around 2 hours. Go to the visitor's center for the interactive Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience with a large multimedia screen, which displays a bird's-eye view from the cliffs and a video from the underwater caves. Next, discover the lunar landscapes of the Burren with a 15- to 20-minute visit. Hear about the many secrets of this atypical landscape, which is home to the warmest ground temperature in Ireland. Drive along the coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way to Kinvara, passing Dunguaire Castle and the Twelve Bens mountain range along the way. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the Wild Atlantic Way, along with views of the Aran Island. See Galway across Galway Bay. Arrive in the city of Galway, and enjoy around 1.5 hours to explore on your own. Discover its old-world charm on cobblestone streets that evoke an authentic Ireland of times gone by. We offer a short walking tour to orientate yourself. Optional for those that want to partake. Return to Dublin and get dropped off at 12 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 TE81 around 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Dublin: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Dublin: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Choose 3, 4, 5, or 7 top Dublin attractions to explore from a list of 40+ hand-picked activities and tours. Pay nothing at the entrance and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual tickets. Valid for 60 days from first use, the pass gives you plenty of time to discover the city at your own pace. Taste the world-famous Irish drink at the Guinness Storehouse, see the sights on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour, or visit Dublinʼs most ancient building, the 1,000 year-old Christ Church Cathedral. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or use it directly from your phone. With the Dublin Explorer Pass, you can choose 3, 4, 5, or 7 attractions from the following (the attractions marked with an (R) require advanced reservations): • Guinness Storehouse (R) • Big Bus Dublin Coastal Tour • Big Bus Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum • Jameson Distillery Bow St. Tour (R) • Christ Church Cathedral • Saint Patrick's Cathedral • Dublinia • The Teeling Whiskey Distillery • Dublin Castle • National Wax Museum Plus • GPO Museum • Game of Thornes Studio Tour • The Little Museum of Dublin • Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) • 14 Henrietta Street • Zampas at the Hard Rock Hotel Dublin • Jeanie Johnston Tallship & Famine Museum • Irish Rock n' Roll Museum Experience • Malahide Castle • Newbridge House and Farm • Dublin Zoo • The Murder by Temple Bar • Irish National Stud & Garden • Walking Food Tours - Food on Foot (R) • Walking Food Tours - Drinks on Foot (R) • Lazy Bike Tours Half-day Hire (R) • Roe & Co Distillery (R) • and more! * Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

Kildare: Irish National Stud & Gardens

Kildare: Irish National Stud & Gardens

Experience one of Ireland's true gems with this ticket to the Irish National Stud and Gardens, just 40 minutes outside Dublin. Discover the historical grounds which is one of the only thoroughbred breeding farms open to the public. Once inside, stroll through the stud farm and its picturesque gardens, and learn of its unique history. Join a free tour and view immaculately bred stallions. Admire protective mares alongside their frolicking foals. Meet retired equine racing stars like Hurricane Fly, Beef, Salmon, and Faugheen on the stud "Living Legends" Team. Enjoy a stroll through two remarkable gardens; The Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra's Garden. Enter an oasis of calm in the Japanese Gardens and travel the "Life of Man" path which traces the passage of a soul from birth to death and beyond. Visit St Fiachra's Garden which is an inherently Irish Garden that symbolises the power of the Irish Landscape. Spot various native species and an array of Irish wildlife. Take part in the award winning interactive Irish Racehorse Experience which takes visitors on a journey from the birth to the retirement of a racehorse. Receive a "horse box" that gives you the opportunity of "owning a racehorse". After learning about foaling, the early years, and the history of the thoroughbred, enter an interactive auction where you can purchase an unbroken yearling. Through a series of beautifully appointed rooms learn about training, racecourses, jockeys, and the anatomy and physiology of these magnificent athletes. Experience the fashion, betting, and animated commentary style as you witness your chosen racehorse on race day. Visitors will even get the chance to ride their horse on a simulated ride to find out how their investments work in a race. Conclude your experience in the Living Legend room which has floor to ceiling large windows overlooking the elite, retired racehorses as they graze in the paddock. Not only will this room explain life after racing but also the diaspora of all the famous horses and people around the world. Beautifully set on 850 acres of lush green rolling hills, the Irish National Stud & Gardens is a must visit for anyone travelling to Ireland and looking to discover a true Irish treasure. The best time to visit the Irish National Stud & Gardens is from February - September, from October onwards the stud starts to wind down and there is limited stock on the grounds.

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From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Galway City Day Tour

From Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Burren & Galway City Day Tour

Embark on a guided day trip to discover the iconic Cliffs of Moher by bus. Visit Galway City and its stunning surrounding landscape and see famous landmarks. Pass by quint villages like Ennistimon and Kinvara .drive by castles and visit the Burren. Besides the stops at the Cliffs of Moher and other fantastic attractions, enjoy the stunning views along the Wild Atlantic Way, including views of the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. Depart Dublin at 6:45 AM and journey through the flat open plain of the Curragh. Pass the Irish National Stud thoroughbred horse breeding facility as your guide shares a wealth of history and information while driving to the Cliffs of Moher. To break up the drive, take a 15-minute rest stop at Barack Obama Plaza, which was built in the small village of Moneygall, where Obama's maternal ancestral origins are located. Here, stock up on food for the day. Then, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher for a view of the Atlantic Ocean and explore on your own for around 2 hours. Go to the visitor's center for the interactive Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience with a large multimedia screen, which displays a bird's-eye view from the cliffs and a video from the underwater caves. Next, discover the lunar landscapes of the Burren with a 15- to 20-minute visit. Hear about the many secrets of this atypical landscape, which is home to the warmest ground temperature in Ireland. Drive along the coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way to Kinvara, passing Dunguaire Castle and the Twelve Bens mountain range along the way. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the Wild Atlantic Way, along with views of the Aran Island. See Galway across Galway Bay. Arrive in the city of Galway, and enjoy around 1.5 hours to explore on your own. Discover its old-world charm on cobblestone streets that evoke an authentic Ireland of times gone by. We offer a short walking tour to orientate yourself. Optional for those that want to partake. Return to Dublin and get dropped off at 12 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 TE81 around 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Dublin: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Dublin: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Choose 3, 4, 5, or 7 top Dublin attractions to explore from a list of 40+ hand-picked activities and tours. Pay nothing at the entrance and save up to 50%* compared to buying individual tickets. Valid for 60 days from first use, the pass gives you plenty of time to discover the city at your own pace. Taste the world-famous Irish drink at the Guinness Storehouse, see the sights on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour, or visit Dublinʼs most ancient building, the 1,000 year-old Christ Church Cathedral. Get your pass instantly delivered by email to print out, or use it directly from your phone. With the Dublin Explorer Pass, you can choose 3, 4, 5, or 7 attractions from the following (the attractions marked with an (R) require advanced reservations): • Guinness Storehouse (R) • Big Bus Dublin Coastal Tour • Big Bus Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum • Jameson Distillery Bow St. Tour (R) • Christ Church Cathedral • Saint Patrick's Cathedral • Dublinia • The Teeling Whiskey Distillery • Dublin Castle • National Wax Museum Plus • GPO Museum • Game of Thornes Studio Tour • The Little Museum of Dublin • Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) • 14 Henrietta Street • Zampas at the Hard Rock Hotel Dublin • Jeanie Johnston Tallship & Famine Museum • Irish Rock n' Roll Museum Experience • Malahide Castle • Newbridge House and Farm • Dublin Zoo • The Murder by Temple Bar • Irish National Stud & Garden • Walking Food Tours - Food on Foot (R) • Walking Food Tours - Drinks on Foot (R) • Lazy Bike Tours Half-day Hire (R) • Roe & Co Distillery (R) • and more! * Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

Kildare: Irish National Stud & Gardens

Kildare: Irish National Stud & Gardens

Experience one of Ireland's true gems with this ticket to the Irish National Stud and Gardens, just 40 minutes outside Dublin. Discover the historical grounds which is one of the only thoroughbred breeding farms open to the public. Once inside, stroll through the stud farm and its picturesque gardens, and learn of its unique history. Join a free tour and view immaculately bred stallions. Admire protective mares alongside their frolicking foals. Meet retired equine racing stars like Hurricane Fly, Beef, Salmon, and Faugheen on the stud "Living Legends" Team. Enjoy a stroll through two remarkable gardens; The Japanese Gardens and St Fiachra's Garden. Enter an oasis of calm in the Japanese Gardens and travel the "Life of Man" path which traces the passage of a soul from birth to death and beyond. Visit St Fiachra's Garden which is an inherently Irish Garden that symbolises the power of the Irish Landscape. Spot various native species and an array of Irish wildlife. Take part in the award winning interactive Irish Racehorse Experience which takes visitors on a journey from the birth to the retirement of a racehorse. Receive a "horse box" that gives you the opportunity of "owning a racehorse". After learning about foaling, the early years, and the history of the thoroughbred, enter an interactive auction where you can purchase an unbroken yearling. Through a series of beautifully appointed rooms learn about training, racecourses, jockeys, and the anatomy and physiology of these magnificent athletes. Experience the fashion, betting, and animated commentary style as you witness your chosen racehorse on race day. Visitors will even get the chance to ride their horse on a simulated ride to find out how their investments work in a race. Conclude your experience in the Living Legend room which has floor to ceiling large windows overlooking the elite, retired racehorses as they graze in the paddock. Not only will this room explain life after racing but also the diaspora of all the famous horses and people around the world. Beautifully set on 850 acres of lush green rolling hills, the Irish National Stud & Gardens is a must visit for anyone travelling to Ireland and looking to discover a true Irish treasure. The best time to visit the Irish National Stud & Gardens is from February - September, from October onwards the stud starts to wind down and there is limited stock on the grounds.

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Wonderful trip. One of the best I've ever been on via GYG. The cliffs and the puffins that you could see with binoculars or camera zoom were great. Burren was an interesting landscape and the coastal road was very beautiful. Galway was also cute. Everything worked perfectly. Rachel and driver Fred were competent, helpful and very nice. Matching music. I can recommend the trip without reservation.

Beautiful experience. Our guide Rachel was perfect, friendly, prepared and available for every question and various advice. Definitely worth repeating

Jacko was the best tour guide and had an awesome sense of humor. Didnt feel too rushed and had plenty of time to see the highlights.

An interesting tour. Learned a lot and saw new things. Galway is a MUST in Ireland.

The guide and the bus driver were amazing! Would totally recommend!