Aran Islands
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  • From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with Cruise

    1. From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with Cruise

    Depart Galway and journey through the lunar landscape of The Burren en route to the Cliffs of Moher. Pass pretty villages like Kilcolgan and Ballyvaughan en route to Doolin. Board the ferry for a 30-minute crossing to Inisheer, and keep a look out for bottlenose dolphins on the way to the smallest of the Aran Islands. Get some free time to explore the ancient sites at your own pace. Use the time to hire a bike or explore by pony and trap. Cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher on the return ferry crossing. Then, travel to the eco-friendly visitors center, where you can stroll along the cliff top before the return trip to Galway via the famous "matchmaking" town of Lisdoonvarna.

    Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

  • From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    2. From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    The Cliffs of Moher cruise sets out from Doolin Pier and follows the cliffs, allowing you to experience them from below their stunning heights. While boarding, passengers will take in amazing views of the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and The Burren. After sailing for about 20 minutes or so, the ferry will make a stop underneath the famous O'Brien's Tower, perched high atop the Cliffs at their highest point. The Cliffs of Moher rise to a magnificent height of over 214 meters which you can really appreciate by sea. On-board you will enjoy an entertaining and informative expert commentary, allowing you to learn about the local history and wildlife. The Cliffs of Moher base is home to a diverse range of wildlife such as birds, basking sharks, dolphins and seals.  The ferry will circle back passing by An Branán Mór, the great sea stack, which is home to Ireland’s largest mainland nesti...

    I travelled with family including my 82 year old mum who can transfer but needs a wheelchair for walks 50yds plus however the staff were excellent and courteous helping her on and off boat etc.

  • The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    3. The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    You will be guided south along the Wild Atlantic Way and into the lunar-like Burren region. From there you'll head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where you’ll board the ferry to Inisheer (Inis Oirr) – the smallest and most vibrant of the Aran Islands. Explore Inisheer, home to ancient churches and castles, one of the Irelands most beautiful beaches, lighthouses, shipwrecks, and several cafes and pubs. You can take a pony and carriage, hire a bicycle or stroll the country roads. On your guided return journey, cruise alongside the foot of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular journey which puts the 214m high, 8km long cliffs into perspective. After returning to Doolin you will be able to pause for a hearty lunch before embarking on the next leg of the tour – to the top of the cliffs! You will receive free entry to the cliffs and the eco-sensitive visitor center. Take a stroll ...

    John the guide informative at all times helpful and entertaining. We experienced lots of sites and were not bored for one moment.

  • From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    4. From Doolin: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    Set sail from Doolin pier and embark on a voyage of discovery as you cruise along the coast to the world famous Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy scenic views of the islands of Aran and amazing limestone rocks of The Burren in North Clare. Approach the Cliffs of Moher to get a fantastic view of the headland of Aill na Searrach, popular with surfers for the wave they call the Aileen. Continue to the large sea stack of An Bhreannan Mor, just below the highest point of the cliffs. Marvel at all the tiny people strolling around the Visitors Centre and O'Brien's Tower observatory as you cruise off the coast for about 20 minutes. Benefit from the services of the experienced crew who will point out areas of interest and help you look for sea birds, such as gannets, guillemots, razorbills and Atlantic puffins nesting on the rocks. Return to Doolin and enjoy more amazing views on the 20-minute journey bac...

    This trip was a great experience, allowing to see the full extension of the amazing Cliffs of Moher from the sea, from a totally different than the one visible from the top of the cliffs.

  • From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

    5. From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

    Take a day trip to the Aran Islands and see the Cliffs of Moher by cruise. Enjoy exploring Inis Mór with an audio guide. Sail through the sea and take in incredible views of the Cliffs of Moher on your return to Galway. Depart from the Galway city docks and admire the stunning views of the Connemara and Clare Coast before arriving on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Learn about the history, heritage, and culture of the Aran Islands via an audio guide. Spend 4.5 hours on the island to enjoy sandy beaches, stone forts, and the serenity of island life. Your return journey takes you along the Cliffs of Moher. Formed 300 million years ago, the cliffs rise to a magnificent height of over 200 meters which you can only truly appreciate from the water. Listen to your audio guide while onboard to learn why the Cliffs of Moher are so iconic. See Ireland’s largest sea bird colony, 'An B...

    The ferry team was very good and helpful. Checking around to see if we are well. Snacks, drinks etc were on point. I really enjoyed the ride.IN OVERALL, IT WAS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.

  • Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Aran Islands Rail Tour

    6. Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Aran Islands Rail Tour

    DAY 1 Check in at Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for a 7:00 AM departure with the InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). Join your coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (admission included). Onto the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next, visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren, and Galway Bay with an overnight stay in the heart of Galway City (3-star hotel with bed and full Irish breakfast) DAY 2 10:30 AM transfer to Connemara Airport for a flight to Innismor where you'll join a tour of the islands, time for lunch at Kilronan before a visit to the magnificent ancient Fort Dún Aengus. Return flight and transfer. Back to Galway city late afternoon. Overnight as before. DAY 3 At 10:00 AM, head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, ...

  • Rail Tour from Dublin: 6 Days All of Ireland

    7. Rail Tour from Dublin: 6 Days All of Ireland

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Cork (breakfast available). We visit Blarney Castle, the Queenstown Story at Cobh, then train to Killarney for two nights B & B with en-suite facilities. Day 2 10.00 depart Killarney on Ring of Kerry tour. We have a wonderful day viewing some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, including Dingle Bay. We also see the Macgillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill, Moll's Gap, Ladies View and the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Overnight in Killarney. Day 3 07.30 transfer from Killarney to Limerick, to join the Cliffs of Moher Tour, visit Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, O'Connors Pub at Doolin, Galway Bay, overnight Galway City in 3 star Hotel (2 nights). Day 4 10.30am transfer to Connemara Airport for flight and tour of Inishmór, largest of the Aran Islands Day ...

  • The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    8. The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    Experience the best of Ireland on a 9-day tour that takes you to the spectacular west coast, to Cork and Cobh in the southwest, and to Belfast and the Antrim coast. Spend a day exploring Dublin. Travel by rail and coach on a journey through this scenic and fascinating land. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Check in at Dublin Heuston Station for a 07:00 departure to Cork. Visit Blarney Castle (admission included) and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. After time for lunch and shopping you’ll have a short tour of Cork city and a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to Cobh. This was the last port of call for the Titanic and where generations of Irish emigrants left for the New World. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, home of the Queenstown Story (admission included). Travel by train from Cobh to Killarney, where you’ll check in at yo...

  • From Clare & Limerick: Aran Island & Cliffs of Moher Tour

    9. From Clare & Limerick: Aran Island & Cliffs of Moher Tour

    Depart from Bunratty on this unique trip combines the best of both worlds, with a visit to the Aran Islands, a boat trip below the Cliffs of Moher, and a visit to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.  Visit Inis Oirr, discovering ancient castles, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground and several pubs and cafes. Take a pony and trap, hire a bicycle or walk the uncrowded tiny roads. The return cruise via the Cliffs of Moher is a spectacular journey below these world-famous geological buttresses towering over 700 feet above the sea. Explore the history and formation of these cliffs at the excellent visitor center. Cruise back to Shannon and relax on the return journey to Bunratty. 

    We had a great day. Michael Kearney, our guide kept us informed and laughing all day. The rock and roll ferry ride ober to Inisheer was exciting and we loved our horse and cart tour by Trevor. Michael called ahead and reserved it for us. The cliffs of Moher are amazing and windy.

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What people are saying about Aran Islands

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 167 reviews

The tour was excellent. The 2 hours bus trip didn't seem long at all because of the scenerie and also the guide, who kept telling us stories about Ireland and what we were going to see. The ferry trip to Inesheer was a nice experience (if you get dizzy in boats you may have some trouble but it's just around 20 minutes) and they gave us and hour and half to walk around the island. Finally, about the Cliffs of Moher, the visit is MANDATORY. There was mist when we arrived, but at the end we were able to enjoy the outstanding views. In general a really awesome tour.

Such an amazing experience! From the boat ferry to Aran Islands to cruise around the cliffs, to just the bus tour and commentary-the perfect day! Our driver, Jerry, was so funny, informative, kind, and could tell he has a passion to show the beauty of his country. And that was the best part!

Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

My experience was top notch, perfection from John the tour guide that man is an asset to your company!! Definitely had the best time!! Never let him go!!

We did t have the greatest weather but Gerry was a wonderful guide!