County Clare
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The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

1. 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. Stop for a hearty meal at a traditional local pub before arriving at the Cliffs of Moher. You will receive free entry to the cliffs and the eco-sensitive visitor center. Take a stroll along the cliff edge and consider how tiny everything looks from above! Once you depart the cliffs you will take the coast road home, following the Wild Atlantic Way before one last stop at the stunning Baby Cliffs in Ballyreen where you can walk atop the Burren. Return time in Galway is approx. 7:30 PM.

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From Galway: Cliffs of Moher Half-Day Express Coach Trip

2. From Galway: Cliffs of Moher Half-Day Express Coach Trip

Experience the Cliffs of Moher independently with a round-trip express coach service from Galway. Get access to the visitors center on arrival, and enjoy a full 2 hours to explore at your own pace. Go for a stroll along the nature trails of the 214-meter high cliffs and get breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Look for up to 20 species of birds found in the area during nesting season. Learn more about the cliffs at the interactive exhibits, displays and virtual reality aerial tours of the visitors center before the return coach service to Galway.

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Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Limerick

3. Cliffs of Moher Full-Day Tour from Limerick

Experience the highest cliffs in Europe on a full-day tour from Limerick, departing the historic city for the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. Stop en route to view King John’s Castle and the River Shannon. Continue via County Clare to the west coast of Ireland. Upon arrival at the Cliffs of Moher you will have 1.5 hours to explore one of the world’s greatest natural attractions. Enjoy a hike or relaxed walk, gazing in amazement at the geological beauty. You will also receive a complimentary ticket to the award-winning Atlantic Edge exhibition, examining all aspects of the mighty cliffs. Depart the Cliffs of Moher for Doolin village, where a pint and lunch in a traditional Irish pub can be enjoyed for those that want it. Along the way, enjoy superb views of the Atlantic Coast and Aran Islands. Next, visit one of the most unusual limestone landscapes on a tour of the lunar-like Burren. This is the only place on earth where Arctic, Alpine and Mediterranean flowers flourish side-by-side. If it's the right season, you can see one of 26 different types of orchids that grow on beautiful Galway Bay. After a scenic drive along Galway Bay, stop at Bunratty Castle for the chance to grab a coffee. Imagine the days when Norman knights, Gaelic warriors, and jousting chieftains hung out at the hallowed spot. Depart Bunratty Castle for the short drive back to Limerick and Adare, with an estimated drop off at approximately 17:00.

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From Limerick: Cliffs of Moher Explorer Day Tour

4. From Limerick: Cliffs of Moher Explorer Day Tour

Enjoy a beautiful scenic walk, take photos, explore, and take the time to enjoy a day at the world-famous Cliffs of Moher. Depart from Arthurs Quay, Limerick at 8:30 AM, and a fully trained, local driver/guide will start the scenic journey via Bunratty Castle and Ennis through the rural landscape of West Clare to the picturesque village of Doolin. Be dropped off at the Quay at Doolin and to the walk down the Cliffs of Moher coastal walkway and with directions from the guide to the rendezvous point at the Cliffs of Moher visitor center, The Atlantic Edge. Begin the walk via the village of Doolin along the Cliff path to the Cliffs of Moher from Wild Atlantic Way to Signature Point. Take in breathtaking views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands, and the Cliffs of Moher themselves on the 8 km of coastal pathway. Witness the power of the Atlantic Ocean from the pathway and watch as it battles the coastline of Ireland, in the Wild Atlantic Way. Rendezvous with the driver/guide and the tour coach at the Cliffs of Moher visitor center, roughly 5 hours after beginning the walk in Doolin. Re-board the tour vehicle, sit back and relax while the driver/guide begins the return trip to Limerick. Return to Limerick between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM. This tour operates from 01 April to 31 October.

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What people are saying about County Clare

It was great! The Tour itself brought us to many beautiful spots in Ireland and our tour guide David O´Brian was just the best! On our drive to Doolin he told us some interesting facts about galway as the city we´re all staying in, about geolocial peculiarities, the weather, the people and several other kind of things. I would not only recommend that tour but also do it again anytime!

It was more than enough time to see the cliffs and also go to the visitor centre. The tour guides were so nice and the road to the cliffs was beautiful. Had such a good time!

It was amazing, cliffs were beautiful and the other sites were worth it ! Perfect day and the guide was hilarious and fun :)

The tour was absolutely worth every single cent. Had a really great time.

Really good option when you don't have a full day!