Day trip

Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
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Explore Ireland’s scenic landscapes on a trip to the Cliffs of Moher on a day trip by bus. Visit Galway, journey through The Burren, and see the monastic ruins of Kilmacduagh.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Dublin

  • 2.5 hours
  • Galway Plaza (break)

  • Kilmacduagh Monastery

  • Cliffs of Moher (free time)

  • The Burren

  • Galway (free time)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher
  • Enjoy a stop to explore the lunar landscapes of The Burren
  • Explore the city of Galway and enjoy the vibrant side of it
  • Walk through the ruins of Kilmacduagh Monastery
Full description

Embark on a guided day trip to discover the iconic Cliffs of Moher by bus. Visit Galway and its stunning surrounding landscape and see famous landmarks, including Dunguaire Castle and Kilmacduagh Monastery.

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.

Head to the ruins of Kilmacduagh Monastery and its roundhouse—unique for the way it leans over by more than 2 feet. Spend 15-20 minutes here. Then, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher for a view of the Atlantic Ocean and explore on your own for 2 hours.

Go to the visitor's center for the interactive Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience with a large multimedia screen displaying 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 15–20-minute visit and hear about the many secrets of this atypical landscape, home to the warmest ground temperature in Ireland.

Arrive in the city of Galway, where you will have around 1 hour to explore on your own. Discover its old-world charm on cobblestone streets that evoke an authentic Ireland of times gone by.

Then drive along the coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way to Kinvara, passing Dunguaire Castle and the 12 Bens mountain range along the way. Return to Dublin and get dropped off at the meeting point at around 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Tour
  • Guide
  • Entry ticket to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. Walking, taking public transport, or a taxi to the meeting point is recommended, as parking in the city center is difficult to find and expensive for the day.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Packed lunch

Know before you go

  • This is a long day trip. It can be up to 2 hours between stops. The tour starts at 6:45 AM and finishes between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Bringing a packed lunch is recommended. This tour does not stop anywhere for lunch. You can buy packed sandwiches and snacks at rest stops
  • All the times are approximate and the locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather. Galway may or may not be the last stop before returning to Dublin
  • This tour involves a fair bit of walking
  • The tour is no recommended for small children or people with mobility issues. If your child is used to traveling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat
  • You must fill out the online Track and Trace waiver form which will be emailed to you 25 hours before your activity starts. The form must be completed by each participant in order to join the tour
  • Using the restrooms before joining the tour is recommended, as the first stop is around 2 hours away
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5382 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Amazing tour and very knowledgeable guide! Luke’s knowledge and enthusiasm about history was perfect! The cliffs were amazing and we loved all the small historical stops made. Of course the bus ride is long, because the cliffs are a long way from Dublin, but if you have a whole day available it is a great option to see much of Ireland. Amazing!

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May 18, 2022

I took the Galway/Cliffs of Moher/Kilmacduagh Abbey tour. Everything was wonderful, we spent just enough time at each place to get the full experience and not feel rushed. The bus ride was long from Dublin, but felt like no time at all with our tour guide Sean. He had so many stories and history to share with us and played great music in between. The bus itself was very clean and comfortable, there are USB ports for every person to charge devices and there’s WiFi!

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May 17, 2022

This tour was absolutely fantastic!!! Pick up was right on time and the sights were incredibly beautiful. More then enough time was given at the Cliffs of Moher and the right amount of time was given at the rest of the stops. Cuddy, our tour guide was filled with knowledge and some great humour. He kept us engaged with his story telling and kept the whole bus laughing with his hilarious jokes! I would recommend this tour over and over if not for the sights, then just to engage with Cuddy.

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May 17, 2022

Product ID: 91047