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

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

Take a day trip to Inisheer (Inis Oirr) from Galway and discover the ancient churches and castles on the smallest of the Aran Islands. Visit the Cliffs of Moher and admire the coastal scenery. From the meeting point in Galway, get driven south along the Wild Atlantic Way and into the lunar-like Burren region. From there, head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where you’ll board the ferry to Inisheer. Once there, explore the island's churches, castles, lighthouses, shipwrecks, cafes, and pubs. Discover one of Ireland's most beautiful beaches and, if you like, take a pony and carriage, hire a bicycle, or stroll the country roads. 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,l take the coast road home, following the Wild Atlantic Way. Make one last stop at the stunning Baby Cliffs in Ballyreen where you can walk atop the Burren, before returning to Galway.

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.

From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

3. From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

Discover everything the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer on a guided full-day trip from Galway. Pass through charming villages along the coast and into the heart of Connemara. Meet your guide at the Kinley Hostel early in the morning and hop on the comfortable tour vehicle which will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill, and along the coast, through Barna, Spiddal, and Inverin. Listen to entertaining tales about the culture and history of the area from your professional local guide and driver. Enjoy stops along the way for tea and a visit to the Quiet Man Cottage replica. Continue through bogs and onto the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone next to Derrygimlagh Bog. Head along Sky Road and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic. Stop for 3 hours at the Connemara National Park. Take your time to explore the more than 3,000 hectares of bog, mountains, grasslands, and woodlands. Return to Galway and take photos along the way at Kylemore Abbey and the Quiet Man Bridge.

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What people are saying about Galway

excursion that allows you to see many things in one day: the views on the way to and from (beautiful along the Atlantic Way), Inisheer, the cliffs from below by boat and then from above on foot. We wanted to take the bicycle on the island, I do not recommend it unless you are fanatic of the medium, in a short time you can do little and the climbs, which seem non-existent, actually test those who are not used to.

Everything was made so easy for us. Tommy was our bus driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of our area and had a great sense of humor. He guided us through every step of our journey and even arranged the horse and carriage for us to tour the island. We didn’t really have to lift a finger. This was by far the easiest time I’ve ever experienced on a tour.

The guide has a lot of charisma, informs and even jokes without going overboard, leaving time for silence and reflection and putting on good music according to the environment! Inis Moer and the Cliffs of Moer are impressive and although there is plenty of time to get lost there, it is not lacking either... Highly recommended :-)

Excellent tour. A great day. Very organized and informative. A wonderful way to see the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher!

A very nice trip at a good price considering the number of attractions and time schedule. I highly recommend!