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  • Cliffs of Moher Tour and Galway City from Dublin

    1. Cliffs of Moher Tour and Galway City from Dublin

    The Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay are both iconic Irish sites that should be on every visitor’s itinerary. See these spectacular sights, take a short hike at the Burren, enjoy lunch at a traditional Irish pub, and see historic castles along the way. Detailed Itinerary 6:50 AM: Begin your adventure that will take you from Dublin to Ireland's west coast. As you head west you’ll pass the Guinness factory and Kilmainham Jail, and later the Curragh horse racing track and some of Ireland's historic castles. 10:40 AM: Arrive at the Cliffs of Moher, walk along the edge of the cliffs and take in the spectacular views. On a clear day you’ll be able to see the Aran Islands. Entrance to the site and the interactive show inside the visitor center are included in the tour price. 12:45 PM: It's time to head to Doolin village for lunch. Well-known for its traditional Irish music, Do...

    I had a great trip. Our guide was Bud, a super cheerful guy who made what could feel like a very long bus ride a lot of fun and fly by! He gave good tips for where to go on the stops. The cliffs are beautiful and we got enough time to trot around and take photo's. We had a tasty lunch in the pub with very quick service as well. The ride from the cliffs to Galway is full of gorgeous views. The stop in Galway was just long enough to have a good stroll around the centre. I would 100% recommend going on this trip.

  • From Galway: Full-Day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour

    2. From Galway: Full-Day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take the Cliffs of Moher and Burren Tour from beautiful Galway and see some of Ireland’s most attractive landmarks. In fact, sights in this area have only recently appeared in Harry Potter's Half-Blood Prince and also in another movie classic, The Princess Bride. This tour is a true must for any visitor to Ireland. Taking you along Galway Bay, the first stop on the tour is the quaint fishing village of Kinvara to see Ireland’s famous Dunguaire Castle, built in 1520. We then proceed to the vast rolling hills of The Burren, home to diverse and rich plant growth and containing about 75% of Ireland's native flora. The Burren is also the location of numerous ancient Irish monuments. On the tour, we will see many of them such as the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, the 5,800 year old Poulnabrone Dolmen and Ballyalban Fairy Fort, home of the little men with green ...

    It was a stunningly beautiful experience. The tour guide was friendly, fun and kind. He made sure we saw amazing things on the tour. And the restaurant he stopped at for lunch was the best fish and chips I had in Ireland. Highly recommended! Definitely a lot of bang for your buck.

  • Cliffs of Moher and Galway Tour in Italian or Spanish

    3. Cliffs of Moher and Galway Tour in Italian or Spanish

    Discover the beauty of the west of Ireland on this day tour with your expert, guide. Depart from Dublin and cross the country from east to west before arriving in Galway. Here you will have 1.5-hours of free time to explore the lively streets and stroll around the colorful town. Take the river walk to the Cathedral and explore the banks of the river Corrib.  Continue your journey and pass the pretty villages and castles along Galway Bay. Cross the stony Burren region and admire the curious rocky landscape, on route to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Feel the sea spray at 220 meters high. See puffins and other birds that are almost extinct in the rest of the continent. Spend 2 hours enjoying the scenery and walking along the cliff path. You can visit the visitor centre exhibition and the self-service restaurant for lunch. Then, return to Dublin via Limerick through the Obama centre.

    Le scogliere sono uno spettacolo per gli occhi. La guida arricchisce l'esperienza con un sacco di aneddoti curiosi e interessanti

  • From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

    4. From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Galway on this guided tour to Connemara National Park. Learn about the traditions, music, and language of the region before enjoying free time to explore the park and hike Diamond Hill. Start by meeting at the meeting point or making use of the free pickup option. En route to and from the park, your driver will break up the journey by making frequent photo and coffee stops and allowing you to soak in as much of Connemara as you can. With the help of your driver-guide, learn all you need to know about the region and plan how you'll spend your time at the Connemara National Park. Plus, get a chance to hear some local traditional music. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will explain your return time with you before you enjoy free time for two hours. Shortly after arriving, prepare for a hike on Diamond Hill. There are three primary hiking routes at th...

    Really nice experience, the driver was incredible. The only problem is that there was not enough time on the national park. I, obviously, went to the peak of Diamond Hill, but takes one hour to arrive there and I literally took three photos and had to run the way back to not be late (and even like that I was about 5 minutes late).

  • 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 Full-Day Tour from Limerick

    6. 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...

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

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

    7. 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 woodland...

  • Ireland: 2 Day Wild Atlantic Way Tour

    8. Ireland: 2 Day Wild Atlantic Way Tour

    Day 1: Dublin – Cliffs of Moher – Dingle Peninsula  Meet your tour guide and fellow travellers at one of the central Dublin collection points in the morning. Enjoy a relaxing drive across the beautiful countryside with amazing views. Your tour guide will also ensure you have the best possible experience while on the road by telling stories and providing information you may be interested in. Take a short stop for refreshments and then continue the drive towards the West Coast. Then, enjoy a drive along the shores of Galway Bay with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean. This coastal route is distinctive due to its gorgeous golden beaches and dolphins breaching off the shore. Make your way to the Burren which is one of the most popular landscapes in Ireland, famous for its Limestone Rock that stretches as far as the eye can see, reaching down to the sea shore. Before reaching the Cliffs ...

    Daren was the best tour guide! We were able to explore all the coolest spots in Galway and Killsrney.

  • Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    9. Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). We join our coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park(admission included). On to the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next we visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay overnighting in the heart of Galway City(3 star hotel accommodation - bed and full Irish breakfast) Day 2 At 10:00h we head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbour or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. See lots of breathtaking wild Atlantic coastline. We return to Galway for our return InterCity train to Dublin Heuston a...

  • Galway, Cliffs of Moher & Connemara: 2-Day Combo Tour

    10. Galway, Cliffs of Moher & Connemara: 2-Day Combo Tour

    This 2-day tour combines 2 popular 1 day excursions with an overnight stay, and is an ideal choice if you have a limited amount of time to visit the west of Ireland. You’ll leave Dublin from Paddy’s Palace, and head across the country, admiring views such as the bogs of Allen in the midlands. Then it’s onward to the west of Ireland, where you’ll enjoy a tour of Connemara, taking in the sights of Cong, Lough Corrib, and the remote valleys. The most beautiful wilderness in all of Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you’ve heard about. Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. From here you’ll continue on to Galway, considered by many to be Ireland's most beautiful city and its party central. Your guide will find a nice pub down by Galway Bay, where you can enjoy traditional Irish music. A walking tour is avai...

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What people are saying about Galway Bay

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

I had a great trip. Our guide was Bud, a super cheerful guy who made what could feel like a very long bus ride a lot of fun and fly by! He gave good tips for where to go on the stops. The cliffs are beautiful and we got enough time to trot around and take photo's. We had a tasty lunch in the pub with very quick service as well. The ride from the cliffs to Galway is full of gorgeous views. The stop in Galway was just long enough to have a good stroll around the centre. I would 100% recommend going on this trip.

It was a stunningly beautiful experience. The tour guide was friendly, fun and kind. He made sure we saw amazing things on the tour. And the restaurant he stopped at for lunch was the best fish and chips I had in Ireland. Highly recommended! Definitely a lot of bang for your buck.

We had the absolute BEST guide! He was fantastic! I think he was called Aidan. It was yesterday - on September 12. Wonderful weather and interesting places. But it was our great guide that made the whole experience so special.

Bud the guide-super nice friendly and excellent Singer.His Molly Malone was like from Haven. Jan from Poland

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