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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.
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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.

By Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours - Galway
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Save money by packing in a ton of attractions on a trip to the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands that includes entrance fees, ferry tickets, and round-trip transport. Your guide knows the best ways around Ireland and brings you safely across the Wild Atlantic Way—a notoriously difficult-to-navigate route—in any type of weather, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery.
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Ages 1-99, max of 53 per group
Duration: 10h
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Highlights
  • Go on this Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands tour with a guide who knows the way
  • Save money with round-trip ferry rides and entrance fees included 
  • See the Cliffs of Moher from two vantage points—the summit and the water 
  • Avoid the stress of planning rides with included round-trip transport

  • Round-trip ferry ride
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local Driver / Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pickup

Your Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher tour starts with a pickup from Galway. Once you board your coach for the day, get ready for an adventure through Ireland. Travel down the Wild Atlantic Way and through Clarenbridge, Kilcolgan, Ballindereen, Kinvara, and Ballyvaughan as your guide tells you stories about the area’s history. Arrive in Doolin, and catch a ferry to the Aran Islands. Your ferry stops at Inisheer, one of the smallest Aran Islands. Enjoy some free time exploring, and pop into a local eatery for lunch if you'd like (own expense). Then on the return ferry to Doolin, take in stunning sights of the Cliff of Moher from the boat. Back on land, follow your guide to the summit of the Cliffs of Moher to catch even more views from the top of the cliffs. Your tour ends with a drop-off back in Galway.

Departure details
  • Merchants Road, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland Tour departs Merchant's Road, Galway outside the Kinlay Hostel at 09:00. Please present 15 minutes prior to departure.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8623P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.?
How much is From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.?
From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise. price starts from €71.21. Discover and book From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise. on Tripadvisor
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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise. cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise. on Tripadvisor
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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise. is hosted by Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours - Galway. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours - Galway on Tripadvisor. Discover and book From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise. on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8623P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Merchants Road
    Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
    Tour departs Merchant's Road, Galway outside the Kinlay Hostel at 09:00. Please present 15 minutes prior to departure.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Dunguaire Castle
    Kinvara Harbour
    Ballyvaughan
    Black Head Lighthouse
    The Burren
    Fanore Beach
  • 1
    Doolin Pier
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Inisheer
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Lisdoonvarna
    Corcomroe Abbey
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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tarasmith24
tarasmith24
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Great way to see Connemara! Hike to top is worth it if you think you can make it in the time and the weather is decent.
Great tour, guide Tony was knowledgeable. 2 hours in Connemara to hike the diamond hill peak probably isn’t quite e
R9520PAlolal
R9520PAlolal
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Amazing tour, ask for Seoirse to be your guide!
Great tour at a great price. Seoirse was an amazing guide, very kind, attentive and passionate of his country and c
AllysonSQ
AllysonSQ
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Another amazing tour
Another spectacular trip from this company. Wonderful, safe, local driver/tour guide who knew all about everything
Kevin M
Kevin M
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Great experience
Cliffs of Moher was great! Super windy this time of year, but Tony was a great guide. Very knowlegable & funny, wou
AllysonSQ
AllysonSQ
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A great tour!
I am so glad I did this tour! Tony, our driver and guide, was superb - helpful and friendly. The drive was spectacu
donovanp2023
donovanp2023
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Excellent day despite the weather
Tony was an excellent guide, getting us safely to each stop with great knowledge of the area. He even got us an ext
jjustherr
jjustherr
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Excellent tour
Nicely priced tour! We got loads of free time at the cliffs of Moher + stopped at Dunguaire castle. Our guide John
Angd39171661
Angd39171661
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Great trip
Lovely trip to Cliffs of Moher . Small bus. Busdriver Tony told us interesting facts, he was funny, drove us safely
544noure
544noure
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Cliffs of moher with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tour
We spent an amazing day with John, he was humours and shared with us useful information about local life, we have a
kylegS1452NA
kylegS1452NA
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Highly Recomend
We did the Cliffs of Moher day tour and it was fantastic! Would highly recommend as a day trip tour. Lasted from 9
Coastal54014181960
Coastal54014181960
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Amazing experience
The guide Gary was amazing. He was so funny and explained the history of Galway pretty well. The whole experience
Kuzy24
Kuzy24
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Great history and mesmerizing sights!!
We did a tour with Damien as our tour guide and driver. He was very funny and explained the history of Ireland in g
796gretchenc
796gretchenc
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GOOD DAY OUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
The bus driver/tour guide was really pleasant and informative. By doing the tour we learned facts about Ireland th
Chelsea E
Chelsea E
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Worth it
Alan was our tour guide, he was humorous and showed as many stops along the way. Clear day for the cliffs and the
estelabr10
estelabr10
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Amazing experience
The tour is very complete and the driver/tour guide was super nice. Totally recommended, is an beautiful country wi
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travelmama913
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Jun 2022
We booked this trip weeks in advance and were disappointed when the weather turned really bad the 24 hours before the trip. On the plus side, our guide was very informative and we enjoyed his perspective on current events plus his history lessons. I believe his name was Peader and in addition to being a good guide, he was a very good driver which is not an easy thing in a large bus on narrow rainy back roads. We were happy to take the day off from driving.

The fact that something like the Aran Islands still exist in this day and age is truly amazing. Our horse and buggy driver was born and raised on the islands and provided us with a lot of the island's history. It is quite challenging to live on these remote islands relying on the summer tourist industry to pay for a whole year of expenses but the residents seem happy to do so and appear to have a lovely community bond.

Due to the yucky, rainy day, our boat trip to the Cliffs of Mohr was cancelled for our safety and there was no refund but we were able to spend more time at the Visitors Center at the Cliffs.
Written 6 July 2022
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SoFloSoFawny
Fort Lauderdale, FL21 contributions
I can’t say enough about the absolutely fantastic time my husband & I had on this all-day tour! Our tour bus guide was fun and patient, and kept us informed throughout the journey. We headed straight down to the ferries for Inisheer and once boarded, you could feel the excitement of all the passengers. The trip to Inisheer was blustery but fun with a few wet surprises for some. Inisheer itself was a rocky delight. You had your choice of transportation and we chose the tractor ride (aka hayride, but enclosed) but some chose bikes, or the horse-drawn open wagon, or hiking. No matter, we got to see the Island from the bottom to the top and learn how the residents have adapted to a rugged life on this rock-strewn ancient island. Thank you Tina, our tour/tractor driver!
Next, we headed out on the ferry to view the base of the Cliffs of Mohr from the water. It was incredible! And the slight roughness of the sea made it an exciting ride, which we loved! Other’s in our group, unfortunately had eaten too much at lunch on the island, then “gave” it back to the Atlantic! But our “ride” was exciting and we laughed all the way to the cliffs, then “Oohed and Ahhed” at the magnificence of those cliffs, up close & personal! After docking back at the landing, we reboarded our bus to take us to the top of the cliffs. The modern multimedia museum there is awesome, and the walk up to the top sections of the cliffs turned out to be not as strenuous as they look. There are steps leading up and easy pathways. I am 67, with a titanium hip and Scoliosis, but I was able to walk up just fine. But there are golfcart shuttles for those who are unable to walk it, so no worries. They’ve got you covered! All in all, this was the best part of our entire Ireland vacation. I beg you to take this tour, either from Galway, Dublin, or other locations. You do not want to miss the Wild Atlantic Way! (A tip: keep your masks on duringvthese Covid times…. we were lax and now believe we got Covid from some other bus passengers, as it was a closed environment, and we felt comfortable lowering our masks, but getting friendly with other passengers was our downfall and we both got Covid that 2nd week of our trip!)
Written 16 August 2022
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Caleb W
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Great tour! Our guide was awesome, his name was Gerry I believe.

If you have a car with you, booking the tour isn't all that necessary, as you can just purchase a cheap ticket on the Ferry when you get to Doolin and pay to park at the cliffs. The perk is that you don't have to worry about any of the details. You may need to buy the tour in order to take the ferry at the base of the cliffs, but you could just stay on the ferry on the way back and not get off when you're "supposed" to. No one is going to make you get off.

Depending on if the tour bus and ferries are on schedule or not, you may feel a bit rushed. I did just because I wanted to take lots of photos and videos.

I highly recommend the tour if you don't want to have to worry about any details or don't have a car or want to make sure you see the cliffs from the sea
Written 29 July 2021
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Damien N
Thank you for your review, I think. I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Of course, you don't have to book a tour if you have a car. Although anyone who has driven the roads around here will agree that it's more relaxing to let Gerry do the driving, plus you get his insights into the area. As for your insider tip in relation to the ferry, I wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to do the Cliffs of Moher Cruise because you think you've discovered a 'cheat' on the boat. Our ferry partners don't take kindly to stowaways and if you're thinking of attempting this, I'd bring a swimsuit, just in case you're caught.
Written 12 August 2021
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matt k
Lancaster, PA2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
As many others have said, this is primarily a very bumpy bus tour marketed as a cruise. Please update the information on this page so people like myself who don't do well on long, rough bus rides can know to look for another option. From reading the description and the noted itinerary, it sounded like this was primarily going to be a cruise past the cliffs and out to the islands rather than a long bus tour. That's not to say the tour is unpleasant, it's just not what I was lead to expect from the listing. I'm clearly not the only person who's had this issue so I would seriously recommend taking these complaints seriously before someone litigious books this tour and gets surprised.

The guide was friendly, the only thing I would change is the information on this page to be better representative of what to expect, I would not have booked this if I had understood it would be two long bus rides to and from a brief ferry ride.
Written 2 July 2022
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Damien N
What to expect Your Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher tour starts with a pickup from Galway. Once you board your coach for the day, get ready for an adventure through Ireland,
Written 4 July 2022
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Becks
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
Such a great trip and wonderful day spent with Gerry! We thoroughly enjoyed getting to hear about the history of the region as we saw the gorgeous sights out of the bus window. We lucked out with weather and had a beautiful, sunny 16 degree day that let us see loads of things in the distance, too. The island was so fun - though our advice is definitely to get the £10 bikes or pay for a horse ride! Even with bikes we found the time pretty tight to fit more than the shipwreck, castle, and grabbing a bite to eat. If we had walked, not sure we would have been able to do all three!

The cliffs were, of course, amazing and an incredible thing to see. The tower was closed but that didn’t stop us from having a great time with great views. On the way back, Gerry played music and many people napped before we got to the last stop, Dunguaire castle, where we had time to get out an explore a bit.

Would definitely recommend this day trip for anyone visiting Galway! :)
Written 29 April 2022
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mark_wilson1961
Rancho Mirage, CA6 contributions
The tour began precisely on time, and the introduction given by tour guide John was not only the required “ground rules” discussion, but was clever and humorous. It set the tone for a full day of excellent touring. The itinerary was world class, including small Irish towns, The Burren, Innishear/Aron Islands and the stunning combination of the Cliffs of Moher by both sea and by land. The return to Galway was cleverly by a different route, adding interest and value, and with time for a nap (after 10 hours!)… do not be intimidated by the call long tour, it was one of the best we have experienced anywhere. Lastly, the coach was very clean and comfortable, but at-seat device charging needs to be added to make this tour perfect.
Written 30 June 2022
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Jake J
12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Although our tour guide was very nice and gave a nice tour, this tour desciption is worded poorly. We signed up for what was billed as a boat tour of the Aran Islands with a view of the Cliffs of Moher. Instead, it was a bus tour with a short boat ride to Innisheer, the closest and smallest of the Aran Islands. Then the return trip took us past the cliffs, and then we got back on the bus and again went to the cliffs. Although the cliffs are amazing, we hD already just been there because we wanted to see the cliffs from land and this tour said nothing about then stopping at the cliffs park and viewing area. This is a bus tour sold as a sea island tour. We had fun with a good host (Damian) but buyers should be aware this is a bus tour and you'll only see the nearest part of Innisheer where the village is. I recommend hiring a horse drawn cart and getting a tour while you are there (an additional 10 Euro per person).
Written 22 August 2021
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Damien N
Nothing surprises me any more. This review is in general fairly accurate, this is a bus / coach tour. In fact in the 'What to expect' section of the tour description is says "Once you board your coach for the day." That's the very FIRST line. Apart from that I'm delighted to read that the tour you got was the tour you purchased. Unfortunately, the tour you purchased was not the one you wanted. Maybe if you'd read the poorly worded description, it could have saved us both a lot of typing.
Written 23 August 2021
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monica_barnard
London, UK37 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Paedar was an amazing driver/tour guide. He kept everyone entertained the whole way, gave lots of interesting and useful information about Ireland, and was incredibly considerate and inclusive. I would love to go back to the Aran Islands and spend longer, but this day trip was unbelievably good value and it was nice to have a taste of what the Aran Islands have to offer.
Written 16 May 2022
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Zoe W
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Gerry was a thoughtful and entertaining guide. On our tour day, the boats to Aran Island were canceled due to a storm, so instead the tour guide took us to the Caves of Aillwee and then to the Cliffs of Moher. It was a thoroughly informative tour with many great stops along the way for photo Ops. There were a few late people for the tour and Gerry kindly turned around the bus and doubled back to collect them. He told entertaining jokes and although we missed out on the Aran Islands because of bad weather, the visibility at the Cliffs was great and the day was full, including an indulgent stop at Hazel Mountain Chocolate. Even though it was a fairly big bus, Gerry drove diligently on the narrow roads. Thanks!!
Written 30 September 2021
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Damien N
Thank you for your great review of our alternative land based tour Our ferry partners strive to operate as many days as possible but unfortunately there are days when it is just not possible, On these days, we operate an alternative land based tour schedule which I'm delighted you enjoyed. To be honest, there is so much to see and do out here that on days like this the biggest issue for us is what to do and not do so as to get as much out of the day as possible.
Written 6 October 2021
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David
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Our daylong trip to the cliffs of moher was excellent. The bus driver Damien was excellent, he made the trip! Damien gave great scientific, historical and cultural information and his Irish accent made the experience very authentic; also he was hilarious make sure you request him as your driver. The bus drops you off at the ferry dock then you take a boat to the Aran islands, DRESS WARM because even in July it was ice cold on the water. The Island is nice, nothing amazing but unique in its landscape. Then it’s back on the boat to view the cliffs, make sure you get the correct boat, 1 goes to the cliffs then back to doolin and 1 just goes straight to Doolin. Hold tight on the boat, people fell due to the waves. After the boat drops you off Damien will drive you to the top of the cliffs where you can walk around and take pictures, it’s very scenic and beautiful. Then it’s a slightly different way home and some more jokes from Damien, all in all it was a memorable experience, I can’t recommend it enough!
Written 3 July 2022
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