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Dublin to Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Aran Islands

Tour of the West

Get the full experience of the West of Ireland. Spend 3 days touring 3 very unique regions of Galway. Experience the Irish tradition and fairy-tale castles in Connemara, be swept away by the whimsical charm of the Aran Islands, and explore the rugged terrain in the Burren. Whether a weekend trip or mid-week adventure, Galway has plenty to offer at all times of the year.

This bundle includes transportation from Dublin to Galway, a Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Tour, a trip to the Aran Islands, and a Connemara Day Tour. Following each excursion, you’ll return to Galway. You’ll have the evenings to explore Galway on your own, of course we’ll share our favourite suggestions for dinner or traditional Irish music- just ask! Your return journey to Dublin is up to you – choose to return following your last tour, or choose to stay additional nights in Galway.

Tour Type
Bus Tours
Shuttle Service

AvailableAll Year

Duration3 Days

Departs FromDublin City

Departure PointAston Quay

Departs at06:45

Group TourYes

Guided TourPartially

Pick Up AvailableNo

Connemara Tour Highlights

Experience the majestic landscapes of Connemara. From the rugged Twelve Pins Mountains to the glassy lakes and bogland, this region is absolutely breathtaking! Spend 2 hours exploring the enchanting Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens before heading back to Galway for the evening.

Aran Islands Transport Highlights

Travel to Inis Mór (the largest of the Aran Islands) from Galway. Choose to join a bus tour of the island or venture off on your own – by bicycle or foot! Climb to the top of Dun Aengus and explore this unique prehistoric fort on top of 100m high sheer sea cliffs. Walk along stunning coastlines and explore one of the most unique places in Ireland. You’ll return to Galway at approximately 7pm.

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour Highlights

Head south to through the windswept, limestone region known as the Burren. Explore the dramatic underworld of the Burren at the Aillwee Cave. You’ll spend 1.5 hours at the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher before heading back to Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way.

6:45AM: Depart Dublin via Citylink Non-Stop Express, Aston Quay

Connemara Tour Itinerary

9:15 Arrive to Galway City New Coach Station

10:00 Depart Galway for Connemara Day Tour

  • Leenane Village
  • Killary Fjord
  • Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens
  • An Spidéal

17:30 (approx) Return to Galway City New Coach Station

 

 

Aran Islands Transport Highlights

9:30 Bus Departs Galway (Victoria Hotel) to Rossaveal

10:30 Ferry Departs Rossaveal to Inis Mor

17:00 Ferry Departs Inis Mor to Rossaveal

18:00 Bus Departs Rossaveal to Galway

19:00 Return to Galway City

 

 

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour Itinerary

9:45 Check in to Galway City New Coach Station

10:00 Depart Galway to begin Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Tour

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Aillwee Cave / Birds of Prey Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Doolin

17:30 (approx) Return to Galway City New Coach Station

 

 

Flexible Return Times

A return journey to Dublin is included in your ticket! After your third tour, choose a convenient departure time to depart from the Galway Coach Station (18:15 or 19:15). In about 2 hours, 30 minutes, you’ll arrive back to Dublin City Centre.

Carrying a lot of baggage? No need to worry! You can bring your luggage with you on the tour. Our coaches are equipped with luggage lockers, where you can store your bags for the duration of your tour. The tours return to the Galway Coach Station, so you can easily transfer to your Citylink bus.

Connemara Tour Featured Stops

Leenane Village

A small mountain-side town bursting with Irish charm (also the setting for the 1990 film ‘The Field’ starring Richard Harris and John Hurt).

Length: 30 minutes

Killary Fjord

Ireland’s only fjord serves the natural border between counties Galway and Mayo.

Length: 10 minutes

Kylemore Abbey

Extravagantly placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains, this 19th century abbey has was originally built by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife, Margaret. The Kylemore Abbey provided many improvements to the land after the Great Famine: reclaiming bogland, providing locals with work, shelter and even education. Today, visitors can explore the Abbey (now owned and run by Benedictine nuns), miniature Gothic Church and award winning-walled Victorian walled gardens. Admission to the abbey and gardens is not included in Lally’s ticket price.

Length: 2 hours

An Spidéal

A picturesque Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) village. It is home to many traditional thatched roof homes, scenic coastlines and beautiful beaches.

Length: 30 minutes

 

Aran Islands Features

Getting to the Aran Islands from Galway is easy with Lally Tours. We provide a daily transport service from Galway to the port at Rossaveal (Ros a M’hil). Return ticket includes bus transport to/from Galway, and ferry transport to and from Inis Mór.

In summer months (June-August), there are multiple sailings throughout the day.

Bus Departure Point:
Queen Street (in front of Victoria Hotel).

Bus Duration:
Approximately 1 hour

Ferry Duration:
Approximately 45 minutes

 

 

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour Featured Stops

Dunguaire Castle (Kinvara)

Standing tall watching over Galway Bay, this iconic 1520’s castle was the Royal Palace of Guaire Aidhne, King of Connacht.

Length: 15 minutes

Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Exhibition

Trek through Ireland’s natural, showcase cave or interact with birds in flight. Not feeling adventurous? A cafe is located on the grounds showcasing a menu of local food and coffee options.

Length: 30 minutes

Cliffs of Moher & Visitor Centre

FREE ADMISSION! Encounter a moment of magic as you stand atop these awe-inspiring, rigid cliffs with edges dropping into the untamed Atlantic Ocean. Stretching 8km (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare, The Cliffs of Moher  stand 700 feet tall.

Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Doolin

Have lunch at the famous Fitzpatrick’s Pub.

Length: 45 minutes

 

 

 

Inclusions

  • Transport to/from Dublin via Citylink Express
  • Full Day Tour on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach (Cliffs of Moher & Connemara)
  • Entrance to Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
  • Professional and Experienced Driver/Guide
  • Galway accommodation pickup (must be arranged in advance)
  • Return Bus Transfer from Galway City to Ros a’Mhíl
  • Return Ferry Transfer from Ros a’Mhil to Islands

Not Included

  • Overnight accommodation in Galway
  • Food and beverages
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens
  • Guided tour and entrance of Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre
  • Any bike rental or excursions on the Aran Islands
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Citylink Departure Point - Aston Quay

Galway Coach Station

Dunguaire Castle

Ailwee Cave

Cliffs of Moher

Doolin

Leenane

Killary Fjord

Kylemore Abbey

Spiddal

Rossaveal

Inis Mor

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