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Galway to Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher

Galway to Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher

Explore the wildest sea cliffs of the West of Ireland!

As you stand a top the Cliffs of Moher, watch the unique colony of birds soar ever so gracefully above the crashing waves of the Wild Atlantic Ocean. During your visit to the Aran Islands, climb up to Dun Aengus Fort for unsurpassed views of sea cliffs and the Burren.

Tour Type
Bus Tours
Ferry Transfer
Shuttle Service

AvailableAll Year

Duration2 Days

Departs FromGalway City

Departure PointGalway Coach Station

Departs at10:00

Group TourYes

Guided TourPartially

Pick Up AvailableYes

This tour offers the best of both worlds – a full day, guided tour of the Cliffs of Moher & Burren and a day of independent exploring on Inis Mór.

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day 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.

Aran Islands Transport

This package includes return transportation to Inis Mór (the largest island). You’re free to explore the island on your own or join a local tour around the island. The choice is yours!

Spend your day on Inis Mór exploring on your own. There are plenty of walking paths, shops, restaurants, pubs and beaches on the island. After departing the ferry in Kilronan, the island’s main settlement, explore the patchwork fields, stone monuments and farmland either on foot, by renting bicycles, or hiring horse and trap or minibus. Discover one of Ireland’s most important prehistoric monuments, Dún Aonghusa, sitting dramatically a top 100m cliffs that drops into the Atlantic Ocean. When along the coast, try to see if you can spot the resident seal colony!

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour Itinerary

9:45am Check-in to Galway Coach Station

10:00am Depart Galway Coach Station

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Ailwee Cave
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Doolin

17:30 Return to Galway Coach Station


Inis Mór Schedule (Available Year Round)

  • 9:30 Travel by coach to Ros a’Mhíl Harbor (60 mins, departing from Victoria Hotel)
  • 10:30 Ferry ride to Inis Mór (45 minutes)
  • Free time to explore Inis Mór
  • 17:00 Depart Inis Mór
  • 19:00 Arrive to Galway City (Victoria Hotel)

Additional sailings available in the summer months. See booking engine for available times.


Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour

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. 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


A charming seaside village along the Wild Atlantic Way claimed as Ireland’s traditional music capital. Have lunch while exploring the strip of pubs, Irish crafts and shops.

Length: 45 minutes

Returns to Galway approximately 5:30pm


Aran Islands Transport

  • Galway to Rossaveal
  • Rossaveal to Inis Mór
  • Inis Mór to Rossaveal
  • Rossaveal to Galway


  • Entrance to Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
  • Full Day Tour on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Professional and Experienced Driver/Guide
  • Accommodation pickup (Cliffs of Moher Tour)
  • Return Bus Transfer from Galway City to Ros a’Mhil
  • Return Ferry Transfer from Ros a’Mhil to Islands

Not Included

  • Food and beverages
  • Guided tour and entrance of Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre
  • Any bike rental or excursions on the Aran Islands
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cliffs of Moher tour departs from Galway Coach Station

Aran Islands Shuttle departs from Victoria Hotel, Queen Street

Dunguaire Castle

Ailwee Cave

Cliffs of Moher


Inis Mor

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