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Tour of the West Galway

See the best of the West of Ireland

On this travel package from Galway, we’ll explore the West of Ireland for 3 days. We’ll show you our favourite places in the Connemara, Burren and Inis Mór! Relax through the Connemara and learn about Irish Culture and listen to the Irish language. Stroll around the Aran Islands for a journey back to how Ireland once was. Discover the karst, unusual limestone landscapes in the Burren before standing on top of the rugged, sheer sea cliffs at the Cliffs of Moher.

Tour Type
Bus Tours
Ferry Transfer
Shuttle Service

AvailableAll Year

Duration3 Days

Departs FromGalway City

Departure PointGalway Coach Station

Departs at10:00

Group TourYes

Guided TourPartially

Pick Up AvailableYes

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.

Connemara Tour Itinerary

9:45am Check-in to Galway Coach Station

10:00am Depart Galway Coach Station

  • Leenane Village
  • Killary Fjord
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • An Spideal

17:30 Return to Galway Coach Station

 

Aran Islands Transport Itinerary

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)

 

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

Connemara Tour Featured Stops

Leenane Village

A small mountain-side town bursting with Irish charm.

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. Today, visitors can explore the Abbey (now owned and run by Benedictine nuns), miniature Gothic Church and award winning-walled Victorian walled gardens.

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

Returns to Galway approximately 5:30pm

 

Aran Islands Transport

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

 

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

Doolin

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

 

Inclusions

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

Not Included

  • 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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Galway Coach Station - Cliffs of Moher & Connemara Departure Point

Victoria Hotel - Aran Islands Departure Point

Dunguaire Castle

Ailwee Cave

Cliffs of Moher

Doolin

Leenane

Killary Fjord

Kylemore Abbey

Rossaveal

Inis Mor

Spiddal

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