The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

Duration: 9am - 7:30pm
Tour starts in Galway
Departs from Galway City (choose your collection point when booking)

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Visit The Aran Islands & see the Cliffs of Moher like never before – Our most comprehensive tour yet!

On this coach tour, Galway Tour Company will guide you south along the Wild Atlantic Way and into the lunar-like Burren region. From there we’ll head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where you’ll board the express ferry* to Inisheer (Inis Oirr) – the smallest and most vibrant of the Aran Islands.

Departing Doolin you will remain in the capable hands of The Doolin Ferry Company and your guide for the day.

Inisheer is only a short sailing from Doolin and attractions include ancient churches and castles, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground and several pubs and cafes, lighthouses and shipwrecks. Hire a pony and trap, or a bike or stroll the peaceful boreens. The return journey, a guided cruise alongside the foot of the Cliffs of Moher, is a spectacular journey which puts the 214m high, 8 km long cliffs into perspective.

We will stop for a hearty meal in one of the traditional local pubs before arriving at the Cliffs of Moher. As a guest of Galway Tour Company, you will receive free entry to the cliffs and the eco-sensitive visitor centre. Take a stroll along the cliff edge and consider how tiny everything looks from above.

Once we depart the cliffs we will take the coast road home, following the Wild Atlantic Way before one last stop at the stunning Baby Cliffs in Ballyreen where you can walk atop the Burren.

Return time in Galway is approx. 7:30 pm

Schedule

This tour operates from 18th March till 15th October

09:00 Depart Galway for Doolin and The Burren
All aboard the Ferry to Inisheer* for a minimum 2 hour stop on the Island
Lunch at the Local Irish Pub
Depart the Island and begin Cliffs Cruise
1 hour stop on top of the Cliffs of Moher
Travel via Wild Atlantic Way
19:30** Return to Galway

* Sailings are weather dependent. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, you will receive a full refund/reschedule or you will have the option to take our 10:00 am Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour instead.
** All times are approximate if you have connections to make please inform us in advance.
Ferry tickets and admission to the Cliffs of Moher are Included. Activities on the island and lunch are not included.

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