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  • Location: Galway, Ireland
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Leave Galway and head to the incredible Cliffs of Moher that sit on Europe’s most westerly tip! Traveling south by luxury coach, pass quaint coastal towns and villages like Kinvara and Doolin, and see attractions steeped in history such as Dunguaire Castle. Travel through the lunar landscape that's known as the Burren and then spend two hours at leisure walking around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cliffs of Moher.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher from Galway
  • See Dunguaire Castle in the picturesque fishing village of Kinvara
  • Admire the eye-catching landscape of the Burren and see Megalithic monuments like Poulnabrone Dolmen
  • Marvel at the Celtic crosses near Kilfenora
  • Relax in Gus O'Connors pub in Doolin -- one of the village's world-famous pubs
  • Explore the Cliffs of Moher at leisure before returning to Galway by luxury coach

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What You Can Expect

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

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Leave Galway and head southwest on board your luxury coach in the direction of the world-famous Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Traveling along scenic coastal roads, your tour stops to visit cute fishing villages and historic sites as you go. First stop is in Kinvara, a pretty fishing village known for its star attraction – Dunguaire Castle. Stroll around it outside with your guide and hear tales of its impressive history that dates back to the 16th century.

Continue your journey through Burren National Park – or simply ‘the Burren’ – and marvel at its utterly intriguing landscape, with rolling hills covered with limestone rocks. The park is home to numerous ancient monuments like the Poulnabrone Dolmen, which is said to be the most photographed Megalithic monument in the country, and the little-known Ballyalban Fairy Fort.

Just outside the town of Kilfenora, stop and hop off your coach to see some Celtic crosses, and learn about their history and symbolism from your guide. The tiny coastal village of Doolin is nearby, and lunch takes place here, in one of the town’s legendary pubs -- Gus O'Connors -- that's famous for its traditional Irish music and great food.

Your afternoon is spent at the stunning Cliffs of Moher, and it’s sure to be the highlight of your day. With approximately two hours to spend here at your leisure, walk around enjoying unforgettable views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands. Featured in classic movies like The Princess Bride and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the cliffs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and perfect for a bracing walk with unforgettable scenery.

Return to Galway via the coastal roads, enjoying one last break for a walk on the Burren.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We can't express what a wonderful tour we had to the Cliffs of Moher. Our driver and guide, Gary, couldn't have been better, not only in courtesy, but with his high level knowledge of the surrounding countryside and its history. We were so lucky to have a beautiful day with no mist or wind at the Cliffs. It was an outstanding day and we recommend Viator to any and all people who desire a rewarding experience with competent people and the tour companies that Viator hires. We booked three tours plus two hop-on, hop-off bus tours and were more than satisfied with everything. S. Marlor, Rexburg, Idaho

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

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