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Visit the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher in one day on this full-day tour from Galway. Travel along the Wild Atlantic Way with your guide, through pretty villages including Ballindereen, Clarenbridge and Kilcolgan. Take the ferry from the fishing village of Doolin to Inisheer Island and enjoy free time at your leisure. Then, pass beneath the mighty Cliffs of Moher on the return ferry back to Doolin. Soak up spectacular views from atop the Cliffs of Moher, then take in the Burren and Lisdoonvarna on route back to Galway.
Delve into the rugged wilderness of Connemara, an Irish county thronged with historic monuments and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Galway City. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the perfectly preserved Franciscan friary of Ross Errilly Friary and enjoy some leisurely free time in Cong, a picturesque village. Gaze at the tranquil surfaces of Lough Carrib and Loch NaFooey and discover the elaborate walled gardens of Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy a pleasant balance of guided tours and independent exploration during this enriching excursion.
Explore Ireland’s beautiful Burren region and discover top natural landmarks including the Cliffs of Moher with ease on this day tour from Galway. Travel through the Burren’s rugged landscapes with your guide and discover local attractions such as the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle and Aillwee Cave. Explore walking trails on top of the mighty Cliffs of Moher at your leisure and enjoy panoramic views over the coastal scenery. Watch the skies for sightings of native birdlife, then stop in Doolin on route back to Galway.
Galway is Ireland’s cultural capital, but it’s also one of the best places in the country to sample traditional Irish food. Get the local scoop on this Galway tasting tour, stopping to enjoy a pint of Guinness, tuck into hearty Irish Stew, try local cheeses, and taste fresh seafood.
Immerse yourself in the history of the Micil Distillery on this tour and tasting in Galway. Explore the distillery with a guide to see how poitín (a traditional Irish distilled beverage) and gin are made and learn the family history of the distillery. After the tour of the working distillery, you get to taste some of the products and opt to purchase some as souvenirs.
Spend the day exploring the tiny Irish village of Cong, best known as the filming location of John Wayne’s The Quiet Man, on a full-day guided tour from Galway. On this tour, you’ll visit the Ashford Castle, the Royal Abbey of Cong, the Pigeon Hole Cave, and enjoy a history cruise on Lough Corrib. This fully guided coach tour packs in more sights than you could see in a day exploring on your own and includes all admission tickets and guide fees so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Embark on a thrilling road trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day tour from Galway. Discover the natural wonders of Galway Bay and Connemara as you leave the tourist trail behind and journey along the coast. Admire views of Rosmuc, Derrygimlagh Bog and the Twelve Bens Mountains; visit the former residence of political leader Padraic Pearse; and stop for morning tea in Roundstone (not included). Finally, look out for wild Connemara ponies as you hike through Connemara National Park or pay a visit to the magnificent 19th-century Kylemore Abbey.
The mighty Cliffs of Moher are even more impressive from the water and this cruise from Doolin offers incredible views. Set sail along the Atlantic coast, marvel at the scenery along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, and look out for puffins and other seabirds as you cruise beneath the towering UNESCO World Heritage-listed cliffs.
This Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher cruise will take you to beautiful areas of Ireland that can only be reached by boat. Your guide will tell you about the history of the villages you encounter and point out highlights such as one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches. This tour gives you the freedom to explore independently, hire a bike, or grab some lunch. A highlight is the views from the top of the Cliffs of Moher.
Explore the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher on this County Clare day tour from Galway. Travel along the Wild Atlantic Way to the Burren with your guide and take in top local landmarks including Dunguaire Castle and Corcomroe Abbey. Pass pretty towns and villages such as Ballyvaughan, Doolin, and Lisdoonvarna on route to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, widely considered among Ireland’s most impressive sights. Head along County Clare’s stunning coastline on route back to Galway, and enjoy fine views over Fanore Strand and Black Head.
Tucked between the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Galway Bay in Ireland, the Burren is a rugged landscape of limestone uplands and gentle valleys, where native wildflowers thrive. On this tour, explore the Burren with your guide and find the finest views with ease. Navigate stony hiking trails and open pastureland, delve into 5,000 years of human habitation, and gain insight into the Burren’s rich geology.
Pedal around Galway City or Salthill in a 6- or 15-seater bike to explore the city and drink some spirits. Visit the city’s highlights such as the Spanish Arch, The Long Walk, and Quay St and stop at one bar along the way for a free shot. This is a fun and unique way to see the city that goes beyond a traditional bike or walking tour.
Journey along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day tour from Galway. Marvel at the mighty Cliffs of Moher and enjoy ample time to explore the visitor center, hike the dramatic Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk, and admire views that span Galway Bay, Connemara, and the Aran Islands. Along the way, discover the dramatic landscape of The Burren, the coastal villages of Ballindereen and Kinvara, and Doolin, the epicenter of Ireland’s folk music scene.
While visiting Galway, opt to spend some time away from sightseeing on the city’s popular coast with this Irish homemade baking scones and bread class. You’ll meet in a local’s home to learn how to bake Irish favorites from scratch. Your guide takes the time to teach you how to bake from a provided recipe, as you learn about Ireland’s baking practices of the past and present.
Marvel at the magnitude of the Cliffs of Moher on this unforgettable 1-hour cruise from Doolin. Soak up the scenery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way from a unique angle, as you sail beneath the mighty 700-foot (213 meter) high sea cliffs. Along the way, glide past the 'An Branaunmore' sea stack, spot the cliff-top O'Brien's Tower and look out for Puffins, Razorbills, and Guillemots swooping along the cliffs.
The Aran Islands are renowned for their ancient ruins and rugged landscapes, but you don’t have to take a guided tour. Enjoy a self-guided visit to the island of Inis Oirr with round-trip boat transfers from Doolin, a choice of departure times, and plenty of free time to discover the island at your own pace.
The Cliffs of Moher are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Ireland’s most memorable landmarks, but most tours only take in the views from the shore. On this full-day tour from Galway, admire the cliffs from the sea on a cruise to the Aran Islands; visit Inisheer, Doolin, and The Burren, then hike along the cliff-tops.
Leave the towns of Western Ireland behind for the day and head out to Inis Oirr on a ferry. This day trip will take you from Doolin to the smallest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, an island dotted with ancient ruins, secluded beaches and astonishing ocean views. Explore Inis Oirr without a tour group holding you back, and sail under the Cliffs of Moher, an ancient rockface that towers over the Atlantic Ocean, on the way back.
Located roughly 50 miles south of Galway on the west coast of Ireland, Doolin Cave is home to the largest stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere. Take a guided tour deep into the cave to view the ancient stalactite; with limited tour times each day, book your ticket to advance to avoid missing out on visiting this remarkable natural formation. While you’re there, enjoy a more relaxing stroll around the Farmland Nature Trail that surrounds the cave.
We devised this to come up with an alternative to our small group craft beer tour for those who only have a short time in Galway.
With a maximum of six people, we'll really get to sit down and know each other. We want to share with you the best of Irish craft beer and help you spot the best beers (and beer spots) for your trip.
Although we focus on our brewers from the West, you will leave this experience aware of our favourites across all of Ireland.
Slurp oysters at the source with a private tour and tasting by Flaggy Shore Oysters, a family-owned company. Led by a marine biologist, this tour includes a lesson in how oysters are grown and harvested, plus a demonstration on how to shuck them properly. After touring the facility, taste Flaggy Shore Oysters alongside a glass of wine. Flexible start times can be customized according to your schedule.
This is an intimate tour with a local. The idea is to relay all information in a fun manner and to leave visitors with a very good experience, not just the bare facts. Galway is a vibrant, fun and energetic city and our tours will reflect that energy.
Each tour is as new an experience for the guide as the visitor. No two tours are ever the same. That is what makes Athas Tours so unique.
Welcome to our Northern Gem! We meet in Galway where you gather with your fellow adventurers. Without delay you experience one of Ireland’s natural wonders - Connemara. The contrasting scenery of mountains, lakes and the Atlantic Ocean make Connemara one of the most scenic areas in Ireland. You have two days to explore this area. We then move north along the West coast of Ireland stopping in Sligo before heading for Donegal - home to Ireland’s highest sea cliffs, Slieve League. Donegal is Ireland's hidden gem and personally one of my favourite places. From Donegal you travel into "the Six Counties". You will visit Derry city and walk the walls before visiting Dunluce Castle and the scenic area of Ballintoy. Prepare for fantastic scenery as we hike from Ballintoy to the Giants Causeway. The Giants Causeway is a UNESCO world heritage site made of 40,000 basalt columns formed 60 million years ago. When planning a walking holiday in Ireland, always pick us!
Home to rolling hills, shimmering lakes, and spectacular coastal scenery, the Connemara Peninsula is one of western Ireland’s must-see sites. During this tour, spin through the Connemara countryside in comfort by air-conditioned minivan as your guide talks of the region’s colorful history. Choose to spend your time exploring the beautiful Connemara National Park or the Benedictine Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian walled gardens. Pickup and drop-off in central Galway are included.