Galway Bay Tours

Galway Bay
Off the west coast of Ireland and beside Galway City, Galway Bay is a beautiful bay that has inspired many Irish legends and songs. You may have heard it sung in Arthur Colahan's Galway Bay or John Lennon’s Luck of the Irish. Yet the Atlantic coast of Ireland is a scenic, natural beauty that deserves to be seen with your own eyes. It’s also a magnet of authentic Irish and Celtic culture and has been called “the most Irish place in Ireland.” 

Galway Bay is known for a few things in particular, including its morning dew and unique sailing culture, including a boat type called the Galway Hooker. As Galway was the center of maritime activity in western Ireland at the time, the Hooker boats were prominent in the mid-19th century. Many beaches dot the coastline that are accessible for swimming. Deep sea fishing, boating, and visiting the nearby Aran Islands are other popular activities on the bay.

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The coastal area beside Galway Bay is best explored by car. Travel time from Dublin is about two hours. Be sure to check out the cobblestone streets and Irish pubs in nearby Galway City.
Address: Galway Bay, Ireland
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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin

Escape the bustle of Dublin in favor of the coastal scenery of County Clare on a guided full-day trip to Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire the unrivaled beauty of the Irish countryside as you travel to the dramatic array of cliffs. Enjoy leisurely strolls on rugged coastal paths; gain fascinating insight into the geology and history of the area from your expert guide; and explore the stunning Burren National Park on this day trip.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way and Galway tour from Dublin

Explore Ireland on this full-day Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin. Travel into rural Ireland by air-conditioned coach with your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the Emerald Isle’s spectacular countryside. Journey along the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy our exclusive stop at the amazing Kilmacduagh Abbey. Also visit Galway and visit the Cliffs of Moher for some of Ireland’s most impressive coastal views.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

Escape Dublin for day trip along Ireland’s majestic west coast, traveling by both train and coach to the scenic Cliffs of Moher. Take a city tour of Limerick, see Bunratty Castle, walk through the charming Folk Park, admire the Burren and drive along Galway Bay.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Duration: 15 hours
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3-Day Southern Ireland Tour Including Galway and Kerry from Dublin

Discover the delights of the Emerald Isle on a 3-day trip to Galway and Kerry from Dublin. After travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way – a rugged stretch of coastline famed for its beauty – you’ll absorb the cosmopolitan charm of Galway and marvel at the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher. 2 nights’ accommodation, entrance fees and round-trip transport from Dublin are included.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle and the Burren Day Trip From Dublin

Explore Ireland’s western coastline and discover top attractions including the Cliffs of Moher, King John's Castle and the Burren on this day tour from Dublin. Leave Dublin behind and travel deep into County Clare with your guide. Visit the 13th-century King John’s Castle and gain insight into Ireland’s colorful history. Marvel at the mighty Cliffs of Moher, and gaze out over the Aran Islands beyond. Take a coastal drive along Galway Bay, and stop at Dunguaire Castle and the pretty town of Kinvara before returning in comfort to Dublin.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

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.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Cork

Marvel over the mighty Cliffs of Moher and the wild landscape of the Burren on a full-day tour from Cork. Enjoy dramatic views along the Atlantic coast as you stand atop the 702-foot (214-meter) high sea cliffs, then walk the vast karst plain of the Burren. That’s not all: pay a visit to Ireland’s 2014 City of Culture, Limerick, and pose for photos in front of the medieval Bunratty Castle.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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3-Day Northern Ireland Tour from Dublin including Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Delve into the fairytale landscapes of Northern Ireland on a 3-day tour of the remarkable region from Dublin. With a guide, you’ll explore the historic city of Monasterboice and visit Dark Hedges, a spectacular location featured on hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Summon your courage to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, gasp at the UNESCO-listed wonder of Giant’s Causeway and take a walking tour of medieval city, Derry. See, too, the majestic Dunluce Castle and Drunmcliff Abbey. Select between hostel and B&B accommodation options and receive breakfast each day.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Western Ireland 2-Day Tour from Dublin

Visit some of Ireland’s most popular attractions during this 2-day tour from Dublin. Choose from three different lodging options, and have your accommodations and transport taken care of for one night and two days. Travel through western Ireland to Connemara and Galway, and see Cong, the adorable village where John Wayne’s The Quiet Man was filmed. Lastly, journey to the Corcomroe Abbey, Bunratty Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher before making your way back to Dublin.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip

Discover the natural and cultural highlights of Ireland on an unforgettable 3-day tour to Cork, the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin. Relish the romance of travelling by train and coach through the stunning natural scenery of Ireland as you visit iconic attractions like Blarney Castle and the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher. Delve into the rich culture of Cork on a city tour; enjoy spectacular coastal vistas as you travel along the Ring of Kerry; and enjoy traditional Irish hospitality during overnight stays in Killarney.     
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Connemara Day Trip From Dublin

Discover the natural splendor and cultural richness of Connemara on a full-day trip with round-trip transport from Dublin. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire the splendid scenery and unsurpassed beauty of the coastal region; see the magnificent Kylemore Abbey; visit Galway City; and take a tranquil cruise around Killary Harbour. (The boat cruise on Killary Harbour will be substituted with a visit to Killary sheep farm during the winter.)
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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4-Day Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara Rail Tour from Dublin

Enjoy Ireland’s spectacular southern and western coastlines on this 4-day rail and coach tour from Dublin. Visit highlights including Cork city, the Blarney Stone and Limerick; and take coach trips around the beautiful Ring of Kerry and Galway Bay, and to the epic Cliffs of Moher and Connemara. See wild beaches and fjord-like bays; visit pretty villages and castles, and absorb Ireland’s traditional rural charms on route. Three nights’ accommodation — two in Killarney, and one in Galway city — plus daily breakfasts, and all rail travel and coach trips are included.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Connemara and Galway Day Tour from Dublin

Explore the best of Ireland’s beautiful countryside on this Connemara and Galway day tour from Dublin. Visit the pretty village of Cong, home to the Augustinian monastery of Cong Abbey. Admire fortified castles and tranquil lakes, and watch for native hawks and otters on the shores of Lough Corrib Lake. Enjoy uninterrupted views over Inchagoil Island and the Maumturk Range. Head through the Maam Valley to bustling Galway, and discover top city attractions including St Nicholas Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and Shop Street during your walking tour.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

Discover the majesty of Ireland’s west coast on this 2-day rail trip from Dublin. After traveling to Limerick by train, take in the awesome Cliffs of Moher, picture-perfect Galway and sights including Bunratty Castle on a coach tour. Stay overnight in Galway city and the next day, explore beautiful Connemara, a region of rugged peaks, lakes, thatched villages and sandy beaches washed by the Atlantic Sea. Your tour includes hotel accommodation in Galway, including a full Irish breakfast; and all rail and coach trips, the latter with an experienced driver-guide.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Conamara Cultural Exploration

Gain a better understanding for the Gaelic culture during this tour in Connemara. Spend time at the Cnoc Suain (Restful Hill), and hear historical stories and myths, try some samples of Gaelic food, and listen to live music. Plus, visit the Irish fishing village of An Spidéal (Spiddal) on the Wild Atlantic Way, and choose from a variety of activities.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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