The Cliffs of Moher are among Ireland's most dramatic sights, towering over 700 feet (214 meters) high and stretching for 5 miles (8 km) along the coast. Galway is an obvious starting point for a visit—here are your options for trips to the cliffs.
Maximize your time with a guided day tour from Galway and explore other sights along the coast in addition to the UNESCO-listed cliffs. Walk along the coast, then admire the scenic landscapes of The Burren, visit the traditional Irish village of Doolin, or explore the medieval Dunguaire Castle. Alternatively, tour Ireland's renowned Wild Atlantic Way.
Aran Islands Cruises
See the magnificent Cliffs of Moher from all angles by combining a walk across them with a cruise to the Aran Islands. Tours depart from Galway, taking you to the cliffs and to Doolin, where ferries set sail. You'll glide right beneath the cliffs and experience traditional life on the island of Inisheer.
Things to Know
- The Cliffs of Moher are located about 47 miles (75 km) southwest of Galway, a two-hour ride by road.
- Day tours from Galway typically last between eight and 12 hours, so prepare for a long day.
- Be sure to bring your camera, wear comfortable walking shoes, and prepare for changeable weather—it can get chilly on the coastal cliffs.
- Most tours include entrance fees.