Visit Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher in one day + Enjoy the magnificent view of the Cliffs of Moher while you take the cruise beneath the Cliffs themselves.
This tour starts at 9am from Kinlay Hostel on Merchants Road in Galway (if you are staying in Dublin, you might want to join this Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin instead). While driving along Wild Atlantic Way, our fully trained driver / guide will explain the Burren’s landscape to you.
Driving past Irish villages of Kilcolgan, Clarenbridge, Kinvara, Ballindereen and Ballyvaughan, you will be amazed by these beautiful local community. As we keep heading towards the fishing village of Doolin, you will notice 16th century tower house castles, Medieval ruins, churches and graveyards, harbours and quays and farm animals!
As we keep going, you will be able to see Black Head (Discovery Point on Wild Atlantic Way) and Fanore Strand (also a Discovery Point on Wild Atlantic Way). Have a look at the baby cliffs of Ballyreen and you will understand why this Atlantic Way is called the “Wild Atlantic Way”.
Next stop is Doolin the fishing village. You will take the ferry for Inisheer, the nearest and smallest of the 3 Aran Islands. Inishmore (Inis Mor), Inishmaan (Inis Meain) and Inisheer (Inis Oirr) lock in Galway Bay and are all limestone rocky outcrops.
When you are on the ferry, try to see if you can find the local bottlenose dolphin. They sometimes follow the ferry when they depart for the island. When you are on Inisheer, walk around and see the ancient castles and churches. You can explore the whole island on foot, or by hiring a bicycle or even a pony!
On your return journey to Doolin, you will be taken on a fully guided scenic cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher where you can get the best view of this Signature Point on Wild Atlantic Way. As the Irish put it “From the Cliffs you see the sea, but from the sea you see the Cliffs.”
Hop on our coach again when you are back in Doolin. Our driver / guide will now take to you the Cliffs of Moher for around 1 hour. Your entry ticket for the award-winning Cliffs of Moher visitor centre is included. Do a bit of hiking around the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy this amazing natural landscape.
On our way back to Galway, you will see Lisdoonvarna, which is famous for its match-making festival.