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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

1. From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

Take a day trip to the Aran Islands and see the Cliffs of Moher by cruise on this tour awarded the "Best Irish Experience 2021" award by travel2ireland and the ITTN. Enjoy exploring Inis Mór with an audio guide. Sail through the sea and take in incredible views of the Cliffs of Moher on your return to Galway. Depart from the Galway city docks and admire the stunning views of the Connemara and Clare Coast before arriving on Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Learn about the history, heritage, and culture of the Aran Islands via an audio guide. Spend 4.5 hours on the island to enjoy sandy beaches, stone forts, and the serenity of island life. Your return journey takes you along the Cliffs of Moher. Formed 300 million years ago, the cliffs rise to a magnificent height of over 200 meters which you can only truly appreciate from the water. Listen to your audio guide while onboard to learn why the Cliffs of Moher are so iconic. See Ireland’s largest sea bird colony, 'An Branán Mór Sea Stack,' and a sea cave used during a Harry Potter film. Watch out for puffins, dolphins, seals, and basking sharks that call these waters home.

Ireland: 3-Day West Coast Explorer Tour

2. Ireland: 3-Day West Coast Explorer Tour

Experience the beauty of Ireland’s wild west coast on a 3-day tour that takes you from the dramatic Maam Valley to the pretty villages of The Burren. Enjoy fantastic coastal views on a clifftop walk at the Cliffs of Moher, see the landing site of the first trans-Atlantic flight, visit the Quiet Man Museum, and much more. You will be traveling by small minicoach from Dublin for a more intimate experience. Day 1 You’ll take the fast road from Dublin west through the farmland and peat bogs of counties Kildare and Offally. The destinations today are on Ireland’s dramatic Atlantic Coast and the goal is to get you there as quickly as possible! The first stop is the village of Kinvara, where you’ll have a chance to admire Dunguaire Castle, perched on a rocky outcrop looking out over Galway Bay. From here it’s just a short drive to The Burren, which is one of Ireland’s great natural treasures. The Burren is a land of limestone pavements, barren hillsides, rare flora, early Christian settlements and ancient stone monuments. Spend a few hours exploring this unique area, stopping in one of the pretty local villages for lunch. After The Burren you’ll head to the stunning Cliffs of Moher, which drop nearly 700 feet straight into the crashing Atlantic waves. Walk along the cliff-top trails, watch the many seabirds, or visit the award-winning environmental exhibition. From here the tour follows the coastal road, and you’ll have stunning views across Galway Bay back to Galway City itself, which is your base for the next 2 nights. This lively student town has no shortage of good pubs and restaurants! Day 2 Galway lies at the edge of Connemara, which is the area you’ll explore today. Travel inland through the Maam Valley to the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib. It is here that the classic film, The Quiet Man, was made. Visit the Quiet Man Museum or Cong Abbey. Continue through the heart of Connemara and stop to tour the lovely grounds and house of Kylemore Abbey. Continuing on, you’ll experience the majesty of Connemara National Park. Go to Clifden, where the first trans-Atlantic flight landed, and then drive along the Sky Road and take in the views of the 12 Bens of Connemara. Day 3 After a relaxed start to the day you’ll leave Galway behind and take some of the back roads through central Ireland on the way back to Dublin. The first highlight of the day is the early Christian site of Clonmacnoise, featuring a collection of churches, stone crosses and round towers beautifully situated on the banks of the mighty Shannon River. Following lunch in a local village the tour continues through an area of unique peat bog scenery that is typical of this part of Ireland. Your guide will explain both its environmental and economic importance to the country. The final stop on the tour is Locke’s Distillery, reputedly the oldest legal distillery in the world. Sample the local whiskey and discover the true spirit of Ireland! From here you’ll continue east to Dublin, arriving at around 7:00PM.

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TAKE A PILL!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! It was an awesome experience. If your like me and have never taken a ferry before, be sure to pop a gravol (motion sickness pill) before you go. Aside from getting sea sick the first half of the trip when I got to the island, I took a gravel and the rest of the tour was great! Prepare for any weather it can and probably will get chilly, take a rain coat/windbreaker. Pack a little lunch, a bottle of water and some gravol! The water was raging! It was so much fun to watch and feel the boat rocking! The views are simply unreal all around. The cliffs and the islands are a must see. The island locals are a pleasure to meet and chat with. The staff is phenomenal, patient, understanding, informative, accommodating all in all just great. BOOK THIS ASAP. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPPOINTED.

I was denied entry when I showed the ticket and I was said it will be refunded. But later the person informed will change trip iternary or postpone it. Again after sometime asked us to come back to board the beautiful ferry. Rest is all amazing experience with the trip. Fantastic views all sides of ferry and very good time spent biking at Aran Islands and last close look to Cliff's of Moher was something unique experience. Cliff's from top gives good view of ocean and cliff edges and one has to see down. But from cruise one has to look above and you get a different view of cliff's with sharp edges and rocky green colorful and so on. Would recommend this trip for sure if you are visiting Ireland

The crew was so lovely. Took great care of all of us who got sick. The boat was very clean and well maintained. The tour itself is also very nice. The boat ride is so beautiful. Highly recommend.

The boat was on time and amenities on board were great. The crew was lovely and helpful. And the view of the Islands and the Cliffs were amazing

Very well organised trip which we thoroughly enjoyed. I am delighted we went. Good value for money and the staff were very helpful