Cliffs Of Moher and Galway Day Trip From Dublin

Travel west through the Irish countryside to see spectacular coastlines, seaside cities, and more!

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Want to see Ireland’s wild side while you’re in Dublin? Then join this full-day adventure to the rugged Atlantic coast and the stunning Cliffs of Maher. With an engaging local guide, you’ll also explore the 7th-century Kilmacduagh Monastery, see moon-like landscapes in Burren National Park, and travel the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming seaside city of Galway. With luxury transport and a journey packed with hidden gems, there’s no better way to see the west of Ireland in a day!

  • West of Ireland day trip from Dublin
  • Explore rugged Atlantic coastlines
  • Visit the jaw-dropping Cliffs of Moher
  • The Burren National Park
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Visit Galway, the City of the Tribes
  • The Long Walk and the Spanish Arch
  • Authentic Irish seafood and fare

Rising some 700 feet from the Atlantic Ocean, the spectacular Cliffs of Moher are one of west Ireland's most jaw-dropping attractions, but this wild coastline has plenty more to offer too. After meeting your friendly local driver and guide early in central Dublin, you'll head west through the beautiful Irish countryside, passing tiny villages, grazing sheep, lush green hills, and even a 1,400-year-old monastery along the way.

You'll travel along the Wild Atlantic Way to visit the famous cliffs, the beautiful Burren National Park, and other hidden gems of the coast. You'll also have the pleasure of spending some free time in the enchanting seaside city of Galway before returning to Dublin for the evening.

Cliffs Of Moher and Galway Tour Description

Your 13-hour day trip from Dublin includes:

  • Private luxury coach transportation from Dublin

  • Admission to the Cliffs of Moher and Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center

  • Visit the unique Burren National Park

  • See the 7th century Kilmacduagh Monastery

  • Free time in to explore the charms of Galway

  • Professional driver and engaging local guide

  • Maximum group size of 25

On occasion, the exact order of this tour may change due to traffic, weather, or other factors.

Travel West from Dublin with Stops on the Way

You'll meet your local guide, driver, and the rest of your group in central Dublin as you head off on an amazing day across Ireland. Enjoy the lush hills and countless sheep along the drive before reaching our first stop, Kilmacduagh Monastery.

Believed to have been founded in the 7th century by Saint Colman, the Kilmacduagh Monastery is one of the oldest Catholic sites in Ireland. With ruins and graves over 1,000 years old it is a harrowing insight into Irish history. Visit the famous 12th century Round Tower among the scattering of stone buildings dating back more than 800 years.

Your driver will break up the journey with occasional rest stops, while your guide points out some to the hidden gems that line the route from Dublin to the west Atlantic Coast.

The Glorious Cliffs of Moher

Before seeing the Cliffs of Moher in person, it's impossible to appreciate the magnitude of these great rock faces soaring some 700 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. Your guide will make sure you see all the stunning views and angles of this natural phenomenon, where lush green land crashes abruptly into the wild sea. You may even spot some of the resident puffins if you're lucky!

You'll also head to the visitor's center for an interactive video experience that'll show you more of the background to this striking natural landscape.

The Burren National Park and Wild Atlantic Way

Your journey through west Ireland's beautiful landscapes continues at The Burren. A unique confluence of climates and topography, this lunar-like national park sees Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants growing side by side, and the views from here stretch to the Aran Islands and 12 Bens Mountains. This Karst landscape formed by melting ice is thought to contain rocks that are up to 350 million years old!

From the Cliffs of Moher to Galway, you'll ride down the historic Wild Atlantic Way. This route ranging from Kerry to Sligo rivals California's Pacific Coast Highway. Drive through villages like Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, and Kilfenora, and see sights such as the medieval Dunguaire Castle.

Galway

The final stop of the day is the enchanting little city of Galway. Located on the bay of the same name, the city is home to much of Europe's freshest seafood, so it's the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat. You can stroll through the cobbled streets where local musicians play their songs, enjoy a quick drink in a local pub, or maybe even go shopping for one of traditional Claddagh Ring the city is famous for.

After your free time in Galway, hop back on the coach and head back to Dublin in time for the evening.

What you get with this tour
Private luxury coach transportation from Dublin
Admission to the Cliffs of Moher and Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center
Visit the unique Burren National Park
See the 7th century Kilmacduagh Monastery
Free time in to explore the charms of Galway
Professional driver and engaging local guide
Maximum group size of 25
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A Whole Lot of Booyah
27 January 2022
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Our guide, Brian was super knowledgeable, engaging, and funny. He was happy to answer any questions, give quality recommendations, and was sure to ask everyone how their trip was. If and when we are back in Dublin we will be taking another!

We got a Sunny Day!!!!
28 July 2021
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I was so scared for months that we were going to have to deal with the rain in Ireland. It was sunny and in the 60s the day we were there absolutely perfect weather. Absolutely beautiful and Galway was such a quaint little Irish town, I could totally retire there!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

You'll meet your driver and guide at Parnell Square North in central Dublin. The coach will be outside Dublin City Gallery.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes, clothes to suit the unpredictable Irish weather, and any snacks you may want for the journey.

Is lunch included?

No, but there will be opportunities to buy lunch during the trip or you can bring your own to maximize your sightseeing time.

Where to meet?

You'll meet your driver and guide at Parnell Square North in central Dublin. The coach will be outside Dublin City Gallery.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes, clothes to suit the unpredictable Irish weather, and any snacks you may want for the journey.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Dublin. They're a specialist local tour company who we know uphold our high standards.

Are there bathroom breaks on the journey?

Yes, your driver will make stops so that you can use the bathroom.

Total: $73.45

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