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  • From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with Cruise

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

    Depart Galway and journey through the lunar landscape of The Burren en route to the Cliffs of Moher. Pass pretty villages like Kilcolgan and Ballyvaughan en route to Doolin. Board the ferry for a 30-minute crossing to Inisheer, and keep a look out for bottlenose dolphins on the way to the smallest of the Aran Islands. Get some free time to explore the ancient sites at your own pace. Use the time to hire a bike or explore by pony and trap. Cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher on the return ferry crossing. Then, travel to the eco-friendly visitors center, where you can stroll along the cliff top before the return trip to Galway via the famous "matchmaking" town of Lisdoonvarna.

    Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

  • The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    2. The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    You will be guided south along the Wild Atlantic Way and into the lunar-like Burren region. From there you'll head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where you’ll board the ferry to Inisheer (Inis Oirr) – the smallest and most vibrant of the Aran Islands. Explore Inisheer, home to ancient churches and castles, one of the Irelands most beautiful beaches, lighthouses, shipwrecks, and several cafes and pubs. You can take a pony and carriage, hire a bicycle or stroll the country roads. On your guided return journey, cruise alongside the foot of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular journey which puts the 214m high, 8km long cliffs into perspective. After returning to Doolin you will be able to pause for a hearty lunch before embarking on the next leg of the tour – to the top of the cliffs! You will receive free entry to the cliffs and the eco-sensitive visitor center. Take a stroll ...

    John the guide informative at all times helpful and entertaining. We experienced lots of sites and were not bored for one moment.

  • From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise

    3. 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. 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 B...

    The ferry team was very good and helpful. Checking around to see if we are well. Snacks, drinks etc were on point. I really enjoyed the ride.IN OVERALL, IT WAS GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY.

  • Galway City: Kayaking on the Corrib River

    4. Galway City: Kayaking on the Corrib River

    Set off along the River Corrib to the largest lake in Ireland with a small group of other adventurers and a knowledgeable instructor. This 3-hour kayaking trip is the perfect way to take in the natural wonders around you.   The River Corrib runs through the center of Galway City, connecting Lough Corrib to the sea. At 170 square meters, Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland with more than 1,000 islands and islets to explore. Come take part in a mix of open-water paddling, island hopping, navigating rocky and reedy channels, and observing nature. All the while, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas and amazing views from a unique angle. When you're finished, enjoy a hot drink to warm up.

    A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The safety instructions and demonstration before we sat into the kayaks were excellent, along with lots of additional tips shared on an individual basis over the afternoon, which really enhanced the trip. A fun way to experience the two water bodies, by starting on the River Corrib and then moving out onto the lake.

  • The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    5. The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    Experience the best of Ireland on a 9-day tour that takes you to the spectacular west coast, to Cork and Cobh in the southwest, and to Belfast and the Antrim coast. Spend a day exploring Dublin. Travel by rail and coach on a journey through this scenic and fascinating land. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Check in at Dublin Heuston Station for a 07:00 departure to Cork. Visit Blarney Castle (admission included) and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. After time for lunch and shopping you’ll have a short tour of Cork city and a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to Cobh. This was the last port of call for the Titanic and where generations of Irish emigrants left for the New World. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, home of the Queenstown Story (admission included). Travel by train from Cobh to Killarney, where you’ll check in at yo...

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What people are saying about Galway

The tour was excellent. The 2 hours bus trip didn't seem long at all because of the scenerie and also the guide, who kept telling us stories about Ireland and what we were going to see. The ferry trip to Inesheer was a nice experience (if you get dizzy in boats you may have some trouble but it's just around 20 minutes) and they gave us and hour and half to walk around the island. Finally, about the Cliffs of Moher, the visit is MANDATORY. There was mist when we arrived, but at the end we were able to enjoy the outstanding views. In general a really awesome tour.

It’s was a fantastic boat trip from start to finish. All the staff & captain knew there stuff and treated us to a great ride. The bar staff was very pleasant and helpful (not to mention) hard working. We would 100% come back and do the same trip, they made it that good. Thank you everyone.

Such an amazing experience! From the boat ferry to Aran Islands to cruise around the cliffs, to just the bus tour and commentary-the perfect day! Our driver, Jerry, was so funny, informative, kind, and could tell he has a passion to show the beauty of his country. And that was the best part!

Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

Very relaxing trip, and well looked after by the team. Thanks Guys!