Cliffs of Moher Tour and Galway Bay from Dublin
Visit the Cliffs of Moher on a day excursion from Dublin to the west of Ireland, passing historic castles and ancient monuments on the way. Enjoy lunch at a traditional pub in Doolin, visit 12th-century Corcomroe Abbey, and stop at famous Galway Bay.
Walk along the majestic Cliffs of Moher
Experience the stark beauty of the Burren
Enjoy a pub lunch in Doolin village
Visit 12th-century Corcomroe Abbey
Cliffs of Moher & Galway Bay: Full-Day Tour from Dublin
Walk along cliffs that are one of Ireland's most famous landmarks, and marvel at the sweeping views across to the Aran Islands. Make your way down to the limestone karst area known as the Burren.
Live guide: English
Duration: 12 hoursfrom US$ 63.33
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06:50 Begin your adventure that will take you from Dublin to Ireland's west coast. As you head west you’ll pass the Guinness factory and Kilmainham Jail, and later the Curragh horse racing track and some of Ireland's historic castles.
10:00 Arrive in the city of Limerick, where you’ll have a short break to see King John's Castle across the River Shannon. Travel through the streets of this historic city on your way to County Clare. Stop at the Treaty Stone and learn about the history of this great city and the battles between the Irish and the English.
11:30 When you arrive at the Cliffs of Moher you’ll have an hour and a half to walk along the edge of the cliffs and take in the spectacular views. On a clear day you’ll be able to see the Aran Islands. Entrance to the site and the interactive show inside the visitor center are included in the tour price.
13:00 It's time to head to Doolin village for lunch or, weather permitting, a picnic lunch on the cliffs. Usually, the group has lunch at Fitzpatrick's Pub in Doolin, where they serve really good fish and chowder.
Doolin is renowned for its Irish music and friendly locals. It’s just up the road from Lisdoonvarna, which is quite well known for its matchmaking festival, attracting 40,000 romantic hopefuls, single farmers, and revelers annually.
14:00 After lunch, you’ll depart on a short trek around the karst hills of the Burren. The Burren is famous worldwide for its unique landscape and plant species. Be on the lookout for orchids and beautiful gentian flowers!
16:30 On your return to Dublin, you’ll head first to Galway Bay. Stop at Dunguaire Castle in Kinvara, and visit Corcomroe Abbey, a 12th-century abbey in a stunning setting. You should expect to reach Dublin city center at around 19:00.
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Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Lynnfield, United States on March 20th, 2014 It was a long tour, but worth every minute. The tour guide, Joseph, was funny and kept the ride interesting with songs and facts about the area.
The cliffs were beautiful as was the rest of the bay and western coast!
Would definitely recommend this to anyone staying in Dublin!
“If you only have one day to see the rest of Ireland...this is perfect”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Chicago, United States on March 10th, 2014 Long day, but a great way to see the east coast of Ireland.
“A breathtaking experience”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Singapore, Singapore on December 15th, 2013 It was one of the longer tours but our guide was really thoughtful and made sure to have several rest- stops along the way. He was also gave detailed explanations coupled with good doses of humour and jokes to help with the long journey. And the Cliffs and Galway itself were simply astounding - beautiful landscapes all around! A truly memorable experience! Thank you for this.
“The Cliffs are amazing and a must see.”
Reviewed by Lara from Surprise, United States on October 22nd, 2013 This is a great way to see the countryside and stop at many local spots of interest. The place we stopped for lunch was so delicious that I can't stop thinking about it. The photograph possibilities are endless. Make sure to arrive early to get a good seat and don't be late because this one will leave without you.
“Must-do! No trip to Ireland is complete without this!!”
Reviewed by Isabell from Molln, Austria on September 26th, 2013 The guide was also nice and funny.
“Absolutely worth seeing!!! Unique natural sights..”
Reviewed by Katja from Königs Wusterhausen, Germany on September 25th, 2013 The tour itself is very nice, held on modern buses. The guides are funny and tell you everything worth knowing. Only the stops at Limerick and The Burren were too short (10 minutes each), and the stop at the end at the little place with the village and pub (forgot the name) lasted too long. Could be better organized. Despite that the tour is totally worth taking!
“very lovely day trip”
Reviewed by Beate from Eslohe, Germany on September 24th, 2013 Very nice, friendly bus driver! Great stops along the way. The cliffs are really worth seeing.
Reviewed by Daniel from Meggen, Switzerland on September 17th, 2013 I'd recommend this tour to everyone. You have more than enough time to spend at the individual places, and there are also enough pauses included throughout. Our driver Eddie did a great job entertaining us with his knowledge of the country and its people. The whole tour, from getting on in the morning through to the end, was really well organized. We'd like to really praise the boys at Irish Day Tours.
“Really recommend it!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Pfronten, Germany on September 17th, 2013 Great trip. Sensational bus driver providing informative, exciting and very funny information.
“saw a lot”
Reviewed by Stefan from meerbusch, Germany on September 5th, 2013 the tour was just great!
Reviewed by Natalia from Hull, United Kingdom on September 3rd, 2013 Well, first the guide talked a lot during the trip and to be honest no one was interested about the subject he was saying. To get worse he started to sing horrible songs and believe me no one wanted to hear that. If only he was telling us the stories about the places we were visiting it would be good, but he was talking about his personal life which didn't please anyone.
About the trip I really liked it but I thought that the time spent on the cliffs wasn't enough. 1 hour and a half you can't possibly visit the whole cliff! The place is amazing to spend just one hour over there. Takes forever to get there, I think it would be fare to spend more time visiting and enjoying the place.
“It was an amazing journey!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bournemouth, United Kingdom on August 26th, 2013 This was a fantastic trip with our tour. :)
“We really enjoyed the trip.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Ulm, Germany on August 22nd, 2013 During the ride the guide/driver provided a great deal of information about the country and its people, told with Irish humor- it was very interesting and the included music and singing (all in English) was entertaining. The Cliffs of Moher were very impressive and we had excellent weather, lots of sunshine. After that we went through the unique Burren. You could explore the Burren on your own at 2 of the stops, and you could take great photos.
“Great sights and a funny bus driver”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Zürich, Switzerland on August 16th, 2013 The trip's organization was fine, the bus driver was funny and was able to tell us a myth or legend about each of the sights. The cliffs are definitely worth the long trip! Single downside: there were two small buses ready and waiting in the morning, and we didn't find out until we sat down in them (pretty smushed), that there was also a big 60-seater car riding there. But we didn't have any problems changing buses after that, which is good since a 7-8 hour drive on such a small vehicle would definitely have been stressful. We had very little time for lunch and there was a big crowd ahead of us, but that was mainly due to the fact that we kept delaying the departure times. Overall we'd really recommend this trip, you should definitely explore the Irish countryside. It would be a mistake to only spend time in the city of Dublin.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Graz, Austria on August 13th, 2013 Lovely bus, air conditioning. Well-organized trip. Lots of stops in between, food break. Very nice bus driver!
“Our tour guide was amazing...love you Mike!”
Reviewed by Karen from Boston, United States on August 6th, 2013 Although on a paper it looks like a long day our tour guide, Mike Murphy, made it fly by. He told us about Irish history, fun facts, and would break into song throughout the trip. He was hilarious! His driving skills were amazing! I recommend you sit in the front of the bus so you don't miss anything.
We were fortunate to have a beautiful day to see the sights and they were definitely worth the time and money. Very happy with this your!
“very lovely tour, everything was perfectly organized, got some great impressions.”
Reviewed by Anton from Speyer, Germany on July 25th, 2013 I'll take this tour again sometime.
“Impressive, dreamy day tour :)”
Reviewed by Christiane from Laupen, Switzerland on July 22nd, 2013 Wonderful day trip! Our driver, Joseph, was brilliant. He started singing Irish songs right from seven in the morning, and he always told us where we were and added a story about the location. He was a cheerful, affable Irishman, and you could tell he enjoyed showing us his country. The day trip introduces nice variety to a trip to Dublin, and you can get a broader sense of Ireland from it. The cliffs, the bay of Galway and the detour to some cloister ruins were all fantastic. This was our first time in Ireland, and we'll definitely be coming back and further exploring the island on our own terms.
“It was very impressive.”
Reviewed by Christina from Altendorf, Switzerland on July 19th, 2013 The ride to the Cliffs is very far, but for Bud our guide it was very interesting and and we could get out of the bus several times - either for Sightseeing or buying some Drinks and Food or just for fresh air.
It was a good Change after the busy City and to see a bit of the countryside. Thanks
Reviewed by Natalie from Xanten, Germany on June 15th, 2013 Our day was like a beautiful dream! Ireland is wonderful, you learn a great deal about the country and its people, and the stops really work well together, and the way they're scheduled is very nice! The tour guide is really funny! The only tiny little downside is that they play music on the bus between parts of the commentary, in the later hours that can get really annoying :p! You've got to experience this!
“Very lovely trip”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Graz, Austria on June 15th, 2013 So I've got to say, this trip was really incredible! The only downside: you should have really strong English skills if you want to be able to understand everything that the bus driver says!
“Great landscape in comparison to a city”
Reviewed by Simone from Simmelsdorf, Germany on June 3rd, 2013 This tour was very well-structured throughout. The bus driver was very nice and the live commentary he provided at the most important points was easy to understand (English isn't our best language). There were a great deal of people on the bus and everyone really got what they wanted (as far as I could tell). I found the visit to the Cliffs of Moher a bit lacking, since I would have liked to have been able to spend the entire day walking down them, which others definitely would have liked as well, but we only had an hour and a half to spend there. I'd plan the whole thing differently. I'd prefer to leave out the not-so-interesting stops where you just quickly get off to take a photo and then get back on the bus. Otherwise this was a very successful tour.
“Really recommend it, cool impressions. You've got to see it.”
Reviewed by Eva from Herne, Germany on May 30th, 2013 I'd also recommend this tour 100%. The ride to the cliffs and the Burren was a paradise in terms of the landscape, it's just how you imagine Ireland to be. Our bus driver (Josef) was really funny and even sang Irish songs. We often got to step off of the bus to quickly take photos. The place where we stopped for food had a great variety of lunches. The whole day was really great.
Reviewed by Julia from lehrte, Germany on May 30th, 2013 You should definitely be there more than 10 minutes in advance ;) The guide was really cool, a real Irishman, who also knew what he was talking about, during the ride he told us about Ireland's history and other things in a very nice and vivid way, and we stopped at the best places...I thought the coolest part was that you don't 'just' see the Cliffs of Moher, but you also see a lot more of the bay, the area, the little towns...really great, definitely recommend it! However it would have been nice to have been able to spend more time on the cliffs, the view is simply breathtaking... :)
“The Cliffs of Moher are really worth seeing”
Reviewed by Michaela from Dülmen, Germany on May 18th, 2013 We really enjoyed this tour. Our bus driver Bud was really very nice and took the participant's needs into account. Unfortunately you couldn't always understand his English. The tour itself was very good. You've got to see the Cliffs of Moher. It was very windy out, but that didn't affect the tour. I thought it was very interesting to get to know the country of Ireland- with its green fields, the old towns and the really beautiful houses. We had a lot of fun and would definitely recommend it to everyone, but you shouldn't underestimate how challenging the long day and the bus ride are.
“Great tour, you get to see a lot.”
Reviewed by Kathrin from Scheidegg, Germany on May 16th, 2013 We took the tour in May 2013 and it was really the best. You just need to get up early in order to take part :) But it works out really well. You can sleep nicely on the bus, which is very new and in great shape. We got a magnificent impression of the Cliffs of Moher. You've got to see something like that. Definitely bring hats, gloves, and rain jackets! Very cold wind! The lunch stop in Dolin was a bit different from what you'd get in Germany, but the food was fine, whoever has time should maybe try to eat a bit before the tour, because apart from the pub there are no other places around where you could buy something :) Our bus driver was simply the best. He told us a lot, and it was fine even when he said it in English and we might not have grasped the meaning of a few of the words :) So whoever's in Dublin and planning to take a tour should take this one! Really great, would go again anytime :)
“A very lovely trip”
Reviewed by Anita from Geisenhausen, Germany on May 13th, 2013 I'd absolutely recommend this trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher. The ride through the Irish countryside alone, with its glowing green fields and the dreamy landscape is an experience all in itself. The visit to the Cliffs of Moher is brilliant.
“Excellent, informative bus tour, great guide - Shame about the weather”
Reviewed by Thomas from Offenbach, Germany on January 11th, 2013 I went on the Cliffs of Moher Day trip with Extreme Ireland on January 2nd, booked only a couple of days before. There were so many people they needed two buses, which were both packed. Bus itself was comfy enough. Our guide was Mike Murphy, and he turned out to both knowledgable and entertaining. He told all those stories about places and the people of Ireland, even sang a number of songs while he was driving! To get the morale up in the face of grey and rainy weather, he also told any number of jokes. Great fellow! Unfortunately, as we arrived on the Cliffs of Moher (with a short stop in Limerick on the way), it was the foggiest day in recent memory. I was lucky: I did not linger in the visitors' centre (which, truth to tell, I found dull), but went up to the cliffs quickly. So at least I got a number of half-decent shots before, 10 minutes later, they were completely shrouded. My fellow tour members who went up later never even got to see the cliffs! Rest was fine. Recommended!
“Our tour guide was awesome and the trip was amazing!”
Reviewed by Ryan from Moorpark, United States on January 10th, 2013 The sites were spectacular and I loved the trip. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and hilarious. We really enjoyed his singing an his sense of humor. This tour is a must for anyone visiting Ireland!
“The tour was interesting and Joseph made it even more fun.”
Reviewed by MICHELLE from MALTA, Malta on December 7th, 2012 There were so many things to see that 12 hours (the length of the tour) wasn't enough to fit it all in.W hen we arrived at Galway Bay it was already dark out, which was a shame since it's a wonderful place to visit. The food we had at the pub was simply delicious. A small suggestion for the company: allow for more time to visit Galway Bay. I was a bit disappointed that we didn't get to see it by daylight.
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“We enjoyed our trip with Mike Murphy he was great!”
“saw a lot”