Day trip

Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
Likely to sell out Booked 45 times yesterday

From US$ 69.17 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 45 times yesterday

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher on this bus tour. See the staggering cliffs up close, soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Galway City, and admire the monastic ruins of Kilmacduagh Abbey.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Itinerary
7.5 hours
  • Dublin

  • 3 hours
  • Kilmacduagh Monastery (photo stop)

  • Cliffs of Moher

  • The Burren (photo stop)

  • Galway

  • 2.5 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Have your breath taken away by the natural beauty of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
  • Enjoy a convenient bus tour that's perfect for solo travelers and families alike
  • Learn about the history of the landmarks with dynamic narration from your guide
  • Stand at the edge of the Cliffs of Moher and feel the adrenaline in your veins
  • Discover Galway, the 2020 European Capital of Culture, at your own pace
Full description

Make the most of your time in Ireland with a day trip that takes in as some of the country's most emblematic natural and historic landmarks, including the Cliffs of Moher, Dunguaire Castle, and Kilmacduagh Monastery, as well as the 2020 European Capital of Culture, Galway City.

Meet your guide at Dublin City Gallery and hop on the bus for a journey of adventure along Ireland's west coast. Enjoy an introduction to Irish culture as you listen to traditional songs on the drive through the open plains of the Curragh, a well-known horsebreeding area.

Next, continue to Kilmacduagh Monastery to stroll through the grounds of this ruined abbey for up to 20 minutes. Admire its towerhouse and see for yourself why the locals have nicknamed it the Leaning Tower of Gort.

At your next stop, the Cliffs of Moher, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the 200-meter-high cliffs at your own pace. On a clear day, you can see as far as the Aran Islands. Complete your visit with the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience which allows you to see the cliffs from a birds-eye view.

Continue your journey with a quick 20-minute stop in the Burren to admire the area's lunar-like landscapes. Learn more about the area from your guide's dynamic commentary.

In Galway, enjoy 1 hour of free time to explore the cobblestone streets at your own pace. Now is a good time to stop for lunch and immerse yourself in the city's booming gastronomic scene. Your guide will be happy to recommend the best seafood or traditional Irish restaurants.

On the way back to Dublin, take in the views as you drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic coastal driving trail. Continue towards "Ireland's Soundest Town", Kinvara, passing by the medieval Dunguaire Castle and the 12 Bens mountain range along the way.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Live onboard commentary
  • Tour
  • Guide
  • Entry ticket to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane. Walking, taking public transport, or a taxi to the meeting point is recommended, as parking in the city center is difficult to find and expensive for the day.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Packed lunch

Know before you go

  • This is a long day trip. It can be up to 2 hours between stops
  • Bringing a packed lunch is recommended. This tour does not stop anywhere for lunch. You can buy packed sandwiches and snacks at rest stops
  • The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather
  • The tour is not recommended for children under 8 years old. If your child is used to traveling, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6079 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Recommended visit if you do not have the opportunity to get around Ireland by car. I really enjoyed visiting the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Rocks. I would dedicate more time to this latter site, perhaps taking away that quarter of an hour for the unnecessary visit of the kilmacduagh monastery. I would also take half an hour away from visiting Galway. In short, I would review the timing. Sean's English was too narrow, practically incomprehensible slang. Comparing me with other Italians, we all agreed: out of 10 words one could barely understand one. Knowing that there were people on board who were not native English speakers, I would recommend a more inclusive language for the next time.

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August 15, 2022

The experience was great, up to expectations, with perfect supervision! The guide knew how to fascinate us thanks to his detailed explanations, but also his good humor. The general atmosphere of the group was very good, the sites visited magnificent. I highly recommend this excursion for a first discovery of Ireland.

August 15, 2022

I had a very nice experience! The departure was at 6:45am and we arrived at 19:15h. We had 5 stops (Obama Gas Station, Cliffs of Moher, Monk Temple, Limestone Field, Galway) but I only got the tour because of the Cliffs and Galway (Obama stop was nice), the other stops was just time consuming and useless - in my opinion. Because the seats are not super comfortable for a 12 hours trip. I was really happy the charging plus were working perfectly. Overall it was great, the bus driver and the tour guide were very helpful (Thanks Noel and Boyan)

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August 15, 2022

Product ID: 91047