Take a Day Tour from Galway
The Burren and The Cliffs of Moher
Experience the rugged coastlines, windswept landscapes, rare flora and Irish culture that make The Burren unique. Explore the most popular sights of Ireland’s west coast on a professional guided day tour to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.
As you travel through the Burren, listen to your expert driver/guide share information and history of Galway and surrounding area. Exit the coach to visit windswept landscapes independently and explore Ireland’s exposed limestone terrain, jagged cliffs and untamed Atlantic Ocean. F
Following the featured stops of the trip, you’ll travel back to Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way, offering many photo opportunities of the coast – so keep your cameras ready!
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A full day guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for its unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. As you travel from Galway, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range to naturally shape this majestic region. You’ll surely see reasons why Hollywood directors chose Connemara as backdrops to movies such as The Field (Written by John B. Keane, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently, Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).
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The Aran Islands
Travel to the ferry port of Rossaveal by public coach where you will take a ferry to Inis Mor one of the three Aran Islands. When you arrive on the Island you can catch a local bus from the pier, or if you're fit enough hire a bicycle! You can tour the island by coach and visit Dun Aengus, the Iron Age fort built as four concentric stone walls. The fort has been called the “most magnificent barbaric monument in Europe”. You will visit the monastery of St. Brecan at the “Seven Churches”. You will also see the only clochan or beehive-cell built with dry-wall corbelling on Inis Mor.
When you return to Rossaveal you will board the public bus that will transfer you back to Galway City.