GALWAY BAY IN A DAY
A Truly Unique Tour
Full Day Tour - Connemara, the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher Cruise and the Burren from Galway
In this groundbreaking day trip, you will get to taste the best of the west of Ireland in just a few hours. Sample south Connemara, explore Inis Oirr (the smallest of the 3 Aran Islands), and take a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher. Coming back onto the mainland, we take in arguably the finest coastal drive in Ireland with a stop in Ballyvaughan for refreshments, a charming seaside village.
What makes this day trip truly unique is that it is a looped route, so are experiencing a completely different region of the West of Ireland in every hour that passes. You won’t see the same thing twice!
Leaving Galway City, we will take the scenic coastal route along South Connemara to Rossaveal Harbour. This region is steeped in history and culture, and one of the few areas in Ireland where the Irish Language is still used as a primary language.
Upon arriving to Inis Oírr, you’ll be greeted by golden sandy beaches, turquoise water and maybe even the island’s resident dolphin, Dusty! This tranquil collection of fishing villages is also home to a burial mound dating back to 1500 BC, a Medieval Church ruin buried half in the sand, and a 3-story tower built within a Stone Age fort. Along the shore, you’ll encounter a shipwreck from 1960, breathtaking views of Connemara and the Burren, and one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches. Whichever path you take on the island, you’ll be sure to stumble upon history, traditions and a good cup of tea.
Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Crossing from Inis Oirr to Doolin, we will take the scenic route underneath the Cliffs of Moher. This jaw-dropping experience truly puts the Cliffs of Moher into perspective. Prepare to feel
tiny! Length: 1 hour
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
While driving along the Wild Atlantic Way to Galway, we will stop at this charming little seaside village. Quaintly sitting right on the village pier, you will have time to take a leisurely stroll along the pier or visit the local bar for liquid refreshment! Length: 15 minutes
It will assault your senses make you smile, leave you in awe but most assuredly you’ll revel in Ireland’s history culture and heritage. From land to sea you’ll meet the people of Ireland’s west. Listen to our language hear our music and be immersed in everything that makes us Irish.
Tours Guided in Ireland, making your vacation incredible.
Hosted transfer from Galway City to Rossaveal Harbour
Ferry crossing from Rossaveal to Inis Oirr
Hosted transfers between all modes of transport with the same host all the way around
Walking orientation of the island
Cliffs of Moher Cruise from Inis Oirr to Doolin Pier
Hosted transfer from Doolin to Galway City, taking in the coastal route
Food and drink
Adult: €69 from Galway,
09:00 Departure from the Victoria Hotel
Locations; beautiful drive through Connemara to Rossaveal, sailing to the Aran Islands (Inisheer). Cliffs of Moher cruise to Doolin then the Blackhead coastal drive through the Burren.
10.30, 60 minute boat trip to Inis Oirr; 3 hours 15 mins on the island
14:45 Approx 1 hour boat trip under Cliffs of Moher
15:45 Return to Doolin, bus to Galway via the coastal route to Ballyvaughan.
18.00 Arrive back in Galway
Departure Point: Victoria Hotel, Victoria Place, Galway