Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher, Aran Island and the Burren tour from Galway

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  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Cliffs of Moher are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Ireland’s most memorable landmarks, but most tours only take in the views from the shore. On this full-day tour from Galway, admire the cliffs from the sea on a cruise to the Aran Islands; visit Inisheer, Doolin, and The Burren, then hike along the cliff-tops.
  • Stop to take photos along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
  • Spot dolphins and admire views of the Cliffs on an Aran Islands cruise
  • Visit Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed landscapes of The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This attraction-packed tour, which includes a visit to The Burren, is the ideal choice for time-limited visitors.

What's Included

  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Kinlay Hostel Galway
    Merchants Rd, Eyre Square, Galway, H91 F2KT, Ireland

    Meet outside the hostel 15 mins before departure time

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Important: A voucher (additional to Viator voucher) will be supplied after booking with departure times, departure point, directions and details. Please print out and bring with you to validate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Aran Island a must see!
Gina_C, Mar 2023
Aran island is a most. Had such a great time. Our tour guide, Alan, was awesome. Worth every penny!!
Full day of amazing sites and views
Patricia_H, Oct 2022
The weather wasn't great, but the day was enjoyable and the sites and experience was terrific. Guide was kind and informative and quirky funny.
Recommended to anyone
Chris_P, Sep 2022
Great way to experience the cliffs from a unique perspective as well as see Aran islands. Tour guide was awesome
Absolutely First Rate
Wendy_A, Aug 2022
John, a registered guide and professional driver, made this amazing excursion super special with his knowledge , humour, and experience in doing this tour. Absolutely first rate.
Beautiful scenery conditions could’ve been better.
Michael_H, Aug 2022
The shore excision could have been better if we were not so rushed. It was only two on the island and I felt so rushed and stressed because we didn’t want to miss our boat and bus. The island is beautiful so you need at least 4 ours to really enjoy. Then the bus air conditioner was not powerful enough so I got heat stroked just by riding in the bus. The air conditioners need to remodeled especially with these climate changes.
I would absolutely...
susan_i, Jul 2022
I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone! Our tour guide ,John, was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining!
Kat_K, Jul 2022
What an amazing trip. Our driver Damien was great and very knowledge. The Aran islands were breathtaking and we were given lots of tips and advice about where to go and how to get the most out of the experience.
Welldone excursion in a unique world of nature phanomenas
KarlHans_Z, Jun 2022
Beside the rather stormy weather on the Arran-ferry we remember well the interesting busdrive down to the port with the engaged comments of our driverguide to interesting points we passed by down to the port. Especial memorable are the two typical local horses which were ready on time just as ordered to be. The rough climat on the arranis isle we visited as well as the long way back to the mainland in stormy weather with high waves but nevertheless a stop closed to the/under the cliffs of Moher to get an impressiv sight and fotos for those who weren't seasick were another highlight of this tour. The last stop towards the tour's end to walk the visitorcenter's many paths up to the Cliffs was then the part to calm day after that exiting day and take some final fotos.
Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher tour
Kristyna_K, Aug 2020
Amazing trip with nice driver Diamien was great. I would 100% recommend this tour. We had a lovely weather.
The man from a village near Galway
MyintZu_A, Aug 2020
The tour guide aka the bus driver is simply the best. He did not just take us on a tour. He made us feel Ireland.
breath taking
PaulaLaura_P, Jul 2020
Amazing views and landscapes. Recommend 100%. This was Ireland’s top 5 for me. The Burren way is unique and definitely worth a drive thru, at the least.
WOW what a great day!
Patty L, Oct 2019
We not only had a beautiful day for this tour, but the small group van provided an even more intimate and informative event. Our driver was a bit of a character and added a few fun stops that were unexpected. We stopped in Lisdoonvarna for the matchmaking festival, which was a real treat, and that was not included on our tour, so this was the perfect tour if you ask me. Everything that day was fabulous and worth the time and expense. Loved it!!!
One of the best adventures in Ireland!
Deborah_H, Aug 2019
This trip was great! Our tour guide and bus driver, Peter, was fantastic and very knowledgable. The sites were wonderful. The only problem was the rough boat ride to/and from the Aran Island. Be aware of going during rough weather. The crew was great at assisting those who suffered sea sickness - this was due to the terrible weather the evening before. However, once we reached the island, the weather cleared and the return trip was much better! It was a wonderful day filled with memorable events and sites.
Amazing day trip!
Patricia_323, Jul 2019
Our guide, Raymond, was funny, entertaining and very interesting. Even though you see a lot in one day, you have enough time to enjoy each stops. Great places and great views!
ADHIRAJ_S, Jul 2019
It was a very comfortable bus ride. Driver Allen knew the history, the specifics and kept us enthralled. He has a great sense of humour, friendly and very helpful. He made the journey interesting and enjoyable.
Awesome day with Connemara Wild escapes
Victor E, Jun 2019
Our tour guide Alan Daniels couldn't have done a better job on our tour. We had a wonderful day at the Cliffs and on Aran Island. The trip was well organized and Alan did a great job getting us there and back while entertaining and educating us about the Burrens, the Cliffs, and the Aran Islands. Alan made mention of Corcomroe Abby along the way. We went back to visit and found it to be an extraordinary place we certainly have missed had he not mentioned it. We would do it again!
Alan is GREAT!
Tammy_D, Jun 2019
This was an amazing day trip. Alan was our guide and he was wonderful. He was infomative and he helped make sure we spent our time wisely to see as much as possible.
Easily the Highlight of the Trip
Nathaniel_O, Jun 2019
This is one of the greatest tours I've ever been on. Peter, our guide, was amazing. He was funny, highly engaging, and the information he provided was excellent. He would use members of the tour as examples in his stories that provided the fascinating history of the Burren and Lisdoonvarna. On the Aran Island of Inis Oirr he provided excellent recommendations for a tour of the island and places to eat. The sights were amazing, as expected, but Peter really made the tour. I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone. My wife and I will probably take it again next time we're in Ireland.
Oustanding experience to see the Cliffs from two perspectives
Charles G, Jun 2019
Nine members of our family enjoyed this excursion. The ferry to the Aran Islands and our time there was fabulous. The return trip when gave us a view of the Cliffs from below was breathtaking as was our free time at the Cliffs. Our coach driver was interactive and fun
Raymond Rocks
Francine_A, Apr 2019
Raymond was a great guide, knowledgeable, funny, and efficient! The tour was great, you squeeze a lot into a short amount of time but it's nice not having to navigate any of it yourself!