Independent Cliffs of Moher Half Day Trip from Galway

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From $49.61

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Embark on a two-hour independent tour of Ireland's Cliffs of Moher, one of the country's most stunning natural attractions. Depart Galway on a direct shuttle bus to experience these incredible seaside formations and once here, spend a couple solo hours taking in the sights at your own pace. Wandering the cliff top trails, keep an eye out for whale sharks and seals in the waters below (depending on the time of year) and marvel at spectacular views around every turn. Then return to Galway aboard your air-conditioned coach.
  • Cliffs of Moher trip from Galway
  • Explore the stunning Cliffs of Moher independently and at your own pace
  • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a round-trip, air-conditioned shuttle
  • Visit one of Ireland's top attractions on an easy half-day tour
  • Perfect for families and solo travelers

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • A tour guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • HYDE Hotel
    Forster St, Galway, H91 PY7E, Ireland

    We meet outside the HYDE Hotel, Forster Street, at 11.45am. Look out for the Lally Tours Team in their Blue Jackets.

Start time

12:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Cliffs of Moher

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of severe weather conditions this experience may be cancelled. If this happens you will be offered an alternative tour, date or a full refund
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants under 5 years of age require a child seat (These are not supplied by the company)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires minimum numbers to operate. If these numbers are not met you will be offered an alternative tour, date or a full refund.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 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 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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Half day trip to the cliffs of moher is good for a solo traveller as u only have ur own time to manage and focus on.
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Amazing way to see the Cliffs of Moher
Jeff, Oct 2022
We loved the 5 hour Cliffs of Moher independent tour. Our driver was very engaging with the passengers and knowledgeable about the area. The road to and from the cliffs is very narrow and very windy and he was able to handle the large bus expertly through all the tight turns. Once we arrived we had 2 full hours to explore the cliffs which was enough time to see all we wanted and hoped for. I highly recommend it for budget and time conscious travelers
Easy way to see the cliffs
thomas_d, Sep 2022
Perfect way to see the cliffs buss ride there and your free to roam for a few hours and a nice comfortable ride back
Great time of the year to go.
Dara_G, Sep 2022
It was not crowded so we could easily see everything and take our photos without others being in the background.
Just Go !
LINDA_B, Aug 2022
Easy to find location in town. Lovely bus ride. A few hairpin turns. The Cliffs were amazing. We were on a cruise , so this can work.
Cliffs of Moher - Lally tours
Mindy_M, Aug 2022
Absolutely loved this tour. Staff is amazing and our driver has incredible skills navigating tiny winding roads in our giant coach bus. Would highly recommend and I'm likely to do it again next trip!
A tour that was just a ride.
Andres_L, Jul 2022
I won’t consider it a “Tour”. It was just a driver who took us to the most magnificent place, and then brought us back to where it all started. He didn’t say a word during the whole trip. I was expecting for him to tell us where we were, or at least some facts, but he didn’t say a word. Considering it as a “half day tour” I’ll say the time at the Cliffs were enough, but for me the cliffs deserve at least one more hour to spend in.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hey Andres, You are correct, this is not a Tour. It is however, as the title states, an Independent Cliffs of Moher Half Day Trip, Described in the overview as a "direct shuttle bus". Essentially this service provides guest the opportunity to travel directly to the Beautiful Cliffs of Moher and return to Galway all within an afternoon. I'm disappointed to hear this wasn't what you were expecting, I feel our Full Day Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Guided Tour would have been better suited to your needs. But I can agree that The Cliffs of Moher are a Magnificent Place and I'm glad to hear you did enjoy your time there and we do look forward to Shuttling more guests to experience The Cliffs of Moher as part of our Independent Cliffs of Moher Half Day Trip. Safe Travels John
Excellent transport,...
Kristina_H, Jul 2022
Excellent transport, comfortable bus, friendly driver. Amazing views throughout, and especially the cliffs. Simply excellent!
Lovely countryside drive....
Kim_B, Jul 2022
Lovely countryside drive. Nice but long bus ride. Cliffs were awesome ! Spent some time walking around and then had great Irish stew in the cafe there. Cute shops too!
The Cliffs of Moher-A fantastic experience!
Brenda_H, Jul 2022
The breathtaking view of the cliffs were fantastic. The ease to to get to all sites was extremely easy. Shops and cafe were convenient and enjoyable as well. The entire experience was well worth the trip to get there!!
Great tour!
Roberta_Y, Apr 2022
Our tour guide, Peter, let us know about the burren, the little towns we were passing through, and gave us a heads up when we would see a great view.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Roberta, We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience with us while visiting the Cliffs of Moher with Peter. As you know, this trip is not in fact guided, so it's nice that you appreciated it when Peter took the opportunity to share some information with you about the Burren and the surrounding areas! We hope that you got some great photographs to remember the day by and we look forward to having you on board again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agat! Eimear
Never again
William_M, Aug 2021
Trip was cancelled, will locate other operations to the future. Has happened a number of times in the past v
Lilah_O, Mar 2020
Exactly what we needed! Quick, easy, friendly guide, and enough time to see the Cliffs! The ride was also beautiful and the guide told us about some of the towns we drove through.
An easy way to see the Cliffs
Emma_S, Dec 2019
This trip was a great way to see a bit more of Ireland and get to the Cliffs in an easy and comfortable way. Frank was a great driver and provided some interesting facts as we drove. Whole experience was simple and enjoyable.
Cliffs of Moher 1/2 Day Trip
barbaratZ8278QX, Sep 2019
The Cliffs are amazing! We got there and back with no issues. The driver did his job. He was not engaging or informational in any way. His job was simply to get us there and get us back, and he did. If you're looking for more engagement or information about the area and sites you see along the route there and back, this would not be the tour for you. If you just want to get there, see the cliffs, and leave, this is your tour.
Great Experience, Frank is the best!
smadej373, Sep 2019
We did this tour with Frank as our driver. First off, the cliffs were absolutely breathtaking and Frank told us everything we needed to know about them, including where the less crowded bathrooms are. On our drive home there was a car accident in front of us. Frank handled the entire situation, kept everyone on the bus calm and assisted with everything going on on the road.
A Must see
Eric_W, Sep 2019
Thank god I did not make that drive myself as the roads were very narrow and windy and about 1.5 hours from Galway. We left at noon and returned about 5 pm. You were on the bus longer then at the cliffs but it is what it is
Half day trip to the cliff
Carmela_C, Aug 2019
Half day trip to the cliffs of moher is good for a solo traveller as u only have ur own time to manage and focus on. We left galway at around 12 nn and came back at around 5 pm. The only time we really got is 1.5 hrs in the cliff. People coming late for the trip shortens ur time of enjoying the view.
Best Trip of our Vacation to Ireland
Donna_F, Aug 2019
This trip was a really wonderful experience all around. The bus was clean and comfortable, the ride was as smooth could be and the driver was excellent!
Beautiful Cliffs of Moher
Laurie_B, Jun 2019
Thoroughly enjoy the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher! I felt like our dirver was the perfect combination of driver and guide as he would point out places of interest along the way. We were in great hands.
Fun half-day trip to see stunning Cliffs of Moher!!
ced1993, Jun 2019
We visited on Easter Sunday and had a fantastic time at the Cliffs of Moher. Our driver, John, was wonderful. Our coach (about the size of a Greyhound bus) departed from Galway at noon. We reached the Cliffs around 2pm and had an hour and a half to walk around, take photos, and visit the new Visitors Center. Despite the Easter crowds, we had ample time to walk the Cliffs (which are absolutely breathtaking). The Visitor Centre has a cafe and interactive exhibits detailing the history of the Cliffs its wildlife, and the family surnames of the surrounding county. On the way back, our driver John provided fascinating commentary about the history of the area, including pointing out historic thatched roof cottages and the classic scanner stone fences lining the fields and roadside. We enjoyed taking the half day trip as this allowed us to have brunch in Galway beforehand and got us back to town in time for a delicious supper!