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
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From US$ 84.45 per person

Explore Ireland’s scenic landscapes on a trip to the Cliffs of Moher on a day trip by bus. Visit Galway and the Burren, and see the monastic ruins of Kilmacduagh.

About this activity

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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

  • Cliffs of Moher (free time)

  • The Burren

  • Galway (free time)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher
  • Enjoy a stop to explore the lunar landscapes of The Burren
  • Explore the city of Galway and enjoy the vibrant side of it
  • Walk through the ruins of Kilmacduagh Monastery
  • Drive along the Wild Atlantic way
Full description

Embark on a guided day trip to discover the iconic Cliffs of Moher by bus. Visit Galway and its stunning surrounding landscape and see famous landmarks, including Dunguaire Castle and Kilmacduagh Monastery.

Depart Dublin at 6:45 AM and journey through the flat open plain of the Curragh. Pass the Irish National Stud thoroughbred horse breeding facility as your guide shares a wealth of history and information.

Head to the ruins of Kilmacduagh Monastery and its roundhouse—unique for the way it leans over by more than 2 feet. Spend 15-20 minutes here. Then, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher for a view of the Atlantic Ocean and explore on your own for around 1.5 hours.

Go to the visitor's centre for the interactive Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience with a large multimedia screen displaying a bird's-eye view from the cliffs, and a video from the underwater caves.

Next, discover the lunar landscapes of The Burren with a 15–20-minute visit and hear about the many secrets of this atypical landscape, home to the warmest ground temperature in Ireland.

Arrive in the city of Galway, where you will have around 1 hour to explore on your own. Discover its old-world charm on cobblestone streets that evoke an authentic Ireland of times gone by.

Then drive along the coastal route of the Wild Atlantic Way to Kinvara, passing Dunguaire Castle and the 12 Bens mountain range along the way. Return to Dublin and get dropped off at the meeting point at around 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

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
  • This tour involves a fair bit of walking
  • 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
  • You must fill out the online Track and Trace waiver form which will be emailed to you 25 hours before your activity starts. The form must be completed by each participant in order to join the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5677 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I been to this particular trip with my friend and it was amazing. We saw the scenic beauty of the cliff of moher, it was breathtaking view when walking side ways to the cliff. Was perfect spots for photos. Afterthat we stopped in few more places for taking photos and then headed to Galway city where we roam around and sat for few pints which doubles the fun and then we are good to go for back to Dublin. Apart from that special mention about our tour guide (Luke) and driver (J.P.) they were amazing. Luke has great sense of humour and amply amount of knowledge which he delivered very well. Good lads n all In all I was happy guy after trip.

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June 23, 2022

We drove 2.5 hours towards the cliffs where we only found rain and thick mist. The cliffs would have been amazing but due to the weather conditions we saw nothing. It would have been nice with these predictions to maybe get an option to cancel or reschedule the trip. It was quite an expensive trip where we saw little. Our Viking guide was super nice but it was difficult to understand him with his accent. We do feel like he could have shared more information with us.

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June 21, 2022

This tour is such a great value! Christian was our tour guide and Stefan was our driver. Christian was funny, informative, and had lots of enthusiasm. It’s a long trip from Dublin but worth it to see the Cliffs, Burren, and Galway! I would recommend this tour to anyone and would happily book it again next time I am in Ireland.

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 91047