This Luxury Small Group Tour is certainly the most comprehensive day trip available in Ireland - You get to experience rugged Connemara, the wild Aran Islands, the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the mysterious Burren region - All in just one day!
How is this possible? The secret is in the tour route - Your guide takes you through a series of one-way trips on multiple ferries, all supported by your dedicated tour driver and luxury midi-coach. This allows us to circle all of Galway Bay, hense our in-house nickname for the tour - "Galway Bay In A Day"
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 part of the finest coastal drive in Ireland, as we make our way along the Wild Atlantic Way through County Clare back to Galway city.
What makes this day trip truly unique is that it is a looped route, so you are experiencing a completely different region of the West of Ireland in every hour that passes. You won’t see the same thing twice!
Getting to experience so much of the West of Ireland in such a short amount of time.
Salthill, Connemara, Rossaveal, Inis Oirr, Cliffs of Moher Cruise, Doolin, Ballyvaughan, Wild Atlantic Way, Coastal Road, Blackhead Lighthouse, Dunguaire Castle.
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 on 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. Among 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. Length: approximately 2 hours
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: 60 minutes
*Please note that the ferry crossings and Cliffs Cruise are both weather dependant and as such, the tour route is subject to change.
On rare occasions the advertised route and/or timings at stops may have to be altered without notice.*
We limit this small group tour to no more than 20 guests at a time.
We can accommodate larger groups as part of a private experience. Please Contact Us to arrange this for you.
Yes, you will have plenty of time on the island of Inis Oirr to have some lunch. Have a chat with your guide and they will help you decide on where best suits your tastes. Some of the finest and freshest seafood is available on the island, so be sure not to miss out if thats your thing!
FYI - Lunch is not included in ticket price.
Victoria Hotel, Galway City. Check in by 09:15am
Yes, no problem. You've the same bus, driver and host for the day.
The best rates are available by booking direct on LallyTours.com. Also, it's best to purchase multiple tours at the same time to avail of bundled discounts
Yes we do! Our HQ is the Explore Galway Kiosk in Eyre Square. Please come and say hello ahead of your trip and ask for some local tips for Galway and the West of Ireland.
Yes, we actively encourage a paperless environment as much as possible
Gratuities are not required. However we think our drivers and guides put a lot of passion and time into their craft, so if you enjoyed your experience, please do tip your driver and guide appropriately – it is truly appreciated.
This is a small group tour, on a smaller than usual vehicle so we do not have a restroom on board the bus. However, each of the ferries do have toilets on board and we do make plenty of rest and toilet breaks.
Yes, any remaining tickets will be available to purchase from the driver pre-departure
The ferry crossings and Cliffs Cruise are both weather dependant and as such, the tour route is subject to change. On rare occasions the advertised route and/or timings at stops may have to be altered without notice.
Free hotel pick-up is available by request and can be done as part of our online booking process, or by contacting us in advance. - Please Note Pick Up Requests must be Confirmed the Day before Travel, we cannot guarantee Pick Ups requested after 17:00 the day before travel.
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