Discover the best of the Wild Atlantic Way with this full-day tour from Galway. Set out on a combination coach and boat tour to see top landmarks in the west of Ireland including the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, and Connemara. See the Cliffs of Moher from below during a boat journey, visit the island of Inis Oirr, and back on the mainland, make your way along the Wild Atlantic Way route back to Galway city
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 late lunch stop in Ballyvaughan, a charming seaside village.
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 3 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 24 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
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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.