Day trip

Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

Dublin: Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey & Galway Day Tour

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
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Explore Ireland’s scenic landscapes on a trip to the Cliffs of Moher on a day trip by bus. Visit Galway, journey through The Burren, and see the monastic ruins of Kilmacduagh.

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Duration 12 hours
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7 hours
  • Dublin

  • 2.5 hours
  • Galway Plaza (break)

  • Kilmacduagh Monastery

  • Cliffs of Moher (free time)

  • The Burren

  • Galway (free time)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Dublin

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • 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
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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 2 hours.

Go to the visitor's center 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.

  • 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
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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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. The tour starts at 6:45 AM and finishes between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM
  • Bringing a packed lunch is recommended. This tour does not stop anywhere for lunch. You can buy packed sandwiches and snacks at rest stops
  • All the times are approximate and the locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather. Galway may or may not be the last stop before returning to Dublin
  • This tour involves a fair bit of walking
  • The tour is no recommended for small children or people with mobility issues. 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
  • Using the restrooms before joining the tour is recommended, as the first stop is around 2 hours away
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 5428 reviews

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This was a wonderful experience! Easy meeting location in Dublin in the morning. Very punctual and in schedule. Clean coach buses and stop at plaza for food on the way. Our guide was Peter who was one of the most friendly and funny people we met. Was able to point out any interesting places with facts. Ended up having a gorgeous day at the cliffs and plenty of time to explore Galway. Would highly recommend a fun day trip to get out of the city and see the countryside.

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May 22, 2022

Very coordinated trip. We fortunately left early and had good luck with weather. The most important stops (Cliffs of Moher 1.5hrs and Galway-2hrs) had enough time to do what we wanted, but a little bit rushed in the other smaller stops. Understandably, considering the long distance driven. Stefan is a great driver with no hiccups and Steve was super informative, funny and patient with different circumstances. They tell you to bring lunch to be extra cautious but the initial stop lets you get a late breakfast and grab stuff for the road. The stop in Galway (small town) can also be used as wanted (food, beer, shops). Bus is comfortable with wifi and toilet. Great option for seeing a bit of everything without driving, since different interesting spots of Ireland are far away and in difficult roads. If more time is needed in each area, one would need to drive to be reallistic (we did half and half in our holiday)

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May 22, 2022

This was a great tour. I got to see so much in Ireland and the trip made it really easy to see it all. The guide, Sean, was great and really funny, but also very knowledge and I learned a lot about Irish culture and history. The driver, Marko, was also great and the bus was comfortable. Overall, a great experience and I highly recommend it!

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May 22, 2022

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