Explore one of Ireland’s finest natural wonders, along with other top sights on these spectacular day trip tours from the capital.
Whipped by wild winds and waves, the Cliffs of Moher tower out of the Atlantic Ocean, reaching up to 214 meters (702 feet) high in places. The cliffs, topped with a long hiking path, play host to thousands of nesting seabirds during the summer months, including puffins and guillemots. Along with The Burren, the Cliffs of Moher form a geopark that enjoys UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Tours to the Cliffs of Moher from Dublin often last a full day and include a couple of other notable sights along the way.
Aran Islands Day Trip & Cliffs of Moher Cruise
If you’re already staying in Galway, it’s possible to visit the Cliffs of Moher then jump on a ferry and head offshore to the Aran Islands. You’ll get to spend time on the remoter Inis Oirr (Inisheer) with its ancient ruins and rusting shipwreck. The highlight is yet to come, back on the mainland, where you can follow the path along the tops of the Cliffs of Moher and look north, past the vast sweep of rock towards Galway Bay. Daily departures are available from mid-March to late October. From €70 per person.
Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Dublin
For a comprehensive full-day tour to the Atlantic coast of Ireland from Dublin, including stops at The Burren and Cliffs of Moher, this 12-hour coach tour is a popular choice. Time is allotted for a short hike along the clifftops, while each additional stop between Dublin and Galway adds a dose of history and culture to the itinerary. Visit the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle near Kinvarra fishing village, plus stop for lunch (not included in the tour price) at Doolin, a traditional Irish village. From €75 per person.
Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey and Galway Day Tour
A good alternative day tour from Dublin that offers a variety of sights, whilst also allowing plenty of time at the Cliffs of Moher, is this 13-hour option. Bearing in mind that around five of those hours are spent on the round-trip from Dublin, this itinerary is well organized to allow for plenty of time at each stop, which includes Kilmacduagh Abbey, with its leaning round tower, and the unusual landscapes of The Burren, as well as a drive along the Wild Atlantic Way. There will be 90 minutes allowed for exploring the cobbled streets of Galway and two hours at the Cliffs of Moher. From €78 per person.