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Dublin:Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Wild Atlantic and Galway tour
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Dublin:Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Wild Atlantic and Galway tour

By Finn McCools Tours
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If you're visiting Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway are must-visit attractions. Tick off both highlights with ease on a tour that includes round-trip transport and the entrance fee to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center. The Wild Atlantic Way is notoriously difficult to navigate, but exploring with a guide means you'll feel safe and secure regardless of Ireland's unpredictable weather.
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Ages 0-99, max of 53 per group
Duration: 12h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Get across the Wild Atlantic Way (in any weather) safely with a guide 
  • Your guide tells you the history and fun facts about the area
  • Save time planning rides with included round-trip transport from Dublin
  • Explore the cultural and artistic town of Galway
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Admission to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is included in the price! Minimum stay of 2 Hrs
  • Free downloadable app and audio guide of the Cliffs of Moher - Ask your guide!
  • Enjoy a dedicated tour guide, indulging in Irish folklore, music, history, and endless fun!
  • Experience the unique landscape of The Burren
  • Extended stay in Galway City of at least 1.5 to 2 hrs
  • Travel through parts of the famous Wild Atlantic Way
  • Air conditioned coach , free wifi
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Your tour starts with early morning pickup from Dublin’s city center. Once you hop aboard your climate-controlled vehicle, get ready for a day filled with adventure. Travel through West Ireland's wild countryside toward the Cliffs of Moher. Make a stop along the way at Barack Obama Plaza, for a quick touch on Irish-American history. Then, drive through scenic towns until you reach the cliffs. Wander around the cliffs, take in panoramic views of the northern Atlantic Ocean, and pop into the visitor center. Admission tickets are included for added convenience. Then head to The Burren, a series of unusual karst rocks with views across the Aran Islands and Twelve Bens mountain range. Afterward, it’s on to the Wild Atlantic Way. As you ride down the way, catch sight of Dunguaire Castle, as well as the villages of Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, and Kilfenora.   Up next is Galway. You can either spend your time exploring "The Venice of the West" on your own, or you can follow your guide around the main street as you learn about the most popular shops and eateries. Your tour concludes with drop-off back in Dublin.

Start:
  • Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland
    Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 6:45 am Return point: Returns to original departure point between 7:30pm and 8:30pm
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7572P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour (up to 2 hours between stops, up to 13 hours for the day) and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
    • Not recommended to those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
    • Galway may or may not be the last stop before returning to Dublin. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time.
    • If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.
    • The pick up point is in the City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.
    • Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point.
    • Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Hugh Lane Gallery
      Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland
      Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 6:45 am Return point: Returns to original departure point between 7:30pm and 8:30pm
      See address & details
    • 1
      Barack Obama Plaza visitor centre
      Stop: 15 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Ennistymon
    • 2
      Cliffs of Moher
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
      See details
      Pass by
      Wild Atlantic Way
    • 3
      The Burren National Park
      Stop: 15 minutes
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      Pass by
      Dunguaire Castle
    • 4
      Galway
      Stop: 90 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
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      Highlight of our trip to Ireland.
      Loved Dublin but getting to do this tour was the highlight of our trip. Everything about this tours is amazing the sight seeing and the friendly staff . Delaney and Fred were amazing and made this tours more enjoyable. Just book it you won’t regret it .
      Written 22 February 2024
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    Edude
    San Salvador, El Salvador5 contributions
    June 2019
    We got left behind by this company while on Holiday. After showing up to the pick up area early as requested and finding that that parking structure their company recommended does not open at the time they asked that we be there we drove to the busses and one of the men said to park two blocks down, we did. We came back 4 minutes later and they left without me and my family. After contacting the owner he refused to refund our money and pretty much said not his problem. After we contacted our credit card company they forced the refund. Do not trust this company with you vacation.
    Written 12 May 2020
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    peggyp1985
    Calw, Germany51 contributions
    Jan 2020
    First of all, our driver Irenel kept posting on Instagram and Whatsapp during driving or focused more on his phone than the road (perks of sitting in the front). The front window was a few times so foggy, I was surprised he managed to stay on the road. A plus was his managment after our tire blew up, our breakfast stop was scheduled at a reststop while the tire was repaired.
    Our tour guide Laurence wasn't really into sharing historical stories or doing an effort at all. It pretty much felt like a "gotta pay my bills'-job. He told a few facts but we passed endless castles and ruins and sites which I am sure could have been told something about.
    At the cliffs, we had pretty much 15 min minimum less, which ended up as an "get out of the bus, take some photos, get lucky if u have time for the toilet and rush back". Shame, as this was the major stop we wanted to see.
    The Burren was just simply called "baby cliffs", end of story. The stop in Galway was good, I enjoyed the town, though another 30 min would have been great. Due to some US citizens we left 15 min at least too late, no apology from them when entering the bus (oh the cultural differences).
    During the first half of the trip, the music was just a classic music station. While I enjoy classic music, this wasn't the right time to play that music.
    Overall I would never do a tour with Finn McCools again or recommend it. My friend and I had done a tour with a big green leprechaun looking bus before and that was beyond amazing.
    Reading all the comments, we may just got very very unlucky about our bored tour guide and our terrible driver. Shame as we really were looking forward to this trip.
    Written 8 January 2020
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    Delanie D
    Madrid, Spain3 contributions
    Feb 2020
    Our tour guide Derek was the best I have ever had! He was very informative while being comical at the same time. I have ADHD and usually struggle to pay attention to tour guides as in my experience my guides are usually monotone and boring. Derek was the absolute opposite and was super expressive and passionate about Ireland which made me want to stay awake to listen despite being incredibly tired from the lack of sleep from the night prior. His entertainment ranged from an extreme knowledge of Ireland's history to teaching us Irish trad songs and must-know Irish language such as "deadly" and "craic." He gave us all the information while onthe bus and let us explore each destination on our own which was really nice to have the freedom to move at our own pace and choose what we wanted to see and do. We were lucky enough to have sun at the Cliffs of Moher (which was quite a rarity especially in the winter.) Ultimately, my friend group of eight study abroad students loved our experience and felt safe the entire journey as our first-time driver Alex was smooth and purposeful on the twisty, narrow turns and Derek made sure to stress the safety of seat belts before and after every stop.
    Written 4 February 2020
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    Beth S
    Andover, MA11 contributions
    Mar 2020 • Family
    Derrick was an AMAZING tour guide: hilarious and who else has a guide that actually sings to them (well!) -!?! His commentary was both well timed and spot on-he gave time for rest as well as really great info along the way. My teenage daughter actually enjoyed the tour-and teenagers are notoriously hard to please! It was definitely a highlight of our trip. Absolutely fantastic. Oh and apparently our bus driver, Liam, was fairly new to the company and was both lovely and a great driver on windy narrow roads!! Congrats and thank you!
    Written 4 March 2020
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    Tatiana B
    Taganrog, Russia5 contributions
    Jan 2020
    Our tour was with guide Neil and driver Nikko, the whole group represented tourists from different countries. Along the way Neil was telling interesting historic facts about Ireland as well as Irish jokes, and we all absolutely loved his singing and playing guitar!
    Cliffs leave you in awe, very impressive. I had unpleasant accident on the path at the cliffs, fell down in slippery dirt, so please guys bear in mind and be super careful with proper clothes and shoes. Neil and Nikko were as much helpful and attentive as possible to me on it.
    Galway city was on the way back and I really liked it, a very touristy place.
    Highly recommend this tour, to me it is unforgettable indeed.
    Written 18 January 2020
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    Zach P
    World1 contribution
    May 2022 • Solo
    This was one of the best tours I have been on! I’ve been on many guided tours in different cities/countries with different guides, and this is definitely at the top of the list. The scenery/views of the cliffs were incredible. The cliffs are definitely a must see tourist attraction. When I went, I lucked out with weather. It was sunny and 65°F. However, I would recommend checking the weather before booking, as it can (and often does) not have best conditions near the cliffs. The overall vibes of Galway were also really good. Galway is a much smaller city, but it was still very enjoyable getting a bite to eat with street performers playing music in the background. Even though we just passed by the Burren and the Kilmacdough Abbey real quick, they were still really cool attractions. My tour guide, Luke, made the experience even better. He knew a lot about the history of Ireland and even made some jokes along the way to make the drive a little more enjoyable. 10/10 recommend!
    Written 14 May 2022
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    BreSa
    San Francisco, CA76 contributions
    I wanted to give a detailed review of our tours so we booked Cliffs of Moher for the first day and the second day we did dark Hedges Giant's Causeway and Belfast/titanic. We were lucky enough to get Anthony both days as our tour guide which was great -he is amazing. The first day Cliffs of Moher on the way there we do stop at a rest stop so you will have an opportunity to get hot food and drinks then when we arrive at the cliffs. we got about an hour and 45 minutes which is more than enough ,I would suggest take your pictures and keep walking to make the most of your time. it's very windy and cold so bring a jacket or a raincoat -no umbrella. Anthony was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information on the way there. There were a few other stops and photo opportunities which was perfectly fine and then we made our way to Galway which was pretty awesome there is lots to eat lots to do and see we had about an hour and 20 minutes . Get the fish and chips at McDonagh's in galway. I truly enjoyed the tour and I would give it a 5/5. The second day was even better we had four different locations to go to. Giant's Causeway is Simply Amazing give yourself enough time to get down there and take photos I think we had a total of 1 hour and 40 minutes if I'm not mistaken but well worth it bring good walking shoes. We did stop at a few other photos opportunities and then we went to dark Hedges where we had about 40 minutes which was enough to take pictures learn a little bit and go back to the bus. we then went to Titanic Belfast some people did not select that option so they were able to spend time in the city but Titanic Belfast was simply amazing as well and we had about an hour and 40 minutes. Keep in mind it's not really enough time if you stop and read and see everything so you may have to kind of skip some reading to get through the actual indoor museum because there is also an outdoor part that may take you about 40 minutes to see everything. All in all amazing I love Finn McCool tours and I would highly recommend it
    Written 6 November 2021
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    Shannon & AJ
    Fayetteville, NC11 contributions
    June 2022 • Couples
    This tour was wonderful and would definitely recommend. We had perfect weather (high of 70F/21C in June), so jeans/leggings with a t-shirt and light jacket was the perfect outfit. The sites were easily accessible but had stairs/hills and uneven footing, we both wore boots but could have gotten by with a sturdy tennis shoe.

    The sites were beautiful, and had plenty of picture opportunities to capture the fantastic views of the West. Gallway was a lot of fun, wish we had more time to explore. There is a lot of time spent on the bus, so we would recommend bringing a book or something to pass the time for while passing through the city, but take in all the views of the countryside.

    Christian and Stefan were fantastic. The tour was a lot of fun and we would choose Finn McCool Tours again. There were a lot of jokes, and even more facts to make it feel like we learned something new. Christian was a fantastic guide who personalized the tour to the crowd and Stefan navigated the roads like a pro.
    Written 21 June 2022
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    Elizabeth
    7 contributions
    May 2019 • Friends
    A huge thanks to all the staff! It was the best trip for someone visiting Ireland for the first time. We felt very welcomed and had one of the best tour guides who shared some astonishing history while passing by the countryside. We had plenty of time to see the cliffs as well as purchasing some items at the gift shop. The cherry on top was when we got to spend some time in the nearby towns to see traditional dancers and drink in cozy pubs! It was definitely a road trip to remember!
    Written 15 April 2020
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    Hannah Moody
    1 contribution
    Nov 2019
    This full day trip allows you to pack an incredible amount of Ireland into one day. Finn McCools Tours plans the day in a way that makes it feel manageable even though it is quite a long day. Our guide Sean McMahon did an excellent job at balancing Irish history, culture, and music with quiet time to take in the beautiful Ireland scenery. The bus is nice, clean, and comfortable. I also enjoyed being able to explore each stop along the way on my own rather than sticking with a group the whole time. I've now completed 3 different Finn McCool tours and will book with them again in the future!
    Written 16 April 2020
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