Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way and Galway tour from Dublin
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Stop At: Kilmacduagh Tower, Gort Ireland
The Kilmacduagh Monastery stop is exclusive to our tour. This 1000-year-old ruin and graveyard will give you the opportunity to take some pictures of the "real" Ireland. A very rare chance to take pictures of a 12th century Round Tower located among this abundance of early christian buildings dating back to the 11th century.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North Latitude: 52.9714578 Longitude: -9.4247540, Liscannor Ireland
As soon as you arrive to the Cliffs of Moher, you will be surrounded by beauty and captivated by nature. Spot colonies of rare birds soaring above the cliff-face, see and hear the full force of the wild and wonderful Atlantic Ocean from below and follow the many trails for stunning views that will take your breath away. You can also learn more about the natural wonder in the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: The Burren National Park, Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin Ireland
The Burren national park is almost 1500 hectares of uplands in the southeast of the Burren.
Be sure to bring your camera, as the unusual karst rocks make for some dramatic photo opportunities, and views stretch out towards the Aran Islands and the Twelve Bens mountain range. Here you can find Mediterranean, Arctic and Alpine plants growing next to each other. You will also see 75% of Ireland’s native flora and numerous ancient monuments, megalithic tombs, fairy forts and famous Celtic crosses.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Wild Atlantic Way The Atlantic Coast of Ireland, Galway Ireland
You will follow the entire Wild Atlantic Way between Ennistymon and Galway. Passing historic landmarks such as Dunguaire Castle etc. And driving through villages like Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, and Kilfenora. Not to mention the amazing views over the Atlantic with Galway and the Aran Islands in the distance.
Stop At: Galway Bay, Galway Ireland
After arriving in Galway, you will have at least 1 hour to explore this amazing little city. Galway, the city of the tribes, is Ireland’s cultural capital. This free-spirited, artistic and bohemian city has an ambience all of its own. Explore the cobblestoned pedestrian streets that are continuously alive with music and discover the hidden gems of Galway’s speciality shops, boutiques and cafes.
Duration: 1 hour
- All other attractions can be seen without extra charges
- Professional guide
- Live commentary on board
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fee included to the Cliffs of Moher visitor center
- The Burren
- Kilmacduagh Monastery stop
- Galway City
- Wild Atlantic Way drive
- Luggage compartment
- Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- 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 wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- 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.
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
We had Daniel as our guide and Joseph as our driver. Both of them were great. Daniel even gave a live Irish music experience which was just amazing mood setter with the weather and journey. Definitely and highly recommended!!!
Our tour was great. Guide was knowledgeable and even sang a few tunes for us to fill the time. The only down fall was the other travelers that could not respect the allotted time allowed and we were 30 minutes delay leaving and therefore shorted us 30 minutes to the other durations (by shortening them each by approx. 215 min ea.) I feel those people should have been left. 5 min late is one thing but 30 min... tisk tisk. Ultimately it was not the company but the other traveling companions. I did enjoy our driver who has mad skills. destinations.. gorgeous! and again.. Guide- knowledgeable. Some items on the bus did not work.. like the USB ports to charge your phone if you were using it to take pictures/videos.
The driver and the agent were really great. Julie and Vlad. It was really foggy so we couldn't actually see anything of the cliffs which was really disappointing, but overall all the info and Galway really worth the trip :)
Wonderful sites. The Cliffs, Burren, Galway. Everything. Amazing. The guide (Leisha) and the driver (Sylvester) were knowledgeable, funny and we learnt a lot about Ireland and its past. The pace of the tour was ok, allowing enough time to enjoy all the places seen. I strongly reccommend it. Finn McCools tours are great.
Tour was run excellent! Our tour guide was informative and personable! Our bus driver Stephen drove an amazing route, the Cliffs were spectacular and the sights along the way and visit to Galway was great! ** I did get physically sick.. not due to the tour, the bus or anything rather some bad food along the way! Chloe our tour guide was an absolute angel.. took care of the situation and even bought me a bottle of water.. I had a bad trip back but Chloe got us thru it! Book it.. run great, even when bad stuff happens to a guest!
Probably one of the best tours - George and David (Not sure of his name ;)) were sooo cool. I would highly recommend them. We all got along very well on the bus and ended up with a sing-a-long heading back to Dublin. George is a superb DRIVER! and David :) is well versed and made the Irish history lectures very interesting.
Very interesting landscaping experience! Good to be done on a tour for the first time as you would miss a lot of background otherwise. Actually, I would return on my own. Didn't rate 'excellent' due to a technical issue with the bus causing a 1 hour delay. On the other hand, Dermot (tour guide) can easily transmit passionately all his knowledge making it been more interesting. Bernard (driver) is also a predisposed very funny man. Totally worth it. Enjoy!
We loved the tour with Jack and Kevin! They were really atentious and kind. We'll deffintly recommend. Thank you a lot!
Although the trips to the cliffs is a little long, the views were totally worthwhile. The stop at the monastery on the way is interesting, but the cliffs are definitely the showstopper. After the cliffs, you have awhile to explore in Galway on your own, which allows for a quick dinner or some shopping. Our guide Niall was hilarious and very knowledgeable on all things Ireland. Would definitely recommend this tour!
This tour is incredible! They transport you from central Dublin to each stop on an air conditioned bus. The guide gives you the history of Ireland and the sights you’re seeing, while allowing you free time to roam around the stops as you please! Would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see the western coast of Ireland!
Very good experience, tour guide very nice , only thing our bus had some microphone issues which was fixed in timely manner, than air was not working for a little while but was fixed also shortly and last thing bus was making funny noise all the way of our trip but it wasn't very loud, we could hear it cause we were sitting in very front! Overall very good tour!
I highly recommend this. Excellent value! We got to see the Irish countryside (sheep crossing the road and all!), the bus was so comfortable, the cliffs were incredible and tour was very well organized. Kevin was so knowledgeable and made it extremely special. Eddy the driver was great too.
Derek is a great guide for the tour. He goes above and beyond to take care of his tourists. He entertained us all the way through, very knowledgeable and makes sure that everybody know what to do and where to go. Will recommend this trip to anybody who's interested. View is to die for.
Long drive, 13 hours for rain and very cold but enjoyed the cliffs.Saw what we could, bus driver's music was terrible, Dean Martin really, too old of music but a great driver Capitan John whipping through those roads, trying to make up time from being stuck in traffic. His tour guide Danny was awesome, he gets a 10, very nice, informative on everything, even sang us a song.Captain John gets a 10 also but his choice of music gets a 1, needs more of today's music.
This tour was essentially perfect. Other than the cliffs, Peter was the highlight of the tour - clear, informative, engaging, and really just a nice guy. We had incredible weather so got an amazing view of the cliffs and the surrounding area. Captain John got us safely through the whole trip, with a bit of "craic" along the way! The timing of the tour was also really good, with the right amount of time spent in each place (2 hours at the cliffs, 1.5 hours in Galway, and 20 min each at the ruins and the national park). The bus was quite full but the whole event was well-managed and really geared at giving the guests a good experience and immersion to Ireland. Highly recommend!
Peter, our guide, and Taravane, our driver, worked very hard to provide us with a great experience. The cliffs of moher were magnificent. It was a clear dry day. We ate in Galway. We selected Cooke's Restaurant. Great food and quaint. Plenty of bathroom time and refreshments
I very much enjoyed the trip, our guide was very friendly with everyone and shared a lot of interesting details about Ireland and irish culture and history. The guide was always making it clear what is the plan, next stops, where to go and what to do, so it felt as a very well-planned and thought-through trip. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour and guide. Derek was very helful and he gave very good recommendations. I would add more time in Galway. The sites were amazing and the whole tour was very well organized.
This tour was really great. There are a lot of different tours going to the cliffs of moher, but this tour was really amazing. Daniel and Stan really went above and beyond to make the day a great experience for everyone on board the bus. The cliffs of moher are amazing, and the "baby cliffs" we stopped at after offered amazing photo opportunities. Great experience!
I booked through Viator because honestly I was overwhelmed by the number of tour companies running similar trips and wanted the process streamlined. I'm very glad I did. Finn's Tours was excellent. I did two day tours from Dublin with them and was extremely happy with both days. For my Cliffs of Moher trip, the tour guide Tara and driver Peter were both excellent. Tara's knowledge base about Ireland and its history and magic was unbelievable and it felt as if the entire day was very well planned and rehearsed. I sat in the seat behind Peter, the driver, and was left breathless at least once a minute by his driving skill and how he managed to manouvre the giant bus down the Irish countryside and around other cars without breaking a sweat.They played us some Irish music - which I loved, and Tara even humoured us by playing Ed Sheeran's 'Galway Girl' as we drove into Galway City.It was a long day and worth every cent. You get a lot of bang for your buck. As an Australian, I find it amazing that you can see so much of a country in one day but all the stops were wonderful and I would highly recommend this tour. The Cliffs were even more beautiful than I had expected them to be, and we managed to get there before any other tour buses so had them basically to ourselves for a bit! We were also very lucky with the weather. I had thought originally we wouldn't get much time at each spot, but I found it was just enough time at each one. Ninety minutes at the Cliffs was just about perfect.As a solo traveller in my mid-20s, I was also excited to see that Tara was around my age. Often I book these tours, expecting the tour guide to be older, and the clientele even more so, but having a younger guide was something special to me, because you see the country through the eyes of someone who is truly passionate about their home and is excited to share it with others. Overall, Finn McCool's Tours is running a good thing and I was very happy I booked with them. I wouldn't hesitate to book some more of their tours the next time I'm in Ireland.
Our day to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway was a fun and full 13 hour day. Unlike other trips I considered, this trip includes a visit to an ancient monastery and Galway in addition to the Cliffs of Moher. There was ample time at each location. And both Iriel and Peotr did great jobs of explaining and driving. Definitely a good value.
Really nice driver and tour guide. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to see a lot in Ireland in short period of time. I would have enjoyed spending more time in Galway, but the tour can only allow so much in the day!!
Took this tour on my last day in Ireland and it was better than my expectations! Chris did a great job of sharing many cool facts and stories about the places we passed and the cows. Ask him to tell you the story of why the cows don’t have horns :) The bus was clean and comfortable and Andre was a safe driver.
Derrick was our tour guide and he was absolutely fabulous. He was a musician and sang Irish songs to help us pass the time. We had a delightful day at the Cliffs of Moher but then had an unfortunate event when the bus broke down. It turned out that it was a blessing in disguise. We had a fabulous afternoon in a little village where we were able to tour the castle and enjoy a picnic. It was amazing. Derrick was the best tour guide and while this could have produced a lot of tension and stress, he handled it beautifully. The bus replacement came and we continued on to Galway. He worked a 16 hour day and was absolutely the best tour guide I have ever had. He is charming, entertaining, a fellow musician and the patience of a saint!!! I cannot say enough good things about this wonderfully kind human being and a fabulous tour!
This was a 14-hour day that started at 6:30 am. It was a long drive but fun to travel through the Irish countryside. Seeing the cliffs was worth the ride - they were quite spectacular. We also visited Galway which was extremely crowded and felt quite commercial. The tour guides were absolutely the best - very knowledgeable and helpful. All in all, a great tour - highly recommended and worth getting up early.