Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Day Tour with Cruise Day Excursion

Our partner: Spirit of Ireland Executive Travel Ltd

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Description

This tour operates from 01 April to 31 October.

Departing Friars Walk Car Park Franis Street, Ennis at 09:30 daily, our fully qualified, local driver / guide, will take you from Limerick via Bunratty Castle and Ennis to the quay in the picturesque fishing village of Doolin. 

Here you will board the 11:00 ferry sailing to Inisheer, the smallest and closest of the 3 Aran Islands. Ferry sailing takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Once on the Island, you have 2 hours of free time to explore an ancient castle and church, shipwreck, lighthouse,
beaches, pubs and cafes. 

Return ferry departs at 13:45 and returns to Doolin via the Cliffs of Moher, subject to weather conditions. From the sea, you get a unique view of the majestic Cliffs of Moher in all their splendour. 

Upon return to Doolin, you reboard the tour coach and our driver / guide will take you to the top of the Cliffs of Moher, where entry fee to the Atlantic Edge, the eco-friendly visitors centre, is included. 

Tour departs Cliffs of Moher after 1 hour and returns to Ennis between 17:00 and 17:30.

What´s Included

Guided Coach Tour

Return ferry, including Cliffs of Moher cruise - subject to weather conditions.

Entry fee to the eco-friendly visitors centre at the Cliffs of Moher, The Atlantic Edge, is included.

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable footware. 

Itinerary

Excursion
09:30 - Depart Ennis
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09:30 - Depart Ennis

Our locally sourced and trained driver / guide will take you from Ennis to the picturesque village of Doolin in County Clare. En route, you will pass medieval castles, beautiful little villages, fields of dry stone walls and the amazing rural landscape of west Clare. Our driver / guide will entertain you with insights into the geology, history and stories of landscapes in view.

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10:45 - Arrive Doolin Pier
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10:45 - Arrive Doolin Pier

Upon arrival at the harbour area in Doolin, our driver / guide will present you with your boarding pass for the return ferry to Inisheer. Our ferry partners, Doolin2Aran Ferries have been operating from Doolin for nearly 100 years. Today, this family run company operate the newest fleet of vessels from Doolin to the Aran Islands.

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11:00 - Ferry departs Doolin
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11:00 - Ferry departs Doolin

Once we're all on board the ferry, we depart for the 30 minute sailing to Inisheer. From the ferry you get amazing views of the Clare coastline, Connemara and the Aran Islands along with some marine wildlife from time to time.

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11:40 - Arrive Inisheer
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11:40 - Arrive Inisheer

Upon arrival on Inisheer, you have 2 hours of free time to explore and enjoy the smallest of the Aran Islands. There is an ancient castle and church, famous shipwreck, lighthouse and fabulous beach all within walking distance. Speak to our driver / guide about hiring a local tour guide or bicycle to enhance you experience. While you're here, why not visit one of the pubs / cafes and enjoy a homemade lunch?

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13:45 - Depart Inisheer
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13:45 - Depart Inisheer

En route from Inisheer to Doolin, the ferry will detour to sail in beneath the Cliffs of Moher, subject to weather conditions. The view of the Cliffs of Moher from the sea is one of the most spectacular and has to be seen to be believed.

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15:00 - Arrive Doolin Pier
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15:00 - Arrive Doolin Pier

Once the ferry has docked in Doolin, we re-board the tour vehicle and hard straight to the visitors centre at the top of the Cliffs of Moher.

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15:30 - Arrive Cliffs of Moher
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15:30 - Arrive Cliffs of Moher

Once at the Cliffs of Moher, our driver / guide will issue you with your entry ticket to the Cliffs of Moher, ticket included in tour price. The Cliffs of Moher is Ireland's most visited natural attraction. Standing at 214 meters at their highest point and stretching out for 8 km along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Cliffs of Moher offers one of the most spectacular views in Ireland. Your ticket entitles you to admission to the eco-friendly visitors centre, The Atlantic Edge. The Atlantic Edge exhibition brings the story of the cliffs to life. 

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16:30 - Depart Cliffs of Moher
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16:30 - Depart Cliffs of Moher

After our Cliffs of Moher stop it is time to re-board the tour vehicle, sit back and relax while our driver / guide returns you to your pick point.

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17:30 - Arrive Ennis
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17:30 - Arrive Ennis

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