The Aran Islands hiking tour encapsulates the highlights of the Islands along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will enter one of the most iconic outposts of Gaelic civilization, an area where Irish is still spoken as the first language of its inhabitants. The islands showcase ancient forts and other relics of pre-history, stunningly high sea cliffs and incredible rugged landscapes.
Spending your first night in Galway City, in the morning you will be transferred to Inishmore the largest of the Aran Islands where you will spend two nights. On your return to the mainland you will have a day trip to Inishmaan and an evening in the coastal village of Doolin, world famous for its traditional Irish music. Your day trip to Inishmaan will allow you to explore the landscape and culture that inspired J.M. Synge to write ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ and ‘Riders of the Sea’. You can visit a museum dedicated to his work.
Walk from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher and back before taking the bus back to lively Galway city, where you will spend your last night.
NOTE: Sometimes due to adverse weather the ferry sailings may be cancelled at short notice. If an extra nights accommodation is required, this will be at your own expense. Ferry tickets are transferable to the next available sailing.
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- The Aran Islands – Short Break:
- 5 days/4 nights. Depart Galway City for Inishmore, enjoying two nights on the island before returning to Galway City, staying in our selected accommodation along the way.
- The Aran Islands – Full Walk:
- 6 days/5 nights. Depart Galway City for Inishmore, enjoying two nights on the island before returning to the mainland via a day trip on Inishmaan. You will have enough time in Doolin to explore The Cliffs of Moher, staying in our selected accommodation along the way.