Inishmore

Aran Islands Galway

Aran Islands, Inishmore

Aran Islands Day Tours

Aran Islands Day Tours

Day Tours to the Aran Islands

There are a number of tour companies operating excellent day tours to the Aran Islands from Galway city and the Front Desk team at the Park House Hotel are delighted to advise on options for day tours to the Aran Islands and booking tickets.

After a day spent enjoying the Aran Islands the Park House Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay in Galway, relax in one of our 99 luxury bedrooms and enjoy award winning food and hospitality.

Aran Island Ferries are launching a brand-new route from Galway city centre to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inishmore, this summer. Setting off from The Docks in Galway’s city centre, passengers can enjoy an audio guide during their 90-minute trip to Inishmore.

Tour companies running day tours to the Aran Islands from Galway are:

Arann Island Ferries

Lally Tours

Galway Tour Company

Faherty Tours

Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours

Day tours provide a shuttle bus service from Galway city to Rossaveal ferry terminal, this scenic coastal journey takes approximately 45 minutes. You can also choose to drive from Galway city to Rossaveal Ferry Terminal and there is a daily charge of €7 for carparking.

The ferry crossing from Rossaveal to Inishmore takes about 40 minutes.

Most people travel to the Aran Islands by passenger ferry but you can also travel by air with Aer Arann. The flight takes 15 minutes and all 3 islands are serviced by Aer Arann. Flights leave from Connemara Regional Airport which is a 35-minute drive (30 km) from the Park House Hotel in Galway city.

One of the best day tours from Galway city is to drive to Doolin, take the ferry to one of the Aran Islands from Doolin Pier and on your return to Doolin take the Cliffs of Moher Cruise. This is a very popular day tour with guests from the Park House Hotel.

Galway Tour Company operate an all-inclusive tour with shuttle bus from Galway city or you can drive to Doolin, one of the most scenic coastal drives Ireland has to offer, and take the ferry from Doolin pier to one of the islands. On your return you can take the Cliffs of Moher Cruise, the ferry sails right beneath the highest point of the cliffs, just north of O’Briens Tower. This truly unique cruise is one of the best ways to see the cliffs and enjoy the unique wildlife and nature of the majestic Cliffs of Moher.

Some of the best things to see on the Cliffs of Moher Cruise are:

  • O’Brien’s Tower at the cliffs highest point
  • The Great Sea Stack
  • Sea Cave from ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’
  • One of Europe’s Largest Seabird Colonies
  • View of the Aran Islands, The Burren and Galway Bay

Departing from Doolin Pier, the ferry crossing times with the Doolin Ferry aboard the Aran Islands Express are:

  • Inishmore:  35 minutes
  • Inishmaan:  25 minutes
  • Inisheer:  15 minutes

After a day spent enjoying Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands the Park House Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay in Galway, relax in one of our 99 luxury bedrooms and enjoy award winning food and hospitality.

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