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  Important Information about your Accommodation on Tour

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to manage your budget. We stay in smaller places where you will feel closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose from either a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.

The accommodation prices above are for your guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, or for the variation between providers. We will always do our very best however to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record for providing our customers with the best quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply, particularly during peak season when double/twin room rates are charged for sole occupancy .Please note that whilst Rabbie’s will try and place single travellers into the same accommodation, this may not be possible due to availability and the time of each individual reservation.

The accommodation we use will be dispersed around various towns and villages, usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre. There are occasions however when this can be increased to 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

Whilst on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your pre booked accommodation* and pick you up each morning.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, there will be a surcharge for any amendments, and are entirely at our discretion. Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum of £5.00 will apply increasing to a maximum of £20.00 dependant on the length of the tour.

Please be prepared to pay cash. Most bed and breakfast, hostels and guest houses do not accept credit cards. In most large towns automatic cash point machines are readily available**

**There is no cash point facility in the village of Plockton**

Customers are able to book their own accommodation as long as we have been informed that you intend to do this, and that it is within our drivers’ drop off’ area. If you are at all unsure please contact the office for guidance.

We are unable to supply a list of providers that we use due to availability at the time of booking. We do visit our providers regularly and are proud of the long standing relationships we have with them and positive feedback from previous customers.

For more information on accommodation and prices click here...

Northern Ireland & Atlantic Coast 5 Day Tour

Highlights:
~ Belfast
~ Titanic
~ Giant's Causeway
~ Portrush
~ Derry
~ Donegal
~ County Mayo
~ Westport
~ Connemara
~ Galway

Discover the scenic, historic and cultural highlights of Northern Ireland and the Atlantic Coast. From the modern history of Belfast to the traditional Gaelic culture of Donegal taking in dramatic seas cliffs, ancient castles and wonderful scenery, this is a tour that will bring the country to life. Meet the locals in a traditional pub, sample local seafood, walk on stunning Atlantic beaches or explore prehistoric ruins – Ireland has a lot to offer.

Stay 1 night in Portrush, 1 night in Donegal and 2 nights in Westport.

Please phone us if the date you want to travel is unavailable to book online.

Departs: 09.00       Returns: 19.00 approx
Adult Prices:  369€ - 389€
Discount Prices:  349€ - 369€
Departing: Wednesdays (May to September)

Accommodation Info Accommodation Options
 
 
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Departing Dublin at 09.00 you will travel north towards the border with Northern Ireland then into Belfast and the Titanic Quarter. In the afternoon experience the contrasts between the busy city and beautiful scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens. The tour follows part of this coast from Ballycastle along to the world famous Giants’ Causeway. You will spend time exploring this area before arriving in Portrush for the night.

Day 2
The first stop will be in Derry before crossing back into the Republic of Ireland. You will now travel into County Donegal with its stunning scenery and strong Gaelic culture. The route passes Glenveagh National Park and Errigal Mountain then follows the coast through traditional fishing villages. You will spend the night in Donegal.

Day 3
Today the tour takes you into County Sligo. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful beaches at Strandhill and the dramatic mountain scenery of Ben Bulben. The route turns westwards into County Mayo and the road takes you through large areas of farmland, bog and open moor with views to distant hills before coming back to the Atlantic Coast and Achill Island. You will spend the next 2 nights in Westport.

Day 4 You will explore the area of Connemara. Possibilities include the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Clifden, the Sky Road and the Twelve Bens of Connemara. Overnight again in Westport. 

Day 5 You will leave Westport behind and travel inland through the heart of Connemara to the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib. There will be time for a visit to Cong Abbey or the Quiet Man Museum. From here you pass through the Maam Valley and then on to Galway City. Arrival back in Dublin about 19.00.

Departure Point

Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin. See Map.

Inclusions

Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour.
We believe a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers really does make a big difference to your trip. It allows us to give you a more personal service. Touring with a maximum of 16 passengers you get more for your money, more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an authentic, friendly experience. The smaller groups allow you to meet people from all over the world and make friends for life.
Services of a professional driver/guide
All road tolls

Exclusions
Meals and refreshments.
Entrances to all Visitor Attractions.

Accommodation
Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to choose your budget, stay in smaller places and get closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.
For more information on accommodation and prices click here

*NB On occasions, when towns we stay in have events on, accommodation can be scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.

Discount price

Students, Seniors over 60 and Children between 5 and 16 (we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old)


Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)
Details & Itinerary Customer Reviews Traveller Photos Full Itinerary (English)

Day 1 Departing Dublin at 09.00 you will travel north towards the border with Northern Ireland with. From here it is a short journey into the city of Belfast famous for its industrial past and turbulent history. After a short tour of some of the key areas of the city you will arrive in the newly redeveloped Titanic Quarter where you will have time for lunch and a visit to the award-winning new museum. In the afternoon experience the contrasts between the busy city and beautiful scenery of the Antrim Coast and Glens. The tour follows part of this coast from Ballycastle along to the world famous Giants’ Causeway – a stunning piece of coastal scenery. You will spend time exploring this area before arriving in the holiday town of Portrush for the night.

Day 2 Today the tour makes its first stop in the historic walled city of Derry - designated as UK City of Culture for 2013. You will have some free time to explore the old city or one of the many museums or galleries before crossing the border again back into the Republic of Ireland. You will now travel into one of the most remote and unspoilt parts of the country – County Donegal with its stunning scenery and strong Gaelic culture. The route passes Glenveagh National Park and Errigal Mountain then follows the coast through traditional fishing villages. Along the way there will be plenty time for walks, photos and soaking up the local culture before arriving at your overnight stop in Donegal.

Day 3 Travelling south along the coast from Donegal will take you into County Sligo – and grave of famous poet WB Yeats. Nearby are the beautiful beaches at Strandhill and the dramatic mountain scenery of Ben Bulben – great for photographs! Near Sligo Town at Carrowmore is the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland dating back over 6000 years. The route now turns westwards into County Mayo, an area hit hard by the great potato famine and from where many people emigrated to North America. The road takes you through large areas of farmland, bog and open moor with views to distant hills before coming back to the Atlantic Coast and Achill Island. Here you really are right on the edge of Europe and you will have time to savour the peace and quiet of this beautiful area. From here it is a short drive to Westport – your base for the next 2 nights.

Day 4 Westport sits on the edge of Connemara and that is the area you will explore today. The itinerary will depend on the weather and your guide will advise on the best visits for the day. Possibilities include the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, the Connemara National Park, Clifden (the first transatlantic flight landed here), the Sky Road and the Twelve Bens of Connemara. Along the way there will be many opportunities for photos of this dramatic landscape. Overnight again in Westport – why not sample some local seafood in one of the many excellent restaurants.

Day 5 After a leisurely start you will leave Westport behind and travel inland through the heart of Connemara to the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib – where the classic film “The Quiet Man” was made. There will be time for a visit to Cong Abbey or the Quiet Man Museum. From here you pass through the Maam Valley and then on to Galway City, where you have some free time for lunch and explore the vibrant city centre. For those customers continuing on the 9 Day All Ireland Tour, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Galway before the rest of the group depart for Dublin with a stop at Locke’s Distillery in Kilbeggan on the way. Arrival back in Dublin about 19.00.

Photography Credits:
Tourism Ireland.
Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts, Tai Yuni, Patrick Comerfod, Holger Leue, ChrisHil.