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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...

West Coast Explorer - 3 day tour

Highlights:
~ Locke’s Distillery
~ Clonmacnoise monastery
~ Galway Town
~ Rugged beauty of Connemara
~ Kylemore Abbey
~ Cliffs of Moher
~ The Burren


Explore the highlights of Ireland’s dramatic West Coast. From impressive sea cliffs and mountains to ancient monasteries and castles this is a tour of wonderful variety and interest. Whether you are walking on the cliff tops looking out over the Atlantic or listening to traditional music over dinner in a local pub you will feel very much part of this warm and friendly country.

Stay 2 nights in the lively university town of Galway.

Departs: 09.00       Returns: 19:00
Adult Prices:  €229
Discount Prices:  €209
Departing: Monday (May to September)

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

Day 1 departs Dublin and travels west, stopping at Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan. Try the local whiskey then continue to Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon River to explore one of the most important early Christian sites in Ireland. Afterwards visit a typical village pub before arriving in Galway** for the next 2 nights.
 
Day 2 Today you will explore the area of Connemara. In a wonderful circuit you will see the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib, the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Clifden, the Sky Road and the Twelve Bens of Connemara before returning to Galway** for the night.


Day 3 explores County Clare starting with the scenic and historic highlights of The Burren. After lunch in one of the pretty local villages you will visit the amazing Cliffs of Moher - over 700 feet high before starting the return journey back east to Dublin arriving around 19.00.

Departure Point 
Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin"> Click here to 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 and the Killimer - Tarbet ferry.
 
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. ** Please note that this tour is only available with hotel accommodation.
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)


Important Information
 
Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Ireland can be a wet place!! If you have mobility problems or special requirements please let us know when booking.

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

Day 1 Departing Dublin you head west through the farmland and peat bogs of counties Kildare and Offally. Your first stop is the Locke’s Distillery – reputedly the oldest legal distillery in the world. Sample the local whiskey and discover the true spirit of Ireland! Further west you reach the mighty Shannon River and the early Christian site of Clonmacnoise – with its collection of churches, stone crosses and round towers. After an afternoon stop in a traditional pub in one of the attractive little villages, travel into Galway** City - your base for the next 2 nights. This lively student town has no shortage of good pubs and restaurants.

Day 2  Galway sits on the edge of Connemara and that is the area you explore today. Travel inland through the Maam Valley 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. You continue through the heart of Connemara for a visit to the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey. Further round the circuit you will see 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.

Day 3 From Galway City it is only a short drive along the coast to the Burren – one of Ireland’s great natural treasures. This is a land of limestone pavements, barren hillsides, rare flora, early Christian settlements and ancient stone monuments. You will spend most of the morning exploring this unique area. You stop in one of the pretty local villages for lunch. After lunch you visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, which drop almost 700 feet straight into the crashing Atlantic waves. Here you can walk the cliff top trails, watch the numerous seabirds or visit the award winning environmental exhibition. From here you travel back east to Dublin arriving around 19.00.

Photography Credits: 
©Tourism Ireland.
©Creative Commons Attribution: Chris Hill.