The UK and Ireland’s historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points.
What’s more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the pollution and carbon footprint of our tours.
We've got various departure points across 8 cities in the UK and Ireland. Click on this link for more specific information.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions our tours can’t wait for you if you’re late.
If you’re late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.
We wish we could let you carry more, but this is a legal requirement in place for your safety. We can refuse to carry luggage over these limits, and there’s a possibility you may not be allowed onboard if you’ve not stored your excess baggage. There are storage facilities close to our departure points; for more information, click here.
We have a cancellation period of three days for one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If you cancel your trip before this period, we’ll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, there is no refund.
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Due to logistical reasons, you cannot pre-book a seat on the bus.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but your driver-guide will make regular comfort breaks.
We regret we don’t carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know in advance so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We’re sorry but the maximum number of people you can buy the tour for is 8. If you want to travel in a bigger group, please have a look at our private tours section for further information and suggestions.
We like to give you plenty of opportunities to go on nature walks, so we recommend you bring comfortable waterproofs and footwear for your tour.
We operate tours all year round, however there are less choices and departures throughout the winter. Click here to check tour availability.
It’s simple: you book, you go. This means we’ll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Students, seniors over 60, and children (between 5 and 15 years old) receive the concession price, which varies on each tour.
From five years’ young to 100 years’ young, we take passengers of all ages.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
You don’t need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
We accept reservations up to the day of departure. But to avoid disappointment, it’s best to book as far in advance as possible.
We advise you take out travel insurance. You can click here for excellent rates.
The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd and Rabbie's Solutions LLP and in the event of our insolvency, protection is provided for the following:
ABTOT cover for packages provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are on a trip. Please note that bookings made outside the EEA are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd or Rabbie's Solutions LLP.
ABTOT cover for LTAs extends only to the transport arrangements and your accommodation provider remains responsible for fulfilling your accommodation. ABTOT will provide for a refund of your transport costs in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are on a trip.
Please note that your booking is not protected under ABTOT if you have only purchased the transport through Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd or Rabbie's Solutions LLP and have arranged accommodation yourselves.
In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you're a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.
You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made
We don’t recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. Edinburgh and Glasgow have excellent bus services with Lothian Buses and First Bus Glasgow. In Dublin, you can travel around via Dublin Bus or the LUAS. For getting around London the Transport for London website is very useful. And is very easy to get around either by walking or using Stagecoach buses.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
Let’s be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky wee bonus. But it’s up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
Clear spoken English. We also have some of our tour summaries translated into French, Spanish, Italian, and German on our website. You can change the language of our website by clicking the globe icon at the top of the page.
Your tour excludes accommodation; but when you book, you can ask us to reserve local accommodation for you, or you can choose to reserve your own accommodation in the overnight locations.
Once you've booked your tour, we'll reserve all your accommodation, and your driver will drop you off with your hosts. You’ll pay your accommodation hosts directly. Most accommodation hosts don’t accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay cash.
Due to availability, we may not be able to reserve your first choice of accommodation. When this happens, we’ll book your second choice, and If there are any further issues we’ll contact you.
Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. Changes made may be subject to an administration fee, and you may also be required to meet any extra costs incurred by us (and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers) in making the requested change.
Once you've booked your accommodation, you’ll need to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your accommodation details. Please, only reserve accommodation within the overnight towns that your tour stops in. And if you’re unsure, please check with us first.
Your driver will drop you off at your chosen accommodation as long as it’s relatively central.
You may be liable for the cost of your first nights’ accommodation for each separate accommodation booked. If you cancel less than three days before departure, you may be liable for all your accommodation costs.
We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre. But during busy periods there can be a walk of up to 30 minutes.
We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard. The prices below are for guidance only.
B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard
The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other room in the house, and the price includes breakfast. If you're sharing, the cost is between £35 to £40 per person per night. If it's just for you, the cost is between £40 to £60 per night.
In Ireland, B&Bs will be between €35 and €42 per person per night. If it's just for you, the cost is between €50 and €65 per night.
The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price. Showering and toilet facilities will be for your private use and may be located inside or just outside your room. The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between £45 to £55 per person per night.
The expected cost for a single room will be between £60 to £85 per night. Rooms with a view are limited and may be more expensive.
In Ireland, B&B's will be around €45 to €60 per person per night. If you're a solo traveler, the cost will be between €65 and €80 per night.
Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price. If you're sharing a room, the expected cost of a Hotel 3* is between £70 to £85 per person per night. And if you're staying in a hotel by yourself, it costs between £90 and £150 per night.
In Ireland, the cost of a Hotel 3* will be between €75 - €90 per person per night. And if, you're a solo traveler it will be between €90 and €130.
Shared Hotel 4* rooms cost £85 to £120 per person per night. Please be advised that 4* hotels aren’t available in some smaller rural areas of the Scottish Highlands and islands.
In Ireland, the cost of a Hotel 4* is around €100+ per person per night. And if you're staying in a hotel by yourself, it costs around €150+ per night.
A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds. Towels aren’t provided, but you can hire towels there. The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room. Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals. The cost is between £19 to £27 per person per night.
Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms. Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together). If you have a preference, please let us know at the time of booking.
In Ireland the cost is between €22 and €30 per person per night.
I have more accommodation questions, who can help me?
If you have any more questions about accommodation, feel free to call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, or email email@example.com.