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West Coast Wows: 3 Day Tour of Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Twelve Bens, Connemara, Locke’s Distillery and More + Accommodation

  • When does it run?

    Friday & Sunday

  • Start time

    8am

  • Duration

    3 Days

Inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach (Your ride’s on us!)
  • English speaking guide (Language barrier? What’s that?)
  • Accommodation (We got it all covered!)
  • All road tolls and the Killimer - Tarbert ferry (No hidden charges!)
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Stare at the stunning Dunguaire Castle, perched on an isolated, rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay
  • Discover the Burren, a land of ancient spirituality and natural beauty, ripe for exploration
  • The Cliffs of Moher, where cliff top trails boast gorgeous views over the rugged Atlantic waves
  • See the iconic locations from “The Quiet Man” on the scenic shores of Lough Corrib
  • Stroll through the superb grounds of Kylemore Abbey
  • Explore the verdant marshes and awesome Diamond Hill of the Connemara National Park
  • Prepare to be stunned by the legendary Twelve Bens, the famously jagged mountain range in Connemara
  • Connect with your spirituality at Clonmacnoise, home to an early Christian site brimming with stone crosses and legends
  • Wade through the core of Ireland’s unique peat bog scenery and discover the startling array of wildlife
  • Enjoy a drink at Locke’s Distillery, the oldest legal distillery in the world!

Overview


This compact tour is your perfect introduction to Ireland’s highlights and tucked away treasures.

You visit the country’s superstar wonders, such as the Cliffs of Moher and Galway City. You venture to hidden away charms, like Locke’s Distillery and the Connemara National Park. And you learn all the adventurous stories from your passionate guide.

Join this trip and sample the best of Ireland.

 

About The Supplier: Rabbie’s is your dream travel partner, providing you with incredible experiences all while travelling ethically. They are known to support local communities and donate to environmental programmes, besides having some of the best storytellers in the world. Small groups, comfortable rides, unforgettable travel experiences - it really just couldn’t get better!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday & Sunday

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Start time

    8am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to the opposite of Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kinvara, Dunguaire Castle, Burren, Cliff of Moher and Galway Bay

    Departing Dublin, you travel west through the counties of Kildare and Offaly. The first stop is the attractive village of Kinvara, where you get a chance to take some superb photos of Dunguaire Castle and discover its remarkable historical legacy.

    From here you head to the Burren. This is one of Ireland’s true national treasures: a land of limestone pavements, rare flora and ancient stone monuments. The Burren was also home to one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland.

    From there, you head to the incredible Cliffs of Moher. Here, you can walk the stunning cliff trails and watch rare seabirds swooping through the air. You can also delve into the excellent and award winning environmental exhibition nearby.

    After exploring the area thoroughly, you head to Galway City, where you’ll be staying for the next two nights. On the way, you pass through the famous Galway Bay. Picturesque views, excellent food and cosy pubs await you within this lively student town.

  • Day 2: Maam Valley, Cong, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Diamond Hill, Clifden, Sky Road and Twelve Bens

    Travel inland through the Maam Valley to the village of Cong, the setting for the film classic, “The Quiet man”. You’re free here to visit the local museum devoted to the movie, or discover the magnificently restored 12th century Cong Abbey.

    You continue through the heart of Connemara and the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, where grand buildings and magnificent man-made gardens are a treat for the eyes and soul.

    Your journey continues to Connemara National Park, where abundant wildlife resides amidst the ancient tombs and wood paths. Here you’ll see the magnificent Diamond Hill, a 500m peak that rivals any summit in Europe.

    And then we travel to Clifden, famous for being the location of the first transatlantic flight landing. In the National Park, you’ll also enjoy the majesty of the Sky Road, as well as the sharp peaks of the Twelve Bens of Connemara.

    You then travel back for the night to your cosy residence in Galway City.

  • Day 3: Clonmacnoise, Irish Bogs and Locke’s Distillery

    We wave goodbye to Galway and take some of the quaint back roads through central Ireland.

    Clonmacnoise is the first major highlight of the day. It’s the site of an early Christian settlement and boasts a famed collection of churches, fabulous stone crosses and round towers.

    After lunch in a local village, the tour continues through the peatiest Irish bogs you’ll ever see. The flora and fauna will take your breath away, as a local guide shows you the incredible biodiversity of the bogs.

    Then you make your way to your final stop before Dublin: Locke’s Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery on the planet. Here you can relax with a glass of their famed whisky; and after a drink (or two?), you’ll head back east to Dublin.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach (Your ride’s on us!)
  • English speaking guide (Language barrier? What’s that?)
  • Accommodation (We got it all covered!)
  • All road tolls and the Killimer - Tarbert ferry (No hidden charges!)
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions (For once, we’ll go by the surface!)

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but you will need to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we promise we are working on changing this). Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to give anyone a refund without a printed copy of his/her voucher.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 48 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

Please make sure you reach the meeting point at least 10 mins before the departure time to avoid getting caught up in any last minute rush.

Please make sure that all children are accompanied by their respective guardians.

We’re afraid little ones under the age of 5 will have to sit this one out.

The tour can accommodate up to six passengers. But in case your group is comprises 7 people, you can contact the local operator to make arrangements.

Don’t forget to pack in waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Additional info

Please remember that each person can only carry up to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage, comprising an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small hand bag to keep items you might use on the way.

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