See What the West Ireland has to Offer

See What the West Ireland has to Offer



The Dublin Tour Company’s ABC Tour is a three-day excursion that combines all the best of what the west of Ireland has to offer. This is a combination of all our one-day and two-day tours, plus the addition of an Aran Island tour.

The West of Ireland has long been a magnet for artists, musicians, writers and playwrights (and tourists such as yourself) — all of them inspired by the gentle mists, soft light and ethereal scenery of the area. Much of the West’s landscape is abundant in multi-hued fauna and flora that captivates.

With our ABC Tour, you’ll be able to explore all of West Ireland.

The ABC Tour

Our signature ABC tour lets you spend three days in the west of Ireland. This includes a boat trip to the Aran Islands as well as an optional two nights stay in a Galway City Centre hostel. The tour package also includes a return trip from Dublin to Galway in our luxurious coach. It’s as easy as ABC to take in the sites the west of Ireland has to offer. Below is a breakdown of everything that is included in the ABC tour combo.

Transport from Dublin to Galway and the return trip.

Visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher with our award-winning tour and soak up the Irish coast with breathtaking scenery, visitors centre, and more.

Spend the day visiting one of the Aran Islands and immerse yourself in a world of ancient Irish culture. Listen to traditional Irish music in one of the island bars, visit the Aran wool factory, and see native customs with your own eyes.

Travel through the jewel of the Emerald Isle and see the wild vistas and sheep that fill the landscape. This is one of the most beautiful regions in Ireland and we are delighted to have it included in our special ABC tour.

Optional 2 Nights Galway City Centre Hostel Accommodation which can be added at the time of your booking.

 

Accommodation Details for the Dublin Tour Company’s ABC Tour

You can add accommodation to your ABC Tour when you place your booking. This is based on a shared dormitory accommodation in a Galway City Centre Hostel (Kinlay, Galway City Hostel, Savoy, Snoozles, or Sleepzone). Early notification by e-mail of preference for all-female or shared dorm accommodation will be referred to the relevant hostel and allocated where available.

 

ABC Summer Special! from the 1st of April to the 31st of September

DAY ONE:

Please arrive early.

06:45 Checked in and boarded at the Discover Ireland Centre, beside the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell St.

07:00 Wave goodbye to Dublin as we depart for the Wild West!

10:00 Arrive in Galway and begin a relaxing guided walk of this charming medieval city. Hear the Legends of the Claddagh, Spanish Arch & St. Nick’s Church. See Castle and the Old City Walls with stories to tell, and much, much more… all with a local guide.

10:50 1 hour of Free Time in Galway City before we leave for the Cliffs of Moher

11:50 Meeting Point on Merchants Rd. beside Kinlay Hostel.

13:30 Arrive at The Cliffs of Moher for Highlight of the day, enjoy 2 HOURS of walking and exploring.

15:30 Depart the Cliffs and head for lunch Mmmmm.

15:45 Arrive at our Lunch stop, time for a Chowder, or famous Irish Stew, maybe a pint before we go

16:40 Back to your coach and on to the “Baby Cliffs” with spectacular views over the Aran Islands and Connemara before travelling the “Wild Atlantic Way” back to Galway.

Includes the entry fee to the eco-friendly Cliffs of Moher visitor centre.

After visiting many amazing and ancient sites on your tour will arrive back in Galway at 18:00 approx., you will then get to enjoy all that Galway City has to offer by way of people, food, music and pure craic!


DAY TWO:

Join Aran Tour Company to visit The Aran Islands on day 2 of your ABC Tour.

Check in at 08:45 before departing The Galway Coach Station at 9:00am, we will guide you south along the Wild Atlantic Way and into the lunar-like Burren region. From there we’ll head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where you’ll board the ferry to Inisheer (Inis Oirr) – the smallest and most vibrant of the Aran Islands.

09:00 Depart Galway New Coach Station for Doolin and The Burren

16:45 Depart the Island

17:00 Depart Doolin for Galway via Wild Atlantic Way

18:30 Return to Galway New Coach Station


DAY THREE:

Continuing your ABC Tour check in at 09:45 in The Galway Coach Station for your departure at 10:00am for Connemara, Cong village and Kylemore Abbey Tour.

10:00 Depart from Galway and begin your fully guided tour of Connemara & Cong through the scenic Inagh Valley (with a photo stop), taking in Maam Cross and Oughterard.

12:00 The first stop is the magical Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens. There is an optional admission fee (The discounted price for Kylemore Abbey & Gardens from 1st of January 2019 is €9:50 per person). Admission includes guided walks, shuttle bus to the walled gardens and entrance to the castle and mausoleum. There is also a cafe where you can purchase a hearty lunch or some homemade goodies!

14:00 Depart the Abbey and enter the wild Connemara region visiting the Killary Fjord and experiencing the stark beauty of the valleys of Connemara through the hidden Lough Nafooey route.

16:00 Arrive to Cong village and enjoy 30 minutes break where you can visit the ruins of the Old Abbey and take a walk through Cong Woods, wander the streets made famous by the Quiet Man movie or simply enjoy a coffee on the banks of Lough Corrib

16:50 The next stop is Ross Errily Friary, a hidden and atmospheric 14th century monastery, before continuing on to Galway.

18:15 Depart from Galway Coach Station onboard the Dublin/Galway Tour Company Shuttle service to Dublin, to arrive at approx. 9:00pm

TOUR ORDER:

Cliffs of Moher Tour

Aran Islands Trip

Connemara Tour

ABC Winter Itinerary:

Winter Special! from the 1st of October to the 31st of March

DAY ONE:

Please arrive early.

06:45 Checked in and boarded at the Discover Ireland Centre, beside the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell St.

07:00 Wave goodbye to Dublin as we depart for the Wild West!

10:00 Arrive in Galway and begin a relaxing guided walk of this charming medieval city. Hear the Legends of the Claddagh, Spanish Arch & St. Nick’s Church. See Castle and the Old City Walls with stories to tell, and much, much more… all with a local guide.

10:50 1 hour of Free Time in Galway City before we leave for the Cliffs of Moher

12:00 Departure Point on Merchants Rd. beside Kinlay Hostel.

13:30 Arrive at The Cliffs of Moher for Highlight of the day, enjoy 2 HOURS of walking and exploring.

15:30 Depart the Cliffs and head for lunch Mmmmm.

15:45 Arrive at our Lunch stop, time for a Chowder, or famous Irish Stew, maybe a pint before we go

16:40 Back to your coach and on to the “Baby Cliffs” with spectacular views over the Aran Islands and Connemara before travelling the “Wild Atlantic Way” back to Galway.

Includes the entry fee to the eco-friendly Cliffs of Moher visitor centre.

After visiting many amazing and ancient sites on your tour will arrive back in Galway at 18:00 approx., you will then get to enjoy all that Galway City has to offer by way of people, food, music and pure craic!


DAY TWO:

09:00 Present your e-ticket at one of the Aran Island Ferries offices (located on Merchants Road, Kinlay Hostel and Forster St) and you will receive boarding passes for the ferry and shuttle bus.

09:30 Board the shuttle bus at Victoria Place on Queen Street (just off Eyre Square).

10:30 Ferry departs from Rossaveal Harbour to Inismore Island

10:45 Arrive on Inismore where you will have options to rent bikes or take minibus tours – island based activities are not included in your ABC ticket. 17:00 Ferry returns from Inismore to meet the shuttle bus.

19:00 Arrive back in Galway, stay in Galway City for 2nd night.


DAY THREE:

Continuing your ABC Tour check in at 09:45 in The Galway Coach Station for your departure at 10:00am for Connemara, Cong village and Kylemore Abbey Tour.

10:00 Depart from Galway and begin your fully guided tour of Connemara & Cong through the scenic Inagh Valley (with a photo stop), taking in Maam Cross and Oughterard.

12:00 The first stop is the magical Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens. There is an optional admission fee (The discounted price for Kylemore Abbey & Gardens from 1st of January 2019 is €9:50 per person). Admission includes guided walks, shuttle bus to the walled gardens and entrance to the castle and mausoleum. There is also a cafe where you can purchase a hearty lunch or some homemade goodies!

14:00 Depart the Abbey and enter the wild Connemara region visiting the Killary Fjord and experiencing the stark beauty of the valleys of Connemara through the hidden Lough Nafooey route.

16:00 Arrive to Cong village and enjoy 30 minutes break where you can visit the ruins of the Old Abbey and take a walk through Cong Woods, wander the streets made famous by the Quiet Man movie or simply enjoy a coffee on the banks of Lough Corrib

16:50 The next stop is Ross Errily Friary, a hidden and atmospheric 14th century monastery, before continuing on to Galway.

18:15 Depart from Galway Coach Station onboard the Dublin/Galway Tour Company Shuttle service to Dublin, to arrive at approx. 9:00pm

TOUR ORDER:

Cliffs of Moher Tour

Aran Islands Trip

Connemara Tour