You will leave the road behind and drive along beaches, into the mountains or across to Islands. Walk in the mountains, surf in the Atlantic, ride a horse or play golf. Clamber over ancient ruins, learn about pirate queens, retrace the steps of pilgrims or search for your ancestors. And at the end of the day, a roaring fire, some music, great food and a pint. M09366 - Winner 'Best Customer Focused Company' - Shell LiveWire Young Business Awards 2003.
"You leave the beaten track (and the well worn tourist trail) far behind... a great way to meet others and see the country."
The Irish Times.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M09366 was established in February 2002, the brain child of Rob Rankin who had been travelling in Southern Africa with his wife, Amy. While there, they saw the safari and 'overland' tours that were so popular and realised that a more adventurous way of seeing Ireland would be a fantastic experience for visitors. Ireland may not have the lions, elephants and deserts of Africa, but it certainly has plenty of great scenery, fascinating history and a few wild creatures running loose. Just what you need for a good safari.
2. What is your company's mission?
We have managed to sum this up in one phrase: We want our passengers to love Ireland as much as we do.
3. What does your company specialize in?
M09366 is Ireland’s original and best multi-activity and cultural adventure tour company. Offering 5-12 day scheduled adventures or private tailor-made tours to the hidden corners of Ireland. Our small groupsizes and professional, yet relaxed and informal, style makes M09366 a welcoming and safe way to see the off-the-beaten-track side of Ireland, to learn all about its history and culture, to take part in some refreshing activities and to enjoy great Irish scenery, welcome, music and pub life. As the Irish Times wrote “you leave the beaten track (and the well worn tourist trail) far behind…a great way to meet others and see the country”
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Rob Rankin - Founder and owner of M09366. Originally born in Scotland but has lived in Ireland for many happy years, he started M09366 after travelling in Southern Africa and thinking that a more active, adventure tour of Ireland would be a great idea. Rob is an outdoor enthusiast and also a keen amateur historian (with an MA in Modern History), so this is the perfect job for him.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The seven day southern tour has been our most popular tour over the last few years Its a great tour and shows Ireland at its very best. Plus it fits neatly into a week long vacation.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
We have had many great compliments over the years, but when we hear that M09366 has been a life changing experience or the experience of a lifetime - that’s pretty hard to beat. Its always great too to hear personal comments directed towards the guiding team, we know that they are fantastic at their job and its always nice to hear that back from customers.
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