Guided Tours of Ireland's Hidden Gems - 2020 May & June Tours cancelled and rescheduled for 2021 see details below. September still on but likely to be rescheduled also if Covid 19 crisis and travel bans continue, Susan.
No doubt you will have realised by now that Ireland is one beautiful country with 100s of really nice places to visit, scenery to see, quaint places to stay and fireside pubs to drink in....The difficulty for visitors is narrowing it down to perhaps a week or two which could amount to a trip of a lifetime for some poor soul who might not come this way again. So the pressure is on to get it just right without being too rigid which would never suit the laid back pace of life here anyway. In this ready made (itinerary / package) I have picked out only the best for you including some thrilling road trips and divulged my own favourite places to stay, eat and with the locals, so if you meet there do say hello! You can’t possibly see all of Ireland in a week, in fact a lifetime is too short, but I can ensure that you will see the best bits that most regular tourists never get to experience.
82% of visitors come to Ireland for the scenery, God knows what the remainder are up to, which we have in bucketfuls especially along the western seaboard now known as the Wild Atlantic Way. With 2500 kilometres of ruggedly beautiful coastline, just waiting for you to come and explore, dip your toe in the ocean or swim with the dolphins. To avoid cultural fatigue or overlaps I have chosen a carefully selected list of the very best castles, sacred places, traditional and cultural attractions and Ireland being Ireland includes a sprinkling of the best distilleries and the most atmospheric pubs where you can enjoy traditional Irish music, beside an open turf and enjoy a pint of Guinness or an Irish Coffee with the locals....
Most importantly each itinerary contains a logical sequence with optional start and departure points and I have kept transfer times / driving distances to a minimum and each route follows the most scenic routes. Also included are the best lunch / coffee and cake stops as well as some secret access points and wicked photo opportunities. For complete flexibility I have included a range of accommodation for you to choose from guest houses to small country house and boutique hotels, 5 star bargains and even a couple of castles. I have stayed in all of them and know the owners really well so if you mention Irelands Hidden Gems you will not only get a discount but also a free upgrade or complimentary tea and scones on arrival and/or free passes to visitor attractions in that area where applicable. Another thing you can be absolutely sure of you will get a warm, sincere and very Irish welcome.
So what’s included ?
1 - A day by day itinerary for the first 7 days in Ireland which will include a map of all locations, approximate driving times and optional start and finish points, ie Dublin, Shannon or Cork Airport.
2 - A day by day itinerary for 10 days which includes a choice of two locations for adding in two extra days in very special unspoiled parts of Ireland.
3 - A selection of the finest accommodation in each area for you to choose from at your leisure.
4 - A flexible daily itinerary to include the most scenic routes, best cultural / traditional attractions, castles, sacred place and hidden gems in those areas.
5 - Daily recommendations on the best places for lunch, pints of Guinness or coffee and cake stops.
6 - Evening restaurants and traditional music pubs, nightly entertainment.
7 - A full information pack re traveling to Ireland weather (what to pack) currency (atms & credit cards) tipping, voltage, mobile phone usage / wifi coverage/ (chargers) rental cars/ gps V sat nav, as well as all the latest tips, tricks and shortcuts while travelling in Ireland
8- A free copy of my Treasure Ireland Guidebooks for further reading, background information and inspiration!
And the price $149 see Pay Pal link below or email any further questions to me at (insert form)