Luxury Guided Tour of Ireland's Hidden Gems with Irish expert Susan Byron - New Tour Dates announced for 2018 - 2017 Tour Dates Sold Out
There are many different ways you can Tour Ireland but the most popular by far are independently, by hiring a rental car or being chauffeur driven (which costs a small fortune) or by going on a Guided Tour of Ireland with Susan Byron. Relying on public transport isn’t really an option, as outside of the main cities of Dublin, Cork and Galway, the connections to the more rural locations (where all the best scenery is) are sparse or non existent. Sorry to be so blunt, but I am telling you the truth, for example I live in New Quay in County Clare, which is about 25 kms from Galway, a fairly major city on the West Coast of Ireland. But still there are only two return bus services a day and that’s on the main (and very busy tourist route) to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher. Also it looks like we are going to be plagued by Bus Eireann strikes this year (over pay and profitability) so that's not going to help either....
So, most independent travellers hire a rental car so that they can get to wherever they want to go. with the added bonus of being able to stop up and take photographs or have coffee or lunch if and whenever they fancy en route. Which is exactly how it should be on vacation, laid back and easy going, but a lot of people get themselves into a knot of nerves and stress re driving on the wrong side of the road coupled with the narrowness of some of the roads, not to mention stick shifts (automatics are available) or getting lost! Did I forget to mention wi-fi isn't the best in rural areas either so you wouldn’t want to be relying on Google maps if you can’t get a signal on your smart phone or tablet.....
So, the other option then is to on a Guided Tour of Ireland but which one? Well if very much depends on your age bracket, the amount of time you have and what you are interested in seeing and your budget of course. A lot of the big bus tours tend to cover a ridiculous amount of ground, ticking too many boxes in too short a time, leaving the already weary, traveller exhausted and disappointed. As very often what they have come to Ireland for, apart from admiring the scenery, is to experience some of our culture preferably in the company of locals. I have created dozens of tailor made itineraries for countless clients over the years with the most stunning scenery, fabulous accommodation, interesting places to see and things to do, but what I have been told over and over what my clients enjoyed the most were the opportunities I had factored in for them to meet with the locals. Whether it was a coastal walk with a local guide, a traditional music session in one of the many wonderful pubs throughout Ireland or backstage with the cast of River Dance in Galway....
Which all goes by way of introduction to my own guided tours of Ireland which are proving to be wildly scenic, historically interesting and highly entertaining but most importantly, an authentic experience of Ireland for anybody who cares to join me. For more information please click on the following link Guided Tours of Ireland 2018.
Tour Dates and Prices 2018
May 5th - 19th inclusive €4900 excluding flights.
June 9th - 23rd inclusive €5400 excluding flights.
September 8th - 22nd inclusive €5400 excluding flights.
Prices quoted are per person sharing, single supplement €1000 with a maximum of 12 people per tour.
Don't forget if you have any queries about any of the above you can always send me and email via the following link all the best Susan