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Independent Vacations of Ireland
For your Independent Vacation of Ireland we can offer all of the flexibility & freedom that an independent vacation of Ireland should offer. Be it accommodation in an irish Castle Hotel, Self Drive Tour, Private Guided/Chauffeured Tour or warm and friendly Irish B&B's, we will ensure that your vacation in Ireland lives up to all of your expectations. Tell Us What You Want!!
Our self drive tours make travelling around Ireland an effortless and enjoyable experience. Each of our vacation packages come with a personal travel advisor and backup service. Within our self drive tour catalogue you will find a wide-range of tours that take in all areas of Ireland. This includes a number of specialist driving tours to cater for all your vacation tastes, such as the Gourmet Tour of Ireland, the 3 Centre Tour of Ireland and the Irish Pub & Folk Tour. To ensure your trip is a memorable one, we are happy to customize any of our self drive tours to suit your individual travel requirements, tastes and preferences. We are confident that you will not find a more comprehensive offering of driving tours around Ireland. We recommend that you begin your tour selectio...read more
Here at Irish Tourism we enjoy exploring Ireland with our families and we think that you and your family will like it too! That is why we have created this fine selection of family centered tours. Touring Ireland with kids will be the family vacation of a lifetime. Ireland is a land of magic, folklore and fairies with the odd leprechaun thrown in for good measure. The climate of Ireland lends itself perfectly to chasing endless pots of gold at the end of countless rainbows and exploring the myriad castle ruins that dot the island of Ireland. Unlike the historic buildings and monuments in many countries that remain off limits to human touch, the ancient landmarks of Ireland are begging to be explored by inquisitive minds both young and old. Vacationing in Ireland with kids however isn't on...read more
If so, Go-As-You-Please Ireland B&B Vouchers are for you. The ideal alternative for the independent traveller, Go-As-You-Please Ireland B&B Vouchers provide total flexibility, offering the most affordable choice of accommodation.From as little as €43 per person, these B&B vouchers of Ireland offer the most affordable option while touring Ireland. You receive open B&B vouchers that can be used at over 1,600 B&B Ireland, Irish Tourist Board approved B&B accommodation throughout Ireland. You can pre-book any of the B&Bs before you depart home or simply book each night when you are here in Ireland. It is a good idea to pre-book your first night and it is advisable to pre-book Dublin B&Bs 3/4 weeks in advance. While the approved B&B's are covered in full...read more
Castle hotels Ireland offer you the chance to take a step back in time and enjoy the unique luxury and history of a castle stay during your vacation in Ireland. Browse our hand-picked selection of magnificent Irish Castle Hotels, each offering its own unique style and grace. Castles in Ireland are renowned the world over for their warm Irish welcome and idyllic Irish surroundings, which when combined with stately luxury and superb cuisine, will make your stay in Ireland an unforgettable vacation experience. Each of our Irish Castle Hotels boast wonderfully decorated, ornate rooms capturing the glory and mystery of times past. Our Ireland Castles offer all the modern comforts of a luxury hotel, without compromising on the medieval ambience you would expect when you decide to stay in a renow...read more
Our Ireland country house selection consists of charming Luxury Hotels and boutique properties. Understated elegance and informal luxury with Ireland country house appeal is the hallmark of these beautifully appointed manor house hotels. Each of our manor house hotels are graced with ornate architectural and period features, antiques and collections of fine paintings. Set in picturesque Irish countryside, rambling estates or smart city and town locations, their elegance and comfort are only surpassed by the genuine hospitality and warmth extended to each guest at these Ireland country house hotels. The Burren is one of Ireland's surprises for the discerning traveler. This Ireland country house is situated amidst a special area of limestone mountain scenery, with a distinctive beauty and ho...read more
We know that thinking of perfect gift ideas for loved ones can be a chore so why not take the stress out of gift buying with an Irish Tourism gift voucher. An Irish Tourism Gift Voucher is the ideal way for friends and family to join together to give the gift of an unforgettable vacation in Ireland. Our gift vouchers can be purchased up to any amount, they can be used for 3 years from the date of issue and can be used against any Irish Tourism service including self-drive tours, escorted tours, private group tours and tailor made vacations. Please use the form below to send us a gift voucher request, please make sure to include your own contact details so that our sales representatives can contact you for all the necessary information. ...read more
sorry it has taken so long for me to get back with you. As soon as my wife and I arrived back from Ireland we began the process of moving and we are still settling in at our new place. As for the trip you planned for us I speak for both my wife and myself when I say it was EXCELLENT!!!! Not only was everyone welcoming and helpful but the itinerary you set out for us was perfect. One of the aspects of the trip that we are very glad we ended up doing was staying at bed & breakfasts when available. Not that the hotels we stayed in weren't nice, but the bed & breakfasts gave us a more intimate stay and allowed us find out more about the surrounding areas and culture.
One part of our trip that you recommended that we did not follow was doing a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher. While we did get to see the Cliffs, we only stopped there for about 90 minutes on our way from Killarney to Galway. I would continue to strongly recommend to visitors that they make the Cliffs of Moher a day trip from Galway or another nearby town since the Cliffs really deserve more than 90 minutes in order to "take it all in".
Finally, I would say that the only disappointing part of our trip was Trinity College and the Book of Kells. Trinity College and the Book of Kells as you know are two of the biggest attractions in Dublin, but we felt for the price of admission they were not worth it. The Trinity College tour did not go into as much depth as we had hoped and also did not take us on a tour of inside any of the buildings. As for the Book of Kells, the history of it is very interesting but I think the high price of admission caused my wife and I to raise our expectations so high that there was impossible for the actual exhibit to meet them. Please don't misunderstand me, I think the Book of Kells and Trinity College are worth touring but in my opinion I would put towards the middle or bottom of the priority list while in Dublin.
By the way, I attached five photos from our trip. Hopefully they are what you are looking for and you are able to use them on your website. Again thank you for all the great work you did for us and if there is any way Carmela and I can help your company or future guests to Ireland please let us know.
CPT Michael Bertha
Michael Bertha, Carthage, New York, USA