The Gathering Tour - History & Heritage Self Drive 11 Day

The Gathering Tour - History & Heritage Self Drive 11 Day

10 Night Tour From $1,185 pps

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This tour starts and ends in Dublin but can be adjusted to suit other arrival points such as Shannon.

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beautiful country, super attractions, friendly people!

Hi Liz,

We had a great time while in Ireland - beautiful country, super attractions, and very friendly people! We especially liked the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney (Ring of Kerry and Dingle), Cork, all the amazing castles (especially Blarney), and of course the remarkable churches. Your website is well done and has very helpful information when deciding on attractions to visit. The self-drive southern tour you arranged was awesome and the accommodations were perfect! Checking in/out was very smooth and hassle free as everything was already booked and paid for. I do have to say that driving around on those narrow roads is a big leap of faith! :)

Would highly recommend tourireland.com and can't wait to go back again!

Cheers, --Ray & Thelma

Ray & Thelma Wallett, Massachusetts, USA

Love Ireland - we did!

Hi Viv,

Well we're home and trying to get used to the idea of going back to work next week! The only consolation is that we are able to see our children & grandchildren!

Let me just say to you and all at Tour Ireland: a big THANK YOU! The self-drive tour of Ireland was certainly a highlight of our trip and the organization by you of the hire car, maps, discount vouchers/booklets and hotels was superb. Whilst we did not use a great many of the actual discount vouchers, the booklets gave us a great opportunity to pre-plan routes and visits for each day. The hotels were great; in fact, we got to the Randles Court in Killarney and Edwina said she was happy to stay there and not bother going on! We had a fantastic trip around the Ring of Kerry; took a horse trap ride up to the gap, with a horseman named Donie, who gave us a light-hearted but knowledgeable tour of the area.

Our only problem was getting to the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, from the airport; Dublin has so many one-way streets/turns, that we drove around for three and a half hours to find the hotel and get into the car-park! Even the locals, of whom we enquired for directions, sent us into these one-ways.

Other than that, we had an absolute ball! Love Ireland - we did! (and that could be a suggestion, if the powers-that-be ever want to change the name of your company!)

Once again, Viv, thank you for your invaluable assistance and advice in this great odyssey of ours and we will see you again and certainly offer your name to anyone that we know who is contemplating a visit to the Emerald Isle.

Donn & Edwina

Donn & Edwina Howlett, Australia

The trip was fantastic .....

The first hotel Hotel Kilkenny was great. My family was thrilled with the accommodations. There was a wedding going on and we had a blast. I know you did not have control of the weather, but it was perfect. My nephew never got out of his shorts. On to the next hotel, the Maldron Cork. The location was great. It was a real easy stroll to the main part of town. We were very pleased with the rooms again. Third hotel was Killarney Riverside. Great rooms and a great lobby. It was a good stroll to town, but we easily did it. The next hotel was the Pillo in Galway. Weather managed to stay great until our 2nd day, which we ended up driving toDublin to where the sunshine was. There waiting for us was the Camden Court. This had a great location and it was a very nice hotel. My family could not believe how each hotel was better than the last. The staff at all the hotels were top notch. The vouchers made it so easy. Upon arrival the 5 rooms were ready and I only filled out minimal information for one room. Breakfast at all the hotels was very good. We simply had no complaints about the accommodations. The trip was fantastic and we even got to spend time with our cousins in County Tipperary. We encountered one flat tire on the entire trip. My nephew did not like those big tractors on the back roads. We did try to stay off the motorway as we wanted a more personal experience.

 

Pat Phelan

Pat Phelan, North Carolina, USA

Thanks for a job well done.

Liz,

Thanks for your help. Everything went well, no glitches. Flights were smooth and on schedule. Hotels were wonderful. No issues with the car rental. Much driving, but we saw a lot and did a lot. Weather was as expected, passable. A bit of rain every day, mixed with clouds and sun. I knew enough to bring rain jackets. Couldn’t allow the rain to spoil the fun. I captured tons of amazing photos.

The primary purpose for the trip was to attend a ceremony in Killoe, Co. Longford, memorializing my mother’s uncle, James Farrell, who perished on the Titanic and was recognized as a hero for helping to save the lives of several young women from his parish, steerage passengers like himself. The ceremony was wonderful and touching.

Tried to catch as much of the main attractions as possible. Did pretty well, but couldn’t see everything. Off the beaten path, we found our way to Cong to follow the trail of the Quiet Man. Also made it to Cobh and the Titanic Museum there. Was able to acquire two replica boarding passes in the name of James Farrell. Didn’t think we would make it to Cashel, but managed to catch it en route to Dublin from Kilkenny.

Once again, thanks for a job well done.

Paul Sheeran

Paul Sheeran, New York, USA

GREATEST VACATION EVER!

Gillian:

I just wanted to thank you for all of your work to help my husband, friends and I have the GREATEST VACATION EVER! Ireland is beautiful, the people are super friendly, and (with the exception of your narrow roads) we have nothing bad to say at all.

The rental car was the perfect vehicle for us; plenty of room for luggage and passengers. The hotel accommodations were also great! It was so nice knowing that everything was already booked and paid for and I had nothing to worry about when we landed in Dublin and at each point after that.

Thank you again! I really appreciate it and will be sure to recommend tourireland.com to my friends and family thinking of visiting Ireland. We will definitely be returning and I will be sure to use you again, as well.

Sincerely,

Carrie Taper

Carrie Tarper, Pennsylvania,USA

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