The Gathering Tour - History & Heritage Self Drive 11 Day
10 Night Tour From $1,176 pps
This tour starts and ends in Dublin but can be adjusted to suit other arrival points such as Shannon.
There are no reviews available for this tour as yet but see below for some feedback from our happy customers about their Tour Ireland Experience.
I will always bear a piece of Ireland with me
Many thanks! We were extremely satisfied with the trip. It was truly a taste of the fantastic country called Ireland. The guide Patrick was extremely knowledgeable and brought the experience to an ever higher level. On top of this we had a stunning weather that not even Greece could match! As my mother put it when we came home "This was the trip of my life and I will always bear a piece of Ireland with me in my heart"! All in all we are very satisfied and can strongly recommend others to book this trip!
Jimmy Engstrom, Sweden
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
We are back in New Zealand, and over the jet-lag. We kept our promise, and brought along some good weather for our recent trip to Ireland. Hope some of the sunshine stayed behind when we left!
Our trip went well, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Never got lost, with beautiful weather around the Ring of Kerry. We could see "the sun go down on Galway Bay " and nearly got blown off the Cliffs of Moher! Met Molly Malone in Dublin, and it was good to see the places so well known from the old Irish songs.
The overnight accommodation in Swords , the night before our departure, was a pleasant surprise : the best on our trip.
Thanks again for your help in organizing our trip.
Andre & Suzanne Smith
Andre & Suzanne Smith, New Zealand
Enjoyed every minute of our stay......
First let me say we enjoyed every minute of our stay in your lovely country. Everything went smoothly. It would be hard to select one place we stayed as above the others, all were outstanding, and the people made us feel very important. Aida and David at St Jude’s B&B in Rathmines made us feel like family. The suites at the Tower Hotel in Waterford made us want to stay in and not explore Waterford. Hayfield Manor House in Cork made us feel like we were among the elite people of the world, everyone learned our names and room numbers, and they worried about us finding everything we wanted both in the hotel and the city. Each person took time to assist us. After Cork, we moved off into the beautiful Irish country-side, and took many of our favorite photos. We were blessed to have taken a GPS from Hertz, as we wandered and several times needed assistance to get back on track. The Malton was crowded, since we arrived on Saturday evening, and many people were there for the weekend, plus it was raining and guests did not want to go out. We ventured out and found that the rain was centered over Killarney, and we had great weather touring the Dingle Peninsula. We took a side trip to Tuam to visit and old friend, then returned back to Dromoland for our next stay. Breathtaking is all we could say, it was my mother-in-laws dream come true. After two glorious days in Dromoland, we then returned to St Jude’s where David offered us a family-style welcome.
The trip was all we could have expected, and if we ever plan a trip to Ireland again, we will call you.
Thank you Gillian you helped our dreams come true.
Mike Walsh, Virginia, USA
BEST vacation we have ever had!
Our Ireland vacation was the BEST vacation we have ever had! You made everything so easy from start to finish. All of our accommodations were great, with lots of variety. We even loved driving on your crazy roads! We had such a great time, and cannot wait to come back. We will definitely book with you again.
Thank you for making our ten year wedding anniversary so memorable!
Lindi and Tony Dunham
Lindi and Tony Dunham, Virginia, USA
It is a trip we will never forget...
Many thanks to you for a wonderful trip to Ireland. It is a trip we will never forget.
The self-drive tour was perfect for us. We really got to use our five senses to experience Ireland. We were free to get up when we wanted, eat when we wanted and stop when we wanted. It was perfect.
We had three main goals while planning this trip: see as many of the sights as possible, visit as many small pubs as possible, and eat as much seafood as possible. We did not fully accomplish these goals. I guess we must return!
We did see many of the main attractions and were amazed with the age of the castles, the beauty of the cathedrals, and the overall beauty of the country.
We did get to see and drink in many small pubs. People were always so very friendly and helpful.
And we did eat seafood as much as possible. Friends told us the food was bland and boring in Ireland. Totally untrue. We were not disappointed with any of our meals during our two weeks. Our meals were delicious. The fresh seafood was over the top great. The seafood chowder was the best we ever tasted. Our first experience with the chowder was in Waterford. It was pouring down rain so we stopped in a very small cafe-diner. We ordered the seafood chowder and it was terrific. So creamy and so full of fresh seafood.
Our hotels were very good and the weather for the two weeks was unexpectedly sunny. We had only two half days of rain and unexpected quick showers on a few days. It rained in Waterford and at Giant's Causeway. Actually, it was pouring down rain at the Giant's Causeway. While I was taking pictures, my wife got back on the bus. Not paying attention, I continued to take pictures while she and the bus returned to the Visitor Center. She waved to me while I was slipping off a rock and filling my shoe with water. The weather for the trip was chilly, but the sun was out the vast majority of the time.
Thanks again for all you did to make this a great trip and experience.
Dan & Marti
Dan and Marti Migliorini, Indiana, USA