Your Questions About Best Islands To Visit In Greece

Charles asks…

Holiday to the Greek Islands?

Hi all

My boyfriend and i are heading to Greece for 2 weeks at the end of July and not sure how to plan the trip. We’re both 26 and would like to experience a bit of everything – beaches, watersports, day trips, nightlife, etc.

We are travelling on a budget and thinking of taking a ferry to some islands. Below is a list of islands we would like to visit.

Can anyone advise the best areas, hotels/hostels to stay in each island (budget approx 80 euro p/n) and in which order we should visit the islands.

Mykonos

Santorini

Rhodes

Thinking of going to these as well…?

Corfu

ios

Kos

Any other advice would be much appreciated

Thank you in advance =)

Yaz answers:

Corfu is the only island from your list which is placed at the Ionian and not the Aegean sea, which means more traveling for you. So while it is very beautiful, since you are into island hopping in the Aegean i would advise you against it. You can take the ferry for the other islands starting from Athens (Piraeus port), and hop from one island to the next (Ios is close to Santorini and Rhodes close to Kos).

Sorry but i don’t know which is the best hotel for your budget to stay for each of the islands. I suggest visiting each island’s website and find out which hotel you would like to stay.

Paul asks…

can you find any gramatical mistakes in my essay?

Capturing Features of Greece
For those who do not like extravagant holidays and fantastic food, then the country of Greece may not be suitable. With its beautiful landscapes and fascinating history, it truly is one of the most interesting places to visit. Greece is one of the best countries in the world, because it has a wonderful history, amazing music, wild holidays, and delicious food.Since its existence, Greece has been involved in more than its fair share of battles and changes. One of the earliest civilizations was the Cycladic Civilization, which lasted from 3000 to 1500 B.C. when it was destroyed in a volcanic eruption (DuBois 17). Before Greece was a country, many different isolated villages populated its many islands (Baxevanis 372). When the villages banded together, they formed city-states, growing into independent communities, each with its own system of government, industry, commerce, and culture (DuBois 19). One of those city-states was Athens, which rose to become the center of politics and culture in Greece after defeating the Persians (DuBois 20). Greece was a part of the Ottoman Empire until 1829 when they gained their independence. Things went smoothly until the start of World War II, when Greece was invaded by Italy and then Germany (“Greece”). In 1967, a group of officers from the military established a military dictatorship, seizing power and forcing the king to flee the country.

Greece has many musical traditions, and most of them include folk songs. For example, Ktephita ballads were songs from the mountains that told of battles, heroic deeds and defeats (DuBois 99). Today, people dance to folk music at celebrations and parties year round. Featuring clarinets and a unique instrument called the bouzouki, folk music has a very unique sound (Baxevanis 356). However, folk music is not the only type of music displayed in Greek culture. In the nineteenth century, Greece experienced a musical rebirth, with several new composers coming onto the musical scene. Composers such as Nikolaos Mantzaros and Spyros Samaras became very well known for their opera scores. The most famous composer of the twentieth century was Mikis Theodoakis who was “very vocal against the military leadership of Greece in the nineteen sixties and seventies” (Nagy). Because of its large Orthodox population, Greece celebrates many national religious holidays. Until recently, the country of Greece celebrated twenty-five religious holidays during the year (DuBois 107). Saint Basil’s Day, which happens to fall on New Year’s Day, is a time for parties, presents, and good luck charms (DuBois 109). Parties are thrown, special cakes are made, and presents are given (Baxevanis 356). Another widely celebrated holiday is Name Day. Instead of celebrating their birthday, people in Greece celebrate their name. Everyone has a different Name Day, because obviously, people have different names. Their day is determined by which patron saint they are named after. For example, June 20 is Name Day for all boys and men named Peter or Paul, since that is the day of the patron saints Peter and Paul (DuBois 109). Independence Day is not a religious holiday, but it is important nonetheless. Independence Day is celebrated on March 25(“Greece”). It celebrates Greece winning independence in a war against Turkey. Festivities include fireworks and lots of food.
Food plays a very important role in Greek society. One of the first cookbooks ever written was written in Greece by a man named Hesiod in the seventh century (DuBois 115). The most popular meat eaten there is lamb, but chicken and beef are also popular dishes. Since Greece is very close to the sea, fish and shellfish are also commonly found. Greek food has lots of flavor, using spices like dill, basil, garlic, oregano, and mint. Olive oil also plays a big part in many recipes. With influences from Turkey, the Middle East, and the Balkans, Greek cuisine is a blend of fresh vegetables, seafood, and marinated meat (Nagy). Everyone is very healthy and fit there, with tomatoes, eggplants, and beans being major components to meals (Baxevanis 355). In conclusion, Greece has things to suit many different interests, whether they be history, music, holiday or food. It is a small but unique country with fascinating landmarks and places to go. Greece would make a wonderful vacation destination and it will not disappoint.

Yaz answers:

Can’t exactly read “before greece was a country, many different isolated villages populated its many islands.” It is a syntax error probably unless I’m reading in a the wrong tone.
I didn’t find any grammatical errors. From what I’ve learnt about essays, it is a bad thing to say “in conclusion”. Conclusions should be separated out as another paragraph as well as intro. Each topic should also be separated. To be honest, this didn’t feel like an essay, but more like one hardoyt detailed brochure about Greece.

Joseph asks…

2 Unknown Greek Songs?

I recently visited Agistri Island in Greece, and I was wondering if anybody knew the “Agistri Island Song” it’s in Greek and it says Agistri a lot…Sorry I can’t be more specific.

The other song was a rap/dance song which was also in greek, (not being rude but..) it has a sample of a woman orgasming and the rapper says “Bapi” and “Arriba”.

10 Smackers to the best answerer….thanks in advance :)
The rapper in the second song is a girl

Yaz answers:

The rap song must be “imiskubria”. It is a famous Greek rap band (in Greece). The other one is probably a local musicians effort and it is difficult to find it!

Mary asks…

best greek cities for backpackers?

My fiance and I are taking our honeymoon vacation in Greece in early October. We’re staying in a five star resort in Crete for the first week. After that, we plan to backpack for a few weeks because we’re young and that’s more our style.
I was thinking we’d stay at a hostel on at least one another island and then in Athens. Which island should we backback to? And which cities on the mainland should we visit?

Yaz answers:

You can always roam around Crete for a bit more because it is a big island and it has a lot to offer.
Then from there you can ferry to Santorini and Myconos before ending to Athens.

On the links included in the site below you can find the days and times for those islands but keep in mind that summer schedules will be announced shortly. Check on that.

Mandy asks…

Can anyone recommend a country to visit to work?

My partner and I want to go abroad for possibly between 6 months to a year, although if all worked out well maybe longer. But we just can’t decide on where suits best.

I (30 years old, Irish) recently qualified as a TEFL teacher, which would help in many countries. My girlfriend (38 years old) is of French nationality (French as native language) although born in South Korea and now lives here in Ireland and speaks fluent English. Because of her Korean background we previously considered going to Korea, to retrace her roots while working at the same time.

A visa shouldn’t be a problem for her, and there are ways of her gaining dual nationality as far as we understand. On the other hand she doesn’t speak Korean as she left when a baby (adopted). For me, getting a visa is a problem because one of the requirements is to have a university degree of any kind (which I don’t have). Otherwise I shouldn’t have a problem because there are plenty of opportunities there for TEFL qualified teachers. For her, we would like to know if it would be hard for her to teach English, as we heard they want only teachers from English speaking countries.

We are looking for somewhere that both of us could go to work, that would pay reasonable money, as we can’t afford to be relying on savings. Sunshine would be a must for at least some of the year. We also considered somewhere in Europe (where visas wouldn’t be an issue), like Greece for example, but I don’t think now is a good time to go there with their economy as it is. I know there are islands around the world owned by France so if anyone has information regarding these I would love to hear.

If anyone has any other suggestions that would fit around our requirements and abilities please let us know. Many thanks!

Yaz answers:

I went through this with my daughter…you need to check cost of living, apartments, cost of food, fuel, its the little things that will bankrupct you.
PLUS the state of the current economy. BE careful. Most countries have over extended themselves on on bank roll.
USA & european countries are feeling the pinch. Be careful! You may be best staying where you are for a few years. Until the govt figure out what the hell they are doing.

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Your Questions About Greece Holiday Packages

Charles asks…

Are there any Holiday operators that do holiday packages to Chios in Greece.Travelling from England?

Would like to go there for a 14 day holiday

Yaz answers:

Google it.

Linda asks…

holiday 2010 ? Greece?

Me and two of my friends are planning on going to greece next year. We’ll be 17 and one of us will be 16.

we want a accomadation close to the beach.

i cant find any holiday packages that cost at least 200pp

i also want to know when would be the best time to go?
When could i get the lowest prices when booking?
Whats the age for purchasing and drinking alcohol?
where a good place to go (relaxing, drinking)? i heard Corfu?
whens the hottest time of year? and how hot is it in january, february time?
how much spending money will be needed?

Yaz answers:

Corfu would be a good choice for a memorable holiday. It is a very nice island with excellent landscape, interesting sights and nice beaches.

The best time to go to Corfu would be around July.

The hottest time of year would be August.

No problem in buying alcohol at the age of 17.

Money is always relevant. But my opinion is that Corfu is a good option for both low and high budget holidays.

More information on the link: http://yachtrentalgreece.gr/holidays-in-greece-how-about-corfu

Maria asks…

Are there any holiday companies in the U.K. that do package holidays to CHIOS Greece, flying from England?

I want to go for 14days

Yaz answers:

Chios, although a very beautiful island is not what you would call a prefered destination for Brits. There should be surely some packages but those you will have to look up on your side.

Some companies are mentioned on the link below.

Ruth asks…

Good companies for package holidays from London Gatwick to Greece?

I want to go from London Gatwick airport to Greece (Sun Beach Resort Hotel in Rhodes) and was wondering who I should book the package holiday with?

Yaz answers:

Sunmaster.com
I have used them 3 times now and have never had trouble.
Also check out your resort/hotel at
holidays uncovered.com

Mark asks…

Can I go to Greece at 17?

Myself and a friend are both 17 and are planning on booking a package holiday to Greece, Kos with Thomson. With parental consent, would this be acceptable?
I’m from the UK, not the US.

Yaz answers:

Showing a passport at a hotel desk is a must in Greece. If you will have parental consent it will be much easier and if your hotel is already paid through your booking in UK, there will be no problem.
However, before booking, clarify the situation with your travel agent. They will be the most appropriate people to inform you of the whole matter.

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Your Questions About Best Island To Visit In Greece

Joseph asks…

Best island to visit in greece in june?

I want a week away in one of the greek islands in june. I want it to be a warm island, I like lots of bars, shops and restaurants near with nice cultural influence to and a nice beach i dont want a party resort if anyone knows a island resort in greece with my boxes ticked id appreciate it thanks!

Yaz answers:

Corfu is a very good candidate for your list.
Ipsos, Sidari, Arillas, Glyfada are only a few spots for that week.

Lizzie asks…

What is the best Greek Island to visit in Greece????

Yaz answers:

Corfu for many reasons is also a very nice destination, that you should consider for its variety of everything.
Only a smal review on the following sites.

Susan asks…

Which island is the best in greece ?

Anyone can suggest best island to visit in greece for a married couples ?
thanks

Yaz answers:

I would, like everyone else here, say that Santorini is the best choice. Try find a more beautiful place, you will find that very difficult. The greeks say that santorini is the most romantic place in the world, and thats probably true! On the down side, santorini is very expencive to visit. The sunset in Santorini is the best in the world, so the trip will be wirth the money only for the sunset! Another island that easily gets forgotten is Lefkada. Very beutifull island that have everything. Its close to the mainland and connected with a bridge and you can rent a car on lefkada and go around the island or maybe on to the main land. Paradise beaches, great food, very tourist friendly and nice sorroundings..and to a good price!

Http://www.lefkada.gr/pages.asp?pageid=8&langid=2
http://www.santorini.com/

Mandy asks…

When is the best & cheapest time to visit Los Island, Greece in terms of hotels and airfare?

Yaz answers:

October , November , February , Mars , April ,and Mai

Robert asks…

What is the most recommended island in Greece to visit?

We are going to Greece on vacation on the first week of October. We are going to visit Athens. The travel agent gave us the choice to visit one of the Greek Islands. What Island is the best in terms of nice beaches and lively atmosphere and nightlife at this time of year.

Another question, is there nice beaches in Athens?

Yaz answers:

CRETE….i have visited most of the greek islands but i think Crete is the top. Personally i cant wait to go again
the beaches there are a dream.
Have a nice holiday
(oh and dont expect good beaches in athens)

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Your Questions About Best Ireland Tours

Ken asks…

Who offers the best tours to Ireland that I could join while in England?

I will be visiting friends in England and after leaving them, would like to join a tour to Ireland, and then home to the USA. Should I have my English friends help me with this, or go to a travel agt. here at home?

Yaz answers:

Trafalgar Tours
Globus Gateway

Linda asks…

Best company for tours in Ireland?

What is the best company for a guided tour of Ireland? I’m looking for between one and three days. I’m thinking about Shamrockers. Anyone have any feedback on them?

Yaz answers:

I don’t know of any companies, Sorry but I will give you my advice.

Accommodation in Ireland:
http://www.irelandyes.com/lodgings.html This website is the best in my opinion, It gives you recommendations and reviews too.
Http://www.ireland-guide.com/
http://www.galway1.ie/directory/dstay.htm Places to stay in Galway, Ireland.
Http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/

B&Bs:
http://www.ireland-bnb.com/
http://www.ireland-bnb.net/
http://www.townandcountry.ie/

Hotels:
http://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=309654;label=Hotel-e-xiPo3ty6q0_qlQBdGlZ7GAS898272652;ws=&gclid=CInS7uvQn5ICFRmTMAodyw0wNQ
http://www.hotelsireland.com/
http://www.hotelsinone.ie/?gclid=CPvosfvQn5ICFRvs1AodaS7vQg
http://ireland.hotels.com/searchHome.do?showhp=true&destinationId=48C998E1-F678-4DB4-A505-33592852DEFE&arrivalDate=04/04/2008&departureDate=06/04/2008&numberOfRooms=1&adultsPerRoom=2&childrenPerRoom=0 (Hotels in Dublin)

http://www.viator.com/tours/Ireland/The-Dublin-Pass/d56-2032DUB_PASS < -- This gives you a basic rundown of things to do in Ireland. The Guinness house, Dublin Zoo, Croke Park, Wicklow Jail , Kilmanen Jail and the GPO which is a post office with a great historical significance to it are great things to see. You could go down to Cork and See the Blarney Stone. The myth is I you kiss it you’ll never shut up! For the scenery I like the Wicklow mountains.--- > http://www.gsi.ie/NR/rdonlyres/6CC9C746-1FC5-44E3-891E-A71EEDFDE99B/0/sugarloaf.jpg
Also in Wicklow, are the Sugarloaf mountains. They’re very beautiful too.– > http://www.lookaroundireland.com/counties/wicklow/sugarloaf.htm

In Dublin, The best night life is definitely in Temple Bar. It’s big, It’s modern and It’s expensive while it has loads of history and culture to it too.
If you want a relaxing, quiet holiday in the country or enjoy the scenery, then any parts of the country will do it for you really like Donegal, Galway, Clare, Mayo etc.
If you want a shopping, busy, touristy holiday then anywhere (or most places) in Dublin will do it for you.
A town in Kerry (the South of Ireland, It’s beside Cork too) called Tralee is very touristy. It is the largest town in Ireland.
It has many attractions and loads of shops and a great night life.
It’s great for young people and people with small families. It suits everyone.
It has an aqua dome swimming pool which is always packed and outside the pool, You can play crazy Golf.
Here is a site on Tralee: http://www.tralee-insight.com/

Killarney is another county which caters a lot for tourists. It has good Castles if you’re into that and it has a lovely countryside and the sea is nice there too. Here is a website on Tourism in Killarney— > http://killarney-ireland.info/

The People in Ireland, in my opinion are an extremely welcoming race. I think this because I have went to other countries from a young age on exchanges, holidays with college etc. And I thought no one was as hospitable as the Irish.

Here are some sights on Tourism in Ireland:

http://www.tourismireland.com/
http://www.shamrock.org/
http://www.discoverireland.com/ire/
http://www.visitdublin.com/ (Dublin Tourism)

Good Luck. = )

Paul asks…

Best tour company for escorted tours to Ireland or Italy?

We are contemplating an escorted tour to either Ireland or Italy this summer and would like to know what travel company people would recommend.

Yaz answers:

Robbie and Roxanne O’Connell run a guided tour from the USA to Ireland – it’s bound to be great craic since they are both musicians.

Charles asks…

Parents 25 year anniversary gift: to travel to Ireland! So what is the best tour for them?

My parent’s dream of Ireland, and I am willing to handle the finances, but they want to go on a tour. What are some great tours they can go on with a good price?

Yaz answers:

Check out this offer http://omotolathomas.worldventuresdreamtrips.com/dt_info.html?dreamtrip_id=90319

check out my website http://omotolathomas.worldventures.com/. For more information email me at tthomas2884@yahoo.com.

Betty asks…

Best Cycling Tours in Ireland?

Looking for reccomendations for 1-2 week cycling tours of the Irish countryside staying in guest houses, B&B’s, really getting to sample the local flavor and culture.

Yaz answers:

Iron donkey

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Your Questions About Best Ireland Tour Companies

Betty asks…

Ireland tour bus …..?

I’m a 24year old girl and I’m thinking of going to Ireland for 2 weeks , but since I’m going on my own I want to go on a tour . What is the best company to go with and is September a good time to go?

Yaz answers:

I agree with Orla – Paddywagon Tours. I’d say they’re a right laugh:)

Thomas asks…

Questions about taking a holiday in Ireland.?

I’m American and have a great interest in taking a 2 week holiday in Ireland.

1) Would you recommend a tour company for a week to see out of the way sights and spend another week checking out Dublin? Or renting a car and trying to figure the roads out?

2) When’s the best time of the year to visit? Avoiding huge crowds along with nice weather sounds nice.

3) Any activities/sights that are recommended?

4) Tipping is big in America… what is customary in Ireland?

Thanks for all who help me out. :)

Yaz answers:

1 – To be honest, yes I would. The roads over here are not as good as you would we used to at home and if you end up taking a wrong turn you could end up having to drive a long way before you find your way again. With a tour you can go with the flow and take everything in on the way, but I would recommend hiring a car for at least one of the days so you can do your own thing.
As a side note, although Dublin is the capital, you definitely do not need a week to check it out. I would allow two, or at an absolute maximum, three days to see the sights in Dublin, because in my mind it is very commercialised and not what the real Ireland is all about.

2 – The lovely thing about Ireland is that you will never be totally overwhelmed with crowds, so it’s all about the weather. As you probably know, we can never guarantee good weather, but your best bet for decent weather is June-August. After the last couple of summers we have had, I definitely think we are due a good one this year!

3 – After you spend your couple of days in Dublin, would actually recommend going up to Northern Ireland and spending a couple of days there, if this is something that would interest you, and to visit the other capital, Belfast. After this, you can never go wrong with counties Clare, Kerry, Cork, and Galway. Must see sights are the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, The Barrens and the Ring of Kerry, to name a few. (Links to all below)

4 – Here in Ireland, waiting staff are paid a minimum wage – I believe this is not the case in America. We generally only tip waiting staff and even then, only if we are happy with the service (The level of customer service is not as good here as it is in America in most instances) and when we do tip, it is usually only €1-2, or maximum 10% of the bill and no more. We do not tip shop cashiers or bar staff, unless the drinks are brought to our table. Even then tipping is optional.

Hope this is enough info and that you have a great trip!

Sandra asks…

Is there any other travel agency for college students like EF College Break or Contiki? Which one is best?

I am looking for a tour to Europe that gives you some free time as well as some guided tours. I am 22 and am looking for a trip with alot of people around my own age. I want to visit Ireland, England, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. If anyone could suggest a specific trip or company, it would be awesome. Any tips would also be welcome.

Yaz answers:

>>>EF CM Code – “Sever4377″<<<
I recently got back from a EF College Break Trip and I will tell you the sole reason I chose them over Contiki is because EF includes airfare. It is nice to have that included especially with the high oil prices now shooting airfare through the roof. Since EF is the biggest student travel company in the states they get great deals with airlines. The EFCB trips include airfare, hotels, breakfast each morning, tour guide throughout the trip, admission to museums/attractions, and transportation between destinations. If you have any specific questions about the company and/or trips we offer feel free to contact me at TravelEFCB@gmail.com. 22 was the average age on the EF tour of Greece/Italy and after talking to others it is the average among all the tours. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and even came out on the town with us at night to show us a great time. Their was not one complaint from anyone on my tour as we all had a blast and experienced so much.

How long of a tour were you looking to take? Here our a few options for you:
1. Http://www.efcollegebreak.com/browsetrips/Touroverview.aspx?touryear=2009&tourcode=ITSB
2. Http://www.efcollegebreak.com/browsetrips/Touroverview.aspx?touryear=2009&tourcode=GTDB

We have other trips as well that you should check out and here is the link:
http://www.efcollegebreak.com/browsetrips/tripsearchresults.aspx?touryear=2009&tours=all

I hope all this info helps you and like i said don't be afraid to contact me and ask me questions. I have posted my CM code (Sever4377) at the top of this post. You will get a $50 discount off your trip which is great to have for some nightlife drinks abroad! Contiki and EF are going to be the best two options for you but like I said even before I worked with EF I choose them because they include everything…after that you just need spending money. By all means though look around and find a trip and company you are comfortable with.

Dustin

Susan asks…

What should I write??????? Help please?

Okay I have to pretend Im a tour company and I proovide tours in The South East region of Ireland. What do I say? All I have come up with is:

Here at Sunny South East Tours we aim to provide visitors with an enjoyable experience of the South East of Ireland. We can provide a tour for all budgets types and we have attractions to suit everyone.

Any suggestions welcome and best answer will be chosen as soon as possible! Thanks

Yaz answers:

Experience a wonderful holiday you’ll never forget with the sunniest climate in Ireland, with its unique heritage and a scenic landscape that is a natural playground for an activity based holiday.Our budget tours aim to provide a great family holiday experience, consisting of Ireland’s South East which offers the finest cities and beaches, countryside and culture.whether your planning a trip to Waterford and Wexford’s coast resorts or exploring the attractions and sights of Tipperary, Sunny south east tours ensure your visit will be a perfect and enjoyable and tailored to your individual needs.

Sunny south east tours offers an unforgettable expedition such as the tour to Wexford, a heritage town which prides itself on its award winning quay front. The quay is also centre stage for all of the towns festive activities, including the opening ceremonies of the Opera and the famous annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

There’s so much to do in our exciting region! Such as Festivals, Activities, Attractions and other Events. Why not discover some of the most attractive coastal, countryside and urban areas of the South East. For instances our most popular choice of Carlow, where the pace of life is unhurried in its countryside towns and villages, or the vibrant city of Kilkenny where visitors can enjoy contemporary art in its many galleries, sample good food and experience irish music in its traditional pubs.

What ever your requirement, relaxation or adventure Sunny South East tours prides itself in ensuring everyone has that unforgettable experience.

Carol asks…

HELP!!! Has anyone taking trips with EF College Breaks or Contiki Tours?

I’m about 20 years-old looking to go on a trip to Ireland with a friends around spring time and we were doing some research on these two companies, and were wondering which would be a better choice. We want the best experience for our money. We would love any input into either and your experiences with either. Thanks!!! :)

Yaz answers:

I havent used either tour company yet (although I am BOOKED on a 3 week contiki tour for december 2011). At first I was EXTREMELY hesitant on doing an escorted tour. When I travel I generally like to go at my own pace and not have to worry about what other people want to do. I had a couple friends who did a 23 day tour in august and they LOVED it. Even now my friends stll go on and on about what an amazing experience it was. When they came back they both complained of having Contiki withdrawl cuz they had gotten so used to being around 30 other people for just over 3 weeks..it was like having a new family. One of them is actually in Australia right now staying with some people they met on their tour. I think either way you cant go wrong but I would go with Contiki

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Your Questions About Average Trip To Ireland Cost

Steven asks…

Summer 2013 trip to Spain, Italy, France, and Ireland for 2 weeks total. Average cost for this trip?

I would walk and use local travel mainly. Also not looking for a fancy vacation. The more low key the better. May do some backpacking but not the whole trip.

Yaz answers:

Four countries in 2 weeks? Why?

Come on. This is crazy. 2 countries will be much nicer and you’ll spend a lot less time in airports and a lot more time enjoying the places.

Paul asks…

How much would it cost, approximately, to travel to Dublin Ireland for 10 days?

Including average hotel cost, meals, round trip plane ticket, (from Toronto), and all that?
for people who have been, or travel agents or something. thank you!

Yaz answers:

Contact the airlines for the cost of flights. Try www.aerlingus.com.

Look at www.hostelworld.com to get an idea of the various accommodation on offer and how much it costs.

And while Dublin is great for a couple of days, I strongly recommend heading out of it when you’ve seen the sights and what have you, because for all that it’s the capital of the Republic of Ireland and well worth visiting, it still feels very ‘English’ compared to Ireland’s other cities and towns, and even native Dubliners feel this. You can travel to Galway, Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny in a couple of hours by train.

Robert asks…

Trip to Ireland- 2 weeks?

I am going to Ireland in May for 2 weeks. I am wondering- what is the average cost per day? (food, place to stay etc.)
We are thinking of doing day trips from Shannon to the cost etc.
Then we are going to make our way up to Galaway and leave from Dublin.
We have our own rental car. How much does gas cost?
Any place we MUST see?

Yaz answers:

Http://www.aaireland.ie/AA/Motoring-advice/Petrol-Prices.aspx here are the petrol and diesel prices in Europe. For your daily expenses you need about 50-60 euros.

Http://www.discoverireland.com/us/ireland-places-to-go/ here some places that must visit along with its detail that will certainly help you in deciding that whether you should visit or not.

Chris asks…

People to People Ambassador Trip?

I was recently invited to a P2P trip to england, ireland, scottland, or wales. I was wondering if anyone has ever sent a kid on this trip, or has been on one of these trips. I really want to go and think it would be a good experience, and my parents want me to go as well but I want some feedback on it. I’ve heard from people it was a very eye-opening trip and they got to experience other cultures and they thought it was a very good idea to go. Ive heard from other people that they regret not going based on what they heard from friends. Sorry to go on so long but basic questions here are:

What would be the cost for 21 day stay..or average cost of these trips?

Have you had good or bad experiences with them? (Please no people that have never been on this trip before or sent a kid on this trip)

Is it a great and eyeopening experience?

And finally what would be some of the ways to make the money, and what would be some of the interview questions??

Yaz answers:

You are just 1 of about 100,000 students who got similar letters. People to People is about as near as you can get to a SCAM and stay legal. They are just very expensive travel agents. You could organise the trip yourself for about a quarter of the P-2-P price.

I suggest you simply bin the letter.

Ruth asks…

Which is better to go on a trip to, England or Ireland?

Ok so obviously they are guna be expensive but which one would be cheaper? and maybe give me a run down on the average costs of hotels?

and personally i prefer to visit the country, ( cause the only architecture i really wanna see is the older irish homes =D sooo pretty, nothing in England really strikes my fancy)

and maybe if you leave in either tell me what its like?

and this may seem like REALLY lame XD but which has the better boys? AHAHHA cause both accents are soooo chill! wouldn’t mind dating one ;D lol so not nesisarly cuter, just which one would you think be easier to find some guys, im personally thinking ireland

and I appologize for my crappy spelling ^.^

Yaz answers:

I think england,london,glasgow,edinburg,also take a ryan air,easyjet,aer lingus cheap flight to dublin if u want.
I searched on this site and got the cheapest,check it out,it also had discount coupon codes for expedia,orbitz,travelocity,priceline,etc.
Http://freetravel4ever.co.cc

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Jenny asks…

What are the main tourist attractions in Ireland?

Im going there on a holiday and want to know what i should see?
thanks

Yaz answers:

The main attractions could be condensed into spectacular scenery, history and Irish culture. The history takes form as old (sometimes derelict) castles, stately mansions, remnants of our old bye-gone days like the Book of Kells, Newgrange (which pre-dates the Pyramids), celtic stone crosses etc. Irish culture can be found in the music and dancing at various Festivals which happen during the summer at various locations all around Ireland, and in the music played in many pubs at the weekend. And all the nicest scenery is to be found off the beaten track. You won’t see much of interest on the motorways.

George asks…

What are some unique customs or tourist attractions in Ireland?

Yaz answers:

Giant’s causeway, Ring of Kerry, kissing the Blarney stone, Dublin city and Belfast.

David asks…

What are popular tourist attractions in Ireland?

Specifically Dublin
I am Irish and would like to learn about the history
Good attractions for families

Yaz answers:

So many to list. It also depends on the age of the people travelling.
Good tourist sites that will give you a good sense of Irelands extensive history and culture are below. I will just list them, you can look them up for more details but believe me on these I know every inch of the country.
Dublin: Trinity College, Guinness Store.
Outside Dublin: New Grange. Glendalough, Cliffs of Moher. The Burren, Galway City, Connemara include Leenane and The Delphi Valley and Kylemore Abbey. Aran Islands and include Dun Aengus (a spectacular place). If going to the North of Ireland which i would recommend go to the Giants Causway. Slieve Leage in Donegal has amazing Sea Cliffs. I could go on for ages but if you get to some of these places you will not be dsiappointed. Also great beaches along the west coast.
In summary Dublin is OK but head West to Galway and base yourself there for a few days. You can then do great day trips aroung Connemara and Clare and get a lot in.

Ken asks…

Marble Arch caves in Nothern Ireland as a tourist attraction? How becoming public has affected it?

Yaz answers:

More visitors, natural enviroment changed to improve access, vandalism

Charles asks…

3 of the most historic, major tourist attractions in Dublin?

what are three important tourist attractions in Dublin, Ireland

Yaz answers:

You must see the three most historic, major tourist attractions in Dublin: 1. Dublin Castle 2. St. Patricks Cathedral and 3. The Guinness Storehouse

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Your Questions About Ireland Vacations Packages

Mary asks…

What is the best financial way to travel to Ireland?

I need to find some packages or certain websites that have deals for Ireland vacations. I would really love to take a trip but I don’t know where to begin. HELP!

Yaz answers:

For flights the best site to go through is kayak.com. It is the best for looking up flights for Ireland, you will find cheaper than from travelocity, priceline, expedia etc.

Most package deals you will find will to packages in Ireland including tours & accomadation even some meals. Go to the Irish tourist board website, great place to start & get a feel for what is on offer.

Lisa asks…

Are there still vacation Packages that include bus and train fare and rooms in the England Ireland and Scotlan

I wiould like to go on a fact finding vactions. I am rearching my ancestors and would love to see thier homeland. But money is tight so any help with bugeting a trip or information where I can go to plan a trip. This is a dream of mine any one help a middle aged dreamer

Yaz answers:

As far as I know — yes go to Ireland.net or just type in Ireland england tours and different sites will pop with what your looking for.

John asks…

Questions about traveling/vacationing in Ireland?

My husband and I have decided we are going to vacation in Ireland. Are there places you recommend we see/visit? Where are some good places to stay? Did you buy a vacation package or tour the country on your own? Any other advice you can give? Thanks!
Also, what type of currency is used, and how would I go about getting my american $ exchanged?
And, what is the best time of year to visit, and so that not so many tourists are present?

Yaz answers:

Ireland is in the Eurozone, so you use Euros in the Republic, but Northern Ireland is still officially part of the UK, so you use sterling there. Order some Euros from your bank before you go, and let your bank know you’re going and ask them about using your ATM card on the machines over here – it’s the safest way to access your money, rather than carrying around wads of cash, and certainly cheaper than going the traveller’s cheque route. You can also use Visa and Mastercard here, but many places don’t accept American Express or Diner’s Club anymore, as they are too slow process.

High season in Ireland tends to be July and August, it’s not usually very warm then (compared to mainland Europe) and you should be aware that the past two summers were cold and wet, so bring layers, a good rain jacket, and waterproof shoes. There’s no guarantee that this year will be any different, but you never know.

Where to stay? Well, it’s all good. I personally prefer the west, but there are some great places in other areas too. If you are going to hire a car, I strongly recommend picking a region and staying there and taking day trips within that region, rather than haring around the country trying to see all the sights and getting the photos to show off back home – all you’d see in the inside of your car and traffic. If you live in a city, choose a small town or a village in Ireland, and instead of staying in one of the big impersonal hotels, try a family-run Bed & Breakfast (you’ll find loads through the Irish Tourist Board website or through www.familyhomes.ie). Local people are very helpful and can give good directions, and also point you in the direction of places that might be off the official tourist board radar.

Two more things about driving in Ireland: petrol (what you call gas) is now just over €1 per litre (multiply that by 7.5 and you get the price for a gallon) and you will need to factor this into your budget for getting around, but it is very convenient to have your own car in a country where the public transport facilities leave a lot to be desired. Diesel is slightly cheaper, just under a Euro per litre. Also, driving times in Ireland are not going to be the same as in the US. In Ireland, it is physically impossible to drive 100 miles in 100 minutes, the roads are simply not built for it. We do not have an infrastructure for large volumes of high-speed traffic. I live just south of Limerick city, and have to allow 2.5 hours at least to get to Dublin if I’m driving there, and it’s only 130 miles. Much much easier for me to take the train!

If this is your first visit, I would suggest that you join a coach tour, safer and easier for you, as here we drive on the left and the steering wheel is on the right-hand side of the car. Google ‘touring Ireland’ and see what you come up with, or contact the Irish Tourist Board, or try www.discoverireland.ie for more information. Have a great trip!

Ken asks…

Need advice for planning trip to Ireland?

I would eventually like to send my Father and Mother to Ireland for a week or 2 as a vaction/ life goal my Dad has always had. I was wondering how 2 Americans could get a nice vacation package somewhere, with taxis/means to get around and even tourist groups to tag along with. They are both in there Early 50’s and just wondered if any Americans have booked a nice vaction in Ireland and if so where so i could brush up on some reasearch. Thanks so much ( I live in Philly, so a Flight would be from the Philadelphia International Airport)

Yaz answers:

I just got back from ireland in june. The best thing is to contact a travel agent and see what deals they have and compare those you find online. Alot of the time an agent will give you the same price. We got a great deal it was called the town and country package. It was 3 nights at a 5 star hotel in dublin, 4 days B&B tour and 3 nights at ashford castle. The castle was amazing. Luxery for us girls and history for the men. It also included 4 massages, two limo rides two activites to do at the castle(falconery, horseback riding, fishing, harbor cruise, bike or walking trails so many) and a pic-nic. All for $3200. Go to discoverireland.com they have some good deals on there. And i would HIGHLY suggest that they do an individule tour, not group. Because if you by yourself you can stop when ever you like, take your time, stay extra if you like a place and if u go with a group your stuck with them. And driving in ireland is a piece of cake except in dublin i would just take the buses. But they will have a wonderful time there, its beautiful.

Laura asks…

How to take a vacation in Kerry, Ireland?

I want to go for two weeks or so with my mom this summer. Travelocity and other travel websites only have packages to Dublin airport. I live in the United States and I’m just wondering how I would go about getting to Kerry from here.

Yaz answers:

Hire a car would be my advice, the public transport network in Kerry is quite limited, you would be stuck really without a car to get around

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Your Questions About Tourist Attractions In Ireland

Joseph asks…

am visiting ireland in the month of aug-sept .is sligo worth a visit?cheap accomodations wud cost?

plz mention the accomodation cost.
any tourist attractions?

Yaz answers:

Yes very beautiful, I have attached a link which will tell you hotels, b+b, attractions, pubs and if needed bus timetables.
But please go it is v nice.

Michael asks…

show me the view of people onsaint patrick church ireland?

saint Patrick church Ireland i want to know what is the attraction thing in the church and why so many tourists came to Ireland to see that

Yaz answers:

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, the largest church in the country, was erected between 1200 and 1270. “The writer and satirist Jonathan Swift was dean from 1713–45. His grave and epitaph are situated near the entrance of the cathedral. The massive west tower dates from 1370 and houses one of the largest peals of bells in Ireland. The choir school was founded in 1432 and the cathedral choir took part in the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in 1742. The Huguenots worshipped here from 1666 to 1816.”

Susan asks…

what and all needs to be in a country research paper?

i have to write a research paper over ireland that has to be 4-5 pages long.
i have am writing about the
food
history
government
sports
tourist attractions
way of life

am i missing anything???
any ideas on how to structure this thing would be great too cause this is my 1st

Yaz answers:

Population
GDP
exports
imports
birth rate
death rate
music
religion
flag
national emblem
holidays

Jenny asks…

anyone know ireland well?

im planning on visiting co. laois for a concert but i want to be there for about a week so i was hoping to find help on sightseeing. also id like to know how far co. laois is from main tourist attractions and how much i may be able to do and see in about a week maybe 10 days.
well i dont mean main tourist attractions so much as things to do. i know ireland about as much as a 5 year old would! im planning my trip for september 2 and i want to be there around 7-10 days. i want to know what i could do around co. laois and how much of ireland i can see from there. maybe suggestions on places to go? activities? (i am going to electric picnic to see jonsi) btw what is electric picnic???

Yaz answers:

I’m guessing you’re going to Electric Picnic?

Look on www.discoverireland.ie for tourist information.

Sandy asks…

places to visit or see in the uk and ireland?

places that you can visit for a family with kids? a few historical places would be good, but mostly the main tourist attractions? how much can you see in one week?
Some ideas i have so far are London Eye, stonehenge, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, Harry Potter tour (or maybe the premiere!), Edinberg/windsor castle (which one is better)?
ive also heard of the giants causeway, cliffs of moher, Loch ness lake, hill of tara, and isle of man. Which of these would you reccomend? Is there anything i should know about London for my trip? I’m very excited! :)

Yaz answers:

The London Eye and Madame Tussauds are in central London. Windsor is a 40 to 55 minute train ride from either Paddington or Waterloo Stations; the trains are frequent. Stonehenge is is Wiltshire about 90 miles from London. You take an SWT train from Waterloo Station to Salisbury. Thet operate every 30 minutes (hourly on Sundays) and the journey takes 85 minutes; the Stonehenge tour bus departs from outside Salisbury Station and you can buy a joint rail/Stonehenge bus ticket
from the ticket office at Waterloo Station. Edinburgh is in Scotland 400 miles from London. You take a train there from London Kings Cross Station and it takes 4 hours 30 minutes. For a long train journey like London to Scotland you are advised to book your tickets well in advance for the lowest fares. Booking opens 12 weeks before your journey www.eastcoast.co.uk
www.thestonehengetour.info
Other places to see or do in London: A boat trip on the River Thames, Tower of London, Buckingham
Palace and if you’re interested we have magnificent museums and art galleries like the National Gallery/National Portrait Gallery/British Museum/Natural History Museum etc
London has a dense and frequent public transport system made up of the Underground (Subway),
buses, trams, suburban rail and light rail. Do NOT pay cash fares. Get yourself Oyster Cards
or Travel cards. See www.tfl.gov.uk. These cards are not however valid on out of town rail lines such as those to Windsor and Salisbury
www.britrail.com
www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Your Questions About Traveling To Ireland Tips

Donald asks…

Travel tips for Ireland mid august to mid november?

I am studying abroad in Ireland from mid august to mid november. Any tips for anything… weather? clothes? plugs? money?

I am from the U.S.

Anything is helpful!
Thanks!

Yaz answers:

Ireland uses the same 3pin plug as the UK, and runs on a 240v AC current. Adaptor plugs are freely available in many pharmacies in the dublin metro area.

The weather can be unpredictable, however, Ireland has a relatively mild climate, winters never really drop below -5c in the depths of winter. Rainwear though is a given, as sudden down pours are not uncommon.

Essentially you can dress as you would at home. Clothing would ideally be a couple of pairs of jeans/cargo pants, maybe some shorts (just incase the weather does improve). A lightweight waterproof jacket, tshirts, sweatshirts, maybe a light fleece top or two.

The currency is the Euro, and Ireland (and particularly Dublin) can be expensive.
You’ll find several familiar brands in the shops, and papers like USA today are available in certain outlets in Dublin.

In terms of personal saftey, Dublin and Ireland on the whole is a safe city and country. I recommend you follow the same personal security measures you’d follow at home.

Ireland drives on the left, therefore when crossing the road be aware of traffic approaching from the right.

If you’re in dublin you can buy weekly and monthly bus passes that may prove cheaper than commuting everyday.

Linda asks…

Do you have any travel tips on Cork, Ireland?

Planning a trip to Ireland in August and looking for interesting points to visit and danger tips, too. Very interested in family history…

Yaz answers:

Http://www.viator.com/tours/Ireland/The-Dublin-Pass/d56-2032DUB_PASS < — This gives you a basic rundown of things to do in Ireland.

You could go down to Cork and See the Blarney Stone. The myth is I you kiss it you’ll never shut up!

The People in Ireland, in my opinion are an extremely welcoming race. I think this because I have went to other countries from a young age on exchanges, holidays with college etc. And I thought no one was as hospitable as the Irish.

Here are some sights on Tourism in Ireland:

http://www.tourismireland.com/
http://www.shamrock.org/
http://www.discoverireland.com/ire/
http://www.visitdublin.com/ (Dublin Tourism)

Good Luck. = )

Daniel asks…

Doolin, Ireland Travel Tips?

Hi quick question for anyone that’s travel savvy when it comes to Ireland.
I’m planning to go to Doolin, Ireland this summer and originally I planned to fly in and out of Galway and then bus to Doolin. I found the bus schedule, but I was wondering if anyone knows the area well and knows any helpful info about the transit system.

The next stop I’ll be making in in Dublin, and again, does anyone know if there is a faster way to get there from Doolin (direct bus line, another airport other than Galway)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks

Yaz answers:

Bus Eireann shuttle in and out of Doolin from

http://www.irishtourist.com/clare/maps/cities_and_towns/

Lisdoonvarna and Lahinch. Dont know timetable, sure its online.

As to flying to Dublin, Shannon is next nearest if Galways out but you would probably be in Dublin city centre on a bus just as quick. But if flying is your thing…

You will love Doolin. I’ve had lots of great weekends there

Michael asks…

Good travel tips for Ireland?

In June I will be in Italy and while I’m there I want to take a few days in Ireland and then return to Italy. What are some good tips and advice that I could use to get a good deal on a flight? Anyone know any good travel agents in Ireland maybe?

Yaz answers:

Unfortunately I do not know anyone in Ireland. However I hope you have a great time in Beautiful Italy and Ireland.

Carol asks…

We are leaving Friday for an England and Ireland vacation. Any tips to traveling with kids?

We know what we will see and have everything is planned out but still I am nervous about all of the planes, buses, trains, subways, and taxis with my kids. (ages 12, 10, 8, and 7) Any tips for this kind of travel or any tips on souveniers?
thanks mermaid girl. I will make sure they keep you awake too!

Yaz answers:

Make sure the kids know to where and how you’re travelling each time – so that if they lose you they can tell someone where they’re heading for

are you bringing any mobile phones with you? If so, make sure the kids know the number

make each of them responsible for one item of luggage (preferably with some if not all of their own clothes in it) – not only does this increase their sense of responsibility, but it lightens the luggage for you which will make you more free to keep an eye on them

but most of all, chill out – everyone here would be helpful in the extreme if your family got separated at all and it’s highly unlikely anything bad will happen – the more stressed you are, the more nervy the kids will be, which is a sure fire recipe for mayhem

souvenirs – you’ll be bombarded with them from start to finish, but the best souvenirs are the memories so take lots and lots and lots of photos – one of my kids favourite souvenirs was a pebble or a shell from each visit to the seaside – maybe you won’t want a suitcase full of pebbles going home, but a pressed flower or something like that is romantic and inexpensive

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