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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