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A Week in Ireland: Galway, Cork & Dublin

8 days
From the Irish people’s sparkling wit and inviting pub culture to the isle’s incredible emerald landscapes, this small country packs quite a punch. Get to know Ireland on a tour of its leading cities and natural wonders, from the rocky Burren to the Cliffs of Moher.

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Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Tour group size: 18 - 35 travelers

Tour pace: You will walk for about 1.5 hours daily across moderately uneven terrain, including paved roads and cobblestone streets with some hills and stairs.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dublin on a special March departure of this tour.

Special departure

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 2 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Map of Tour of Ireland

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Shannon today.

Galway 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Galway

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Ireland! Transfer to Galway to settle in to your hotel, then meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Galway

  Included meals: Breakfast

On a guided tour, get a feel for the local energy and living traditions of Galway, Ireland’s third-largest city.

• Stroll past Lynch’s Castle, Galway Cathedral, the Druid Theater Company and the broad expanse of Eyre Square

• View the city’s medieval walls and Spanish Arch

• Peruse authentic Claddagh rings in a local shop

• Watch fishermen at work in the traditional fishing village of Claddagh

Enjoy a free day in Galway, or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Castle Banquet Dinner $115pp* Details

Enjoy a feast fit for a king inside Dunguaire Castle, a 17th-century tower house overlooking Galway Bay. Sip from a goblet of mead and learn the history of the castle before proceeding up the spiral staircase to the banquet hall. Here, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous, four-course dinner and an evening of live entertainment, including songs and stories. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from mid-April through mid-October.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

County Cork 1 night Hotel info

Day 4: Cork via the Burren & Cliffs of Moher

  Included meals: Breakfast

Make your way to Cork, a city synonymous with the Irish spirit of rebellion, stopping en route to explore two of the country’s most dramatic landscapes.

• Travel through the limestone plateau called the Burren

• Explore the Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean

• Embark on a guided walking tour of Cork, also known as the “Rebel City”

• Stop at the English Market, a traditional food hall best known for its butchers and fresh fish

Dublin 3 nights Hotel info

Day 5: Dublin via Blarney Castle

  Included meals: Breakfast

Pay a visit to Blarney Castle en route to Dublin, the home of the legendary Blarney Stone, said to grant the “gift of gab” to those who kiss it.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Dublin

  Included meals: Breakfast

Experience the history and vibrancy of the Emerald Isle’s capital city with your guide leading the way. 

• Pass St Stephen’s Green and admire the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square

• Walk down Grafton Street to see the Molly Malone statue and Trinity College

• Stop in Phoenix Park, site of the presidential residence

• Step inside the soaring St. Patrick’s Cathedral

• End your tour with an included pint at a local pub in the Temple Bar district

Enjoy a free afternoon or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Traditional Irish Dinner & Show $99pp* Details

Enjoy this special evening of Irish food, music and live entertainment. Dinner will be served first, giving you a taste of traditional Irish dishes. You’ll then be treated to a live show of Irish music and dance. Join in the fun as you enjoy a merry and memorable night. Please note: The specific venue and day of the week for this excursion may change due to availability. This excursion is seasonal and runs from April through October.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $109)

Day 7: Free day in Dublin

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring on your own or add an excursion. 

Later, join your group for a farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - Glendalough $29pp* Details

County Wicklow has some of the wildest and most spectacular mountain scenery in Ireland, as well as many of the country’s most important historic sites. Journey through Wicklow’s captivating landscapes to Glendalough, which became famous throughout Europe as a center of Christian learning before it was sacked by Viking raiders in the 10th century. Here, you’ll see St. Kevin’s Cross, marking the place where the saint lies buried. You’ll also view the remains of the sixth-century cathedral and the remarkable Round Tower, thought to have been used by monks as a place of refuge. Your Tour Director will lead you on a tour of the site followed by free time.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $39)

Day 8: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Let us handle the details

Expert Tour Director

      Local       cuisine

Handpicked hotels

Sightseeing with local guides

Private transportation

Personalized flight options

Your tour includes

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners with beer or wine

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Multilingual Tour Director

  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Shannon today.

Galway 2 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Galway

  Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Ireland! Transfer to Galway to settle in to your hotel, then meet your fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Galway

  Included meals: Breakfast

On a guided tour, get a feel for the local energy and living traditions of Galway, Ireland’s third-largest city.

• Stroll past Lynch’s Castle, the Druid Theatre Company and the broad expanse of Eyre Square

• View the city’s medieval walls and Spanish Arch

• Peruse authentic Claddagh rings in a local shop

• Watch fishermen at work in the traditional fishing village of Claddagh

Enjoy a free day in Galway, or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - Castle Banquet Dinner $115pp* Details

Enjoy a feast fit for a king inside Dunguaire Castle, a 17th-century tower house overlooking Galway Bay. Sip from a goblet of mead and learn the history of the castle before proceeding up the spiral staircase to the banquet hall. Here, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous, four-course dinner and an evening of live entertainment, including songs and stories. Please note: This excursion is seasonal and runs from mid-April through mid-October.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $125)

County Cork 2 nights Hotel info

Day 4: Cork via the Burren & Cliffs of Moher

  Included meals: Breakfast

Make your way to Cork, a city synonymous with the Irish spirit of rebellion, stopping en route to explore two of the country’s most dramatic landscapes.

• Travel through the limestone plateau called the Burren

• Explore the Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean

Enjoy a free evening in Cork, or add an excursion.

Optional Excursion - An Evening in Kinsale $69pp* Details

Your evening begins with a visit to the star-shaped Charles Fort, specifically designed to withstand the devastating impact of cannon fire. Uncover the fort’s long history with your Tour Director before making your way to the nearby harbor town of Kinsale. A little village with a big past, this quaint community was the site of the 1601 Battle of Kinsale, a major turning point in the Nine Years’ War. Take time to explore this historic town’s narrow winding streets, artsy shops and lively bars on your own before rejoining the group for dinner in a traditional Irish restaurant.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $79)

Day 5: Cobh, Cork & Blarney Castle

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Get a feel for the many sides of Ireland, from charming villages to vibrant cities and iconic castles.

• Discover the town of Cobh, once a launch site for ships bound for North America

• Enter the Queenstown Story Museum, whose exhibits tell the story of Irish emigration over the past 150 years

• Embark on a guided walking tour of Cork, also known as the “Rebel City”

• Stop in the Princes Street Market (or English Market), a traditional food hall

• Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone

Dublin 2 nights Hotel info

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Dublin

  Included meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Dublin this morning to experience the history and vibrancy of the Emerald Isle’s capital city with your guide leading the way. 

• Pass St Stephen’s Green and admire the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square

• Walk down Grafton Street to see the Molly Malone statue and Trinity College

• Stop in Phoenix Park, site of the presidential residence

• Step inside the soaring St. Patrick’s Cathedral

• Finish with an included pint at a local pub in the Temple Bar district

Day 7: Free day in Dublin

  Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring on your own or add an excursion. 

Later, join your group for a farewell dinner.

Optional Excursion - Glendalough $29pp* Details

County Wicklow has some of the wildest and most spectacular mountain scenery in Ireland, as well as many of the country’s most important historic sites. Journey through Wicklow’s captivating landscapes to Glendalough, which became famous throughout Europe as a center of Christian learning before it was sacked by Viking raiders in the 10th century. Here, you’ll see St. Kevin’s Cross, marking the place where the saint lies buried. You’ll also view the remains of the sixth-century cathedral and the remarkable Round Tower, thought to have been used by monks as a place of refuge. Your Tour Director will lead you on a tour of the site followed by free time.

Save $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs. (On-tour price: $39)

Day 8: Departure

  Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

How's the weather?

  • Galway, Ireland
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
Temperature Precipitation
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Passport & Visa Requirements

In order to enter Ireland, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you’re not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs. Contact your airline for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height). Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for sightseeing. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any event—a lightweight jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable with something more formal to wear. Also, please be respectful and refrain from baring legs or shoulders when visiting churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Ireland. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Cuisine

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is the delightful variety of local cuisine. Traditional Irish cooking is simple, relying heavily on meatbased dishes. Pubs serve up hearty lunches, like traditional Irish stew. Soda bread is delicious and very filling, as are Irish cakes, such as scones and Barm Brack. The thick black beer known as Guinness is a national institution in its own right. In recent years, Dublin has seen something of a culinary revolution, and the city now boasts an impressive array of new restaurants offering exciting cuisine with continental European and Asian influences.

Transportation

Round-trip flights arrive in Shannon and depart from Dublin. Included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. Most of the destinations are easily walkable, but you may want to spend your free time exploring Dublin by a combination of walking and public transportation. The city is serviced by numerous buses, and if you wish to take excursions on your own outside of Dublin, use the very efficient Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) trains, which reach most locations on the coast.

Electricity

Ireland operates on the European standard 220 volts.

Time Zones

Ireland falls on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Currency

The euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in your destination countries, although it is worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We advise that you take a combination of bank/ATM cards, credit cards and traveler’s checks, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks, as needed. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges. Please note: With the conversion to the euro, it has been increasingly difficult to exchange traveler’s checks outside of Europe’s major cities—both at banks and shops—and they often attract higher fees.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

How's the weather?

  • Galway, Ireland
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
Temperature Precipitation
  • JAN
  • FEB
  • MAR
  • APR
  • MAY
  • JUN
  • JUL
  • AUG
  • SEP
  • OCT
  • NOV
  • DEC

Passport & Visa Requirements

In order to enter Ireland, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport. The expiration date must extend at least six months beyond the date of your return home. No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. If you’re not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.

Baggage Allowance

Airlines have varying weight restrictions on luggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs. Contact your airline for detailed information regarding luggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other internal transfers, which may include train connections or flights. One carry-on bag is also permitted, provided that it does not exceed 45 total inches (length + width + height). Make sure you label your baggage and carry valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.

Clothing & Packing Tips

Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for sightseeing. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for any event—a lightweight jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. If you plan to visit an especially elegant restaurant or attend the opera or theater, you will probably feel more comfortable with something more formal to wear. Also, please be respectful and refrain from baring legs or shoulders when visiting churches or other religious sites (entrance may be denied on this basis).

Health

There are no major health risks when traveling to Ireland. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements.

Cuisine

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is the delightful variety of local cuisine. Traditional Irish cooking is simple, relying heavily on meatbased dishes. Pubs serve up hearty lunches, like traditional Irish stew. Soda bread is delicious and very filling, as are Irish cakes, such as scones and Barm Brack. The thick black beer known as Guinness is a national institution in its own right. In recent years, Dublin has seen something of a culinary revolution, and the city now boasts an impressive array of new restaurants offering exciting cuisine with continental European and Asian influences.

Transportation

Round-trip flights arrive in Shannon and depart from Dublin. Included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach. Most of the destinations are easily walkable, but you may want to spend your free time exploring Dublin by a combination of walking and public transportation. The city is serviced by numerous buses, and if you wish to take excursions on your own outside of Dublin, use the very efficient Dublin Area Rapid Transport (DART) trains, which reach most locations on the coast.

Electricity

Ireland operates on the European standard 220 volts.

Time Zones

Ireland falls on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Currency

The euro is the currency you will be using on your tour. Better rates of exchange are usually available in your destination countries, although it is worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive. We advise that you take a combination of bank/ATM cards, credit cards and traveler’s checks, which can be exchanged for cash at local banks, as needed. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges. Please note: With the conversion to the euro, it has been increasingly difficult to exchange traveler’s checks outside of Europe’s major cities—both at banks and shops—and they often attract higher fees.

Tipping

At the conclusion of your tour, it is customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity. We recommend tipping in your tour country’s currency, the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver and $6USD/CAD to $9USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director. If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide. Tips can only be paid in cash. Please keep current local currency exchange rates in mind when tipping.

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4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 9/9/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: CA

Tour Director: 4 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

A taste of Ireland

I have completely fallen in love with Ireland! Our tour director, Ali, was very organized, fun, and informative. Our bus driver, Arthur, was also very nice and we always felt safe and comfortable on our tour bus. The scenery was so beautiful and GREEN. I only wish that we could have stopped more to explore the country on our way to each city, but with only a week in Ireland, we had to stick to our schedule of course. The hotels and included meals were all great - each hotel was central to the cities so that we could easily explore on our own. Galway was definitely my favorite, and I loved the stop we made to Connemara to learn about the beautiful marble. The optional excursion to Glendalough was also a treat - definitely sign up for that one. All in all it was a wonderful trip. The only negative thing I'd say is that it went by too quickly! One week is more like an appetizer of Ireland. Next time I'll be taking a longer trip for the main course. :)

 

Hi Danielle! We can certainly understand how you fell in love with Ireland. We’re so glad you enjoyed your time there and that you learned something along the way. You’re right that the landscapes of Ireland are just breathtaking and one of the many reasons we love visiting. We appreciate your feedback on the hotels and included meals, and we’re glad that they all satisfied your expectations. Thank you for your review, and we can’t wait to show you even more of Ireland – the ‘main course’!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | September 20, 2016

4 / 5

4 / 5

Tour Date: 9/3/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NH

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Ireland tour

Thanks to the tour director and bus driver they made the trip interesting and fun without them I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much as I did. The only thing was the flight was leaving at 6:am and traveled to Amsterdam others going to Boston did not have to leave at 3:45am to get to the airport. Also did not have to go international. I did love it and would travel again with Go Ahead tours.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/20/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NJ

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Fun way to see some Ireland highlights

Had a great time. Our tour leader shared a lot of history of the area and kept it interesting and engaging.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 8/20/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

A Week In Ireland Tour

This was the most incredible tour that I have ever been on! Our tour guide, Cathal and our driver, Ian were both spectacular! They were both so very knowledgeable and friendly which is something that made our tour fantastic! Cathal read us poetry, played music and explained Irish history for each area we visited which make our tour extremely enjoyable! The only thing that would have made this tour even better is if we had booked it for an extra week! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone and everyone as Ireland was an incredible place to visit. I will most definitely be doing other tours with your company!

 

Hi Lynn! It’s fabulous to hear that this is the best tour you’ve ever taken. We are so glad both your Tour Director and driver made you feel welcome and informed. We understand wishing you had more time in Ireland. In fact, we always find that we want more time when the tour comes to an end! Thank you for recommending this tour, and we look forward to welcoming you on tour again.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 30, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/23/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: VA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 4 / 5

Best Days of my life

It was an experience of a life time and I hope to do this again in the near future.

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/16/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: NC

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

1ST Visit Overseas

GoAhead Tours did an excellent job preparing and coordinating our first overseas adventure. They provided us with a detailed itinerary complete with dates, times, Hotel locations and tour plans. Upon arrival in Shannon, we did find out that our checked luggage missed our flight, but it arrived the following day in the Galway Hotel. Our tour director, Khrystene met us all at the airport and gave us a wonderful greeting along with Paddy our tour bus driver. After boarding for our ride to Galway, it became very evident that she was going to be a joy to be around for the next week. Upon arrival we sat down to a great Welcoming dinner at the Galway Harbour Hotel that evening. While in Galway we saw the marvelous Galway Cathedral and took a foot tour of bustling downtown Gallway. (If you like good fish & chips, check out McDonnaghs on Quay St, best we have ever had!) While travelling to Cork we had the opportunity to visit the Connemarra Marble Factory and the marvelous Cliffs of Moher. Khystene arranged for a tour of the cliffs from sea level in a boat for all of us. Nice touch! Throughout the week Khstene kept our attention with wonderful stories of Irish history told in such a way as to keep us entertained while Paddy did a “brilliant” job of piloting that big tour bus throughout the narrow roads of the country. Visited the English Market while foot touring downtown Cork. Stopped and toured the wonderful historical Blarney Castle and gardens. We enjoyed the very pretty and serene countryside on our ride from Cork to Dublin. (Just wished that we had the opportunity to make a few stops for pictures of the countryside.) Upon arrival at the Temple Bar Hotel in downtown Dublin, it became very evident that we had arrived at a very historical yet very vibrant Irish city! We visited the Guiness Storehouse for a tour as well as Trinity College, Books of Kell, Dublin Castle, National Museum of Ireland and Saint Patricks Cathedral; all within walking distance of the hotel. (Even had a chance to visit the Dublin library and have do a brief genealogy trace of our Irish roots!) On our final evening, Khrystene once again arranged for a wonderful dinner at Roly’s Bistro. The food, atmosphere and service was exceptional and I believe that all who attended from out tour group enjoyed the evening All in all, we had a tremendous week, albeit busy and totally enjoyed the experience! Would we return again? Absolutely!

 

Hi Kathy! We are so happy you enjoyed your time in Ireland. Between your helpful Tour Director and the fun-packed itinerary, it sounds like you took away a great deal from this experience, including insight into the Irish culture as well as memorable views of the iconic Irish landscapes. We appreciate your wonderful feedback and will be sure to share it with our teams internally. Thank you for writing a review, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 31, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/15/2016

Number of Past Tours: 2

From: MA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

My Irish Eyes Are Smiling

This was our first time on any kind of tour, glad it was with Go Ahead Tours! The itinerary was perfect and the extras the guide and driver extended were exceptional and at a very reasonable and low cost. In Galway, there was a wonderful art and street performer festival in progress which made that portion special. Our guide did a masterful job of presenting each of the stops on tour...never saying too much or too little. Dublin was/is a great walking city. Though the hotel was a bit remote, it was very nice and getting into the city was fun using the trains. It added to my experience. Food...oh food..lots of potatoes but the fish and meats were always nice. Very easy finding a good restaurant. All the cities were safe and clean and walkable. The scenery, natural, was breath taking. A longer tour is in my future. Thank you Go Ahead!

 

Hi Daniel! We're also glad you chose to travel with us for your first tour! Thank you for your wonderful feedback on the itinerary. We will be sure to share it with our team. It’s also great to know that your Tour Director did a great job of presenting your destinations. You’re right that potatoes are an Irish staple and that you’ll find them in most restaurants. We’re glad you felt it was easy to find good food, as we often hear the same from other travelers. Thank you for your review, and we’re glad that a longer tour is in your future! Let us know when you’re ready to plan it.

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | August 19, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/2/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: TN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Amazing Tour Director !!!

I would like to start our with our experience with GoAhead itself. It was easy to make our selection, payments, and have access to all information. Once it got close to time we received an awesome care package with luggage tags, shoulder bags, trip folder. and detailed itinerary. Everything from the flights, motels. and days events were outlined and easily followed for someone who likes schedules (like us). We we arrived at our destination in Ireland we were greeted by our tour director in the airport who made sure we were all together, loaded on to the coach, and made our way to the first motel. She was warm and inviting from the beginning all the way to then end. I would honestly have to say it was more like visiting family then a stranger who was going to show us around a foreign country for a week. Every hotel we stayed at was 4 / 5 star and was amazing. On the free days our tour director made great suggestions as elective excursions which we participated in every time, very glad we did too (Connemarra Marble Factory, Guinness Factory Tour, and Roly's Bistro). I have to mention the coach rides them self, she kept us entertained with history retailed stories about famous persons, culture. and different landmarks. While she was story telling she was doing so in a way that was colorful, alive, and imaginative not to mention very entertaining. I would also like to mention that she was very attentive to everyone's wants and needs during the trip. She help set up taxi service to / from the hotel into town and back during the nights on free time. She also made arrangements for those who did not want to participate in her events during those free days to make sure they could make it to prime shopping, pub. and dining areas. I just can not say enough about her. Ireland it self is a beautiful country with a rich history worth visiting. I would say if you have the chance visit them with GoAhead and I hope you are lucky enough to have a director like we did because she made our great trip in an amazing one. Thank you GoAhead and Khristene M

 

Hi Thomas! We’re delighted to hear that your experience with our staff pre-tour was easy and pleasant. We strive to make you feel prepared and excited for your international experience. We’re thrilled that your Tour Director felt like family and that she kept you entertained and informed while in transit. We also appreciate you letting us know how much she went above and beyond for your group. We will be sure to share this wonderful feedback with her. We are proud to work alongside our fantastic Tour Directors! We agree that Ireland is a fabulous country with much to offer. Thank you for your wonderful review, and we hope to welcome you on tour again!

Posted by Daniela, Director of Quality Control | July 18, 2016

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 7/2/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: MN

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

Ireland Memories

We had a terrific time in Ireland -- hoping to return!

5 / 5

5 / 5

Tour Date: 6/27/2016

Number of Past Tours: 1

From: PA

Tour Director: 5 / 5

Tour Value: 5 / 5

A magical week

This was my first trip overseas and even though people had told what to expect this trip went way beyond my expectations. From the moment our feet hit Irish soil we were off and running. Seeing the beautiful sights, the countryside and the towns. The tour was filled with the right amount of planned activities and free time. Our hotels were beautiful and in great locations. The food that was included was great, especially those Irish breakfasts. Or guide made sure we learned about the culture of his country and he was filled with great unexpected surprises. The side tours that we signed up for were well worth the extra dollars. I felt the trip had the right mix of city, town and country tours.I guess the best compliment I can give is that I would book another tour with GoAhead and I would visit Ireland again.

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