Ireland Tours & Trips 2020

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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$ 642 $ 8,990

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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Magical Ireland

SmarTours
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 215 / day
$ 2,799
From : $ 7,177
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Merrion Square (Dublin)
  • Christchurch Cathedral (Dublin)
  • Guinness Brewery (Dublin)
  • Castle Ward House & Gardens (Northern Ireland)
  • Titanic Belfast Experience
  • Giant’s Causeway (Antrim)
  • Kylemore Abbey (Galway)
  • Cliffs of Moher (Clare)
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula (Kerry)
  • Blarney’s Castle
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
Visits:
Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Killarney National Park, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Elegant Ireland

Collette
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9 days
$ 328 / day
$ 2,949
From : $ 3,627
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Feel like royalty when dining at Dromoland Castle.
  • Enjoy complimentary wine and beer with every dinner.
  • Savor organic Irish ciders and apple syrups with a visit to a family-owned farm.
  • Take in an evening of traditional song and dance.
  • Enjoy an evening of storytelling and song at Castlemartyr Resort.
  • Spend two nights at Dromoland Castle, one of Europe’s most iconic hotels.
  • Jump into Ireland's vibrant capital city — Dublin.
  • Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
  • Stand in awe of the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher.
Visits:
Dublin, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Exploring Scotland & Ireland featuring Northe ...

Collette
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13 days
$ 265 / day
$ 3,449
From : $ 3,996
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Sample the "Water of Life" at a Scottish whisky distillery.
  • Join in the fun during a night of traditional Irish food and entertainment.
  • Explore the ruins of historic Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
  • Be transported to a bygone era during a traditional “night on the town” in 20th century Ulster.
  • Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast.
  • Tour the "Fair City" of Dublin with a local guide.
  • Embark on a scenic cruise on beautiful Loch Ness.
  • Set out on a walking tour of Derry featuring its medieval city walls.
Visits:
Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Loch Ness
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Irish Experience

Trafalgar
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11 days
$ 234 / day
$ 2,575
From : $ 3,167
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Galway and Waterford
  • VISIT the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, the Titanic Museum, the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Giant's Causeway, Belleek to see how the famous pottery is made, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the Famine Ship in New Ross
  • VIEW the City Walls and Murals of Londonderry and Connemara
  • SEE St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and Galway Cathedral
  • SCENIC DRIVE along the Ring of Kerry
Visits:
Belfast, Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Irish Highlights Winter 2019 2020

Trafalgar
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7 days
$ 243 / day
$ 1,700
From : $ 2,091
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Dublin
  • SCENIC DRIVE of the Ring of Kerry
  • ORIENTATION of Galway, Limerick and Waterford
  • VISIT Bunratty Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', the Crystal Showroom at Waterford and the famine ship in New Ross
  • VIEW St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
  • SEE the Cathedral of Galway
Visits:
Dublin, Ireland
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Exploring Scotland & Ireland featuring The Ro ...

Collette
Premier
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13 days
$ 296 / day
$ 3,849
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Sample the "Water of Life" at a Scottish whisky distillery.
  • Taste apple cider at a family-run farm.
  • Join in the fun during a night of traditional Irish food and entertainment.
  • Explore the ruins of historic Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
  • Spend two nights at a historic Irish castle.
  • Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast.
  • Tour the "Fair City" of Dublin with a local guide.
  • Set out on a walking tour of Derry featuring its medieval city walls.
  • Take your seat at the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Visits:
Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness
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Countryside of the Emerald Isle

Collette
Premier
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10 days
$ 295 / day
$ 2,949
From : $ 3,504
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy a welcome reception in the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Put a modern twist on Irish cuisine during a cooking class at a premier culinary institution in Dublin.
  • Enjoy Diner’s Choice in Ireland’s gourmet capital of Kinsale.
  • Explore the Old Midleton Distillery, home of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  • Overnight on the enchanting Aran Islands and jump head-first into Irish culture.
  • Enjoy an after-hours private tour of Christ Church Cathedral.
  • Spend a day exploring the Dingle Peninsula.
  • Cruise beneath the iconic Cliffs of Moher.
  • Watch the sunrise over Inisheer’s maze of stone walls.
Visits:
Dublin, Ireland
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Best of Ireland

Trafalgar
Preferred
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10 days
$ 240 / day
$ 2,425
From : $ 2,946
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Waterford, Killarney, Limerick and Galway
  • VISIT the Glasnevin Trust in Dublin, Famine Ship in New Ross, the crystal showroom at Waterford, Blarney to kiss the stone and gain the 'gift of the gab', Adare, Bunratty Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Kylemore Abbey
  • VIEW St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and King John's Castle in Limerick
  • SEE Galway Cathedral and St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick
  • SCENIC DRIVE of the Ring of Kerry
Visits:
Connemara, Dublin, Ireland
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Best of Ireland and Scotland

Trafalgar
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15 days
$ 242 / day
$ 3,625
From : $ 4,459
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Waterford, Adare, Galway and Glasgow
  • VISIT the Irish National Stud, the Waterford Crystal showroom, Blarney Castle, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Museum, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Castle
  • VIEW Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews
  • SEE St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Galway Cathedral and Loch Lomond
  • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry
Visits:
Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scottish Highlands, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Exploring Britain & Ireland featuring the Roy ...

Collette
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
15 days
$ 280 / day
$ 4,199
From : $ 5,165
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Give traditional Irish cuisine a modern twist during a cooking class and dinner.
  • Experience a traditional English carvery.
  • Behold the sights of Killarney on a traditional jaunting car.
  • Find inspiration in the Lake District's quintessential English villages.
  • Overnight within the medieval walls in York.
  • Ponder ancient mysteries at Stonehenge.
  • Overnight in the capital cities of London, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh.
  • Explore the Roman Bath Museum's 2,000-year-old elaborate spas.
Visits:
Bath, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lake District, London, York
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Iconic Ireland and Ashford Castle Presale 2020

Trafalgar
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 309 / day
$ 3,090
From : $ 3,801
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • WALKING TOUR in Killarney National Park
  • CITY TOUR in Dublin
  • ORIENTATION of Killarney and Galway
  • VISIT Powerscourt Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Torc Waterfall, the Cliffs of Moher and Kylemore Abbey
  • SCENIC CRUISE on Lough Corrib
  • VIEW Galway Cathedral
  • SEE Dublin's Georgian Squares
  • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry
Visits:
Connemara, Dublin, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Ireland's Legendary North

Trafalgar
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 240 / day
$ 2,395
From : $ 2,946
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Galway and Enniskillen
  • VISIT Titanic Experience, the Giant's Causeway, Londonderry, Ulster American folk Park, Enniskillen Castle Museums, Drumcliffe Churchyard, Westport, Achill Island, Cong and Athlone
  • SEE the Murals of Londonderry
Visits:
Belfast, Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Exploring Scotland & Ireland featuring Northe ...

Collette
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 227 / day
$ 2,949
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Sample the "Water of Life" at a Scottish whisky distillery.
  • Taste apple cider at a family-run farm.
  • Join in the fun during a night of traditional Irish food and entertainment.
  • Explore the ruins of historic Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
  • Be transported to a bygone era during a traditional “night on the town” in 20th-century Ulster.
  • Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast.
  • Tour the "Fair City" of Dublin with a local guide.
  • Embark on a scenic cruise on beautiful Loch Ness.
  • Set out on a walking tour of Derry featuring its medieval city walls.
  • Spend two nights at a historic Irish castle.
Visits:
Belfast, Derry, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness
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Britain and Ireland Highlights

Trafalgar
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 248 / day
$ 2,475
From : $ 3,044
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of York, Glasgow, Cardiff and Bath
  • VISIT Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Gretna Green, the Irish National Stud farm and Japanese Garden, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge
  • VIEW York Minster, Glasgow Cathedral and George Square and Kilkenny Castle and Gardens
  • SEE the Principality Stadium in Cardiff
Visits:
Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, York, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Shades of Ireland

Collette
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 217 / day
$ 2,169
From : $ 2,668
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy a hearty dinner and night of traditional Irish entertainment.
  • Taste the "water of life" during an Irish whiskey tasting.
  • Be treated to a farewell dinner at a castle!
  • Overnight on the grounds of a regal castle.
  • Experience the Ring of Kerry, one of the world's great coastal roads.
  • See sheepdogs in action when you visit a working farm.
  • Jump into Ireland's vibrant capital city — Dublin.
  • Stand in awe of the stunning 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher.
  • Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
Visits:
Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Top Ireland Experiences and Attractions

Top Ireland Experiences

Touring Dublin with its mansions and townhouses, not to mention impressive literary legacy (home of James Joyce, Brendan Behan, and Oscar Wilde)

Hiking through rolling green hills at the Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula, overlooking the craggy outcroppings, ancient ruins, and the sea and islands beyond

Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, near Cork (hint: it requires some effort)

Drinking a Guinness – with foam expertly shaped into a shamrock -- in an Irish pub, while gabbing with the locals for hours and listening to toe-tapping music

Sailing with the amazing Irish coastline in view

Taking a short cruise to places like remote Skellig Michael Island, eight miles off the coast of southwest Ireland, and climbing 600 stone steps to the top for a picnic lunch and incredible views

Stepping across the thousands of basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway, remnants of an ancient volcano that extends into the North Channel in Northern Ireland

Exploring the incredible ruins and archaeological sites 

Enjoying water adventures such as surfing or fishing in opal-blue waters of the Dingle Peninsula

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Ireland Trip Reviews

874 Ireland Tour Reviews - Summary 94% Recommend

4.5 out of 5
Excellent 654
Great 122
Average 47
Disappointing 17
Terrible 34
Value
4.5
Guide
4.5
Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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A great job in an impossible situation

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I was a group leader on a European trip which was scheduled for Spring Break, right in the middle of the uncertainty of the outbreak, but before shutdowns in the US. It was stressful, we were watching the news everyday, and parents were emailing all the time, but ACIS kept in touch almost daily about our travel plans leading up to departure. As various countries were closed they gave us options to reschedule, cancel, or reroute. When we decided to reroute to a safer destination, they were so responsive and helpful in getting a new trip set up. We got new hotels (Even nicer than our original ones!), and a full time tour guide to travel with us plus the tour manager. When a site we had planned to visit was closed to visitors midway through our trip, ACIS called and gave us three new options and made our choice happen. When we had trouble with our flights getting back home because of airlines cancelling flights, ACIS was able to get us on a new airline and we got home the same time as planned. When a few of our students decided they weren't comfortable going on the trip, they cancelled and got the full refund.

I really can't say enough good things. As a group leader, I so appreciated the support in making decisions and making the trip smooth, fun, and memorable for the students. So many of them kept telling me throughout the trip how happy they were to have been able to do this despite the uncertainty and difficulties.

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Operator ACIS

Don't use ACIS

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

Don't use ACIS, their customer service is horrible. They hide behind the COVID 19, and will not speak to you in person. I requested multiple times to speak to a real person. The only person who did actually call me back was Jon Linker and he forwarded my emails to Laura Smart and requested she call me. Never got a call from her, got an email. She told me to be patient, it has been over a month since I received most, but not all of the money that I was supposed to receive.
ACIS could have avoided aggrevation to both myself and them if they had just picked up the phone. I would strongly advise everyone to avoid travel with this company.. Wish i could have given them a 0!

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Operator ACIS

My son had a trip to France in June

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

My son had a trip to France in June. The trip was canceled 130 days prior to departure date. ACIS honored the agreement and a full refund(minus the insurance and 50$ deductible) was issued. Thank you!

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Operator ACIS

Response to COVID-19 is unacceptable.

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  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

I have been trying to reach a live person for months. No luck. I guess the phones in that state don't work! I have emailed to supervisors and done the chatbox. While 2 classmates booked on the same trip with the same insurance got refunds less $350. I was told I would get my money less $1300 plus a $350 travel voucher. My child has now graduated from high school. I can't use that!!!!! With all that the high school seniors and their families have lost with COVID-19, why would you do this to us? It is bad enough the trip had to be canceled. I had to change my plans to meet the group as well. At this point, we need our money! This is just cruel! It is like only more disappointment and punishment for the Class of 2020 who worked so hard.

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Operator ACIS

I have triplets that are seniors from…

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  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

I have triplets that are seniors from Bethpage that we’re suppose to go to Australia in July . The trip was canceled but the company and our group leader keeps saying postponed-to the summer of 2021! However it is not postponed but changed completely from Australia to Japan , my children have no interest in Japan and to be quite frank what college student knows what his or her summer will be like in 2021? I reached out to ACIS and Jon told me I should be happy I’m only loosing 380$ per child ! I did not cancel the trip, I understand if I did it would be my problem but to take the insurance money and the 50$ seems a bit much especially since it’s times 3 for me . I understand our leader has been using ACIS for 10 years maybe it’s time for a change to a more understanding company

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Operator ACIS

Did Not Honor Original Cancellation Policy

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  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0

My daughter and I, like many others, had our trips cancelled due to the travel restrictions imposed in March. ACIS policy states that "if a trip is cancelled by ACIS, a full refund will be made within 45 days," however, new language written by ACIS implies that the decision to cancel was made by participants.

Like many others, my daughter will not be attending her current school next year and has no use for a voucher which is the only way for us to avoid a $2,000 loss (which is approximately 25% of what we paid ACIS). I understand that our trip was months in the planning and that some of those costs may be difficult to recoup, however, it seems that handling the bulk of them (flights, hotels, buses, dining, museum tickets) should be relatively straight forward.

While we would love not to lose so much money, my first request would simply be for more transparency regarding those irrecoverable costs. They have surely been documented so we only ask that they share the information. I know that this is a difficult time for ACIS and its employees but it is also a difficult time for many of these families.

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