Tour companies for Ireland

Any experiences that anyone would like to share about tour companies who do escorted tours in Ireland, both North and Republic? Any recommendations? Thanks.

Posted by Elaine
Mission Viejo, Calif., USA
783 posts

My husband and I did a 14 night Ireland tour with Tauck Tours, in June, 2012. Ireland was absolutely fantastic, due to our great tour company. June is a great month to visit Ireland, due to the pretty flowers in abundance. We have been on four Tauck tours. Next month we are going with Tauck on a 20 day tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17780 posts

Pat, Have you looked at the Rick Steves Ireland tour? I found it to be exceptional and had a great time. Click the "Tours" link at the top of the page for more information. Cheers!

Posted by Frances
San Diego
590 posts

For a budget trip - I would recommend Gate 1 travel.
I've used them several times and find their tours to be a great value.

Posted by Pat
Minnetonka, MN
33 posts

Thanks for the replies. I have looked at Steves. I know it would be good. And I've seen the Tauk tours. My wife and daughters went on a Tauk Tour. They had a great time. Both are a bit pricey. Too bad Steves does not offer a shorter tour. I'll check out Gate 1.

Posted by Marcella
Greensboro, North Caro, United States
5 posts

My very first overseas trip was Ireland with CIE tours. Had a beautiful surprise birthday cake waiting for me at dinner one evening - courtesy of the tour director. Had great fun, wonderful memories.

Posted by laura
winchester, ma, usa
13 posts

Just back from Tour with CIE... Good company
Reasonable price