I'm signed up for the 8 day Heart of Ireland tour this fall, and I'm trying to plan on a couple of additional destinations. So far the best flight options for me (in terms of flights & times) is to fly roundtrip into London. So I'm planning to arrive a couple days early and explore London. I'm guessing that flying from London to Shannon would be the best option. Would it be feasible to fly out early in the morning on the 1st day of the tour, then take the short bus trip to Ennis? Or would you suggest getting to Shannon the day before?
Secondly, I'd like to go to Paris from Dublin after the end of the tour for a couple of days. In terms of transportation from Paris to London for my return flight home, would you suggest taking the train or flying?
Thank you in advance!