I was signed up for this tour in May 2020. We all know what happened with that. Now I'm confirmed on it for the 24 July - 6 August 2022 itinerary.
As before, I hope to spend a few nights in the first hotel in Dublin before it starts and a
couple in the Belfast hotel after it ends. Both cities have things I want to see or do that aren't included in the tour.
Having planned many trips on my own, there are many advantages to any RS tour and this one is no exception. For me, those include the excellent tour and local guides who teach us so much, as well as seeing and doing things that would be very complicated or difficult to do on my own. And, especially in classic examples of "you don't know what you don't know," having experiences that I wouldn't begin to think of myself.
Too slow? Silverlocks here says, as with most of the RS 2-week tours, it looks just right to me.
Too long? No. As mentioned above, I'll be extending my time at both ends of the tour.
I'll fly from the Pacific time zone, if not all the way from the Pacific. The shortest trip I've ever done to Europe is 3 weeks. In fact, I'm scheming on adding a self-planned almost 10+ nights in Wales after the Best of Ireland in 14 Days this time.
The last time my husband went to Europe with me was in 2014. Since then, I've gone solo, with the single supplement when on a RS tour. It sounds expensive, but since I paid for our European travel, it's much cheaper than him going along. Works for me! 😉