First time tour user here. Planning the Heart of Ireland 2015 tour. Referred to Rick Steves by a friend.
A couple questions for those who have been on RS Ireland tours....
How much free time is there to roam around home town (hotel) for a beer, a snack and or some shopping? Is our hotel going to be close to local activities, or will i need to grab local transportation to go shopping?
How would you rate the hotels? I don't need a Marriott...just a good bed. A pub near by is preferred so that we can unwind from a brisk day of sight-seeing.
I read on another thread that early departures are common for tour days. What are we looking at here in Ireland for a departure and return to hotel?
Oh, and one specifically for the RS Staff....Where do we start off in Shannon? We are planning on arriving there a couple days early and want to plan our days around meeting up on day 1.
Many thanks in advance!