Just finished our first RS tour ever - Best of Ireland. 14 days of pure fun, amazing scenery, lovely towns, and the friendliest people on planet Earth. We had more fun than should be allowed! Our group could not have been better, either. The synergy after about 2 days was off the charts! Our tour guide, Dara Herlihy, was the ticket to a good time. He set the tone immediately, and he made the trip what it was. He is extremely well-informed about his country, prepared beyond belief, narrated from city to city and answered any and all questions, and was one of the funniest men we've ever met. A true Irishman! We could not have been luckier to have him for our first tour.
The hotels were top notch (except Eyre Square; just mediocre), the food was excellent, and mostly, not having to worry about ANYTHING was the best part. Get up, eat breakfast, get on the coach and are taken to a magical place every day. No dinner reservations to worry about, and when we had time on our own, Dara gave terrific advice on where to eat, where NOT to eat, and what pubs that are totally worth staying up late for.
The itinerary was very manageable, and we saw so much of Ireland in two weeks' time. We never felt rushed. Needless to say, this will not be our last RS Tour! You get so much value for your dollar.
We'll never forget our last night together, and the private concert we had at the top of a bar in Belfast with a guitarist, banjo player, singer, harpist, and amazing river dancers. Epic!! Thank you, Dara!!