Tellus360 Ireland Trip - May 2023

      Galway, Ireland

      21 reviews
      May 20 - 28, 2023
      Group size: 16 - 22
      Tellus360 Ireland Trip - May 2023
      Galway, Ireland

      21 reviews

      May 20 - 28, 2023
      Group size: 16 - 22

      About this trip


      What’s the craic?

      So what is this??

      Well, this is the next episode in what has been a very interesting and fun series of annual expeditions to Ireland from Tellus360. Although the annual trip is open to everyone and anyone who wants to join in, nearly everyone who has been on the trip has had one thing in common - Tellus360! Between locals, regular to the store / bar, musicians, staff and just friends from around Lancaster we’ve managed to pull together groups of between 18 and 26 lunatics to come across the pond to explore the Emerald Isle at least once a year.

      Who’s the lunatic in charge?

      Each trip has been curated by Mairtin Óg Lally in close partnership with the folks at Tellus360.

      Mairtin lived in Lancaster for 4 years working on the earlier versions / iterations of the organism that is Tellus360. Before moving to the US of A, Mairtin spent his youth pulling pints in his family’s bar in Galway City and washing the buses for his Dad’s tour company back in Ireland. On one of the earlier Tellus360 trips to Ireland Mairtin decided to move home to Ireland again and to help continue and grow the family tour business… 

      That’s all we’re saying for now - If you want to get to know us any better then you need to sign up to this trip!

      Where did it all start?

      For that we need to look back to 2012 when the whole Tellus360 thing was getting off the ground. 24 East King Street was the home to the first of what turned out to be many iterations of Tellus360.

      Folks were visiting the store for shopping, art, furniture and gifts. Really, I think they were just visiting for the free wine and to hear Joe’s hearty laugh echo throughout the building.. Regardless of why they were there, nearly everyone would be talking about their connections to Ireland; how beautiful it is, and that they always wanted to visit, but never had the chance or that the timing was never right. Actually, the most frequent excuse was that it was too expensive, and took a month to fly there.

      In hearing this all too often:  “Feck it, we should organise a trip to Ireland! It will be class!!!”

      And now, 6 years later, we’re looking for the next group of victims to come join us on what has been dubbed as the “trip of a lifetime” - Just ask anyone who has been on this trip with us before :)

      Is this the right trip for me?

      If it’s leprechauns and Blarney stones and a whistle-stop tour that you’re looking for then maybe this trip is not for you. This trip is fairly casual, and the group tends to be very easy-going. We’re more focussed on giving you a taste of the true Ireland, with plenty of opportunities to meet our family, friends and other locals in the smaller towns around the country. 

      The towns we visit are usually a good mix of both “on” and “off” the beaten track. The activities are great fun, inclusive and unique. The food is fantastic, and the beer and whiskies are world class! The beds are super-comfy, the transport is smooth, and the start times are both sensible and flexible.

      Most importantly: your guides are hilarious, drop-dead gorgeous and amongst the most modest in Ireland :)

      If you’re not sure, just set a time to get on a call with Mairtin and we can give a better idea if this is for you - 

      How many more friends will I make?

      This trip will be limited to 26 guests. This will ensure that we can get around to the smaller towns and more quaint accommodations.

      In saying that, some of our friends and family will be joining us for various parts of the trip, so this number will fluctuate up and down throughout the trip.

      What’s included

      • All Transport
        Private tour coach, passenger ferries, vehicle ferries, bikes, horse and carts etc etc
      • All accommocation
        4 Star Level, or best available
      • All Breakfasts
        Full Irish and Continental breakfasts are served each morning
      • All Activities
        All group activities are included
      • 3 x Group Dinners
        Enough to keep us together, but also leaving you plenty of free time to explore for yourself
      • Local Expert
        A host (additional to your driver) will be with you every step of the way. Even for those music sessions late into the nights, if that's what you're into!
      • Airfare
      • Gratuity
      • Lunches & Some Dinners
      • Travel Insurance
        It is compulsory to have your own travel insurance

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      Available until April 20, 2023Sold Out
      Deposit: $600

      Available options


      Day 1
      Galway City

      Your Organizer

      Beoga Travel by Lally Tours
      21 reviews
      Beoga Travel by Lally Tours is a small group tour operator based in Galway in the West of Ireland. Over 30 years of touring Ireland has brought us to the best locations, the most comfortable accommodations, the most authentic experiences and introduced us to the most geniune local characters Ireland has to offer. Our passion is to continue to explore our wonderful home country, and our mission is to do this in the most sustainable way possible.


      Awesome adventure on the June Tellus Ireland Trip. Our group was just the right size for getting to and from all the special places, wonderful views, and flexibility in plans as occasionally needed! Loved everything about the trip and wouldn't change anything! Mairtin, in addition to being so much fun, was the best communicator, driver, historian, tour guide, and amazing friend to all. He was especially attentive to each of us throughout the entire trip and made the vacation a wonderful memory for all! /Joe and Cathy H.
      By Joseph H for Tellus360 Ireland Trip - June 2023 on Jul 11, 2023
      Mairtin was pure class on tap. Can’t believe I ever considered planning our own trip. Would highly recommend!
      By michael h for Tellus360 Ireland Trip - June 2023 on Jun 26, 2023
      This trip was perfect for us. A small group and flexibility made it a great experience. Maírtin was a great guide. We hope to travel with him again.
      By Beth d for Tellus360 Ireland Trip - June 2023 on Jun 26, 2023
      We had high expectations for this trip and those expectations were exceeded in every way! A true vacation where every detail was thought of—Mairtin, our guide, went above and beyond constantly. Gorgeous scenery, Irish music, pub crawls, and insider peeks into this incredible country—this was truly a special vacation.
      By Suzette M for Tellus360 Ireland Trip - June 2023 on Jun 26, 2023
      We loved our experience with Mairtin (our tour guide). We saw and did so many awesome things. We could not imagine a better tour and tour guide! We loved the people we were with and loved Ireland! We would go back and honestly we were not ready to go home. Dylan (bus driver) Awesome! Eimear,Awesome! Mairtin, made it personal, professional, well organized and comfortable at the same time. Would recommend this tour company and Mairtin definitely! Do not want to forget tour guide in Galway, John Byrne, also awesome. We loved Galway and our walk, talk and taste tour! It was an amazing trip and thanks to everyone involved.
      By John S for Sickmans Mill Ireland Trip 2023 on Jun 15, 2023
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