Ultimate Introduction to Ireland with Rob Croskery

Ultimate Introduction to Ireland with Rob Croskery

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Secret Ireland Tours LLC
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12 reviews
Jun 25 - Jul 10, 2023
Group size: 20 - 26
Ultimate Introduction to Ireland with Rob Croskery
Ultimate Introduction to Ireland with Rob Croskery

Secret Ireland Tours LLC
  • Twitter verified
12 reviews

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Jun 25 - Jul 10, 2023
Group size: 20 - 26

About this trip

Secret Ireland Tours are delighted to work with Rob Croskery to offer you "The Ultimate Introduction to Ireland" June 25th to July 10th 2023.  We spend 16 Days, 15th Nights in Ireland. Arriving in Shannon airport, going to the West, North West, North, East, South and back to the West again. We have six 4/5 star hotel accommodation around the country and we even get to stay in a Castle hotel too! Three Golf links courses if you wish to play a game of golf. We visit the Aran Islands to experience Island life through the medium of the Irish language. We see amazing coastal scenery, ancient sites, Castles rich in history, waterfalls, gardens, we go around the Ring of Kerry and the lesser known Ring of Beara in Cork. 

The great thing about this tour is that if you decide you do not want to come exploring with us on a particular day, you can relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or just do your own thing. You have two days off and two half-days and we are back in our accommodation every evening by 6.30pm at the very latest. So you can relax before you go out to enjoy the night life.

If you wish to have a game of Golf you will see that we have it as an "add-on". It is not included in the price of the tour as only some people might like to partake. So we will be happy to book your Tee time on one or all golf courses, we will have deposit amounts for all three courses.

The itinerary is below and you can also find it on our website: SecretIrelandToursLLC.com

Terms and Conditions

1  The company requires non-refundable deposits to be paid as per tour in a timely manner. By paying a deposit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Company.

2  Our tours are all based on double occupancy. There will be an additional supplement for single travelers which will depend on tour taken. 

3  Payment for deposit will hold your place, final balance  payment will be 60 days before the start of your choice of  tour. 

4  Installment plans are available for anyone who would like to avail of them.

5  Travel insurance is something that the company strongly suggests all clients purchase to protect their travel investment. You can find links for Insurance companies on our website www.SecretIrelandToursLLC.com

6  Due to limited capacity on coaches, there may be a limit of one suitcase per passenger. 

7  Participants are responsible for all their property, luggage, backpacks, phone's, laptops etc. 

8  The company tour guide will give all participants phone no's of tour guides and driver at the start of the trip or in an email before the start of the trip, it is vital that you keep these in a safe place.

9  At the start of each day your tour guide will tell you what time you should be ready, or to be on the bus for the next day's journey, it is up to you to contact your guide if you missed announcements on times. 

10 There is a cancellation fee for participants who cancel within 70 days of the start of trip. Please see contract.

11  Some of our trips require walking over stony roads and pathways, it is advised to always bring strong waterproof walking shoes, and waterproof/windproof outer coats/jackets also.

12 We also advise all participants to let us know of food allergies they have.

13 Each participant is responsible for their baggage being brought from the Coach to their accommodation except in the case where the company have booked porterage. The group will be advised where porterage will take place.

14 Conditions, availability, or contractual obligations may warrant for dates, venues, lodging, talent/celebrity headliners/hosts/guests. Ambassadors, tour guides or transportation modes to be changed or cancelled. It is our intent and obligation, within the best of our ability, to substitute and /or accommodate equal or enhanced alternatives. We will not refund any deposits or payments towards the tour due to these conditions.


Covid policies

We are keeping up to date with what is happening in Ireland and also what the Government guidelines are. In Ireland all venue's and hotels who have, or intend to open up to the public are going through Safety Charter course. Once they have concluded the course they are awarded with a Certificate. 

We make sure that all hotels and venue's that we use  have the Safety Charter Cert for your safety. The bus is sanitized each evening and ready for the next day. 

We keep up to date with Government guidelines and we will act accordingly. Your health and safety is our top priority. 

Accommodation links

Trump International Hotel and Golf Resort    Doonbeg Co Clare

Yeats Country Hotel                                             Rosses Point Co Sligo

Fitzwilliams Hotel                                                   Belfast

Maldron Hotel                                                         Shandon Co Cork

Killarney Court Hotel                                             Killarney Co Kerry

Golf Courses (links)

Available Packages

Double room
Available until December 10, 202224 left
$2,385
Deposit: $350
Twin Rooms
Available until December 10, 20226 left
$2,385
Deposit: $350
Single occupancy
Available until December 10, 20226 left
$2,885
Deposit: $350

Available options

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Itinerary

Day 1
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park/Quin Crannógs

We pick you up at the arrivals hall at 11 am in the morning of June 25th and bring you West. We first visit the famous Bunratty Castle and Folk village.

Robert De Muscegros, a Norman, built the first defensive fortress (an earthen mound with a strong wooden tower on top) in 1250. 

His lands were later granted to Thomas De Clare who built the first stone castle on the site. About this time Bunratty became a large town of 1,000 inhabitants.

In 1318 Richard De Clare, son of Thomas was killed in a battle between the Irish and the Normans. His followers were routed and the castle and town were completely destroyed. The castle was restored for the King of England but was laid waste in 1332 by the Irish Chieftains of Thomond under the O'Briens and MacNamaras. It lay in ruins for 21 years until it was rebuilt by Sir Thomas Rokeby but was once again attacked by the Irish and the castle remained in Irish hands thereafter. 

Our Second stop in Quin Crannógs in Co Clare.

Crannógs are ancient Irish lake dwellings on artificially constructed islands on which houses were built. Crannógs were constructed of layers of material such as mud, brushwood and stones set inside a palisade of closely-set wooden stakes which consolidated the structure and acted as a defensive barrier. There are 23 recorded surviving crannógs in County Clare. Quin has reconstructed this site and you can walk in and see the dwellings as they were long ago.

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Secret Ireland Tours LLC
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We are a 100% Irish owned tour company that specialize in tours to Ireland. We offer authentic, affordable, unique itineraries to our clients. We have tours for groups up to 12 and up to 24. You will find tours for different parts of the country, different prices, different times of the year. We bring you to some amazing places. We also offer packages for the traveler who do not want to join a tour. If you want to put your own tour itinerary together but you need help, we offer consultation services also.

Reviews

Unfortunately, my review for this trip is 2 stars and I’ve conveyed my complaints to Mai on several emails. This trip did not live up to the expectations and was very disappointing when it comes to the itinerary changes, expectations, health and safety, overall costs, and what we received for the costs. The trip that was conveyed was not what I received. That’s unfortunate and I expect this review to be removed from the site.
By Shannon P for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on 27 Nov, 2022
Fantastically amazing
By Rachael H for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on 12 Nov, 2022
THANK YOU SO MUCH
By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on 15 Nov, 2022
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I had a wonderful time. Ireland is beautiful. I enjoyed the other people on the tour. The Accommodations were very nice and comfortable. I had a lovely time. I am looking forward to another visit
By Karla W for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on 12 Nov, 2022
Delighted you enjoyed your trip!
By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on 15 Nov, 2022
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I had a great time , Ireland is amazing. Staff was knowledgeable, interesting & such good natured people. So many cultural & historical events brought to light & enhanced my tour. Vanessa guide through areas I was thrilled to learn about. Liam patience’s & experience with people was a blessing. His history of the land & its people are amazing. I would tour with them & recommend them always . Kathryn Wright
By Kathryn W for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on 08 Nov, 2022
Thank you for the kind words Kathryn.
By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on 15 Nov, 2022
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The trip was absolutely fantastic! The hotels had that Old World feel and we situated close to the center of towns so there was plenty to do. The scheduled events were plentiful but not so much you felt rushed. Our guide Frank was the best! His unique experience of life as an Irishman made for a great perspective on the culture and character of this great land. Everyone was so pleasant. I definitely recommend an Irish tour of your own.
By Thomas B for Christy Haley Irish Experience on 10 Oct, 2022
Thank you Thomas for your kind words.
By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on 15 Nov, 2022
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