I am excited to tell you about a chance to travel with me on a guided tour along the west coast of Ireland August 16 – August 25, 2021. Each day we’ll see parts of Ireland’s stunning coast and visit ancient sites, fishing villages, historical stone formations, and much more. The nights will include dining and plenty of music with traditional Irish musicians! The trip is limited to 22 guests, so I hope you will consider joining me on a one-of-a-kind trip and experience.
Lodging: Three days and three nights in three adjoining counties
Tour Travel: A luxury 25-30 seat coach with an Irish driver and guide
Cost: $2600 per person (based on double occupancy – limited number of “single room supplements” may be available for an extra $500 for $3100 total). This fee covers:
- 9 nights of lodging during the tour
- 3 group banquet dinners
- All breakfasts
- All music costs
- All museum and heritage center entry fees
- Seat on the luxury coach
NOT included in cost:
- Your airfare
- 6 dinners
- Drinks, tips, and any extra excursions
Our coach will drop you off at the Shannon SNN airport the morning of August 25.
The tour is sponsored by Inishfree Tours, running tours for people who don’t like tours for 13 years.
Reservations: Once you’ve decided to join us we’ll need to know your name(s), email address, and whether you need one or two beds. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Inishfree Tours will then send out email invoices that can be paid online with a credit card. We split the total cost into three payments. There is an upfront deposit to secure your slot. There is a second payment that is due 6 months out in February. The final balance will be due 3 months out in May.
So onto the fun stuff, below is our day to day itinerary. Note that the below schedule is often dependent on the weather. We will always have a plan B in case of rain.
The 2021 tour will be the “WESTERN TOUR” from InishFree Tours. Itineraries selected from Counties Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare. Below is an example.
Mayo – Galway – Clare Sample Itinerary:
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Most folks come on our tour in large part for the music. Most music sessions begin around 9:30pm, sometimes 10pm, and continue til around midnight. This can be a bit late for most Americans at first. So be prepared for late nights. The flip side of the coin is that we don’t head out most mornings until 10am, so you can either sleep in or clear your head with a walk before we leave for the next day’s activities. And you are always free to stay in any night. We pride ourselves on our flexibility.
A free full Irish breakfast is provided B & B style at each hotel, normally in the dining room, usually between approximately 8 – 9:30am.
We want you all to know that if for any reason you prefer to sit out any of our planned day or evening outings to do something on your own or just relax, that is perfectly fine. Just let us know so we know how many heads to count in the bus.