Turas Éireann, a new Irish tour operator, is offering experienced, driver-guided, luxury tours of Ireland for groups of up to ten people.
The good folks at Turas Éireann bring you Ireland at your leisure.
The name is pronounced thur-iss eh-ron, and means Irish tours or travels.
Dermot, the Irishman behind the company, contacted me to share the curated travel services he offers, so I asked him to write a guest post to help spread the word about his goals and dreams for these personalized tours of Ireland.
At Turas Éireann they go the extra mile to create memorable times in the Emerald Isle.
And so I’m delighted to hand you over to Dermot to introduce you to his new company, and the bespoke, flexible itineraries he creates to meet visitors’ specific requirements.
Tourism In Ireland:
Tourism is very important to Ireland, I also believe that Ireland is very important to tourism.
Every year millions of people arrive on our shores from the four corners of the world to taste the Irish experience.
The vast array of historical sites stretching back thousands of years, combined with breathtaking scenery, leave a lasting impression on many people, calling them back time and again.
But the real jewel in Ireland’s crown is its people.
Friendly, welcoming, humorous and genuinely interested in hearing your story, the Irish people enhance your visit enormously. And don’t forget the culture and music.
A large portion of tourists come from North America.
Irish Americans bring with them an infectious devotion to Ireland that really does make you view the country with an Súil Eile (pronounced on sue-il ell-eh) which means the other eye.
Different Ways To Tour Ireland:
Many visitors choose to hire a car or multiple cars for their journey around Ireland, and in most instances their time in Ireland is very enjoyable.
However, when the added extras of full insurance, Sat Nav, maybe an extra driver or maybe a child booster seat, parking charges, tolls and fuel costs are taken into account the costs soon mount up above the initial car hire quote.
Other visitors choose to go on prearranged large group tours, which again suit many people who just want to visit the main areas, while sticking to a rigid itinerary.
These visitors enjoy travelling in large groups.
Advantages of Small Independent Group Tours:
Choosing an independent small group tour is the best option for many visitors, and today I will share the many advantages small tours offer.
At this point I must declare I have a vested interest in promoting private tours, since I run a small group tour company Turas Éireann.
However, I think the reasons for choosing a self-directed small tour, which I’ve listed below, are important to consider when planning your trip to Ireland.
- The cost for a small group tour can be more affordable than most people think, and include all driver/guide and vehicle expenses in the price.
- Most small private tour groups provide an itinerary that is created specifically to suit your needs and is finalized with your input.
- The itinerary is totally flexible. Even down to changes on the day to accommodate the notorious changing Irish weather.
- The stress of driving is taken away and you can relax and enjoy Ireland at your leisure.
- The view from the vehicles allows you to see much more than from a hire car.
- There is no better way of seeing Ireland than with a local.
- You have a driver/guide at your disposal who can suggest so many hidden places to see, and also impart so much knowledge and history, as well as information about places to eat and places to meet the locals.
- The pace of a private tour is dictated by you, so you can spend as much or as little time in each place as you choose. You are not working to someone else’s schedule and you spend your precious time in Ireland with people of your choice.
Your Thoughts On Tours:
My company, Turas Éireann (Irish Tours) is a new company and I am really looking forward to a busy summer season meeting visitors from all over the world, and especially North America.
I love to learn about your familys’ immigrant stories and your connections to Ireland.
Your experience is very important to me, and I pride myself in working closely with clients to design the perfect itinerary to uncover Hidden Ireland.
And so, I have a special request. I would love to hear about what is important to you when planning a trip to Ireland.
Your feedback will help me enhance my plans for the summer. I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on small tour companies.
If you’ve ever taken a small group tour, let us know what made it great. I look forward to reading your thoughts in the comment section below.
My company may be in its infancy, but rest assured I know Ireland inside and out, and I can’t wait to share stories of my homeland with visitors this year.
Where To Find Turas Éireann:
You can check out Dermot’s website Turas Éireann.
Or you may like to email him at [email protected]
Whatever way you travel around this wonderful country, enjoy your visit.
Many thanks to Dermot for sharing this helpful travel planning information and for introducing us to his new company.
Wishing him every success as he shares Ireland with visitors this summer. I hope they will create many memories as they discover the highways and byways of Ireland, with the friendly, Irish tour guides from Turas Éireann.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
Disclosure: I don’t have a business relationship with Turas Éireann and received no payment for this guest post. I simply wish to help promote small Irish businesses and share all that Ireland has to offer with readers. Thanks for stopping by to check out Dermot’s story.