Peggy February 2012
I have been meaning to write to thank you. You and Peggy had such patience in helping me be comfortable with our plans. To add to that Frank was like a gift. His ability to cater conversation for the varied ages and personalities in our group made such a difference. I am sure we would have enjoyed our trip no matter what – what a beautiful and special country! However, I had hoped we would have somebody to help us know what we needed to do and see to maximize our time and he delivered.
…truly a trip of a lifetime that we were hoping for and will never forget
Even better than that was how Frank’s all around and extensive knowledge, humor, patience, maybe even a bit of “the blarney” 😉 made this truly a trip of a lifetime that we were hoping for and will never forget.
I have already told anyone who asks about our trip that, should they have plans to go, contacting you is a must.
Many MANY thanks!
Tammy January 2012
We are back home in South Dakota, with several inches of snow and cold winds to greet us. If we could have won the Irish lottery, we would still be there! HA HA Thank you so much for a WONDERFUL vacation.
We had so much fun, and Maurice, we can not thank you enough. All of the information on Irish history and the Gaelic language was incredible!
It made the trip even more enjoyable and we even impressed Jason Mhaoineachain from Bellmullet, a bartender at the Old Storehouse in Dublin with it. We would recommend that bar, very nice!
Thank you Margaret, Sean and Anne for all of the prompt and helpful emails, and a well planned trip!!
Cristen November 2011
We are home from Ireland, and we cannot thank you and Maurice enough for the fantastic trip we had! We had the trip of a lifetime, and we are so grateful to you for helping us put it all together.
We couldn’t have asked for a better guide in Maurice – he was so incredibly knowledgeable and interested. He brought us to so many great places! We will never forget this trip and cannot wait to plan our next one! Thank you, thank you, thank you, a million times!!
Chris September 2011
Dear Ms Forristal,
I would like to thank everyone at Ireland Escorted Tours for a lovely and unforgettable experience. Our trip went perfectly and without any of the usual delays, misunderstandings and anxieties which usually accompany any and all attempts at having fun either at home or abroad,
Our tour guide Maurice Curran was unforgettable, charming, fun and informative and we plan to return to your wonderful country again soon!
Christina August 2011
We had such a wonderful time! Connemara, Connor Pass and Dingle were the highlights for me. And, of course, the cheese farms! Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made for us (and the cheese gifts). Maurice (guide) was wonderful! He was just perfect!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really can’t thank you enough! 🙂
As I sit in my kitchen this morning thinking about the wonderful time we had in Ireland, I just had to drop you a note. I can’t say enough about the planning of our trip. It was everything we wanted and more. Frank was wonderful, adorable, funny, intelligent, caring and very informative!! The amount of knowledge he has about the history and the land of Ireland is simply amazing. I could listen to him all day. He really made the trip!
Thanks for your help in putting our trip together. We fell in love with your country and are already thinking about planning a return trip. I think the Ireland bug has bitten the O’Brien family! Thanks again.
I would like to thank you both from the bottom of my heart for all your work in putting together our tour of Ireland. We had the most fantastic time and have created memories and a bond between us all that will last forever.
We loved every minute of our trip and it was especially nice to meet you both in the freezing cold weather at Callan. Thank you for the yummy chocolates which lasted about 10 minutes once we left in the coach.
There were so many highlights; we especially love the horse stud, our lunch at Kilkenny, our Cork hotel, the Ring of Kerry and Galway. Of course, the Pubs were awesome and the Irish music kept us jigging for hours a couple of nights.
We loved every minute of our trip
Erik was absolutely the best. He was flexible, fun, easy going – exactly what I had wished and much more. He made our trip and joined us at all the football matches. What a fantastic young guy and I think he might come out to Australia to visit us in January.
Your country it so beautiful and the people, well you are the strength that makes Ireland such an absolutely wonderful country to visit and be made welcome.
My sincere thanks for your kindness and service above and beyond.
Al & Shirley
We want to thank you for providing us with such a wonderful trip, not to mention the champagne. That was a very pleasant surprise. Everything about it was superb and Maurice fitted in very well with our family.
The travel agent that I bought our air tickets from may contact you to see if there is any way she can book through you. She called me today and I gave her your email address; so don’t be surprised if you hear from her. As for us, we will highly recommend you to any one we know that might be travelling to Ireland.
Once again we wish to thank you for a wonderful experience. We weren’t disappointed with anything.
What a grand trip we had! Frank was the ultimate of guides – a true host showing us his country. He is so extremely knowledgeable and has a fascinating way of presenting the history and background. We were so fortunate that he was our guide. Please express our gratitude to him.
We thank you for all of your guidance with the trip planning. Your attention to detail and great communication made the trip go smoothly. It was a pleasure to meet you in person. We also appreciated your recommendation of Luxury Tours of Scotland – another great experience. We will definitely recommend you and your company to any friends who plan to visit Ireland.
With gratitude, Larry
Ross & Sharon July 2011
Good Day! Yes, Sharon and myself returned without incident. However, it is with long faces that we left your great country. Margaret, your patience and willingness to adjust and re-adjust the itinerary as I continued to ask questions was most helpful and appreciated. The final choices for travel spots and accommodations all proved to be just perfect.
Historically, Sharon and I travel solo and I drive as she determines the sights to go to. This trip however, allowed me to actually see the area and relax for a change. I found this to be most enjoyable. I must say, the decision to use a tour service was not so easy for me given our history, especially, with the idea of potentially getting a “dud” for a driver. If we had got a disinterested driver it would have changed our whole view of Ireland as a vacation spot and a country as a whole.
However, we could not have been more lucky to have had the good fortune to have Michael as our guide. He is without question a professional, intelligent, entertaining and loyal member of your company. I came to like him immediately and from my point of view enjoyed the many hours of Q&A and discussion of most all subjects.
His willingness to join us day or night made for feel of real “friendship” let alone a better understanding for us as to the ways and values of the Irish people. Upon our return to Shannon Airport, Michael parked the car and came inside to see us off, a very nice touch and one that left my wife weeping for some time as he departed. I feel as though we have a friend in Ireland, one I would like to see again. He was the reason we enjoyed the trip as much as we did, and we both will never forget our time there.
Anne, your follow up with regards to our anniversary with the delivery of champagne was most appreciated and unexpected. It was a little extra gilding on the rose to make the day perfect.
Given all the above I can firmly say that I would recommend your company to anyone interested in travel to Ireland.
Sharon and I truly appreciate every step we took, and hope to return soon.