Testimonials

The two weeks were amazing, words can’t describe how great Ireland is, and how great Journey Through Ireland were. I would only book with them when I return (which will be next summer). I’m already in talks with Aisling on planning my summer trip. Definitely the only touring company to book with if you’re going to Ireland. They made my first ever Irish experience a trip of a lifetime. Anything you want, they will provide. ANYTHING!!!!

Thank you Journey Through Ireland!!!

Orlando, Florida

If you are looking to go to Ireland, your first step must be to contact Journey Through Ireland (JTI)! When my situation changed, Aisling was so helpful and willing to help me change things up. Everyone I dealt with at JTI were focused on customer service, and that made a world of difference!!
I did a 10 day self-drive tour around Ireland (Dublin/Waterford/Cork/Killarney/Galway); the accommodations in every city had me right in the heart of things, making it easy to walk and explore! My one recommendation to those driving would be – get the GPS! I didn’t and regretted it (street signs are sorely lacking in Ireland). But I took every mis-turn as part of the adventure (some of my favourite memories came from detouring myself through the Caha mountains – so so beautiful!).
I plan on returning to see the Dingle Peninsula (I got rained out) as well Northern Ireland, and will definitely be contacting JTI when I do!
Thanks Aisling and team for making my trip to Ireland so memorable! Sláinte!!

Mississauga, Canada

I contacted Journey Through Ireland to plan a self-drive trip for myself and my girlfriend. We weren’t quite sure what we wanted to see and do so thankfully JTI were full of suggestions. I felt that we really got to see the best of what there was in the time that we had. We have some awesome memories from the trip that I will never forget like kayaking along the River Lee in Cork, seeing the stunning scenery and views of the Ring of Kerry and horse-riding near Galway. There is no way that I could have organized this trip myself, especially the kayaking and horse-riding as I wouldn’t have known where the best places to do the activities were or who to contact, but Journey Through Ireland did it all effortlessly and everything ran so smoothly. We will definitely be back to Ireland again and we will definitely be using Journey Through Ireland to plan it. We won’t ever forget our time there.

San Francisco, CA

My husband and I recently returned from an enjoyable 3-week self-drive trip in Ireland and Scotland planned by Laura, at Journey Through Ireland. With so many destinations to choose from we didn’t know where to start, so we told Laura what our interests were and she planned the whole thing. Her judgement was excellent; she really picked up on little things in our email correspondence. Perhaps her best suggestion was that we spend 3 nights at each destination rather than 2. The itinerary was well-planned and flexible.

Transfers were also arranged and that made the whole trip run smoothly. The seven accommodations were wonderful. Just 2 weeks before we left I suddenly realised that I never asked for North American queen or king-sized beds, and on such short notice Danielle arranged to have the rooms upgraded from doubles. This made for a more comfortable trip. It was perfection!

 

Ottawa, Canada

I took a trip to Ireland in the first part of October with the help of Laura from JTI. My trip was absolutely amazing! It was an 11 day driving trip that went from Dublin to the south coast and to the west. Laura scheduled all of our bed-and-breakfast and hotels and a fantastic night at a castle. All of our overnights included amazing full course breakfasts every day. Our trip also was so  perfectly planned that we had something amazing to see every day, plenty of time to shop and run around and find our bed-and-breakfast and hotels without being rushed or hurried. Our trip also included all of our sightseeing charges and our rental car! It was extremely affordable and the scenery and the people were amazing! One of the best trips I’ve ever had in my life! Thank you Laura and JTI !!

Tonda Tucker

I found Journey Through Ireland at the NY Times Travel Show in 2015 at a time I was looking for an off the beaten path tour for two clients. Aisling came up with exactly what the clients wanted, including their requested hotels and my clients were thrilled – so much so they have referred other business to us and are getting ready to book another large trip.  JTI also put together another great itinerary for another group that have been to Ireland already and wanted something different. I highly recommend Journey Through Ireland, they do a great job at very reasonable prices.

Helen Prochilo, Promal Vacations, Nacta member

My wife and I just returned from our 11 day self drive tour of Ireland, it was our best vacation ever! Thank you to Journey Through Ireland for helping us plan this trip. Laura from JTI was a tremendous help and a real joy to work with, extremely pleasant, provided lots of good advice, and very responsive. We provided a general idea of where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see and JTI filled in all of the details. Fabulous trip, no glitches. Highly recommend Journey Through Ireland!!!

Ken Hodgson

Journey Through Ireland went above and beyond for my travel needs we look forward to using them again.

Thank You,

Larry Bongard

Larry Bongard

If you’re planning a trip to Ireland and aren’t sure what to do, where to go or what to see, let Journey through Ireland help you out. My colleague and I were on a very tight 4 day schedule and wanted to see as much as possible while having some unique “Irish experiences”. Aisling was able to put together an itinerary that met all of our requirements and then some. From picking up our car at the airport, to checking into some nice B&B’s, each with a proprietor that was so helpful and informative, to finding a place to stay near the airport on our last day – as all of the hotels were sold out due to the One Direction concert – everything was perfect. We’ll be back again in 2015 and plan on tackling Northern Ireland and look forward to the adventure Aisling plans for us!

Connecticut

We recently returned from a 10 day self-driving, just-the-two-of-us tour of southwest Ireland with the terrific support of Journey Through Ireland in the planning, organizing and reservation process. I began by letting them know where we wanted to go (more back roads than city roads) and requested B&Bs where possible. They sent us a choice of accommodations and a suggested itinerary that exactly fit our needs, plus gave us some alternative options. When everything was in place, reservations made, etc. the most beautiful folder arrived in the mail (and on-line) with colored photos of the B&Bs and historical sights, directions where needed, a road map, and all of the vouchers required with instructions. Everything went so smoothly, we enjoyed our accommodations, and the itinerary ideas were spot on. We would definitely recommend Journey Through Ireland to our friends!!

MaineMimi

THANK YOU! Our trip was fabulous! I can not say enough good things. First, our guide could not have been better. His knowledge of history and the country was very enjoyable. We all have a better understanding of our heritage. Which is important to us. Phil took care of many small details and added some things which helped make the trip special. We would gladly go on another trip with him anytime.

Your hotel choices were all good. Some were outstanding, but all were clean, comfortable and had helpful staff.

Thank you again for a fabulous trip. We will happily give Journey Through Ireland the highest recommendations.

Mike and Sharon Foss

If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, you should consult the travel professionals at Journey Through Ireland Tours. They are very knowledgeable, thorough and creative. They can arrange private tours, golf, hotels, B&B’s, you name it, they can do it. They are constantly on-call for support. They were terrific in making our family’s trip to Ireland so memorable.

Tim Finnegan

I signed up for the Southern Highlight tour – group of 12 to take my Mom on. I was looking for something that was not fast pace tour for her. Much to our surprise it ended up being a private tour due to the other 10 people being in a group had to cancel. Awesome! We saw everything on the list, and with the Awesome Driver/ Guide we saw many more sites, Damien was great. The hotels all my expectations, with only one the Treacys in Waterford being very out dated, clean but in need for lighting, paint and carpet. If I have the opportunity to go again, I will use this group. Linda and Aisling were very helpful!

bscrule

My extended family and I just returned home from a week in Ireland. It was a vacation I will always remember because of our tour guide, Martin Carey. He was absolutely wonderful. He took such good care of us and made sure he took care of our every need. By the end of the trip we were all sad to say goodbye to someone who had become a friend to us. In addition to our wonderful tour guide, we cannot say enough about the Journey Through Ireland Tours–they put together a tour that was first class and an experience that my family and I will never forget. When we come back to Ireland, we will be sure to use Journey Through Ireland Tours.

Linda T

We are all home safe and back to work. We had the best time. So many laughs and met such wonderful people through our trip. It was great seeing my family in Wales. It was as if I had never left. Once we all seen each other it was like time did not exist between us, we just started where we left off and it seemed like yesterday. Gerry was wonderful and I might say very patient mind you. I am sure he will never be the same! We are definately planning another trip. Hopefully next year. We plan to go to the Highlands in Scotland and work our way down to Cardiff and then London and fly home from France. So we have to work at that with your help. Thanks again for everything. It all worked our wonderful.

Catherine Dougher

We had the most wonderful time. My mother did very well and we all enjoyed all of the ruins, churches, castles, natural wonders and delicious food. Pearse is an extraordinary guide and a delightful gentleman. He suggested some additional crosses and stones that would be of interest and was helpful at all times, in every possible way. This special trip could not have been improved upon. We were sad to see it end but, we have to be grateful that at almost 90 years of age, my mother was able to take it all in. It has been a long time since we three spent time together. Thank you for organizing everything so well. Between you and Pearse we had the perfect 10 days in Ireland.

Thank you and best regards,

Peggy

Peggy Sakow

Kristin and I wanted to thank you for setting up a fantastic trip for us!  We had the best time and saw so much of Ireland.  All of the B&Bs were very nice, and our favorite two were the Kilbawn Country House and Abbey Lee.  Both Elizabeth and Mary were so helpful.  Elizabeth called the two other B&Bs to let them know we most-likely be checking in after 6pm (we never arrived at our accommodations before 7pm!).  Mary gave us good advice on when we should leave in the morning for Connemara and Kylemore Abbey.  In Dungarvan, Elizabeth dropped us off at the pub, where we met some wonderful women.  They were there practicing jigs, polkas and other dances and taught us a polka!  Exactly the “local” experience we were hoping for!

The last day, the place you booked was also very accommodating.  The person at the reception desk gave us a good recommendation for dinner.  Afterwards we went to a pub and started chatting with the manager and one of his employees who is participating in the Special Olympics in golf.  Again, another “local” experience that was very lovely.

I know I will definitely recommend Journey Through Ireland to any of my friends heading to Ireland.

Again, thank you so much for all of your help.  Both Kristin and I have wonderful memories of this trip.
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Alycia Grenesko and Kristin Kennard

Nancy and I are home.  We had a wonderful trip.  Martin was the best.  He gave us good information about the region, colorful stories, and set the schedule to meet our needs.  We highly recommend this idea of having a driver.  The hotel was great and very comfortable.  Overall, we give this trip a big A+.  Thank you for all your help setting this up.

We enjoyed so many things.  Kylemore Abby was high on the list.  The gardens were very serene.  The plane ride to Aran Islands was memorable and has given us lots of stories.  We walked to the “fort” on the island and enjoyed a warm bowl of vegetable soup at the local café.  The Cliffs of Mohr were memorable, and I really liked County Clare.  We even enjoyed the local dance for the Match Makers Festival.  Who knew Ireland loves USA country music!  My favorite is Cong and Ashford Castle area.  We had wonderful weather, and outstanding scenery.

We give high marks to Transportation (Jimmy) and Martin.

Hope to come back for another trip.

Betty Elliott

We’re back and had a wonderful time.  Tony the guide/driver was great and we all enjoyed learning about your beautiful country.  The weather was mostly supportive, at least until Sunday rolled around.  Thanks very much for making sure that our pillow which we left behind us was couriered home to us.

We will recommend your company to all our friends.

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson

I just wanted to let you know that we had a lovely trip. I particularly enjoyed spending a couple of days in some places. The stays at the Sandhouse in Donegal area, the Davenport in Dublin and Kilmurvey House on the Aran Islands were very pleasant.

Pearse is a very knowledgeable guide and not intrusive. We were on our own a great deal of the time and that was just the type of mix we liked. Getting around Dublin and Belfast via the hop on and hop off bus was fun.

Thank you again for your assistance in the planning of this trip.

Mary Pat Curran

We are trying to get back into our time zone, and wishing we were still in Ireland!!!! We had an amazing trip! You did a great job.  First I would like to say that Pat Walsh made our trip more than we could have hoped for.  He was absolutely perfect.  We didn’t want to say goodbye  when he dropped us off.  We would highly recommend him , his knowledge , flexibility, and professionalism , were more than we ever expected.  The first location “the aghadoe” was our favorite of the trip.  Absolutely amazing service, food, and location.  The dromoland was also the perfect place for the birthday celebration, we had a great time there also, everyone was wonderful.  Over all the trip was a 10, our children had an amazing time, and the amount of things we packed into the 10 days we were there was overwhelming in the best of ways.  I really appreciate all of your help, and if we know of anyone headed over, I will keep you in mind!!!!!! Please use Pat when you can, he is a treasure to your industry!!!!! Thanks, Cathryn

Cathryn Killam

We had a wonderful time and I must say it was in large part because of Pearse. We certainly spent a lot of time with him and it was a blessing to find him so easy going and helpful.

Pearse is obviously very intelligent, articulate, and passionate about his heritage. He was a fountain of information and the one time when he didn’t know the answer to a question, he looked it up. I had some vague impressions of Irish history before the trip but now I feel like an expert.

He did listen when we expressed our interest in seeing certain things and then went out of his way to include them. One evening he drove us 20 minutes in to town after checking with the pub to see when the music would start. I did not realize until we called him to pick us up that he had just been waiting out front for us the whole time.

The country is beautiful and the people warm and friendly. The food, especially bread and cheese is wonderful. We found all of our activities fun and interesting.

Thank you

Nicole and Zachary Semaskvich

Let me tell you what a great time we had touring through Ireland. We will never forget all the sights and the special places we stayed. We are going to be recommending you guys to our relatives who plan to visit Ireland later this year. The people were all very friendly, the food was exceptional, both the Irish Breakfasts and the dinners at the hotels. The sights we saw driving around were unforgettable. The mountains, the sea, the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle and the mountains around Maam.

Walt Thomas

I think speaking for almost the entire group our expectations were exceeded for the entire tour. It was a nice surprise to see Pearce as our guide. He was the first person I spoke with on the telephone last November and we all commented on his depth of knowledge and interesting comments answering our questions. He added a great deal of depth to Ireland’s history, economy, and selected a perfect itinerary. The hotels were all well chosen (Hastings hotels were an elegant treat). The Aran Islands flight and activities were a must do for future groups. I would certainly provide a first rate reference for JTI or Ireland Touring.com and hope to use your services again when we return. Mention a particular thanks to Pearce for his wit and enthusiasm and perhaps he might even take our group again sometime.

Thanks for all,

Tom and Kathi

Tom & Kathleen Rafferty

I would like to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip planned by your company.  Even though it was only for 3 days at the tail end of our trip, it was most enjoyable- due primarily to our driver, Matt Browne.  He was prompt picking us up and was so enjoyable to be riding with- he had so much knowledge of Ireland and its history.  We had so much fun and he was very accommodating when we would make a change in where we wanted to go.  He worked long hours with us and we really appreciated that.  He showed us so many sights and had such knowledge of everything.

It was a pleasure having him as our tour driver/guide and Matt did a great job!

Terry Nagle

It was the best trip that we have ever taken, and we have taken three previous trips to Ireland and about thirty to Europe, China, and the  Middle East.  The itinerary was great. The reality of a private tour was a first for  us.  But the best part was Hal Craven.  What a great guy!  He  was knowledgeable about everything Irish, very thoughtful of our requests, and a fountain of sports lore, especially golf.

Hopefully he will come to  play golf with us in Florida.

Thank you for all of your help.

Dave Martin

I just wanted to thank you for organizing a truly amazing holiday for us! Ireland is the most beautiful country we have ever seen and the people are so friendly and helpful!
We will definitely recommend your services to our friends and family who plan on travelling to Ireland.
Thanks again for everything!

Michele Lichty

We all had a GREAT time on or visit to Ireland. We enjoyed everything; the people we met,  the scenery, food, the towns and city’s everything. I believe that Hal, our driver, made the trip more enjoyable by sharing his knowledge of Ireland and his attention he showed us. We would not have gotten as much out of the trip if we had driven ourselves. I thank you for your help and would not hesitate to recommend your company, You, or Hal. If we had one regret it would be that we could have spent more time in Ireland!  Thanks again, Joe.

Joe Finnerty

I am sending you this picture of my grandaughter and I having a WONDERFUL, GLORIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL TIME in your great country!!!! Our driver guide Pearse was excellent and delightful, and added to our good time and he was so knowledgeable and helpful and we appreciated him so very much. The hotels and trip was great Linda, everything worked out so well and my grandaughter just loved Ireland, was so excited and promised me she will come back with her grandaughter some day!!!! that touched my heart. She ate many many mussels, oysters, pints and we both loved the Irish Coffees at nite to warm us before sleep.

Thank you so much Linda, and I hope to encourage the rest of my family to come back to Ireland with me some day.
Many, Many Thanks
Joan Flood

Joan Flood

Thanks  for  the  arrangements and all your hard work. Everything  was  perfect  and  there  was  no  problem  at  all  during  the  trip. The  hotels  were  all  superb  and  the  people  were  all  very  friendly. Will  definitely recommend  your  agency  to  all  my  friends  in  case  they  plan  a  trip.

Udayan

Our holiday experience with Journey Through Ireland was terrific! Pearce was our first contact and he was so helpful and informative – and went the ‘extra mile’ in helping us set up our self-drive tour. Our day to day contact before – AND during – our trip was Linda and she was equally helpful – and always accessible. This was our first time to Ireland and we will absolutely recommend your to all our family and friends.

Joanne Guerin Padovano

The trip was fantastic…went without a hitch.  The itinerary was terrific.  We saw a lot in a very little amount of time, that we could never have done on our own. Pearce was excellent.  He was the perfect guide, political analyst, and European historian.  I would highly recommend him to anyone traveling throughout Ireland. He was very entertaining to travel with during many hours in the car.

I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone I know in the States and will be happy to do so in the future. My next trip back to Ireland will probably a golf trip and I will certainly contact you in regards to the same.

Rege McClelland

I just wanted to send an email regarding our outstanding experience in Ireland several weeks ago.  Our guide and driver Matt Ward provided our group of 19 with an experience we will never forget.  In all my years of traveling I have never experienced someone that provided  such a  personal touch and enjoyment as Matt.  I will be returning next year for a golf outing with several people solely based on the experience that Matt provided.  Your Company and Country are truly blessed to have Matt Ward represent you.

Del Caryl

We returned from our Journey Through Ireland arranged trip this past Sunday exhausted but very pleased with our vacation in the emerald island. We loved the itinerary, the sights, hotels and our driver. All these aspects came together well to create wonderful memories. All sixteen of us especially wanted to single out our driver, Brian Rawling, for his cheerful attitude, flexibility and knowledge of the island’s history and its people.

Bob Devenney

We appreciate the planning you did for our Journey. More importantly we appreciate the guide/host you provided us Hal Craven. He is Ireland. His knowledge of the culture, history, Politics and people made our nine days incredible productive. You will never go wrong requesting Hal to lead one of your trips. His Irish humor kept us all in the mood. We deviated from the trip plan numerous times as he got to know us and and our side jaunts were spectacular. Hal seemed to know local people in most towns which gave us a special chance to interact with true Irishmen and women. We drove through the countryside and became knowledgeable is his Irish CD collection of which we bought a number to take home from local stores. We had a great time, great hotels, great food, a great country, and made very special by one Hal Craven!

Ann & Bill Trebilcock

Wonderful experience – even four and a half weeks was not long enough for Ireland, so we hope to go back.

Milford HoltCape Girardeau, MO

I never could have managed a trip for eight adults and the last minute glitches…nice to know you were helping. We enjoyed the Irish Coffee, too!

Bette Jo SullivanAlexandria, VA

The B&Bs could not do enough to help you – would go that route again! We enjoyed the trip!

Frank & Alice ColeParma, OH

It was great to tour Ireland with no itinerary – B&Bs great – weather great!

Daniel & Linda SnyLayton, UT

The trip was wonderful and you delivered everything promised at a great price!

Kathleen NedrowOswego, IL

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