Why Exploring Ireland?
We love Ireland and we want people to see and experience everything that Ireland has to offer. Our goal is to do the best possible Ireland vacation each and every time. Every Ireland vacation is planned meticulously by your Personal Tour Ireland Operator, all of whom are fully knowledgeable about the culture and history of Ireland. Our escorted tours and self drive tours are full of a wide variety of opportunities and we tailor them to the individual needs and desires of our guests. Come on! We look forward to meeting you and showing you our country!
Exploring Ireland 8 Quality Commitments:
Why should you choose Exploring Ireland? We are passionate about Ireland and this is why we are different:
1. 100% No Risk
In Ireland it is not a legal requirement for travel companies to be bonded and insured, and many Irish tour operators aren’t. At Exploring Ireland we are members of the Irish Tour Operator Association (ITOA) Member Insurance Scheme, which offers you total financial protection and peace of mind that your vacation booking is always safe and secure.
2. 100% Peace of Mind
For double peace of mind, we are members of the America Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and have been since 2007. You can contact them and they will confirm with over 6,500 visitors was have never had a single complaint or negative comment registered with them.
3. Strict Accommodation Standards: Only the best passes our test!
Don’t get caught by operators that use the national accommodation approval system. In Ireland there are many B&B’s & Hotels that fall short of the high standards you expect, but are passed by the tourist board and given a star rating. For you and our other customers, this isn’t good enough.That’s why we have invested time and money to develop our own approved list of accommodations. All the accommodation that we recommend has been personally inspected for quality and approved by our expert team. So rest assured you will not be disappointed by your accommodation – only the best passes our test!
4. The best Irish tour service available anywhere
We are here to serve you. We will do whatever it takes to make your tour perfect. Nothing is too much trouble for us to arrange for you. All our Travel Advisors are fully qualified and we are open 7 days a week to help and assist you. Our service is better and more comprehensive than any other operator. We will take care of you from when you start planning, through your tour and right until you get back home. Many firms just want to take your booking, we’ve all experienced it. We want you to have the best experience of Ireland and will do whatever it takes to make every aspect of your trip perfect pleasure.
5. Deep personal knowledge of Ireland
We are based in Ireland and we know the country from top to bottom. Others sell Ireland from overseas and don’t have an intimate knowledge of the country. We are experts on Ireland and Tours of Ireland and will ensure that you receive the best advice.
6. See much more of Ireland without spending an extra cent!
Long standing ties with many of Ireland’s most respected service and accommodation providers mean we can pass on preferential rates to you. Getting your accommodation for less means you have more of your precious budget to spend on having fun while you are here!
7. The best guide books & maps – totally free!
Our self drive tours come with the best guides and maps. As part of your package you will receive:
a. Ordnance Survey Quality Touring Road Map
b. ‘Heritage Island Guide Book’ offering you discounts of up to €500 on the attractions the you visit.
c. ‘Best Restaurants In Ireland’ Guide Book. Make sure to get to eat at all the best places!
d. ‘Best Pubs in Ireland’ Guide Book. These are great for Music & Food.
e. ‘Top Secret Attractions that Most Don’t Even Know Exist’ Guide Book. Shusssh, these are a secret!
f. Ireland’s Golden Book. This is a high quality full colour brochure that list all the best of Ireland.
No other tour firm offers this much value!
8. A track record you can believe in
Over the years we have has many thousands of people travel with us and we regularly get thank you letters. Here’s just a few:
We have just arrived home from the most magnificent trip we had ever been on! Ireland is absolutely magical and beautiful! Thank you for answering all my trivial questions and for arranging such a wonderful tour. The locals were very helpful in guiding us to other sights of interest. The accommodations were wonderful, especially the Tinakilly House and Maranatha B&B. We have only been home for a couple of days and already I am longing to return to your beautiful country. Once again, thank you so much for everything.
Nina Melillo, Columbus, August 2012.
‘Thank you SO much for all your help with our Ireland trip planning. We had a wonderful time! Each accommodation site was amazing, clean, in a good location, with amazingly.hospital hosts, comfortable beds and delicious breakfasts every morning!I’d dreamed about travelling to Ireland for so long, it was everything I’d hoped it would be.Thank you so much for all your help! It was smooth sailing ..
Mei Shao Australia June 2012.
What a beautiful trip you put together for us all. My dad and daughters had the time of their lives.We could not have had a better driver, chaffeur, historian,He made our trip perfect.He was so attentive to everyones needs, a perfect gentleman in every way. And boy, does he know how to drive those roads. We felt so safe. He took us to off the beat hidden gems, that we never would have known about, as well as to all the better known areas to see. A huge thank you again for all your hard work.
Debra McManus, Massachusetts August 2012.
We just had an amazing tour of Ireland for ten days with the greatest driver in Ireland.
He was so thorough and kept us interested the whole time he was with us. He was on time every day could answer any questions we had and you can tell he loves his country and it’s history! What a great ambassador for your country.We are looking forward to returning in the future and a big Thank you.
Susan Hof Canada October 2012.