We create and operate tours that let travellers experience the country from a local and authentic perspective by connecting them with our place and our people. Preserving Ireland’s cultural heritage by offering immersive, Storyful, easy-going experiences of Ireland by local guides is our mission. 

At Irish Experience Tours, we cater for people of all ages and levels of fitness who want to experience new activities in an inclusive, supportive environment. We believe that flexibility is the key to creating the most memorable experiences, and are adaptable to requests on-demand where possible. Essentially, we’re not happy, unless you’re happy. 

Our local guides pair unique cultural experiences with the art of storytelling – a skill synonymous with our Celtic heritage. And to top it off? We just love the craic! So, whether we’re saying “cheers” over a few pints of Guinness at the end of the day or are enjoying a good yarn along the drive, it’s all about personal connection for us.

Tour guides

Our guides connect travellers with the experiences we offer. They tell the stories of our country in a profound yet straightforward manner. Irish Experience guides are supported by an ambitious in-house operations team that works behind the scenes to make sure every tour turns out flawless.

Our local guides are a team of creators, connectors, and storytellers on a constant journey to discover the stories that our country has to tell you. In developing our experiences, we strive to make them amazing for travellers and locals alike, giving back to the communities visited.

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Sheepdog herding at Glenshane Country Farm - Embrace a Giant Spirt
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Lagan Legends Walking Tour. The Big Fish. Donegall Quay. Belfast BT1 3NG, UK

How we do it

Our business revolves around people: travellers, locals and the team that brings them together. This is how we offer inspiring and memorable experiences:

Tour creators

Our team of creators works closely with local communities and activity providers to help them tell their stories. This way, tourism can be a powerful ally for communities and locally-run businesses: to prosper, to preserve our cultural heritage, and to support the lives of their people and families.

Why we do this

We believe that travel has the power to transform lives. Our experiences facilitate meaningful interactions between travellers, locals and nature. Travellers become inspired and locals empowered which in turn helps our communities and local businesses thrive.


Our wee story

In 2010, after a few years circling the island of Ireland and a few lessons learnt along the way, Sean decided it was time to introduce this innovative style of travel to those seeking a unique cultural experience of Ireland.

Irish Experience Tours was and still remains, all about taking travellers to more remote destinations and places of breathtaking scenery, connecting like-minded individuals and inspiring people through great hospitality and Celtic storytelling.

When you share these unique adventures with a great group of people from all over the world… well, that is when the real spirit of Irish Experience Tours comes into play!

Kelly Q Avatar
5 star rating The best birthday gift a person could ever get! In having only, a short time for the visit to Ireland, we chose to take the 7 Day Wild Atlantic Adventure small group tour. I can't say enough about Sean and Noel. They taught us so much about the history of the country and along the way showed us so many beautiful locations. The castles along the way were quite impressive and we really enjoyed the ones that we received a tour. When we got to the Cliffs of Moher and the visibility was zero, Sean felt so bad that he took us on an unexpected tour of the Kerry Cliffs which was so fantastic, that we all forgot about the bad day at the Cliffs of Moher. When we were in slow areas, Sean was great to have Irish music playing that actually came from the county of which we were in. We all loved that! And as a bonus, the nine of us on the bus all had a great time together and we all left having new friends that we all hope to see again soon! Make sure you take advantage of the horse and buggy rides when available. They are fantastic.
Kelly Q 9/27/2023
Jana P Avatar
5 star rating Magical 13 Day Adventure with Irish Experience We booked the 13 Day Tour with Irish Experience based in large part on the company’s glowing online reviews from satisfied travelers and could not be happier with our decision. From the comprehensive itinerary to the personal touch of their small group format, this trip exceeded all of our expectations. Rather than treating us simply as customers, they embraced us as family. In particular, our expert guide, Anthony Dawson, was outstanding—knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and caring—the perfect combination. He and Sean Power (the owner) made our first journey to Ireland the vacation of a lifetime!
Jana P 9/26/2023
Nancy C Avatar
5 star rating A week that lived up to my lifelong Irish dreams Our 7 day tour of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way was outstanding! The land is breathtaking and the people were so welcoming. Anthony was our driver/guide and was funny, personable and full of knowledge about what we were seeing. He went out of his way to make things work for people with varied fitness levels. We really enjoyed the balance of tour activities and free time to mingle with the locals. The accommodations in every town were top notch. On most nights the 8 couples were split between 2-3 B&B's or hotels, but the coordination of everything was amazing. I can't think of a single negative to say, except that I wish we'd had more time in Killarney. The longer tours probably do. Don't worry... you can't go wrong with these folks!
Nancy C 9/20/2023
R N Avatar
5 star rating Ireland tour We had a wonderful time on our tour. Lee was our driver and guide who was fantastic. Lee was kind, professional, a historian, he was an all around great guy, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Our small group was a pleasure to be with and our accommodations were very nice. We would recommend Irish Experience Tours.
R N 9/13/2023
Gary P Avatar
5 star rating A Great time in Ireland. My husband and I recently went on a 10 day tour with Irish Experience Tours. We began in Dublin and crossed the country and began our nine nights in the town of Westport. What a delightful beginning, what a charming little village. Our first B&B was welcoming, friendly, and the accommodations lovely and very clean. The bed was comfortable. It was just the experience we were hoping for. And so it was in each town where we stayed in. The Irish people we interacted with were amazingly friendly, helpful and sincere. As for the places we saw… absolutely beautiful. Each day’s itinerary turned out to be a 5 out of 5. The touring bus we were on was nearly new, with very comfortable seating, plenty of room to spread out if desired and panoramic viewing in every direction. And finally, our tour leader, Lee, who was also our driver, would be rated much higher than a 5 if that were possible. In the opinion of everyone of us on the tour, he was perhaps the greatest gift to have received. He truly work hard and succeeded at making the trip memorable, informative and just plain fun. We loved the experience and would highly recommend Irish Experience Tour for anyone thinking about a visit to Ireland.
Gary P 9/09/2023
Craig T Avatar
5 star rating A beautiful land and a wonderful people We participated in the 10-day Wild Irish Experience. The actual tour included everything described in the promotional materials, but was in actuality much better. Our guide/driver for the tour was Anthony. He was OUTSTANDING and made our Irish experience the very best it could be. He was always willing to answer our questions - and we asked a lot of questions! The small group tour format made it wonderful coming to know our fellow tour participants - they were delightful and made the experience even more memorable. The tour bus was spacious and comfortable. Each of the B&B's we stayed in were comfortable and the breakfast fare was amazing. This was our first, and possibly our only opportunity to come to Ireland. It could not have been a better experience.
Craig T 9/08/2023
Wendy H Avatar
5 star rating Wonderful Tour of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way This was a great tour. Lee the guide/driver was wonderful and Sean the owner made sure all the details were taken care of. Lee is everything you'd want in a tour guide-- knowledgeable, entertaining, caring, and he provided the special touches that made this trip a pleasure. We had a wonderful group of people (young, older, family, friends and singles) and all thoroughly enjoyed exploring Ireland with Lee as our leader! I would definitely recommend Irish Experience Tours for anyone wanting to get a taste of the Irish countryside!
Wendy H 8/31/2023
Getaway29576667883 Avatar
5 star rating Great Craic!! Sean was a perfect guide to have for our trip...knowledgeable, witty, and a great driver! He did a nice job of drawing people into conversation about the trip and what we were seeing. Sometimes it was challenging for me in terms of the amount of walking required...as I have an injury that affects my mobility. But Sean did his best to accommodate me by getting me closer to the site or checking to see if a wheelchair was available at certain locations. Lee drove us to our first location and was also an excellent gracious guide. I was grateful he allowed for a photo stop at Castlebar where my ancestors were from. That wasn't on the schedule...and meant alot to me!
Getaway29576667883 8/29/2023
tracy C Avatar
5 star rating Highly recommend ! Amazing from beginning to end! The excursions to Sheep Dog demos, Kingdon Falconry, Dingle Pennisula, boating in Killarney Park, e-bikes on the Gap of Dunloe, Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet etc. were all amazing. Sean and Noel gave us a charming history of Ireland along the way. The bus was clean and worked so well for our family of 12.
tracy C 8/25/2023
884patricia Avatar
5 star rating Amazing Adventure This small group tour exceeded my expectations. Our driver, Lee, was amazing with his helpfulness, stories, sense of humour and professionalism. Each accommodation was clean and safe. We did countless adventures with no problems. I didn't want this tour to end. Thank you Lee & Sean for the incredible memories.
884patricia 8/25/2023
Mark M Avatar
5 star rating Exceptional tour of Ireland I've been on a number of similar type trips throughout the world over the last 10 years but I have to say this trip ranks as one of the top ones. Ireland is a stunning country and it was brought to life by this tour. Sean was a great tour guide/driver, nothing was too much trouble. He devised a great itinerary. There was a lot to see and do but you where never pressured into doing something you didn't want to. I particularly liked the songs and audio sections he put together that related to the various areas we where driving through. The accommodation was also of a high quality - no rough dives, just good quality hotels and B & Bs. Keeping the tour group to a maximum of 16 also helps you to get to know your fellow travellers and leads to a better overall experience. I would definitely recommend Sean and Irish Experience Tours to anybody looking for a great, fun packed informative tour of Ireland
Mark M 8/25/2023
Lizette v Avatar
5 star rating Perfect tour! My first time visiting Ireland (and most certainly not the last), I decided to tour with a group since I was travelling solo. After countless searches, I stumbled upon Irish Experience Tours. What a happy stumble it was! I was part of a group of 15 people. Although I was the youngest (32), it was a fun and kind group of people, and I felt right at home. The first couple of days the knowledgeable and kind-hearted Kieran was our guide. He had great stories to tell, especially when some of us dined with him one evening. After a few days, Lee replaced him as our guide. What an entertaining and informative guide! While admiring the picturesque scenery of the Irish countryside on the comfortable seats of the brand-spanking new bus and not worrying about navigating the narrow roads, Lee shared random and interesting facts about everyday life in Ireland. He never hesitated to answer the group's questions. There was always laughter when travelling from one great destination to the next. The tour wasn't rushed, and the freedom we had late afternoons was great. Both Kieran and Lee gave recommendations of places for dinner and live traditional music at pubs. And it never disappointed! Both men were very approachable and always helped with a smile. Lee went above and beyond in helping members of the group with transport arrangements after the tour ended. He also shared some of his favourite spots, not on the itinerary, such as the majestic and, in his words, 'dramatic' Kerry Cliffs. What a sight! All the B&Bs were comfortable with friendly hosts and great breakfast options. I'd higly recommend Irish Experience Tours for a memorable tour of Ireland, especially when travelling the beautiful country for the first time and solo, and would certainly use their services again 🙂
Lizette v 8/16/2023
Mary Ann S Avatar
5 star rating Once in a Lifetime Family Experience Our family planned our own itinerary and traveled as our own group. Everything about this tour was beyond expectations. Working with Sean through the planning stages was a delight. He offered great suggestions and helped to make the tour perfect. The price was amazing for what we received! Anthony was our driver, and he felt like one of the family by the time we reached the end! He also made the tour personal by offering great suggestions of places to eat, hikes to take, etc. He even brought some sports equipment along one day to show the kids Irish sports. This was an experience we will never forget!
Mary Ann S 8/07/2023
gooch14 Avatar
5 star rating Fun Bus Tour in Ireland This was my first time in Ireland and my tour guides Lee and Sean made it a memorable experience for me. We never had to worry about driving in Ireland or where we were staying for the night. Our tour guides took care of everything. My favorite experience on our tour was the sheep dog demonstration and also seeing the many shades of green which Ireland most definitely had. Sean and Lee were knowledgeable, funny, organized and kind. Sean enjoyed sharing his love of Irish music while we cruised through the beautiful countryside. On the last day of our tour, he had each of us share a song with the whole group. The small intimate group was amazing. The tour guides were incredible and Ireland will forever be etched in my heart as a beautiful country with amazing people.
gooch14 8/07/2023
Sharon B Avatar
5 star rating 3 Generation Family Tour of Ireland Tour was amazing. Driver/guide, Noel, was informative, personable, patient, and a real hit with the family. Tour Director, Sean, was creative and dealt with any issues promptly and effectively. Timing and hotels were excellent and side excursions to falconry, sheep herding, horse riding, biking were worth every penny. Couldn't imagine a better tour company to work with.
Sharon B 8/06/2023
Stephanie A Avatar
5 star rating Join the "Fun Bus" on Wild Irish Tours! The 10 Day Wild Irish Tour was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it! The best parts were that we didn't have to deal with the driving, the itinerary was already planned for us and we had authentic Irish drivers/guides who shared their wealth of knowledge about Ireland and all of the sites we visited. Our tour bus was small in size compared to the huge Coach buses we passed, this made me feel safe when we traversed through the mountain passes where there were some scary drop offs! It also lent to an intimate experience with only 13 on our bus and we became close to everyone in our group, making lifelong friends! The guides were so helpful and fun, contributing to a unique and wonderful experience. We kept saying, " we are on the fun bus"! I loved everything about the tour and would do it again!
Stephanie A 8/04/2023
Stella S Avatar
5 star rating Amazing Small Group Tour We just returned from the Wild Irish 10 day tour. We had an absolutely amazing time. I would highly recommend the tour to anyone. I will probably not do a large tour again after this- small group is so much better! We loved getting to know Sean, Lee, and the people in our group. I traveled to Ireland years ago, but this was a much better way to go, I did and saw SO much more than I did the first time.
Stella S 8/02/2023
Dave K Avatar
5 star rating July 2023 trip Beautiful country! So grateful to have made this trip. Our tour guide, Kieran, was awesome! Explain everything about history and make the trip enjoyable!
Dave K 7/29/2023
Fairhopian Avatar
5 star rating This first-time-on-a-bus-tour traveler had an amazing and comfortable journey with old (and new) friends Although I’ve done a lot of traveling over the years, this was my first bus tour. I wasn’t sure I’d like it, as my husband and I are best described as wanderers, but I went with girlfriends this time and thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, too. There was plenty of time to see and do all I wanted, without the stress of driving on unfamiliar, tricky roads and choosing where to lay our heads each night. The itinerary for this tour was perfect. The stops were well-timed and planned, and they were carefully chosen to give us the perfect mix of cultural exploration, natural beauty and, of course, FUN in the pubs and shops every evening. We seldom felt rushed and enjoyed the options for some flexibility. The guest houses we stayed in were wonderful. All were clean, comfortable, well-situated in their locations and came with delicious, full Irish breakfasts. My only suggestion would be that travelers should travel light, if possible, and ask for assistance, if needed, to get luggage up the steep, narrow stairs in some of the lodgings. Finally, our tour guide was FANTASTIC! His name was Kieran McManus, and all of us really loved him. He was a perfect gentleman, a knowledgeable guide, a tactful negotiator, a friendly but non-intrusive companion, and a very courteous and careful driver. We felt safe with Kieran, and he made sure we moms, wives, and grandmothers were happily returned to loved ones. Thank you, Kieran. ( You can “meet” him in some of the pictures I uploaded.)
Fairhopian 7/18/2023
Patrick R Avatar
5 star rating A Great Tour We had an awesome tour. Our tour guide Lee was great, very knowledgeable and funny and he made numerous good suggestions to enhance our experience. The itinerary and accommodations were very well planned and the tour exceeded our expectations in every aspect.
Patrick R 7/15/2023
Global828344 Avatar
5 star rating sw Ireland Getting up each morning and looking forward to the day's adventure. Each day brought wonderous sites, vistas, food, laughter. Our guide, Pat was spot on.
Global828344 7/12/2023
Jennifer B Avatar
5 star rating Amazing tour of Ireland My tour with" Ireland experience tours" was wonderful. My daughter and I came home with so many beautiful memories . Our tour guide Anthony went over the top to make our Ireland visit fun and interesting and informative all at the same time. He was a delight to spend time with. I also enjoyed the coach and being with fourteen travelers. It was a perfect number. The energy they created was high. I felt seven days was a perfect amount of time to be away. It left me longing for more. I still carry a piece of Ireland with me . And that is a lovely ending to my trip.
Jennifer B 7/03/2023
VicHall Avatar
5 star rating Ireland splendor - the whole nine yards Lee Jones is the best! We had a wonderful experience in Ireland thanks to all the work done ahead of time. The weather was terrific and all accommodations, tours, and spots we visited were top notch. Lee took extra care of all in the bus and accommodated any request we made. Lee took us to all of our destinations safely and even took us to some hidden gems along the way. A small tour is the way to go. Would definitely recommend to all travelers of any age.
VicHall 6/25/2023
Jim C Avatar
5 star rating Timbuktu We did the 10 day tour with Lee Jones who was great and we would highly recommend. Great sites and scenery, great fellow travelers and great memories. Jim C
Jim C 6/20/2023
YRMSS Avatar
5 star rating The perfect tour of Ireland I couldn't agree more with my tour mates' recent glowing reviews of this trip. If one is considering a great overview of Ireland , this is it! Granted, the perfect weather and the wonderful group of 14 delightful and responsible people helped the experience, Sean's entertaining and informative service made the trip most memorable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour!
YRMSS 6/16/2023
Jackie M Avatar
5 star rating Brilliant 10 Days in Ireland Lee goes above & beyond as a tour guide - has formed good relationships with accommodation & service providers along the way & as such is greeted warmly everywhere he goes . Helped a person in our group find her ancestral home & stopped for a photo opportunity & a little moment for reflection. ‘Mr google’ - knows so much about all the places we went & could answer all manner of questions. I traveled solo on this trip & he always checked I was okay with my luggage - I had made sure I was able to carry what I had, but appreciated his assistance. Accomodation was mostly B & Bs located close walking distance to the town we were staying in. Often a few stairs to get to your room. Lee would do a loop of each new destination town & give us suggestions of eating places, live music, activities etc When people on our tour sadly became ill this was managed exceptionally well. Lee’s personal stories & general high energy kept everyone bouncing through the day. Our group was an extremely lovely group of people & we would gather to have a drink & dine together. We were blessed with amazing sunny weather & warm days. Ireland is a beautiful country to be exploring. This was my first time ‘touring’ & I seemed to have completely lucked in with Lee & my fellow travellers. Buses are clean & well maintained. Lee is an experienced driver & can park the bus quickly & efficiently in the tightest of spots. Highly rate Irish experience tours. The travel App is terrific to get all the Day to Day information.
Jackie M 6/15/2023
asl492 Avatar
5 star rating Wonderful Tour with Great Itinerary I took the 13 day Full Irish Experience Tour. I’ve been on several multi day escorted tours over the years, and this one was probably the best I’ve ever taken. You couldn’t ask for a better itinerary that included all the major sites (Rock of Cashel, Glendalough, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Giant’s Causeway, Ring of Kerry), as well as several lesser known gems (Slieve League Cliffs, Slea Head Drive, Killary Fjord, Cahir Castle), and thankfully avoided overrated tourist traps like Blarney Castle. A small group tour like this with only 16 people is ideal. It allows you to travel in a smaller bus and get onto some scenic roads that you wouldn’t be able to access with a larger vehicle. The minibus was very comfortable with more than adequate leg room. Our driver and guide for the whole tour was Kieran, a highly personable and informative escort. His demeanor was a little more low-key than a typical tour guide, but I appreciated this because after 13 days, a guide with more over the top enthusiasm would have been hard to take. Kieran was well-organized and always willing to answer any questions the customers had. Some of the hotels were better than others, which is to be expected on a long tour, but all were clean, comfortable, and well maintained, and offered good breakfasts. The Westport Plaza was the stand out of all the accommodations. The company did an excellent job overall of determining how long to spend at each site. I never felt like I was rushed to the point where I couldn’t see what I wanted to see in the time allotted. The one exception might have been the town of Kilkenny, where an extra day would have been helpful. If you want an escorted tour of Ireland that hits all the highlights and you have the time to take one of this duration, this should be your first choice.
asl492 6/02/2023
Marianne H Avatar
5 star rating Wonderful trip with Irish Experience Tours We did the 8 day castle and coasts tour and it was wonderful! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and willing to make sure we all had the best experience! Beautiful scenery and great accommodations! Our tour had 10 people and you have options s on whether you prefer to stay in bed n breakfast or in hotels. We chose the hotels option because of my husbands reduced mobility and were very pleased. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour group!
Marianne H 5/30/2023
Gabriela A Avatar
5 star rating 13 day Irish experience I have been putting this off because, I really don't know where to even begin. The 13 day Irish experience tour was everything I didn't know I was looking for or better yet- needed. Ireland is incredibly special. I was blown away by the sprawling lush green fields, scenic coastlines, charming villages, incredible history, coastline cliffs, beautiful mountains, historical castles (about 30,000 of them!- can you guys give me one?) and who can forget the soul shattering "craic"?! Every day I would wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed feeling like indiana jones on the search for treasure- with each day delivering and without even trying. There must be fairy dust in the air because I have never visited a place that brought so much beauty, serenity, myths, laughter and music together. There is no place like it and it deeply touched my soul. Now- what made this trip truly special was our tour guide Sean. To give you a bit of a backstory- this was my first solo international trip, and I was definitely feeling a bit apprehensive and worried about not vibing with my group. This was NOT the case. Sean has this magical way of bringing people together and also challenged us to step out of our comfort zones. Before you know it, I was climbing mountains at 8am and let me tell you- I'm more of a 12pm mountain climb kind of gal (ha!). Sean went above and beyond every single day to cater to each of our requests and always made it happen- all the while with a smile on his face. He is inspirational and the history of Ireland seeps out of his pores effortlessly. He always had a great story (sometimes sad but you need to hear it!), the perfect pit stop, the best food or craic recommendations and most importantly for me- the perfect Irish songs to play for us while driving. Also, this man was FUNNNNY. Like the real kind. He is the epitome of what is most special about Ireland - The People. No matter what town we were visiting, the people were the essence of this beautiful country so make sure to spend time with them. You won't find more warm, positive, welcoming, and kind people on this earth. I will never forget them. Sean, I hope you know how much you are appreciated. On behalf of my group- I think it is safe to say that this trip would have not been the same without you. I miss it so much already but will make sure to play a song from that bus, close my eyes and transport back. Do not visit the tourist traps, do yourself a favor and book your Irish experience trip immediately!
Gabriela A 5/27/2023
Pascale B Avatar
5 star rating Great experience We spent 6 great days in Connemara. Bike tour. Super experiece with Sean'organization and his partners. Bikes were very confortable and secure. beautifull landscapes and towns visits.
Pascale B 5/26/2023
Raymond G Avatar
5 star rating 7 day Wild Atlantic Way Excellent tour, first off Anthony was awesome ! Professional, informative & entertaining. The pace of the tour was perfect, it allowed time for your own exploration of each town in the evening while having plenty to do and see each day. The sheep dog demonstration was one of many memorable highlights of the tour. Would definitely recommend !
Raymond G 5/24/2023
Dan Kendra M Avatar
5 star rating Amazing Sheep, Blarney Stone & Ancient Ruins! This was our first time oversees! The tour was a great way to sample the best of Southern Ireland. At each city we stayed at, we got a taste of the unique flavor. The highlights for us were the rugged Aran Islands, the wholesome sheepdog demonstration, Blarney Castle, and the breathtaking Rock of Cashel. Anthony was an exceptional driver and tour guide. He was informative, funny and we felt very safe & taken care of by him. As he drove along the landscape, he taught us about Irish history, weather, flora and fauna. We felt we were getting a special glimpse of Ireland throughout the trip. It was the ideal first trip to Ireland. Despite the ambitious itinerary, we got a good sense of the spirit of each location. Every spot was worth a week's stay. There's opportunity to see live music at a pub at nearly every stop. Make room on your phone, you'll be taking a LOT of pictures. Wear good shoes and leave room in your bag for souvenirs. Plenty of rest stops along the way.
Dan Kendra M 5/23/2023
Damien C Avatar
5 star rating To do again for an other part of Ireland It was a wonderfull journey, very nice bike rides. Everything was well organized, no nasty surprises. Sean, Martin,... are very friendly and professional.
Damien C 5/23/2023
Megan T Avatar
5 star rating Trip of a lifetime! My friend and I both agree this has been one of the best and most fun trips we have taken! Ireland is absolutely beautiful and I feel each place we visited was hand picked as one of the top places to see. I absolutely loved our tour guide and think he is a big reason we had such a great experience. He's very knowledgeable and was patient with all of our questions, including Ireland's history. He took the time to pull over so we could get out and photograph the beautiful landscape. It was the perfect combination of group exploring/activities and down time for dinner each night plus a day to explore Dingle with several options for activities if we wanted. One of the highlights was the sea safari tour that I signed up for in Dingle. The B&Bs we stayed in were wonderful, the hosts were so kind and welcoming, and a full Irish breakfast every morning was lovely.
Megan T 5/22/2023
Mark Avatar
5 star rating A memorable experience We had a great tour. The itinerary and scenery were terrific. Our guide, Lee, made the trip special with interesting stories and constant attention to detail. I highly recommend this company.
Mark 5/22/2023
Eileen W Avatar
4 star rating Awesome tour, great guides! Hubby and I enjoyed our 10 day tour, the drivers/guides were wonderful. It was an action packed vacation, we loved all the places we visited. The scenic views were gorgeous. We stayed mostly in B&B's, the breakfast were delicious. We do wish the rooms were warmer, just our opinion. We liked having some free time also, time to explore on our own. Being with a small group was comfortable and a pleasant experience. Overall, it was a great trip and I would highly recommend.
Eileen W 5/22/2023
Jana P Avatar
5 star rating Great Time with Irish Experience Tours We booked the 13 day Full Irish Experience. We had a great tour. Sean was our tour guide/driver. We also met up with another 10 day tour that was doing the same itinerary after we left Northern Ireland. We did a few joint experiences with their tour guide, Anthony, and he was also wonderful. We loved the smaller group of 16 people, the van was big enough (seats for up to 24). Sean was knowledgeable, fun and interesting. It was a complete cultural, historical and landscape immersion. Sean shared centuries of Irish history dimensioning with landmarks and music that truly made a lasting impact. Multiple times, depending on our time and weather, he added unplanned side trips that really added to our trip. We loved being able to pick and choose where we ate lunch and dinner. Sean always gave us good recommendations. The places we visited and times allowed usually was just right. We stayed mainly in B&Bs and were all very nice, none had elevators and narrow stairs, but Sean or others always willing to help carry bags up and down the stairs. We also enjoyed the flexibility of doing optional excursions since we like more active things where others could be less active if they choose. We were very fortunate with really good weather and super nice people on the tour. Many times we ate and walked around with the others since we all got along so well. Highly recommend 13-day Full Irish Experience Tour.
Jana P 5/11/2023
jerrys01 Avatar
5 star rating Great trip to the Republic of Ireland with Irish Experience Tours Irish Experience Tours is a small company which does a great job in delivering a very personal experience on its tours. My wife and I really enjoyed the 10-day Wild Irish Tour. We had Anthony as our guide, and he really knew his stuff as he drove us around Ireland, showing us the sights. One of the most fun things we did was the sheep herding tour, which included our small group feeding the baby lambs. The tour actually included a few more events than promised, so we got a really full experience. I think the price was very reasonable for what was delivered. IET is run by Sean, who did a great job with the logistics, such as the B&Bs we stayed at. In general, these were very comfortable rooms with proprietors who took great care of their properties. Anthony has a great sense of humor, so we all laughed quite a bit together. You can't ask more than that!
jerrys01 5/10/2023
gramavisitplaces Avatar
5 star rating Phenomenal Tour of Ireland Climbing Diamond Hill at 78 and taking a boat to see the Skellig Islands. I loved the freedom to choose from options offered Having free time to do other things was fabulous. Anthony, our tour guide was informative, fun, tuned in and was adaptable to our groups needs
gramavisitplaces 5/10/2023
A laugh a minute! The tour was wonderful. The guide was extremely attentive to everyone’s needs and wishes and provided excellent advice and commentary throughout. The sires visited were great and varied making for a most enjoyable experience.
johnfrench 10/07/2021
Ten of the best travel days of my entire 70+ years Ten of the best travel days of my entire 70+ years spent with Sean Potter ,guide/owner of Irish Experience Tours...loved Ireland and really enjoyed his knowledge of his nation as well as his ability to obtain whatever we on the tour requested...his new catch phrase when you asked him for something..."I know a guy"...Great B&B's and hotels..fine locations...oh, great weather,too! Walter Berk, USA
Walter Berk 9/16/2021
allikat1203 Avatar
5 star rating A wonderful way to see so much of Ireland. We had an incredible time traveling around Ireland on the 13-Day Full Irish Experience tour. I loved not having to worry about planning an itinerary or accommodations for such a long trip, which helped us really enjoy our vacation. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and flexible with providing options for day activities to suit different interests. Despite Covid times, nearly all attractions were still open (with mask, social distancing, and vaccination card requirements), and we were definitely not short on things to do. Truly and amazing experience - 100% would recommend!
allikat1203 9/12/2021
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5 star rating No stress way to see the Wild Atlantic Way Highly recommend this trip. Great way to see highlights along the absolutely stunning Wild Atlantic Way. Scenery was gorgeous, guide was fun and knowledgeable, accommodations were comfortable, daily activities could be customized based on your interest - great mix of activity and leisure time. I traveled during summer 2021, with Covid restrictions still in place. Though the Irish nightlife may not have been on full display as a result, I have no regrets about proceeding with taking the trip. One I’ll remember for a lifetime. I was a solo traveler and being part of this small group felt like a little family.
Picklespickles 9/09/2021
5 star rating One great trip We couldn’t be happier with our recent trip to Ireland. We toured the beautiful wild Atlantic Way with a small group. Sean went above and beyond our expectations and made our experience one for the books. We may have found it too cold to kayak or paddle board at this the end of September but I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes the chance to be active while on vacation. I think my favorite activity was the sheepdog demonstration. The family who owned the farm gave us a taste of local flavor. It was really special. In the evenings Sean often made suggestions on things to do in area during our free time. Like I said, he went above and beyond and it made our trip ever so enjoyable.
Judy Y 9/01/2021
5 star rating Phenomenal Trip!! I chose the 8 DAY WILD IRISH CASTLES EXPERIENCE--and what an experience! I loved the small-group tour; we had 11 in our group, which was perfect for getting to know everyone. Sean went above and beyond to make sure that we had the opportunity to see and do everything on our checklist. The tour was variable enough to accommodate both those who wanted to do a ton of hiking and those who wanted to keep the walking to a minimum. Even though this wasn't exactly a hiking tour, Sean encouraged everyone to do the Cliffs of Moher hike, and I'm SO GLAD he did--it was definitely a highlight of the trip. I also highly recommend traveling in later September/October--the huge tour buses are basically done for the year, and there were times when I was hiking that there was no one else around. It was just magical. I would book again with Irish Experience Tours in a second!
aprillyn 9/01/2021