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Best of Ireland Tour

From $1599 (was $1849)

12 Days

Includes 16 meals on tour

Passport Required

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Tour Rating: stars5
"I loved having Joe G. as our driver. I can't say enough good things about him so I'll just say he made my first time abroad a time I will never forget. So much knowledge and so funny. Made everyone feel special. Enjoyed my vacation. "

Edna M., PA

Tour Rating: stars5
"This was my fist tour in Europe and it was a wonderful experience, every aspect was covered. The tour guide / bus driver was top notch. He made the tour very enjoyable .I also liked the fact that we had time on our own to walk around the cities and see some local things on our own. We felt very comfortable with the entire trip...The tour was very organized and we always new where we would be visiting ,yet we had time to relax."

Charles R., MD

Tour Rating: stars5
"When I would do it all over again given the opportunity, that says I believe others would also be well-served to take this tour. And I would!"

Dennis, M.

Tour Rating: stars5
"Matt Raft our driver/guide was great. I can not praise him enough. If this is the caliber of all the drivers/guides you have a winning combination...Scope of tour, knowledge of driver/guide, locations visited, hotels and quality of food were great."

Dennis G., MD.

Tour Rating: stars5
"As a once in a lifetime trip with friends who invited me I think I would have no trouble recommending this tour."

Sandra J., OR.

Tour Rating: stars5
"Everything about the Ireland portion of the trip was wonderful in my estimation...Barry was absolutely the BEST guide I have ever had and an excellent driver...Barry was absolutely the BEST guide I have ever had and an excellent driver. "

Mary L., AR

Tour Rating: stars5
"This was more than we expected [what] a wonderful trip!...Ireland was a great place to visit plus the YMT staff there was super, food was great etc."

Mary B., TX

Tour Rating: stars5
"Can not say anything negative about our driver. Matt was funny, very, very knowledgeable. His personal attention to those that needed it was outstanding and those that didn't need additional attention did not feel left out. He interacted with everyone. His driving skills were amazing!! You are very lucky to have him as a driver and tour guide. We would go on another tour with Matt. Very well organized. The price for what we received was awesome. Your reputation is good. We had a very good experience."

Alice K., MA

Tour Rating: stars5
"Aidan McKenna [our driver] treated all of us with great care and made sure each of us was comfortable. Our group became almost a family with his treatment of us all. He is a thoughtful and caring young man who made a diverse group feel respected and cared about. He did an amazing job driving and giving us tour information beyond just the necessary facts. Enjoyed the tour and met some amazing people."

Dorothy R., TX

Tour Rating: stars5
"My parents and I booked our trip "late in the game" but were made to feel at ease. Joshua Reggiano was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all the planning. Upon arrival to Ireland, we met Kiva who was so pleasant and helpful after our long plane ride. We also met Aidan who transported us to the first hotel. He was also very helpful...and has the proper bus for this type of tour. Thereafter we were put in the pleasant and capable hands of Matt Rafter. I would definitely recommend this tour to my friends and family. Thank you for a lovely journey and wonderful memories."

Laureen V., CT

Tour Rating: stars4
"This was our first tour... Many of the folks on the bus had taken multiple YMT tours...This was our first trip after retiring…Drivers were great."

Linda L., NE

Tour Rating: stars4
"Matt [our driver/guide] seemed extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality. He seemed really into his job...The best I can say is that you received good value and extremely efficient staff. Would go again on another trip. Overall it was a fun trip and we loved Ireland and the people."

Bernadette B., MD

Tour Rating: stars5
"JJ (John Joe), was a wonderful driver/guide. He definately knows the area and every nook and cranny of every stop or place of tour. He is very knowledgeable of Ireland, making an excellent guide, let alone driver. I can still hear his voice. We had a great time on our trip, could be in part for the six new friends we made, but all the sights were wonderful and I am so glad went to see Ireland. Everything went like clock work, all connections from airports etc."

Kay V., AZ

Tour Rating: stars4
"Eunan was a terrific driver and guide. He had a wealth of knowledge about Ireland and so willing to share. This is what made the Ireland trip so perfect. The trip was well planned. Euan was so terrific explaining so much about Ireland."

James S., MD

Tour Rating: stars5
"Mat Raftor was our guide and driver. Cant praise him enough on his knowledge and explanations on Ireland. Loved hearing the history and learned a lot about the Northern and Ireland discord. The guide we had for Belfast was also very good...My husband and I cant begin to tell you how terrific Mat Raftor was as our guide as we travelled Ireland. He really made the trip for us. We also enjoyed the sites that were part of our tour, especially Belfast. Also the hotels were very nice along with the food. There was more than enough to eat and a good variety...We have no complaints about the trip. "

Stephanie C., MD

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our driver Matt was the best part of the trip, His Historic knowledge and history of Ireland was outstanding!!! He was at our beckon call for anything we may have needed...Again Thank you Matt for making our vacation the best ever! We can't praise your company enough for making our first European trip wonderful...We will again use YMT for our next trip, as we are looking to go to Italy...Your company is the best and we will always recommend you to all our family and friends. Thanks Again. "

Donna G., PA

Tour Rating: stars5
"The destination, the overall quality of the accommodations, the efficient transfer of luggage from stop to stop, the driver/tour guide was top notch - the overall experience was just so positive. [Our driver/guide] Eunan Smith was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed all of his stories and information about Ireland and the places we visited. Some history I knew from my family but he filled in a lot of information I did not know anything about. He definitely was a huge plus for our group...I have recommended this tour to a lot of people. It was the trip of a lifetime and I hope I can return one day and spend more time in certain areas. Now that I've been there and have more background knowledge I would be totally comfortable doing that. It's a beautiful country and I am proud of the heritage I inherited from my maternal ancestors."

Linda S., MD

Tour Rating: stars4
"It went very smoothly...We did not experience any problems or "I didn't know that" moments. I didn't feel that I needed to plan anything on my own. It was nice to sit back and enjoy what the tour had planned for us. We had a great time."

Janice L., CA

Tour Rating: stars4
"It went very smoothly...We did not experience any problems or "I didn't know that" moments. I didn't feel that I needed to plan anything on my own. It was nice to sit back and enjoy what the tour had planned for us. We had a great time."

Janice, L., CA

Tour Rating: stars5
"Eunen, our driver/guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable about all the places visited and the history of Ireland. Had a great sense of humor which I think is a necessity and was always happy to repeat information to anyone who did not hear it or forgot it. We had a great group of people on our tour. The flight/meet & greet went very smoothly. The hotels for the most part were very good as was the food. All went extremely well...including the weather!"

George W., CA

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our guide, Matt, was friendly, kind, courteous and gave us lots of tips to save us time and money as well as imparting lots of local, interesting information. Wonderful man! Ireland was a wonderful place to visit and your tour covered as much as possible in the allotted time. The driver was great, the inclusion of meals, the price, would allow me to recommend this tour."

Nancy L., MD

Tour Rating: stars5
"This was my first experience with YMT Vacations and it was very good---I will surely try others…Our driver, JJ Grace , was the highlight of our tour! He made sure we were on time, keep to our schedule, very friendly and entertaining. He is a true Irish "gem" and I enjoyed getting to know him! Other than Ireland being such a beautiful country-I would have to say our driver, JJ, the staff at all of our hotels, tour guides, all contributed to my beautiful trip. "

Judith P., FL

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our driver/guide was John Joe Grace. He was excellent and I couldn't imagine that there would be a better guide anywhere in Ireland. He was well versed in all the sights and added colorful commentary. He was without a doubt the best!!!!! The tour was very well run - not a snag except for the security in the airports being too long. The hotels were great, food exceptional, and our guide was the very best."

Robert M., SC

Tour Rating: stars5
""JoJo" made sure that everyone was well taken care of and personally attended to the comfort and safety of the passengers. He was always polite and made our experience in Ireland much more interesting with his great personality and sense of humor. We've been on lots of tours over the years, and I have to say we will always remember him and the wonderful experience we shared. Great country, lots of interesting history and every day was a new experience with a very informative and entertaining guide.. We also were lucky to have great weather with no rain (quite unusual in Ireland)."

Charles C., IL

Tour Rating: stars5
"Our Driver/Guide, Joe Gleeson, was simply outstanding!!! He made the entire trip worth it. He was one of the very best guides I have ever had on an escorted vacation. He was kind, funny, accommodating, and treated everyone with great care. He is a fabulous ambassador for Ireland and YMT. This was my first trip with YMT and I have returned extremely pleased and happy. Your Best of Ireland tour exceeded all of my expectations. From the scheduling of flights, to the hotels, to the meals, to the places visited, to our Driver/Guide, the entire trip was amazing. I look forward to taking another YMT vacation soon. Great value. Great accommodations. Great tour locations. Great optional tours. Great experience!"

John G., PA