8 Day Essential Ireland

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8 Day Essential Ireland
Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin
Jurys Inn Cork Cork
Dromhall Hotel Killarney
Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane Dublin

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $400
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Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Mar 11 - Mar 15 departures, itinerary may be altered due to local events for St Patrick's Day


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Dublin
    • 1 night Cork
    • 2 nights Killarney
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 7 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom
  • Tour the storied 15th century Blarney Castle, where you will have the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Explore the city of Cobh, where emigration from Ireland began during the 19th century famine
  • Travel along the world-famous Ring of Kerry with its astonishing views
  • View the Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland's most spectacular archaeological sites

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates


Is This Trip Right for You?

This value program provides the comfort of an escorted tour, with the freedom to explore on your own. Minimal inclusions plus a variety of optional excursions allow maximum customization. This fast-paced trip covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect to spend two to three hours on your feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin, the energetic capital of Ireland. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 5 PM
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3, Monday - Glendalough, Waterford City Tour, Travel to Cork
Depart Dublin and travel south to Glendalough in County Wicklow, for a short stop at the 6th century monastic site with its round tower before driving to Waterford, a place that can trace its beginnings all the way back to the arrival of the Vikings. Embark on a walking tour of the city of Waterford with its world-renowned crystal showroom. Afterward, continue the drive to Cork. Arrive and check into your hotel with time at leisure. Perhaps, join the optional Jameson Distillery for a guided tour and a comparative whiskey tasting
Optional: Jameson Distillery
Overnight: Cork
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Cobh, Blarney Castle en Route to Killarney
Today, visit the city of Cobh, where emigration from Ireland began during the 19th century famine. This port was also the last stop for the infamous Titanic before its fateful maiden voyage ended tragically. Then, travel west towards Killarney. En route, stop to visit the 15th century Blarney Castle, where you'll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab". Free time for shopping for traditional Irish crafts at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to Killarney, in County Kerry, with its rugged coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. This evening perhaps, join the optional Whiskey Tasting & Dinner. Get an insight into whiskey making and taste two Irish whiskeys, followed by a three course Irish dinner
Optional: Whiskey Tasting & Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry
Begin the day with a drive through Killarney National Park and the world-famous "Ring of Kerry" around the island's southwestern tip. View sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Later, join the optional ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage) in the peaceful green countryside. Return to Killarney in the late afternoon
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Thursday - Rock of Cashel, Travel to Dublin
Morning visit to the Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland's most spectacular archaeological sites - a collection of medieval church buildings and fortresses set on top of a limestone outcrop rising out of County Tipperary's Golden Vale. This significant historic site was for 600 years the power-base of the kings of Munster. Many of the old church buildings still survive and a gentle trek to the top of the Rock offers panoramic views. Then, sit back and enjoy the scenery on the drive back to historic Dublin
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Dublin
Spend the day at leisure or, join the optional Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse. Begin with a panoramic drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past Phoenix Park, home to the official residence of the President. Continue to view Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green and St. Patrick's Cathedral, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Afterward, visit Guinness Storehouse for a sampling of the brew. You can pull your own pint here in the Dublin tradition and browse the multimedia exhibits about Guinness. Tonight at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager and Ireland
Optional: Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse (AM)
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Jameson Distillery Middleton Tour and Tasting

Take a tour of the Jameson Distillery Middleton and learn about its rich history and heritage. Explore the well-preserved old distillery and discover the largest pot still in the world. View distilling equipment along with old kilns, and mills. Proceed to the 19th century warehouse where whiskey is aged in oak casks. Conclude the tour with a premium whiskey tasting.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Sep 2022 - 30 Apr 2024 $60.00
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Whiskey Tasting & Dinner 7:00 PM

Get a brief insight into Irish whiskey making. Enjoy an interactive experience and learn how to nose, taste and savor the flavor. Conclude with a tasting of two Irish whiskeys, followed by a delectable three course Irish dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #4 27 Dec 2021 - 24 Dec 2022 $60.00
27 Dec 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $60.00
01 Jan 2023 - 24 Dec 2023 $60.00
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Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside. Sweeten your experience, with a local homemade chocolate treat.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #5 01 May 2022 - 24 Dec 2022 $25.00
26 Dec 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 $25.00
01 Jan 2023 - 24 Dec 2023 $25.00
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Dublin City Tour with Guinness Storehouse AM

Begin the day with a tour of the fair city of Dublin. Drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street and past the multi-colored Georgian doors. Continue past Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green and St. Patrick's Cathedral, dedicated to Ireland's patron saint. Afterward, visit the Guinness Storehouse for a sampling of the "black stuff". At the Storehouse, learn about the brewing process, view the multimedia exhibits about Guinness, and enjoy the panoramic city views with a pint at the Gravity Bar.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Sep 2021 - 30 Apr 2023 $50.00
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12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, October 2021
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Just returned from my first Gate 1 tour (12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland) and am now committed to Gate 1! This tour was the best I have ever taken and I have traveled with numerous other companies before. The hotels were ALL centrally located and top notch. Our Tour Director was friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about Ireland as a whole, not just certain cities. She, our coach driver and all hotel staff were very Covid conscious and we all felt very safe. Everything ran smoothly and I'm ready to go again. Great job, Gate 1!

Peggy F.
10 Day Classic Ireland, October 2021
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I would like to commend Edwina for providing a wonderful tour experience in Ireland. Her professionalism, knowledge, and friendliness made my trip top notch. I've not travelled with Gate 1 before, and Edwina made the trip memorable, and comfortable, especially in this uncertain time of COVID. Thank you so very much!

Margaret D
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, September 2021
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Our 16 day Scotland/Ireland tour was over the top wonderful. Our tour manager, Patrick, is the perfect guy for this job. He took total care of us from the minute we arrived at the hotel in Edinburgh until the morning we left Dublin for the airport. I cant say enough wonderful things about him. He shared so many stories that made the history of the beautiful cities come alive. He was an expert on the ancient history as well as current events in both countries. Since my ancestors come from both Scotland and Ireland, every single part of the tour was exceptionally relevant for me. He also shared music from both countries which made the long bus intervals fly by. He was knowledgeable about so many different aspects of the culture. the peoples and why this happened and why that happened. I only wish my former history teachers could have done as good a job as Patrick. Also our driver, Bryan, was also over the top wonderful. How he maneuvered that huge bus down those narrow lanes and around the mountain curves was amazing! and the hotels were also over the top wonderful. Overall our favorite tour so far and we plan to travel many more times with Gate 1 Travel.

Saundra D.
8 Day Essential Ireland, December 2019
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My trip was wonderful. I really enjoyed the structure of the trip and what was included. I typically book my own itineraries so I appreciated the amount of free time. I did not want to drive in Ireland but wanted to cover a lot of ground so this trip was the best of both worlds. Patrick was a perfect guide. I enjoyed his stories and facts as we drove along. He was very accommodating for the group and really made sure everyone was enjoying themselves. I certainly learned a lot from him. Eddie was a fantastic driver. I don't know how he got that bus around the curves of the Ring of Kerry! Very impressive. He was also so sweet and goofy. My travel buddy and I agree that he made our trip! I can't say enough things about Patrick and Eddie.

Francesca C. Woodbury, NJ
8 Day Essential Ireland, December 2019
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The trip to Ireland was excellent. The hotels were very comfortable, the food was very good and the service was excellent. Ireland is a beautiful country and would definitely go again. The tour guide, Patrick, and driver, Eddie were superb. Gate 1 tours are the best and will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Margaret A. Levittown, PA
Irish Culture, September 2019
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We had a great trip. Doug was the best tour guide we have ever experienced. Loved the hotels we stayed in during our trip. Very pleased with Discovery.

Jerry and Julie M. Ivins, UT
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, September 2019
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Outstanding…Our tour guide Alacoque was truly outstanding. She brought the places we visited to life with her stories about growing up in Ireland and her amazing knowledge of the history of Ireland. We highly recommend Gate 1 and look forward to traveling again as soon as possible!!

William R. Santee, CA
Irish Culture, September 2019
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It was wonderful, in every way. I am so impressed with Gate 1 and I didn't expect to be. Our tour guide, John was fantastic. The pace was perfect; hotels, food, scenery, activities, everything was simply wonderful. I could have gone on and on and on...…......great trip !!

Joanne W. Ashland, NH
Irish Culture, September 2019
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It was wonderful. Our hotels were authentic and comfortable, and the food was excellent. We will be looking at Gate 1 for future trips.

Judith B. Hardy, VA
10 Day Classic Ireland, August 2019
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Out trip was great. Edwina, our guide, was fabulous. She was very knowledgeable about Ireland. She covered every topic imaginable. We stopped at many unexpected places. So glad we took the tour through Gate 1 as we wouldn’t want to navigate the narrow roads of Ireland. The tour was very well-planned with a good mixture of bus, tour, and free time. Thanks for your help in booking. You will hear from us again.

Jennifer B. West Hartford, CT
10 Day Classic Ireland, August 2019
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Our trip to Ireland was AMAZING and it was all thanks to Lenny (TJ the drive was incredibly good too)!! He was awesome, we couldn't have asked for a better tour manager. He went above and beyond for everyone. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, We always felt comfortable talking to him and asking questions. I really appreciated the fact that we left early to beat the crowds, and then had the evenings to explore the town we were in! Everything was very well thought out and planned perfectly. I don't know how I can go on another trip without Lenny! We were so spoiled having him, I don't think any other tour manager could compare. We had an great experience though, we will definitely book through Gate 1 again! It's the way to go when visiting a city for the first time! You definitely hit all the major spots and must sees!! Thanks for such an amazing trip and experience!

Chayce B. Cranberry Township, PA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2019
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Our trip was wonderful. Our guide, Doug, couldn’t be any better. His knowledge of the history of Ireland and his wit kept us well informed and entertained. His attention to detail, kindness, and care of all of his guests was exemplary. Our driver, Kaspers, was phenomenal. He had full control of the vehicle at all times and assisted us in every way possible. It couldn’t have been a better experience and I’m sure everyone felt the same.

Linda B. Belford, NJ
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, May 2019
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The trip was wonderful in every way. Ireland is a beautiful country with friendly, welcoming people. The hotels were great, food was great, and Martina, the tour guide, was outstanding. She is such a knowledgeable guide. Her background of Irish history is fantastic and she continually gave interesting details of the history we were seeing. She is a very organized person who displayed remarkable leadership skills for our group. I have been on several European trips and she is absolutely the best tour guide I have ever had. I cannot say enough great things about her. Simply incredible trip!

Elizabeth H. Madisonville, TX
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, April 2019
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Traveling to Ireland was a great learning experience and definitely would recommend friends & family to take the trip to Ireland from Gate 1. The Tour Manager was awesome, she was knowledgeable & professional all the way from the get go ... Gate 1 truly provides great customer care !!!

Evelyn T. Staten Island, NY
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2019
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We had a fantastic trip to Ireland. This was the first trip to Europe for my children (11,12) and we couldn’t have had a better first experience. From our arrival in Ireland with the help to navigate the St. Patrick’s Day parade, to the shuttle back to the airport at 5:30 AM a week later was great. Edwina, our guide and TJ the driver were both fantastic. Edwina made the trip interesting and fun and taught a history lesson on the way that even my kids found interesting and not over done. The accommodations were nice and always in the best areas for pubs and shopping. Edwina’s recommendations for food and entertainment were always on target and made the experience even better. This was our second travel experience with Gate 1 and it certainly won’t be the last. Thank you for such a wonderful Spring Break trip to Ireland for my family.

Daniel M. St. Louis, MO
10 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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The trip was outstanding. Organization was perfect and our tour director, Marie was fabulous. She helped us to make a side trip to the home of my ancestor, a great grandfather who was born in Kilcummin, just a few miles from Killarney. We were extremely happy with everything and will recommend Gate 1 to anyone searching for a tour company.

Richard F. MT Pleasant, MI
9 Day Classic Ireland, October 2018
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We had a wonderful trip! Our tour guide, Martina, was incredible. She was professional, articulate, funny, and so knowledgeable. It was obvious that she loves her country and has a passion for sharing its beauty and history with all of us. We felt secure and safe throughout our trip. Our bus driver, Fergal was amazing. He maneuvered that bus like it was a little car. We don't know how he did it. The entire process with Gate 1 was so comfortable, from booking to getting back on the plane. The trip was such a joy because Gate 1 attended to every detail. We will book another tour very soon! We've told several friends and family about it and they will be contacting Gate 1 also.

Colleen V. Fort Myers, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, October 2018
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I loved it!!!! Everything was so well planned, all I had to do was show up. Our tour guide and driver were first class. Ann, the tour guide, was so personable and knowledgeable. I not only got to see the beautiful country of Ireland, I learned so much of the history. Thanks Gate 1!

Bernadette B. Folcroft, PA
14 Day Deluxe Ireland, October 2018
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Ireland was beautiful, elegant, organized, fun and a wonderful experience. We would highly recommend this vacation to anyone. Our tour guide, Tom, was kind and knowledgeable. Our bus driver, Donal, was courteous and safe on the roads. Hotels were beautiful and tours were well organized.

Dan K. Palm Desert, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2018
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This was our first tour and we carefully selected Gate 1 Travel to be our guide. The entire trip - Kaleidoscope of Ireland, was better than I could have anticipated. Our Tour Manager, Cecilia B. was versed in Ireland's history, myths, legends, facts, current events, local sites & pubs ... She provided our Tour group with Text book information in the most educational & enjoyable way. Our bus driver, Hugo, ... Hugo provided a safe tour, and always watched out for every one... This tour was a great value for our money including Hotel accommodations, meals, castle attraction & event entry fees, etc. THANK YOU GATE 1 for the best tour ever!

Kathryn K. Las Vegas, NV
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, June 2018
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Our trip was wonderful! Our main guide, Jim McIntyre, was very friendly, informative and helpful. The individual city guides were also great and really enhanced our understanding of the histories of their city. The hotels were very nice, well located, and the food they served was very good. We were very happy with our Gate 1 experience and we are looking forward to our next one.

Mike R. Springfield, IL
9 Day Classic Ireland, June 2018
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It was a wonderful Ireland trip with a very knowledgable tour guide. Patrick and John did a great job bringing us to places in Ireland which have great historical significance to this country. The two Irish shows were fantastic and very entertaining and at the same time showed how the Irish struggled to come to its status now as a beautiful country. It was a trip worth remembering and keeping in my heart and memory.

Liberata O. Greenbelt, MD
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, June 2018
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We had a wonderful trip in Ireland. Doug was the greatest tour guide anyone could ever have. He was so knowledgeable and witty too. Beautiful country and the people were lovely. Gate 1 was a great choice for us. You kept us informed and connected from the beginning until the end.

Mary P. Sellersburg, IN
9 Day Classic Ireland , May 2018
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Trip was outstanding! The tour guide, Linda was fantastic! She took good care of us and gave us an extremely good history of Ireland. I would recommend this trip to anyone!

William C. Murrells Inlet, SC
10 Day Classic Ireland, May 2018
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My trip to Ireland was life changing, and I wish I were still there! Gate 1 Travel made the trip affordable, worthwhile, and worth recommending and using again.

Sally W. Lehi, UT
10 Day Classic Ireland, April 2018
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Our trip was great. Kudos to our guide, Linda, for a meaningful journey with lots of information about the Irish and Ireland. The bus, hotels, meals and entertainment were top notch. This was one of our best trips ever! We look forward to going on another Gate 1 trip in the future

John M. Huntsville, AL
8 Day Dublin Vacation, April 2018
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I had the greatest time. I loved Ireland and Dublin. I also got to visit relatives I did not know i had in County Louth...My tour of the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway was also very nice. This is the second time I used Gate 1 travel and was very pleased with all of the arrangements.

Raymond D. Pottsville, PA
10 Day Classic Ireland, April 2018
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Simply amazing. Edwina was a great tour guide. John our driver was great as well. We loved Ireland. The hotel, food and intertainment was unbelievable. We are happy travelors.

Laurene G. Wareham, MA
18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru, April 2018
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Our trip to Ireland was magnificent. We had a wonderful time. We couldn’t have been happier. Every day was wonderful. Well worth going on tours with Gate1. Our tour guide, Garrie Troy was very knowledgeable and quite delightful. She was great! We have told all our friends that this is the way to travel; using Gate1. We are extremely pleased and will definitely use you again for future travel. Thank you, Sandra Rosenthal

Sandra R. Statesboro, GA
7 Day Ireland West Coast Fly & Drive, April 2018
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Our trip to Ireland was fantastic! The hotel accommodation was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There were no problems with the airline tickets or rental car reservation. Everything went extremely smooth and we were happy to book with Gate 1.

Colleen T. Minneola, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was so delightful! Gate 1 arranged excellent services and accommodations. Our guide, Francis Carroll, insured a pleasurable trip for all. He was engaging, interesting, and informative. Even when he was feeling a bit ill, he never once slacked in his duties or concern for our group. Francis gave us not only historical information, but shared little known facts and stories that helped put facts into personal perspective. Our driver, Tony, was always pleasant and punctual. He did an excellent job in transporting us throughout Ireland with a sense of calm comfort. I will definitely consider choosing Gate 1 for another trip!

Frances D. Andalusia, AL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, April 2018
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The trip was so delightful! Gate 1 arranged excellent services and accommodations. Our guide, Francis Carroll, insured a pleasurable trip for all. He was engaging, interesting, and informative. Even when he was feeling a bit ill, he never once slacked in his duties or concern for our group. Francis gave us not only historical information, but shared little known facts and stories that helped put facts into personal perspective. Our driver, Tony, was always pleasant and punctual. He did an excellent job in transporting us throughout Ireland with a sense of calm comfort. I will definitely consider choosing Gate 1 for another trip!

Frances D. Andalusia, AL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Fabulous! Loved it all. Our Tour Manager, Anne, and bus driver Declan in Ireland were wonderful. Gate 1 took excellent care of us with smooth transitions. We loved the rotating seat assignments on the bus. The meals were good and the tour stops were beautiful, just what we wanted. It was our first trip with Gate 1. We'll do it again.

Ann F. Newport News, VA
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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The trip to Ireland was great. Hotels were wonderful, restaurants top notch, and the guide, Doug, knowledgeable and funny.

Fred N. Elmwood Park, IL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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The trip was fabulous. The locations of the hotels were perfect in Ireland they were in the center of everything. Our tour guide Linda O’Niel was great!!! Had a wonderful trip.

Maureen S. Staten Island, NY
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Our trip was Phenomenal! Our guide was so knowledgeable and fun! We feel so lucky to have gotten her! We made some great friends and saw so much! We will definitely travel with Gate 1 from now on!

Lynda T. Flagstaff, AZ
9 Day Enchanting Ireland, March 2018
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It was great! Well organized, well paced, and Lenny was a great guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and was an interesting guide. He also has a good sense of humor. We very much enjoyed our trip. And Hugo was a wonderful bus driver! Everything ran smoothly and on time.

Emily M. Boynton Beach, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, March 2018
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Trip was excellent. The weather cooperated with us after the heavy snow that came into Ireland the weekend before. Our Gate 1 guide, Doug Bryan, was first class. The tour bus driver, Tom, was also excellent. They both took pride in their jobs. All local tour guides were very informative of the history in Ireland. Thanks for a great experience.

Lane W. Lawrenceville, GA
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Our trip to Ireland to say the least was superb! Alacoque, our trip guide, was knowledgeable, conscientious, humorous, and made us feel welcomed at all times while visiting the Emerald Isle. She and Michael (our bus driver) contributed to an unforgettable, very safe and memorable vacation!

Linda W. San Francisco, CA
9 Day Affordable Ireland, March 2018
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Had a lovely visit to Ireland!!!! Thank you Gate 1 for ANOTHER amazing trip!!!! Our tour manager, Alacoque was BEYOND FANTASTIC!!!! She was attentive and SO helpful to our entire group!!!!

Janice K. Vero Beach, FL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, February 2018
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We had a great trip! Our tour guide Evelyn was the best. She made our trip enjoyable and did everything she could to make things go smoothly and comfortably. The only part of our trip that was disappointing was not being able to go to Galway because of the snowstorm but that was beyond our control, but overall the trip was great!

Cindy F. Hazlet, NJ
9 Day Affordable Ireland, November 2017
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It was FABULOUS!! I can't say enough about how much fun we had and how great Patrick (our tour guide was) we will definitely be booking another trip.

Kelli H. Palm Bay, FL
9 Day Affordable Ireland, November 2017
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It was just the best ever. I had a wonderful time from start to finish. The guide was amazing as well as the driver I want to spend the rest of my life on vacation. My next trip will be to Peru. I'm waiting for a special deal to come around the corner.

Julia S. Haslett, MI
10 Day Classic Ireland, October 2017
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Our trip was wonderful! Ireland is lovely and we enjoyed every part of it. Accommodations, buses, itinerary, attractions, were all top notch. Our guide Patrick King was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable, helpful, and above all, funny. He added soo much to the flavor and culture of Ireland. Thank you for a great trip. We certainly will travel with Gate 1 again. In fact looking now for future trips.

Edwina S. Alex Bay, NY
14 Day Deluxe Ireland, October 2017
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This was our 1st Signature Collection Tour, and it was really great. It was fun staying in old castles with antique items on display and modern indoor facilities. Our tour director, Lenny Cooke, was fantastic with a good sense of humor. He spends time talking and getting to know each one of us. It was nice joining tour with him in-charge of our group.

Susanna M. Alexandria, VA
9 Day Classic Ireland , October 2017
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My trip was excellent! Kay Leary and Damien (the tour drivers) were excellent. I had a great time -- it was a good group, not too large. All the towns and sites visited were awesome. The hotels were all really nice. I enjoyed the trip immensely and would book another trip on Gate 1.

Lori P. Monmouth Jct, NJ
9 Day Classic Ireland , September 2017
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Great experience!! Ireland is a beautiful country. Our transportation to and from the airport was flawless. The hotels were perfect. The food was great, everywhere we went. The sights were spectacular. The long hours on the bus and the time constraints were the only thing that we would say was a complaint. And it really isn't a complaint because we know without that we would have not seen everything that we did. Our tour guide and bus driver were great. Eric was our guide and he was always helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Ireland! We appreciate everything you did for us to make our once in a lifetime dream come true!!!

Paula C. Oreland, PA
9 Day Classic Ireland , August 2017
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Our trip to Ireland was absolutely wonderful! The landscape, the towns, the people, our guide Doug, our accommodations were all wonderful. Even the weather exceeded our expectations. The farewell show was top notch entertainment and we didn't want it to end. Loved having wifi and USB ports on the coach. Another job well done by Gate 1. We are looking forward to planning our next trip!

Jill H. Dagsboro, DE
9 Day Classic Ireland , August 2017
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Our tour of Ireland was just perfect! Not only did the weather cooperate but we were led by Patrick, perhaps the BEST TOUR GUIDE in the business. This guy is everything one would hope for in a leader of a group tour. He's professional yet down-to-earth, knowledgeable AND hilarious! Everyone knew we were in excellent hands from the moment he introduced himself. And our Coach Driver, Peter, worked miracles to get us to and from our destinations with every measure of safety...and calm. These two men did Gate 1 very proud and deserve every good thing that can be said about them. Three Cheers for jobs very well done! This was our 6th Gate 1 Tour and only confirmed what we already knew...Gate 1 is the smartest - and Best - Tour Company around! Thanks!

James W. Chevy Chase, MD
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Ireland, July 2017
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The trip could only be described as 'magical'. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and caring. At no time did I feel uncomfortable. Our driver was skilled and truly made the trip enjoyable with his humor. Ireland is such a beautiful enchanting place, I now understand how stories of fairies, and little people, Pookas and banchees grew up there. Having the support of the Gate 1 crew from our travel agent to all the people involved set the stage for this incredible journey.

Mary L. Upland, CA

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