Ireland Bed & Breakfast Tours

Ireland Bed & Breakfast Tours
Ireland is a country that many consider unsurpassed in beauty. It's the perfect choice for outdoor enthusiasts who want to hike, cycle, surf or walk along endless trails. Whether you choose a pre-designed itinerary, or have one custom made, a bed and breakfast (B&B) tour is an ideal way to see Ireland. Small family owned B&Bs offer gracious hospitality, along with a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the real Ireland.

Wicklow Walking Tour

Some of Ireland's most dazzling views, such as Glendalough, Glenmalure and the Powerscourt Waterfall can be viewed on the marked 79 mile long Wicklow Way trail. Select a self-guided walking tour of varying duration to suit your fitness level. Walking each day, you'll visit charming villages and marvel in the splendor of Ireland, while all your travel necessities are taken care of for you. Each day, your luggage is picked up and taken to the next B&B along the route. Maps, route details and a mobile phone are provided, along with a complete back-up service. Each B&B has a private, ensuite bathroom and provides a full breakfast each morning. This tour is offered by Green Earth Travel, who focuses on environmentally friendly travel and animal rights.

Green Earth Travel
7 Froude Circle
Cabin John, MD 20818
Phone: (301) 229-5666
Toll free: (888) 246-8343
Greenearthtravel.com

Ireland as You Please

Ireland travel expert and author Michele Erdvig has visited Ireland over 47 times and has the inside scoop on pretty much every aspect of vacationing in Ireland. For 36 years, she's been helping travelers create unique Ireland itineraries. Not a tour operator, she is free to create flexible itineraries based on your personal interests and budget, including such details as what routes to take, what to do if it rains (which it does, often), B&B etiquette, and tricks to avoiding the crowds at top attractions. She can suggest bed and breakfast accommodations that she has visited, and tell you what you need to know to book your airfare and rent a car. Her coveted "Emerald Award" has been given to several B&Bs. She is certified by Tourism Ireland as an Ireland Expert.

Ireland Dream Trips
Michele Erdvig
P.O. Box 862194
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone: (404) 978-1260 x 3611
Irelandyes.com

North by Northwest

If facing throngs of people lined up to kiss the Blarney Stone isn't exactly your idea of how to see Ireland, than Vagabond Small Group Adventures of Ireland is the tour company for you. This tour company visits some of the most treasured regions of Northern Ireland. You'll travel in a 4-by-4 tour vehicle, leaving behind the typical tourist trail. Walk over a rope bridge in Carrick-a-Rede, climb Knocknaree Mountain, and surf the seas--these are just some of the activities you can enjoy on this 5-day Northern Ireland Tour. Tours are limited to 13 people, allowing for flexibility and opportunities to stay at small, family owned B&Bs and inns. Enjoy a blend of enchanting scenery, outdoor activities, fresh air, history and local culture.

Vagabond Tours
65 Heathervue
Greystones, Wicklow
Republic of Ireland
Phone USA: (870) 619-4059
Vagabond.ie

Article Written By Lisa Brei

Lisa Brei is a freelance writer who has written for "Los Angeles Family" magazine, "L.A. Parenting" magazine and various nonprofit newsletters and blogs. She frequently covers education, family travel, gardening, children's health and infertility. Brei holds a Master of Arts in education from University of California, Los Angeles.

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