Sharon | Ireland | August, 2023



How would you rate your trip?

Who was your travel expert?


How were your accommodations?

Great. Accommodations were all lovely. Breakfast was included however only my husband and I and son in law took advantage. The teenagers skipped them in most cases (unfamiliar food. But Those of us that ate breakfast thought it was great. Park Hotel in Galway our favorite. 

Did everything go smoothly with your transportation?

Yes. Steve, our driver was more than wonderful. His knowledge of the area and concerns for our safety was appreciated. The coach we had was very comfortable and allowed for great views. He accommodated our requests and threw in a few extra sites too.

What tours, attractions, or activities did you particularly enjoy?

The ferry for the cliffs of Moher was great. Passengers should know to arrive early to get in the que for a good seat. The sheep farm, National Stud and Ashford Castle for afternoon tea were all wonderful and the Gaol in Dublin. It was also wonderful to get a private tour of the Sacred Heart campus in Dingle. That made a great difference to my Granddaughter, Grace, and her parents. They saw the classrooms, the housing and the town.  The professor who gave the tour was from Cambridge. Many thanks to whoever arranged that. Steve said it may have been Lorraine from Kennedy Coaches.

What was your favorite part of the trip?

The itinerary was full and at times physically challenging. Hills, steps, walking but all of us enjoyed that part. It may have been difficult for older folks or those with mobility issues (obese) Loved the sheep farm, Ashford Castle and the Cliffs of Moher. Found some great Irish music in Killarney

Would you travel with us again? 

Yes. It would be good to build in more free time in the big places especially Killarney and Galway. We did ask Steve for a late pick up one morning to have time to shop in Galway. We skipped Westport but Steve added the Cathedral at Knock where there was an apparition Also I’m glad we cancelled the Dingle Sea Safari. It was a 2 1/2 hour trip and the rough seas would not have been fun. I would have liked more advice on tipping for instance the Sheep Farmer and even expectations for meals and housekeeping at the hotels.

Any other comments or questions?

It was an incredible and memorable trip and so customized for our family. The excursion to Dingle was extraordinary and Ann did a superlative job in arranging that. Also, when we got to Ashford Castle they knew that 2 of the kids had peanut allergies!  We are so grateful to Ann for her attention to detail. We have already referred friend to Crystal Travel! Now to plan out next adventure!