During our recent trip to Ireland I partnered with a tourism company. Not something that I normally do; I’m more of a self-planning type of traveler. But after a few conversations with IrishTourism.com and a rather thorough study of their website, I could tell that IrishTourism.com was as dedicated to amazing family vacations in Ireland as I am.
Our one week itinerary included hotels and car rental, as well as a very thorough itinerary, filled with ideas, directions and contact information, all designed to created a magical family vacation in Ireland.
Planning Your Family Vacation in Ireland with IrishTourism.com
With six family vacation packages to choose from, IrishTourism.com takes much of the guesswork out of your Ireland family vacation. The hotels and car rental are booked for you and ready for your arrival. A note on car rental in Ireland: insurance is extra, paid on arrival. Do your homework to know which option is right for you.
Having these major details planned for you relieves you to plan the really fun parts of your trip- sites to visit and activities to do!
IrishTourism.com helps with that, too, sending a very detailed account (via .pdf ) of activities local to your hotel as well as plenty of ideas for day trips. While you’ll still have decisions to make, IrishTourism.com has given you terrific recommendations while allowing you the freedom to tour at your own pace, see sites that interest you and take the road less traveled if it beckons.
Car Rental with Enterprise
Enterprise Car Rental is a name I know and trust in the US, so I was pleased to see they were also the choice of IrishTourism.com. The friendly greeting at the rental desk was our official welcome to Ireland, and the ladies couldn’t have been nicer. I was quite impressed with the car we received; far from the tiny vehicles I have used on past visits, the compact SUV was roomy and handled quite nicely- and the cost wasn’t much more than a compact car!
Family Friendly Hotels
Having not stayed in hotels in Ireland for over a decade, I was thrilled with the rooms we had in the three hotels we stayed in. Family friendly hotels all, each had their own unique setting and style. All the rooms were spacious enough for a family of four (or more!), staff was friendly and, like at a B&B, breakfast was included. Each hotel had a swimming pool and health club for our use (note: bring swim caps) as well as kids clubs, should we wish to utilize them.
Activities the Family Will Enjoy
Whether you family enjoys history or hill walking, shopping or sightseeing, IrishTourism.com offers dozens of recommendations in their family-friendly itineraries. My family studied the itinerary carefully and did some activities that many native Irish don’t experience! We made chocolate at the Chocolate Garden of Ireland in Tullow, visited the final resting place of St. Nicholas at Jerpoint Park, met Fungi in Dingle, enjoyed the craic at Traditional Irish Night at Bunratty Castle and cruised below the Cliffs of Moher with Doolin2Aran Ferries.
If you are searching for a tourism provider for your Ireland family vacation, I highly recommend IrishTourism.com. From first contact to final check out, IrishTourism.com is available to answer questions, solve problems and offer advice. We were thrilled with their services and recommend them for families traveling in Ireland with kids.
Disclosure: IrishTourism.com is an advertising partner of IrelandWithKids. Some consideration was given for our trip. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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