I highly recommend the Vagabond 12 day Giant Irish Adventure Tour. WHY?
1. the spectacular natural beauty of Ireland, especially the north and west coast
2. the varied daily activity and the pace of each day and the options we had
3. the interesting and different accommodations (it was obvious there was a good relationship with the hotels/inns and many of the pubs we stopped at for lunch)
4. THE GUIDE - Damian was so knowledgeable and well versed in Irish history and stories, archeology, geography, etc. He took us to places we never would have found on our own. He was professional, responsible, a great storyteller, witty, sensitive, and he went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure each person had a great experience. He gave context to all the places we saw. It was an education and a very enriching experience.
5. We were fortunate to have a very cohesive group of 12 people.