Ireland active castle accomidating tours
So, I got back from our 10 day trip in June of this year.
Let me tell EVERYONE, I loved dealing with Dan Dooley!
Our guide Porsteinn (Steine) met us at the welcome meeting and told us our agenda.
Sunday morning the tour set off at 9am the starting time for everyday.
The evening meals that were provided as part of the package were either in the accommodation or at local restaurants and were of a very high quality.
There are optional extra's such as Whale Watching and the Thermal baths which although we pre booked could be booked on the tour. In summary this was a very well organised tour both before leaving home and whilst there.
The tour went round the whole island (around 2000km covered) visiting all the major sites that can be reached from the N1 ring road.
We were of the 'comfort' level of accommodation and all the hotels and guesthouses were of at least 3 star quality with large clean rooms and en-suite facilities. The guide constantly fed us information of the sites we visited in an informal but informative way with a few Icelandic folk stories and jokes thrown in.
After an arduous sea voyage, immigrants arriving at Ellis Island were tagged with information from their ship’s registry; they then waited on long lines for medical and legal inspections to determine if they were fit for entry into the United States.
We were very pleased with the decision to up-grade from ' Standard' to ' Superior' accomodation. We loved staying at the Basecamp Trapper's hotel.
The ' Commodore Class' on the Ferry was very welcome. The place was really interesting and the staff very nice.
Our 2 hour maxibus trip around Longyearbyen the day we arrived was a good introduction to the area.
We made 2 changes to the package tour itinerary, and they ended up being the best parts of the trip.