ULTIMATE VACATIONS GOES TO IRELAND: OUR REPORT
ULTIMATE VACATIONS owners created their own Ireland itinerary and toured Ireland & Northern Ireland independently. This is our Day by Day Report & Photos. It was an Amazing Adventure!
Three generations of the French family, owners of ULTIMATE VACATIONS, journeyed to Ireland & Northern Ireland to cover the major and many off the beaten path sites - by car and ferry. Here is our day-by-day account of experiencing some of the greatest sites in the world - Rock of Cashel, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Slieve League, castles galore, Giant's Causeway, B&B's, waterfalls, sheep, Dublin, Killarney, Belfast, wonderful villages in between, locals, some pints and lots of Fish & Chips!
As a travel agency owning family you would expect that we have incredible access to travel opportunities and plan our trips meticulously well in advance. The truth is - sometimes we are the worst travel agents when we self plan, always putting clients demands ahead of our own. And in this case we had a trip planned until a supplier threw us a wicked curve at almost the last moment.
So with less than 10 days before our scheduled vacation time we started over with a completely blank planning board. Cruise, Florida, the mountains - or Ireland? Ireland, on a week's notice in the peak of summer (over the 4th of July)? No way.
Well, travel agent extraordinaire Justin French stepped up to the plate and delivered in a big way. In the space of 2-nights of after work hours, Justin created an 8-night self drive itinerary for our family of four adults and a 2-year old. And surprisingly he created an impressive and aggressive itinerary from scratch via research, never once using a brochure or organized itinerary of any kind. There are some overly touristy attractions like kissing the Blarney Stone and Waterford that were omitted, but we covered Ireland and Northern Ireland from top to bottom hitting castles and the major scenic locale's as well as some off-the-beaten-path gems in our precious 8-nights. And we did all the driving (on the left side) so we never had to follow anyone else's schedule or itinerary.
Justin found deals on airfare, and utilized multiple sources to reserve deluxe resorts, moderate hotels and B&B's. This is the report from our experience, booked literally 9-days before departure.
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