There’s no better gift than the gift of Ireland!
If one of the lucky people high up on your “nice” list this Christmas has a perpetual case of wanderlust or a deep love and curiosity for the Emerald Isle, the best possible gift you can give them is the gift of Irish travel.
Of course, it’s also very possible to be on your own Christmas list and want to plan yourself an adventure for the year ahead.
Whatever the case may be, Just Go Vacations has something for everybody: 8 different itineraries to choose from starting at $779 per person, with departures during that prime travel time of May - September 2020.
Just Go Vacations was recently launched by the JG Travel Group to provide an authentic travel experience with the input of locals who love their homeland. Based in New York, Just Go Vacations was established to offer American travelers the opportunity to enjoy a refreshingly real vacation experience in the company of locals while touring the UK and Ireland.
Just Go Vacations is a new enterprise, but JG Travel Group is a widely-respected industry expert -- a leading provider of holidays to the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe with 40 years of experience and over 1.5 million tours operated. The group includes Just Go Vacations, Just Go Holidays, Omega Breaks and Albion Journeys.
The hardest choice is which tour to pick! Here are the highlights of each of them:
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way for the Single Traveler is the ideal choice for those who prefer to travel solo. It comes without the extra cost of a single supplement and features six blissful days in the West of Ireland, along the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way coastal route. This tour offers the best of both worlds, with time in the cities of Dublin and Galway in addition to a chance to explore the wondrous Irish landscape of the Cliffs of Moher, Brigit’s Garden, and The Burren.
Those wishing to bask in the charms of Ireland’s south-west can opt for the six-day tour of Bantry Bay and the Ring of Kerry. Known world-round for its stunning vistas, untouched hills and vales, and quaint towns, the Ring of Kerry route is a must. Spending three nights in the lovely seaside town of Bantry will allow you to explore the wild and beautiful Beara Peninsula and Garnish Island. Other bucket-list stops on the tour include Blarney Castle, to kiss the famous stone, and a day in Dublin.
The six-day tour of Galway and the Contrasts of Connemara offers travelers the chance to soak up Ireland’s natural beauty and fascinating history. Depart from Dublin for Galway, the European Capital of Culture for 2020. Next, you’ll be immersed in the rugged and breathtaking Connemara landscape with excursions to Glen Keen Sheep Farm, Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Hop on over to Achill Island in County Mayo to see ancient ruins and get a taste of contemporary island life, and then take in the splendor of Westport House in nearby Westport.
Get to know Northern Ireland on the five-day Welcome to Northern Ireland Tour. You’ll stop at many key sites like the Giant’s Causeway, the awe-inspiring cluster of hexagonal basalt columns along the Antrim coast; Glenarm Castle, the historic seat of the Earls of Ulster; Hillsborough Castle, formerly a favorite vacation spot of the Royal Family and currently the official residence of the Secretary of State of Northern Ireland; Castle Ward, where Game of Thrones filmed; and Mount Stewart House and Gardens. You’ll also get a taste of Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast and the shipyard where the Titanic was built, as well as the award-winning museum dedicated to its legacy.
Or, if you have a little more time to devote, try the six-day Mourne Mountains, Titanic Belfast, and the Giant’s Causeway tour. With either Dundalk or Monaghan as a base, the tour will take you to all the Northern Ireland highlights, starting with the Mountains of Mourne, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that you may recognize as one of the filming locations in HBO’s Game of Thrones. You’ll also get to see the Giant’s Causeway, the historic walled city of Derry-Londonderry, Belfast, and the Titanic Experience.
Take in the wonders of Ireland’s Ancient East on the six-day Kilkenny, Waterford, and the Wicklow Mountains tour. With Kilkenny as a base, this tour swirls through the highlights of the region, with a scenic rail trip along the Waterford & Suir Valley railway, a tour of the Viking city of Waterford and its famous house of Waterford Crystal, an excursion in the mountainous Wicklow National Park, and stops in the stunning Powerscourt House and Gardens, the medieval town of Kilkenny, and the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary - one of Ireland’s most amazing archaeological sites. The final day offers ample time to explore Dublin’s Fair City, too.
County Donegal was once named The Coolest Place in the World by National Geographic, and the Discover Donegal, Slieve League Cliffs, and Wild Atlantic Way tour will make it clear why. Explore the natural beauty of Donegal Bay and the charms of Donegal Town. Walk the wondrous Slieve League Cliffs, among the highest sea cliffs in Europe, and take in the rugged beauty of Glenveagh National Park. Get a glimpse into Ireland’s past at Glencolmcille Folk Village, and check out Killybegs, Ireland’s largest fishing port.
Finally, to see as much as possible, it’s got to be the Grand Tour of Ireland. Over the course of eight magical days you’ll get a taste of everything Ireland has to offer. From Belfast and Derry-Londonderry to Galway, Limerick, and Dublin, you’ll sample city living on the island of Ireland. But you’ll also get a sense of its smaller-town charms and the splendor of the Irish landscape in Sligo, Tralee in County Kerry, as well as Killarney and the Ring of Kerry.
Of course, each of these tours will be made all the more memorable thanks to the local touch Just Go Vacations provides. For more information, or to book a Christmas gift they’ll never forget, visit www.justgovacations.com to find out more or call toll free on 1-844-368-9612 (9am-5pm EST).