Planning an adventure vacation in Ireland? Irish Experience Tours' flexible, authentic and activity tours for adventurous travelers should be top of your list.
90% of adventure travel is soft adventure, which could mean people walking, sea kayaking, horseback riding or hiking on the West Coast of Ireland. And another large part of adventure is in fact meeting the locals, through the activity and experiencing local Irish culture.
On their Wild Atlantic Way tours you don’t need to waste your precious time working out where to go and what to do, because they’re experts on Ireland and they’ve already planned a fantastic trip for you! Think of it as a road trip experience, where your guide takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, with plenty of great stops, showing you the real island of Ireland! Just jump on board with a small group of like-minded travelers and focus on having the best time possible!
For that Extra Experience, Irish Experience Tours crafts custom journeys for active travelers to many corners of Ireland. They believe that crafting the ultimate private adventure trip is about knowing first-hand what makes a place extraordinary, understanding how best to experience it and then finessing the countless details and moments.
Nothing is left to chance. Their unique trip design, flexible pace, local connections, local guides and high quality service are just a few of the reasons why their trips raise standards. So gather your friends, extended family and even your work colleagues
There’s no pre-set trip itinerary, only your personal agenda. They listen to what you want, and then go further by anticipating your needs – ones you may never knew you had.
Founded in the height of the economic crash in 2008 by Sean Power, they developed quickly from a small run family coach / bus operator business into to a very successful tour operator business.
“After the economic downturn in 2008, we found it difficult as a small run family business to survive. Since 1986, my father Jackie, had built up a very solid local business but after the downturn things changed as many local clubs, schools, sports teams and social groups understandably tightened their purses to survive”.
After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies in Tourism in 2009, Sean set up Irish Experience Tours with a view to offering adventure and activity tours to more culturally curious market.
“All we wanted was to give people a chance to connect with local culture and local stories. Eat classic Irish food with a small twist, combined with an authentic experience in a local hotel or pub. Offer people a peace and calmness between activities and a ‘wow’ factor without too much effort. We also wanted to be competitive by keeping our prices low, without any big mark ups in price or commission. As long our mini coaches were on the road, we were happy not charging for the extra hours designing unique trips and organising bookings.”
Their Wild Atlantic Way tours are very flexible and competitively priced. All their scheduled small group tours include good quality local food and amazing short or long walks for you to choose from. If you are tired of mind blowing scenery, you have the option of choosing from heaps of adventure activities that will give you access to special discounts while travelling with Irish Experience.
“Our private customized trips can be far more flexible as we can accommodate travelers of different ages, abilities and tastes. With any active group tour there is always an element of balancing different abilities and levels of fitness and levels of willingness. It’s generally easier to do this on a private tour. We make sure there's time apart where everyone gets to do what they want at their own pace, and then there's time together for meals and relaxing to ensure that everyone has the private experience and trip that's perfect for them.”
So if you are planning a solo trip or a family vacation to Ireland sometime soon, it would be wise to contact Irish Experience Tours, as they go where the local go!