Harp & Shamrock Tours

This item appears on page 33 of the February 2011 issue.

My wife, Marilyn, and I enjoyed a truly wonderful tour of Ireland with Aidan Murray, owner of Harp & Shamrock Tours (Danielson, CT; 800/227-2577), whom we discovered in ITN’s The Mart section.

We took the 12-day/10-night tour “Splendor of Ireland” in October ’09. We were part of a 12-person group, all experienced travelers. The tour price, which included everything except a few lunches, was $2,595, land only (2011 price is the same).

Aidan’s itinerary was carefully designed to show off the best of his country. Most of the lodgings and restaurants we used were family owned and operated and captured the spirit of the country.

After a year, we’re still hearing from fellow tour members praising the experience and describing it as “the best tour of our lives.”

Lafayette, CA