Ireland - just the 2 of us!!!
Ireland | Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2023

Paul E.
Huntington Station, NY | Reviewed on Dec 03, 2023

What an amazing experience. My wife and I were seeking a trip off the beaten path where we could direct our destinations. We didn’t want to get on and off tour bus or be places on a schedule. In stepped Clare and Stephen who just kicked major butt for us.(that’s an American idiom for they did a fantastic job). Over the course of 11 days we stayed at eight different hotels and castles, drove 1200 miles, and truly understood what it feels like to be a part of Ireland.

Of particular highlight is the hike up the other side, the non-tourist side, of the cliffs of Moher as guided by our farmer, friend, and his sidekick historian. Close to the edge is the only way to experience this and to understand it’s connection to Ireland.

One cloudy day, Clare arranged a bike rental on Achill Island. We picked up the bikes in the back of a bed-and-breakfast. Then rode and rode. we saw a surprise Banksy. We stopped for lunch and a pint to watch an Irish World Cup rugby match.(the locals helped us with the rules.).

As properly guided, we’re glad we saw Dublin, but it didn’t hold a candle to the rest of the country. The majesty and the joy was everywhere else.

We drank pints of Guinness and local brew. Enjoyed our whiskey and watched it being distilled in Dingle.

We are adventurous, and Clare was right there, helping fertilize our desire to discover. We will take another trip and will do it with Kim Kim. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience.

Local specialist: Claire Monfray
Claire Monfray
Local specialist in Lyon | Replied on Dec 08, 2023

I am absolutely chuffed to bits reading your review—thank you so much!

I am beyond delighted that you had as much fun discovering Ireland as we did working on your trip plan. My passion for this country is boundless, and knowing that I've played a part in igniting that spark in you brings me immense satisfaction.

Taking the time for that first call, where you opened up about yourself and your project, was a highlight. From that very moment, I knew that for the adventurers you are, the direction was undeniably west 😉. Sláinte to more exciting journeys ahead!