I want you to come tour Ireland with me! For over 15 years now I’ve been traveling to Ireland. With each visit I fall in love all over again with this breathtakingly beautiful country, its lovely people and its inspiring music. I want to share this life changing experience with you!
Here’s how it all works. My friend John Smith at Inishfree Tours has invited me to lead my second musical tour of Ireland June 27 – July 6, 2017. John has been organizing these tours for years now and he really knows what he’s doing. Inishfree Tours are small, the coach seats 24, so no one feels lost in the crowd. John has found great small hotels in coastal villages where we all can be together for meals and music. We stay for 3 days each in 3 different places, taking day trips from there to see the sights and learn about Irish culture and history. So you can get cozy in one place for a few days and not have to pack up and travel every day. Every night we’ll be treated to some of the very best traditional and contemporry musicians. These folks are truly amazing. Plus I will play for you too!
With Inishfree Tours we will visit 3 counties in the southwest of Ireland, Cork, Kerry and Clare, where you’ll find some of the most spectacular landscapes and coastal vistas anywhere. First day we gather in Bunratty (not far from Shannon Airport) and drive to Skibbereen in West Cork. We’ll spend 3 days there and on the 4th we’ll travel to Ballyferriter on the Dingle Peninsula. Ever seen the movie Ryan’s Daughter? Most of it was filmed right here! Day 7 we head to the little town of Doolin in county Clare. Here we’ll see the Burren, a geological marvel like no other on earth. Doolin is also home to two pubs famous for some of the best music sessions in all of Ireland! All along the way we’ll visit ancient stone circles, castles, ruins, museums about Irish culture and history, and a ferry ride or two if you’re game. You can expect us to be joined by archaeologists, authors and other interesting folks who will share their intimate knowledge of Ireland. And at the end of each day more music!
The cost of this unique Inishfree Tours adventure is $2350 a person based on double occupancy. For a single it’s $2850, but these are limited in number. If you’re traveling alone we will be happy to try and pair you up with another solo traveler to save you both some money. For this you get 9 nights accommodation, all travel on our 24 seat coach, ferry tickets, museum entrance fees, concerts, breakfast every morning and 3 group evening meals. You’ll be responsible for your travel to Ireland and we can give you some tips on getting the best airfare when the time comes. I strongly recommend that you plan on arriving the day before the first tour day so you can rest up from your flight before all the fun begins. We can also arrange a nice B&B for you in Bunratty the night before that shouldn’t be too expensive.
Are you in? Just contact Barbara Bowers at email@example.com with the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of everyone in your group. Barbara will send you an invoice and walk you through the process. The initial payment of $800 will reserve your spot on the tour. Then $750 will be due 6 months out and the remaining amount 3 months in advance of the tour. You can also take care of the whole thing right up front if you prefer. Remember, there will only be 24 of us max, and some folks have already signed up. So don’t wait too long to book your spot. If you need more info, Inishfree Tours and I will answer any questions you have.
I look forward to touring Ireland with you!