A trip to the beautiful hills and shores of Ireland is on the bucket list of many, if not most people, regardless of where they live. Ireland has long been known for its elusive beauty and illustrious past, not to mention an intriguing history. From way back in medieval times, Ireland has captivated the minds and hearts of poets, artists, and visitors the world over. So how can you make the Ireland experience your own? One of the best ways to capture all that Ireland has to offer is through a private guided tour. A private guided tour around Ireland is going to give you a great view of all the Emerald Isle has to offer. You are sure to make new memories and get some of the most stunning pictures you’ve ever seen. Before you book a private guided tour, there are some things so keep in mind. Here are a few of the most important considerations.
Book the Right Kind of Tour
Ireland has so much to offer. There are possibilities around every corner, and the selection of different types of tours reflects that diversity. Each tour is going to have its own flavor, so when you are in the process of deciding on a private guided tour, you will want to carefully consider exactly what it is you want to accomplish. For many people, they want to get a relaxed, laid back view of Ireland. They want to mosey their way through the countryside, taking things in at a leisurely pace. This is especially true for people who live hectic lives and wish to benefit from the laid back atmosphere Ireland has to offer. If this is you, you may want to choose a private guided tour that has limited stops. Perhaps a tour that visits just a few castles, giving you time to consider each one and at least a couple days in each spot will be the right pace for you.
On the other hand, some folks want to try to get as much action in as possible. This may be their first and last time to Ireland, so they want to eat as much as they can from the buffet, so to speak. Ireland can accommodate this pace of travel as well. With a long list of cool castles, amazing country sides, pubs and vacation packages, Ireland has a ton of options to offer. A private guided tour can give you a taste of all of these at once if that’s what you fancy. You may also consider Irish castle tours or luxury custom tours before going on a private guided tour. If you want to experience a range of Irish sites but also a range of touring experiences, why not book two different kinds of tours and maximize the experience during your visit?
Set a Reasonable Budget
Every now and then, it’s OK to spend a little money on yourself. For most folks, a private guided tour of Ireland is one such occasion. Whether you’re taking your sweetheart to experience the unforgettable Irish ambience, your going for your own curiosity, or you just want to scratch Ireland off your bucket list, feel free to treat yourself while on your tour. This doesn’t mean, however, that you have to empty the bank account. A good rule of thumb is to factor in all of the tour expenses and then tack on an extra 20% for tips and incidental things that you may want to purchase along the way. It fits many budgets to set aside the money beforehand, so they don’t have to worry about it on the trip. Many tours allow you to prepay also, so you can spend more time thinking about the beauty of Ireland and less about how much you’ll have to fork out when it’s over.
Take Lots of Pictures
When it comes to pictures, you have a few options. The ubiquitous selfie stick is a crowd favorite, but some packages also offer photography as well, so you can have the pics done professionally. In addition, you can have several videos compiled into one miniature movie that you can watch for years to come. The key is to fully enjoy the tour but also bring a little something home to remember it by.