I would recommend CIE tours as it was absolutely marvellous. I am a senior citizen and enjoyed the leisure of not having to be out of bed at 6am each morning. Most daily departures weren’t until 8:30am. The Tour guide cum Driver was a great raconteur and gave us all a great history lesson of Ireland and the “troubles” as well as being very helpful and getting us safely from place to place. I was particularly pleased with the excellent accommodation and the great food with various selections from a menu. With other bus tours I have done the menu has been Table D’hôte, not so CIE. The farm stay for 2 nights was a great bonus as well as all the entertainment provided. I did the Irish Legends Tour and this was amazing. As distances between the different places is not an interminable days travel you have plenty of time to see the sights with the necessary comfort breaks. Don’t forget to have your pint(s) of stout as it much better out of the tap than from a bottle or can.
Reg Melombo, Australia, Januraury 2010