Services: Self-Guided Itineraries
Whether you are staying at Knockahopple Cottage or elsewhere in Ireland, you can still enjoy my expertise on how to experience the real Ireland. I have partnered with Corey Taratuta, author of Walking Kilkenny and other tours of Ireland, to help create a truly personalized itinerary for you.
Each itinerary begins with an inventory of your interests, goals and travel style. Then we work out an individual itinerary that has been especially created for you.
Each itinerary includes a professionally designed packet that includes a
map with suggested driving routes, highlighted attractions along the way, accommodation options for each leg of your journey and interesting tidbits about the regions you are visiting.
You will also receive a FREE packet containing tips on driving in Ireland, a list of suggested guidebooks & websites, recommended accommodations and attractions and additional information.
This highly personalized service costs $175 for a one-week itinerary and $275 for a two-week itinerary.
Itinerary Samples a few pages from the Stenzel Family Tour
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Accommodation Page a very low resolution sample of a list of accommodations I provided for the Maquire Family Tour
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"Walking Kilkenny" Page a few pages from Corey's walking tour of the medieval town of Kilkenny
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Each day I tour with you, I will help maximize your visit by helping you select sites and routes that best suit your interests and timeframe with a special focus on the "real Ireland." That means you'll learn more about the local customs, history and culture than you'll ever find in a guide book or on a bus tour. I also will share several "secret" spots that most tourists never see.
In return, you will provide me with lunch (don't worry, pub grub or a carvery lunch will be just fine) and any additional travel expenses that may be incurred (such as petrol, car rental, train, ferry or bus fares). For overnight stays away from Knockahopple Cottage, you will cover my dinner and single room accommodation costs for that evening (or provide a $70 stipend).
At many sites, such as Waterford Crystal or various castles and distilleries, I do not generally join you on your guided tour. Instead, I will wait nearby as you enjoy your tour or shopping experience. However, if you would like me to be a part of your visit to these sites, you are welcome to cover my admission fee.
As your tour guide, I would be happy to drive you to your destinations. There is no additional charge when I drive. You simply add me as a registered driver on your rental vehicle. I provide my driving services as a courtesy and assume no additional responsibility for damage, accidents or theft and require that all customers acquire the maximum insurance coverage on their rental vehicle.
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