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Each day brought a new discovery of this wonderful island.

Brenda, London (trip to Ireland)
Travel consultant: Karen McKenzie,

A trip around Ireland, the Shamrock Royal with Royal Irish Tours (RIT) was like returning home.  From the shores in Malahide, to the splendor of Belfast architecture, scaling the hills of the Giant’s Causeway, thru the landscape of County Donegal and sunsets on Clew Bay, along the Cliffs of Moher and into Limerick and Adare, heading for the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, inland to the Blarney Castle and the bustling town of Kilkenny, travelling to the Irish National Stud farm and back to Dublin city, each day brought a new discovery of this wonderful island. 

If you have family history there, travelling in places that ancestors may have visited was very enlightening.  You will have opportunities to learn how this country came to be and why so many left its shores for Canada.

I chose this tour as it provided free time along with a very manageable schedule.  This is great for those who like to explore a little on their own, take photographs or shop.

All accommodations were top notch.  Meals provided were excellent. Breakfast options more than anyone would ever need.

I can’t say enough about our RIT Guide Mary.  She was full of knowledge and humour, and willing to share what life is like in Ireland with every soul.  Our bus rides, on a fully equipped (air conditioned, lavatory, USB plugins) coach was a great mix of talk, music and guided prowess by our driver Tony.  The group from all corners of Canada shared stories of Irish family history, laughter and good conversation at mealtimes.  I may just have made new lifetime friends.

Karen at Blowes Travel made booking this trip so easy.  RIT was very accommodating to my needs.  I plan on travelling with Royal Irish Tours again.

We can’t thank you enough for arranging such an absolutely wonderful vacation for us!

Laurel and Tom, London (trip to Calgary via Westjet)
Travel consultant: Zeri Zavala,

We have truly loved this vacation to Alberta and the scenery has been breathtaking! Every hotel has been top notch including our Calgary hotel last night.

Loved all our excursions, and made new friends and loved the bus drivers and I got the front seat almost every single time and never once experienced motion sickness!

We needed this vacation very much! Can’t wait to plan the next trip out here. It will include Vancouver! Thanks again for being such an awesome travel agent!


It was an amazing trip and an amazing wedding!

Ali and Steve, London (trip to Holguin, Cuba)
Travel consultant: Beth Baskey,

Beth, you picked the perfect wedding place at the Paradisus Rio de Oro in Cuba! The wedding planner was so helpful and knew what she was doing. The hotel and food were amazing.

 I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to have a destination wedding. Everything was very affordable too. Everything that we were quoted was exactly what it was no surprises. The flight coming back was delayed but no big issue. Thanks again so much, Beth for planning this for us.