Traveller Story: Exploring our own Ireland Connection
What tour did you travel on?
The Ireland Connection
When did you travel?
Why did you travel on this tour?
I wanted to visit Ireland as I have Irish ancestory.
Who did you travel with?
I travelled alone.
Have you travelled with us previously?
I have travelled with Albatross Tours before. I went on The Italian Grande in 2017.
What was your favourite place to visit on your tour?
It is very hard to pinpoint one place, this tour takes in so many beautiful places. If I had to pick, I really enjoyed the Cliffs of Moher and the cliff top fort at Dun Aengus.
What was the most amazing thing you saw or did on your Albatross tour?
Ireland has so much history. It was amazing to sit looking from the harbour at Cobh and contemplating that this was probably where my ancestors left these shores.
Tell us about your most memorable moment on tour?
There were so many memorable moments. I travelled with a fantastic group of travellers. Our tour manager, Robert McLoughlin was exceptional! His knowledge of the history of his homeland is amazing. Nothing was too much trouble, and kept us all entertained with his sense of humour.
What was your favourite meal on tour?
No one makes a stew like the Irish!
What advice do you have for anyone interested in travelling on this tour?
Just do it !!! Although if I was doing it all over, I would probably arrive in Dublin the day before the tour starts, to allow time to recover from the long haul flights before starting the tour.
Would you recommend this tour to family and friends?
I certainly would. Albatross tours are such a relaxed pace, and the standard of hotels is superb.
Robyn was the 2019, Best of Europe photo competition winner with her entry below! Robyn captured the mirror reflection perfection of St Finbar's Oratory in Gougane Barra, Ireland.