WONDERFUL tour. The small group is the way to go. The coach was comfortable, the guide terrific, and the accommodations were excellent. We had days that were packed full with castles, ruins, sheep dogs, etc, but the schedule allowed for time on our own. I can’t say enough good things about our guide, Michael. His knowledge of the various localities was great, plus his encyclopedic knowledge of the history made the trip very interesting. His great sense of humor, storytelling ability and good singing voice were a real plus. My only “complaint” is that the tour didn’t last a couple of more days. I highly recommend this company and this tour. I do suggest that you take a counterclockwise route which starts in Northern Ireland and then into the Republic.