I was able to get help with all my questions right up until we left. It wasn’t just questions related to our itinerary but also which train to take when our flight changed and how to tip properly.
A quick guide might be useful with currency per country and tipping along with other tidbits or an Irish road signs guide for self drive tours. These are just suggestions I was very happy with all the support and the response time.
All the hotels were fantastic. The Mourne Mountain hike was a beast but oh my gosh the views were wonderful and worth the climb. The whole of the causeway coast is magical. I loved hearing all the stories that have sprung up around the causeway. So many sea birds, we enjoyed watching them hunt on our Rathlin island trip. We heard at least two versions of the Robert the Bruce and the spider story. How can Ireland have so many awe inspiring sea cliffs? Slieve League was a great hike, we picnicked at the top and I’m pretty sure it was the best meal of the trip. There was a bumblebee that followed us part of that hike and we enjoyed watching how quickly she worked, pollinating flowers. There were some wonderful small moments among the grandeur. There are more highlights but almost too many to share.
Accommodation & Food
We spent a lot of time eating at the various hotel restaurants and bars just due to being worn out but they were all good. Soda and Scratch in the Derry craft village was one of my favorites. There is a bakery next door that we found that needs to be added as a suggestion. The cookies are bigger than your hand and so delicious.
Most of our trip was self-guided the routes provide were beautiful. Sometimes we did take more direct routes due to timing.
As for our hiking and boat guides. They were great to work with. We always felt safe and comfortable, the hiking guides took there time on routes that were difficult. Our boat guide was upfront about how the weather and tides affects what we can see. All of them were a wealth of information on so many things and had some good suggestions that we tried out later in our trip. I would hike with both Berry and Paul again. I would love to come back and scuba dive with Aquaholics.