Do you want to visit Ireland, or do you want to experience Ireland? At Irish Travel Tours, we create truly immersive and authentic Irish experiences to suit your needs. Specializing in travel to Ireland, we provide highly customized, bespoke travel planning services, creating a stress free memorable experience. Irish Travel Tours delivers unmatched professional expertise and knowledge. Our focus on Ireland, and desire to encourage people to come and visit is very personal for us. Ireland is home.
ITT provides vacations and tours to Ireland in a variety of ways, ranging from self drive and fully independent travel itineraries to private chauffeur driven and coach tours. The ITT team organize multiple group trips to Ireland each year, along with independent packages for singles, couples or families. Many group trips are personally escorted by members of Irish Travel Tours.
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ITT was founded by Patricia Hollywood (nee Doherty) who was born in Ardara, County Donegal, a small Irish town renowned for famous tweed products. “Pat” has spent her entire professional career in the travel industry, that began upon completion of her studies in Gaelic via The Sisters of Mercy. Pat emigrated to Cleveland, OH USA, working for Rob Roy Travel. She was very active in the Irish American community, and was selected as Miss Irish America for Cleveland. After several years in the US, Pat returned to Ireland to manage the American-based travel Mike Kelly Travel Company with offices in Dublin, Limerick, and Glasgow.
Pat returned to Cleveland with her family in 1986. As President of The Travel Connection Inc, she developed a special relationship with both the Irish Tourism Board and Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline. Pat is widely respected in her field, which involves all aspects of the travel industry. She is an accredited member in good standing with all major tourism associations. Previously she served as both Vice President, and then President of the Irish Travel Agents Association, based in New York, and is a distinguished member of the American Society of Travel Agents. Pat has been honored as a “Walks of Life” award recipient by the Irish American Archives Society, and was the United Irish Societies Mother of the Year in 2015.
As many multi generational family run operations do, Pat has enlisted the help of her Irish born son, Mark, to further develop ITT. Mark’s vision, coupled with Pat’s wealth of experience, create an Irish team of unmatched knowledge and expertise.
Additional staff who were born and raised in Ireland, as well as a team of travel professionals who have all traveled Ireland extensively round out the leadership, management, and operation teams of ITT.
As Pat likes to say, anyone with a cell phone or laptop can fly to Ireland, but few truly experience Ireland. While Dublin, The Wild Atlantic Way, The Ancient East, and of course Northern Ireland should be high on anyone’s must see list, there is no shortage of historical and religious sites, popular cultural regions, as well as TV and movie filming locations.
To truly experience Ireland, immerse all your senses. See the famous sights and beautiful natural wonders. Taste the wealth of culinary options, as well as the salty sea air. Smell the peat burning in the villages, and sweet aroma’s of local dishes. Hear the local traditional music, and sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks below. Touch the lush green grass, and most importantly, get a touch of true Irish hospitality.
If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the Emerald Isle, The team of ITT professionals will take care of all the details, delivering a truly enjoyable, memorable Irish experience.