Welcome to Emerald Sm'Isles! Emerald Sm'Isles is a division of the Travel Renaissance created to provide a unique and specialized Irish music and cultural tour for the discerning traveler looking for a more personable and memorable experience.
What makes Emerald Sm'Isles tours unique?
• Personalized service
You will be personally met and greeted to Ireland by name.
• Small tours. No big buses
Deluxe 25 seat coaches are just roomy enough to be comfortable, but small enough to fit on the narrowest back roads and to let you listen to recordings of last night’s music sessions or chat with and get to know your fellow travelers and the drivers.
• Tradition and culture
Tours focus on the traditional arts and culture of Ireland, especially the music and knowledge of where the best gigs, ceili’s (Irish dance events) and back-room seisiúns (Irish music gatherings) are, along with anything you would like to know about the history or evolution of the traditions. Tutoring or lessons in traditional singing, dancing, or musical instruments can be arranged.
Size and the way tours are planned allows for maximum flexibility. Want to go for a walk, stop at a store, take a nap, get a snack, take a detour? Prefer to take a solo trek? All possible and plans can be modified based on the weather, local events, and group interest.
No rushing from place to place, jumping on and off of the bus. Go at Ireland’s pace – fast enough to pack in a lot of incredible experiences, but slow enough so that those experiences are meaningful.
Personable, easy-going, organized guides who have a genuine love of the country and its traditions, and who know Ireland inside and out.
A steady stream of possibilities are provided for those who are in the mood to try something new and different, to take a risk, or to explore the unknown.
After a day of adventure, come home to excellent accommodation with full Irish breakfasts. This is a vacation, after all!
Anything is possible, but you are guaranteed to have a personal travel experience creating lasting memories and friendships.
Check out our tours for Kerry/Clare/Galway, Cork/Kerry/Clare and Donegal. Call Theresa at The Travel Renaissance for more information and to set up your own tour for 2012.