Bespoke Itinerary Planning
"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware."
- Martin Buber
Designing the Experience
Our first step is to speak with you in person so we can fully understand your exact expectations and match the right driver-guide to your interests. Technology is great but nothing beats having that one to one call to ensure your journey with us starts on the right track. This discovery call will also allow us to brief you on private experiences not readily available to the general public.
Our in country expertise means we focus on giving you authentic, interesting experiences aligned with your personal interests. Private expertly guided Tours of castles, Museums, Caves and Gardens or genealogy experiences allowing you to fully prepare for a step back into your ancestry past bringing your family history to life. We cater for all generations and often have groups that include Grand Children, Parents and Grand Parents all travelling together but looking for individual experiences designed to their age groups. We love the challenge and nothing beats the reward we get from ensuring you go home happy and delighted with your travel experience.
At Your Service
Your travel designer will remain your key point of contact guiding you through the enquiry phase, booking formalities and on hand for any assistance/changes that may occur whilst you are in country. On arrival your personally assigned Emerald VIP Services driver-guide will meet with you at your hotel, review your planned adventure together and remain with you until its time to head back home.
Our Travel Specialists
Our Travel Team is led and inspired by Gillian who joined Emerald having worked for 15 years in the travel & tourism industry. Gillian has travelled across the USA & Europe throughout her career and has gained extensive experience working in a variety of positions in the tourism sector in Ireland. Her previous roles have included US Account Director at Event Partners International and Sales & Marketing Manager of the Conferencing & Events office at the University of Limerick.
Her passion has been Destination Management for many years having worked with Ireland’s top DMCs. She has also achieved a Masters in International Tourism from the University of Limerick.