About Us

About Us

Welcome to Tour America, where your journey through the rich and diverse landscapes of the United States begins. Our story is one of passion, dedication, and the vision of our founder, Mary McKenna. 

The Beginning

In 1995, our founder, Mary McKenna transformed her sitting room into the headquarters of Tour America with a small team of three. Her vision was simple yet profound –  to provide vacationers with unique, memorable experiences that go beyond the typical tourist trails. Mary believed that travel should be more than just visiting places; it should be about connecting with people, understanding cultures, and creating lasting memories to last a lifetime.

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Our Mission

Our mission is clear. We want to ensure that we offer exceptional travel experiences that capture the essence of America’s diverse and vibrant culture. Our vision is to stand out by offering new and unique ways for you to enjoy your holiday. We are dedicated to creating personalised holidays that cater to the unique interests and desires of each vacationer, ensuring a memorable and enriching journey.

What Do We Offer

At Tour America, we don’t only offer memorable holidays to America, Canada, and Mexico, we also specialize in cruises around the world with our Cruise Holidays brand. The benefit of booking with Tour America and Cruise Holidays is that our team has experienced our products and destinations first-hand, so they can offer you the best advice and guidance when booking your holiday.

Tour America are also Disney specialists and our Disney brand, Magic Holidays, focuses on offering our customers the best value Disney packages to destinations including Orlando, Paris and Anaheim.

We love to plan the best honeymoons to suit every budget and our honeymoon clients are extremely important to our business. Honeymoon travel experts are on hand to help make your honeymoon one you will never forget.

What Can You Expect?

  • Tailor-Made Itineraries: Customized plans that reflect your personal interests, preferences, and pace.
  • Expert Guides: Knowledgeable and friendly guides offering deep insights and a local perspective.
  • Comfortable Travel: Premium transportation and accommodations for a smooth and comfortable journey.
  • Unique Experiences: Access to exclusive activities and attractions beyond the typical tourist spots.
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Dedicated support available around the clock to assist you at any time.

Multi-Award Winning Company

Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies Award 14 years in a row :** 2020, 2021,2022,and 2023 – **

Chairman’s Circle Honors:** 2023, voted by all our suppliers in the USA –

Finalist in the Small Firms Award:** 2023 –

Inducted into the Business Plus Legends Hall of Fame 2024! [Mary McKenna – Business Plus Legends Hall of Fame 2024]

Silver in the Sockies awards – Instagram for Small Businesses 2024

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Other offerings

Cruise Holidays has been voted Top Cruise Tour Operator in Ireland by Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line and MSC Cruises. Other awards in 2020 include Best Tour Operator and Best use of Social Media by a Travel Company in the Irish market at the Blue Insurance Travel Media Awards. We also won Best Leisure Travel Professional of the Year for our own Christine, who has worked with Tour America for 21 years.

In response to the growing demand for high-end travel experiences, Tour America launched its luxury brand, The Travel Suite. At The Travel Suite, we are dedicated to curating luxury holidays that exceed expectations. Whether you are seeking a serene escape to the Maldives or an adventurous cruise through the Caribbean, our expert team is here to create the perfect itinerary for you. Thank you for choosing The Travel Suite. We look forward to helping you plan your next unforgettable journey

We are the only tour operator to offer a 24-hour service to all our clients. We are licensed and bonded by the commission of aviation, which protects all our customers and we are a member of the ITAA (the Irish Travel Agent Association). This gives you the confidence that you are in safe hands when you book with Tour America.

Charity Partnerships

Tour America are partnered with Temple Street Children’s Hospital and we intend to continue to nurture and support this fantastic hospital.

Tour America is proud to be a 100% Irish owned travel company.

Tour America’s VIP client Louis Copeland and Mary Mckenna posing

Tour America’s VIP client Louis Copeland

Where are we now?

Today, we employ over 50 staff in Ireland, including 40 remote staff across the country, 6 overseas, and 6 office-based staff at our sister company, The Travel Suite, where Tour America and Cruise Holidays clients can drop in.

In 2024, we celebrate 29 years in business. We continue to innovate and provide unique travel experiences, catering to a diverse clientele with tailor-made itineraries, expert guides, and premium travel options. With a dedicated team both in Ireland and abroad, we remain at the forefront of the industry, fostering strong community ties and supporting local initiatives.

We Support our Local Community

We’re excited to sponsor these amazing sports teams, Lucan Sarsfield Ladies and Beechwood FC. Tour America is dedicated to supporting local clubs and we’re passionate about promoting sports in the area.

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What our customers say...

Our mission statement is very clear, 'to have a raving fan club!', and our team are willing and able to exceed all of your holiday expectations.

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Alana was absolutely amazing and nothing was a bother to her. Sent me several different quotes and was so friendly when she rang to take deposit. I feel so confident traveling with Tour America. Thank you so much for all your help. I would highly recommend this company for anyone travelling to America.

Judy

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We’re with Tour America for over 10 years – we come back for the service, the personal touch from Lorna McGrath and the peace of mind of knowing we are cared for and supported while on holiday. Wonderful company, amazing people.

Jean

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We had a holiday of a lifetime and everything was amazing. From checking in to checking out it was a breeze. Thanks to Tina Murphy for making it so fantastic. Tour America you will definitely be our number one for more holidays. It’s been amazing. We will be recommending you to any of our families and friends who want the best. Thanks again for everything.

Karen

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