Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is well known for being lively, exciting and for ethnic and cultural diversity. It is among Canada’s top and most famous destinations.
Vancouver has it all! From magnificent mountains, ocean, rainforests and stunning foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Irish-Ethiopian actor, Ruth Negga is on Broadway this month as Lady Macbeth opposite Daniel Craig and if that isn’t reason enough to head stateside, Tryphavana Cross shares a snapshot of 22 super reasons to head to NYC.
I was invited recently to Chicago for 3 nights to celebrate a friend’s 50th.
San Francisco is small but mighty. While the city is “big” in terms of attractions and amenities, it is geographically small—only 49 square miles. That makes it very easy to see and do a great many things in a short period of time.
Planning your perfect honeymoon takes a lot of time and detail. We have compiled a list of some of our top tips and we hope you find them useful
The Deep South is one of the most interesting regions of the USA and a must do bucket list destination for many Irish holiday makers. What makes it so popular is its unique musical flair, its rich history and of course, its Southern charm and hospitality.
Blues, soul and rock n’ roll await you in Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee is one of the most iconic cities, not only in the USA, but the world. This fascinating city is loved for its musical heart and as such, it is not surprising that its top attractions center on this industry.
Hey Everyone, Amy here from Tour America and Cruise Holidays! I recently visited New York City for the first time and it was everything I expected and more.
Michigan is one of those really amazing US destinations that has something for everyone. From rolling sand dunes and vast country landscapes, to its unique Motown music history and its love for cars, it is full of surprises.
Ottawa tells the story of Canada. It is a city that is historic, cultural, thriving and home to endless things to enjoy. From ice-skating down the Rideau Canal, to exploring museums or taking in a spectacular light show at Parliament Hill, you will be spoilt for choice during your visit.
It is difficult to sum up Canada as a destination in a few short words, because Canada is so much. Its nature, it’s urban, it’s cultural, it’s historic, it’s breath-taking, it’s full of life, and it’s exciting.
The Golden Gates of San Francisco welcome all. This exciting city is a favorite for those visiting the USA from Ireland due to its quirky personality, charming streets, selection of iconic attractions and of course, its fantastic dining, shopping and nightlife!
We all love a seamless airport experience when travelling and one of the best airports for providing this to holiday makers is Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. In fact, their brilliant airport experience is reflected in their ethos to Love the Journey.
Take in adventure, relaxation, history, culture and so much more in Connecticut. Stretching 100 miles across and 70 miles north to south, Connecticut has so much to offer visitors year round. It is also more accessible than ever with the direct Aer Lingus service from Dublin Airport to Bradley International Airport.
New York City, home to yellow cabs, Central Park, Broadway Theater, incredible shopping and so much more, is a city that wows every visitor. Planning a trip to New York can be tough though as there is just so much to pack into a trip.
Hey everyone, Grace here! I recently spent a few days exploring Washington, DC and instantly fell in love with the US Capital city. During my trip, I got to experience everything that makes the city famous, from world-famous monuments, museums, shopping and of course dining. Here is just some of the thing I got up to on my trip…
Taking the family on a city break holiday has been a really popular choice for Irish families in the past few years.
Taking the family on a city break holiday has been a really popular choice for Irish families in the past few years. Many are choosing to visit Chicago on their USA holidays, because of the incredible family friendly activities you can enjoy.
Experience a million things to do in the city of Chicago! Voted as the best big city in America to visit by Conde Nast readers, the attractions, museums, shows, dining experiences and nightlife options are endless in Chicago.
North America is only a couple of hours away with the incredible selection of destinations that Aer Lingus offer direct services to from Ireland.
2019 is here and the time to plan your next, well deserved holiday is now! If you’re looking for inspiration on where to go and what to do, well stay tuned as we have incredible holiday ideas for you, which range from thrilling theme parks to Caribbean islands. This is your 2019 holiday inspiration!
From soaring views to pop culture, Seattle’s attractions while varied, all have one thing in common, the ability to make your city break awesome! If you’re planning a trip to this amazing city, keep on reading as we discover 20 things to in Seattle!
Unmatched natural beauty with an urban twist awaits you in Seattle.
On the West coast of Ireland, Shannon Airport is the perfect gateway to the USA. Enjoy less queues, less hassle and less stress when you fly from Shannon, and most importantly, you can get into the holiday mood the moment you step inside the airport!
Are you thinking of visiting the Tour America Red Cow Sale Day for the first time, but are unsure of what the day is all about?
City breaks are perfect for just about every type of traveler. They’re exciting, provide endless things to do, fantastic shopping opportunities and they give you the chance to sample the flavors of the world in world-class restaurants.
Canada is a diverse, stunning destination that’s home to cosmopolitan cities, incredible nature and wildlife and a culture and history that’s hard to rival. It’s a destination that is also so accessible from Ireland with direct flights to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver with Air Canada.
A sunny winter break is the perfect way to escape the gloomy winter blues. If you’re looking for a couples escape, a family getaway or just need some time to yourself, we have rounded up the best USA winter escapes, so keep reading to discover where you’re next winter break will be.
Are you thinking of your next trip to the States but aren’t sure where to go!? We get how overwhelming planning a holiday can be, and with so many places to choose from, it’s hard to pick exactly where you’d like to go. But, that’s where Tour America come in!
Hi everyone, Kathleen from Team Tour America here! I’m just back from an incredible trip to the Golden State of California and wow, what a destination! Taking in some of the unique destinations along the coastal route, we got to do some incredible excursions, taste amazing food, sample local wines and so much more.
Central Park in New York is one of the world’s most iconic public parks and it is a must see if you’re visiting the Big Apple. Beautiful year-round, Central Park is loved by anyone who visits as it offers an escape from its busier surrounding streets.
Sometimes we all need a little help and advice when it comes to deciding where to go next on holiday. Because, in a world with so much choice, the list of places to see just gets longer. If you’re planning a trip, we’ve got you covered when it comes to giving you some ideas. Here are 5 top destinations to inspire your next holiday.
Washington DC is one of those great USA cities which is just perfect for families. Its walk-able, it offers fantastic accommodation options, you can fly direct from Dublin with United Airlines and it has an abundance of attractions that the whole family can enjoy.
There’s something iconic about packing up the car and hitting the open road, and here at Tour America, we truly are fans of fly/drive holidays.
California is one of those diverse destinations that offers something for families to enjoy, no matter the age group and no matter where they are! And, with such a diverse array of attractions, we want to help you plan the California holiday to remember by listing and recommending the top family friendly activities in California per destination. So, if you’re planning a trip and are bringing your little ones along for the adventure, keep on reading.
When we were planning our honeymoon, we knew we wanted to experience some really incredible, once in a lifetime moments and first on our list was a helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas.
Thinking about your next holiday to New York? We have you covered when it comes to eating out! From deliciously prepared steaks to homemade ice cream; the Big Apple’s restaurant scene will be sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! Check out our top 10 restaurants in New York City!
If you’re looking for a luxury All Inclusive Resort in Mexico that will exceed all of your expectations, then look no further than Secrets the Vine Cancun. I recently stayed in Secrets The Vine Cancun on my honeymoon and I can confidently say, it was the most incredible hotel I’ve ever stayed in.
Philadelphia has been on my radar for some time now with direct flights from Dublin and it’s attractive Duty Free Shopping Zone I was dying for a good excuse to visit and find out more. When American Airlines, @AmericanAir, suggested a trip to me 2 months ago with some of Ireland’s finest media I jumped on board. Tour America’s clients are always looking for new places to visit in the States that are easy to access and have great shopping. A quick chat with Greg Evans @discoverPHL who represents Philadelphia in Ireland and the deal was done.
New York is a city-break dream with its endless supply of neighbourhoods, attractions, museums, shopping districts and more to explore.
The extremely unique landscape of the Golden coast gives a fiery edge for the everyday tourist. Hollywood, The Golden Gate Bridge and Silicon Valley comes to mind when someone mentions the west coast.
There is so much more to Las Vegas than just casinos and gambling and outside of the normal things to do, you can find just about every type of experience to make your time in Las Vegas, extremely memorable.
30 years after my first visit and New York City continues to make my heart beat faster. Having been back many times in between the city still rocks and I really wanted our family to go and experience its thrilling buzz. So we packed our bags and headed for the Big Apple for the trip of a lifetime!
Here in Tour America, we’re all about bringing families together on exciting and unforgettable holidays and what perfect way to bring the whole family together if not on Thanksgiving day!
Hi my name is Ellie, I’m 16 and I’m just back from New York. I was surprised with a trip to New York as a Junior Certificate present for all my efforts and hard work! On the 6th of October my friend Izzy, her mum, my mum and I headed off to New York City. It was an unforgettable holiday and we managed to pack lots of exciting things into our four days. Check out my New York highlights below.
With sunny skies, sandy beaches and plenty of hills for hikers, Los Angeles is the perfect spot for nature lovers. Los Angeles has so many neighbourhoods, each with a diverse range of outdoor activities to suit everyone’s interests and if you are looking to experience the outdoorsy side of LA, we’ve put together a handy list of outdoor adventures in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles is huge, and this trend-setting metropolis is divided into many exciting neighbourhoods. With 75 miles of stunning coastline, countless museums, excellent shopping and world-class theme parks, Los Angeles neighbourhoods truly offer something for everyone. To help you plan a trip of a lifetime to LA, we’ve listed some of our favourite neighbourhoods below.
When you’re travelling on a long-haul flight it’s good to be prepared and your hand luggage plays a massive part in this. Automatically you are going to think of the essentials such as your passport, travel documents and your phone, but what about all of the other things which are essential to a comfortable flight?
New York City has always been a popular destination for shoppers and the like but in recent years, bringing the kids to New York is becoming more popular than ever and many Irish families are seeing the potential of combining it with a stay in Orlando.
New York City is like no where else in the world. The second you step foot on the streets of Manhattan it just takes you in and it’s hard not to become mesmerised.
Palm trees, rugged coastlines, exciting cities and incredible natural beauty await you in California. California is a dream destination for most and the best way to experience all that it has to offer is on a road trip of a lifetime!
Rich in history, culture, sport and so much more, Massachusetts makes for a fantastic getaway from Ireland.
Seeped in rich history, abundant with world-class museums and packed with plenty of dining and nightlife options, Washington D.C. is one of the most exciting cities in the USA.
Las Vegas, traditionally known for its lively nightlife and vast casinos is becoming a hot-spot destination for families. Those who have done Orlando and those who are visiting California are beginning to see the potential in Las Vegas.
Hi all, Linda from Tour America here. I was lucky enough to travel to Los Angeles for the weekend 2 weeks ago and even though it was a short break we managed to pack it all in and see so much!
When you think of Massachusetts, you think of the incredible city of Boston. But outside of this charming city there’s a whole host of other exciting destinations to discover including quaint villages, charming towns, stunning scenery and beaches that go for miles. If you are planning your next holiday, here are 5 reasons to visit the wonderful state of Massachusetts!
New York City is one of the best cities in the world for shoppers. With an abundance of high street, high end and bargain outlets, it offers the perfect blend of stores for a shopping holiday. I’ve been to New York eight times and shopping is always the focal point of my trip. With that in mind, I thought I’d share my pick of 5 of the best places to shop in New York City!
California is a dream destination for many and with endless sunshine, a local, luxury lifestyle and an abundance of things to do, it offers so much to those who visit. One of California’s biggest and most popular cities is Los Angeles and this fantastic destination needs to be on your radar! If you’re visiting West Coast USA or if you’re looking for somewhere new to explore, its got to be LA! Here are 10 reasons to visit Los Angeles on your next holiday!
If you’ve been to most major US destinations such as Orlando or Las Vegas or maybe you’re a huge music fan, either way, going on a country music tour of the USA is sure to be a trip of a lifetime. This year and next, we have a selection of fantastic holidays focusing on country music and so we thought we’d give you 5 reasons to go on a country music tour, should you need that little extra nudge! So here goes!
Chicago is one of the best city break destinations in the US and with a new direct service operated by United from Shannon Airport, it’s even more accessible.
There are 58 National Parks in the United States of America and each one is protected by the U.S Government. There’s different criteria to be classed as a national park including unusual geographical features, natural beauty and recreational opportunities.
Las Vegas is opening its first ever park on April 4th 2016 and this new exciting area of the Strip will connect the New York New York, Monte Carlo and the new T-Mobile Arena.
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See New York City from the eyes of a 15 year old in this unique and exciting post written by Eoghan.
America is one big place and such a big place gives opportunity for some amazing photo opportunities. If you have your selfie stick or professional camera at the ready, add these top locations to your bucket list for some amazing photographic moments.
Tampa Bay is one of those fantastic American cities that offers a unique set of sights and attractions for you to enjoy on your visit. Located between Orlando and the beaches of Clearwater and St Pete, Tampa Bay is the perfect city stop on a Florida fly drive!
Las Vegas is known for its incredible nightlife. When the sun goes down, that’s when the city wakes up! From world famous casinos to jaw dropping acrobat shows, there will always be something to keep you up until the early hours of the morning in Las Vegas.
Shannon Airport is a fantastic airport to fly from to the United States and with more direct routes than ever before, there’s never been a better time to go! To help you pick your destination, here’s a quick guide to the top USA destinations served by Shannon Airport.
The USA offers some of the best road trips in the world. On a fly drive holiday in the USA you can take in everything from coastal routes and national parks to quaint towns and cosmopolitan cities.
While most people fly to New York City for a shopping holiday, sightseeing, or for its nightlife, there are many more reasons to book a trip to NYC, such as the theatres, restaurants, landmarks, and of course, its museums.
The Cape Cod region of Massachusetts which is made up of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket is a natural beauty. Pristine beaches, beautiful conservation land and blue waters make this area a photographers paradise!
Boston is an incredible US city that’s rich in history, great shopping, attractions, food, nightlife and more. Boston is the gateway for the beautiful state of Massachusetts and it makes for a great city stop before you explore the rest of Massachusetts. As a city destination,
Washington D.C is one of those iconic US cities that you know is just packed full of everything you want from a holiday; history, shopping, great food and more! If you are planning a trip to the capital of the USA, there are some incredible Washington D.C highlights that you must take in while there.
Travelling to the USA takes a lot of preparation. Documents, currency, visas, packing – it all has to be done! Here at Tour America we aim to take the stress out of planning and organising your trip but there are other things you can be doing alongside of this to make yourself a more organised…
There is so much more to Las Vegas than just incredible casinos so whether you have never been or have been many times – you’re always bound to find new things to do! We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 things to do in Las Vegas to help you plan for your exciting Las
Exploring the Grand Canyon is a must for anyone visiting Las Vegas or the West Coast. There are many ways in which you can see the legendary Grand Canyon from Las Vegas and California and with the Grand Canyon being 446 km long and up to 29 km wide,
Mexico is one of those great destinations that has activities for everyone. From relaxing on the perfect white sandy beaches to exploring tropical forests and underwater caves.
A New York Holiday is not complete without seeing a Broadway show. Its hard to choose a favourite musical because they are all so amazing but we have managed to pick five of our favourites on Broadway to help you plan for your New York Holiday.
The Cape Cod Region in Massachusetts, consisting of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have some of the United States most amazing landscapes.
What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest airlines, helping more than 160 million travelers get to the places they want to go to each year.
Shannon Airport opened officially in 1945. This airport is located at the most Western point of all airports in Europe, making it the perfect gateway to the United States! Shannon Airport flies to a range of destinations around the world.
I love California. It’s hard not to when it is so beautiful and offers so much to see and do! The California Coast is divided into four distinct districts. The Ventura Region, The Santa Barbara Region, the San Luis Obispo Region and the Monterey Bay Region.
No other city can compete with the excitement and night time glam that is Las Vegas! With many casinos, shows and nightlife, there is always something to entertain you. If you are planning a trip to Vegas, why not give yourself the VIP treatment!
New York City is like no other city in the world! It is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. Each borough has unique attractions to offer to all tourists. We have made a list of must do’s in each distinctive borough.
Like any city, New York can be expensive. But if you know where to look, the Big Apple has more free things than you have time for! After seeing the main landmarks on the bucket list, have a look at all the amazing attractions you can visit without opening the wallet!
From fine dining at Trump Tower to burgers after a baseball game, there is something for everyone’s taste in Chicago. Below is a look at Aisling’s favourite spots to eat out in while you are in Chicago! So if you are planning a trip to The Windy City,
With Valentines day coming up, we’re feeling all warm and fuzzy here in Tour America. If you are looking for inspiration on where to go for some passion, look no further! Here are three romantic places to go to spend time with your significant other.
When you think of Las Vegas you automatically think of penny slots and high stake table games, but there is so much more to this fabulous destination. The bustling nightlife, shopping and endless entertainment that is on offer in Las Vegas is mind-blowing!
Las Vegas may be known for it’s gambling, entertainment and night life, but it is fast emerging as one of the top US destinations for shopping. With everything on offer from dollar stores to luxury malls, Las Vegas has really catered for the needs of every type of shopper.
Hi all, Kathleen here! As you know, I’m just back from a whirlwind tour of Southern California. One of the highlights of the trip for me had to be our day on the VIP Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood! I’ve been to Universal Studios Orlando many times but that’s OK because in Universal Studios Hollywood.
“Don’t you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour – but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands – and who knows what to do with it “ – A Streetcar named Desire Taking this classic quote into consideration, we’ve got a few tips…
Hey everyone! Kathleen here! I’m just back from an amazing trip to Southern California! I was very lucky to get to spend a week in So. Cal. experiencing the culture, the fun, the weather and the famous So.
Planning your wedding is one thing, but planning the perfect honeymoon is just something else! The pressure couples put themselves under to keep the momentum of their special day going for another 14 days is amazing.
San Francisco is one of those iconic US cities that everyone dreams of seeing. It’s perception around the world is that it’s packed full of culture, life, history and incredible nature on the outskirts.
Honeymoons are definitely one of the more fun elements of wedding planning but they can be stressful to organise as well. With having so much choice in so many destinations, choosing even where to go can be overwhelming. Here at Tour America, we plan incredible honeymoons every single day and we aim to take the…
Mexico is becoming more and more popular with not only the American holiday market but also internationally as more and more people are heading there for it’s beauty, history, ability to have a good time and also for it’s incredible value for money.
Washington DC is known to most Irish consumers as the home of the White House but what many don’t realise is that Washington DC is also jam packed full of sites, history, excellent eateries and buckets full of fun!
Hello everyone! As you all know I was lucky enough to live in the amazing city of Toronto! Toronto is becoming hugely popular with us Irish. With the summer months here, there is no better time to visit this amazing city so I thought I would compile a list of must do’s for when you…
Hey everyone! Kathleen here! I wanted to tell you all about my trip to the fabulous Las Vegas! This was my second trip to the famous destination and it was just as fun and exciting as the first! Las Vegas has so much to offer as a destination; it has excitement,
The summer holidays are almost upon us, thank goodness, and the States as always is a great place to holiday in. It offers endless enticing cities, vast country-sides with lakes, mountains and wildlife, and of course its sun-soaked beaches.
You can’t beat Cancun as a holiday Destination – Cancun, in Mexico, is becoming more and more popular as a tourist destination in recent years. People who are tiring of their annual sun holiday to Europe and are looking for a little bit more adventure have got to try Cancun.
Washington DC Holidays – Having gone to watch ‘12 years a Slave’ last weekend it reminded me that although the States is a relatively new country it is steeped in history, some as unnerving as Europe’s but at the same time incredibly interesting.
A day trip from Boston to Salem – Hi everyone Kathleen here again. As I had mentioned in my Boston post, we took a day trip to Salem from Boston on Halloween! I have always wanted to go to Salem since I was a little girl and it was a town on my bucket list
Boston a great destination for a city break – Hi everyone! Kathleen here! If you haven’t visited Boston yet you must add it to your bucket list! We visited Boston for four nights back in October and absolutely loved the city! I
Christmas Celebrations in America – There is no denying that the Americans certainly know how to celebrate the holiday season in style. They are renowned for their beautiful decorations, their tasty food, and their exceptional service. Picture having your Christmas dinner served to you on the slopes of Vermont
Hi! Sarune here I just came back from Cancun Mexico and I would love to share my holiday experience with you all. It was my first time going to Mexico and I had an absolutely wonderful time.
Hundreds of Hotels to Choose From in New York – New York City has hundreds of hotels to choose from when you are planning your trip be it business, pleasure or otherwise!
Hi everyone! Kathleen here! I’m just back from an amazing weekend in the lovely city of Montreal! It was our first time visiting and we just loved it. We took the train from Toronto so that we could see a bit of the Canadian countryside.
It’s Not All on the Hill in Washington DC – When you think of Washington DC you think of the White House or Capitol Hill, or the Lincoln Memorial, or the Bush/Clinton legacies, or the Obama administration or the vast number of museums which represent the United States of America’ s history.
Autumn Break in the Windy City – Chicago, most commonly referred to as the ‘the windy city’, is the third biggest city in the USA following NYC and LA. It has a plentitude of modern art, fine dining, cutting edge comedy, shopping and sporting events to capture everyone’s attention.
When you think of Las Vegas most of us thing of the tables, hotels and winning! Sometimes we forget about everything else this wild and wonderful place has to offer. If you are going to Vegas you have to check out what else is going on.
Shopping in NYC has got to be one of my most satisfying and enjoyable retail experiences yet. The range of shops are endless, the bargains superb and the service excellent.
Hi everyone! Kathleen here! I’m feeling very proud of myself today because this week I really tested myself and did something entirely out of my comfort zone…
Hi All, this is Jennifer (Travel Agent at Tour America). I just came back from the holiday of my lifetime and I can truly say that Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Montana are one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
In Arizona, each region has something to offer. The remote Arizona’s Strip in the far north holds canyons, plateaus and volcanoes in wilderness areas that many travellers have yet to discover.
An exciting mix of rich cultural traditions and spectacular landscapes forms the basis of Arizona’s great appeal to visitors. The names of natural wonders such as Grand Canyon, the Painted Desert, and Monument Valley can only hint at grandeur here.
Hey everyone, Kathleen here! Last month I visited the always amazing New York City. It was my 6th time in the Big Apple and it was just as exciting as my first.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is well-known for its stunning beaches, creative events and deep culture. But the closer you look at Fort Lauderdale, the more you discover, from the fantastical to the everyday occurrence but its all here! Like enjoying a day of shopping on Las Olas Boulevard,
Toronto East Coast Shopping Heaven – If like me you are in a love affair with shopping then you probably love to head off on exciting city breaks in North America for the odd shopping spree.
It’s Kathleen here from Tour America. I am currently spending my year living in & travelling North America with the fabulous city of Toronto as my home for the year.
Hi everyone, so I am just back from a brilliant trip to the three gorgeous destinations of Tampa, Clearwater & St Pete’s in Florida. We flew United airlines to Tampa via Washington
Hi Guys Niamh here to tell you a bit about my trip with Lisa to the Big Apple and Washington DC, I hope you enjoy and maybe even get some good tips for your next trip First off we went to New York and we were both as giddy as school kids on the way,
America is the land of the free and this is true of many of the country’s best tourist sites. Read this article and learn how the best things in life really are free! THE FREEDOM TRAIL Boston Learn history,
Familes holidays are what memories are made of but to make sure your holiday goes to plan here are some essential tips when travelling with kids. Take a First Aid Training Class: Parents should be prepared at all times because often with children if something can go wrong, it will go wrong.
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