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Tour America have been announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2022 Tour America has been awarded Best Managed Company for the 13th Consecutive year. Tour America has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. The awards programme is led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland. Nine new businesses… Continue reading Tour America have been announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2022

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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.

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Cruises First

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.

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Mary McKenna, Managing Director of Tour America and Cruise Holidays was on board the recently launched Norwegian Cruise Line, Prima.  Katy Perry sent the ship off in style from Reykjavik, which was out of this world.  Having been on many ships from Celebrity, to Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, Mary thinks this ship certainly punches well above its… Continue reading Check out Mary’s experience on NCL’s Newest ship ‘Prima’

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    Travel to the worlds most beautiful places inspired by The Travel Expert, check out our special offers!           Western Mediterranean fly & cruise Explore the homes of Greek gods and Italian artists! As you walk down bustling roads and beaches, cultures and history fill the air. Uncover divine legends… Continue reading The Travel Expert

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This new ship is third of Celebrity Cruises innovate Edge class. This ship can take 3,260 passengers, is both longer and taller than its two class sister ships Edge and Apex and has an extra 179 cabins, including suites.

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Canada

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.

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American Dream

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.

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American Dream

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.

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Florida Fun

A great perk of staying in a Universal Hotel is that you can avail of an “Early Park Admission” which allows you to enter the Universal Parks an hour earlier than regular guests.

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I was invited recently to Chicago for 3 nights to celebrate a friend’s 50th.

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This new ship is third of Celebrity Cruises innovate Edge class. This ship can take 3,260 passengers, is both longer and taller than its two class sister ships Edge and Apex and has an extra 179 cabins, including suites.

Tour America has won The Chairman’s Circle Award once again at IPW Orlando this year, in recognition for outstanding contribution in travel to the USA.

The McCarthy family recently returned from a fabulous Caribbean Cruise with a brief stay in Miami and wanted to share their amazing experience.

Your first cruise can be exciting as you prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience taking in foreign sunsets as you set sail from one horizon to the next. How do you ensure you have the experience of a lifetime when cruising?

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.

Cruising is such a great vacation option because of the world of choices – cruises come in all shapes and sizes for any type of traveler.

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.

While we’ve all been at home, the cruise industry has continued to innovate and pave the way with exciting new ships. Each of these new ships gives cruisers the opportunity to embrace even more choice, even more destinations and even more memories.

My name is Shannon and I am now 17 years old. I have a slight obsession with Florida and I just never want to go anywhere else. I have been to Florida 4 times so far with my Mam, Dad and brother Ross.

Sitting atop of everyone’s bucket list when we get to visit Orlando again is the brand new rollercoaster that opened in Universal’s Islands of Adventure just a few weeks ago.

Universal Orlando Resort have just announced that they are building a brand new theme park in Orlando titled Universal’s Epic Universe!

Calling all dreamers and believers. The destination born of impossible dreams is about to host The World’s Most Magical Celebration. A stunning EARidescent extravaganza unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Or will ever see again. It’s the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. And you, your friends and your family are all… Continue reading A Magical Offer for the World’s Most Magical Celebration

Immerse yourself in the next generation of blockbuster entertainment at Universal Studios Florida. You’ll enter The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™, encounter Illumination’s mischievous Minions, crash through Krustyland with The SimpsonsTM and join forces with the TRANSFORMERS as you find yourself right in the middle of the action. Here’s your handy guide… Continue reading Universal Studios Florida

Journey through the legendary worlds of incredible heroes at Islands of Adventure. Explore The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM – HogsmeadeTM, where you can join HagridTM as you fly deep into the Forbidden Forest, beyond the grounds of Hogwarts™ castle, on a thrilling roller coaster ride to discover the rarest magical creatures. Come face to… Continue reading Universal’s Islands of Adventure

THE WORLD’S PREMIER HALLOWEEN EVENT Summon your scream squad to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, The World’s Premier Halloween Event*. Face 10 haunted houses, 5 scare zones, 2 live shows and some of Universal Studios Florida’s most exciting attractions. Whether you’re a superfan, here for the snacks or selfies, scared of everything or skeptical of… Continue reading Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights

Welcome to the center of the action. Universal CityWalk is the perfect combination of crave-able restaurants, eateries and special levels of entertainment. Here, lunch and dinners are always delicious, but the desserts will blow your mind. Just want to get away? The latest movies are playing. Mini-golf is swinging. And there’s always music in the… Continue reading Universal CityWalk

UNIVERSAL’S VOLCANO BAY WATER THEME PARK A spectacular volcano towering over a sun swept beach. Swaying palm trees lining your path through a picturesque island escape. It’s a South Seas oasis right in the heart of Universal. Volcano Bay is the only water theme park that gives you the freedom to spend more time with… Continue reading Universal’s Volcano Bay

For us, 2022 is a very special year, because we are celebrating our anniversary!

At Scenic, we take 5-star travel to a whole new level.

Silversea Cruises is the leading ultra-luxury and expedition cruise line—acclaimed for both its all-inclusive lifestyle offering and its global destination portfolio.

Azamara invites you to uncover a world of destinations at a more relaxed pace.

Princess has been sailing around the globe since 1965, taking millions of guests on life-transforming journeys.

Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no timetable to follow but your own.

After 300 years at sea, we understand its influence, positive impact and ability to guide you to treasures that lie off the beaten path.

Sail beyond your perceptions and expand your horizons.

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise holidays since its launch in 1969.

Universal Orlando 3 Park Explorer Ticket Enjoy 14 consecutive days of unlimited park to park access to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, the Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park and select live entertainment venues of Universal CityWalk. Plus, with this ticket you can board the HogwartsTM Express and travel between King’s Cross Station… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort Attractions

From enjoying a skyline cruise to taking in a show, or exploring incredible museums, New York City offers an incredible array of attractions for you to enjoy.

Regal Palms Resort & Spa The Regal Palms Resort & Spa is located just 9 miles from all that Orlando has to offer. This complex of accommodations features a selection of town-homes and private pool homes all nestled within a tranquil tropical setting. Each modern home comes with a fully equipped kitchen, living / dining… Continue reading Villas in Orlando

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VIP Experience With the VIP experience, you’ll be personally escorted by a Universal Orlando expert on a guided group tour through Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. You’ll get exclusive backstage access, learn fun insider information, and enjoy the parks’ most amazing rides and attractions without waiting in line. Purchase a 2-Park, 1-Day… Continue reading VIP Tour: 2-Park 1-Day VIP Experience Ticket

Explore the beautiful streets of Vancouver or head into the wild and explore. There really is so much to do in this wonderful city.

Vancouver certainly ticks the box when it comes to shopping. Robson Street is a popular shopping street in downtown Vancouver that has a good array of trendy shops for young people.

Sophisticated restaurants and laid back live music bars work in harmony in the funky city of Vancouver.

The State of Illinois has lots to see and do from visiting Lincoln’s home to visiting Japanese Gardens to excellent shopping.

Illinois is an excellent shopping destination. Chicago has an abundance of stores to cater for all tastes and the town of Rosemont is famous for it’s fashion outlets.

From exciting city dining and night life to small town quaint pubs you will be spoilt when it comes to night life and dining.

From the Rideau Canal, to Parliament Hill and the Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa offers an incredible range of attractions for you to enjoy.

From laid back water sports to relaxing on the perfect sandy beaches, Barbados is the perfect mix of action and relaxation.

Ottawa is home to excellent shopping malls, craft stores and local boutiques, meaning that throughout the city, there is truly something for everyone.

Ottawa is renowned for its dining and nightlife scene. The city is also home to incredible festivals year-round as well as excellent craft beer trails.

Barbados offers high quality tax free shopping and is a real treat to those who like to wander around stores on their holidays.

World class restaurants and local intimate bars, Barbados dining and night life scene is truly a treat on your holidays.

Thrilling roller-coasters, beautiful cycling paths and all the in-between! You will have lots to see and do in Tampa Bay!

Tampa shopping is incredible and the city is home to two massive shopping malls giving you plenty of choice.

No trip to Tampa is complete without a night on the town in the exciting Ybor City!

Ancient ruins, swimming with dolphins and snorkelling, check out our top things to do in Cancun.

Washington D.C. has an abundance of exciting attractions, museums and more all waiting for you to be explored.

Washington D.C. is great for shopping. With many malls, souvenir stores and all the in-between, you have plenty of choice in the Capital of the USA.

From souvenirs to luxurious handbags, Cancun offers an excellent mix of shops to suit every pocket.

Enjoy rooftop bars with White House views, up-scale restaurants and more on your trip to Washington D.C.

With luxurious resort restaurants and world famous nightclubs, Cancun truly does come alive when the sun goes down!

The list of things to do in Orlando is endless! From Rollercoasters to airboat rides, water-slides to deep dives and so much more – it’s all possible in Orlando!

Orlando shopping does not disappoint. From fantastic outlets to high street malls and high end boutiques, Orlando shopping really does have it all!

Enjoy a fantastic array of Dining and Night Life options throughout Orlando. With over 4,000 restaurants and bars, there is something for everyone.

From the Liberty Bell and Society Hill to Chinatown, Philadelphia is a city where you will find endless things to do!

Dubbed the number 2 shopping city in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, Philadelphia offers a shopping haven for visitors with all tastes.

Discover lively night life, delicious restaurants and buckets of entertainment when on holidays in Philadelphia.

From swimming with dolphins to golfing and visiting El Archo, you’ll have lots to see and do in Los Cabos.

It’s all about the outdoors in St. Pete/Clearwater so make sure to enjoy the beach, the sunsets and the many local attractions!

Naples has so many amazing things to do and see. From zoos to sailing and boating to botanical gardens, there is something for everyone to do in Naples.

Shopping in Los Cabos is a high end affair. Enjoy designer boutique malls and service to suit.

Shopping in St. Pete/Clearwater is a magnificent mix of high street and laid back beach!

Laid back bars and restaurants are what you can expect in St. Pete/Clearwater. Many are situated along the beautiful coastline.

From top of the range restaurants and dining experiences to a very lively nightlife scene, Los Cabos has something for everyone.

Naples has a very high end feel to its shopping scene with many designer stores, malls and boutiques.

Naples nightlife and dining scene has something for everyone. From fresh seafood dishes to trendy contemporary wine bars, the choice is endless in Naples.

There is so much to see and do in Massachusetts from witch museums to shopping in Boston.

Boston shopping is amazing! Enjoy high end stores before you hit the road to explore the stores in the quaint towns of Massachusetts.

Delicious seafood, burger shacks and steak houses await you in Massachusetts. You will be spoilt for choice.

Feel the wind in your hair as you fly across a swamp on an airboat ride, paddleboard through the headwaters of the Everglades, take to the skies and zip line across the palm trees of Florida and so much more in Kissimmee.

Hawaii has so much to see and do from beautiful scenery, to exciting surfing and water sports to historic sites.

Kissimmee’s retail options offer something for everyone. With shopping centers, outlet malls, designer stores and so much more, you will be spoilt for choice during your holiday.

Kissimmee offers an extensive menu of cuisine possibilities, including celebrity chef-designed restaurants, resort fine dining, and dining shows to entertain all family members.

Shopping in Hawaii is a great experience. The Islands are full of all of the main American stores giving you plenty of choice.

Hawaii has a lively restaurant and night life scene giving you lots of choice of excellent restaurants and night life venues.

In Chicago, why not catch a baseball game, explore Millennium Park or take a stroll along Navy Pier.

There are so many locations in Chicago for shopping. Michigan Avenue, also called The Magnificent Mile, is the shopping hub of Chicago.

With deep dish pizza and night-life that goes all night long, you will be sure to have a lot of fun dining out and enjoying a night out in Chicago.

While in The Bahamas why not visit a national park, take a dip in the turquoise water or visit a historic fort.

Shopping in The Bahamas is a must on your holiday. With duty free shopping and local craft markets, the choice is endless in The Bahamas.

The Bahamas offer a range of nightlife and dining scenes to suit every taste. Fine dining, relaxed cuisine, lively bars and trendy nightclubs, The Bahamas has it all.

Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sea Lions and more – there is so many things to do in San Francisco.

With world-class shopping on Fifth Avenue, to department store heaven at Macy’s and bargains galore at the Outlets, New York shopping has it all!

From exciting speed boat rides to thrilling roller-coasters and beautiful beaches, you will have lots to see and do in San Diego!

San Francisco offers a unique shopping experience as the city combines it’s urban stores with it’s cultural personality.

With exciting water sports, unique local traditions and historic attractions, there is lots for you to do on your visit to Fort Myers and Sanibel.

An attraction in itself, eating out in San Francisco is a cultural and fun experience as is it’s bustling night-life!

Fort Myers and Sanibel offer excellent shopping options to suit all budgets and tastes! From exciting malls to local boutiques, you’re sure to find the perfect stores for you.

Shopping in San Diego is a must while there. The city offers the perfect So Cal shopping experience for you to enjoy.

New York is home to over 20,000 restaurants. Enjoy everything from award-winning cuisine to Italian, Mexican, Asian and so much more.

From MoTown music to the history of the motor industry and rolling sand dunes, Michigan is a wonderful destination with so much to see, do and enjoy.

A relaxed laid back dining and nightlife experience awaits you in Fort Myers and Sanibel. Enjoy a bite to eat and a drink as you watch the sunset at the end of each perfect day.

Beautiful sandy beaches, incredible shopping and neighbour to the Florida Everglades, there is loads to do in Miami.

Shopping in Michigan is a wonderful blend of high street stores with local artisan craft markets and so much more.

Toronto is a city filled with exciting attractions from the CN Tower to the Toronto Islands. You will have lots do in Toronto when you visit.

From the Calgary Stampede to amazing birds eye views from the Calgary Tower, the city of Calgary has loads for you to see and do while there.

Calgary is world famous for it’s brilliant shopping malls and excellent value for money. Leave room in your suitcase, you’ll need it!

With over 6,000 restaurants and many bars and nightclubs in the Gaslamp Quarter, you are sure to have fun filled nights in San Diego!

From fresh local produce, to wonderful craft beer trails and lively jazz clubs, Michigan’s dining and night life scene is a unique experience.

Local cuisine and exciting busy bars make Calgary an excellent after dark entertainment destination.

Sophisticated restaurants and laid back live music bars work in harmony in the funky city of Vancouver.

Miami offers a fabulous variety of shopping experiences to suit every pocket and taste!

South Beach bringing the heat! Miami does not disappoint with it’s colorful nightclub scene and trendy dining scene.

Ancient ruins, swimming with dolphins and snorkelling, check out our top things to do in Cancun.

From souvenirs to luxurious handbags, Cancun offers an excellent mix of shops to suit every pocket.

With luxurious resort restaurants and world famous nightclubs, Cancun truly does come alive when the sun goes down!

Immerse yourself in the music of Memphis on an exciting studio or museum tour. The city has loads of attractions for music fans.

Not all of the shopping opportunities are within reach of each other, they are spread out, but you’ll find a world of different options in each shopping district.

Home of some of the world’s best music, Memphis night life is an incredible experience.

From the world famous Speedway to the stunning 23 miles of beach, Daytona Beach will have your holiday packed with fun and excitement!

Daytona Beach is a fantastic shopping destination with many shopping malls, local markets and all the in between!

From Celeb spotting to movie lot tours and thrilling rides, LA is packed full of exciting attractions and tours.

LA is a shoppers paradise! From couture to vintage, boutiques to shopping malls, there really is something to suit everyone’s budget.

Dine among the stars and dance the night away among them too in the entertainment capital of the world!

Attractions in the Florida Keys and Key West are all about the outdoors! National parks, beautiful waters and sunsets and so much more!

From Southfork Ranch to the Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas offers many exciting attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Shopping in the Florida Keys and Key West is a unique experience with markets and small unique stores.

There’s no where more beautiful to dine outside than the Florida Keys and Key West!

Dallas is a fantastic shopping city and it offers everything from cowboy merchandise to high end stores.

Explore historic seaports, spend an afternoon in a museum, test your thrills white-water rafting or enjoy a Segway tour. The list of attractions in Connecticut is endless.

Connecticut is a fantastic shopping destination and throughout the State, you will find many shopping options including designer outlets, quaint boutiques and more.

Unique culinary experiences await you in Connecticut. Try some local fresh seafood, dine in a gourmet restaurant or enjoy one of the many brew pubs in the State.

Experience true Texan dining at one of Dallas’ many restaurants before a night out on the town in one of the music bars or clubs.

If you like to gamble, let the dice roll; if you love holiday shopping, just do it; if you like to scream we have some great rides for you, including the world’s highest theme park on top of the Stratosphere Hotel Tower

Las Vegas shopping is world-renowned! You can shop to your heart’s content at some of the world’s best designer stores and boutiques in Las Vegas. Whatever tickles your fancy this city is about making every shopping wish come true, and more.

No where in the world matches up to Las Vegas when it comes to night life and dining. With award winning celebrity restaurants and some of the top nightclubs in the world, you are sure to have the time of your life in Las Vegas.

Downtown Toronto is a shoppers paradise! Located on Yonge Street is the world famous Eaton Centre.

Toronto is all about eating out! Grab a bite while you enjoy a glass of wine or a bottle of beer.

Horseback riding, shopping and hiking through the wilderness are some of the highlights that await you in New York State. Not only that, New York State has many fantastic art galleries and unique attractions for those who visit.

Daytona Beach caters to all when it comes to its nightlife and dining! Grab a bite and hit the town! With all the options, you’ll be delightfully challenged when choosing where to go!

From the world famous Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to the many antique stores, New York State is a treasure for those who love to shop.

Being the home of Buffalo chicken wings, world-class craft beer trails and fantastic fresh seafood restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice in New York State.

Kennedy Space Centre, world class surfing and more is all awaiting you in Cocoa Beach and the Florida Space Coast!

With excellent malls, charming old town shopping areas and one of the world’s most famous surf shops, this is a great shopping destination.

No matter your cravings, you will find what you are looking for in Cocoa Beach! There are restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

Thrilling rides, stunning beaches and exciting swamp excursions, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all of the things to do and see in Florida!

Florida is home to some of the best shopping malls in the United States. From bargain outlets to high end malls, there is a perfect shopping experience waiting for you!

With everything from family run restaurants to the exciting nightlife of Miami, Florida’s nightlife and dining scene is diverse and quite fantastic!

From the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, to the iconic Space Needle, be inspired by Seattle’s amazing attractions on your holiday.

From major department stores and fantastic outlet shopping, to antique malls, Seattle’s shopping scene has it all.

With an unparalleled dedication to local produce, Seattle’s Dining and Nightlife scene is unlike any other. Enjoy fresh ingredients, local craft beers and more.

New Orleans is a unique city offering a mix of exciting festivals, history, art and fun swamp tours.

You’ll find some of America’s best shopping spots in New Orleans, and every budget is covered! Most notable streets are Royal, Decatur and the French Quarter.

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

There’s no place quite like New Orleans when it comes to night life and dining! Delicious Southern food and lively bars await you in this wonderful city.

Whether you decide to hike up a mountain, take a wine tour, tackle rapid waters or take in the stunning wildlife, there’s something for everyone in British Columbia.

Shopping in British Columbia is an exciting, diverse experience with each region offering something different to suit everyone! Vancouver would be the main shopping destinations.

With fresh fish from the Pacific Ocean and fresh produce, meat and dairy from lush farming valleys, British Columbia has all the right ingredients when it comes to top notch dining!

The historic city of Montreal has so much to see and do from walking old cobbled streets to exploring beautiful gardens.

Montreal is a brilliant shopping city. It is home to many high street stores as well as beautiful unique small stores.

In Montreal you will find local cuisine and a bustling young night life scene.

From 32 miles of stunning Gulf Coast beaches, to the Civil Rights Trail, Alabama has so much for you to explore throughout the state.

Alabama shopping is a unique experience. From flea markets to outlet malls and unique stores, there is something for everyone throughout the state.

Alabama is home to award winning Southern cuisine, BBQ delights and wonderful fine dining restaurants.

The beaches of St. Pete/Clearwater are just a short drive from Orlando and they are the perfect beach getaway after a busy week or two in the theme parks.

Kissimmee, Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination.

The Everglades, beautiful beaches and more is all waiting for you in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale is home to America’s largest shopping mall Sawgrass Mills and many more great shopping destinations.

Enjoy dining al-fresco as you take in the stunning coastline in Fort Lauderdale.

Immerse yourself in the musical history of Nashville at one of the city’s many studios, museums and historic music venues.

Nashville is a shopping haven with something for everyone. From musical merchandise to high street bargains, there is a shopping experience for you.

Nashville is the music capital of the of world and a night on the town with live music and great food will be an unforgettable experience.

From relaxing on a stunning beach to exploring caves, mountain trails and old historic towns, there are endless things for you to enjoy in the Dominican Republic.

From designer stores to local crafts, the shopping opportunities in the Dominican Republic are endless.

Dining options are endless in the hotel resorts and throughout the island. But to truly adapt to the culture of the Dominican Republic, you must experience its incredible music and nightlife scene.

My name is Shannon and I am now 17 years old. I have a slight obsession with Florida and I just never want to go anywhere else. I have been to Florida 4 times so far with my Mam, Dad and brother Ross.

There are lots of perks you can take advantage when staying at a Walt Disney World hotel! Firstly, when you arrive in Orlando you are greeted by a complimentary “Magical Express” transfer from Orlando’s International Airport that will take you and your luggage straight to your Disney hotel room. With this service, you are saving approximately $100 before your holiday even begins!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Discover unchartered adventure on board Royal Caribbean’s brand new Odyssey of the Seas, sailing from Fort Lauderdale in 2020.

Oasis of the Seas was already one of Royal Caribbean’s best ships before it was amplified.

23 miles of promenade lined beaches await you in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

23 miles of promenade lined beaches await you in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Palm Beach Florida is a destination that will give you one thousand reasons to smile.

One of the biggest attractions for those visiting Florida is Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World is home to six magical theme parks, endless magical parades, magical character meet and greets, and so much more.

OCEANMedallion is the latest technology being introduced on-board Princess Cruises ships. OCEANMedallion is a wearable device that will connect to your personal device through the OCEANReady App.

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.

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is not only the most awarded ship in the world, it is also one of the most popular ships for Irish cruisers and it is about to become even better! Allure of the Seas will be sailing from Barcelona from May 2020 and she will begin her Mediterranean itineraries as a newly amplified ship.

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.

Planning your dream honeymoon is one of the most exciting tasks of wedding planning, but choosing where to go and what to do can be difficult.

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.

In a few short weeks, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure will open at Universal Orlando Resort.

Escape to Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida and enjoy endless miles of white-sand beaches.

Hi everyone, Kathleen from the Tour America / Cruise Holidays Dublin team here! I am just back from my cruise holiday on board MSC Seaside and I just had to tell you all about this AMAZING ship!

Not too far from Orlando, in the Southwest of Florida, you will find some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, exciting outdoor adventures, and a relaxed island paradise in Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida.

Not too far from Orlando, in the Southwest of Florida, you will find some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, exciting outdoor adventures, and a relaxed island paradise in Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida.

Tampa Bay is one of our favourite Florida cities and the reason for this is the variety of activities you can enjoy in this amazing city!

Orlando holidays are action-packed and always full of fun! Perfect for families, couples and the young at heart, Orlando, also known as the theme park capital of the world captures everyone’s heart the minute they arrive.

Hi everyone, Tracy and Daniel here. Anyone that knows us knows how much we love travelling! We try to visit as many new places as we can, and we found that the best way to see multiple destinations is on a Cruise Holiday!

Orlando is one of the best destinations for reinventing the wheel. In the past few weeks and over the coming months, there are so many amazing new attractions coming to the destination.

Hi everyone! Kathleen here. I’m just back from an amazing few days on board the brand new MSC Bellissima and WOW what a ship! There were many things I loved about the ship and in this blog post, I am going to take you through them all. Enjoy!

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…

Now open, the Perfect Day at CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s brand new island experience in the Bahamas.

Orlando is one of the best destinations for reinventing the wheel. In the past few weeks and over the coming months, there are so many amazing new attractions coming to the destination.

MSC Bellissima is here and this incredible ship is one of the most innovative on the sea. With MSC for Me technology on board, that has been designed to enhance your entire cruise experience, and a range of amenities, cabin and suite classes, 12 dining venues and 20 bars to choose from, MSC Bellissima offers so much to all. In our latest blog, we’re taking you through everything you need to know about this amazing ship!

Universal Orlando Resort have announced the name and release date of their brand new attraction at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is the long awaited addition to Universal Island’s of Adventure and it is due to open on June 13th 2019.

Time flies when you’re having sun and in Florida, this statement couldn’t be truer! Florida has so much to offer everyone who visits.

Thrilling theme parks, family friendly attractions, white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine are the ingredients for the perfect Florida family holiday.

Miami is home to miles of white sandy coastlines you could only dream of.

The ultimate holiday consists of visiting Orlando, enjoying the thrilling theme parks, amazing shopping and then, relaxing on a Caribbean cruise.

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!

The best way to explore and discover Alaska is on a cruise holiday, and the city that compliments Alaskan cruises best is Seattle. Cultural, exciting and packed with experiences to enjoy, Seattle is an incredible city break destination.

Unmatched natural beauty with an urban twist awaits you in Seattle.

Celebrity Edge has arrived and this incredible ship, promising to leave the future behind is exceeding all expectations. In this blog post, we’re going to share everything you need to know about this incredible ship from the design, entertainment and dining, to the staterooms, suites and the unique Magic Carpet. This is the ultimate guide to Celebrity Edge.

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?

In December 2018, Royal Princess underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment in preparation for its West Coast debut.

MSC Cruises have so many unique onboard activities for you to try across their amazing fleet of ships. From incredible Cirque de Soleil shows to interactive water parks, there is sure to be something that everyone is going to love onboard an MSC cruise ship! Here are 10 things you can only do on an MSC cruise ship!

Celebrity Edge is the first of four new cruise ships that will debut under Celebrity’s Edge-Class. Arriving in November 2018, Edge will feature many firsts, not just for Celebrity Cruises, but also firsts at sea.

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.

Known as one of the world’s most innovative cruise lines, Norwegian Cruise Line has recently made a very exciting announcement about their ship Norwegian Joy. Bliss’s sister ship will now be joining her sailing to Alaska this year!

This week I was lucky enough to go on board the stunning Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship when it visited Dublin and to say I was blown away, would be an understatement. Silhouette was everything I expected a Solstice Class ship to be. It was chic, modern, luxurious and ever so gorgeous.

Princess Cruises offer some of the most incredible itineraries in the world. From the popular Caribbean, to the favourite Mediterranean, Princess Cruises open your eyes to the world, whilst allowing you to come back new from your cruise holiday. In this post, we’re going to run through three unique cruise destinations they offer.

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.

On a Celebrity cruise, luxury comes as standard and when it comes to accommodation there is a wide range of different rooms, or staterooms as Celebrity call them, across the Solstice Class, Millennium Class, and Xpedition Class ships to choose. Within those stateroom choices, lies their incredible, world-class suites.

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.

Have you always dreamed of being an astronaut? Well now is your chance to see if you have what it takes

LEGOland is a family-friendly theme park located just a short hour’s drive from Orlando and is the perfect addition to your Orlando holiday

Are you planning your next Disney holiday but your not too sure how to fit in all your favourite rides, events and character meet and greets into your precious holiday time!

Independence of the Seas is back at sea after a multi-million euro makeover. With sailings starting from May 2018, the ship is brimming with a host of fantastic new features and will be sailing to exciting destinations across the world. We’ve picked out the top experiences on board to get excited about!

Whether you’re cruising with your family, your other half or just by yourself, Norwegian Cruise Line has so amazing on-board activities for you to try across their amazing fleet of ships. From the largest rope course at sea to a bar made completely of ice, there is something for everyone. In this post, you’ll discover the most unique features! Here are 10 things you can only do on a Norwegian Cruise ship!

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!

Celebrity Cruises offers guests a luxury holiday experience that will change perceptions of what it’s like to go on a cruise holiday.

Stretching 126 miles south towards Cuba, the stunning Florida Keys is a perfect escape for couples and families.

Stretching 126 miles south towards Cuba, the stunning Florida Keys is a perfect escape for couples and families.

Endless fun awaits the whole family in the wonderful destinations of St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida!

Miami, home to one of the world’s busiest cruise ports, is a beautiful city with so much to enjoy! From relaxing on the pristine beaches, to enjoying delicious cuisine, adrenaline pumping speedboat rides, historic homes and so much more, it will surprise you, every moment of every day.

Hi guys! Sarah from team Tour America here. My colleagues and I are just back from the most amazing cruise on-board Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas and I wanted to share some of our highlights with you all! If you’re thinking about taking a cruise holiday, but have never cruised before (like myself) I would truly recommend this itinerary as you have a unique opportunity to experience both the Big Apple and the Bahamas!

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.

MSC Seaside, known as the ship that follows the sun, is unlike any other cruise ship. With a more unique design, it has revolutionised cruising and brings you closer to the ocean. And, in this post, we’re running through some of the ship’s key features.

Orlando the theme park capital of the world is a destination that’s loved by all who visit. Packed with so much to enjoy, see and do, it’s easy to see why.

Imagine awe, imagine exhilaration, imagine relaxation, imagine it all on the brand new Norwegian Bliss. Launching in 2018, this revolutionary ship will offer you the chance to discover both the Caribbean and Alaska like never before. The Norwegian Bliss will sail Alaska during the Summer season and the Caribbean in the Winter.

Royal Caribbean are known as the innovators when it comes to firsts at sea. And, with each new ship they launch, they always wow us with what’s on board. Whether you’re cruising with your family, your significant other, with friends or by yourself, no doubt you’ve seen, tried and enjoyed some of Royal Caribbean’s amazing on board ship features.

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.

Hi everyone, Kathleen from Team Tour America here. As part of our honeymoon in May, we took an Eastern Caribbean cruise on-board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and we had the most amazing time! In fact, our cruise element of our honeymoon was one of the highlights of our entire trip.

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.

Walt Disney World in Orlando is the best destination for fun and excitement. Whether it’s your first time visiting or it’s practically your second home, we have the perfect guide for your next Disney experience.

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.

10 new attractions coming to Walt Disney World Florida

Are you planning your next cruise holiday and not sure where to go? The Caribbean is the perfect destination to take your newest adventure to. From the warm weather and thrilling shore excursions to the rich history of the islands and fantastic beaches; you cannot go wrong with the Caribbean, and in this post, we’re listing 5 reasons why the Caribbean is the perfect cruise destination for your next trip.

Universal Orlando’s third park has risen in the form of Volcano Bay and this brand new water theme park has been thrilling guests since it opened in May. With a carefree vibe, many thrilling rides and excellent food, the park offers a lot to those who visit.

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!

Kennedy Space Center is a unique attraction that’s located just a short hour’s drive from Orlando and it’s a must while in Florida.

Thinking about your next family holiday? Look no further than Norwegian Cruise Line because the worldwide destination possibilities and entertainment options on board are endless.

Tour America were delighted to be recognised as one of the top buyers to the USA at The Chairman Circle Honors at the weekend in Washington DC!

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.

Tour America are delighted to announce that last night, they picked up the Best Use of Social Media Award at the Social Media Award 2017.

Tour America are delighted to announce that they have made the finals of the Social Media Awards 2017 in three categories.

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line have just announced that their cruise product will now be All Inclusive, all year round, across the whole fleet. In addition, with the new Premium All Inclusive Package, you can enjoy a more limitless and seamless booking process and cruise holiday experience.

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.

Royal Caribbean have just released the name of their brand new Oasis Class ship and we couldn’t be more excited! Symphony of the Seas will be arriving in April 2018 and sailings are on sale now.

If you are an adventure loving traveller and you’re looking for a sun holiday with a difference, look no further than St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida.

Tour America is once again announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies!

Do you ever feel just totally burnt out and in desperate need of guaranteed sunshine and pure relaxation? Well, after an extremely busy run up to Christmas and a crazy January in work I was glad I had planned a week on board a Caribbean cruise this February.

Spending time with the family has never been more fun! With renowned beaches, exciting attractions and a selection of family-focused accommodation options, St. Pete/Clearwater is the perfect destination when travelling with children.

With 35 miles of spectacular award-winning white-sand beaches and an average 361 days of sunshine per year, you are sure to find the perfect spot to soak up the sun whenever you visit St. Pete/Clearwater.

How can you bring an already amazing holiday to Orlando to the next level? By adding a Royal Caribbean cruise of course! Orlando is our number one holiday destination year after year because it offers an incredibly fun experience for people of all ages. With thrilling theme parks, endless shopping options and a host of other attractions, an Orlando holiday is always jam-packed.

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.

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.

Revolutionary, innovative and outside of the box, the newly announced Celebrity Edge is a cruise ship, like no other. Sailing from December 2018 from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Celebrity Edge will sail to both the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Thrilling, exciting and one of a kind are just some of the words that describe Universal Orlando Resort.

The stunning Celebrity Reflection cruise ship was docked in Miami in December, and I couldn’t wait to get on board for my 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise. Winter sunshine is something that you can never get enough of and what better place to enjoy it than on a Cruise Holiday. Once we boarded the ship we moved into a world of limitless luxury.

Veronica Flood, Marketing Manager for Tour America had the pleasure of collecting the Most Innovative Marketing Campaign Award at the Irish Travel Industry Awards 2017 which took place in Dublin’s Mansion House last week.

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!

Outside of its thrilling theme parks, Orlando is a mecca for shopping. With fantastic outlets, high end malls and numerous souvenir shops, it’s hard not to hit the shops on your Orlando holiday.

Tour America were today awarded with the prestigious ‘Best Travel Agent 2016’ Award from Royal Caribbean. This massive achievement shows the companies commitment to excellence and also to Royal Caribbean. Jennifer Callister presented the award to MD Mary McKenna.

Hi there, Stephanie from Tour America here! Having just spent 48 hours on the gorgeous Uniworld SS Antoinette River Cruise ship, I feel completely pampered and rejuvenated. This ship is a 5 star boutique hotel on the river Rhine, and to say the team of 50 who look after your every need are excellent, is an understatement.

Tour America are delighted to present Temple Street Hospital for Children with a donation of €500 recently. As our chosen charity we are proud to continue to support such a worthy cause. Dear Mary, Thank you so much for choosing Temple Street once more.

Mary McKenna, Managing Director of Tour America has joined Going for Growth as a Lead Entrepreneur. Going for Growth is an initiative designed to support women entrepreneurs in business and participants are offered a unique learning environment which involves a peer led approach.

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!

Orlando is one of those fantastic destinations that you can visit again and again and there will always be something new!

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.

Tour America are delighted to announce that they have won the prestigious Best MSC Yacht Club Performer Award at the MSC All Star Awards on board the Fantasia last night.

With the exciting news that Aer Lingus will be offering a direct flight to Miami International Airport from Dublin commencing September this year, we thought there would be no better time to do a bucket list post on Miami!

Tour America / Cruise Holidays are delighted to unveil their brand new Luxury Cruise office to their customers. Located on Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, the new office is dedicated to a luxury, holiday booking experience.

Hi all, Liz from Tour America here. Last week I spent a week living in luxury on board the MSC Preziosa on a Mediterranean cruise. We decided, when booking our cruise, to upgrade to the prestigious MSC Yacht Club following a recommendation from a friend and wow were we blown away! We had the most amazing week exploring Europe and if you want to find out how I got on, keep reading!

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.

Thrill your senses on a cruise holiday like no other. Arabian cruises from Dubai with MSC Cruises will give you the opportunity to discover the best of the Middle East. Balancing between futuristic and tradition, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and many other fantastic stops on a Arabian cruise are a whole world away from what you imagine.

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?

Imagine unwinding and relaxing into a tranquil environment as you enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean. Imagine being so relaxed that you could gently doze off during a massage. Imagine having this experience and more on your holidays. What if we told you, this is possible on a cruise?

Feeling brave? Want the scare of your life? Heading to Orlando in the next few weeks?

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.

Monday, 3 October, 10.30 a.m., Southampton – SUNNY, SUNNY, SUNNY. What better way to shake off the autumnal shivers than stepping on to the incredible cruise line Celebrity on a sunny Monday morning in October. Celebrity never lets you down; they even got the weather right yesterday.

Eoghan Corry of Travel Extra dropped out to Tour America’s Annual Red Cow Sale Day on Sunday and spoke with Mary McKenna, MD of Tour America on the success of the event. You can watch the full interview here: https://youtu.be/UjJE90EEukE

When you go on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you can expect inspiring destinations on revolutionary ships with 5 star service. There’s no doubt about it, Royal Caribbean will make your cruise extraordinary. For anyone who has booked or is thinking of booking a Royal Caribbean cruise, we’ve put together a list of ten things you can expect on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands located in Southern Florida. Stretching approximately 120 miles, the Keys are home to incredible beaches, excellent water sports and stunning sunsets.

Florida is one of the greatest holiday destinations for just about everyone and there are so many places to visit that hitting the open road is the best way to see it all! If you love your holiday at your own pace, then a fly drive is for you!

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!

MSC Cruises offer a unique cruise experience with exciting destinations, luxurious staterooms and outstanding dining and entertainment. On board an MSC cruise, every inch of the ship is beautifully designed.

Tour America turns 21 this year and owner Mary McKenna can accept “the key of the door” with satisfaction. From humble beginnings in her sitting room and with no initial finance, McKenna had the ambition to become a tour operator.

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.

Walt Disney World isn’t just a Summer holiday destination. From mouth watering food, to festive parades and brand new entertainment, Autumn and Winter are magical times to visit Disney.

They say that once you cruise, you’ll never take a land holiday again and for many, this is the case. As frequent cruising becomes popular around the world, it’s easy for those who cruise throughout the year to run out of options.

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.

Norwegian Cruise Line are one of the most innovative cruise lines in the world. Absolutely everybody will find something on board to suit their own interests.

The Orlando Theme Parks are busy year round and if you don’t have a plan before you visit, you may miss out on an amazing ride or show. This can be easily avoided and you can have the best time ever by following some simple tips.

Universal Orlando Resort have released the first details of their brand new water park Volcano Bay and we are very excited! Opening in May 2017, Volcano Bay will replace the closed Wet N Wild and it will be based on-site at Universal Orlando.

Team Tour America are fresh off Harmony of the Seas and they have come back raving! Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas launched at the weekend and she has exceeded all expectations.

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!

Royal Caribbean’s highly anticipated new ship, Harmony of the Seas is launching this week and the buzz surrounding the world’s newest and largest ship is huge!

Tour America are delighted to announce that they have made the finals of the Social Media Awards 2016 in four categories. Categories Include: Best Facebook Page Best Use of Social Media by an SME Best Blog of an SME Best Use of Social Media for Content Marketing Having won consecutively for the past three years,…

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!

Hi everyone, Stephanie here. My family and I have just come back from an incredible 7 night cruise on board the MSC Preziosa which kicked off in Barcelona and took in Marseille, Genoa, Rome, Sicily and Mallorca.

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!

As well as fantastic Caribbean and Mediterranean itineraries, Norwegian Cruise Line offer exciting innovations in design, accommodation, dining, entertainment and activities, along with endless choices to create a holiday that’s perfect for everyone. Here are 5 reasons to cruise like a Norwegian on your next holiday!

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!

Planning a day in Walt Disney World can be a task in itself but planning with young children can be even more tricky. We’ve got a quick and easy guide for you to make your day at Disney, as magical as possible!

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!

So you’ve booked your holiday, you’ve got your Disney park passes, but now you’re wondering what the Memory Maker is? Memory Maker is now complimentary with your Disney tickets and we’ve put together a simple guide to how the Memory Maker can add so much more magic to your holiday photos!

MSC Cruises are bringing fitness to a whole new level on board their cruises with the introduction of their new Wellness Experience. This industry-first experience will see MSC Cruises partner up with Technogym to bring a cruise experience like no other.

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.

Daytona Beach Florida is known as the World’s Most Famous Beach and for good reason! This sun-soaked destination is packed full of fun and is perfect for visiting with your little ones.

If you think cruising isn’t for you, think again! There is a cruise ship out there for everyone, no matter your interests.

Tour America, Ireland’s leading tour operator to the the USA, and cruise holidays expert, are delighted to announce that once again they have been awarded with Deloitte’s Best Managed Company Award, now for the 7th year in a row.

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.

Everybody who visits the theme parks of Orlando falls in love with how incredibly fun they are and we here at Tour America are no different!

Orlando is a great value US destination to visit. But sometimes, because the length of stay is longer there, spending money can go quickly. If you are planning a holiday to Orlando and you are pocket conscious, here are some tips for visiting Orlando on a budget.

There are so many new attractions coming to Walt Disney World over the next few years and here’s just a taster of what’s to come.

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas has grabbed the attention of everyone around the world and one of its key features is the thrilling Ultimate Abyss! Keep on reading to find out why!

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.

Tour America’s Liz Wright wins ‘Leisure Travel Professional of the Year 2016’ at the Irish Travel Industry Awards 2016.

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Tour America would like to offer congratulations to Conor McGregor on his incredible win at the weekend.

See New York City from the eyes of a 15 year old in this unique and exciting post written by Eoghan.

Cruise holidays are packed with luxury, new destinations and amazing food. With that in mind, it’s easy to pack on a few pounds while sailing the high seas because traditionally, cruising and staying fit weren’t associated with each other! Nowadays though, many cruise ships are equipped with excellent facilities to help you stay fit and healthy on board. Here are our top 5 ways to stay fit on a cruise.

Members of the Tour America team jetted off to Las Vegas last week to take in all that Vegas has to offer!

Tour America’s sales team jetted off to sunny Florida in November to experience some popular destinations and some new and emerging destinations.

Orlando is one of the best places to go on holidays! With parks around every corner, amazing shopping and countless places to eat and drink, you’ll want more hours in every day to fit everything in!

Cruise holidays have recently emerged as the ultimate holiday. Once associated with the older generation, cruises are now perfect for young couples, families, honeymooners and just about anyone who wants a luxurious way to see the world! Here are our top 5 reasons to go on a cruise holiday.

When you cruise with Royal Caribbean, there are endless activities on board. But the destinations you visit offer amazing experiences too. There are shore excursions to suit everyone, from adrenalin junkies to culture lovers to family fun activities!

Going on your first cruise can be both an exciting and daunting experience. It’s not like a traditional holiday and there is so much that is unknown to those who haven’t done it before. Royal Caribbean are one of the top cruise lines in the world and once you cruise with them, you will know why!

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.

Have you ever considered a cruise for your family but were worried the little ones wouldn’t enjoy their time at sea? Royal Caribbean have cruise ships designed for everybody and all of their ships have that family focused element.

Winter is always a magical time with warm fires, Christmas and even New Years Eve. What could make it more magical? Only Walt Disney World! When the cold weather sets in, Walt Disney World pull out all the stops to make your holiday as magical as can be. Towering christmas trees, festive decorations and yuletide events fill Walt Disney World! Here’s a handy guide on what events are happening this Winter at the home of Mickey Mouse.

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!

Aer Lingus have announced three additional routes to the United States beginning in May 2016.

Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination and after a busy few days in the parks of Orlando, a relaxing beach-side stay is a must. The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel offer a relaxed, laid back environment for families with kiddies and teens of all ages to enjoy. Sun, sand, sea and buckets full of fun await you in this wonderful part of Florida! The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are unspoilt and untouched and many of the activities in the area revolve around being outdoors.

Florida is the ultimate family holiday destination and after a busy few days in the parks of Orlando, a relaxing beach-side stay is a must.

Mary McKenna was reunited with her original three employees at Tour America’s 20th Anniversary celebrations in Dublin on October 2nd.

Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas, is launching next summer and we just can’t wait for it! This Oasis class ship is a hybrid cruise ship and it will have so much to offer it’s 5,400 passengers across its 16 decks including unique entertainment, one of a kind dining experiences and exclusive on-board activities.

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.

On Friday October 2nd, Tour America held a fantastic 20th birthday party to celebrate 20 successful years in business.

Florida is an incredibly diverse holiday destination that offers something for everyone. With exciting theme parks, stunning unspoilt beaches, amazing shopping and all the in-between, a holiday to Florida will be like no other!

Florida is a state full of culture and activities for thrill seekers, nature lovers, food lovers and just about everybody! There are so many popular attractions that are a must see and there are also attractions that you wouldn’t think of looking for! We’ve put together a handy guide of attractions and activities for you to do all across Florida! Take a look!

Tour America (MD) Mary McKenna and Rebecca from MSC cruises with their awards at the Blue Insurance Travel Media Awards.

Tour America were delighted to be runners up for two awards at the Blue Insurance Travel Media Awards 2015.

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.

With so much to do and see, there’s no better way to experience Florida than on a fly/drive holiday. From beaches and cities, to theme parks and islands, we’ve made a guide to help you plan your next Florida Fly/Drive holiday.

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!

Here at Tour America we just love the Orlando theme parks and one of our favourite things about the parks is the thrill rides! The feeling of a corkscrew or sudden drop is a feeling like no other! If like us you love an adrenaline rush, then keep on reading because we’ve put together some of the most exciting rides you can go on in Orlando!

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.

Here at Tour America and Cruise Holidays, we are crazy about cruising and our passion not only comes down to the incredible destinations you visit on a cruise but it has a lot to do with the amazing ships you can sail the high seas on.

Whether you’ve just booked your Orlando holiday package or if you are just thinking about an Orlando holiday, you have to pre-plan how you will spend your time while there before you travel. There is so much to see and do in Orlando so to help you plan, we’ve made a list of ten of the best things to do in Orlando that will ensure you have the time of your life!

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…

Hi everyone, Veronica here again! While in Orlando in June we stayed at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Universal Orlando and I have to say, we just loved staying on-site at Universal Studios! Staying on-site comes with many benefits and the convenience of it is great as well. Keep reading to find out why I loved staying at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel with my family!

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

LEGOLAND Florida is only a 45 minute drive from International Drive in Orlando and is definitely worth the visit if you are planning a trip to the empire of fun! LEGOLAND is the ideal place for families with children aged between 2 and 12 but like most who visit this part of the world, the inner child surfaces in all of us so everyone in the family is sure to have an amazing time here!

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,

Hi everyone, Veronica here! While we were on our family holiday in Orlando, we visited the brand new I-Drive 360 entertainment complex on International Drive and we had an absolute ball! The I-Drive 360 is centrally located on International Drive and you can reach it easily by foot, the I Ride Trolley or by car. We pre-booked our tickets with Tour America before we traveled and we made a huge saving of over $100 which really helped our budget.

Tour America was proud to be awarded the Deloitte Best Managed Company Award for the 6th year running. Not only has Tour America won this 6 times but it is the only Irish Travel Company to have ever won the award.

Tour America, Ireland’s leading tour operator to the USA, Canada and Mexico, are delighted to receive the 2015 Social Media Award for Best Use of Social Media by an SME.

Hi everyone! Veronica from Tour America here. I’m just back from a fantastic trip to Orlando with my family and while we were there, we tried out the Fun Spot America theme park that’s located on International Drive. I’ve been to Orlando a lot and I’m amazed that I’ve never been to Fun Spot America! What a brilliant theme park for some family fun!

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.

The temperatures in Orlando are starting to heat up and with so many of you heading out to Orlando on your summer holidays we thought we would compile a list of the top ways to stay cool while you are in the theme parks.

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.

Walt Disney World in Orlando is a magical place. If you are going during the Summer this year you are in for some exciting events. Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or you love singing along to Frozen, there’s something for everyone!

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.

If you are going on a family holiday to Orlando and you feel you might need a holiday after the holiday, we really recommend a stay along Florida’s West Coast at the end of your trip! Just a short two hour drive from Orlando you will find St Pete Beach and Clearwater.

Hi everyone, Niamh here! I’m just back from the launch of the amazing new Royal Caribbean ship Anthem of the Seas! No words can explain how incredible this ship is! I loved everything about it and today I wanted to share my highlights with you.

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.

Taking the title of the World’s largest ship in 2010, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas has to be seen to be believed! With Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises, 7 unique neighbourhoods to suit everyones tastes, many dining options, designated children’s areas and breathtaking destinations during to cruise, this is not a ship to pass up.

Florida is one of the top destinations for a great family holiday. The great weather and the number of amazing attractions make it a non stop fun fest! But after all the theme parks and adventures, it’s nice to just lie back and relax at the beach.

Disney has brought a brand new theme park ticket to the Irish market and it’s a 2 day Walt Disney World ticket.

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!

our America are delighted to have made the semi finals of this years Social Media Awards.

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!

International Drive, also known as I-Drive, is home to many of Orlando’s attractions, dining accommodation, shopping and more! From top to bottom, I-Drive has something for everyone to enjoy! We have made a list of 6 things to keep the whole family entertained during your stay in Orlando!

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!

I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and I think that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Island’s of Adventure in Orlando is one of my favorite places in the whole world! Walking through Hogsmeade and then the actual Hogwarts Castle for the first time was a total dream come true for me! I was like a kid at Christmas with my head in the clouds and the magic around me.

People are beginning to think of holidays in a different way these days and, in particular, cruise holidays.

There are many things I love about the States but one of my favourite things is the food. I suppose wherever you go the service is outstanding, but to top it off, there is amazing value for money when you dine out.

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.

This ticket is a must if you are heading to Orlando anytime soon. You will tick all your entertainment boxes with access to 6 of the best parks in Florida with just one ticket. Universal and SeaWorld have joined forces on this one and have included their best parks in Florida on the one ticket. For non stop fun at great value, this is the best option!

Hi all, Sarune here. Few weeks ago I was lucky enough to sail on Quantum of the Seas and I had the opportunity to try out one of the most iconic features on board, The North Star. Wow was it absolutely amazing!

Hey All Sarune here. I was absolutely delighted for an opportunity to spend two days on board the newest and most innovative cruise ships in the ​world – Royal Caribbean’s​ Quantum of the Seas.

Being fresh off our cruise on board Quantum of the Seas we felt we must list the top 5 things to do while on board. This is not an easy list to make as the ship is jam packed full of adventure, but here goes!

Hi everyone, Kathleen here. I am fresh off the inaugural sailing on board Quantum of the Seas and WOW did I have an amazing time!! Quantum of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s first 5* ship but this alone is not the differentiator, oh no, Quantum of the Seas is the World’s first “Smart” ship!

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.

Just back from a whistle stop trip to Orlando and to say I zipped straight back to my youth is an understatement. There are loads of waterparks in the area but Aquatica was just amazing. It is part of the Orlando Flexticket which brings SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Busch Gardens and Wet n’ Wild all under the one umbrella.

“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.

Just back from a ‘Whistle-Stop’ tour of Orlando staying in the newly opened 3-star Universal Cabana Bay Beach Resort and I am feeling great. What a super addition to the Universal network of parks and hotels, which is definitely priced in the affordable category.

If you are looking for an action packed holiday that doesn’t involve driving endless kilometers to get from one activity to the next, well look no further…A Cruise Holiday has it all. You can be on the move 24/7, without really moving, if you know what I mean.

For me one of ‘my cruise delights’ is the amount of different dining options you can avail of on board. If you are not careful you can gain a ghastly amount of weight in just one week as you cruise from one restaurant to the next from morning to night.

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.

A day or two at SeaWorld, Orlando is a sure way to wind down after a hard few days in other parks around the Orlando area. Start your day by getting your hands on a park map. These are located at the main gate of the park and can be found at a number of locations around the park. Make a plan of what side of the park to start in and then off you go!

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.

There are ships that provide incredibly fast connectivity at sea to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine. Ships that let you download and stream music and video from the cloud, Netflix, Hulu and more, at speeds equal to those on land. Ships that let you play Xbox Live with other gamers around the world, and where even the drinks are mixed to perfection by robotic arms. Ships where technology is there at every turn, making your experience richer, fuller and more personalised than ever before. This is Quantum & Anthem of the Seas℠. This changes everything!

If you are planning your ultimate holiday to Orlando and can’t get your head around how long you need to go for or what you should not miss, well read on. Having been to Florida in every capacity, single with pals, with partner, and with family, I can tell you it is for everyone. Your budget will dictate how long you can go for but you can have a blast in 7 days, but 14 days is certainly not too long.

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.

For many Irish holiday goers, Orlando is high on the bucket list of places to visit. But with Orlando being so big and with so much to do and be located near, the choice of accommodation can be overwhelming for first time visitors.

It’s been into the Grand Canyon, given people a virtual tour of the Great Barrier Reef – and Google Street View has now taken its first step into the slightly more prosaic world of cruise liners…

It certainly is travel season with schools almost done for the summer and the sun splitting the stones. Whether you are travelling to the Cape, Florida or taking a Mediterranean Cruise some of the travel tips below may be worth considering. There is no point spoiling your well-earned break by tripping up on some minor preparation issues.

You know that summer is just around the corner when one of the best waterpark’s in Florida opens yet another mind-blowing ride. Aquatica Water Park, one of SeaWorld’s many parks, is once again ready to take you on another thrill of your lifetime.

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!

Did you hear the news? Universal Orlando Resort revealed details about Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts – the revolutionary attraction found in the heart of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. The Grand Opening date for the spectacularly themed environment will be announced at a later date.

Royal Caribbean has just announced plans for a fourth Oasis-class ship. These ships are the largest passenger ships in the world; the first, the Oasis of the Seas, launched in 2009.

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…

Tour America Honoured at International Pow Wow in Chicago

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.

Hey everyone, Kathleen here! I absolutely love everything about Orlando; the parks, the shopping, the excitement, the weather! For me the list just goes on and on! On my last trip to Orlando in November we decided to do something a little different. We decided we would take an airboat ride around a swap and see some of the incredible wild life Florida has to offer!

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.

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.

We are so proud of Christine Rickard, who won the travel agent of the year award last night at the ITAA awards.

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.

Tour America are winners of the Travel Media Awards in 2013 and won two awards .

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

Miami and the Everglades from Orlando – Hey everyone Kathleen here! I wanted to tell you about a great day trip we did from Orlando that took us to the South of Florida to Miami and the Everglades! If like us you need a day away from the theme parks this is a great excursion.

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,

When you visit Calgary, the Downtown area is the best place to stay. There are many luxury hotels to choose from and all are within walking distance to the local attractions, shopping, restaurants and more. DELTA BOW VALLEY The Delta Bow Valley is located in Downtown Calgary. This hotel is renowned for it’s hospitality and… Continue reading Hotels in Calgary

The majority of hotels in Vancouver are located in the Downtown area and staying here means you are in the heart of this wonderful city. Vancouver is an exciting outdoor-sy city so no matter where you stay, make sure to get out and explore! Vancouver hotels offer lots of excellent amenities and very comfortable rooms… Continue reading Hotels in Vancouver

If you are looking for a luxurious Caribbean holiday then Barbados is the place for you. Hotels in Barbados offer the highest standard of service and they are all located in the most stunning locations. We recommend that when you go on holidays to Barbados, you go all inclusive as the value of going all… Continue reading Hotels in Barbados

Downtown Ottawa is home to many fantastic hotels. Being a small city, Ottawa hotels offer easy access to the city’s top tourist attractions, restaurants and shopping malls. If you’re planning a trip to Canada’s Capital, below are our recommended Ottawa Hotels. Ottawa Marriott Hotel Ottawa Marriott Hotel is a sophisticated, luxury hotel in the heart… Continue reading Hotels in Ottawa

Cancun Hotels are some of the top hotels in the world. Offering five star all inclusive luxury, the resorts in Cancun are sure to spoil you on your trip. Swim up bars, award winning service, relaxing spas and some of the best cuisine in the world, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes… Continue reading Hotels in Cancun

San Francisco Hotels are some of the busiest in the USA and finding a good one in a good neighbourhood is important. Union Square is the main area of San Francisco to stay and being in this area means you have everything at hand from shopping and dining to night-life and attractions. Fisherman’s Wharf is… Continue reading Hotels in San Francisco

Hotels in Miami are as chic as the city itself. With minimal, arty design and luxurious spas you will feel like a rock star in any Miami hotel. South Beach is the most popular area to stay in but the whole of Miami offers excellent choice of accommodation. If you are hoping to stay outside… Continue reading Hotels in Miami

Tampa is an excellent vibrant city packed with excellent attractions, shopping and hotels. Tampa hotels are luxurious properties and they offer a comfortable stay in a modern Florida city. The city of Tampa is very easy to get around and all of the hotels will be located near the shopping, cruise port and all other… Continue reading Hotels in Tampa Bay

Chicago is home to some wonderful hotels which offer the best in service and hospitality. Hotels in Chicago give those visiting the city plenty of choice. With everything from budget hotels to world famous historic hotels, you are sure to find the one for you. All of our hotels are centrally located and near all… Continue reading Hotels in Chicago

A holiday to The Bahamas is what dreams are made of and this comes down in large to the incredible hotel resorts that are located here. Enjoy perfect paradise beaches, the best restaurants and dining and luxury accommodations. Hotels in The Bahamas will exceed all of your expectations! Riu Paradise Island Hotel – Opening November… Continue reading Hotels in Bahamas

Washington D.C. hotels are all within close proximity to the cities many museums and historical sites. Hotels in Washington D.C. offer comfortable accommodations and a lovely place to rest after a busy day exploring the city. The Dupont Circle area of Washington is a popular area to stay in and it is home to many… Continue reading Hotels in Washington

Hotels in Los Angeles are very chic and modern and they encompass the celebrity feel of the city of LA. Los Angeles is a very large city and there are many areas you can stay in while there. To be in the heart of the entertainment, a hotel in Hollywood would be perfect. If you… Continue reading Hotels in Los Angeles

In New York, among the bustling streets lies thousands of hotel rooms. If you are planning a trip to the Big Apple, you will have a lot of choice when it comes to choosing where to stay. Hotels in New York are not cheap, the city comes at a price but once there, it’s easy… Continue reading Hotels in New York

One thing’s for sure when it comes to Orlando, you will have plenty of choice when it comes to your holiday accommodation! Along with Las Vegas, Orlando has more combined rooms than any other city in the United States. It offers everything from gorgeous hotels, to spacious private homes and apartments. Tour America offer the… Continue reading Hotels in Orlando

Hotels in Las Vegas are some of the best in the world. Offering everything from spacious modern rooms to casinos, swimming pools, dining options and night-life you are sure to find everything you need in your Las Vegas hotel. Las Vegas offers lots of choice with it’s hotels. If you are into themed hotels you… Continue reading Hotels in Las Vegas

Los Cabos located on the Pacific Coast offers some of the top luxury hotels in Mexico. The stunning resorts in Los Cabos offer guests everything from luxury surroundings to stunning spas and excellent golf courses. Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort Secluded, Stunning and Splendor – the motto of the Secrets Puerto Los… Continue reading Hotels in Los Cabos

The historic city of Philadelphia is lined with some of the top hotel chains in the USA. In Philadelphia you can expect comfy accommodations in the heart of the history. The Sonesta Rittenhouse Square Hotel The The Sonesta Rittenhouse Square is located in the heart of Downtown Philadelphia and it is just steps away from… Continue reading Hotels in Philadelphia

Massachusetts features many quaint hotels in each of it’s towns. Cape Cod is a very popular area of Massachusetts and we have some excellent rates and choices on hotels in Cape Cod. If you are planning a trip to Massachusetts, be sure to add Cape Cod to your itinerary and check out some of our… Continue reading Hotels in Massachusetts

Hotels in St. Pete/Clearwater offer guests a relaxing stay in one of Florida’s top destinations. The resorts in St. Pete/Clearwater have everything from pools to restaurants and bars meaning that all you need is located right at your finger tips. Many of the hotels in this area are located beach front and face out onto… Continue reading Hotels in St. Pete/Clearwater

Step into luxury and enjoy the warm welcome that Hawaii promises in one of it’s fabulous hotels. Hawaiian hotels mix the best of the Islands with a personal experience like no other. HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE WAIKIKI BEACH The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach is located on Waikiki’s widest stretch of beach. This fabulous hotel offers… Continue reading Hotels in Hawaii

Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront The Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront is a 367 guestroom hotel located in the heart of Downtown Detroit. Sitting on the historic site of Fort Pontchartrain, this centrally located hotel is within close proximity to all key attractions. On-site guests can enjoy an on-site fitness center, indoor pool, dining options,… Continue reading Hotels in Michigan

Kissimmee is home to thousands of accommodation options for you to choose from. Below are four of our recommended hotels and resorts. Reunion – A Salamander Resort Reunion is a luxury resort that offers beautifully appointed 1-3 bedroom villas and multi-bedroom rental homes. Situated on 2200 acres of beautiful landscape, the Reunion Resort offers villas… Continue reading Hotels in Kissimmee

GullWing Beach Resort Fort Myers The GullWing Beach Resort is the perfect resort to make you feel at home in Fort Myers Beach. From the moment you step inside, you’ll feel at ease. This condo resort is perfect for couples and families and it’s beachfront location offers incredible views over the Gulf. The condo’s at… Continue reading Hotels in Fort Myers and Sanibel

In San Diego you can expect contemporary modern accommodations in the Gaslamp Quarter or resort type luxury out along the Bay. No matter where you stay, hotels in San Diego offer excellent amenities and service is always with a smile. While you wouldn’t need a car staying in the Gaslamp Quarter, we do recommend having… Continue reading Hotels in San Diego

Dallas Hotels DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria is just blocks away from the excellent Galleria Dallas shopping mall as well as many excellent restaurants and popular Dallas attractions. On arrival into the eight-story open-air atrium you will be greeted with the warmest of… Continue reading Hotels in Dallas

Throughout the State of Connecticut you will find many fantastic hotel options with everything from luxury hotels to small inns and homes. Below are a selection of our top hotels to help you plan your perfect Connecticut holiday. Hartford Connecticut Hotels Hartford Marriott Downtown The Hartford Marriott Downtown is a luxurious hotel that’s in the… Continue reading Hotels in Connecticut

Fort Lauderdale hotels are perfect for those who want to stay along the coast pre or post cruise. Hotels in Fort Lauderdale offer guests a luxurious take on the laid back style of Florida and many of the resorts are situated along the seven miles of Atlantic coastline. HILTON FORT LAUDERDALE MARINA Conveniently situated at… Continue reading Hotels in Fort Lauderdale

If you’re planning a trip to Daytona Beach, a stay in one of the many oceanfront hotels is a must! Daytona Beach hotels cater to both families and couples and they all offer excellent accommodations and amenities. The Plaza Resort and Spa The Plaza Resort and Spa is a fabulous hotel in Daytona Beach. This… Continue reading Hotels in Daytona Beach

Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings of the Florida Keys in one of the Islands beautiful resorts. Hotels in the Florida Keys offer guests a relaxing, laid back stay and many give visitors the opportunities to get out onto the water and take part in many water activities. The most popular areas to stay in… Continue reading Hotels in Florida Keys and Key West

If you are looking to visit Kennedy Space Centre or if you are going on a fabulous cruise, why not spend a day or two over on Florida’s Space Coast in Cocoa Beach. Cocoa Beach is just an hour from Orlando and it offers an excellent relaxed beach destination. There are many hotels to choose… Continue reading Hotels in Cocoa Beach

Toronto is a very walk-able city and staying the Downtown area means that you have everything on your doorstep. From budget friendly hotels to opulent luxurious hotels, Toronto has something to suit everyone’s taste and budget. Many of the hotels in Toronto also feature swimming pools which is unusual in such a large city. So… Continue reading Hotels in Toronto

Tour America offer a wide range of Seattle hotels, meaning that we have something for every customer. From great value properties to high-end five star hotels, talk to us about your perfect Seattle hotel. Below is a collection of our recommended Seattle hotels. Hotel Five Seattle Hotel Five Seattle is a 3 star modern, funky… Continue reading Hotels in Seattle

Staying close to the world-famous French Quarter is a must when you visit the wonderful city of New Orleans. Hotels in New Orleans offer the best Southern charm combined with a modern twist. There are hotels to suit every pocket from budget options to luxurious five star hotels. Many of the hotels have their own… Continue reading Hotels in New Orleans

The best way to experience Alabama is on a fly/drive holiday and to help you plan an amazing trip, we’ve selected some great hotels throughout the state which will offer you a great night’s stay on your holiday. Check out our recommended hotels in Alabama below. Hotels in Birmingham Alabama Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown The… Continue reading Hotels in Alabama

Montreal is a beautiful artistic, cultural city and many of it’s traits are reflected in it’s hotels. The city is home to all of the major chain hotels as well as some boutique hotels. Downtown Montreal is the main area to stay and hotels in this area of the city have everything at their doorstep… Continue reading Hotels in Montreal

The Dominican Republic is home to many incredible luxury resorts, all which offer world-class accommodations, fantastic dining and beautiful sea-front hotels. Below are some of our recommended hotels in the Dominican Republic. Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana is a AAA Four Diamond Resort which is perfect for families and couples.… Continue reading Hotels in Dominican Republic

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,

Leslie here from Tour America in Cork and I’m just back from a wet and wild adventure at one of the most amazing places on earth, SeaWorld Orlando. I know a lot of people have already been to Orlando and probably very familiar with the SeaWorld parks but for those of you that are not familiar you may find this helpful.

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.

DISNEY’S ALL STAR RESORTS Experience Disney quality at a value price. Larger than life sports, movies and music icons surround the rooms of three large-scale fun resorts and create a whimsical atmosphere that will bring out the kid in everyone. DISNEY’S ART OF ANIMATION This hotel features over one thousand family suites, specially designed to… Continue reading Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Visitors should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before visiting our destination. Universal Orlando hotel guests get more ride time, more free time and more family time every day of their holiday. It couldn’t be easier. Each of Universal’s uniquely themed hotels is conveniently located close to… Continue reading Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

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