My husband and I have made two trips to Ireland and absolutely love the country, people, food, history, music, beer - well you get the idea. We want to share this love with our family before we get too old (I'm 73 and my hubby is 67), and can't enjoy the trip with the kids and grandkids. But I'm wondering if we're out of our minds. I started trying to do some planning and found it overwhelming. When we went on the trips before we worked with Exploring Vacations, but they're now out of business so I'm at a loss..
Since I haven't even discussed this with my family (they already think I'm nuts), my ideas are pretty sketchy right now. Dates are open but I'm thinking it would be either this coming Fall or Spring 2020. We like to travel during the off-season, because it's usually cheaper and there are fewer tourists and shorter lines. But we did find when we went the last week in September and first week of October many of the castles and other sites were already closed. So I would appreciate your input on what would be best.
We would like to stay in B&Bs but we are a large family. We need room for four families.
My husband and I – we would need two beds as he uses a CPAPmachine.
My daughter, her husband, and four children
My daughter, her husband and son
My son, his wife, and two children
We could split up the families into two homes if necessary, but it would be nice to be all together. Each family would have their own car. Is this unrealistic? It would be wonderful to stay in the places my husband I stayed, but trying to get information on whether they can take our group seems to be impossible.
I'd sure appreciate any help I can get on this.