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Irish Tours

The Complete Traveler is the destination for Irish Tours. Our resident Irishman, Gerry Buckley, was born and raised in the Emerald Isle and loves the charm, lore and beauty of a country he calls home. The love of the land became the love of his heart when an American lass, on one of her own Irish Tours, met the kindly gentleman at a rousing pub in Malahide. Pictures led to letters, letters to phone calls and finally to their stateside castle in Kansas.

Since 1976, when The Complete Traveler stretched its legs, we knew that Irish Tours had an opportunity to introduce our stateside clients to all Ireland had to offer. Our mission was to show you Ireland as only an Irishman knows. Ireland and our escorted Irish Tours have brought that magic to hundreds of “green” travelers yearning for the adventures.

One of the most popular of our Irish Tours is the Round-a-bout Tour. It is Dublin to Dublin and all the scenic interest in between. Ireland is steeped in folklore, magic and intrigue. She produces some of the best woolens and pottery, and her pubs are legendary. The Giant’s Causeway on the northern tip is where legends and folklore will tell you that Finn McCool was indeed the giant legends were born of. We travel to the potters of Balleek and the Irish weavers of Triona as Ireland’s representatives of craftsmanship and artistry in a global market. Ireland’s western coastline is one of the most rugged in Western Europe. Ships and sailors sailed off her coast for centuries with family unsettled about their return. One ship that is unique to the destiny of lost ships is the Titanic. She was built in Belfast, and sailed from Cobh, which is Cork Harbour, her last port of call. On April 14 she sank in the mid-Atlantic crossing to New York. Our visit to the museum in Belfast not only reconstructs her roots but lays to rest her many splendid artifacts rescued from the bottom of the Atlantic.

Our Irish Tours would not be complete without a nip of the Gaelic brew along our journeys of Ireland. Jameson and Guinness are the favorite beverages of choice and jigs, songs, with good times, will be had at Durty Nellies and Taylor’s Three Rock. They say the leprechauns tangle in the dance and song at these Irish public houses, and we have seen it.

Kiss the Blarney Stone, gasp at the scenic expanse of the Cliffs of Moher and settle a kiss on the cheek of your favorite traveler in Malahide. There is luck in that!

Our escorted Irish Tours are not just tours, but seeing Ireland through an Irishman’s heart. You can visit Ireland with the The Complete Traveler. View our itinerary here.  

So Much More Than What We Expected

Ireland has been on our bucket list for a long time and we have just returned. When we first got serious about putting together a trip, some friends suggested we visit with Mary N Gerry Buckley at The Complete Traveler in Overland Park, and we are so glad we did. This trip was so much more than what we expected. Gerry shares his passion and knowledge of his homeland, and Mary gently keeps everyone on time and comfortable. And if a bus tour isn't your thing, they will help you put together your own trip of a lifetime and not just to Ireland. John and I strongly encourage you to check out this small travel agency. You will love them!!

Eileen W.

The Complete Traveler
2017-03-29T11:26:04+00:00

Eileen W.

Ireland has been on our bucket list for a long time and we have just returned. When we first got serious about putting together a trip, some friends suggested we visit with Mary N Gerry Buckley at The Complete Traveler in Overland Park, and we are so glad we did. This trip was so much more than what we expected. Gerry shares his passion and knowledge of his homeland, and Mary gently keeps everyone on time and comfortable. And if a bus tour isn't your thing, they will help you put together your own trip of a lifetime and not just to Ireland. John and I strongly encourage you to check out this small travel agency. You will love them!!

The Best at Customer Service

This place is great! Not only will you find everything (and more) that you need in the travel store, but Gerry and his wife are absolutely THE BEST at customer service (which we all know is lacking these days).

Maureen S.

The Complete Traveler
2017-03-10T11:17:07+00:00

Maureen S.

This place is great! Not only will you find everything (and more) that you need in the travel store, but Gerry and his wife are absolutely THE BEST at customer service (which we all know is lacking these days).

Very Knowledgeable & Personable Guide

Dana and I really enjoyed our trip with you Gerry.  I liked not changing lodging every day, and Gerry is a very knowledgeable and personable guide.  Our money was well spent with The Complete Traveler.  If I ever get rich I’ll go to South Africa with you.  In the meantime, I would like to go back to Ireland in 2 years.  When the time comes, I’ll be in looking for help.

Peter N.

The Complete Traveler
2017-03-10T11:18:25+00:00

Peter N.

Dana and I really enjoyed our trip with you Gerry.  I liked not changing lodging every day, and Gerry is a very knowledgeable and personable guide.  Our money was well spent with The Complete Traveler.  If I ever get rich I’ll go to South Africa with you.  In the meantime, I would like to go back to Ireland in 2 years.  When the time comes, I’ll be in looking for help.

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