Who We Are
Who We Are
Who We Are
Canadian Company, Celtic Heritage.
This year, we celebrate 19 years of memorable vacations with you. It’s been our genuine pleasure to invite you to experience England & Wales up close and personal, and we’re proud of the part we’ve played in helping to create thousands of exceptional vacations. As our business has grown during this time, the fundamental purpose of RIT has remained the same: to give you an authentic, hand-crafted vacation experience that you won’t soon forget. Take advantage of the special deals that will be available for this year only, and come celebrate England & Wales with us!
Celtic roots run deep at RIT.
Though Canada is home for the Duffy family, Celtic roots are in our blood. This patriotic love is the driving force behind everything we do. We pride ourselves on the unparalleled, personal experiences that we make possible through our strong familiarity with the land and its locals. The care we have for our homeland will be evident throughout every detail of your tour.
The authentic Celtic experience, created with care.
We can recommend our tours to you because we’ve experienced them ourselves. We’ve travelled along the historic Ffestiniog Railway in the Welsh countryside, and explored the medieval cities of York & Chester. From the cozy B&B’s in the Cotswolds and the Lake District, to the exciting nightlife of London – we offer a truly unparalleled travel experience with our knowledgeable team here in Canada. We want you to feel the same enthusiasm about England & Wales that we do. With us, your vacation is in good hands.
For 18 Years, we have been Canada’s leading tour operator to the UK & Emerald Isle, offering the most extensive programmes to Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales.
Exceptional Value & Expertise
Compare our fine selection of couch tours and you will find we offer more inclusions, more meals and more admissions than our competitors. England & Wales are our business and we at RIT are specialists in our field. Our friendly and knowledgeable agents are true experts who have gained a wealth of knowledge on all things British!
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful Irish tour my sister-in-law and I had with your company. We did the 12 day tour of Castle and Manors June 26th to July 6 . Your staff in Ireland are wonderful and very helpful. My sister-in-law has mobility problems and uses a wheelchair. Our tour guide Martin made sure that s...he enjoyed every day and could participate in all the tour events in some form or another. It is people like Martin that ensure you feel like you are at home when traveling abroad and I cannot tell you how he has won us over to use your tour agency for our next trip to Europe. Since coming back home to Barrie, Ontario I have not stopped talking about how your tour agency is the only one to go with. Again, thank you and we will be seeing you all soon again. Regards
- June, Innisfil
After returning from Ireland I had time to reflect on my amazing experience of my time spent in Ireland. I wanted to Thank Mr. Patrick Foley our tour guide on the Escape to the West Tour, for the wonderful experience. I was apprehensive about a bus tour in general prior to leaving, but I must say, I plan to return to I...reland, and sign up for another tour. I loved the smaller group size, and enjoyed getting to know my fellow travellers. I appreciated Patrick’s knowledge of the history surrounding the areas we visited, his songs, and laughter. Patrick was very friendly, and had great stories to tell us. He seemed to enjoy the company of his passengers. I liked the beautiful scenery of Ireland, and felt saddened when the journey came to a finish. I have many joyous memories to take home with me. I enjoyed the site of Clonmacnoise near the Shannon River, and spending the night in a quaint B&B in Galway. Going through Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head was like going through a vivid dream through the country side, with magnificent views, from narrow roads up the mountains to the vast greenery and the atlantic coastline. I adored running up the hillside to look over Conor Pass. Then going through the Ring of Kerry, and the beautiful Killarney National Park, through Kilkenny and then back to Dublin. For a 5-day tour I got to see a lot. Thank you for to wonderful time, and Thanks again to Patrick! May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.
- Samantha, Grimsby
We have participated in several comprehensive coach tours in the past, but none could begin to compare with the high standards established by Royal Irish Tours. Our tour bus was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and highly efficient; our accommodations were absolutely first rate; our meals were vari...ed and delicious; the itinerary included everything on our wish list and more. All of these aspects of our tour were carefully coordinated and managed by Martin Lettice, driver-guide extraordinaire. We learned so much from his knowledge of Ireland; we benefitted from the variety of experiences he provided; and, we thoroughly enjoyed his ever-present sense of humour. This gentleman is a real asset to your company. We can honestly say that we enjoyed every aspect of the tour and we can assure you that we will recommend Royal Irish Tours to family, friends and acquaintances. Sincerely aried and delicious; the itinerary included everything on our wish list and more. All of these aspects of our tour were carefully coordinated and managed by Martin Lettice, driver-guide extraordinaire. We learned so much from his knowledge of Ireland; we benefitted from the variety of experiences he provided; and, we thoroughly enjoyed his ever-present sense of humour. This gentleman is a real asset to your company. We can honestly say that we enjoyed every aspect of the tour and we can assure you that we will recommend Royal Irish Tours to family, friends and acquaintances. Sincerely
- Salli & Don
Just want to say to you and your staff, from all 6 of us, a great big "THANK YOU" All accommodation was first class and we would recommend your services to anyone. Cheers...
- Peter, Toronto
We recently came back from our Honeymoon in Ireland. which was booked through Royal Irish Tours, and we couldn't be happier. We decided on the self-drive Castle & Manor tour. It was absolutely incredible. We loved that each County was so completely different from the next - each spectacular in their own uniqu...e ways. People keep asking what our favorite was, and we truly cannot pick one. The Wicklow Gap, The Ring of Kerry, The Cliffs of Moher - all breathtaking. The pubs were fun and had great food. We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone wanting to experience what Ireland has to offer.
- Crystal & Steve, HAMILTON
We just returned from a fabulous trip to England with Royal Irish Tours. Far exceeded our high expectations....
- Craig, Washago
My husband and I loved the British Royal 10 day Tour. We enjoyed every stop on the tour and our tour guide, Jeannie, was great! She filled us in on English and Welsh history as she gave us highlights of every city we were in. Her restaurant suggestions were accurate and we enjoyed some great lunches at the ...Two Brewers Inn (Windsor) and The Church Inn (Ludlow). The tour group size (14 people) was great since we got to know each other and enjoyed the uniqueness of each couple. This is our first bus tour and definitely, we learned the benefits of bus tours – no stress since we are not driving or planning where to stay or go, and tour guide knowledge. Thanks again for a great tour! We will recommend Royal Scottish/Irish Tours to friends and consider an Irish/Scottish tour in the future. Paul and Jackie
- Paul & Jackie, St Catherines