2018 Tours on Sale

Ring Fort on the Ring of KerryIf you’ve poked around davidmcguffin.com recently, you may have discovered we’ve been sneaking around adding new tour destinations and departures for 2018. At the moment you’ll find our popular Ireland and Italy tours are all spruced up and ready to go. In the coming weeks, we will add new tours to our favorite and most popular destinations, as well as new itineraries to distant destinations. Everything should be in place by mid-September, so I hope you’ll keep exploring at davidmcguffin.com to see what adventures may be in store for you in 2018.

New tours will be posted every week, so be sure to check back. You won’t want to miss the debut of our new Southern Italy tour! Details coming soon.


Early Bird Discounts

To celebrate the kick-off of our 2018 tours and to get your travel plans off the ground, we are offering a $100 discount on all new 2018 tour enrollments from now until October 1. You don’t need to do anything except sign up and complete your application before the deadline. We will automatically deduct $100 off the published fare and note it on your tour confirmation letter and invoice. This also applies, retroactively, to those who have already signed up for a 2018 tour, provided you did not receive a travel show special already. Remember, this $100 early signing bonus will be in addition to any other discounts, such as those given to tour alumni.

Pisa Leaning TowerOur Summer Travels

2017 has been a busy year for our tours. Even though we’re barely halfway through the year, we’re almost completely sold out on our remaining tours. This year, we’ve taken hundreds of travelers all over Western Europe, exploring new locales and striking out on exciting adventures.

We just completed eight weeks in Ireland and Italy, our most popular destinations. Rome, Florence and Venice are obvious, must-see destinations, but going off the beaten path into the small towns and villages always seems to bring special highlights and wow moments to any tour in Italy. Ireland is no different: Dublin and the great historical sites in the countryside are fantastic, but it’s dancing a jig with a lonesome fiddler and lifting a pint in a small pub that always creates a lasting memory from Ireland.


Upcoming Tours

The coming months take me back to Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Then, I am scoping out a new tour (which will debut for 2018) along the Mediterranean coast, visiting Barcelona, Carcassonne, Avignon, Arles, Nice, Monaco and the Cinque Terre. I am calling this the Best of the Med tour. In late October, I’ll be showing a few friends and my most avid alumni my favorite destinations in Greece. We’ll visit all the must-see sights and a few new destinations, for me, as well. For the first time ever, I am including the island of Santorini on my Greece itinerary. The year closes out with my “Best of London and Paris” tour followed by a completely sold out Christmas markets tour. Whew, that’s a lot of tours and travel! 


All my tours are designed for strictly small groups ranging from 6 to 24 travelers. This means that we can travel off the beaten path and under the big bus tour radar and experience Europe on a unique and personal level. Eating well is also a priority, and you’ll get your fair share of fine food sourced locally by excellent chefs. I’ve spent years poking around Europe’s nooks and crannies looking for unique restaurants, clean hotels with character and cozy B&Bs. Our tours include all tips and gratuities to drivers, local guides and your tour leader. Finally, we’ll never nickel and dime you with extras and add-ons. The advertised price is the price you pay.  

Thanks for reading and I hope you do a little poking around at davidmcguffin.com to kick start your new adventure to Europe!



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