I'm going to Ireland
with my mother in August. My mother (68 yrs. old) has a few health problems (diabetic, pacemaker) and doesn't want to go on our own, so we are taking a tour. I am looking forward to this trip with her, we both need a vacation, what I don't need is grief. I have never traveled on a tour and I really don't know what to expect. I have traveled some over seas, but it is usually just my husband and I on our own, not with a group. I guess what I am asking is what should I expect? Has anyone traveled to Ireland in August? I have the latest Fodor's travel guide and have been reading up on customs,food,gratuities, ect. We are traveling with Holiday Vacations, are they good at what they do? There is a tour manager, what is his job? Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated.