we had an absolute blast. we had a group of 8 and the trip was perfectly planned for the entire week. We are looking forward to another trip to Europe soon and if available Sheenco is TOP on the list
Review by Durwin8 months ago
Just returned from an 11-day trip to England and Wales with seven other ladies. This is my third castle tour trip with Sheenco and I have never been disappointed. Most of all, I would like to say how outstanding and professional our driver, Stuart Ferguson was throughout the trip. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. This was the second time I have travelled with Stuart; last year to Scotland being the first. Thank you all once again.
Review by Kav1 year ago
Sheenco Travel exceeded our expectations from start to finish. My husband and I had a grand time in Scotland. All our transport—cars, ferries, trains—happened without a single hitch. The accommodations were as advertised, lovely, comfortable, with impeccable service. Most of all our guide, Gerry Toner, was exceptionable. It was like traveling with an old friend who knew all the cool places to visit. Sheenco Travel took care of all the little details that make the difference between a great trip and a travel nightmare. These guys do it right!
Review by Alfrain1 year ago
We are two couples and just completed a 12 day visit to Scotland. Sheenco worked with us to develop an outstanding plan. We wanted high quality accommodations and dining, and “off the beaten path” experiences. We got both! Moreover, they helped us with last minute revisions when a new grandbaby arrived early. And dropped what they were doing when weather cancelled a boat tour, helping us line up alternate options.
These folks are the best at what they do, and we recommend them without hesitation. They exceeded our expectations.
Review by Santhanakrishnan Derrow1 year ago
Four years ago 17 family members and I had this spectacular Ireland vacation, which was put together by Genevieve and her amazing team. When I was asked to arrange a Scotland getaway for 10, Sheenco Travel was at the top of my list. Arranging a group tour is extremely stressful and difficult when expectations are high and different budgets need to be considered. I researched three companies but Genevieve came through AGAIN. Her quick replies to emails, personal calls, rearranging the itinerary and hotel suggestions to lower the cost but not affect the experience, was truly unbelievable. All worries were being looked after and I was completely comfortable knowing that Sheenco Travel was there for us. The private driver, large van, customize itinerary, and wonderful accommodations were perfect in every way.
This review could not be complete without a huge thank you and a ton of appreciation to our driver Gary Arthurs ( ctc-Creative Travel Connections). Two weeks with ten enthusiastic, vocal and, at times, loud Canadians can probably have you questioning your job choice, but Gary was always there for us. Changing the itinerary to accommodate two extra days to visit the McBeath and McNab former grounds, while still viewing all of our original wishes, was beyond our expectations. Applecross was an adventure on its own...Gary handled the roads like a super star and Killin was absolutely beautiful. Allowing our family members the opportunity to look upon there ancestral grounds, walk among their tomb stones and gain knowledge of their past was a blessing...a priceless gift. Gary's knowledge, kindness, quick wit, awesome sense of humour, patience, professionalism and over all Scottish warmth made our trip unforgettable. Great pick Genevieve!!
I would definitely recommend this company when looking for exceptional service, attention to detail and top notch service.
Review by Informatics Nwalioba1 year ago
Sheenco Travel worked with me for a year to plan a trip to Scotland with my sister and 5 nieces. This was a trip of a lifetime for all of us and everything was top notch. Transports were on time to pick us up at the airport and at the hotel. Our private tour guide, Maurice McKendrick was the best and I highly recommend him. This adventure that Sheenco Travel helped me to plan included everything we wanted to experience in Scotland. I could never have done this on my own. They thought of everything. They are the best.
Review by Deanene1 year ago
Jerry, our Scotland driver picked us up at Inverness. He was not the one I was expecting but he was great and we enjoyed him very much. I was used to vans in Ireland with all front facing seats and a speaker so we were a bit disappointed. We contacted the bus company and were told that no bus in Scotland had speakers and if we wanted a larger van with enough seats facing forward that we would have to have another driver so we chose to stay with Jerry. He was delightful and very knowledgeable of the area. I would request him again.
Sheenco Travel again did an excellent job once again in planning our trip to Scotland. Inverlochy Castle was beautiful and we enjoyed it very much. It was charming and we all participated in the tasting menu our first night. The rooms were very large and comfortable with hidden TV in each room. Lots of amenities and services not found in most hotels. The Jacobite Train ride was a highlight and our meal in Maillag was enjoyable as well as the view. On the way to the Isle of Skye we enjoyed Lobster by the sea and took pictures at Eilean Donan Castle. We toured Stirling Castle en route to Edinburgh.
We enjoyed the Waldorf Astoria Hotel very much. Our rooms overlooked the Castle and were well appointed. The staff very accommodating and went out of the way to please. I would
Highly recommend this hotel. Our driver was right on time to drive us to the airport after a very satisfying 6 nights in Scotland. This was not my first trip with Sheenco and it won’t be my last.
I have already planned my next trip to Ireland in the Spring of 2018. Sheenco Travel does an
Outstanding job in every way to plan your trip and it is a comfort to know that they are available at any time to assist you while on your trip. I contacted them twice on this trip and they were helpful even in the midst of a storm in Ireland where they had no electricity.
Review by Trellis2 years ago
My mother and I absolutely loved our castle-hopping week in Ireland. The size of the tour was just right, and our hotels went beyond expectations. The amount time spent on the bus was a bit more than we'd anticipated, but we had such a great overview of the country with our knowledgeable guide and saw so many little sights that otherwise we'd probably never have found on our own, that it was well worth it.
Review by Valdas2 years ago
We went on a 2 week trip to Ireland and Scotland with another couple. Sheenco was excellent. The tour they designed gave us a great feel for the two countries. Accommodations were great, especially Inverlocky Castle in Scotland. Our guides in Ireland, James, and Scotland, Gerry, were both great- talkative, informative and knowledgeable. We had a couple of issues during the trip but Sheenco handled them quickly and appropriately.
I would recommend this company highly
Review by MurfreesboroTraveler Lons2 years ago
I contacted Sheenco Travel after investigating companies that could arrange a private driver for our trip. I was not disappointed. Everything was planned in advance. They arranged the hotels, itinerary, tours, dinner arrangements, etc. Everything worked like clockwork from pickup at Dublin Airport to drop off at Shannon Airport. We had taken a lovely tour last year with a group and found it too rushed. This was perfect. Our driver improvised when the weather was not cooperating. We saw what our driver called "the real Ireland". We had a great time thanks to the advance planning that Sheenco did. I highly recommend them.
Review by Kervon Licayan2 years ago
Great service, great support while we were in country and wanted to make changes to our itinerary, and most importantly a truly great vacation. Would definitely recommend to any and all.
Review by ZungCa Hemelrijck2 years ago
Our family trip to Ireland was sensational, and I attribute that in large part to Genevieve and the people at Sheenco travel. From the early stages of planning, during the trip, and after our return, Genevieve was responsive, helpful, and accommodating. The trip was planned and paced perfectly; the hotels were spectacular, all attractions were booked for easy access and most importantly our driver and guide, Ray, simply made the trip. He was professional, informed, and helpful in every way. During our stay in Ireland, it was abundantly clear that Sheenco was there with us to answer any questions or concerns. The services provided by Sheenco were a tremendous value as they were tailored toward creating for our family what in reality was the trip of a lifetime…thanks so much. Clare & John
Review by Intellectual2 years ago
We had a wonderful experience with Sheenco travel and their handling of our trip to Scotland. Every detail of the trip went smoothly from the booking, to the gentleman who picked us up at the airport, our outstanding driver/ guide, Andy, who was so much fun! We had lovely accommodations at every stop and with everything being prepaid we didn't have to worry about money. Sheenco staff emailed us during the trip to check on us. All in all great!!
Review by Lon2 years ago
One of the best decision we made was to select Sheenco Travel to handle our three weeks trip to England, Ireland and Scotland by putting together a personal itinerary for two couples who wanted to see the countryside of each destination more so than spending time in the big cities. We also wanted to have a car that is big enough for four people and their luggage with a driver who is also a guide and can direct us to places that we should see based on our preferences. We also asked to stay at castles that are top-of-the-line, dine in fine restaurants and see some unique sites and shows in the places we visited.
Sheenco’s staff were top notch in every which way (Genevieve Sheehan/owner, Colin, Ruth, Nicola, Clare and Caroline). They were always prompt and available when we planned the trip, during and after the trip, to make sure all is going well and to our liking.
We highly recommend this company when you are looking for top service and having a great, memorable trip.
Review by Rugratz Sutradhor2 years ago
With the best guidance, knowledgeable suggestions and willingness to achieve our objectives, Sheenco Travel did an outstanding job. Each staff member was familiar with our itinerary so any phone calls were addressed sooner that later. We would certainly recommend them to our friends and family that would want to visit Ireland and take in the 'best of.'
Review by Lanu Derrow2 years ago
We told Sheenco Travel what we wanted to see & do in Scotland and they put together an absolutely fantastic trip! Having a private driver took all the stress out of driving on the opposite side of the road & gave us a chance to enjoy the countryside without worry. Our driver, Douglas Allison, was amazing with suggestions of hidden places to visit and knowledgable about what we were seeing. Looking forward to our next trip to Scotland!
Review by LawrencePucciarelli2 years ago
Our co-traveler Martin Randell expressed our opinion about the trip perfectly
There is something that my husband and I would like to add.
The quality of a company or hired professional is evident when a solution to a problem is handled with ease and professionalism, after the final bill has been paid.
Your company did that flawlessly.
Ireland and Scotland are being considered more regularly as destination points for several reasons; golf, shows like Outlander as well as Game of Thrones and finally, our personal reason...the lack of a terrorist threat. I believe that these 2 countries will continue to see a shift in their tourism numbers.
I know that you can count on the 4 of us to give 5 star recommendations .
Review by Bendix Gafar2 years ago
Sheenco Team was very helpful in all aspects of the planning stages and since this was our first time travelling abroad they gave ideas on how much gratuity, possible spending allowances per day and when we had started getting reservations and decided to add 1 more person to our trip they didn't hesitate and got all the information needed in less than 24 hours
We had a Great Time and Great Vacation full of New Memories, I will use them again and recommend them to anyone looking to travel
Review by Robemar2 years ago
The highlight of my summer was traveling to Ireland with my family under the expert guidance of Sheenco Travel. It all started with a comment in 2013 from my 72 year old father who said that only place he wished he had seen was Ireland. It started a process with me and my sister to make it happen. I searched various tour companies and got three different quotes from three different travel agencies. We decided on Sheenco Travel and from that point on the experience has been MAGICAL! We started the process with Genevieve Sheehan at Sheenco Travel. She spent the time finding what and where we wanted to do and see. We were open to any suggestions since no one in our group beside myself had been to Ireland. Genevieve recommended an extraordinary 10-day luxury chauffeur vacation with castle stays and beautiful hotel accommodations. After the trip was planned, I had help every step of the way from the outstanding staff including Ruth, Nicola, and Clare. From arrival to departure, Sheenco Travel had everything in order. The few hiccups were addressed quickly by the helpful staff. Anything we needed, from food reservations to tours, was handled with stellar customer service. The BEST part of the trip was our driver, Danny McCarthy. He was an insightful, jovial Irishman full of history, stories and an occasional ballad! We wanted to pack Danny up and take him home after spending a week with him. He was fantastic. The Davenport and Malton Hotel stays were top notch locations that were perfect to explore the areas of Dublin and Killarney. The most breath-taking event was the stay at Ashford Castle. I am still speechless… stunning castle, beautiful rooms, and breathtaking grounds. You felt transported to another time. If you have a chance, do the Hawk Walk! The experience being so close to these spectacular raptors was astounding. The trip was phenomenal…. the sites, sounds and tastes of Ireland have made a lasting impression on our family. I would highly recommend Sheenco Travel to anyone expecting to make a memory of a lifetime. Sheenco Travel will be my go-to travel agency for the MANY more trips we are already planning on taking in Ireland, Scotland and England. I have already recommended them to all my friends.
Review by Bafford2 years ago
Outstanding Service! I've worked with Genevieve and her staff for self-drive trips in Ireland and Scotland, and could not have been more pleased. Their recommendations are based on personal experience, and were always spot on. I've recommended them to many friends, and absolutely plan to use them again.
Review by Ksaveras Carruozzo2 years ago
We travelled to Ireland for a week organised by Geneveive in 2015. It was a fantastic week from start to finish. Everything was organised really well. Our driver Gerry was very good. The hotels we stayed in were great especially Ashford Castle. The highlight of my visit was Cong village in Co. Mayo where the film The Quiet Man was made. It is one of my all time favourite films and there was so much memorabilia and we even had lunch in A cafe used for filming scenes in the pub. My husbands favourite on the other hand was Jamesos Whiskey Distillery Tour which was really interesting as well. The only problem we had was one of the hotels booked turned out not to be disabled friendly but one phone call and we were sorted straight away. Whats more the hotel gave us dinner while they sorted it out then the manager drove us to the other hotel sorted our luggage and everything so although it was a bit of a nuisance because we were very tired that day it was handled superbly. I would definitely book with these again it was a very memorable trip
Review by Dalmar2 years ago
Excellent!! The most wonderful trip of my life. Everyone was treated us marvelously. My daughter and I had great fun shopping & dining. Experienced falconry, horse back riding & more than we ever dreamt. The castle tour was amazing!! Our driver of our small group was beyond fantastic. My husband & I will be returning and will for certain be using Shennco Travel when we plan our trip without question.
Review by Macanu2 years ago
Best trip ever! The two weeks we spent in Ireland was the most amazing experience. Sheenco travel had everything arranged and from our driver to the castle accommodations all was great. We heartily recommend this agency. Deborah Broome
Review by Barichisu2 years ago
My granddaughter and I had no problems with our hotel itinerary. All was planned perfectly. Thank you, Colin.
Our driver was the best; very flexible with a nineteen years old teenager who would frequently change her mind!
With just the two of us, we had the luxury of flexibility. The holiday was my gift to her and she made the decisions - I was along for the ride! And, what a lovely ride.Thank you, Nigel.
Review by BigBlueWorld2 years ago
We were a group of 4 adults that used the services of Sheenco Travel 2 years ago and they did not disappoint! We were picked up in Belfast and ended our tour in Dublin. Mark our driver was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The days were full but not overloaded and had enough down time. We stayed in a variety of accommodations. Guest houses, hotels, and a castle stay which were all lovely. Would highly recommend them for your Ireland adventure.