Ben Serrill

Wheeling, IL

Ben and his lovely wife Cari recently returned from a fabulous, inclusive Irish vacation. Read about their travels and experiences below and check out their amazing pictures of Ireland!


Cari at the iconic Cliffs of Moher!


What made you want to travel to Ireland?:
“We had heard how beautiful the country was and the wonderful people there!”

Where were the top 3 places to visit on your wish list? If you made it to them, what did you think?:
  1. Dublin’s Merry Ploughboy Pub – felt like a true Irishmen visiting this pub. The food and drink was great the but Irish band and dancing was incredible.
  2. Ring of Kerry – the entire day was so beautiful to see the countryside, beaches, and cliffs.
  3. Cliffs of Moher – was a dramatic view of the cliffs that looks nothing like what we see in the US.
Tough question alert! What was the best part about your vacation?:
“Our tour guide, Pat, was so friendly and thorough. Our entire group bonded during the week and made the touring experience that much better.”

Here is Ben outside of one of our favorite Pub’s in Bunratty


What made you want to travel with Tenon Tours? What advantages did you have booking with Tenon Tours?:
“The ease of all of the accommodations, food, travel, and information made this a great trip. The staff at Tenon tours was attentive, knowledgeable, and efficient when booking the tour.”

How was your experience with your Personal Sales Representative(s)?:
“The communication was strong and provided me with insight on the towns we were scheduled to visit. The sales representative gave me a good idea of what to expect before the trip.”

Do you have any advice to offer up about the weather?:
“Bring a windbreaker jacket and a sweater. We had pretty good weather but it can change pretty quickly.”

Cari enjoying a pint of Guinness


Were you able to meet any friends along your journey?:
“We made some friends along the way from different parts of the US. We really bonded over dinner each night with different members of the tour group.”

What are your favorite souvenirs you brought home?:
“I bought an Irish wool sweater and some Guinness glasses. They were fun souvenirs to bring back home.”

Were there any unplanned parts of your trip that wound up turning into one of your favorite travel stories?:
“Kissing the Blarney Stone. One of the strangest things I have ever done. Hard to describe until you do it :)”

Don’t worry, Ben had his Guinness, too šŸ™‚


What are your overall feelings of your vacation?:
“We had a blast! I would say everything went very easy for us. The escorted tour itself was great. Our guide was top-notch and really made the experience very educational. We really bonded with our tour group and I think we were all giddy Americans taking in all the sights, sounds, and culture. We enjoyed the food and local pubs throughout the different towns. The food was good and am now missing the large breakfasts each morning that I’m back home. The weather was just about perfect with just a bit of rain on one day. The Ring of Kerry day was mostly sunny so allowed for a lot of photos and beautiful landscape views. The Irish people are very welcoming of Americans and we enjoyed getting to know many during our tour.”

What destination is next on your list?:
“Northern Ireland and Scotland!”


Thank you Ben and Cari for sharing your thoughts on your vacation with us and for sharing your BEAUTIFUL photos! We certainly hope to assist you again with your next adventure to the British Isles šŸ™‚

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