My husband and I did take a trip to New Zealand and it was great, but we were on a tour bus of about 50 and everything was arranged for us and we did not have to worry about airport transfers or meals. I have looked at Driftwood and Backroads Touring because of the smaller group size. But we are not experienced taking taxis and getting around on our own. In the states we can book a hotel and then call for a shuttle. That may work if Ireland if there is such a thing. Also the down side of Driftwood is that they do not cover lunch and dinner and on the web they say 35 euros per person per day and that would be about $100.00 US a day for the two of us, is that correct? We are thinking June of 2015. We are young seniors but my husband does have artificial knees and I have to do most of the lifting.