By Shaun Busuttil @shaunbusuttil17 Mar 2017Today the world turns green and the Guinness flows. But over in Ireland, this doesn’t just happen once a year – it’s a daily celebration. And what’s not to celebrate about this ancient, charming and green land? It’s got culture, natural beauty and history in droves, plus it’s home to such internationally revered drinks such as Jameson whiskey. And that’s not saying anything about the incredibly warm and friendly locals you’ll meet as soon as you step off the plane. But there’s even more reason to celebrate the land of leprechauns and pots of gold today, with Collette slashing prices on its tours in Ireland. These savings are so good, in fact, that they’re enough to make a leprechaun jump for joy and finally get your clients to tick Ireland off their bucket lists. If the savings aren’t enough in themselves to get your clients booking a tour with Collette, just tell them how they can… 1. Cruise along one of the most scenic coasts in the world The Ring of Kerry drive will lead you along the dreamy Irish Atlantic coastline, through villages with pubs and charm to spare. You may spot many a rainbow in the distance, and you may joke around with your tour mates that a pot of gold does indeed lie at its furthest end. But with Collette’s $500* per couple discount currently in action (AGENTS: use the code EURSAVE17) you don’t have to waste your time chasing rainbows. Instead, you can chase that perfect pint of Guinness in historic Dublin, the perfect picture of the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher, or simply the best meal in Killarney’s with Collette’s Diner’s Choice programme on the Shades of Ireland tour. 2. Spend a night in an Irish castle With an extra $500 in your pocket, you’ll feel like a part of high-society. And where do the ‘rich; stay when on holiday? In a stately castle of course! With a glass of wine or whiskey in your hand as you relax by a roaring peat fire, as well as taking advantage of Collette’s chauffeur service (which takes you to and from the airport in style), you’ll feel like royalty indeed. The Irish Splendour tour includes this authentic castle stay plus loads more, including a visit to a whiskey distillery, a walk around one of Ireland’s most historic prisons, a drive along Slea Head road for majestic coastal views, and a stop a ‘kissing’ stop at Blarney Castle. 3. Drink a real Irish coffee (and stay in more castles) Once you get a taste for castle life, it’s hard to go back to regular hotels. Thankfully, on the Elegant Ireland tour, you’ll be able to spend two nights at Dromoland Castle, which includes a dinner fit for a king and queen! Continuing the unique accommodation theme, guests will also spend stay at Castlemartyr, a grand manor once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh. But as good as these historic properties are, Ireland is best experienced with the man on the street, savouring an Irish coffee at its birthplace in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, sipping a whiskey at the Old Midleton Distillery (home of Jameson Irish Whiskey), and sitting down for lunch with an Irish family in a working farmhouse. For more information, call Collette on 1300 792 195 or email [email protected] Have you ever stayed in an Irish castle before? *Offer applicable for bookings made 1 March 2017 through 30 April 2017 on select tours departing 1 March 2017 – 30 April 2018. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings, and not combinable with any other offer. Offer excludes Iceland and Norway product. Other restrictions may apply. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Call for details. This article was brought to you by: Other stories you may like Rockin’ rail: take a train journey through the Canadian Rockies HOLD THE DOOR! Fly to Ireland from $981 with the Cathay Pacific seat sale Get inspired by Ireland and WIN a fun-filled famil as well!