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Why Tenon?

Tenon Tours was built on the belief that those who travel the world become better-rounded, more experienced, more tolerant, and more accepting people. International travel can change your life, develop life long relationships, present new opportunities, and provide an education unlike anything one will experience in their every day life. To immerse oneself in another culture’s social community provides more than what travel itself will provide. It will provide an understanding and appreciation for how other societies live, interact, eat, drink, celebrate, thrive, and survive, among other things. From the tourist sights to the sounds, the smells, the landscape, the nightlife, the social interaction, right down to the currency, the local beer, wine, and food, unique cars, buildings, and local establishments, it’s very different than how you live every day. And to share it with people like you makes it even better. We promote three things while traveling on our trips: Culture, Community, and Camaraderie. Appreciate all of them for what they are – after all…It’s a Big World. Travel It.

staff aran islands photoshoppedEstablished in 2007, Tenon Tours is a Boston-based tour operator that specializes in individual and group travel to Ireland and the United Kingdom.  In contrast to many operators, Tenon Tours is a destination specialist that focuses on creating tailor-made trips for like-minded travelers.  Customization is at the heart of the company and our desire to create memorable, personalized trips has led to successful tours for high profile events, incentive trips for private corporations and faith-based groups, as well as other trips specifically designed to fulfill the wants and needs of various organizations and individuals. 

The travel programs offered by Tenon Tours have been created to provide a unique and memorable experience to each and every traveler that far exceeds the standard itineraries of typical “catalog tours.”  Each tour is designed to offer one-of-a-kind social, cultural and activity-based options. Our strong emphasis on customer service has led to numerous accolades from groups such as the US Naval Academy Class of 1975, the University of Notre Dame Alumni, Time Warner Retail and Long and Foster Realtors while proudly earning a customer satisfaction rating of 97 percent.

incTenon Tours was ranked the #1 fastest growing private travel company on the 2012 Inc 500 list, and made the Inc 5000 in both 2013 and 2014. Additionally, we have achieved an “A” rating with the Better Business Bureau and maintain active relationships with numerous travel and marketing related organizations.

For the best in travel to Ireland, the United Kingdom and beyond, Tenon Tours is the clear choice! Want to learn the history of Tenon? Read all about it here.

Where We Travel


We have numerous ways for you to explore Ireland. Ask today about your trip to the Emerald Isle!


Discover one of the most beautiful and historic countries in the world when you visit Scotland, UK!


England, UK has some of the most famous sites in the world! Take a self-drive or chauffeur trip today.


Check out the different types of tours we have available if you’d like to travel to Wales, UK.

What We Offer

Tenon Is Different

Tenon Tours has designed a new option for the independent traveler & like-minded groups. Tenon Tours’ City-Hopper tours will provide you with your transportation from town to town, accommodations, a flexible itinerary and optional day tours & attractions – the perfect way to combine the structure you need, with the flexibility you want!

Price & Value

You’re planning the trip of your dreams! If you find a comparable tour at a lower price we will evaluate your options and make sure you get the best deal for your money.


It’s your trip! Our expert travel specialists are here to help facilitate your dreams. You have a myriad of choices for number of nights you want to travel, what optional day tours to go on and how you want to get around!

24/7 Traveler Hotline

When traveling with Tenon Tours, we hope you have a flawless vacation! We know sometimes situations do arise and in that case we want you to know we are here to help. In the event of an emergency, if you need assistance from Tenon Tours, there are 3 ways to contact us both locally and abroad.

Guaranteed Departures

All tours are guaranteed and will not be canceled due to a lack of travelers. Our flexible transportation contracts allow for us to run a tour with anywhere from two to twenty people.

Roommate Matching

Tenon Tours guarantees the double occupancy rate for the 7-night itinerary. If booking the 10-night tour the first 6-nights will be guaranteed and you will only be responsible for a single supplement of $240 ($60/night) for the final 4 nights if we cannot find you a roommate.

Flexibility & Independence

We arrange for transportation from town to town, rather than travelers having to drive themselves, or having to be stuck on a bus with a tour group for the duration of their trip. Paired with a provided itinerary and optional tours and attractions, this is the perfect way to combine the structure you need, with the flexibility you want!

Product, Price & Policy Promise

Tenon Tours is happy to compare products, prices and policies you may find from other travel companies or when trying to create a tour package on your own. Stay informed, understand what you’re paying for, and book your tour in confidence.

Partners & Awards

In September 2012, Inc. magazine, a national business publication based in New York City, released its annual list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S., the Inc. 500. Tenon Tours was named No. 1 in Inc.’s travel category and No. 200 overall.

Go Tenon Travel Group

We’re pretty proud of our team here at Tenon Tours, which includes our family of brands. The Go Tenon Travel Group encompasses Tenon Tours, Irish Life Experience, Go Blue Tours, Go Educational Tours and Brass Rail Events – home of the Irish Pub Challenge.

Travel Insurance

We understand that your vacation can take a year to save for, but only a second to ruin. While you can’t do anything to prevent an unexpected storm from closing the airport, you can do something to help cover your investment; buy travel insurance!

Customer Reviews

We pride ourselves on offering the best customer service in the industry and strive to provide you with your trip of a lifetime! Our customer reviews are very important to us as they’re the best way for us to improve!

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