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Why Tenon?

Why Tenon CTATenon 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 small group tour option for the independent traveler. Contact us today to learn how we’re not your average tour company.

Price & Value

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


Our expert travel specialists are here to help facilitate the trip of your dreams. You have a myriad of choices for trip length, optional day tours and transportation!


24/7 Traveler Hotline

If you need assistance from Tenon Tours in the event of an emergency during your trip, there are four 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. We can run a tour with anywhere from two to twenty people.

Travel Specialist

We’re not a call center. You’ll get a personal travel specialist to work with from beginning to end, who will help you create your dream trip to Ireland & the UK.

Trip Independence

We know that there are better ways to experience a country than being stuck on a bus the whole time. You’ll have plenty of time for exploring on your own.

Customer 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.

Partners & Awards

In September 2012, Inc. magazine released its annual list of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. Tenon Tours was named No. 1 in travel.

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The Alovus Group

The Alovus Group encompasses Tenon Tours, the Irish Life Experience, Go Blue Tours, Go Educational Tours, Shamrock Nation and the Irish Pub Challenge.

Travel Protection

We understand that your vacation can take a year to save for, but only a second to ruin. While you can’t prevent a blizzard from closing the airport, you can help cover your investment.

Customer Reviews

We pride ourselves on offering top-notch customer service and strive to provide you with your trip of a lifetime! Our customer reviews are the best way for us to improve!

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