Beat the Blues – A divine collection of Irish Country House Hotels

A New Tourism Partnership

We are excited to announce our latest collaboration with Ireland’s Blue Book.

This year we have opened up our database of high resolution interactive panoramic pictures to the tourism community throughout the Island of Ireland and beyond.

Ireland’s Blue Book is the country’s most prestigious marketing association for Country Houses, Manors, Historic Hotels and Restaurants.

Ireland's Blue Book partners with Virtual Visit Tours

The marketing team at Ireland’s Blue Book & Thomas McVea from Virtual Visit Tours).

This innovative partnership will see the 360° content from our featured Ireland’s Blue Book members syndicated onto www.irelands-blue-book.ie, meaning enhanced exposure and valuable user content for its members.



There are 41 properties in the 2013 edition of Ireland’s Blue Book, with an additional 4 exclusive rental properties.  Members are selected on a strict criteria basis with the emphasis being on properties who have a strong individualistic style and character and who are not members of hotel chains.

Virtual Visit Tours specialises in high-definition interactive panoramic photography, which lets viewers literally step inside the image, allowing a perfect virtual tour of some of the finest guest accommodation and tourist attractions in Ireland.  Our niche in marrying high quality virtual tours with a well trafficked tourism gateway website is unique in the market and has received much acclaim.



Step into the picture of these charming and stylish hideaways here: www.virtualvisittours.com/category/irelands-blue-book

These Houses provide an unusual and attractive alternative to conventional tourist accommodation.  All properties are renowned worldwide for their high standards of traditional hospitality elegant accommodation and superb cuisine.

Ireland’s Blue Book was formed in 1974 with 11 founding members who realised that there was a gap between the bed and breakfast accommodation and the larger hotel industry which was not being marketed at that time. By filling this gap the Association has ensured the economic well-being of some of Ireland’s historic properties which might otherwise have fallen into decay.



Michelle Maguire, Marketing Manager at Ireland’s Blue Book spoke of the partnership:

The relationship with Virtual Visit Tours allows us to plug in their high quality visual content into our website. Showcasing our country houses & historic hotels in the form of a Virtual Visit will make it so much easier for guests to visualise the property for a future stay.”

Thomas McVea from Virtual Visit Tours commented:

“We are delighted to have the chance to work with Ireland’s Blue Book who represent some of the most stylish and romantic hideaways in Ireland.  We love the idea that we can bring you (virtually) with us on our journeys discovering places known and not so known – giving you a virtual prelude to the real-world experience that awaits you.”



Are you an Ireland’s Blue Book Member not yet featured with us?  We’d love to hear from you!
Go beyond the still image and let us put the online visitor in your picture.

Get in touch via our simple contact form or call us on +44 2895 81 1334 / +353 1 442 8995 to find out more.


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Downpatrick Town

We flew our drone over Downpatrick town and captured a couple of aerial 360° photographs. Look out for the marker points in the aerial virtual tours, some of which will allow you to jump from the sky down into some of the various visitor attractions found in the town.

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