Ireland holidays 2020 & 2021
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Try kayaking to romantic ruins on the Lakes of Killarney, take a literary pub crawl around Dublin or gain an introduction to Northern Ireland’s political history on a black taxi tour of Belfast. We also recommend getting well off the beaten path in places like the little-visited Beara Peninsula or along the stone-walled roads of the island of Inis Mór. Wherever you go, you'll be welcomed with that legendary Irish charm, regaled with stories and persuaded that the only way to do this place justice would be to plan a return visit.
Suggested tours for Ireland
These tours give you a starting point for what your trip to Ireland could entail. They cover routes we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Best time to visit
Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Ireland, including information about climate, events and festivals.
Practical tips for travelling to Ireland, from social protocols to guidance on money matters, with a link to the latest government travel advice.
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Our expert guides to travelling in Ireland
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Ireland. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Ireland at its best.
Introducing the UK & Ireland
Watch a two-minute video showing the landscapes and cities of the UK and Ireland, filmed by Audley Travel.
Unpretentious and lively, Dublin is a compact capital city with lots to offer says Audley specialist Max. You can spend the day exploring Ireland’s history at Trinity College or Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and spend the evening drinking Guinness in a Temple Bar pub.
Discover Ireland’s most scenic areas, from the moonscape of the Burren to the beaches of Connemara and the archeological ruins of the Dingle Peninsula. Specialist Marissa suggests which sights to make a priority during your trip to Ireland.
Packed pubs, traditional music, bucolic sheep, farmhouse whiskey and Guinness stout — Ireland specialist Jackie talks about classic Irish sights and why you might want to visit Blarney Castle, even if you already have the gift of gab.
Ireland can show its indulgent side in various ways, says our expert Jackie, from stately castle hotels where you can take falconry lessons to a private cruise along the Cliffs of Moher, far from the crowds that clog the roads.
Ireland’s culinary scene is vibrant, inventive and a far cry from its out-of-date reputation. Explore Ireland’s culinary renaissance, including a farm that produces briny-sweet oysters, a tasting that spotlights whiskey distilleries and a foraging walk along the coast.