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Ireland vacations 2020 & 2021

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Renowned for its warm welcome, literary genius, live music and green fields, Ireland is a small isle with enormous character. It's compact enough to explore easily, yet also incredibly diverse. Our Ireland specialists have a deep affinity with the island — north and south — and can bring you closer to the landscapes and the Irish people even at its most famous attractions.

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.
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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 favorite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

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Our expert guides to traveling 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

    Introducing the UK & Ireland

    Watch a two-minute video showing the landscapes and cities of the UK and Ireland, filmed by Audley Travel.

  • Grafton Street, Dublin

    What to do in Dublin: a first-hand guide

    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.

  • Cliffs of Moher

    Natural Ireland: the coast, cliffs and countryside

    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.

  • The Dingle Peninsula

    How to see traditional 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.

  • Adare Manor

    Luxury vacations in Ireland

    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.

  • Traditional Irish bread making

    Discovering food in Ireland

    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.

  • Whisky barrels

    A whisk(e)y tour of Scotland and Ireland

    Scotland and Ireland’s distilleries produce everything from honeyed floral blends to brawny, peaty single malts. Andea — a UK and Ireland specialist and a long-time lover of whiskies — suggests the best and most interesting distillery tours for novices and connoisseurs alike.

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