Our Ireland specialists know this charming island like the back of their hand and have put together some sample itineraries to give a taste of how you could spend your time there.
Whether you'd like to climb the battlements of ancient castles, take a literary pub crawl through Dublin's historic streets, sail beneath the Cliffs of Moher or go salmon fishing in the wilds of Connemara, our specialists will help you along the way. With their in-depth local knowledge and personal experience they'll craft a bespoke itinerary that focuses on your interests and takes in Ireland's key sights as well as some of its more hidden charms.
Ideas for your trip to Ireland
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Ireland, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
Learn about the history of the fabled Titanic, which set sail for the last time from Ireland.
Sip Irish whiskey with farmhouse cheese pairings.
Drive the Ring of Kerry.
Go salmon fishing with a local ghillie.
Kayak on one of Killarney’s lakes to Innisfallen Island.
Experience Dublin’s nightlife on a literary pub crawl
Sip Irish whiskey with farmhouse cheese pairings
Drive the spectacular and iconic Ring of Kerry
Listen to a storytelling evening in an Irish Pub
Kayak on one of Killarney’s lakes to Innisfallen Island
Explore the mountainous Nevis Range and Glencoe
Taste a dram of whisky in a Scottish Castle
Wonder at the beauty of the Isle of Skye’s unique landscape
Hike in Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains
Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher where you can spot puffins
Explore the rugged landscape of Connemara National Park
Explore the castles and palaces surrounding Edinburgh as well as Edinburgh Castle itself.
Visit Scone Palace, a former stately home.
Sail along Loch Ness and enjoy a picnic lunch onboard.
Admire the waterfront Dunvegan Castle and its extensive gardens.
Stay overnight in Scottish and Irish castles.
Visit Blarney Castle and its fascinating gardens.
Explore a London market with a food writer.
Enjoy a secret cottage tour in the Cotswolds with afternoon tea.
Experience rural farm life in the Lake District.
Sip a selection of fine Scottish whiskies in a local distillery.
Try your hand at Irish bread making.
Wander the fabled streets of Oxford’s prestigious university.
Explore the idyllic villages and quintessential English landscape of the Cotswolds.
Visit the Roman and Georgian highlights of the UNESCO protected Bath.
Reflect on Northern Ireland’s troubled past on a black cab political tour.
Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher.
Some of our favorite travel guides
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.View this travel guide
Discover Ireland’s most scenic areas, from the moonscape of the Burren to the beaches of Connemara and the archaeological ruins of the Dingle Peninsula. Specialist Marissa suggests which sights to make a priority during your trip to Ireland.View this travel 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.View this travel guide