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Ireland trip ideas

Ireland trip ideas

All of the itinerary ideas below can be tailored just for you

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.  

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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.

Dublin, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry

  • 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

7 Days from $2,295pp

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Self-drive wild Scotland & Ireland

  • 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

  • Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher where you can spot puffins

  • Explore the rugged landscape of Connemara National Park

8 Days from $3,325pp

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Deluxe castles of Scotland & Ireland

  • 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.

11 Days from $11,795pp

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Foodie tour of the British Isles

  • 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.

17 Days from $13,980pp

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Grand tour of the British Isles

  • Visit the Roman and Georgian highlights of the UNESCO protected Bath.

  • Wander the fabled streets of Oxford’s prestigious university.

  • Explore the idyllic villages and quintessential English landscape of the Cotswolds.

  • Reflect on Northern Ireland’s troubled past on a black cab political tour.

  • Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher.

21 Days from $16,745pp

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What to do in Dublin: a first-hand guide

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.

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