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Ireland tours

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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Our recommended tours in 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.

  • Old Midleton Distillery

    Distilleries of Scotland & Ireland

    • Walk the quirky streets of Glasgow on an orientation tour.

    • Experience the whiskey reputation of Islay.

    • Explore the castles and Glens around Oban.

    • Taste a variety of whiskey in Speyside.

    • Marvel at the dramatic coastline of the Antrim Coast.

    • Experience a unique distillery tour in Dublin.

    10 days from $3,555pp

  • Connemara scenery

    Self-drive: West Coast Adventure

    • Visit the Aran Island Inis Oírr for a tour and lobster lunch.

    • Boat through Killary Fjord and hike back along the Famine Trail.

    • Horse ride on the beaches of Sligo while learning about the local history.

    • Sleep under the stars in a bubble dome.

    7 days from $3,690pp

  • Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge

    Highlights of Northern Ireland

    • Explore the Antrim Coast including Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge.

    • Visit Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head.

    • Learn about traditional Irish life at the Glencolmcille Folk Village.

    • Discover the impressive Slieve League cliffs.

    • Glamp in a bubble dome and stargaze.

    9 days from $4,145pp

  • MacGillyCuddy's Reeks

    Family self-drive tour of Ireland

    • Learn the tales of the prisoners detained in Kilmainham Gaol on a shared tour of the former prison.

    • Kiss the Blarney Stone and explore the castle’s grounds.

    • Kayak on one of Killarney’s lakes to Innisfallen Island.

    • Spend two nights in a 16th-century castle.

    • Learn the rules of hurling on a hand-on Gaelic games experience.

    8 days from $4,510pp

  • Glencoe

    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.

    • 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.

    10 days from $5,145pp

  • Cliffs of Moher

    Luxury Ireland

    • Go behind-the-scenes on a private tour of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

    • Visit Ballykeffe Distillery — an intimate distillery set on a working farm.

    • Spend two nights in a prestigious manor estate.

    • Explore the iconic Cliffs of Moher on a private boat tour where you may spot puffins.

    8 days from $6,860pp

  • Ruined tower near Slieve League

    Full circle of Ireland

    • Explore the spectacular scenery of the Antrim Coast.

    • Hike along the Slieve League cliffs in Donegal and Torc Mountain in Killarney.

    • Learn about Ireland’s turbulent past at Kilmainham Gaol and on a private tour of Derry/Londonderry.

    • Taste local whiskey and cheese in Killarney.

    17 days from $7,750pp

  • Connemara National Park

    Ireland's rugged northwest

    • Explore the undiscovered north of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

    • Hike the famine trail in Connemara, along the Slieve League cliffs, and through Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.

    • Visit Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head.

    • Eat a lobster lunch on a day trip to the smallest of the Aran Islands.

    • Marvel at the geological wonders in the Marble Arch Caves.

    10 days from $9,325pp

  • Vegetable produce, Borough market

    Foodie tour of the British Isles

    • Take afternoon tea lessons with a local.

    • Enjoy a secret cottage tour in the Cotswolds.

    • 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 $17,270pp

  • Edinburgh skyline

    Grand tour of the British Isles

    • 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 city tour.

    • Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher.

    21 days from $19,625pp

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