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Ireland Tours

Be mindful when booking Ireland tours that your experience might tempt you to stay in Ireland forever! Ireland is known for its hospitality and warm people. Add some world-renowned scenery to that, and you have the perfect mix for an indefinite holiday. Guided and self-guided tours are available throughout the country, arranged and led by amiable locals. No doubt the best way to see the country is on foot or bicycle, so check out these Ireland tours to get started on planning your next European getaway!

Planning a Trip to Ireland

Planning a trip to Ireland is a fun - and at times challenging - undertaking that involves plenty of moving parts. Although it will take a bit of effort to plan your trip to Ireland, when it’s all said and done you will be able to kick back and have the time of your life! If you are looking to remove the hassle of planning your adventure and would rather leave all of the details to the professionals, why not book a guided tour? By doing so, you will ensure that all of the logistics, accommodations, and travel plans are handled, allowing you to focus on the trip ahead. So if you are planning a trip to Ireland and want to make sure that you have the trip of a lifetime, continue on to discover our selection of guided and self-guided tours!

When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland?

The best time to visit Ireland generally comes down to personal preference, as it is a popular tourist destination year round. With that being said, the best time to visit Ireland would likely be the summer months, as they see the warmest weather. Although temperatures will be pleasant, weather patterns can be unpredictable on the island, and it isn’t uncommon to experience sudden rain showers during this time. The caveat to this is that the summer months will also bring throngs of tourists to Ireland, meaning you might want to avoid travelling during this time if you don’t like crowds. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are also excellent times to visit Ireland, although the weather will be slightly cooler.

The Best Tours in Ireland

There are plenty of amazing activities on offer in Ireland that will allow you to fully experience the best that the island has to offer. To uncover the best tours in Ireland, check out this list of fun tour types below:

Walking Tours in Ireland

Walking is easily the most popular outdoor activity in Ireland, as it is easily accessible and offers access to the many picturesque landscapes that can be found right outside your door. Whether you want to hike the Burren Way, the Kerry Way, the Wicklow Way, or some other route altogether, you can rest assured that there are countless walking tours in Ireland that will make your trip an unforgettable one!

Bike Tours in Ireland

Another popular way to experience the stunning landscapes of Ireland is to do so on a bicycle, as it provides much of the same access in a slightly easier to manage package. From the iconic Ring of Kerry to a scenic cycling adventure in West Cork, you will be sure to find the perfect adventure on one of these bike tours in Ireland.

Where to go in Ireland

While Ireland tours are a great way to discover the natural beauty of the Emerald Isle, it can be difficult to know exactly what parts of the country to explore. If you want to know where to go in Ireland on your next trip, be sure to check out these fantastic regions below:

Tours in Northwest Ireland

Featuring some of the most rugged and remote landscapes in Reland, the northwest part of the country is a wonderful place to visit if you are looking for an adventure getaway. Book your tours in Northwest Ireland to discover the historic town of Donegal and the surrounding mountains and coastlines.

Tours in Southern Ireland

Home to iconic Irish cities and towns such as Limerick, Cork, and Killarney, southern Ireland is a fantastic destination for those looking to connect with history and the outdoors. From walking tours on the Dingle Peninsula to cycling tours in the Kerry countryside, there are countless tours in Southern Ireland that will make for the perfect adventure.

Tours in Eastern Ireland

For those looking to fly into Dublin and stick fairly close to the capital, tours in Eastern Ireland will be a great option to explore. Not too far away is the world-renowned Wicklow Way that passes through what is known as the “garden of Ireland”, which is guaranteed to provide a wealth of incredible scenery!

Frequently Asked Questions About Ireland

What is the best way to tour Ireland?

Without a doubt, the best way to travel around Ireland is by car, as it will allow you to travel at your own pace and visit smaller villages that make the country unique.

How many days in Ireland is enough?

Depending on how much of the country you want to see, you should plan to spend at least 10 days to get a full appreciation for all that Ireland has to offer.

What is the number one tourist attraction in Ireland?

The Cliffs of Moher are the top tourist attraction in Ireland, drawing in over 1 million visitors per year.

What is Ireland famous for?

In terms of scenery, Ireland is famous for its vibrant green landscapes, dramatic coastlines, and charming villages that can be found throughout the country.

What is the most visited city in Ireland?

As the largest and capital city of Ireland, it should come as no surprise that Dublin is the most visited city in the country.

Ireland Tour Highlights

With so much in the way of incredible scenery and historical sites, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly which Ireland tour highlights you want to see on your trip. Here are a few Ireland tour highlights that you won’t want to miss on your trip.

Ring of Kerry

Situated in County Kerry in the southwest corner of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry is an iconic route that is known for its impressive scenery. Home to rugged coastal terrain, charming villages, and rolling green hills, the Ring of Kerry is roughly 179 kilometers and is often used as a scenic driving, biking, or walking route. It is a popular destination for tourists that has a strong infrastructure, including restaurants, shops, hotels, and guesthouses.

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are a series of dramatic cliffs in County Clare, Ireland that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. At a length of 8 kilometers and a height of 214 meters, the cliffs are an imposing feature in the region. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland and see over 1 million visitors per year, many of whom choose to walk along the scenic walkway that runs along its length.

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Open details for Burren Way Hiking Tour (5-Day)

Burren Way Hiking Tour (5-Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $475
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A visit to the Burren is one marked by unforgettable scenery and remarkable history. On this 5-day self-guided hiking tour, you’ll experience one of the best walks in Ireland through a region simply unlike any other.

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Sheep’s Head Way Walking Tour (5 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $550
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West Cork is the playground of Ireland, and the Sheep’s Head Way is the perfect place to enjoy the fun! This 7-day self-guided walking tour shows off the beauty of Wild Atlantic Way on one of Ireland’s best walking routes.

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Open details for Kerry Way Hiking Tour (5 Day)

Kerry Way Hiking Tour (5 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $650
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The Kerry Way is simply one of the world’s greatest hikes of any kind! On this 5-day self-guided hiking tour, you’ll experience some of the region’s best sights, just enough to convince you to book an even longer tour for your return!

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Open details for 5-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

5-Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $675
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The Wicklow Way is one of Ireland’s most exceptional walking routes. On this 5-day self-guided hiking tour, you’ll venture from a modern capital to ancient monastic ruins and experience a world of beauty in between.

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Open details for Sheep’s Head Way Walking Tour (7 Day)

Sheep’s Head Way Walking Tour (7 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $795
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West Cork is the playground of Ireland, and the Sheep’s Head Way is the perfect place to enjoy the fun! This 7-day self-guided hiking tour shows off the beauty of Wild Atlantic Way on one of Ireland’s best walking routes.

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8-Day County Donegal Hiking Tour

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $850
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For an adventure lover keen to explore the true wilderness of Ireland, this is the perfect tour! This self-guided County Donegal hiking adventure shows off the best of Ireland’s northernmost region. This wonderful tour will introduce you to the rugged yet charming beauty that Ireland is so famous for.

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Open details for Burren and Aran Islands Hiking Tour

Burren and Aran Islands Hiking Tour

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $895
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For those keen on an authentic Irish adventure, look no further! This 7-day self-guided hiking tour immerses you in the stunning Burren and Aran Islands regions, boasting some of Ireland’s most impressive scenery and countless historical wonders.

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Beara Way Cycling Tour

Ireland
Road Bike
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $925
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If you’re searching for an Irish adventure away from the crowds, the Beara Way is the route for you. This eight-day self-guided cycling tour provides all the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way without the tourists who flock to the Ring of Kerry. It’s the glorious Irish countryside at its best!

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Open details for Kerry Way Hiking Tour (8 Day)

Kerry Way Hiking Tour (8 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $975
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A hike along the Kerry Way makes for a world-class journey! This 8-day self-guided hiking tour provides a comprehensive adventure around the Ring of Kerry, one that is certain to leave you with lifelong memories of a beautiful adventure.

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Ring of Kerry Cycling Tour

Ireland
Road Bike
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $975
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The Ring of Kerry is the most renowned route in all of Ireland! This eight-day self-guided cycling tour delivers the best of a region celebrated for its scenery, history, and timeless culture. If you’ll only ever do one cycling adventure in Ireland, it should be this one.

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Open details for Full Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

Full Wicklow Way Hiking Tour

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $1,025
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Ireland has many famous walks, but few rival the splendour of the Wicklow Way. On this 8-day self-guided hiking tour, you’ll explore the very best of a region fondly known as “The Garden of Ireland.”

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Dingle Peninsula Cycling Tour

Ireland
Road Bike
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $1,050
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For an authentic Irish exploration, there’s no better choice than the Dingle Peninsula! This eight-day self-guided cycling tour takes you through a region defined by its unforgettable scenery. For those with a taste for the old Gaelic ways, this is the route for you.

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Open details for Beara Way Hiking Tour (8 Day)

Beara Way Hiking Tour (8 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $1,075
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The Beara Way is a true gem of southwest Ireland, particularly for those who love to explore on foot. This self-guided hiking tour offers all the rugged beauty this coastal region is famous for.

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West Cork Cycling Tour

Ireland
Road Bike
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $1,150
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Set off on a classic Irish adventure! This eight-day self-guided cycle through the famed West Cork region is the perfect opportunity to see Ireland’s finest attractions. From bustling cities to tiny seaside villages, from mountain lakes to ocean spray, you’ll find it all on this route.

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Open details for Beara Way Hiking Tour (11 Day)

Beara Way Hiking Tour (11 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
11 days
From US $1,175
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The Beara Way is a true gem of southwest Ireland, particularly for those who love to explore on foot. This 11-day self-guided hiking tour offers all the rugged beauty this coastal region is famous for. You can also check out our 8-day version if you are only interested in seeing the highlights of the Beara Way. There is also a 3-day version of this tour that gives you a short but sweet introduction to the region.

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Open details for South Ireland Drive & Hike Adventure (10 Day)

South Ireland Drive & Hike Adventure (10 Day)

Ireland
Overland
Self-Guided
10 days
From US $1,175
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The South of Ireland is a treasure chest of adventure, one of the world’s best destinations for self-guided exploration. On this 10-day driving and hiking tour, you’ll experience all the highlights this slice of the “Emerald Isle” has to offer at the pace which suits you best.

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Open details for Kerry Way Hiking Tour (11 Day)

Kerry Way Hiking Tour (11 Day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
11 days
From US $1,350
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There’s no hike along the Kerry Way quite like this one! The 11-day self-guided Kerry Way Hiking Tour takes you all the way around the Ring of Kerry, a journey nearly without equal in Ireland and one of the greatest adventures on foot found worldwide.

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Open details for South Ireland Drive & Hike Adventure

South Ireland Drive & Hike Adventure

Ireland
Overland
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $1,375
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Ireland has so many opportunities for adventure, so why limit yourself to one region? On this 8-day self-guided driving and hiking adventure, you’ll experience the best of South Ireland and all its charms from coast to coast.

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Open details for Hiking & Island Hopping – Ireland’s West Coast

Hiking & Island Hopping – Ireland’s West Coast

7 days
From US $2,295
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Come explore the roots of an ancient culture on a guided adventure hike you’ll remember forever. Spend a week hiking and exploring the best of Ireland’s West Coast.

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Open details for Burren, Connemara & Aran Islands Walking Tour

Burren, Connemara & Aran Islands Walking Tour

8 days
From US $2,450
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The west coast of Ireland is full of treasures, yet few routes offer as many of them as this trip. On this 8-day guided walking tour, you’ll experience the best of Connemara, the Aran Islands, and the fabled Burren. Each region is worth a journey in itself, and when you combine them, it’s a can’t-miss adventure!

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