Our Ireland vacations

It’s our firm belief that there’s no better way to experience Ireland’s natural beauty than by escaping the car. Our Ireland vacations: small group and tailor made tours, will entice those looking to explore the Emerald Isle under their own steam. Relaxed and sociable cycling vacations abound, as do picturesque walking routes such as the Dingle Way or the Ring of Kerry. And for those looking to take a more sedate approach, there are train journeys encompassing Dublin, Galway and Belfast, or the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. However you travel, you’ll receive a warm welcome in locally owned accommodations throughout.

Our top Ireland vacations

Ireland vacation by train

From £1195 to £1475
8 days ex flights
Discover contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast, car-free.

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Guided Rail Tour

From £2195
8 days ex flights
A fully guided tour around Ireland's famous touring route
Small group2024: 2 Jun, 30 Jun, 4 Aug, 25 Aug

Wild Atlantic Way biking vacation in Ireland

From 1350 to1450
6 days ex flights
Westport Way Cycling tour

Ireland train vacation, wild Atlantic way

From £1645 to £1725
8 days ex flights
Spend a week on Ireland's acclaimed touring route by train

Burren Way cycling tour in West Ireland

From 1350 to1450
7 days ex flights
The Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands
Tailor made

Tipperary vacation cottage in Ireland

From 250 to540
per cottage per week
Award winning Self Catering Cottages on a small family farm

West Coast of Ireland photography vacation

From £3200
11 days ex flights
Connemara, Galway & County Mayo photography vacation
Small group2024: 2 Oct

Kerry Way hike, Ireland

From £1807 to £2834
14 days ex flights
Kerry Way self guided walking trail
Tailor made

Ireland small group vacation

From US $3370 to US $3985
8 days ex flights
Encounter folklore and fairy tales as you explore Ireland
Small group2023: 15 Dec, 2024: 22 Apr, 3 May, 17 May, 20 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 15 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 18 Oct, 11 Nov, 13 Dec

About our Ireland vacations

Walking vacations in Ireland

Avid walkers will find much to recommend hitting the trails in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry is crowded with tourist buses, but there is a walking path, the Kerry Way, broadly following the same route and allowing you to step into the scenery, not just admire it through a window. You can find stunning routes in the Aran Islands and the Dingle Way is another superb long-distance route in Kerry. Walking in Ireland does mean taking your chances with the weather, so aim for April to June for your best chance of dodging the rain as well as the crowds.

Cycling vacations in Ireland

Both the Wild Atlantic Way and the Irish Greenways repurposed railway lines have been immensely successful in promoting cycling in Ireland. Self guided vacations now take you along well-surfaced routes through magnificent countryside and coast, between welcoming B&Bs. The Greenways in particular has boosted incomes in rural communities with the opportunity to serve passing cyclists, and also to commute more easily on two wheels. Cycling is a way to not only explore the Emerald Isle’s dramatically beautiful landscapes up close and personal, but also to indulge in culture, cuisine and craic outside the big towns and cities.

Rail vacations in Ireland

Rail tours in Ireland allow you to see a lot of the country in just a short space of time, while traveling in comfort between pre-booked accommodations selected for their locations and the warmth of their welcomes. Dramatic views can be had on routes along the Wild Atlantic Way, but if you’d like to throw some culture in alongside the scenery, opt for a Tri-Cities rail tour. You’ll have plenty of time to explore Dublin and Galway as well as nipping over the border to Belfast, and even taking a short ferry out to the beautiful Aran Islands.
[Walking: Gregory DALLEAU] [Cycling: jusuf111] [Rail tours: Conor Luddy]
Photo credits: [Page banner: Grace Smith] [Walking: Gregory DALLEAU] [Cycling: jusuf111] [Rail tours: Conor Luddy]