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 £1450
9 days ex flights
Discover contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast, car-free.

Ireland vacation, small group

From US $3200 to US $3520
8 days ex flights
Encounter folklore and fairy tales as you explore Ireland
Small group2023: 24 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 22 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 28 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 20 Oct, 15 Dec, 2024: 5 Jan, 22 Apr, 3 May, 10 May, 20 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun, 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 26 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 18 Oct, 13 Dec

Dingle Way walking vacation in Ireland

From £1270 to £1760
11 days ex flights
Self guided walk on The Dingle Way

Burren Way cycling tour in West Ireland

From 1250 to1350
7 days ex flights
The Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Aran Islands
Tailor made

West Coast of Ireland photography vacation

From £3100
11 days ex flights
Connemara, Galway & County Mayo photography vacation
Small group

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Guided Rail Tour

From £1935 to £1995
8 days ex flights
A fully guided tour around Ireland's famous touring route
Small group2023: 28 May, 25 Jun, 3 Sep

Ring of Kerry walking vacation in Ireland

From US $1250
8 days ex flights
Discover the The Iveragh Peninsula
Tailor made

Connemara Express cycling tour in Ireland

From 1150 to1250
7 days ex flights
Spectacular cycling on the Wild Atlantic coast of Ireland
Tailor made

Kerry Way hike, Ireland

From £1651 to £2288
14 days ex flights
Kerry Way self guided walking trail
Tailor made

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]