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2017 Escorted Ireland Tours

2018 Escorted Ireland Tours

Ever wonder why Ireland is known as The Emerald Isle? It's because this wonderful island is adorned with coastal drives, stunning vistas, inspiring countrysides, and vibrant cities. Welcome to Ireland!

On any of our 2018 guided tours of Ireland, you'll have the opportunity to visit most major cities in Ireland and discover it’s magnificent beauty. Ireland is a land of lush emerald green fields, warm people, music, and thousands of years of history.  It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten, and for once the blarney rings true. The Irish landscape has a mythical resonance, due as much to the country's almost tangible history as its claim to being the home of the fairies and the 'little people'. Sure, the weather may not always be clement, but the dampness ensures there are fifty shades of green to compensate - just one of the reasons Ireland is called the Emerald Isle.

Did you know that Ireland is made up of over thirty countries? In fact, Northern Ireland by itself is made up of six countries! With regards to vacationing in Ireland, there are six regions you'll need to know about:

  • East Coast and Midlands

  • Northern Ireland

  • Shannon Region

  • Southwest Ireland

  • West Ireland

  • Northwest Ireland and Lakelands

  • Southeast Ireland

The importance of getting to know these regions are in the cities and counties within each one... Take East Coast and Midlands for example; Dublin is one of the cities, which also happens to be the capital of Ireland. Escorted tours of Ireland will be taking you through the most popular of cities; therefore, knowing where you're going is important. On the subject of guided tours of Ireland, here are just a few cities you'd be visiting:

  • Dublin

  • Cork

  • Galway

  • Killarney

  • Killkenny

  • Limerick

  • Waterford

Featured 2018 Escorted Ireland Tours:

2018 escorted Ireland tours offer a variety of city destinations and activities to enjoy. Highlights you might enjoy are the beautiful Garinish Island and enjoy an Irish jaunting car ride in Killarney, stroll through King John's Castle and Treaty Stone in Limerick, explore a charming rural life in Shannon.

We've listed a variety of 2018 Ireland vacation packages so you can choose the perfect trip to Ireland. Whether you wish to travel independently on a variety of carefully created itineraries, or as part of an escorted Ireland tour group where all the planning is done for you so you. In the meantime, take a look at Ireland Points Of Interest:

Ireland Points Of Interest

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In addition to being the capital of Ireland, this small city will accommodate you in so many big ways not excluding food, libations, art, history, and culture! Most 2018 escorted Ireland tours begin and end in Dublin, which can help with regards to airfare - roundtrip flights are so much more affordable than open jaw flights.

2017 escorted Ireland tours

Recently celebrating its 1101st birthday, Waterford is Ireland's oldest city... It is also the home of Waterford Crystal! Going back all the way to Viking times, it is only natural for Waterford to open a first of its kind virtual reality experience called "King of the Vikings"

2017 escorted Ireland tours

When you think of Ring of Kerry, think of a 100+ mile drive around a peninsula surrounding nine towns & villages, not to mention "The Kenmare Bay". Cycling, Fishing, Riding, and Surfing are just some of the activities to look forward to within the Ring of Kerry.

2017 escorted Ireland tours

In addition to winning the "Best Kept Town" award in 2007, Killarney is located on the Ring of Kerry! Killarney has lots of history beginning with the Irish War of Independence, which Killarney was heavily involved with.

2017 escorted Ireland tours

Lying on the River Shannon, Limerick is located where the the river widens before it flows into the Atlantic... Limerick also became Ireland's "National City of Culture" in 2014. Limerick's largest event is RIVERFEST, which takes place every May (4th thru 7th).

2017 escorted Ireland tours

Nicknamed "The City of the Tribes" because of the 14 merchant families who led the city during the Hiber-Norman Period, Galway is locatedon the River Corrib between Lough Corrib & Galway Bay. It's been said that Galway will be named the European Capital of Culture in 2020.

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Most Popular Ireland Tours

The Best of Ireland

By Tauck Tours. 14 Days starting at $5,690

Immerse in Irish culture on our grand Ireland tour south and north... featuring stays at country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel; travels to Dublin, Killarney, Connemara, Belfast, Enniskillen, Derry and the Antrim Coast! E.. (click for more)


Introduction to Ireland (GR2017)

By Globus Tours. 7 Days starting at $1,399

TitleIntroduction to IrelandVacation OverviewThis Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. .. (click for more)


The Best of the British Isles (GL2017)

By Globus Tours. 20 Days starting at $4,239

TitleThe Best of the British IslesVacation OverviewFrom the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, discover the very best of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on this British Isles tour. You’ll have 2-night stays in London, Edinburgh, Dublin, .. (click for more)


A Week In... Ireland

By Tauck Tours. 8 Days starting at $3,890

Tauck's one-week Ireland travel days feature multiple nights at some of the Emerald Isle's finest hotels; indulge in Irish culture on a trip that takes you from the rugged west to the historic south and ends with three nights in one of Europe's most .. (click for more)


Ireland and Great Britain

By Tauck Tours. 14 Days starting at $6,590

Join us on a fabulous journey along Europe's "Yellow Roads" as you explore capital cities and countryside throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England - in-depth sightseeing featuring unique travel experiences and premier accommodations.. (click for more)


Escorted Ireland Tours, Cruises & Vacations

2018 Escorted Ireland Tours

Now traveling to Ireland is even easier, as we have done all the work for you. You can choose between escorted Ireland tours, Cruises & vacations. There are so many amazing things to see in Ireland that it is hard to know where to start. There are tours for individuals, couples and families to experience the best that nature has to offer. Buying your Ireland Tour in advance gives you peace of mind because you prepay for your trip and save up to 40% off the cost of traveling the same itinerary on your own. There's no better time than now to take an Ireland tour vacation. Keep in mind when planning your tour that peak season is May through August.

Ireland Airports:

You can find the best airfare prices into Ireland's capital, There are two major Ireland airports and they are Dublin, followed by Shannon.  You can also fly into Belfast and Cork, but their airports are much smaller and as a result, airfare is higher.

Best Time to visit Ireland:

Best time to to visit Ireland for warmer and longer days with sunshine, visit in June, July or August where the sun doesn't set until almost 10 p.m.  The downside is that this is peak travel time for all tourists.  Spring and Fall are a more enjoyable and less crowded time to visit, but it is cooler. Winter is indeed the least expensive time to visit Ireland, but it can be quite cold, especially January and February.


In Northern Ireland the official language is English.  In the rest of Ireland they speak both English and Irish (Gaelic). Road signs are usually bilingual.


Shopping is indeed part of the curriculum during an escorted tour of Ireland! You can find great deals on Jameson whiskey, linens, hand made crafts, smoked Irish salmon, Waterford crystal and pottery.

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Featured Budget Tours:

From Dublin to London (90402017)

9 Days starting at $1,399

By Cosmos Tours.


Irish Explorer (92002017)

9 Days starting at $999

By Cosmos Tours.


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