On any of our 2017 escorted Ireland tours, 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.
A 2017 escorted Ireland tour offers you 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 vacations so you can choose the perfect Irish experience for you. 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 can just sit back and relax, we have compiled a list of trips throughout Ireland for you to choose from.
From vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of the charms of Ireland on this 10-day tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit th.. (click for more)
Experience the Britain and Ireland of a simpler time, through medieval castles and churches that have stood for centuries. Admire Ireland's breathtaking Dingle Peninsula and roam the charming streets of Oxford... (click for more)
TitleIrish ExplorerVacation OverviewExplore Ireland in depth and hear exciting stories of its rich history, legends, and myths. Begin your trip in Dublin, Ireland’s capital, with an orientation drive that introduces you to the major attractions. Head.. (click for more)
Bask in the warm Celtic culture and majestic scenery of two remarkable lands. Come to know the regal city of Edinburgh, including Holyroodhouse Palace, the Queen’s official residence. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia. Learn the secrets of making Scotch.. (click for more)
Get a closer look at the long standing castles, churches and old-fashioned towns of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales. See Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Roman spas in Bath and the highly photogenic cities of Du.. (click for more)
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.
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 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.