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Ireland Tour Packages 2015...Incredible Journeys Await You

Ireland Tour Packages 2015Welcome to Ireland, a land where culture and people meet in a splendor of colorful, imaginative wonder.  Ireland is known as the land with 40 shades of green.  It is a country with a rich history that dates back several thousand years, with a fascinating Celtic heritage.  Green hills and fields surrounded by some of the most spectacular coastline in the world, the landscape makes a perfect vacation setting.  There is so much to see and do, that Ireland will appeal to almost everyone.  It is also an economical vacation compared to other areas of Europe.  There are frequent air specials available, and from New York it’s only around a 6 hour flight to Dublin.

Best Time to Travel to Ireland:

June through August are the most popular for tourists because the weather is a bit warmer and there tends to be more sunshine.  You get long days as it doesn’t get dark until around 11 p.m.  We recommend considering the spring or fall months so that there are less crowds, and the weather is still pleasant although the night are colder. 
Rain showers are common during the spring afternoons, but these usually stop within a few hours and afford memorable views of rainbows over the countryside.  We feel the best months to travel are May, June and October. Always take a jacket or sweater. 

Getting To Ireland:

Several airlines fly into Dublin including Delta, Aer Lingus, and United. Several major airports on the East Coast of the U.S. offer direct flights into Dublin or Shannon airports.

Quick Facts:

Ireland is 304 miles long and 172 miles wide.  The country is on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time,) and does follow daylight savings like we do in the U.S.  In Northern Ireland the currency is the sterling.  In the rest of the country they euro is used. Banks and ATM machines can be found in the larger cities, and credit cards are widely accepted.  Best shopping is for crystal, Irish whiskey, pottery, jewelry and blackthorn walking sticks.

Ireland Tours

We've listed a variety of Ireland tours so you can choose the perfect Irish travel experience. Whether you wish to travel independently on a variety of carefully created itineraries, or as part of an escorted group where all the planning if done for you and you can just sit back and relax, we have compiled a list of trips throughout Ireland for you to choose from.  Most recently several companies started offering small groups tours in Ireland meaning that you will travel with around 25 people and get more personalized service than traveling with a standard tour group. There are also specialty trips that include pub tours and castle stays, as well as Ireland vacations over St. Patrick's Day.

We invite you to browse by your budget of the number of days you wish travel travel, or contact an Ireland tour specialist to help you find the right trip.  There is still some availability for this year, and 2014 Ireland tours are available with lots of early booking deals.

 
 

Most Popular Ireland Tours

10 Days.
Starting from $1,899
Shades of Ireland

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6 Days.
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A Taste of Ireland (91002014)

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13 Days.
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Celtic Highlights (GD2014)

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15 Days.
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Highlights of Britain and Ireland (GK2014)

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The Best of Britain and Ireland (90102014)

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Ireland Travel Information

Create many memorable moments by enjoying Ireland's renowned attractions. To really know the country, you'll need to experience these Irish favorites.

  • Stay in a castle overnight.
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle.
  • Take a drive along the Ring of Kerry region where you will pass colorful gardens, romantic castles and ancient monuments while passing through beautiful towns and villages. There are more than 20 major attractions along the route, including Muckross House, the Gap of Dunloe, Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle.
  • Perhaps the most breathtaking views of Ireland are from the Cliffs of Moher.  The cliffs stretch for over 5 miles are over 700 ft. above the Atlantic ocean.
  • Find and explore the many historical landmarks which dot the vibrant green landscape.
  • Visit the fascinating Waterford Crystal visitors center at Tramore
  • Watch the history of Ireland come to life at one of the many heritage centers.
  • Enjoy a pint of Guinness at a friendly Irish pub, where music and dance are part of the scene.
  • Find a quaint restaurant in a coastal fishing village for some of the best seafood in the world.
  • The Burren. The Burren is a large expanse of limestone rock in County Clare. It is a nature lover’s dream, as it is home to over 700 types of ferns and plants. Surprisingly, the Burren supports arctic, tropical, and alpine plant life, all at the same time. Between April and October, the colors of the flowering plants provide stunning contrasts to the grey rocks and mossy green of the plants. This makes September a wonderful time to visit for some amazing views of this landscape, before they start fading away for the winter.
  • The Guinness Storehouse. This is a fun place to visit at any time of year. The highly successful beer brand is one of Ireland’s best known exports, and it’s a rare visitor who leaves Ireland without at least trying a pint. The Guinness Storehouse, located in Dublin, is one of the biggest and most patronized attractions in Ireland. Here you can take a self guided tour of the seven storied Storehouse. The Storehouse is built around a glass atrium designed to resemble a pint of Guinness. Each floor highlights a facet of the Guinness business, such as history, advertising, or ingredients. Go to the seventh floor, dedicated to the Gravity Bar, and enjoy a complimentary pint. 

Food Specialties:  Guinness (yes they consider this a food group,) Irish coffee, seafood, traditional dishes using bacon and cabbage and Irish Stew.

Ireland tours are good for many interests.  Art enthusiasts visiting Belfast have several renowned galleries to explore, including the Golden Thread Gallery, Catalyst Arts, and the Ormeau Baths Gallery. Many tours also stop at historical landmarks such as Belfast's Grand Opera House and the Titanic Quarter where the famous ship was constructed.

Dublin is also a prime area for tours. Highlights include historic Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and the O'Connell Street shopping district. Dublin is known for its nightlife and friendly locals as well; some pubs such as the Turk's Head have become known internationally. For those who would prefer to tour the city from outside a bus, Dublin has several walking and bike tours that are especially popular during the summer months.

Ireland vacationers who wish to take a break from the large cities often take day trips to the less-populated western and southern counties. County Kerry in the south boasts one of the most beautiful scenic drives, known as the Ring of Kerry; visitors should take plenty of camera batteries to capture photos of the awe-inspiring coastline cliffs and mountains. Traveling west to County Clare, another prime photo opportunity is at the Cliffs of Moher, which also offers a guided visitor experience.

Ireland's timeless historical sights and ruins, villages and cliffs, stunning coastal scenery, charming people, excellent golfing and legendary Irish pubs are the country's main attractions.

Packed with history, creativity, folk legend, religious devotion and fantastic landscapes, don’t delay in discovering the true magic of Ireland.