Ireland Tours


An organized tour can be an excellent way to explore any country. You’ll take away the pressure of planning a vacation and , with the right tour, you’ll be able to discover a lot about Ireland.

What type of tour should I choose?

First of all, choose a tour company which specializes in Ireland. Yes, it might sound like a no-brainer, but if you want to most of Ireland, choose someone with a lot of experience. Also, focus on what you want to know and see. If you love to explore the history, we doubt you’d enjoy visiting a whiskey factory.

City tours

These are the best choices when you visit a city for the first time. You can choose from short tours (1-2 hours) to longer tours and even self-guided tours. Many podcasts are available on line so you can easily download a file onto your ipod and enjoy the walk. City tours come in many forms: walking tours, biking tours, bus tours.

Here are some city tours you can choose from:

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  • City Sightseeing Dublin It is a 90 minutes sightseeing tour of Dublin. The tour has 25 stops for you to hop on & off at your leisure. You can choose between a live guided commentary or digitally recorded multi language commentary.

    $22.56 per person. Book Now

  • Dublin City Tour It is a 90 minutes sightseeing tour of Dublin. The route includes Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Kilmainham Gaol and the Old Jameson Distillery. Live commentary is offered by professional local guide.

    $22.90 per person. Book Now

  • Multi-lingual Hop On Hop Off Dublin City Tour It is a 1.5 hours tour of Dublin. The commentary is available in seven languages. The ticket is valid on the Dublin City Sightseeing Tour which means you can enjoy unlimited travel on the Hop On, Hop Off Tour (with 24hr valid tickets). The tour has 20 stops.

    $22.19 per person. Book Now

  • The Dublin Bay & Castle Tour It is a three hours bus tour of Dublin.

    $35.79 per person. Book Now

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Day trips

It is always advisable to choose several day trips rather than a longer tour. Look up the possibilities but book/plan a day trip only after you know how much free time you have left.

Here are some ideas of day trips:

  • Giants Causeway & Historic Derry Day Tour It is an 8 hours bus tour departing from Belfast. You’ll be visiting the Giants Causeway and Derry before heading back to Belfast via the Sperrin Mountains.

    $30.56 per person. Book Now

  • Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Dublin It is a one day tour departing from Dublin. You’ll be visiting the biggest attraction of Ireland: The Cliffs of Moher.

    $71.30 per person. Book Now

  • Giants Causeway & Derry DayTrip from Dublin It is a one day bus tour departing from Dublin. You’ll visit the Giants Causeway, Derry and Belfast, before heading back to Dublin.

    $110.35 per person. Book Now

  • Newgrange tour It is a one day bus tour departing from Dublin. You’ll be exploring Ireland’s most mystical and historic locations, the Boyne Valley, home of ancient burial grounds, battlefields of great kings and Celtic myths and legends. The fitness level required is low.

    $48.67 per person. Book Now

  • Paddywagon — KILKENNY day tour It is a one day bus tour departing from Dublin. You’ll visit the monastic city of St. Kevin at Glendalough (Braveheart wedding scenes) and then visit Kilkenny.

    $42.44 per person. Book Now

  • PADDYWAGON — world famous BELFAST Day Tour It is a one day bus tour of Belfast, departing from Dublin. You’ll be passing through Drogheda and visit the important sights. The entry fees and tour guides are included in the price.

    $50.93 per person. Book Now

  • The Grand Wicklow Tour It is a 7.5 hours bus tour of Dublin and surrounding areas. You’ll visit the picturesque town of Bray, the Wicklow Mountains and other important sights.

    $45.81 per person. Book Now

  • Connemara Tour It is an eight hours bus tour departing from Galway. It includes the most interesting aspects of Connemara: the charming village of Spiddal, the world famous Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, the Quietman Bridge and many more.

    $28.63 per person. Book Now

  • Connemara & Kylemore Abbey 11:30am Tour It is a bus tour departing from Galway. You’ll be going past the Lough Corrib, visit the Inagh Valley and the Maam Valley. The tour guide is included in the price.

    $21.47 per person. Book Now

  • Connemara & Galway Bay 10am Tour It is a 7 hours bus tour departing from Galway. It includes the Galway Bay Coast Drive and explore the Inagh Valley. The tour guide is included in the price. Low fitness level required

    $17.18 per person. Book Now

  • Burren & Cliffs of Moher 11:30amTour It is a bus tour departing from Galway. You’ll be visiting Dunguaire Castle. You’ll also visit Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher. Lemeanagh castle and other important sights. The tour guide is included in the price. Low fitness level required.

    $17.18 per person. Book Now

  • Burren & Cliffs of Moher 10am Day Tour It is a 7 hours bus tour departing from Galway. You’ll be visiting Dunguaire Castle and take a hike in the Burren mountains. You’ll also visit Poulnabrone Dolmen, Lemeanagh castle and other important sights. The tour guide is included in the price.

    $17.18 per person. Book Now

  • Burren/Clare/Cliffs of Moher It is a 7 hours bus tour departing from Galway. The tour stops are: Oranmore, Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, Ballyvaughn, Ailwee Cave, Poulnabroune Dolme, Leamanah Castle, Kilfenora, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, Fanore and Blackhead. The entry fees are included in the price.

    $28.63 per person. Book Now

  • Wild Wicklow Tour It’s a one day bus tour exploring Dublin and the surrounding areas. It includes a coastal drive past Dun Laoghaire Harbour, James Joyce Tower, and Killiney Bay and a traditional pub lunch.

    $40.08 per person. Book Now

  • The Wicklow Mountains, Valleys & Lakes Tour It is a 7 hours bus tour of the Wicklow Gap and the Blessington Lakes, departing from Dublin. The fitness level required is low.

    $40.08 per person. Book Now

Cultural tours

Focus on exploring the history and culture of Ireland. You can explore the cultural heritage, visit interesting castles or plan to explore the museums in the cities.

Adventure tours in Ireland

These are excellent if you like a fast-paced vacation, filled with interesting things to do.

Top Ireland Tours

  • Ireland Walk and Cycle : it is an 8 days itinerary which starts at the Tralee bus/train station. The second day comprises a 21 km hiking route while during the third day you’ll be cycling for 52 km. On the fourth day you get to explore the town of Dingle yourself. The next day, you’ll be hiking again for 18 km, from Brandon Creek to Cloghane. On the sixth day, you’ll be cycling again for 38 km on mainly flat terrain. On the seventh day you can take an optional walk in Cloghane and climb Mount Brandon. On the last day, it’s time to go home. Make sure to bring appropriate hiking boots.

    $1699 per person. Book Now.

  • 10 Day All-Ireland Deluxe (B&B-Hotel) It is a 10 days bus tour departing from Dublin. On the first day you’ll arrive in Belfast and visit the city. Then it’s off to Derry, while the third day is reserved for the Donegal Day Tour. From there you’ll go to Cong Drive and visit the grave of WB Yeats. Now it’s time to head to Westport and then Galway. On day seven you’ll stay in Galway and then off to Killarney, then Dingle. On day nine you’ll be visiting Cork before you head back to Dublin.

    $1186.70 per person. Book Now

  • 3 Day North Deluxe (B&B accommodation) It is a 3 days bus tour departing from Dublin then it’s off to Belfast and Derry. On the third day you’ll get back to Dublin.

    $405.75 per person. Book Now

  • 6 Day North Deluxe Tour (B&B-Hotel) It is a 6 days bus tour , departing from Dublin. . On the first day you’ll arrive in Belfast and visit the city. Then it’s off to Derry, while the third day is reserved for the Donegal Day Tour. From there you’ll go to Cong Drive and visit the grave of WB Yeats. Now it’s time to head to Galway. And on the sixth day you’ll go back to Dublin.

    $490.64 per person. Book Now

  • Paddywagon — 10 Day All Ireland Tour It is a 10 days bus tour departing from Dublin. You’ll be visiting Belfast, Derry, Cong, Galway, Dinge, Killarney & Cork. Finish the tour in style with a visit to the Guinness Brewery. Accommodation is provided during the tour (bed & breakfast). Diving equipment, entry fees and tour guides are also included in the price.

    $796.23 per person. Book Now

  • PADDYWAGON — 6 Day South Tour It is a 6 days bus tour departing from Dublin. On the first day you’ll arrive in Galway, then off to Killarney. The third day is dedicated to the Ring of Kerry. On the forth day you’ll get to Dingle, then to Cork and back to Dublin on the sixth day. Accommodation in hostel provided. The price also includes the breakfast, entry fees and tours guides.

    $490.64 per person. Book Now

  • PADDYWAGON — famous 3 Day South Tour It is a 3 days bus tour departing from Dublin. You’ll be visiting Galway and Killarney before hading back to Dublin. The price includes accommodation, breakfast and entrance fees.

    $252.96 per person. Book Now

  • PADDYWAGON 3 Day Northern Tour It is a 3 days bus tour departing from Dublin. On the first day you’ll visit Belfast. On the way you’ll visit Drogheda’s important sights. Then it’s off to Derry and back to Dublin on the last day. Accommodation, entry fees and tour guides are included in the price.

    $168.07 per person. Book Now

  • PADDYWAGON 6 DAY All-Ireland tour It is a 6 days bus tour departing from Dublin. You’ll be visiting Belfast, Derry, Galway, Killarney and Dingle before going back to Dublin. Hostel accommodation provided. Breakfast, tour guides and entry fees are included in the price.

    $490.64 per person. Book Now

  • PADDYWAGON 6 Day Northern Tour It is a 6 days bus tour departing from Dublin. You’ll be visiting Belfast but first stop by Drogheda and its historic sites. Then it’s off to Derry. On the third day you’ll enjoy the Donegal Day Tour. On the fourth day you’ll arrive in Cong and then off to Galway before heading back to Dublin. Accommodation is provided. Breakfast, tour guides and entry fees are included in the price.

    $490.64 per person. Book Now

  • Shamrocker Adventures — All Ireland Rocker It is a 7 days adventure tour departing from Dublin. On the first day you’ll head to Killarney, then to Ennis. On the third day you’ll be in Galway. The fourth day is reserved for Inis Mor (Aran Islands). Day 5 is dedicated to Enniskillen and then it’s off to Belfast before heading back to Dublin. Hostel accommodation is provided.

    $507.62 per person. Book Now

  • Shamrocker Adventures — Celtic Rocker It is a 5 days bus tour departing from Dublin. On the first day you’ll be exploring Killarney , then it’s off to Ennis. On day three you’ll arrive in Galway. Day 4 is different according to season: Inis Mór (April – Oct) or Connemara (Nov – Mar). On day 5 you’ll get back to Dublin. Hostel accommodation provided.

    $337.85 per person. Book Now

  • Shamrocker Adventures — Southern Rocker It is a 3 days adventure tour departing from Dublin. On the first day you’ll be visiting Killarney and then Ennis before heading back to Dublin. Hostel accommodation is provided.

    $202.03 per person. Book Now

>>You should also check out the information regarding train travel and bus travel in Ireland.