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Green landscapes, rolling hills, romantic castles, waves crashing against rocky cliffs, energetic dancing, pubs packed with people – these are all things that come to mind when you think of Ireland. It’s truly a magical country, from folklore to fiddle music to ancient stone castles sitting on a hilltop. No matter how much or little time you have, you’ll be able to get a taste of the Gaelic experience. Wander down quaint cobblestone streets in Galway, and peruse the shops that line either side. Enjoy scenic drives through the countryside, and view the Celtic crosses, beehive huts, and sheep grazing in the fields. Visit St. Patrick Cathedral in Dublin, and admire its Gothic architecture, massive spire, beautiful stained-glass windows, and ornate paintings adorning the walls. This enchanting country has something to delight every traveler!

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Value Vacation A Taste of Ireland
Beautiful & historic Dublin, the scenic Ring of Kerry, Killarney, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, cultural Limerick & bohemian Galway
from $1799 w/ Flights from $1399 Tour Only 8 days
per person, double occupancy*
Value Vacation A Taste of Ireland: St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, then tour the Ring of Kerry, Killarney, the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, Limerick and Galway
$1999 w/ Flights $1599 Tour Only 9 days
per person, double occupancy*
Value Vacation Discover Ireland
Explore Ireland in depth: Dublin, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Killarney, Connemara, Galway, Lough Corrib Cruise & Clonmacnoise
from $1999 w/ Flights from $1599 Tour Only 10 days
per person, double occupancy*
Value Vacation Best of Ireland
Tour both Ireland & Northern Ireland: Dublin, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Killarney, Connemara, Galway, Lough Corrib Cruise & Belfast
from $2899 w/ Flights from $2499 Tour Only 14 days
per person, double occupancy*

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Highlights

  1. Cliffs of Moher

    The majestic Cliffs of Moher are a natural wonder that should be on everyone’s bucket list during your trip to the Emerald Isle. Located in the Burren Region, they’re part of the Wild Atlantic Way’s Cliff Coast, standing 702 feet tall and stretching 8 miles long. Feel the power of waves crashing onto the cliffs, their mist rising and sprinkling you with water as you look to the sea beneath you. Admire the panoramic views from O’Brien’s Tower, the highest point of the cliffs. Traverse stone paths on the Coastal Trail, which spans the entire length of the cliffs. If you don’t feel like climbing the cliffs or fighting the wind, head to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, where you can experience the beauty and sounds from inside.
  2. Titanic Belfast 

    You know the movie, but do you know the real story behind The Titanic? Titanic Belfast opened in Northern Ireland in 2012, at the very spot the RMS Titanic was built. Both the exterior and interior of the building resemble a ship, so visitors feel as though they traveled back in time to the RMS Titanic. Here, you can see the life-size replicas of cabins on the ship, complete with furnishings. Take an interactive ride (literally) and watch clips of the shipbuilding process. Listen to daunting audio from real passengers aboard The Titanic the night the fated ship sank.
  3. Blarney Castle

    Undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most iconic sites, Blarney Castle is the place where folklore meets history. Experience the myth and lore of Blarney as you roam through the gardens and walk along the streams. Ascend to the top of Battlements View, and be mesmerized by how far into the distance you can see from this vantage point. See the Dungeon, believed to have once been the Castle prison. After you venture down the narrow halls, begin your climb up the spiral staircase to the roof of the Castle, where you will find the famous Blarney Stone. Lean backwards and kiss the stone, and receive the gift of eloquence. Finish your visit with a stop at Blarney Woolen Mills, where you can find artisan goods made from Aran and Merino wool and Belleek pottery.
  4. Galway 

    Comprised of villages, islets, and rugged coastline, the waterfront city of Galway is breathtaking raw, natural beauty at its finest. Walk along the waterfront and be greeted by a crisp, sea breeze. Meander down cobblestone streets flanked with shops on either side. Venture from the city center to Kylemore Abbey, located in Connemara, County Galway. On its pristine grounds you will find a Castle, a Gothic-style church, and a tiny mausoleum in memory of its first residents. With tours and festivals year-round, there is always something to do in this stunning city!                                    
  5. Dublin

    Dublin Castle. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. O’Connell Bridge. Ireland’s riverfront capital exudes quintessential Irish charm that attracts travelers from around the world. It’s easy to get from one place to another, so you’ll never have to worry about finding your way to the nearest site. Whether you choose to take the scenic route walking through the city’s squares and parks, or ride the hop-on-hop-off bus, adventure awaits you around every corner. Discover Ireland from the inside out through inspiring stories of Irish emigrants at the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum. Experience the Irish pub scene at Temple Bar, or head to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour and sample of its famous stout.

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Ireland? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Dublin
Population:  4.641 million
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Languages: English
Drives on the: Left
Time zone: IST (UTC +1) in summer; GMT (UTC 0) in winter

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Ireland for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, please see the entry requirements.

More information about passport, visa & entry requirements.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

There are no health precautions or requirements to enter Ireland. Food and tap water are safe to consume. 

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

Overall, Ireland has a mild but mercurial oceanic climate with few extremes. In Ireland, you may indeed experience 'four seasons in one day', so pack accordingly and keep up-to-date with the latest weather forecast. No matter the weather, expect it to be a topic of conversation amongst the locals. You may notice slight differences in temperature between the north and south of the country, and more rain in the west compared with the east.

What to wear

Regardless of when you visit Ireland, even in the middle of the summer, you will more than likely experience rain, so if you intend being outdoors, a waterproof coat is recommended. However, since weather can be unpredictable and to be sure you are comfortable during your trip and prepared for all types of weather possibilities, we suggest that you carry a small folding umbrella and take with you a light jacket or sweater. If you have two pairs of comfortable (broken in, not brand new) walking shoes, by all means, take both pairs. Packing to dress in layers is another way to prepare for a variety of weather conditions. Finally, remember that comfort and convenience should dictate your wardrobe for the tour, and casual clothes are in order for most every occasion as you travel.

Money & Credit Cards

The local currency in Ireland is the Euro, and in Northern Ireland it is the pound sterling. Credit cards are the most convenient way to pay for items you purchase as you travel. Be sure to call your credit card providers to let them know you will be traveling abroad, the places you’ll be visiting and the dates of your trip. This is important for your own protection. Your hotel will be able to exchange your cash for local currency. You may also use the ATM machines to get cash in local currency. Traveler’s checks are no longer widely accepted. If you intend to use traveler’s checks, please verify that they are accepted in the countries visited on this tour.

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Shopping

Some of the most popular items sold in Ireland are Waterford Crystal, Irish Whiskey, Butler's Candies, traditional Irish music, Celtic crafts & artwork. 

Electricity & Power Adapters

230 volts. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.

Learn more about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

Photography

Cameras and video recorders are permitted. Memory cards for digital cameras will be available in major cities. Bring an extra battery for your camera, as not every type of camera battery is always available as you travel.

Did you know?
  • The Aran sweater was designed for more than just comfort. Their patterns have deep roots in Irish life, and were used to differentiate clans and identify fisherman who died at sea.  
  • There is a statue commemorating an iconic scene from the movie, The Quiet Man in County Mayo.
  • The national symbol is the harp.
  • Blame it on the fairies! These mythical creatures are a major part of Irish folklore, and some people still claim that fairies are the reason for misfortune. 
  • Ireland had their own version of the Olympics, the Tailteann Games, which actually began centuries before the first Olympics. The games disappeared in the 12th century after the Normans invaded Ireland, but experienced a brief revival in the 1920s – 1930s.

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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

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