Ireland

The mind conjures images of rolling countryside dotted with sheep and castles, country lanes lined with ancient stone walls, and warm pubs filled with friendly folk. Whether you drive the Ring of Kerry, hike the Cliffs of Moher, cruise the River Corrib or visit cities like Dublin or Galway, the Emerald Isle won't disappoint. Let a discount tour package from Friendly Planet help you experience it all!

Tours & Packages to Ireland

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A Taste of Ireland
Beautiful & historic Dublin, the scenic Ring of Kerry, Killarney, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, cultural Limerick & bohemian Galway
8 days  •  from $1999 $1699
per person, double occupancy*
dates group tour + flights
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
9 days  •  $2199 $1899
per person, double occupancy*
dates group tour + flights
Best of Ireland
Tour both Ireland & Northern Ireland: Dublin, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Killarney, Connemara, Galway, Lough Corrib Cruise & Belfast
14 days  •  from $2999 $2699
per person, double occupancy*
dates group tour + flights
Discover Ireland
Explore Ireland in depth: Dublin, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, Killarney, Connemara, Galway, Lough Corrib Cruise & Clonmacnoise
10 days  •  from $2199 $1899
per person, double occupancy*
dates group tour + flights

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

Weather

Overall, Ireland has a mild but changeable 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 temperate between the north and south of the country, and more rain in the west compared with the east. 

Regardless of when you visit Ireland, even in middle of the summer, you will more than likely experience rain, so if you intend being outdoors, a waterproof coat is recommended.

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.

Booked on one of our packages with Scheduled Dates? If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Shopping

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

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

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. View more information about electrical standards around the world

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are ATMs available in Ireland?

    ATMs are widely available in every city and town in the country and credit cards are accepted in 90% of outlets. Fees are not generally charged by Irish ATMs (but your bank may charge a fee).

  2. Can I take my cell phone?

    See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

Articles

Rave Reviews

I have traveled with you before and always had a great trip, and this Ireland trip was no different. Beautiful country and people. The hotels were better than I expected and of course an English breakfast is always great! Tour bus driver/guide was super.

Ronald Turner
Discover Ireland

This was my second trip to Ireland, but my first actual tour. I was very pleased with the tour. My sister had never been to Ireland, and this tour gave her a wonderful introduction to Ireland.

Pat Robinson
Discover Ireland