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Ireland Day Tours, Attractions & Excursions

Ireland is a wonderful country to visit and has something for everyone! The Emerald Isle is steeped in history and folklore, has a ruggedly beautiful landscape, and its people are some of the most warm-hearted and welcoming in Europe. Be entertained by traditional song and dance, jovial humor and enjoy some of the best hospitality in this mystical land.

Destinations in Ireland

Ireland may be a small country, but it has a big heart. Each region has something fantastic to offer, so whether you are planning a singles trip to Ireland or taking the whole family there are more than enough destinations to suit your needs.

Ireland experiences weather conditions similar to the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. The summers are cool and winters are mild and windy. While Ireland receives its fair share of rain, the west coast of Ireland receives almost double the precipitation of Eastern counties.

As the capital, Dublin will give you a comprehensive taste of Ireland and its people. Walk down Grafton Street and listen to buskers singing and playing music, chill out at St Stevens Green or enjoy a few beers in the Temple Bar area.

In the West, you’ll find country towns dotted along the Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic coastal drive spanning half of the country’s coastline. County Galway is known for its beautiful landscapes of Connemara National Park and prehistoric megalithic tombs.

In the South is the famous Ring of Kerry, and the rugged and barren Beara Peninsula in County Kerry. The mystical Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle is close to Cork, the second-largest city in Ireland.

Popular Tours in Ireland

Ireland is full of exciting adventures from history tours in the cities to all-day trips exploring the countryside’s majestic beauty and small-town hospitality. Taking guided tours of Ireland is an easy way to see the main attractions without having to hire a car, or struggle with public transport.

Ireland’s capital city has many fun tours on offer, making it the perfect base for first-time visitors. With a long-standing tradition of beer-making, a Guinness Storehouse tour is a must for anyone that enjoys the famous stout.

A great way to get your bearings in the city is by taking a walking tour in Dublin. This will provide solid insight into the history of the country and the culture of the people. There are lots of other things to do in Dublin but getting out into the countryside is also highly recommended. To see more of the country, some of the best Ireland bus tours depart from the city.

A visit to the Cliffs of Moher is an unforgettable experience, when combined with a tour through the Burren region, ranks as one of the best Ireland tours. Northern Ireland is well worth a visit too. Even though it is separate from the Republic of Ireland, and part of the United Kingdom, there is no border.

The Emerald Isle is a fantastic country to visit, and there is no shortage of Ireland vacation packages on offer. The country’s popularity is growing, and with so many different experiences on offer, its appeal shows no sign of diminishing anytime soon!

FAQs

A trip to Ireland can be a magical experience. You’re ready to commit but still want to find out some more information before booking your ticket? We’ve taken the time to answer some of those frequently asked questions for you.

What is the best time to visit Ireland?

Ireland is a popular destination all year round, and the different seasons will suit different people. While the Summer months are pleasant, this is when seaside towns are at their busiest.

Spring (March-May) and Fall (September-November) are usually less crowded, more affordable and still offer mild weather conditions.

How Much is an Average Trip to Ireland?

The cost of accommodation will vary depending on your preferred level of comfort, location, and time of year. Budget travelers can expect to pay as little as USD $12 for a hostel bed in Dublin on a weeknight, and USD $32 on the weekend.

What Can You See in Ireland in 7 Days?

Spending 7 days in Ireland will give you enough time to see most of the country’s main highlights and attractions. Taking a few day tours or hire a car and drive around yourself.

An easy 7-day itinerary should include visiting Dublin, Connemara National Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny, and the Wicklow Mountains.

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Dublin is one of Ireland's most remarkable cities and is undoubtedly one of Europe’s finest tourist destinations. This quaint capital city is famous for quite a few compelling reasons, one being the Game of Thrones set of The Seven Kingdoms. Dublin is also a world-renowned literature site and has birthed great names in literature, including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and W.B. Yeats.  This humble city is adorned with fantastic historical architecture that propels you into an idyllic setting and enhances your desire to experience more of this infectious environment. One way to truly immerse yourself in the lively culture of this liberal town is on a Dublin bay cruise. The famous Dublin boat trips are an exceptional experience of the ancient transportation methods that the old settlers of Dublin city used.  We can pleasantly guarantee that these boat trips are the finest and most memorable parts of experiencing this exhilarating Viking settlement.
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A thrilling way to experience the heart of Ireland’s capital city. The different variations of tours make every experience strikingly different and worthwhile to encounter. The Dublin bay boat tours are both breathtakingly beautiful and memorable experiences.
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  • Fantastic guides and history lessons
  • Amazing scenic views of natural landscapes
  • Convenient and safe mode of transport
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  • No meals provided
  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Limited interactions
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Visit the Guinness Storehouse to discover the secrets of Ireland’s favorite dark beverage. Explore centuries of history dating back to 1759 and enjoy 7 floors of multimedia exhibitions. Hear the story of Guinness’ founder, Arthur Guinness, and learn how he pioneered the brewing process from humble beginnings. Finish your tour with a delicious pint of Guinness in the famous Gravity Bar, while enjoying a 360-degree view of Dublin City. This ticket allows you to skip the queues and enjoy the Guinness experience at your own pace.

Guinness Storehouse Tour Prices

Choose from a selection of exciting Guinness Storehouse Tours. Pick Skip the Line tours to avoid long lines and make the most of your experience of the storehouse and brewery museums. Enjoy a free pint and admire the view of Dublin from the Gravity Bar. For a truly special experience, consider booking the Connoisseur tour. This price includes access to a private bar on the 4th floor of the storehouse and lessons from a true Guinness connoisseur on how to craft the perfect pint.  

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The Guinness Storehouse is open to the public 7 days a week Mon-Sun: 09:30-17:00 Last admission is at 17:00 JUL - AUG Mon-Sun: 09:30-18:00 Last admission is at 18:00 guinness-storehouse-tour

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Skip the Line Tours:

These include the price of admission, 1 free pint of Guinness /or 1 soft drink for children under 18, and access to all areas of the tour. This ticket also guarantees to skip the lines.   guinness-tour

Connoisseur Experience Tours:

All inclusive tour that also offers a personalized experience with a Guinness connoisseur. 2 Free pints of Guinness and a Guinness Storehouse souvenir are included.  
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Are you a Game of Thrones fan who happens to be traveling to Ireland soon? Then try out the Dublin Game of Thrones Tours to get the best of both worlds. Game of Thrones is the most-watched television series of all time. Season 8 alone had over 44 million viewers worldwide. Only the most die-hard fans will have gone to Game of Thrones Tours in Dublin. And for those who haven't hopped on the wagon, now is the time for an exhilarating adventure. The legendary show, also shortened to GOT, was partly filmed in one of Europe’s most scenic and enchanting countries, Ireland. Surprisingly, Ireland were not the producers' first choice, so discover the best tours to see first-hand why it became the home of Westeros. "Break the wheel," as Daenerys Targaryen would, by going on a GOT adventure among other Dublin tours. Here are the best Game of Thrones tours in Ireland for an unforgettable experience.
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Game of Thrones tours are a must-see for fans of the series and those who want to tour from Dublin to Northern Ireland. The sights are breathtaking so that visitors can get amazing photographs. We appreciated the fact that one can stop by many other fantastic sites. The highlight of this tour is dressing up as the show's characters which makes one feel even more immersed in the kingdoms of Game of Thrones.
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  • Access to villages, historical sites and other attractions.
  • Dress up in costumes and play with props
  • Amazing photo-opportunities
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  • Not suitable for those with disabillities and pregnant women.
  • Kids aren’t allowed
  • Food could be limited
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