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Ireland Tours & Vacations

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Ireland offers a perfect opportunity to escape and discover something unique. From the iconic emerald fields and dramatic seaside cliffs to friendly folk and comforting beverages, your custom Ireland vacation will be one to remember for a lifetime. To get inspired and informed, peruse the sample itineraries below and visit the Ireland Travel Guide where you can explore what goes into one of the 7,700 customized itineraries already planned.

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Sample Itineraries

Get inspired with our sample trips below. You can have any trip tailor made for your private travelAny number of days.
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Admire the charm of Ireland's sprawling countryside

Best of Ireland Tour in a Week

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,195

Seven days in Ireland will bring all the major highlights and all of the local charm. Bucolic landscapes are dotted with quaint villages alongside storytelling traditions and endless color. Dramatic coastlines are studded with castles, and Bronze Age remains while cobbled streets are perfect for wandering each evening. Gaelic culture provides an effortless immersion, and this itinerary is handcrafted so that you can experience it all with just seven nights on this is a fast-paced tour through highlights, heathlands, histories, and hidden villages.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Adare Manor in red ivy and gardens in Ireland

History and Culture Tour: Experience Ireland

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

With ten days in Ireland, you can travel through 5,000 years of evocative history. Explore stone-age passages and portal tombs, the early Celtic and Munster kings, Vikings, and medieval castles.  Take in thatched-roof towns and Georgian splendor alongside stories of19th-century famine and flight with early 20th-century rebellion. Connect all the dots on this private tour uncovering histories yet to be told. Including Dublin, Newgrange, Tara, Strokestown, Kylemore, The Burren, Ennis, Adare, Cashel, Cobh, and Waterford, your whirlwind through history will prove relaxing and memorable.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Malahide Castle, a jewel of Irish history, Dublin, Ireland

Essential Ireland Vacation Package

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

Dance along to the Gaelic beat as you explore the very best of Ireland with evocative histories, wild landscapes, and vibrant evenings spent with the locals. Think rugged roads, beautiful ruins, dramatic settings, and the windswept Atlantic coast all coming together for an unforgettable vacation. Enjoy overnight stays in a castle, a medieval thatched town, the lively capital, and the Gaeltacht region, and in ten days you can explore the range of Irish highlights, spending your evenings with dancing, storytelling, and old Gaelic charm.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Magnificence of Ireland Luxury Tour: Cultural Charm to Natural Beauty

11 Day Custom Tour

From $8,982

This 11-day sample tour to Ireland immerses you in authentic Irish charm. Handcrafted specifically for travel in 2021-2022, you will bask in the prestigious comforts of a castle estate, witness the splendor of soaring coastal cliffs, and sample the distinctive flavors of classic whiskey. With each day tailored to your preferences and desired experiences, you can discover the essential treasures, traditional culture, and fascinating diversity of Ireland from Dublin to Galway, Cork to Connemara.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Powerscourt House country estate in Ireland

Luxurious Exploration of the Emerald Isle

17 Day Custom Tour

From $12,915

Embrace profound history and unforgettable beauty with endless opulence during your 17-day luxury Ireland tour. Bask in the grandeur of regal estates and majestic castles, savor traditional flavors and the evolution of award-winning recipes, and participate in noble pastimes. Indulge in unparalleled views of the sea, from helicopter rides to farmsteads, ancient ruins to lively pubs, your private guides, and the gorgeous landscapes will illuminate the best of Ireland.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Kilkenny Castle in the evening

Ireland for Families: Charming Castles and Countrysides

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,995

Ireland is wonderfully conducive to a family vacation as tranquil green spaces, soft adventures, and local traditions bring everyone together. Handcrafted to include a little of everything, this flexible Irish tour is based around three distinctive castles as Dromoland provides heritage and bliss, Ballyseede shows you County Kerry and Dingle, and then Waterford offers the pastoral interior. So take it slow and get to know the real Ireland as a family with a lively visit around a welcoming country.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Old Weir Bridge near Muckross House and Gardens in Killarney National Park

Luck of the Irish: Myths & Legends Tour of Ireland

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

Ireland is a country of majesty steeped in its legendary mystique. Historical castles and ancient ruins offer endless fairytales and myths during your custom-tailored Ireland tour. You will track the most elaborate stories of giants and shamrocks, St. Patrick and changelings through captivating cities, welcoming towns, and verdant countryside. The coastline spreads from golden sands to spectacular cliffs slammed with crashing Atlantic waves. Lush plains fold over mounds and dunes, revealing homes of leprechauns and ferries. The wind swirls through the air sounding eerily similar to the cries of the Banshee recalling enchanting folklore during your Ireland tour.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Blarney Castle with a bridge and flowers on the background

Best of Ireland: Privately Escorted Tour for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $5,595

Heritage and culture will be part of your everyday experience on the Emerald Isle. Whether exploring soaring cliffs, medieval castles, or picturesque towns, you can always feel the Irish atmosphere. From Dublin to Derry, you get a real sense of how and why Ireland is so unique. Few countries are as authentic and unique as Ireland, and this two-week tour will reveal all the key highlights. It is a privately chauffeured journey, so you can travel in style and relax in the island’s most charming destinations.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Fanad Head lighthouse Donegal.

Wild Ireland Tour: Intrigue of the Atlantic Isle

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

Discover the windswept and rugged Western coast of Ireland on this 9-day self-guided tour. Stretching from Kinsale in the south and snaking around the west coast to Londonderry in the north, the Wild Atlantic Way offers endless sights, activities, and encounters. You will not have to look hard to find incredible vistas, friendly locals, and tasty bites between Shannon and Donegal when following the advice of our experts.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Aerial view of luxury Ashford castle and gardens in County Mayo

Luxury Ireland Vacation: Irish Castle Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $4,395

Hallowed halls and stately apartments, the gentle plucking of an Irish harp and the sonorous cadence of Irish in Connemara, breathing in the coastal air on the banks of mighty sea-cliffs; it’s all enough to take your breath away. Add to that spending all your nights in restored castles, and that’s what we call a dream vacation.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Dunguaire Castle in county Galway

Five Star Romantic Road Trip Vacation in Ireland

10 Day Custom Tour

From $6,495

Ancient history and emerald countryside offer hidden romance during your Ireland tour perfect for newlyweds or adoring couples. Your personalized adventure balances ultimate luxury and captivating scenery, enchanting folklore, and charming villages. Relish in distinct Irish flavors in a restaurant with candlelit magnetism beneath Dublin’s streets. Stroll arm-in-arm through lavish gardens protected by dramatic stone walls. Hold each other close on the azure Atlantic beneath the towering precipices of the Cliffs of Moher. Whether you find the crystal of Waterford or share a kiss on the Blarney Stone, you will have a fabulous honeymoon hideaway with an exceptional Irish affair.

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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The road to luxury Dromoland Castle in county Clare

An Irish Vacation of a Lifetime: Dublin, Western Ireland & Dromoland Castle

8 Day Custom Tour

From $3,195

The cries of patriots and the songs of poets fill the air, the smells of delicious Irish fare and the strains of Celtic music wafts from the halls of boisterous pubs, and the dazzling landscapes will fill your eyes and brighten your heart. With all of this, and so much more, no wonder so many shout “Ireland Forever.”

This is a customizable tour. It’s simply a starting point for inspiration and ideas. Each trip is personalized uniquely for you, based on what you want, for your private travel.

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Dublin to Adare: Best Ireland Trip for Seniors

8 Day Custom Tour

From$3,195

Ireland is a country of glorious landscapes and an effervescent, welcoming culture. Seniors can travel slowly and nearly effortlessly while always surrounded by tradition and highlights. There is no filler in Ireland, as it is just unfiltered merriment every step of the way. Handcrafted for senior travelers, this one-week tour eases you through the best of Ireland with Dublin, the Wicklow gardens, Waterford, Cashel, Kenmare, Kerry, Dingle, and Adare.

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Ireland 10-Day Tour: Off the Beaten Tracks

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,995

The wild west of Ireland is where the Atlantic Ocean waves crash against towering cliffs and dramatic landscapes present with baffling beauty. Surreal rocks at The Burren, the untouched Aran Islands, lush and rugged Dingle, and Kenmare Bay’s seals and cliffs will all be yours to take in and enjoy. Ireland has a coastline of endless highlights, and every element will be celebrated on this private tour. Hike, cycle, drive and cruise through the landscapes and then spend the evenings in castles and manor houses for an incredible Ireland vacation.

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Turning the Irish Page: A Literary Tour of Ireland

9 Day Custom Tour

From$3,595

Discover the literary contribution of the Emerald Isle on a private bookish Ireland tour, custom-tailored to follow the milestones, landmarks, and scenery that inspired your favorite authors. Find ancient megaliths, captivating cathedrals, stunning beaches, and medieval charms that gave rise to Nobel Laureates and the Writers’ Museum. From the castle ruins that stimulated Bram Stoker to the tower at which James Joyce opened Ulysses, the architecture enchanting WB Yeats to the folklore ingrained in the hearts and imaginations of children across the country, your Ireland literary tour creates an immersive, legendary experience.

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The Fairways of Ireland Golf Vacation

8 Day Custom Tour

From$3,195

The emerald Irish landscape is studded with flags connoting hidden holes on celebrated golf courses. Your personalized Ireland tour offers an immersive golfing expedition allowing you to indulge in the clubs along the Wild Atlantic Way. Steeped in history, championship matches, and brilliant scenery, you can blend a day on the green with discovering charming villages or travel the fairway before wandering through antique castles. Each course provides individual experiences accentuated with the tranquil ambience of the natural landscape and captivating Atlantic coastline and creates an unforgettable Ireland golfing tour.

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Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tour through Ireland

9 Day Custom Tour

From$3,595

Harley Davidson is the embodiment of freedom, offering the wind in your hair and the open road. Mount your bike and set off on a fascinating road trip on a personalized Ireland tour allowing you to explore, discover, and ride at your preferred pace. Travel from Belfast to Clifden, Tralee to Dublin and experience enchanting mythology, captivating history, and welcoming locals. Touch your fingers to an ancient stone, marvel at the majesty of the Cliffs of Moher, and indulge in the comforts of cozy seaside towns. On this 9-day self-drive tour, you enjoy the ride on your Harley through the vast and majestic scenery of Ireland.

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Best Ireland Castle Vacation: Living like Royalty

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,995

Irish castles are fixed in time and space as history whispers from every wall as grandeur meets an old, pastoral charm. Each is an attraction, and each is also an experience as you are immersed in the history of these castles of Ireland tour. Handcrafted to include the country’s finest castle hotels, the 10-day journey takes you around the Irish highlights in private luxury. Spend your days exploring and your evenings unwinding in your castle, feeling that little bit more Irish every day.

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Bikes & Ballads: A Cycling Tour on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,995

Travel a fantastic stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way’s more than 1,550 miles on the Cliff Coast during your unforgettable Ireland cycling tour. Blend beauty, tradition, activity, and luxury on a custom-tailored exploration featuring ocean spray, puffins, bottlenose dolphins, and quiet villages. Traverse ancient limestone paths and plateaus decorated with blossoming flora. Discover historic, isolated fortresses and, opulent palaces rising out of dense woodlands. You will have an immersive ride featuring enchanting music and captivating precipices adorned with lighthouses, castles, villages, and viewpoints connected by your cycling route.

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Ireland and the Last Jedi Encounter: A Star Wars-Inspired Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$2,971

Inspired by the upcoming Star Wars film, the eighth episode in the legendary series, embark on an extraordinary journey following in the footsteps of the last Jedis - Luke and Rey. Discover how ancient Irish settlements inspired the magnificent scenery of the remote hideaway planet of the first Jedi temple. Relish Irish storytelling traditions when meeting locals who witnessed how their hometowns in Ireland were converted into filming sets. Experience an awakening in grandeur, highlighting natural landscapes that transform the Land of the Green Isles into a galaxy far, far away.

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Did you know that Star Wars also had extensive filming in other countries such as Croatia and Bolivia? Consider exploring the other charming filming locations that inspired film directors to create new worlds on our Star Wars Inspired Tour of Croatia.

Note: Zicasso’s Star Wars-inspired itineraries are not affiliated with, sponsored, or endorsed by, The Walt Disney Company or Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Enchanting Irish Family Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

From$3,995

Tap dancers, treasure hunts, famous castles, and endless landscapes are all yours to enjoy on this handcrafted tour. Storytellers spin yarns and your kids will spin pottery wheels, and then an amphibious WWII vehicle takes you into Viking history before you experience many classic Irish traditions. Travel at a relaxed pace with three nights in three different destinations, with private experiences and the chance to stay in real castles.

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Spirit of the Irish: Traditional Pub Crawl to Folklore Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$3,195

The pub is synonymous with Ireland as a place of community and spirit, a location in which locals dance, sing, and share timeless tales. Your custom-tailored Ireland tour embraces iconic pubs, folklore, and heritage for an immersive experience with the locals. Touch castles, ancient tombs, historic books, and soaring cliffs. Learn how to make traditional instruments and watch as artists emboss crystal with signs connected to the deep wells of Irish custom. Sip a Guinness, embrace the scenery, and listen to the whispers of the local folklore for an unforgettable heritage tour of Ireland.

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The Heart and Soul of Ireland Tour: County Donegal & Northern Ireland

8 Day Custom Tour

From$3,195

Jagged cliffs with curving cathedrals, the rebellious and explosive past with the promise and potential of the future, Ireland’s native sons and the people who have made her home: all are here in the astounding north of Ireland. Whatever your expectations, they are best left at home: this trip is sure to defy them all.

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The Grand British Isles Tour: England, Ireland & Scotland

15 Day Custom Tour

From$5,245

From high tea to High Crosses, from the River Shannon to the River Thames, from Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle: the destinations are filled with the places and the people that are the hallmark to an unforgettable vacation tour of the British Isles. This is the place of perfectly made Irish coffees and the mysteries of Stonehenge, where St. Patrick converted a country and Jane Austen created her most famous characters, where the words of the Bard flow to the melodies of bagpipes. The British Isles is where memories are made, and where time itself seems to stand still.

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Ireland Travel Guide
Ha'Penny Bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland
Ireland Travel Guide

Being in the know about what to expect from a trip to Ireland will only make it that much more enjoyable.

Explore the helpful tips and inspiration in the Ireland Travel Guide to better understand what would fit your preferences the most.

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Best Time to Visit Ireland
Rainbow over the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Best Time to Visit Ireland

The best time to visit Ireland is in April, May, September, or October.

Ireland is lively and authentic, scenic and inviting, with a rich heritage influenced by the land, the sea, and the shifting seasons. The mild but distinctive changes in weather throughout the year feel more dramatic depending on the region, from windswept winter cliffs to soothing summer rain, with each new day providing a new opportunity to explore and experience the landscape.

The Irish coast and fairytale villages welcome travelers year-round, with the best time to visit Ireland is guided by what you wish to see and do when exploring the treasures of Ireland.

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How to Plan a Trip to Ireland: Frequently Asked Questions
16th century Doonagore castle on the wild atlantic coast in County Clare, Ireland
How to Plan a Trip to Ireland: Frequently Asked Questions

Home to breathtaking scenery and captivating stories, a mosaic of Celtic traditions, and surprising Viking heritage, Ireland is a cultural well where Victorian charm meets contemporary life.

Whether interested in golfing in the greenery or sailing along the coast, following the folklore, or traipsing through the wild landscape, the cityscapes and rural beauty provide timeless charm for immersive experiences. Find the information you need to experience your perfect Ireland trip here.

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Top 8 Things to Do in Ireland
Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland
Top 8 Things to Do in Ireland

With no shortage of wonderful things to do, this list gives you insight into the seven must-see places to explore and experience the wonders of Ireland.

Ireland is all charm, history, and delight with incredible hospitality. Charismatic villages rise from lush hills and stand out against the dramatic seaside while medieval castles bring to mind epic battles and rich history. Vibrant local culture brings music and stories, while the past makes itself known with breathtaking prehistoric monuments and preserved legends.

During your Irish adventures, you will come to learn about the whimsical folklore in Cork and Dingle, uncover the history of Galway, embrace the spirit of Dublin, and more.

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Top 7 Must-See Places in Ireland
Fanad Head Lighthouse in Donegal, Ireland
Top 7 Must-See Places in Ireland

Ireland is all charm, history, and delight with incredible hospitality and an endless list of must-see destinations. 

Charismatic villages rise from lush hills and stand out against the dramatic seaside while medieval castles bring to mind epic battles and rich history. Vibrant local culture brings music and stories, while the past makes itself known with breathtaking prehistoric monuments and preserved legends. 

With no shortage of wonderful things to see, this list is just the start.

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