View of Kylemore Abbey in Galway, Ireland.

A lesser frequented European destination, 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.

Sample Itineraries

You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel.

Ireland

Must-See Destinations in Ireland

Zicasso has worked with our Ireland travel specialists to find the best-recommended destinations for any length of Ireland trip. While every customizable Zicasso trip is different, the following suggestions act as great guidelines. Below is a short list of the must-see destinations along with the various experiences you can enjoy while traveling through Ireland.

Dublin | Cork | Kerry | Dingle | Limerick | Galway | Donegal

  • Uncover true Irish traditions by discovering customary ingredients in pubs, bakeries, and chocolate shops
  • Celebrate the layered notes of apple, pear, and vanilla when sampling traditional Jameson whiskey
  • Discover Trinity College for a sense of Dublin’s time as the British Empire’s Second City
  • Witness the elegant Georgian architecture that surrounds the 22 acres of St. Stephen’s Green’s flower beds, grasses, duck pond, and ornate fountain
  • Experience the sweeping winds and breathtaking heights of the Cliffs of Moher
  • Take part in a private falconry lesson to learn the evolution of the tradition
  • Embrace the marvelous diversity of the Ring of Kerry with a private driver

Best Time to Visit Ireland

The best time to visit Ireland is between April and May or again from September to October. These months reflect shoulder travel season and when Ireland receives long hours of daylight.

March and around the holidays in December can be festive but the sun also sets around 3:45 pm, making it difficult to see as much. During late spring, summer, and early fall, daylight can last until approximately 10 pm.

The climate in Ireland varies. Sunny weather rarely lasts beyond mid-October. Winter is the low travel season because of the weather and the short daylight hours. The climate is rather cool along the coastline, plains, and foothills, while the mountains and plateaus can reach very cold temperatures.

Modes of Transportation in Ireland

The best way to see Ireland is with a private driver-guide. Having a driver will also ensure that you can enjoy the scenery across southern and western Ireland instead of searching for country roads or secluded accommodations. You can also travel at your own pace. This allows you to incorporate a large selection of activities into your day or to simply visit a single city. A driver-guide understands the storytelling culture of Ireland and happily shares the local history and folklore as you move between towns, cities, and counties.

Trains

Trains in Ireland do exist but travel mainly to and from Dublin. You will miss a lot of the local culture if traveling only by train because trains do not pass through the villages and towns across Ireland. Instead, villages, towns, and historical landmarks, especially those on the west coast, are better-reached by car.

Your Zicasso travel partner works directly with you and your goals to configure your logistics and to ensure a smooth tour. By including private airport transfers and a private driver between destinations, you will have a stress-free Ireland tour.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Ireland

Safety, logistics, and accessibility are essential questions of travelers during an Ireland tour. The following information covers the important travel considerations you may have before your trip to ensure a stress-free Ireland tour.

Is Ireland Safe for Travel?

Ireland is very safe for travelers. You should always keep a vigilant eye on your belongings when in crowded destinations, but your overall safety in Ireland is never a concern. Ireland does have a reputation for rowdy football matches within major cities, but otherwise, locals keep a safe environment with a welcoming ambiance.

Which airports should I be looking at?

For most travelers, the most convenient airport is Dublin (DUB) followed by Shannon (SNN). The busiest airports in Ireland include:

  • Dublin (DUB)
  • Cork (ORK)
  • Shannon (SNN)

Can Zicasso help me with flights?

Zicasso Flights is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Does Zicasso assist with travel insurance?

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

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