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In 10 minutes or less you will learn all you need to know to plan the perfect Ireland vacation. What kind of tour, when to go, where to visit, what to do and how to save some money doing it. OK, let’s get started.

Get Started on Planning Your Ireland Vacation

What to do: Activities, Experiences & Excursions.

As a traveler, you know that taking a trip is much more than just going from point A to point B. It is about experiencing new things, meeting new people and doing something different. Regardless of the tour package you choose, we encourage you to add an activity, experience or excursion. Each of these are uniquely Irish and will enrich your time spent in Ireland.


We offer a wide range of activities that you can add to any travel itinerary. For instance you can take a guided walk through the Burren landscape in Western Ireland, go horseback riding on a beach or go kayaking with Fungi the dolphin in Dingle. Seven of the top 50 golf courses in the world are located in Ireland. 10 of the best 40 links courses in the world are dotted around this small island’s coast. Nowhere boasts so much quality golf in such a small area as Ireland. You can add a round of golf to any package or take a multi-day golf tour.

We also offer a range of multi-day activity tours if you are looking for longer cycling, horseback riding, walking or adventure tours.


Authentic Ireland’s guided excursions offer you a chance to learn more about Ireland from an experienced guide. Or learn about the mysteries of Ancient Ireland on our Newgrange Tour. Or discover the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, or Wicklow in the company of a local guide. All our excursions come highly recommended.

Our guided excursions are either half day or full day and so can be added to any vacation itinerary.


Are you looking for a uniquely Irish experience? Something you won’t find anywhere else? How does a medieval banquet in a castle sound? Or you could learn to play traditional music, partake in a musical or literary pub crawl in Dublin. Or…. want to be Irish for a day? Let us arrange a day spent on a working farm learning to dance, sing, play local sports and learn Irish cooking. Great for kids. Or discover how Irish people lived in times past while enjoying a traditional candlelit dinner in Dublin’s oldest pub dating from 1198 on our Food, Folk and Fairies evening. There are many Experiences to choose from, each one guaranteed to be a highlight of your time in Ireland.

Go to next section: Section 5: When to go – Ireland is a year-round destination


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