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Map of Ireland Self-Drive Cultural Tour - 9 Days
Ireland Self-Drive Cultural Tour - 9 Days

Go off the beaten track on this self-drive history and cultural tour of Ireland that takes you to some of the country's most beautiful regions and noteworthy landmarks. From Dublin, you'll visit ancient burial mounds, travel the Wild Atlantic Way, hike through national parks, and tour historic castles. For a bit of fun, you'll enjoy nights out at local pubs and walking tours of vibrant cities like Galway and Dublin.

Mullaghmore, County Sligo
Map of Ireland's Heritage & Legends - 11 Days
Ireland's Heritage & Legends - 11 Days

Starting from Dublin, this itinerary takes you on an anti-clockwise self-drive adventure around the Emerald Isle. Delve into history and folklore as you explore Ireland's dramatic landscape over 11 days. The trip includes guided tours of Boyne Valley's ancient sacred sites, "haunted" Leap Castle, and a walk around Dublin's Medieval Quarter. On the west coast, you'll discover the enchanting setting that inspired the poetry of WB Yeats.

Ireland's highest sea cliffs, located in southwest Donegal
Map of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Adventure - 12 Days
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Adventure - 12 Days

Ireland's emerald landscapes and rugged cliffs have always held a magical allure. Traveling off-the-beaten-path, this guided tour covers some of Ireland's quietest and least-visited sites in the west and northwest. Over 12 days, you'll hike, boat, kayak, learn history, see live music, and hop over to a tiny Gaelic-speaking island—and it all starts in Dublin, one of western Europe's most charming cities.

The Slieve League, Irelands highest sea cliffs
Map of Ireland's Wild Northwest - 12 Days
Ireland's Wild Northwest - 12 Days

Welcome to the greenest part of Emerald Isle. Untamed, uncrowded, and unspoiled, Ireland's northwest is one of the most diverse wildernesses in Europe. Threaded with miles of empty roads, it's ripe for exploring by car. On this 12-day self-drive trip, you'll head directly west from Dublin and journey north up the Wild Atlantic Way into a world of dramatic peninsulas, flower-specked marshland, sacred mountains, and Neolithic monuments.

The Giant's Causeway
Map of Exploring Dublin and the Northern Coastline - 10 Days
Exploring Dublin and the Northern Coastline - 10 Days

On this unique exploration of the northern coastline, you will learn the history of conflict in Northern Ireland, visit castles and historical sites, spend the night on an island with a bird sanctuary, and walk some of the most pristine landscapes, wild coastlines, and beautiful beaches in the world. You'll also spend some time sightseeing in Dublin on a private walking tour of the city.

Walk up to a waterfall in Northern Ireland at Glenariff Forest Park
Map of Best of Northern & Western Ireland - 13 Days
Best of Northern & Western Ireland - 13 Days

This exciting self-guided road trip creates a major loop through the upper half of the Emerald Isle, hitting an impressive number of key attractions along the way. Start your adventure in Dublin and Belfast before heading counterclockwise along the northern coast, west to County Donegal, and south on the Wild Atlantic Way. Active types will appreciate the many opportunities to hike among Ireland's awe-inspiring scenery—and your feet will be rewarded with a luxury castle stay at the end of the trip.

Stop for a photo-op at Antrim's Dark Hedges
Map of Family-Friendly Travels in Northern Ireland & the West - 14 Days
Family-Friendly Travels in Northern Ireland & the West - 14 Days

This two-week family adventure starts with a drive from Dublin to Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital city. Learn about the historic HMS Titanic and see the murals of Belfast's Peace Walls, then visit the natural wonders of the Giant's Causeway and Antrim Waterfalls. Tour a working sheep farm, see wild deer in Glenveagh National Park, and explore the night skies at County Mayo's Dark Sky Park. Your trip ends back in Dublin with the interactive EPIC Museum and the city's many family-friendly parks.

Other popular travel destinations in Ireland
Dublin · County Kerry · Killarney · Galway · Dingle Peninsula · Doolin · Dingle Town · Northern Ireland · Belfast · Cork · Killarney National Park · Kenmare · County Cork · Kinsale · Westport · Donegal · Birr · Tralee · Ballycastle · Letterkenny · Clifden · Laragh · Limerick · Kilkenny · Aran Islands · Waterford · Donegal town · Portmagee