If you are a little nervous planning a trip on your own to Ireland (and who wouldn’t be, driving on the wrong side of the road can be intimidating!) there are a lot of great options for couples, families, retirees, and pretty much anyone looking for an inspiring get away who doesn’t mind a bit of rain now and then. Here are a few great examples of group tours for the adventurous and the not-so-adventurous.
1) Tour by horseback – Ireland is known for some of the greatest horses in the world, which makes its horseback tours second to none in the world. If you, or anyone in your family, is an equestrian, you should consider spending at least part of your trip to Ireland on horseback. Some of the tours collaborate with local B&B’s by transporting your luggage. This means you ride the same horse for the whole week, and get to stay at some of Ireland’s quaintest B&B’s. Even if you are not an advanced equestrian, a beginner tour can be a great way to get you started!
2) Adventures by Disney – Traveling with small children, but still want to take in some culture? Adventures by Disney organizes some incredible tours that appeal to kids and adults. Take a round tour of Ireland that your kids will enjoy as much as you. While these trips are not suited for very small children, if you have kids between five and 12 they should love this approach to traveling around Ireland.
3) Golfing Couples Tours – Do you and your partner LOVE golf? Ireland is home to some of the most beautiful and difficult golf courses in the world. Why not book a romantic golf getaway and combine sightseeing in Ireland with a bit of your favorite sport? Book a lesson with a golf pro, or relax with a romantic dinner at sundown, this kind of vacation is a great idea for any golf loving couple.
4) Bus tour – It may not seem so glamorous, but a bus tour is a great way to get in some of the great sights of Ireland while on a reasonable budget. It is also a great way to meet other travelers and not have to worry about strange driving rules. Many lifelong friendships have been made on European bus holidays and it is a great way for pensioners to meet people and get out and about. Even if you don’t have a travel partner, this can be a great way to see the world and not feel like you are on your own.