What do whiskey lovers, golf enthusiasts, Game of Thrones fans, hikers, history buffs and music lovers all have in common?
They all want to visit Ireland!
Ireland is a small island in the North Atlantic. The island is similar in size to Iceland, but with a larger population and greener landscape. The weather is surprisingly pleasant year-round, thanks to a warm ocean current called the North Atlantic Drift.
Driving yourself is the most popular and economical way to explore Ireland. You enjoy complete freedom to stop wherever you choose along the way. You can begin your journey in Dublin or Shannon and explore the countryside or cities - whatever you prefer.
How to Get Around Ireland
Driving yourself is the most popular way and economical way to explore Ireland. You enjoy complete freedom to stop wherever you choose along the way. You can begin your journey in Dublin or Shannon and explore the countryside or cities - whatever you prefer.
Don't worry, most people get used to driving on the left side of the road quickly.
If you crave the freedom of a self-drive tour, but want to safely enjoy some whiskey tastings or visit some of the famous breweries in Ireland, a chauffeur-driven tour is the perfect solution.
A chauffeur-driven trip to Ireland is a lot more affordable than most people imagine, and your chauffeur will know all the best places for shopping, dinner or drinks at each of your stops.
Ireland by Rail
Irish rail is comfortable and fun, with the added benefit of meeting tons of locals along they way.
Pack a picnic and watch the incredible scenery go by as you glide from one destination to the next.
Traveling by rail is a stress-free way to get around Ireland, and the train can take you to all of the best cities in Ireland.
Types of Accommodations in Ireland
Bed and Breakfasts
Traditional Irish bed & breakfasts are generally located in rural areas instead of cities.
They are hosted by charming locals with a reputation for providing excellent hospitality and hearty Irish breakfasts to get your day started.
Staying in B&B’s is a truly unique way to experience the island.
Castle Hotels range from small, quaint castles with tons of character to huge estates such as the famous Ashford Castle.
Some castles include onsite activities such as falconry or archery lessons.
We recommend spending one or two nights in a castle to keep things affordable.
Villas are perfect for larger groups or family vacations. They typically have 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, living room, and multiple bathrooms.
Many of these villas are situated near the quaint town of Adare, which is a perfect home base for self-drive exploration.
Villas provide a great alternative to an AirBnB because the properties are professionally managed and there are no unwanted surprises.
Traditional hotels range from 3-star comfort to 5-star elegance.
Selections are available for every budget and taste, and you can choose between the convenience of staying in the city center or the charm of a hotel in a country estate.
Whether you want to explore your Irish ancestry, gaze over the cliffs of Moher, catch a buzz in Belfast, golf the most iconic courses in the world, or discover the history of the Vikings, Wander Beyond Travel can curate the perfect Irish vacation for you!
For expert help planning and booking your Irish Adventure, call us at (737) 346-6033 or fill out a Custom Trip Request Form.
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