Ireland is an enchanting place often called the Emerald Isle.
The heritage of Ireland is simply mesmerising. From ancient castles built by the Scottish, British and Irish in different eras, to the beautiful buildings that showcase excellent Irish architecture, there is so much to appreciate. Ireland is packed with museums and historical monuments. Many visitors have Irish ancestors who come to research their family tree or to feel a connection to their roots.
The Irish people are amongst the friendliest people on earth. In cities like Dublin, there are modern buildings and lifestyles you might see in many capital cities, while in the countryside you may still be able to find people living in cottages with thatched roofs, maybe even using peat as heating fuel. Young people learn Irish songs and dances. Age-old traditions are treated with the greatest of respect.
If you don't visit an Irish pub then you will miss out. It's not just the famous Guinness and the spontaneous folk music you will find. Irish chefs are on the rise and gaining a well-deserved international reputation. Some of the ingredients on offer include lamb, beef and fresh seafood on the coasts. Galway oysters are especially famous. You must try soda bread and drink Irish coffee.
Browse our tours of Ireland below and begin your journey of discovery around the Emerald Isle, steeped in myth and legend. Famous for the friendliest and most hospitable of people, this is a place that will inspire and enthral you. Whether you choose to kiss the Blarney stone to gain the gift of the gab or walk in the footsteps of giants on the Giant's Causeway, you will be sure to find tradition and surprises around every corner.
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Most tours start from Dublin, city of poets and the famous Guinness brewery. Enjoy a tour around Dublin’s famous Trinity College. Take a walking tour of Kinsale, Galway, Derry and Drogheda with local guides. And no visit to Killarney would be complete without a horse-drawn jaunting car ride. Watch sheepdogs at work on a farm, listen to authentic Irish folk music played by locals in pubs around the country. They get together and play just for the 'craic'.
Visit Waterford and be dazzled by the art of crystal manufacture. Take a ferry across the river Shannon. Drink in the stunning scenery of Connemara. Irish step dancing made famous by 'Riverdance' is featured in some of the evening entertainment you may choose to enjoy. If your tour includes Belfast why not spend some time at the Titanic museum on the site of the former shipyard where RMS Titanic was built. We have dozens of regular departures of group escorted vacation packages, but if you want your own private tour, Global Coach Tours will be pleased to prepare a chauffeur drive tour of Ireland quotation for you. We have tours that combine Ireland with Scotland, Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom.