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Step into a world steeped in folklore and bewitching landscapes. Wander along windswept cliffs that guard the Atlantic, lose yourself in the electric streets of Dublin, and experience the warmth of the country’s famous hospitality on our Ireland tours.

Escape to the Emerald Isle

June 2024

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Grand Tour of Ireland
14 days | 17 days with Glasgow & Edinburgh extension

4.6 out of 5 stars

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What to know before you go


Only 5 million residents call Ireland home—but an estimated 80 million people of Irish descent span the globe.


Dublin boasts Europe’s largest city green space, the 1,750-acre Phoenix Park, as well as more than 750 pubs to tuck into. All are a great way to pass the time during the quiet moments of your Ireland travel.


The Irish weave their tales through literature, music, and dance, and share them with visitors through unmatched hospitality and that famous craic (pronounced “crack”)—the locals’ gift of good banter.


With an English-speaking population and a welcoming atmosphere, this nation offers a gentle introduction to international travel. And that’s before the otherworldly scenery you’ll relish on our trips to Ireland!

Sip Guinness and whiskey right from the source, forage for seaweed, walk dizzying cliffs, or join a shepherding demonstration to experience a kaleidoscopic culture that goes far beyond the island’s famous greenery.


See it all on our Grand Tour

Sheep-dotted green vistas and untamed terrain coexist with spirited, contemporary cities on one of our most popular tours.

Give it a lash

Extraordinary Éire escapes


A Week in Ireland

Waste no time getting to the
sparkling, vivacious, and, yes,
emerald heart of Irish culture
with a tour through Dublin,
Cork, and Galway.

Explore the 8-day itinerary

What to see, eat, pack, and bring back

Ireland offers so much more than castles and a lush countryside. Check out our tips for making the most of your time.

Your ultimate Ireland Travel Guide

A season-by-season guide to Ireland

When’s the best time to visit Ireland? Whenever you’re ready to go.

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Traditions of
the Emerald Isle

Venture through the pristine lake wilderness of Killarney National Park and the patchwork verdant quilt of the Ring of Kerry—plus mainstays like Dublin and Cork, with an extension to Northern Ireland.

Farm—and sea—to table

An Irish feast
of flavors

Sip, savor, toast, nibble, and
devour your way through
Ireland on this signature Small
Group Tour celebrating the
country’s robust culinary traditions.

Dublin dining

If you don’t think of the Irish capital as a hotbed of culinary innovation, think again. Treat yourself to upstarts and old favorites in Dublin and beyond.


Ireland for
Solo Travelers

Dive into Irish culture—
from contemporary cities
to the country’s Ancient
East—with new friends by
your side.

Explore the 8-day itinerary

Once-a-year tours for once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Spooky Samhuinn

Halloween in Dublin, Edinburgh & London

Ghost tours, macabre mysteries, and the chance to attend the Samhuinn Fire Festival (the original Halloween celebration) await—if you dare.

Pints and parades

St. Patrick’s Day
in Ireland

Sheer revelry, an electrifying atmosphere, and the unbridled joy of celebrating Irish culture on one of its biggest days? We’ll toast to that.

Signature experiences for your memory vault. Why don’t you...

Kiss the
Blarney Stone

For a chance to gain that legendary gift of gab. Try it on our A Week in Ireland: Dublin, Cork & Galway tour.

Feast like royalty
in a castle

For a sip from a goblet of mead and a sumptuous, four-course dinner. Try it on our Grand Tour of Ireland.

Learn to
Irish dance

For joining in on the fun of traditional music and fancy footwork. Try it on our Ireland for Solo Travelers tour.

Visit the lakeside Kylemore Abbey

For the romance of Victorian gardens. Try it on our A Week in Ireland: Dublin, Cork & Galway tour.

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Pick your perfect trip

We offer 200+ immersive, guided tours
around the world. Wherever you choose
to go, you’ll enjoy lots of advantages that
make traveling with us different.

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Prep your packing list

While you’re deciding what to take, we’ll
be busy arranging your hotels, meals,
tickets, and more tour essentials. That’s
what going guided is all about.

Go far (and get rewarded)

Take off on your big adventure—
but why stop there? Every trip you book
with us earns rewards that you can
use to keep expanding your horizons.

What travelers say about their Ireland trips

Come for the experience, leave with friends
3/3/24 by 1st-time traveler Kathleen
We had a great trip! The itinerary was well done. Having the option to customize your experince was amazing. Do as little or as much as you want. Both guides, Frank and Andrew, had great suggestions for down time.
A Week in Ireland: Galway, Cork & Dublin
Awesome in every way!
10/5/23 by 1st-time traveler Michael
I had a wonderful time touring Ireland— every detail of the tour was great: nice hotels, great food, detailed knowledge. I would definitely tour with EF Go Ahead again.
Ireland: Traditions of the Emerald Isle
Trip of a lifetime!
04/12/22 by 1st-time traveler Jeanne
We thoroughly enjoyed our Grand Tour of Ireland! From the jolly welcome dinner til the wonderful last night! Mike, our guide and Daniel, our coach driver were utterly amazing at every experience & turn—literally!
Grand Tour of Ireland
A dream come true
04/08/22 by 2nd-time traveler Toni
The tours of Scotland and Ireland were phenomenal! Additions of extra sites and activities rounded out the trip allowing us to see even more than we planned! Love the GoAhead experience!
Landscapes of Scotland & Ireland
Worth every penny!!
03/22/22 by 1st-time traveler Suann
This tour did not disappoint! Yes - it was cram packed and yes it was busy, but we got to see ALL of Ireland. All the must sees and a lot of smaller, less publicized things as well!! So happy I took this trip!
Grand Tour of Ireland
Insightful Ireland Tour
03/04/22 by 1st-time traveler Ronald
A truly insightful trip. I was able to get a better understanding of more recent events based on the history of Scotland, Ireland and England that was revealed by the sites we visited.
Landscapes of Scotland & Ireland
Wonderful Experience!
7/27/2018 by first-time traveler Diane
We had visited Ireland 3 years ago on a different Go Ahead Tour, and we loved it so much we wanted to return. This time we chose "The Wild Atlantic Way" which is a new tour at Go Ahead, beginning in Belfast and moving around the northwest coast. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful
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Ireland—and beyond

Stay a little longer! You’re already across the pond, so why not check a few more countries off your list?

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Grand Tour of Great Britain: Scotland, England & Wales
15 days | 17 days with London extension

4.6 out of 5 stars

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