WHAT’S INCLUDED IN ALL NORDIC VISITOR TOURS IN IRELAND
When you book an Ireland all-inclusive trip with Nordic Visitor, you get the following included in your tour package:
Private airport transfer on arrival (you can also add a private airport transfer on departure as an optional extra)
Hire car for the duration of your self-drive tour
As part of your car rental package, you get the following all included: GPS, unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), third party liability, road fund licence, theft protection, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance
Road map marked with your route, accommodation, highlights and special recommendations
Your own personalised itinerary and our Ireland travel guide
Heritage Ireland touring guide and discount pass
Hard copies of all your travel documents, delivered to you on arrival in Ireland
24/7 helpline for urgent assistance
All taxes and fees – no hidden charges
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN OUR TOURS
Our Ireland vacations don’t include any lunches or dinners, so you get to decide where to enjoy your meals every day. Our Ireland travel experts can provide top restaurant recommendations, allowing you to choose from the best eateries in each region depending on your personal tastes.
Furthermore, we don’t include international flights in our packages. This gives you the chance to save money on your travel by using your airline miles or taking advantage of airfare sales. Check the list below to see what isn’t included:
Flights to/from Ireland
Lunches and dinners
Activities and attraction passes (these can be added as optional extras)
All other entrance fees
Private airport transfer on departure (this can be added as an optional extra)
Personal travel insurance
Fees for ferries, tunnels, toll roads, parking of any kind, or any other miscellaneous driving expenses
For more detailed information on what is and isn’t included in your trip, read the terms and conditions on the Ireland tour package that you are booking.
IDEAS FOR ALL-INCLUSIVE IRELAND TOURS
Immerse yourself in the landscapes and historical landmarks of Ireland on an all-inclusive tour. You could explore lively Irish cities and charming countryside as you take in the culture, history and beauty of the Emerald Isle.
Get to know the buzzing Irish capital, Dublin, before you set out on your road trip to the breathtaking Atlantic coast. You could explore Northern Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way, and the rolling green countryside on your vacation.
Discover famous Irish castles and historic buildings across the country. Don’t miss a visit to Trinity College in Dublin where you can see the ancient Book of Kells. Marvel at the impressive Blarney Castle in County Cork where you can kiss the Blarney Stone.
All our tours include top highlights like these, as well as more off-the-beaten-path stops.
Imagine yourself wandering through ancient Celtic monuments, going for a walk on the emerald hills, and learning about Gaelic culture. You could sit in a typical pub tasting the local brew and listening to live Irish music.
Want to go on an Ireland road trip?
We recommend at least 6 to 8 days to make the most of a road trip around Ireland.
All our tours set off from Dublin and include top attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, and Blarney Castle. As the itineraries are flexible, you’ll have the freedom to pull the car over at any attractions or breathtaking views.
Here’s an example of a one-week Ireland itinerary:
Day 1 – Arrive in Dublin.
Day 2 – Pick up your rental car and drive to the west coast. Spend the night in Galway.
Day 3 – Explore Connemara or the Aran Islands. Overnight in Galway.
Day 4 – See the Cliffs of Moher. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 5 – Tour the Ring of Kerry. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 6 – Visit historic sites and drop off your rental car. Spend your last night in Dublin.
Day 7 – Depart from Dublin Airport.
The best part? You won’t have to worry about where you’re going or sleeping, because your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will plan the trip for you and sort all the details before you arrive.
As well as reserving your accommodation and renting a car for your trip, we can book activities to fill your days with more adventures. We cater to all tastes, whether you want to visit a whiskey distillery, discover the national parks, or sail to windswept islands.
You’ll also have access to our 24/7 emergency helpline should you need to call us at any point.
Want to stay longer?
If you want to slow down the pace and take in more Irish attractions, we highly recommend extending your self-drive tour to at least 10 days.
With our flexible itineraries, it’s easy to start planning your tour! Pick the amount of time you want to stay in Dublin and then decide how many days you want to spend driving around the island.
The possibilities are endless when visiting Ireland. With 10 days or longer, you could enjoy a more in-depth travel experience. Follow the Wild Atlantic Way route or pop into Northern Ireland for a complete tour of the island.
All of Nordic Visitor’s Ireland self-drive tour packages can be tailored by our Ireland experts. They can add extra nights at select locations or modify the driving routes if you have any particular attractions in mind. Just ask!
Interested in visiting Northern Ireland?
As you may already know, the island of Ireland is separated in 2 entities. The Republic of Ireland, which is an independent nation, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom (along with England, Scotland and Wales).
While they are two different countries, they share many similarities in their history, culture and, of course, their geography. For a complete tour of the island, we recommend including Northern Ireland in your itinerary. This way you could get to know the Emerald Isle and see all its beauty in depth.
You won’t want to miss the capital Belfast, the Antrim Coast, and the Giant’s Causeway. You could also have a longer seaside road trip by adding Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route to your itinerary.
When is the best time to visit Ireland?
Ireland is a beautiful island to visit all year long. This means you can’t go wrong when you book your Irish getaway. That said, we recommend the summertime or its shoulder months for the best experience.
The summer, consisting of the months of June, July and August, is the high season. It is marked by long daylight hours and the best (and most stable) weather of the year. Attractions also operate under longer hours and more availability than in winter.
All of this means you can discover Ireland to your heart’s content.
However, you may find that top attractions are very popular at this time. Indeed, Ireland attracts visitors from around the world especially in summer.
If you would rather have a quieter holiday, visit during the spring or autumn. These shoulder months include April, May, September and October. During this time, you’ll find the best of both worlds: quieter attractions but plenty of good weather and daylight to explore.
Are you keen to explore Scotland too?
Combine a tour of Ireland with a road trip around Scotland for an epic Celtic itinerary. We recommend a minimum of 10 days for this, so you can have enough time to have a taste of both countries.
Spend the first 4 to 10 days driving around the rugged Highlands and islands of Scotland. Then follow that up with another road trip around Ireland to take in all the jaw-dropping coastal landscapes and historic landmarks.
Another option is to choose from our small group tours of Scotland if you want to explore with a local guide. Unlike a big bus tour, you’d travel in a comfortable, premium mini-bus with other like-minded visitors. We don’t offer these in Ireland just yet, but our regional travel experts are working on it!
Scotland is a great destination to complement a tour to Ireland. Their cultures and history are so closely linked and you’ll be able to meet the locals and get immersed in both.
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