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Customised & Bespoke Tours in Ireland

Visit the Emerald Isle with one of our custom tours of Ireland to see the lush green hills and historic landmarks. Stay for as long as you want with flexible itineraries and enjoy the personalised service of a Nordic Visitor travel consultant.

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ABOUT TAILOR-MADE IRELAND TOURS

Looking for custom tours of Ireland? We’ve got you covered!

The best ways to explore Ireland at your own pace is on a scenic self-drive tour or privately guided trip. Browse below for our range of packages from 6 to 17 days that combine the best of the fun cities and beautiful Irish countryside.

Then, you tell us what you want to see and if you want to add any locations or activities to your itinerary. We’ll tailor your preferred route to your tastes and preferences.

When you book a trip to Ireland with Nordic Visitor, you get handpicked accommodation, transportation reservations, access to our 24/7 helpline, and many other benefits as part of the package. You’ll also enjoy the personal service of your own dedicated travel consultant.

Get in touch via our toll-free numbers or live chat and we'll happily plan your Ireland adventure.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Specialists in Ireland holidays
  • Flexible and customisable tour options
  • Experienced travel agency that takes care of all the details for you
  • Dedicated to providing personalised, quality service

VISIT IRELAND ON A WEEK-LONG GETAWAY

Immerse yourself in Irish history with a 6 to 8-day itinerary around the country. See Dublin and the west coast, admiring highlights and lesser-known gems along the way. These packages include comfortable accommodation, local transport, and more.

Ireland
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.9
Apr - Oct

Scenic Ireland

1758EUR

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

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Guided Groups
8 days / 7 nights
4.6
Apr - Oct

Wonders of Ireland

Cliffs of Moher & the Ring of Kerry

3883EUR

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

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Ireland
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Privately Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Ireland - Private

4202EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

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Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scenic Ireland - Private

5112EUR

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8 days / 7 nights
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STAY LONGER & VISIT SCOTLAND TOO

Stay for 10 days or more to explore Ireland at a leisurely pace. Or you could combine your Irish adventure with a journey around Scotland. Choose from these extended itineraries to delve deeper into the Celtic countries.

Ireland
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Classic Ireland

2136EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
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Ireland
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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Ireland

3081EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

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Ireland
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Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
4.6
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Grand Tour of Ireland

3818EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
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Scotland & Ireland
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Self-drive
12 days / 11 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland & Ireland

2786GBP

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12 days / 11 nights
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Ireland Travel Experts

As a travel agency based in Northern Europe, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Ireland. We offer a variety of self-drive and guided tours that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Ireland travel experts. 

To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you – accommodations, activities, local transportation, ferries, and other services.

We can also customise your chosen tour to your needs and tastes. If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Customer Experiences Of Ireland Tours

Don’t just imagine your visit to Ireland - read what our amazing guests have to say!

Ann, United States
Classic Ireland, October 2023

So happy I found Nordic Visitor!

I'm so happy I found Nordic Visitor! Our 10-day self-drive tour of Ireland made our trip feel like a carefree vacation. The accommodation were outstanding, and finding ourselves within walking distance of city centres was wonderful. Our hotels/inns offered lovely breakfasts and some had excellent evening dining on-site. The Nordic Visitor travel guide was a pleasure to follow, filled with many choices to plan our daily excursions. Nordic Visitor is highly professional and thorough, from website to bookings. We appreciate all the planning Chris put into creating a fantastic itinerary for us!

John, United States
Scenic Ireland, July 2023

Top notch

This was excellent. We truly enjoyed our experience. We accomplished about 90% of the suggested sites. They were all top notch. Hotels and accommodation were all great. I would recommend to anyone going to visit Ireland and I will use them again when we go to Scotland.

Suzanne, United States
Scenic Ireland, October 2023

Extremely helpful

Nordic Visitor offers a package for every type of traveller. Travel consultants are extremely helpful and steer travellers to the perfect package to meet their interests.

Barbara, United States
Express Scotland & Ireland, July 2023

Truly enjoyed our trip

Truly enjoyed our trip to Scotland and Ireland and the ease in travel. The itinerary booklets and maps were essential and used daily during our trip. We loved our trip and have shared your website with several friends already. We have 2 sets of friends looking at doing the same trip next year and one considering your Iceland package. Look forward to booking with you again!

Pamela, United States
Wonders of Ireland, August 2023

The best trip I've ever been on

This was a great tour, well laid out and hitting the highlights. Touring with a small group is always much smoother and more amicable and our group became fast friends. I can't say enough about our tour guide Brian. He brought a wealth of knowledge, not only about our destinations, but also local history, geography, language, customs as well as funny anecdotes. My daughter-in-law said "This was the best trip I've ever been on".

Caitlin, United States
Wonders of Ireland, July 2023

So grateful we went with Nordic Visitor

We had such an amazing experience with Nordic Visitor who hosted the "Wonders of Ireland" 8-day tour. The group was small, 16 people, so we could use a large van rather than the huge buses that take forever for people to load/unload at each stop. The hotels were top notch, the sites we visited were diverse and enjoyable (distilleries, castles, gardens, waterfalls). Our tour guide Brian was truly incredible. He had a wealth of knowledge about the history, music and folklore of Ireland. He made the trip both informative and fun, and helped the group come together with his warm and engaging personality. Melissa our driver was also fantastic - kind, helpful and chatty. They both went above and beyond to ensure everyone was cared for and enjoyed the journey. I was torn about which company to use, and am so grateful we went with Nordic Visitor.

Jean, United States
Classic Ireland - Private, August 2023

I will use Nordic Visitor again!

We toured the highlights of Ireland via private vehicle and guide. All of our accommodation were very nice and what we requested. Our guide/driver was excellent! He went the extra mile for us in every way. The Nordic Visitor representative listened to what we wanted for our trip and delivered a great package. I was sent in depth details of the sites we could see at each stop and suggestions as to their top three choices. All the information provided was very helpful. I will use this company again!

Alistair, New Zealand
Scenic Ireland - Private, June 2023

First-rate

Nordic Visitor's website and logistics were first-rate. Overall we had a wonderful time getting to see Scotland and Ireland, connecting with ancestry and generally enjoying all the arrangements made for us.

Getting to Ireland

Ireland has 10 airports, with the three main international ports being: Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Unless customised to begin elsewhere, all Nordic Visitor tours in Ireland start and end in Dublin, the capital city.

Flight times to Ireland are, for example, 6 hours from New York City or Boston and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Ireland include (but are not limited to) Aer Lingus, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, Ryanair, and KLM.

The Republic of Ireland is on GMT time. If your journey involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Dublin to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that your flights to Ireland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages. However, if you have booked a combination tour of Scotland and Ireland, we include flight costs between the two countries in the package price.

IRELAND PACKAGES BY LOCAL TRAVEL SPECIALISTS

What would you like to experience in Ireland? Our Ireland travel experts have created thrilling tour packages for your dream Irish trip.

IDEAS FOR BESPOKE IRELAND TOURS

Pick one of our tailor-made tours of Ireland to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery and historic sights. The ideal Irish holiday consists of exploring the cities as well as the countryside, to take in the culture, history and beauty of the Emerald Isle.

Experience the capital Dublin and its buzzing atmosphere before spending as much or as little time along the west coast as you wish. With a custom tour, we recommend visiting the highlights of Ireland with more off-the-beaten-path stops for good balance.

Imagine yourself wandering through ancient Celtic monuments, going for a walk on the green hills, and learning about Gaelic culture. You could sit in a typical pub tasting the local brew and listening to live Irish music.

Good to know: All of Nordic Visitor’s Ireland self-drive and private tour packages can be tailored by our regional experts. They can add extra nights at select locations or modify the routes if you have any particular attractions in mind. Just ask!



Want to go on an Ireland road trip?

Take the wheel in Ireland and you’ll have the freedom to pull the car over at any attractions or breathtaking views. We recommend at least 6 to 8 days to make the most of a road trip around the island.

All our tours set off from Dublin and include the top attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, and Blarney Castle.

Here’s an example of a one-week tour of Ireland:

  • 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 your trip and sort all the details before you arrive.

We reserve your accommodation, rent a car for your trip, and can book activities to fill your days with more adventures. You’ll also have access to our 24/7 emergency helpline should you need to call us at any point.



Would you rather leave the driving to someone else?

If you'd prefer not to drive when you're abroad, a private tour of Ireland would suit you best for your custom trip. You'll learn more about the country directly from your personal tour guide. And your dedicated travel consultant will tailor your itinerary to your interests.

All tours to Ireland can be made into a luxury tour for you. Just ask and we can tailor an itinerary with special castle stays, private airport transfers and more.

Want to stay for a longer period of time?

If you want to slow down the pace and take in more Irish attractions, we highly recommend extending your Ireland 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 spend in Dublin or on day trips from the capital. And then you can choose how far and how long you want to spend around the island.

The possibilities are endless when visiting Ireland. With 10 days or longer, you could visit in more depth. Follow the Wild Atlantic Way route or pop into Northern Ireland for a complete tour of the island.

Or would you prefer to spend more time in one city than another? Add another town to your trip or specific day tours? Just ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant for advice.

When is the best time to visit Ireland on a custom tour?

Ireland is a beautiful country all year long. This means you can’t go wrong when you book your bespoke 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 interested in exploring Scotland too?

You could combine a tour of Ireland with a trip around Scotland for an epic Celtic itinerary. We recommend a minimum of 10 days for this, however, so you can have enough time to dive into the cultures of both countries.

Spend the first 4 to 10 days discovering the rugged Highlands and islands of Scotland. Then follow that up with another trip around Ireland to take in all the jaw-dropping coastal landscapes and historic landmarks.

As a tour operator specialising in both these fantastic destinations, we can offer tailor-made itineraries that combine the best of both.

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.



Scroll down to learn more about Nordic Visitor’s services.

 

— OTHER DESTINATIONS

See more of Northern Europe

  • Explore Ireland’s Celtic neighbour, Scotland
  • Experience stunning scenery and midnight sun in Iceland
  • Combine culture with nature by discovering Scandinavia
  • Head off the beaten track in wild Greenland or Svalbard

Ireland Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Irish adventure.

Our Services

On your Ireland Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

Book with Confidence

  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Ireland travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whether you’re looking to book your dream Ireland trip, want to add an extra night in Dublin, or have questions about your tour, we’re happy to help. Get in touch with our friendly team to answer any of your travel queries.

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