WHAT TO DO ON A SOLO TRIP TO IRELAND
We believe that single travellers will love a trip to Ireland! To immerse yourself in the stunning scenery and historic sights, pick one of our Ireland packages which can easily be tailored to your needs.
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. Each day, you can take walking tours or day trips to discover each region in more depth. And this way you can meet like-minded travellers too!
If you travel alone in Ireland, you don’t have to miss out on any experiences. Explore the buzzing capital Dublin and spend as much or as little time along the west coast as you wish. All our tours include the biggest highlights as well as more off-the-beaten-path stops.
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: Our packages are perfect for solo travellers as we handle all the local details for you before you arrive. And during your tour, you’re never alone. We’re with you at every step of the way and we are available 24/7 should you encounter an emergency.
Want to go on an Ireland road trip?
We recommend at least 6 to 8 days to make the most of your solo road trip around Ireland.
All our tours set off from Dublin and include the top natural 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 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.
Your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will reserve your accommodation, rent a car, and book activities to fill your days with more adventures. We cater to all tastes, whether you want to visit a whiskey distillery, go hiking in the national parks, or even see Waterford Crystal being made.
Not only that, but with our packages you get many benefits that we know solo travellers will love.
You’ll receive a detailed itinerary and a personalised map of Ireland with your route, accommodations and must-see highlights. We also throw in a Heritage Island touring guide and discount pass.
Please note: All of Nordic Visitor’s Ireland self-drive tour packages can be tailored by our regional experts. They can add extra nights at select locations or modify the driving routes if you have any particular attractions in mind. Just ask!
Would you prefer to travel with a guide?
To skip the driving and meet other like-minded travellers opt for a guided tour instead!
See the Emerald Isle from a local’s point of view and make some new friends along the way with our guided small group tours. These tours offer an enriching and personal way to travel as a group. You’ll take advantage of an expert guide’s knowledge while travelling with a maximum of 15 guests.
Please note: While these packages can be customised with some optional activities, you can only add extra nights in Dublin before or after the guided portion of the tour.
Or you could travel with your very own guide on a private tour of Ireland. They will act as your driver as well, meaning all you have to do is enjoy the view from the window. This is an intimate way to see the country with dedicated attention to your own needs and interests.
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 solo tour to at least 10 days.
The possibilities are endless when visiting Ireland. With 10 days and more, you could visit the capital and countryside in more depth.
Follow the Wild Atlantic Way route or pop into Northern Ireland for a complete tour of the island. Visit historic sights such as the Victorian Kylemore Abbey, take a boat tour to the Skellig Islands, or spend some time in Cork and Cobh on the south coast.
When is the best time to visit Ireland?
Ireland is a beautiful country all year long. This means you can’t go wrong when you book your solo 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 journeying around 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.
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.
What's more? You can choose from a range of trips for your combo tour, including road trips, private itineraries and guided small group tours.
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