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Ireland Solo Travel & Tours

When it comes to solo travel, Ireland is a great destination! It is safe and welcoming. Visit the iconic highlights, including the thriving cities, rugged coastline and ancient landmarks, with a tailor-made itinerary crafted by the experts at Nordic Visitor.

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ABOUT IRELAND SOLO TOURS

Looking for Ireland solo tours? You’re in the right place!

Solo travel in Ireland is safe and fun. To explore at your own pace, we recommend you take a scenic self-drive tour or book your very own private journey. Or to make friends along the way, why not look into a small group tour?

All these packages start in the capital, Dublin, before exploring the stunning west coast, full of ancient landmarks and cultural experiences. Expect the warm hospitality and friendliness the Irish pride themselves on.

When you book a trip to Ireland with Nordic Visitor, you’re not alone on your solo journey. You get handpicked accommodation, access to our 24/7 helpline, and many other benefits as part of your 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 solo itinerary around the country. See Dublin and the west coast, admiring highlights and lesser-known gems along the way. These packages include comfortable accommodation, daily breakfast, 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
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Ireland
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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
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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
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Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
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Scenic Ireland - Private

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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

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

Complete Ireland

3081EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
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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.

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.


  • Browse our Ireland itineraries when you’re ready to plan your ideal tour to the Emerald Isle

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.



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

 

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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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