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Ireland Tours in April

April is a great time to visit Ireland to experience a quieter side to all its charming attractions. Wander through old ruins, stand by high sea cliffs admiring the views, and immerse yourself in the Irish culture. Choose from a variety of Ireland tours crafted by the travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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VISITING IRELAND IN APRIL

Looking for Ireland tours in April? We can help!

Visit Ireland in April to experience the country’s natural beauty during the shoulder season, which is quieter compared to the peak summer months. Spend your days soaking up the sight of pretty spring flowers, sweeping sea views and high, rugged peaks.

The best way to explore Ireland at your own pace is on a scenic self-drive itinerary. Browse our range of packages available in April which combine the best of the fun cities and beautiful Irish countryside.

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 travels.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Specialists in Ireland self-drive 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, a rental car, and more.

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Express Ireland

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Scenic Ireland

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Ireland East to West

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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.

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Classic Ireland

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Wild Atlantic Way

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14 days / 13 nights
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Complete Ireland

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Grand Tour of Ireland

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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 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, rental car, 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.

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Nordic Visitor may be a new name in Ireland tourism, but we’ve been around for a while in Scotland and the Nordic countries, where we’ve established a great reputation among both our local suppliers and clients from all over the world.

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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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING IRELAND IN APRIL

If you’re keen to travel to Ireland in April, read on for our expert advice on what it’s like to visit at this time of year. We’re here to answer your most commonly asked questions so you can plan for any future tours to Ireland in April.

What are the best things to do in Ireland in April?

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.

You can visit many of Ireland’s top attractions throughout the year. In spring though, sites will be quieter and you’ll be able to enjoy the mild weather and long daylight hours. It’s also a good time of year for outdoor activities such as hiking.

Here are the 10 best things to do in Ireland in April:

  • Take the wheel for a scenic road trip along the west coast
  • Admire the blooming natural scenery
  • Go hiking in the rugged hills and along high sea cliffs
  • Discover prehistoric and Stone Age monuments
  • Sail to one or more of the west coast islands
  • Explore picturesque, ancient ruins and castles
  • Learn about Ireland’s early Christian and Celtic history
  • Sit in a typical pub to listen to live music
  • Get a taste of Ireland with delicious local food and brew
  • Visit the buzzing cities, charming towns and fishing villages


What are the most popular events in Ireland in April?

There are many events taking place in Ireland in April, some of which you might want to go along to during your tour.

The most popular events in April are:

  • The Irish Grand National
  • The Pan Celtic Festival
  • The World Irish Dancing Championships


Come a little earlier in March to experience the famous St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Or visit Ireland in May for even more festivities, including the traditional music Fleadh Nua festival and the country’s most famous road race, the North West 200.

What are the best places to visit in Ireland in April?

April is a great month to travel to Ireland and visit its towns, historic sites and natural highlights. More so, you’ll enjoy good daylight hours and fair weather, ideal conditions for exploring.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Ireland in April:




What is the weather in Ireland like in April?

When travelling to Ireland in spring, you can expect varied but pleasant weather. Some days it might rain, while others can be really sunny. Generally though, there can be highs of 15°C (59°F) and lows of 5°C (41°F).

What are April temperatures in Ireland?

The average temperature is around 8°C (46°F) in April. You might experience some lovely warm, sunny days in Ireland at this time, but the weather can still be changeable.

What to wear in Ireland in April?

When you pack for Ireland, keep in mind that the weather can be both mild and cool in April. For that reason, we recommend layers. That way you can remove or add clothes depending on the day’s weather.

Make sure to bring some lightweight and warm under layers as well as a rain jacket, hat and scarf.

Here is a list of packing essentials for your Ireland tour in April:

  • Lightweight layers, including t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and shorts
  • Warm jumper or fleece
  • Jeans or warm trousers
  • Waterproof jacket or shell layers
  • Insulated jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Scarf, hat and gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • Wool socks
  • Sun hat or cap


What are the daylight hours in April in Ireland?

In April, the daylight hours are growing longer as we slowly approach the summer solstice. This means you’ll enjoy plenty of daytime brightness to explore Ireland to your heart’s content. You can expect 11 to 15 hours of daylight per day in April.

Daylight hours differ based on the time of the month you visit. In Dublin, the sun rises at 7 AM and sets at 8PM in early April. By the end of the month, it grows longer with daylight hours between 5:50 AM and 8:50 PM.

How to travel in Ireland in April?

The best way to explore Ireland at your own pace is on a scenic self-drive itinerary. All our tours combine the best of the fun cities and beautiful Irish countryside.

Good to know: 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!

Road trip around Ireland

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 Ireland road trip 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 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 helpline should you need to call us at any point.



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 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 choose how long you want to spend driving 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.

Are you interested in exploring 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 get 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.

As tour operators 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.

Did you know? Scotland small group tours are available if you want to leave the driving to someone else. You could also book a private tour of Scotland to travel with your own group of friends or family and a dedicated private guide.

We don’t offer these in Ireland just yet, but our regional travel experts are working on it!



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— OTHER DESTINATIONS

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  • Combine culture with nature by discovering Scandinavia
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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 driving 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.

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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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