You will stay in small, family-run guesthouses and boutique hotels that are all centrally located in each town or city visited.
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender. You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout. If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irish food is very hearty & delicious. The majority of restaurants will offer traditional Irish stew, lamb, chicken, fish, shellfish, and potatoes! All the restaurants you’ll go to for dinner have been tested out by our team and offer fresh and local products.
Moderate: This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes some physical activities. Participants should expect to be active for 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful, though not required to enjoy the trip.
The cliff walk on Day 1 in Howth is moderate to challenging. The hike in Connemara National Park on Day 4 is challenging. Expect to be hiking for 3-4 hours roundtrip. We suggest sturdy hiking shoes for this day.
Of course! This trip is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.
If you don't know how to ride a bike, there are other options! If you can’t or don’t want to ride, you can opt for a walking tour instead.
If you have any diet restrictions or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you, as we want everyone to be well-fed!
Vegetarianism is pretty common in Ireland. You will be able to find vegetarian options in pretty much all the restaurants in Ireland.
Those who are vegan or on gluten-free diets may find Ireland challenging, and it is recommended for those people to bring their own supplies from supermarkets or markets.
You will enjoy some free time in Dublin on Day 6. You’ll be able to visit as many attractions as you want. If you’d like to enjoy as much of Dublin as possible, we recommend that you arrive a few days early or extend your trip.
Rain and wind are expected throughout the year, so be prepared and bring your rain jacket! The heaviest rains occur between October and April; the months of May, June, and September are the best months to visit Ireland as it is typically warmer. July & August are usually the busiest months, with many festivals and events that attract more tourists.
The lighter, the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase, that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take all forms of transportation, and some guesthouses and hotels don’t have elevators. You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day.
It is important to have a waterproof jacket and comfortable sneakers to walk in. You may bring a small hairdryer, but several of the guesthouses or hotels we stay have them available. Check out the full Ireland packing list.
Drinking water from taps is considered safe unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, we recommend using a refillable water bottle rather than buying bottled water.
ATMs are very common in Ireland, so you won’t have any problems finding one in major cities and towns.
Credit cards are widely accepted by stores, hotels, and restaurants. However, smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so make sure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases. Please let your bank know you’re traveling overseas.