01. General

Our relaxed and easy-paced Experience Tours range in length from 7-13 days.

Our active and adventurous Adventure Tours range in length from 5-11 days.

We have four types of tours:

  1. Scheduled small group tours departing from Dublin – relaxed Experience Tours or active Adventure Tours
  2. Private customised tours for family and friends – all of our scheduled small group tours can be private also for you and your group.
  3. Independent tours – Perfect style for those who want to travel solo or with their own travel partners.
  4. Self Drive Tours – See the places you’ve dreamed of, the way you want to see them

All ages enjoy our tours.

However, there’s a minimum age of 8 years old for a scheduled tour. Do you have younger children?

Check out our private family tour page 

All of our tours depart from Jurys Inn Hotel, Parnell Street Dublin

Our pick-up times from the Hotel are at 9.00 am.


All of our tours arrive at Dublin Heuston, Heuston Station, St John’s Rd W, Dublin

Our arrival times at the station are 5.30 pm.

(This may change if you book a tour with a train transfer on the last day. )

Honestly, it’s really hard to say. Our seasons aren’t exact so it can vary. Each month has its very own character.

We welcome lots of solo travellers on tour. Take one of our small group tours for a hassle-free way to explore Ireland and meet new friends.

The minimum number for our tours is two people.

Your departure is 100% guaranteed once you’ve booked your tour (as long as there is one other person booked). We’ve never cancelled a tour.

The maximum group size is 16

If you’re from the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, travelling for the sole purpose of tourism and staying less than 3 months in Ireland, you do not need a visa.

From a different country? Check the visa requirements on the official Irish government website.

If in doubt, please contact the Irish Immigration Service. Alternatively, contact the Irish embassy or consulate in your home country.

Our trips are open to people of all ages and levels of fitness who want to experience Irelands outdoors in an easygoing environment. And perfect for a group of varying levels, or who simply want the opportunity to set their own pace each day.

On all our tours you are free to travel at your own pace – whether this means challenging yourself by zooming up the hills, discovering historical sites at a relaxing pace, or anything in between.

If you’re not sure which trip is right for you, contact our expert trip designers who will help match your fitness levels, interests and preferences to the perfect trip. 

Yes of course! Many of our travellers arrive alone, others are with friends or partners. It doesn’t matter because by the end of day 1 you have already made a great group of friends on the bus!

02. Preparing for your trip to Ireland

No matter what time of year it is you will need comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, bug repellent, swimwear and a towel.

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, rain jacket/trousers, warm fleece, hat and gloves, towel, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.

Either is fine, it’s up to you! We ask that you bring only one large backpack/suitcase (25kg) and a day pack. If you are going to be travelling with a lot more than 25kg, then please let us know.

There is no travel insurance cover included on our tours. We strongly recommend that you take insurance to cover you for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and public liability. We do not take responsibility for any personal possessions under any circumstances.

03. Accommodation

The tour will depart at 9.00 am at Jurys Inn on Parnell Street, Dublin City Centre and end at 5.30 pm approx at Heuston station.

Hotel/B&Bs near pick up point:

The Kingfisher Townhouse, The Charles Stewert B&B, Cassidys Hotel, Parkway B&B, Academy Plaza Hotel, Holiday Inn Express City Centre, The Gate Hotel, Castle Hotel, The Belvedere Hotel, The Maldron Hotel (Parnell Square), Temple House North Great apartments and Halfpenny Bridge Holiday Homes.

Hotel/B&Bs near the drop off point:

Ashling Hotel, Phoenix Park Hotel, Maldron Hotel Smithfield, McGettigans Townhouse, Generator Quality Hostel, Hilton Hotel Kilmainham,
Third-party websites such as Booking.com, Trivago, b&bireland.com or Hostelworld (which also has B&Bs) offer very competitive rates that are more often than not, better than any tour operator rates.

For your pre/post-Dublin city tour – we recommend DoDublin Hop, On Hop Off

A vital component of Irish Experience is the effort we put into finding our tours accommodation that is just right. Instead or large impersonal hotels, we overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations) where the welcome really is genuine.

Plus, our small group sizes allow us to choose from a wider variety of high-quality establishments in some of the most untouched places in the country.

A hot shower, a pint, a fire in the evening or heading down to the pub; what we can assure you is that wherever you stay, you’ll love it.

See more details on our accommodation page

All room types are available – twin room, double room, single room and family rooms

A twin room is a room with 2 single beds, whilst a double room has 1 large bed suited for two people. Both rooms are designed for double occupancy. A single room is a single bed, designed for single occupancy.

No. All accommodation suppliers provide the bed linen and bed clothing.