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Ireland

Ireland tailor-made holidays

Introduction

The emerald landscape of Ireland remains the major draw for people travelling here; the timelessness of its rolling hills and the unspoilt wilderness attracts more people to visit annually than actually live on the island.

The capital, Dublin, on the banks of the River Liffey is an historic, vibrant city. Stroll through the streets of Georgian buildings; visit Dublin Castle, Trinity College and sample the national drink in Temple Bar.

Cork, the second largest city, has a long seafaring tradition, which feeds into the region's exceptional reputation as the gourmet heart of Ireland. Blarney Castle, containing the fabled Blarney Stone, said to bestow the gift of the gab on anyone who kisses it, is a short drive from town.

The natural attractions of Beara Peninsula, County Derry and Connemara and Killarney National Park are world-renowned and favourites with walkers and cyclists.

Galway in the west of the country is wild and haunting, with craggy cliffs, empty beaches and access to the remote Aran Islands the main draws. Soaring mountains and pretty lakes provide distraction inland. The huge limestone plateau at Burren in the north west is wind and weather-lashed but retains a stark beauty.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
1 hour

Time zone
GMT ±0

Currency
Euro (€) = 100 cents

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

Top itineraries in Ireland

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Taste of Ireland

4-day luxury rail journey from £3,105 pp incl. flights

Take in the highlights of the Emerald Isle with one of the world's great rail journeys. Throughout, you'll enjoy open-bar indulgences, multi-course gourmet dining and expert-led tours, including a black-cab tour of Belfast and afternoon tea in a grand country manor.

Best of Ireland - Self Drive

8-day itinerary

Driving is a great way to take in Ireland's fabulous scenery and our suggested self-drive tour combines some of the country's most spectacular touring routes in a loop from Dublin, through Cork, Killarney, County Clare and then back to Dublin. Along the way you'll stay in gorgeous townhouses and co…

Top places to stay in Ireland

Belmond Grand Hibernian

Luxury train

The first luxury Irish rail experience, the Belmond Grand Hibernian is a sumptuous way to travel through the verdant landscapes that make Ireland such an iconic destination. Enjoy every moment with a scenic observation car, 24-hour steward service and Belmond's signature luxurious touches.

Ireland articles

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  • When Irish Eyes are Smiling

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0618 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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