Blog on Ireland Tours and Scotland Vacations

Here we bring you our best ideas on Ireland tours and Scotland vacations.  We have lists of our favorite Irish restaurants and pubs and castles. We know the must-see festivals and vistas in Scotland.  Contact us if you have any follow up questions.

 

Top 7 Things To Do And See In Wales

If you’re planning on visiting Ireland, the UK or Scotland, you might want to consider a trip to Wales within the mix. Wales is within easy driving distance of Scotland and England or a ferry ride, if you’re coming from Ireland. The country is filled with beauty and...

6 Great Value Hotels To Stay At In Ireland

Traveling to Ireland and looking for some fantastic hotels that are a great value, with great customer service, to stay at? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites throughout Ireland that are sure to meet all of your requirements.   The Fitzwilliam Hotel,...

Top Pubs In Dublin To Visit

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and if you’re like us, that brings about thoughts of lively pubs and Guinness and whiskey! If you’re considering traveling to Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day 2019 or are coming to Ireland on vacation and want to know some of the best pubs to...

5 Irish Cities To Visit On St. Patrick’s Day

A popular bucket list item on many’s list is to visit Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, the Emerald Isles national holiday. You might be considering making this trip and are probably considering spending the day in Dublin. However, if you’re looking to experience St....

7 Romantic Places To Visit In Ireland

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and love, we thought it only appropriate to list some of our favorite romantic destinations around Ireland that you can visit. Not only that, but did you know Ireland has a connection to St. Valentine? In fact, the remains of St....

5 Things To Expect From a Private Driver Guide In Ireland

When you travel to Ireland, you have many different options for how you spend your days in this beautiful country. It’s all about preference: some people prefer to leave their days open-ended and explore the cities at their leisure, others prefer more guidance. Some...

8 Pro Tips To Planning your St. Patricks Day Trip To Ireland

If you’re like us, you are probably already thinking about the best holiday of the year, St. Patrick’s Day in March! Traveling to Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is a bucket list trip for many people, so making sure your experience is as great as it can be is a...

Ireland Road Trip: Wild Atlantic Way

If you’re looking to experience some of the most beautiful places Ireland has to offer, the Wild Atlantic Way should be at the top of your list. Stretching 1,500 miles spanning from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South, there is so much to see and do along this...

Ireland Road trip: Causeway Coast

If you’re looking to experience some of the most beautiful places Ireland has to offer, look no further than the Causeway Coast. Stretching 1,500 miles and crossing nine counties and three provinces, you’re in for a wild ride. Road-tripping up the east coast of...

A Night In Markree Castle In Sligo, Ireland

While in Ireland in November 2017, we were lucky enough to get to enjoy a night at the incredible Markree Castle, newly reopened and renovated in March 2017. The experience was nothing short of magical and there were moments where we forget we weren’t in a Disney...

Halloween In Ireland

Ireland may not come to your mind first when you think of Halloween festivities, but think again! Did you know that Halloween’s origins can be found in Ireland? Photo: Derry City and Strabane District Council We can trace Halloween back to the festival of Samhain,...

7 Restaurants In Ireland You Must Visit

One of our favorite parts of traveling is, of course, eating all of the amazing food! Ireland is no different. While in Ireland, you’ll want to experience all that the country has to offer when it comes to food and dining experiences. We’ve created a list of some of...

7 Outlander Locations You Can Visit In Scotland

In honor of the season 3 premiere, we wanted to give you a look at some of the Outlander locations in Scotland used for filming the TV show. Not only can you follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire, you will also get the opportunity to see some of the most...

7 Irish Dishes You Must Try When Visiting Ireland

Although food may not be the first thing that you think of when it comes to Ireland, *cough cough beer* there are so many delicious Irish delicacies and traditional meals for you to try out while visiting. Despite the great food renaissance in Ireland, these dishes...

6 Lighthouses You Can’t Miss In Ireland

A little leprechaun told us that August 7th was National Lighthouse Day, so we thought it would be appropriate to talk about our favorite Irish lighthouses that you should visit during your trip to Ireland! As a country surrounded by water, it should come as no...

The 7 Best Pubs In Ireland You Must Visit

If you’re planning on visiting Ireland, chances are you’re planning on visiting a few (or many) pubs while you’re there. Since Ireland is the home of Guinness and you can find a pub on every corner, we’ve put together a favorites list with the help of some...

7 Places In Ireland To Visit If You Love Game Of Thrones

Winter is coming. And what we mean by that is that Game Of Thrones premieres this weekend and we’re getting really excited. In honor of a new season of Jon Snow and Arya and the Queen of Dragon gracing our tv screens, we’ve put together a list of places that you can...

5 Places To Explore On The River Shannon

You can go to Ireland and have the traditional hotel experience, or you can visit Ireland and explore it in all it’s wonder via a luxurious river cruise. Imagine cruising the inland waterways of the most beautiful European countries aboard an all-inclusive, luxury...

Experience the world of Guinness in Ireland

This famous black dry stout is loved the world over, but legend has it that it never tastes as good as it does when it’s pulled on the Emerald Isle. The story of Guinness began in 1759 when Arthur Guinness took a leap of faith, signing a 9,000-year lease at St....

Top 10 Spots In Ireland For Star Wars Fans

In anticipation of the upcoming Star Wars movie and #MayTheFourthBeWithYou, we've put together a list of the top 10 spots Star Wars fans must visit while in Ireland! Bonus: we put together an entire itinerary for you here.   1. Skellig Michael. The beehive huts of...

4 Castles You Must Visit While In Ireland

If you’re going to be visiting Ireland, you’ll of course want to visit some castles and manors while you’re there! Ireland is known for their historic castles and they do not disappoint! On our most recent visit to Ireland, we visited a few that we just had to share...

Finding Beauty and luxury in Connemara

This enchanting region of County Galway in the west of Ireland showcases the unspoiled beauty of the Irish countryside. You will experience rural isolation in all its essence, with sheep grazing on the rugged, natural terrain of Galway, towering sea cliffs and wild...

6 Spots To Visit In Ireland During The Spring

Ireland during the Spring is a sight to be reckoned with. With rolling green hills, fields of wildflowers and, not to mention, the warmer weather, you’ll love visiting Ireland around this time of year. Although Summer is certainly one of the more popular places to...

4 Top Tips For Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and everyone across Ireland is gearing up for the festivities on March 17th! If you're thinking about traveling to Ireland next year around St. Patrick's Day or will be there for it this year, we wanted to provide you with...

6 Best Dublin Restaurants For Date Night

With February being the month of love, we thought it would only be appropriate if we listed our favorite spots in Dublin for a romantic date night! So get dressed up and get ready for some good food...and hopefully even better company! Featherblade, Dawson Street. For...

5 Romantic Ireland Spots To Take Your Sweetheart

Ireland is already one of the most beautiful and romantic countries in the world to visit, but we're narrowing down our top 5 favorite Irish spots to take your sweetheart in honor of Valentine's Day!   To view additional articles on great travel and vacation...

4 Of The Best Pubs In Ireland To Have a Pint In

One of our favorite things when we take a trip to Ireland (and let’s be honest, most people’s favorite thing) is to have an authentic Irish pint in a quaint pub. Ireland is known for their pubs (and their beer) so it’s only right that we made a list of some of our...

7 Things To Pack For Your Ireland Vacation

Planning a trip to Ireland is a magical experience, but packing can be stressful and overwhelming. Along with your packing list, don’t forget these 7 items that can make your trip more comfortable and stress-free! To view additional articles on great travel and...

A week in Ireland: 5 things to do and see

When planning a trip to Ireland, you’ll want to also plan excursions and activities to fill up your days, as well. Whether you enjoy relaxing vacations filled with amazing spas and superb wine tastings or enjoy going on epic adventures and sailing the coastline,...

6 Amazing Things To Do On The Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is certainly one of the must-see areas while visiting Ireland! The project was completed in 2014 and existing roadways were connected to create one continuous, beautiful route along the Western coast of Ireland. You could spend an entire vacation...

7 amazing places to eat in Dublin

  Planning on taking a trip to Ireland in the future? Dublin is filled with fantastic bars, coffee shops and restaurants if you’re looking to eat your way through this beautiful city! Here are our top picks, some well-known tourist spots and other...

7 Unique Things To Do In Ireland

If you’re considering taking a trip to Ireland for the first time or have visited before and are planning your next trip back (we don’t blame you!) You may already have a list of touristy spots that you want to visit. However, there are so many other places that...

Dublin things to see and do

Without a doubt, Dublin is at the top of most people’s bucket list travel destinations. There are not many countries that have such rich history, amazing gourmet cuisine and spectacular works of nature that Dublin, Ireland does. If you are planning on traveling to...

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Discover the real Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way The world’s longest coastal touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way, has just been launched in Ireland and showcases the little country’s stunning west coast. The 1,500-mile driving route stretches from Donegal in the...

Game of Thrones Tour

  If you can’t wait for Summer 2017 for the new season of Game Of Thrones to come out (we can’t either), why not appease your appetite this winter (because winter is, in fact, coming) with the ultimate Game Of Thrones Ireland vacation? We’ve put together the...

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