When you want to discover the best things to see and do in Ireland, go to the experts. They bring their insider knowledge to a wide variety of sightseeing tours around Ireland. Below you will find details of just some of the exciting tours that are organised around the country today.
Ewings Sea Angling and Boat Charters
The Harry Ewing Pier, Rosses Point, Sligo
Ewings Sea Angling and Boat Charters provide a great day’s entertainment, with deep-sea angling, reef fishing or shark fishing to choose from.
The company also arranges trips to islands including Innismurray Island, which depart from Rosses Point.
Dublin Bus Dublin City Tour Hop On Hop Off
59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, Dublin
Dublin Bus launched its latest recession-busting initiative with KIDS GO FREE on its Hop on Hop Off tour. Two children under 14 can travel free on the tour when accompanied with a fare-paying adult.
The Hop on Hop Off tour offers a fun day out for all the family. Experience all the attractions the city has to offer including Dublin Zoo, the National Gallery and the National Wax Museum Plus, Dublinia and more. The tour is perfect for families to discover the delights of Dublin.
Furbo Hill, Furbo, Galway City, Galway
Corrib Tours offer a luxury cruise from Woodquay in Galway City up the river Corrib past the magnificent salmon weir bridge under the shadow of Galway Cathedral along the old Clifden Railway line on to the scenic and tranquil setting of Lough Corrib.
There is a full bar on board in addition to tea and cofee service. There is also sundeck seating for over 70 passengers offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Passengers are treated to a commentary which covers all major points of interest and includes many historical and interesting anecdotes associated with the river and the lake.
Doolin Pier, Doolin, Clare
With boats leaving from Doolin Pier, you can book trips to see Inis Mor, Inis Meain and Inis Oirr, as well as cruises to the Cliffs of Moher an 8km shoreline, which is inaccessible from land. From the comfort of the Jack B, a new purpose-built passenger vessel, you can enjoy the majestic cliffs and their 20-plus species of birds.
Waterville Boats Cruises to Skellig Rock
Waterville Boats organises daily boat trips to the Skelligs, weather permitting. The company also arranges deep sea angling and river and lake angling for salmon and sea trout, as well as renting out boats and tackle for hire.
Gap of Dunloe and Lakes of Killarney Tours
7 High Street, Killarney, Kerry
This is more of an adventure than a tour. It combines a bus journey to Kate Kearney’s Cottage, a 12km trip via jaunting car, pony, or foot through the world-famous Gap of Dunloe to Lord Brandon’s Cottage ( where snacks are available), and a boat trip through the three Lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle. Here a bus will return you to Killarney. The tour is also done in reverse.
Adare Guided Walking Tours
During this daily 30-minute guided tour of Adare, your guide will show you the wealth of history associated with the picturesque town, such as the 14th-Century Dove Cot or Columberium. Bikes are available for hire afterwards should you want to explore further yourself.
Kilkenny City Tours Black & Amber Road Train
Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny
Kilkenny City Tours is a Black & Amber Road Train that will take visitors on a 25-minute tour of the medieval city. This fantastic new attraction views 15 of Kilkenny’s finest historical sights. While on board you will receive a full commentary providing a fascinating insight into the history of Kilkenny.
The pick up point is across the road from Kilkenny Castle, and tours run every hour on the hour from 10am – 6pm, 7 days a week. The train is open to the public from March through to October. Group bookings can be made at any time of year.
Starting across from Kilkenny Castle, the first port of call is the City Hall, then on to the Court House and Rothe House. After that it’s on down to St. Francis Abbey Brewery, St. Canices Church, Butt’s Green, Bishop’s Palace, St Canice’s Cathedral and over to the Black Abbey and St. Marys Cathedral. The road train continues on and takes in Desart Hall, Talbots Tower, Butler House and St. Patricks Graveyard. It then travels on the homeward leg back to Kilkenny Castle.