Travel Bus Tours In Ireland

Travel through Ireland by bus can be a convenient way for tourists to experience the country through the eyes of locals. Bus tours often have either native or highly experienced guides full-time on their tours, which gives guests the opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the island. These tours provide some meals, all accommodations, and in some cases all ground transportation, including airport transfers. Check with the tours for the availability of optional excursions.

Trafalgar Tours -- Best of Ireland Tour

Trafalgar's Best of Ireland Tour makes a full circuit around the small country in 11 days. This tour travels through Dublin, Waterford, Limerick and Galway, with stops at attractions such as the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. At the end of the tour, guests may enjoy a farewell dinner with wine in Dublin. Included in the price of the tour are accommodations, hotel gratuities, ground transportation, tour director services, 14 meals, including nine breakfasts, and tickets to all attractions and sightseeing excursions. Optional excursions are available for an extra fee, and include visits to the Guinness storehouse, a banquet at Shannon Castle, musical performances and a river cruise.

Trafalgar Tours

801 East Katella Avenue

Anaheim, CA 92805


Cosmos -- Irish Explorer

This company's Irish Explorer tour is a nine to 10 day tour, with an optional last day in Dublin. The tour circles the coast of Ireland, including multiple stops in Northern Ireland. Highlights of the tour include Dublin, Sligo, Donegal, Galway, Ennis, Cork, Waterford and Blarney. Sightseeing excursions visit the Hill of Tara, the grave of W.B. Yeats and the Waterford Crystal Factory, among others. Breakfast every morning is included in the tour price, as are two dinners. Also included are accommodations, tour guide services, ground transportation and airport transfers, if Cosmos books your flights for you.


5301 South Federal Circle

Littleton, CO 80123


CIE Tours -- Northern Supreme Tour

Among CIE Tours' wide selection of Ireland bus tours is the Northern Supreme Tour, which stays mostly in Northern Ireland. The tour stops in the cities of Shannon, Cong, Donegal, Belfast and Dublin. The first night's accommodations are at the Ashford Castle Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel in a 13th to 18th century era castle. The nine day tour includes sightseeing trips, evening entertainment, optional golfing, seven breakfasts and six dinners, a lunch, admission to attractions, an Irish tour guide and numerous walking tours. Packages, including air travel from the United States, are available through CIE Tours.

CIE Tours International, Inc.

10 Park Place, Suite 510

PO Box 1965

Morristown NJ 07962