Nov 17

Epic 2018 Ireland Tour Series Launch

Essential Ireland Tours are proud to present our epic 2018 tour series.

Award winning, small group tours of Ireland


March & April departures sold out! June 15th - sold out!

July 20th - sold out!

  • Extra small groups - only 8-10 people per tour
  • Unbeatable value  - still travel VIP style 
  • Ultimate Irish experiences - Ireland’s best tour-guides 

We are offer two great tours, one tour to the North of Ireland and one to the South and West (the famous ‘Wild Atlantic Way’).

Tour-Guests Martina and Kent (California &Cork) with Seamus he Irish Wolfhound and our Chief-guide, Stephen McPhilemy, atMilltown House: our luxury accommodation in beautiful Dingle Harbour

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Jan 2024

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We Never Cancel

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Sep 22

2024 Tour Dates Announced

2024 Essential Ireland Tour Dates

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