12 Best Tours of Ireland for Seniors Citizens

Ireland is situated west of the United Kingdom. Every year many tourists visit this country. Most of the geological attractions and tourist destinations are located along the coastline. 

Tours of Ireland for senior citizens are famous here. Cliffs of Moher and The Burren are the two most favourite places.

Best tours of ireland for seniors citizens
Ireland tours for seniors

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Ireland Coast Sea Landscape Water Nature Ocean
Ireland Coast Sea Water Nature Ocean

What is the best time to visit Ireland?

Although you can visit Ireland any time of the year, from March to May and September to November is the best time.

Ireland’s average maximum temperature during winter is five °C, and in the summer, 15°C. It experiences mild temperatures and rain all the time.

The County Kerry in the southwest is the warmest and favourite part of Ireland. No matter if you are above 60, travel is also meant for you. A 7-day tour package starts from 117.33 Euro or 131.14 United States Dollars per day.

Weather in Ireland
Weather in Ireland

Weather in Ireland in August

In August, the average temperature is 16 – 20°C (60 – 68°F). In summer, July and August is the hottest month. There are 18 hours of daylight; after 11 pm, it becomes dark.

Weather in Ireland
Weather in Ireland

Ireland in April

This month, the average temperature is 8 – 12°C (46 – 53°F). Thus, April is a pleasurable month and the end of springtime.

Ireland in December

In December, the average temperature is 4-6 °C (39 – 42°F), and snowfall is rare. However, sometimes it becomes rainy, making you feel slightly colder than usual.

Being a senior keeps a few travel hacks in mind.

  • Start the journey in the daytime.
  • Always hire a driver to visit the local scene. Also, try to avail a bus tour.
  • Carry the hobbies you love.
  • Book the tour with a trustworthy travel company.

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Guinness Dublin Ireland Beer Pint Irish
Guinness Dublin Ireland Beer Pint Irish

Ireland tour with my Grandfather

We started our journey from India and reached Dublin (capital of Ireland) in 10 hours. We hired a car for sightseeing which I felt was much better than a bus tour.

Ireland tour is an expensive tour but an affordable one. One week costs $2685 per person, including flights, food, accommodation, etc. It was a fantastic trip with busy and action-packed days.

  • Day 1: We have started and ended our tour in Dublin. In Dublin, Ha’penny Bridge is famous. It’s the first pedestrian bridge built in 1816 across the Liffey River. The tour was for seven days. We reached the Ashling Hotel by the shuttle service provided by the airport. After taking a rest for a few hours, we visited River Liffey. We also experienced the Guinness Storehouse, where the ticket cost was €25 for adults, €18.5 for students and seniors, and children €16 (13-17). Other fabulous places are Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Custom House. Our local tour director guided this orientation of tours.
  • Day 2: We departed from Dublin and headed towards Killarney. First, we stopped in Cahir to see the castle. Then, we climbed the ramparts in Blarney Castle to enjoy the scenic beauty.
  • Day 3: We went to The Ring of Kerry to enjoy mountain and sea views. You can also go for a hike there. Must carry good walking shoes, sunscreen, and rain gear.
  • Day 4: We visited Killarney- Foynes- Cliffs of Moher- Limerick, Pan Am’s Flying Boat in Foynes. The invention of Irish coffee was a part of learning there. ‘Cliffs of Moher’ whose beauty is incomparable. It’s the most visited tourist place and our memorable part also. From here, we can see the outstanding natural beauty. The Cliff is 702 feet. It’s also a specially protected area for seabirds.
  • Day 5: The destination spot was Dingle. We explored the beautiful peninsula with historical wonders. Inch beach was our first stop. Then we went to the edge of Europe, also known as Sla Head. Don’t miss clicking the photo with Fungi (name of a Dolphin) that has been there for 30 years.
  • Day 6: We departed from Doolin village and explored moon-like terrain along the way. Last came back to the hotel in Dublin and our flight was at 6:00 pm.

12 Best Tours of Ireland for Seniors Citizens near me

  1. Scottish & Irish Gold Tour
  2. The Celtic Voyage.
  3. Introduction to Ireland Tour
  4. Treasure of Ireland.
  5. Great Atlantic Adventure Small Group Tour.
  6. Jewels of Ireland Tour
  7. Irish Vacation
  8. Castle and Manors
  9. Emerald Explorer Small Group Tour
  10. Irish Adventure Tour
  11. Odyssey Traveller
  12. My Ireland Tour

1. Scottish & Irish Gold Tour

Destinations are Glasgow city tour, Loch Lomond & Inveraray Castle, Isle of Skye & loch ness, Culloden battlefield & sheepdog trials, Blair castle & whisky tasting, Glamis Castle & St Andrews, etc.

Pub Guinness Ireland Kilkenny Whiskey
Pub Guinness Ireland Kilkenny Whiskey
  • Start City: Glasgow
  • End City: Dublin
  • Age- 8+ years old
  • Style- Escorted Tour
  • Length- 16 Days/15 Nights
  • Price- Starts from $4,399
  • Rate- 4.3 stars
  • Operator- CIE Tours

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2. The Celtic Voyage

Destinations are Dublin, Slea Head, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Dingle, and Burren National Park.

  • Age- 5-99 years.
  • Style- Adventure, Coach/Bus
  • Length- 6 days.
  • Price- Starts from 683.233 EUR or 770.152 USD.
  • Rate- 4 stars.
  • Operator- Wild N Happy.

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3. Introduction to Ireland Tour

Destination are  Kildare–Cashel–limerick–Ennis, Ennis. west coast excursion, Killarney, Blarney–Waterford, Avoca–Glendalough, etc.

  • Starting City: Dublin
  • End City: Dublin
  • Age- 8+ years old
  • Style- Escorted Tour
  • Length-  – 7 Days
  • Price- Starts from $1,556
  • Rate- 4 stars
  • Operator- Globus Tours
Ireland Blarney Castle Fortress
Ireland Blarney Castle Fortress

4. Treasure of Ireland

Destinations are Dublin, Glendalough, Waterford, Cork, Cobh, Blarney, Killarney, Foynes, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, and Shannon.

  • Age- 5-99 years.
  • Style- Coach/Bus.
  • Length- 6 days.
  • Price- Starts from 1104.112 EUR or 1243.435 USD
  • Rate-4 star.
  • Operator- Trafalgar.

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5. Great Atlantic Adventure Small Group Tour

Destinations are Dublin, Cashel, Cork, Blarney, Kinsale, Kenmare, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Westport, and Dingle.

  • Age- 6-106 years.
  • Style- Adventure Tours
  • Length- 7 days.
  • Price- Starts from 1328.793 EUR or 1497.079 USD
  • Rate- 4 stars.
  • Operator- Overland Ireland.

6. Jewels of Ireland Tour

Destinations are Tour of Dublin & Taylors Three Rock Pub, Kinsale, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Burren village, Connemara Catamaran Cruise, Belleek Pottery & Donegal Castle, etc.

  • Start City: Dublin
  • End City: Dublin
  • Age- 8+ years old
  • Style- Best Escorted Tours Ireland
  • Length-  –  15 Days/14 Nights
  • Price- Starts from $ 3,439
  • Operator- CIE Tours

7. Irish Vacation

Destination- Dublin, Cashel, Galway, Ashford, Blarney, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara National Park.

  • Age- 5-99 years.
  • Style- Coach/ Bus.
  • Length- 8 days.
  • Price- Starts from 2194.470 EUR or 2473.058 USD
  • Operator- Insight Vacation.

8. Castle and Manors

Destinations are Dublin, Galway, Cashel, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Kildare, Kinvarra, and Connemara.

  • National Park, Clifden.
  • Age- 5-99 years.
  • Style- Historical, Bus/Coach.
  • Length- 8 days.
  • Price- Starts from 2311.560 EUR or 2605.256 USD
  • Rate- 4 stars.
  • Operator- Trafalgar.
Cliff Of Moher Ireland & Cliffs Coast Nature Rock
Cliff Of Moher Ireland & Cliffs Coast Nature Rock

9. Emerald Explorer Small Group Tour

Destinations are Blarney, Ross Castle, Aran Islands, Galway, Victorian Walled, Garden, Kylemore, Doolin, Slea Head, and Cliffs of Moher.

  • Age- 6-106 years.
  • Style- Adventure.
  • Length- 7 days.
  • Price – Starts from 1329.134 EUR or 1497.874 USD.
  • Rate – 4 stars.
  • Operator – Overland Ireland- Small-Group Tour.

10. Irish Adventure Tour

Destinations are Glendalough & Waterford Crystal,  Cobh & Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry Drive & Killarney, Cliffs of Moher & Galway, Sheepdogs & Derry’s Medieval Walls, Giant’s Causeway & Titanic Belfast, etc.

  • Start City: Dublin
  • End City: Dublin
  • Age- 8+ years old
  • Style- Escorted Tour
  • Length –  9 Days/8 Nights
  • Price – Starts from $1,709
  • Operator – CIE Tours

11. Odyssey Traveller

If you are interested in learning while travelling, Odyssey Travellers will provide you with various opportunities. Odyssey has been providing adventure and educational tours since 1983. These Ireland trips are not only for couples; single senior tourists over 50s can also join. Usually, in a group, they allow 6 to 12 people.

They have several tour programmes throughout the year. Every year conduct almost 150 tours with 300 organized schedule departures.

Their top-rated tours are

  • Ireland and Lake District walking small group tour — From AUD 11,650
  • Small Group tours exploring the Treasures of Ireland — From AUD 9,450
  • Gardens of Ireland Small-Group Tour — from $6,950 AUD
  • The historic Ireland tour of Ireland

12. My Ireland Tour

My Ireland Tour is a family-based business company founded in 1989. They provide customized Ireland tour packages and lots more.

For their excellent service, they became the top-rated Ireland tours provider in Ireland.

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  1. 6-day iconic scenes of Ireland price starts from €995
  2. discover northern Ireland tour price starts from €995
  3. 7 days castles and back roads tour price starts from €1695
  4. 8 days ancient Ireland tour price starts from €2590
  5. 10-day iconic scenes of Ireland price starts from €1490
  6. 10-day deluxe Irish castles tour price starts from €2290
  7. 14-day iconic scenes of Ireland price starts from €2290
  8. iconic Ireland & Scotland tour price starts from €2690
  9. The 14-day iconic scenes tour price starts from €2290

Walking tours of Ireland for seniors

For the splendid views in Ireland, walking tours are best. A Historical tour in Dublin will cost $16.30 (seniors), and $13.60 (adults). They provide guided tours to understand the history and culture of the glorious city of Dublin. They cover Nelson to Spire, Dublin’s monuments, and Statues of Radical Dublin. Some tour operators are:

  • Operator – Hill walk tours

Tour name – Ireland hiking tour by Dingle Way, Wicklow Mountains, Kerry Way, Beara Way, etc.

Cost – starts from € 399 per person

  • Operator – Foot Falls Walking Holiday Tour

Tour name – Walking Hiking, Walking Hiking, Cycling Tours, Walking Short Breaks, etc.

Cost – starts from € 200 – € 350

There are many tour companies that also provide walking tours. Like, Donegal Way Walking Tour, Waterford Walking Tour, The Emerald Isle Walking Tour, and Globus Tours provide.

Walking tours of Ireland reviews

Walking tours are highly recommended for visitors. Free walking tours of Sherman’s always became a great introduction. Visitors learned tons about the areas they visited. The best way to discover Dublin is the walking tour.

Many tourists take a walking tour to explore the scenic routes of Ireland. Many tourists reviewed sample traditional Irish food equivalent to a full meal. On the walking tour, you must visit Ireland’s countryside to see natural beauty. Experience Dublin literature and pub in the pub crawl of Dublin literature. You can also visit Howth, which is near Dublin.

Irish Lasagne Beef Food Meal & Fries
Irish Lasagne Beef Food Meal & Fries

Tour companies in Ireland

In Ireland, lots of travel planners and travel companies are available. 

  1. Historical Walking Tours of Dublin (Visit Dublin)
  2. Rail Tours Ireland
  3. Paddywagon Tour
  4. Wild Rover Tours
  5. Shamrocker Adventure
  6. CIE Tours
  7. Vagabond Tours
  8. Game of Thrones Tour in Ireland
  9. Extreme Ireland
  10. Intrepid

1. Historical Walking Tours of Dublin (Visit Dublin)

Dublin is a fascinating place for exploring. It has full of historical spots. A good tour guide is essential To explore them. Since 1986 they have been operating tours. They also lead the tourists with an excellent sense of Irish humour.

Every walk takes 2 hours. In this tour, Trinity College Dublin becomes the starting point. “Book of Kells” Has been displayed in this college. The House of Lords, Temple Bar, and Christ Church Cathedral are highlighted. The cost is around 14 EUR.

Trinity College Library
Trinity College Library

2. Rail Tours Ireland

Rail Tours Ireland is a quick and budget-friendly tour organization founded in 1998. The company is associated with Irish Rail Service.

The tour of Ireland provides tourists with the opportunity to explore Ireland as possible in the shortest time. They are arranging a fully hosted tour of Ireland on a rail’s luxury coaches. There are over 40 different tour options for every day of the week.

3. Paddywagon Tour

It started in 1988 and offered both day and multi-day tours. Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, The Giant’s causeway, and the other attractions in Northern Ireland. Range from 45 EUR – 65 EUR. They have special trips for students as well. For a multi-day tour, costs start from 149 EUR and 689 EUR for a nine-day tour.

Ring Of Kerry Ireland Travel
Ring Of Kerry Ireland Travel

4. Wild Rover Tours

Wild Rover Tours is the best tour company in Ireland for families. They have multi-day tours and a fantastic day trip. This Irish tour for seniors company always remembers that comfort matters for families and their younger children.

They coordinated luggage storage services, Airlink express, and Fast Track discount tickets for the Guinness storehouse.
Their leading tour is the “Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough Day Tour.” But, who wants to get a fascinating experience in Ireland, Wild Rover has four individual private tours from Dublin.

5. Shamrocker Adventure

Shamrocker Adventure can be a good option if the budget becomes a problem. They try to provide independent travel and senior group trips to Ireland. Here you can have a choice in the level of accommodation. In addition, they offer a passionate Irish storyteller as a guide.

They focus on the South or West for 3 to 7 days. The cost for a small day trip is 300 EUR, and for seven days it’s 609 EUR, 589 EUR (for students). Giant’s Causeway, Galway, and Blarney Castle are the main areas covered.

6. CIE Tours

The CIE (International Ireland & Britain) tour is about 85. CIE Tours has arranged the highest quality travel around Ireland with flexible options, including coach, self-propelled and private-driver tours.

Each of their tours is universal, with no hidden extra fees or features. If a tourist travels without a group, the CIE offers various lodging and food choices, and it can book previously. CIE’s “Taste of Ireland” tour is the leading choice for Irish Travel.

7. Vagabond Tours

The company offers two kinds of tours. Driftwood Tours and Vagabond Tour. Driftwood Tours is for those who want a simple trip. In Dublin, the Grand Canal Hotel is the main point where the Driftwood Tours begins and finishes.

Hiking, Sea kayaking, and Cycling are included in the Vagabond trip. Vagabond Tours is gold certified eco-tourism since 2017. The tour range lasts 6 to 11 days, costing around 2,900 EUR. They also provide food and adventure tours, including a visit to Skellig Islands. Also, tours for history lovers, castles, and kingdoms are focused.

Ireland Castle By The Sea Tower Castle
The Sea Tower Castle Ireland

8. Game of Thrones Tour in Ireland

Since launching the hugely popular HBO fantasy drama, Ireland has become synonymous with the Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones tours provides plenty of options for those wishing to go to their favourite scene sets. Now the place is a prime visiting centre.

Tourists can ride bicycles in the forest, and even you can enjoy archers for a day or lose yourself in the set of Game of Thrones. The shooting spot provides photographic opportunities, including props and locations.

9. Extreme Ireland

Provide an adventurous tour along with “Atlantic ways” for 12 days. Small groups (maximum 16) are taken by a professional guide. They provide a safe and adventurous tour, 1,100 EUR for a quick trip and 2,200 EUR for a 12-day journey. It includes a bike ride, paddle boarding, hikes along sea cliffs, surfing, etc.

10. Intrepid

The company conducts small and comfortable group tours (maximum 12) and provides one day to 8 days trips. Intrepid also explores the Aran Islands. In one day, the trip covers major attractions and sights. The cost is around 2,300 EUR.

8 small group tours for seniors in Ireland

  1. Wild South – Multi-Day – Small Group Tour of Ireland
  2. Spectacular South and West small group Tour of Ireland
  3. Great Atlantic Adventure Small Group Tour
  4. West Coast Explorer
  5. Corners of Southern Ireland
  6. The Emerald Isle
  7. Escape to Ireland
  8. Celtic Tours World Vacations

A tour becomes more comfortable when it feels like a family. Less the number of tourists, the more attention you get. Most of the seniors prefer small group tours. The smaller the group is more personalized service received.

1. Wild South – Multi-Day – Small Group Tour of Ireland

Destination: The Rock of Cashel and Cork City, Mizen Head Peninsula, The Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island Tour, etc. Tour Operator: Wild N’ Happy.

Start and end in Dublin

Max group size: 16

Duration: 7days

Age range: 5 to 99

2. Spectacular South and West small group Tour of Ireland

From Dublin to Dublin

Destination: Cork and Kiss the Blarney Stone, Magical Kingdom of Kerry and Castles, Explore the Dingle Peninsula, etc.

Tour Operator: Overland Ireland – Sm

Max group size: 15

Duration: 5 days

Age range: 5 to 99

3. Great Atlantic Adventure Small Group Tour

From Dublin to Dublin

Destination: Cork and Kiss the Blarney Stone, Magical Kingdom of Kerry and Castles, Explore the Dingle Peninsula, Mighty Cliffs of Moher, etc.

Tour Operator: Overland Ireland – Sm

Max group size: 15

Duration:   7 Days

Age range: 5 to 99

Castle Ruins Ancient Old Architecture Medieval
Medieval Castle Ruins Architecture

4. West Coast Explorer

Duration – 5 days.

Cost- $ 838

5. Corners of Southern Ireland tours

Duration- 7 days. 

Cost- $ 2,151.

(Must visit the Grand Canal in the south. It was planned to create connectivity with Dublin. Grand Canal was started in 1756 and finished in 1803.)

6. The Emerald Isle

Duration-14 days.

Cost- $ 4,112

7. Escape to Ireland

Duration- 7 days.

Cost- $ 1,315.

8. Celtic Tours World Vacations

This tour company arranges Celtic Dream Tour, an 11 nights tour plan. They provide professional travel guides and drivers. Celtic Dream Tour covers Belfast, Derry, Dublin, and lots more.

Tours of Ireland for Families

Irish Tourism

They mainly provide different kinds of tourism with exclusive family tour packages with kids. they offer everything in their package tour, such as staying at the 5-star castle. Moreover, they have selected hotels with children’s camps, games rooms, petting zoos, etc.

Their package tours are-

  • Ireland with Kids – 5 Star Castle Adventure, 7 NIGHTS
  • Ireland with Kids – Adare, 7 NIGHTS
  • Ireland with Kids – Ballycotton 7 Nights
  • Ireland with Kids – Dingle 7 Nights. Etc
Ducketts Grove Carlow Castle Ireland
Ducketts Grove Carlow Castle Ireland

Rick Steves’ Ireland tours

Rick Steves Ireland Travel provides a legendary tour for your Europe travel. They offer to travel with a small group, accommodation in upscale hotels, and a knowledgeable guide. They say it is a lifetime memory of togetherness.

  • Best of Ireland in 14 Days Tour

Destination – Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, Galway, Old Bushmills Distillery, Aran Islands,  Kinsale, Giant’s Causeway, Connemara,  and the compelling city of Belfast, etc. 

Cost starts from $4,195 per person + air

  • Heart of Ireland in 8 Days Tour

Destination – Rock of Cashel,  Adare Village, Dingle, the Cliffs of Moher, Glendalough, the Great Blasket Centre, Kilkenny Castle, crystal cutting,  the Brú na Bóinne archaeology site, whiskey tasting, and more.

From $2,395 per person + air

Wilderness Ireland Tour

  • Family Adventure Paddling and Pirates

Destination – Connemara, Burren, Burren National Park & Aran Islands

Type – Family

Duration: 6 night(s) From €2,910

  • Family Adventure Giants, Myths and Legends

Destination – Northern Ireland – Giants Causeway & Belfast

Type – Family

Duration – 6 night(s) From €2,450

  • Family Adventure Legends of the Southwest

Destination – South West – Cork & Kerry

Type – Family

Duration – 6 night(s) From €2,850

Ireland Muckross House & National Park Killarney Park
Ireland Muckross House & National Park Killarney Park

Tenon Ireland tours

Tenon tours provided plenty of family vacation packages. Hopper tours, self-drive tours, chauffeur tours, honeymoon tours, and private group tours. And many of them can be customized, depending on where you want to go.

7 Best escorted tours companies in Ireland

An escorted tour highlights Ireland’s Celtic heritage. An escorted tour means it is specially designed for you. It only focuses on the things which you want to see and wants to do. You can stay at a particular location as long as you wish. Below it is mentioned with a few escorted tours. They are all privately escorted tours.

1. CIE Tours Ireland

CIE Tours is globally one of the biggest escorted tour companies. They have over 85 years of travel experience and organized more than 35 types of different tours of Ireland.

The tour extends from five-to-15 days and is all-inclusive with accommodation. Most of the tour starts and ends in Dublin. A 5-day tour almost covers half of Ireland. For the long trips, it covers the full circle of Ireland.

2. Vagabond Tours in Ireland

Vagabond was dignified by “National Geographic Travelers” in 2013. Lifetime Tours. Vagabond Tours in Ireland offers fully covered small-group trips to the Emerald Isle.

In a group maximum, 13 tourists are allotted. The tour is 5 to 12 days long. The Vagabond Tours tries to showcase the local life of Ireland so that the group members can test the traditional cultural events in small villages.

3. The best trip in Ireland with Trafalgar

Trafalgar has consecutively won the “Travel News” Reader’s Choice Awards for international tours for five years. Trafalgar Tours offers an 11-day Best of Ireland tour that begins and ends in Dublin. During the trip, they provided 14 meals and high-class accommodation for the tourists.

4. Paddywagon Tours

It is an Ireland-based company. They offer escorted native travel experiences for the visitor. The Paddywagon Tours is recognized by The Derry City Council and the Irish Tourism Council for its excellent service and contribution to Irish travel. Paddywagon showcases the joy and strength of Irish culture. This tour operator provides meals and accommodations as well.

There are many other tour companies available like-

5.  Custom Tour of Ireland

6.  Irish Castles Tour 

7. Southern Adventure.

Bird Ireland Puffin Sea Feather Beak Colour
Ireland Puffin Sea Bird

1. Back-Roads Touring Co.

Tours of Ireland from England

Visit local villages and explore medieval castles with Back-Roads Touring Companies. They have a famous guided tour called – 12 days in Ireland. The tour starts and ends in Dublin. They also have a six-day tour of Northern Ireland.

2.   Bike Adventures Cycling Holidays

Bike Adventures Cycling Holidays arranges a “Round Ireland” two-week tour for an excursion in Ireland. This adventurous and challenging tour starts and ends in Belfast.

3. British and Irish Walking Holidays

The British and Irish Walking Holidays is the leading company for walking tours of Ireland. It is a unique experience. It would be best if you appreciated the scenery while getting familiarized with the local guide on the walking trip. The company offers six guided walking tours in Ireland. These walking tours walk 10 to 18 miles per day.

Tours of Ireland for singles

Gazing at the Cliffs of Moher is more beautifully spent when anyone is alone.

There are plenty of tours for singles of all ages. Like-

  •  Luxury Single Tour: The tour consists of modern amenities. It’s for those who want a relaxing vacation. This tour is mainly hosted during the matchmaking festival at Lisdoonvarna. In 10 days of tours, a full Irish breakfast and dinner are included (for four days).
  •  Lynott Tours: It’s for those who want to see Ireland on foot. Fourteen miles are covered every day by the group members. Shuttle service is also included in the package.
  • Tenon Tours: There is a separate tour for people above 50. Castles, landscapes, and Pubs are mainly focused on this tour. They provided transportation between the cities.

Ireland bus tours for seniors

Destinations Covered: Dublin, Mayo, Donegal, Derry, Belfast, Dublin. 

Ireland being extremely senior-friendly, offers a range of touring opportunities to enjoy post-retirement. Tour operators have different kinds of Ireland tour packages for the elderly. Comfortable bus/motor coaches with a driver and a guide are available. Here is a list of bus tours for seniors in Ireland:

  1. Vagabond Tours of Ireland

Age: 50+

Days: 6 days 5 nights

Price: 1345.50 euros 

  1. Discovering Island  

Destinations Covered: Dublin, Blarney, Killarney, and Cliffs of Moher

Age: 50+

Days: 5 days 4 nights

Price: 1352 euros

  1. Celtic Tours

Days: 11 days 10 nights

Destinations Covered: Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Killarney, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford, Dublin

Price: starting from 2969 euros

Age: Any (special care for 50/60+) small group tour

  1. Overland Ireland  

Destinations Covered: Dublin, Clonmacnoise, Connemara, Galway, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Kindle, Cork, Blarney Stone, Rock of Castle, Dublin 

Age: Special care for seniors (60+)

Days: 7 days 6 nights

Price: starting from 1349 euros

  1. Go Collette 

Destinations Covered: Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Stone, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Adare, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Tullamore/Kilbegan, Kingscourt.

Age: Seniors

Days: 10 days 9 nights

Price: starting from $2199

  1. Love Irish Tours

Destinations Covered: Dublin, Clare,  Kilkenny, Kinsel, Killarney, Limerick, Cork, Dublin.

Age: Seniors

Days: 6 days 5 nights

Price: starting from 1495 euros per person

PGA European Tour

PGA European Tour is an organization operated by three leading companies – The Elite European Tour, The European Senior Tour, and The Development Challenge Tour.

Driftwood Tours & Vagabond Tours

The number of tourists never crosses 15 on tour. Have experience in staying in a beautiful and historic Irish castle. Enjoy Driftwood Irish Castle and Kingdom tour at Ballyseede Castle Hotel in Kerry. They design this tour for all ages and are much more comfortable with plenty of time.

It’s a special tour of Ireland for seniors. Grand houses, gardens, and artisan crafts are focused more. It’s beautiful in its way but not as active as the Vagabond tour. Vagabond Tours adds some more adventure tours to the trip.

The highest pub in Ireland

1.   Top of Coom

Ireland’s highest point is Carrauntoohill (3,407 feet 6 inches). Top of Coom is Ireland’s Highest Pub at 1,046 feet above sea level. Here you get authentic experiences of Ireland.

2.   The Ponderosa

This pub was founded in 1858. It’s at 946 ft above sea level. So you can spend your available time joyfully.

3. Johnnie Fox’s

It is the most famous pub in Ireland, near Dublin. And standing at 910 ft above sea level—Johnnie Fox’s renowned for its traditional music nights and food.

Pub Dublin Ireland
Pub Dublin Ireland

What to wear in Ireland?

  • light jacket or sweater  
  • water-resistant or Rain jacket: Women’s and Men’s
  • short- and long-sleeved shirts 
  • Moisture-Wicking Scarf
  • jeans or warmer travel pants 
  • Hiking shoes: Women’s and Men’s
  • water-resistant walking shoes or boots for exploring the countryside
  • light jacket or sweater  
  • warm socks
  • Comfy hat
  • knit gloves

What to pack for Ireland?

  • Passport
  • Travel Insurance
  • Proof of Age of Driver’s License 
  • Money Belt 
  • Basic Medication 
  • Jet Lag relief pills
  • Umbrella 
  • Universal Waterproof Phone Case
  • Ireland Power Adapter
  • Water bottle with built-in filter
  • Alcohol-Based hand Sanitizer
  • Mask (n-95)
  • Dress ( as mentioned above)
  • Every essential for Kids

9 Interesting facts about Ireland

  1. Snakes are not found in Ireland.
  2. The Irish consume 131.1 litres of beer per year.
  3. The Irish consume 131.1 litres of beer per year.
  4. English and Irish are both the official language.
  5. There is no death penalty in Irish laws.
  6. The longest coastal driving route in the world is in Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way.
  7. Kylemore Abbey and its Victorian Walled Garden are some of the top tourist attractions in Ireland. It is one hour from Galway.
  8. Irish are love sheep. So their human population is 4.8 million, and the sheep population is 5.2 million.
  9. It’s a safe, beautiful country to visit. But roaming late at night is not encouraged.
Ireland Kylemore Abbey Castle Nature Landscape Historically
Ireland Kylemore Abbey Castle & Victorian Walled Garden

What is the best tour in Ireland?

Shamrocker, Rail Tours Ireland is the best for the traveller who wants to lower their budget. It’s a seven days trip. 609 EUR (adults) and 589 EUR (students).

What is Ireland known for?

  • Saint Patrick
  • Irish Castles
  • Coasts and Countryside
  • Guinness
  • Irish Whiskey
  • Literature
  • Book of Kells display in Dublin at Trinity College.
  • sports(Rugby, Racing, Football, play Golf)
  • Music
  • Food
  • Pubs

Dublin Freedom Ticket

The Dublin Freedom Ticket is your perfect travel partner for exploring this beautiful capital city of Ireland. It’s a transport ticket especially made to help the tourists visiting Dublin.
This ticket serves multiple purposes. It’s an additional perk alongside the DoDublin Hop on Hop off tour. The Hop on Hop off tour is a guided tour that takes the traveller around Dublin’s most famous sightseeing spots via public transportation systems.

The Freedom Ticket provides excellent discounts on the cost of these public transports and the DoDublin City Sightseeing buses. The ticket allows a free walking tour of Dublin city, and this ticket also covers the entry cost of the famous Little Museum.

Public transport discounted under this ticket includes the commuter train Dart, buses and Luas tram. All buses between the city centre and Dublin Airport are covered on the 16 and 41 routes. There are multiple other discounts under this ticket at attractions throughout the city. It’s also valid in some out of Dublin regions such as Howth, Skerries, Enniskerry, Sandymount and more.

The ticket validity is 72 hours with 48 hours of a guided tour. It costs €45 for an adult.

Dublin City Pass

The Dublin City Pass is the best way to explore Dublin city on a pocket-friendly budget. This one pass allows free entry to 36 tourist attractions in and around Dublin.

A 24-hour Hop on Hop off bus ticket is also included in this pass. Currently, it’s available only in digital format. This pass also has the perk of skipping long lines at most sites. Some of the sites require prior reservations even when having the pass.
Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Dublinia and GPO Museum are a few famous attractions covered in this pass.

The Dublin Pass is available in five categories. All categories include the same destination numbers. Children aged between 5 to 15 get special concessions with the child ticket. The price of each pass is as follows:

TYPEADULTCHILD
1 Day Pass€69€39
2 Day Pass€89€49
3 Day Pass€99€59
4 Day Pass€109€65
5 Day Pass€115€69
Dublin City Pass price

Dublin Travel Card

The Dublin Travel Card is known as the Leap Visitor Card. It’s a transportation card for visitors and tourists in Dublin. It’s especially useful in getting the user to and fro the airport without any additional charge.

It offers unlimited journeys during its activity time on Airlink buses, Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail. This pass can be bought online or from the Dublin airport as well. It’s also available for sale at tourist information centres like Visit Dublin Center and Discover Ireland Center.

The card comes in three categories according to its validity. They are as follows:

CATEGORIESCOST
24-hour card€10
72-hour card€19.50
7 days card€40
Dublin Travel Card cost

The card activates from the first trip, and you can extend the validity by topping it up with an extra period of 1, 3 or 7 days.

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