We offer two main types of tour, allowing you to book spaces on an existing tour package or customize a private tour of your own. Throughout this page, we will go through some of the questions that guests often ask us about booking a tour. In each case, we will explain some of the considerations for booking spaces on a scheduled tour package versus arranging your own private tour of Ireland.
Perfect for couples, small groups and solo travellers, shared packages are our most popular tours. Book the tour that suits you best and we'll take care of everything from there. Maximum value, minimum hassle.Choose a Tour Package
Best suited for larger groups of 8+ guests. Tell us your interests and we will design a customized tour specifically for your private group. Great for big families, those with young children, or anyone who wants to explore off the beaten track.Arrange a Private Tour
Ireland is a great place to visit at any time of year, though spring, summer and early autumn are the most popular with first-time visitors. Mid-March is a popular choice because it overlaps with St Patrick's Day, when you can join in with the parties and parades celebrating all things Irish. The warmer summer months understandably attract the most visitors, but this does mean that some of the tour destinations are a little bit busier.
Our tours run from March to October. It is rare for first-timers to visit Ireland outside of this time period of longer daytimes and warmer, drier weather.
Our tours are designed to work for all group types, whether you're a solo traveller exploring alone or a 100-strong orchestra. As a rule of thumb, smaller groups (fewer than eight guests or so) can get the best value by booking spaces on one of our scheduled tour packages. For larger groups, arranging your own private tour can give you greater flexibility and, in some cases, offer even better value.
This is ideal for smaller groups who are happy to share the journey with other people. Of course, larger groups can simply book the whole bus - and some do! Our tours are always limited to max. 26 guests (leaving empty seats for more space). We also offer mini-group tours for max. eight guests per tour.
We arrange private tours for all group sizes, whether it's a romantic honeymoon or a grand tour for the whole extended family. We even arrange tours for choirs and orchestras! For a small group, a private tour can't usually beat the rock-bottom prices of our scheduled tour packages which are designed to offer unbeatable value for couples, solos and smaller groups.
Yes indeed! We have a range of tour packages designed to suit all budgets, including luxury options for those seeking a little extra refinement as they discover the treasures of Ireland.
The dream option for anyone seeking a true luxury travel experience in Ireland. Tell us what you have in mind and we will make it happen.
The minimum time we would recommend for a tour of Ireland is six days. That gives you enough time to see all the greatest hits of Ireland, while still travelling at a relaxed pace. On these shorter tours, we recommend fewer hotel changes so that you spend less time packing and checking in, more time discovering Ireland. On a longer trip, two weeks usually give you enough time to soak in the best of what Ireland has to offer.
On a customized tour with a private driver, you can tailor the duration of your stay to suit your group. Arrive and depart on days that work for your other travel plans.
Ireland offers an exciting journey of discovery to all visitors, whatever their age. For young children, a customized tour with a private driver is recommended.
Children aged 8-17 years receive a 10% discount. Our scheduled tour packages do not cater for children aged seven or under.
Children of all ages are welcome. We can design an itinerary for you which takes allows for extra stops, child-friendly activities and a pace that works for even the smallest legs!
When you're sharing your vacation time with people whom you're just getting to know, sometimes it's nice to know that you can still enjoy adult company. That's why we offer an exclusive range of adults-only tours.
We offer an exclusive range of adults-only tours, but please keep in mind that there may be children in the hotels and at the tour attractions... Children under eight are not catered for on any of our scheduled tour packages.
If you're bringing a group of adults, please keep in mind that there may be children in the hotels and at the tour attractions. Please let us know what you would most enjoy about an adults-only tour and we will do everything we can to make sure this is a key feature of your time in Ireland.
Our tours are designed to give a nice mix of Ireland's best-loved hot spots and its best-kept secrets. Many first-timers are keen to experience the Wild Atlantic Way, and questions about Ireland's Ancient East are also very common. The good news is that we can cater for everything. Most of our tours feature the most popular destinations such as Dublin, the west coast and Kerry/Cork.
Absorb the rich history of Northern Ireland. Witness the breathtaking coastline of Dingle or journey along the world-famous Ring of Kerry. Whichever tour you choose, you can rest assured that it has been designed to encompass the very best of Ireland.
Tell us where you want to go and we will make it happen. Alternatively, we can draw up a suggested itinerary based on what we consider to be the highlights of our home country. We can tailor your tour to your group's interests, age range or any historical connection your family might have to Ireland.
Ireland is so welcoming, its history and culture are so rich, that it is very common for past visitors to come back on a second tour of Ireland. If this is you, welcome home! This time, you might wish to consider a longer tour (including Northern Ireland or even touring Scotland, for example). Let us know about your previous visits to Ireland and we will be happy to advise on which tours might be most interesting to you and your group.
With a scheduled tour package, there is a greater likelihood that you will visit some places which you have already seen. For many visitors, that's exactly what they're hoping for.
Tell us what you loved most about your previous visits to Ireland and we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations. Include the highlights of your last tour, or delve deeper into the richness of Ireland and experience the road less travelled.
Yes. Or should we say: Och aye! As Gaelic cousins with overlapping histories and cultures, Ireland and Scotland make a great pairing. We're obviously pretty biased, so we will let you decide which country has the upper hand when it comes to whiskey, folk music or a foot-stomping good night with new friends.
Choose our Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour to experience the best of both Celtic nations.
We can work with you to compose the perfect itinerary encompassing the best of both countries to fit the time span and the budget that you have in mind. Just let us know what you have in mind.
We're an independent Irish family business, and we believe in the best service for every guest. That's what made us Ireland's top-rated tour operator. If you're not sure who to book with, we encourage you to compare us to our rivals. Whether it's our unbeatable prices, our five-star review ratings, the number of inclusions or simply the amount of extra space we leave on the coach, we think you'll agree that we have an edge on all other Ireland tour providers.
If you are contacting any other tour companies or any re-sellers, why not ask if they can match our small group guarantee? Or will they match us on these three promises?
Every tour offered by My Ireland Tour is designed, arranged and operated by our small team here in Co. Cork. We don't sell anybody else's tours and nobody else sells ours. No exceptions.
With My Ireland Tour, there are no sales pitches or hidden extras. Everything is included in your tour price when you book. So your driver-guide is there just to look after you – they won't try to sell you anything.
We're an Irish family business staffed by a small team of local experts – we're all Irish with accents to match. Call us and test our local knowledge, from the best hotels to regional weather conditions and what to pack. Ireland is our home country and we're very proud of it.
We always keep our tour group sizes small. That's because we want every guest to get the comfort, space and service they deserve. Although many other companies squeeze in groups of up to 50, even the largest of our tour packages are strictly limited to just 26 guests. That leaves empty seats on the coaches. So why do we limit our tours to such small group sizes? Here are six reasons.
Guests consistently list our small group sizes as a top reason why they would book with us again. See our reviews...
With a smaller group, our tour guides have more time to get to know you and your interests.
We deliberately leave empty seats on our coaches, so you can relax and spread out.
Experience each attraction up-close and personal, with more time to ask questions and see what interests you.
Compared with many of our rivals, our smaller group sizes make checking in and out of the hotels a breeze.
Experience Ireland at your own pace. No rushing to keep up and no waiting around for large groups to assemble.
Peace of Mind Travel Plan
You can now make unlimited changes to your 2022 or 2023 tour up to 60 days before it starts — at no extra cost.
- MORE FLEXIBILITY if your airline cancels or changes your flight dates due to COVID-19.
- MORE FLEXIBILITY if your government or the Irish government recommend against traveling due to COVID-19.
Find more information on our Peace of Mind Travel Plan, and our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for 2022 Escorted Group Tours.
A big thank you to all our past guests who have left so many amazing reviews. With 499 five-star reviews out of a total of 506, we are proud to call ourselves Ireland's top-rated tour operator.
Adare is a small town in Co. Limerick, known for its quaint and colourful thatched cottages. Adare is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful towns so stop and take in the view. Don't forget your camera today - the perfect chance to capture the essence of old Ireland.
Explore Adare Village along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Take a journey through this once troubled city. See the murals of the Loyalist Shankill Road & Nationalist Falls Road. The Troubles took their toll on the economic life of Belfast, but the past ten years of peace have returned much prosperity while the genuine friendliness of the city never left.
Originally built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was mainly used for the spinning and weaving of wool. After it closed in 1973, it reopened in 1975 — as an Irish heritage shop.
The Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre commemorates the last pitched battle fought on British soil, in April 1746. Learn more about the Jacobite intent to overthrow the House of Hanover and return the House of Stuart to the British throne.
Located within Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle was built by Captain John George Adair between 1870 and 1873. Having made his fortune through land speculation in America, Adair return to Ireland and began large amounts of land in County Donegal. The castle was built in the Scottish Baronial style and is surrounded by a garden and commands stunning views of the nearby mountains, lakes, woodlands and valleys.
About Highland Folk Museum is a museum and open-air attraction located in the Scottish Highlands. It is designed to showcase the domestic and working lives of the early highland people.
Located alongside the River Shannon in County Limerick, on King's Island. Dating back to 922, to a time when Vikings were the inhabitants of the island (Thormodr Helgason, the Viking sea-king, built the first settlement here. The castle itself was built in 1200, under the instruction of King John of England.
Located close to the Killarney National Park, Moriarty's is an Authentic Irish Gift Store and Restaurant. Hand crafted Irish jewellery, Waterford Crystal and classic and modern tweed fashions and furnishings are all on offer at the gift store. The restaurant is an 85 seater offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Mount Congreve Gardens. Located in Kilmeaden, County Waterford, Mount Congreve Gardens is an 18th century Georgian estate and mansion. It was designed by the same architect that created both of Waterford's cathedrals, John Roberts.
Recently recognised as being one of the top 10 gardens in the world, Mount Stewart is a rich tapestry of planting plant life and stunning walking trails. The house dates back to the 19th century, and was the Irish seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family.
Located on the grounds of the expansive and idyllic Killarney National Park. Muckross House, and its 11,000-acre grounds, was donated to the Irish state in 1932.
Located on the grounds of the picturesque Muckross House and its impeccable gardens. Take a step back in time and see the Irish farming lifestyle of the 1930s and '40s. A time when the horse was responsible for much of the labour and the weather was the be all and end all in terms of production.
The Quiet Man Museum. A reproduction of the quaint thatched cottage from the John Wayne starring, John Ford directed movie of the same name. all costumes, artifacts and furnishings have been recreated in precise detail, to reflect the setting of the 1952 classic. Located in the picturesque village of Cong, County Mayo.