Ireland is a country that showcases its beauty across all seasons. Whether you are warming up in a pub in the winter or enjoying the scenes of green in the summer, there is something for everyone year round in the Emerald Isle.
Enjoy a break whatever the season – whether you’re planning your vacation in spring, summer, fall or winter. Below, we’ve listed the perfect Ireland tours for you to enjoy.
Beautiful view of the Cliffs of Moher with spring flowers blooming
Ireland Tours in Spring
With its promise of longer days, brighter skies, and fields of blooming wildflowers, Spring offers travelers an array of things to see and do on a tour of Ireland. Must-see destinations in Ireland during spring include the National Stud and Japanese Gardens, the stunning landscapes of Glendalough, and the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. With CIE Tours’ Irish Supreme tour, guests can experience the magic of each of these locations in bloom. And that’s not all – other highlights include an Atlantic Irish Seaweed Walk along a beautiful Kerry beach, exploring the delicious flavors of sea vegetables; a visit to one of Ireland’s goat farms, a producer of artisanal cheeses; and a whiskey tasting at the Jameson Experience Midleton, a historic distillery and whiskey museum.
A white swan on the water in St. Fiachras Garden in Co. Kildare, Ireland
Ireland Tours in Summer
There is no place quite like the west coast of Ireland in the sunshine. From the spectacular coastlines along the Ring of Kerry, the granite landscape of the Burren, and the rugged boglands of Connemara, Ireland truly shines in the summertime. For a fast-paced jaunt through the Emerald Isle to experience these unique destinations in the summer sun, the Taste of Ireland tour with CIE Tours will bring you there. You’ll also visit Killarney, get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration, and enjoy a walking tour of the city of Dublin – including a tour of Dublin Castle.
Kilbroney Forest shows off its spectacular fall colors.
Ireland Tours in Fall
Are you a fan of crisp weather, fantastic color, buzzing cities and delightful coastal views? Then Ireland in the fall is the perfect time for you. Walk around historical castles, take a jaunting car ride with striking backdrops and experience the magic of the Cliffs of Moher. All the while you’ll be staying in some of Ireland’s most enchanting locations. Sounds perfect, right? So acquaint yourself with Ireland in the fall during CIE Tours Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle experience. Not only that, but you’ll also enjoy a medieval-style banquet in a real Irish castle; a fascinating exploration of Ireland’s past at the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum; and a visit to the famed Waterford Crystal factory, where you’ll see master craftsmen create their glass masterpieces.
The town of Killarney in all of its winter splendor
Ireland Tours in Winter
An Ireland tour in the winter is perfect for those wanting to experience the fun and adventure of the Emerald Isle – without the crowds. You’ll enjoy the welcome of cozy pubs, wholesome food, friendly faces, and beautiful scenery, all at a less hurried pace. With CIE Tours’ Irish Adventure, guests will enjoy the lively city of Dublin as well as quaint villages and historical sites like the Giant’s Causeway and the bustling city of Belfast. You’ll also take in such northern sights as the old city of Derry, with its fortified walls dating back to 1613; the stone structures of the Giant’s Causeway; and the old docks of Belfast, where the Titanic was built. See Titanic Belfast to learn about the ill-fated ship through modern displays.