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    Choose from the best Ireland tour packages with our inspiring active, nature-based and cultural holidays and experiences, all in the most beautiful regions of Ireland.

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    Small Group Tours of Ireland

    We take care of every detail so that you have the most inspiring experience possible while exploring the hidden gems and iconic sites of the Emerald Isle. Our tours of Ireland are ideally suited to those with an adventurous heart but really value travel packages created with true local knowledge. That means we take the worry out of finding remote trails to explore, the most comfortable and cosy accommodations, and tasty eateries that know how to treat fresh seasonal ingredients. Don’t take our word for it though – we have hundreds of customer reviews so you can see what other travellers thought of the trips you’re interested in booking.

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    What to Wear on Your Outdoor Tour Read More

    One of the questions our travellers ask us quite often is what to wear while travelling in Ireland.

    The first thing we say is – layers are key! Irish weather can be quite changeable so you’ll want to be ready to put on or take off an additional layer. Good quality waterproofs are the second most important element of dressing right for your Ireland adventure.

    We have a couple of handy articles about what to wear in Ireland:

    Weather in Ireland Read More

    Another topic that comes up frequently is the weather in Ireland. The Emerald Isle has a reputation for raining quite a lot (hence all the green!) but is this really true?

    Yes and no. In Ireland, we do get a fair amount of rain showers – and a good few rainbows! – but we also get a fair amount of sunshine too.

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    How Many People Join Our Tours? Read More

    In the broad our range of small-group, fixed-date tours run with a maximum of 8 people. We find that, along with an expert guide, this is an ideal number to ensure that the group is intimate and has an opportunity to create some strong bonds across a week-long adventure. There are occasional exceptions to the rule.

    Our Private Departures and Custom Tours, by their nature, can be customised to your own requirements and therefore, the size of the group is entirely dependent on who you’d like to travel with.

    How Many Guides Will Lead Our Tour? Read More

    For the vast majority of our tours, you will have the service of one of our expert guides on a 1:8 ratio on a hiking tour and 2:8 on a bike tour.

    Our guides are highly trained, not only in the activity they are guiding but also in many other aspects that make up an incredible adventure travel experience. Those include landscape interpretation, history and storytelling, the night sky, Irish Gaelic, folklore, flora and fauna, geology, hidden beaches and lesser-known gems, and of course, the high level of service we provide.

    Travelling to and Around Ireland Read More

    Not everyone wants to rent a car in Ireland. In the event that you prefer to travel using public transport, check out our page on travelling around Ireland:

    Solo Travel Read More

    Solo travel is increasingly becoming popular, with adventure travel one of the most popular types of trips for solo travellers. In fact, our small group tours are perfect for solo travellers.

    Learn more about travelling solo with Wilderness Ireland here: 

    Travelling with Families Read More

    Adventure travel isn’t just limited to adults. Have adventurous children? How about a family adventure holiday!

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    Fitness Levels & Trip Grading Read More

    At Wilderness Ireland, we believe that everyone should not only be able to experience the Ireland’s remote corners, but that they should be able to join a trip that is the right fit for you.

    Check out how our grading system works to choose the trip that is right for you and your ability/fitness levels: 

    Accommodation in Ireland Read More

    At Wilderness Ireland, we have carefully handpicked each accommodation we use on our small group tours. These have been chosen for their comfort, service, and location. Guests on our small group tours can expect to stay in cosy family-run BnBs, guesthouses, and boutique hotels.

    On our Deluxe-grade group trips, accommodation is in 4-star upscale hotels, manors, and castles. If you choose the Make it Private option for one of our small group tours, accommodation upgrades may be possible – give us a call to ask our friendly office team.

    Additional Info About Wilderness Ireland Tours Read More

    Most of our tours are capped at a maximum of 8 guests, led by our qualified local guides, to keep our adventures small group tours. Our guides will lead your activities and are always on the lookout for your safety, well-being and any special requirements.

    All of the trips involve an adventure activity, so you must have the appropriate fitness level to join. All our trips are graded based on activity level, so please see our helpful grading videos to help you decide which tour package is right for you.

    Our active trips in Ireland may not be for everyone. They are not sightseeing tours as all of the trips involve an outdoor activity. You will need to have the appropriate level of fitness to join any particular trip. Even our ‘easy’ graded trips require a reasonable level of fitness.

    Our trips venture into Ireland’s wild corners, and all activities may be weather dependent, which may sometimes mean a change of plan, but don’t worry – this is all part of adventure travel. Our expert guides always have your safety in mind and will ensure that you enjoy your trip. Feel free to ring our offices Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 GMT to discuss any aspect of our tours: EU: +353 (0) 91 457 898 | US: 1-844-235-6240

    As well as small group guided tours, we offer self guided and self drive options. We also offer a suite of luxury tours for those looking for the ultimate pairing of the great outdoors and luxury travel. For those who want something customised to your own preferences, view our custom travel options in Ireland.

    Looking for something different? Feel free to visit our sister brands Wilderness Scotland or Wilderness England.

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    Excellent trip. Extremely positive experience.

    Bill Ridley
    Hiking - Connemara's Atlantic Edge
    Reviewed on 10/06/2019

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