- Enjoy a privately guided trip, with each activity tailored to match your family's preferences.
- Island hop to the Pirate Queen's stronghold & try your hand at paddling.
- Follow a pilgrimage path on horseback in St Patrick's footsteps.
Our family tours of Ireland are designed as an adventure for the whole family! Your family will love getting a backstage pass to visit regions few travellers experience.
On these private departures, enjoy daily activities tailored to meet your family’s expectations and preferences. Partner active days of family biking, hiking, kayaking and zip-lining with nature-based activities to explore Ireland’s wildlife and countryside.
Visiting Ireland with kids is easy as you dive into Irish culture with experiences such as visiting a toy factory, learning the myths of the Giant’s Causeway or climbing St Patrick’s Holy Mountain. Parents and kids alike will love their Irish family adventure!
The below family tours are based on a family of four but can be tailored to meet the demands of your family. There is a minimum age of 6 years old. This is a private departure and therefore the activities can be tailored to the needs and abilities of your children. Each night, stay in comfortable, family-friendly accommodation and benefit from the services of an experienced guide.
Our family tours are also designed with both adults and children in mind. Parents will love activities like tasting the gourmet cuisine of Kinsale, relaxing in luxurious spas in Kerry, whiskey-tasting in Northern Ireland, visiting working farms, honing kayaking, paddling, or canoeing skills, learning about Irish history and mythology, or even a chance to taste Ireland’s super-food, seaweed!
But don’t worry – kid-friendly activities are also built into each itinerary, such as treasure hunts, ghost tours, toy-making, puffin spotting, zip-lining, feeding the lambs, and visiting the place they filmed Star Wars!
3 Family Trips with 2 Reviews
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Age: 50 - 60
Trip Date: 31/10/2018
Trips Taken: 0
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From the first time I called your office up until I arrived in Ireland, I received friendly, responsive service. I felt you truly wanted to make our experience positive and worked with me to create a trip that worked for us.
From Paul arriving to pick us with the Halloween decorated van all the way until he dropped us off at our Dublin hotel, we had the most amazing time experiencing Ireland. It really is hard to say what the highlights are as it was all so wonderful. We appreciated Paul's vast knowledge of the area we were visiting and the overall history of Ireland. He went above and beyond in providing stellar customer service to us. He was fantastic with our girls, encouraging them when the didn't think they could keep going on our 30 mile cycle trip, for example. We loved experiencing Ireland on bike, horse, boat, and with our legs. A truly magical experience!
The best experience with meals was food we ate at the restaurants Paul took us to. He found some lovely restaurants where we were able to taste the tasty breads, soups/stews, fish and other dishes. The hotel food was just okay. The sleeping arrangements at the first hotel were great - ample room for sleeping with the three beds. For the second hotel, having a bunk bed wasn't ideal as neither one of my kids wanted to sleep on the top.
I mentioned a lot in my previous answer, so please share that with Paul as well. Paul made the trip what it was - an amazing adventure exploring beautiful Ireland on bike, horse, boat, foot, and van. Wow! We so appreciated the top-notch level of service from Paul. Welcoming us with the Halloween Van, the always replenished goodie box below the seats, the fascinating level of knowledge of the area and of Ireland as a whole, guiding us through the gorgeous landscapes of Ireland, and being so friendly and kind to us throughout the trip. He was excellent with the kids who at times weren't feeling up to the challenge - helping to motivate them to finish the long cycle ride for example. He brought us to delicious restaurants which after a long day of activities was always welcomed. We thank Paul so much for creating the most memorable, fun trip to Ireland for us.
I would definitely recommend working with Wilderness Ireland for your next family vacation. Louise and Paul provided top-notch customer service from preparations to execution. If you're looking to truly see the beauty of Ireland in an active and fun way, I'd go with Wilderness Ireland. My hat goes off to you! Many thanks.
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Incredible staff - worked with our family to accommodate our travel plans and facilitated a pick-up at the Dublin airport! Louise was especially helpful throughout the booking and preparation process. Our tour guide Paul was phenomenal throughout our entire journey!
The weather not withstanding, we had a great experience. The one event we probably would have done differently was the survival class at Adelphia - would have much preferred to do the ropes course.
Food was excellent and lodging was very good. The first lodging in Westport was much better than the Adelphia (creaky floors and limited space, even with our loft upgrade).
As previously mentioned, Paul was phenomenal - could not have asked for a better guide; felt like he was part of our family throughout the entire trip!!!
Absolutely incredible trip that caters to your family interests, desires, likes! Without hesitation, I would recommend this trip to other families.
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