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Ireland

Lady Gregory – one of the founders of Dublin’s famous Abbey Theatre – once said, “I feel more and more the time wasted that is not spent in Ireland.” A land of ancient stories and rugged beauty, Ireland is an enchanting nation bidding you céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes)! Discover the Emerald Isle with Road Scholar, exploring centuries-old castles and hearing traditional folklore as it has been passed down for generations by storytellers. 

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Ireland Tours and Adventures

Lovingly known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is a country where cliffs blanketed in neon green grass meet with the crystal blue sea. Road Scholar offers many different adventures in Ireland, exploring centuries-old castles and hearing traditional folklore Irish stories. 

From an exploration of the British Isles by sea and hiking excursions across emerald coasts to family tours of Ireland through Dublin and Galway, Road Scholar has amazing learning adventures for people of all ages

Small Group Ireland Tours

Small group educational tours in Ireland offer more personalized experiences for groups of 13 to 24 participants. The Road Scholar learning adventures above are designed for small groups to enjoy together for a more intimate vacation. 

The Best of Ireland Sightseeing

Did you know that the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland is rich in prehistoric and medieval remains? What you most likely already know is that Ireland is one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet. With the small group Best of Ireland tour, you will take an Irish language lesson at a Gaelic cultural center, spend a full day on Inis Mor exploring remarkable ruins and relics, and enjoy an exclusive dinner in Glenlo Abbey, to name a few of the adventures. 

The Best of Northern Island

For nine days you will immerse yourself in maritime history and discover megalithic ruins and preserved castles speckled along the Northern Irish countryside. On The Best of Northern Ireland tour, you will meet the people of Northern Ireland and learn its history, explore its monuments and marvel at the green landscapes.

Hiking Tours

A Wee Ramble in Kenmare

Grab your cup of tea and scone and wear your best pair of sneakers for the Road Scholar Ireland sightseeing tour through green pastures and across emerald coasts.  

In this 9-day tour hiking Ireland’s southwest coast, adventurers will explore Ireland’s seafaring villages and treasured moorlands on glorious footpaths walking four to eight miles each day. 

Travelers on this Road Scholar tour will call the small town of Kenmare home for the week where from there you will set out to find prehistoric tombs, remote islands, and nature preserves. 

Hiking Ireland’s Coastal Northwest 

You have never seen Ireland like this before, up close to the magical landscapes of the northwest coastal region. This Road Scholar 9-day trek takes travelers through Letterkenny at the northern tip of the republic down through Yeats Country to Galway and the Aran Islands. 

Along the way, you will discover the beauty of Glenveagh National Park, with its meandering paths and wildflowers, the culture of Ireland’s iconic city of Galway, and explore Ireland’s prehistoric stone forts on the Aran Islands. 

Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of trips through the great country of Ireland. Through any of our Ireland tours, you’ll be placed in a cohort of like-minded adventurers. Together, you’ll enjoy spirited conversations while learning more about the world’s cultures, history, and traditions from local experts. Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.