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Experience a magical escape with Ireland vacation packages

The longer you spend in Ireland, the more you will desire the endless choice of quaint villages seeped in history and varied attractions experienced through Ireland vacation packages.

A popular Irish vacation option, especially for first-time vacationers or adventure enthusiasts, is an escorted tour.  Ranging from a 45 passenger motor coach with a seasoned driver/guide, to a private, luxury vehicle with a chauffeur/guide, to bike or trekking tours through the breathtaking countryside and coastlines, escorted tours offer an insight into Ireland that is hard to find on one’s own.

Your choices for destinations on guided motor coach tours are wide-ranging, depending on your interests, budget and length of your vacation.  If you prefer, you can even include a tour to nearby Scotland and/or England.

The very popular Ireland Pub tours give exceptional value, especially for a short winter vacation.  Many of these tours are geared for a "taste" of Ireland – the tours only take 4 or 5 days and include a few famous sites and destinations – and of course, requisite stops at warm, and often famous, Irish pubs.

Are you dreaming of a family vacation or reunion – or even a romantic or solitary getaway?  Why not rent a cottage at a golf community where everyone can have enough space to move around and explore, and can share quiet moments by a warming fire or relax outdoors.

Rental cottages are available in every choice of price ranges and destinations – by the beach, in remote areas, in sports communities and even on the grounds of luxury hotel resorts.  Some rental properties feature seasonal activities such as Kid’s Clubs and organized events and may be conveniently near a spa or fitness center and restaurants; others are single homes in quaint locations, where you will be able to experience Irish life and meet the local residents. Renting a home provides a reasonably priced base from which to venture out into the region or rediscover your family’s roots.

Among the most popular Ireland vacation packages for independent vacationers is a self-drive trip that includes accommodations in a combination of B&Bs, hotels and castles. The options are virtually endless based on how far you want to drive and the number of days you will be in Ireland.  If you want to see as much as possible, think about flying into Shannon and departing from Dublin – doing this may eliminate backtracking across the country.

You will find so many unique diversions in Ireland, it will be easy to lose yourself in the country’s splendor.  Consider planning your basic itinerary before you leave home to ensure you will have enough time to visit all your key destinations.

If you are looking for a unique and romantic location for your wedding, consider a fairytale destination wedding at an Irish castle.  To augment this perfect setting, many castles feature elaborate formal gardens, luxurious accommodations, gourmet cuisine and features well beyond those offered in any other destination.

To honeymoon in Ireland, you can choose from romantic castles and cozy B&Bs; luxurious spas to relax after your pre-wedding stress; peaceful walks along the coast or through elegant gardens and tree-lined paths; gourmet candlelit dinners and active nightlife in the cities.

Travel to Ireland truly does provide something for everyone: historic sites; breathtaking scenery; entertaining traditional music; outdoor activities; solitary villages untouched by time and vibrant cities; romantic discoveries and the warm friendship found only in a true Irish Pub.  For the best value travel, now is a good time to discover the magic of Ireland and plan your memorable Ireland vacation packages.