With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, what a great opportunity to celebrate all that Ireland has to offer this summer and autumn.
Irish owned and operated Travel Department, which is celebrating 25 years as leaders in guided holidays, have some fantastic Homegrown Irish holidays available to book now.
With departures from May through to October, Travel Department has a selection of Irish based breaks available including Galway, Connemara and The Aran Islands for those yearning to escape to the west. Stay three nights in Galway, the perfect location to explore the West of Ireland and enjoy a full day excursion to Connemara with a sightseeing cruise on Lough Corrib. Travel to The Aran Islands and explore Inis Mor, including the entrance to Dun Aengus Fort. From €599pp. More information HERE
Head down south and explore scenic Cork & Kerry, where you’ll spend two nights in each county and enjoy highlights including the Ring of Kerry, the Titanic Experience in Cobh and a ferry trip to the beautiful Garnish Island. Sample craft beer at Killarney Brewing Company and take a guided tour of Midleton Whiskey distillery. From €749pp More information HERE
Head North and discover Belfast, Derry & Donegal where you’ll spend two nights each in Belfast and Letterkenny and enjoy the highlights of Belfast on a panoramic coach tour, experience the spectacular Antrim Coast on a full day guided excursion, including a visit to Giants Causeway and explore Derry with a guided walking tour along its historic city walls. You’ll also Discover Donegal’s Wild Atlantic way and visit Glenveagh Castle, Gardens and National Park. From €679pp More information HERE
For green fingered travelers why not discover Travel Department’s’ Homegrown garden holidays with the Gardens of West Cork on a 3-night garden holiday. Staying in The Maritime Hotel in Bantry overlooking the beautiful Bantry Bay travelers will visit a range of private and public gardens, including Kinalea Garden, home to a collection of rare trees and shrubs including a woodland garden and the stately home of Bantry House, and also Blarney Castle Gardens, home to the infamous Blarney Stone. The tour will be accompanied by Iain MacDonald, a qualified and experienced gardener and guide. From €669 pp More information HERE
Discover the Gardens of Tipperary on a 3-night garden holiday guided by well-known garden specialist Frances McDonald. You will visit an array of private and public gardens, including Killurney – Voted ‘Best in Ireland’, the award-winning private garden of Killmacomma and Ballyhist Garden with its spectacular backdrop of the Knockmealdown Mountains and a guided tour of a delightful ‘cottage orné’ built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. You will stay at the Hotel Minella in Clonmel overlooking the River Suir and Comeragh Mountains. From €729pp More information HERE
TD active Holidays has some fantastic Irish walking holidays to enjoy where travelers will discover iconic sites and beautiful landscapes around Ireland whilst also getting some exercise and fresh air.
Excursions are carefully crafted to uncover wonderful places – less crowded and expertly guided.
The Kerry Walking Holiday will see you stay four nights in Killarney from where you will explore more with three guided walking trips in the Kingdom with packed lunches included. Discover highlights like Killarney National Park, Knocknadobar Mountain and the Dingle Peninsula. From €639pp More information HERE
Experience the unique landscapes on a walking holiday in The Burren with TD active where you’ll stay three nights in Lisdoonvarna for easy access to must-see attractions. There are three guided walking days, including the Green Roads of The Burren, with packed lunches included and a visit to the charming village of Doolin. From €639 pp More information HERE
TD active Holidays also has a 3-night Wicklow Walking Holiday HERE in August; a 7-night Cork & Kerry Walking Holiday HERE and 4-night Donegal Walking Holiday HERE also in May, so lots of choice for walkers of all levels.