If Ireland is not yet on your list of must-visit countries, it is time to include it now! Travelling to this Celtic nation is definitely going to be worth your time and money.
Not convinced that Ireland should be on your list? Need proof? Take it from TripAdvisor which ranked Ireland as the fourth best country for travel experiences in 2018. The result was based on the accounts and votes of real travellers who have visited the country. Hence, you can count on this survey to be real and trustworthy and not just a mere marketing ploy.
It is not surprising why the Emerald Isle placed fourth. It is a place teeming with magnificent landscapes and architectural wonders. It is also rich in culture, history and artwork. Simply put, there is so much to see and do in Ireland.
So, when you decide to travel to this captivating island, below are some of the best private tours in Ireland you need to try.
Northern Ireland used to be one of the country’s best kept secrets until it rose to fame after being featured in the TV show Game of Thrones. This tour is definitely going to be rich in culture, arts, history and sceneries.
One of the most famous sites in Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and definitely a must-visit for every traveller. Often described as otherworldly, this pile of basalt columns is said to be over 50-60 million years old. Legends attribute its creation to a giant named Fionn Mac Cumhail who built it to connect Ireland and Scotland. In the scientific community, however, these basalt columns are said to be products of a volcanic activity. Equally breath-taking is the Causeway Coastal Route which features refreshing seaside views.
Wild Atlantic Way Tour
The best way to explore Ireland’s West coast (as well as part of its Northern and Southern coasts) is via the Wild Atlantic Way. Covering all 2,500 kilometres means encountering thousands of attractions including Skellig Rocks.
Skellig Rocks is another UNESCO world heritage site. Composed of what are called the Skellig Michael and Little Skellig, this crag is home to a well-preserved monastic settlement believed to have been built sometime between the sixth and eighth centuries. Visitors attest that being in this place brings an inexplicable sense of calmness in them.
Gourmet Food Tour
Of all the different types of private tours Ireland travel companies offer, this is one that every foodie must try. Why? Ireland has a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants.
Loam, a Michelin-starred restaurant and wine bar, was awarded restaurant of the year 2019. Here, they take pride in using locally sourced produce. This is the reason why their menu changes everyday since they prepare food based on what ingredients are available.
A gourmet food tour in Ireland doesn’t have to be all about Michelin-starred restaurants, though. Depending on your chosen travel company, you can customise the tour to include other well-known dining places in Ireland and sample traditional Irish dishes like the Colcannon and Irish stew.
These are just some of the different kinds of private tours you can have in Ireland. Undeniably, the Emerald Isle has something in store for all types of travellers, be they nature enthusiasts, history buffs and even golf aficionados.
Simply put, a visit to this majestic country is going to be an experience of a lifetime. Just make sure you go for chauffeur tours to make your visit more relaxing and enjoyable.
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