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Discover Ireland’s Charm: The Best Solo Travel Experience

Embarking on a solo adventure can be an exhilarating and transformative experience, especially when you choose a destination as enchanting as Ireland. The Emerald Isle is a land of rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality, making it a perfect destination for solo travelers seeking to explore and connect with the world. When it comes to Ireland trips, we at On The Go Tours stand out as a top choice for solo adventurers. In this article, we will delve into why On The Go Tours is the ideal companion for solo travelers seeking the best Ireland tour packages.

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Comprehensive Itineraries

One of the most significant advantages of opting for Ireland group tours with On The Go Tours is our meticulously crafted and comprehensive itineraries. These tours have been curated to ensure that solo travelers get a well-rounded experience of Ireland’s most iconic sights, hidden gems, and local experiences. These tours cover a vast array of attractions, including ancient castles, rugged coastlines, lush green valleys, and vibrant cities, guaranteeing that solo travelers get to witness the essence of Ireland’s charm in all its glory. Here are some of the most popular options for solo travelers:

Colourful houses, Galway in Ireland
Galway, Ireland

South West Ireland Uncovered – 5 days

A comprehensive tour of the southern Republic of Ireland, the 5-day South West Ireland Uncovered tour departs from Dublin. The first stop is at a local whiskey distillery, so you can warm up with a sample of one of Ireland’s finest exports. Then it’s on to the historic Clonmacnoise Abbey and the pretty coastal city of Galway. Visit the Burren, one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland, and cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry. Discover the jaw-dropping coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, including the famous Cliffs of Moher, and visit the rugged and windswept Dingle Peninsula.

This tour is perfect for outdoor adventurers, as it also uncovers the best of the Ring of Kerry route, including Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest mountain. Before returning to Dublin, this trip also visits the famous Blarney Castle, in what is a well-rounded trip for outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs and anyone who wants to sample the best of the Republic of Ireland!

Wild Northern Ireland & Donegal – 6 days

The 6-day Wild Northern Ireland & Donegal tour is a great choice for anyone looking to explore the northern half of the Emerald Isle, including Northern Ireland. From Belfast, this trip starts with a visit to the Giant’s Causeway, Ireland’s most iconic natural wonder. Game of Thrones fans will also be glad to visit the Dark Hedges, used to film the King’s Road in the HBO blockbuster series.

Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne
Mussenden Temple

There are visits to Derry, Enniskillen and the Ulster American Folk Park, where travelers can find out more about the close ties between Ireland and the United States. In the Republic of Ireland, travellers on this tour will discover Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route. The windswept Inishowen Peninsula, a Star Wars filming location, and the incredible hilltop fort of Grianan of Aileach is also on the itinerary before you return to Belfast, stopping for a warming glass of whiskey at a local distillery en route.

Ha Penny Bridge, Dublin
Ha Penny Bridge, Dublin

Dublin to Donegal – 3 days

The well-priced Dublin to Donegal tour is the best tour package for those short on time in Ireland. Setting off from Dublin, travelers visit the ruined Bective Abbey and Trim, home to Ireland’s largest Norman castle. There’s time to explore the island town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland before reaching Donegal in Ireland’s north-west. Marvel at the Slieve League Cliffs, which are even higher than the Cliffs of Moher, and explore the wild Glenveagh National Park on foot and by minibus. Enjoy a scenic stroll along Mullaghmore Beach and head to coastal Sligo for some free time. There’s time to visit the grand Belvedere House before the tour makes its way back to Dublin.

Achill Island, County Mayo
Achill Island, County Mayo

Ireland Coast to Coast – 9 days

For a more comprehensive Irish experience, the 9-day Ireland Coast to Coast group tour circumnavigates the whole island of Ireland, starting and ending in Dublin. There’s included sightseeing in Belfast, free time in Derry and a visit to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. In the Republic, you will take in the incredible Wild Atlantic Way coastline of County Donegal and will visit Achill Island, connected to the mainland by a bridge. Explore the diverse Connemara National Park and pass the mountains of the Maam Valley en route to trendy Galway. See the Burren and take the ferry across the Shannon Estuary, then see the incredible Cliffs of Moher. Take in the Dingle Peninsula, Derrynane House and Blarney Castle before returning to the Irish capital.

Reasons for joining a group tour in Ireland

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Reasons to join a group tour

Safety and Comfort

Safety is a top priority for any solo traveler, and On The Go Tours understands this perfectly. Our Ireland group tours are designed to provide a secure and comfortable environment for travelers, especially those exploring the country on their own. With a trusted tour guide leading the way, solo travelers can feel at ease, knowing that they are in expert hands throughout their journey. Additionally, the carefully selected accommodations offer a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, providing a home-away-from-home for solo travelers. In terms of accommodation, solo travelers can choose from comfortable guesthouses or upgrade to 3-star hotels, both on a bed and breakfast basis. There is a small single supplement to pay for solo travelers on our Ireland tours, but we endeavor to keep this as low as possible!

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Connect with Like-Minded Travellers

Solo travel does not mean you have to be alone throughout your journey. On The Go Tours’ group dynamics create a unique opportunity for solo travelers to connect with like-minded adventurers from various parts of the world. Traveling in a group fosters camaraderie and shared experiences, making it easier for solo travelers to form friendships that can last a lifetime. The sense of community and support on these tours allows individuals to enjoy the trip together, creating memories that they can cherish forever.

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Local Expertise

Exploring a new country can be daunting, but with On The Go Tours, solo travelers have access to the expertise of knowledgeable and passionate local guides. These guides are well-versed in Ireland’s history, culture, and traditions, enriching the travel experience with fascinating stories and insights. Solo travelers can rest assured that they won’t miss out on any hidden gems or cultural nuances, as our guides will ensure they delve into the heart of Ireland’s heritage.

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Flexibility and Freedom

Despite being part of a group, we understand that solo travelers value their independence. Our Ireland tour packages strike the perfect balance between structured group activities and free time for exploration. This flexibility empowers solo travelers to venture off on their own if they wish, allowing them to curate their unique experiences while still benefiting from the support and camaraderie of the group.

Frequently asked questionsFAQs

I'm traveling alone. Will I feel comfortable in a group tour?

Absolutely! Many of our travelers are solo adventurers. Group tours offer a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and create lasting connections while exploring Italy together.

Is there a single supplement fee for solo travelers?

Can I have my own room, or will I be paired with another solo traveler

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