Discover Ireland’s Charm: The Best Solo Travel Experience with On The Go Tours (8 minute read)

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2023)

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 travellers 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 travellers seeking the best Ireland tour packages.

A senior solo traveller exploring Ireland's wild landscapes
Exploring Ireland’s landscapes on a solo adventure!

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 travellers 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 travellers get to witness the essence of Ireland’s charm in all its glory. Here are some of the most popular options for solo travellers:

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!

South West Ireland Uncovered tour - map of the trip and image of the Cliffs of Moher

Wild Northern Ireland & Donegal – 6 days

Th3 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.

There are visits to Derry, Enniskillen and the Ulster American Folk Park, where travellers 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.

Wild Northern Ireland & Donegal tour - map of the trip and image of Mussenden Temple

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, travellers 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.

Dublin to Donegal tour - map of the trip and image of a bridge in Dublin

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.

Ireland Coast to Coast tour - map and image of Blarney Castle

And there are lots more trips available online! Here are some more reasons that On The Go Tours are the operator to choose if you’re looking for the best Ireland tour packages.

Safety and Comfort

Safety is a top priority for any solo traveller, and On The Go Tours understands this perfectly. Our Ireland group tours are designed to provide a secure and comfortable environment for travellers, especially those exploring the country on their own. With a trusted tour guide leading the way, solo travellers can feel at ease, knowing that they are in expert hands throughout their journey. Additionally, the carefully selected accommodations offer a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, providing a home-away-from-home for solo travellers. In terms of accommodation, solo travellers 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 travellers on our Ireland tours, but we endeavour to keep this as low as possible!

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 travellers 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 travellers 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.

Local Expertise

Exploring a new country can be daunting, but with On The Go Tours, solo travellers 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 travellers 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.

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Flexibility and Freedom

Despite being part of a group, we understand that solo travellers value their independence. Our Ireland tour packages strike the perfect balance between structured group activities and free time for exploration. This flexibility empowers solo travellers 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.


For solo travellers seeking the best Ireland tour packages, On The Go Tours are an exceptional choice. With our thoughtfully crafted itineraries, emphasis on safety and comfort, opportunities for connection, local expertise, and the perfect balance of freedom and structure, On The Go Tours offers an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and rich history of Ireland. So, if you’re a solo adventurer ready to embrace the spirit of Ireland, embark on a transformative travel experience with us and let the Emerald Isle work its magic on your soul.