Virgin Vacations' Ireland vacation packages are one of the most affordable, enriching and immersive ways to visit the Emerald Isle. Choose from a selection of all-inclusive, independent and group Irish vacations that range from 6 to 14 days and enjoy all of Ireland's must-see sites in the style and comfort that only Virgin can provide. From the sites of Dublin to the beautiful valley of Killarney and the legendary Cliffs of Moher, you won't miss a thing on your trip to Ireland.
Most Ireland vacations begin in Dublin where you'll take and insider's tour of this charming city's major attractions, including Dublin Castle, St. Stephen's Green, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College, home to the legendary Book of Kells. With a 24-hour transit ticket, you can also hoist a delicious pint at the Guinness Storehouse and make a toast to Ireland. Or, if you are looking for something a bit stronger, enjoy a tour of the Jameson Whisky Distillery.
Heading south towards picturesque Killarney there is much to see. Take a tour of the Waterford Crystal Factory and discover the amazing craftsmanship that goes into making the finest crystal in Europe. Next, no tour of Ireland can be considered complete without a visit to Blarney Castle. It's the seat of the Blarney Stone, which if kissed, bestows the gift of gab - something for which the Irish are noted.
All of Virgin's Ireland vacation packages also include a visit to Bunratty Castle. Located in County Clare, its origins date back to the 10th century. The nearby Folk Park also provides a unique insight into the town's history.
The next stop on your Ireland vacation is the world-famous "Ring of Kerry," the winding coastal road that showcases the southwestern region of the country in all its glorious grandeur. It's arguably one of the most spectacularly scenic drives in the world. Highlights here include the Muckross House estate, the Staigue stone fort and Ross Castle. Tour the scenic Killarney National Park and pass by the bucolic villages of Sneem and Cahirsiveen, which are dotted with colorful houses.
Continuing north, in Galway one finds complete, unabashed serenity. Once seen up close, the rolling green mountains and windswept beachscape are imbedded into your very soul. Explore the Galway City Museum, which reveals the importance of Galway as a seafaring town since the Middle Ages. The Lynch Stone and Galway Cathedral are also must-sees. Charming Quay Street is lined with bohemian restaurants and lively, authentic pubs that make for a great place to converse with the local residents.
Throughout your trip to Ireland, you'll stay in the best Irish hotels that provide the fabulous hospitality and service that Ireland is famous for. What are you waiting for? Isn't it time to experience the Emerald Isle on an all-inclusive Virgin Vacation?