Ancient Ireland Tourism

Unearth Ireland's Enchantment:

Are You Ready to Explore Ireland Your Way?

Escape the ordinary and delve into the magic of Ireland. Beyond Dublin, Ancient Wonders Await You! Journey beyond the bustling streets of Dublin to discover a land where ancient treasures whisper tales of history, rugged coastlines dance with the wild Atlantic, and vibrant culture beats in the heart of every village.

Ireland beckons with:

Loughcrew Unveiling Ireland's Enigmatic Neolithic Wonder

Photographer Tony Pleavin

Ancient wonders: From megalithic tombs older than the pyramids to crumbling medieval castles, Ireland's past comes alive around every corner.

Tory Island

©Gareth Wray Courtesy Gareth Wray Photography

Breathtaking landscapes: Hike through emerald valleys, explore windswept mountains, and lose yourself in the endless charm of rolling green hills.

Discover County Clare

Photographer/Creator: Stephen Power

A tapestry of culture: Immerse yourself in the warmth of Irish hospitality, listen to the lilt of traditional music, and savor the flavors of a culinary scene bursting with fresh, local delights.

off the Beaten Path Ireland Bunmahon Beach

Courtesy Luke Myers

Hidden gems: Go beyond the tourist trail and discover secret waterfalls, charming villages untouched by time, and pubs buzzing with the craic (Irish for good times!).

  • More than just a vacation, you deserve an unforgettable experiences

    You can focus on soaking up the magic, while we handle the hassle of planning and logistics.  Your personalized itinerary will match your interests and pace, whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or simply a chance to relax and reconnect with nature.
    Simply tell us:
  • When do you dream of visiting Ireland: Summer's vibrant greens or winter's cozy charm?
  • How long you wish to stay: A whirlwind escape or a deep dive into Irish life?
  • Where your heart desires to wander: Kiss the Blarney Stone, conquer the Causeway Coast, then lose yourself on the Wild Atlantic Way. Unforgettable Ireland awaits! 
Ireland Vacations Kiss the Blarney Stone
Giant's Causeway and Belfast

Courtesy Evin Walke

Relax and explore! We'll handle the details, you enjoy the adventure.

 Contact us today and let's turn your Irish dream into a reality.

Unleash Your Inner Explorer - Why Book Your Ireland Travel Package With Us?

Craft your perfect Irish escape, exactly as you dream it. Leave the planning and logistics to us, and immerse yourself in the Emerald Isle's magic at your own pace.

Chart your own course:

We'll be your compass, guiding you to enchanting villages, hidden gems, and must-see landmarks, while respecting your must-dos and must-avoids.

Dive deep into your passions:

From history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts, we cater to every desire. Hike dramatic cliffs, explore ancient castles, or savor the local pub scene – it's your adventure!

De-stress and savor the moment:

No need to sweat bookings or itineraries. Our expert guides handle everything, leaving you free to soak up the craic (good times!) and make lasting memories.

Escape the ordinary, not your budget

Save time, money, and hassle:

Skip the planning headaches and endless research. We do the legwork for you so you can enjoy the journey stress-free.

More affordable than you think:

Design a custom package that fit your vision and your wallet. Experience Ireland's grandeur without breaking the bank.

Contact us today and let's craft your unforgettable Irish escape!

Unleash Your Itinerary:

  • From fleeting escapes to epic adventures: Whether you crave a quick shore excursion, a day trip bursting with highlights, or a multi-day exploration, we design experiences that fit your pace and passion.
  • Your blueprint or ours? Choose from our curated itineraries, each showcasing Ireland's magic, or co-create your own masterpiece with our expert advisors. The journey is yours to craft!

No Size Fits All:

  • From solo strolls to grand gatherings: We welcome all travel companions, whether you're flying solo, seeking romantic escapes, embracing family adventures, or planning unforgettable corporate events. Your perfect travel group fits right in.

Tailored for Every Tribe:

  • Family fun, couple's escapes, and senior sojourns: We understand the unique needs of every traveler. Explore with kid-friendly activities, romantic retreats, or experiences designed for seniors' comfort and enjoyment. No detail is too small to consider.

Client's Testimonials

Ted spent considerable time helping us plan a trip to Ireland. He promptly answered emails, returned phone calls and spent time sharing his recommendations to help us plan an itinerary that included all of our needs. He has an exceptional knowledge of Irish history and many connections from his many trips to Ireland. Our trip was a dream come true. I would highly recommend Ancient Ireland Tourism when you are planning to visit Ireland.

Vickei N

It really made a huge difference to stay in properties that were so conveniently located and walkable, and there is no way I would have been able to accurately figure this out on my own. Driving on the left took a lot of concentration and it was great to have days when we didn't need to use the car. The cottage in Dingle, while rather sparsely outfitted, was clean and had a washer/dryer with an outside clothesline so it was perfect for doing our mid-trip laundry. My husband finally got to see where his great grandfather was born in Ballycastle, and we were very pleased to see how beautiful the area was. The day we were there was picture postcard weather and we could even see Scotland, which we were told doesn't happen a lot. The Salthouse was the one hotel where we couldn't walk to town but it was so lovely that we didn't care. Other than one afternoon of off and on rain we had great weather, and because we were on our own we managed to avoid crowds almost everywhere. The Irish people are incredibly friendly and kind, and the island is endlessly beautiful with its green fields, stone fences, picturesque cows and sheep, and dramatic coastlines. 

Thanks again - I hope we will have another chance to visit Ireland at some point!

Ellen G

I just wanted to thank you for an excellent trip to Ireland/Occupied North! Working with my travel companion,
you gave us a memorable experience!  I want to make a particular plug for Joe Greene of Chieftain Tours.  He was an excellent guide and conversationalist.  He went out of his way to show us around Donegal and Northern Ireland.  He even played his pipe for us at one of the venues! He seemed to know a ton of people and him speaking Irish to a
of them was icing on the cake!

David M

Our recent trip was a phenomenal success. The pre-trip process was very easy. Because we had enough to fill the entire bus, Ted worked very closely with us to help design a custom tour, and it went off without a single issue. That's impressive. Once in Ireland we were guided by Larry. He's an Irishman's Irishman. He's got the knowledge, personality, sense of humor and driving skills that makes him the best driver we could have asked for. I promise if you use Ancient Ireland Tourism, you will have a great trip.


I was part of a group of ten family members most of whom were visiting Ireland for the first time. We worked with Ted to put together the tour itinerary. Right from the beginning we benefitted from using this tour group due to the tour guide’s knowledge and experience. We flew in to Dublin, grabbed our luggage and made it through customs very quickly. Ted and Larry were there to greet us at the airport and because we were ahead of schedule they added a visit to Fourknocks on the way to our scheduled destination (Newgrange). Numerous times throughout our 9 days of touring we added points of interest that were not on our itinerary and were able to make changes on the fly due to timing and weather conditions. Both our guides were knowledgeable and personable. They gave us a lot of flexibility to meet with family members and visit family related locations throughout the trip. By the end of the tour it felt like both Ted and Larry were a part of the family. I would highly recommend the Ancient Ireland Tourism experience!


Our family went on a 10-day tour of Ireland with Ancient Ireland Tourism. There were 10 of us on this trip. We had an amazing guide, Larry Murphy! All agreed that this was the best vacation we have ever had! I would highly recommend Ancient Ireland Tourism! They took care of our every need and made our trip fun and enjoyable. Every aspect of our trip was managed by AIT. They were very flexible with what we wanted to do/see and they made our trip one we will never forget!


If you are the type of traveler who wants more than a tour-bus, drinking-fest, dash-around kind of experience, then USE THIS COMPANY. They are fantastic. Our guide was Larry, who is not only great at his job of knowing Ireland inside and out and driving you where you need to go, but he is also a brilliant man who knows his history with a wicked sense of humor and a kind heart. He felt like a dear friend within a day of knowing him. We left a lot of our activities up to his discretion and he never failed to deliver us to the right places. (If you love history, do not miss Uisneach and the expert Justin.) Ted was our initial contact and he was extremely responsive to all questions and the details of our booking. I cannot emphasize how happy we were with our experience with this company. But, please, if you are sort of fussy, demanding people who want things to be exactly the way you planned them and will blame the tour guide for anything that isn't as you imagined, then maybe look elsewhere because I cannot stand to think of wonderful Lar having to endure that! I sort of wish I could keep them a secret for the fun and special people! Thank you so very much, Larry and Ted. We are forever grateful for our time with you and beautiful Ireland.

Lorena L

We had several wonderful and memorable experiences during our stay in Ireland, one of them being our day spent with Larry. He was friendly and pleasant which made the day very enjoyable. Larry was well educated on the history of Ireland, along with taking us to several places we most likely would never have found. My husband was able to relax without driving and able to enjoy the beauty of the Emerald Isle. Our experience with Ancient Ireland Tourism was outstanding! Ted was also very efficient with the booking and communicating via email. We would highly recommend them to anyone visiting Ireland!


After ending our 10 day Ireland tour in Dublin, we were looking for some extra things to do since we had an extra 2 days before our flights home. Our family of four booked a private tour with Ancient Ireland Tourism and selected their “Ancient Gods and High Kings” itinerary. What an amazing day we had! We never realized there was so much to see just a short drive west of Dublin. Our guide Lar, picked us up early from our hotel and we made quite a full day of it returning late. We explored the ruins at Fore Abbey, went to see what Lar told us is the last de profundis stone left in Ireland, had a wonderful lunch in Castlepollard where Lar then took us to Lough Deravarragh and told us of the legend of the children or Lir. By far, our favorite was the Cairns at Loughcrew. We had toured Newgrange previously and would describe Loughcrew as every bit as magnificent except without the crowds and reconstruction. We had the entire site to ourselves that day to explore. We learned that similar to Newgrange, the sun also enters and travels down the chamber at Loughcrew, although here it happens on the equinoxes instead of the winter solstice. While at first, we thought a private guide would be expensive but we felt we got much more than we paid for and don’t regret booking this memorable experience.

Stefanie J

My wife and I had a group tour for 8 days. We wanted to continue on our own after the group concluded and didn't have a clue where to begin. I found Ancient Ireland Tourism and were set in contact with Ted who listened to our ideas, then set up a proposed itinerary with options and B&B choices. Once we chose our options he finalized an itinerary, complete with built-in links, confirmed reservations and set up a custom Google map that guided us flawlessly through our 950 mile excursion beginning at Shannon/Ennis into the Connemara region, to the West coast line up to the N. West, into Donegal in the far North, and finally ending in Belfast in N. Ireland. A tremendous journey all customized by Ted at Ancient Ireland Tourism. And very cost effectively as well. I highly recommend their service.

Russ S

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