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Relax back and enjoy a guided tour along the Wild Atlantic Way

Any questions about your Ireland vacation?

As Irish travel experts we can help you with any questions you have about your Ireland vacation. Browse through our FAQ and, if you don’t find the answer you are looking for, feel free to get in touch.

Most of Rachel’s Irish Adventures guided tours are private and customised to your needs. What date would suit you? Get in touch with us to plan your own Irish Adventure.

Occasionally we offer ‘Pop-Up-Tours‘, exclusive retreats and tours with set dates that you are welcome to join. Check out the ‘Pop-Up-Tours’ on our website or contact us for more information.

Yes, Rachel also speaks French and Spanish. 

Besides our tailor-made private tours we occasionally offer ‘Pop-Up-Tours’ and exclusive retreats with set dates that you are welcome to join. For more information check out the ‘Pop-Up-Tours‘ on our website or get in touch

Yes. We strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal luggage, money and public liability before you travel in order to cover yourself. We reserve the right to refuse admission to a passenger unless the client has arranged appropriate insurance. Rachel’s Irish Adventures accepts no responsibility for loss or personal damage to personal belongings or liability for personal injury/death.

Yes, we would be delighted to organise a customised tour for you. We know every corner, mountain, lake, the best places to eat and certainly get off the beaten track in Ireland. Check out or Ireland vacation packages to get an idea of our offers – everything can be costumised to meet your needs!

Most of Rachel’s Irish Adventures Tours are private and tailored to meet your needs. Browse through our ‘Tour packages‘ for guideline prices and get in touch for a quote of your personalised Ireland vacation package. 

Rachel’s Irish Adventures usually operates between St. Patrick’s and Halloween – so between mid-March and the end of October.

While you can travel to Ireland all year round you should be aware that a lot of tourism businesses close for the winter season. However, every season in Ireland have their pro and cons.


Nowadays the high-season for international tourism in Ireland stretches from May to September. Since the weather is somewhat unpredictable throughout the year most visitors from overseas aren’t aiming for the ‘classic’ summer months anymore.
The days are long during this time of the year, which means you can make the most of every day. The temperatures are mild and, no matter which time you go, you will probably experience some rain and some sunshine. Accommodation prices are at their highest and pre-booking as early as possible is essential to find good value for money and to have the best choices.


June, July and August are considered peak-season in Ireland. This is typically the time when children are off school for the summer in Ireland and around Europe and domestic tourism kicks off. Accommodation prices are at their peak and tourist attractions are as busy as they get. Many Irish go on staycations and especially self-catering accommodation is often booked out long in advance.

Low season:

Most tourism business start operating around St. Patricks day on March 17th. This is when the low season starts until the end of April. The high season then lasts until near the end of September while October and the beginning of November can be considered low season again.
Less people are traveling during this time and it’s easier to find good accommodation deals while most tourist attractions are still open and hardly busy.
The weather in Ireland is always a gamble and in some years April and October have turned out as the sunniest and driest months of the year.
April is the ‘cutest’ month of the year with lots of small little lambs out on the fields and October is the months with the biggest chance of seeing lots of stunning rainbows.

Off season:

From the end of November until St. Patrick’s day a lot of Irish tourism business take a well-earned rest and shut their doors. While our natural wonders are of course still there, tours, visitor centres or some restaurants might be closed. However, the stunning Irish nature is always open and if you aren’t afraid to get your feet wet, you’ll have even the most touristic places all to yourself. Also, many top-class hotels offer great deals and you could stay in a 5* hotel for a fraction of the summer price.

Most tourists travel to the island of Ireland by air and arrive at one of 5 main Irish airports – Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Ireland West Airport Knock and Belfast in Northern Ireland (UK). Here are some things to know about each airport before booking your flight.

Dublin Airport (DUB):

Dublin airport is Ireland’s biggest and busiest airport with the most flight arrivals & departures by a long shot. A lot of tourists arrive at this airport on the east-coast even if their travel itinerary takes them straight over to the west-coast and the Wild Atlantic Way.

Location: North of Dublin near Swords.

Connections: Bus connections to Dublin city centre and to other Irish cities leave from a platform in front of the airport. A taxi into the city takes around 30 minutes and costs €20-€30.

+ Most flights offered, most airlines

+ Good public transport connections

– Can take longer to get in & out

– Crowds

Shannon Airport (SNN):

Shannon airport can be a great alternative do Dublin airport coming from North America, especially if you plan to travel along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Location: Shannon, Co. Clare

Connections: Bus connections to Limerick and other major Irish cities leave from the airport. A taxi to Limerick takes around 30 minutes and costs €30-€40.

+ Smaller airport offering transatlantic flights

+ Fast to get in & out

– Limited airport facilities

Cork Airport (ORK):

Cork airport is the second largest Irish airport and offers flights to several destinations in the EU and UK. It’s a good choice if you want to explore the south of Ireland.

Location: South of Cork

Connections: Bus connections to Cork city centre and from there all over Ireland. A taxi to Cork city costs about €20 and takes 15 minutes.

+ Offers a lot of destination in EU & UK

+ Modern terminal

– No transatlantic flights

Ireland West Airport Knock (NOC)

While the primary motivation for building this airport was to attract pilgrims to Knock Shrine, Knock airport now attracts many tourists who seek to explore the north-westerly part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Since this very small airport serves mostly connections to the UK and some EU destinations, it is often used by locals for a quick escape or family visit or international tourists following an England/Scotland-Ireland.

Location: Knock/Charlestown Co. Mayo

Connections: Bus services are increasing, and regular connections are available to towns and villages in Donegal, Galway Sligo and Mayo.

+ Not crowded

+ Fast in & out

– No transatlantic flights

Belfast International Airport (BFS)

Centrally located in Northern Ireland the Belfast International airport can be a good alternative to Dublin for travellers who want to start their itinerary in the North.

Location: Aldergrove, north-west of Belfast

Connections: Bus connections from the front of the terminal to Belfast, Lisburn and Derry. Taxi to the centre takes around 30-60 minutes depending on traffic and costs about £30-£40.

+ Transatlantic flights

– In the UK and not the EU – might have different entry requirements


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