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award winning small group tours of ireland

EXPERIENCE, DISCOVER AND TASTE the Magic of what Ireland has to offer!

. I love to make the Irish magic happen! .

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I LOVE TO MAKE THE IRISH MAGIC HAPPEN!

Award Winning Small Group Tours of Ireland with Rachel Nolan

Hello, my name is Rachel Nolan...

I’m an Irish travel designer and local guide with a passion for the great outdoors, fine tastes and enjoying life.

All my Ireland tours reflect on my own love for travelling, exploring countries, and experiencing the lively traditions of a foreign culture. Therefore, I specialise in private & small group tours of Ireland to get you ‘off the beaten path’ and guarantee an immersive and personal Irish experience.

Let me take you on a guided tour to experience, discover and taste the magic of Ireland.

my philosophy


The best travel experience is close-up and personal. Therefore, I made it my mission to get you ‘off the beaten path’ and show you the real Ireland beyond the common tourist trail. Because everyone’s dream vacation is different, I’ve specialised into bespoke Ireland tours for small groups and families. Get your travel buddies and let’s go on your dream vacation!

MY PHILOSOPHY

The best travel experience is close-up and personal. Therefore, I made it my mission to get you ‘off the beaten path’ and show you the real Ireland beyond the common tourist trail. Because everyone’s dream vacation is different, I’ve specialised into bespoke Ireland tours for small groups and families. Get your travel buddies and let’s go on your dream vacation!

. Small group tours of Ireland - How it all began .

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SMALL GROUP TOURS OF IRELAND

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

About 30 something years ago I was born in Ballina, Co. Mayo, a small town on the Irish west coast. Growing up in a traditional Irish Bed & Breakfast, I always enjoyed chatting to our guests from all over the world and was intrigued by their travel anecdotes.

Fast forward to the year 2015. After 12 years of studying, working, and exploring abroad, I returned home and fell in love with the Irish west coast all over again. I had couch surfed around the world, discovered my passion for outdoor sports, and became a Whiskey enthusiast while working for Irish Distillers and the Jameson brand.

At this point, I wasn’t sure what this next chapter in my life would be. One evening I got chatting to a family that stayed in my Mam’s B&B. I told them about my favourite spots in Mayo and they asked me if I’d be up for bringing them on a guided walking tour. They spend 3 days exploring Ireland with me, we all had an amazing time, the idea for my award winning small group tours of Ireland was born and I started to create Rachel’s Irish Adventures.

What would you like to do?

. Planning your dream Ireland vacation .

Award winning small group tours of Ireland

How a bespoke adventure works

1. What do you dream about?

Have look through my website, check out the packages and follow me on social media for some inspiration for your Ireland vacation.

2. Let's have a chat!

This Ireland trip is about you! Let’s talk about what you want to see, do and experience during your time in Ireland.

3. I design a unique Ireland itinerary for you.

Based on our conversation I’ll create a unique package just for you. It will include all the activities you are looking forward to. I’ll send you on a presentation and a day to day itinerary for the trip and include an estimated price.

4. Let’s tweak and adjust until everything fits perfectly.

If you like the tour I designed for you, simply put a deposit in and we’ll work together on your itinerary until you are perfectly happy! Of course, one of the biggest advantages of having a private guide is that your tour will always stay flexible and there will be lots of room for spontaneous adventures.

5. Book your flight and I organise the rest!

You can look forward to your Ireland vacation completely stress-free and without worrying about researching and booking accommodation, transport, or activities.

6. Experience Ireland stress free and fully guided.

I’ll be welcoming you at the airport and the magic can begin.

MY PACKAGES

Private Guided Irish Tours

The Stress Free Ireland Dream

Private Guided Irish Tours (2)

The Curious adventurer

Private Guided Irish Tours (3)

The Full
Irish Craic

The Unique
irish Magic

Rachel's Irish Adventures - this is our family

Iszy
the ‘magic behind the scene’

Job description: Jack of all trades

Special skils:
  • Self taught accountant, web wizard, graphic designer, bike mechanic, social media content creator, vegan chef...
  • Thinks of all the details and knows how to organise a dream into reality
  • Speaks all Austrian and German dialects fluently.
Superpower: Knows how to live stress free

Motto: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart!"

Rachel
the ‘Irish Adventure’

Job description: Local guide & travel desginer

Special skils:
  • Loves the chat! In English, French, Spanish or Sheep.
  • Will always find the most scenic spot for a picnic.
  • Knows how to get under the skin of a place and how to discover Ireland’s hidden gems.
Superpower: Prepares the best 'real' Irish coffee

Motto: "Say YES to new adventures!"

Marjorie
the ‘culinary artist’

Job description: Irish Mammy & chef de cuisine

Special skils:
  • Gives cookery lessons as a renowned Irish chef and cook book author.
  • Can give every traditional Irish recipe the magical twist!
  • Whips up the best traditional full Irish breakfast you have ever tasted.
Superpower: Makes you feel at home!

Motto: "Bake the world a better place!"
Award winning small group tours of Ireland

Rachel the 'Irish Adventure'

Job description: Local guide & travel desginer

Special skils:

  • Loves the chat! In English, French, Spanish or Sheep.
  • Will always find the most scenic spot for a picnic.
  • Knows how to get under the skin of a place and how to discover Ireland’s hidden gems.
Superpower: Prepares the best 'real' Irish coffee

Motto: "Say YES to new adventures!"

Award winning small group tours of Ireland

Iszy the 'magic behind the scene'

Job description: Jack of all trades

Special skils:

  • Speaks all Austrian and German dialects fluently and can translate even sayings.
  • Self taught accountant, web wizard, graphic designer, bike mechanic, vegan chef...
  • Thinks of all the details and knows how to organise a dream into reality
Superpower: Knows how to live stress free

Motto: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart!"

Award Winning Small group tours of Ireland

Marjorie the 'culinary artist'

Job description: Irish Mammy & chef de cuisine

Special skils:

  • Gives cookery lessons as a renowned Irish chef and cook book author.
  • Can give every traditional Irish recipe the magical twist!
  • Whips up the best traditional full Irish breakfast you have ever tasted.
Superpower: Makes you feel at home!

Motto: "Bake the world a better place!"

OUR AWARDS

. We are proud of our award winning small group tours of Ireland .

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We are proud of our award winning small group tours of Ireland

what our customers say

We wanted to find someone who’s actually cycled the routes and had done the hikes and Rachel’s experience doing these helped form a great itinerary to beautiful Ireland. She’s one-of-kind and put together a one-of-kind trip for us. 

Sarah & Max, Canada

I can’t say enough good things about Rachel, but here are some words to describe her and her company. She is Fun, Knowledgeable, Kind, Funny, Crazy, Athletic, Upbeat, Friendly, a Great Storyteller, and the MOST flexible tour guide you’ll ever meet.

Alex, USA

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. Hope to see you soon in Ireland! .