Discover Ireland this summer

Steeped in history, natural beauty and boasting breathtaking vistas, Ireland’s icons welcome you to explore a little more.

Thinking of Ireland conjures up beautiful images of ancient sites, lush countryside and majestic coastlines – images that become even more beautiful when you witness them for real. Whether you want to revel in the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes against the dramatic landscapes or take some contemplative time out wandering amidst early Christian settlements, you’ll find that the island of Ireland has everything you’re looking for. Read more.

With Cosmos you can be an “Irish Explorer” and discover Ireland’s icons for yourself! From $1,044+pp, this 9 day fully escorted tour takes in many of Ireland’s magnificent sites and you will hear exciting stories of the island’s rich history, legends and myths. To find out more about this fantastic Irish Explorer Tour click here.

great food You won’t travel far in Ireland without getting a taste of our world-class produce. With passionate food producers and artisans, delightful country houses, award-winning chefs and cosy pubs, Ireland is truly a food island. From the finest beef produced by grass-fed cattle to the blackberries and garlic that grow wild by the roadside, Ireland’s temperate climate and green land gives us gastronomic perfection. This is Ireland – and it’s impossible not to fall in love with the food. Read more.

Why not indulge your senses & explore Ireland’s food culture with this amazing offer from Royal Irish Tours? From $1298+ pp, including airfare, castle accommodation, daily breakfast and rental car, the “Castle Adventure” holiday allows you to step back in time and indulge yourself for a week. Find out more about this unique offer here.

LondonderryDiscover one of the finest examples of a fully-intact walled city by visiting Londonderry, also known as Derry. The city, which will become the UK City of Culture in 2013, is built on the River Foyle and is steeped in history. From the award-winning Tower Museum that gives a wonderful insight into the city’s history, to the astonishing array of excellent restaurants, lively pubs and great shops, to the haunting ancient city walls and scenic views across the River Foyle, Londonderry is a remarkable destination that never disappoints. Read more.

Take in the city of Derry on a Trafalgar Irish Experience tour. From $2,199+pp, this 12 day guided vacation offers a full Emerald Isle experience. Sights include Londonderry, the Giant’s Causeway, the Antrim Coast, Galway Bay, Ireland’s Lakelands, Dublin and Limerick. To find out more click here.

Travelling to Ireland couldn’t be easier with a range of airline connections on offer – click here to find out more.

No time like the present, no place like Ireland. So go on, make Ireland your ideal vacation destination for 2011, visit to find out more and to discover all that Ireland has to offer.