Ireland Vacation Packages
The island of Ireland is a picturesque destination known for its natural landscapes, lively cities, world-class cuisine and friendly locals. Begin your quest in Dublin, the gateway for neighboring travels to Ireland's Ancient East, the Hidden Heartlands, Western Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Belfast and the captivating northern Causeway Coastal Route. There’s never been a better time for an Irish adventure.
Fill your heart with Ireland this fall and winter with daily nonstop Delta® flights to Dublin from:†
- Atlanta, February 24 – September 1, 2024
- Boston through December 23, 2023, resuming December 25, 2023 – January 7 & February 24 - September 1, 2024
- New York (JFK) through December 23, 2023, resuming December 25, 2023 - September 1, 2024
- Minneapolis, May 9 – September 4, 2024 (five days a week)
Fly into Shannon if you want to explore Western Ireland and take advantage of daily nonstop flights from New York City (JFK) to Shannon Airport (SNN), May 23 - October 6, 2024.†
†Flight routings subject to change without notice.
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Things To Do In Ireland
Dublin is the perfect hub for accessing the best of the island of Ireland. With ancient sites dating back before the Egyptian pyramids, Ireland's Ancient East is a history lover's dream. Take it slow in the Hidden Heartlands amidst a natural wonderland of rivers, forests and rolling green fields.
From quiet beauty and rural charm to towering cliffs and golden beaches, the spectacular Western Ireland region has a lot to offer, including the majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry scenic route, the Aran Islands and the unusual landscape of The Burren. And In Northern Ireland, you can explore Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route.
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- Dublin City Slide 1 of 3: Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, a historic powerhouse and one of Europe's friendliest cities.
- Western Ireland Slide 2 of 3: There are a million reasons to visit Ireland’s rugged west coast, including gorgeous sights and charming towns and villages.
- Ireland’s Ancient East Slide 3 of 3: Uncover 5,000 years of history in Ireland’s Ancient East through compelling characters, ancient wonders, hidden stories and millennia-old myths.
Walk the streets of Dublin to feel the energy of more than 1,000 years of history, as echoes of the Vikings mix with quaint boutiques, cobbled streets reverberate with the sounds of musicians, and 18th-century parks play host to festivals and food markets.
Ireland’s Ancient East, a region that ripples more than 5,000 years of history, surrounds Dublin. There are compelling characters and ancient mysteries, hidden stories and millennia-old myths. Highlights include Kilkenny Castle in County Kilkenny, Glendalough in County Wicklow and the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Be sure to explore Newgrange, a passage tomb older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids.
North of Dublin awaits Belfast in Northern Ireland, an electric city that pulsates with culture. Don’t miss the Causeway Coastal Route where iconic sites like the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge are waiting to be discovered. The island of Ireland offers something for everyone!
It’s easy to head west from Dublin to Western Ireland’s rugged coast and the Wild Atlantic Way. Here, you can hit the road on a 1,500-mile coastal journey starting from the wind-whipped tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the beauty of Kinsale town in County Cork. The island’s west coast will wow you with its epic sites like the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, the Ring of Kerry and Galway City.
TV and movie fans can visit filming locations from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones® and Mel Gibson's Braveheart, which featured Trim Castle.
Trim is just one of the 30,000 castles found in Ireland and each one is even more stunning than the next! Dunluce Castle sits at the tip of the Antrim Coast on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal Route and is one of the most picturesque and romantic castles you’ll find on the island.
In Western Ireland, don't miss stopping for lunch at the Kylemore Abbey, a Victorian castle and walled garden, and the only home in Ireland to Benedictine nuns.
There's no better way to immerse yourself in Ireland's stunning nature than to experience it firsthand. There are walking and hiking trails all over the island that wind through lush woodland, open green pastures and breathtaking cliffsides. Or hit the road on two wheels and bike through the welcoming cities of Belfast and Galway or the many peaceful greenways like the Great Western Greenway or the Waterford Greenway.
Are you an active outdoor enthusiast? In Western Ireland, the beautiful, 38-square-mile Killarney National Park boasts miles of trails perfect for hikers or bicyclists, west coastal regions provide ideal sailing opportunities, and the picture-perfect landscape is even more beautiful on horseback.
Food is an integral part of contemporary culture on the island of Ireland — from lively farmers' markets and incredible local ingredients to craft brewing and distilling.
The island is bursting with incredible food experiences. Uncover the gourmet secrets of cities such as Dublin, Belfast, Galway and Cork. In the company of expert food guides, cook up a supper you just caught on a Wild Atlantic Way beach. Or delve into the deep traditions of Ireland's whiskey by exploring the whiskey trails and hearing the stories behind some of the iconic distillers, including Bushmills in Northern Ireland, Slane Whiskey in Ireland's Ancient East, and Clonakilty on the Wild Atlantic Way.
In true Irish fashion, there is a smattering of pubs no matter where you are, most of them offering traditional Irish music, comedy, or other nightly concerts and performances to go along with your pint.
Delta Vacations flight + hotel packages include round-trip airfare aboard Delta® or a partner airline to Dublin International Airport (DUB) or if you’re visiting Western Ireland, you can fly into the Shannon Airport (SNN). You can purchase round-trip private car, SUV and van transfers from the airport to your hotel.
For a Northern Ireland experience, fly into Belfast (BFS). If you plan on seeing several areas across the region, add a car rental to your package. Just remember to drive on the left side.
CAR RENTALS IN IRELAND
Enjoy more freedom and extra savings by adding an Enterprise® or Avis® car rental to your Delta Vacations getaway.
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