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Historical Leisure tours of Ireland

Historical leisure tours of Ireland including the definitive historical attractions and venues across the Emerald Isle.

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What are Historical Leisure Tours of Ireland?

With monuments older than the pyramids of Egypt and a castle over every other hill Ireland is the perfect venue to immerse your clients in a truly historical tour. From ancient stone age settlements to castles from the middle ages her sights will not quickly be forgotten. The colourful modern history of Ireland is also well documented with many museums and institutions dedicated to preserving the history of the island that is Ireland. It's well curated historical sites and myriad of historical subject matter make it the perfect arena for historical leisure tours. From the civil war in the early 20th century to the building of monastic settlements and the Viking invasions in the middle ages to the ancient (3200BC) monuments of Newgrange and Poulnabrone Ireland has it all. Contact us today with your clients historical tour ideas...

Some Ideas for Your Historical Tour of Ireland

As the premier Destination Management Company (DMC) in Ireland we have assisted countless groups in the planning end execution of tours of all shapes and sizes. Ireland has such a huge variety of attractions we have decided to put just a small sample of them here for you to consider. These are some of the most popular leisure tour ideas and also some of our personal favourites. Please only take these as ideas and a means of sparking your own ideas of what you and your clients would like to do and see during your Historical leisure tour.

Dunluce Castle, Country Antrim, a view from our Historical Leisure Tours of Ireland.
Ancient Columns of Ireland, enjoy the historical architecture of Ireland on our Historical Tours of Ireland
A day in Newgrange Co Meath organised by DMC in Ireland, Discover Ireland Tours

Newgrange - County Meath

Built over 5000 years ago this is the jewel of the ancient Irish monuments. Older than both the pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge in the UK the site is known as "Brú na Bóinne" in the ancient Gaelic language. This monument which aligns with the sun during the Winter Solstice to allow light to pour into the inner chambers contains over a 3rd of all megalithic art in Europe and is a must see on any historical tour.

Located 40km from Dublin on a bend in the famous Boyne River it is a perfect stop on any leisure tour itinerary. It was only properly excavated in the sixties and as such still holds many wonderful treasures to view on a walk around the ancient site. Lost for over 2000 years this UNESCO Heritage site can be added to any tour of Ireland for your clients. Get in touch today to see what we can do for you!

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As a destination management company, we can organise a trip to The Blarney Stone

Blarney Castle - County Cork

Blarney Castle in County Cork is home of the world famous Blarney Stone,. The popular myth goes that anyone who kisses the Blarney stone shall attain the "gift of the gab" or the ability to talk like the Irish. Originally dating back to AD1200 the current castle and keep were built around AD1446. The castle has changed hands numerous times throughout its history until the current owner took over from his father.

The more modern house also located on the grounds was rebuilt in 1874 after a fire destroyed the original. The grounds which are crossed by a river and also include a small lake are the perfect place for your clients to spend a day seeing some of Ireland finest history. Contact us today to see what we can do for you and your clients.

Discover the world renowned Rock Of Cashel, seat of the King of Munster

Rock Of Cashel - County Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel was for many years the seat of the Kings of Munster and is also known as "Cashel of the Kings". Located on a large outcrop (reputedly taken from "the devils bit" some 30km away) close to the modern Cork-Dublin road, this collection of medieval building and architecture is one of the most impressive examples of Celtic art and fortification in Europe.

The oldest of the Cashel buildings were built around AD1100 with some of the more modern buildings dating from the 12th and 13th centuries. The Kings of Munster ruled here for several hundred years until the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century. Today its well preserved ruins offer the perfect day trip on historical tour of Ireland for your clients. Contact us today to find out more!

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Enjoy a trip to Clonmacnoise organised by your ground-handling-agent

Clonmacnoise County Offaly

Clonmacnoise (Gaelic for "Meadow of the sons of Nós) was founded in 544AD by St. Ciarán. Famed throughout Europe as a centre for religious learning, trade and craftsmanship this monastery flourished from the 6th until its decline in the 12th century. It contains the ruins of grave slabs, three high crosses, seven churches, two round towers and a cathedral.

Due to the expansion of the nearby town of Athlone and its significance as a river crossing point Clonmacnoise had a slow decline starting in the 12th century until its final demise in the 16th century. With over a 1000 years of continued occupation it played a significant role in many historic Irish events and was even visited by a modern pope. Why not add this wonderful attraction to your clients tour also!

Some more ideas of historical interest in Ireland:

Enjoy a trip to the Hill of Tara organised by your Irish DMC specialist

Hill Of Tara

What better place to stop on an Irish Historical tour than the traditional seat of the High King of Ireland. Located close to Dublin and the River Boyne this is a must see for those with an interest in ancient Irish history.

A trip for your clients to Glendalough organised by the premier DMC agent in Ireland


Of the most beautiful historical sites in Ireland and perfect for those who may be interested in faith based historical tour. The hallowed walls and famous tower of Glendalough are a site to behold!

Enjoy a trip to Kilmainham Gaol organised by your Irish DMC specialist

Kilmainham Gaol

The perfect stop for those interested in contemporary Irish history. Kilmainham Gaol was the site of many significant events in modern Irish History, Book your clients a tours of this historic location today!

We also offer Special Interest Tours of Ireland, which include Agricultural Tours, Irish Whiskey Tours, Performance Tours, Faith Based Tours, Student Tours and Incentive Travel to Ireland to name just a few.

What we can add to your leisure tour today?
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Working with Us - How it Works

Your Inbound Tour Operator for Ireland

Planning the Perfect Tour

If you already have an itinerary in mind then let us quote, and your clients can take advantage of the great rates we get at the accommodations and attractions all across Ireland.

Or we can design the ideal itinerary for your clients. Every itinerary we design is unique, and starts with a conversation with you so we can fully understand the needs of your group. Specialist visits required? Not a problem at all, our range of contacts is unrivalled in the industry and we are uniquely positioned to provide custom special interest tours of Ireland.

Executing the Perfect Tour

As soon as your guests arrive in Ireland, we take over and look after the accommodation, logistics, entertainment and well-being of your group. Your very own authentic and knowledgeable Irish Driver-Guide or Expert Tour Manager is always on hand to provide information about the attractions and local flavour. Always friendly and approachable, your group will have plenty of 'craic' with your professional guide. Your clients are in good hands.

These are your guests. We will brand everything with your name, with us hidden in entirely in the background. Our aim is to make sure they cannot thank you enough for such a great Irish Experience.

  1. Tell us about your group's ideal tour of Ireland

    The first thing is to get in touch and let us know what you are thinking of. Perhaps we can help with suggestions, ideas, and rough expectations of costs too.

  2. We listen and design a custom tour to match

    Let us know what you'd like, and we'll get an exact itinerary together for you. Be as exact or general as you like. If you already know the itinerary you'd like then just let us know, we can arrange it all for you. Less hassle for you, and better rates for your clients due to the great rates we enjoy with attractions and accommodations across Ireland.

  3. Once you're happy, we arrange everything except your flights

    We are experts in all things Ireland, so if you'd like us to suggest and plan for your clients please just ask. Everything from leisure tours to technical special interest tours, we can use our expertise to create the perfect itinerary, whatever your groups needs.

  4. You relax and your clients enjoy their dream vacation in Ireland

    We'll make sure your clients enjoy the perfect tour & a truly seamless experience whilst in Ireland.

    We operate completely in the background on your customized tour. They are your clients, and they'll receive wonderful service with a the tour that's branded in your name.

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Saul Church, County Down. Enjoy The religious and historical culture of Ireland with Discover Ireland Tours.
Huntington Castle, County Carlow. Enjoy the historic sights of Ireland with Discover Ireland Tours.

Accommodation in Ireland

Historic Castles & Luxury Manor Houses, three, four & five star Hotels or quaint B&B's and Farmhouses. Our contacts and friends are all over the country and we can provide accommodation to suit all. The buying power we have ensures the best prices for you and your guests. Our accommodation options are flexible and customizable, we can work with you to design a unique tour with lodgings tailored to your needs.

Three, Four & Five star Hotels

Our Hotel selection can be customised to you and your clients budget. From lively and centrally located to historic, quaint or secluded.

Castles & Luxury Manors

Ireland is steeped in history. We have the contacts to provide access to some of the finest Castles & Manors in the country.

Irish Farmhouses & B&B's

If your guests want to get close to real Ireland, then quaint B&B's & Farmhouses that dot the countryside are available.

Hostels & Homestay

Popular on our student and educational tours of Ireland, hostels and homestays offer a unique cultural experience as well as a great value option.

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Attractions in Ireland

Access to all Ireland has to offer

We can arrange entry or access to all of Ireland's attractions and are always available to recommend attractions for you and your clients itinerary.

Whatever your tastes or interest

As special interest tour suppliers we can provide tours for any age or interest group, have a look at our customisable special interest tours and see what tours we can offer.

Leisure Tour Experts of Ireland

Organising special interest tours has not only made us experts in technical and niche tours but has also made us superior when it comes to providing Leisure Tours in Ireland.

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Our Vehicles & Driver-Guides

Any Sized Group

From private cars to large coaches, and everything in between, we can provide the ideal vehicle or vehicles for your group. Many vehicles feature tinted windows, guest fridges, air conditioning and leather seats. Should you require something extra-luxurious please just ask.

Safety & Comfort

Our driver-guides have a pristine record of ensuring the guests' safety, comfort and entertainment, and it is their desire to bring fulfilment to all members of your group that set us apart from other DMC's in Ireland. Many vehicles have been downsized, giving your clients extra legroom and comfort.

An Irish Welcome

Our Driver-Guides and Tour Managers are passionate about Ireland, its heritage, and its people. Always on hand to give your clients the inside track on what is the best place for a pint of Guinness or to let you know about the seldom seen gems of Ireland.

Vehicles we can provide:

  • Private Car: ideal for groups of 1 - 3
  • Minibus: groups of 4 - 8, great for families and groups of friends
  • Small Coach: groups of 9 - 16
  • Medium Coach: groups of 17 - 30
  • Large Coach: groups of 31 - 50
  • Multiple coaches: groups of 50+
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Branded In Your Name

Our tours run under your name. We take care of your clients, with everything taken care of from their arrival until we pass them back to book with you again.

Peace of Mind

We do all the legwork. At Discover Ireland Tours we understand the complexities of putting a trip around Ireland together. From the sights and attractions, to the service, Expert Guides, Vehicles and Accommodation, our years of experience as a leading destination management company means that our tours offer a complete and seamless experience for your guests.

What We Can Include

Our Responsibilities as your Destination Management Company for Ireland

Customized itinerary

As a leading Irish DMC we don't do "off-the-shelf" tours of Ireland, all our itineraries our fully customized to each unique group and every itinerary starts with a conversation with you.


From budget to 5 star luxury, contemporary to historic, Ireland has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all groups. We provide the best options at the best rates.

Driver-Guide / Tour Manager

Engaging and highly knowledgeable, our expert-driver guides & tour managers will bring the vibrant history and culture of Ireland to life for your group.


Historic, cultural, iconic, expansive, vibrant; the range and variety of things to see in Ireland is quite incredible. We will plan and arrange everything here to bring the best of Ireland to your group.


Our large range of vehicles, from private cars for two 2 to large coaches for groups of 100+, offer superior comfort for your clients as they journey into Ireland's past and present.

Client satisfaction

As a leading business-to-business inbound tour operator, our job is to make your clients very happy. With everything branded in your name, our aim is to ensure your clients are extremely satisfied and return to you for their next tour.

Narrow Water Castle, County Down. See the sights of historical Ireland with Discover Ireland Tours.
Abbey Ruins in the heart of Ireland. Enjoy The historical religious culture of Ireland with Discover Ireland Tours.

Why Choose us

Let us be your Inbound Tour Operator for Ireland

Local Knowledge

Operating since 1989, we are the leading Irish destination management company, with unrivalled local knowledge. From the iconic sights to the unknown gems, we are your experts for all things Ireland.

Purchasing Power

Our scale and supplier relationships give us excellent purchasing power, giving your clients the very best rates. Booking through us is not only wonderfully easy, but also better value that booking hotels and attractions direct.

Unrivalled Contacts

After 35 years in business our contacts throughout Ireland are industry-leading, including a huge range of specialist options for niche tours.

Branded in Your Name

We are a business-to-business Irish inbound tour operator, and your clients will only see your name. Our aim is to give your clients the best possible experience, giving you the repeat business.

Effortless Tour Planning

As your one-stop solution for everything Ireland, you can relax. Our expertise is here to plan and deliver everything for you and your clients. If you already have an idea of the itinerary then let us quote, and if you would like us to design one for you, well that's what we're here for.

Proven Results

35 years in business and the reputation as Ireland's leading ground handling agent have not come from nothing. Get in touch today and let us show you what we can do.

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Why not add some leisure to your tour of Ireland...

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Our Range of Special Interest Tours of Ireland:

We also offer Leisure Tours all across Ireland North and South.

Irish beef farm special interest tours
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Whiskey Tours of Ireland
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Garden, horticultural and botanical tours of Ireland
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Religion and faith based tours of Ireland. Ancient churches and pilgrimages
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Our performance tours can include rehearsals and performances in venues all over Ireland
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Incentive travel, technical talks and leisure tours of Ireland.
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