Ireland, known to many as the land of saints and scholars. has a long tradition as a destination of learning for those from other cultures and languages. At Discover Ireland Tours we aim to uphold that tradition and with over 34 years of experience in running educational vacations and tours in Ireland we are well placed to meet your groups needs. Weather you are a faculty leader, tour agent or corporate group leader we have the experience and the local contacts to make your educational tour ideas a reality.
Discover Ireland Tours have been at the forefront of educational and learning tours in Ireland since 1989. From geology to genealogy we have the expertise and the knowledge to give your tour members the best possible experience. Our contacts within the learning centres, industry campuses and attractions of Ireland and our proficiency in running student tours of Ireland means all you have to do is show up, we take care of the rest. Our team are ready and waiting to plan and execute the perfect educational tour for you and your group.
With monuments older than the pyramids of Egypt and a colourful modern history Ireland is a land steeped in Archaeological learning. Its well preserved historical sites and myriad of historical subject matter make it the perfect arena of learning for history and archeology students. From 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.
English is the most commonly spoken language in Ireland but Gaelic is its original tongue. This original Irish language was first recorded around the 4th century is one of the oldest living languages in Europe. It is still taught in schools across the country today and many visitors come from around the world to learn some of lyrical words. A resurgent Irish speaking scene around the country means you will always find someone to practice a few words with.
The birthplace of Joyce, Yeates, Shaw, Mc Court and Keane, Ireland has produced some of the finest literature found on the page. Her writers both past and present are honored with monuments and museums through out her fertile lands. A tour exploring the literary nuances of Ireland and her word smiths would warm the heart of any budding bibliophile. With a multitude of literary and storytelling festivals happening across the country there will be something to engage all literary minds on a tour of these word soaked shores.
Ireland's first university opened its doors in 1592 but Ireland had a culture of learning that precedes even these ancient institutions. The monastic scholars of the 6th century were pioneers in the pursuit of knowledge and learning in Ireland long before that. Our small island nation now boasts no less than 7 universities, at least two of which feature regularly in the top 200 universities in the world.
An educational tour doesn't have to be a rigid study tour, at Discover Ireland Tours we believe in mixing work and play in a seamless tour experience for your students. The dense Irish cultural heritage coupled with stunning landscapes and coastline makes it the ideal destination for student and university groups looking to mix cultural immersion with a rich learning experience.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
After 34 years in business our contacts throughout Ireland are industry-leading, including a huge range of specialist options for niche tours.
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.
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.
34 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.
Discover Ireland Tours is a member of the National Tour Association of North America, the leading body for both inbound and outbound tour operators.
Discover Ireland Tours is proud to help promote Education in Ireland. We have a long held believe that some of the best learning is done through travel and cultural immersion.
We have a wealth of experience in organising age appropriate Student Tours all across Ireland and the United Kingdom.