Discover Ireland Tours
Ireland's Leading Destination Management Company Since 1989
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Educational and Active Student Tours of Ireland

Tours of Ireland for High School Students, University Students, Adult Groups & Industry

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As Ireland's leading destination management company in business for 35 years running student group tours of Ireland, Discover Ireland Tours have unrivalled contacts meaning from an educational perspective we can arrange a specialist tour in any specific subject area you wish. Our diverse range of expert contacts allow us to provide not only the best technical visits and learning experiences in Ireland but also the best leisure and sightseeing tour opportunities for university, school and student groups in Ireland. We arrange fully customisable tours, so that you can find the right balance between educational activities and leisure activities. The first step is to have a conversation with you to understand what best meets your needs for your educational tour.

Experts in Educational Tours

Discover Ireland Tours have a reputation for being super organised and the moment you enquire with us, we have a team working on putting an itinerary together for your group. This is so that we can get back to you really quickly and allow you to let the group know the full cost of the tour well in advance of the educational tour. This is particularly useful for high school student tour groups where parents appreciate being giving time to plan financially. We have great relationships with contacts across a wide variety of sectors who give us priority over other tour operators when organising study tours of Ireland. This means we can put together an itinerary with expert speakers, demonstrators and interactive tutorial sessions quickly. You tell us what you want and we will put together the best possible educational tour for your needs and have plenty of options for leisure activities as well.

Age-Appropriate Student Tour Itineraries

High School Tours of Ireland

We are experts in arranging tours for high school / high school age students in Ireland, and can base the tours on a range of subjects. History, culture, geography, and agriculture are common themes, even active tours are possible though please just let us know if there is a particular area of study you would like us to focus on whilst designing your Irish educational tour itinerary.

University Tours of Ireland

We have over 25 years experience in designing and executing tours for university students. Be them technical educational tours, or leisure, cultural or sports tours, we have a diverse range of expert contacts allowing us to provide not only the best sightseeing opportunities but also the best technical tours of ireland and learning experiences.

Educational Tours for Adults & Industry

We provide educational tours for industry for adult groups. One of the more popular examples here is our Corporate Tours of Ireland, though are industry-leading range of contacts allows us to provide expert tours for a whole host of industries. These tours can also be combined with Incentive tours of Ireland.

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Industry tours of Ireland
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Informative Educational Tours of Ireland

Age-Appropriate School Tours of Ireland for High School Students

A major focus at Discover Ireland Tours is providing educational experiences which the classroom cannot provide. Our tours give the opportunity for high school students to learn about topics in their specific environment whether it's marine, industrial, cultural, agricultural, geographical - we can arrange daily field trips out into specialist areas where the students can learn from experts on your study tour of Ireland. We could also invite guest speakers and demonstrators into a fixed facility if your group would prefer that and it's appropriate. Our educational tours of ireland are renowned for giving students a greater cultural sensitivity and international perspective on their studies.

Live the Irish Culture on University Student Group Tours of Ireland

What better way to experience Ireland's culture than tasting and enjoying it's food. As part of your educational tour of Ireland we could organise stops for your group at traditional Irish pubs and restaurants. Perhaps after a full morning of learning on your Irish educational tour, a bowl of warm traditional Irish stew would re-energise you. If you're lucky, an Irish Ceile band could playing to accompany your delicious lunch. When travelling with Discover Ireland Tours you get to live the Irish culture!

Adult Educational Tours of Ireland

Adult education tours are also popular and we are very accomplished at designing specific itineraries according to the industry or topic you are interested in. No area is too specialised and we have unrivalled contacts and local knowledge to make your adult education tour incredibly insightful. Sometimes adult groups like us to include the opportunity to visit historic places in Ireland and learn about Ireland's history. We can arrange this for you or maybe you have a solid idea of what you want already and we can design an itinerary around that. Please let us know the balance you'd like between learning and leisure as some groups enjoy including their favourite leisure activities such as Golf or hillwalking.

Ireland past & present

Student groups have been coming to Ireland for years to learn about the country's long history. Ireland's small size means you can learn about early Ireland, its Celtic roots and its changing culture, the ancient geological formation of the island, the flora and fauna, as well as the modern culture all in a short space of time.

Student Culture in Ireland

Ireland has vibrant student culture with a third of the population under 25. Your student group will can expect a sociable & welcoming attitude during their time in Ireland, in an environment that encourages learning.

Expert Irish Knowledge

Our wide range of contacts means a great selection of speakers and demonstrators are available on any topic your students are here to experience. Ireland has a well educated populace, as well as generational local knowledge and a friendly attitude that makes Irish educational tours stand out.

New Perspectives

Ireland is the perfect country for students embarking on international travel. A different, but relatable and safe, culture will open your students minds to new ideas and help them become 21st century global citizens.

High School Students on one of our educational tours of ireland
Students enjoying some leisure time on student tours of ireland

Valuable Learning Opportunities in an Informal Environment

Discover Ireland Tours understand the importance of educational trips and that they are more than simply leaving the typical learning environment of the classroom or lecture hall. Our educational tours of Ireland provide valuable learning opportunities away from the classroom while also including plenty of options for having fun in a more informal environment.

Bilingual Guides

We can arrange bilingual guides for your group so your students can learn in their own home language.

Students Increased Motivation

Something that might not be so obvious is that our educational tours often lead to a better bond between teachers and students. It can work as an extra incentive for students to work particularly hard for a certain teacher as they are incentivised by the teacher taking them away and grateful of the opportunity giving to them.

In terms of personal development, a tour abroad can do wonders for an individual high school student's confidence. Often students return home with a newfound confidence and feeling independent.We can even organise a teenage disco in a safe environment if you feel it would benefit the group.

Professionally Recognised DMC

We are members of the National Tour Association of North America.

National Tour Association

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 promote Education In Ireland.

Education in Ireland

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.

Setting the Standard for Educational Tours of Ireland

Inspiring Students

Student travel can be very beneficial to the growth of a students appetite to learn, to be independent, and to engage socially and develop a good work ethic. Discover Ireland tours have been operating successful educational tours for over 25 years and our tours make every effort to encourage these attributes in our student groups.

Student Safety

The welfare of your student group is of a priority. Our impeccable safety record means that by booking with us your students are safe to enjoy learning and sightseeing in Ireland.

Student Group Bonding

Students Groups have been trusting us with organising their educational tours of Ireland for years. We have received many messages when groups have returned home about how the group have formed such a strong bond as a result of the tour. This is a key secondary aspect of our educational tour after the learning, and we put a lot of effort into giving groups the option to have as little or as many leisure activities as they so wish. We do encourage having a nice amount of leisure activities as we know the power this can have for group bonding and giving students the opportunity to get to know individual group members they might not have known so well before the tour.

Accommodation Options for Young Persons Tours of Ireland

We offer a very wide range of accommodation options, including hostels and home-stays. These can provide a budget friendly option and a unique cultural experience for your students. Please just get in touch to find out more.

A group of students on an education tour
A group of learners on one of our student tours of Ireland

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.

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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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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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