Group Tours in Ireland

ORGANISING A GROUP TOUR IN IRELAND

Are you planning your next group trip to Ireland? If you are passionate about the outdoors and want to experience the best of Ireland we have tailormade itineraries for group walking and cycling tours on some of the best routes in Ireland. We have taken many groups from all over the world on exciting walking holidays, cycling holidays and fundraising treks. Whether you are travelling as part of a private group, a charity, walking club or school tour, our unique walking or cycling holidays in Ireland will be an unforgettable trip, experiencing the best of Irish scenery, culture and fun.

We have years of experience organising tailored tours for groups of any size, whether looking for a walking challenge, a scenic cycling holiday or a coach tour. For more detailed itineraries and samples of the tours that we can offer please talk to our group specialists on +35315252886 or by email grouptours@irelandways.com.

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ACTIVE GROUPS

Do you love the outdoors? Are you planning your next outdoor challenge? We organise group hiking tours on the most popular routes in Ireland each year. From small group tours on the Burren Way to larger group hikes on the Dingle Way, there are plenty of walking routes that your group will enjoy across the green countryside.

CHARITY CHALLENGES

A fundraising trek or charity challenge is a fantastic way to raise money, awareness and get your supporters together, sharing an unforgettable experience.

Our expert travel team organises charity challenges on great trails throughout Ireland and beyond. We can prepare a tailored package to suit your charity and help you to get the most out of your next fundraising trip.

To get started visit our fundraising and charity treks page.

WALKING CLUBS

If you are a group leader or member of a walking club or hiking society looking to organise a tour in Ireland, we can help. Our experienced team has organised tours for many walking clubs in Ireland, UK, US and from all over the world. Hiking in Ireland is an unforgettable experience and we can guarantee that your walking club will enjoy some of Ireland’s spectacular trails with coastal views, quiet boreens and magical hiking terrain.

We can guarantee your walking club or hiking society will have an unforgettable experience trekking one of Ireland’s spectacular hiking trails. Whether you are hiking trails alongside the famous Cliffs of Moher or walking through the historic Wicklow mountains, you will have a great experience with your club.

STUDENT GROUPS

Our experienced travel team can help you organise your student tours. Hiking tours are a fun way to experience Ireland if you are on a school trip, as part of your international society or if you are in Ireland on Erasmus. We will make sure that you have a unique journey in some of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. Whether you’d like to cycle the Wild Atlantic Way as a group or walk one of Ireland’s spectacular trails, we can help you make your student tour a success.

We have a wide range of experience organising hiking and cycling tours for University groups, high school tours, and educational excursions in Ireland. On our active Irish tours you will have the chance to walk some of Ireland’s most beautiful hiking trails or cycle the Wild Atlantic Way.

Our travel team will help you to select the most suitable student tour for your group with sample itineraries, history of the trails, what Irish culture you will experience along the way and the top attractions that you will see when hiking in Ireland.

OCCASIONS

Every day we speak to people that want to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or occasion doing a hike or cycle. You can choose to walk the Wicklow Way through the garden of Ireland or enjoy a special experience by the coast along the Wild Atlantic Way.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What type of groups do IrelandWays.com work with?

We regularly organise group travel experiences for cycling and walking tours in Ireland, Europe, the Camino de Santiago and the Via Francigena.

What are the best destinations for group tours?

The most popular routes for our group treks includes the Dingle Way that takes you along the Dingle Peninsula, the Burren Way with the Cliffs of Moher and the Giants Causeway.

What do your group walking trip itineraries include?

Our itineraries include accommodation for your group, meals, airport transfers, luggage transfer between hotels on walking days, detailed walking notes and maps and an emergency contact number which you can call any time day or night should you have any issues while on your trip. We can also add day tours and sightseeing for your group.

Can you provide tailored itineraries?

Yes, we can fully tailor and adapt your itinerary to suit the needs of your group. We can also provide a full consultancy to help you choose the best route for your group and discuss your group’s specific needs.

Can we have a guide?

Yes, if you feel your group trip could be made better by the presence of a local guide we can provide one for you and your group. We recommend a guide for any group with 15 or more people.

Do we have to walk with the guide?

If your group decides to have a guide, you don’t need to stay with the guide throughout your walk. As groups are made up of people who walk at different speeds, the guide will move back and forth through the group to ensure everyone’s needs are tended to. They will also look to give more attention to those at the back of the group, but for those who wish to walk faster, there is no need to stay with the guide.

Can you come to speak to my group?

Yes, if your group is based anywhere in Ireland we can come to visit you to discuss your group tour in more details. For groups based outside of Ireland we can arrange a Skype call.

What meals are included?

For groups of 15+ we include both breakfasts and dinners. Smaller groups may choose to tailor their itinerary further and just include breakfast.

What are the hotels and rooms like?

Our standard tours include good quality B&Bs and 3-star hotels with friendly staff. We also offer 4 star and 5 star hotels if you would like to upgrade for some or all of your trip. All rooms are en-suite and we offer single rooms (1 single bed), twin sharing rooms (2 single beds in the room) or double sharing rooms (1 double bed). Availability of single rooms may be limited due to availability to 2 singles per 10 persons travelling.

How do luggage transfers work?

Once you confirm your trip we will send you luggage tags for your group which each person needs to place on their bag. Each morning before you begin your walk, you need to place your bag downstairs at reception in the hotel. The bag will be collected by the luggage transporter and brought to the next hotel where it will be waiting by the time you arrive at the end of your days walk.

Do you offer discounts for group tours?

As standard we offer a 12% discount for groups of more than 10 persons. Further discounts may also apply is your group is above 20 people. Free places may also be made available depending on the size of your group. Contact us for more information.

How large can our group be?

We handle groups of between 10 and 120 persons. We can also take groups of less than 10, but the group discount applied may be less than the 12% mentioned above.

Do you arrange airport transfers?

We can arrange airport transfers for group tours and can advise you on which airport it is best to fly to and from.

How does payment work?

Once you have confirmed your trip, payments can either be made to us through the group leader or organisation, or members of your group can pay individually. Payment can be taken over the phone or using our online booking form. If paying individually, the deposit for most trips will be €180 per person (this may be a slightly bigger amount for longer tours). If the organisation or group leader is paying directly, deposits will generally be 20% of the total trip cost.

Do you offer fitness advice to groups travelling?

Your group can download our free fitness ebook.

Talk to our group tours specialists on +35315252886 or email grouptours@irelandways.com. Group tours relate to 8 people or more. For smaller groups or individuals contact info@irelandways.com.

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