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Discover your ideal Irish holiday, based on your personality

people socialising in Kilkenny on a coach trip from Scotland to Ireland

There are many different types of holiday, and a whole range of holidaymakers. When you visit somewhere new, do you always aim to see and do as much as possible? Is your main goal to relax with no responsibilities? Or is sampling the delicious food and drink on offer your typical holiday highlight?

Whatever it is that makes your vacations enjoyable, you’ll find it in Ireland this summer and Glenton Holidays will help you get there.

Running coach trips from Scotland to the island of Ireland from now until October, there is an expansive range of trips to choose from on the Glenton Holidays website, all designed to give you the time of your life.

Read on to find out which of these four options best matches your holiday personality, and discover the perfect Irish getaway for you…

1. Are you a keen explorer?

If your ideal holiday is spent exploring everything a place has to offer, from hills and heritage to beaches and bars, then you should seriously consider the ‘Grand Tour of Ireland’.

This all-encompassing coach trip takes you from Scotland to Ireland, and includes all the highlights of the island of Ireland, in just nine days.

Admire the coastal town of Enniscrone and the stunning seascapes of the Wild Atlantic Way; soak up the culture of Galway, Kilkenny and Carlow; learn the history of the country at the National Museum of Ireland; take in the beauty of the unspoilt Achill Island; visit distilleries and Stone Age settlements and conclude your journey in the Fair City of Dublin.

Trinity College, Dublin © Supplied by Glenton Holidays
Trinity College, Dublin. Image: Tourism Ireland

Yes, this is a trip designed for the keenest of travellers.

And touring the country with Glenton Holidays, a company with over 15 years of experience in planning and executing successful vacations, ensures your trip will be one of comfort, class and great company.

“The Grand Tour of Ireland is one of our popular Select trips, which means the coach has reclining seats with extra legroom and panoramic windows to take in the beautiful scenery,” explains Chris Ferns, General Manager at Glenton Holidays. “Select trips also include our door to door service – we pick you up and drop you off directly at your own home.”

2. Are holidays for relaxing and relaxing only?

Do you see holidays as time dedicated to doing… well, nothing? Does sitting on an Irish cruise, taking in stunning surroundings and listening to the resonances of gentle bow-waves sound like your cup of tea?

Then ‘Cruising on the Emerald Isle’ is the ideal vacation for you. This laid back coach trip takes you from Scotland to Ireland and features a number of cruises which glide along silvery waterways, past tiny islands in Donegal Bay and the soaring mountains which fringe Lough Erne. You’ll even be treated to some live Irish music.

river view in Ireland © Supplied by Glenton Holidays
Cruising on the Emerald Isle. Image: Tourism Ireland

Chris says: “Our experienced team has packaged outstanding hotel accommodation and interesting itineraries with friendly drivers and comfortable coaches.“

“You can relax in the knowledge that Glenton have taken care of everything, simply board your coach at a local joining point and look forward to relaxing on board as we explore Ireland.”

3. Are holidays for indulging in delicious food and drink?

If food is a huge part of your holiday itinerary, and you enjoy sampling the local produce of the places you visit, then Glenton’s ‘Letterkenny Get Together’ at The Clanree Hotel will be right up your street.

Enjoy award winning cuisine at the opulent four star hotel’s Aileach restaurant, where the executive chef and his team use locally sourced ingredients wherever possible to create inspired interpretations of famous Irish favourites; or simply unwind with an Irish tipple and snack in McGettigan’s Bar.

The town of Letterkenny - visit here on a coach trip from Scotland to Ireland © Supplied by Glenton Holidays
The town of Letterkenny. Image: Tourism Ireland

“Dinner, bed and breakfast is included in this five day holiday,” says Chris. “On the excursions to Donegal town and Derry-Londonderry, customers are free to choose their own lunch spot. Both have many options available, from cafés to fancy restaurants.”

With nights of Irish dancing and trips to castles and cathedrals, however, you’ll take in more than the local produce on this coach trip from Scotland to Ireland. You’ll experience the true essence of the island of Ireland.

4. Are you travelling solo?

Travelling alone may seem daunting, but it can also be an extrememly fulfilling experience. Glenton Holidays have a great selection of trips designed especially for solo travellers.

Indeed, the ‘Bundoran, Donegal town and Sligo’ coach trip from Scotland to Ireland is just one of Glenton Holidays’ Good Companions offerings, and is an excellent way to explore Ireland if you are travelling alone.

The Garavogue River in Sligo - visit here on a coach trip from Scotland to Ireland © Supplied by Tourism Ireland
The Garavogue River in Sligo. Image: Tourism Ireland

Sightsee in the historic port of Sligo and enjoy a morning in Enniskillen, Ireland’s only island town and home to a six hundred year old castle.

Chris explains: “Good Companions is our solo brand – they are hosted holidays designed for mature solo travellers who like to make new friends along the way. We provide a full itinerary and a friendly host to make sure no one is left out.”

“And an added bonus for solo travellers is that there are no single room supplements to pay on any of our Good Companions holidays.”

Whatever your holiday personality or preference, Glenton Holidays has a trip for you. From city breaks, to river cruises, visit the Glenton Holidays website or call 0141 483 5916 and start planning your Irish getaway today.