YDU Tours

2016-07-14 11.43.26 (1)YDU knows Ireland

YDU Tours knows Ireland inside and out. Between the two of us, Grant & Sloan, we have been over a dozen times and taken tour groups exploring the emerald isle, searching every nook, cranny, and pub for the best, most out-of-the way, authentic experiences. Literature. Landscapes. History. Food. We want to share our passion for this amazing place with you.

Grant & Sloan are college English professors, frequent travelers, proud fathers, and avid storytellers who will strive to give you an unforgettable adventure in Éireann’s Isle.

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Below you’ll find links to details on our three tour packages. With more to be added! Click to see dates, prices, and details:

  1. Dublin & the Wild Southwest  (13 days / 12 nights)

  2. The North (13 days / 12 nights)

  3. Cork by West Cork  (8 days / 7 nights)

You’ll notice that we’ve added a new, shorter option that still offers the relaxed pace and many of the in-depth experiences of our longer tours. We also have added an entirely new tour of the north of Ireland, including Co. Antrim, Co. Donegal and other counties of Ulster province.

Tour sizes are capped at 16 people so that you can get the close-up view and personalized service that YDU is known for. Prices include:

  • All lodging,
  • Transportation,
  • Admission fees and tickets,
  • Breakfast every morning, and
  • Dinners for half the nights.

Airfare is not included. See the “Deets” page for full details on our terms and conditions. 


At YDU Tours, we have a saying:

You have to earn your pints.

What does this mean? It means we will hike, visit museums, see some tourist hotspots, walk Irish towns, learn Irish history, literature, and culture. Then–and only then–we will enjoy the pubs with all that traditional Irish music, drink, and storytelling.


Unforgettable Experiences

Along the way, you’ll have the best guides and entertainments. Sloan and Grant will regale you with song and stage, while our trusty driver will get us there in style.

Guides and experts will join us along the way to deepen your understanding of Ireland’s complex history and abundantly rich customs and culture.

Rest assured, however, that you will have plenty of free time to explore these places on your own, take a nap in your room, or just kick back with a pint of Guinness.

Despite all of the beautiful locales, cozy villages, and long history, we always say that the greatest thing about Ireland is its people. We want to introduce you to our Irish friends and help you make new ones as we wind our way through their lovely countryside and complicated past.


Book your Irish odyssey now!

Explore the unparalleled beauty, culture, and history of the Emerald Isle with your experienced and passionate hosts, Grant & Sloan. Meet the people and hear the stories that make Ireland such an unforgettable place.

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