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6 Reasons You Should Solo Travel to Dublin, Ireland Today

6 Reasons to Solo Travel to Dublin, Ireland Right Now

Admit it. You’ve always wanted to solo travel to Dublin, Ireland. Perhaps it’s the thrill of going it alone. Maybe you want to break out of your comfort zone and try something different. Or maybe you want to explore the Emerald Isle in quiet contemplation. While you may have enjoyed taking an escorted coach tour in the past, this time you’re ready for a unique travel experience. With independent travel programs from CIE tours, you can get around Dublin by foot or public transportation. But, you may also pick up a rental car to see the rest of the country. Read on to learn the six reasons why you should solo travel to Dublin, Ireland right now. You’ll meet plenty of people, some may become lifelong friends.

Dive into Ireland’s History

If you have a passion for history, but your friends and family find it a bore, independent travel will allow you to explore Ireland’s past and present on your own terms. And what better way to do this than to stay at an Irish castle hotel, elegant manor house, cozy inn, or bed and breakfast. Get to know the story about your housing and you may uncover details that no one else knows.

Get to Know the Locals

Solo travel is a great way to get to know the locals. Go to a pub and have a pint or eat a great lunch or dinner. Strike up a conversation and you may discover that you have a lot in common. Dublin offers great shopping, so you’ll be able to find something for everyone. You may want to ship your souvenirs home instead of packing them in your suitcase or backpack.


You may discover that you enjoy independent travel because you have to depend on you and the kindness of others. You may also discover that you can easily navigate Ireland’s roads by driving from Dublin to Waterford where you can visit the House of Waterford Crystal, Irish National Stud and Gardens, and Kilkenny Castle. From Waterford, you continue to Killarney and stop in Cork and Blarney. Don’t forget to visit the Blarney Castle and Titanic Experience.

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You may have wanted to take an independent vacation but haven’t had the confidence to do so. Traveling to Dublin and staying in the city is a great way to begin. Not only can you walk around the city, but you can check out museums, restaurants, and shops. If you’re shy, push beyond your comfort zone and start a conversation with others. You never know who you may meet along the way.

Do What Interests You

A major benefit of an independent vacation is that you get to do what you want. You don’t have to please those you travel with, only yourself. Plus, you won’t have any personalities to manage. If you want to see a play in Dublin, you can. If you want to visit historical sites, you can. You can mix-and-match and create the perfect Irish vacation for you. You get to choose it all!

Cultivate Patience

You may have heard the phrase, “Patience is a virtue,” and now you can put it to the test through solo travel. If you’re used to a slower paced lifestyle, you may find that Dubliners moves fast. You’ll have to keep up. On the other hand, if you travel away from the city, you may find a slower pace. If you’re used to moving fast, slowing down may be an adjustment for you. Having patience will be necessary as not everyone moves at lightning speed.

Who Else Wants to Solo Travel to Dublin Ireland?

Imagine traveling to Dublin, Ireland, but this time you’re visiting by yourself – you are the solo traveler. This time your Irish vacation is up to you and on your own terms. Instead of having to manage others expectations, you can actually enjoy your trip to the Emerald Isle. You look forward to getting to know new people and learning about Ireland’s history. You may enjoy slowing down by driving away Dublin and visiting the countryside. Not only are you having a great time, but leaving Ireland may sadden you. Sound incredible? You’ve got the information – now all you have to do is contact CIE Tours and book your independent travel to Dublin, Ireland right now. Your independent Irish vacation is waiting for you.

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