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Take the holiday of a lifetime with Irish Times Travel

The Irish Times Travel Service offers a variety of unique and interesting holidays to destinations all over the world

Floating Islands

Take a trip to Peru: Reed boat on Lake Titicaca which belongs to the Uros Floating Islands


Enjoy the stunning scenery, enchanting riverside ports, elegant towns and grand cities on a river cruise. Relax and unwind on-board an ocean cruise while also experiencing the sites and culture at your ports of call. Step back in time and see history bought to life on a remarkable Battlefield Tour. Relish in the magic of seeing a musical in London’s West End. Travel with like-minded people on one of our escorted holidays. From South Africa to Vietnam, Amsterdam to Portugal, London to Vienna the Irish Times Travel Service has a holiday to suit everyone. 

Opera, Music and Ballet Tours 

Irish Times Travel operates small group tours to the world’s greatest opera houses, concert halls and renowned music and opera festivals. With our holidays, you can combine your love of travel with your passion for music. Take a trip to Berlin to see the incomparable, world-leading Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. A once in a lifetime Musical thrill. Luxuriate in the best of opera at the Opera Bastille. Meanwhile, classical lovers won't want to miss our extraordinary music festivals; Mozart Fans can visit the Mozart Festival in January 2020 in Salzburg while Wagner fans can see the full ring cycle in Budapest in June 2020 and Mahler fans can now book for the 2021 Mahler Festival in Leipzig. A highlight of our 2020 programme is our Culture Tour to St.Petersburg and Moscow with ballet and opera in these stunning cities.

Overview: Departs 17 April and includes return flight Dublin-Frankfurt-Moscow / St.Petersburg-Frankfurt-Dublin, all transfers as required, 3-nights in Moscow, 4 nights in St. Petersburg, evening meals, lunches, three music performances and full sightseeing programme. 

From: 7-nights from €2,399 per person sharing.

Escorted Tours

Whether you are looking for a European adventure or wish to travel on a far flung experience, Irish Times Travel can help you plan your perfect trip. See the best of Europe on one our escorted tours. Visit historic cities, dine on local food and be amazed at Europe’s architectural wonders. Experience two of Europe’s greatest cultural cities, Berlin and Dresden. Both have endured violent interludes in otherwise glittering histories and have now returned to their former glory at the heart of 21st- century Europe. Join our Lake Garda, Venice and Verona tour offering an astonishing blend of spectacular alpine scenery. Discover the wonders of the world and visit Japan - an ancient culture of emperors, fierce shoguns, samurais and brutal martial arts. Travel to stunning South Africa - a truly a world-class destination. Explore the extraordinary civilization of the Incas in Peru on our 16 day Peru Amazon Experience.

Overview: Departs April to October on selected date and includes return flights from Dublin, escorted by an experienced tour manager with full sightseeing programme. Guided visit to Machu Picchu, Visit to the famous floating islands of Lake Titicaca, Guided tour of Arequipa, one of South America’s most charming Spanish colonial citie, Tour of Sacred Valley of the Incas and more.

From: 15-nights from €3,469 per person


Discover our complete range of River Cruising and Ocean Cruising. Soak up all that Europe’s most cultured river has to offer, from the Danube to the Douro, with its wealth of grand baroque architecture, medieval cities and picture perfect towns. Explore Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields on the MS Emily Brontë. See Europes’ magnificent cities such as Prague, Vienna and Budapest, or cruise the Mediterranean and see some of the world’s most ancient and historic cities such as Athens and Rome. Explore the world on an Ocean Cruise. Cruise to the gorgeous Mexican Riviera on a 7-night cruise on the 5 star Royal Princess. Cruise the Arabian Seas from the comfort of the 4* MSC Bellissima. Explore the beautiful West Coast of the USA on a fabulous 7-night five-star cruise taking you from Seattle, Washington, to Astoria in Oregon, and on to wonderful California.

Overview: Cruise the West Coast of the USA - Departs 28 September 2019 and includes Flight from Dublin to Seattle (indirect), all transfers airport – hotel – port, 1-Night in a 4* Seattle Hotel before your cruise, 7- nights onboard the 5* Star Princess based on 2 sharing, superb dining on a full board basis and onboard Entertainment.

From: 8-nights from €1,599 per person sharing

Battlefield Tours

Embark on a historic journey of discovery and remembrance on one of our Battlefield Tours. Our tours will help you to understand military history that has touched us all our lives. Discover the WWI battlefields of Flanders and the Somme where over 200,000 Irishmen fought. Guided by a professional historian with extensive knowledge of the role of Irish regiments, this tour visits key WW1 sites. Those interested in the history of WW2 can choose between our WW2: Berlin & The Cold War which visits key WW2 sites, and also takes in the evocative Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial, the famous Bridge of Spies & beautiful Potsdam and our WW2: Secrets of The Third Reich as we reveal the secrets of the Third Reich & their impact on the German people. Based in Munich the tour explores Hitler’s rise to power and brings to light how the Nazi State changed under his tyrannical Dictatorship. 

Overview: WW2: Secrets of The Third Reich, departs 19 October 2019 and return flight, tour Manager, professional historian guide & executive coach transfers, 3 nights hotel accommodation, guided sightseeing tour of Munich, guided tour of Dachau Concentration Camp, visit to Berchtesgaden, Obersalzberg and the infamous Eagles Nest and guided tour of the WW2 Aviation section of the impressive Deutsches Museum.

From: 3-nights from €719 per person sharing


The Irish Times Travel Service has been in operation since 1999. Today, the travel service is made up of four partners; Riviera, GTI, Travel Escapes and Keith Prowse/Institute for CultureTravel. Together, Irish Times Travel offers a variety of unique and interesting holidays to destinations all over the world. Holidays include flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and guided tours. You also have peace of mind when booking with The Irish Times Travel Service as all partners are fully licensed & bonded in accordance with the Commission of Aviation Regulation.