Ireland is not only especially safe and female-friendly, but the Irish are renowned as some of the most welcoming on the planet. You’ll enjoy lots of Irish charm, laughs and legendary hospitality, along with lush, green hills, a stunning wild coastline, ancient castles and more. And, if you’ve always wanted to travel by train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian just began offering the ultimate girls’ getaway on its luxury train, cutting a swarthy, path through the Emerald Isle with awe-inspiring, intimate itineraries. Sleeper cars are like elegant country houses, and you can even choose your own adventure filled with once-in-a-lifetime locales.
If you don’t travel by rail, rent a car and check out some of the highlights yourself, like the Dingle, Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas, Wicklow National Park, Connemara and the Aran Islands.