It may come as a surprise that the beloved Irish tune “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” was written by a trio of American songwriters. That’s the moving influence of this enchanting and captivating land. So when are Irish eyes smiling? At every moment on this undiscovered tour of Ireland – as you stroll down the lively streets of Dublin, sip Guinness in a boisterous pub on the Dingle Peninsula, take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the Killarney countryside, and even bake scones on a quaint Irish sheep farm in the medieval town of Galway. By way of the most dramatic coastal and pastoral scenery, this tour of Ireland leads you to the lesser-known gems of the Emerald Isle as well as the cliffs, castles, and famous crystal you’ve long heard of. As you hum along the winding Ring of Kerry and the rocky Aran Islands, this tour of Ireland “will steal your heart away.”
Highlights of Emerald Isle
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $1,875*18 guests in a party: $455*
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Full Irish breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 4 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELANDCéad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive, including O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. (D)
DUBLIN–KILDARE–STROKESTOWN–BALLINA KILDARE Visit the Irish National Stud.STROKESTOWN Guided tour of the 1740s mansion and gardens at Strokestown House and the Famine Museum. (B,D) 179 mi / 300 km
BALLINA–KYLEMORE–GALWAY Via Westport, head for the Connemara region.CONNEMARA Visit Kylemore Abbey. Visit the Joyce family at their marble workshop at Moycullen.GALWAY Free time. (B) 104 mi / 166 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Galway with an evening at Dunguaire Castle, including a literary-themed banquet.This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
GALWAY. EXCURSION TO THE ARAN ISLANDS Ferry crossing to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.INISHMORE At Ti Joe Watty’s pub hear from a local about life on Inishmore over [LF] a light lunch. A minibus tour of the island with a local guide-driver includes a visit to the prehistoric clifftop fort of Dun Aengus. (B,L) 45 mi / 72 km
GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–LIMERICK RATHBAUN [LF] Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.CLARE COAST See The Burren and stop for photos of prehistoric Poulnabrone Dolmen.CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high rocky cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. (B) 129 mi / 207 km
LIMERICK–FOYNES–DINGLE PENINSULA–KILLARNEY FOYNES Guided tour of the Flying Boat Museum followed by Irish coffee demonstration and tasting.DINGLE PENINSULA Scenic drive on Slea Head promontory. (B) 159 mi / 255 km
KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO RING OF KERRY RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.KILLARNEY Horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the national park with vistas of the Lakes of Killarney and Ross Castle. (B,D) 99 mi / 159 km
KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD Cross the Kerry Mountains into County Cork.BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. (B,D) 126 mi / 203 km
WATERFORD–AVOCA–DUBLIN AVOCA Watch the weavers at work in Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill.DUBLIN Free time this afternoon. (B) 114 mi / 183 km
DUBLIN DUBLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||The Gibson||The Gibson does sleeping, dining, imbibing, and relaxing really well. The chic restaurant and bar offers pan-Asian cuisine; or choose the sleek outdoor terrace lined with bamboo to enjoy wicked cocktails and a great choice of beers and wines. The gym and a relaxation area with outdoor baths invite you to relax after a day out in town.||Dublin||Point Village||Superior First-Class|
|2||Ballina Manor Hotel||The Ballina Manor Hotel is perched on the banks of the River Moy and overlooks St Muredach's Cathedral. The Manor Hotel offers a fine dining restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Ridgepool Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. There is an international menu with fresh fish specials. In the heart of Ballina, the hotel is close to town's shopping district.||Ballina||The Moy Ridgepool & Salmon Weir, Barrett Street||First-Class|
|3||Galmont Hotel and Spa||You are guaranteed the best of all worlds when you stay at the luxury 4 star Galmont & Spa Galway. One of the finest Galway Hotels with scenic Galway Bay views, luxury city center hotel accommodation, excellent food and world class spirit one spa & leisure facilities.||Galway||Lough Atalia Road||Superior First-Class|
|4||Limerick Strand Hotel||A unique and individual hotel with an exceptional location on the Shannon. The award-winning River Restaurant and welcoming Terrace Bar & Café serve the finest quality of Irish and international cuisine, created with locally sourced produce. The Energize Health Centre features a 20-meter swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art exercise and high-performance cardo & weights machines as well as a plunge pool and hydrotherapy facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.||Limerick||Ennis Road||Superior First-Class|
|5||Killarney Towers Hotel||Killarney Towers Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms, designed, furnished and decorated with comfort and convenience in mind. The hotel boasts restaurants, bars, a concierge service and on-site fitness facilities.||Killarney||College Square||First-Class|
|6||Granville Hotel||Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford's mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.||Waterford||The Quay||Superior First-Class|
|7||Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House||Explore the city from our family-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Located on the River Liffey, near to Dublin's 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping district. Dine on-site at Oly's Bar & Restaurant.||Dublin 1||1 Custom House Quay||First-Class|