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Overview

Introduction to Ireland

Like a classic Irish coffee made with hot java, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and fresh whipped cream, this introductory tour of Ireland blends the most stimulating sights, soothing scenery, and sweet accents of the Emerald Isle. Journeying on a loop from Dublin to the west coast and back, first-time visitors will be awakened by the revelry of the lively capital city, jolted by the dramatic scenery along the storied coast, and calmed by the verdant rolling hills throughout the lush green countryside. Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly inspired to craft limericks as you try your hand at baking scones on an Irish sheep farm in Galway. With authentic local experiences and visits to the sights you’ve always dreamed of—including the stunning Cliffs of Moher, the spectacular Ring of Kerry, and the famous House of Waterford Crystal—this tour of Ireland is the perfect break from the daily grind.

Highlights of Introduction to Ireland

Travelers Notes

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation, from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Shannon ferry.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,385*
18 guests in a party: $357*

Small Group

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 Europe 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 European tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

Introduction to Ireland

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for an afternoon orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. (D)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS “In Dublin’s fair city where girls are so pretty,” you’ll also find great personality and charm. The charisma of Dubliners and the bounty of pubs here is matched only by the gorgeous Georgian Squares, 12th-century St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the legendary library of Trinity College.

Day 2

DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–LIMERICK–ENNIS Stallions, Saints & Stones KILDARE Visit the Irish National Stud.
CASHEL See the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached.
LIMERICK Orientation drive includes St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, and the Treaty Stone. Free time this evening. (B)
165 mi / 266 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION The Irish National Stud is home to the long tradition of Ireland’s love of horses. This horsebreeding facility in County Kildare, considered the beating heart of Ireland's thoroughbred industry, continues to inspire all who visit, including Queen Elizabeth II. Hear about some of the world’s most magnificent champion stallions that have made racing history since the turn of the 20th century.

Day 3

ENNIS. EXCURSION TO WEST COAST Sheep, Scones & Seacliffs CLARE COAST Visit the Cliffs of Moher and the rocky plateau of The Burren above the Atlantic coast.
GALWAY Free time.
RATHBAUN [LF] Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and scones at an Irish farm.
122 mi / 198 km (B)

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Someone’s in the kitchen in Rathbaun Farm, just outside of Galway. You can don an apron and whip up your own delicious home-made scones, served with fresh preserves and whipped cream. Learn about the long-time tradition of sheep farming in this beautiful Irish landscape.

Day 4

ENNIS–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY Beauties of Counties Kerry & Clare ENNIS Take a short drive via Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer; cross the Shannon estuary by ferry.
RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s southwestern peninsula.
KILLARNEY Free time the remainder of the day. (B,D)
174 mi / 281 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS Explore the emerald tapestries of green fields and ocean views that make other coastlines green with envy. The Ring of Kerry begins and ends in Killarney, taking you on a trip along the southwest coast of Ireland. Discover a paradise of panoramic cliffs, lush landscapes, and breathtaking beaches of the Iveragh Peninsula.

Day 5

KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD Fine Crystal & The Gift of Gab Drive across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork.
BLARNEY Visit the village known for its magical Kissing Stone.
WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. Dinner followed by [LF] an Irish coffee demonstration. (B,D)
131 mi / 210 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES It’s crystal clear why we get a warm feeling in Waterford with traditional Irish Coffee – as much a warm welcome now as it was for stranded travelers in 1943. It was a wintry night in Limerick when Foynes Port chef Joe Sheridan concocted this soothing elixir of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and whipped cream to make their cancelled flight a little more palatable. Raise a toddy glass of Caife Gaelach with a hearty “slainte!”

Day 6

WATERFORD–AVOCA–DUBLIN Spinning Yarns & Telling Tales AVOCA Watch skilled Irish artisans at work in Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon. (B)
114 mi / 183 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION At the oldest handweaving mill in Ireland, see first-hand how Irish tradition is woven by hand into timeless traditional works of art, from throws and rugs to scarves and sweaters. Chat with 3rd-generation weavers at the Avoca Mill to learn about this cherished craft passed down through the ages.

Day 7

DUBLIN Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

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1 2022-08-13 2022-08-14 2022-08-20 $2279 $0 $2279 GR20814K Not Available
2 2022-08-20 2022-08-21 2022-08-27 $2119 $0 $2119 GR20821 Please Call
3 2022-08-24 2022-08-25 2022-08-31 $2119 $0 $2119 GR20825 Please Call
4 2022-08-27 2022-08-28 2022-09-03 $2119 $0 $2119 GR20828K Available
5 2022-08-27 2022-08-28 2022-09-03 $2119 $0 $2119 GR20828 Not Available
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7 2022-09-07 2022-09-08 2022-09-14 $2119 $0 $2119 GR20908 Not Available
8 2022-09-10 2022-09-11 2022-09-17 $2279 $0 $2279 GR20911K Not Available
9 2022-09-17 2022-09-18 2022-09-24 $2119 $0 $2119 GR20918 Available
10 2022-09-21 2022-09-22 2022-09-28 $2119 $0 $2119 GR20922 Available
11 2022-09-24 2022-09-25 2022-10-01 $2279 $0 $2279 GR20925K Not Available
12 2022-10-01 2022-10-02 2022-10-08 $2119 $0 $2119 GR21002 Not Available
13 2022-10-08 2022-10-09 2022-10-15 $2199 $0 $2199 GR21009K Not Available
14 2022-10-15 2022-10-16 2022-10-22 $1939 $0 $1939 GR21016K Not Available
15 2022-10-15 2022-10-16 2022-10-22 $1939 $0 $1939 GR21016 Not Available
16 2023-04-08 2023-04-09 2023-04-15 $1759 $175.9 $1583.1 GR30409 Available
17 2023-04-15 2023-04-16 2023-04-22 $1899 $189.9 $1709.1 GR30416 Available
18 2023-04-19 2023-04-20 2023-04-26 $1899 $189.9 $1709.1 GR30420 Available
19 2023-04-22 2023-04-23 2023-04-29 $2039 $203.9 $1835.1 GR30423 Available
20 2023-04-29 2023-04-30 2023-05-06 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30430 Available
21 2023-05-03 2023-05-04 2023-05-10 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30504 Available
22 2023-05-06 2023-05-07 2023-05-13 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30507 Available
23 2023-05-13 2023-05-14 2023-05-20 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30514 Available
24 2023-05-17 2023-05-18 2023-05-24 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30518 Available
25 2023-05-20 2023-05-21 2023-05-27 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30521K Available
26 2023-05-27 2023-05-28 2023-06-03 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30528 Available
27 2023-05-31 2023-06-01 2023-06-07 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30601 Available
28 2023-06-03 2023-06-04 2023-06-10 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30604K Available
29 2023-06-10 2023-06-11 2023-06-17 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30611 Available
30 2023-06-14 2023-06-15 2023-06-21 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30615 Available
31 2023-06-17 2023-06-18 2023-06-24 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30618 Available
32 2023-06-24 2023-06-25 2023-07-01 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30625K Available
33 2023-06-28 2023-06-29 2023-07-05 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30629 Available
34 2023-07-01 2023-07-02 2023-07-08 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30702 Available
35 2023-07-08 2023-07-09 2023-07-15 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30709K Available
36 2023-07-12 2023-07-13 2023-07-19 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30713 Available
37 2023-07-15 2023-07-16 2023-07-22 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30716 Available
38 2023-07-22 2023-07-23 2023-07-29 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30723 Available
39 2023-07-26 2023-07-27 2023-08-02 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30727 Available
40 2023-07-29 2023-07-30 2023-08-05 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30730K Available
41 2023-08-05 2023-08-06 2023-08-12 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30806 Available
42 2023-08-09 2023-08-10 2023-08-16 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30810 Available
43 2023-08-12 2023-08-13 2023-08-19 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30813K Available
44 2023-08-19 2023-08-20 2023-08-26 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30820 Available
45 2023-08-23 2023-08-24 2023-08-30 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30824 Available
46 2023-08-26 2023-08-27 2023-09-02 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30827 Available
47 2023-09-02 2023-09-03 2023-09-09 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30903 Available
48 2023-09-06 2023-09-07 2023-09-13 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30907 Available
49 2023-09-09 2023-09-10 2023-09-16 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30910K Available
50 2023-09-16 2023-09-17 2023-09-23 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30917 Available
51 2023-09-20 2023-09-21 2023-09-27 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR30921 Available
52 2023-09-23 2023-09-24 2023-09-30 $2319 $231.9 $2087.1 GR30924K Available
53 2023-09-30 2023-10-01 2023-10-07 $2119 $211.9 $1907.1 GR31001 Available
54 2023-10-07 2023-10-08 2023-10-14 $2239 $223.9 $2015.1 GR31008K Available
55 2023-10-14 2023-10-15 2023-10-21 $1939 $193.9 $1745.1 GR31015 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Towering elegantly over one of Dublin's oldest addresses, the 4 Star Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Hotel is perfectly positioned on the most accessible edge of the city center: close enough to be there within minutes - yet peacefully removed. Dublin 8 Inchicore Road Superior First-Class
2 Temple Gate Hotel This Ennis Hotel rests on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating and eventful history. Prior to its conversion to a convent, the original houses, Row House and Lifford House was the property of Charles O'Connell, cousin of Daniel O'Connell. He was a frequent visitor to the area particularly in the years 1827 - 1829 when planning his election campaign. The Sisters of Mercy moved from the Ennis Convent in 1995 to new premises nearby. Ennis-Co.Clare The Square First-Class
3 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
4 Granville Hotel The Granville, a boutique hotel in the center of Waterford¿s historic and shopping district, overlooking the marina. Dating back to the early 1700¿s, The Granville is one of Ireland¿s most historic hotels. Stained glass, tapestries, and wood panelling lend to the charm of it. There are standard modern amenities in all bedrooms such as flat screen TVs, 24 hour room service, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There is an AA Rosette awarded Bianconi Restaurant to sample delicious local food. Waterford The Quay Superior First-Class
5 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
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