Escape to the lush landscapes, charming cities, and friendly people of Ireland during the low season so you can experience it all without the crowds and, most importantly, without the high-season prices. This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll relish in some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, and you’ll also have overnights in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor breathtaking views of these sheer cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and awe-inspiring landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of this natural beauty; it must be witnessed in person!You’ll also have time to enjoy bustling Dublin, the “Fair City”; Adare with its pretty thatched cottages; medieval Waterford, home to the famous crystal; and Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest and liveliest towns. From the scenic beauty to the unique interactions and experiences with the down-to-earth locals, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses, and at a price you just can’t miss!
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Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
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January & March 2020 Travel
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select 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.
6 guests in a party: $996*18 guests in a party: $232*
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 in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.
ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Free time before meeting your Tour Director and traveling companions this evening for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
DUBLIN Ireland's Capital City DUBLIN Morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCITY 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 legendary library of Trinity College.
DUBLIN–GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–ENNIS Notes Above High Sea GALWAY Visit the popular seaside destination on Ireland’s west coast.CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. (B) 203 mi / 326 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTPICTURE PERFECT Feast your eyes on a stunning spectacle of sea and sky on the Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way. Try to resist the inspiration that has moved artists, poets, and scientists throughout the ages as you stand on the edge of 320 million years of geologic perfection on the rugged coastline of County Clare.
ENNIS–ADARE–KILLORGLIN–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY Beauties of Counties Limerick & Kerry ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.KILLORGLIN Visit the gateway to the Ring of Kerry.RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip and [LF] an Irish coffee demonstration at one of the local bars. (B) 181 mi / 300 kmLOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES It’s crystal clear why we get a warm feeling on the Ring on Kerry 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!”
KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD The Gift of Gab & Fine Crystal BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.WATERFORD Visit the home to the famous crystal. (B,D) 131 mi / 210 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDS & LORE Cut the blarney and hear the history of how telling tales is forever linked to the 15th-century castle and the village below in Blarney. One of the last estate villages that remain standing in Ireland, the village was built by an 18th-century landlord to house the castle workers there. It’s true!
WATERFORD–KILKENNY–DUBLIN Cat Fights & Capital Lights KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones. DUBLIN Free time. (B) 120 mi / 192 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE “There once were two cats from Kilkenny. Each thought there was one cat too many.” Find out why people from Kilkenny are often referred to as “cats” while visiting the town also known as “Marble City”. See its 12th-century castle, secret lanes, cobbled streets, and medieval buildings and enjoy its perfect mix of small-town charm and eclectic big-city atmosphere.
DUBLIN Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Hilton Garden Inn Dublin City Centre||The hotel is walking distance from the Temple Bar neighborhood, Irish Whiskey Museum, Trinity College, O'Connell Street, and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Guests can enjoy all-day restaurant and fitness center. All bedrooms have complimentary WIFI, 40-inch TV, mini-fridge, work desk with ergonomic chair and the Suite Dreams® by Serta bed.||Dublin 1||1 Custom House Quay||First-Class|
|2||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|
|3||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|
|4||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|
|5||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|