North of Ireland Escape
Escape to the beauty and history of the “Emerald Isle” on your guided tour of Ireland. Enjoy your getaway into the green valleys and sweeping seashores without the large crowds or costs of the “busy” travel season. You’ll begin in the fair city of Dublin. Admire statue-lined O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare, and elegant Georgian squares with their red-brick townhouses and colorful doors behind the wrought-iron fences. You’ll also see Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral along the way.Leave the bustle of Dublin for the green landscapes of Ireland’s countryside, and visit Rathbaun Farm. You’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices, and try your hand at scone baking in the farmhouse kitchen. You’ll travel on to western Ireland’s colorful harbor city of Galway, with its vibrant shops, cafés, and traditional pubs. On your way to Northern Ireland, pass through Westport, Donegal, and Letterkenny. Then, enjoy a guided walk on Derry’s Old Town walls, and visit the amazing natural formation of the Giant’s Causeway—massive interlocking basalt columns that dramatically extend across the seashore.Spend two nights in Belfast, with plenty to see in Northern Ireland’s capital city, including the fascinating Titanic Experience. On your way back to Dublin, stop in Carlingford. This Cooley Peninsula town is famous for its oyster farms, medieval buildings, and 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooking the city. Spend the last night of your escorted tour of Ireland where you began, in Dublin. You’ll see why this escape through Ireland’s beauty and history is made even better without the crowds of the high season on your affordable, guided Ireland vacation.
Highlights of North of Ireland Escape
Price Details US
All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. (D)
DUBLIN–ATHLONE–GALWAY Drive through lush green country side to Athlone, on the River Shannon. On to Galway for lunch and the full afternoon, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. (B) 130 mi / 210 km
GALWAY–GLEN KEEN FARM–WESTPORT–DONEGAL–LETTERKENNY Visit GLEN KEEN FARM where you’ll see the farmer maneuver a flock of sheep with the help of a sheep dog. Try your hand at SCONE BAKING and then enjoy them fresh from the oven with a cup of coffee. On your way north, pause at Westport, the elegant holiday resort on the edge of an Atlantic inlet, before continuing to Donegal, named ‘Fort of Foreigners’ by the Vikings who invaded the town in the 8th century. Continue on through rich and fertile farmland, strewn with whitewashed houses, to Letterkenny. (B,D) 181 mi / 292 km
LETTERKENNY–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide. GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago. (B) 124 mi / 200 km
BELFAST. BELFAST Orientation drive. Visit Titanic Experience museum. Free time this afternoon. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Belfast with a visit to Hillsborough Castle, official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland and enjoy afternoon tea in a nearby eatery. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.
BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.DUBLIN Free time in the evening. (B) 105 mi / 169 km
DUBLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||The Address Connolly||The newly refurbished, The Address Connolly is conveniently located in the heart of Dublin's City Centre. The hotel property boasts 160 exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites offering every amenity to ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay for all guests. This central Dublin hotel is the ideal location for corporate or leisure stays in Dublin. It is on the doorstep of a host of Dublin tourist attractions within walking distance.||Dublin 1||Amiens Street||Superior First-Class|
|2||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|
|3||Clanree||The 4 Star Clanree Hotel is perfectly located near stunning coastal drives, beaches and signature discovery points of the famous Wild Atlantic Way. The Aileach restaurant in the Clanree offers award winning food and is popular with locals and guests alike. The hotel boasts a fully equipped health and fitness club with a heated indoor 20m pool.||Letterkenny||Derry Road Bunnagee||Superior First-Class|
|4||Europa||The world-famous Europa hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It's no surprise, really, loved for its laid-back look and feel, The Causerie is perfect for lunch or dinner; the Piano Lounge serves traditional Afternoon Tea, cocktails, and hot and cold dishes; and the Lobby Bar offers a casual ambience for relaxing with a drink. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the hotel.||Belfast||Great Victoria Street||Superior First-Class|
|5||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|