No rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, or four-leaf clover can bring the good fortune that awaits on this grand vacation to Ireland. On our most in-depth tour of this rolling green paradise, you’ll experience the luck of the Irish at every scenic turn. Making a full loop around the Emerald Isle—including Northern Ireland—you’ll see the cliffs, castles, and thatched-roof countryside Eire is known for as well as its coastal ports, medieval villages, and soulful cities. Visit the Titanic Experience in Belfast where the ill-fated ship was built, and soak in the atmosphere in the lively pubs of Dublin where Irish history is still the topic du jour. Your stroke of luck continues as you stop to bake scones at a quaint Irish farm, take a private boat to the seal-populated Garinish Island, enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration, and meet the legendary crystal makers in Waterford. The fun that awaits is crystal clear.
Highlights of Scenic Ireland
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: $2,373*18 guests in a party: $563*
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.
Archeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne|Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Full Irish breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! This evening meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–CLIFDENCLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.RATHBAUN [LF] Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.GALWAY Free time.CONNEMARA Visit the Joyce family at their marble workshop at Moycullen. (B,D) 144 mi / 230 km
CLIFDEN–KYLEMORE–WESTPORT–SLIGO KYLEMORE Visit the abbey and gardens.WESTPORT Free time. (B,D) 116 mi / 190 km
SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFASTDERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago. (B) 203 mi / 328 km
BELFASTBELFAST “Living History” tour with a Local Guide includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queen’s University, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Visit Titanic Experience museum. Free time this afternoon. (B)
BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN BELFAST Guided tour of Hillsborough Castle followed by morning coffee.CARLINGFORD Stop at a village on the Cooley Peninsula. (B) 121 mi / 200 km
DUBLIN DUBLIN Morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Dublin with dinner at the Guinness Storehouse. 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.
DUBLIN–KILKENNY–WATERFORD KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones. Visit Kilkenny Castle and gardens.WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. [LF] An Irish coffee demonstration after dinner. (B,D) 132 mi / 213 km
WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE WATERFORD City walk with a Local Guide.BLARNEY Visit the village and Blarney Castle renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore. (B,D) 105 mi / 171 km
KINSALE–GARINISH ISLAND–KILLARNEY GARINISH ISLAND [LF] Private boat crossing followed by a walk of the island.RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of the island’s southwestern tip. (B) 100 mi / 158 km
KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO DINGLE PENINSULA DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and stop at Dingle.KILLARNEY Free time this evening. (B,D) 107 mi / 172 km
KILLARNEY–ADARE–LIMERICK KILLARNEY Free time this morning.ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.LIMERICK Free time this afternoon. (B) 68 mi / 110 km
LIMERICK LIMERICK Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Clayton Hotel Limerick||Experience what Limerick has to offer first hand at Clayton Hotel Limerick - the friendliness of the people, the vibrancy of the riverside City, the sporting passion, the history, the rural majesty of County Limerick and lots more.||Limerick||Steamboat Quay||Superior First-Class|
|2||Station House Hotel||The Clifden Station House Hotel Connemara is a modern hotel set around the old Clifden Railway Station in Galway. More than 70 years ago the last Steam Train departed from Clifden to Galway. Today the Railway Station, its Station House Platform and Engine House have been magnificently restored and transformed into The Clifden Station House Hotel and Courtyard. Clifden Station House Hotel Connemara combines old brick and native oak, with quintessential Irish hospitality and all the facilities of a new International standard hotel.||Clifden||Galway Rd||First-Class|
|3||Sligo Park Hotel and Leisure Club||Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just on the edge of Sligo Town, the hotel is set in quiet parkland, surrounded by some of the scenic Irish countryside. Hotel facilities include 16 meter swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, plunge pool, fully equipped gym, and holistic treatment suite. There is an on-site award winning Hazelwood Restaurant and Jack B's Bar. The stylish and well-appointed rooms offer all the amenities such as tea/coffee facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.||Sligo||Pearse Road||Superior First-Class|
|4||The Clayton Hotel Belfast||Step straight out of the Clayton Hotel and into the heart of Belfast's city center; you'll find it minutes from central landmarks like Belfast City Hall and Victoria Square shopping center. You can watch the world go by on cosmopolitan Ormeau Avenue as you dine in the hotel's glass-fronted restaurant, enjoy a drink in Junction Bar, or retreat in the Spirit Heath & Beauty Club, an oasis with its own heated pool and Fitness Centre. The air-conditioned bedrooms feature satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, work desk, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, and tea/coffee making facilities.||Belfast||22-26 Ormeau Avenue||Superior First-Class|
|5||Royal Marine Hotel||The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire is an historic and much-loved luxury landmark hotel, dating back to 1828, located in a prime South Dublin position overlooking Dublin Bay.||Dun Laoghaire-C.Dublin||Marine Road||Superior First-Class|
|6||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|
|7||Trident||The Trident is four star hotel, spectacularly located on the water's edge overlooking Kinsale Harbour. The hotel has 75 bedrooms all with beautiful sea views. The Pier One Restaurant is a member of the famous Kinsale Good Food Circle and is one of the only restaurants in Kinsale with water views and guests can choose from an extensive menu including the freshest of locally caught seafood and other local produce.||Kinsale-Co.Cork||World's End||Superior First-Class|
|8||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|