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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.

Traveller Notes
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect holiday, 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.
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Tour Provider Globus
Number of Days
7
Price From
RRP: $3,349 Our price: $2,799
Start Location
Dublin, Ireland
End Location
Dublin, Ireland
Age Range
Avg. 40+
Group Size
14 to 24
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
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Day 1 - ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND
Cead mile failte-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. 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 THE 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. (B) 135 mi / 217 km LOCAL FAVOURITE 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 Drive around part of Ireland's southwestern peninsula and enjoy [LF] an Irish coffee at a local bar. KILLARNEY Free time the remainder of the day. (B,D) 174 mi / 281 km LOCAL FAVOURITE LOCAL TASTES It's clear why we get a warm feeling with traditional Irish Coffee - as much a warm welcome now as it was for stranded travellers in 1943. It was a wintry night in Limerick when Foynes Port chef J 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 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. (B,D) 131 mi / 210 km TOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & 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!
Day 6 - WATERFORD-KILKENNY-DUBLIN
Medieval & Modern Irish Capitals KILKENNY Time to explore one of Ireland's most quaint towns. DUBLIN Free time this afternoon. (B) 111 mi / 179 km TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Time to explore the city of Kilkenny, referred to as the "Marble City" because of the widespread use of local black limestone to construct many local buildings. The "Medieval Mile" is the city's main thoroughfare and is lined with medieval landmarks, quaint shops and charming pubs. Today Kilkenny is renowned for its active arts and crafts scene.
Day 7 - DUBLIN
Safe travels until we meet again! Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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6 breakfasts.
1 lunches.
3 dinners.
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Start End Availability Price AUD
18 Apr 2024 24 Apr 2024 On Request $3,149
21 Apr 2024 27 Apr 2024 On Request $3,349
28 Apr 2024 04 May 2024 Open $3,349
02 May 2024 08 May 2024 Open $3,349
05 May 2024 11 May 2024 Open $3,349
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30 May 2024 05 Jun 2024 Open $3,349
02 Jun 2024 08 Jun 2024 Open $3,839
30 Jun 2024 06 Jul 2024 Open $3,349
$2,799
14 Jul 2024 20 Jul 2024 Open $3,349
11 Aug 2024 17 Aug 2024 Open $3,839
22 Aug 2024 28 Aug 2024 Open $3,349
01 Sep 2024 07 Sep 2024 Open $3,349
15 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 Open $3,349
19 Sep 2024 25 Sep 2024 Open $3,349
06 Apr 2025 12 Apr 2025 Open $3,449
13 Apr 2025 19 Apr 2025 Open $4,179
17 Apr 2025 23 Apr 2025 Open $3,629
20 Apr 2025 26 Apr 2025 Open $3,859
24 Apr 2025 30 Apr 2025 Open $3,859
27 Apr 2025 03 May 2025 Open $3,859
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08 May 2025 14 May 2025 Open $4,419
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29 May 2025 04 Jun 2025 Open $4,419
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15 Jun 2025 21 Jun 2025 Open $4,419
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13 Jul 2025 19 Jul 2025 Open $4,419
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31 Aug 2025 06 Sep 2025 Open $3,859
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05 Oct 2025 11 Oct 2025 Open $3,629
12 Oct 2025 18 Oct 2025 Open $3,279