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Introduction To Ireland

This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll experience 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 overnight in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savour the breath-taking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of these natural beauties; you must witness them in person!

You’ll also enjoy guided tours of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal, and the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to thoroughbred champions. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective. For example, you’ll enjoy coffee and scones that you’ll bake at Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque thatched farmhouse where you’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices. You’ll also enjoy an Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford.

From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses!

Please note: Itinerary is based on 2020, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.
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Tour Provider Globus
Number of Days
7
Price From
$2,489
Start Location
Dublin, Ireland
End Location
Dublin, Ireland
Age Range
Avg. 40+
Group Size
20 to 44
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Expand all
Day 1 - ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND.
Cead mile failte-a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O'Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and past St. Patrick's Cathedral and Oscar Wilde's Trinity College. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2 - DUBLIN-KILDARE-CASHEL-LIMERICK-ENNIS.
Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Lots more to see: the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached; Tipperary, made famous in a wartime marching song; and Limerick, where an orientation drive acquaints you with St. Mary's Cathedral, King John's Castle, and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691. Tonight's suggestion for a very special night out: attend an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle. (B) Today's Distance: 165 mi / 266 km
Day 3 - ENNIS. WEST COAST EXCURSION.
Your day excursion along Ireland's spectacular Atlantic coastline begins with a drive to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savour the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. A scenic route across the limestone plateau of The Burren takes you to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan centre with colourful shops and a busy cafe and bar culture. This afternoon, a special treat at RATHBAUN FARM: try your hand at SCONE BAKING, and learn from the farmer about sheep shearing and herding. Afterwards, enjoy coffee and your scones, fresh from the oven. (B) Today's Distance: 122 mi / 198 km
Day 4 - ENNIS-RING OF KERRY-KILLARNEY.
After a short drive via Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer, cross the Shannon estuary by FERRY. Continue on to Killorglin on Dingle Bay to join the spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island's southwestern tip. Take photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View, then spend the night in the popular resort of Killarney. Before dinner at your hotel, why not take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride along the national park to Ross Castle? (B,D) Today's Distance: 174 mi / 281 km
Day 5 - KILLARNEY-BLARNEY-WATERFORD.
Travel across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, for a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. After dinner this evening, enjoy an IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION. (B,D) Today's Distance: 131 mi / 210 km
Day 6 - WATERFORD-AVOCA-GLENDALOUGH-DUBLIN.
An exciting agenda today: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland's oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca, where you watch the weavers at work; the Wicklow Mountains; and GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then join your Local Guide to see the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter. (B) Today's Distance: 120 mi / 192 km
Day 7 - DUBLIN.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Inclusions Expand
6 breakfasts
6 dinners
Departure dates Expand
Start End Availability Price AUD
18 Apr 2021 24 Apr 2021 Open $2,489
22 Apr 2021 28 Apr 2021 Open $2,489
25 Apr 2021 01 May 2021 Open $2,669
02 May 2021 08 May 2021 Open $2,769
06 May 2021 12 May 2021 Open $2,769
09 May 2021 15 May 2021 Open $2,769
16 May 2021 22 May 2021 Open $2,769
20 May 2021 26 May 2021 Open $2,769
30 May 2021 05 Jun 2021 Open $2,769
03 Jun 2021 09 Jun 2021 Open $2,769
13 Jun 2021 19 Jun 2021 Open $2,769
17 Jun 2021 23 Jun 2021 Open $2,769
20 Jun 2021 26 Jun 2021 Open $2,769
01 Jul 2021 07 Jul 2021 Open $2,769
04 Jul 2021 10 Jul 2021 Open $2,769
15 Jul 2021 21 Jul 2021 Open $2,769
18 Jul 2021 24 Jul 2021 Open $2,769
25 Jul 2021 31 Jul 2021 Open $2,769
29 Jul 2021 04 Aug 2021 Open $2,769
08 Aug 2021 14 Aug 2021 Open $2,769
12 Aug 2021 18 Aug 2021 Open $2,769
22 Aug 2021 28 Aug 2021 Open $2,769
26 Aug 2021 01 Sep 2021 Open $2,769
29 Aug 2021 04 Sep 2021 Open $2,769
05 Sep 2021 11 Sep 2021 Open $2,769
09 Sep 2021 15 Sep 2021 Open $2,769
19 Sep 2021 25 Sep 2021 Open $2,769
23 Sep 2021 29 Sep 2021 Open $2,769
03 Oct 2021 09 Oct 2021 Open $2,769
17 Oct 2021 23 Oct 2021 Open $2,539