Touring Beyond with Globus
Price: $2,219 CAD Per Person
(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)
Offer: Save $300 CAD Per Couple on Select 2024 Globus Europe Tours
Departure Date: October 13, 2024
Return Date: October 19, 2024
Photo: O'Connell St. in Dublin
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!
Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles:
- VIP Access. Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.
- Perfect Hotels. We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.
- Tour Directors. Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.
- Transportation. Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Photo: Map of Introduction to Ireland
Day 1: Arrive in Dublin, Ireland
Céad mile fáilte—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.
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 - Killdare - 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.
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 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: Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and scones at an Irish farm.
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.
Photo: Cliffs of Moher
Day 4: Ennis - Eing 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 an Irish coffee at a local bar.
Killarney: Free time the remainder of the day.
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 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!”
Photo: Ring of Kerry in Ireland
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.
Legenda & 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 - Glendalough - Dublin
Mountain loughs & medieval monks Glendalough: Stop at the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century.
Dublin: Free time this afternoon.
Historic spot: In Wicklow Mountains National Park, wander around the medieval monastic settlement of Glendalough and see its 6th century houses, churches, stone cross and the impressive Round Tower in the beautiful ‘valley of the two lakes.
Day 7: Dublin
Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.