Emerald Isle


  • 10 days

  • Ireland

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It may come as a surprise that the beloved Irish tune “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” was written by a trio of American songwriters. That’s the moving influence of this enchanting and captivating land. So when are Irish eyes smiling? At every moment on this undiscovered tour of Ireland – as you stroll down the lively streets of Dublin, sip Guinness in a boisterous pub on the Dingle Peninsula, take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the Killarney countryside, and even bake scones on a quaint Irish sheep farm in the medieval town of Galway. By way of the most dramatic coastal and pastoral scenery, this tour of Ireland leads you to the lesser-known gems of the Emerald Isle as well as the cliffs, castles, and famous crystal you’ve long heard of. As you hum along the winding Ring of Kerry and the rocky Aran Islands, this tour of Ireland “will steal your heart away.”

Small Group Discovery

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.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND.

Day
1

Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive, including O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

DUBLIN–KILDARE–STROKESTOWN–BALLINA

Day
2

KILDARE Visit the Irish National Stud.
STROKESTOWN Guided tour of the 1740s mansion and gardens at Strokestown House and the Famine Museum.
179 mi / 300 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BALLINA–KYLEMORE–GALWAY

Day
3

Via Westport, head for the Connemara region.
CONNEMARA Visit Kylemore Abbey. Visit the Joyce family at their marble workshop at Moycullen.
GALWAY Free time.
104 mi / 166 km
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Galway with an evening at Dunguaire Castle, including a literary-themed banquet.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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GALWAY. EXCURSION TO THE ARAN ISLANDS

Day
4

Ferry crossing to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.
INISHMORE At Ti Joe Watty’s pub hear from a local about life on Inishmore over LF a light lunch. A minibus tour of the island with a local guide-driver includes a visit to the prehistoric clifftop fort of Dun Aengus.
45 mi / 72 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–LIMERICK

Day
5

RATHBAUN LF Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.
CLARE COAST See The Burren and stop for photos of prehistoric Poulnabrone Dolmen.
CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high rocky cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
129 mi / 207 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LIMERICK–FOYNES–DINGLE PENINSULA–KILLARNEY

Day
6

FOYNES Guided tour of the Flying Boat Museum followed by Irish coffee demonstration and tasting.
DINGLE PENINSULA Scenic drive on Slea Head promontory.
159 mi / 255 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO RING OF KERRY

Day
7

RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.
KILLARNEY Horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the national park with vistas of the Lakes of Killarney and Ross Castle.
99 mi / 159 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD

Day
8

Cross the Kerry Mountains into County Cork.
BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.
WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
126 mi / 203 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

WATERFORD–AVOCA–DUBLIN

Day
9

AVOCA Watch the weavers at work in Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
114 mi / 183 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN

Day
10

DUBLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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