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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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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
AVOCA Watch the weavers at work in Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
114 mi / 183 km
DUBLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The Gibson does sleeping, dining, imbibing, and relaxing really well. The chic restaurant and bar offers pan-Asian cuisine; or choose the sleek outdoor terrace lined with bamboo to enjoy wicked cocktails and a great choice of beers and wines. The gym and a relaxation area with outdoor baths invite you to relax after a day out in town.
Explore the city from our family-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Located on the River Liffey, near to Dublin's 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping district. Dine on-site at Oly's Bar & Restaurant.
The Ballina Manor Hotel is perched on the banks of the River Moy and overlooks St Muredach's Cathedral. The Manor Hotel offers a fine dining restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Ridgepool Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. There is an international menu with fresh fish specials. In the heart of Ballina, the hotel is close to town's shopping district.
You are guaranteed the best of all worlds when you stay at the luxury 4 star Galmont & Spa Galway. One of the finest Galway Hotels with scenic Galway Bay views, luxury city center hotel accommodation, excellent food and world class spirit one spa & leisure facilities.
A unique and individual hotel with an exceptional location on the Shannon. The award-winning River Restaurant and welcoming Terrace Bar & Café serve the finest quality of Irish and international cuisine, created with locally sourced produce. The Energize Health Centre features a 20-meer swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art exercise and high-performance cardo & weights machines as well as a plunge pool and hydrotherapy facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the 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.
Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford's mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
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We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.