Introduction to Ireland


  • 7 days

  • Ireland

  • Active pace

tour : GR

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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: 2021 itinerary is based on 2020 and is subject to change, but by booking today you will lock in your price. Full details will be confirmed in September 2020.

Highlights

DUBLIN
Orientation drive; welcome dinner
KILDAREGuided tour of the Irish National Stud
ROCK OF CASHELTake photographs of this famous landmark
LIMERICKOrientation drive
CLIFFS OF MOHERSavor the spectacular views
GALWAYOrientation
RATHBAUN FARMSee the farmer at work, [LF] bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse
KILLIMER–TARBERTCross the Shannon estuary by ferry
RING OF KERRYScenic peninsula drive
KILLARNEYVisit the popular resort town
BLARNEYVisit the famous village
WATERFORDGuided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal; [LF] enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration
AVOCAGuided tour of the handweaving mill
GLENDALOUGHGuided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish Christianity

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Day
1

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling 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.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

DUBLIN–KILDARE–CASHEL–LIMERICK–ENNIS

Day
2

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.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi / 266 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ENNIS. WEST COAST EXCURSION.

Day
3

Your day excursion along Ireland’s spectacular Atlantic coastline begins with a drive to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor 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 center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. This afternoon, a special treat at RATHBAUN FARM: try your hand at LF SCONE BAKING, and learn from the farmer about sheep shearing and herding. Afterwards, enjoy coffee and your scones, fresh from the oven.
Today’s Distance: 122 mi / 198 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ENNIS–RING OF KERRY–KILLARNEY.

Day
4

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?
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 281 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD

Day
5

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 LF IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Today’s Distance: 131 mi / 210 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

WATERFORD–AVOCA–GLENDALOUGH–DUBLIN

Day
6

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.
Today’s Distance: 120 mi / 192 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBLIN

Day
7

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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