Irish Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £734

Price based on
London Southend
6th Jan 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 6 days

  • UK and Ireland

  • Leisurely pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Relax among some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery and coolest cities on this six-day escape. Spend time in pretty colourful Galway, take a ferry ride to reach the Ring of Kerry and snap the sparkling seascapes of the south-western tip. Kiss the Blarney Stone, see Waterford's famous crystal being hand-cut and lose yourself in the lively music scene of Dublin on this unforgettable off-season adventure.

At a glance


  • Dublin Explore the fair city on an orientation drive, and take an optional brewery tour of the Guinness Storehouse with dinner. On your last night, why not join an optional dinner and cabaret evening?
  • Galway Spend time in the colourful waterside town and soak up its lively cafe and pub culture.
  • Cliffs of Moher Cross the strange limestone plateaus of The Burren to reach the 668ft cliffs and capture startling panoramic views across the Clare coast.
  • Blarney Kiss the famous stone that's said to grant magical wishes.
  • Glendalough Visit the pretty ruins of one of the earliest Christian settlements, founded by St Kevin in the 6th century.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Overview

Relax among some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery and coolest cities on this six-day escape. Spend time in pretty colourful Galway, take a ferry ride to reach the Ring of Kerry and snap the sparkling seascapes of the south-western tip. Kiss the Blarney Stone, see Waterford's famous crystal being hand-cut and lose yourself in the lively music scene of Dublin on this unforgettable off-season adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

UK - Dublin

Day
1

Fly to Dublin, where you will transfer to your hotel.

Arrive in Dublin, Ireland. Céad mile fáilte! A hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in Ireland’s capital city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Dublin

Day
2

The morning’s orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall red brick townhouses, colourful doors and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the city further, or you could join an optional excursion to the Guinness Storehouse and learn all about the world-famous beer: from how Guinness is made to the ancient craft of barrel-making in the cooperage. The evening ends with a sample of “The Black Stuff,” followed by dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dublin - Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Ennis

Day
3

Your day begins with a drive to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan centre with colourful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Then, a scenic route takes you across the limestone plateau of The Burren with its strange and beautiful karst landscape to the 668-foot cliffs of moher, where you savour the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast.

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 famed ring of kerry for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly coloured farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Travel on to the popular resort of Killarney for an overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Killarney - Blarney - Waterford

Day
5

Across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork, the route brings you to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. There is time here 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. The Master Craftsman will demonstrate the traditional methods that are still used to this day and you will learn all about crystal-making, from modern day back to its beginnings in 1783.

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 let your local guide show you the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Dublin - UK

Day
7

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Dublin The Gibson or Hilton Garden Inn Custom House 

Ennis Temple Gate

Killarney Killarney Avenue  or Killarney Towers

Waterford Granville

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