Introduction to Ireland

Introduction to Ireland

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Introduction to Ireland

7 Days Starting and ending in Dublin, Ireland

Visiting: Dublin, Kildare, Cashel, Limerick, Ennis, Westcoast Ireland, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Blarney, Waterford, Glendalough

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

GR-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 36

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Like a classic Irish coffee made with hot java, Irish whiskey, brown sugar, and fresh whipped cream, this introductory tour of Ireland blends the most stimulating sights, soothing scenery, and sweet accents of the Emerald Isle. Journeying on a loop from Dublin to the west coast and back, first-time visitors will be awakened by the revelry of the lively capital city, jolted by the dramatic scenery along the storied coast, and calmed by the verdant rolling hills throughout the lush green countryside. Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly inspired to craft limericks as you try your hand at baking scones on an Irish sheep farm in Galway. With authentic local experiences and visits to the sights you’ve always dreamed of—including the stunning Cliffs of Moher, the spectacular Ring of Kerry, and the famous House of Waterford Crystal—this tour of Ireland is the perfect break from the daily grind.

Highlights

  • Journeying on a loop from Dublin to the west coast and back, first-time visitors will be awakened by the revelry of the lively capital city, jolted by the dramatic scenery along the storied coast

  • With authentic local experiences and visits to the sights you’ve always dreamed of—including the stunning Cliffs of Moher, the spectacular Ring of Kerry, and the famous House of Waterford Crystal

  • Visit the Irish National Stud and See the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached

Places You'll See

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham

Temple Gate Hotel

Killarney Towers Hotel

Granville Hotel

The Gibson

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Dublin,Ireland
Location: Dublin
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
Meals Included: Dinner

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.

Day 2 : Dublin-Kildare-Cashel-Limerick-Ennis
Location: Dublin, Kildare, Cashel, Limerick, Ennis
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Temple Gate Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.
165 mi / 266 km

Day 3 : Ennis. Excursion To West Coast
Location: Ennis, Westcoast Ireland, Ennis
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Temple Gate Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

CLARE COAST Visit the Cliffs of Moher and the rocky plateau of The Burren above the Atlantic coast.
GALWAY Free time.
RATHBAUN [LF] Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and scones at an Irish farm.
122 mi / 198 km

Day 4 : Ennis-Ring Of Kerry-Killarney
Location: Ennis, Ring of Kerry, Killarney
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Killarney Towers Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 [LF] an Irish coffee at a local bar.
KILLARNEY Free time the remainder of the day.
174 mi / 281 km

Day 5 : Killarney-Blarney-Waterford
Location: Killarney, Blarney, Waterford
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Granville Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.
131 mi / 210 km

Day 6 : Waterford-Glendalough-Dublin
Location: Waterford, Glendalough, Dublin
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
Meals Included: Breakfast

GLENDALOUGH Stop at the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
122 mi / 196 km

Day 7 : Dublin
Location: Dublin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Small Group

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 Europe 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 European tour—without the crowds.

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

Accommodation

Dublin:Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
Ennis:Temple Gate Hotel
Killarney:Killarney Towers Hotel
Waterford:Granville Hotel
Dublin:The Gibson

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

Reviews of this Operator

Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

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My go-to escorted travel Co My 4th trip with Globus and the did not disappoint. The sales deals they offer make it affordable for me to travel. All of the guides are well versed in the history of the area you travel in.

David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

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Great guide, accommodations, and tours.

28-Dec-2022

We had a fantastic guide, with a great mix of free time and guided tours.

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Operator discount: -$124 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$54 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$124 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$124 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$60 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$284 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$69 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$247 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$60 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$234 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$56 (USD)

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Operator discount: -$213 (USD)

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of globus charges.

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 89 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 7 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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