From Ireland's Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way 2020

From Ireland's Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This Ireland tour—traveling from its east coast to its west coast—features Ireland’s most popular cities, small towns, and scenic highlights. Your tour starts in Dublin, ends in Limerick, and overnights also in Waterford, Kinsale, and Killarney. Scenic highlights 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 part of the Ring of Kerry, a panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Also take a private boat to Garinish Island, renowned for its gardens and seal colonies. Visit some of Ireland’s charming small towns, including Adare, developed in medieval times and with the original thatched cottages built in the 1820s still lining the streets; Kilkenny, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Smithwick’s Experience to learn about Ireland’s oldest beer brand; New Ross, where you’ll visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship to learn about the famine emigration in the 1840s; Kinsale, a historic port and picturesque fishing town k; Youghal, a walled seaport town preserved from the 13th century; and the charming village of Blarney. Also enjoy guided tours of the GPO Witness History, where you learn about the tumultuous events of the Easter Rising in1916, 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. You’ll ride on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, a heritage narrow-gauge train that runs along the Suir River through rolling farmlands and woodland gardens.Plus, throughout this Ireland tour, Globus has included some unique experiences: a traditional Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford and a traditional farmhouse dinner at Rathbaun Farm, where you’ll learn to make scones and hear about sheep shearing from the farmer. These are just some of the many highlights of this tour through Ireland. It’s a wonderful vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND.
Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel with the rest of the day free to relax in the Irish capital. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: DUBLIN.
This morning’s orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall, red-brick townhouses, colorful doors, and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Then, the tumultuous events of the Easter Rising in 1916 will come to life as you visit the GPO WITNESS HISTORY and experience how Ireland’s future dramatically changed. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy the vibrant city. Tonight, why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter? (B)

Day 3: DUBLIN–KILDARE–KILKENNY–NEW ROSS–WATERFORD.
Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on racecourses around the world. Then, south to Kilkenny for a guided tour of [LF] SMITHWICK’S EXPERIENCE and Irish ale tasting. Your guide will show you how over 300 years, the art of mixing four simple ingredients produced the ruby-red ale enjoyed all over the world. Next, at the DUNBRODY FAMINE SHIP, hear the story of famine emigration from those who left Ireland—the brave, desperate, and, above all, ordinary people who chose to leave everything they knew for an uncertain future abroad. Spend the next two nights in Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. After dinner this evening, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Today’s Distance: 134 mi / 216 km (B,D)

Day 4: WATERFORD.
Start your day with an exciting ride on the WATERFORD & SUIR VALLEY RAILWAY, a heritage narrow-gauge train that runs along the Suir River through beautiful, rolling farmland and woodland gardens. Then, your Local Guide will take you on a walking tour covering the Waterford Treasures: the massive stone fortress, Reginald’s Tower houses Waterford’s Viking treasures; Ireland’s only MEDIEVAL MUSEUM featuring spectacular treasures from the Middle Ages; and the elegant 1743 BISHOP’S PALACE, the home of the treasures of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL and watch as craftsmen transform glowing balls of molten crystal into elegant shapes. Later, you’ll have time at leisure to discover the town on your own. For your optional dinner experience, drive to Dunmore East, a popular tourist and fishing village. Spend some time with the locals over a drink at the village pub, followed by dinner. (B)

Day 5: WATERFORD–YOUGHAL–BLARNEY–KINSALE.
This morning, follow the scenic road known as the Copper Coast to the ancient port town of Youghal. On to Blarney, where you will have time to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts, or perhaps walk up to the castle. This afternoon, arrive at your overnight destination of picturesque Kinsale. Be captivated by its long waterfront, yacht-filled harbor, winding streets, and brightly painted galleries, shops, and houses.
Today’s Distance: 110 mi / 172 km (B,D)

Day 6: KINSALE–GARINISH ISLAND–KILLARNEY.
This morning, board a private boat for the short crossing to GARINISH ISLAND in Bantry Bay, whose warm waters attract colonies of seals. Follow the meandering paths between the fragrant flowering trees and shrubs of this lush, tropical island garden. Afterwards, head over the mountains into County Kerry. At Kenmare, join part of the RING OF KERRY and stop for spectacular photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View before arriving in the popular resort of Killarney.
Today’s Distance: 92 mi / 148 km (B)

Day 7: KILLARNEY–ADARE–LIMERICK.
There is time this morning to explore on your own, or to take a jaunting-car ride through the national park. Then, drive to quaint Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages, beautifully set in woods along the Maigue River, and with thatched cottages lining its wide main street. In Limerick, 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. A suggestion for a very special night out: an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle. After your three-course meal, sit back and let the hosts entertain you with music and storytelling during an unforgettable evening.
Today’s Distance: 69 mi / 111 km (B)

Day 8: LIMERICK. WEST COAST EXCURSION.
The last day of your vacation brings you to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, with breathtaking views of the Clare coast. Then, travel across the glacial-era limestone plateau of The Burren to the port city of Galway for a walking tour through this popular seaside destination and buzzing cosmopolitan center. Next, experience Irish country life at RATHBAUN FARM. Try your hand at SCONE BAKING, and learn from the farmer about sheep shearing and herding. To complete your Irish journey, enjoy [LF] a traditional FARMHOUSE DINNER.
Today’s Distance: 163 mi / 263 km (B,D)

Day 9: LIMERICK.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

DUBLIN
Welcome dinner; orientation drive; guided tour of the GPO Witness History

KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud

KILKENNY
Guided tour of [LF] Smithwick’s Experience and ale tasting

NEW ROSS
Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship

WATERFORD
[LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration, ride the Waterford & Suir River Railway, guided walking tour of the Waterford Treasures, guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

YOUGHAL
Visit the resort town

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

GLENGARRIFF
Private boat to Garinish Island

RING OF KERRY
Take pictures of the Lakes of Killarney

ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages

LIMERICK
Orientation drive

CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views

GALWAY
Walking tour

RATHBAUN FARM
See the farmer at work, bake your own scones, and enjoy [LF] dinner in the farmhouseMotorcoach; Waterford & Suir Valley Railway; private boat to Garinish Island.

Meals:
Full Irish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinner with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin plus 1 dinner at a traditional Irish farm


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$480

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Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Dublin: Clayton Cardiff Lane
Situated in the heart of the Docklands, opposite Bord Gais Energy Theatre. The hotel is within walking distance from Dublin's city center, shopping, and iconic venues, including the Convention Centre, 3Arena, Croke Park, and Aviva Stadium.
Address:
Cardiff Lane Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dublin 2 , Ireland
Waterford: Granville Hotel
Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford's mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.
Address:
The Quay
Waterford , Ireland
Kinsale: Trident
The Trident is four star hotel, spectacularly located on the water's edge overlooking Kinsale Harbour. The hotel has 75 bedrooms all with beautiful sea views. The Pier One Restaurant is a member of the famous Kinsale Good Food Circle and is one of the only restaurants in Kinsale with water views and guests can choose from an extensive menu including the freshest of locally caught seafood and other local produce.
Address:
World's End
Kinsale-Co.Cork , Ireland
Killarney: Scotts Hotel
Hotel located right in Killarney Town Centre.
Address:
Scotts Street
Killarney-Co.Kerry , Ireland
Limerick: Clayton Hotel Limerick
Experience what Limerick has to offer first hand at Clayton Hotel Limerick - the friendliness of the people, the vibrancy of the riverside City, the sporting passion, the history, the rural majesty of County Limerick and lots more.
Address:
Steamboat Quay
Limerick , Ireland

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Ratings based off 12 reviews . Currently showing 6 reviews with comments only.
By Cheryl M on Jun 09, 2019

The trip was wonderful, great hotels and the best tour guide ever.

By Dakshesh S on Aug 12, 2018

The hotel in Waterford was not nice as the room was moldy and musty. We had to change the room so my allergies flared up

By Kavin S on Aug 12, 2018

Waterford was not for 2 nights as the city didn't have much to offer. Instead we should have stayed a night in Galway

By Helen P on Aug 05, 2018

This is a second time I took a tour with globus. This was munch better organized and the tour director was extremely knowledgable, professional and pleasant. So was the driver of the bus.

By Karen F on May 27, 2018

It was a most enjoyable trip with a very knowledgeable guide. The driver kept the coach immaculate. It is our 3rd trip with Globus.

By Patrick B on Sep 10, 2017

Definitely recommend this tour and guide. He provided a significant amount of useful information. Impressed with our tour group in that they were very respectful of each other and always on time. Got to see a lot of Ireland in a short period, however the pace was never rushed. Significant delay getting into our room the first day. Understandable but we were told an hour to hour and a half when it turned out to be 4 hours. Would have preferred more time to explore cathedrals and castles versus toy train ride, boat ride to island, and famine ship tour. The information about the famine ship could have been provided by our tour guide as we drove.


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