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Book and deposit a 2020 Globus vacation (Excluding Cuba & Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 7, 2018 and April 28, 2020 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only.
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Breath-taking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historical attractions—all of this and more await you on this Scenic Ireland tour, which includes Northern Ireland. You’ll visit some of the most famous cities as well as some of the smaller towns. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Irish way of life, see breath-taking scenery, hear about Ireland’s tumultuous history, and visit some of its historical sights. If you’re interested in the Irish way of life, you’ll enjoy the special adventures Globus has arranged. At a typical Irish farm, you’ll see a farmer at work with his dogs and you’ll learn how to bake scones, which you later enjoy with coffee. Globus has also arranged an Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford. Visit the Blasket Islands Centre, which tells the story of life on the remote Blasket Islands evacuated by the last inhabitants in 1953. Learn about life in Northern Ireland on guided tours with Local Guides in Derry and Belfast. Spectacular scenery also awaits you on this Ireland tour. See the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. You’ll visit beautiful Garinish Island, home to a lush garden, and you’ll join part of the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with sparkling seascapes and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses. In Northern Ireland, you’ll visit awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. You’ll also hear about Ireland’s history and visit some of its historical and religious sites, including peaceful Kylemore Abbey, Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland, followed by morning coffee, and visit Belfast’s Titanic Experience where you’ll learn about the building of the Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage. These are just some of the many highlights offered on this scenic tour of Ireland.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK.
Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! After checking into your hotel, free time to relax and perhaps enjoy the hotel’s leisure amenities or explore the city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2: LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–CLIFDEN.
Drive to the CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, and savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. Next, a special treat: at RATHBAUN FARM, try your hand at [LF] SCONE BAKING and watch the farmer shear a sheep and maneuver a flock with the help of a sheep dog, then enjoy coffee and your scones, fresh from the oven. On to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Visit the Joyce family’s MARBLE WORKSHOP before spending the night at Clifden, a small fishing town in the far west.
Today’s Distance: 144 mi / 230 km (B,D)
Day 3: CLIFDEN–KYLEMORE–WESTPORT–SLIGO.
Visit KYLEMORE ABBEY this morning, the massive castle acquired by Benedictine nuns, and see the restored house, church, and gardens. Pause at Westport on the banks of the beautiful Carrabawn River and travel through rugged landscapes to the coastal seaport and county town of Sligo, known for its literary heritage.
Today’s Distance: 116 mi / 190 km (B,D)
Day 4: SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST.
Cross into Northern Ireland this morning and, in Derry, walk the city walls in the company of a Local Guide. After lunch, visit awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Hear how millions of years ago, erupting lava cooled slowly and evenly to form more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, leading from the cliff foot into the sea. Spend the next two nights in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.
Today’s Distance: 203 mi / 328 km (B)
Day 5: BELFAST.
This morning’s “Living History” tour in the company of a Local Guide will take you past all the city’s attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queen’s University, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Next, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE and learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. The afternoon is free for you to explore the lively town on your own. (B)
Day 6: BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN.
Your first stop today is at HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE, where you will be treated to a guided tour of the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland, and home of the Secretary of State. Afterward, enjoy morning coffee. Then stop in the charming village of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula, known for its oyster farms and medieval buildings, before heading for Dublin. For a first taste of the Irish capital, join an optional cabaret evening with dinner and entertainment.
Today’s Distance: 121 mi / 200 km (B)
Day 7: DUBLIN.
An orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy this vibrant city. Tonight, maybe take in an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse. (B)
Day 8: DUBLIN–KILKENNY–WATERFORD.
Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestone streets and Old-World charm, is your first destination today. Visit magnificent KILKENNY CASTLE, which overlooks the Nore River and has guarded this important river crossing for more than 900 years. The gardens, with extensive woodland paths, rose garden, and ornamental lake, create the setting for a beautiful stroll. Then, to Waterford for a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. You may also want to join an optional excursion to a local pub. After dinner at your hotel, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Today’s Distance: 132 mi / 213 km (B,D)
Day 9: WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE.
The first of the day’s highlights is an entertaining walk through Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, in the company of a Local Guide. Then, visit BLARNEY CASTLE, renowned for its magical KISSING STONE. Overnight is in picturesque Kinsale, a historic port and fishing town. You will have time to stroll along the waterfront, admire yachts moored in the harbor, walk up the winding streets and marvel at brightly painted galleries, shops, and houses.
Today’s Distance: 105 mi / 171 km (B,D)
Day 10: KINSALE–GARINISH ISLAND–KILLARNEY.
This morning, board a [LF] private boat for the short crossing to GARINISH ISLAND in Bantry Bay, whose warm waters attract colonies of seals. Follow the winding paths between the fragrant flowering trees and shrubs of this lush tropical island garden. Then, 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. Tonight, an entertaining optional evening in Tralee with dinner and tickets for Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre.
Today’s Distance: 100 mi / 158 km (B)
Day 11: KILLARNEY. DINGLE EXCURSION.
Enjoy panoramic views on Dingle Peninsula on the way to the BLASKET ISLANDS CENTRE. Learn about the way of life and unique literary achievements on the string of remote offshore islands evacuated by the last inhabitants in 1953. Visit Dingle, then return to Killarney.
Today’s Distance: 107 mi / 172 km (B,D)
Day 12: KILLARNEY–ADARE–LIMERICK.
A final morning at leisure in Killarney with time for an optional excursion by horse-drawn jaunting-car. In the afternoon, drive via quaint Adare, renowned for its pretty thatched cottages, to Limerick. A suggestion for a very special night out: attend an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Today’s Distance: 68 mi / 110 km (B)
Day 13: LIMERICK.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Sightseeing & Activities:
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
See the farmer at work, [LF] bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse
Visit a marble workshop
Visit the Benedictine abbey
Visit this heritage town
Guided walking tour
Visit Giant’s Causeway
Guided “Living History” tour; visit the Titanic Experience, guided tour of Hillsborough Castle and enjoy morning coffee
Visit the medieval town
Visit Kilkenny Castle
Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal; [LF] enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided walking tour
Visit the famous castle and kiss the Blarney Stone
[LF] Private boat to Garinish Island
RING OF KERRY
Take pictures of the Lakes of Killarney
Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and the town of Dingle
Admire the thatched cottagesMotorcoach; private boat to Garinish Island.
Full Irish breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Limerick
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
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Triple room reduction per person:
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
Limerick , Ireland
Clifden , Ireland
Ballincar, Rosses Point
Sligo , Ireland
22-26 Ormeau Avenue
Belfast , Ireland
Dun Laoghaire-C.Dublin , Ireland
1 Custom House Quay
Dublin 1 , Ireland
Waterford , Ireland
Kinsale-Co.Cork , Ireland
Killarney , Ireland
Limerick , Ireland
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The trip was excellent. The tour guide was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable. She gave me some good recommendations for books by contemporary Irish writers.
Very happy with our choice of tour operators. The trip was amazing & our tour director was truly exceptional. We have been on a lot of escorted tours so we can readily tell exceptional from good. She was always there to help us, to answer any questions we may have, to attend to the smallest detail, but most importantly she was always available. This includes our coach driver also. He was very involved with us & also tended to our needs. We truly enjoyed them both.
We have traveled with GLOBUS before and it is very reassuring to see that Globus still holds the highest standards by meeting every expectation we had as travelers. Every piece of the trip was carefully planned and the services were delivered by our Tour Director FINOLA with grace, courtesy and encyclopedic insight into the history and culture of the places we visited in beautiful Ireland. Our group was very homogeneous and cooperative with the schedules formulated by Finola. The personalized "Important Travel Documents Booklet" exemplifies what we have said about planning and paying attention to detail. It is a great companion. Bravo! We would like to visit CROATIA and the National; Parks of America. We know we can entrust you with the insight and details of such journeys. PLEASE SEND US INFORMATION.
Great tour director and awesome bus driver
The only complaint I have is that name tags were not provided which made it very difficult to converse with others on the tour.
Our Tour Guide, Paul, was an EXCEPTIONAL fountain of knowledgeable !! My wife and I appreciated his willingness to add some GREAT visits to places not included in the Globus itinerary. His GREAT knowledge was presented with a wonderful sense of humor. His directions were impeccable and he was able to insert additional sights and places that greatly added to the the tour by knowledgeable passengers. Our driver Les was also exceptional, very courteous and helpful. The two worked exceptionally well together.
THE TOUR ESCORT WAS THE VERY BEST(CARMEL). SHE PLANNED EVERYTHING TO A TEE. OUR DRIVER WAS FANTASTIC IN GETTING US FROM PLACE TO PLACE WITHOUT A HITCH. I WOULD LOVE TO GET THEM BOTH AGAIN.
Tour director and bus driver we're top notch, the best.
Some of the options offered where very good. But did not like the medieval dinner. It was too hard for the older people on tour. Too noisy, chairs with no backs and very hard assess to room. Great for younger groups with families.
Another wonderful Globus tour. Excellent tour guide.
It was a great trip; not perfect, but overall satisfactory. The tour guide and bus driver were both outstanding. There were a couple of hotels that were not up to par, and we were disappointed with some of Globus's optional excursions. But it was an enjoyable trip that generally lived up to expectations. The last couple of days of this tour were very slow with not enough to do to stay busy; Globus could have condensed this tour by a day or two and covered the same attractions.
Globus assigned our tour an excellent tour director. She did an excellent job running the tour. The hotel rooms were adequate. Only once did we feel Globus did a poor job of arranging things to see.
The tour was more than I expected it to be - we were very fortunate to have a terrific guide and bus operator. The only difficult part was those days when we had to pack and unpack without any additional time to live out of our luggage. Those two day stays were nice, and the morning meets that were 8 am or so was nice.
When you see a 5-star hotel in Ireland and most European hotels, it is not the same 5-star quality that we have here in the U.S. So what I am saying is that this is not Globus' fault, but rather the country visited's culture. All of the tours I have taken with Globus offer numerous experiences related to that particular country.
My third trip with Globus. Have absolutely no complaints. As usual, the bus driver and the tour guide were excellent. Would travel with them again.
Globus has done a wonderful and an exciting itinerary with our tour guide, who grew up in Ireland and is very knowledgeable about the history of the country. What an amazing tour we had!
The Tour Director and Bus Driver were excellent. The Globus tour transpired exactly as advertised. The itinerary was excellent, however, this is the first escorted tour in which we felt overly rushed to maintain the schedule. In fact, two of the locations I expressly wanted to visit (St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and the Blarney Stone) we were unable to see because of time constraints. It seemed the tour director had to have the bus leave in order to get to optional (i.e. extra cost) tours that afternoon and evening. Optional tours seemed to be more important than allowing guests to visit these locations. Very disappointed.
Our trip to Ireland was amazing. Our Globus tour guide was knowledgeable and took care of everything for us. Our driver was a good driver, professional and courteous., I returned back to work on Monday and told everyone how lovely Ireland was and that I highly recommend Globus.
Our trip was wonderful. Our tour director was fantastic. She provided us with lots of information on the history of Ireland and in general, the places we were visiting. She was energetic and humorous. Our driver was a terrific and safe driver. He was very courteous as well. Overall, we have enjoyed our trip very much.
Everything was first class and exceeded my expectitions.
Great tour of the coastal cities/parks/sites of Republic of & Northern Ireland. Great director & driver, four-star accommodations, excellent food, enjoyable special excursions. Very nicely done. I will say tho' that this is a somewhat demanding type of vacation -- up at six a.m., bags out for porters by seven or seven-fifteen, breakfast complete & on the coach by eight or eight-fifteen. Several sites each day. Nice breakfasts each day. On own for lunch most of time. Dinner included most days. Dinners tended to be seven to seven-thirty or even once, later. Moved to new hotel each morning except, I think, two. So go-go-go. We took advantage of every additional excursion, which were good, but left us less time for ourselves. This can be tiring. If you've been on the Highlands and Islands tour of Scotland, you'll recognize the pattern of some of the excursions: cabaret with dinner, pub visit with singer, visit to eye-popping manor house. All good. Visited Guinness factory which was lots of fun--included two free drinks and great dinner. We had 44-pax, brand-new Mercedes coach, with WiFi. Good crowd. Guide & other guides at various sites were all top-notch. Got lots of laughs from the tales & jokes of the various guides. Driver did a great job!
This was our second trip with Globus and we are thinking of doing another one with them.
I have no complaints about Globus. I thought they did an excellent job and my tour consultant, was helpful, knowledgeable, polite, and made planning for my trip stress free.
2 of the hotels we stayed were unacceptable some aspects of the tour need to be altered like the arrival time or the length of the time there. The material in the red book sent out before the trip needs to be updated. I suggest all flights be direct if possible (to Ireland) going through London is a nightmare.
Globus fell below my expectations due to the short times available at Cliff of Moher, Giants Causeway, Titanic exhibition, and the Blarney Castle. I know that many miles needed to be covered, but a better way would have been to travel a little bit later in the afternoon. Bus driver rating 1 to 10. I gave him a 1. The tour director was knowledgable but very opinionated. I gave him a 5. I have already let Globus know how I felt the trip had gone. One hotel was a grand old place, but the need of hot water was in short supply.They did made good at the dinner table (Great Northern Hotel). I gave the whole tour a (#5) and question my travels again with Globus.
Everything went as was planned. The trip was really nice.
The Granville hotel was a disappointment. There was no ironing board and the room was small. All other accomodations exceeded our expectations.
The Globus staff Guide Director and driver were outstanding. very informative and always making sure that everyone was enjoying the trip. She made the trip memorable.
The accommodations were much better than I had expected given the price of the tour vs. competitor pricing. My agent at Affordale tours was very helpful with some of my last minute requests.
Our trip went off without any problems It was a great trip everything from booking it to the flights and the Tour's guide was fantastic.
The trip was a trip of a life time.
The trip was exactly what I expected
would have preferred more sightseeing stops and less shopping stops on the trip.
This was my first tour ... I prefer to travel alone, not in a group. However, I think our tour guide provided a lot of information and we saw more this way than we would have on our own. the guide was escellent as was the staff in getting us on our way!!!
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