Emerald Isle

10 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin


Vacation Overview

It may come as a surprise that the beloved Irish tune “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” was written by a trio of American songwriters. That’s the moving influence of this enchanting and captivating land. So when are Irish eyes smiling? At every moment on this undiscovered tour of Ireland – as you stroll down the lively streets of Dublin, sip Guinness in a boisterous pub on the Dingle Peninsula, take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the Killarney countryside, and even bake scones on a quaint Irish sheep farm in the medieval town of Galway. By way of the most dramatic coastal and pastoral scenery, this tour of Ireland leads you to the lesser-known gems of the Emerald Isle as well as the cliffs, castles, and famous crystal you’ve long heard of. As you hum along the winding Ring of Kerry and the rocky Aran Islands, this tour of Ireland “will steal your heart away.”

Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive, including O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College.

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Day 2 DUBLIN–KILDARE–STROKESTOWN–BALLINA

KILDARE Visit the Irish National Stud.
STROKESTOWN Guided tour of the 1740s mansion and gardens at Strokestown House and the Famine Museum.
179 mi / 300 km

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Day 3 BALLINA–KYLEMORE–GALWAY

Via Westport, head for the Connemara region.
CONNEMARA Visit Kylemore Abbey. Visit the Joyce family at their marble workshop at Moycullen.
GALWAY Free time.
104 mi / 166 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Galway with an evening at Dunguaire Castle, including a literary-themed banquet.This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 4 GALWAY. EXCURSION TO THE ARAN ISLANDS

Ferry crossing to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.
INISHMORE At Ti Joe Watty’s pub hear from a local about life on Inishmore over a light lunch. A minibus tour of the island with a local guide-driver includes a visit to the prehistoric clifftop fort of Dun Aengus.
45 mi / 72 km

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Day 5 GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–LIMERICK

RATHBAUN Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.
CLARE COAST See The Burren and stop for photos of prehistoric Poulnabrone Dolmen.
CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high rocky cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
129 mi / 207 km

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Day 6 LIMERICK–FOYNES–DINGLE PENINSULA–KILLARNEY

FOYNES Guided tour of the Flying Boat Museum followed by Irish coffee demonstration and tasting.
DINGLE PENINSULA Scenic drive on Slea Head promontory.
159 mi / 255 km

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Day 7 KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO RING OF KERRY

RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip.
KILLARNEY Horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the national park with vistas of the Lakes of Killarney and Ross Castle.
99 mi / 159 km

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Day 8 KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD

Cross the Kerry Mountains into County Cork.
BLARNEY Visit the village renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore.
WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
126 mi / 203 km

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Day 9 WATERFORD–AVOCA–DUBLIN

AVOCA Watch the weavers at work in Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
114 mi / 183 km

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Day 10 DUBLIN

DUBLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Vacation Highlights

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Hotels

Dublin

The Gibson

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Superior First-Class

The Gibson does sleeping, dining, imbibing, and relaxing really well. The chic restaurant and bar offers pan-Asian cuisine; or choose the sleek outdoor terrace lined with bamboo to enjoy wicked cocktails and a great choice of beers and wines. The gym and a relaxation area with outdoor baths invite you to relax after a day out in town.

Ballina

Ballina Manor Hotel

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First-Class

The Ballina Manor Hotel is perched on the banks of the River Moy and overlooks St Muredach's Cathedral. The Manor Hotel offers a fine dining restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Ridgepool Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. There is an international menu with fresh fish specials. In the heart of Ballina, the hotel is close to town's shopping district.

Galway

Galmont Hotel and Spa

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Superior First-Class

You are guaranteed the best of all worlds when you stay at the luxury 4 star Galmont & Spa Galway. One of the finest Galway Hotels with scenic Galway Bay views, luxury city center hotel accommodation, excellent food and world class spirit one spa & leisure facilities.

Limerick

Limerick Strand Hotel

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Superior First-Class

A unique and individual hotel with an exceptional location on the Shannon. The award-winning River Restaurant and welcoming Terrace Bar & Café serve the finest quality of Irish and international cuisine, created with locally sourced produce. The Energize Health Centre features a 20-meter swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art exercise and high-performance cardo & weights machines as well as a plunge pool and hydrotherapy facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.

Killarney

Killarney Towers Hotel

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First-Class

Killarney Towers Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms, designed, furnished and decorated with comfort and convenience in mind. The hotel boasts restaurants, bars, a concierge service and on-site fitness facilities.

Waterford

Granville Hotel

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Superior First-Class

The Granville, a boutique hotel in the center of Waterford's historic and shopping district, overlooking the marina. Dating back to the early 1700's, The Granville is one of Ireland's most historic hotels. Stained glass, tapestries, and wood panelling lend to the charm of it. There are standard modern amenities in all bedrooms such as flat screen TVs, 24 hour room service, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There is an AA Rosette awarded Bianconi Restaurant to sample delicious local food.

Dublin

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin City Centre

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First-Class

The hotel is walking distance from the Temple Bar neighborhood, Irish Whiskey Museum, Trinity College, O'Connell Street, and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Guests can enjoy all-day restaurant and fitness center. All bedrooms have complimentary WIFI, 40-inch TV, mini-fridge, work desk with ergonomic chair and the Suite Dreams® by Serta bed.

Dates and Prices

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Once you've selected your date, you'll move to the next step to get an airfare quote and to begin booking your vacation. When you book your flights with us, you'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free airfares, plus you'll receive free airport transfers for flights coordinated with vacation dates and you'll avoid strict Internet terms and conditions.

The price listed does not include your airfare from Canada. Once you click "Book Now", you will be able to receive an air quote.

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2023-04-14 2023-04-23
$3,489
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2023-04-21 2023-04-30
$3,779
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2023-04-28 2023-05-07
$4,209
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2023-05-05 2023-05-14
$3,829
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2023-05-12 2023-05-21
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2023-05-19 2023-05-28
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2023-05-26 2023-06-04
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2023-06-02 2023-06-11
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2023-06-09 2023-06-18
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2023-06-16 2023-06-25
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2023-06-23 2023-07-02
$4,209
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2023-06-30 2023-07-09
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2023-07-07 2023-07-16
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2023-07-14 2023-07-23
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2023-07-21 2023-07-30
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2023-07-28 2023-08-06
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2023-08-04 2023-08-13
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2023-08-11 2023-08-20
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2023-08-18 2023-08-27
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2023-08-25 2023-09-03
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2023-09-01 2023-09-10
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2023-09-08 2023-09-17
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2023-09-15 2023-09-24
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2023-09-22 2023-10-01
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Dates & Prices do not include international air travel.

Travel Terms & Conditions

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Important Notes

  • The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.
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  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to/from the start/end of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; GST/HST/PST or other per person taxes imposed by government entities; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Insurance premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Globus offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option.

Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers travelling from Canada (with some exceptions from the United States, depending on the selected itinerary). An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Globus in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable service fee of $80 per person. Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Once your airfare is confirmed and Globus has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees

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