2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Emerald Isle (GH)

10 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin

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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 near 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.”

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. 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 European 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 Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Save 10% per person on select 2023 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
Save $300 per couple on select 2023 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Emerald Isle map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 4 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

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

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS “In Dublin’s fair city where girls are so pretty,” you’ll also find great personality and charm. The charisma of Dubliners and the bounty of pubs here is matched only by the gorgeous Georgian Squares, 12th-century St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and legendary library of Trinity College.

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Day 2 DUBLIN–KILDARE–STROKESTOWN–CASTLEBAR

Triumphs & Tragedies KILDARE Visit the Irish National Stud.
STROKESTOWN Guided tour of the 1740s mansion and gardens at Strokestown House and the Famine Museum.
172 mi / 376 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT Relive history at Strokestown Park House, a stunning Georgian Palladian Mansion, with its original furnishings, and stroll the walled gardens in this historic site. Get a glimpse into the lives of generations of people who lived and worked here over the centuries, each adding their own chapter to the story and leaving their mark. Witness the history of the Great Irish Famine with a visit to the National Famine Museum to learn about the most devastating and tragic event in Irish history.

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Day 3 CASTLEBAR–KYLEMORE–GALWAY

Wild Irish Roses CASTLEBAR Depart via Westport en route to the Connemara region.
KYLEMORE Visit the Benedictine Abbey.
CONNEMARA Visit the Joyce family at their marble workshop at Moycullen.
GALWAY Free time.
89 mi / 143 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Nestled between the woodlands and lakeshore near Galway City, Kylemore Abbey is home to the Benedictine Sisters who have been in residence since 1920 in a life of prayer, work, and community. The history of this stunning abbey reaches back to the 1800s as the estate of Irish patriot Mitchell Henry. Visit the abbey where handmade chocolates, wild Irish honey and traditional fuchsia pottery are sold. Stroll the lovely grounds of Ireland’s largest walled garden in the heart of the Connemara countryside.

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Day 4 GALWAY. EXCURSION TO THE ARAN ISLANDS

Islands of Saints & Scholars GALWAY Ferry crossing to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.
INISHMORE Stop in for a light lunch at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Joe Watty’s pub and hear from a local who shares stories about life on Inishmore Island. 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

LOCAL FAVORITE
TRADITION & CULTURE Joe Watty’s Bar & Seafood Restaurant on Inishmore Island is the place for good food, Gaelic music, and craic (good company). Unwind beside the fire or enjoy a Guinness in the beer garden to watch the world go by and learn a cúpla focal (few words of Irish) from some of the locals.

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Day 5 GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–LIMERICK

Sheep, Scones & Ancient Stones RATHBAUN Visit Rathbaun Farm and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and scones.
CLARE COAST See the rocky landscapes of The Burren and stop to take photos of the prehistoric megalith at Poulnabrone Dolmen.
CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
LIMERICK Free time this evening.
129 mi / 207 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Someone’s in the kitchen in Rathbaun Farm, just outside of Galway. You can don an apron and whip up your own delicious home-made scones, served with fresh preserves and whipped cream. Learn about the longtime tradition of sheep farming in this beautiful Irish landscape.

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Day 6 LIMERICK–FOYNES–DINGLE PENINSULA–KILLARNEY

Daring Young Men & Flying Machines FOYNES Take a guided tour of the Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, followed by Irish coffee demonstration and tasting.
DINGLE PENINSULA Enjoy a scenic drive on Slea Head promontory.
159 mi / 255 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDS & LORE Experience the era of transatlantic passenger flights, and the maritime legends of the River Shannon with a visit to the fantastic Flying Boat & Maritime Museum in Foynes, home to the world's only full-size replica of a B314 flying boat, commemorating this Irish town’s role in early passenger flights across the Atlantic and the legendary flying boats that carried celebrities, royals, and refugees alike. Learn about the daring history and folklore of Ireland’s longest river.

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Day 7 KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO RING OF KERRY

A Jaunting Good Time RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of Ireland’s southwestern peninsula.
KILLARNEY Take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride through the national park
99 mi / 159 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NATURAL WONDERS County Kerry is home to the exquisite natural beauty of a rugged and mountainous expanse in Killarney National Park. A horse-drawn jaunting car ride is a great way to experience this natural wonderland, including the 1,000-foot McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland. Nestled at the foot of these mountains, the Lakes of Killarney’s shores and woodlands share this magical place with waterfalls and dramatic skies above Ross Castle.

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Day 8 KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD

Fine Crystal & The Gift of Gab KILLARNEY Cross the Kerry Mountains into County Cork.
BLARNEY Visit the village known for its magical Kissing Stone.
WATERFORD Take a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal.
126 mi / 203 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDS & LORE Cut the blarney and hear the history of how telling tales is forever linked to the 15th-century castle and the village below in Blarney. One of the last estate villages that remain standing in Ireland, the village was built by an 18th-century landlord to house the castle workers there. It’s true!

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Day 9 WATERFORD–AVOCA–DUBLIN

Spinning Yarns & Telling Tales AVOCA Watch artisans weave their magic at Avoca Mill, Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill.
DUBLIN Free time this afternoon.
114 mi / 183 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION At the oldest handweaving mill in Ireland, see first-hand how Irish heritage is woven by hand into timeless traditional works of art, from throws and rugs to scarves and sweaters. Chat with 3rd-generation weavers at the Avoca Mill to learn about this cherished craft passed down through the ages.

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Day 10 DUBLIN

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CARMEL NICHOLSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Céad Míle Fáilte-a hundred thousand welcomes! Ireland is a wonderful country with a long and rich history, unique culture, beautiful green countryside, and, above all, fantastic people. It's my great privilege to be a part of that special journey our guests take when they come to explore the magical Emerald Isle.

Tour Director - CARMEL NICHOLSON

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,475*
18 guests in a party: $601*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



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.