2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

North of Ireland Escape (KANX)

7 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin

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Escape to the beauty and history of the “Emerald Isle” on your guided tour of Ireland. Enjoy your getaway into the green valleys and sweeping seashores without the large crowds or costs of the “busy” travel season. You’ll begin in the fair city of Dublin. Admire statue-lined O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare, and elegant Georgian squares with their red-brick townhouses and colorful doors behind the wrought-iron fences. You’ll also see Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral along the way.

Leave the bustle of Dublin for the green landscapes of Ireland’s countryside, and visit Rathbaun Farm. You’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices, and try your hand at scone baking in the farmhouse kitchen. You’ll travel on to western Ireland’s colorful harbor city of Galway, with its vibrant shops, cafés, and traditional pubs. On your way to Northern Ireland, pass through Westport, Donegal, and Letterkenny. Then, enjoy a guided walk on Derry’s Old Town walls, and visit the amazing natural formation of the Giant’s Causeway—massive interlocking basalt columns that dramatically extend across the seashore.

Spend two nights in Belfast, with plenty to see in Northern Ireland’s capital city, including the fascinating Titanic Experience. On your way back to Dublin, stop in Carlingford. This Cooley Peninsula town is famous for its oyster farms, medieval buildings, and 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooking the city. Spend the last night of your escorted tour of Ireland where you began, in Dublin. You’ll see why this escape through Ireland’s beauty and history is made even better without the crowds of the high season on your affordable, guided Ireland vacation.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select 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 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 tour—without the crowds.

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Single supplement waived for select 2022/2023 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
North of Ireland Escape map
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 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

 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 to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College.

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Day 2 DUBLIN–ATHLONE–RATHBAUN FARM–GALWAY

ATHLONE Visit the town on the River Shannon.
RATHBAUN Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm. 130 mi / 210 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 GALWAY–WESTPORT–DONEGAL–LETTERKENNY

WESTPORT Visit the elegant holiday resort on Ireland’s west coast.
DONEGAL Visit the Vikings’ town. 181 mi / 292 km

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Day 4 LETTERKENNY–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions of years ago. 124 mi / 200 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 BELFAST

BELFAST Orientation drive. Visit Titanic Experience museum. Free time this afternoon.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Belfast with a visit to Hillsborough Castle, official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland and enjoy afternoon tea in a nearby eatery. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN

CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.
DUBLIN Free time in the evening. 105 mi / 169 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 DUBLIN

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


Transportation:

Motorcoach

 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.

ROSEMARY CONNOLLY

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I have been guiding since 1995. I started working for Globus in Belfast in 1997 and now I guide groups around Britain and Ireland. I love travelling, and it is a privilege to show people these beautiful island.

Tour Director - ROSEMARY CONNOLLY

 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

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Galway
Belfast
Dublin

Galway

Galway Walking Tour

Galway Walking Tour

Discover Galway, cultural heart of Ireland, on this guided walk featuring Eyre Square, Lynch's Castle and St Nicholas's Collegiate Church and more - plus, a warming Irish coffee at a local pub.

Price Range: $

Belfast

Hillsborough Castle and Afternoon Tea

Hillsborough Castle and Afternoon Tea

Visit Hillsborough Castle, HM The Queen's official Northern Ireland residence, on this half-day adventure featuring a tour of the castle, time in the lovely gardens, and afternoon tea at a local eatery.

Price Range: $$

Dublin

Taylors Irish Night

Taylors Irish Night

A hearty 3-course dinner and included drinks kick off this festive evening of traditional toe-tapping music, song, and dance at Taylors Irish Night, the best Irish show in Dublin!

Price Range: $$$

 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: $1,460*
18 guests in a party: $306*

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.