Ireland Winter Tour Package - Globus®

Irish Escape (KR)

7 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin

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Escape to the lush landscapes, charming cities, and friendly people of Ireland during the low season so you can experience it all without the crowds and, most importantly, without the high-season prices. This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll relish in some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery as well as its most famous towns. You’ll start and end in Dublin, and you’ll also have overnights in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savor breathtaking views of these sheer cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and awe-inspiring landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of this natural beauty; it must be witnessed in person!

You’ll also enjoy guided tours of the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly-skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal; the Avoca hand-weaving mill with its unique, brightly-colored throws, clothes and handicrafts; and Glendalough, one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland.

From the scenic beauty to the unique interactions and experiences with the down-to-earth locals, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses, and at a price you just can’t miss!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

DUBLIN
Welcome dinner; orientation drive
GALWAY
Orientation
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
KILLIMER–TARBERT
Cross the Shannon estuary by ferry
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town
BLARNEY
Visit the famous village
WATERFORD
Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
AVOCA
Guided tour of the handweaving mill
GLENDALOUGH
Guided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish Christianity
Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Single Supplement Waived (limited availability).

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry across the Shannon estuary. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Irish breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus including a welcome dinner in Dublin

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Céad mile fáilte! A hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in Ireland’s capital city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 2 Dublin

The 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. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the city further, or you could join an optional excursion to the Guinness Storehouse and learn all about the world-famous beer: from how Guinness is made to the ancient craft of barrel-making in the cooperage. The evening ends with a sample of “The Black Stuff,” followed by dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Dublin–Galway–Cliffs of Moher–Ennis

Your day begins with a drive to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Then, a scenic route takes you across the limestone plateau of The Burren with its strange and beautiful karst landscape to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Ennis–Ring of Kerry–Killarney

After a short drive via Clonderlaw Bay to Killimer, cross the Shannon estuary by FERRY. Continue on to Killorglin on Dingle Bay to join the famed RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Travel on to the popular resort of Killarney for an overnight.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Killarney–Blarney–Waterford

Across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork, the route brings you to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone. There is time here for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, for a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. The Master Craftsman will demonstrate the traditional methods that are still used to this day and you will learn all about crystal-making, from modern day back to its beginnings in 1783.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 Waterford–Avoca–Glendalough–Dublin

An exciting agenda today: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland’s oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca, where you watch the weavers at work; the Wicklow Mountains; and GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then let your Local Guide show you the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Dublin

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Dublin
Ennis
Killarney
Waterford

Dublin

The Gibson

Superior First-Class

The Gibson Point Village, Dublin,  Ireland

Point Village
Dublin, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Gibson does sleeping, meeting, dining, imbibing, gigging, touring, wedding and relaxing really really well. They mix all these things with a fresh, energetic, slightly off center approach and know it works. Hoover exhibitions, supporting local artists, prohibition events, urban weddings and the odd celebrity are elements of what makes them different to the normal Dublin Hotel. You will find the staff friendly, responsive and happy.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Ennis

Temple Gate Hotel

First-Class

Temple Gate Hotel The Square, Ennis-Co.Clare,   Ireland

The Square
Ennis-Co.Clare, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This Ennis Hotel rests on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy with a fascinating and eventful history. Prior to its conversion to a convent, the original houses, Row House and Lifford House was the property of Charles O'Connell, cousin of Daniel O'Connell. He was a frequent visitor to the area particularly in the years 1827 - 1829 when planning his election campaign. The Sisters of Mercy moved from the Ennis Convent in 1995 to new premises nearby.

Hotel Amenities

  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe

Killarney

Killarney Towers Hotel

Superior First-Class

Killarney Towers Hotel College Square, Killarney,  Ireland

College Square
Killarney, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

A luxury 4-star hotel offering 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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Spa Services
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone

Waterford

Granville Hotel

First-Class

Granville Hotel The Quay, Waterford,   Ireland

The Quay
Waterford, Ireland

Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford's mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access

 Optional Excursions

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).

Price Ranges

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


Dublin
Ennis
Waterford

Dublin

Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper

Guinness Storehouse Visit & Supper

Guinness is known the world over - take this opportunity for a guided tour of the brewery, learn of its history, its role in Dublin life and affiliated trades. As well as the tour, enjoy a pint in the Gravity Bar and take in the 360 degree view before enjoying an Irish-themed dinner.

Price Range: $$

Irish Night

Irish Night

After a three-course dinner with wine and Irish coffee, enjoy an interactive evening of traditional Irish dancing and music.

Price Range: $$

Ennis

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Step back in time at Bunratty Castle's original Irish Medieval Banquet. Enjoy a four-course feast and wine, then sit back and let your medieval hosts entertain you with music and story-telling on an unforgettable night.

Price Range: $$

Waterford

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

For local Irish flavor, take a scenic drive to a traditional pub with a local musician ready to entertain you and give you wonderful memories of this beautiful country. Two drinks of your choice are included.

Price Range: $

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