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Emerald Isle with Belfast (GHE)

13 Day Tour from Dublin to Belfast

2018 Tour Details

Vacations to Ireland evoke lush, green landscapes, impressive historic and religious sites, medieval ruins, and authentic Irish food. Amazing Ireland is yours to discover on your amazing guided tour of the Emerald Isle with overnight stays in Dublin, Ballina, Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Waterford, and Belfast.

You’ll see spectacular scenery, including the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast with its breathtaking views of rugged oceanside cliffs. You’ll witness sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, and a breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney as you drive the 100-mile panoramic drive through the Ring of Kerry. The Aran Islands offer limestone rock, rugged cliffs, and a variety of wildflowers, as well as spectacular and dramatic prehistoric stone forts on the largest Aran Island -- Inishmore.

Your guided Ireland tour will show you historic sites, including Kylemore Abbey – the massive castle acquired by the Benedictine nuns – and the 12-century King John’s Castle. Learn about Irish history on your visit to the Strokestown House, a restored 1740s mansion with its original furnishings and fabrics, splendid gardens, and the Famine Museum.

You’ll also get a taste of Irish life when you visit a sheep farm. Learn to make scones and enjoy eating them. You’ll savor a classic cup of Irish Coffee at the very place where the first one was served in the 1940s after a group of Americans stepped of Pan Am flying boat in Foynes. Or how about lunch at one of the Aran Islands’ oldest and most traditional pubs? All of these are special treats offered by Globus to bring authentic experiences to your Ireland vacation tour.

Travel via train from Dublin to Belfast for three nights. With a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour, see the city’s attractions. Also visit the Titanic Experience to learn more about this ship and its ill-fated maiden voyage. All services in your Belfast vacation package, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms. It’s a perfect way to end this amazing Ireland tour!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

DUBLIN
Welcome dinner; orientation drive
KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud
STROKESTOWN HOUSE
Guided tour of the house and Famine Museum, and visit the gardens
KYLEMORE
Visit the Benedictine abbey
CONNEMARA
Visit a marble workshop
GALWAY
Orientation
ARAN ISLANDS
Ferry to and from Inishmore, hear a presentation on life on the island by a local historian, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy lunch at Tí Joe Watty’s pub, take a minibus tour with a driver-guide, visit Dun Aengus
RATHBAUN FARM
See the farmer at work, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bake your own scones, and enjoy morning coffee in the farmhouse
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
LIMERICK
Orientation drive, visit King John’s castle
FOYNES
Guided tour of the Flying Boat Museum, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy an Irish Coffee
RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive
KILLARNEY
Horse-drawn jaunting car ride
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
DUBLIN–BELFAST
First-class train
BELFAST
Hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour; ticket to the Titanic Experience

Headsets throughout the tour except Belfast.

Notes:

  • Due to the adventurous style of the Aran Islands excursion, we recommend you bring suitable outdoor wear and comfortable shoes.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry to/from Inishmore; minibus on the Aran Island; horse-drawn jaunting car in Killarney; first-class train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Irish breakfast daily; 1 lunch at a local pub; 4 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 míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Check into your hotel. At 3 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 DUBLIN–KILDARE–STROKESTOWN–BALLINA

Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Then, north to Longford for a visit to STROKESTOWN HOUSE for a guided tour of the restored 1740s mansion, a stroll through its fine gardens, and insight into the circumstances of the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s at the Famine Museum. Overnight is in Ballina, famous for its hospitality and internationally renowned for its exceptional salmon fishing in the Moy River.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 3 BALLINA–KYLEMORE–GALWAY

Via Westport, head for the unspoiled region of Connemara, an area known for its hardy breed of ponies. Visit KYLEMORE ABBEY, a massive yet graceful castle acquired by Benedictine nuns as a precious heirloom for Ireland. At Moycullen, visit the Joyce family at their MARBLE WORKSHOP before arriving in the port city of Galway. Tonight’s recommendation: an optional evening at Dunguaire Castle, where the intimate banquet has an enlightening literary theme.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 GALWAY. EXCURSION TO THE ARAN ISLANDS

At Rossaveal, board a comfortable, modern FERRY for the 45-minute crossing to Kilronan on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands and where Gaelic is the first language of the islanders. Your fascinating day continues with a presentation about life on Inishmore by an island historian. After Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a light LUNCH at Tí Joe Watty’s pub, board a minibus to enjoy your driver/Local Guide’s commentary on a tour of the island, ending with a visit to clifftop DUN AENGUS, one of the most spectacular and dramatic prehistoric stone forts in Europe. Back in Kilronan, board your ferry back to the mainland. There are plenty of dining options in Galway this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 5 GALWAY–CLIFFS OF MOHER–LIMERICK

A real Irish farm experience at RATHBAUN FARM this morning. Try your hand at Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SCONE BAKING, and learn from the farmer about sheep shearing and herding. Afterwards, enjoy coffee and your scones, fresh from the oven. Take the scenic route across the desolate limestone plateau known as The Burren, and stop for photos of prehistoric Poulnabrone Dolmen. At the CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. This evening, why not take part in a unique optional dinner excursion to Bunratty Folk Park?

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 LIMERICK–FOYNES–KILLARNEY

On this morning’s Limerick city tour, view the Treaty Stone and St. Mary’s Cathedral, and visit KING JOHN’S CASTLE in the medieval heritage precinct. Make your way to Foynes for a guided tour of the FLYING BOAT MUSEUM. Board and explore the only Boeing B314 “Clipper” full-size replica in the world, and in the flight simulator, re-enact the thrilling experience of crossing the Atlantic in a 1930s long-range flying boat. You will also be treated to an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION, complete with a sample of the tasty drink. Then, travel to the popular resort of Killarney, your destination for the next two nights. Later, maybe an entertaining optional evening in Tralee with dinner, followed by tickets for Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION

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. Back in Killarney, a special treat: a fun-filled horse-drawn JAUNTING CAR RIDE through the national park with glorious vistas of the Lakes of Killarney and ancient Ross Castle.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD

Across the Kerry Mountains, drive into County Cork for a visit to Blarney, renowned for its castle and magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork, Youghal, and Dungarvan to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. Here, enjoy a visit to the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 WATERFORD–AVOCA–GLENDALOUGH–DUBLIN

Today’s agenda: Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland’s oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca; 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, join your traveling companions for a fitting farewell to Ireland: an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 DUBLIN–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

Travel by TRAIN (first-class) to Belfast. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 BELFAST

Your HOP-ON/HOP-OFF SIGHTSEEING TOUR will take you past all the city’s attractions, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queens University, the murals on Falls Road and Shankill Road, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Also included is a ticket to the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the construction of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 BELFAST

Your Local Host will have many suggestions for your day at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 BELFAST

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is 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

Dublin
Ballina
Galway
Limerick
Killarney
Waterford
Dublin
Belfast

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

Ballina

Ballina Manor Hotel

First-Class

Ballina Manor Hotel  The Moy Ridgepool & Salmon Weir, Barrett Street , Ballina,  Ireland

The Moy Ridgepool & Salmon Weir, Barrett Street
Ballina, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

"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. "

Hotel Amenities

  • Beauty Salon
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service

Galway

Radisson Blu Galway

Superior First-Class

Radisson Blu Galway Lough Atalia Road, Galway,   Ireland

Lough Atalia Road
Galway, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

You are guaranteed the best of all worlds when you stay at the luxury 4 star Radisson Blu Hotel & 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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

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

Limerick

Limerick Strand Hotel

Superior First-Class

Limerick Strand Hotel Ennis Road, Limerick,   Ireland

Ennis Road
Limerick, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Attractive 2-story Hotel situated in garden on the banks of the Shannon River, a short walk from city's business & shopping center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms

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

Dublin

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham

Superior First-Class

Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Inchicore Road, Dublin 8,   Ireland

Inchicore Road
Dublin 8, Ireland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Towering elegantly over one of Dublin's oldest addresses, the 4 Star Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Hotel is perfectly positioned on the most accessible edge of the city center: close enough to be there within minutes - yet peacefully removed.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

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

Belfast

Europa

First-Class

Europa Great Victoria Street, Belfast,   United Kingdom

Great Victoria Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The world-famous Europa hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It's no surprise, really, the elegant décor, contemporary bistro, bustling bar and relaxing piano bar lounge make for a one-of-a-kind hotel located next door to the superb city center with shops, restaurants, theaters and more!

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • 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)


Belfast
Galway
Limerick
Waterford
Dublin

Belfast

Giant's Causeway Tour

Giant's Causeway Tour

Experience the majesty and wonder of Giant's Causeway along the stunning Antrim Coast. What caused the formation of thousands of polygonal columns of layered basalt? Was it the mighty giant, Finn McCool, or Mother Nature herself at work?

Price Range: $

Galway

Dunguaire Castle Banquet

Dunguaire Castle Banquet

If dining in a historic castle is on your Bucket List, you won't want to miss this memorable evening of traditional Irish fare, delectable wine, and entertainment at 16th-century Dunguaire Castle.

Price Range: $$

Limerick

Irish Evening at Bunratty Folk Park

Irish Evening at Bunratty Folk Park

In the shadow of Bunratty Castle, within the setting of the folk park and drawing upon the themes of a ceili, a traditional celebration is marked by good food, good wine and great entertainment.

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: $

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: $$

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