Introduction to Ireland with London (GRE)

10 Day Tour from Dublin to London

2020 Tour Details

This 10-day escorted tour of Ireland and London is the perfect way to see the Emerald Isle’s most treasured locations. Begin in the fair city of Dublin with guided sightseeing, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. From the capital, you’ll drive across the open plains of the Curragh to thoroughbred county of Kildare to visit the Irish National Stud. Take photos where St. Patrick trod in Cashel and visit the historic town of Limerick on your way to Ennis. You’ll be awed by the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean from the 668-foot-high Cliffs of Moher on the Clare Coast. Cross the limestone plateau of The Burren en route to Galway to enjoy the cosmopolitan seaside city. Join us to visit our friends at Rathbaun Farm try your hand at traditional scone baking, and hear about sheep shearing and herding on the farm. Cross the Shannon estuary by ferry and on to Killorglin to join the Ring of Kerry for sweeping scenic panoramas along its 100-mile drive. Spend the night in Killarney, then continue on to Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence. Travel through Cork to Waterford, home to the world-famous crystal. Tour the House of Waterford Crystal, and enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration after dinner this evening. You’ll see the battle field of Enniscorthy, and visit Ireland’s oldest hand-weaving mill. Step back into Ireland’s early history in the 15th-century monastic site of Glendalough. We feel quite lucky to share this guided tour of Ireland and introduction to incredible Irish beauty, culture, and history with you! At the conclusion of your Irish tour, board a plane to London for a 3-night stay, plenty of time at leisure, and guided sightseeing, including all the famous landmarks. All services in London, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.
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Introduction to Ireland with London map

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

DUBLIN
Orientation drive; welcome dinner
KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud
ROCK OF CASHEL
Take photographs of this famous landmark
LIMERICK
Orientation drive
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
GALWAY
Orientation
RATHBAUN FARM
See the farmer at work, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse
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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration
AVOCA
Guided tour of the handweaving mill
GLENDALOUGH
Guided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish Christianity
DUBLIN-LONDON
By Air
LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; ferry across the Shannon estuary; international flight

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Irish breakfast daily; 3 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–CASHEL–LIMERICK–ENNIS

Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Lots more to see: the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached; Tipperary, made famous in a wartime marching song; and Limerick, where an orientation drive acquaints you with St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle, and the stone where the Treaty of Limerick was signed in 1691. Tonight’s suggestion for a very special night out: attend an optional medieval banquet at an historic castle.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi / 266 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 ENNIS. WEST COAST EXCURSION

Your day excursion along Ireland’s spectacular Atlantic coastline begins with a drive to the 668-foot CLIFFS OF MOHER, where you savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. A scenic route across the limestone plateau of The Burren takes you to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. This afternoon, a special treat at RATHBAUN FARM: 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.
Today’s Distance: 122 mi / 198 km

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 spectacular RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View, then spend the night in the popular resort of Killarney. Before dinner at your hotel, why not take a horse-drawn jaunting-car ride along the national park to Ross Castle?
Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 281 km

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Day 5 KILLARNEY–BLARNEY–WATERFORD

Travel across the Kerry Mountains and through County Cork to Blarney, renowned for its 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 to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings, for a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. After dinner this evening, enjoy an Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION.
Today’s Distance: 131 mi / 210 km

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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 join your Local Guide to see the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, a fitting farewell to Ireland would be an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter.
Today’s Distance: 120 mi / 192 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 DUBLIN–LONDON, ENGLAND

Travel to London by AIR. Your Local Host is available to help you make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 LONDON

Morning guided sightseeing of all the famous landmarks, a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL (except on Sundays). Optional excursions are available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 LONDON

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

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 LONDON

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 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.

WILL COLLINS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Nothing beats the joy of watching people from all walks of life get excited about seeing an iconic site for the first time. Being central to this joy is what gives me that great sense of satisfaction and reward from the work that I do.

Tour Director - WILL COLLINS

 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.

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Ennis
Killarney
Waterford
London

Ennis

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Step back in time at Bunratty Castle's original Irish medieval banquet. Enjoy a 4-course feast with wine, then relax as your medieval hosts dazzle you with unforgettable music and storytelling.

Price Range: $$

Killarney

Jaunting Car Ride

Jaunting Car Ride

Irish craic (fun) awaits on this enjoyable pre-dinner outing to a country pub, featuring live music, your choice of drinks, and time to rub elbows with the locals!

Price Range: $

Waterford

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Get a real taste of everyday life in Ireland on this memorable evening at a Waterford pub, featuring live music, two drinks of your choice, and the chance to rub elbows with the friendly locals!

Price Range: $

London

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments are on view to the public.

Price Range: $

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Come and unlock its secrets.

Price Range: $$

Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper

This evening excursion takes you through the dark side of London, where you hear about the murderous activities of the infamous Jack the Ripper and other notorious, dark characters.

Price Range: $

Ticket to Ride: The Beatles in London

Ticket to Ride: The Beatles in London

Over 50 major Beatles sites are visited, charting the Beatlemania years from 1962 to 1970, and their solo years thereafter. No other London Beatles tour covers as many central London sites and locations in a single tour.

Price Range: $$

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Lunch in the Cotswolds

A fully guided day in the Cotswolds includes lunch, and takes in some of the most beautiful English villages.

Price Range: $$$

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Next we head to Bath and arrive in time for lunch (not included). Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Price Range: $$$

RIB Boat

RIB Boat

Experience an action-packed 50 minute long trip on London's River Thames in a high-speed, rigid inflatable boat (RIB) tour.

Price Range: $$

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Price Range: $

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