Irish Manors and Castles (GO)

8 Day Tour from Limerick to Dublin

2020 Tour Details

From Shannon to Dublin, this escorted tour of Ireland takes you to the stately homes and royal residences of the Emerald Isle. You’ll also visit some of Ireland’s most beautiful natural settings—from the Cliffs of Moher on the Clare Coast to the Giant’s Causeway, and the Causeway Coastal Route.

Walk the gorgeous manor halls of Westport House in the town voted “best place to live in Ireland.” Visit the Drumcliff grave of Irish poet and Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats, and travel through the “cathedral town” of Donegal. Explore Northern Ireland’s seat of government, Belfast, and visit the fascinating Titanic Experience. Take a guided tour of Hillsborough Castle, the home of Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State and official local residence of the Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family. Stay two nights at Cabra Castle, now a luxury hotel, with time to explore the town of Kingscourt. Your escorted tour of Ireland concludes with a night in Dublin’s fair city, including an orientation drive to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. A royally fantastic way to explore Ireland!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

LIMERICK
Welcome dinner
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Savor the spectacular views
GALWAY
Orientation
WESTPORT
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided tour of the historic house and scone baking demonstration
SLIGO
DRUMCLIFF
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit W.B. Yeats’ burial place
DONEGAL
Visit the county town
COUNTY ANTRIM
Visit Giant’s Causeway, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite scenic Causeway Coastal Route drive
BELFAST
Visit the Titanic Experience, guided tour of Hillsborough Castle
CARLINGFORD
Visit the medieval town
DUBLIN
Orientation drive

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

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Meals Full Irish breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Limerick

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! After checking into your hotel, free time to relax and perhaps enjoy the hotel’s leisure amenities or explore the city. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 40 mi / 65 km

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Day 2 LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–WESTPORT

Drive to the CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, and savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. Later this afternoon, pause in Galway, a buzzing seaside destination with colorful shops and a busy café and bar culture. Then, spend the night in Westport, elegant holiday resort voted “the best place to live in Ireland.”
Today’s Distance: 145 mi / 232 km

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Day 3 WESTPORT–SLIGO–DRUMCLIFF–DONEGAL–LETTERKENNY

Begin your day with a private guided tour of iconic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite WESTPORT HOUSE, one of the most beautiful historic manors in Ireland, and enjoy a scone baking demonstration in the finely restored Victorian kitchen. Travel through rugged landscapes to the coastal seaport and county town of Sligo, known for its literary heritage. Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Drumcliff to see the grave of W.B. Yeats. Continue your way through Donegal to “the Cathedral Town” of Letterkenny for an overnight stay.
Today’s Distance: 134 mi / 215 km

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

This morning’s highlight is the awe-inspiring GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Then, follow the epic Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Causeway Coastal Route along the Antrim Coast and admire its gorse-covered clifftops, sandy beaches, and the quaint fishing village of Glenarm. A full afternoon at leisure in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s seat of government.
Today’s Distance: 136 mi / 218 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–KINGSCOURT

Your first visit today is the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Next, stop at HILLSBOROUGH CASTLE, where you will be treated to a guided tour of the official residence of the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland, and home of the Secretary of State. Then stop in the charming village of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula, known for its oyster farms and medieval buildings. Spend the next two nights in Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite CABRA CASTLE, one of the best-known castle hotels in Ireland.
Today’s Distance: 92 mi / 148 km

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Day 6 KINGSCOURT

The day is free for you to relax and enjoy the historic atmosphere of the hotel or join an afternoon optional excursion.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 KINGSCOURT–DUBLIN

Make your way to the “Fair City” for an orientation drive to see statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this vibrant city. For a taste of the Irish capital, join an optional cabaret evening with dinner and entertainment.
Today’s Distance: 55 mi / 88 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 DUBLIN

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Limerick
Westport
Letterkenny
Belfast
Kingscourt
Dublin

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


Kingscourt
Dublin

Kingscourt

Taste of Ireland's East: Slane Castle, Whiskey Distillery and Dinner

Taste of Ireland's East: Slane Castle, Whiskey Distillery and Dinner

This afternoon travel through the scenic Boyne Valley to discover more of Ireland's Ancient East. Enjoy an historic tour of iconic 18th century Slane Castle and its world-class working distillery where Slane Castle Whiskey is produced. Then visit a local restaurant for traditional Irish dinner with two drinks.

Price Range: $$$

Dublin

Taylors Irish Cabaret

Taylors Irish Cabaret

You won't want to miss this popular outing to the legendary Taylors Irish Cabaret, featuring a delicious dinner, drinks, and outstanding Irish music, dance, and comedy.

Price Range: $$

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