Globus Tours of Ireland 

Ireland's history dates back to 6,000 BC and with its breathtaking landscapes, rocky shorelines, vibrant cities, and historical sights, there is something for everyone. On Globus Ireland tours, you'll see Ireland's amazing scenery, including the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; the spectacular Ring of Kerry with its sparkling seascapes, winding lanes, and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses; and awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Kiss the legendary "Blarney Stone," visit the House of Waterford Crystal, and explore Ireland's exciting cities. They don't stop there. They also include unique experiences in each Ireland tour package, such as a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney's national park and a baking demonstration at a typical Irish, family-run farm guesthouse. Let Globus handle the logistics and details, so you can experience Ireland at its fullest on one of these Ireland tours.

 

INTRODUCTION TO IRELAND - 7 day Tour from Dublin to Dublin
 

This Ireland tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle for first-time visitors who have limited time. You’ll experience 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 overnight in Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights of this tour include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savour the breath-taking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of these natural beauties; you must witness them 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, and the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to thoroughbred champions. Plus, Globus has arranged special experiences to give you a true local perspective. For example, you’ll enjoy coffee and scones that you’ll bake at Rathbaun Farm, a picturesque thatched farmhouse where you’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices. You’ll also enjoy an Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford. Get full details and itinerary details here

  • Day 1 Arrive In Dublin, Ireland
  • Day 2 Dublin–Kildare–Cashel–Limerick–Ennis
  • Day 3 Ennis. West Coast Excursion
  • Day 4 Ennis–Ring Of Kerry–Killarney
  • Day 5 Killarney–Blarney–Waterford
  • Day 6 Waterford–Avoca–Glendalough–Dublin
  • Day 7 Dublin
 

 

FROM IRELAND'S ANCIENT EAST TO THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY  - 9 Day Tour from Limerick to Dublin
 

This Ireland tour—traveling from its east coast to its west coast—features Ireland’s most popular cities, small towns, and scenic highlights. Your tour starts in Dublin, ends in Limerick, and overnights also in Waterford, Kinsale, and Killarney. Scenic highlights include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, where you’ll savour the breath-taking views of these rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean, and part of the Ring of Kerry, a panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Also take a private boat to Garinish Island, renowned for its gardens and seal colonies. Visit some of Ireland’s charming small towns, including Adare, developed in medieval times and with the original thatched cottages built in the 1820s still lining the streets; Kilkenny, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Smithwick’s Experience to learn about Ireland’s oldest beer brand; New Ross, where you’ll visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship to learn about the famine emigration in the 1840s; Kinsale, a historic port and picturesque fishing town k; Youghal, a walled seaport town preserved from the 13th century; and the charming village of Blarney. Also enjoy guided tours of the GPO Witness History, where you learn about the tumultuous events of the Easter Rising in1916, the House of Waterford Crystal, where you’ll see the highly skilled artisans at work in the production of this famous crystal, and the Irish National Stud in Kildare, home to thoroughbred champions. You’ll ride on the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, a heritage narrow-gauge train that runs along the Suir River through rolling farmlands and woodland gardens. Get full details and itinerary details here

  • Day 1 Arrive In Dublin, Ireland
  • Day 2 Dublin
  • Day 3 Dublin–Kildare–Kilkenny–New Ross–Waterford
  • Day 4 Waterford
  • Day 5 Waterford–Youghal–Blarney–Kinsale
  • Day 6 Kinsale–Garinish Island–Killarney
  • Day 8 Limerick. West Coast Excursion
  • Day 9 Limerick
 
 
 

 

EMERALD ISLE - 10 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin
 

When you think of a vacation to Ireland, what comes to mind? Witnessing the lush, green landscape? Visiting historical and religious sights, and seeing remains from medieval times? Perhaps it is visiting farms or savouring authentic Irish food. If so, all of this and more are offered on this amazing Ireland tour—with overnights in Dublin, Ballina, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, and Waterford. As you’d expect on an Ireland tour, you will have the opportunity to see spectacular scenery. The 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast offer breath-taking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. You’ll also witness sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, and a breath-taking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View as you travel around the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive. The Aran Islands offer limestone rock, rugged cliffs, and a variety of wildflowers. On the largest Aran Island, Inishmore, you’ll visit Dun Aengus, one of Europe’s most spectacular and dramatic prehistoric stone forts on a truly unique and unforgettable day.Other historical sights you’ll see on this Ireland tour include Kylemore Abbey, a massive castle acquired by the Benedictine nuns, and Glendalough, the Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin. You’ll also learn about Irish history on your visit to the Strokestown House, a restored 1740s mansion with its original furnishings and fabrics, splendid gardens, and Famine Museum. You’ll also get a taste of Irish life when you visit a sheep farm, where you’ll learn to make scones and then eat them. Then, sample a classic 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 or a dinner at a local pub on Dingle peninsula? All of these are special treats offered by Globus to bring authentic experiences to your Ireland vacation. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing tour through Ireland! Get full details and itinerary details here

  • Day 1 Arrive In Dublin, Ireland
  • Day 2 Dublin–Kildare–Strokestown–Ballina
  • Day 3 Ballina–Kylemore–Galway
  • Day 4 Galway. Excursion To The Aran Islands
  • Day 5 Galway–Cliffs Of Moher–Limerick
  • Day 6 Limerick–Foynes–Dingle Peninsula–Tralee
  • Day 7 Tralee. Ring Of Kerry Excursion
  • Day 8 Tralee–Blarney–Waterford
  • Day 9 Waterford–Avoca–Glendalough–Dublin
  • Day 10 Dublin
 
 

 

ESSENTIAL BRITAIN & IRELAND - 10 Day Tour from London to London
 

Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and energetic cities—all of this awaits you on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour. Your tour starts and ends in London with overnights in between in Newport, Wales; Waterford and Dublin in Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; and York, England. If you’re a fan of castles, you’ll enjoy your visit to Edinburgh Castle, dating back to the 12th century, once residence of Scottish monarchs and today home to the Scottish Crown Jewels; and Kilkenny Castle, in Ireland, built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several route ways. Even older than these castles are the Roman baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world, and Stonehenge. You’ll visit both of these on this Essential Britain & Ireland tour. You’ll also visit Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, where you’ll see the highly-skilled craftsmen at work in the production of this famous crystal. We have also included a special experience for you on this tour: a traditional Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford. It’s just another way Globus brings a special touch to this Britain and Ireland vacation! Get full details and itinerary details here

  • Day 1 Arrive In London, England
  • Day 2 London–Stonehenge–Bath–Newport, Wales
  • Day 3 Newport–Cardiff–Waterford, Ireland
  • Day 4 Waterford–Kilkenny–Dublin
  • Day 5 Dublin
  • Day 6 Dublin–Belfast, Northern Ireland–Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Day 7 Edinburgh
  • Day 8 Edinburgh–Jedburgh–York, England
  • Day 9 York–Stratford-Upon-Avon–London
  • Day 10 London
 
 

SCENIC IRELAND - 13 Day Tour from Limerick to Limerick
 

Breath-taking, lush landscapes combined with vibrant cities and historical attractions—all of this and more await you on this Scenic Ireland tour, which includes Northern Ireland. You’ll visit some of the most famous cities as well as some of the smaller towns. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Irish way of life, see breath-taking scenery, hear about Ireland’s tumultuous history, and visit some of its historical sights. If you’re interested in the Irish way of life, you’ll enjoy the special adventures Globus has arranged. At a typical Irish farm, you’ll see a farmer at work with his dogs and you’ll learn how to bake scones, which you later enjoy with coffee. Globus has also arranged an Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford. Visit the Blasket Islands Centre, which tells the story of life on the remote Blasket Islands evacuated by the last inhabitants in 1953. Learn about life in Northern Ireland on guided tours with Local Guides in Derry and Belfast.
Spectacular scenery also awaits you on this Ireland tour. See the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast, offering breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. You’ll visit beautiful Garinish Island, home to a lush garden, and you’ll join part of the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive with sparkling seascapes and mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses. In Northern Ireland, you’ll visit awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, basalt columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. You’ll also hear about Ireland’s history and visit some of its historical and religious sites, including peaceful Kylemore Abbey, Hillsborough Castle, the official residence of the Royal Family in Northern Ireland, followed by morning coffee, and visit Belfast’s Titanic Experience where you’ll learn about the building of the Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage. These are just some of the many highlights offered on this scenic tour of Ireland. Get full details and itinerary details here

  • Day 1 Arrive In Shannon, Ireland–Limerick
  • Day 2 Limerick–Cliffs Of Moher–Galway–Clifden
  • Day 3 Clifden–Kylemore–Westport–Sligo
  • Day 4 Sligo–Derry, Northern Ireland–Giant’S Causeway–Belfast
  • Day 5 Belfast
  • Day 6 Belfast–Carlingford, Ireland–Dublin
  • Day 7 Dublin
  • Day 8 Dublin–Kilkenny–Waterford
  • Day 9 Waterford–Blarney–Kinsale
  • Day 10 Kinsale–Garinish Island–Killarney
  • Day 11 Killarney. Dingle Excursion
  • Day 12 Killarney–Adare–Limerick
  • Day 13 Limerick
 
 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF BRITAIN & IRELAND - 15 Day Tour from London to London
 

On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll see Britain’s & Ireland’s highlights— from the bustling cities to the small towns and from the magnificent palaces and castles to the ancient ruins. Traveling through the lands of queens, kings, and leprechauns, begin and end in London and pass through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. You’ll visit some of the splendid castles and palaces for which Britain and Ireland are famous. You’ll stroll through the gardens and tour Malahide Castle, one of the oldest castles in Ireland and home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. In Edinburgh visit Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels, and Holyrood Palace (when available), and The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Finally, enjoy a visit to majestic Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. On this tour through Britain and Ireland, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in many of the cities with Local Guides—experts from the area who will give you in-depth, insider knowledge of the cities and their attractions. In London, your sightseeing includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Waterford you’ll see the highly-skilled artisan glass makers at work; and in Edinburgh your sightseeing includes both the “New Town” and “Old Town.” Additionally, at the National Irish Stud in Kildare, you’ll be shown some of the most magnificent horses in the British Isles, and you'll hear about Shakespeare’s live and times in Stratford-upon-Avon. Get full details and itinerary details here

  • Day 1 Arrive In London, England
  • Day 2 London
  • Day 3 London–Stonehenge–Bath–Newport, Wales
  • Day 4 Newport–Cardiff–Waterford, Ireland
  • Day 5 Waterford–Blarney–Killarney
  • Day 6 Killarney. Ring Of Kerry Excursion
  • Day 7 Killarney–Adare–Cashel–Kildare–Dublin
  • Day 8 Dublin
  • Day 9 Dublin–Malahide–Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Day 10 Belfast–Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Day 11 Edinburgh
  • Day 12 Edinburgh–Alnwick, England–York
  • Day 13 York–Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Day 14 Stratford-Upon-Avon–London
  • Day 15 London
 

 

BRITAIN & IRELAND IN DEPTH - 24 Day Tour from London to London
 

Traveling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles. On any tour through Britain and Ireland you’d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles and palaces, magnificent cathedrals, and historical sights. That’s why Globus has included visits to prehistoric Stonehenge; the ancient Roman ruins in Bath; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century; Holyrood Palace (when available), The Queen’s official residence in Scotland; Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle; Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; Brodie Castle with its outstanding art collection and magnificent library; and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. You’d also expect lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery. That’s why Globus has included a cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbors; a drive on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park in Wales; England’s tranquil Lake District; the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s best scenery; and much more. What you may not expect on a Britain and Ireland tour are special and unique experiences. That’s where Globus is different and has included them. For example, you’ll enjoy a traditional Irish coffee demonstration in Waterford; you’ll have fun joining the locals for dinner and traditional Irish music at a local pub in Killarney and the beautiful Cotswolds. Castles, palaces, cathedrals, ancient sights, breath-taking scenery, special treats, and so much more are offered on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour. A vacation of a lifetime!Get full details and itinerary details here

  • Day 1 Arrive In London, England
  • Day 2 London
  • Day 3 London–Stonehenge–Dartmoor–Plymouth
  • Day 4 Plymouth. Cornwall Excursion
  • Day 5 Plymouth–Glastonbury–Bath–Newport, Wales
  • Day 6 Newport–Waterford, Ireland
  • Day 7 Waterford–Blarney–Killarney
  • Day 8 At Leisure In Killarney
  • Day 9 Killarney. Ring Of Kerry Excursion
  • Day 10 Killarney–Dingle Peninsula–Adare–Limerick
  • Day 11 Limerick–Cliffs Of Moher–Galway–Sligo
  • Day 12 Sligo–Belleek, Northern Ireland–Derry–Giant’S Causeway–Belfast
  • Day 13 Belfast–Carlingford–Dublin, Ireland
  • Day 14 Dublin
  • Day 15 Dublin–North Wales–Liverpool, England
  • Day 16 Liverpool–Grasemere–Gretna Green, Scotland–Glasgow
  • Day 17 Glasgow–Fort William–Isle Of Skye–Inverness
  • Day 18 Inverness. Highlands Excursion
  • Day 19 Inverness–Pitlochry–St. Andrews–Edinburgh
  • Day 20 Edinburgh
  • Day 21 Edinburgh–York, England
  • Day 22 York–Stratford-Upon-Avon
  • Day 23 Stratford-Upon-Avon–London
  • Day 24 London