Breathtaking, 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 breathtaking scenery, hear about Ireland’s tumultuous history, and visit some of its historical sights. </BR></BR>If you’re interested in the Irish way of life, you’ll enjoy the special adventures Globus has arranged. At a typical Irish, family-run farm guesthouse, you’ll be entertained with a baking demonstration followed by coffee and scones fresh from the oven. 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. </BR></BR>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. </BR></BR>You’ll also hear about Ireland’s history and visit some of its historical and religious sites, including a guided tour of the Bronze Age passage-grave at Knowth, and visit Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition 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.
LIMERICK Welcome dinnerCLIFFS OF MOHER Savor the spectacular viewsRATHBAUN FARM See the farmer at work and enjoy morning coffee in the farmhouseGALWAY OrientationCONNEMARA Visit a marble workshopKYLEMORE Visit the Benedictine abbeyWESTPORT Visit this heritage townKNOCK Visit the religious siteBELLEEK Guided tour of the pottery factoryDERRY Guided walking tourCOUNTY ANTRIM Take pictures of Dunluce Castle, visit Giant’s CausewayBELFAST Guided “Living History” tour, visit the Titanic Exhibition, guided tour of Hillsborough Castle and enjoy [LF] Afternoon Tea in one of the State RoomsBOYNE VALLEY Guided tour of the Bronze Age passage-grave at KnowthDUBLIN Orientation driveBALLYKNOCKEN HOUSE [LF] Baking demonstration and morning coffee and sconesKILKENNY Explore this pretty county townWATERFORD [LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal; guided walking tourBLARNEY Visit the famous castle and kiss the Blarney StoneGLENGARRIFF Private boat to Garinish IslandRING OF KERRY Take pictures of the Lakes of KillarneyDINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and the town of DingleADARE Admire the thatched cottages
Full Irish breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Limerick
Motorcoach; private boat to Garinish Island. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.