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 savor the breathtaking 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! </BR></BR>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.</BR></BR>From the scenic beauty to the charming experiences, this Ireland tour is sure to delight all of your senses!
DUBLIN Orientation drive; welcome dinnerKILDARE Guided tour of the Irish National StudROCK OF CASHEL Take photographs of this famous landmarkLIMERICK Orientation driveCLIFFS OF MOHER Savor the spectacular viewsGALWAY OrientationRATHBAUN FARM [LF] See the farmer at work, bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse KILLIMER–TARBERT Cross the Shannon estuary by ferryRING OF KERRY Scenic peninsula driveKILLARNEY Visit the popular resort townBLARNEY Visit the famous villageWATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, [LF] enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstrationAVOCA [LF] Guided tour of the handweaving millGLENDALOUGH Guided tour of St. Kevin’s center of Irish Christianity
Full Irish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin
Motorcoach; ferry across the Shannon estuary. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.