From Ireland’s Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way
This guided 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 savor the breathtaking 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 Adare, founded in medieval times, and see its streets still lined with the original thatched cottages built in the 1820s. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Kilkenny’s Smithwick’s Experience and learn about the brewing of Ireland’s oldest beer. You’ll visit Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross – to learn about 1840s emigration, and take a heritage town walk in Kinsale – the historic port and picturesque fishing town. Explore the walled seaport town of 13th-century Youghal, and see 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 in 1916, 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, throughout this Ireland tour, Globus has included some unique experiences.
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. Also enjoy a traditional farmhouse dinner at Rathbaun Farm, where you’ll learn to make scones and hear about the art and tradition of sheep shearing from the farmer himself.
From grand to quaint, Ireland’s ancient east is sure to delight you with its tradition and natural beauty throughout your guided Ireland tour.
Merit Exclusive – Save $100 per couple on select 2018 Globus Britain & Ireland Vacations*
Dublin | Kildare | Kilkenny | New Ross | Waterford | Youghal | Blarney | Kinsale | Glengarriff | Ring of Kerry | Adare | Limerick | Cliffs of Moher | Galway | Rathbaun
• full Irish breakfast daily
• three three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin plus 1 dinner at a traditional Irish farm
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Operated by Globus. *Book a select 2018 Globus Britain & Ireland vacation (Excluding Escapes by Globus) with Merit Travel and save $50 per person off the tour price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 1 and 30, 2018 for 2018 travel. Combinable with other current promotions. Applies to new 2018 bookings and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Full cancellation penalties will apply and additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn at any time.
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