Scenic Ireland (GI)

13 Day Tour from Limerick to Limerick

2021 Tour Details

No rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, or four-leaf clover can bring the good fortune that awaits on this grand vacation to Ireland. On our most in-depth tour of this rolling green paradise, you’ll experience the luck of the Irish at every scenic turn. Making a full loop around the Emerald Isle—including Northern Ireland—you’ll see the cliffs, castles, and thatched-roof countryside Eire is known for as well as its coastal ports, medieval villages, and soulful cities. Visit the Titanic Experience in Belfast where the ill-fated ship was built, and soak in the atmosphere in the lively pubs of Dublin where Irish history is still the topic du jour. Your stroke of luck continues as you stop to bake scones at a quaint Irish farm, take a private boat to the seal-populated Garinish Island, enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration, and meet the legendary crystal makers in Waterford. The fun that awaits is crystal clear.

Small-Group Discovery

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus European tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Europe vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
Save 10% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, North & South America vacations*
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Scenic Ireland map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Archeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne
  • Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full Irish breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN SHANNON, IRELAND–LIMERICK

Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! This evening meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 LIMERICK–CLIFFS OF MOHER–GALWAY–CLIFDEN

CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
RATHBAUN Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.
GALWAY Free time.
CONNEMARA Visit the Joyce family at their marble workshop at Moycullen.
144 mi / 230 km

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Day 3 CLIFDEN–KYLEMORE–WESTPORT–SLIGO

BALLINA Scenic drive with stop at Westport en route to the Connemara region.
KYLEMORE Visit the abbey and gardens.
WESTPORT Free time. 116 mi / 190 km

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Day 4 SLIGO–DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND–GIANT’S CAUSEWAY–BELFAST

DERRY Walk on the city walls with a Local Guide.
GIANT’S CAUSEWAY See more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns formed millions years ago. 203 mi / 328 km

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Day 5 BELFAST

BELFAST “Living History” tour with a Local Guide includes City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, Queen’s University, and the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Visit Titanic Experience museum. Free time this afternoon.

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Day 6 BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN

BELFAST Guided tour of Hillsborough Castle followed by morning coffee.
CARLINGFORD Stop at a village on the Cooley Peninsula. 121 mi / 200 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 DUBLIN

DUBLIN Morning orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Free time.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Dublin with dinner at the Guinness Storehouse. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 DUBLIN–KILKENNY–WATERFORD

KILKENNY See one of Ireland’s prettiest towns with medieval cobblestones. Visit Kilkenny Castle and gardens.
WATERFORD Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite An Irish coffee demonstration after dinner. 132 mi / 213 km

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Day 9 WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KINSALE

WATERFORD City walk with a Local Guide.
BLARNEY Visit the village and Blarney Castle renowned for its magical Kissing Stone with free time to explore. 105 mi / 171 km

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Day 10 KINSALE–GARINISH ISLAND–KILLARNEY

GARINISH ISLAND Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Private boat crossing followed by a walk of the island.
RING OF KERRY Panoramic drive around part of the island’s southwestern tip.
100 mi / 158 km

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Day 11 KILLARNEY. EXCURSION TO DINGLE PENINSULA

DINGLE PENINSULA Visit the Blasket Islands Centre and stop at Dingle.
KILLARNEY Free time this evening. 107 mi / 172 km

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Day 12 KILLARNEY–ADARE–LIMERICK

KILLARNEY Free time this morning.
ADARE Stop at the quaint village to see its pretty thatched cottages.
LIMERICK Free time this afternoon. 68 mi / 110 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 LIMERICK

LIMERICK Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PETER DUNDON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

A traveler once asked me if I'd actually given birth to Ireland. I told him I hadn't - as far as I was aware - but I do feel very passionate about my country, its people, its stories, and its magic. I absolutely love introducing people to Ireland's many wonders, which is why I love what I do so much!

Tour Director - PETER DUNDON

 Accommodations

 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)


Sligo
Dublin
Waterford
Limerick
Killarney

Sligo

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Immerse yourself in Irish pub culture in County Sligo during this popular evening outing to a classic inn, featuring live Irish music and song, a bit of local craic (fun), and two drinks of your choice!

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: $$$

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper

Discover the history, traditions, and brewing techniques behind one of the world's most popular beers on this fascinating tour, tasting, and dinner at Dublin's legendary Guinness Storehouse.

Price Range: $$

Waterford

Pub Evening

Pub Evening

Get a real taste of everyday life in Ireland on this memorable evening at a Waterford pub, featuring live music, two drinks of your choice, and the chance to rub elbows with the friendly locals!

Price Range: $

Limerick

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Step back in time at Bunratty Castle's original Irish medieval banquet. Enjoy a 4-course feast with wine, then relax as your medieval hosts dazzle you with unforgettable music and storytelling.

Price Range: $$$

Killarney

Jaunting Car Ride

Jaunting Car Ride

Bask in the scenic treasures of Killarney during a delightful horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to legendary Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane.

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,373*
18 guests in a party: $563*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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