Céad míle fáilte – a hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland! A land packed with surprise and delight around every corner, from remarkable, natural beauty to charming towns and friendly locals. It certainly is a spectacular country that fits the bill for both first-time and repeat travellers as you make your way from coast to coast, and bottom to top. Take a look at these five ways to uncover all that Ireland has to offer with Globus.
Tour: Emerald Isle
Duration: 10 days Dublin return
We introduced Undiscovered tours for those who want to explore the roads less travelled. For those seeking an adventure to places that are more untouched than the big, popular cities. You will find the perfect mix of lesser-known gems, as well as the famous cliffs and castles you’ve always heard about on this Emerald Isle tour.
Step back in time at Strokestown Park House, a magnificent Georgian Palladian Mansion complete with original furnishings and walled gardens. If walls could talk, this house would tell centuries of stories of those who lived and worked here. Another highlight is a visit to the ancient Kylemore Abbey, nestled between the woodlands and lakeshore near Galway. Kylemore Abbey has been the home of the Benedictine Sisters since 1920 who live a life of prayer, work and community. You’ll find the perfect treats and souvenirs here, from chocolates to wild Irish honey and traditional fuchsia pottery – all lovingly handmade by the Sisters.
Escapes by Globus
Tour: Irish Escape
Duration: 7 days Dublin return
Does the idea of travelling without the crowds appeal to you? There are so many benefits to shoulder season travel, so join us to experience the very best of Ireland with milder temperatures, fewer tourists and better deals on our Irish Escape tour.
For example – in 2022, over one million people visited the Cliffs of Moher. This beautiful area has been ranked ninth best natural wonder of the world, so it’s worth visiting during off-peak times of the year. At just 7 days in length, this Ireland tour is perfect for first-time visitors who have limited time or are fitting this in as part of their greater UK/Europe travel plans.
Tour: Introduction to Ireland
Duration: 7 days Dublin return
From the lively capital city of Dublin to the Wild Atlantic Way, first-time travellers will relish in this introductory holiday through the lush landscapes of Ireland. We’ve packed everything you need for this classic Globus tour – hotels that are rated (on average at least) four stars, a knowledgeable Tour Director, seamless transportation from A to B and a raft of fun experiences that will make you fall in love with Ireland.
We love the visit to the Irish National Stud in Kildare. Considered the heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred industry, you’ll learn about some of the world’s champion stallions that hail from these lands. Try your hand at baking scones at Rathbaun Farm, drink in the panoramic views along the Ring of Kerry and tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal.
Independent City Stay
Duration: 7 days Dublin to Belfast
If you prefer to uncover Ireland on your own, then this Independent City Stay is for you as you enjoy the benefits of touring but without the group and on your own schedule. Complete with first-class hotels, daily breakfasts and introductory sightseeing in each city, build out your own exploration in Dublin and Belfast. And the best part? You’ll have a Local Host on hand. Just like having a local friend on the ground, they can impart their wisdom to answer any tricky questions you may have or give handy recommendations.
Begin with 3 nights in Dublin. Dig into the city’s bountiful restaurant scene for a hearty bowl of Irish stew, learn about the Great Famine of the 19th century from a Local Guide, keep your eyes peeled for fallow deer at Phoenix Park and marvel at the beauty of Trinity College. Travel by train to Belfast, a cultural hub in Northern Ireland, for another 3 nights. A walking tour takes you past landmarks like the Grand Opera House, St Anne’s Cathedral and the City Hall; then you’re free to explore as you please. If you’re fascinated by the legend of the RMS Titanic, don’t miss the Titanic Experience; book a Black Taxi Tour where knowledgeable drivers share their insider stories of Belfast’s history and the city’s murals; and dine on the freshest seafood caught from Northern Ireland’s eastern coast.
Duration: 8 days Dublin return
Love a guided tour but with a bit more freedom? Introducing Choice Touring by Globus. This thrilling holiday across Ireland includes not just your typical sightseeing in the main cities, but also curated YourChoice excursions in Dublin, Westport and Galway. There’s no better way to discover Ireland according to what interests you the most!
Feel the wind at your back on a guided e-bike tour through the seaside heritage town of Westport; get the inside scoop on a foodie walking tour revealing Galway’s best eateries with local specialties like oysters, cheeses, and strawberry tarts; or discover Dublin’s rich literary heritage on a literary pub crawl, where you’ll experience the sights that inspired great Irish writers such as W.B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde and round off your evening with a hearty pub dinner.
Now’s the time to put Ireland on your bucket list for 2024! Take a look at our full range of Globus tours in Ireland today.