2021 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Green with Envy: Ireland By Design (FE)

8 days from Dublin to Bunratty

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More rounds of stout and slainte! or made-from-scratch soda bread? More Wilde or the Wild Atlantic Way? Enjoy a grand craic in Ireland’s oldest pub or a grand entrance at a Galway castle. Who’s ready to indulge in endless shenanigans with help from Globus Choice Touring in Ireland?! You choose how you’d like to tip your hat to adventure on this 8-day discovery from Dublin to Limerick with a menu of complimentary YourChoice Excursions.

How This Tour Adds the “Ish” to Irish:
  • A journey that will inspire your inner poet and indulge your love for pints of the “black stuff” from Dublin to Limerick.
  • A flexible itinerary that takes you through magic and myths, cities and cliffside coasts.
  • Included YourChoice Excursions in Dublin, Westport, and Galway.
  • Feeling Lucky!


Save 5% per person on select 2021 Globus Europe, South & North America vacations.*
Green with Envy: Ireland By Design map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast Daily, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN DUBLIN

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 DUBLIN

DUBLIN Morning orientation drive, including O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

TASTE: A Barrel of Fun
TASTE: A Barrel of Fun
Few things say "Dublin" like Guinness stout. Be our guest at the Guinness Storehouse facility at the historic St. James's Gate Brewery to learn all about the famous beer-from its ingredients to the distillery's brewing techniques. See traditional brewing equipment and hear about the ancient craft of barrel making and the 6-step ritual behind the perfect pour. Afterward, ascend to the 7th-floor Gravity Bar to drink in the city views as you try a pint of the "black stuff," followed by a delicious Irish-themed dinner. Sláinte!
CLAP: High-Stepping & High Notes
CLAP: High-Stepping & High Notes
An evening of Irish Celebration at Taylors Irish Cabaret! Savor a 3-course dinner with wine, and sip Irish coffee while enjoying a performance by musicians, world-champion Irish dancers, singers, and an Irish comedy legend. A fun and festive night you'll never forget!
SIP: Irish Stories & Spirited Swigs
SIP: Irish Stories & Spirited Swigs
Discover Dublin's rich literary heritage on this fun literary pub crawl that is as educational as it is entertaining. Experience the sights and sounds that inspired great Irish writers such as James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, and W.B. Yeats. Enjoy a hearty pub dinner and a couple of drinks of your choice!

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Day 3 DUBLIN–TULLAMORE–ATHLONE–WESTPORT

TULLAMORE Guided tour of an Irish whiskey distillery.
ATHLONE Visit the town and stop for lunch at the oldest pub in Ireland.

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Day 4 WESTPORT

WESTPORT YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

TREK: Top 'o the Morning on Top o' the World
TREK: Top 'o the Morning on Top o' the World
This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Achill Island-Ireland's largest island. May the road rise up to meet you on an excursion along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. Savor the breathtaking panorama of its tall sea cliffs and wild beaches, the rugged mountains, and peat bogs. Learn about local history and traditions of the area and enjoy a morning coffee in a local cafe.
PEDAL: The Wind at Your Back in Westport
PEDAL: The Wind at Your Back in Westport
Get away from the crowds for an authentic adventure. Enjoy the natural beauty of Ireland's west coast town of Westport with an easy, breezy guided e-bike tour.
TASTE: Rise & Shine
TASTE: Rise & Shine
Test the tradition of Irish soda bread-baking and enjoy insight into Irish food culture, its history and heritage. Get to know Ireland through its warm bread and warm people. As soon as your made-from-scratch dough is ready, smother it with Irish-country butter and locally produced homemade jam and enjoy a cup of tea while chatting to fellow artisan bakers.

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Day 5 WESTPORT–KYLEMORE–MAAM CROSS–GALWAY

KYLEMORE Visit the Benedictine Abbey.
GALWAY YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

FEAST: Some Enchanted Evening!
FEAST: Some Enchanted Evening!
An enchanting and intimate evening of feasting and festivity await at a medieval banquet at Dunguaire Castle. Dating back to 1520, Dunguaire Castle, sits on a rocky promontory tucked into a corner of Galway Bay. After a warm welcome, join your fellow lords and ladies in the banquet hall for a 4-course dinner fit for royalty! Wine and a lively showcase of fine Irish music, storytelling, and more complete this fantastic experience!
TASTE: Find your Pot  o' Gold
TASTE: Find your Pot o' Gold
If you are a foodie and have a keen interest in Irish cuisine, this experience is a true treasure. Get the inside scoop from a Local Guide on Galway's best eateries during this food tour that reveals the best spots to eat, including the famous Galway Market. Try local specialties like oysters, crab, cheese, doughnuts, and strawberry tarts with visits to award-winning restaurants and cafes.

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Day 6 GALWAY. EXCURSION TO THE ARAN ISLANDS

GALWAY Ferry crossing to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands.
INISHMORE At Ti Joe Watty’s pub, hear from a local about life on Inishmore Island over a light lunch. A minibus tour of the island with a local guide-driver includes a visit to the prehistoric clifftop fort of Dun Aengus.

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Day 7 GALWAY–RATHBAUN FARM–CLIFFS OF MOHER–BUNRATTY

RATHBAUN FARM Visit Rathbaun Farm and enjoy morning coffee.
CLIFFS OF MOHER Visit the 668-foot-high rocky cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.
BUNRATTY Attend a farewell dinner at Bunratty Castle with a traditional Irish medieval banquet.

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Day 8 BUNRATTY

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Shannon.)

 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 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

 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: $1,517*
18 guests in a party: $442*

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 (CA) 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 person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.