Discover the Emerald Isle

June 18, 2020 to June 28, 2020

When you think of a vacation to Ireland, what comes to mind? Witnessing the lush, green landscape? Visiting historical and religious sights, and seeing remains from medieval times? Perhaps it is visiting farms or savoring authentic Irish food. If so, all of this and more are offered on this amazing Ireland tour—with overnights in Dublin, Ballina, Galway, Limerick, Tralee, and Waterford.

You will see spectacular scenery. The 668-foot Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s west coast offer breathtaking views of rugged cliffs dropping into the ocean. You’ll also witness sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, and a breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View as you drive the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive. The Aran Islands offer limestone rock, rugged cliffs, and a variety of wildflowers. On the largest Aran Island, Inishmore, you’ll visit Dun Aengus, one of Europe’s most spectacular and dramatic prehistoric stone forts on a truly unique and unforgettable day.

Other historical sites include Kylemore Abbey, a massive castle acquired by the Benedictine nuns, and Glendalough, the Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin. You’ll also learn about Irish history on your visit to the Strokestown House, a restored 1740s mansion with its original furnishings and fabrics, splendid gardens, and Famine Museum.

You’ll get a taste of Irish life when you visit a sheep farm, where you’ll learn to make scones and then eat them. Then, sample a classic Irish Coffee at the very place where the first one was served in the 1940s after a group of Americans stepped of Pan Am Flying Boat in Foynes. Or how about lunch at one of the Aran Islands’ oldest and most traditional pubs or a dinner at a local pub on Dingle peninsula? All of these are special treats offered by Globus to bring authentic experiences to your Ireland vacation. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing tour through Ireland!

 

 

 

Your adventure begins, when you board your overnight flight to Dublin. (Optional motorcoach transfer from select cities to Chicago O’Hare airport.)

Céad míle fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Check into your hotel and at 3:00 pm meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive through statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and past St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College.
Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.
Hotel: The Gibson (or similar)
Meal: Dinner

Horse-racing country awaits this morning. Drive across the Curragh to the IRISH NATIONAL STUD at Kildare, whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Then, north to Longford for a visit to STROKESTOWN HOUSE for a guided tour of the restored 1740s mansion, a stroll through its fine gardens, and insight into the circumstances of the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s at the Famine Museum. Overnight is in Ballina, famous for its hospitality and internationally renowned for its exceptional salmon fishing in the Moy River.
Hotel: Ballina Manor Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Via Westport, head for the unspoiled region of Connemara, an area known for its hardy breed of ponies. Visit KYLEMORE ABBEY, a massive yet graceful castle acquired by Benedictine nuns as a precious heirloom for Ireland. At Moycullen, visit the Joyce family at their MARBLE WORKSHOP before arriving in the port city of Galway. Tonight’s recommendation: an optional evening at Dunguaire Castle, where the intimate banquet has an enlightening literary theme.
Hotel: Galmont Hotel and Spa (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

At Rossaveal, board a comfortable, modern FERRY for the 45-minute crossing to Kilronan on Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands and where Gaelic is the first language of the islanders. Your fascinating day continues with a presentation about life on Inishmore by an island historian.

After a light LUNCH at Tí Joe Watty’s pub, board a minibus to enjoy your driver/Local Guide’s commentary on a tour of the island, ending with a visit to clifftop DUN AENGUS, one of the most spectacular and dramatic prehistoric stone forts in Europe. Back in Kilronan, board your ferry back to the mainland. There are plenty of dining options in Galway this evening.
Hotel: Galmont Hotel and Spa (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

A real Irish farm experience at RATHBAUN FARM this morning. Try your hand at scone making and learn from the farmer about sheep shearing and dog whistling. Afterwards, enjoy COFFEE and your SCONES, fresh from the oven. Take the scenic route across the desolate limestone plateau known as The Burren and stop for photos of prehistoric Poulnabrone Dolmen. At the CLIFFS OF MOHER, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, savor the breathtaking panorama of the Clare coast. This evening, why not take part in a unique optional dinner excursion to Bunratty Folk Park?
Hotel: Limerick Strand Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

This morning make your way to Foynes for a guided tour of the FLYING BOAT MUSEUM. Board and explore the world’s only full-size replica of a Boeing B314 “Clipper.” In the flight simulator, re-enact the thrilling experience of crossing the Atlantic in a 1930s long-range flying boat. You will also be treated to an IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION, complete with a sample of the classic drink. Then, enjoy the wonderful views during the Slea Head drive on Dingle Peninsula, stroll through quaint Dingle, and maybe catch a glimpse of Fungi, the resident dolphin. Dinner will be at a LOCAL PUB on the peninsula. This evening you’ll stay in the town of Tralee.
Hotel: The Rose Hotel Tralee(or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

At Killorglin, join the famous RING OF KERRY for a 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. Stop in the popular resort town of Killarney and enjoy a special treat: a fun-filled horse-drawn JAUNTING-CAR RIDE through the national park with glorious vistas of the Lakes of Killarney and ancient Ross Castle.
Hotel: The Rose Hotel Tralee(or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Across the Kerry Mountains, drive into County Cork for a visit to Blarney, renowned for its castle and magical Kissing Stone. Time for lunch, to walk up to the castle, and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. In the afternoon, proceed via Cork, Youghal, and Dungarvan to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. Here, enjoy a visit to the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL.
Hotel: Granville Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s agenda includes Enniscorthy, site of the final battle of the Great Rebellion of 1798; Ireland’s oldest HANDWEAVING MILL at Avoca; and GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then let your Local Guide show you the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement. Back in Dublin tonight, join your traveling companions for a fitting farewell to Ireland: an optional dinner outing to the Guinness Storehouse.
Hotel: The Gibson (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

All too soon, your vacation in Ireland has come to the end. Transfer to the Dublin Airport in plenty of time to check-in for your flight to Chicago. (Optional motorcoach transfer from Chicago O’Hare airport to select Wisconsin cities.)
Meal: Breakfast


Air-Inclusive Package Transportation Inclusions

  • Optional Motorcoach to/from Chicago O’Hare from Northeast Wisconsin:  $45.00 per person, each way (from select cities)
  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Dublin, including current air taxes and fees
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Dublin

Hotel Accommodations:

Nine-night stay in Ireland including:

  • One night in Dublin
  • One night in Ballina
  • Two nights in Galway
  • One night in Limerick
  • Two nights in Tralee
  • One night in Waterford
  • Final night in Dublin
Gratuities for hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling are included.

Included Dining & Beverages

  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • One lunch at a local pub
  • Four three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Dublin and Dingle Pub dinner

Sightseeing and Services

  • Experiences include:
    • DUBLIN: Welcome dinner; orientation drive of the city
    • KILDARE: Guided tour of the Irish National Stud
    • STROKESTOWN HOUSE: Guided tour of the house and Famine Museum, and visit the gardens
    • KYLEMORE: Visit the beautiful Benedictine abbey
    • CONNEMARA: Visit a marble workshop
    • GALWAY: Orientation
    • ARAN ISLANDS: Ferry to and from Inishmore, enjoy lunch at Tí Joe Watty’s pub, take a minibus tour with a driver-guide, visit Dun Aengus
    • RATHBAUN FARM: See the farmer at work, bake your own scones, and enjoy morning coffee in the farmhouse
    • CLIFFS OF MOHER: Savor the spectacular views
    • DINGLE PENINSULA: Slea Head drive and visit Dingle town, enjoy dinner at a local pub
    • FOYNES: Guided tour of the Flying Boat Museum
    • KILLARNEY: Horse-drawn jaunting car ride and Ring of Kerry drive
    • BLARNEY: Visit the famous village and castle
    • WATERFORD: Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
    • AVOCA: Guided tour of the handweaving mill
    • Added Fox tour experience
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach with on-board restroom for transportation and sightseeing
  • Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel *
  • Customized, informative travel documents

Not Included: Travel Insurance, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package), optional excursions that may be offered, trip cancellation insurance, and any items of a personal nature. A valid passport is required.

* A minimum number of passengers are required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany this group. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.  Hotels, tour itinerary and tour inclusions are subject to change.

Air-Inclusive

Air and tour included
Airfare from Chicago
Based on double occupancy

Tour Only

Tour only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $480.00
Triple Reduction: $40.00
Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person
Final Payment Due:
No later than March 13, 2020

*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $116.34 per person are included and subject to change. 

Available Discounts:

Early Booking Discount: $265.00 per person if deposited by November 25, 2019

**Discounts are subject to change at any time

Flights from Chicago are pending

This package includes air that has not yet been assigned, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.

Please note: Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. A minimum number of passengers is needed for the group air. Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Insurance

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to March 13, 2020: Initial deposit of $400.00 per person
  • March 14 – April 13, 2020:  50% per person penalty + applicable airline fees
  • April 14 – May 18, 2020: 75% per person penalty + applicable airline fees
  • May 19, 2020 to 0 days prior to travel: No refund

Air is non-refundable once ticketed. 

To talk to a travel specialist or book your trip, please call 1-888-369-8785 or request more information online.

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