North of Ireland Escape (KAN)

7 Day Tour from Dublin to Dublin

2023 Tour Details

Escape to the beauty and history of the “Emerald Isle” on your guided tour of Ireland. Enjoy your getaway into the green valleys and sweeping seashores without the large crowds or costs of the “busy” travel season. You’ll begin in the fair city of Dublin. Admire statue-lined O’Connell Street, Dublin’s main thoroughfare, and elegant Georgian squares with their red-brick townhouses and colorful doors behind the wrought-iron fences. You’ll also see Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral along the way.

Leave the bustle of Dublin for the green landscapes of Ireland’s countryside, and visit Rathbaun Farm. You’ll learn about Ireland’s sheep-farming practices, and try your hand at scone baking in the farmhouse kitchen. You’ll travel on to western Ireland’s colorful harbor city of Galway, with its vibrant shops, cafés, and traditional pubs. On your way to Northern Ireland, pass through Westport, Donegal, and Letterkenny. Then, enjoy a guided walk on Derry’s Old Town walls, and visit the amazing natural formation of the Giant’s Causeway—massive interlocking basalt columns that dramatically extend across the seashore.

Spend two nights in Belfast, with plenty to see in Northern Ireland’s capital city, including the fascinating Titanic Experience. On your way back to Dublin, stop in Carlingford. This Cooley Peninsula town is famous for its oyster farms, medieval buildings, and 12th-century King John’s Castle overlooking the city. Spend the last night of your escorted tour of Ireland where you began, in Dublin. You’ll see why this escape through Ireland’s beauty and history is made even better without the crowds of the high season on your affordable, guided Ireland vacation.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

DUBLIN
Orientation drive; welcome dinner

ATHLONE

RATHBAUN FARM
See the farmer at work, LF bake your own scones, and enjoy coffee in the farmhouse

WESTPORT
Visit the heritage town

DONEGAL
Visit the county town

DERRY
Guided walking tour

COUNTY ANTRIM
Visit Giant’s Causeway

BELFAST
Orientation, visit the Titanic Experience

CARLINGFORD
Visit the medieval town

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.

Transportation:

Motorcoach

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN DUBLIN, IRELAND Céad mile fáilte—a hundred-thousand welcomes! At 3pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for an afternoon orientation drive to see O’Connell Street, Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

DUBLIN–ATHLONE–RATHBAUN FARM–GALWAY ATHLONE Visit the town on the River Shannon.
RATHBAUN LF Try your hand at scone baking, learn about sheep herding, and enjoy coffee and your scones at an Irish farm.
Breakfast Breakfast 130 mi / 210 km

Day 3

GALWAY–WESTPORT–DONEGAL–LETTERKENNY WESTPORT Visit the elegant holiday resort on Ireland’s west coast.
DONEGAL Visit the Vikings’ town.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner 181 mi / 292 km

Day 4

LETTERKENNY–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 of years ago.
Breakfast Breakfast 124 mi / 200 km

Day 5

BELFAST BELFAST Orientation drive. Visit Titanic Experience museum. Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Belfast with a visit to Hillsborough Castle, official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family when they are in Northern Ireland and enjoy afternoon tea in a nearby eatery. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus.

Day 6

BELFAST–CARLINGFORD, IRELAND–DUBLIN CARLINGFORD Stop in the charming village on the Cooley Peninsula.
DUBLIN Free time in the evening.
Breakfast Breakfast 105 mi / 169 km

Day 7

DUBLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

ROSEMARY CONNOLLY

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"I have been guiding since 1995. I started working for Globus in Belfast in 1997 and now I guide groups around Britain and Ireland. I love travelling, and it is a privilege to show people these beautiful island."

Tour Director -  ROSEMARY CONNOLLY

 Accommodations

DUBLIN

THE ADDRESS CONNOLLY

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

GALWAY

GALMONT HOTEL AND SPA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

LETTERKENNY

CLANREE

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

BELFAST

EUROPA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* 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 airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price 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).