Celtic Dream - Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour

Highlights

Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour

Our most popular escorted motorocoach tour continues to offer the best value. Choose this 13-day tour and experience the best of Ireland! Enjoy Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Waterford and more! Your Celtic Dream is an exciting itinerary with no hidden extras!


Celtic Dream - Escorted Tour Highlights

  • 21 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner
  • Top Sights - with visits to Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Adare, Killarney, Blarney, Cobh and Waterford.
  • Relaxed and updated itinerary for 2014
  • Guaranteed departures
  • Top Hotels & Entertainment
  • No Hidden Extras

Celtic Dream - Escorted Tour Includes

  • Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class hotels throughout

  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival

  • Dinner each evening except for one night in Dublin, including a traditional medieval castle banquet and traditional Irish entertainment and dinner in Dublin

  • Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach

  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout

  • Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones

  • Panoramic city tours of Dublin, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry

  • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry and in Donegal

  • Visits to: Whitefriar Church, Trinity College, Monasterboice, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek China Showroom, Rathbaun Farms, Cliffs of Moher, Cobh, Guinness Brewery Storehouse and Jameson Whiskey Distillery tour

  • Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person

  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included

  • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents

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*Note: Early Bird Discounts Available on select departures and is limited to the first 10 passengers. It is on a first come first serve basis, and is no longer available when sold out - or within 120+ days from date of departure.

Itinerary

Day 01: Overnight flight to Ireland.

Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served on board.

Day 02: Dublin and Dublin Sightseeing.

Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Having cleared Irish customs, we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/ guide. Transfers from Dublin Airport to our hotel are available at approximately 7:30 am and 10:30 am. Free time to rest and relax, before enjoying a 2 hour local tour of Dublin. We depart our Dublin hotel at 1:15 pm for a panoramic tour of Dublin which includes a stop at Whitefriars Church, which holds the remains of St. Valentine. Then onto Trinity College to view the 8th Century Book of Kells. We are then free to enjoy Dublin on our own. Overnight in Dublin. travel to Ireland with Celtic Tours World Vacations escorted tours

Day 03: Dublin - Monasterboice - Titanic - Belfast.

After a hearty breakfast, we have a morning departure from our Dublin hotel. We travel north to County Louth and the ancient monastic settlement of Monasterboice. Founded in the 5th Century, the settlement contains a notable collection of ruins, with two churches, round towers, three historic sculptured crosses, early grave slabs and a sundial. We continue north to Belfast with a short lunch break en-route. Arriving in Belfast we enjoy a panoramic city tour before making our way to the famed shipyards where the Titanic was built. We visit Titanic Belfast, extending over nine galleries. This multi-dimensional exhibit draws together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900’s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre. Plus see areas of the famous ship that have been rebuilt, including the dining room and the famed staircase. Check-in to our nearby Belfast hotel for dinner and overnight Belfast.

Day 04: North Antrim Coast - Giants Causeway - Derry - Donegal.

After breakfast, we depart Belfast for a scenic tour along the north Antrim coast, where we visit the Giant’s Causeway Museum and the Causeway with its volcanic columns, formed over 60 million years ago. Leaving the Giants Causeway we travel via the historic city of Derry for a panoramic tour. We continue on to nearby Ballybofey in County Donegal for dinner and overnight.
 

Day 05: Glenveagh Castle - Atlantic Coast - Dungloe - Glenties.

Today we enjoy a tour of Glenveagh Castle and Gardens. Continue on a scenic Atlantic drive via Brinlack, Derrybeg, Bunbeg and south to Dungloe and Glenties. Crossing by the Blue Stack mountains, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
 

Day 06: Donegal - Killybegs - Slieve League - Belleek - Sligo - Galway.

Departing our hotel we travel south along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and Slieve League cliffs. Here we enjoy a minibus transfer to the cliffs, where we delight in scenic views of Malin Bay and the Slieve League Cliffs that look out across the Atlantic Ocean. Our tour continues south to Belleek, where we pause a while to visit the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue south via Sligo, birthplace of William Butler Yeats, to Galway City for dinner and overnight.
 

Day 07: Galway.

Morning sightseeing in the scenic wilds of Connemara. Excellent scenic views of Galway Bay before turning inland at Spiddal and on to Moycullan. We return to Galway, where we have the afternoon free to roam this historic city, browse the stores or relax at Galway Bay. Dinner and overnight in Galway.
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Day 08: Galway - Rathbaun Farms - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick.

Morning departure from Galway. We travel south to Rathbaun Farms where we see a farming family carry out everyday chores, including sheep shearing, watch the sheepdogs maneuver the flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with tea/coffee. Break in Doolin before continuing to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to County Limerick and our hotel for check-in. Tonight we enjoy a Medieval Castle banquet dinner and entertainment and overnight in Limerick.

Day 09: Limerick - Adare - Killarney.

Casual departure from Limerick Hotel. We travel via the old world village of Adare to Killarney. Afternoon is free in Killarney. Dinner and overnight in Killarney.
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Day 10: Killarney - Ring of Kerry.

We depart on one of Ireland’s most popular and beautiful drives, the Ring of Kerry. Traveling from Killarney, we come to the town of Killorglin, famous for “Puck Fair,” and from here we commence the ring tour. Our drive is along the coastline of the broad Iveragh Peninsula, through the towns of Glenbeigh, Cahirciveen, Waterville and Sneem. The scenery is spectacular as wind-swept cliffs, still lakes, lost valleys and rocky mountains blend in awesome beauty. Back to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Blarney - Cobh - Waterford.

Depart Killarney, with a stop in Blarney, where we pause for optional visits to Blarney Woollen Mills and Blarney Castle, perhaps to kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel the short distance to Cobh (Queenstown), the last port of call for the Titanic. Onwards to Waterford for a visit to House of Waterford, before checking into our Waterford hotel. Dinner and overnight in Waterford.travel to Ireland with Celtic Tours World Vacations escorted tours

Day 12: Waterford - Dublin

Morning departure from Waterford. We travel north via Kildare to Dublin City and visit Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Whisky Distillery on arrival. We check into our hotel, with the rest of the afternoon free in Dublin. This evening we depart our hotel at 6:15 pm for a farewell traditional Irish cabaret and dinner show in Dublin. Return to tour hotel approximately 10:30 pm. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 13: Dublin - Tour Ends.

Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for return flight home. Pick up your last minute gifts at the duty free shops before boarding your flight. You arrive home the same day.

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Your tour land price is based on two people sharing a twin room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. When a triple room is booked, a reduction will apply.

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will the the start / end date of your tour, however, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note, airfare cannot be booked sooner than 11 month from date of departure.

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Ireland one day leter. Free group transfers are offered from Dublin at after the arrival of all international flights for the passengers that book airfare with Celtic Tours. Passengers that book air on their own may avail of these free transfers provided they inform us of their flight information 35 days prior to departure and they are available 30 minutes prior to airport departure. Tour ends approx 7:30 am at Dublin Airport.


Hotel Changes: Please note, there are some hotel changes on the following departures:

May 08 departure --> Dublin (day 02): Ballsbridge Hotel
June 26  departure --> Dublin (day 02): Ballsbridge Hotel
July 17 departure --> Galway - Galway Bay Hotel
July 10 and 24  departures --> Overnight in is Clarmorris, Co. Mayo versus Galway - at the McWilliam Hotel
July 31 and Aug 07  departures --> Galway - Imperial Hotel
Aug 21 departure --> Dublin (day 02): Ballsbridge Hotel
Sept 11  departure --> Dublin (day 12): Ballsbridge Hotel

 

This tour does not include:

  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare
 
Hotels featured on this tour

 

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