Premier Escorted MotorcoachTour
Discover the best of Ireland on this premier tour that features some of the most historic and scenic parts of Ireland. Discover Belfast and the Titanic Museum. Explore the beauty of Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher and take in the breathtaking sights of the Dingle Peninsula. Plus enjoy two (2) nights at a castle hotel in Killiney Bay, Co. Dublin.
- More Meals with fourteen (14) meals with breakfast and dinner.
- Top sights with visits to: Carlingford, Dundalk, Belfast, Galway, Connemara, Killarney and Dublin.
- Relaxed and updated itinerary.
- Guaranteed Departures (as noted).
- Top Hotels, including a two (2) night stay at a castle hotel!
Celtic Discovery Tour Includes
- Excellent hotels with first class and superior first class hotels throughout.
- Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
- Six (6) hotel dinners.
- Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motorcoach.
- Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout.
- Panoramic tour of Belfast with step-on guide.
- Visits to: Titanic Museum in Belfast, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Marble and Galway Crystal.
- Scenic touring of Carlingford Lough, Dingle Peninsula and a panoramic Dublin city 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.
Departure from Dublin is on arrival of all International flights booked by Celtic Tours. Due to flights arriving at various times, passengers arriving early may have an extended wait at the airport until all flights arrive. You may want to consider booking a pre-night to avoid a long wait at the airport.
Day 01, Thursday: U.S. to Ireland
Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner will be served shortly after take-off.
Day 02, Friday: Dundalk - Carlingford - Dundalk
Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. After clearing Irish customs, we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Depart Dublin and travel north to Dundalk. Check into our hotel, where we have some free time to rest. Afternoon local sightseeing takes us along Dundalk Bay to the Cooley Peninsula and Carlingford Lough. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03, Saturday: Dundalk - Belfast - Dundalk
After a hearty Irish breakfast, we depart for Belfast where we enjoy a panoramic city tour with a local guide. Our city tour ends at Belfast's titanic Museum. The world's largest Titanic museum, is located next to where the ill-fated ship was built and contains many of the artifacts recovered from the ship. One of the highlights of the tour, the museum will leave a lasting memory of the Titanic. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04, Sunday: Dundalk - Drogheda - Athlone - Galway
Morning departure from Dundalk. We travel via Drogheda, then across the Irish midlands via Athlone, which sits alongside the Shannon River. Continue on via Loughrea, where we pause for an optional visit to St. Brendan's Cathedral, which displays outstanding examples of stained glass by various Irish artists. Continue on to near by Galway for hotel check-in. Optional free time this afternoon or join your group for a panoramic city tour of Galway city. Return to your hotel late afternoon. Enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Overnight in Galway.
Day 05, Monday: Galway- Connemara - Galway
Today we enjoy a scenic tour of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay to Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a photo opportunity. We continue via scenic countryside; keep an eye out for sheep en-route to Moycullen. We stop to visit the Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway. Our evening is free to enjoy Galway with dinner on our own this evening. Overnight in Galway.
Day 06, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney
Morning departure from Galway. We make our way to the awe inspiring and majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacular day with amazing cliff side views, before making our way to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 07, Wednesday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula
A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where we enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 08, Thursday: Killarney - Cashel - Dublin
Leaving Killarney we travel over the mountains to Blarney, where we pause for a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills. Here you have time to enjoy an optional visit to Blarney Castle, and perhaps kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel via Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin, where the evening is free to dine on your own tonight. Overnight at our castle hotel tonight in Killiney, Co. Dublin.
Day 09, Friday: Dublin
Coming into the capital city this morning for sightseeing. We visit the Guinness Storehouse, enjoying panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar, followed by Trinity College and the 8th century Book of Kells. Some time free then to enjoy the capital city independently. Dublin has plenty of shops, cafes, museums and more for you to enjoy. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at our castle hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin.
Day 10, Saturday: Dublin - U.S.
Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Flights to the U.S. arrive home the same day.
Rates & Hotels
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Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.
This tour does not include:
- Items not noted on itinerary
- Tips to driver/guide
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 be 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 eleven (11) month from date of departure.
Departures & Transfers
Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Ireland one day later.
One free group transfer is offered from Dublin at 9:15 am. Please make sure you arrive before this time. If your flight time is later, please book a pre-night arrival to avoid missing the included transfer. Passengers booked on earlier morning flights will have extended wait time at the airport.
If Celtic Tours does not book your air, you may avail of these free transfers, provided you submit your flight information within 35 days prior to departure and you are available 30 minutes prior to scheduled airport departure. Otherwise, transfers to the first hotel would be your responsibility. The tour ends at Dublin Airport at 7:00 am for all passengers.
Hotels featured on this tour
|Carrickdale Hotel ||Dundalk|
|The Carrickdale Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate in luxury, elegance and style. Our uncompromising level of service and heartfelt Irish welcome provides a sanctuary in which to rest, dine or entertain. [more]|
|Salthill Hotel ||Salthill|
|Overlooking the famous Salthill Promenade, Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, this elegant hotel features a 100 feet swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a large gym. Just 0.6 miles from Galway city centre, it is set in Galway’s beautiful countryside on the scenic route to Connemara National Park. [more]|
|Killarney Towers Hotel ||Killarney|
|Enjoying a dominant position on Killarney’s College Street, the Killarney Towers Hotel offers guests all the luxury... [more]|
|Killarney Oaks Hotel ||Killarney|
|The Killarney Oaks Hotel is in an idyllic venue. Situated just minutes from Killarney town centre, The Killarney Oaks enjoys a tranquil setting overlooking the mountains and countryside. [more]|
|Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel ||Killiney|
|Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin is the epitome of the elegance and charm of the south Dublin coast. The only Irish castle hotel located in the fashionable suburbs of Killiney, Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey, overlooking Dublin Bay [more]|