2017 CELTIC SPLENDOR

8-Day/6-Night – Deluxe Escorted Motorcoach Tour


Highlights

Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour

Take your dream of traveling to Ireland to the next level on this deluxe tour with a grand itinerary and deluxe and superior accommodations! Explore Ireland in our deluxe touring coach with reclining seats while experiencing some of the most scenic and breathtaking spots in Ireland.

This is a small group tour with a maximum of twenty two (22) participants.

Tour Highlights

  • Eleven (11) meals with breakfast, dinner and one (1) lunch.
  • Top sights with visits to: Athlone, Roscommon, Adare, Killarney, Cashel and Dublin.
  • Relaxed itinerary with excellent accommodations and touring.
  • Deluxe & superior hotels.
  • Experienced Irish driver/guides and exciting entertainment.

Celtic Splendor Escorted Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights deluxe and superior hotels throughout.
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, including a special arrival breakfast at the Man O' War pub.
  • Three (3) dinners including an Irish cabaret show in Dublin.
  • Pub lunch in Dingle.
  • Welcome cocktail on first night.
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motorcoach.
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout.
  • Scenic tour of the Dingle Peninsula and Connemara.
  • Admission charges and visits to: Kilbeggan Distillery, Dominican Abbey, Roscommon Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and the 8th Century Book of Kells and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • 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.

Additional Notes

Departure from Dublin is on arrival of all International flights booked by Celtic Tours (approx. 9:30 am). Due to flights arriving at various times, passengers are advised to book flights that arrive into Dublin Airport before 7:00 am and approximately 9:00 am. You may want to consider booking a pre-night in Dublin to avoid any airport delays and to start your tour relaxed from International flights. A the end of your tour, transfers to Dublin Airport are available from 5:30 am until 10:30 am. Additional transfers after 10:30 am can be pre-booked at an additional charge (rates varies depending on party numbers).

Itinerary

Day 01, Tuesday: Overnight flight to Ireland

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

Day 02, Wednesday: Dublin - Athlone

Early morning arrival at Dublin Airport where you are greeted by your Celtic Tours professional Irish driver/guide. Depart Dublin Airport and travel to the nearby Man O'War restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, we depart and travel the short journey via County Kildare to Athlone, situated along the scenic Shannon River. Check into our hotel with free time to rest. Your afternoon is free to relax and stroll around this small midlands town. We enjoy a welcome cocktail reception before we enjoy dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Day 03, Thursday: Athlone - Roscommon - Longford - Mullingar - Kilbeggan

Today we enjoy sightseeing in Roscommon Town where we visit the Roscommon Castle and the Dominican Abbey. The castle is a dramatic and imposing 13th Century Norman Castle, built in 1269 by Robert de Ufford. The castle was the object of many sieges and it was once considered one of the finest castles in Ireland. It burned down in 1690 and gradually fell into the ruins that remain today. The Abbey was founded in 1253 by the Provincial King of Connacht Felim O'Connor. The principle ruins of the priory today are the ruins of its church, but at one time it was a far more extensive monastic complex, representative of the important medieval settlements of the past. Continue via Longford and Mullingar to Kilbeggan for a visit to the old Kilbeggan Distillery founded over 260 years ago, this is an exceptional experience to visit this working distillery. We return to Athlone and our hotel. Evening is free to dine on your own at a local restaurant.

Day 04, Friday: Athlone - Cliffs of Moher - Lahinch - Killarney

Departing Athlone this morning we travel west via Loughrea to County Clare and the scenic Cliffs of Moher where we pause for a photo op. Continue south along the western coast to Lahinch, famous for surfing and golfing. Optional stop in Lahinch for lunch. Continue on via Limerick to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 05, Saturday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula

A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Today in Dingle, we enjoy a pub lunch. There we have an opportunity to enjoy some coastal favorites. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where we are free to enjoy dinner on your own this evening. Overnight in Killarney.

Day 06, Sunday: Killarney - Cashel - Dublin

Leaving Killarney we travel this morning via Counties Cork and Tipperary to the historic rock of Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op of the stately partially restored castle, seat of the ancient Munster High Kings. Continue on to the capital city of Dublin, where tonight we will enjoy dinner and an Irish Cabaret show. Overnight at our deluxe 5-star hotel.

Day 07, Monday: Dublin

Morning sightseeing in Dublin includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and St. Patrick's Cathedral. After, we visit Trinity College and the 8th century Book of Kells. Our afternoon and evening are free to enjoy the capital city of Dublin. Dinner is on your own this evening. Why not enjoy one of the many Michelin star rated restaurants Dublin has to choose from? Overnight in Dublin.

Day 08, Tuesday: Dublin - U.S.

Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Flights to the U.S. arrive home the same day.

Optionals

Rates & Hotels

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2017Land Only
May 30  (Please call)   2999
Jun 13; 27  (Please call)   3029
Jul 4 (Sold Out)   2979
Aug 8; 22   2999
Sep 12 (Sold Out)   2979
Sep 26   2979

Pricing

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. Unfortunately, triple rooms are not available on this tour.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare

Airfare

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. Free group transfer is included from Dublin at after the arrival of all international flights for the passengers that book airfare with Celtic Tours (approx. 9:30 am). Passengers that book air on their own may avail of this free transfer provided they inform us of their flight information 35 days prior to departure and they are available 30 minutes prior to airport departure. A leisure departure transfer is included and will be arranged on day of departure.

This is a small group tour, limited to twenty two (22) passengers. Book early to avoid disappointment.

 
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