Celtic Sojourn- Escorted Motorcoach Tour

Highlights

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Tour Highlights: Medieval Castle Banquet, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay, Knock Shrine, The Giants Causeway, Glenveagh Castle, Inishowen Peninsula, Belfast and the Titanic Tour.

Your Celtic Sojourn tour includes:

  • 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 through out.
  • Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones.
  • Lough Foyle Ferry.
  • Visits to: Cliffs of Moher, Rathbaun Farm, Knock Shrine, Belleek Pottery Factory, Glenveagh Castle and National Park, Fort Dunree, Moville Pottery, Giants Causeway, Titanic Docks & Pump House.
  • 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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Itinerary

Rathbaun Farms, IrelandDay 01, Thursday: U.S. to Ireland. Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served on board.

Day 02, Friday: Shannon - Limerick. Morning arrival at Shannon Airport. Having cleared Irish customs we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Transfer to our nearby hotel. Tonight we enjoy a medieval castle banquet and traditional Irish entertainment. Overnight in Limerick. Radisson Blu Hotel.

Day 03, Saturday: Limerick - Bunratty - Galway - Claremorris. Morning departure from our Limerick hotel. We travel via Ennis to the scenic Cliffs of Moher, where we stop for a photo-op. Continue to Ardrahan in County Galway, where we pause for morning tea/ coffee and scones at Rathbaun Farms

. Here, we will see a farming family carry out everyday chores, including sheep shearing and watch as the sheepdogs maneuver the flock. We continue on to Galway and WB Yeats Statue, Sligo, Irelandscenic Galway Bay before reaching our Claremorris, Co Mayo Hotel for dinner and overnight. McWilliam Park

Day 04, Sunday: Claremorris - Knock Shrine - Sligo - Beleek - Donegal. This morning we travel to nearby Knock Shrine, where we have approximately 75 minutes free timne to explore and visit the old church, the cathedral and grounds. Knock is Ireland's National Marian Shrine. Departing Knock, we travel via Sligo, birthplace of W.B. Yeats to County Donegal where we cross over the border for a visit to the Belleek Pottery Showroom. After a short stop, we continue on through Donegal town to Glenveagh Castle and National Park. Watch out for the Golden Eagles that have returned here to nest. Then on to our Redcastle Hotel, overlooking Lough Foyle, for dinner and overnight.

Day 05, Monday: Donegal. Have your cameras ready as you tour scenic and historic Donegal. Visit Glenveagh Castle and National Park. Watch out for the Golden Eagles. Continue on via Rathmullen and scenic Lough Swilly to Buncrana, where we stop and visit the old military fort, Dunree Fort . Enjoy scenic views over Lough Swilly. Historical interests here fo back to the Norsemen, the Angle Normans and the "Flight of the Earls." The fort has many artifacts and large guns dating from the 20th century. Return to our Redcastle Hotel for dinner and overnight. Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Ireland

Day 06, Tuesday: Donegal - Coleraine - Giants Causeway - Belfast. Morning departure from our Donegal hotel. We travel just a few miles to the ferry that will take us on the short cruise across Lough Foyle to Northern Ireland. We continue via Coleraine to Portrush on the Atlantic Ocean. We visit the Giants Causeway Museum, before we are transferred by a small bus to the Giants Causeway and its volcanic columns, which were formed over 60 million years ago. Our tour continues along the scenic Antrim Coast to our Belfast hotel, The Dunadry, for dinner and overnight.

Day 07, Wednesday: Belfast - Titanic Tour - Newry - Dublin. This morning we depart on a historical tour of Belfast and the Titanic Dock and Pump House where the Titanic and her sister ships, Britannic and Olympic, were built. The Titanic keel was laid here in 1910. We will tour the Thompson and Alexandra docks and see the HMS Caroline, one of the last remaining ships from WWI. Inside the pump house, we will see the pumps, old workshops and vie

Titanic Tour, Belfast, Ireland

w an audio visual display of how the ship was built and the people involved. The tour will end at the visitor center. We then travel on and enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Belfast. Departing Belfast, we travel south to Dublin arriving at our hotel,  Maldron Cardiff Lane, around 4:00 pm. Tonight we are free to dine on our own.

Day 08, Thursday: Dublin - U.S. Morning transfer to Dublin Airport. Ample time allowed for check-in and duty free shopping before boarding your flight home. Arrive home in the U.S. the same day.

 

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