2014 HEART OF IRELAND

8-Day/6-Night - Escorted Motorcoach Tour


Highlights

Ireland Escorted Motorcoach Tour!


The Heart of Ireland tour is a great tour at a great price. A new and updated itinerary gives you a more relaxing itinerary (2 consecutive overnights in Galway, Killarney and Dublin) with more historic and scenic tours

Your Tour Highlights:

  • More meals - 10 meals with breakfast and dinner.
  • Top Sights - with visits to Galway, Killarney, Dingle, Blarney and Dublin.
  • Relaxed and updated itinerary - with 2 night stays in each location.
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Top hotels, drivers and entertainment
  • As always, no hidden extras when you choose Celtic Tours!

Your Heart of Ireland tour includes:

  • Excellent hotels with private bath or shower for six nights; 2 nights in Galway, 2 nights in Killarney and 2 nights in Dublin.
  • Full Irish breakfasts daily, except day of arrival.
  • Dinners daily, except in Dublin.
  • Tea/coffee and Irish Farmhouse scones at an actual Irish working farm where we see sheep shearing and watch the sheepdogs maneuver the flock.
  • Daily sightseeing by luxury coach with the services of a Celtic Tours driver/guide, including visits to Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Celtic Crystal, Blarney Woollen Mills, Dingle Peninsula, Connemara, Whitefriars Church, Trinity Collage and the Book of Kells and the Guinness Brewery Storehouse.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person.
  • Optional Dinner and Irish Entertainment at great venue in Dublin - only $79 per person!
  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included.
  • Celtic Tours portfolio of travel documents.

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Itinerary

Day 01, Saturday: U.S. to Ireland. Evening departure for our overnight flight from the U.S. to Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after take-off.

Day 02, Sunday: Arrive Dublin. Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. **Depart Dublin and travel the short journey to Galway for check into our hotel. Free time to rest. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City. Dinner and overnight in Galway.

Day 03, 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, the Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway where we have some free time before dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Galway, where we can find excellent pub entertainment!

Day 04, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney. Morning departure from Galway. Travel south to Ardrahan, where we pause for 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. Continue on to the Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 05, 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 for dinner and overnight.

Day 06, Thursday: Killarney - Cashel - Dublin. Leaving Killarney we travel over the mountains to Blarney where we pause for optional visit to Blarney, where we pause for optional visits to Blarney Woollen Mills and Blarney Castle, perhaps to kiss the famed Blarney Stone or visit the amazing gardens around the castle. Leaving Blarney we travel via Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel, an ancient castle fortress of the Kings of Ireland. Arrive in Dublin, where the evening is free to dine on your own. Overnight in Dublin. *Note: Dinner, Irish cabaret can be optionally arranged tonight.

Day 07, Friday: Dublin. Morning sightseeing in Dublin includes a visit to Guinness Storehouse, Whitefriars Church and Trinity College to view the 8th century Book of Kells. Afternoon and evening free in Dublin.

Day 08, Dublin - U.S. Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Arrive home the same day.

 

IMPORTANT: **Departure dates shown are air dates from the U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Sunday. Transfers for this tour from Dublin Airport after the arrival of all international flights for passengers who book air with Celtic Tours. 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 airport departure. Otherwise, you must find your own transfer to your first night hotel. Tour ends at Dublin Airport at 7:15-7:30 am. Airfare: Celtic Tours offers a wide range of air options for you. See our website for the best fares available. Group reservations—please review your group contract or contact our group department at 1-800-833-4373.

Optionals

  The Irish House PartyDay #6
The Irish House Party A Must See Show From Dublin....A five minute walk from Temple Bar and located on route from Christ Church Cathedral to the Guinness Brewery, The Irish House Party is a truly unique experience in Dublin.

Rates & Hotels

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2014Land Only
Sep 6; 20  (Please call)  Guaranteed1299
Oct 11 (Sold Out)  Guaranteed979
Oct 18  Guaranteed979
Oct 25  (Please call)   979
Nov 1; 8  Guaranteed939
Nov 15  (Please call)   939
Nov 22; 29  (Please call)   929

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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.

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity below 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.

Free group transfers are offered from Dublin Airport after the arrival of all international flights for passengers who book air with Celtic Tours.  Tour ends at Dublin Airport at 7:15-7:30 am for all passengers. 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.

Please note for our 2014 departures - this tour is utilizing the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill, Co. Galway.

Hotel Changes:
The June 19th departure utilizes the Ballbridge Hotel in Dublin versus the Maldron Hotel
Departures from May 08 - Sept 18 are at Castlerosse Hotel in Killarney versus Killarney Towers
The Sept 20th departure utilizes the Scotts Hotel in Killarney versus the Castlerosse Hotel

This tour does not include:

  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare
 
Hotels featured on this tour
Heart of Ireland - 8 Day - Escorted Motorcoach Tour - [details] 

 

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