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2024 Heart of Ireland

Join our best-selling Heart of Ireland tour and experience the best of Ireland! This tour continues to bring you the best of Ireland's most scenic locations, on this 6-night escorted tour. Discover the scenic beauty that makes up Ireland in Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, and the Dingle Peninsula! Spending your last two nights at Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel!

2024 Heart of Ireland

Join our best-selling Heart of Ireland tour and experience the best of Ireland! This tour continues to bring you the best of Ireland's most scenic locations, on this 6-night escorted tour. Discover the scenic beauty that makes up Ireland in Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, and the Dingle Peninsula! Spending your last two nights at Fitzpatrick's Castle Hotel!

Tour Highlights

  • Nine (9) meals including breakfast daily (besides the day of arrival) and three (3) dinners.
  • Top sights with visits to Galway, Connemara, Killarney, and Dublin.
  • Relaxed and updated itinerary (Great for groups & families).
  • Top hotels, including a two (2) night stay at a castle hotel.

Heart of Ireland Tour Includes

  • Excellent hotels with first-class and superior first-class hotels throughout.
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
  • Three (3) hotel dinners.
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motor coach.
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout.
  • Visits to: Guinness Storehouse, EPIC Museum, Cliffs of Moher, and Celtic Crystal.
  • Scenic touring of 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.

Additional Notes

Departure from Dublin is on arrival of all International flights booked by Celtic Tours (scheduled generally for 9:15 am). 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 or to avoid missing the group transfer.

*Flight bags are included on tours from May 5 - Oct 06 dates only. Tours booked on dates [Feb 11-April 28 and Oct 13-Nov 17] outside of this range will receive a portfolio of documents, but the flight bag is not included.

 


Itinerary

Sunday, Day 1 is the start date in the Ireland. Note: with overnight flights, a Saturday flight would be needed, to meet group on Day 01, Sunday at Dublin Airport. A 9:15 am group transfer is provided from Dublin Airport on arrival. Should your flight arrive after 9:15, we suggest booking a pre-night, so that you can meet the group as needed on Sunday.

Day 1, Sunday | Arrive Dublin, Ireland - Galway

Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Depart Dublin and travel the short journey to Galway, where we 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. (D)

Day 2, 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 Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway. Our evening is free to enjoy Galway, with dinner on your own. Overnight in Galway. (B)

Day 3, 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 great sea and cliff views, before making our way to Killarney for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 4, 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 you enjoy dinner on your own this evening. Overnight in Killarney. (B)

Day 5, 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. (B)

Our castle hotel is situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney and overlooking Dublin Bay.

Day 6, 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 the EPIC Museum. Some free time 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. (B,D)

Day 7, 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. (B)

Rates & Hotels

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Jun 09  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $1989
Jun 16  (Sold Out)  Guaranteed $1989
Jun 30  (Sold Out)   $2019
Jul 07  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour - FLASH SALE CODE 100HIRSS124 - SAVE $100 PP $2039
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Jul 21  (Sold Out)   $2039
 Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $2039
Aug 18  (Please call)  Small Group Tour $2039
Aug 25  (Sold Out)   $2039
Sep 01  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $1989
 Guaranteed $1989
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  $1799
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 Small Group Tour $1659
 Small Group Tour $1659

Featured Hotels

2024 Heart of Ireland- Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Imperial Hotel Galway, Co. Galway
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, Co. Dublin

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

The Imperial Hotel

Galway, Co. Galway -

Located in the heart of Galway City and the closest Hotel to Galway University NUIG, the Imperial Hotel Galway City has an impressive location. [more]

Killarney Towers Hotel

Killarney, Co. Kerry -

Enjoying a dominant position on Killarney’s College Street, the Killarney Towers Hotel offers guests all the luxury... [more]

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Killiney, Co. Dublin -

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]

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. 

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on the itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide

Airfare

Airfare can be booked 10-months prior to departure. Airfare is instant purchase and non-refundable (different terms may apply for group air). You can book air during the booking process. Please note, airfare should not be ticketed until the tour date selected has been Guaranteed to operate. Celtic Tours is not responsible for airfare ticketed on a tour that is not guaranteed. Please book flights that will work with the arrival departure (arriving no later than 9:00am). Flight coming in after will have to make their own way to Galway at their own expense. 

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Ireland. One would depart from the US. one day prior to the date noted to allow for overnight flights. The tour begins on Sunday in Ireland.

One (1) 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.