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2023 Irish Rose

Our Irish Rose continues to be a favorite! A complete tour from Belfast to Dublin! Your itinerary includes 2-nights at a deluxe castle and historic sights, and scenic routes including the awe-inspiring Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal, the Antrim Coast; the location of many scenes from the popular Game of Thrones® and the spectacular Giants Causeway. Also enjoy breathtaking views along the Ring of Kerry and the majestic 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher. End your stay independently, where you leave the group with rail service to Dublin and your final night in the Capital city!

2023 Irish Rose

Our Irish Rose continues to be a favorite! A complete tour from Belfast to Dublin! Your itinerary includes 2-nights at a deluxe castle and historic sights, and scenic routes including the awe-inspiring Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal, the Antrim Coast; the location of many scenes from the popular Game of Thrones® and the spectacular Giants Causeway. Also enjoy breathtaking views along the Ring of Kerry and the majestic 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher. End your stay independently, where you leave the group with rail service to Dublin and your final night in the Capital city!

Several dates are designated small group (max 26 passengers) with no additional cost to you. See departure dates below!

Tour Highlights
  • Fifteen (16) meals with nine (9) breakfasts and seven (7) dinners.
  • Top sights with visits to; Belfast, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Killarney and Dublin.
  • Includes a two (2) night deluxe Castle stay.

Your Irish Rose Tour Includes

  • Excellent hotels - nine (9) nights of first class and superior first-class hotels throughout (now includes final night in Dublin!)
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
  • Seven (7) hotel dinners.
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motor coach.
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you (ends when you board the train in Killarney).
  • Panoramic city tours of Belfast and Derry.
  • Scenic drives of Donegal and the Ring of Kerry.
  • Visits to: St. Patrick's Centre, Giant's Causeway and Museum, Titanic Belfast, Glenveagh Castle and Gardens, Slieve League Cliffs with minibus transfers, Belleek Showroom, Arigna Mining Experience, and Cliffs of Moher.
  •  Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person.
  • Rail service between Killarney and Dublin.
  • Departure transfer from Dublin hotel to Dublin Airport.
  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included.
  • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents.

Please note: As needed, some dates may utilize Lough Rynn Castle as an alternative to Kilronan Castle. Also note these hotel changes: July 01 departure: Castlerosse Hotel in Killarney on this tour / August 19 and 26 departures: Kees Hotel in Ballybofey, Donegal on these dates. 

(Please note, transfer from rail station to your Dublin hotel is not included. Please avail of local taxi services on arrival to make your way to your pre-booked hotel)

Itinerary

YOUR ITINERARY:

Saturday (day 01) is the start date in Ireland. Note, with overnight flights, a FRIDAY flight would be needed, to meet the group on Day 01, Saturday at Dublin Airport.

Day 01, Saturday: Arrive Ireland! Dublin - St. Patrick's Centre - Belfast

Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport arrivals can avail of our transfer time of 9:45 am for departures to our Belfast hotel. Belfast arrivals are provided transfers up to 12:00 noon. From Dublin Airport we depart and travel the short journey north via Dundalk and Downpatrick, with a visit to the St. Patrick's Centre. Opportunity to visit the gravesite of St. Patrick before we continue north to Belfast. Check in at our hotel with free time to relax. Those passengers arriving at Belfast airport, it is a leisurely start to the day with a transfer to your hotel and time to rest. This afternoon we enjoy a panoramic city tour of Belfast with a local guide. We return to the hotel for dinner. Your evening is free to explore the city on your own before a relaxing overnight stay in Belfast. (D)

Day 02, Sunday: Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Titanic Museum

Today we enjoy a scenic tour of the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant's Causeway and Museum. Marvel at the volcanic columns formed over 60 million years ago and hear the ancient fables of the Causeway. We return to Belfast where we visit Titanic Belfast. Extending over nine galleries, this multi-dimensional exhibit draws together special effects, full-scale reconstructions, and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic Story in a fresh and insightful way. Learn of her conception in Belfast in the early 1900's, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Return to our hotel where the evening is free to experience more of Belfast. Enjoy your overnight stay in Belfast. (B)

Day 03, Monday: Belfast - Derry - Glenveagh - Donegal

This morning, we depart Belfast and travel west via Dungiven and the Sperrin Mountains to Derry City. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Derry, including free time to explore independently. Departing Derry, we travel via Bridgend to Glenveagh for a visit to Glenveagh Castle & Gardens in the National Park. Continue on to our nearby County Donegal hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 04, Tuesday: Atlantic Coast - Dungloe - Glenties

Today we travel via Glenties, a small village with several Irish craft stores. Continue on this scenic route from Maas to Gweebarra Bay, Dungloe and then onto Derrybeg and Brinlack on the Atlantic Coast. A beautiful day out before we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight in County Donegal. (B,D)

Day 05, Wednesday: Donegal - Killybegs - Slieve League -Belleek - Sligo - Roscommon

We travel south along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and the Slieve League Cliffs. Here we enjoy a minibus transfer to the cliffs, where we delight in the scenic views of Malin Bay and the Slieve League Cliffs that look out across the Atlantic Ocean. Our tour continues south to Belleek, where we pause a while to visit the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue on southwest to scenic Rosses Point, overlooking Sligo Bay. After a photo op we continue southeast to our castle hotel, Kilronan Castle. Here we enjoy a fabulous dinner and overnight at the castle. (B,D)

Day 06, Thursday: Roscommon - Sligo - Roscommon

A leisurely departure from our castle hotel, we travel a short distance to the Arigna Mines, where we enjoy the unique Arigna Mining Experience. The surrounding natural scenery where the mine is located is striking. After touring the mine, we travel along scenic Lough Allen to Dromahair and the lake isle of Innisfree, immortalized by the poet William Butler Yeats. Continue on to Sligo Town, where you have free time to explore the history of the area, or perhaps visit the Yeats Library and Art gallery. This afternoon we travel the short journey back to our castle hotel so you can enjoy some free time and relax before dinner tonight. Overnight at Kilronan. (B,D)

Day 07, Friday: Roscommon - Cliffs of Moher - Adare - Killarney

Morning departure from Kilronan Castle. We travel south via the majestic Cliffs of Moher, where we pause and enjoy spectacular views. Continue along the western coastline, as we make our way to charming Killarney town via Lahinch and Adare. In Killarney, we enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Killarney is an excellent location to enjoy traditional music, pub entertainment or a traditional top-rated Irish Cabaret show (which can be pre-booked at the time of your reservation for $49 per person). Overnight in Killarney. (B,D)

Day 08, Saturday: Killarney - Ring of Kerry

We depart on one of Ireland's most popular and beautiful drives, the Ring of Kerry. Traveling from Killarney, we come to the town of Killorglin, famous for its traditional Puck Fair, and from here we commence the ring tour. Our drive is along the coastline of the broad Iveragh Peninsula, through the towns of Glenbeigh, Cahirciveen, Waterville, and Sneem. The scenery is spectacular as wind-swept cliffs, still lakes, lost valleys, and rocky mountains blend in awesome beauty before we circle back to Killarney for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 09, Sunday: Independent day in Dublin

Bid farewell to your driver and the group this morning. Make your way independently from the Killarney hotel to the train station (approximately .3 miles from the hotel). Morning departure via direct rail from Killarney to Dublin. Arrive in Dublin in approximately 2.5 hours. On arrival, make your way to your pre-booked hotel independently (hotel will hold your bags if your room is not quite ready to allow you to begin exploring the capital city.) Dublin has plenty to offer with museums, shopping, great restaurants and pubs, history, culture and more. Overnight in Dublin. (B)

Day 10, Monday: Dublin - U.S.

Private transfer from your Dublin hotel to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Transfer time will be based on your return flight time. Ample time for duty-free shopping at Dublin Airport for any last minute gifts! Arrive home the same day. (B)

Rates & Hotels

A Celtic Favorite!

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 Small Group Tour $3049
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Sep 16  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour $3289
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 Small Group Tour $3219
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 Small Group Tour $3099
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Featured Hotels

Irish Rose - Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre Belfast, Co. Antrim
Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Kees Hotel & Leisure Club Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
Castlerosse Park Resort Killarney, Co. Kerry
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin North City, Dublin, 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

Holiday Inn Belfast

Belfast, Co. Antrim -

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre is conveniently located close to the city’s retail and entertainment districts. [more]

Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey

Ballybofey, Co. Donegal -

Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey, Donegal is an award-winning four star family run Donegal Hotel and is highly regarded as one of Donegal's finest Hotels. [more]

Kees Hotel

Ballybofey, Co. Donegal -

This historic hotel has been in our family since 1892, plenty of time to develop the tradition of hospitality and good service evident in every aspect of your visit to Donegal. [more]

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa

Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon -

One of Ireland’s most luxurious Castle Hotels in Roscommon Ireland, the ancestral home of the Tennison family and the legendary Colonel King Tennison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families. [more]

Castlerosse Hotel Killarney

Killarney, Co. Kerry -

At the Castlerosse Park Resort, we invite you to discover the breath-taking beauty of the Killarney National Park, encompassing over 25,000 acres of extraordinary ecology including the spectacular Lakes of Killarney and the majestic mountain peaks of the McGillycuddy Reeks. [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]

Gresham Hotel

North City, Dublin, Co. Dublin -

Located on O'Connell Street, in the heart of Dublin City Centre... [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. When a triple room is booked, a $35 per person discount will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare
  • Transfer from Dublin Rail station to your Dublin Hotel

Airfare

Celtic Tours will resume offering individual airfare in September 2022. At that time, we will once again be able to book and ticket your airfare. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

The departure date is the date the tour starts in Ireland. One would depart from the US. one day prior to the date noted. The tour begins on Saturday.

Arrival transfers are available from Dublin Airport at 9:45 am. (Flight should arrive on tour start date by 9:00 am to avail of this group transfer). Celtic Tours tracks flights booked with them to note delays and to ensure your transfer is not missed. If air is not booked with Celtic Tours, you must be available 30 minutes prior to departure from Dublin Airport. Flight information is required for all land-only bookings in order to avail of our transfers. A transfer is also available from Belfast International Airport up to 12:00 noon on the tour start date. Group portion ends in Killarney, where you will make your way to the rail station in Killarney independently and take the train (included) to Dublin. Make your way to your Dublin hotel independently. Transfer from your Dublin hotel to the airport is included and will be booked according to your needs.

Notes on Hotel:

Please note, that there are some hotel substitutions: July 01 departure utilizes the Castlerosse Hotel in Killarney / Aug 19 and 26 departures utilizes the Kees Hotel in Donegal.