2020 Irish Rambler

Our Irish Rambler for 2020 has been improved with new touring and hotels, while remaining budget friendly. This tour brings you Ancient Ireland, along with the scenic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula. We've included 11 meals and your are expertly guided by one of our talented driver/guides; the best in the business. Please join us and Rambler through Ireland with Celtic Tours.

2020 Irish Rambler

Our Irish Rambler for 2020 has been improved with new touring and hotels, while remaining budget friendly. This tour brings you Ancient Ireland, along with the scenic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula. We've included 11 meals and your are expertly guided by one of our talented driver/guides; the best in the business. Please join us and Rambler through Ireland with Celtic Tours.

Tour Highlights

  • 11 meals including breakfast daily (besides the day of arrival) and five dinners
  • Top sights with visits to Navan, Kells, Trim, Dublin, Waterford, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Kildare
  • Budget itinerary and tour - delivers excellent touring at budget prices
  • Quality hotels

Irish Rambler Tour Includes

  • Six nights accommodations at 3* hotels with private bath throughout
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • Five (5) hotel dinners
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
  • Visits to: Trim Castle, Guinness Storehouse, EPIC Museum, Cliffs of Moher and the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Center
  • Scenic touring of Dingle Peninsula and a panoramic tour of Dublin
  • Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included
  • 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.


Itinerary

Sunday, Day 01 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 01, Sunday: ARRIVE IRELAND! Dublin – Ancient Ireland!

Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Tour departs Dublin Airport and travels to the nearby Ancient Ireland area of County Meath. Here we visit Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman fortress in Ireland. Many of the historical buildings in Trim date back to the 11th century. From Trim we continue the short distance to Kells, which was the site of a monastic settlement in the 6th century. Several high crosses are in the area along with a round tower. The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels in Latin was produced here in the 8th century and is now on display at Trinity College in Dublin. Continue-on to the town of Navan and our hotel where we check in and have some free time to rest. Dinner and overnight at our hotel. (D)

Day 02, Monday: Dublin - Navan

Today we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin! After a panoramic tour of the city, we visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This fascinating museum brings you through the vast Irish history with interactive and informative displays. We then visit the famed Guinness Storehouse. Enjoy a self-guided tour and then the famous views from the Gravity Bar. After an enjoyable day, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 03, Tuesday: Navan – Carlow – Kilkenny - Waterford

Today we depart Navan and travel south via County Carlow and County Kilkenny to Kilkenny town. Some free time in Kilkenny to shop, browse or perhaps visit historic Kilkenny Castle. This afternoon we travel south to Waterford and check-in to our hotel. Free time this afternoon to enjoy the historic city on the river. We enjoy dinner this evening at our hotel. Overnight in Waterford. (B,D)

Day 04, Wednesday: Waterford - Tipperary – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick

Morning departure from Waterford. Travel west via Cahir and Tipperary and Limerick and Ennis to the stunning Cliffs of Moher, that plunge into the Atlantic 700 feet below. The views here are breathtaking. Leaving the Cliffs, we make our way back through Ennis and onto Limerick, where we will enjoy dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 05, Thursday: Limerick – Adare – Dingle Peninsula - Limerick

An exciting and scenic filled day today as we make our way to the Dingle Peninsula. Along the way, we pause in Adare, and then make our way through Newcastle West and Tralee. We circle the peninsula, seeing a mix of steep cliffs and sandy beaches. Afternoon there is time to enjoy a bit of lunch independently in Dingle before returning to Limerick. Tonight enjoy dinner on your own tonight. Perhaps head out and enjoy some pub entertainment in Limerick this evening. (B)

Day 06, Friday: Limerick – Kildare - Meath

Morning departure from Limerick. Travel east via Portlaoise to the Horse breeding and racing county of Kildare. Some free time for lunch in Kildare. We stop in Newbridge for a visit to the Newbridge Visitor Center before heading north to Navan town for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 07, 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.

Rates & Hotels

2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
 Small Group Tour $1229
  $1179
  $1149
  $1179
 Small Group Tour $1299
  $1189
  $1189
 Small Group Tour $1389
  $1289
  $1319
  $1319
 Small Group Tour $1429
  $1329
  $1329
 Small Group Tour $1469
  $1319
 Small Group Tour $1419
  $1189
  $1189
  $1169
  $1169
 Small Group Tour $1269

Featured Hotels

2020 Irish Rambler
Newgrange Hotel Navan, Co Meath
Dooley's Hotel Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Treacys Hotel Waterford Waterford, Co. Waterford
Limerick City Hotel Limerick, Co. Limerick

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

Newgrange Hotel

Navan, Co Meath -

The Newgrange Hotel in Ireland is a luxurious and enchanting destination in the heart of Navan. [more]

Dooley's Hotel

Waterford City, Co. Waterford -

Dooley's City Centre Hotel, Waterford is a family run hotel in the heart of the Sunny South East... [more]

Treacys Hotel and Spa

Waterford, Co. Waterford -

Formerly Days Hotel Waterford, Treacys Hotel Spa & Leisure Centre is situated in the heart of Waterford City in Ireland's Sunny South-East, and is proud to be one of the finest hotels in Waterford. The hotel is the perfect choice for your business, leisure and family breaks. [more]

Limerick City Hotel

Limerick, Co. Limerick -

Limerick City Hotel is located in the heart of Limerick City and just a 20 minute drive to Shannon Airport. The main thoroughfare of Limerick City, O'Connell Street, is just a few minutes walk away leading to the heart of Limerick's shopping areas including Arthurs Quay and our main shopping streets including shops like Brown Thomas, Debenhams and Diesel. [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. There is no reduction for triple rooms on this tour.

This tour does not include:

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


Hotel change

Please note, March 15th tour overnights at Dooly's in Waterford (not Treacy's Hotel)
 

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your tour date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The tour date shown is the date one arrives in Ireland. All air should be booked a day prior to accommodate overnight flights to Ireland.

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 the tour starts in Ireland. One would depart from the US. one day prior to the date noted. 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.

The tour ends at Dublin Airport at 7:00 am for all passengers.