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2024 Celtic Sojourn

Our Celtic Sojourn brings you seven fantastic nights, exceptional touring and a 2-night Castle stay. This upgraded tour brings you the best of Ireland. For those with limited time who want to enjoy a relaxed tour that includes notable attractions, the Celtic Sojourn is for you. From Belfast to Donegal you will see awe-inspiring cliffs, and historic museums. Enjoy excellent food while experiencing the beauty of Ireland.

2024 Celtic Sojourn

Our Celtic Sojourn brings you seven fantastic nights, exceptional touring and a 2-night Castle stay. This upgraded tour brings you the best of Ireland. For those with limited time who want to enjoy a relaxed tour that includes notable attractions, the Celtic Sojourn is for you. From Belfast to Donegal you will see awe-inspiring cliffs, and historic museums. Enjoy excellent food while experiencing the beauty of Ireland.

Tour Highlights

  • Twelve (12) meals with seven (7) breakfasts and five (5) hotel dinners.
  • Top sights with visits to Derry, Belfast, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Killarney, and Dublin.
  • Includes a two (2) night deluxe castle stay*.

Celtic Sojourn Tour Includes

  • Excellent hotels - seven (07) nights of first-class and superior first-class hotels throughout.
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
  • Five (5) hotel dinners.
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motor coach.
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout.
  • Panoramic city tour of Belfast and Dublin.
  • Visits to: Navan Fort, Giant's Causeway and Museum, Titanic Belfast, Glenveagh Castle and Gardens, Slieve League Cliffs with minibus transfers, Belleek Showroom, and the Arigna Mining Experience.
  • Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person.
  • Rail service from Boyle to Dublin
  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included.
  • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents.

*Please note: Hotel changes on select departures as follows:
  • May 04, June 15, Aug. 03 and 24 - overnights at Sligo Park Hotel in Sligo (and not in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal)
  • Oct. 26-Nov. 23 - overnight at the Kee's HOtel in Ballybofey (and not Jackson's Hotel)

Guaranteed Departures

Please note, each departure requires a minimum number of participants to operate. Tours will be noted "guarantee" when this number reached. Please do not book airfare until you have been advised that the tour is guaranteed. Celtic Tours is not responsible for airfare booking on non-guaranteed tours that do not operate.



Saturday (day 1) 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 1, Saturday | Arrive Ireland! Dublin – Navan Centre & Fort - Derry

From Dublin Airport we travel (departure time approximately 9:45 am*) to Armagh and the Navan Centre & Fort, ancient seat of the Ulster kings, for a deep dive into Irish myth and legend. Here at one of Ireland’s most famous archaeological sites, you can walk in the footsteps of Iron Age warriors as 2,000 years of history comes to life. Then it’s on to the lively city of Derry, immortalized in Lisa McGee’s “Derry Girls.” Of course, there’s a great deal more to Derry than an award-winning Netflix show can convey, so after a warm welcome at our city center hotel we’ll relax before meeting our expert guide for a walking tour of this historic city. The evening is free, so dine on your own and enjoy the many pubs and entertainment venues on offer. Overnight in Derry.

(*Flights arriving after transfer time will not be able to avail of the group transfer. In these instances, it is advised to book a pre-night stay so that you can avail of the group transfer.)

Day 2, Sunday | Derry - Titanic Museum

After breakfast, depart for the historic city of Belfast, the birthplace of C.S. Lewis and Kenneth Branagh, the site of Liam Neeson’s stage debut, and home to Ireland’s tallest building. After a panoramic tour (via the coach) of the city, we visit the astonishing multidimensional exhibit known as Titanic Belfast. However much (or little) you may know about the Titanic, this installation uses more than nine galleries to tell the story of the “unsinkable” ship that has captured imaginations for well over a century. Overnight in Derry. (B,D)

Day 3, Monday | Derry – Giants Causeway - Donegal**

Off to the Antrim Coast this morning to visit the Giant’s Causeway and Museum. These fantastic volcanic columns were formed from active lava more than 60 million years ago, and feature prominently in Irish fables and folklore. From here, we leave Northern Ireland and head to Donegal and our 4-star hotel in Ballybofey for a delightful dinner. Overnight in Donegal.** (B,D)

Day 4, Tuesday | Atlantic Coast - Glenveagh Castle - Glenties

Ireland’s wild side comes into focus once we reach the Atlantic Coast. Today we travel via Glenties, a small village where the best of Irish crafts are on display. We take the scenic route from Maas to Gweebarra Bay, to Dungloe and then onto Glenveagh for beautiful day out at Glenveagh Castle and Gardens in the National Park - the second-largest in Ireland. Return to our Donegal hotel for dinner. Overnight in Donegal**.  (B,D)

(**Select departures (May 4, Jun 15, Aug 03, and Aug 24) overnight in Sligo at the Sligo Park Hotel as an alternative to Donegal on these dates)

Day 5, Wednesday | Donegal - Killybegs - Slieve League -Belleek - Sligo - Roscommon

The road leads south along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and the spectacular Slieve League Cliffs looking out over the Atlantic. Slieve League translates to “mountain of stone pillars,” and our minibus transfer allows up-close access to revel in their dramatic beauty and take in the scenic views of Malin Bay. Our tour continues with a visit the famed Belleek China showroom to see the iconic Irish pottery that’s been made here since 1884. Southwest to the long, sandy beaches of Rosses Point, overlooking Sligo Bay, and then to Kilronan Castle Hotel for a fabulous dinner and a stay fit for Celtic royalty. (Overnight in Roscommon.) (B,D)

(† Note, slight change to route when tour overnights in Sligo.)

Day 6, Thursday | Roscommon - Sligo - Roscommon

Enjoy a leisurely departure from Kilronan Castle Hotel and get ready to go “all in” at the Arigna Mining Experience in Roscommon, where we’ll tour the historic 400-year-old coal mine and the exquisite scenery that surrounds it, deep in Ireland’s hidden heartland. Stunning Lough Allen provides a backdrop as we head to Dromahair and the Lake Isle of Innisfree, the peaceful, dreamy retreat that inspired one of William Butler Yeats’ best-known poems. This is Yeats Country, and when we continue on to Sligo Town you’ll see the poet’s statue and you can visit the Yeats Library and Art Gallery or just enjoy Sligo’s street life. Then it’s back to our castle to relax before dinner. (Overnight in Roscommon.)  (B,D)

Day 7, Friday | Roscommon - Rail to Dublin - Dublin

Depart Kilronan Castle to travel by train from the historic city of Boyle in Roscommon to Dublin's Connelly station. Make your way to your pre-booked hotel - if your room is not ready, the hotel will hold your bags, so you can explore Dublin independently. So many remarkable things to see, from lush Stephen’s Green to the hip Temple Bar district to the historic Book of Kells on the campus of Trinity College. Check out the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street, visit the Guinness Storehouse, cross the River Liffey on the Ha’penny Bridge, dine at one of the city’s many gourmet restaurants, or sample some comforting pub grub - and be sure to check out the nightlife in this magical, musical city. Overnight in Dublin. (B)

Day 8, Saturday | 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

Small Group Departures on select dates

2024 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book) 2024 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only Land Only
Jun 08  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $2619
Jun 15  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $2679
Jun 29  (Sold Out)   $2619
Jul 06  (Please call)  Small Group Tour $2619
Jul 20  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour $2619
 Small Group Tour $2619
 Small Group Tour $2709
Aug 10  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour $2619
Aug 17  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour $2619
 Small Group Tour $2679
 Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $2619
Sep 28  (Sold Out)  Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $2589
 Small Group Tour $2479
 Small Group Tour $2359
 Small Group Tour $2359
 Small Group Tour $2359

Featured Hotels

Celtic Sojourn - Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
City Hotel Derry Londonderry, Co. Derry
Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Kees Hotel & Leisure Club Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Sligo Park Hotel Sligo Town, Co. Sligo
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
The Address Connolly Dublin 1, 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

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

City Hotel Derry

Londonderry, Co. Derry -

The City Hotel is located on Queens Quay right in the heart of the city centre. [more]

Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey

Ballybofey, Co. Donegal -

A 4-star, family-run hotel located in Ballybofey on the scenic backdrop of the River Finn & Drumboe Woods. [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]

Sligo Park Hotel

Sligo Town, Co. Sligo -

The 4-star Sligo Park Hotel offers the best of both worlds, whether it is for a leisure break, a conference or a special event in the contemporary ballroom, golfing, walking, surfing, culture, buzzing night life, its all on the doorstep of the 4-star Sligo Park Hotel. [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]

The Address Connolly

Dublin 1, Co. Dublin -

The Address At Connolly Station is a Luxury 4 Star Deluxe Dublin City Centre Hotel offering great value for money as well as a tradition for friendly personal service in an Ideal City Centre Location. [more]


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 $25 per person discount will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on the itinerary.
  • Lunches and dinners (that are not indicated as included).
  • Tips to driver/guide.
  • 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 above is the date one arrives in Ireland. All air should be booked one 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. Airfare booked with Celtic Tours is instant purchase and nonrefundable. Please note, Celtic Tours will not be able to book airfare on tours that are not yet guaranteed. If requested (to ticket before a tour is guaranteed), Celtic Tours is not responsible if the tour does not indeed guarantee.

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 Saturday.

Arrival transfers 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. Transfer also available from Belfast International Airport up to 12:00 noon on tour start date. Tour ends for all passengers at 6:10 am at Dublin Airport.

Note on Hotels

Please note hotel changes on departures (noted under inclusions and on your invoice/quote when booked).