Celtic Ireland Discovery
When?Start time: Thursday 11:00am (28 September)
End time: Saturday 2:00pm (07 October)
Come Discover Ireland! This trip is open to everyone so bring your friends, family, and even your spouses!!
I have arranged to PRIVATE Charter Tour so it will only be us with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 45 people!
Prices shown will be Land Portion ONLY as airfare will not be available until November 7, 2016.
Tour Cost: $1,838 per person sharing
Single Supplement: $469 per person (limited available)
Travel Insurance is available at an additional cost and is not refundable.
INITIAL Deposit $250 per person due with reservation + insurance of $95 per person (Land Portion Only).Deposit must be made before 11/7/2016.
SECOND Payment of $500 per person due MAY 26, 2017
FINAL payment is due JULY 25, 2017 (Travel Insurance is recommended, as all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE)
Day 01, Thursday: U.S. to Ireland.
Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner will be served shortly after take-off.
Day 02, Friday: Dundalk - Carlingford - Dundalk.
Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. After clearing Irish customs, we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. *Depart Dublin and travel north to Dundalk. Check into our hotel, where we have some free time to rest. Afternoon local sightseeing takes us along Dundalk Bay to the Cooley Peninsula and Carlingford Lough. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
*Note - departure from Dublin is on arrival of all International flights booked by Celtic Tours. 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.
Day 03, Saturday: Dundalk - Belfast - Dundalk.
After a hearty Irish breakfast, we depart for Belfast where we enjoy a panoramic city tour with a local guide. Our city tour ends at Belfast's titanic Museum. The world's largest Titanic museum, is located next to where the ill-fated ship was built and contains many of the artifacts recovered from the ship. One of the highlights of the tour, the museum will leave a lasting memory of the Titanic. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04, Sunday: Dundalk - Drogheda - Athlone - Galway.
Morning departure from Dundalk. We travel via Drogheda, then across the Irish midlands via Athlone, which sits alongside the Shannon River. Continue on via Loughrea, where we pause for an optional visit to St. Brendan's Cathedral, which displays outstanding examples of stained glass by various Irish artists. Continue on to near by Galway for hotel check-in. Optional free time this afternoon or join your group for a panoramic city tour of Galway city. Return to your hotel late afternoon. Enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Overnight in Galway.
Day 05, 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 Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway. Our evening is free to enjoy Galway with dinner on our own this evening. Overnight in Galway.
Day 06, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney.
Morning departure from Galway. We travel south to a local farm, where we see a farming family carry out every day chores. We see sheep shearing, watch the sheepdog maneuver the flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with tea and coffee. Continue onto the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 07, 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 we enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 08, 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 where we enjoy a traditional Irish Dinner and Show at Taylor's Three Rock Pub. Overnight at our castle hotel tonight in Killiney, Co. Dublin**.
Day 09, 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 Trinity College and the 8th century Book of Kells. Some time free 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.
Day 10, 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.
**Our castle hotel is situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney and overlooking Dublin Bay.
LAND RATE INCLUDES:
• First Class Hotels with private bath or shower for eight nights throughout
• Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival Six (6) hotel dinners & One (1) Entrance, Dinner & Show to Taylor's Three Rock Pub in Dublin
• Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motor coach
• Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
• Panoramic tour of Belfast with Step-on guide
• Visits include Titanic Museum, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Marble and Galway Crystal
• Scenic touring of Dingle Peninsula and a panoramic Dublin City Tour
• Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
• Tips and taxes in Ireland.
• Celtic Tours portfolio of travel documents
**Gratuities to the driver/guide not included**
Ireland is well-known for its fresh seafood and September marks the beginning of the oyster season. Galway is considered the home of the Irish native oysters and celebrates with a world-renowned festival in late September but smaller festivals take place throughout the country.
Interested in traveling with us to Ireland: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 954-530-2494 and I can send you a reservation sheet!
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