2021 Irish Rambler

For 2021, we have stepped up the excitement on our Irish Rambler, with your last night in Dublin! This tour is perfect for those on a budget. See Ancient Ireland, along with the scenic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula and more. Please join us and Rambler through Ireland with Celtic Tours.

2021 Irish Rambler

For 2021, we have stepped up the excitement on our Irish Rambler, with your last night in Dublin! This tour is perfect for those on a budget. See Ancient Ireland, along with the scenic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula and more. Please join us and Rambler through Ireland with Celtic Tours.

Tour Highlights

  • Ten (10) meals including breakfast daily (besides the day of arrival) and four (4) dinners.
  • Top sights with visits to Navan, Kells, Trim, Dublin, Waterford, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, and Kildare.
  • Budget friendly - but still delivers excellent touring, accommodation and service
  • All tour departures are small group (maximum of 26 tour participants)

Irish Rambler Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights accommodations at quality 3* hotels with private bath throughout.
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
  • Four (4) hotel dinners.
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motor coach.
  • 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 - Dublin

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 to Dublin, Ireland's Capital city. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before checking into your city center hotel. Dublin offers great shopping, restaurants, dinners shows and more! (B)

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

2021 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
 Small Group Tour $1239
 Small Group Tour $1239
 Small Group Tour $1289
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 Small Group Tour $1289
 Small Group Tour $1449
May 30  (Please call)  Small Group Tour $1449
 Small Group Tour - Guaranteed $1449
 Small Group Tour $1449
 Small Group Tour $1449
 Small Group Tour $1449
 Small Group Tour $1449
 Small Group Tour $1429
 Small Group Tour $1329
 Small Group Tour $1329
 Small Group Tour $1329
 Small Group Tour $1289
 Small Group Tour $1289
 Small Group Tour $1289

Featured Hotels

Irish Rambler - Budget Escorted Tour of Ireland
Newgrange Hotel Navan, Co Meath
Dooley's Hotel Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Fitzwilton Hotel Waterford City, Co. Waterford
Limerick City Hotel Limerick, Co. Limerick
Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin 1, Co. Dublin
Ashling Hotel Dublin Dublin 8, 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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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]

The Fitzwilton Hotel

Waterford City, Co. Waterford -

The Fitzwilton Hotel boasts luxury accommodation in Waterford with 91 beautiful contemporary bedrooms heavily featuring wood and soft furnishings. [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]

Academy Plaza Hotel

Dublin 1, Co. Dublin -

Academy Plaza Hotel has an exceptional location as a Dublin City Centre Hotel.... [more]

Ashling Hotel Dublin

Dublin 8, Co. Dublin -

The Ashling is a stunning Dublin City hotel in a great central location adjacent to Heuston Station, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol and on the Luas red line. [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. Triple room reduction offered at $18 per person.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • 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 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) months 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 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.