2018 Celtic Dream

Awaken your Celtic Dream, with our 11-night full circle of Ireland. A new itinerary now includes two nights at a deluxe castle! Immerse yourself in historic sights, scenic routes and awe inspiring beauty. From the Antrim Coast, location of many scenes from the popular Game of Thrones® to the breathtaking Ring of Kerry and the majestic cliffs of Moher. Excellent accommodations and meals throughout, including a pub lunch and a traditional Irish cabaret show with dinner in Dublin!

2018 Celtic Dream

Awaken your Celtic Dream, with our 11-night full circle of Ireland. A new itinerary now includes two nights at a deluxe castle! Immerse yourself in historic sights, scenic routes and awe inspiring beauty. From the Antrim Coast, location of many scenes from the popular Game of Thrones® to the breathtaking Ring of Kerry and the majestic cliffs of Moher. Excellent accommodations and meals throughout, including a pub lunch and a traditional Irish cabaret show with dinner in Dublin!

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Tour Highlights

  • Twenty (20) meals with eleven (11) breakfasts, one (1) pub lunch and eight (8) dinners
  • Top sights with visits to Belfast, Donegal, Athlone, Roscommon, Galway, Killarney, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford, and Dublin
  • New itinerary with 2-night deluxe Castle stay

Celtic Dream Tour Includes

  • Excellent hotels - eleven (11) nights of first class and superior first-class hotels throughout
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • Seven (7) hotel dinners plus a traditional Irish entertainment in Dublin
  • One (1) pub lunch in Athlone
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
  • Panoramic city tours of Belfast, Derry, and Dublin
  • 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, Cliffs of Moher, Cobh, Midleton Distillery, House of Waterford, Guinness Brewery Storehouse and Trinity College, which houses the Book of Kells
  • Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
  • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included
  • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents

Itinerary

YOUR ITINERARY:

Saturday (day 01) is the start date in Ireland. Note, with overnight flights, a FRIDAY flight would be needed, to meet 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, for a coffee/tea stop at the St. Patrick's Centre. Opportunity to visit the grave site of St. Patrick. From here we continue north to Belfast. Check in at our hotel with free time to relax. From Belfast airport, it is a leisurely start to the day with time to rest. This afternoon, take in a panoramic city tour of Belfast. 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 Donegal hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 04, Tuesday: Atlantic Coast - Dungloe - Glenties

Today we travel along the scenic Atlantic drive via Brinlack, Derrbeg, and Bunbeg, voyaging south to Dungloe and Glenties. Crossing by the Blue Stack Mountains, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay 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 south via Sligo, the final resting place of William Butler Yeats, to our castle hotel, Kilronan Castle, where we enjoy dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 06, Thursday: Carick-on-Shannon - Longford - Athlone - Roscommon

A scenic historic tour today takes us via Boyle, where we can see the ruins of the old Cistercian abbey, the ivy clad abbey dates back to 1161. Continue on to Carrick-on-Shannon which straddles the River Shannon. Continue on via Longford and Athlone, optional visit to the Church of Peter and Paul, an impressive structure of the Roman Renaissance style. Enjoy a pub lunch and some free time in Athlone. Return to our Castle Hotel via Roscommon. This evening is free to enjoy all the facilities at the castle and perhaps a light dinner on your own tonight. Overnight at Kilronan Castle. (B,L)

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

Morning departure from Kilronan Castle. We travel southwest via Tuam to Galway County and Moycullen. We enjoy a brief stop at the Celtic Crystal Factory. Continuing on, we travel south via the majestic Cliffs of Moher, where we pause with spectacular views. Continue along the western coastline, as we make our way to charming Killarney town via the 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: Blarney - Cobh - Waterford

Depart Killarney, with a stop in Blarney, where we pause for optional visits to Blarney Woollen Mills and Blarney Castle, perhaps to kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel the short distance to Cobh (Queenstown), the last port of call for the Titanic. Leaving Cobh, we stop and enjoy a wee tasting at the Midleton Whisky Distillery before making our way to Waterford. In Waterford, we enjoy dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 10, Monday: Waterford - Dublin

Morning brings a visit to the House of Waterford before making our way to Dublin via Kildare. An afternoon check-in to our Dublin hotel allows for time to relax before attending a traditional Irish cabaret and dinner show in Dublin. We return to our hotel at approximately 10:30 pm to stay overnight in Dublin. (B,D)

Day 11, Tuesday: Dublin

Our morning sightseeing tour of Dublin includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Afterwards we visit Trinity College to view the 8th century Book of Kells. Our afternoon is free to enjoy the capital city. Tonight enjoy dinner on your own before the final overnight stay in Dublin. (B)

Day 12, Wednesday: Dublin - Tour ends

An early morning transfer takes you to Dublin Airport for the return flight home. Pick up your last minute gifts at the duty free shops before boarding your flight. You arrive home the same day. (B)

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Featured Hotels

Celtic Dream - Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Park Avenue Hotel Belfast Belfast, No. Ireland
Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa Co. Roscommon
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry
Dooleys Hotel Waterford, Co. Waterford
Academy Plaza Hotel 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

Park Avenue Hotel

Belfast, No. Ireland -

Located in the vibrant Belmont area yet less than 2 miles from Belfast City Hall, The Park Avenue Hotel provides a unique experience for people who are tired of the usual and want something different. [more]

Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey

Ballybofey, Co. Donegal -

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

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa

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]

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]

Dooley's Hotel Waterford

Waterford, Co. Waterford -

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

Academy Plaza Hotel

Dublin 1, Co. Dublin -

Academy Plaza Hotel has an exceptional location as a Dublin City Centre Hotel.... [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 $40 per person discount will apply.

This tour does not include:

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

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.

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.