2022 Irish Rose

Please join our newly revised Irish Rose tour in 2022! This tour will continue to delight, with the added features of rail service from Killarney to Dublin and an added overnight at a 4* hotel in Dublin with arrival and departure transfers in Dublin. This revision makes the Irish Rose a complete tour that won't disappoint! Celtic Tours continues through 2022 offering "small group departures" on ALL DATES! Enjoy the best of Ireland with a relaxed and inclusive itinerary! Experience Ireland with Celtic Tours!

2022 Irish Rose

Please join our newly revised Irish Rose tour in 2022! This tour will continue to delight, with the added features of rail service from Killarney to Dublin and an added overnight at a 4* hotel in Dublin with arrival and departure transfers in Dublin. This revision makes the Irish Rose a complete tour that won't disappoint! Celtic Tours continues through 2022 offering "small group departures" on ALL DATES! Enjoy the best of Ireland with a relaxed and inclusive itinerary! Experience Ireland with Celtic Tours!

SMALL GROUP OFFERED ON ALL DATES FOR 2021!

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Tour Highlights
  • Fifteen (16) meals with nine (9) breakfasts and seven (7) dinners.
  • Top sights with visits to; Belfast, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Killarney and Dublin.
  • Includes a two (2) night deluxe Castle stay.

Your NEW Irish Rose Tour Includes

  • Excellent hotels - nine (9) nights of first class and superior first-class hotels throughout (now includes final night in Dublin!)
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
  • Seven (7) hotel dinners.
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motor coach.
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you (ends when you board the train in Killarney).
  • Panoramic city tours of Belfast and Derry.
  • 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, Arigna Mining Experience, and Cliffs of Moher.
  •  Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person.
  • Arrival transfer at Dublin from Rail Station to pre-booked Dublin Hotel
  • Departure transfer from Dublin hotel to Dublin Airport.
  • 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 the 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, with a visit to the St. Patrick's Centre. Opportunity to visit the gravesite of St. Patrick before we continue north to Belfast. Check in at our hotel with free time to relax. Those passengers arriving at Belfast airport, it is a leisurely start to the day with a transfer to your hotel and time to rest. This afternoon we enjoy a panoramic city tour of Belfast with a local guide. 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 County Donegal hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

Day 04, Tuesday: Atlantic Coast - Dungloe - Glenties

Today we travel via Glenties, a small village with several Irish craft stores. Continue on this scenic route from Maas to Gweebarra Bay, Dungloe and then onto Derrybeg and Brinlack on the Atlantic Coast. A beautiful day out before we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight 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 on southwest to scenic Rosses Point, overlooking Sligo Bay. After a photo op we continue southeast to our castle hotel, Kilronan Castle. Here we enjoy a fabulous dinner and overnight at the castle. (B,D)

Day 06, Thursday: Roscommon - Sligo - Roscommon

A leisurely departure from our castle hotel, we travel a short distance to the Arigna Mines, where we enjoy the unique Arigna Mining Experience. The surrounding natural scenery where the mine is located is striking. After touring the mine, we travel along scenic Lough Allen to Dromahair and the lake isle of Innisfree, immortalized by the poet William Butler Yeats. Continue on to the small village of Drumcliffe and the final resting place of W.B. Yeats, then onto Sligo Town, where you have free time to explore the history of the area, or perhaps visit the Yeats Library and Art gallery. This afternoon we travel the short journey back to our castle hotel so you can enjoy some free time and relax before dinner tonight. Overnight at Kilronan. (B,D)

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

Morning departure from Kilronan Castle. We travel south via the majestic Cliffs of Moher, where we pause and enjoy spectacular views. Continue along the western coastline, as we make our way to charming Killarney town via 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: Independent day in Dublin

Bid farewell to your driver and the group this morning. Make your way independently from the Killarney hotel to the train station (approximately .3 miles from the hotel). Morning departure via direct rail from Killarney to Dublin. Arrive in Dublin in approximately 2.5 hours. On arrival, taxi transfer will be waiting to take you to your pre-booked hotel (hotel will hold your bags if your room is not quite ready to allow you to begin exploring the capital city.) Dublin has plenty to offer with museums, shopping, great restuarants and pubs, history, culture and more. Overnight in Dublin. (B)

Day 10, Monday: 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

To book this package, please contact one of our reservation agents at 1-800-833-4373.

Featured Hotels

Irish Rose - Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Jurys Inn Belfast Belfast, Co. Antrim
Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
The Hardiman (formerly Hotel Meyrick) Galway, Co. Galway
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry
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

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Jury's Inn Belfast

Belfast, Co. Antrim -

Jurys Inn is one of the most popular Belfast Hotels. This excellent budget hotel is located right in the heart of the city. [more]

Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey

Ballybofey, Co. Donegal -

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

The Hariman (formerly Hotel Meyrick

Galway, Co. Galway -

The 4-star Hardiman has been Galway’s leading destination for 160 years. [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]

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]

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]

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 discount will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Transfer to rail station in Killarney
Please note: May 02 departure utilizing Lough Rynn Castle

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Your arrival flight must land by 9am for this tour. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 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 your flight time is later, please book a pre-night arrival to avoid missing the included transfer. Passengers book on earlier morning flights will have extended wait time at the airport.

If air is not booked with Celtic Tours, you may avail of these free transfers, provided you submit your flight information within 35 days prior to departure and you must be available 30 minutes prior to departure from Dublin Airport. Otherwise, transfers to the first hotel would be your responsibility. Transfer also available from Belfast International Airport up to 12:00 noon on tour start date. Tour ends for all passengers at Shannon Airport, with an early departure from Killarney to Shannon.