THE GREAT ESCAPE

Embark on your adventure, with this carefully curated self-drive package, offering a variety of confirmed B&B, hotel, and castle stays. Follow our suggested itinerary for a mixture of scenery, adventure, and culture, but remember - you choose what you want to do, making it your personalized "Great Escape."

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Embark on your adventure, with this carefully curated self-drive package, offering a variety of confirmed B&B, hotel, and castle stays. Follow our suggested itinerary for a mixture of scenery, adventure, and culture, but remember - you choose what you want to do, making it your personalized "Great Escape."

The Great Escape Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights pre-booked accommodations; one (1) night BB Lahinch area, one (1) night Athenry Co. Galway, two (2) nights Lough Rynn Castle in a deluxe room, and two (2) nights B&B in Co. Dublin (will not be city center).
  • Breakfast daily, except the morning you arrive.
  • Accommodation taxes.
  • Six (6) day car rental based on Manual Shift Economy Car; includes collision damage, waiver insurance (CDW with a deductible), theft protection insurance (TP), VAT sales tax, unlimited mileage, third party liability insurance, airport surcharge, and a free road map of Ireland. Rental based on the 24-hour rental period. Upgrades also available during the booking process.
  • Location Service charge.
  • Travel bag and documents.

Additional Notes

We can pre-book alternate locations for B&B if desired. Must be advised at time of booking. Otherwise, the package is sold as is and cannot be modified. Additional night in Lahinch can be added to the package.

Hotels are subject to availability at time of requesting. Alternative hotels may be necessary if the hotels here are fully booked. Alternative hotels may incur a supplement that will be advised at time of confirmation.


Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

Pick-up economy automatic car from the airport. Note: upgrades to larger vehicles are available. Tonight, we will pre-book a B&B for you near the lovely seaside town of Lahinch in Co. Clare. This location makes it ideal to take in such sights as the majestic Cliffs of Moher.

Day 02: Galway

After a hearty breakfast at your B&B, bid farewell to your host and make your way north. Your destination today is Raheen Woods Hotel, nestled in the world-famous Fields of Athenry, set in a tranquil woodland setting, just outside of Galway City. Perhaps drive through the enchanting Connemara region today. This area brings contrasts of beauty and wilderness. Overnight at Raheen Woods Hotel.

Day 03: Anthry

Departing Athenry today, you make your way to your castle hotel, Lough Rynn Castle, where you will spend the next two nights. Lough Rynn offers a lakeside setting with breathtaking scenery. A deluxe room awaits you this evening at Lough Rynn.

Day 04: Anthry

The day is yours to explore. Perhaps a hike up Sliabh and Iarainn Mountain, also known as Iron Mountain, north of Lough Rynn. This mountain is wild and rugged, which rises to 585 meters above sea level and is located on the eastern shore of Lough Allen. Walkers will stand in awe at the breathtaking panoramic views over the west and midlands of Ireland and wonder at the amount and variety of flora and fauna encountered, such as foxes, hares, rabbits, badgers, ravens, and peregrine falcons. Return to your castle hotel for overnight.

Day 05: Dublin

Today make your way south east via Longford and Mullingar to County Dublin. Here we will book a B&B in County Dublin (perhaps near the seaside village of Howth or the picturesque coastal suburb of Portmarnock) for the next two nights.

Day 06: Dublin

Today why not make your way into the Capital City of Dublin to explore this great city. Many museums, shopping, dining, and sights to see in the city. Make a day of it in the city, before returning to your B&B for overnight.

Day 07: Departure

Bid farewell to your gracious host and make your way to the airport for your return flight home, with a promise to return again!

Rates & Hotels

2020 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
  $709
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2021 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
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  $709
  $749
  $729
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  $869
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  $989
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  $729
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Featured Hotels

The Great Escape - a perfect independent Ireland self-drive get-a-way
B&B Farm and Guest Home Stay Main Office in Donegal
Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry, Co. Galway
Lough Rynn Castle Co. Leitrim

Tour Details

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(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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B&B Guest and Farmhomes

Main Office in Donegal -

Whether you choose to Go-As-You-Please and travel with open vouchers or have us pre-book your B&B stay - a warm welcome is always found with our B&B program.

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Raheen Woods Hotel

Athenry, Co. Galway -

Raheen Woods Hotel Galway is delightfully nestled in the world famous Fields of Athenry in a most tranquil woodland setting with beautifully landscaped gardens only minutes from the ever vibrant city of Galway. We offer the finest accommodation in Galway. [more]

Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens

Co. Leitrim -

One of Irelands most luxurious Castle Hotels, the ancestral home of the Clements family and the legendary Lord Leitrim. The entire estate comprises over 300 acres of an Ireland that is idyllic, rich in history and charmed with natural beauty. [more]

NOTE:

There is a limited number B&B's in County Dublin (and they are NOT city center - they will be outside of the city). We may need to substitute a hotel at a supplement or book a B&B in nearby counties such as Kildare or Meath (depending on availability at time of booking).

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room with economy car.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Transfers
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

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

Departures & Transfers

The departure date listed is the date touring begins. One would depart from the US one day prior to the date noted to allow for overnight flights.