2020 Irish Rose

Enjoy the best of Ireland with a relaxed and inclusive itinerary! Your 2020 Irish Rose itinerary includes great hotels with 2-nights at a deluxe castle! Enjoy historic sight, scenic routes and breath-taking views! In 2020, we've added a visit to the Arigna Mining Experience. Enjoy seven dinners and breakfast daily and the services of the best driver/guides in Ireland! Come join us on our Irish Rose tour in 2020, you won't be disappointed!

2020 Irish Rose

Enjoy the best of Ireland with a relaxed and inclusive itinerary! Your 2020 Irish Rose itinerary includes great hotels with 2-nights at a deluxe castle! Enjoy historic sight, scenic routes and breath-taking views! In 2020, we've added a visit to the Arigna Mining Experience. Enjoy seven dinners and breakfast daily and the services of the best driver/guides in Ireland! Come join us on our Irish Rose tour in 2020, you won't be disappointed!

Save $200 Per Couple with Promo Code: EBROSE20 (valid for first 10 passengers booked 95 days in advance of departure)

Tour Highlights

  • Fifteen (15) meals with eight (8) breakfasts and seven (7) dinners
  • Top sights with visits to; Belfast, Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon and Killarney
  • Includes a 2-night deluxe Castle stay

Irish Rose Tour Includes

  • Excellent hotels - eight (8) nights of first class and superior first-class hotels throughout
  • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
  • Seven (7) hotel dinners
  • Full sightseeing by deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
  • 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
  • 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 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 - Galway - 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: Killarney - Shannon - U.S.

We have an early morning departure from Killarney to Shannon Airport, for your return flight home. (B)

Note: Flights before 11 am from Shannon will not work with our one group transfer. If Celtic Tours is not booking your flight, please book flights after 11 am to qualify for group transfer.

Rates & Hotels

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Featured Hotels

Irish Rose - Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Park Avenue Hotel Belfast Belfast, No. Ireland
Jacksons Hotel Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Lough Rynn Castle Co. Leitrim
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry

Tour Details

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

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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]

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]

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]

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 $33 per person discount will apply.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Airfare
Please note: May 02 departure utilizing Lough Rynn Castle

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 Shannon Airport, with an early departure from Killarney to Shannon.