IRiSh ROSE - Celtic Tours



IRiSh ROSE - Celtic Tours
Irish Rose
Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Tour Highlights
• 15 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner
• Visit Killarney, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Donegal, Belfast and Dublin
• Updated Itinerary
• Lower Prices for 2011!
• Top Hotels & Entertainment
• No Hidden Extras
Tour Includes
• First Class and Superior First Class hotels
• Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of
A Celtic Tours Favorite! A fresh itinerary
for 2011, with added attractions. Enjoy
the Dingle Peninsula, Foynes Flying
Boat Museum, Medieval Castle Banquet,
Galway Bay, Glenveagh Castle, Inishowen
Peninsula, Giants Causeway, Belfast and
the Titanic Tour.
Your Itinerary
Day 01, Tuesday: U.S. to Ireland.
Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to
Ireland. Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, Wednesday: Shannon Killarney. Morning arrival at Shannon
Airport, having cleared Irish customs,
we exit to the arrivals hall, where our
driver/guide greets us. Travel via the old
world village of Adare to Killarney. Some
free time to rest. Dinner and overnight
in Killarney. Optional pub entertainment
Day 03, Thursday: Killarney – Dingle
Peninsula. Enjoy the scenic beauty
for which this region is renowned and
made famous by such movies as “Ryan’s
Daughter” and “Far & Away.” See the
• Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring
long, sandy stretches of Inch Strand
and admire views across the bay to the
• Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you Iveragh Peninsula. See beehive huts,
where early Christian monks lived and
visit Gallarus Oratory, dating from the
• Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual
8th century. Stop for some free time
working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish in Dingle and drive up the Conor Pass
Farmhouse scones
for panoramic views before returning
to Killarney. Enjoy dinner at our hotel
• Lough Foyle Ferry
tonight. Overnight in Killarney.
• Visits to: Dingle Peninsula, Foynes Flying
Day 04, Friday: Killarney – Foynes
Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher, Rathbaun
– Limerick. After breakfast, we depart
Farm, Galway Crystal Factory, Belleek
Killarney and travel via Tralee and
Pottery Showroom, Glenveagh Castle and
Listowel, home to the late playwriter and
National Park, Fort Dunree, Moville Pottery,
storyteller John B. Keane. Continue on
Giants Causeway, Titanic Docks & Pump
to Tarbert and travel along the Shannon
River via Glin Castle to Foynes, a small
seaport on the Shannon River. Foynes
• Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
gained prominence as the transatlantic
stop for the first seaplane service
• Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the
between the U.S. and Europe. Our
driver/guide not included
visit includes a tour of the Flying Boat
• Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel Museum and the Boeing 314 “Yankee
Clipper.” Irish coffee was first introduced
here in 1942 by the restaurant Chef
Joe Sheridan. From Foynes we travel to
nearby Limerick for overnight. Tonight
or similar
enjoy a Medieval Castle Banquet.
Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts
Day 05, Saturday: Limerick –
Limerick: Carlton Castletroy Hotel 1 Nt
Bunratty – Galway. Morning departure
Galway: Carlton Hotel 1 Nt
from our Limerick hotel. We travel via
Donegal: Carlton Redcastle Hotel 2 Nts
Ennis to the scenic Cliffs of Moher, where
Belfast: Dunadry Hotel 1 Nt
we stop for a photo-op. Continue to
Ardrahan in County Galway, where we
Dublin: Maldron Hotel 1 Nt
pause for morning tea/coffee and scones
at Rathbaun Farm. Here we will see a
farming family carry out everyday chores
including sheep shearing and watch
NOTE: Tours purchased on a land
as the sheepdogs maneuver the flock.
only basis begin on Day 02. See
We continue on to Galway and visit the
transfer information here or visit www.
Crystal Factory and Galway Bay before for details.
reaching our Galway hotel for dinner and
• Dinner each evening except for one night
in Dublin, including a traditional medieval
castle banquet
Day 06, Sunday: Galway – Sligo
– Donegal. Morning departure from
Galway. We travel north via Sligo,
birthplace of W.B. Yeats to County
Donegal where we cross over the
border for a visit to the Belleek Pottery
Showroom. After a short stop, we
continue on through Donegal town,
Ballybofey to Glenveagh Castle and
National Park. Watch out for the Golden
Eagles that have returned here to
nest. Then on to our Redcastle Hotel,
overlooking Lough Foyle, for dinner and
Day 07, Monday: Donegal – Buncrana
– Inishowen Peninsula. Today have
your cameras ready, as we tour the
historic and scenic Inishowen Peninsula.
We travel via Buncrana, the principal
town and resort of the peninsula to
Dunree, where we visit the military fort
with scenic views over Lough Swilly.
The fort has an array of large guns and
artifacts from the 20th century. The
fort and lough below is of immense
historic interest, which dates back to the
Norsemen, the Anglo Normans and the
Flight of the Earls. We continue on via
Clonmany, Ballyliffin and Carndonagh
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where we view the 7th century
St. Patrick’s Cross. Our tour
continues via Malin to Malin
Head, a spectacular headland on
Ireland’s most northerly point.
Leaving Malin Head, we travel via
historical Culdaff and the fishing
port of Greencastle to Moville,
where we stop briefly to visit the
Moville Pottery Factory. Return to
our Redcastle Hotel for dinner and
Day 08, Tuesday: Donegal –
Coleraine – Giants Causeway
– Belfast. Morning departure from
our Donegal hotel. We travel just a
few miles to the ferry that will take
us on the short 15 minute cruise
across Lough Foyle to Northern
Ireland. We continue via Coleraine
to Portrush on the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit the Giants Causeway Museum,
before we are transferred by a
small bus to the Causeway, and
its volcanic columns, which were
formed over 60 million years ago.
Our tour continues along the scenic
Antrim Coast to our Belfast hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 09, Wednesday: Belfast – Titanic Tour – Newry – Dublin. This
morning, we depart on a historical tour of Belfast and its harbor and dock
area, where the Titanic and her sister ships, Britannic and Olympic, were
built. The Titanic keel was laid here in 1910. We will tour the Thompson and
Alexandra docks and see the HMS Caroline, one of the last remaining ships
from WWI. Inside the pump house, we will see the pumps, old workshops
and view an audio visual display of how the ship was built and the people
involved. The tour will end at the visitor center. We then travel on and enjoy
a panoramic tour of downtown Belfast. Departing Belfast, we travel south
via Newry to Dublin arriving at our hotel at approximately 4:00 pm. Tonight,
we are free to dine on our own.
Day 10, Thursday: Dublin – U.S. Morning transfer to Dublin Airport.
Ample time allowed for check-in and duty free shopping before boarding
your flight home. Arrive home in the U.S. the same day.
Irish Rose
10 days - Cost Per Person Sharing
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - For our valued
customers on deposit 120+ days in advance, save
$100 pp on selected departures as marked*.
Limited to the first 10 passengers on deposit. May
not be combined with group or any other discounts.
Departs Departs
U.S. Tues.U.S. Thurs.Cost
May 03
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
Jun 07
Jun 14
Jun 21
Jun 28
Jul 05
Jul 12
Jul 19
Jul 26
Aug 02
Aug 09
Aug 16
Aug 23
Aug 30
Sep 06
Sep 13
Sep 20
Sep 27
Oct 04
May 12
May 19
May 26
Jun 02
Jun 09
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Jul 07
Jul 14
Jul 21
Jul 28
Aug 04
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Aug 25
Sep 01
Sep 08
Sep 15
Sep 22
Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 13
Single Room Supplement $458
Triple Room Reduction $35
IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air
dates from the U.S. Land tour starts one day later,
on Wednesday. One transfer for this tour is
available for departure from Shannon Airport at
8:45 am for passengers who book air with Celtic
Tours. If Celtic Tours does not book your air, you
may avail of this transfer, provided you provide
your flight information within 35 days prior to
departure and you are available 30 minutes prior
to airport departure. Otherwise, transfer to
Killarney would be on your own. Tour ends at
Dublin Airport, at 7:00 am for all passengers.
Airfare: Celtic Tours offers a wide range of air options for you. See our website
at for the best fares available. Group reservations—
please review your group contract or contact our group department
at 1-800-833-4373.
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