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HEARt OF IRElANd
2014/2015
To Our Valued Travel Agents, Friends and
Customers...
Since 1972 we have been providing our customers with
excellent travel experiences to Ireland and the United
Kingdom. I would like to personally thank all that have
booked with Celtic Tours World Vacations for almost 44
years!
Ireland
We pride ourselves, not only on bringing you excellent
tours to Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales with new and
exciting itineraries, but also on the unsurpassed service and
support we provide our customers.
You will always find a friendly human voice on the other end
of the line when you call Celtic Tours World Vacations. We
don’t welcome you with automation, but personally answer
every call that comes into our office during business hours,
making sure you do not have to navigate through a phone
queue and you are taken care of straight away.
Most customers repeat with Celtic due to the high standard
of service we offer and for the variety of destinations that we
service, including Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy,
Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland and more.
You can take advantage of early bird promotional discounts
and save more when you travel to multiple destinations. Visit
our website and contact your travel agent to sign up for sales
and touring information.
What other travelers are saying!
• “I want to THANK you so very much for organizing the trip of a lifetime. My entire family is now in love with Ireland. All of your tour stops you suggested were great!”
P.C., Arizona
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Save more on family vacations and travel as a group by
private motorcoach or join one of our popular tours from our
brochure.
Your first stop should be your Professional Travel Agent for
the best service and advice when it comes to your travel
planning. We will work with your travel professional to bring
you your dream vacation! Celtic Tours would be happy to
give you a list of qualified travel agents in your area.
Your dream of international travel will be brought to reality
by selecting a travel professional who will be able to offer
first hand knowledge regarding the destination you will be
visiting. They know the travel landscape and will be able to
support you should you have concerns or difficulties. They
are a phone call away, in comparison to some online booking
services, which will not answer your questions or assist you
once the sale is made.
The nation’s most reliable tour operators belong to the
United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). All
members are required to post a minimum $1 million dollar
bond, which is supervised outside of the tour operator’s
control.
Celtic Tours also offers you peace of mind with a 24/7
emergency contact for your clients, so a Celtic Tours
representative is always a phone call away.
“I want to thank Celtic Tours for the
wonderful opportunity of visiting Ireland...
There is nothing like first hand knowledge. I
am excited to be able to offer this quality and
value to my clients”
T.M., Travel Agent, Oregon
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“Just returned from a fabulous trip to Ireland
[Celtic Dream]. Our driver David was so
knowledgeable and entertaining. He is a
definite asset to your company..”
M.M., Pennsylvania
•
“I cannot begin to express what a wonderful
trip to Northern Ireland this was. Everything
was perfect. Our driver [on our Celtic
Sojourn] went above and beyond to make this
a trip of a lifetime.”
S.C., Florida
•
“In a word: fabulous. Everyone in your office
were kind and helpful and our driver was
simply the best. We can’t thank you enough.”
C.P., Indiana
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“I am thankful to know Celtic Tours offers a
24/7 contact number for me and my clients in
case of any emergency.”
L.P., New York
Please take advantage of family discounts, specials and more
offered here and on our website, with a visit to our website
at www.celtictours.com or visit us on Facebook for up-todate sales and promotions! All available through your local
travel agent.
We look forward to offering you a warm welcome on your
Celtic Tours World Vacation. Remember to have your travel
agent request availability of dates from Celtic Tours, as some
tours sell out very fast.
Have a wonderful holiday! Please contact me with your
comments on your return.
Sincerely,
Noel F. Murphy
President
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d & Britain
2016
INCLUSIVE MOTORCOACH TOURS
Our motorcoach tours are fully inclusive of airport
transfers, most tours include two (2) meals daily, and
some with special nights that include entertainment
such as a medieval castle banquet at Bunratty or lively
shows in Dublin. Daily sightseeing by Deluxe Motorcoach
included, with free time allowed in the major cities,
giving you the opportunity to visit museums, galleries,
or to take in an evening show or play. Accommodations
are at 4-star hotels on most tours. Our all inclusive
tours are well known to travel agents, who consider
them the best value for your money.
NO HIDDEN COSTS
Celtic Tours World Vacations does not have hidden costs
on our tours, like many other companies. No reservation
charges, no baggage fees, no additional taxes or service
charges.
GUARANTEED PRICE
Our price guarantee is for all land packages purchased.
We will not increase any price once you are under
deposit. In this way, we protect you against any
currency rate changes.
FAMILY & FRIENDS - Ireland, Britain, Italy, Spain,
plus many other destinations
Celtic Tours started this program that has been copied
by many other companies. Celtic will take care of your
family and friends, as if they were our own. Small
groups can travel together on an exclusive coach with
a professional driver/guide. Itineraries can be tailored
to suit your group. Celtic Tours can arrange special
golf outings or special dinners with entertainment for
any occasion or event you and your family may be
celebrating, at a very reasonable cost.
GROUP TRAVEL
Celtic Tours can offer your group special rates for either
our published brochure tours or an itinerary designed
for your group. You can travel by private coach or share
one of our many scheduled departures. Our group rates
for all destinations include free and discounted places
for the group organizers.
DISCOUNTS ON MANY DEPARTURES
Save with our Early Bird Discounts offered on many of
our tours (limited to the first 10 seats on selected dates
- book early and save!) See tour pages noting Early Bird
Discount for details. Other discounts also offered, see
page 4 for details.
SELF-DRIVE TOURS
You may plan your own itinerary and travel on open or
pre-booked vouchers in Ireland throughout the year.
In the UK we are delighted to pre-book a mix of Guest
Houses and Country Inns.
AIR TICKETS
Airline rules vary. However, if you have paid for your
ticket in full and your ticket is issued, you are exempt
from any increase in airfares.
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WILD ATLANTIC WAY & IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST
Experience one of the wildest, most
enchanting and culturally rich coastal
touring routes in the world! A 1500 mile
defined route from Donegal to West Cork.
For those who love to peel back the
layers of time, Ireland’s Ancient East is a
wonderful opportunity to experience 500
years of European History.
We are delighted to feature these regions on many of our Ireland
Escorted tours and offer many independent touring options that
include these regions as well. Experience the adventure, history
and beauty in abundance on the Wild Atlantic Way or while touring
through Ireland’s Ancient East!
COMBINATION TOURS
Combine any two 5-night or longer tours of Ireland and Italy and
receive additional savings. See our 2016 European brochure for
Italy tours, Croatian cruises and more.
GOLF IRELAND or SCOTLAND
Let our golf experts work with you on a special golf vacation.
Itineraries are tailored to suit your needs. Group rates are
available.
The Celtic Tours World Vacations Difference
QUALITY SERVICE & VALUE
since 1972!
Inside:
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Chauffeur Drive
9 Day Suggested Itinerary.................................................. 5
Celtic Splendor - NEW DELUXE ITINERARY
9 Day Deluxe Escorted Motorcoach...................................... 6-7
Celtic Dream
13 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach................................... 8-9
Irish Rose
10 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach................................... 10-11
Celtic Discovery
10 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach................................... 12-13
Celtic Sojourn
8 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach..................................... 14
Heart of Ireland
8 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach..................................... 15
Celtic Delight
8 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach..................................... 16
St. Patrick’s Week 2017
8 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour.............................. 17
Scotland and Ireland
13 Day Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour............................ 18-19
Golf Ireland
Featuring Top Courses Throughout Ireland............................ 20-21
Ireland Your Way - Self-Drive Independent Touring
Accommodations & Car Rental............................................. 22
Endless Possibilities or Castles & Cottages
Independent Touring - Accommodations & Car Rental............ 23
Irish Country Charm
Independent Touring - Accommodations & Car Rental............ 24
Scottish Castle Experience - NEW TOUR
6 Day Escorted Small Coach Tour........................................ 25
Scottish Islands Highlights
11 Day Escorted Tour with independent Edinburgh................. 26
West Coast Explorer
10 Day Escorted Tour with independent Edinburgh................. 27
Complete Hebrides - NEW TOUR
8 Day Escorted Tour with independent Edinburgh.................. 28
Highland Explorer
7 Day Escorted Tour with independent Edinburgh.................. 29
Orkney and Scotland’s Northern Coast
7 Day Escorted Tour with independent Edinburgh.................. 30
Isle of Skye
5 Day Escorted Tour with independent Edinburgh.................. 31
The Lake District & Hadrian’s Wall - NEW
5 Day Escorted Tour with independent Edinburgh.................. 32
France: Champagne~Vineyards and the North Coast - NEW
7 Day Escorted Tour with independent London...................... 33
Heart of England with North Wales & Yorkshire
7 Day Escorted Tour with independent London...................... 34
Stonehendge, Glastonbury, Bath & the West
5 Day Escorted Tour with independent London...................... 34
Scotland by Train - Independent
An exciting way to see Scotland.......................................... 35
Britain Self-Drive Independent Touring
Hotel and car rental........................................................... 36
Edinburgh City Packages
Including a Military Tattoo Package...................................... 37
Travel Protection Plan.................................................... 38
Terms and Conditions..................................................... 39
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(NACTA), OSSN and Vacation.com
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USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Celtic
Tours customers in the unlikely event of Celtic Tours bankruptcy, insolvency
or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million
posted by Celtic Tours may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the
advance payments received by Celtic Tours. More details of the USTOA Travelers
Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh
Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to [email protected]
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Celtic Savings and More!
Since 1972, Celtic Tours World Vacations has been bringing you quality
vacations, service and travel excellence, with more ways to save.
Save With EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS
Save up to $250 pp on select tours and departures.
Discounts limited to the first 10 passengers and cannot be
combined with other discounts, promotions or savings.
Save With - family & friends discounts
Save 8% on the land on any escorted motorcoach tour - 8
days / 6 nights or longer when six or more family or friends
travel together on the same tour. Savings up to $1400! Use
code: 2016ff6p8P
Save 5% on the land on any escorted motorcoach tour - 7
days / 5 nights when six or more family or friends travel together on the same
tour. Use code: 2016ff6p5P
Save With 2-fer discounts
Book any two escorted coach tours to any of our destinations and receive 8%
per person off the land cost. Discount applied at time of booking. (Applies to
joint tours taken in conjunction with each other).
Repeat Customer
Traveling with us again? We would be happy to offer you a repeat customer
discount. Discount based on package booked.
Special Events
Celtic Tours can work with your group to incorporate a special event. Call us and
we’ll be happy to arrange a fantastic vacation to include your special event.
Note, discounts cannot be combined
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Early
Bird
Savings
Private Touring Customized for You!
Chauffeur Drive
With the services of our Chauffeur Drive
experts, we cater to bring you the best parts
of Ireland, with an itinerary, hotel selection
and touring to suit your needs! Take the guess
work out of driving and leave it up to your own
personal driver! Here is a sample itinerary,
based on eight passengers traveling with top
hotels and the services of a private driver.
Suggested Itinerary
Day 01: U.S. to Ireland. Depart the U.S. for
your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served
shortly after take-off. (Flight is not included, but
Celtic Tours can book flights as needed).
Day 03: Dublin - Athlone - Galway. After
a hearty Irish breakfast, check-out of your
Dublin hotel, where you are met by your private
chauffeur that will be your guide through some
of the best parts of Ireland. Today we make our
way west, across the midlands via Athlone, to
Galway, a lively harbor city on Ireland’s west
coast. After a panoramic city tour, check into
your Galway hotel. The afternoon and evening
are free to enjoy the city. Galway’s hub is 18thcentury Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot
surrounded by shops, and traditional pubs that
often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stoneclad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the
winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains
portions of the medieval city walls. Overnight in
Galway.
Day 04: Touring Connemara. A scenic drive
today in the beautiful Connemara Region.
Excellent scenic views of Galway Bay before
turning inland at Spiddal and on to Moycullan.
We return to Galway, where we have the
afternoon free to roam this historic city, browse
the stores or relax. Overnight in Galway.
Day 05: Galway - Killarney. A fantastic day
from Galway to Killarney as our drive takes us
to the beautiful and majestic Cliffs of Moher,
which rise 700 feet above sea level. We continue
onto Killarney, with many shops, pubs and
restaurants to enjoy! Overnight in Killarney.
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Chauffeur Drive
Day 06: 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 “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. Back to Killarney for overnight with
dinner on your own.
Day 07: Killarney - Blarney - Cobh Waterford. We depart Killarney and make our
way to Blarney, where you have ample time
for shopping or optionally kissing the Blarney
Stone. Continue onto Cobh, the last port of
call for the Titanic. Then its onto the Viking
city of Waterford. Your evening is free to enjoy
Waterford.
Day 08: Waterford - Dublin. Bid farewell
to the Viking city of Waterford today, making
your way to Dublin. Enroute, why not stop at
the monastic home of St. Kevin, Glendalough.
A beautiful drive through Avoca, Arklow,
Enniscorthy and the Wicklow mountains. Arrive
in Dublin, where you bid farewell to your driver.
Enjoy your last night in Dublin independently.
Overnight in Dublin.
Day 09: Dublin - U.S. After breakfast, your
private transfer arrives to collect you and take
you to Dublin Airport for your return flight
home, where you bid farewell to Ireland, until
you return home again.
Let our experts help you create the
perfect customized dream vacation!
Excellent hotels used throughout your custom tour. We can mix and match categories from B&B’s to deluxe castles to create the perfect mix of accommodations for your tour
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Full sightseeing by private car / van / mini-coach / coach - depending on the size of the group
Professional Irish Chauffeur driver to escort you throughout the hired chauffeur period (available to you up to 8 consecutive hours per day)
Scenic drives
Flexible touring itinerary
Suggested itinerary includes arrival and departure transfer, as well as guaranteed early check-in to your Dublin hotel.
Services of a Celtic Tours Chauffeur Drive professional
Custom itineraries created for your group
Celtic Tours flight bag
Portfolio of travel documents
Based on this suggested itinerary
Land Only Rate - based on 8
passengers sharing 4 twin/double
rooms
Custom Chauffeur Drive - Ireland in Style
Day 02: Independent Dublin. Morning arrival
at Dublin Airport, where, after clearing Irish
customs, meet your private transfer that will
take you from the airport to your awaiting hotel,
where we have arranged an early check-in, to
allow you to rest and relax from your overnight
flight. Later today, enjoy your hop-on hop-off
Dublin bus tour that has 24 convenient stops at
Dublin’s top historic and cultural sites. Dublin
offers many fine restaurants for you to enjoy
independently. Celtic Tours is delighted to make
recommendations or arrange a night of dinner
and entertainment for you this evening.
Apr 1 - Apr 30 $1799
May 1 - Oct 13 $2159
Oct 14 - Oct 31 $1959
All Rates Per Person
Sharing Twin Room
Supplements apply for single rooms
This is a suggested itinerary based
on 8 passengers traveling and
sharing 4 twin rooms. However,
we can customize any itinerary to
suit your group size and needs. Celtic
Tours works with top hotels throughout
Ireland and you can mix-n-match
categories, from B&B’s to Deluxe
Castles, to create the perfect Ireland
holiday.
Tour Highlights
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Completely customized
Full services of professional chauffeur
Lets you see all of Ireland from the comfort of your chauffeur vehicle
Full services of a Celtic Tours professional chauffeur drive specialist to coordinate your tour from start to finish
Great for small groups, families, school groups, reunions and more
HOTELS
We’ve based this suggested itinerary on the
following hotels.
Dublin:
Galway:
Killarney:
Waterford:
Dublin:
Harrington Hall / Buswells Hotel
(1 Nt + early check-in)
Park House Hotel 2 Nts
Killarney Plaza Hotel 2 Nts
Faithlegg House Hotel 1 Nt
Harrington Hall / Buswells 1 Nt
We customize each Chauffeur Tour to suit your
needs, and can add a great mix of properties
from B&B’s to Castles.
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Luxury Small Group Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Celtic Splendor
Luxury Small Group Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Take your dream of traveling to Ireland to the next level on this luxury
tour of Ireland, with a grand itinerary, with deluxe and superior
accommodations! Explore Ireland in our deluxe Mercedes touring coach
with reclining leather seats while experiencing some of the most scenic
and breathtaking spots in Ireland.
This is a small group tour with a maximum of 20 participants.
NOTE: Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on Day 02. See transfer
information here or visit us online at www.celtictours.com for details.
Your Itinerary
Day 01, Monday: Overnight flight to Ireland. Depart the U.S.
for your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, Tuesday: Dublin - Cabra Castle*. Morning arrival in
Dublin. We are greeted by our professional Celtic Tours driver/
guide, we depart Dublin Airport (on arrival of all US flights booked
with Celtic Tours), we travel the short distance north via County
Louth to Kingscourt* and our castle hotel. Some free time to rest.
Afternoon departure for a 3 1/2 hour local sightseeing tour that
takes us along Dundalk Bay to Carlingford Lough. The Cooley
Peninsula offers magnificent views of the bay and the Cooley
Mountains on the south side. Across the bay the Mountains of
Mourne rise up from the County Down shoreline. Dinner and
overnight at Cabra Castle.
to check into the beautiful Killarney Plaza hotel. Enjoy a lovely
dinner at our hotel tonight. The rest of the evening is free to
enjoy the many pubs and entertainment in Killarney.
Day 06, Saturday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula. A
delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle
Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Today in
Dingle, we enjoy a pub lunch, where we have an opportunity
to enjoy some coastal favorites. A full day tour returning to
Killarney, where we are free to enjoy dinner on your own this
evening. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 03, Wednesday: Kingscourt - Mullingar - Kilbeggan
- Galway. Morning departure from our Castle hotel. We travel
southwest via the Monastic town of Kells. We continue onto
Mullingar and Kilbeggan where we stop to visit the Old Kilbeggan
Distillery. Continue west to Galway and our deluxe 5-star hotel
for overnight. Tonight we enjoy dinner at the Pullman Restaurant
aboard the Orient Express at Glenlo Abbey.
Day 04, Thursday: Galway - Connemara - Galway. After
breakfast at our 5-star hotel, we enjoy morning sightseeing tour
to Connemara with scenic views of Galway Bay. Our afternoon
and evening are free to enjoy Galway. Dinner is on our own this
evening. Overnight at Glenlo Abbey hotel.
Day 05, Friday: Galway - Adare - Killarney - Dingle. Morning
departure from our luxury hotel, we travel south to Rathbaun
Farm, where we see a farming family carry out every day chores.
We see sheep shearing, watch the sheepdog maneuver the
flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with tea and coffee. We
continue our journey via the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise
700ft above sea level and stretch out for five scenic miles. We
continue on via Limerick and old world village of Adare to Killarney
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Seven nights deluxe and superior hotels throughout
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Four dinners including dinner on the Orient Express at Glenlo Abbey and an Irish
cabaret show in Dublin
Pub lunch in Dingle
Welcome cocktail and get together on first night Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish
Farmhouse scones
Scenic tour of the Carlingford Lough, Cooley Peninsula, the Dingle Peninsula and
Connemara
Admission charges and visits to Kilbeggan Distillery, Cliffs of Moher, National Stud Farm
and Japanese Gardens, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse and
the Jameson Whiskey Distillery
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
2016 Departures
Celtic Splendor
Departs
Monday
Returns
Tuesday
Land Only
Jun 07
Jun 21
Jul 05
Jul 12
Aug 16
Aug 30
Sep 20
Oct 04
$3499
$3549
$3499
$3549
$3549
$3549
$3499
$3549
May 30
Jun 13
Jun 27
Jul 04
Aug 08
Aug 22
Sep 12
Sep 26
Single room supplement: $1029
Hotel Substitutions:
Please note, the following hotels will be used on
these departures: July 04 departure overnights at
Bellingham Castle Hotel on day 02 versus Cabra Castle
Day 07, Sunday: Killarney - Cashel - Dublin. Leaving
Killarney we travel this morning via Counties Cork and Tipperary
to the historic Rock of Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op
of the stately ruins. Continue on to Kildare, where we pause to
visit the National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Continue on to the
capital city of Dublin, where tonight we will enjoy dinner and an
Irish Cabaret show. Overnight at our deluxe 5-star Conrad hotel.
Day 08, Monday: Dublin. Morning sightseeing in Dublin
includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson
Distillery for a tour and a sampling! After, we visit Trinity College
and the 8th century Book of Kells. Our afternoon and evening
are free to enjoy the capital city of Dublin. Dinner is on your own
this evening. Why not enjoy one of the many Michelin star rated
restaurants Dublin has to choose from? Overnight in Dublin.
Day 09, Tuesday: Dublin - U.S. Early morning transfer to
Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Flights to the U.S.
arrive home the same day.
IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air dates from
the U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Tuesday. Morning
transfer from Dublin Airport for passengers who book air
with Celtic Tours (on arrival of all international flights). If
Celtic Tours does not book your air, you may avail of this free
transfer, provided you submit your flight information within
35 days prior to departure, and you are available 30 minutes
prior to airport departure. Otherwise, you must find your
own transfer to your first night hotel. Tour ends at Dublin
Airport with a morning transfer provided.
Luxury Small Group Escorted Motorcoach Tour
9 day tour - cost per person sharing
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Extra Nights in Dublin!
Celtic Tours would be delighted to book additional nights for you
in Dublin before or after your tour. Please call us for details and
current rates.
Tour Highlights
• 12 Meals - with Breakfast, Dinner and one Lunch
• Top Sights - with visits to Carlingford, Kells, Mullingar, Kilbeggan, Galway, Connemara, Killarney, Dingle and Dublin
• Relaxed itinerary with luxury accommodations
• Small Group Tour - limited to 20 tour participants
• Guaranteed Departures - please go to www.celtictours.com for guaranteed dates
• Book online or via our call center
• Celtic Tours 24/7 Customer Service
• Experienced Irish drivers and exciting entertainment
• As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose Celtic Tours!
HOTELS or similar
Cavan*:
Galway:
Killarney:
Dublin:
Cabra Castle Hotel 1 nt
Glenlo Abbey Hotel 2 Nts
Killarney Plaza Hotel 2 Nts
Conrad International Hilton 2 Nts
*7/04 departure overnights at Bellingham Castle Hotel versus Cabra Castle.
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Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Celtic Dream
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Our Celtic Dream continues to be the most popular tour for those wanting
a relaxed itinerary, with top sights, hotels and experiences in Ireland. This
complete tour circles the country taking in such sights as Titanic Belfast,
Slieve League Cliffs, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Waterford, Dublin and more!
Choose this tour and experience the best of Ireland! The Celtic Dream is an
exciting tour, with no hidden extras!
Your Itinerary
Day 01, Friday: Overnight flight to Ireland. Depart the U.S. for
your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, Saturday: Dublin - Monasterboice - Meath.
Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Having cleared Irish customs,
we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Transfers from
Dublin Airport to our hotel are available at approximately 7:30
am and 10:30 am. Free time to rest and relax, before enjoying
a 2-hour local tour. We travel north to County Louth and the
ancient monastic settlement of Monasterboice. Founded in the 5th
Century, the settlement contains a notable collection of ruins, with
two churches, round towers, three historic sculptured crosses,
early grave slabs and a sundial. Return via the coastal towns of
Bettystown and Laytown to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03, Sunday: Meath - Titanic Museum - Belfast. Departing
our hotel after breakfast we travel north. Arriving in Belfast we
enjoy a panoramic city tour before making our way to the famed
shipyards where the Titanic was built. We visit Titanic Belfast,
extending over nine galleries. This multi-dimensional exhibit draws
together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and
innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a
fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the
early 1900’s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous
maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond
the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and
continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration
center. Plus see areas of the famous ship that have been rebuilt.
Check in to our nearby Belfast hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04, Monday: North Antrim Coast - Giant’s Causeway Derry- Donegal. After breakfast, we depart Belfast for a scenic
tour along the north Antrim coast, where we visit the Giant’s
Causeway Museum and the Causeway with its volcanic columns,
formed over 60 million years ago. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway
we travel via the historic city of Derry for a panoramic tour. We
continue on to nearby Ballybofey in County Donegal for dinner and
overnight.
Day 05, Tuesday:
Glenveagh Castle
- Atlantic Coast Dungloe- Glenties.
Today we enjoy a tour
of Glenveagh Castle and
Gardens. Continue on
a scenic Atlantic drive
via Brinlack, Derrbeg,
Bunbeg and south to Dungloe and Glenties. Crossing by the Blue
Stack Mountains, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 06, Wednesday: Donegal - Killybegs - Slieve League Belleek - Sligo - Galway. Departing our hotel 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 for visit the famed Belleek China
showroom. Continue south via Sligo, burial home of William Butler
Yeats, then on to Galway* for dinner and overnight.
Day 07, Thursday: Galway - Cruise - Rathbaun Farm - Cliffs
of Moher - Limerick. This morning enjoy a 90 minute scenic
cruise. Travel via the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib,
Ireland’s second largest lake with unsurpassed views that make
this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland. Our cruise takes
us past castles and sites of both historical and cultural interest.
Continue on to Rathbaun Farm where we see a farming family
carry out every day chores. We see sheep shearing, watch the
sheepdog maneuver the flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones
with tea and coffee. We continue onto the majestic Cliffs of
Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to
Limerick and our hotel for check-in. Tonight we enjoy a Medieval
Castle banquet dinner and entertainment. Overnight in Limerick.
Day 08, Friday: Limerick - Adare - Killarney. Casual
departure from Limerick, we travel via the old world village of
Adare to Killarney. Afternoon is free in Killarney. Dinner and
overnight in Killarney.
Tour Includes
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Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class throughout
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Dinner each evening, except one night in Dublin; including a traditional medieval castle banquet and traditional Irish entertainment and dinner in Dublin
Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and scones
Panoramic city tours of Dublin, Belfast and Derry
Scenic drives of Ring of Kerry and in Donegal
River cruise in Galway
Visits to: Monasterboice, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek China Showroom, Cliffs of Moher, Cobh Heritage Center, Trinity College and Guinness Brewery Storehouse
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
Day 09, 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 “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 windswept cliffs, still lakes, lost valleys and rocky mountains blend in
awesome beauty. Back to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 10, 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. Onwards to Waterford for dinner and overnight.
Day 11, Monday: Waterford - Dublin. Morning visit to the
House of Waterford before making our way to Dublin via Kildare.
Afternoon check-in to our Dublin hotel to relax before departing
for a traditional Irish cabaret and dinner show in Dublin. Return
to our hotel approximately 10:30 pm. Overnight in Dublin.
2016 Departures
Celtic Dream
Day 12, Tuesday: Dublin. Morning sightseeing tour of Dublin
includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, then on to 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 in
Dublin.
Day 13, Wednesday: Dublin - U.S. Early morning transfer to
Dublin Airport for return flight home. Pick up your last minute
gifts at the duty free shops before boarding your flight. You
arrive home the same day.
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More Meals - 21 Meals with Breakfast and Dinner
Top Sights - with visits to Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway,
Limerick, Adare, Killarney, Blarney, Cobh and Waterford
Relaxed and updated itinerary
Guaranteed Departures (as noted)
Book online or via our call center
Top Hotels, Drivers and Entertainment
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose Celtic
Tours!
HOTELS or similar
Meath:
Belfast:
Donegal:
Galway*:
Limerick:
Killarney: Waterford:
Dublin:
City North Hotel 1 Nt
Park Avenue Hotel 1 Nt
Jacksons Hotel 2 Nts
Forster Court 1 Nt
Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt
Killarney Towers 2 Nts
Dooley’s Hotel 1 Nt
Best Western Academy Plaza Hotel 2 Nts
*Note: Select departures overnight at McWilliam Park Hotel, Co. Mayo
Early
Bird
Savings
**EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - For our valued
customers on deposit 120+ days in advance, save
$250 pp on selected departures as marked**. Limited
to the first 10 passengers on deposit. Visit our website
for other sales and promotions if your desired date does
not offer an early bird discount! May not be combined
with group or any other discounts.
Departs
U.S. Friday
May 06
May 13
May 20
May 27
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 22*
Jul 29*
Aug 05*
Aug 12*
Aug 19*
Aug 26*
Sep 02
Sep 09
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
Returns
U.S. Wed
May 18
May 25
Jun 01
Jun 08
Jun 15
Jun 22
Jun 29
Jul 06
Jul 13
Jul 20
Jul 27
Aug 03
Aug 10
Aug 17
Aug 24
Aug 31
Sep 07
Sep 14
Sep 21
Sep 28
Oct 05
Oct 12
Land
Only
$2579**
$2589
$2589**
$2609
$2619**
$2619
$2619**
$2619
$2649**
$2649
$2649**
$2649
$2649
$2649**
$2649
$2649**
$2639**
$2599
$2599**
$2599**
$2589**
$2589
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Tour Highlights
13 day tour - cost per person sharing
Single room supplement: $559
Triple Room Reduction: -$47 pp
*Note: Select departures overnight at McWilliam Park Hotel, Co. Mayo
IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air dates from the
U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Saturday. Transfers are
available for departure from Dublin Airport at 7:30 am and
10:30 am for passengers who book air with Celtic Tours. If
Celtic Tours does not book your air, you may avail of these free
transfers, provided you submit your flight information within
35 days prior to departure, and you are available 30 minutes
prior to airport departure. Individual transfers provided after
10:30 am to hotel for additional cost of $36 pp. The tour ends
at Dublin Airport at 6:15-6:30 am for all passengers.
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Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Irish Rose
Our Irish Rose tour continues to be a fantastic tour to choose from.
With a relaxed itinerary for 2016, this tours brings you Belfast, Donegal,
Galway, and Killarney. Take in the sights, sounds and wonder of Ireland
on the Irish Rose Tour of Ireland.
NOTE: Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on Day 02. See transfer
information here or visit us online at www.celtictours.com for details.
Your Itinerary
Day 01, Friday: Overnight flight to Ireland. Depart the U.S. for
your overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served on board.
Day 02, Saturday: Dublin - Monasterboice - Dublin - Meath.
Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Having cleared Irish customs,
we are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Transfers from
Dublin Airport to our hotel are available at approximately 7:30
am and 10:30 am. Free time to rest and relax, before enjoying
a 2-hour local tour. We travel north to County Louth and the
ancient monastic settlement of Monasterboice. Founded in the 5th
Century, the settlement contains a notable collection of ruins, with
two churches, round towers, three historic sculptured crosses,
early grave slabs and a sundial. Return via the coastal towns of
Bettystown and Laytown to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03, Sunday: Meath - Titanic Museum - Belfast. Departing
our hotel after breakfast we travel north. Arriving in Belfast we
enjoy a panoramic city tour before making our way to the famed
shipyards where the Titanic was built. We visit Titanic Belfast,
extending over nine galleries. This multi-dimensional exhibit draws
together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and
innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a
fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the
early 1900’s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous
maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond
the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and
continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration
center. Plus see areas of the famous ship that have been rebuilt.
Check in to our nearby Belfast hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04, Monday: North Antrim Coast - Giant’s Causeway Derry- Donegal. After breakfast, we depart Belfast for a scenic
tour along the north Antrim coast, where we visit the Giant’s
Causeway Museum and the Causeway with its volcanic columns,
formed over 60 million years ago. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway
we travel via the historic city of Derry for a panoramic tour. We
continue on to nearby Ballybofey in County Donegal for dinner and
overnight.
Day 05, Tuesday:
Glenveagh
Castle - Atlantic
Coast - Dungloe Glenties.
Today we enjoy a
tour of Glenveagh Castle and Gardens. Continue on a scenic
Atlantic drive via Brinlack, Derrbeg, Bunbeg and south to
Dungloe and Glenties. Crossing by the Blue Stack Mountains,
we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 06, Wednesday: Donegal - Killybegs - Slieve League
- Belleek - Sligo - Galway. Departing our hotel 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 for a visit
the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue south via Sligo,
burial home of William Butler Yeats, then on to Galway* for
dinner and overnight.
Day 07, Thursday: Galway - River Cruise - Rathbaun
Farm - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick. This morning enjoy
a 90 minute scenic cruise. Travel via the majestic River
Corrib and onto Lough Corrib, Ireland’s second largest lake
with unsurpassed views that make this the most spectacular
waterway in Ireland. Our cruise takes us past castles and
sites of both historical and cultural interest. Continue on to
Rathbaun Farm where we see a farming family carry out every
day chores. We see sheep shearing, watch the sheepdog
maneuver the flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with
tea and coffee. We continue onto the majestic Cliffs of Moher,
which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to
County Limerick and our hotel for check-in. Tonight we enjoy a
Medieval Castle banquet dinner and entertainment. Overnight
in Limerick.
Tour Includes
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Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class throughout
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Dinner each evening, except one night in Dublin; including a traditional medieval
castle banquet
Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and
scones
Panoramic city tours of Dublin, Belfast and Derry
Scenic drives of Ring of Kerry and in Donegal
River cruise in Galway
Visits to: Monasterboice, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle,
Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek China Showroom, Rathbaun Farm 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
Day 08, Friday: Limerick - Adare - Killarney.
Casual departure from Limerick, we travel via the old world
village of Adare to Killarney. Afternoon is free in Killarney.
Dinner and overnight in Killarney.
Day 09, 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 “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. Back to Killarney for
dinner and overnight.
Day 10, Sunday: Killarney - Shannon - U.S. Early morning
transfer to Shannon Airport for return flight home. Pick up your
last minute gifts at duty free shops before boarding your flight.
You arrive home the same day.
(Note: Early morning departure from Killarney, arriving at
Shannon approximately 9:30 am. Please keep this in mind
when booking flights.
2016 Departures
Irish Rose
Added Nights in Dublin!
Celtic Tours will be happy to arrange additional nights in Dublin
prior to your tour. Pre-tour nights in Dublin from $149 pp includes accommodations, breakfast and transfer! Must be
booked with initial reservation and subject to availability.
10 day tour - cost per person sharing
Early
Bird
Savings
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16 Meals to enjoy throughout (with 8 Breakfasts and 8
Dinners)
Top Sights - with visits to Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway,
Limerick, Adare and Killarney
Relaxed and updated itinerary
Guaranteed Departures (as noted)
Book online or via our call center
Top Hotels, Drivers and Entertainment
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose Celtic Tours!
HOTELS or similar
Meath:
City North Hotel 1 Nt
Belfast: Park Avenue Hotel 1 Nt
Donegal: Jacksons Hotel 2 Nts
Galway*: Forster Court 1 Nt
Limerick: Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt
Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts
*Note: Select departures overnight at McWilliam Park Hotel, Co.
Mayo
Departs
U.S. Fri
May 06
May 13
May 20
May 27
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 22*
Jul 29*
Aug 05*
Aug 12*
Aug 19*
Aug 26*
Sep 02
Sep 09
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
Returns
U.S. Sun
May 15
May 22
May 29
Jun 05
Jun 12
Jun 19
Jun 26
Jul 03
Jul 10
Jul 17
Jul 24
Jul 31
Aug 07
Aug 14
Aug 21
Aug 28
Sep 04
Sep 11
Sep 18
Sep 25
Oct 02
Oct 09
Land
Only
$2019**
$2029
$2039**
$2049
$2059**
$2059
$2059**
$2079
$2079**
$2079**
$2059**
$2059
$2059
$2059**
$2059
$2059**
$2039**
$2039
$2039**
$2029**
$2009**
$2009
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Tour Highlights
**EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - For our valued customers on
deposit 120+ days in advance, save $150 pp on selected
departures as marked**. Limited to the first 10 passengers
on deposit. Visit our website for other sales and promotions
if your desired date does not offer an early bird discount!
May not be combined with group or any other discounts.
Single Room Supplement $449
Triple Room Reduction -$37 p.p.
*Note: Select departures overnight at McWilliam Park Hotel, Co. Mayo
IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air dates from the
U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Saturday. Transfers
available for departure from Dublin Airport at 7:30 am and
10:30 am for passengers who book air with Celtic Tours. If
Celtic Tours does not book your air, you may avail of these
free transfers, provided you submit your flight information
within 35 days prior to departure, and you are available 30
minutes prior to airport departure. The tour ends at Shannon
airport for all passengers (with an early morning departure
from Killarney).
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Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Celtic Discovery
Discover the best of Ireland on this premier tour that features some of the
most historic and scenic parts of Ireland. Discover Belfast and the Titanic
Museum. Explore the beauty of Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher and take
in the breathtaking sights of the Dingle Peninsula. Plus enjoy 2-nights at a
Castle hotel in Killiney Bay, Co. Dublin.
NOTE: Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on Day 02. See transfer
information here or visit us online at www.celtictours.com for details.
Your Itinerary
Day 01, Thursday: U.S. to Ireland. Depart the U.S. for your
overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner will be served shortly after takeoff.
Day 02, Friday: Dundalk - Carlingford - Dundalk. Morning
arrival at Dublin Airport. After clearing Irish customs, we are
greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Depart Dublin (on arrival
of all US flights booked with Celtic Tours) and travel north to
Dundalk*. Check into our hotel, where we have some free time to
rest. Afternoon local sightseeing takes us along Dundalk Bay to the
Cooley Peninsula and Carlingford Lough. Return to our hotel for
dinner and overnight.
Day 03, Saturday: Dundalk - Belfast - Dundalk. After a hearty
Irish breakfast, we depart for Belfast where we enjoy a panoramic
city tour with a local guide. Our city tour ends at Belfast’s Titanic
Museum. The world’s largest Titanic museum, is located next to
where the ill-fated ship was built and contains many of the artifacts
recovered from the ship. One of the highlights of the tour, the
museum will leave a lasting memory of the Titanic. Return to our
hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04, Sunday: Dundalk - Drogheda - Athlone - Galway.
Morning departure from Dundalk. We travel via Drogheda, then
across the Irish midlands via Athlone, which sits alongside the
Shannon River. Continue on via Loughrea, where we pause
for an optional visit to St. Brendan’s Cathedral, which displays
outstanding examples of stained glass by various Irish artists.
Continue on to nearby Galway for hotel check-in. Optional free
time this afternoon or join your group for a panoramic city tour of
Galway city. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon, where we
enjoy dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Galway.
Day 05, Monday: Galway - Connemara - Galway. Today we
enjoy a scenic tour of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay to
Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on via Kylemore Abbey and
stop briefly for a photo opportunity. We continue via scenic
countryside; keep an eye out for sheep en-route to Moycullen.
We stop to visit the Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic
Crystal Factory. Return to Galway where dinner is on your own
this evening. Overnight in Galway with the remainder of the
evening free for you to enjoy this great city.
Day 06, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney.
Morning departure from Galway. We travel south to Ardrahan
where we stop at Rathbaun Farm. We see a farming family
carry out every day chores, such as sheep shearing, watch
the sheepdog maneuver the flock and enjoy some farmhouse
scones with tea and coffee. Continue onto the majestic
Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean.
Onwards to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 07, Wednesday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula. A
delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle
Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond
Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of
Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where we enjoy
dinner at our hotel this evening. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 08, Thursday: Killarney - Cashel - Dublin. Leaving
Killarney we travel over the mountains to Blarney, where
we pause for a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills. Here you have
time to enjoy an optional visit to Blarney Castle, and perhaps
kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel via
Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op at the
historic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin, where the evening is
free to dine on your own tonight. Overnight at our castle hotel
tonight in Killiney, Co. Dublin**.
Tour Includes
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Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class throughout
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Six hotel dinners
Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
Panoramic tour of Belfast with step-on guide
Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones
Visits include Titanic Museum in Belfast, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara Marble and Galway Crystal
Scenic touring of Carlingford Lough, Dingle Peninsula and a panoramic Dublin City Tour
Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included
Celtic Tours portfolio of travel documents
Day 09, Friday: Dublin. Coming into the capital city this
morning for sightseeing, we visit the Guinness Storehouse,
enjoying panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar,
followed by Trinity College and the 8th century Book of Kells.
Free time to enjoy the capital city independently. Dublin has
plenty of shops, cafes, museums and more for you to enjoy.
This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at our castle hotel in
Killiney, Co. Dublin.
Day 10, Saturday: Dublin - U.S. Early morning transfer to
Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Flights to the U.S.
arrive home the same day.
**Our castle hotel is situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in
the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney and overlooking
Dublin Bay.
2016 Departures
Celtic Discovery
10 day tour - cost per person sharing
Tour Highlights
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Top Hotels, including a 2-night stay at a castle hotel!
More Meals - 14 Meals with Breakfast and Dinner
Top Sights - with visits to Carlingford, Dundalk, Belfast,
Galway, Connemara, Killarney and Dublin
Relaxed and updated itinerary
Guaranteed Departures (as noted)
Book online or via our call center
Great sightseeing and entertainment.
Experience the best Irish drivers!
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose Celtic
Tours!
HOTELS or similar
Louth:
Carrickdale Hotel / The d Hotel 2 nts
Galway: Salthill Hotel 2 Nts
Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts
Co. Dublin:Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel 2 Nts
*Note: Select departures overnight at the d Hotel in Drogheda.
Return To
U.S. Sat
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
Apr 16
Apr 23
Apr 30
May 07
May 21
Jun 04
Jun 18
Jul 02
Jul 16
Jul 30
Aug 13
Aug 27
Sep 10
Sep 24
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Land Only
Cost
$1539
$1539
$1569
$1579
$1579
$1579
$1589
$1589
$1589
$1699
$1769
$1769
$1769
$1779
$1779
$1799
$1799
$1799
$1799
$1759
$1759
$1699
$1689
$1589
$1589
$1589
$1589
$1589
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Extra Nights in Dublin!
Pre or post nights in Dublin from $149 pp - includes
accommodations, breakfast and transfer! Must be booked with
initial reservation and subject to availability.
Depart
U.S. Thur
Feb 18
Feb 25
Mar 03
Mar 10
Mar 17
Mar 24
Mar 31
Apr 07
Apr 14
Apr 21
Apr 28
May 12
May 26
Jun 09
Jun 23
Jul 07
Jul 21
Aug 04
Aug 18
Sep 01
Sep 15
Sep 29
Oct 06
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27
Nov 03*
Nov 10*
Single Room Supplement May-Oct $459
Single Room Supplement all other $399
IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air dates from the U.S.
Land tour starts one day later, on Friday. Morning transfer from
Dublin Airport for passengers who book air with Celtic Tours
(on arrival of all flights). If Celtic Tours does not book your air,
you may avail of this free transfer, provided you submit your
flight information within 35 days prior to departure, and you
are available 30 minutes prior to airport departure. Should
you require an individual transfer, it can be arranged for an
additional cost. Tour ends at Dublin Airport with a morning
transfer provided.
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Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Celtic Sojourn
From Dublin to Donegal to Galway and Limerick. See
Titanic Belfast, the Giants Causeway, majestic Cliffs
of Moher and more on this fantastic tour!
Your Itinerary
Tours purchased on a land only basis begins on Day 02
2016 Departures
Celtic Sojourn
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
8 day tour - cost per person sharing
Depart
U.S. Fri
Return To Land Only
U.S. Fri
Cost
May 06
May 13
May 20
May 27
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 22*
Jul 29*
Aug 05*
Aug 12*
Aug 19*
Aug 26*
Sep 02
Sep 09
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
May 13
May 20
May 27
Jun 03
Jun 10
Jun 17
Jun 24
Jul 01
Jul 08
Jul 15
Jul 22
Jul 29
Aug 05
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26
Sep 02
Sep 09
Sep 16
Sep 23
Sep 30
Oct 07
$1519**
$1519
$1519**
$1519
$1539**
$1539
$1539**
$1549
$1559**
$1559**
$1559**
$1539
$1539
$1539**
$1539
$1539**
$1539**
$1529
$1529**
$1529**
$1519**
$1519
**EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT-SAVE $75 pp
WHEN ON DEPOSIT 120+ in advance limited to first 10 passengers
Single Room Supplement $389
Triple Room Reduction -$30 p.p.
IMPORTANT: Departure dates are air dates from the
U.S. Land tour starts one day later. Transfers available
from Dublin Airport at 7:30 am and 10:30 am for all who
book air with Celtic Tours. If Celtic Tours does not book
your air, you may avail of these free transfers, provided
you submit your flight information within 35 days prior
to departure, and you are available 30 minutes prior
to airport departure. Otherwise, you must find your
own transfer to your first night hotel. The tour ends at
Shannon airport for all passengers.
Tour Highlights
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•
•
•
•
•
12 Meals to enjoy throughout (with 6 Breakfasts
and 6 Dinners)
Top Sights - with visits to Dublin, Belfast,
Donegal, Galway and Limerick
Relaxed and updated itinerary
Guaranteed Departures (as noted)
Book online or via our call center
Top Hotels, Drivers and Entertainment
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
HOTELS
or similar
Meath:
City North Hotel 1 Nt
Belfast: Park Avenue Hotel 1 Nt
Donegal: Jacksons Hotel 2 Nts
Galway*: Forster Court 1 Nt
Limerick: Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt
*Note: Select departures overnight at McWilliam
Park Hotel, Co. Mayo
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Day 01, Friday: U.S. - Dublin. Depart the
U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland.
Day 02, Saturday: Dublin Monasterboice - Dublin - Meath. Morning
arrival at Dublin Airport. Having cleared Irish
customs, we are greeted by our Celtic Tours
driver/guide. Transfers from Dublin Airport to
our hotel are available at approximately 7:30
am and 10:30 am. Free time to rest and
relax, before enjoying a 2-hour local tour. We
travel north to County Louth and the ancient
monastic settlement of Monasterboice.
Founded in the 5th Century, the settlement
contains a notable collection of ruins, with
two churches, round towers, three historic
sculptured crosses, early grave slabs and
a sundial. Return via the coastal towns of
Bettystown and Laytown to our hotel for
dinner and overnight.
Day 03, Sunday: Meath - Titanic Museum
- Belfast. Departing our hotel after breakfast
we travel north to Belfast. We enjoy a
panoramic city tour before making our way
to the famed shipyards where the Titanic was
built. We visit Titanic Belfast, extending over
nine galleries. This multi-dimensional exhibit
draws together special effects, dark rides,
full-scale reconstructions and innovative
interactive features to explore the Titanic
story in a fresh and insightful way; from her
conception in Belfast in the early 1900’s,
through her construction and launch, to her
infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic
demise. The journey goes beyond the
aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery
of the wreck and continues into the present
day with a live undersea exploration center.
Check-in to our nearby Belfast hotel for
dinner and overnight.
Day 05, Tuesday: Glenveagh Castle Atlantic Coast - Dungloe- Glenties. Today
we enjoy a tour of Glenveagh Castle and
Gardens. Continue on a scenic Atlantic drive
south to Dungloe and Glenties. Crossing by
the Blue Stack Mountains, we return to our
hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 06, Wednesday: Donegal - Killybegs
- Slieve League -Belleek - Sligo - Galway.
Departing our hotel we travel south along
Donegal Bay to Killybegs and the Slieve
League Cliffs. We transfer to the cliffs via
minibus, where we delight in the scenic
views of the Slieve League Cliffs. Our tour
continues south to Belleek, where we visit
the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue
to Sligo, burial home of William Butler Yeats,
then on to Galway* for dinner and overnight.
Day 07, Thursday: Galway - River Cruise
- Cliffs of Moher - Limerick. This morning
enjoy a 90 minute scenic cruise. Travel via
the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough
Corrib, Ireland’s second largest lake with
unsurpassed views that make this the most
spectacular waterway in Ireland. Your cruise
takes you past castles and sites of both
historical and cultural interest. Continue
to Rathbaun Farm where we see sheep
shearing, watch the sheepdog maneuver the
Day 04, Monday: Antrim Coast - Giant’s flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with
Causeway - Derry - Donegal. After
tea and coffee. We continue to the majestic
breakfast, we depart for a scenic tour along Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above
the north Antrim coast, where we visit the
the Atlantic Ocean. On to County Limerick
Giant’s Causeway Museum and the Causeway and our hotel for check-in. Tonight we
with its volcanic columns, formed over
enjoy a Medieval Castle banquet dinner and
60 million years ago. Leaving the Giant’s
entertainment. Overnight in Limerick.
Causeway we travel via the historic city of
Day 08, Friday: Limerick - Shannon Derry for a panoramic tour. We continue on
U.S. Morning departure from our Limerick
to nearby Ballybofey in County Donegal for
hotel to Shannon Airport for our return flight
dinner and overnight.
home. Arrive home the same day.
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Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class
throughout
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Dinner each evening, except one night in Dublin; including a
traditional medieval castle banquet
Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and scones
Panoramic city tours of Belfast and Derry
Scenic drives of Donegal
Visits to: Monasterboice, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway,
Glenveagh Castle, Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek China Showroom 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
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Your Itinerary
Tours purchased on a land only basis begins on Day 02
Day 01, Saturday: U.S. to Ireland. Depart
the U.S. for your overnight flight to Ireland.
Dinner will be served shortly after take-off.
Day 02, Sunday: Dublin - Galway. Morning
arrival at Dublin Airport. Depart Dublin and
travel the short journey to Galway, where
we check into our hotel. Free time to rest.
In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic
sightseeing tour of Galway City. Enjoy dinner
at our hotel tonight. Overnight in Galway.
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Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel via
Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a
photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel. Arrive
in Killiney, Co. Dublin, where the evening is
free to dine on your own tonight. Overnight
at our castle hotel tonight in Killiney, Co.
Dublin**.
Depart
U.S. Sat
Feb 20
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
Apr 16
Apr 23
Apr 30
May 14
May 28
Jun 11
Jun 25
Jul 09
Jul 23
Aug 06
Aug 20
Sep 03
Sep 17
Oct 01
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Day 07, Friday: Dublin. Coming into the
capital city this morning for sightseeing,
we visit the Guinness Storehouse, enjoying
panoramic views of the city from the Gravity
Day 04, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of Moher
Bar, followed by Trinity College and the 8th
- Killarney. Morning departure from Galway.
century Book of Kells. Free time to enjoy the
We travel south to Ardrahan where we stop
capital city independently. Dublin has plenty
at Rathbaun Farm. We see a farming family
of shops, cafes, museums for you to enjoy.
carry out every day chores, such as sheep
This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at
shearing, watch the sheepdog maneuver the
our castle hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin.
flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with
tea and coffee. Continue onto the majestic
Day 08, Saturday: Dublin - U.S. Early
Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above
morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your
the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to Killarney for
return flight home. Flights to the U.S. arrive
dinner and overnight.
home the same day.
Day 05, Wednesday: Killarney - Dingle
Peninsula. A delightful day takes us along
the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which
offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond
Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands,
the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour
returning to Killarney, where we enjoy dinner
at our hotel. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 06, Thursday: Killarney - Cashel
- Dublin. Leaving Killarney we travel over
the mountains to Blarney, where we pause
for a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills. Here
you have time to enjoy an optional visit to
Blarney Castle, and perhaps kiss the famed
**Our castle hotel is situated at the brow of
Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin
suburb of Killiney and overlooking Dublin Bay.
Important Transfer Information:
Departure dates shown are air dates from the
U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Sunday.
Transfers for this tour from Dublin Airport
after the arrival of all flights for passengers
who book air with Celtic Tours. If Celtic Tours
does not book your air, you may avail of these
free transfers, provided you submit your flight
information within 35 days prior to departure,
and you are available 30 minutes prior to airport
departure. Otherwise, you must find your own
transfer to your first night hotel. Tour ends at
Dublin Airport at 6:15-6:30 am.
Tour Includes
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Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class throughout
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Four hotel dinners
Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
Scenic drive along Connemara and the Dingle
Peninsula
Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones
Visits to Cliffs of Moher, Celtic Crystal, Blarney Woollen
Mills, Guinness Storehouse, Whitefriars Church, Trinity
College and the Book of Kells
Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included
Portfolio of travel documents
Return
Sat
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
Apr 16
Apr 23
Apr 30
May 07
May 21
Jun 04
Jun 18
Jul 02
Jul 16
Jul 30
Aug 13
Aug 27
Sep 10
Sep 24
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
Land Only
Cost
$1049
$1049
$1059
$1079
$1069
$1079
$1079
$1079
$1079
$1079
$1369
$1379
$1389
$1399
$1399
$1429
$1429
$1429
$1429
$1389
$1389
$1299
$1299
$1169
$1169
$1149
$1099
$1099
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Day 03, Monday: Galway- Connemara
- Galway. Today we enjoy a scenic tour
of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay
to Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on
via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a
photo opportunity. We continue via scenic
countryside. We stop to visit the Connemara
Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory.
Return to Galway where dinner is on your own
this evening. Overnight in Galway with the
evening free for you to enjoy this great city.
2016 Departures
Single room supplement: May-Sep $359
All other dates $319
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Great sightseeing and entertainment.
Experience the best Irish drivers!
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HOTELS
or similar
Galway: Salthill Hotel 2 Nts
Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts
Co. Dublin:Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel 2 Nts
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Killarney, the famous Ring of Kerry, Waterford
and Dublin. A perfect tour in Ireland for those
that want to make the most of their vacation!
Your Itinerary
Tours purchased on a land only basis begins on Day 02
2016 Departures
Celtic Delight
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
8 day tour - cost per person sharing
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - For our
valued customers on deposit 120+ days
in advance, save $75 pp on selected
departures as marked*. Limited to the
first 10 passengers on deposit. May not
be combined with group or any other
discounts.
Depart
U.S. Wed
May 11
May 18
May 25
Jun 01
Jun 08
Jun 15
Jun 22
Jun 29
Jul 06
Jul 13
Jul 20
Jul 27
Aug 03
Aug 10
Aug 17
Aug 24
Aug 31
Sep 07
Sep 14
Sep 21
Sep 28
Oct 05
Return
Wed
May 18
May 25
Jun 01
Jun 08
Jun 15
Jun 22
Jun 29
Jul 06
Jul 13
Jul 20
Jul 27
Aug 03
Aug 10
Aug 17
Aug 24
Aug 31
Sep 07
Sep 14
Sep 21
Sep 28
Oct 05
Oct 12
Land Only
Cost
$1639*
$1639
$1649*
$1659
$1659*
$1669
$1669*
$1669
$1669*
$1669*
$1669*
$1669
$1669
$1669*
$1669
$1669
$1659*
$1649*
$1649*
$1649
$1649
$1619
Single room supplement: $389
Triple Room Reduction -$45 p.p.
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With visits to Limerick, Adare, Killarney,
Blarney, Cobh, Waterford and Dublin
Relaxed and updated itinerary
Guaranteed Departures (as noted)
Book online or via our call center
Top Hotels, Drivers and Entertainment
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you
choose Celtic Tours!
Day 01, Wednesday: U.S. to Ireland.
Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to
Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after takeoff.
Day 02, Thursday: Limerick. Morning
arrival at Shannon Airport, where after
clearing Irish customs, we are transferred
to our Limerick hotel where we have some
free time to rest and relax. Tonight we
enjoy a Medieval Castle banquet dinner and
entertainment. Overnight in Limerick.
Day 03, Friday: Limerick - Adare Killarney. Casual departure from Limerick,
we travel via the old world village of Adare
to Killarney. Afternoon is free in Killarney.
Dinner and overnight in Killarney.
Day 04, Saturday: Killarney - Ring of
Kerry - Killarney. 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 “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.
Back to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Day 05, 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, the last port of call for the
Titanic. Onwards to Waterford for dinner and
overnight in Waterford.
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Day 07, Tuesday: Dublin.
Morning sightseeing tour of Dublin
includes a visit to the Guinness
Storehouse, then on to 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 in
Dublin.
Day 08, Wednesday: Dublin - U.S.
Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport
for return flight home. Pick up your last
minute gifts at the duty free shops before
boarding your flight. You arrive home the
same day.
Extend your stay!
Pre-night in Limerick or post tour nights
in Dublin from $139 pp - includes
accommodations, breakfast and transfer!
Must be booked with initial reservation
and subject to availability.
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Limerick: Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt
Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts
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Waterford: Dooley’s Hotel 1 Nt
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Dublin:
Best Western Academy Plaza Hotel 2 Nts
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HOTELS
Day 06, Monday: Waterford - Dublin.
Morning visit to the House of Waterford
before making our way to Dublin via
Kildare. Afternoon check-in to our Dublin
hotel to relax before departing for a
traditional Irish cabaret and dinner show in
Dublin. Return to our hotel approximately
10:30 pm. Overnight in Dublin.
Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class throughout
Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
Dinner each evening, except one night in Dublin; including a traditional medieval castle banquet and traditional Irish entertainment and dinner in Dublin
Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
Panoramic city tours of Dublin
Scenic drive of Ring of Kerry
Visits to: Cobh Heritage Center, Trinity College and Guinness Brewery Storehouse
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
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St. Patrick’s Week
Plan now to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
festivities in Ireland on this scenic fun-filled
tour. A continued Celtic Tours favorite!
2017
Your Itinerary
Day 01, Saturday: U.S. to Ireland.
Evening departure for our overnight flight
from the U.S. to Ireland. Dinner is served
shortly after take-off.
Day 02, Sunday: Dublin - Galway. Early
morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Having
cleared Irish customs, we are greeted by
our Celtic Tours driver/guide. Depart Dublin
and travel the short journey to Galway,
where we check into our hotel. Free time
to rest. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local
panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City.
Dinner and overnight in Galway.
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future winner of the Irish Derby. Continue
on to Dublin for check-in to our hotel. This
evening enjoy a traditional Irish night with
dinner in Dublin.
Tour Cost Per Person Sharing
Land Only Rate
$1459
p.p. sharing
Single Room Supp $479
Day 04, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of
Moher. Morning departure from Galway.
We travel to Rathbaun Farm where we
see sheep shearing, watch the sheepdogs
maneuver the flock and enjoy some scones
and tea. Continue onto the majestic Cliffs of
Moher, then onwards to Killarney for dinner
and overnight.
Day 05, Wednesday: Dingle Peninsula
Tour. A delightful day takes us along the
Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which
offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond
Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands,
the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour
returning to Killarney, where we enjoy
dinner at our hotel this evening.
Day 06, Thursday: Killarney - Cashel Kildare - Dublin. Morning departure from
Killarney we travel via Tipperary where we
pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock
of Cashel. Continue onto County Kildare
for a visit to the Irish National Stud Farm.
See the newborn foals, maybe even a
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Day 07, Friday: ST. PATRICK’S
DAY! After breakfast, make your way
independently to the parade route where
you have the opportunity to view the
festivities. After the parade, re-join the
group for a visit to Guinness Storehouse.
Dinner on our own this evening. Overnight
in Dublin.
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Airfare: Celtic Tours offers a wide range of air
options for you. See our website for the best
fares available. Group reservations—please
review your group contract or contact our group
department at 1-800-833-4373.
Celtic Tours is pleased to offer
you peace of mind with our
comprehensive Travel Protection
Plan on page 38 of our brochure
Day 08, Saturday: Dublin - U.S. After
breakfast, we transfer to Dublin Airport for
our return flight home. Ample time allowed
for last minute duty free shopping before
boarding. We arrive home the same day.
Tour Includes
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IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air
dates from the U.S. Land tour starts one day
later, on Sunday. Morning transfer to your
hotel on arrival of all international flights
booked with Celtic Tours. Tour ends at Dublin
Airport at 6:15-6:45 am for all passengers.
First Class Hotels with private bath or shower for six nights
Full Irish breakfasts daily, except day of arrival
Four hotel dinners
Dinner and entertainment in Dublin
Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin
Daily sightseeing by luxury coach with the services of a Celtic Tours driver/guide
Visits to Connemara Marble Factory, Celtic Crystal, Kildare and the Irish National Stud and Guinness Storehouse
Scenic drive of Connemara and the Dingle Peninsula
Porterage of one suitcase per person
Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included
Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Day 03, Monday: Galway - Connemara
- Galway. Today we enjoy a scenic tour
of Connemara. Continue on via Kylemore
Abbey and stop briefly for a photo
opportunity. We stop to visit the Connemara
Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal
Factory. Return to Galway where we have
some free time before dinner at our hotel.
Overnight in Galway.
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Visit Galway, Connemara, Dingle, Killarney, Kildare and Dublin
Updated Itinerary
Top Hotels & Entertainment
No Hidden Extras
HOTELS or similar
Galway:
Killarney:
Dublin:
Galway Bay Hotel 2 Nts
Killarney Towers Hotel 2 Nts
Camden Court Hotel 2 Nts
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Escorted - Scotland and Ireland
Scotland
The perfect combination of Scotland and Ireland on this new
tour! Enjoy 3 days to explore some of the most dramatic and
beautiful places in the Highlands and the romantic Island of
Skye, plus two nights (pre/post) in Edinburgh. Then journey
to Ireland for six magical nights, visiting some of the most
scenic areas in Ireland, including two nights at a castle hotel
in Co. Dublin. A perfect mix of both Scotland and Ireland!
Your Itinerary
Day 01, Monday: US - Edinburgh. Take overnight flight to
Edinburgh. Celtic Tours is delighted to arrange the flights for you, or
you can choose to book this tour on a land only basis.
Day 02, Tuesday: Edinburgh. Arrive Edinburgh and transfer
[included] to your pre-booked accommodations. [Note check-in time
is generally from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm.] Spend your day independently
exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 03, Wednesday: Edinburgh - Touring Begins - Isle of Skye.
Departure point at 6 Waterloo Place, guests are requested to check-in
at least 15 minutes before departure. Depart Edinburgh at 8:30 am,
travelling west passing Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of
Scots. We head towards Stirling with its imposing castle and views to
the Wallace Monument. We pass Doune Castle, set of Monty Python’s
“Holy Grail” before stopping in Callander for refreshments. Into the
Highlands now and north past Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Crianlarich
and Tyndrum, stopping for lunch on the way. Continue north through
Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan MacDonald. We pass
Fort William and up to the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge with
great views over Ben Nevis. On the “Road to the Isles” now, through
the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding
the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous
Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander”. Crossing over the
bridge to Skye, we head up to Portree stopping for dinner on the way.
We are then dropped off at our accommodation in the early evening
where we are free to go out and explore the town. Overnight on the
Isle of Skye.
Day 04, Thursday: Skye. A flexible day on Skye! There are many
possibilities depending on the weather and our driver/guide’s
knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out. We
may travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy
a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological
scenery, including Kilt Rock. Again, this is a flexible day and our
driver/guide will bring the best selection to the group. Perhaps we
go over to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the
furthest point west on Skye. Or travelling to Dunvegan Castle, ancient
ancestral seat of the Clan Macleod. Talisker Distillery is also on Skye,
as are the famous Cuillin Hills. We return to our accommodation in
Portree in the early evening. Overnight on the Isle of Skye.
NOTE: Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on day 02.
See transfer information noted here.
Day 05, Friday: Touring Edinburgh. We head to Loch
Ness a chance of possibility
of spotting “Nessie”! Time
allowed for lunch. There is
a boat trip (summer only)
available here that will get
you that much closer! Heading
south now through the
Grampian mountains along
Loch Laggan, famous now as
“Monarch of the Glen Country”
before passing Dalwhinnie,
home to Scotland’s highest
whisky distillery. Onwards
past Blair Castle stopping
for refreshments before
heading back to Edinburgh
past Perth and over the
Forth Road Bridge. Arriving
at approximately 7:00 pm in
Edinburgh. Our tour ends at
Waverly Bridge in Edinburgh,
where you make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.
Day 06, Saturday: Edinburgh - Dublin. After breakfast, transfer
from our hotel to Edinburgh Airport for our flight (not included)
to Dublin, capital city of Ireland. Complimentary transfer to Hilton
Hotel Dublin Airport (provided by hotel), for overnight. You are free
to make your way into Dublin today explore the city independently.
Overnight at Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport.
Day 07, Sunday: Dublin - Galway. Avail of the free hotel transfer
(provided by hotel) to the airport in the morning to meet the Ireland
group. You are greeted by our Celtic Tours driver/guide and travel
the short journey to Galway, where we check into our hotel. Free time
to rest. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour
of Galway City. We enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Overnight
in Galway.
Tour Includes
SCOTLAND PORTION
• Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
• Two nights (day 02 and day 05) pre-booked in Edinburgh. (Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, based on availability and subject to change. Other hotels may incur supplements)
• Two nights accommodations at your choice of B&B or Hotel on Isle of Skye
• Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
• Services of professional driver/guide
• Touring per your itinerary
• All ferry crossings
• Local taxes
• Tips to your driver are not
included, as they are considered
personal
• Excludes lunches,
dinners and visitor attractions
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IRELAND PORTION:
• Excellent Hotels - with First Class and Superior First Class
throughout
• Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival
• Four hotel dinners
• Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach
• Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout
• Scenic drive along Connemara and the Dingle
Peninsula
• Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones
• Visits to Cliffs of Moher, Celtic Crystal, Blarney Woollen Mills,
Guinness Storehouse, Whitefriars Church, Trinity College and
the Book of Kells
• Porterage of one (1) suitcase per person
• Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included
• Portfolio of travel documents
& Ireland
Day 08, Monday: Galway - Connemara
- Galway. Today we enjoy a scenic tour
of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay
to Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on
via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a
photo opportunity. We continue via scenic
countryside. We stop to visit the Connemara
Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal
Factory. Return to Galway where dinner is
on your own this evening. Remainder of the
evening free for you to enjoy this great city.
Overnight in Galway.
Day 10, Wednesday: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney. A delightful day
takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent
coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of
Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where we enjoy dinner at our hotel.
Overnight in Killarney.
Day 11, Thursday: Killarney - Cashel - Dublin. Leaving Killarney we travel over
the mountains to Blarney, where we pause for a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills. Here
you have time to enjoy an optional visit to Blarney Castle, and perhaps kiss the
famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel via Tipperary and Cashel, where
we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Killiney, Co. Dublin,
where the evening is free to dine on your own tonight. Overnight at our castle hotel
tonight in Killiney, Co. Dublin**.
Day 12, Friday: Dublin. Coming into the capital city this morning for sightseeing,
we visit the Guinness Storehouse, enjoying panoramic views of the city from the
Gravity Bar, followed by Trinity College and the 8th century Book of Kells. Free time
to enjoy the city independently. Dublin has plenty of shops, cafes, museums for you
to enjoy. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at our castle hotel in Killiney, Co.
Dublin.
Day 13, Saturday: Dublin - U.S. Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your
return flight home. Flights to the U.S. arrive home the same day.
**Our castle hotel is situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin
suburb of Killiney and overlooking Dublin Bay.
15 Meals - 11 Breakfasts and four Dinners
Top Sights - with visits to Galway, Connemara, Killarney
and Dublin
In Scotland see Edinburgh, Glencoe, Loch Ness
and Isle of Skye
New and Updated Itinerary
Guaranteed Departures - visit www.celtictours.com for guaranteed dates
Top Hotels & Entertainment
No Hidden Extras
Departs
US Mon
Returns
U.S. Sat
Land Only Cost
UK-BB
UK-HOT
Feb 27
Mar 05
Mar 12
Mar 19
Mar 26
Apr 02
Apr 09
Apr 16
Apr 23
Apr 30
May 07
May 21
Jun 04
Jun 18
Jul 02
Jul 16
Jul 30
Aug 13
Aug 27
Sep 10
Sep 24
Oct 08
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 05
Nov 12
Nov 19
$1983
$1983
$1993
$2013
$2003
$2013
$2013
$2063
$2063
$2063
$2353
$2363
$2373
$2513
$2513
$2543
$2543
$3013
$3013
$2973
$2503
$2433
$2393
$2243
$2243
$2223
$2033
$2033
Feb 15
Feb 22
Feb 29
Mar 07
Mar 14
Mar 21
Mar 28
Apr 04
Apr 11
Apr 18
Apr 25
May 09
May 23
Jun 06
Jun 20
Jul 04
Jul 18
Aug 01
Aug 15
Aug 29
Sep 12
Sep 26
Oct 03
Oct 10
Oct 17
Oct 24
Oct 31
Nov 07
$2093
$2093
$2103
$2123
$2113
$2123
$2123
$2183
$2183
$2183
$2473
$2483
$2493
$2623
$2623
$2653
$2653
$3123
$3123
$3083
$2613
$2543
$2753
$2603
$2603
$2583
$2143
$2143
Important Transfer Information:
HOTELS or similar
IN SCOTLAND
Edinburgh: Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place (other
hotels may incur a supplement. In Portree: Balloch Guest House or Pink
Guest House (will be determined by tour choice of B&B or Hotel)
IN IRELAND
Dublin:
Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport 1 Nt
Galway:
Salthill Hotel Hotel 2 Nts
Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts
Co. Dublin: Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel 2 Nts
Ireland & Scotland
13 day tour - cost per person sharing
Single Supp: Feb - Apr $639 / May - July $679 / Aug $699 /
Sept - Oct $679 / Nov $639
Tour Highlights
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2016 Departures
Escorted - Scotland and Ireland
Day 09, Tuesday: Galway - Cliffs of
Moher - Killarney. Morning departure
from Galway. We travel south to Ardrahan
and stop at Rathbaun Farm, where we
see a farming family carry out every day
chores. We see sheep shearing, watch the
sheepdog maneuver the flock and enjoy
some farmhouse scones with tea and coffee.
Continue onto the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic
Ocean. Onwards to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
Departure dates shown are air dates from the
U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Tuesday.
Transfer from Edinburgh Airport to your Edinburgh
hotel included. Transfer to Scotland Tour start is
additional, if needed. On arrival in Dublin, free
transfer to/from Dublin Airport via Hilton Hotel
Dublin Airport Service* on Dublin arrival (day 06)
and to join Ireland tour (day 07). Tour ends at
Dublin Airport at 7:15-7:30 am for all passengers.
Other Touring Options
We would be delighted to arrange other tours
in both Ireland and Scotland to suit your needs.
Just let us know your dates of travel and we
can customize a combination tour that will fit
with your budget and time frame.
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Ballybunion - Lahinch - Killarney - Carne - Waterville - Tralee - Old Head - Portmarnock - Doonbeg - Enniscrone
Tour Highlights
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Pre-booked tee times
Full assistance from Celtic Tours Golf Pro
Top links courses throughout Ireland
Customized to suit your needs
Top hotels
No hidden extras
Tour Includes
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First Class Hotels with private bath or shower per itinerary selected - Celtic Tours can also arrange B&B stays, Superior Manor Homes or Deluxe Castles and Hotels in conjunction with your golf vacation
Full Irish breakfasts daily, except day
of arrival
Pre-booked tee times (courses subject
to availability at time of booking)
Self-Drive car for 2 passengers
Self-Drive mini-bus for 4 passengers
Mid-size deluxe coach with driver/
guide for 8 or more persons
Car rental insurance for Collision
Damage, Theft, 3rd party (for
2-4-person golf packages) included
Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to
the driver/guide not included
• Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of
travel documents
HOTELS
(used in conjunction with these golf itineraries)
Sligo:
Lahinch/
Limerick:
Killarney:
Drogheda:
Donegal:
Dublin:
Carne:
Wesport:
Sligo Park
Lahinch Golf Hotel/
Radisson Blu Hotel
Killarney Towers/
Castlerosse Hotel
D Hotel
Caiseal Mara Hotel/ Jackson’s Hotel
Academy Plaza Hotel
Broadhaven Bay
Westport Plaza Hotel/Clew Bay Hotel
Celtic Tours works with the top hotels
throughout Ireland and can customize
hotels to suit your needs.
All 2-4 person rates are based on selfdrive. Gas, ferry and optional extra
insurance are additional. *Additional cost
for vehicle rentals with pick-up & drop-off
in Northern Ireland. Please see page 39
for car rental conditions. Rates are also
available for private chauffeur. Please call
for details.
Visit us online
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For course descriptions, pictures and
golf information.
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Golf Ireland
Choose from one of the following itineraries which have been tailored
by our golf experts, who have played the courses. Or if you have any
special requirements, we can tailor an itinerary for any length of time
and substitute other golf courses.
Southern Links
Includes 8 days / 6 nights / 5 rounds of golf
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
01: Depart for Ireland, overnight flight.
02: Arrive Shannon, pick up your Hertz car rental or meet your coach & driver and drive the short journey to Killarney. Afternoon optional golf.
03: Golf at Tralee. Overnight in Killarney.
04: Golf at Dooks. Overnight in Killarney.
05: Golf at Waterville. Overnight in Killarney.
06: Golf at Ballybunion. Continue on to Lahinch/Limerick for overnight.
07: Golf at Lahinch. Overnight in Lahinch/Killaloe.
08: Drive to nearby Shannon Airport - return to U.S.
2016 Land Cost - Southern Links
6 nts/5 rounds-P.P. Sharing
Feb 1 - Apr 24
Nov 1 - Nov 30
Apr 25 - Jun 30
Sept 1 - Oct 31
July 1 - Aug 31
2 Persons sharing 1 Twin Rm & Manual VW Passat
$2049
$2489
$2589
Automatic VW Passat
$2069
$2669
$2789
4 Persons sharing 2 Twin Rms & Manual Minibus
$1969
$2569
$2669
Automatic Minibus
$1999
$2669
$2789
8 Persons Sharing 4 Twin Rms & Mid-size coach
with driver
$2189
$2849
$2899
12 Persons sharing 6 Twin Rms & Mid-size coach
with driver
$2039
$2699
$2749
16 Persons sharing 8 Twin Rms & Mid-size coach
with driver
$1979
$2639
$2689
20 Persons sharing 10 Twin Rms & Mid-size
coach with driver
$1919
$2549
$2589
Single Room Supplement
$299
$369
Western Links
Includes 8 days / 6 nights / 5 rounds of golf
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
Day
01: Depart for Ireland, overnight flight.
02: Arrive Shannon or Dublin. Pick up your Hertz car rental,* or meet your coach & driver and travel to Carne. Free time to rest or optional golf
today. Overnight in Carne.
03: Golf at Carne. Overnight in Carne.
04: Depart Carne for mid-morning golf at Enniscrone. Continue onto Westport for overnight.
05:Morning golf at Westport. Overnight Westport.
06: Depart Westport and travel to Lahinch for early afternoon golf. Overnight in Lahinch/Clare.
07:Morning golf at Lahinch. Overnight in Lahinch/
Clare.
08: Early morning departure for Shannon Airport. Return to U.S.
The North & Southeast Links
Includes 8 days / 6 nights / 5 rounds of golf
Day 01: Depart for Ireland, overnight flight.
Day 02: Early morning arrival in Dublin. Pick up your Hertz car rental or meet your coach & driver and travel to your Drogheda hotel. Free time to rest. Afternoon optional golf at Seapoint.
Day 03: Morning golf at Co. Louth (Baltray). After golf, continue north to Donegal for overnight.
Day 04: Golf today at Ballyliffen. Overnight Donegal.
Day 05: Morning departure for golf at Portrush. After golf, continue to Belfast for overnight.
Day 06: Morning golf at Royal County Down. Continue on to Dublin for overnight.
Day 07: Golf today at Portmarnock. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 08: Depart for Dublin Airport and return flight to the U.S.
All 2-4 person rates are based on
self-drive. Gas, ferry and optional
extra insurance are additional.
*Additional cost for vehicle
rentals with pick-up & drop-off in
Northern Ireland. Please see page
39 for car rental conditions.
Rates are also available for private
chauffeur. Please call for details.
2016 Land Cost
Feb 1- Apr 24 Apr 25-Jun 30
July 1-Aug 31
Western Links
Nov 1-Nov 30 Sept 1-Oct 31
6 nts/5 rounds-P.P. Sharing
2 Persons sharing 1 Twin Rm &
$1599
$2019
$2069
Manual VW Passat
$1679
$2169
$2269
4 Persons sharing 2 Twin Rms &
$1599
$2059
$2149
Automatic Minibus
$1679
$2119
$2249
8 Persons Sharing 4 Twin Rms &
Mid-size coach with driver
$1999
$2449
$2499
12 Persons sharing 6 Twin Rms &
Mid-size coach with driver
$1889
$2259
$2299
16 Persons sharing 8 Twin Rms &
Mid-size coach with driver
$1799
$2189
$2229
20 Persons sharing 10 Twin Rms
& Mid-size coach with driver
$1739
$2119
$2159
Automatic VW Passat
Manual Minibus
$319
Single Room Supplement
$349
2016 Land Cost
Feb 1 - Apr 24 Apr 25-Jun 30
July 1-Aug 31
North & SE
Nov 1-Nov 30 Sept 1-Oct 31
6 nts/5 rounds-P.P. Sharing
2 Persons sharing 1 Twin Rm &
$2349
$2619
$2659
Manual VW Passat
Automatic VW Passat
$2399
$2759
$2899
4 Persons sharing 2 Twin Rms &
Manual Minibus
$2319
$2649
$2779
Automatic Minibus
$2359
$2739
$2899
8 Persons Sharing 4 Twin Rms &
Mid-size coach with driver
$2799
$3029
$3049
12 Persons sharing 6 Twin Rms &
Mid-size coach with driver
$2669
$2929
$2949
16 Persons sharing 8 Twin Rms &
Mid-size coach with driver
$2599
$2819
$2819
20 Persons sharing 10 Twin Rms
& Mid-size coach with driver
$2569
$2759
$2759
Single Room Supplement
$359
$359
Our golf experts can customize a golf tour
to suit your needs. We can accommodate
small and large groups. Tours can be
tailored to accommodate non-golfers too.
More courses and packages available. Call
for other course information or visit our
website at WWW.CELTICTOURS.COM
ROYAL PORTRUSH - DOOKS - BALLYLIFFEN - SEAPOINT - ROYAL COUNTY DOWN - BALTRAY - WESTPORT - ROSSES POINT
Golf Ireland
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Ireland Your Way
Explore the beauty of Ireland at your own pace.
Celtic Tours makes it even easier to plan the perfect
self-drive vacation.
from
369
$
For 2016, we are keeping it simple! Our Ireland Your
Way five night programs gives you the
flexibility to plan the perfect holiday, with five
nights to plan your perfect route. Choose from open or pre-booked B&B’s, standard or
automatic economy car (upgrades available), with Super Sale pricing!
This package offers simple flexibility with the support and services of our expert staff!
Our B&B program offers over 1,000 B&Bs to choose from, all with private bath. Add
additional nights as needed, or perhaps add a Dublin City Stay or a night at a castle!
Self-Drive Ireland - Independent Travel
Tour Highlights
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With Ireland Your Way, a warm welcome awaits you!
Flexible plan with choice of Open or Pre-
booked B&B’s
Expert planning with a Celtic Tours Professional
Never a concierge fee using our call center
No hidden extras
Car Group “B”
Standard-Economy
Tour Includes
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Include your car insurance & SAVE!
Five nights B&B with choice of Open vouchers or Pre-booked vouchers, in categories up to 4* included
Private bath/shower
Full list of accommodations provided
with your documents with open
vouchers, plus a booking website
is provided for open B&B vouchers.
Celtic Tours recommends purchasing
Open B&B vouchers, so that you can
select the home(s) of your choice.
Pre-booked homes are booked by
location
Full breakfast daily
An economy car with unlimited
mileage - full detailed touring map
provided with rental car at time
of pick-up. Upgrades to larger
cars required when three or more
passengers travel together
Free “Ireland at a Glimpse” brochure,
containing discounts on admissions to
over 100 attractions around Ireland
Free Ireland Self-Drive guide
Local taxes and services charges
No car pick-up or drop-off charges at
Dublin, Cork or Shannon Airports
Portfolio of travel documents with
touring information
Obtain considerable savings by choosing the
car insurance inclusive rates (shaded below).
The prepaid insurance includes: Unlimited
mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW),
Theft Protection (TP), 3rd party insurance,
local taxes and location service charges. The
driver, additional drivers, baggage and the
non-waivable excess from €1600-3000 per
rental are not included. Items not covered may
be covered by purchasing optional additional
insurance from the rental car company.
See complete details on page 39 or on our
website at www.celtictours.com.
Need an automatic or larger car?
Upgrades to automatic and larger cars
and vans are available.
Car Group “E”
Automatic-Economy
Options
• Pre-book Touring Options:
• Bunratty Banquet $89 pp
• Ring of Kerry Escorted Tour $49 pp
• Dingle Peninsula Escorted Tour $29 pp
• Round-trip ferry crossing to Aran Islands from $29 pp
• 2 1/2 hour tour of Aran Islands $19 pp
• 75-Min Donegal Cruise $29 pp
More options available online. Bundle your
sightseeing and save! Book 3 - Save 3!
Book 3 or more sightseeing tours - and save
3% on their total price!
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Car Group “S”
Manual-Van
Ireland Your Way Open Vouchers
includes Approved-4* B&B’s
Car Group “C”
Manual-Compact
Car Group “M”
Automatic-Van
Ireland Your Way Pre-booked Vouchers
includes Approved-4* B&B’s
Daily Departures
Based on Twin
Room Sharing
Std
Economy
Car
Auto
Economy
Car
Daily Departures
Based on Twin
Room Sharing
Std
Economy
Car
Auto
Economy
Car
Jan 01 - Feb 29
$369
$379
Jan 01 - Feb 29
$389
$399
Mar 01 - Apr 30
$379
$389
Mar 01 - Apr 30
$399
$409
May 01 - 31
$389
$469
May 01 - 31
$409
$489
Jun 01 - 30
$419
$499
Jun 01 - 30
$439
$519
Jul 01 - Aug 31
$469
$539
Jul 01 - Aug 31
$489
$562
Sep 01 - 30
$419
$499
Sep 01 - 30
$439
$519
Oct 01 - Nov 30
$379
$389
Oct 01 - Nov 30
$399
$409
Ireland B&B’s are classed in 4 categories: Approved, 3-Star, 4-Star and 5-Star. Package includes B&Bs from
Approved-4* categories. Supplement will be due for 5* homes. Paid direct to home owner on Open vouchers
and paid to Celtic Tours with a supplement of $16 pp per night with pre-booked vouchers when booked.
Endless Possibilities
A Celtic Tours best seller!! This package brings you the best of Ireland!
Tour the modern and cosmopolitan city of Dublin with the Hop-on / Hopoff Dublin Bus Pass. Enjoy accommodations throughout Ireland with four
nights open approved-3* B&B accommodations, plus enjoy a night of deluxe
accommodations!
Your package includes full Irish breakfast daily and a 6-day compact automatic
car rental that includes insurance and transfer from your hotel to the airport.
Day 01/02: Pick-up compact automatic car from the airport. Note, upgrades to larger
vehicles are available. Accommodations: Open approved-3* B&B voucher for 2 nights.
Day 04/05: Open approved-3* B&B voucher provided for two nights, giving you freedom
to stay where you want.
Day 06/07: Drop car rental and make your way to your Dublin Hotel. We’ve included the
Dublin Hop-on / Hop-off Bus Pass here to tour the Capital city. Package base price based
on the Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge. Other hotels are available for a supplement. Upgrades to
other hotels in Dublin are available.
Day 08: Transfer from your hotel to Dublin Airport is included.
Back by popular demand, our two
best selling tours.
Perfectly arranged by Celtic Tours
experts. We have packaged two
itineraries for you, that are aimed to
please. Our Endless Possibilities and
our Castles and Cottages packages
are a great combination that you
bring you the best of Ireland.
Tour Includes
Car Group “E”
Automatic-Economy
Car Group “D”
Manual-Mid Size
• Accommodations as noted in each package
• Car rental for noted amount of time - includes CDW insurance
• Hotel taxes
• Breakfast daily, except morning of arrival
• Touring map of Ireland and touring information provided to make the most of your stay
*Please note, all pre-booked hotels are on
request basis.
Self-Drive Ireland - Independent Travel
Day 03: Make your way to Ballynahinch Castle Hotel* or Abbeyglen Castle Hotel* for
overnight. Note, upgrades to other deluxe properties may also be arranged, but are
additional.
Castles & Cottages
A Celtic Favorite! Castles and Guesthomes/B&B’s are at the heart of every
traveler to Ireland. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or the true
Irish experience, our Castles and Cottages Self-Drive Vacation is the perfect
choice. Meander through the back roads of Ireland, while staying in luxury
castle hotels and idyllic Guesthomes/B&B’s of your choice.
Day 01: Pick-up economy automatic car from the airport. Note, upgrades to larger vehicles
are available. Tonight we will pre-book Kilronan Castle* hotel for you.
Day 02: Open approved-3* B&B voucher provided today giving you the freedom to go
where you please.
Day 03: Tonight Ballynahinch Castle or Abbeyglen Castle Hotel* is pre-booked for you.
Note, upgrades to other deluxe properties may also be arranged, but are additional.
Endless Possibilities
Land Only Rate from
$699
p.p. sharing
Tour Cost Per Person Sharing Twin Room
Prices range from $699-$999 depending
on selected departure date
Supplements apply for single rooms
Day 04/05: Enjoy the freedom of 2-nights open approved-3* B&B vouchers
Day 06: Enjoy your final night at Clontarf Castle* in Dublin’s fair city.
*Note: All hotels are subject to availability at time of booking.
Castles & Cottages
Land Only Rate from
$759
p.p. sharing
Tour Cost Per Person Sharing Twin Room
Prices range from $759-$1199 depending
on selected departure date
Supplements apply for single rooms
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Experience
Irish Country Charm
Irish Country Hotels is a unique collection of family owned and run hotels in
Ireland. These beautiful hotels are among the most friendly hotels throughout
Ireland, offering traditional Irish Bed
and Breakfast hospitality. We have
selected some of our favorite Irish
Country properties and packaged
them with special pricing just for
you! Stay with Irish Country Hotels
for your holiday in Ireland for a truly
warm Irish experience. Meet locals in the
hotel bar, enjoy locally produced Irish
cuisine or take in the fabulous scenery on
the doorstep of these wonderful family
owned hotels.
Self-Drive Ireland - Irish Country Charm
Tour Includes
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Choice of four packages to choose from, at Super Sale pricing
7 nights hotel accommodations pre-booked at Irish Country Hotels throughout Ireland.
Private bath/shower
Full Irish breakfast daily (except day of
arrival)
Standard shift economy car, that includes
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) Insurance,
with unlimited mileage. Upgrades to
automatic and larger car are available.
Car rental is for 5 to 6 days depending
on package selected. Note, when 3 or 4
persons travel together, a larger car is
required
Full detailed touring map provided with
rental car at time of pick-up
Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass
Car location service charge included
Service charges & local taxes
Please note, all hotels are subject to availability
at time of requesting. Hotels are requested
on receipt of deposit. It may be necessary to
substitute or alter itinerary slightly based on
availability.
Take advantage of Super Sale
savings and enjoy the best hospitality
and charm in Ireland at these fine
Irish owned and operated hotels.
Option #1
Sneem Hotel - 2 nights
Fitzgerald's Vienna Woods Hotel - 2 nights
Cedar Lodge - 1 night
Buswells Hotel - 2 nights
Option #2
Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel - 2 nights
Arbutus - 2 nights
Garryvoe Hotel - 1 night
Cedar Lodge - 1 night
Buswells Hotel - 1 nights
Option #3
Armada Hotel - 2 nights
Arbutus Hotel - 2 nights
Pembroke Hotel - 1 night
Buswells Hotel - 2 nights
Option #4
Buswells Hotel - 2 nights
Carna Bay Hotel - 2 nights
Arbutus Hotel - 2 nights
Fitzgerald's Woodlands House
Hotel - 1 night
More package options available
online!
Option #1 - 7 Nights
Option #2 - 7 Nights
Daily Departures
Based on Twin
Room Sharing
Std
Economy
Car
Daily Departures
Based on Twin
Room Sharing
Std
Economy
Car
Jan 02 - Mar 07
$789
Jan 02 - Mar 07
$799
Celtic Tours World Vacations also
offers packages and special pricing on
Manor House Hotels as well.
Mar 28 - Apr 30
$799
Mar 28 - Apr 30
$809
May 01 - Aug 20
$949
May 01 - Aug 20
$959
Sep 10 - Sep 30
$949
Sep 10 - Sep 30
$959
Manor House Hotels Ireland - a
collection of 29 luxury boutique
hotels and castles located throughout
Ireland. This exclusively Irish hotel
collection, offers unique luxury
experiences at each.
Oct 01 - Oct 31
$789
Oct 01 - Oct 31
$789
Nov 01 - Dec 08
$799
Nov 01 - Dec 08
$799
You can view Irish Country Hotel and
Manor House hotels here:
www.celtictours.com/
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Option #3 - 7 Nights
Car Group “B”
Standard-Economy
Car Upgrades
Available Online!
Option #4 - 7 Nights
Daily Departures
Based on Twin
Room Sharing
Std
Economy
Car
Daily Departures
Based on Twin
Room Sharing
Std
Economy
Car
Jan 02 - Mar 07
$809
Jan 02 - Mar 07
$779
Mar 28 - Apr 30
$819
Mar 28 - Apr 30
$809
May 01 - Aug 20
$949
May 01 - Aug 20
$919
Sep 10 - Sep 30
$949
Sep 10 - Sep 30
$919
Oct 01 - Oct 31
$819
Oct 01 - Oct 31
$789
Nov 01 - Dec 08
$809
Nov 01 - Dec 08
$779
Car Group “E”
Automatic-Economy
Car Group “F”
Automatic-Compact
Scottish
Castle Experience
6 Day / 5 Night Small Group Escorted Tour
Explore Scotland’s ancient past from prehistoric to medieval. Royal residences
will be highly featured on this tour as well as the stories of epic battles, mystical
legends and bravery. A truly unique experience, taking in the breathtaking
beauty and charm of Scotland’s Castles. All departures are guaranteed with a
small group experience, having no more than 16 passengers. This is truly the
way to experience Scotland and its Castles.
Your Itinerary
Thursday, Day 01: Arrive in Edinburgh.
Transfer to your hotel is included. You
are free to enjoy this beautiful city on
your own. (Please note, hotel check-in is
generally between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.)
Spend your day independently exploring
Edinburgh. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Sunday, Day 04: Our tour heads further
north today and starts the day with a visit
to Fyvie Castle near Turriff, which will
open its doors especially for our party at
9:30 am. Fyvie Castle dates back to the
13th century and has a fine collection of
arms and armor as well as 17th century
tapestries and opulent Edwardian interiors.
We then continue, traveling through
beautiful scenery and on to Nairn, where
there is time for lunch (independently)
at nearby Brodie Castle. Then we have
time to explore the castle further. Dating
from the 16th century, this imposing castle
stands in rich Morayshire parkland. It
has unusual plasterwork and a major art
collection and tells the fascinating story of
the Brodie family. In the afternoon we are
able to take the Clan Walk at the Culloden
Visitor Centre. The Clan Stone Walkway
is designed to commemorate the Scottish
Clans and their clansmen who fought at the
battle of Culloden with a special Insignia
Stone. The Clans are represented with their
individual Crest and personal inscription.
We continue to Knockomie House Hotel.
Dinner for our group will be held tonight in
one of the private rooms.
Monday, Day 05: Today we travel south
again through some of the most stunning
scenery Scotland has to offer. We will
travel to Kingussie for a photo stop at
the Ruthven Barracks. We continue to
Dalwhinnie Distillery, the highest Distillery
Saturday, Day 03: Today will be spent
in Scotland which takes its waters right
in the Royal Deeside area, famous for its
from the source of the River Spey. Enjoy
many castles. Our first visit will be Castle
a tour of the distillery where we have a
Fraser, one of the grandest of the Scottish
chance to taste the “Water of Life”. After
baronial tower houses. Begun in 1575, the
a stop in Pitlochry we head to Loch Leven
present castle contains an evocative Great
by Kinross. In the middle of the Loch we
Hall, fine furniture and many Fraser family
find Loch Leven Castle, a late 14th century
portraits. Time allowed to walk through
tower, which was the setting for the most
the beautiful 18th century walled garden.
traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen
The tour continues to Banchory where we
might be able to see salmon jumping at the of Scots. It was in 1567 that she was
imprisoned and forced to abdicate her
Falls of Feugh. Maybe take a short nature
throne before her dramatic escape a year
walk in Glen Tanar or the Burn o’ Vat. We
later. We enjoy a short boat ride over to
stop at Ballater before continuing with our
afternoon program. Crathes Castle provides the castle, following in the footsteps of
Mary Queen of Scots. Then explore at our
the highlight for the afternoon. Turrets,
leisure the island and tower house, before
gargoyles and the ancient Horn of Leys
returning back to Edinburgh, making your
given in 1323 by Robert the Bruce are just
a few of the features of this historic castle. way independently to your hotel.
We are free to explore the house and the
Tuesday, Day 06: Check-out of our
stunning gardens at our own pace. The
Edinburgh Hotel today for our return home.
gardens stay green irrespective of the time Transfer to the airport is included.
package Prices & Dates
Castle Experience
May 05-10, 2016
June 09-14, 2016
July 07-12, 2016
Aug 04-09 2016
Sep 01-06, 2016
Sep 29-Oct 04, 2016
Twin/Dbl
Single
$1509
$1559
$1559
$2029
$1559
$1559
$2049
$2159
$2159
$2919
$2159
$2159
IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are
dates of ARRIVAL in Edinburgh. When booking
a flight, please keep in mind most flights are
overnight flights to Edinburgh, and should be
arranged accordingly. Shared transfers are
included regardless if land only or air and land
are booked from Celtic Tours. Celtic Tours does
offer a wide range of airfares for you too choose
from. Please contact reservations at 800-8334373 for the best possible airfare from your
home city.
Note: Edinburgh hotels sell out quickly in Aug.
Please book early to avoid disappointment and
additional supplements.
Tour Includes
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Escorted - Scottish Castle Experience
Friday, Day 02: Depart our hotel and
transfer to the departure point departing
at 8:30 am. Traveling north, crossing
the Forth Road Bridge into the ancient
Kingdom of Fife. Our first visit of the day
will be Falkland Palace, where during a
private, guided tour we will be able to
discover more of this pretty Royal Palace.
Built between 1502 and 1541, it is set in
the heart of the unique medieval village of
Falkland and has been the residence and
hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs.
Highlight of the visit will be to see the Real
Tennis court, built in 1539! Continue to
St. Andrews and during a town walk, our
guide will tell us about its past and more
recent history. Its connection to the patron
Saint of Scotland, birthplace of golf, ancient
University town and matchmaker to a Royal
couple. This afternoon we visit the House of
Dun near Montrose. This beautiful Georgian
house, overlooking Montrose Basin, was
built in 1730. It now houses the Hutchison
collection of Scottish colorists and the
Stirling collection of furniture, ranging from
the 18th century to the 1960s. On route
to Aberdeen we will make a photo stop at
Dunnottar Castle, a dramatic and evocative
ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning
setting. Dunnottar is where they filmed
Hamlet’s Macbeth and provided inspiration
for Disney Pixar’s movie “Brave”. From here
we continue to Thainstone House Hotel
where you will stay for 2 nights.
of year, as with the ancient yew hedges
that frame the upper parts of the gardens,
particularly the fountain and rose gardens.
Wandering through the outstanding, worldrenowned June Borders, beautiful vistas of
the castle can be seen through the fusion
of colorful flowers. We return back to
Thainstone House Hotel for overnight.
Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
Two nights (pre/post) in Edinburgh pre-booked (prices subject to availability)
Accommodations in Thainstone House (2 nts) & Knockomie House Hotel (1 nt)
Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Private 3-course farewell group dinner at Knockomie House Hotel
Services of professional driver/guide
Arrival and departure transfers, as well as transfers to tour departure point.
Entrances at Falkland Palace, House of Dun, Castle Fraser, Crathes Castle, Leith Hall, Brodie Castle, Culloden, Dalwhinnie Distillery and Loch Leven Castle
Touring per your itinerary and local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
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Scottish Islands
Guaranteed Coach Tour, plus Edinburgh
The tour of dreams! Enjoy fantastic west coast islands and the
prehistoric beauty and history of the northern Orkney islands.
Plus enjoy two nights independently in Edinburgh.
Your Itinerary
Day 01: Edinburgh: Arrive Edinburgh
and transfer [included] to your pre-booked
accommodations. Spend your day independently
exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in
Edinburgh.
2016 Departures
Scottish Islands
SMALL GROUP ESCORTED TOUR
11 day tour - cost per person sharing
Starts in Edinburgh
on Sunday
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Apr 3 - May 29
$2479
$2869
Jun 5 - Jul 17
$2629
$2959
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$2859
$3189
Aug 7 - Aug 21
$3089
$3419
Aug 28 - Sep 25
$2859
$3189
Oct 2 - Oct 9
$2529
$2919
IMPORTANT: This tour begins every Sunday in Edinburgh
from Apr 03 - Oct 09, with no tour on Jun 12. This tour also
offers start dates every Tuesday (Apr 03-Sep 20, except
Jun 24) and Friday (May 27-Sep 09, except Jun 17) in
Edinburgh. See our website for all dates. Dates are arrival
in Edinburgh. When booking a flight, please keep in mind
most flights are overnight flights to Edinburgh, and should
be booked accordingly. Arrival and departure transfers are
included if land only or air and land are booked from Celtic
Tours. Celtic Tours offers a wide range of airfares for you
too choose from. Please contact reservations at 800-8334373 for the best possible airfare from your home.
Transfers: Shared transfers to/from Edinburgh hotel are
included. You may upgrade to private transfers if desired for an
additional charge. Touring begins and ends at 6 Waterloo St. in
Edinburgh. Transfers to and from these points can be arranged at
time of booking.
Note: Single Room Supplement ranges from $399-$909.
Edinburgh hotels sell out quickly in Aug. Please book early
to avoid disappointment and additional charges.
Tour Highlights &
Inclusions
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All departures are GUARANTEED with max 16 people
Scenic views of beautiful Scotland with relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes
Two nights (day 01 and day 10) pre-booked in Edinburgh. (Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, or similar. Subject to availability. Other hotels may incur supplements)
Eight nights choice of B&B or Hotel with 2-nights in Oban, Plockton, Kirkwall and 1-Night in Inverness and Ullapool Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Touring per your itinerary, including ferry crossings
Local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
Accommodations
You have your choice of B&B or Hotel
accommodations while on tour. In Edinburgh, high
quality hotels will be booked in conjunction with
your tour. B&B’s or Hotels will be advised at time of
confirmation of your booking.
TOUR REFERENCE: 5DIONA / 5DORK
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Day 02: Edinburgh – Touring begins –
Oban. Leaving Edinburgh at 9:00 am, we travel
north passed Stirling Castle, and then west to
Scotland’s first National Park around
Loch Lomond and the bonny banks. We travel
through the impressive mountains of the
West Highlands through the magnificent whitewashed 18th Century town of Inveraray, home
of the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll. The
afternoon is spent in the heart of Argyll exploring
the area close to the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada
before arriving in bustling town of Oban, the
gateway to the islands, for 2 nights.
dramatic scenery, and enjoy amazing views of
some of Europe’s oldest landscapes and the
chance to see wildlife such as Golden Eagles
and red deer. Onwards through Scotland’s most
northerly mainland village, John o’ Groats, and
then to Gills Bay, where we board a ferry, to
Day 03: Touring - Oban. An early start crossing Orkney Archipelago. From here it is a short drive
on the ferry to Mull and enjoying an island
to the famous Italian Chapel where we stop for a
adventure exploring her dramatic coastlines and
visit before continuing to the Viking stronghold of
wild beauty, before taking the small ferry to the
Kirkwall, for overnight.
peace and tranquility of Iona, birthplace of Celtic
Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish Day 08: Touring - Orkney. Today we explore
this fantastic, ancient island. A land of contrasts
Kings. Here we visit the historic abbey with its
where fertile green pastures are fringed by
intricate carved crosses in the churchyard or
shores of golden sands washed by waters of
explore the rocky headlands and sandy coves of
the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean. We visit the
this island gem. There is also an opportunity to
5,000 year old village of Skara Brae (older than
take a small boat out to the island of Staffa. We
the Pyramids), the mystical prehistoric stone
return on the ferry to Oban for overnight.
circle at Brodgar and the Druidic standing stones
Day 04: Touring - Plockton. We travel along
of Stenness. We stop in Stromness, one of
the west coast around Appin, passing the
Scotland’s most picturesque seaboard villages
impregnable Castle Stalker, and Glencoe, scene
and then travel onto Maeshowe, where in the
of the infamous massacre of the Clan MacDonald 12th century the Vikings left one of the largest
in 1692. We pass through Fort William nestling in collections of Norse runic inscriptions. Then it’s
the shadow of Ben Nevis which at 1344 meters
back to Kirkwall for overnight.
is the highest mountain in the British Isles. We
continue through the Great Glen a natural fault in Day 09: Touring - Ullapool. A relaxed start,
we leave Orkney and sail the Viking waters back
the earth’s crust that runs through Scotland and
to the mainland. We travel the old road right
on through Ireland. From here we travel north
across the very top of Scotland, driving past the
to the picturesque fishing village of Plockton and
stunning Ben Loyal and Ben Hope mountains
dropped off at our accommodation in the early
following the rocky cliffs and stunning golden
evening.
sand beaches of our northern coastline. We visit
Day 05: Isle of Skye. A flexible day on Skye.
the far northwest highlands and the grandeur,
There are many possibilities depending on the
expanse and wilderness of the mountains of
weather and your driver/guide will use his/
Assynt before stopping to view the 15th century
her local knowledge to decide on the best
ruins of Ardvreck Castle. We travel to Ullapool,
day out for the group. In the afternoon the
situated at the mouth of Loch Broom, a beautiful
tour may concentrate on the south of the
whitewashed fishing village for overnight.
island. Spend time heading down to Elgol for
Day 10: Touring - Edinburgh. Leaving
seascapes and views of the Cuillin, or Talisker
and its beautiful bay or indeed Glenbrittle and its Ullapool, we take in the drama of the River
Droma as it plunges into the Corrieshalloch
famed waterfalls. Return to Plockton in the late
Gorge, before taking in the beautiful Loch
afternoon with a free evening in the village.
Glascarnoch. Chance to visit Culloden Moor, the
Day 06: Touring - Inverness. Departing
site of The Battle of Culloden in 1746, one of the
Plockton, we drive to the famous stronghold
bloodiest events in our history and the last battle
of Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film
to have been fought on the British mainland. We
“Highlander”. Travel east taking in the stunning
take a short drive to the ancient standing stones
views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of
at Clava Cairns, made famous by Diana Gabaldon
Kintail. Continue to Loch Ness. We stop in the
in the “Outlander” books. This prehistoric and
village of Spean Bridge and join a new group
stunning Bronze Age burial ground is one of the
and driver for the continuation of our tour. We
oldest in Scotland. We travel through the ancient
continue north following the Great Glen passing
Caledonian Pine Forest, hugging the Cairngorm
by Urquhart Castle. Evening arrival in Inverness
mountain range. Time spent, before traveling
where we are dropped off at our accommodation. through big tree country of Perthshire, through
Overnight in Inverness.
the Kingdom of Fife, and back to Edinburgh,
arriving at 7:00 pm. Our tour ends at Waverly
Day 07: Touring. An early start leaving
Bridge in Edinburgh, where you will make your
Inverness and crossing over the Black Isle,
own way back to your pre-booked hotel.
and past Andrew Carnegie’s Skibo Castle. From
here we drive through the northeast Highland
Day 11: Edinburgh – Home. After breakfast,
coastline, traveling into some of Scotland’s most
transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your
return flight to the US.
WEST COAST EXPLORER
Guaranteed Coach Tour, plus Edinburgh
Immerse yourself on the world famous isle of Islay, a
whisky connoisseurs dream, before enjoying a four island
feast including the rolling mountains of gentle Mull, the
spiritual and ever peaceful island of Iona, the extraordinary
and inspiring island of Staffa and the dramatic and majesty
of the Island of Skye. Plus 2 nights to enjoy Edinburgh
independently.
Your Itinerary
Day 01: Edinburgh: Arrive Edinburgh and transfer
[included] to your pre-booked accommodations
(Note check-in time is generally from 2:00 pm).
Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh
on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 02: Edinburgh – Touring begins – Islay.
Leaving Edinburgh at 8:30 am, we will head west
to Loch Lomond then through the mountains to the
beautiful little village of Inveraray on the banks of
Loch Fyne. Time to explore before traveling through
Argyll and into the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada.
We stop in Kilmartin, to see the mysterious
stone circles and standing stones and visit the
community museum. From here it is a short drive
to Kennacraig where we catch the early evening
ferry to Islay. Ferry just over 2 hours where we can
look out for wildlife such as dolphins and whales.
On arrival on Islay it is a short drive to Bowmore
for our 3-night stay.
Day 07: Touring. We travel north along the
west coast around Appin, passing Castle Stalker
and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of
the Clan MacDonald in 1692. We pass through
Fort William nestling in the shadow of Ben Nevis
which at 1344 meters is the highest mountain in
the British Isles. We continue through the Great
Glen a natural fault in the earth’s crust that runs
through Scotland and on through Ireland. From
here you travel north to the picturesque fishing
village of Plockton. Here we are dropped off at our
accommodation in the early evening.
Day 08: A Day on Skye. A flexible day on
Skye. There are many possibilities depending on
the weather and your driver/guide will use his/
her local knowledge to decide on the best day
out for the group. In the afternoon the tour may
concentrate on the south of the island. Spend time
heading down to Elgol for seascapes and views
of the Cuillin, or Talisker and its beautiful bay or
indeed Glenbrittle and its famed waterfalls. Return
to Plockton in the late afternoon with a free
evening in the village.
Day 09: Touring - Edinburgh. We are collected
from our accommodation and travel south through
Day 04: Another day in paradise! We explore
the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland. We
the southern side of the island, home to the
stop to visit the famous stronghold Eilean Donan
smokiest and peatiest of all whiskies – Laphroaig,
Castle, used in the film “Highlander”, before
Lagavulin and Ardbeg. We visit Ardbeg for a tour,
traveling east for stunning views over Loch Duich
tasting and lunch [on your own]. We follow that up and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. On to Loch Ness for
with a visit to Laphroaig or a visit to the ruins of
a possible spotting of “Nessie”. Heading south
Kildalton church with its famous 8th Century Celtic now through the Grampian mountains along Loch
cross. Return to Bowmore for overnight.
Laggan, before passing Dalwhinnie, home to
Scotland’s highest whisky Distillery, and onwards
Day 05: Touring - Oban. This morning we
into Perthshire where we stop for refreshments
take the ferry back to the mainland and travel
before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and
through Argyll along the coast to Oban. We have
over the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving Edinburgh
a free afternoon and evening in Oban to enjoy
at 7:15 pm. Our tour ends at Waverly Bridge in
this bustling and busy highland town. There are
Edinburgh, where you will make your own way
numerous shopping possibilities or perhaps a visit
back to your pre-booked hotel.
to the Oban distillery, nicely situated in the heart of
the town. Overnight in Oban for 2 nights.
Day 10: Edinburgh – Home. After breakfast,
transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your
Day 06: Touring - Oban. With a new group and
return flight to the US.
a new guide, we have an early start crossing on
the ferry to Mull and enjoying an island adventure
exploring her dramatic coastlines and wild beauty,
Tour Includes
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Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
Two nights (day 01 and day 09) pre-booked in Edinburgh. (Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, based on
availability and subject to change. Other hotels may incur supplements)
Three nights at the Bowmore Self-Catering Cottages
Four nights choice of B&B or Hotel with 2-nights in Oban and 2-nights in Portree
Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Services of professional driver/guide
Touring per your itinerary
All ferry crossings
Local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
2016 Departures
West Coast Explorer
10 day tour - cost per person sharing
Starts in
Edinburgh on
Thursday
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Apr 7 - May 26
$2219
$2399
Jun 02 - Jul 21
$2379
$2539
Jul 28
$2689
$2769
Aug 04 - Aug 18
$2839
$2999
Aug 25
$2609
$2769
Sep 01 - Sep 22
$2379
$2529
IMPORTANT: This tour begins every Thursday in
Edinburgh from Apr 07 - Sep 22 (except May 19 and
May 27). See our website for all dates. Dates are
arrival in Edinburgh. When booking a flight, please
keep in mind most flights are overnight flights to
Edinburgh, and should be booked accordingly. Arrival
and departure transfers are included if land only or
air and land are booked from Celtic Tours. Celtic Tours
does offer a wide range of airfares for you too choose
from. Please contact reservations at 800-833-4373 for
the best possible airfare from your home.
Transfers: Shared transfers to/from Edinburgh hotel are
included. You may upgrade to private transfers if desired for
an additional charge. Touring begins and ends at 6 Waterloo
St. in Edinburgh. Transfers to and from these points can be
arranged at time of booking.
SMALL GROUP ESCORTED TOUR
Day 03: A full day exploring Islay. A flexible
day with a mixture of beautiful scenery, white sand
beaches, short walks and of course the famous
Islay whiskies renowned for their strong peaty
flavors. We will take the short drive to the west of
the island via Saligo Bay for a visit to Kilchoman
Distillery, with the option of a coastal walk to
Machair Bay for any non-whisky lovers. Later, we
will explore the tiny harbor village of Portnahaven
before taking the back roads along the west coast
with its lovely sandy bays, on the way back to
Bowmore. Optionally visit Bowmore distillery or just
relax and explore the village.
before taking
the small ferry
to the peace and
tranquility of Iona,
birthplace of Celtic
Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish
Kings. We return on the ferry to Oban.
Note: Single Room Supplement ranges from $399$909. Edinburgh hotels sell out quickly in Aug. Please
book early to avoid disappointment and additional
charges.
Tour Highlights
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All departures are GUARANTEED
Small intimate coaches
Scenic views of beautiful Scotland
Relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
Accommodations
You have your choice of B&B or Hotel
accommodations while on tour. In Edinburgh, high
quality hotels will be booked in conjunction with
your tour. B&B’s or Hotels will be advised at time of
confirmation of your booking.
TOUR REFERENCE: 4DISLAY/5DIONA
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Complete Hebrides
Guaranteed Coach Tour, plus Edinburgh
Get away from it all on an incredible adventure covering
the whole of the Outer Hebrides from Barra in the south
to the Butt of Lewis in the north. Plus enjoy two nights
independently in Edinburgh.
Your Itinerary
Day 01: Edinburgh. Arrive Edinburgh
and transfer [included] to your pre-booked
accommodations. Spend your day independently
exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in
Edinburgh.
2016 Departures
Complete Hebrides
SMALL GROUP ESCORTED TOUR
8 day tour - cost per person sharing
Starts in
Edinburgh on
Tuesday
Twin/
Dbl
Single
May 03
$2069
$2389
Jun 07
$2079
$2399
Jul 05
$2079
$2399
Sep 13
$2069
$2389
IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are dates of
arrival in Edinburgh. When booking a flight, please
keep in mind most flights are overnight flights to
Edinburgh, and should be booked accordingly. Arrival
and departure transfers are included if land only or
air and land are booked from Celtic Tours. Celtic Tours
offers a wide range of airfares for you too choose
from. Please contact reservations at 800-833-4373
for the best possible airfare from your home.
Transfers: Shared transfers to/from Edinburgh hotel are
included. You may upgrade to private transfers if desired
for an additional charge. Touring begins and ends at 6
Waterloo St. in Edinburgh. Transfers to and from these
points can be arranged at time of booking.
Tour Highlights
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All departures are GUARANTEED
Small intimate coaches
Scenic views of beautiful Scotland
Relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
Accommodations
With limited amount of suitable accommodation
in the Outer Hebrides we have pre-booked the
accommodation for this tour. You will be staying in
a mix of guesthouses and small hotels. All rooms
are ensuite and the cost of the accommodation
and breakfast is included in your package. The
accommodation we will be using for most of the
rooms is as follows (or similar):
Stornoway: Hebridean Guesthouse
North Uist / Carinish: Hamersay House, Lochmaddy
Hotel or Temple View Hotel in Carinish
Barra: Castlebay Hotel
In Edinburgh, high quality hotels will be booked in
conjunction with your tour. Exact hotels on tours will
be advised on booking confirmation.
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Day 02: Edinburgh – Touring begins –
Stornoway. Leaving Edinburgh at 8:30 am, we
travel north from Edinburgh into the Highlands,
stopping in the historic village of Dunkeld before
travelling through the Grampian Mountains. After
lunch [on your own] in the Cairngorm National
Park the tour continues passing Inverness,
Capital of the Highlands to the impressive
waterfalls of Corrieshalloch Gorge. Here we
will make a stop before arriving in Ullapool for
the late afternoon ferry and the start of your
Hebridean Island Hopping Adventure! The ferry
passes the Summer Isles before crossing the
Minch to arrive in Stornoway, Capital of the Outer
Hebrides where you will spend the next 2 nights.
Day 03: Touring - Lewis. Our first full day in
the Outer Hebrides will be spent exploring the
highlights of Lewis starting with the world famous
Callanish stone circles. Nearby is Dun Carloway,
a fascinating Iron Age broch (stone tower). We
continue and travel through traditional crofting
communities and get a chance to visit traditional
croft houses at Gearrannan Black House village.
From here you will make the final stage of
the journey from “Barra to Butt” arriving at
the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis, the most
northerly point of this amazing journey. After a
cliff top walk here we will return to Stornoway for
the night again.
Day 04: Touring - Harris. We spend an
enjoyable day exploring Harris, still part of
the same island as Lewis but scenically very
different. As we drive through central Harris we
will pass Clisham the highest mountain in the
Outer Hebrides where if we are very lucky we
might see a golden eagle. Close to here are the
incredible white sand beaches at Luskentyre
which we will, of course have time to explore.
After lunch [on your own] we will visit the
historic church at Rodel and then it’s time for
another island! Crossing the Sound of Harris in
early evening we will arrive on North Uist and
Lochmaddy, our base for the next 2 nights.
Day 05: Touring - Island Discovery. Today
is a flexible day discovering the islands of North
and South Uist and Benbecula. From the long
sandy beaches and machair of the west coast
to the wild and
remote hills
of the east and the thousands of freshwater
lochs dotting the landscape this is a dramatic
and unspoiled place. There are a number of
prehistoric standing stones and burial mounds
on the islands as well as local folk museums
and art galleries. There will be the opportunity
to taste the local peat smoked salmon, highly
recommended for its unique flavor. Our guide will
decide on the best combination of things to see
and do today depending on the weather and the
interests of the group.
Day 06: Touring - Southern Island
Discovery. Today will be spent exploring the
southern end of the island chain, first South Uist,
then Eriskay (famous as the place where the ship
SS Politician ran aground with a cargo of whisky.
The story was immortalized in the book and film
“Whisky Galore” and it is rumored that there
are still some bottles of whisky hidden on the
island!). After yet another ferry we finally reach
the friendly little island of Barra, the “full stop”
at the end of the Outer Hebrides, with its strong
Gaelic culture, impressive Kisimul Castle, crofting
landscapes and beautiful scenery. We may be
lucky to see a plane land on the beach at the
only commercial tidal airport in the world! The
last night of the tour will be spent in Castlebay
on Barra.
Day 07: Touring - Edinburgh. This morning
we say goodbye to the Hebrides as we sail past
Kisimul Castle on the ferry back to the mainland
and the harbour town of Oban. The journey
across the Minch and then through the sound
of Mull is a beautiful cruise. During the 5 hour
crossing look out for dolphins and whales as well
as countless seabirds. From Oban the route takes
us past the impressive ruins of Kilchurn Castle,
sitting proudly at the head of Loch Awe before
traveling through the West Highlands to arrive
back in Edinburgh about 7:30 pm, after six days
of some of the most wonderful scenery and travel
experiences in the world. Make your own way
back to your pre-booked hotel.
Day 08: Edinburgh – Home. After breakfast,
transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your
return flight to the US.
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Tour Includes
• Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
• Two nights (day 01 and day 07) pre-booked in Edinburgh. (Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, based on availability and subject to change. Other hotels may incur supplements)
• Five nights at pre-booked accommodations in a mix of
guesthouses and small hotels in the following locations;
Stornoway (2), North Uist/Carinish (2) and Barra (1)
• Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
• Services of professional driver/guide
• Six days of custom touring per itinerary
• All ferry crossings
• Local taxes
• Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
Highland Explorer
Celtic Favorite - Guaranteed Coach Tour, plus Edinburgh
Take in the picturesque highlands on this trip of
exploration. Our Highland Explorer brings you to the
beautiful ruins of Eilean Castle, with panoramic
views of Loch Ness while enjoying some of Europe’s
oldest landscapes.
Your Itinerary
Day 01: Edinburgh: Arrive Edinburgh
and transfer [included] to your pre-booked
accommodations [Note check-in time is generally
from 2:00 pm]. Spend your day independently
exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in
Edinburgh.
Day 03: Touring – Ullapool. Today we visit
the far northwest highlands and the grandeur,
expanse and wildness of the mountains of
Assynt with its abundance of wildlife. We will
be immersed in the history of the area and visit
the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once
the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt. The
day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s
oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand
beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing
village of Lochinver. With the chance of seeing
wildlife such as whales and red deer as well,
this is sure to be a memorable day. Overnight in
Ullapool.
Day 04: Touring – Portree. We leave Ullapool
heading south to take in the drama of the River
Droma as it plunges down into the Corrieshalloch
Gorge. From here we travel past the mountains
of the Beinn Eighe national nature reserve and
along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon.
The tranquil setting of Applecross is your
destination for lunch (on your own) before taking
one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach
na Bà (meaning the Cattle Pass), with its jawdropping views, hairpin bends and precipitous
cliffs. Then it’s over the sea to Skye and the
delightful harbor town of Portree with its friendly
welcome.
2016 Departures
Highland Explorer
7 day tour - cost per person sharing
Day 05: Touring – Portree. Today is a very
flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities
depending on the weather and our driver/guide
will use his/her local knowledge to decide on
the best day out for the group. For example
we might travel north to the stunning Quiraing
mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk
through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological
scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt
columns with its waterfall cascading over the
cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch
[on your own] we may travel to Neist Point
for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most
westerly point on Skye. Alternatively a visit to
Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the
Clan MacLeod, may be possible. We return to our
accommodation in Portree in the late afternoon
where we enjoy a free evening in the village.
Day 06: Touring – Edinburgh. We travel
south from Skye stopping first at the famous
stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the
film “Highlander”, set at the head of 3 lochs as
protection against Viking raiders. Continuing east
through the rugged mountains of Kintail including
the splendor of the Five Sisters, we drive
down through Glen Garry past Britain’s highest
mountain, Ben Nevis, then onto Fort William
for lunch. In the afternoon we will explore
spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous
massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. Then
stop in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls
of Dochart. We arrive back in Edinburgh around
7:00 pm. Our tour ends at Waverly Bridge in
Edinburgh, where you will make your own way
back to your pre-booked hotel.
Day 07: Edinburgh – Home. After breakfast,
transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your
return flight to the US.
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Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
Two nights (day 01 and day 06) pre-booked in Edinburgh. (Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, based on availability and subject to change. Other hotels may incur supplements)
Four nights accommodations at choice of B&B or Hotel; with two nights in Ullapool and two nights in Portree
Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Services of professional driver/guide
Touring per your itinerary
All ferry crossings
Local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
Starts in Edinburgh
on Friday
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Mar 04 - Mar 25
$1119
$1289
Apr 01 - May 27
$1349
$1539
Jun 03 - Jul 22
$1479
$1629
Jul 29
$1709
$1889
Aug 05 - Aug 26
$1949
$2119
Sep 02 - Sep 23
$1479
$1649
Sep 30 - Oct 07
$1459
$1639
Oct 14 - Oct 28
$1439
$1629
Nov 04 - Nov 11
$1119
$1329
This tour also offers start dates on Monday
from Apr 18 - Sep 26 and Wednesday May 25 Sep 18. Please see our website for dates.
Single Supp: Ranges from $420 - $680 depending on
departure and accommodations selection.
Small Group Escorted Tour
Day 02: Edinburgh – Touring begins –
Ullapool*. Depart Edinburgh at 9:00 am. Our
journey takes us north over the Forth Road
Bridge to the charming highland village of
Dunkeld on the banks of the River Tay. From here
we head into the Cairngorm National Park and
the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus
Estate. We will spend time on the beautiful
shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walk
takes you to the ruins of Loch an Eilean Castle.
Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you
travel down to the banks of the famous loch
and the village of Dores where you can do some
“Nessie” spotting! Then it’s on to the shores
of Loch Broom where you spend two nights in
Ullapool*. (*on some tours it may be necessary
to stay in Inverness in which case the itinerary
will be subject to slight changes.)
IMPORTANT: This tour begins on Friday in Edinburgh
from Mar 04 - Nov 11. Other dates available. See our
website for all dates. Dates are arrival in Edinburgh.
When booking a flight, please keep in mind most flights
are overnight flights to Edinburgh, and should be booked
accordingly. Arrival and departure transfers are included
if land only or air and land are booked from Celtic Tours.
Celtic Tours offers a wide range of airfares for you too
choose from. Please contact reservations at 800-833-4373
for the best possible airfare from your home.
Transfers: Shared transfers to/from Edinburgh hotel are
included. You may upgrade to private transfers if desired for an
additional charge. Touring begins and ends at 6 Waterloo St. in
Edinburgh. Transfers to and from these points can be arranged
at time of booking.
Note: Edinburgh hotels sell out quickly in Aug. Please
book early to avoid disappointment and additional
charges.
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All departures are GUARANTEED
Small intimate coaches
Scenic views of beautiful Scotland
Relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
Accommodations
You have your choice of B&B or Hotel
accommodations while on tour. In Edinburgh, high
quality hotels will be booked in conjunction with
your tour. B&B’s or Hotels will be advised at time of
confirmation of your booking.
TOUR REFERENCE: 5DHIGH
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Orkney &
Guaranteed Coach Tour plus Edinburgh
The Northern Coast
Escape to Scotland’s northern extremes. A tour
to treasure for a lifetime. Highlights of the tour
are the magical beauty and prehistoric history
of the Orkney archipelago, the rugged extremes
of Scotland’s northern coastline, Loch Ness and
the Caledonian forests of the Cairngorm National
Park. Plus enjoy two nights independently in
Edinburgh.
Your Itinerary
2016 Departures
Orkney & the North
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
7 day tour - cost per person sharing
Starts in Edinburgh
on Thursday
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Apr 07 - May 26
$1439
$1749
Jun 02 - Jul 28
(except Jun 16)
$1589
$1829
Aug 04 - Aug 18
$2059
$2229
Aug 25
$1819
$2319
Sep 01 - Sep 29
$1589
$2079
Oct 06 - Oct 13
$1529
$1829
This tour also offers Saturday start dates from
Apr 30 - Sep 24, 2016 (except Jun 18) and
Tuesdays from May 03 - Sep 27, 2016 (except
Jun 21). Please see our website for dates.
Single Supp: Ranges from $340 - $740 depending on
departure and accommodations selection.
IMPORTANT: Dates are arrival in Edinburgh (on
Thursday, Saturday or Tuesdays). See website for all
dates available. When booking a flight, please keep in
mind most flights are overnight flights to Edinburgh,
and should be booked accordingly. Arrival and departure
transfers are included if land only or air and land are
booked from Celtic Tours. Celtic Tours offers a wide
range of airfares for you too choose from. Please
contact reservations at 800-833-4373 for the best
possible airfare from your home.
Transfers: Shared transfers to/from Edinburgh hotel are
included. You may upgrade to private transfers if desired for
an additional charge. Touring begins and ends at 6 Waterloo
St. in Edinburgh. Transfers to and from these points can be
arranged at time of booking.
Note: Edinburgh hotels sell out quickly in Aug. Please
book early to avoid disappointment and additional
charges.
Day 01: Edinburgh. Arrive Edinburgh
and transfer [included] to your prebooked accommodations. Spend your day
independently exploring Edinburgh. Overnight
in Edinburgh.
Day 02: Edinburgh - Touring begins
- Inverness. Leaving Edinburgh at 9:00
am, passing Stirling Castle and the Wallace
Monument. We pass Doune Castle (set of Monty
Python’s “Holy Grail”) before stopping in the
small town of Callander. We drive along the
splendor of Loch Luibnaig, Loch Earn, Glen Ogle
and Glen Dochart, as we travel north over the
wild and remote Rannoch Moor into Glencoe.
See stunning views and spectacular landscapes
and scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan
MacDonald. Continue north up the Great Glen
to the mysterious beauty of Loch Ness, with
plenty of time to try and spot “Nessie!” The
evening in Inverness is free for you to explore.
Day 03: Touring - Kirkwall. An early start,
leaving behind Inverness and crossing over
the Black Isle and past Andrew Carnegie’s
Skibo Castle. We travel the northeast Highland
coastline, seeing some of Scotland’s most
dramatic scenery and enjoy amazing views of
some of Europe’s oldest landscapes and the
chance to see wildlife such as Golden Eagles
and Red Deer. Onwards through Scotland’s
most northerly mainland village, John o’ Groats,
and then to Gills Bay, where we board our ferry,
crossing the Pentland Firth into the Orkney
Archipelago. It is a short drive to the famous
Italian Chapel where we stop for a visit before
continuing to the Viking stronghold of Kirkwall,
where you shall stay for 2 nights. Here you can
enjoy Kirkwall’s historic winding streets.
Day 04: Touring - Kirkwall. Today is our
chance to explore this fantastic, ancient island,
a land of contrasts where fertile green pastures
are fringed by shores of golden sands washed
by waters of the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
We will visit the 5,000 year old village of Skara
Brae, the mystical prehistoric stone circle
at Brodgar and the Druidic standing stones
of Stenness. We stop in Stromness, one of
Scotland’s most picturesque seaboard villages
and then travel onto Maeshowe, where in the
Tour Highlights
Tour Includes
Accommodations
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All departures are GUARANTEED
Small intimate coaches
Scenic views of beautiful Scotland
Relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
You have your choice of B&B or Hotel
accommodations while on tour. In Edinburgh, high
quality hotels will be booked in conjunction with
your tour. B&B’s or Hotels will be advised at time of
confirmation of your booking.
TOUR REFERENCE: 5DORK
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12th Century the Vikings left one of the largest
collections of Norse runic inscriptions. Then its
back to Kirkwall for our 2nd night after what is
sure to be a memorable day.
Day 05: Touring - Ullapool. A relaxed start
to the day, we leave Orkney and sail the Viking
waters back to the mainland. Here we travel the
old road right across the very top of Scotland,
driving past the stunning Ben Loyal and Ben
Hope mountains following the rocky cliffs and
stunning golden sand beaches of our northern
coastline. We visit the far northwest highlands
and the grandeur, expanse and wilderness of
the mountains of Assynt before stopping to
view the 15th Century ruins of Ardvreck Castle.
From here we travel to Ullapool, a beautiful
whitewashed fishing village where we spend our
last night’s stay on tour.
Day 06: Touring - Edinburgh. Leaving
Ullapool behind, we take in the drama of the
River Droma as it plunges into Corrieshalloch
Gorge, before taking in the beautiful Loch
Glascarnoch and passing Inverness. Chance
to visit Culloden Moor, the site of The Battle of
Culloden in 1746, one of the bloodiest events
in our history and the last battle to have been
fought on the British mainland, before taking
a short drive to the ancient standing stones at
Clava Cairns, made famous by Diana Gabaldon
in the “Outlander” books. This prehistoric and
stunning Bronze Age burial ground is one of
the oldest in Scotland. From here you travel
through the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest,
hugging the Cairngorm Mountain Range. We
travel through big tree country of Perthshire,
through the Kingdom of Fife, and back to
Edinburgh, arriving at approx. 6:30 pm. Our
tour ends at Rabbies Cafe in Edinburgh, where
you will make your own way back to your prebooked hotel.
Day 07: Edinburgh - Home. After breakfast,
transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your
return flight to the US.
Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes
mini coaches
Two nights (day 01 and day 06) pre-booked in Edinburgh. (Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, based on
availability and subject to change. Other hotels may incur supplements)
Four nights accommodations at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Inverness (1), Kirkwall (2) and Ullapool (1)
Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Services of professional driver/guide
Five days of custom touring per itinerary
All ferry crossings
Local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
Isle of Skye
Guaranteed Coach Tour, plus Edinburgh
Explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful
places touring the Isle of Skye, along with a
pre and post night to enjoy Edinburgh. A Celtic
Favorite for those with limited time, who
want to experience wonderful Scotland!
Your Itinerary
Day 01: Edinburgh: Arrive Edinburgh
and transfer [included] to your prebooked accommodations. Spend your day
independently exploring Edinburgh on your
own. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 03: A flexible day on Skye! There
are many possibilities depending on the
weather and our driver/guide’s knowledge
will come to the fore in developing the
best day out. We may travel north to the
stunning Quiraing mountain pass and
enjoy a spectacular walk through some of
Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery,
including Kilt Rock. Again, this is a flexible
day and our driver/guide will bring the
best selection to the group. After lunch [on
your own] we may go over to Neist Point
2016 Departures
Isle of Skye
5 day tour - cost per person sharing
for a walk out to the lighthouse that is the
furthest point west on Skye. Or travel to
Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of
the Clan MacLeod. Talisker Distillery is also
on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills.
We return you to your accommodation in
Portree in the early evening. Overnight Isle
of Skye.
Day 04: Touring - End in Edinburgh.
We are collected from our accommodation
and travel south through the Cuillin
Hills and back over to the mainland for
stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5
Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch
and the possibility of spotting “Nessie”.
Heading south now through the Grampian
mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now
as “Monarch of the Glen Country” before
passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland’s
highest whisky distillery. We pass Blair
Castle and continue through Highland
Perthshire as we head back to Edinburgh
and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving at
approximately 7:00 pm in Edinburgh. Your
tour ends at Rabbies Cafe at 6 Waterloo
Place in Edinburgh, where you will make
your own way back to your pre-booked
hotel.
Day 05: Edinburgh - Home. After
breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the
Airport for your return flight to the US.
Tour Includes
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Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
Two nights (day 01 and day 04) pre-booked in Edinburgh.
(Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, based on availability and subject to change. Other hotels may
incur supplements)
Two nights accommodations at your choice of
B&B or Hotel on Isle of Skye
Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Services of professional driver/guide
Touring per your itinerary
All ferry crossings
Local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
WWW.CELTICTOURS.COM
Daily Departures
during these dates
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Mar 31 - May 30
$899
$1019
May 31 - Jul 30
$1029
$1139
Jul 31 - Aug 30
$1499
$1609
Aug 31 - Sep 29
$1029
$1139
Sep 30 - Oct 30
$899
$1019
Daily departures during the dates above. This
tour is also offered Jan 04 - Mar 29, 2016 and
Nov 02, 2016 - Mar 30, 2017 on Sun, Tues,
Thur and Fri.
Single Supp: Ranges from $420 - $790 depending on
departure and accommodations selection.
IMPORTANT: Daily start in Edinburgh from Mar 31 Oct 30. See our website for all dates. Dates are arrival
in Edinburgh. When booking a flight, please keep in
mind most flights are overnight flights to Edinburgh,
and should be booked accordingly. Arrival and
departure transfers are included if land only or air and
land are booked from Celtic Tours. Celtic Tours offers a
wide range of airfares for you too choose from. Please
contact reservations at 800-833-4373 for the best
possible airfare from your home.
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Day 02: Edinburgh - Touring Begins
- Isle of Skye. Departure point at 6
Waterloo Pl., guests are requested to check
in at least 15 minutes before departure.
Depart Edinburgh at 8:30 am, traveling
west passing Linlithgow Palace, birthplace
of Mary Queen of Scots. We head towards
Stirling with its imposing castle and
views to the Wallace Monument. We pass
Doune Castle, set of Monty Python’s “Holy
Grail” before stopping in Callander for
refreshments. Crossing into the Highlands
we head north towards the glorious scenery
surrounding Loch Lubnaig then through
Breadalbane (meaning the ‘high country
of Scotland’) and up to the wild desolation
of Rannoch Moor. Continue north through
Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the
Clan MacDonald. We pass Fort William and
up to the Commando Memorial at Spean
Bridge with great views over Ben Nevis. On
the “Road to the Isles” now, through the
splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the
mountains guarding the pass on the way
to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the
famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the
film “Highlander”. Crossing over the bridge
to Skye, we head up to Portree stopping for
dinner on the way. We are then dropped off
at our accommodation in the early evening
where we are free to go out and explore
the town. Overnight Isle of Skye.
Transfers: Shared transfers to/from Edinburgh hotel are
included. You may upgrade to private transfers if desired for
an additional charge. Touring begins and ends at 6 Waterloo
St. in Edinburgh. Transfers to and from these points can be
arranged at time of booking.
Note: Edinburgh hotels sell out quickly in Aug. Please
book early to avoid disappointment and additional
charges.
Tour Highlights
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All departures are GUARANTEED
Small intimate coaches
Scenic views of beautiful Scotland
Relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
Accommodations
You have your choice of B&B or Hotel
accommodations while on tour. In Edinburgh, high
quality hotels will be booked in conjunction with
your tour. B&B’s or Hotels will be advised at time of
confirmation of your booking.
TOUR REFERENCE: 3DSKY
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Guaranteed Coach Tour, plus Edinburgh
The Lake District
with Hadrian’s Wall
Spend three days discovering the secrets of Roman
Britain and the stunning lakes and mountains of
Cumbria. Stay 2 nights the in heart of the Lake
District, plus two nights (pre/post) in Edinburgh.
Your Itinerary
Day 01: Edinburgh. Arrive Edinburgh
and transfer [included] to your prebooked accommodations. Spend your day
independently exploring Edinburgh on your
own. Overnight in Edinburgh.
2016 Departures
The Lake District
5 day tour - cost per person sharing
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Apr 02 - May 21
(except Apr 30)
$899
$989
Jun 04 - Jul 30
$1009
$1099
Aug 06 - Aug 20
$1479
$1569
Sep 03 - Sep 24
$1009
$1099
Oct 01 - Oct 29
$989
$1079
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Starts in Edinburgh
on Saturday
This tour starts on Saturdays from Apr 02 - Oct
29, 2016 (except Apr 30, May 28 and Aug 27).
Please see our website for dates.
Single Supp: Ranges from $340 - $650 depending on
departure and accommodations selection.
IMPORTANT: Dates are arrival in Edinburgh (on
Saturday). See website for all dates available. When
booking a flight, please keep in mind most flights are
overnight flights to Edinburgh, and should be booked
accordingly. Arrival and departure transfers are included
if land only or air and land are booked from Celtic Tours.
Celtic Tours offers a wide range of airfares for you too
choose from. Please contact reservations at 800-8334373 for the best possible airfare from your home.
Transfers: Shared transfers to/from Edinburgh hotel are
included. You may upgrade to private transfers if desired for
an additional charge. Touring begins and ends at 6 Waterloo
St. in Edinburgh. Transfers to and from these points can be
arranged at time of booking.
Note: Edinburgh hotels sell out quickly in Aug. Please
book early to avoid disappointment and additional
charges.
Tour Highlights
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All departures are GUARANTEED
Small intimate coaches
Scenic views of beautiful Scotland & England
Relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
You have your choice of B&B or Hotel
accommodations while on tour. In Edinburgh, high
quality hotels will be booked in conjunction with
your tour. B&B’s or Hotels will be advised at time of
confirmation of your booking.
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Day 02: Begin Touring. Depart Edinburgh
at 9:00 am from 6 Waterloo Place (guests
are requested to check in 15 minutes before
departure). We travel South into the Scottish
Borders, stopping at the world famous Scott’s
View with stunning views over the River
Tweed and the Cheviot Hills that form the
border between Scotland and England. We
continue on to take a short walk to the William
Wallace statue, the first ever statue erected to
Scotland’s most feared warrior. Stopping briefly
for refreshments by the ruins of Jedburgh
Abbey we continue our journey towards the
border crossing at Carter Bar. We follow the
old Roman Road known as Dere Street into
Northumberland and continue over the moors
to follow the route of Hadrian’s Wall, built by
Emperor Hadrian to keep the Scots out of
the Roman Empire. Take the opportunity to
explore some of the Roman remains and walk
in the footsteps of the Roman Centurians who
patrolled this desolate frontier of the Empire.
We head South West and travel over 1900 ft
Hartside Pass, where on a clear day the hills
and mountains of Scotland and the English Lake
District are clearly visible. We follow the route
of the old sheep drovers road towards the lively
market town of **Keswick where we will be
dropped off at our accommodation and are then
free to explore this charming town.
(**In July this tour may stay in Windermere instead).
Day 03: Touring - Kesick/Windermere.
After breakfast we head a short distance out of
town to the mysterious Castlerigg Standing
Stones, thought by many to have been built
over 5,000 years ago and the scene of ancient
rituals. We travel on to the shores of Ullswater
described as England’s most beautiful lake
where we take a forest walk to see the mighty
Aira Force waterfall. Continuing south over
the narrow and winding Kirkstone Pass, with
time allowed in Windermere, where we enjoy
the views of the mountans and lakes. After
lunch we travel around the southern tip of
Windermere and on towards Coniston Water.
Shortly
afterwards we
arrive at the
picturesque
conservation
village of
Hawkeshead,
where the poet William Wordsworth attended
Grammar School. After free time to explore
the village we take the narrow country lanes
north towards Grasmere, which Wordsworth
described as “the loveliest spot that man hath
found”. There is free time to visit Wordsworth’s
Dove Cottage or enjoy the peace and tranquility
of the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden by the
River Rothy. In the late afternoon we return to
Keswick.
Day 04: Touring - Edinburgh. Collected
from our accommodations, we head for the
Whinlatter Forest Park, over the Whinlatter Pass
and into some of the most dramatic landscapes
that the Lake District has to offer. Our journey
takes us through the rural village of High
Lorton, past Crummock Water and Buttermere
and on towards the Honister Mountain Pass.
Stopping amongst the mountains we have
the opportunity to visit the old slate workings
where a small number of Cumbrians continue
to make their living. Following refreshments
we continue through the forests of Borrowdale,
passing Derwent Water on our return to
Keswick where there is free time for lunch and
shopping. Following lunch we begin our return
journey by heading north towards the border.
After crossing into Scotland we make a stop
in Moffat, one of Scotland’s oldest Spa towns.
From here it is a leisurely drive through the
Galloway Hills back to Edinburgh, arriving at
approx. 6:00 pm. Our tour ends at Rabbies
Cafe in Edinburgh, where you will make your
own way back to your pre-booked hotel.
(Note: On day 04, you have the option to be
dropped off in the afternoon at Penrith train
station if you would prefer to continue onto
London or other destinations south.)
Day 05: Edinburgh - Home. After breakfast,
transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your
return flight to the US.
Tour Includes
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Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes
mini coaches
Two nights (day 01 and day 05) pre-booked in Edinburgh. (Based on Holiday Inn Express or Ten Hill Place, based on
availability and subject to change. Other hotels may incur supplements)
Two nights accommodations at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Keswick (2 nts) (**Note, in July this tour may overnight in Windermere versus Keswick)
Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Services of professional driver/guide
Three days of custom touring per itinerary
Local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
France
NEW TOUR - Guaranteed Coach Tour, plus London
Champagne~Vineyards
& the North Coast
Enjoy a fabulous five day tour exploring
some of the most beautiful parts of
France. Let your clients join us as we
pop the cork and celebrate the finest
vineyards of Champagne Ardennes,
magnificent Cathedrals and the glorious
coastline of Northern France. Plus enjoy
two nights in London (pre/post).
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Touring France
Your Itinerary
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Arrival and departure transfers in London (day 01/day 07)
Transfer to departure point (day 02) included
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Four nights accommodations at your choice of 3* or 4* hotel in France; Reims (2 nts) and Amiens (2 nts)
Breakfast daily, except on day of arrival
Services of professional driver/guide
Four days of custom touring per itinerary
Local taxes
Tips to your driver are not included, as they are considered personal
Caeser or Grange Rochester. Other hotels in higher categories will carry supplements)
Excludes lunches, dinners and visitor attractions.
7 day tour - cost per person sharing
Starts in London
on Sunday on the
following dates
3* Hotel
4* Hotel
$1919
$2039
$856
$1035
May 15, May 29, Jun
12, Jun 26, Jul 10,
Aug 07, Aug 21, Sep
04 and Sep 18
Single Supplement
IMPORTANT: Dates are arrival in London (on
Sunday). When booking a flight, please keep in
mind most flights are overnight flights to London,
and should be booked accordingly. Arrival and
departure transfers are included if land only or air
and land are booked from Celtic Tours. Celtic Tours
offers a wide range of airfares for you too choose
from. Please contact reservations at 800-833-4373
for the best possible airfare from your home.
Transfers: Private transfer to/from London hotel is
included. Touring departs from Stance 3, Greenline Coach
Terminal Bullied Way Victoria. A transfer to this location to
start tour is included. Tour ends in central London, where
you transfer independently to your hotel.
Note: London hotel is based on availability and is
subject to supplements based on availability.
If advised at time of booking, transfer to rail
station in France can be arranged, versus
returning to London, allowing guests the
opportunity to continue their European
adventure by taking a shortcut to Paris instead
of returning with the tour to London on the
last day. Celtic Tours can arrange transfers and
hotel in Paris, however, rail must be booked
independently.
Escorted Motorcoach Tour
Day 04: Touring. A short drive out of the
city towards the Regional Nature Park of the
Mountain of Reims and the landmark Verzenay
Lighthouse. Lose yourself in the hillside
vineyards and find out more about the unique
qualities that make Champagne Ardennes an
exceptional place to visit and a truly memorable
drink for any occasion. We then return to Reims
Day 01: London. Arrive London and transfer
where you have free time to explore Reims
[included] to your pre-booked accommodations.
Notre Dame Cathedral where many of the Kings
Spend your day independently exploring
of France were crowned and Palais Du Tau,
London on your own. Overnight in London.
home to the Archbishop of Reims. Later we
head North into Picardy and the city of Amiens.
Day 02: Begin Touring. Transfer to the
London departure point [included] at 8:15 am.
Day 05: Touring - Amiens. Leaving Amiens
Departing Central London we travel through
we head west towards Rouen, the capital of
Kent for our short crossing of The English
Upper Normandy. With its medieval Old Town
Channel or La Manche as it’s known in France.
and Cathedral it was here that Joan of Arc was
After coming ashore we take the “Route
imprisoned and executed in 1431. Our route
D’Anglais” south to the ancient Flemish
then takes us to the picturesque fishing port
styled city of Arras. Once part of the Spanish
of Honfleur. Honfleur has been the subject of
Netherlands we can explore the gabled squares,
many paintings from the Impressionists and
climb the city Belfry, discover the underground
where we immerse ourselves in the colors, light
tunnels known as the Boves (optional) or one
and textures of Normandy. No visit to Honfleur
of the many Brasserie’s of this historic town.
is complete without sampling Calvados, an
Continue to Reims, France’s city of Kings
apple brandy known as the spirit of Normandy.
and the largest settlement of the famous
Our route then takes us over the Normandy
Champagne Ardennes region.
Bridge towards the coast with its high Chalk
Cliffs, fishing villages and onwards to Amiens
Day 03: Touring. We depart and journey
for overnight.
through the fertile vineyards that for centuries
have grown the grapes used to produce
Day 06: Touring - London. This morning we
Champagne, the world’s finest sparkling wine.
head for the coast one last time as we make
Arriving in the town of Epernay we travel along
our way towards Boulogne Sur Mer, France’s
the Champagne Avenue, home to some of
largest fishing port, and one time bathing
France’s best known Champagne Houses. We
spa for Bourgeois Parisians. Walk through the
join a tour deep into the vast cellars of these
market stalls or soak up the atmosphere in
houses where we experience Champagne in
the vibrant Place Dalton before heading north
production and taste the finished results. Later
along the clifftops of Côte d’Opale or Opal Coast
we travel along the vineyard lined valley of
towards Calais where we cross La Manche back
the River Marne where we can opt to take a
to the UK. Make our way through Kent before
river cruise on the Champagne Vallee paddle
returning to London in the early evening,
steamer. Return to Reims via the village of
ending in London, where you make your way
Hautvillers the final resting place of monk
back to your pre-booked hotel independently.
Dom Perignon who developed many of the
modern techniques used in today’s Champagne Day 07: London - Home. After breakfast,
transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your
production.
return flight to the US.
Tour Highlights
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All departures are GUARANTEED
Small intimate coaches
Scenic views of beautiful north coast of France and the Normandy region
Relaxed and flexible itinerary
Experienced driver/guides while on tour
As Always - No Hidden Extras when you choose
Celtic Tours!
You have your choice of 3* or 4* hotel while touring
in France. Hotels will be advised on confirmation. In
London, Celtic Tours uses a wide range of excellent
3* and 4* hotels throughout to be booked in
conjunction with your tour.
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North Wales, Yorkshire & The
Heart of England
Excellent new tour bringing you North Wales, Yorkshire and the Heart of England
with five fantastic days of touring.
From London – April 28 to October 06 on Thursday (tour: E5HWY)
Thur. Day 01: Arrive in London. Transfer [included] to your pre-booked London hotel.
Enjoy London independently today, taking in the many sites and perhaps the theatre.
Tours Includes
Escorted - In the Heart of England
HEART OF ENGLAND
• GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
• Pre and post nights in London (based on The Caeser or Grange Rochester Other hotels
in higher categories will carry supplements)
• Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
• Your choice of B&B or Hotel with two nights in Shrewsbury and two nights in York
• Breakfast daily (except day of arrival)
• Services of professional driver/guide
• Five days of touring per itinerary
• Local taxes
• Tips to your driver are not included
STONEHENGE, GLASTONBURY, BATH & THE
WEST
• GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
• Pre and post nights in London (based on The Caeser or Grange Rochester. Other hotels in higher categories will carry supplements)
• Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches
• Two nights in Exeter, with your choice of B&B or Hotel
• Breakfast daily (except day of arrival)
• Services of professional driver/guide
• Five days of touring per itinerary
• Local taxes
• Tips to your driver are not included.
Transfers: Private transfers to/from Airport to London
hotel are included as well as transfer to the tour departure
point, where the tour begins at Stance 3, Greenline Coach
Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, SW1W 9SH in London.
Tour ends in central London, where you would make your
own way to your hotel independently.
package Prices & Dates
E5HWY - Starts in
London on Thursday
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Apr 28 - May 26
$1699
$1899
Jun 02 - Sep 29
$1729
$1899
Oct 6
$1699
$1899
Single Supp. ranges from $640 - $720 depending on date
and option selected.
E3SWH Starts in
London on Tuesday
BB
Option
Hotel
Option
Jan 05 - Mar 22
$1049
$1089
Apr 05 - May 24
$1199
$1259
May 31 - Sep 27
$1259
$1279
Oct 04 - Oct 25
$1159
$1259
Nov 01 - Dec 13
$1159
$1259
Jan 03 - Mar 28, 2017
$1159
$1199
Single Supp. ranges from $468 - $670 depending on date
and option selected.
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Fri. Day 02: Transfer to the London departure point is included. Tour departs at 8:45,
from London and make our way to William Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-on-Avon,
home to the Tudor thatched cottage and gardens of his wife, Anne Hathaway. We will have
time to explore the magnificent village of Stratford and enjoy lunch, before continuing to
the World Heritage site of Ironbridge. Set in a stunning forested gorge on the river Severn
this historic valley boast the world’s first ever iron bridge and a host of attractions to
choose from. It was once described as the most extraordinary district in the world! From
here we travel to the beautiful riverside town of Shrewsbury for the next 2 nights (*on
some dates the accommodation may be in Chester).
Sat. Day 03: This morning our tour will take us into the heart of North Wales. We will
travel through beautiful green valleys and lovely little towns and villages then visit the
picture book medieval castle of Conwy, built by Edward I in the late 13th Century. We will
also explore the impressive mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park including
the huge Dinorwic slate quarries and the dramatic Pass of Llanberis in the shadows
of Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak. We will hear tales of Owain Glyndwr and the Welsh
struggles for independence before travelling back through the borderlands into England.
Sun. Day 04: To the northeast of Shrewsbury lie the hills of the Peak District National
Park with a mixture of stunning scenery and beautiful little villages. We will take a scenic
route through the Park to the village of Castleton. Then in the afternoon we can visit the
famous mansion house and gardens of Chatsworth, home to the Cavendish family, Duke
of Devonshire. Chatsworth is often named the UK’s favorite country house and a visit will
reveal some of the finest collections of furniture, priceless paintings, old master drawings
and neo-classical sculptures. From here we travel east out of the hills to the wonderful
historic city of York where we will spend the next 2 nights.
Mon. Day 05: Today we have a choice of things to do. We can spend the whole day at
leisure exploring the medieval heart of York, a city whose rich history goes back to the
time of the Romans, Vikings and Normans. Visit some of the fascinating museums, the
amazing York Minster or just lose yourself in the maze of narrow streets and ancient city
walls. Alternatively we could join our guide on a half day excursion into the Yorkshire
dales visiting the pretty market towns of Knaresborough or Ripon and some of the remote
valleys and rugged scenery of the Eastern Dales, followed by a free afternoon in York.
Tues. Day 06: Leaving York in the morning, we begin our return journey south to
London. Stopping off in the town of Stamford, with its fine collection of historic stone
buildings, and the famous University City of Cambridge with its ancient colleges, stunning
architecture and medieval streets. See the world famous Kings College Chapel and take a
stroll along the river Cam before arriving back in London around 7:30 pm. Make your way
to your pre-booked hotel, where your evening is free to enjoy London independently.
Wed. Day 07: After breakfast, check out of your London hotel. Transfer to the airport is
included.
England
STONEHENGE, GLASTONBURY, BATH & THE WEST
From London – Year Round on Tuesday (tour: E3SWH)
Tue. Day 01: Arrive in London and transfer [included] to your pre-booked London hotel.
Enjoy London independently today, taking in the many sites and perhaps take in a show.
Wed. Day 02: Transfer to the London departure point is included. Tour departs at 8:45,
from London and travel out through the old Kingdom of Wessex to the most famous
Neolithic standing stone circle of Stonehenge. Having explored this mystical place, our
tour will continue to the dramatic south Dorset Coast enjoying panoramic views over white
sandy beaches and the natural rock arch of Durdle Door. An afternoon here to explore some
of the coast before arriving at the historic city of Exeter, which was the most south westerly
fortified settlement of the ancient Roman empire. We are based here for 2 nights.
Thur. Day 03: Our morning is spent exploring the magnificent wilderness of Dartmoor, the
ancient “Clapper Bridge” at Postbridge and the historic market town of Tavistock, home to
Sir Francis Drake. Return to Exeter in the early afternoon to explore this Roman town, with
its underground passages, ancient walls, Royal Albert Memorial museum and its famous
12th century Norman Cathedral. Our second night is spent here.
Fri. Day 04: Today we head first to Glastonbury, a lovely old market town. Glastonbury Tor
rises high above the town and has mythical connections with King Arthur and Avalon. Climb
the Tor for a spectacular view across three counties or explore the town centre with its
many independent shops. We continue on to Bath for lunch and an afternoon of exploring
and sightseeing in a town full of relics of its Roman past and of course its famous bath. The
Abbey is also well worth a visit. From here we return to London around 7:00 pm. Make your
way to your pre-booked hotel, where your evening is free to enjoy London independently.
Sat. Day 05: After breakfast, check out of your London hotel, transfer to airport included.
Scotland by Train
8 Day / 7 Night Rail Adventure - for the independent traveler
Our most popular independent tour of Scotland. A unique opportunity for the
seasoned and independent traveler to see the beauty of Scotland by train.
Your Route & Suggested Itinerary
Day 02: Make your way to the train station to catch the train to Perth. This service
leaves Edinburgh across the Forth Estuary, travelling on the famous Forth Rail Bridge.
During your journey you will see beautiful coastal and inland scenery. On arrival in
Perth, free time for sightseeing of this small market town which was once the capital
city of Scotland. With accommodation in Pitlochry, jump back on the train and make
the short journey to this charming highland town, the gateway to the highlands.
Overnight in Pitlochry.
Day 03: Today take a morning train to Inverness and spend the afternoon exploring
the city they call “Capital of the Highlands”. Take a stroll to Inverness Castle, currently
used as a courthouse. Enjoy the fine circular walk from the castle along the river and
through the Ness Islands. Time permitting take the free shuttle bus from the Tourist
Information centre at Bridge Street, which takes you to Loch Ness pier. From here you
can take a boat trip on this famous loch, best known for its fabled Loch Ness Monster.
Overnight in the Inverness area.
Day 04: Today take the train for the 2 hour 40 minutes journey to Kyle of Lochalsh on
the West coast of Scotland along this most scenic railway! Arrive at Kyle of Lochalsh
and board the local bus service, which will take you across Skye Bridge and onto the
Isle of Skye or the “Misty Isle” as it is called. Overnight on Isle of Skye.
Day 05: Free day for exploring the Isle of Skye. Visit can include the Clan Donald
Centre near Armadale, or if you’d like to venture further why not hire bicycles to
explore the rest of the island? Overnight on Isle of Skye.
Day 06: Today you will catch the ferry from Armadale to Mallaig, back on the
mainland. This beautiful little town is the gateway to the Western Isles. In the
afternoon board the
train to Fort William, on
the route described as
one of the great railway
journeys. Overnight
Fort William/Corpach.
Day 07: Depart in
the morning by train
to Glasgow. In the
afternoon spend some
time discovering this
vibrant and stylish
city with its various
galleries and shops.
The open top bus tour
is highly recommended
as it will take
you round the
Scotland by Train - 7 Nights Pre-booked and Train Pass
main sights.
Land prices per person for 7-Night duration - based on mix of 3-Star Hotels/Inns & 3
Overnight in
& 4-Star B&B’s
Glasgow.
Day 08: Today
you will leave
Glasgow by train
and return to
Edinburgh for
departure home.
You may also
opt to remain in
Glasgow.
January 2 - March 31, 2016
$1269
April 2016
$1459
May - June and September, 2016
$1489
July 1-31, 2015
$1529
August 1-31, 2015
$1639
October - November 2016
$1429
Single Supplement
$489
Note: Celtic Tours would be happy to book additional nights in Edinburgh or Glasgow
for you. We have a wide selection of hotels with instant availability for you to choose
from.
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Independent - Scotland by Train
Day 01: Arrive Edinburgh. Arrive in Edinburgh and make your way to your
Edinburgh hotel (unless optional transfer was booked). Spend the rest of the day to
visit some of the capitals tourist attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht
Britannia, and the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre. Overnight in Edinburgh.
7 nights accommodations in a mixture of 3 and 4 star properties (hotels, inns and guest houses)
Breakfast daily, Scottish or Continental depending on hotel
8 Day Freedom of Scotland Travel Pass including handling fee and postage within the UK (train tickets are delivered to first hotel in Edinburgh). Tickets are based on standard class (valid on all trains except for travel before 9:15 Mondays to Fridays, (with exception of trains between Glasgow-Oban/Fort William/Mallaig and Inverness- Kyle/Wick/Thurso).
NOT valid on the Jacobite Steam Train service between Mallaig-Fort William.
Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Armadale to Mallaig (voucher included in travel pack received at first hotel)
Service charge and VAT
Excludes lunches, dinners, visitor attractions
and transfers to/from hotels.
Recommended arrival days:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
(due to limited bus services on Skye, Sunday
stays on the island should be avoided).
Scotland by Train is designed for the
independent traveler.
Passengers are responsible for their own
transportation to/from the accommodations
and train stations. We cannot guarantee that
all accommodations booked on this itinerary
will be within walking distance to/from the
station.
Upon confirmed itinerary, you will be advised
hotels and distances from stations.
Accommodations In
Edinburgh
Pitlochry Inverness Isle of Skye Fort William Glasgow 1 nt
1 nt
1 nt
2 nts
1 nt
1nt
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR EXCITING
FERRY/TRAIN EXPLORER TOUR!
West Highland Train and Ferry Explorer!
Our West Highland Train & Ferry Explorer
package gives you the opportunity to
customize your touring options...travel by
train and tour by ferry! An independent
package that brings you the best of Scotland
with some of the most scenic sights!
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Self-Drive Scotland
Cliffs, Coasts & Castles
Take the guess work out of your next self-drive adventure in Scotland with prebooked hotel accommodations, including one night in a castle style hotel, in Scotland.
Here is a suggested itinerary that brings you a great route to follow!
Suggested Itinerary
Day 01: Edinburgh to Fife. Arrive Edinburgh
and collect your car rental, cross the impressive
suspension bridge over the Forth Estuary and
head into the ancient Kingdom of Fife. Following
the East Coast pass through the quaint
small fishing villages of Largo, Pittenweem,
Anstruther and Crail, stopping as you wish enroute. Overnight in Fife.
Tour Tip: Anstruther is famous for Fish & Chips
but the locals would choose Pittenweem Fish
and Chip Shop instead!
Self-Drive Scotland - Independent Travel
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9 Nights pre-booked accommodations in the following areas; Fife (1), Grampian/
Royal Deeside (2), Gairloch/WesterRoss (2), Fort William (2), Stirling (1), Edinburgh (1).
Choice of 3* or 4* properties. There are no 4* properties in Gairloch, therefore a 3* star would be used there. Hotels will be advised once confirmed. Accommodations will include one night at a castle style property either in Fife or Stirling
Economy Automatic Car rental for 9-days (includes a late drop in Edinburgh). Includes basic CDW. Touring map is provided with your car rental. Upgrades to larger cars available via our call center and online.
Breakfast daily (Scottish or Continental depending on confirmed hotel)
Departure transfer from Edinburgh hotel to airport
Service charges & local taxes
Please advise at time of booking if you would
prefer 3* or 4* properties. Once on deposit,
hotels will be booked accordingly and
properties will be advised at that time.
Note: Itinerary is suggested and alternative
routes may be taken. If you wish to change
an area that is to be pre-booked, it must be
advised at time of booking. Once on deposit,
route cannot be changed without additional
fees.
See our website for NEW British
Manor House Self-Drive tour from
London.
Day 02: Suggested Touring. Take some
time this morning to discover St. Andrews,
Scotland’s famous university town and center
of golfing history. Continue north via Dundee on
to Coupar Angus, where you may want to visit
17th century Glamis Castle, childhood home of
the Queen Mother. Later travel via Blairgowrie
and the Pass of Glenshee to Braemar, where
the Royal Highland Games take place each year,
attended by the Royal Family. Overnight in the
Royal Deeside/Gairloch area.
Day 03: Suggested Touring. We suggest you
follow the A92 coastal road to Stonehaven. Take
a walk and visit nearby Dunnottar Castle, a
ruined fortress perched on a rocky cliff 160 feet
above the sea. Return inland towards Banchory.
Here you could visit Crathes Castles which
is famous for its beautiful gardens, continue
on the A93 road, pass Aboyne and arrive in
Ballater. If open, see nearby Balmoral Castle,
the family holiday home of the Royal Family for
over a century. Returning back to your hotel in
the Royal Deeside/Gairloch area for overnight.
Day 04: Suggested Touring. Leave Royal
Deeside/Gairloch area and travel through
the Spey Valley, with its many famous Malt
whisky distilleries, such as Cardhu, Glenlivet,
Glenfiddich and Tamdhu, to name only a few.
Continue via Nairn, popular seaside resort
famous for its golf course and beautiful
sandy beaches, to Inverness. Heading further
northwest from here and into Wester Ross. You
will pass beautiful Loch Maree, if time allows
stop for a short nature walk here. Later arrival
at Gairloch/Wester Ross area for overnight.
Day 05: Suggested Touring. A very scenic
day today. You can drive through Badaco to
Red Point beach where you can walk between
the beautiful high sand dunes. On a clear day
you will be able to look over to the Isle of Skye.
Or visit Rua Reidh Lighthouse, leaving the car
behind at the sign posted parking spot and
walk the last 3 miles to the lighthouse. There
is a small visitor centre and the option to
look over the Atlantic from the viewing area.
Overnight in the Gairloch/Wester Ross area.
Tour Tip: The seafood platter at the Old Inn
in Gairloch is excellent and comes straight
off the ships from the harbor!
Day 06: Suggested Touring. Departing
Gairloch/Wester Ross, travel through some
spectacular scenery this morning. You head
back to Loch Maree and turn onto the A896
to Torridon and Shieldaig. Traveling along
the A896 there is a turnoff to Appelcross, a
beautiful little highland village worth visiting.
Be careful though, the single track road
leading there is not for the faint hearted.
Continue to Loch Carron and to Dornie. Here
visit Eilean Donan Castle which has been
made famous by the film ‘the Highlander’.
Continue on to Fort William, which lies
in the shadow of Ben Nevis. If you travel
via Invermoriston and Fort Augustus you
can also take a glance at the south end of
famous Loch Ness! Overnight in Fort William
area.
Day 07: Suggested Touring. After
breakfast, take the A861 road towards the
West Coast, passing Glenfinnan Monument.
Onto Arisaig and Mallaig where you take the
ferry to Armadale on the Isle of Skye, the
largest of the Inner Hebrides Islands. Return
to Fort William for overnight.
Day 08: Suggested Touring. Leaving Fort
William today, follow the A828 which takes
a winding route through beautiful coastal
scenery. At Connel turn off to travel over
the Pass of Brander. At the north side of
Loch Awe is Kilchurn Castle which is worth
a visit! Continue past Tyndrum and later
follow the banks of Loch Lomond on at
the A82, Scotland’s largest and probably
most beautiful loch. Make a stop at the
conservation village of Luss. Overnight in the
Stirling area.
Day 09: Suggested Touring. Perhaps a
visit to Stirling Castle, before departing for
Edinburgh. Return your car rental and enjoy
the city of Edinburgh. Enjoy this lively city
tonight. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 10: Edinburgh - Home. After
breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the
Airport for your return flight to the US.
Cliffs, Coasts & Castles 2016
9 Nights Pre-booked
Rates are per person
Daily
Departures
April 03 - 30
May 01 - 29
May 30 - June 30
July 01 - 31
Aug 01 - 31
Sept 01 - 30
Oct 01 - 25
Single supplement
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3* Hotel
Twn/Dbl
Rm
4* Hotel
Twn/Dbl
Rm
$1479
$1509
$1669
$1699
$1939
$1549
$1489
$439
$1779
$1809
$1979
$2009
$2289
$1859
$1789
$509
Car Group “E”
Car Group “C”
Note on UK car rentals: Minimum age for car
rental is 25 yrs. There is no upper age limit.
A young driver surcharge of UK£10 per day
payable direct to Enterprise for drivers under
30. All drivers must have a valid license and
credit card. Extra driver charge of UK£7 +tax
per day applies. All one way rentals incur a £3575 o/w drop fee. See additional information
under tour conditions or visit our website.
Package includes basic CDW, deductible apply.
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City Packages
We have many city packages to choose from. Here we are featuring a few
in Edinburgh. Visit our website for more city packages, including Glasgow,
Dublin and London!
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
PACKAGE - 2 Night Package
Since 1950 the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
has been the largest gathering of military
musicians in the UK. Held during the
International Festival, it is staged against
the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
The production features a range of superb
international performers with the highlight
of the evening once again the spine-tingling
sights and sounds of the world famous Massed
EDINBURGH and LOCH NESS
Explore beautiful Edinburgh, the mysteries of
the Highlands and Loch Ness. On your arrival
day, enjoy free time in Scotland’s capital
city to explore on your own. On day two join
our award winning small group tour with an
experienced guide. Highlights are Rannoch
Moor, Glencoe and Loch Ness. Overnight in
Inverness. Return back to Edinburgh for your
final evening. This tour is a ‘must’ for all clients
with a desire to discover the highlights of
Scotland in limited time!
MAGICAL EDINBURGH - 2 Night Package
Edinburgh is a truly magical city which will bewitch you. Ancient buildings, hidden closes
and underground vaults deliver a mystical atmosphere, which continues with enchanting
and stunning landscapes outside the city. During your three day (2 nt) visit discover the
underground city, the famous Castle and the Old Town, where you will hear stories of
the city’s ghostly, cruel and scandalous past!
Edinburgh Military Tattoo Package
Best Western Edinburgh Capital Hotel
Holiday Inn Express City Centre
Premier Inn Lauriston Place
Motel One Edinburgh Royal
Motel One Edinburgh Princes Street
Mercure Edinburgh Quay
The Inn Place
Saturday show supplement per ticket
Edinburgh & Loch Ness
3 Nights
Rates are per person
Twn Rm
Sgl
Supp
$599
$239
$629
$449
$699
$409
$759
$449
$759
$449
$689
$419
$699
$499
$8 per ticket
3* Hotel Package
4* Hotel Package
Tours Includes
Edinburgh Military Tattoo Package
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Two nights in Edinburgh at choice of hotel (subject to availability at time of request)
Full or continental breakfast served each day (except day of arrival)
Tickets for Edinburgh City Tour (hop on/hop off)
Tickets to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, medium price range, including delivery to your hotel
Service & local taxes
Edinburgh and Loch Ness Tour
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City Packages - Edinburgh
Pipes and Drums, the finest display anyone
can witness anywhere in the world.
Two nights in Edinburgh in a 3 or 4 star hotel (1st night and 3rd night) and one night in Inverness in a 3 star B&B or 3 star hotel (as selected)
Full or continental breakfast served each day (except day of arrival)
Transportation during the touring days by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes mini coaches for a more personal service
Services of a professional driver/guide during the touring days
Service & local taxes
Magical Edinburgh
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Two nights accommodation at a 3 or 4 star Edinburgh central hotel (as selected)
Full Scottish or continental breakfast daily at hotel
Ticket for Edinburgh City Tour (hop on/off) valid for a 24-hour period
Royal Mile Ghost Walk and entry to Edinburgh Dungeon
Service & local taxes
Twn Rm
Sgl Supp
Twn Rm
Sgl Supp
November 15 - March 16
$559
$229
$729
$289
April 2016
$659
$259
$759
$319
May-July, Sept-Oct 2016
$709
$259
$879
$319
Aug 2016
$879
$379
$999
$509
Edinburgh Military Package - as selected
Nov 2016 - March 2017
$649
$229
$699
$289
Edinburgh and Loch Ness:
Edinburgh: Best Western Edinburgh, Motel One, Apex European
Inverness: 3* GH/BB Almore Gueshouse or Craigside B&B. 3* Hotel Glen Mhor Hotel, Royal Highland Hotel
Magical Edinburgh
2 Nights
Rates are per person
3* Hotel Package
4* Hotel Package
Twn Rm
Sgl Supp
Twn Rm
Sgl Supp
January - March, 2016
$339
$209
$459
$269
April 2016
$419
$199
$519
$239
May - July 2016
$469
$219
$649
$269
August 2016
$649
$399
$799
$489
September 2016
$469
$219
$609
$269
October 2016
$469
$219
$549
$269
November - March 2017
$409
$199
$509
$209
Operating Days and Close-out dates:
Edinburgh Military Tattoo: Runs from Aug 5 - 27, 2016. Hotels are subject to availability at time of
request. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Edinburgh & Loch Ness and Magical Edinburgh - Close out dates: Jan 1, Feb 5-6, Mar 11-13, Mar 2528, May 27-28, Jun 23-26, Aug 5-6, Aug 12-13, Aug 26-27, Dec 31, Jan 01, 2017, Feb 3-4, 2017,
Feb 24-25, 2017 and Mar 17-18, 2017. Note all dates are subject to availability.
HOTELS or similar
Magical Edinburgh - as selected
Note, the above are examples of the properties that
are included in our city packages. Alternate hotels of
equal or greater value may be substituted. This may
affect package price. Upgrades are also available on
request.
Please book early to avoid disappointment. Especially
during festivals, such as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
(Aug 5-27, 2016) as Edinburgh will sell out in advance. All hotels are on a request basis.
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Custom Travel Secure Protection Plan
Celtic Tours
Protect you & your trip investment | Upgrades available to fit your lifestyle!
Protection Plan Highlights
•
•
•
•
†
First payer coverage - no deductibles1
21-day pre-existing condition exclusion waiver
Several trip cancellation/interruption reasons
$500,000 emergency medical evacuation benefit
Base Plan Benefits
Benefits
(up to limits below)
Trip Cancellation
100% of Insured Trip Cost ($50,000 limit)
Trip Interruption
150% of Insured Trip Cost ($75,000 limit)
Trip Delay
$750
Missed Cruise Connection
$750
Baggage & Personal Effects
$1,000
Baggage Delay
$250
Emergency Medical & Dental Expenses
$50,000
Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation
$500,000
24 Hour Accidental Death & Dismemberment
$25,000
Travel Assistance & Concierge2
Included
Optional Upgrade Benefits
Coverage Per Person
(up to limits below)
Cancel for Any Reason Pak
• Cancel for Any Reason
• Cancel for Trip Delay Reasons
Lifestyle Paks
75% of trip cost
100% of trip cost
Coverage varies by pak
Transportation Pak
• Flight Accident AD&D (per person)
• Rental Car Damage Protection (per plan)
5 hour trip delay benefit
$1,000 baggage & personal effect benefit
24 hour travel assistance & concierge services2
Optional cancel for any reason coverage
Trip Cost
Coverage Per Person
Benefits
•
•
•
•
$200,000
$35,000
(use full cost per person)
Base Plan Rates
Per Person
$0 excludes trip cancellation3
$37
$1 -
$500
$46
$501 -
$1,000
$67
$1,001 -
$1,500
$90
$1,501 -
$2,000
$118
$2,001 -
$2,500
$145
$2,501 -
$3,000
$171
$3,001 -
$3,500
$188
$3,501 -
$4,000
$202
$4,001 -
$4,500
$226
$4,501 -
$5,000
$252
$5,001 -
$5,500
$296
$5,501 -
$6,000
$337
$6,001 -
$6,500
$359
$6,501 -
$7,000
$402
$7,001 -
$8,000
$443
$8,001 -
$9,000
$485
$9,001 - $10,000
$526
• For trips 31-180 days in length add $8 per day per person
• A $9 processing fee will apply per plan
• For rates above $10,000 call 1-800-228-9792.
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Click on ‘Travel Protection’ on our website under ‘Quick Links’ for more info!
For Questions Regarding Protection Plan Benefits
Call 800-228-9792 and reference Location Number 32-0507 and Plan Code TCS-0814
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†Benefits are up to limits listed. 1First Payer Coverage: Receive reimbursement for eligible losses from us first, with no deductibles. Funds may be
recovered from your medical or other collectible insurance plans. 2Travel Assistance & Concierge Services are provided by the designated provider as
listed in the Description of Coverage. 3Receive all other base plan benefits including $1,000 in trip interruption coverage. Rates are subject to change.
Advance purchase requirements may apply to certain benefits. Maximum trip length allowed is 180 days. This plan provides insurance coverage for
your trip that applies only during the covered trip. You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be
subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages. You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health,
home and automobile policies. If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker. The purchase of
this plan is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service offered to you by your travel retailers. This is a partial description of
benefits. For a summary of the plan details on coverages, benefits, limitations and exclusions of the insurance plan, please refer to the Description of
Coverage. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company which is changing
its name to Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, OH; NAIC #10952. 9.14 1012404
DEPOSITS and PAYMENTS: Phone reservations require a
$200.00 per person deposit, plus optional travel protection
premium and applicable fees (such as pre-booking or green
fee deposit) are required by Celtic Tours within 5 days of
telephone reservations. Bookings made within 65 days of
departure require full payment within 24 hours for all land
tours. Full payment must be received by Celtic Tours 65
days prior to departure.
Terms & Conditions
LATE ARRIVALS: Be sure to arrive at your destination
before 5:30 p.m. or advise your hotel/guest house of a later
arrival time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation
being cancelled. If your plans change, please call and cancel
your reservation.
Cork Airports at no charge. Other locations available including
Northern Ireland; however, one way rentals fees apply. Fees
vary and are paid direct to Hertz. See our website for further
details.
GASOLINE: The purchase of gasoline is the hirer’s
SELF-DRIVE NORTHERN IRELAND: There is no restriction responsibility and is not included in the car rental price.
for travel in Northern Ireland; your accommodation vouchers
Cars are rented for 24-hour periods with all package tours.
will be accepted at hotels and farm/guest houses listed.
To avoid additional day charges, please return your car on
Online bookings require deposit and/or full payment at time B&Bs/GUEST HOUSES LIST WITH, ADDRESS,
time. Cars rented must be returned within the 24-hour
of reservation. No online bookings are accepted within 2
PHONE NUMBERS ARE SUPPLIED WITH YOUR FINAL
rental period.
weeks from date of departure.
DOCUMENTS WITH OPEN VOUCHERS.
Car Rental Insurance UK: Our UK Self-Drive package
If you request the B&B/Guesthome Guide prior to the
CREDIT CARDS: Most major credit cards are accepted by
includes basic CDW, which carries deductible from £700shipment of documents - a $50 shipping and handling
Celtic Tours. No vouchers, coupons or tickets will be sent
£1100 depending on car rented. Super inclusive is available,
fee will apply.
until full payment has been received. For your protection, a
however still carry a deductible from £100-£500.
completed credit card form with signature is required SELF-DRIVE TOURS ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES: A
One way fees: In the UK, cars not returned to their original
for all credit card sales. Please visit our website for
motoring map is provided when you collect your car rental.
pick-up location will incur a UK£35-75 one-way fee + tax.
our credit card form.
At no additional charge, all nights are pre-booked for you
Certain UK cities and small airports are not open after
for
this
package.
Self-drive
packages
are
based
on
hotels
SPECIAL NOTE LATE BOOKINGS: Within 25 days of
6pm or Saturdays and Sundays. When picking up your
and inns and are on a request basis. Open vouchers are not
departure, additional late booking fees of $75 per booking
car - you should request open hours at your drop off
offered by Celtic Tours at this time. Given an itinerary, we are
will be charged to cover Priority Mail and special handling.
point if it is other than a major airport. Some cities
delighted to book accommodations for you as needed.
This fee is non-refundable. Late bookings accepted on a
may have a surcharge for before or after hours service.
guaranteed basis only for OPEN VOUCHERS ONLY on self- U.K. SELF-DRIVE TOURS are designed primarily for one
ACCOMMODATIONS: Land arrangements will be provided
drive tours. Escorted Tours are subject to availability.
night’s stay. Homes are generally not in the city center.
as described in each individual tour. The right is reserved to
DURING PEAK SEASONS, FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL
CHANGES: Once we have received your deposit, there will
substitute hotels, guest house and sightseeing features listed
be a $75.00 charge for each and every change, provided EVENTS CERTAIN AREAS MAY BE FULL AND YOU MAY
herein for accommodations in similar categories as seasonal
HAVE TO BOOK INTO NEARBY TOWNS.
that no documents have been issued. This administration
conditions may require.
charge is levied to help offset fax and telephone charges
The right is reserved to delete or add any hotel, inn or guest MEALS: Meals are provided per each tour. Breakfast is not
necessary to change your reservation. No changes
house at any time, from any published list.
included on day of arrival. Special dietary meals should be
are allowed within 40 days of departure or after
advised at time of initial booking.
In the event that a child occupies a single room or shares a
documents are issued.
room with 1 adult, the child will be charged as an adult and
AIRFARES: Published air-inclusive rates are based on instant
LAND ARRANGEMENT CANCELLATIONS: Written
the extra charges will be payable directly to the hotel/guest
purchase tickets and are non-refundable and non-changeable.
cancellation notice is required for all cancellations and
house.
Security fees, service charges and departure tax are
if received by Celtic Tours more than 65 days prior to
DRIVERS: Minimum age to rent a car is 23 in Ireland and
additional for air-inclusive rates. Rates quoted in price panels
departing, a processing fee of the LAND PORTION of
25 in the UK. There is no maximum age. All drivers must be
are based on Aer Lingus service. Please contact us for fares
$200 per person will apply, plus any non-refundable
holding a valid driver’s license. Some restrictions do apply to
fees for land portion of tours. From 64 days to 31 days prior drivers over 75 years. A surcharge applies to drivers between on other carriers from your home city.
to departure a cancellation fee of $350 per person will apply, the ages of 23-25. The surcharge is €26+tx per day, payable MOTORCOACH TOURS: Additional hotel days are available
at a supplement. Transfers from airport to hotels and back on
plus any non-refundable fees. From 30 days to 21 days prior to the car rental company in Ireland. There are also vehicle
days of arrival and departure are provided only for passengers
to departure a cancellation fee of 40% will apply. From 20
restrictions apply to young drivers. All drivers must have a
booked on our group blocked air space. Passengers arriving
days to 8 day of departure a cancellation fee of 75% will
valid credit card.
on earlier or later flights will be transferred provided
apply. From 7 days from departure and after departure date
EXTRA DRIVER: The supplementary charges to cover
that they are available at scheduled departure times
100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation notice must
an
additional
driver
are
payable
at
the
start
of
hire
and
from the airports and hotel. Scottish tours are operated by
be received Monday-Friday on normal business days
are
€9.50
per
day
in
Ireland
and
UK£10.00
per
day
plus
Rabbie’s Trailburners, where passengers meet at designated
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Single
meeting point as indicated in their itineraries.
room supplement withheld when a shared room is converted applicable tax in Britain.
VEHICLE LICENSING FEE: The mandatory VLF is included
to single room due to a cancellation.
TOUR CANCELLATIONS: If it becomes necessary to cancel
with your car rental.
a coach tour prior to departure, Celtic Tours will offer the next
AIRLINE TICKETS and CANCELLATIONS:
BABY SEATS: Baby/booster seats suitable for ages 6 months available date at no additional land cost or will make a full
Each airline may have different rules for restricted or nonrefund of all monies paid to Celtic. Celtic cannot accept any
refundable air tickets. It is the passenger’s responsibility to to 4 yrs, are on request basis for a fee of €40 per hire in
responsibility for any additional costs for fees relating to such
Ireland. In the UK, avail. at airport from £9, from other
be aware of all restrictions prior to purchasing air tickets.
a tour booking, unless purchased from Celtic Tours.
locations
for
£35.
Celtic Tours will have no responsibility for non-refundable
or restricted air tickets should a tour be cancelled for any
GUARANTEED COACH TOURS: Due to events beyond our
CAR RENTAL INSURANCE IRELAND: SEE SELF-DRIVE
reason. Celtic Tours acts only as an agent for the airline in
control, it may be necessary for Celtic Tours to cancel a
PAGES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
issuing tickets. In general, once airline tickets are issued
guaranteed coach tour. Under these circumstances we will
(1) Car rental charges include: unlimited mileage, local
they may not be changed or cancelled without penalty.
offer either the next available date at no additional land
taxes and third party insurance, which provides passenger
cost or 100% refund of all payments made to Celtic Tours.
REFUND FOR UNUSED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Unused
indemnity in respect of injuries resulting from an accident
In addition, we will reimburse or absorb documented airline
hotel accommodations or any other unused service or
involving the rental car. The driver of the car is NOT covered
penalties and/or fare changes not exceeding $500 per person,
features of any tour are not refundable or exchangeable by this insurance, but can purchase Personal Accident
even if the air is purchased independently.
for other accommodations, services or features. Request to
Insurance (PAI) coverage and optional Theft Protection
waive this condition must be received by the tour operator
Insurance, Extra Driver and Baggage Insurance directly from MOTORCOACH LUGGAGE COMPARTMENTS/SIZE/
SMOKING: Require the restriction of one large suitcase
in writing and fully documented within 21 days of your
the car rental company. (2) Under the third party insurance
and one carry-on bag per person. Please be sure your Celtic
return to the U.S.
policy, the hirer is responsible for all damage to the rental
luggage tags are securely attached to your bags. Should the
car and must leave an imprint of a valid covering major
IMPORTANT NOTE ON PRICES: All prices and conditions
number of participants on any motorcoach tour drop below
credit card (in which available credit may will held) or
of travel are based on currency, fuel and VAT rates in effect
*cash deposit with the car rental company at the start of the 25 passengers, we reserve the right to operate the tour
at time of going to print. All prices are subject to change
rental to cover any damage, which may occur. *Deposit cash with a smaller 18-24 seat passenger coach. Smoking is not
without notice due to currency exchange fluctuation, fuel or
permitted on our coach tours; however, frequent stops are
required is for the full value of the car and is refundable less
VAT increases. When your deposit is received by Celtic
made.
damage cost.
Tours, land rates will be guaranteed.
(3) The hirer can indemnify him/herself in Ireland against
CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS ON COACH TOURS: Children
TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN: Celtic Tours is pleased to
damage to the rental car, excluding deductible (€1600under the age of 6 are not allowed on coach tours. Some
offer a low cost Travel Protection. We recommend insurance 3000) by taking out a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW/LDI)
Scotland tours require a minimum age of 18 years. Children
coverage and we automatically include the cost on your
at a supplementary charge which is non-refundable. The
on Ireland coach tours will receive a $100 discount on the
invoice. If you decide not to purchase coverage, you must
supplementary daily charges are as follows, exclusive of local land rate and must travel with adults.
decline and deduct the premium from your payment. Please taxes:
MISPRINTS/ERRORS: In the event of misprints or errors,
visit our website or page 38 for schedule of benefits.
Vehicle Type CDW/LDI (Ireland)
Theft Prot.
Celtic Tours reserves the right to re-quote or offer a full
SELF-DRIVE TOURS IRELAND: Hotels and Guest Houses
Compact
€14.50 €6.00
refund of any monies paid without further liability.
are inspected on a regular basis by the Irish Tourist Board
Intermediate
€18.50 €7.50
RESPONSIBILITY: Celtic Tours, 1860 Western Ave., Albany,
and Celtic Tours. A complete list of B&Bs/Guest Houses
Luxury & Minivans
€20.50 €9.00
NY 12203 is not responsible for any personal injury, property
is provided along with your final documents (when open
NOTE: MasterCard (MC) may cover your CDW insurance
damage or other loss a passenger incurs on any tour arising
vouchers are purchased). Single room supplements and
in Ireland. You must check with your credit company
from acts or omissions by any air carrier, public transport
children rates in Ireland are as per the brochure and must
prior to departure to ensure coverage. Verification will be
company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or other
be paid for before final documents are issued. A motoring
required from your credit card company when picking up
person or organization, whether or not such company is
map is supplied with your car.
your car. Your land package must be purchased with the rendering any services supplied on the tour. All tickets and
PRE-BOOKING BY LOCATION ONLY (Ireland Only): We applicable credit card.
vouchers are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing
(4) Ireland Location service charges (LSI) €26.00 per
will pre-book your B&Bs by location only if the request is
and to any and all terms and conditions under which
rental
paid
direct
to
car
hire
company.
(LSI
is
FREE
when
received at time of reservation or at least 65 days prior to
transportation and services are provided. Celtic Tours accepts
Insurance
Inclusive
package
is
purchased.)
departure. Once final payment is received or documents are
no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or
issued, this is not available. First class hotels, superior hotels (5) A prepaid insurance rate is available in Ireland and changes in schedules, flight cancellations due to mechanical
and manor homes or Stately Castle tours are pre-booked by offers considerable savings on insurance. The prepaid rate
problems, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other
property, however, Celtic Tours does not hold any space at is located on the Irish Self-Drive pages. Prepaid insurance in causes. Passenger must bear all such losses or expenses.
Ireland
includes:
unlimited
mileage,
Collision
Damage
Waiver
any one property for Self-Drive Tours. All properties are on a
Celtic Tours reserves the right to decline, to accept or to
(CDW), Theft Protection (TP), Location Service Charge (LSI)
request basis and requested once initial deposit is received.
return any person as a member of any tour or to cancel
of €26.00, 3rd party insurance and local taxes.
Celtic Tours cannot guarantee that any one property
or alter the tour. Airline tariffs limit liability for passenger
Not
included:
Driver
and
Baggage,
Non-waivable
excess
of
will be available. B&B are requested by LOCATION/
baggage.
€1600-3000
and
additional
drivers.
Additional
Insurance
is
AREA ONLY. We will be happy to request specific choices
For full terms and conditions, touring
available to cover these items and can be purchased directly
for 1st class, Superior or Deluxe properties, but cannot
information and guidelines please visit
from the car rental company.
guarantee their availability. It may be necessary to
(6) Cars may be picked-up/dropped-off at Dublin, Shannon or
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choose alternate hotels and/or dates.
Once your accommodation is confirmed, a $75.00
PENALTY applies for each and every change.
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