Awaken your Celtic Dream in 2019, with this 11-night full circle tour of Ireland. Enjoy two nights at a deluxe castle and immerse yourself in historic sights, scenic routes and awe-inspiring beauty. From the coast of Antrim, location of many scenes from the popular Game of Thrones®, to the breathtaking Ring of Kerry and the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Excellent accommodations and meals throughout, including a pub lunch and a traditional Irish cabaret show with dinner in Dublin!
Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport arrivals can avail of Celtic Tours 9:45am transfer for departures to your Belfast hotel. Belfast arrivals are provided transfers up to 12:00 noon. From Dublin Airport, you depart and travel the short journey north via Dundalk and Downpatrick, for a coffee/tea stop at the St. Patrick's Center. Opportunity to visit the grave-site of St. Patrick. From here, continue north to Belfast. Check in at your hotel with free time to relax. Alternatively, if you have arrived from Belfast Airport, enjoy a leisurely day with plenty of time to rest. This afternoon, take in a panoramic city tour of Belfast. Return to the hotel for dinner. You are free to explore the city on your own this evening, before a relaxing overnight stay in Belfast. (D)
Today, enjoy a scenic tour of the Antrim Coast and visit the Giant's Causeway and Museum. Marvel at the volcanic columns formed over 60 million years ago and hear the ancient fables of the Causeway. Later, return to Belfast for a Titanic Belfast visit. Extending over nine galleries, this multi-dimensional exhibit draws together special effects, full-scale reconstructions, and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic Story in a fresh and insightful way. Learn of her conception in Belfast in the early 1900's, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. Return to your hotel from where you are free to experience more of Belfast this evening. Enjoy your overnight stay in Belfast. (B)
This morning, depart Belfast and travel west via Dungiven and the Sperrin Mountains to Derry City. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Derry, including free time to explore independently. Departing Derry, travel via Bridgend to Glenveagh for a visit to Glenveagh Castle & Gardens in the National Park. Continue on to your nearby Donegal hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)
Today, you will travel along the scenic Atlantic drive via Brinlack, Derrybeg, and Bunbeg, voyaging south to Dungloe and Glenties. Crossing by the Blue Stack Mountains, return to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in County Donegal. (B,D)
Travel south along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and the Slieve League Cliffs. Here, enjoy a minibus transfer to the cliffs, where you can delight in the scenic views of Malin Bay and the Slieve League Cliffs that look out across the Atlantic Ocean. Your tour continues south to Belleek, with a pause to visit the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue south via Sligo, the final resting place of William Butler Yeats, to your castle hotel, Kilronan Castle, to enjoy dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)
Today, take a scenic historic tour via Boyle, where you can see the ruins of the old Cistercian abbey. The ivy-clad abbey dates back to 1161. Continue on to Carrick-on-Shannon, which straddles the River Shannon. Continue on via Longford and Athlone, with an optional visit to the Church of Peter and Paul, an impressive structure of the Roman Renaissance style. Enjoy a pub lunch and some free time in Athlone. Return to your Castle Hotel via Roscommon. This evening, you are free to enjoy all the facilities at the castle and perhaps a light dinner on your own tonight. Overnight stay at Kilronan Castle. (B,L)
Morning departure from Kilronan Castle. Travel south via the majestic Cliffs of Moher, stopping to appreciate the spectacular views. Continue along the western coastline, as the tour makes its way to the charming Killarney town via Lahinch and Adare. In Killarney, enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. Killarney is an excellent location to experience traditional music, pub entertainment or a traditional top-rated Irish Cabaret show (which can be pre-booked at the time of your reservation for $49 per person). Overnight stay in Killarney. (B,D)
Depart on one of Ireland's most popular and beautiful drives, the Ring of Kerry. Traveling from Killarney, you will come to the town of Killorglin, famous for its traditional Puck Fair, and from there you will commence the ring tour. Drive along the coastline of the broad Iveragh Peninsula, through the towns of Glenbeigh, Cahirciveen, Waterville, and Sneem. The scenery is spectacular as wind-swept cliffs, still lakes, lost valleys, and rocky mountains blend in awesome beauty before your tour circles back to Killarney for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)
Depart Killarney, with a stop in Blarney for optional visits to Blarney Woollen Mills and Blarney Castle, perhaps to kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney, travel the short distance to Cobh (Queenstown), the last port of call for the Titanic. Leaving Cobh, the tour will make its way to Waterford. In Waterford, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)
Morning brings a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Next, you will be raveling to Dublin via Kildare. An afternoon check-in to your Dublin hotel allows for time to relax before attending a traditional Irish cabaret and dinner show in Dublin. Return to your hotel at approximately 10:30pm to stay overnight in Dublin. (B,D)
Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum on your morning sightseeing tour. A fantastic interactive experience, which uncovers the dramatic and inspiring stories of the Irish who traveled the world, from early times to the modern day. Following your EPIC visit, make your way to the Guinness Storehouse. After, visit a Dublin whiskey distillery for a tasting. You are free to explore the capital city in the afternoon. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own before the final overnight stay in Dublin. (B)
An early morning transfer takes you to Dublin Airport for the return flight home. Pick up your last minute gifts at the duty-free shops before boarding your flight. You arrive home the same day. (B)
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