Friday, March 6, 2009
Experience the best of Ireland on this extra value tour. Your Irish Harmony tour combines all the comforts of a more expensive tour at fantastic savings. Sightseeing includes Killarney, the crystal city of Waterford, Cork, Blarney and Dublin. Enjoy the traditional music of Ireland at renowned Irish pubs and visit the famed Guinness Brewery.
Your Celtic Vacation Includes:
• Land cost of this tour. Celtic Tours offers a full
range of air options. See our website for details.
• First Class Hotels with private bath or shower for five nights.
• Full Irish breakfasts daily, except day of arrival.
• Four hotel dinners.
• Daily sightseeing by luxury coach with the services of a Celtic Tours driver/guide, including tours to the Guinness Storehouse, Waterford Crystal Factory and Blarney Woollen Mills.
• Touring of the Ring of Kerry and panoramic tour of Dublin’s fair city.
• Porterage of one suitcase per person.
• Optional pub entertainment.
• Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included.
• Celtic Tours portfolio of travel documents.
Day 01, Friday: 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, Saturday: Dublin. Early morning arrival at Dublin Airport where we are met by our Celtic Tours driver/guide after clearing customs. Transfer by deluxe motorcoach to our Dublin hotel. Time to rest, relax or independently explore Ireland’s capital city. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Day 03, Sunday: Dublin. Time to enjoy your first full Irish breakfast. Morning departure for a visit to the Guinness Brewery in nearby Dublin. A panoramic view of Dublin includes Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe, which houses the residence of the American Ambassador to Ireland and the President of Ireland. The park is also home to the Dublin Zoo. Return to our hotel in the mid-afternoon. Remainder of the day is free. Dinner is on your own this evening. Optional pub entertainment tonight.
Day 04, Monday: Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford. Morning departure from our hotel, we travel south to Kilkenny where we have time to stroll this ancient city. Shop, browse or visit Kyteler’s Inn, the oldest pub in Kilkenny. Optional visit to Kilkenny Castle, ancient home of the Butler Clan. Mid-afternoon departure for nearby Waterford, arriving at our hotel at approximately 4:00 p.m. Dinner and overnight in Waterford.
Day 05, Tuesday: Waterford - Blarney - Killarney. Morning visit to the world famous Waterford Crystal Factory. Leaving Waterford, we travel south to Cork and Blarney. Visit Blarney Woollen Mills for optional shopping for knitwear, tweeds, crystal and china. Enjoy a pub lunch on your own. Continue over the Cork and Kerry mountains to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Optional pub entertainment tonight.
Day 06, Wednesday: Ring of Kerry. Today, 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. As one looks around it is easy to agree with the old Irish saying, "Even if a man has only a small bit of earth here, he has a lot of the heavens." From Sneem, we continue via "Ladies View" back to Killarney. Dinner and overnight at our Killarney hotel.
Day 07, Thursday: Shannon Airport - U.S. After breakfast we have a leisurely departure for nearby Shannon Airport where our tour ends approximately 10:30 a.m. Ample time allowed for last minute duty-free shopping before boarding our flight home. We arrive back in the U.S. the same day.
2009 / 2010 Departures
7 days-Cost Per Person Sharing
Depart Return To Land
U.S. Fri U.S. Thurs Only Cost
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Hotels or Similar
Tallaght, Co. Dublin: Tower Hotel (2 nts.)
Waterford: Dooley’s Hotel (1 nt.)
Killarney: Killarney Towers (2 nts.)
IMPORTANT: Dates are air dates from the U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Saturday. This tour departs Dublin Airport on Day 02 @ 9:30 am. Land only passengers may join the tour at Dublin Airport on Day 02. Tour ends at Shannon Airport at 10:30 am for all passengers.
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