Friday, July 29, 2011

Cinque Terre Vacation Package


Cinque Terre Vacation Package

Savor the romance of the famous Cinque Terre with this romantic vacation package. Consisting of five remote seaside villages, speckled with coral, sage and egg-plant hued buildings, dangling from cliffs mirrored on the crystal waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Cinque Terre moves the heart like few places in the world. Nearly inaccessible by car, the Cinque Terre provides a uniquely intimate experience, a hidden gem for your honeymoon or romantic vacation.

Your Cinque Terre Vacation Package Includes:

* 3 Nights 4 Star Accommodations in Rapallo
* Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
* Welcome Dinner and farewell dinner at hotel (drink not included)
* Local Taxes and service charges

Visit the Cinque Terre on your honeymoon with this great romantic vacation package

Please note that arrival into Pisa airport is recommended. Train transport from airport to hotel is necessary. The Pisa Train Station is a short walk in covered walkway from the airport. You can purchase your train tickets from TrenItalia

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Gardens of Augustus, Isle of Capri, Italy


The Gardens of Augustus on the Isle of Capri in Italy are a retreat into the natural paradise complete with unforgettable views, a wonderful way to end the day of touring the Isle of Capri in Italy.


Perched atop a southerly facing cliff with a sheer drop to the sea, the Gardens of Augustus offer picture postcard views over Marina Piccola, Via Krupp and a perfect view of The Stacks. The gardens were created by Friedrich August Krupp, a wealthy German industrialist who made Capri is home from 1892 to 1902.



The gardens offer a relaxing time to sit and take in the natural beauty of the gardens of to take a leisurely stroll through the park. Visit the Gardens of Augustus on your next trip to Italy with Celtic Tours. We offer a myriad of escorted and independent vacations to Italy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Amazing South of Italy!


Amazing South of Italy!

Journey through southern Italy and experience its rich scenery, art, culture, food and wine! Witness the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi Coast, discover the ruins of Pompeii, and visit the stunning trulli village of Alberobello. Sail to enchanting Capri and sip coffee in the Piazza.

Your Amazing South of Italy Tour Includes:

* Accommodation at 4 Star hotels
* Italian buffet Breakfast daily (no eggs)
* Return Transfer by private car/minibus and driver from/to the airport in Rome to hotel in Rome
* Four dinners and two lunches included
* Service charges and taxes included
* Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach from Day 3 until day 7 (with the arrival at the hotel in Rome)
* Tour escort / Assistant beginning on day 3
* Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
* Local guides (English - French - Spanish language) and entrance fees during the tour

Tour the South of Italy with this amazing Italian Vacation: The Amazing South of Italy

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

9 Day Southern Sensation - Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour!


9 Day Southern Sensation

Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour!

This 9 Day tour of discovery will reveal to you the highlights of New Zealand's South Island in unparalleled style. Admire the majesty of Franz Josef Glacier, traverse the spectacular Southern Alps and enjoy two days to absorb the wonder of Queenstown.
Your 9 Day Southern Sensation sightseeing highlights:

* Enjoy Freedom of Choice Touring in Queenstown, Dunedin and Mt Cook
* Visit World Heritage-listed Westland National Park and Franz Josef Glacier
* See the picturesque lakes of Wanaka and Hawea
* Spend time in delightful Arrowtown
* Discover the alpine resort of Queenstown, on Lake Wakatipu
* Cruise the length of Milford Sound
* Visit Dunedin, the Edinburgh of the South
* Spend some time in breathtaking Mt Cook National Park
* Visit picturesque Lake Tekapo and the tiny Church of the Good Shepherd

Your 9 Day Southern Sensation includes:

* 8 Nights First Class Accommodations
* 15 Meals for Meal Plan, 10 Meals for the B&B Plan
* Services of the same experiences Tour Director throughout

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Irish Rose - Escorted Motorcoach Tour - 10 Days / 8 Nights

Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour!

Enjoy this scenic 10 day / 8 night tour of Ireland with an updated 2011 itinerary with added attractions. Highlights include: Dingle Peninsula, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Medieval Castle Banquet, Galway Bay, Glenveagh Castle, Inishowen Peninsula, Giants Causeway, Belfast and the Titanic Tour.

Your Irish Rose Tour includes:

* First Class and Superior First Class hotels throughout.
* Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival.
* Dinner each evening except for two nights in Dublin, including a traditional medieval castle banquet.
* Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach.
* Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you through out.
* Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones.
* Lough Foyle Ferry.
* Visits to: Dingle Peninsula, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher, Rathbaun Farm, Galway Crystal Factory, Belleek Pottery Factory, Glenveagh Castle and National Park, Fort Dunree, Moville Pottery, Giants Causeway, Titanic Docks & Pump House.
* 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.

Join Celtic Tours on this fabulous tour of Ireland!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chladdagh - Irish Folklore

'Claddagh' refers to a small fishing village in Ireland’s County Galway that the emblem was named after. The village has since become an extension of the city of Galway itself, but the message paired with its name has lived on for years after.
The Claddagh is a symbol featuring a heart which is supported by two opened hands and adorns a crown.


According to Claddagh.com, the design symbolizes Love, as indicated by the heart, Loyalty & Fidelity, shown with a crown, and Friendship & Faith, as marked by the pair of hands. Jewelry adorned with the symbol is popular amongst those with Irish descent and is often given as a symbol of friendship or embellished on wedding rings.

Learn more about the traditions of Ireland on your next tour of Ireland with Celtic Tours. Visit our website for Irish vacation inspiration!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Endless Possibilities Package


Celtic Tours World Vacations presents...
The 7-Night Endless Possibilities Package!

A Go-As-You-Please Vacation Package with an amazing price tag and endless possibilities...

With this package the choice is yours:

~Tour the modern and cosmopolitan city of Dublin with the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass. This sightseeing bus stops at all of Dublin's major attractions. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Zoo, the National Museum and Dublin's most fashionable shopping district Grafton St. are just a couple of options for your Dublin City Stay.

~Cash in on the savings with the Shannon Region 25% discount off entrance to the Shannon Regions top Attractions and Activities.

~Enjoy 4-nights B&B accommodations throughout Ireland - offering over 1700 B&B and farm homes to choose from.

~Enjoy a 1-night luxurious stay at the Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara, County Galway (Other Castle choices available).

~Tour Ireland with a 6-day compact automatic car rental - Includes CDW Insurance!

~Take advantage of our optional tours of the Aran Islands and the Ring of Kerry. Or we can arrange a round of golf or other tours for you.

This package includes full Irish breakfast and hotel taxes!

Prices are based on Land Only Twin/Double Per Person Cost

Airfare is not included - but can be added to your package at the current airfare rates.

Hotel availability is on a first come first serve basis and is on request. Should the need arise, based on demand, substitute hotels may be offered.

This package includes:

* 4-Nights open B&B vouchers, 1-Night Deluxe Accomodations, 2-Nights Dublin City Stay
* Full Irish Breakfast Daily (except day of arrival)
* 6 Day Car Rental-Compact, Automatic, Includes Insurance (Larger groups will need to upgrade to larger vehicle)
* 1 Hop-On Hop-Off Dublin Bus Pass
* 1 Transfer from Hotel to Airport
* FREE Celtic Tours 5-Minute Phone Card

Let Celtic Tours design your perfect self-drive vacation to Ireland today! Visit our website or give us a call 1-800-833-4373 to start planning today!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shamrock

The Shamrock plant is Ireland's national symbol, derivative of the Irish seamr√≥g, meaning “young clover.” Traditionally worn by the Irish and the Irish-for-a Day on St. Patrick’s Day, its origins date far back to Saint Patrick himself. St. Patrick used the shamrock as a way to teach the Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity—that God was composed of three entities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, however each encompassed the others and come together in one meaning, just as the leaves on a shamrock converge with a single stem.


Typically consisting of 3 leaves, it is a rare occurrence when one discovers a 4-leaf clover. Universally accepted as a symbol of good luck, the four leaf clover remains an extraordinary discovery that will yield good fortune for the remainder of the finder’s existence. For this reason, the four leaf clover is a symbol for luck and happiness in Ireland and its meaning is globally known around the world.

Learn more about the folklore of Ireland on your next Irish vacation with Celtic Tours. Visit our website for some Celtic Vacation Inspiration!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Historic Scotland

A self-drive tour exploring a selection of the Scotland's finest historic landmarks, castles, and battlegrounds. Your vacation begins in Edinburgh, Scotland's majestic Capital and explores the many historical highlights of this beautiful city.

Your Historic Scotland Tour Includes:

* 7 Nights Accommodations
* Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
* Historic Scotland Tour Road Book with full itinerary and additional Scotland/sightseeing information
* Car Rental: Group C Standard Shift Car*
* Carbon offsetting contribution donated to the National Trust for Scotland

Explore Historic Scotland with this great self-drive tour


*Upgrades to automatic and larger cars available for a supplement.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Going Potter in Scotland

Join this fabulous Harry Potter themed tour and get much more than a day in a crowded theme park or an abbreviated mini-tour! This fantastic exploration of Scotland is perfect for the budget-minded traveler.

Your Going Potter in Scotland Tour Includes:

* 6 Nights Accommodations
* Breakfast daily, except day of arrival
* Jacobite Steam Train return ticket between Fort William and Mallaig (subject to availability at time of booking)
* Going Potter in Scotland Road Book with full itinerary and additional Scotland/sightseeing information
* Car Rental: Group C Standard Shift Car*
* Carbon offsetting contribution donated to the National Trust for Scotland

Visit Scotland your way! See the sites in the famous Harry Potter films on this fabulous self-drive vacation to Scotland


*Upgrades to automatic and larger cars available for a supplement.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Glamis Castle, Scotland

Childhood home to Queen Elizabeth, ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years, the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Glamis Castle is living monument to Scottish history. Visit Glamis Castle on your Celtic Tours Historic Scotland self-drive vacation.

Glamis Castle is no stranger to royalty. Not only was it the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, it was also visited by other notable royals such as Mary Queen of Scots. Glamis Castle is also home to many a Scottish Legend and Ghost story including one story of how a there is said to be a secret room where a nobleman played cards with the devil himself. Considered to be one of the most haunted castles in Scotland, known for the haunting of “The White Lady” who glides swiftly passed visitors. It is reported that over a 100 people claim to have seen the ghost on one occasion.

Glamis castle as witnessed more than 600 years of history and you will be delighted to hear the many stories, secrets and intriguing tales that surround it. Visit Glamis Castle on your Celtic Tours Historic Scotland self-drive vacation.


Scottish Dream - 10-Day Option!


Enjoy an Edinburgh Twilight Tour with dinner, Highland Entertainment, Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise, Culloden Moor, Edinburgh Castle, and Speyside Distillery.

If you would like to arrive in Glasgow a night or two before the tour begins, Celtic Tours will be happy to arrange a pre-night for you. Please call our reservations department at 800-833-4373.

Your Scottish Dream 10-Day tour includes:

* Group transfers on arrival and departure
* Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout
* Edinburgh open-top bus tour
* Services of a professional Scottish tour director
* Superior first class hotels with private bath/shower for 8 nights
* Full Scottish breakfast daily, except for day of arrival
* Six (6) dinners including
Dinner at Prezzo Italian Restaurant in Leith, near Edinburgh
5 table d'hote dinners
* Welcome get-together drink
* Sightseeing tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
* Scenic cruise of Loch Lomond
* Ferry to the Isle of Skye
* Sheepdog trials at Leault Farm
* Ceilidh in Inverness hotel with singers, piper and dancers
* Whisky tasting and tour at Glenfiddich Distillery
* Scottish afternoon tea and scones at Falls of Feugh
* Twilight tour of Edinburgh
* Reserved seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30 to August 20 departures
* Visits and admissions to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Inveraray Castle, Clan Donald Centre, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, St. Andrews and Edinburgh Castle
* Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
* All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

Take the Scottish Dream Tour with Celtic Tours. Contact us today!

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