Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ireland Travel Planner

Ireland Travel Planner

This handy travel guide provides the reader with quick information on travel to Ireland, making it the perfect place to start planning your vacation to Ireland.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Westport - An Irish Golfer's Paradise

Situated on the shores of Clew Bay, in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, is the unique and charming heritage town of Westport, Ireland. Westport is a captivating blend of traditional and modern, making it an obvious choice for County Mayo’s premier tourist destination. You will find an elegant tree-lined Mall with stately Georgian buildings alongside the Carrowbeg River, cozy antique pubs with heart-stirring traditional music, state-of-the-art conference facilities and, within a short drive, some of the best links courses in Ireland.

Carne Golf Links, Belmullet, Co Mayo

Carne Golf Links lies in magnificent unspoiled sand dunes overlooking Blacksod Bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean near Bulmullet Co Mayo in the West of Ireland. Carne was the last links course to be designed by the late Eddie Hacketts and is now believed by many who have played it, to be his greatest challenge.

Enniscrone Golf Club, Enniscrone, Co Sligo

Originally a 9 Hole course, in 1970 Eddie Hackett began design of 18 hole couse which opened 4 years later. In 1999, Donald Steele began work on a 9 hole extension. In 2001, the Dunes 18 hole Championship course and the 9 hole Scurmore course opened, in addition to the refurbished new Clubhouse.

County Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point), Rosses Point, Co Sligo

Sligo Golf Club is one of the oldest and best known Championship links courses in Ireland. Established in 1894 its located on the now famous narrow finger of land jutting defiantly out into the Atlantic Ocean. With water on three sides, this is a glorious piece of land in a stunning setting, ideally suited to a links course.

Connemara Golf Links, Ballyconneely, Clifden, Co. Galway

Nestled between the scenic splendor of the 12 Bens Mountain range and the rugged Atlantic Ocean, lies Connemara Golf Links. From the testing dog leg opening hole through to the breathtaking back 9, which has been acknowledged as the “equal to any in the world,” Connemara is an enduring monument to its designer, Eddie Hackett.

There are many golf and links courses within a short drive of Westport, making a perfect base for your golf vacation to Ireland. Let Celtic Tours World Vacations help you design your golf vacation to Ireland.

Westport Rambler

Ramble through the old world town of Westport, on the shores of Clew Bay in Co Mayo on our Westport Rambler. This exciting new self-drive vacation package to Ireland includes three nights accommodations in the old-world town of Westport and three nights accommodations in Ireland's cosmopolitan capital city of Dublin.

Miles of coastline, old-world shop fronts, tree lined boulevard and plenty of activities (from watersports to equine) make Westport a superb base for discovering the majestic west of Ireland. Whether sailing, horse-back or shopping is your sport - ramble through the old world town of Westport.

Dublin, Ireland's capital city, is a historical and contemporary cultural center. Dublin city is home to many theaters and galleries and is known for its literary contributions from WB Yeats to Bernard Shaw to Oscar Wilde. It is a modern center of education, arts, entertainment and history.

Learn more about this fabulous 6 Night Self-Drive Vacation to Ireland from Celtic Tours World Vacations

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sicilian Sun - Escorted Tour

Sicilian Sun - with Guaranteed Departures!
Enjoy a visit to the land of sun, Sicily! This stunning island offers a landscape of fascinating and dramatic beauty. Mt. Etna, rising in the center of a volcanic area of Sicily, is the highest active volcano in Europe. The isles of Stromboli and Volcano are also active volcanoes. Along with breathtaking scenery, Sicily welcomes you with delicious cuisine as well as the warmth and hospitality of its people.
Tour Highlights:
  • 16 Meals; Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
  • Great for Groups and Individuals
  • Charming hotels throughout the tour offering high quality services and located in the historical centers of the main Sicilian towns
  • Visit the main Sicilian monuments including three Unesco Heritage sites
  • Exclusivly in English
  • Special menus in local restaurants especially selected to have a taste of the Sicilian cuisine
Your Sicilian Sun tour includes:
  • Roundtrip airport transfers (from/to Catania Apt)
  • Accommodation in 4 stars Hotels centrally located
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 7 Dinners, 2 Lunches, 7 Breakfast
  • Sicilian typical products tasting (wine, chocolate, biscuits etc) in Ragusa Ibla
  • Transportation deluxe motorcoach or minivan with driver/guide for groups with less than 15 pax
  • English speaking tour escort
  • Local guides where necessary
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents 

    Tour Sicily with Celtic Tours World Vacations

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuscan Experience

Tuscany enchants us today because it holds a special link between traditions of the past and present. Villa Casagrande, a wine-producing villa constructed in 1392, will serve as our host for six nights. We will find ourselves strolling down quiet lanes bound by stone walls, cypress trees and cream-colored villas. A true Tuscan Experience!
Tour Highlights:
  • Daily touring from one location - no unpacking!
  • 9 meals; Breakfast & Dinner - with drinks included
  • See Florence and the Tuscany Region
  • Includes Tour Escort
Your Tuscan Experience tour includes:
  • Six nights accommodations at Villa Casagrande in Chianti, Italy.
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation including airport transfers.
  • English-speaking guide throughout.
  • Italian buffet breakfast daily excluding the day of arrival.
  • One Tuscan Feast at the Villa with wine and water included.
  • One farewell dinner at the Villa with wine and water included.
  • One dinner at the Villa restaurant.
  • One wine tasting at the Villa including appetizers.
  • Day Trip to Florence; full day bus and half day step-on guide.
  • Optional full day tour of Rome including local historian/guide services and admissions.
  • Optional Cooking Class
  • Local taxes and tips (excluding tips to driver and guide).
  • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents.
    Journey into the heart of Tuscany on this escorted tour of Italy with Celtic Tours World Vacations

Monday, April 2, 2012

Treasures of Italy

Treasures of Italy - with Guaranteed Departures!
Enjoy the best of Italy during your unique journey highlighting the rich history and spectacular beauty of this majestic country. You will enjoy the best of traditional cities including Florence, Venice and Rome.
Tour Highlights:
  • 10 Meals; Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Great for Groups and Individuals
  • In Rome see the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica
  • In Siena visit Piazza del Campo and the Municipal Palace
  • In Assisi visit Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire
  • In Florence visit the Accademia - home of Michangel's "David"
  • In Padua see Donatello's masterpiece - the "Gattamelata"
  • In Venice vist the famous Square of St. Mark and the Bridge of Sighs
Your Treasures of Italy tourincludes:
  • Six (6) nights accommodation at four star hotels (3star superior in Venice).
  • Buffet breakfast daily, except for day of arrival (Note: Continental breakfast served in Rome [no eggs]).
  • Half-day tour of Rome; Monumental Rome.
  • Round-trip transfer with private car/minibus with driver and assistant.
  • Four (4) dinners.
  • Service charges and local taxes included (excluding tips to driver and guides.)
  • Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach from day four until the end of tour.
  • Scenic drives through the beautiful Tuscan countryside and medival towns via the Autostrade del Sole and through the Emilia Romagna region, land of world famous "prosciutto" and parmigiano choose and the Veneto region, world famous for it's Villa Palladio.
  • Multi-lingual tour escort beginning on day four.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Local guides and entrance fees during the tour.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person. 
    Discover Florence, Venice and Rome on this amazing tour of Italy with Celtic Tours World Vacations

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