Monday, September 29, 2014

Vacation Spotlight: Little Tour of Russia

Little Tour of Russia

Included Features

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Touring by modern motor-coach
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary


  • Moscow
  • Novgorod
  • St. Petersburg


Please note - a visa is required for travel into Russia.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Irish Eye Candy: Moll's Gap, Wild Atlantic Way

Moll's Gap, Ring of Kerry, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Moll's Gap is a pass on the N71 road from Kenmare to Killarney in County Kerry Ireland. On the Ring of Kerry route, with views of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks mountains, the area and its shop is a panoramic spot visited by thousands of tourists each year. The rocks at Moll's gap are formed of Old Red Sandstone.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hotel Spotlight: Lyrath Estate Hotel

Lyrath Estate Hotel

Dublin Road : Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny : IRELAND : Phone 056-776-0088

The hallmark of all our rooms at the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny is simple: luxury and elegant accommodation in a contemporary style.
Separate from the main body of the hotel on warm-toned, softly lit corridors, our rooms are a quiet, private haven; a personal space where you can unwind, kick back and disappear from the wider world.

Luxury Kilkenny Accommodation doesn’t come any better.

Lyrath Estate Hotel is proud to say that the National body representing the professional interests of the accommodation industry throughout Ireland the IASI awarded Lyrath Estate in 2009 with the “5 Star Gold Award” and the “supreme Winner Award”. In 2010 we proudly received once again the “5 Star Gold Award”.

The IASI is very active in promoting best practice standards across the accommodation field. Annually the I.A.S.I. send to the accommodation provider, a list of standards which they feel should be met in order to be eligible for an award. Members & Non-Members alike can enter in the hope of receiving these highly coveted award.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Vacation Spotlight: Highlights of Austria

Highlights of Austria -with Guaranteed Departures!

A vacation in Austria bestows many moments of bliss that will remain with you long after you leave. A selection of extraordinary travel experiences, stunning vistas, imposing Alpine peaks, beautiful lakes, majestic rivers and historical cities will ensure that your trip will be an impressing and unforgettable moment in your life.

Tour Highlights:

  • 8 Meals -Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sightseeing includes Munich, Passau, Linz, Durstein, Melk, Vienna, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Chiemsee
  • Maximum group size of 24 participants
  • Private tour of same itinerary can be arranged, call for prices

Your Highlights of Austria tour includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Munich Airport to Munich Hotel on day 02
  • Seven (7) nights accommodations in superior and first class hotels
  • Breakfast daily, except for morning of arrival)
  • Traditional Bavarian dinner in Munich
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus for duration (depending on number of participants)
  • English speaking tour guide on days 03-08 (driver/guide for groups of 7 or less)
  • Admission to Eagle’s Nest
  • Admission to Abbey Melk
  • Ticket for cable car to Mount Zwolferhorn
  • Visit a local brewery for a beer tasting
  • Touring including Marienplatz Square, Mirabell Gardens, scenic drives of Lake Wolfgang and the Bavarian mountains
  • Luggage handling
  • Portfolio of travel documents


Friday, September 19, 2014

Irish Eye Candy: Fanad Lighthouse, Wild Atlantic Way

Fanad Lighthouse, County Donegal, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Fanad Head is a wildly exposed headland, and the northerly point of the beautiful Fanad Peninsula, perhaps best known for its iconic Fanad Head Lighthouse.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hotel Spotlight: Bellingham Castle Hotel

Bellingham Castle Hotel

Castlebellingham, Co. Louth : IRELAND : Phone 042-937-2176

After a full refurbishment Castle Bellingham Hotel will re-open in summer 2013 offering luxury accommodation.

Bellingham Castle Hotel is situated in the picturesque mediaeval village of Castlebellingham on the river Glyde in County Louth.

The castle sits high above the River Glyde and stone steps lead to the water’s edge and to a beautiful weir with footbridges and walkways. A millrace diverted from the river forms a long wooded island with a splendid weeping willow hanging over the weir. Sweeping lawns wrap around the castle and have been landscaped with herbaceous borders, cherry blossom trees and stud railing

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Vacation Spotlight: Fascinating Germany

Fascinating Germany - with Guaranteed Departures!

Experience the many fascinating facets of Germany. Discover modern and dynamic cities such as Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, the picturesque beauty of the Rhine river valley, the romantic South with its magical landscape and fairytale castles. Highlights of this tour include a trip by high-speed rail from Berlin to Frankfurt and a visit to famous Neuschwanstein castle. Discover the many attractions of Germany

Tour Highlights:

  • 14 Meals -Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sightseeing includes Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Lake Titi, Lindau, Füssen, Neuschwanstein, Wieskirche, Oberammergau, Ettal, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck, Linderhof and Munich
  • Guided by English speaking tour director
  • Maximum group size of 24 participants
  • Private tour of same itinerary can be arranged, call for prices

Your Fascinating Germany tour includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Frankfurt Airport to hotel on day 02
  • 12 nights accommodations in 4-star hotels throughout
  • Breakfast daily, except for morning of arrival
  • Two dinners, including a welcome dinner in Frankfurt and a traditional Bavarian dinner in Munich
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus for duration (depending on number of participants)
  • English speaking tour guide on days 02-07 and 10-15 (driver/guide for groups of 7 or less)
  • Transfer to Munich Train Station and travel by train (reserved 2nd class seat) from Munich to Zurich
  • Cruise on the Rhine
  • Admission to Sanssouci, Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
  • Black Forest Cake tasting
  • Visit to cuckoo clock visitor center, enjoy a local cheese factory, a local brewery and beer tasting and a snow ball tasting in Rothenburg
  • Luggage handling
  • Portfolio of travel documents


*Post night hotel is at the Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel, which offers shuttle service for a small fee. A city center hotel can be arranged, however, the city center hotel does not offer the same low cost shuttle service to the airport and a taxi would be required. Alternate hotels may incur supplements.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Irish Eye Candy: Dingle Coastal Path

Dingle Coastal Path, Dingle Peninsula, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself." - Danny Kaye

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hotel Spotlight: Park Avenue Hotel Belfast

Park Avenue Hotel Belfast

158 Holywood Rd : Belfast, No. Ireland BT4 1PB : IRELAND : Phone 028 9065 6520

Located in the vibrant Belmont area yet less than 2 miles from Belfast City Hall, The Park Avenue Hotel provides a unique experience for people who are tired of the usual and want something different.

A fantastic hotel! A Celtic Tours recommended property!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Vacation Spotlight: Thoroughly Wales Self-Drive Tour

Experience the best of Wales. 
Around every corner, experience the unexpected. You'll stumble accoss cozy inns and restaurants, rustic fishing villages, mountain vistas and cliff-top trails. 
This 6 night independent vacation combines includes unique accommodations in Wales, car rental and  breakfast daily.

Your  Thoroughly Wales  Tour Highlights:

  • 1 Night at the Bear Hotel in Crickhowell, 2 Nights at the Fairyhill Hotel in Swansea, 1 Night at the Falcondale Hotel in Lampeter and 2 Nights at the Bodysgallen Hotel in Llandudno.
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 Day Car Rental  (Upgraded car available).

*Note: Hotels are on a request basis at time of booking. Alternate hotels may be used as needed.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Irish Eye Candy: Céide Fields

Céide Fields, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

Beneath the wild boglands of North Mayo lies the Céide Fields, the most extensive Stone Age monument in the world, consisting of field systems, dwelling areas and megalithic tombs. The stone walled fields, extending over thousands of acres are almost 6,000 years old, the oldest known in the world. They are covered by a natural blanket bog with it's own unique vegetation and wildlife.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hotel Spotlight: Londonderry Arms Hotel

Londonderry Arms Hotel

20 Harbour Rd. : Carnlough, Co. Antrim BT44 OEU : IRELAND : Phone 028-28885255

The Londonderry Arms Hotel is a historic hotel situated in the picturesque Glens of Antrim in the small coastal village of Carnlough on the award winning Antrim Coast Road which forms a core part of the Causeway Coastal Route.

The Londonderry Arms is an ideal touring base. Why not plan to stay with us for a few days and take advantage of our location to visit the many tourist attractions and take in the breath-taking scenery

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Vacation Spotlight: London and Wales

Experience the best of London and Wales.
This 6 night independent vacation combines 2 nights in London, with 2 nights in Mid-Wales and 2 Nights in North-Wales. This package comes complete with 4 day car rental and  breakfast daily.

Your London and Wales Tour Highlights:

  • 2 Nights in Mid-Wales
  • 2 Nights in London 
  • 2 Nights in North Wales 
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 Day Car Rental  (Upgraded car available).

*Note: Hotels are on a request basis at time of booking. Alternate hotels may be used as needed. London Hotel will be advised at time of booking and is based on mid-ranged 3-4* hotel in central London.

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