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Celtic Connections Scotland, Ireland & Wales 8 Days 31 May – 7 June 2019

Our new tri-centre holiday is designed to offer a fantastic 8 day touring experience, incorporating the dramatic scenery, historic castles, rich heritage and contrasting landscapes of the Ayrshire Coast, Dublin, Belfast and North Wales. The package tour is full of great attractions just look what is included!

YOUR HOTELS The 4 star Hallmark Hotel Irvine is located on the outskirts of Irvine. Treacy’s Hotel Monaghan is located in Carrickmacross. The Celtic Royal Hotel is located near Bangor, Gwynedd.

FRIDAY Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to Scotland, arriving late afternoon in Irvine, our base for the next two nights.

SATURDAY Robert Burns Birthplace Museum & Culzean Castle
This morning we make our way to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the museum includes the famous Burns Cottage, where the poet was born. There is time for lunch here before we continue to Culzean Castle, one of Scotland’s best loved castles. Here, we enjoy a guided tour of the castle and free time to explore the gardens.

SUNDAY Irvine to Carrickmacross
Today we say goodbye to the Riverside Lodge Hotel and travel to Cairnryan to board our 2 hour 20 minute ferry sailing to Belfast, from where continue on to our hotel for the next 3 nights in Carrickmacross.

MONDAY Dublin & Liffey River Cruise
This morning, we travel to Dublin and enjoy a 45 minute guided cruise on the River Liffey before enjoying free time to explore the many attractions Dublin has to offer, including the Guinness Store House, Jameson’s Distillery, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St Patricks Cathedral or one of Dublin’s newer attractions such as EPIC Ireland or the GPO Witness History exhibition.

TUESDAY Belfast Harbour Cruise & Titanic Belfast
Today we travel to Belfast where our guide joins us for a half day step on guided tour of this fascinating city. After our tour, we visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic exhibition and a must see for any tour of Belfast. In the afternoon, we enjoy free time to explore the city’s shops, bars and restaurants.

WEDNESDAY Malahide Castle & Jouney to Caernarfon
This morning, we visit Malahide Castle & Gardens where we enjoy a 45 minute guided tour. After our tour, we travel to nearby Dublin Port and board the afternoon sailing to Holyhead.

THURSDAY Caernarfon & Castle
This morning we visit the magnificent Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a stunning location on the banks of the River Seiont. In the afternoon we enjoy time at leisure to explore our base of Caernarfon, Gwynedd’s county town. We can take a stroll around the town’s narrow streets or stylishly redeveloped waterfront.

FRIDAY Departure
After breakfast after a very busy but enjoyable holiday we begin our journey home stopping off on route for lunch.



PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation throughout. Entrance to Robert Burns Museum, Culzean Castle, 45 minute guided River Liffey Cruise, Belfast half day step guided tour, Titanic Belfast, guided tour of Malahide Castle & Gardens & Caernarfon Castle. Three nights live entertainment. Porterage at all hotels. Welcome tea/coffee at all hotels. All ferry crossings.

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