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11 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner Visit Dublin, Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Killarney, Blarney, Kildare Updated Itinerary Top Hotels & Entertainment No Hidden Extras

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Tour Includes Your Itinerary 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. Transfers available to your hotel up to 12 noon. Free time to rest. Afternoon departure for a visit to Trinity College to view the 8th Century manuscript “Book of Kells”. Some free time in Dublin to browse or relax at your hotel. Evening dinner and traditional Irish Cabaret show. Overnight in Dublin. Day 03, Sunday: ST. PATRICK’S DAY! After breakfast, on your own to make your way to the parade route where you have the opportunity to view the festivities. Your day is free to browse, visit some of the famed Dublin pubs or visit the theatre. Overnight in Dublin.

Waterford and travel south to County Cork and visit the Cobh Hertigage Center, which documents the history of Irish emigration and the story of the ill-fated superliners - the Lusitania and the Belfast-built Titanic. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic before she crossed the Atlantic. Continue on to Blarney for an optional visit to Blarney Castle to kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Optional shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills for tweeds, knitwear, crystal and china. Continue on over the Cork and Kerry Mountains to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Optional pub entertainment tonight in Killarney. Day 06, Wednesday: Killarney – Dingle Peninsula Tour. A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Day 07, Thursday: Killarney - Cashel Kildare - Ashbourne. Morning departure from Killarney. We travel via Cashel, where you have a photo opportunity, as we pause briefly to view the historic limestone ruins of the Rock of Cashel. Continue on to County Kildare where we visit the Irish National Stud Farm to view the newborn foals. Onto Ashbourne for dinner and overnight.

Day 04, Monday: Dublin - Kilkenny Waterford. Morning departure from Dublin. Travel south to Kilkenny City where we visit historical Kilkenny Castle. Free time in this ancient city to browse and perhaps visit St. Canice’s Cathedral which dates from the 13th century. Depart Kilkenny and continue south to Waterford for dinner and overnight.

Day 08, Friday: Dublin Airport – U.S. After breakfast, we transfer to Dublin Airport for our return flight home. Ample time allowed for last minute duty free shopping before boarding our flight home. We arrive home the same day.

Day 05, Tuesday: Waterford - Cobh Blarney - Killarney. Morning visit to the House of Waterford after which we depart Celtic Tours is pleased to offer you peace of mind with our comprehensive Travel Protection Plan. Visit www.celtictours.com for more information.

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• First Class Hotels with private bath or shower for six nights • Full Irish breakfasts daily, except day of arrival • Four hotel dinners • Dinner and entertainment in Dublin • Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin • Daily sightseeing by luxury coach with the services of a Celtic Tours driver/ guide • Visits to Trinity College and the Book of Kells, House of Waterford, Cobh Heritage, Irish National Stud Farm, Kilkenny Castle, Dingle Peninsula • Optional visit to Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills • Porterage of one suitcase per person. • Optional pub entertainment. • Tips and taxes in Ireland. Gratuities to the driver/guide not included • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of travel documents

HOTELS

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Dublin: Maldron/Burlington Hotel 2 Nts Waterford: Dooley’s Hotel 1 Nt Killarney: Killarney Towers Hotel 2 Nts Ashbourne: Ashbourne Hotel 1 Nt

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Tour Cost Per Person Sharing Land Only Rate

$1099

p.p. sharing Single Room Supp $318

IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air dates from the U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Saturday. Transfers available to your hotel up to 12 noon. Later arrivals must find your own transfer to your first night hotel. Tour ends at Dublin Airport at 7:45 am. Airfare: Celtic Tours offers a wide range of air options for you. See our website for the best fares available. Group reservations—please review your group contract or contact our group department at 1-800-833-4373.

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Tour Highlights • • • • •

8 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner Visit Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney, Killarney Updated Itinerary Top Hotels & Entertainment No Hidden Extras

Tour Includes

• First Class Hotels with private bath or shower for five nights • Full Irish breakfasts daily, except day of arrival • Three hotel dinners • Daily sightseeing by luxury coach with the services of a Celtic Tours driver/ guide, including tours to the Guinness Storehouse, Whitefriar Church, House of Waterford 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 flight bag and portfolio of travel documents • *Special departures include dinner and entertainment in Dublin

HOTELS or similar

Dublin: Maldron Hotel/Burlington Hotel 1 Nt Waterford: Dooley’s Hotel 1 Nt Killarney: Killarney Towers Hotel 2 Nts Dublin: Clontarf Castle 1 Nt IMPORTANT: Departure dates shown are air dates from the U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Saturday. Transfers for this tour are available for departure from Dublin Airport at 7:30 am and 10:30 am for passengers who book air with Celtic Tours. If Celtic Tours does not book your air, you may avail of these free transfers, provided you submit your flight information within 35 days prior to departure, and you are available 30 minutes prior to airport departure. Otherwise, you must find your own transfer to your first night hotel. Tour ends at Dublin Airport at 7:45 am. Airfare: Celtic Tours offers a wide range of air options for you. See our website for the best fares available. Group reservations—please review your group contract or contact our group department at 1-800-833-4373.

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 Storehouse.

Your Itinerary 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 and relax. Afternoon departure for a visit to the Whitefriar Church, which holds the remains of St. Valentine. Next, we visit the famed Guinness Storehouse to learn about the world famous Irish beer and enjoy a sample brew in the rooftop bar. Have your camera ready for some magnificent panoramic views of Dublin City. Overnight at our hotel in Dublin.

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 06, Wednesday: Killarney - Limerick Day 03, Sunday: Dublin - Kilkenny - Kildare - Dublin. Morning departure from Waterford. Morning departure from our Killarney. We travel via County Limerick and hotel, we travel south to Kilkenny, where we across the midlands through County Offaly to have some time to stroll this ancient city. Shop, browse or visit Kyteler’s Inn, the oldest Dublin via Kildare. Check into our Dublin hotel. pub in Kilkenny. Optional visit Kilkenny Castle, Mid-afternoon and evening are free to enjoy the capital city. Overnight at our castle hotel in home of the Butler Clan. Mid-afternoon Dublin. departure for nearby Waterford, arriving at our hotel at approximately 4:00 p.m. Dinner Day 07, Thursday: Dublin Airport - U.S. and overnight in Waterford. After breakfast we have a morning departure for Dublin Airport, where our tour ends. Ample time allowed for last minute duty-free shopping before boarding our flight home. We arrive back in the U.S. the same day.

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Day 04, Monday: Waterford - Blarney Killarney. Morning visit to the world famous House of Waterford. 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 05, Tuesday: 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

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7 days - Cost Per Person Sharing Depart Return Land Tour U.S. To U.S. Only Ref Fri. Thur. Cost HA1012 Oct 13 Oct 18 $899* HA1019 Oct 19 Oct 25 $899* HA1026 Oct 26 Nov 01 $819 HA1102 Nov 02 Nov 08 $779 HA1109 Nov 09 Nov 15 $779 HA1116 Nov 16 Nov 22 $779 HA1123 Nov 23 Nov 29 $779 HA1130 Nov 30 Dec 06 $779 2013 HA201 Feb 01 Feb 07 $779 HA208 Feb 08 Feb 14 $779 HA215 Feb 15 Feb 21 $779 HA222 Feb 22 Feb 28 $779 HA301 Mar 01 Mar 07 $789 HA308 Mar 08 Mar 14 $789 HA315 Mar 15 Mar 21 $809 HA322 Mar 22 Mar 28 $799 HA329 Mar 29 Apr 04 $819 HA405 Apr 05 Apr 11 $829 HA415 Apr 12 Apr 18 $829 HA419 Apr 19 Apr 25 $829 Single Room Supplement $249

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Your Itinerary Day 01, Saturday: 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, Sunday: Arrive Dublin. Morning arrival at Dublin Airport. **Depart Dublin and travel the short journey to Galway for check into our hotel. Free time to rest. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City. Dinner and overnight in Galway. Day 03, Monday: Galway – Connemara - Galway. Today we enjoy a scenic tour of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay to Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a photo opportunity. Next we continue via scenic countryside and keep an eye out for sheep en-route to Moycullen and the Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway where we have some free time before dinner at our hotel. Overnight in Galway, where we can find excellent pub entertainment! Day 04, Tuesday: Galway – Cliffs of Moher - Killarney. Morning departure from Galway. Travel south to Ardrahan, where we pause for tea/coffee and scones at Rathbaun Farms. Here we will see a farming family carry out everyday chores including sheep shearing and watch as the sheepdogs maneuver the flock. Continue on to the Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Onwards to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Day 05, Wednesday: Killarney – Dingle Peninsula. A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. A full day tour returning to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Day 06, Thursday: Killarney – Cashel Dublin. Leaving Killarney we travel over the mountains to Blarney where we pause for optional visit to Blarney, where we pause for optional visits to Blarney Woollen Mills and Blarney Castle, perhaps to kiss the famed Blarney Stone or visit the amazing gardens around the castles. Leaving Blarney we travel via Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel, an ancient castle fortress of the Kings of

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Tour Highlights • • • • •

10 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner Visit Galway, Connemara, Dingle, Killarney, Blarney and Dublin. New Updated Itinerary Top Hotels & Entertainment No Hidden Extras

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Tour Includes • First Class and Superior First Class hotels throughout • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of Ireland. Arrive in Dublin, where the evening is arrival free to dine on your own. Overnight in Dublin. • Four (4) hotel dinners *Note: Dinner, Irish cabaret can be optionally • Tea/coffee and Irish Farmhouse scones arranged tonight. at an actual Irish working farm where Day 07, Friday: Dublin. Morning sightseeing we see sheep shearing and watch the in Dublin includes a visit to Guinness sheepdog maneuver the flock Storehouse, Whitefriars Church and Trinity • Visits to Cliffs of Moher, Celtic Crystal College to view the 8th century Book of Kells. Factory, Dingle, Blarney, Guinness Afternoon and evening free in Dublin. Storehouse, Whitefriars Church, Trinity Day 08, Dublin – U.S. Early morning transfer College and the Book of Kells. to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Arrive home the same day. • Panoramic tour of Galway City and the Connemara region • Transportation and sightseeing by 2012 & 2013 Departures Deluxe Motorcoach throughout • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout your tour. (Note: Tip to 8 days - Cost Per Person Sharing the driver/guide is not included.) Depart Return Land • Porterage of one suitcase per person Tour U.S. To U.S. Only • Service charges and local taxes in Ref Sat. Sat. Cost HI1020 Oct 20 Oct 27 $929 Ireland HI1027 Oct 27 Nov 03 $929 • Celtic Tours flight bag and portfolio of HI1103 Nov 03 Nov 10 $899 travel documents HI1110 Nov 10 Nov 17 $899

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Nov 17 Nov 24 $899 Nov 24 Dec 01 $899 Dec 01 Dec 08 $899 2013 HI126 Jan 26 Feb 02 $899 HI202 Feb 02 Feb 09 $899 HI209 Feb 09 Feb 16 $899 HI216 Feb 16 Feb 23 $899 HI232 Feb 23 Mar 02 $899 HI302 Mar 02 Mar 09 $909 HI309 Mar 09 Mar 16 $909 HI316 Mar 16 Mar 23 $909 HI323 Mar 23 Mar 30 $909 HI330 Mar 30 Apr 06 $929 HI406 Apr 06 Apr 13 $929 HI413 Apr 13 Apr 20 $929 HI420 Apr 20 Apr 27 $929 HI427 Apr 27 May 04 $929 HI504 May 04 May 11 $1,199 HI511 May 11 May 18 $1,199 HI518 May 18 May 25 $1,199 HI525 May 25 Jun 01 $1,199 HI601 Jun 01 Jun 08 $1,199 HI608 Jun 08 Jun 15 $1,199 HI615 Jun 15 Jun 22 $1,199 HI622 Jun 22 Jun 29 $1,199 HI629 Jun 29 Jul 06 $1,199 Departures weekly until Oct 5, 2013 Single Room Supplement Oct 20-Apr $289 / May-Oct 05 $329

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HOTELS

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Galway: Pillo Hotel 2 Nts Killarney: Killarney Towers Hotel 2 Nts Dublin: Maldron Hotel 2 Nts *Option: Optional dinner and Irish cabaret show at the Merry Ploughboy $79 pp if booked and paid with initial deposit. Otherwise $85 pp if added later. Includes coach transfer. IMPORTANT: **Departure dates shown are air dates from the U.S. Land tour starts one day later, on Sunday. Transfers for this tour from Dublin Airport after the arrival of all international flights for passengers who book air with Celtic Tours. If Celtic Tours does not book your air, you may avail of these free transfers, provided you submit your flight information within 35 days prior to departure, and you are available 30 minutes prior to airport departure. Otherwise, you must find your own transfer to your first night hotel. Tour ends at Dublin Airport at 7:15-7:30 am. Airfare: Celtic Tours offers a wide range of air options for you. See our website for the best fares available. Group reservations—please review your group contract or contact our group department at 1-800-833-4373.

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CDB: 20 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner CDA: 19 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner Visit Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway, Limerick, Killarney, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford and Kilkenny New and Updated Itinerary Guaranteed Departures - visit www. celtictours.com for guaranteed dates. Top Hotels & Entertainment No Hidden Extras

Tour Includes • First Class and Superior First Class hotels throughout • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival • CDB Tour 13-day: Dinner each evening except for one night in Dublin, including a traditional medieval castle banquet and traditional Irish entertainment and dinner in Dublin. CDA 12-Day Tour: Dinner each evening including a traditional medieval castle banquet and traditional Irish entertainment and dinner in Dublin • Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout • Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones • Panoramic city tours of Dublin and Belfast. • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry. • Visits to: Mellifont Abbey, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle and National Park, Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek China, Cliffs of Moher, Cobh, Kilkenny Castle, Trinity College and the Book of Kells. • CDB Tour also includes: Whitefriar Church, Guinness Brewery Storehouse and Jameson Whiskey Distillery tour • 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

HOTELS

or similar Ashbourne: Ashbourne Hotel 1 Nt Belfast: Dunadry Hotel 1 Nt Donegal: Millpark Hotel 2 Nts Galway: Forster Court / Claregalway 1 Nt Limerick: Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts Waterford: Dooley’s Hotel 1 Nt Dublin: Maldron Hotel CDA:1 Nt/CDB: 2 Nts NOTE: Tours purchased on a land only basis begins on Day 02

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Your Itinerary Day 01: Overnight flight to Ireland. Day 02: Dublin Sightseeing. Arrive Dublin, Ireland on Friday. Morning transfer to hotel, with free time to rest and relax. Afternoon 2 hour local tour of Dublin. Dinner and overnight at our Ashbourne hotel. Day 03: Mellifont Abbey and Titanic Belfast. Travel north to nearby Mellifont Abbey, a Cistercian community founded in 1142. Continue to Belfast. We enjoy a visit to Titanic Belfast, a multiple dimensional exhibition exploring the Titanic story. Dinner and overnight Belfast. Day 04: Belfast – Giants Causeway – Glenveagh. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Belfast City, before heading along the Causeway Coast to the Giant’s Causeway, where we visit the Giant’s Causeway Museum and the Causeway with its volcanic columns, formed over 60 million years ago. Continue with a visit to Glenveagh Castle and National Park. Onwards to Donegal Town for dinner and overnight. Day 05: Scenic Slieve League Cliffs. A spectacular day touring along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and Malinmore. Enjoy scenic views of Malin Bay and the amazing Slieve League Cliffs. Continue to Adara and Glenties to see local crafts and Donegal tweeds, returning to Donegal for dinner and overnight. Day 06: Donegal – Belleek - Galway. Morning departure from Donegal. We travel south to Belleek, where we pause a while to visit the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue south via Sligo, birthplace of William Butler Yeats, to Galway City for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Blarney – Cobh – Waterford. Depart Killarney, with a stop in Blarney and Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic. Onwards with a visit to House of Waterford, with dinner and overnight in Waterford. Day 11: Waterford – Kilkenny Castle - Trinity College. Depart Waterford for historic Kilkenny town to visit Kilkenny Castle. Continue to Dublin. Visit Trinity College to view the 8th century Book of Kells. Enjoy dinner and traditional Irish cabaret show in Dublin tonight. Day 12: Dublin – CDA Tour ends. Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for return flight home for 12-day tour passengers. 13day CDB passengers have a relaxing morning before a mid-morning visit to Whitefriar Church, Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Whiskey distillery. Afternoon is free in Dublin to enjoy the capital city. Dinner on your own this evening.

Day 13: Dublin – CDB Tour ends. Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for return Day 07: Galway Bay - Rathbaun Farms flight home. You arrive home the same day. Cliffs of Moher - Castle Banquet. Travel along Galway Bay, scenic Spiddal and Rossavell. Continue to Rathbaun Farms where CELTIC DREAM - 2013 we see a farming family carry out everyday Book Early and Save with Early Bird Discounts chores, including sheep shearing, watch the See back cover for details! sheepdogs maneuver the flock and enjoy some Departs CDA ends CDB ends Land Only farmhouse scones with tea/coffee. Break in Thursday Monday Tuesday CDA CDB Doolin before continuing to the majestic Cliffs Apr 25 May 06 May 07 $2109 $2279 May 02 May 13 May 14 $2129 $2299 of Moher, with Medieval Castle banquet dinner May 09 May 20 May 21 $2129 $2299 and entertainment and overnight in Limerick. Day 08: Adare - Killarney. Casual departure from Limerick Hotel. We travel via Adare to Killarney. Afternoon is free in Killarney. Dinner and overnight in Killarney. Day 09: Killarney – Ring of Kerry. 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. Back to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

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A fresh itinerary for 2013, with added attractions. A scenic and unforgettable journey through Ireland from Belfast to the Ring of Kerry.

Your Itinerary

Tour Highlights

Day 01: Overnight flight to Ireland.

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Day 02: Dublin Sightseeing. Arrive Dublin, Ireland on Friday. Morning transfer to hotel, with free time to rest and relax. Afternoon 2 hour local tour of Dublin. Dinner and overnight at our Ashbourne hotel. Day 03: Mellifont Abbey and Titanic Belfast. Travel north to nearby Mellifont Abbey, a Cistercian community founded in 1142. Continue to Belfast. We enjoy a visit to Titanic Belfast, a multiple dimensional exhibition exploring the Titanic story. Dinner and overnight Belfast. Day 04: Belfast – Giants Causeway – Glenveagh. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Belfast City, before heading along the Causeway Coast to the Giant’s Causeway, where we visit the Giant’s Causeway Museum and the Causeway with its volcanic columns, formed over 60 million years ago. Continue with a visit to Glenveagh Castle and National Park. Onwards to Donegal Town for dinner and overnight. Day 05: Scenic Slieve League Cliffs. A spectacular day touring along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and Malinmore. Enjoy scenic views of Malin Bay and the amazing Slieve League Cliffs. Continue to Adara and Glenties to see local crafts and Donegal tweeds, returning to Donegal for dinner and overnight. Day 06: Donegal – Belleek - Galway. Morning departure from Donegal. We travel south to Belleek, where we pause a while to visit the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue south via Sligo, birthplace of William Butler Yeats, to Galway City for dinner and overnight. Day 07: Galway Bay - Rathbaun Farms Cliffs of Moher - Castle Banquet. Travel along Galway Bay, scenic Spiddal and Rossavell. Continue to Rathbaun Farms where we see a

farming family carry out everyday chores, including sheep shearing, watch the sheepdogs maneuver the flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with tea/coffee. Break in Doolin before continuing to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, with Medieval Castle banquet dinner and entertainment and overnight in Limerick. Day 08: Adare - Killarney. Casual departure from Limerick Hotel. We travel via Adare to Killarney. Afternoon is free in Killarney. Dinner and overnight in Killarney. Day 09: Killarney – Ring of Kerry. 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. Back to Killarney for dinner and overnight. Day 10: Killarney - Shannon Early morning departure for Shannon Airport for return flight home.

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Tour Includes

• First Class and Superior First Class hotels throughout • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival • Dinner each evening, including a traditional medieval castle banquet • Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout • Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones • Panoramic city tours of Dublin and Belfast • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry. • Visits to: Mellifont Abbey, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle and National Park, Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek China and Cliffs of Moher • 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

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HOTELS

or similar Ashbourne: Ashbourne Hotel 1 Nt Belfast: Dunadry Hotel 1 Nt Donegal: Millpark Hotel 2 Nts Galway: Forster Court / Claregalway 1 Nt Limerick: Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt Killarney: Killarney Towers 2 Nts NOTE: Tours purchased on a land only basis begins on Day 02

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Celtic Sojourn Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour Exciting new itinerary featuring Titanic Belfast, scenic Donegal and the Slieve League Cliffs, plus a Medieval Castle Banquet.

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12 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner Visit Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, Galway, Limerick New and Updated Itinerary Guaranteed Departures - visit www. celtictours.com for guaranteed dates Top Hotels & Entertainment No Hidden Extras

Tour Includes • First Class and Superior First Class hotels throughout • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival • Dinner each evening including a traditional medieval castle banquet • Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout • Visit to Rathbaun Farm to see an actual working farm, including coffee/tea and Irish Farmhouse scones • Panoramic city tours of Dublin and Belfast. • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry. • Visits to: Mellifont Abbey, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle and National Park, Slieve League Cliffs, Belleek China, Cliffs of Moher • 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

HOTELS

or similar Ashbourne: Ashbourne Hotel 1 Nt Belfast: Dunadry Hotel 1 Nt Donegal: Millpark Hotel 2 Nts Galway: Forster Court / Claregalway 1 Nt Limerick: Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt NOTE: Tours purchased on a land only basis begins on Day 02

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Your Itinerary Day 01: Overnight flight to Ireland. Day 02: Dublin Sightseeing. Arrive Dublin, Ireland on Friday. Morning transfer to hotel, with free time to rest and relax. Afternoon 2 hour local tour of Dublin. Dinner and overnight at our Ashbourne hotel. Day 03: Mellifont Abbey and Titanic Belfast. Travel north to nearby Mellifont Abbey, a Cistercian community founded in 1142. Continue to Belfast. We enjoy a visit to Titanic Belfast, a multiple dimensional exhibition exploring the Titanic story. Dinner and overnight Belfast. Day 04: Belfast – Giants Causeway – Glenveagh. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Belfast City, before heading along the Causeway Coast to the Giant’s Causeway, where we visit the Giant’s Causeway Museum and the Causeway with its volcanic columns, formed over 60 million years ago. Continue with a visit to Glenveagh Castle and National Park. Onwards to Donegal Town for dinner and overnight.

Day 08: Shannon. Early morning departure for Shannon Airport for return flight home.

Day 05: Scenic Slieve League Cliffs. A spectacular day touring along Donegal Bay to Killybegs and Malinmore. Enjoy scenic views of Malin Bay and the amazing Slieve League Cliffs. Continue to Adara and Glenties to see local crafts and Donegal tweeds, returning to Donegal for dinner and overnight. Day 06: Donegal – Belleek - Galway. Morning departure from Donegal. We travel south to Belleek, where we pause a while to visit the famed Belleek China showroom. Continue south via Sligo, birthplace of William Butler Yeats, to Galway City for dinner and overnight. Day 07: Galway Bay - Rathbaun Farms Cliffs of Moher - Castle Banquet. Travel along Galway Bay, scenic Spiddal and Rossavell. Continue to Rathbaun Farms where we see a farming family carry out everyday chores, including sheep shearing, watch the sheepdogs maneuver the flock and enjoy some farmhouse scones with tea/coffee. Break in Doolin before continuing to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, with Medieval Castle banquet dinner and entertainment and overnight in Limerick.

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Single room supplement: $339

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Premier Escorted Motorcoach Tour

This is an excellent tour for those with limited time in Ireland. A great tour featuring Limerick, Killarney, the famous Ring of Kerry, Waterford, Kilkenny and Dublin.

Your Itinerary

Tour Highlights

Day 01: Overnight flight to Ireland.

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Day 02: Limerick. Arrive Shannon, Ireland on Wednesday. Morning transfer to hotel, with free time to rest and relax. This evening we enjoy a Medieval Castle banquet dinner and entertainment and overnight in Limerick. Day 03: Adare - Killarney. Casual departure from Limerick Hotel. We travel via Adare to Killarney. Afternoon is free in Killarney. Dinner and overnight in Killarney.

Tour Includes

Day 04: Killarney – Ring of Kerry. 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. Back to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

• First Class and Superior First Class hotels throughout • Full Irish breakfast daily, except day of arrival • Dinner each evening, including a traditional medieval castle banquet. • Full sightseeing by Deluxe Touring Motorcoach • Professional Irish driver/guide to escort you throughout • Scenic drive along the Ring of Kerry. • Visits to: Blarney, Cobh, Kilkenny Castle, Trinity College and the Book of Kells. • 8 day tour also includes: Whitefriar Church, Guinness Brewery Storehouse and Jameson Whiskey Distillery tour • 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

Day 05: Blarney – Cobh – Waterford. Depart Killarney, with a stop in Blarney and Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic. Onwards with a visit to House of Waterford, with dinner and overnight in Waterford. Day 06: Waterford – Kilkenny Castle - Trinity College. Depart Waterford for historic Kilkenny town to visit Kilkenny Castle. Continue to Dublin. Visit Trinity College to view the 8th century Book of Kells. Enjoy dinner and traditional Irish cabaret show in Dublin tonight. Day 07: Dublin. Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for return flight home or opt to extend your stay in Dublin. For those wanting to extend, we are delighted to offer you an extra day in Dublin. Should you elect to add an additional day, Day 07 will also include a visit to Whitefriar Church, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Day 08 - Extended Tour Option: Dublin. Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for return flight home. You arrive home the same day.

10 Meals - Breakfast and Dinner Visit Limerick, Killarney, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford, Kilkenny and Dublin New and Updated Itinerary Guaranteed Departures - visit www. celtictours.com for guaranteed dates. Top Hotels & Entertainment No Hidden Extras

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Single room supplement: $309

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Limerick: Killarney: Waterford: Dublin:

Radisson Blu Hotel 1 Nt Killarney Towers 2 Nts Dooley’s Hotel 1 Nt Maldron Hotel 1 Nt

Optional 8-Day Tour Stay an extra day in Ireland - with our 8-day tour option. See our website for prices.

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Self-Drive Ireland - Independent Travel

Endless Possibilites This package brings you the best of Ireland! Tour the modern and cosmopolitan city of Dublin with the Hop-on-Hop-off Dublin Bus Pass. Enjoy accommodations throughout Ireland with four nights open approved B&B accommodations, plus enjoy a night of deluxe accommodations! Your package includes full Irish breakfast daily and a 6-day compact automatic car rental that includes insurance and transfer from your hotel to the airport.

Let the experts at Celtic Tours arrange your next self-drive tour of Ireland. We packaged two itineraries here for you, that are aimed to please, but are happy to arrange a vacation to suit your needs. Just give our experts a call...

Tour Includes

Day 01/02: Pick-up Compact Automatic car from the airport. Note, upgrades to larger vehicles are available. Accommodations: Open Standard B&B voucher for 2 nights. Day 03: Make your way to Ballynahinch Castle Hotel* for overnight. Note, upgrades to other properties such as Adare Manor or Dromoland Castle can also be arranged, but are additional. Day 04/05: Open Standard B&B voucher provided for two nights, giving you freedom to stay where you want. Day 06/07: Drop car rental and make your way to your Dublin Hotel. We’ve included the Dublin Hop-on / Hop-off Bus Pass here to tour the Capital city. Package base price based on the Ardmore Hotel. Upgrades to other hotels in Dublin are available. Day 08:. Transfer from your hotel to Dublin airport is included.

• Accommodations as noted in each package • Car rental for noted amount of time - includes CDW insurance • Hotel and vat taxes • Breakfast daily, except morning of arrival • Free Celtic Tours Phone Card (5 minutes) • Touring map of Ireland provided when car rental is collected *Please note, all pre-booked hotels are on request basis.

Castles & Cottages Car Group “E” Automatic-Economy

Car Group “F”

Automatic-Compact

Endless Possibilities Land Only Rate from

$659

p.p. sharing

Tour Cost Per Person Sharing Twin Room Prices range from $659-$829 depending on selected departure date Single room additional

Idyllic Ireland awaits…Castles and Bed and Breakfasts are at the heart of every traveler to Ireland. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or the true Irish experience, our Castles and Cottages Self-Drive Vacation is the perfect choice. Meander through the back roads of Ireland, while staying in luxury castle hotels and idyllic Bed and Breakfasts of your choice. Day 01: Pick-up Economy Automatic car from the airport. Note, upgrades to larger vehicles are available. Tonight we will pre-book Kilronan Castle* hotel for you. Day 02: Open Standard B&B voucher provided today giving you the freedom to go where you please. Day 03: Tonight Ballynahinch Castle* is pre-booked for you. Note, upgrades to other properties, such as Dromoland or Ashford castles can be arranged for a supplement. Day 04/05: Enjoy the freedom of 2-nights open Standard B&B vouchers Day 06:. Enjoy your final night at Clontarf Casstle* in Dublin’s fair city. *Note: All hotels are subject to availability at time of booking.

Castles & Cottages Land Only Rate from

$699

p.p. sharing

Tour Cost Per Person Sharing Twin Room Prices range from $699-$999 depending on selected departure date Single room additional

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Scotland & Italy Get-A-Aways

Isle of Skye &

The Highlands

Day 01: Edinburgh. Arrive Edinburgh. Transfer can be arranged to your hotel. Enjoy this beautiful city on your own. Day 02: Edinburgh - Ft. William - Portree. Depart Edinburgh at 9:00 am. Passing Linlithgow Palace and Stirling with its imposing castle and views of the Wallace Monument and Doune Castle. We stop in Callander for refreshments. Crossing into the Highlands we head north towards the glorious scenery surrounding Loch Luibnaig then through Breadalbane and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. We continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Leaving Fort William after lunch we drive past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen. We travel the “Road to the Isles” and head through the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most photographed castles. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we follow the dramatic coastline north towards the island’s capital, Portree for overnight. Day 03: A Day On Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and our driver/guide’s knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for us. Overnight in Portree. Day 04: Loch Ness - Edinburgh. Depart Portree and travel through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting “Nessie”. Travel through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland’s highest whisky distillery, and onwards past Blair Castle stopping for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh. Arriving at 19.00 approx. Overnight in Edinburgh this evening. Day 05: Edinburgh. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel today before checking out. Optional transfer is available as needed.

In a Tuscan Villa Upon arrival, travel to the villa in your Hertz car rental. Groups are transferred via deluxe motorcoach to our Tuscan Villa. Enjoy your four night stay - including buffet breakfast daily and wine tasting* with appetizers at an historical Tuscan Villa, located in the heart of Chianti, a region famous for its wine production. A perfect Tuscan getaway! (*Wine tasting held Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday only.)

Buon Appetito! Tuscan Cooking Class Optional Tuscan Cooking Class. Enjoy a unique cooking experience at the Villa’s “Tuscan Kitchen” with Chef Paola Eoncini. Together you will prepare typical Tuscan dishes and other specialities as well as decadent sweets and Tuscan cakes. After your class, enjoy your meal! The class is held at 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

Beyond Ireland, Celtic Tours World Vacations offers you more destinations and choices! Offering Escorted Tours, City Stays, SelfDrive Vacations, Custom Chauffeur Touring and more... Featured here are two of our most popular options in Scotland and Italy. Isle of Skye and the Highlands is a custom small group tour - having no more then 16 passengers, you receive intimate and top of the line service! This fantastic package includes a pre and post night in Edinburgh on your own, 4 breakfasts, three days of touring and 2-nts in Portree. A Celtic Favorite!! In A Tuscan Villa brings you the warmth of Italy in an authentic Villa for four nights + Car rental. Also suitable for groups (coach arranged). This is an excellent program for touring the Tuscan region. We’ve included a fabulous wine tasting at the Villa for your enjoyment. Celtic Tours also offers Golf vacations, River Cruises, Australia, New Zealand and Custom groups to all destinations.

Isle of Skye & Highlands

Land Only Rate from - based on B&B’s Tour starts on Sun, Tue, Thur and Fri

$599

p.p. sharing

Tour Cost Per Person Sharing Twin Room Prices range from $599-$1099 based on selected departure & accommodation type Single room additional

In A Tuscan Villa Land Only Rate from

$699

p.p. sharing

Tour Cost Per Person Sharing Twin Room Prices range from $699-$939 depending on selected departure through April 2013 Single room additional

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Terms & Conditions - as this is a preview brochure, please see our website for full terms and conditions. DEPOSITS and PAYMENTS: Phone reservations require a $100.00 per person deposit, plus optional travel protection premium and applicable fees (such as pre-booking or green fee deposit) are required by Celtic Tours within 5 days of telephone reservations. Bookings made within 65 days of departure require full payment within 24 hours for all land tours. Full payment must be received by Celtic Tours 65 days prior to departure. Online bookings require deposit and/or full payment at time of reservation. No online bookings are accepted within 2 weeks from date of departure. CREDIT CARDS: Most major credit cards are accepted by Celtic Tours. No vouchers, coupons or tickets will be sent until full payment has been received. For your protection, a completed credit card form with signature is required for all credit card sales. Please visit our website for our credit card form. SPECIAL NOTE LATE BOOKINGS: Within 25 days of departure, additional late booking fees of $59 per booking will be charged to cover Priority Mail and special handling. This fee is non-refundable. Late bookings accepted on a guaranteed basis only for OPEN VOUCHERS ONLY on selfdrive tours. Escorted Tours are subject to availability. CHANGES: Once we have received your deposit, there will be a $75.00 charge for each and every change, provided that no documents have been issued. This administration charge is levied to help offset fax and telephone charges necessary to change your reservation. No changes are allowed within 40 days of departure or after documents are issued. LAND ARRANGEMENT CANCELLATIONS: Written cancellation notice is required for all cancellations and if received by Celtic Tours more than 65 days prior to departing, a processing fee of the LAND PORTION of $100 per person will apply, plus any non-refundable fees for land portion of tours. From 64 days to 31 days prior to departure a cancellation fee of $150 per person will apply, plus any non-refundable fees. From 30 days to 21 days prior to departure a cancellation fee of 40% will apply. From 20 days to 1 day of departure a cancellation fee of 75% will apply. On or after departure date 100% cancellation fee applies. Cancellation notice must be received MondayFriday on normal business days between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Single room supplement withheld when a shared room is converted to single room due to a cancellation. AIRLINE TICKETS and CANCELLATIONS: Each airline may have different rules for restricted or non-refundable air tickets. It is the passenger’s responsibility to be aware of all restrictions prior to purchasing air tickets. Celtic Tours will have no responsibility for non-refundable or restricted air tickets should a tour be cancelled for any reason. Celtic Tours acts only as an agent for the airline in issuing tickets. In general, once airline tickets are issued they may not be changed or cancelled without penalty.

SELF-DRIVE TOURS IRELAND: Hotels and Guest Houses are inspected on a regular basis by the Irish Tourist Board and Celtic Tours. A complete list of Hotels/Guest Houses is provided along with your final documents. Single room supplements and children rates in Ireland are as per the brochure and must be paid for before final documents are issued. A motoring map is supplied with your car. PRE-BOOKING BY LOCATION ONLY: We will pre-book your B&Bs by location only if the request is received at time of reservation or at least 65 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received or documents are issued, this is not available. First class hotels, superior hotels and manor homes or Stately Castle tours are pre-booked by property, however, Celtic Tours does not hold block space at any one property for Self-Drive Tours. All properties are on a request basis and requested once initial deposit is received. Celtic Tours cannot guarantee that any one property will be available. We will be happy to request specific choices for 1st class, Superior or Deluxe properties, but cannot guarantee their availability. It may be necessary to choose alternate hotels and/or dates. Once your accommodation is confirmed, a $75.00 PENALTY applies for each and every change. LATE ARRIVALS: Be sure to arrive at your destination before 5:30 p.m. or advise your hotel/guest house of a later arrival time. Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled. If your plans change, please call and cancel your reservation. SELF-DRIVE NORTHERN IRELAND: There is no restriction for travel in Northern Ireland; your accommodation vouchers will be accepted at hotels and farm/guest houses listed. With Open Vouchers for B&B’s and 1st class hotels, a full list of properties is provided with your final documents. If you request the list of hotels and/or guest homes prior to the shipment of documents - a $50 shipping and handling fee will apply. DURING PEAK SEASONS, FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS CERTAIN AREAS MAY BE FULL AND YOU MAY HAVE TO BOOK INTO NEARBY TOWNS.

DRIVERS: Age limits 23 to 75 and holding a valid driver’s license. A surcharge applies to drivers between the ages of 23-25. The surcharge is approximately €26 per day, payable to the car rental company in Ireland. In the UK, surcharge of approximately UK£ 12 + VAT per rental for ages 23 to 26 only. All drivers must have a valid credit card. EXTRA DRIVER: The supplementary charges to cover an additional driver are payable at the start of hire and are €7.50 per day.

MEALS: Meals are provided per each tour. Breakfast is not included on day of arrival. Special dietary meals should be advised at time of initial booking. AIRFARES: Published air-inclusive rates are based on instant purchase tickets and are non-refundable and non-changeable. Fares provided will include US departure taxes, Security fees, service charges and fuel surcharges. Please contact us for fares on other carriers from your home city. MOTORCOACH TOURS: Transfers from airport to hotels and back on days of arrival and departure are provided only for passengers booked on our group blocked air space. Passengers arriving on earlier or later flights will be transferred provided that they are available at scheduled departure times from the airports and hotel. Scottish tours are operated by Rabbie’s Trailburners, where passengers meet at designated meeting point as indicated in their itineraries. TOUR CANCELLATIONS: If it becomes necessary to cancel a coach tour prior to departure, Celtic Tours will offer the next available date at no additional land cost or will make a full refund of all monies paid to Celtic. Celtic cannot accept any responsibility for any additional costs for fees relating to such a tour booking, unless purchased from Celtic Tours. GUARANTEED COACH TOURS: Due to events beyond our control, it may be necessary for Celtic Tours to cancel a guaranteed coach tour. Under these circumstances we will offer either the next available date at no additional land cost or 100% refund of all payments made to Celtic Tours. In addition, we will reimburse or absorb documented airline penalties and/or fare changes not exceeding $500 per person, even if the air is purchased independently. MOTORCOACH LUGGAGE COMPARTMENTS/SIZE/ SMOKING: Require the restriction of one large suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. Please be sure your Celtic luggage tags are securely attached to your bags. Should the number of participants on any motorcoach tour drop below 25 passengers, we reserve the right to operate the tour with a smaller 18-24 seat passenger coach. Smoking is not permitted on our coach tours; however, frequent stops are made. CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS ON COACH TOURS: Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on coach tours. Some Scotland tours require a minimum age of 18 years. Children on Ireland coach tours will receive a $100 discount on the land rate and must travel with adults. MISPRINTS/ERRORS: In the event of misprints or errors, Celtic Tours reserves the right to re-quote or offer a full refund of any monies paid without further liability.

IMPORTANT NOTE ON PRICES: All prices and conditions of travel are based on currency, fuel and VAT rates in effect at time of going to print. All prices are subject to change without notice due to currency exchange fluctuation, fuel or VAT increases. When your deposit is received by Celtic Tours, land rates will be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY: Celtic Tours, 1860 Western Ave., Albany, BABY SEATS: Baby/booster seats suitable for ages 6 months NY 12203 is not responsible for any personal injury, property to 4 yrs. are on request basis only for a fee of €40 per hire damage or other loss a passenger incurs on any tour arising paid direct to car rental company. from acts or omissions by any air carrier, public transport CAR RENTAL INSURANCE: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or other FULL DETAILS ON CAR RENTAL INSURANCE. Please note, it person or organization, whether or not such company is is mandatory in Ireland. Celtic Tours offers both basic CDW rendering any services supplied on the tour. All tickets and (Collission Damage Waiver) which carries a deductible and vouchers are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing Super CDW that does not. and to any and all terms and conditions under which transportation and services are provided. Celtic Tours accepts Ireland Location service charges (LSI) €26.00 per rental paid direct to car hire company. (LSI is FREE when Insurance no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, flight cancellations due to mechanical Inclusive package is purchased.) problems, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other GASOLINE: The purchase of gasoline is the hirer’s causes. Passenger must bear all such losses or expenses. responsibility and is not included in the car rental price. Celtic Tours reserves the right to decline, to accept or to Cars are rented for 24-hour periods with all package tours. return any person as a member of any tour or to cancel or alter the tour. Airline tariffs limit liability for passenger To avoid additional day charges, please return your car on baggage. time. Cars rented must be returned within the 24-hour rental period. Airports and some cities will incur a UK£ 30 + For full terms and conditions, touring tax location service charge per rental.

TRAVEL PROTECTION PLAN: Celtic Tours is pleased to offer a low cost Travel Protection. We recommend insurance coverage and we automatically include the cost on your invoice. If you decide not to purchase coverage, you must decline and deduct the premium from your payment.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Land arrangements will be provided as described in each individual tour. The right is reserved to substitute hotels, guest house and sightseeing features listed herein for accommodations in similar categories as seasonal conditions may require.

REFUND FOR UNUSED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Unused hotel accommodations or any other unused service or features of any tour are not refundable or exchangeable for other accommodations, services or features. Request to waive this condition must be received by the tour operator in writing and fully documented within 21 days of your return to the U.S.

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