We are excited to offer you an amazing Celtic Lands of Ireland and Scotland. We explore Dublin's Malahide castle, Temple bar area, we visit Arus an Utachtrian, and the Botanic Gardens. We stay in Swords in Co Dublin on our first night and in the morning we go South to visit the beautiful Powerscourt House, garden and waterfall. We go north the next day and visit amazing places like Newgrange on the way. We visit the Glens of Antrim, Carrick-a-reed Bridge and the Giants causeway. We explore Belfast. We hop on a ferry which brings us to Cairnryan in Scotland and make our way to Edinburgh but we stop first in Glasgow to do a little exploring. We stay in Edinburgh for a few days, exploring the Castles and wonderful sites around there, and of course we have to include St Andrews too!
We then return by ferry to Belfast where we spend the night and do a pub crawl. The next day we visit Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, Tollymore Forest and Ballynoe Stone circle before arriving in Dublin where we spend our last night in Fitzpatricks Castle.
So, we visit castles, ancient sites, beautiful scenery, and film locations. And you get to stay in a castle! What more could you ask for?
Secret Ireland Tours are committed to doing everything possible to keep our clients safe while on tour with us in Ireland. As many know we rescheduled all of our 2020 tours to 2021 /22 and we are keeping in close contact with the health Department in Ireland. All of the venue's and hotels we use have completed a Safety Charter course which allowed them to open to the public. We will not visit any site or stay in any hotel that has not completed this course. It was created by the tourist board in Ireland. We will do everything in our power to keep everybody safe.
We believe that this tour will go ahead but we will keep a close eye on the conditions and if we need to reschedule, we will do so in consultation with you our clients.
1 The company requires non-refundable deposits to be paid as per tour in a timely manner. By paying a deposit you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Company.
2 Our tours are all based on double occupancy. There will be an additional supplement for single travelers which will depend on tour taken.
3 Payment for deposit will hold your place, final balance payment will be 30 days before the start of your choice of tour.
4 Installment plans are available for anyone who would like to avail of them.
5 Travel insurance is something that the company strongly suggests all clients purchase to protect their travel investment.
6 Due to limited capacity on coaches, there is a limit of one suitcase per passenger.
7 Participants are responsible for all their property, luggage, backpacks, phone's, laptops etc.
8 The company tour guide will give all participants phone no's of tour guides and driver at the start of the trip or in an email before the start of the trip, it is vital that you keep these in a safe place.
9 At the start of each day your tour guide will tell you what time you should be ready, or to be on the bus for the next day's journey, it is up to you to contact your guide if you missed announcements on times.
10 There is a cancellation fee for participants who cancel within 90 days of the start of trip. Please see contract.
11 Some of our trips require walking over stony roads and pathways, it is advised to always bring strong waterproof walking shoes, and waterproof/windproof outer coats/jackets also.
12 We also advise all participants to let us know of food allergies they have.
13 Each participant is responsible for their baggage being brought from the Coach to their accommodation except in the case where the company have booked porterage. The group will be advised where porterage will take place.
14 Conditions, availability, or contractual obligations may warrant for dates, venues, lodging, talent/celebrity headliners/hosts/guests. Ambassadors, tour guides or transportation modes to be changed or cancelled. It is our intent and obligation, within the best of our ability, to substitute and /or accommodate equal or enhanced alternatives. We will not refund any deposits or payments towards the tour due to these conditions.
15. Conditions, availability, or contractual obligations may warrant for dates, venues, lodging, talent/celebrity headliners/hosts/guests. Ambassadors, tour guides or transportation modes to be changed or cancelled. It is our intent and obligation, within the best of our ability, to substitute and /or accommodate equal or enhanced alternatives. We will not refund any deposits or payments towards the tour due to these conditions.
We pick you up at the airport terminal 2 at 9am in the morning of the first day and bring you to the nearby Malahide Castle. This castle dates back to the 12th century and is near the village of Malahide, it has over 260 acres of lush land and has beautiful gardens and walks. It has a Victorian conservatory. Many plants from the southern hemisphere, notably Chile and Australia, are featured.
We then take you to the Irish President's residence which is called Arus an Utachtrian which is in the phoenix Park. We take a tour around the Arus and maybe we might meet the man himself. We then take you to the Botanic Gardens. The gardens were founded in 1795 and houses approximately 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant specimens.
We can spend time in the famous Temple bar area if you wish or we can bring you to the hotel to relax and have a nice evening meal. The hotel is called ....The Forty Four on Main St