Christmas in Killarney 2018

Christmas in Killarney 2018

The Gleneagle Experience is the 'special one' that combines the food, the company and the 'craic' into one glorious tour



Back by popular demand, The Gleneagle Experience in association with Ulsterbus Tours, returns for its fifteenth consecutive year. The secret to this tour’s success is undoubtedly the warm welcome, the true Irish hospitality and the calibre of live entertainment on offer at this legendary hotel. Expect to be greeted by all the familiar faces from the RTE TV series and be sure to pack your camera to capture the guaranteed fun, laughter and spectacular Killarney scenery.


We are pleased to offer you a range of five and six-day tours with a variety of itineraries including sightseeing tours, country music festivals and of course the hugely popular Christmas Craic-er and Christmas Holiday breaks. There are a number of new additions to the 2017 itineraries including an optional day trip to Kinsale (the gourmet capital of Ireland) and new stop offs along the ever popular Ring of Kerry and Dingle and Slea Head day trips. The Gleneagle is renowned for its nightly live entertainment, so don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes no matter which break you choose.


The Gleneagle Hotel has all the facilities you could possibly wish for. Each guestroom has complimentary WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests also have complimentary use of the 25m swimming pool and gym. Other onsite facilities include a hair and beauty salon, ATM, gift shop and shuttle bus service to Killarney town centre. Special dietary requirements are catered for and Ulsterbus guests receive a complimentary drinks voucher on arrival. Additional tours may be introduced throughout the year, please contact Ulsterbus Tours for details.

Day 1

We depart Belfast at 9am and travel south to Killarney. A welcoming hot punch and mince pie reception awaits us at The Gleneagle Hotel. Once we are settled in, dinner is served then
there’s live entertainment and dancing.


Day 2

Christmas Eve
Spend a relaxing day in Killarney, where the locals have decorated the streets and shops and the atmosphere is simply magic. Upon returning to the hotel, savour some hot port or sparkling wine at the special pre-dinner reception where The Gleneagle Concert Band will perform a medley of Christmas favourites. This is followed by a celebratory Christmas Eve Banquet and an evening of dancing and sing-a-longs.

B, D

Day 3

Christmas Day
Wake up to a festive breakfast in the Flesk Restaurant. Santa Claus pays a visit to the hotel with gifts for all the children. Buses will be on hand to take you to town to various mass services. Spend the afternoon enjoying Christmas Day Dinner complete with all the trimmings, followed by an evening of entertainment complete with servings of mulled wine and mince pies.

B, D

Day 4

St Stephens Day
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast in the Flesk Restaurant. Then there are lots of options to choose from: explore the National Park, take a day trip around the Ring of Kerry (€20) or simply relax in front of one of the hotel’s many open fires.

B, D

Day 5

Bid a fond farewell to everyone at The Gleneagle before returning to Belfast.


B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included



• 4 nights bed and breakfast.

• 4 evening meals followed by live nightly entertainment.

• Welcome drinks voucher on arrival.



Ulsterbus Tours act as agents for The Gleneagle Hotel. Itineraries, dates and prices are set by the Gleneagle Hotel.


Please note: these itineraries are subject to change without prior notice and are weather dependent

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Banbridge Banbridge - Kenlis Street
Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
Newry Train Station Newry Train Station
Sprucefield M&S Sprucefield M&S
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Saturday 09:00 - 12:30

Sunday Closed

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