The International Roses will arrive in the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown in Dublin on 11th August to begin The 2013 Rose Tour. The Tour will take them from Dublin, via Belfast and Derry to Tralee. Lasting four days, the Rose of Tralee coach will stop off in Galway and Limerick before heading home to Kerry.
On Sunday 11th August, after checking into the Carlton Blanchardstown, the Roses will visit the fabulous Newbridge Silverware showrooms in Kildare, where they will receive tips and advice from none other than Ireland's leading style guru Celia Holman Lee.
On Monday 12th August the Roses will visit Dublin Zoo in the morning, followed by a visit to the iconic Dublin landmark the Guinness Storehouse in the afternoon.
After breakfast on Tuesday 13th August at the Carlton Blanchardstown, the Roses will leave Dublin and head for a press photocall with RTÉ TV show host Dáithí Ó Sé at Dublin Airport.
Then it's up north to Belfast for lunch at the Hilton Belfast followed by a visit to the world's largest Titanic visitor attraction, The Titantic Experience. From there the Roses will depart for Derry and check in to the Roe Park Resort Hotel.
On Wednesday 14th August, the Roses will visit historic attractions around the city of Derry. That evening they will check into the City Hotel Derry and enjoy an evening of traditional music and dancing.
The following day, Thursday 15th August, the Roses depart Derry for Sligo and lunch at the Clarion Hotel Sligo. From there it's on to Galway and a night at the Salthill Hotel partner of Carlton Hotel Group.
On Friday 16th August, the Roses begin the last day of their Rose Tour, leaving Galway for Tralee. They will make a stop at Adare Manor in Co Limerick for refreshments, to arrive in Tralee for a lunchtime visit to Bons Secours Hospital. They will then attend a welcome reception hosted by Tralee Town Council at Tralee Bay Wetlands before their last stop at the Carlton Hotel Tralee, where they will be met by family, friends, supporters Rose Buds and their Escorts.
The Carlton Hotel Tralee is where they will stay for the week of the International Festival, and from where they will attend their first official function that evening with their Escorts - the International Gala Rose Ball.