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Taste of Scotland & Ireland Tour
Your Escorted Coach Tour of Scotland & Ireland Includes
10 days/9 nights/16 meals or 11 days/10 nights/17 meals
- Airport transfers at start and end of tour
- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional tour director
- 10 nights in hotels listed
- Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
- 6 dinners (D) including
- - Scottish Highland Evening
- - Edinburgh restaurant dinner
- - Canal Cruise dinner and live music
- - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
- - 2 table d'hote dinners
- 1 lunch (L) on Ring of Kerry
- Welcome get-together drink
- Sightseeing tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
- Loch Ness scenic cruise
- Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
- Edinburgh ghost walking tour
- Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 to August 19 departures
- Ferries from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
- Tour and a pint at the Guinness Storehouse
- Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
- Farmhouse tea and scones with sheepdog display
- Visits and admissions to Provand’s Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher and Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
- Headsets for walking tours
- Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Stay at the following (or similar):
- Glasgow Thistle Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)
- The Newton Hotel, Nairn (Sun and Tue depts.) or
- Columbia Hotel, Inverness (Fri depts.) (1 night)
- Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
- Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
- Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
- Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
- Maldron Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Dublin (1 night)
Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century by the Earl of Thomond and stands on the banks of the Rathy River. From here The Earl ruled over his Chiefdom and entertained lavishly, in fact he was famous for his hospitality. Join the Earl of Thomond in the splendour of the main guard of Bunratty Castle for a dinner experience not to be missed! Bunratty Castle, was built in 1425 by the Earl of Thomond. Following his tradition of hospitality, the world renowned Bunratty Medieval Banquet is held twice nightly throughout the year. Since 1963, the Ladies of the Castle, aided and abetted by the Earl's Butler, have welcomed guests from the four corners of the globe to dine at The Earl's Banquet at Bunratty Castle. The entertainment provided by the world renowned Bunratty Singers is a fit...read more
The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair, lit. cliffs of the ruin, also known as the Cliffs of Coher from the Irish: Mhothair) are located in the parish of Liscannor at the south-western edge of The Burren area near Doolin, which is located in County Clare, Ireland. The cliffs rise 120 meters (394 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 meters (702 ft) just north of O'Brien's Tower, eight kilometres away. The cliffs boast one of Ireland's most spectacular views. On a clear day the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay, as are the valleys and hills of Connemara. O'Brien's Tower is a round stone tower at the approximate midpoint of the cliffs. It was built by Sir Cornelius O'Brien, a descendant of Ireland's High King Brian Boru, in 18...read more
The Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, and is, according to the Guiness Storehouse Web site, Ireland’s No. 1 international visitor attraction. Since opening in November 2000, Guinness Storehouse has attracted over 4 million visitors from every corner of the globe. The Storehouse is laid out over seven floors surrounding a glass atrium taking the shape of a pint of Guinness. On the ground floor the massive exhibit introduces you to the four ingredients; water, barley, hops and yeast, all of which combine together to make a pint of Guinness. Visitors are also introduced to the fifth and vital ingredient, Arthur Guinness himself. As the visitor moves up through the building, they next encounter an exhibition on the history of...read more
Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland. It is near the River Martin. The castle originally dates from before AD 1200. It was destroyed in 1446, but subsequently rebuilt by Cormac MacCarthy, the King of Munster. It is currently a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and the battlements. There are many legends as to the origin of the stone, but some say that it was the Lia Fáil—a magical stone upon which Irish kings were crowned.The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 8 km from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle ...read more
Admire breathtaking vistas of mountains, cliffs and beaches on Ireland’s most popular drive, the 100-mile Ring of Kerry. Starting from Killarney, heading around the Iveragh Peninsula and passing through Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville (favourite holiday spot of Charlie Chaplin that now has a statue of him to commemorate his love of the place), Cahersiveen and Killorglin. Popular points include Muckross House (near Killarney), Staigue stone fort and Derrynane House, home of Daniel O'Connell. Just south of Killarney, Ross Castle, Lough Leane, and Ladies View (a panoramic viewpoint), all located within Killarney National Park, are major attractions located along the Ring. The complete list of major attractions along the Ring of Kerry includes: Gap of Dunloe, Bog Village, Rossbeigh B...read more
Titanic Belfast is an unbelievable, unmissable experience. Located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction, Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Housed in an iconic, six-floor building and extending over nine galleries, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and subsequent place in history. Titanic Belfast tells this world-famous story using contemporary interactive technology, special effects and even a thrilling shipyard ride where you will hear the sound of riveting and experience the smells of melting steel as you journey through what it was like to be a shipyard worker in Belfast more than 100 years ago....read more
Urquhart Castle is an impressive structure despite its ruinous state situated on a headland overlooking the deep waters of Loch Ness and is surrounded by some of the Highlands’ most stunning scenery. Urquhart Castle saw much military action and during the long War of Independence against England, Urquhart was seized by Edward I and then later by the supporters of Robert the Bruce....read more
Our time in Ireland was simply wonderful.
Aislinn and I have had the greatest time.
the bed and breakfasts were of a particularly high standard.
the only small problem we encountered was with the car rental company eurocar, but we didnt mind that one bit.
We really appreciate that you guys were there to support and advise us during that and after a couple of hours we were on our merry way driving a car from a different rental company.
By the way, i've noticed that you have returned the money for the car rental. thanks for the great great service.
We are definitely returning to Ireland.
Martin Caarels, Zaanstad, The Netherlands