Tour Overview

Your Escorted Coach Tour of Scotland & Ireland Includes

13 days/12 nights/22 meals or 14 days/13 nights/23 meals

  • Roundtrip group airport transfers when you book our flights - $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 12 or 13 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 9 dinners (D) including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
    - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 6 table d'hote dinners
  • 2 lunches (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Loch Lomond scenic cruise
  • Ferries to Isle of Skye, from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 31 to August 21 departures
  • Sheepdog trials in Scotland and Ireland
  • Galway tour and Connemara Marble Factory tea with scones
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Inveraray Castle, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre,Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • 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
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Your Hotels

Stay at the following (or similar):

  • Glasgow Marriott Hotel,Glasgow (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (Sunday Departures) or Ballachulish Hotel (Friday Departures) (1 night)
  • The Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 nights)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
  • Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin (1 night – 14-day tour only)

Tour highlights

  • Belfast
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Dublin Castle
  • National Gallery
  • National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks
  • Skellig Experience
  • Valentia Island
  • Falls of Feugh
  • Glasgow
  • St Andrews
  • Isle Of Skye
  • Loch Lomond
  • Blarney Castle
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Phoenix Park
  • Kelvingrove Museum
  • Trinity College Dublin & Book of Kells
  • Rock of Cashel

Day 1 - Glasgow City Tour

Tour begins at 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once important for shipbuilding. Visit the extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Join your group for a welcome drink at the hotel and enjoy a free evening for independent dining and exploration.

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 2 - Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle

Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Browse around the town of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey”. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven.

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 3 - Isle of Skye & Loch Ness

Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Browse around the town of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey”. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven.

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 4 - Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdog Trials

A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre where the British government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the moorland and the visitor center. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.
(B, D)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 5 - Blair Castle & Whisky Tasting

Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and how Queen Victoria’s famous stay led to the creation of Europe’s only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum, or browsing around Pitlochry.

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 6 - Glamis Castle & St Andrews

Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf,” to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse around the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing.
(B, D)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 7 - Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of the city. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. August 2 – 23 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 8 - Titanic Belfast & Dublin

Say farewell to your Scottish guide and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the full story of the ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby ship yards in 1912. Journey on to Dublin, where you’ll check into your hotel and have the evening free to check out the local pubs and have dinner on your own.
(B)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 9 - Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub

Enjoy the morning exploring Dublin with the included Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour vouchers. Your city tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby with a local guide for a panoramic tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, rows of Georgian houses with colorfully painted doorways and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group. In the evening, head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing
(B, D)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 10 - Blarney Castle & Killarney

Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins of the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine old castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 11 - Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience

Embark on Ireland’s most popular 100-mile scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. There will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant, you’ll continue your scenic drive to Valentia Island where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for the film “Star Wars VII.” Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a demonstration of a sheepdog herding flocks, a shearing demonstration (seasonal), and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town. (B, L)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 12 - Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet

Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head out for a medieval-style feast of excellent traditional dishes and wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.)
(B, D)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Day 13 - Tour Ends in Shannon

Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

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Notes

Single Room supplements: 13 day tour $587, 14 day tour $650.

Dates shown above are for the 14 day tour, the 13 day tour returns 1 day earlier.

*Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo departures

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