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Tour Overview

Your Escorted Coach Tour of Scotland & Ireland Includes

10 days/9 nights/16 meals or 11 days/10 nights/17 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
  • 9 or 10 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Canal Cruise dinner and live music
    - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 3 table d'hote dinners
  • 2 lunches (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Loch Ness scenic cruise
  • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 to August 23 departures
  • Ferries from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Walking tours of Dublin’s Trinity College and Galway
  • Farmhouse tea and scones with sheepdog display
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Visits and admissions to Provand’s Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher, 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
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Your Hotels

Stay at the following (or similar):

  • The Glasgow City Hotel (1 night)
  • The Newton Hotel, Nairn (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)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin (1 night – 11-day tour only)

Tour highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dublin
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Skellig Experience
  • Edinburgh
  • Bunratty Medieval Banquet
  • St Andrews
  • Blarney Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Trinity College Dublin & Book of Kells
  • Rock of Cashel

Day 1 - Glasgow Highlights

Tour begins 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow — a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers, and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house, built in 1471. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.  (D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 2 - Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise

Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woolen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 3 - Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach several stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The rest of the day is free. The August 4 – 25 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.  (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 4 - Ferry to Ireland & Titanic Belfast

Depart Edinburgh and travel through Ayrshire and along the coast. Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. At Titanic Belfast, immerse yourself through state-of-the-art displays in the local history of this ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby shipyards. Then travel to Dublin, where you will enjoy some free time for dinner on your own.  (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 5 - Dublin Sightseeing & Canal Dinner Cruise

Discover central Dublin with a local guide. See the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view elegant Georgian squares, and the General Post Office, where the 1916 Uprising started. Take a walk around Christ Church Cathedral, founded in 1028. In the evening board a former Guinness barge for a canal dinner cruise complete with traditional Irish music.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 6 - Farmhouse Tea with Sheepdog Demonstration & Blarney Castle

Travel through the midlands of Ireland on your way to a traditional farm. Immerse yourself in farm life with tea and scones at a farmhouse visit and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Head to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 7 - Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience

Step back in time as a jaunting car drives you past Ross Castle on Lough Leane. Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive — a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the film “Star Wars VII.” Enjoy a casual lunch before a pause at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. Return to Killarney where the evening is free.  (B, L)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 8 - Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet

After crossing Shannon by ferry, take in the enormity of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic. Walk along the cliffs for stunning views. Later, at Bunratty Castle Hotel, you’ll have free time to visit the Folk Park, have a drink in 200-year-old Durty Nelly’s Pub, or just relax independently. In the evening, enjoy a memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages.  (B, D)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 9 - Tour Ends in Shannon

Your program ends after breakfast today.  (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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Tour attractions

Tour Prices

Tour Start Date in Ireland. Tour End Date in Ireland Land price Twin Sharing Guaranteed Departure
Fri 4 Sep 2020 Sun 13 Sep 2020 €2,938 Available
Fri 25 Sep 2020 Sun 4 Oct 2020 €2,762 Available
Sun 27 Sep 2020 Tue 6 Oct 2020 €2,675 Available
Fri 2 Oct 2020 Sun 11 Oct 2020 €2,675 Available
Tue 6 Oct 2020 Thu 15 Oct 2020 €2,639 Available
Fri 9 Oct 2020 Sun 18 Oct 2020 €2,508 Available
Sun 11 Oct 2020 Tue 20 Oct 2020 €2,508 Available
Sun 18 Oct 2020 Tue 27 Oct 2020 €2,464 Available
Sun 25 Oct 2020 Tue 3 Nov 2020 €2,385 Available
Sun 1 Nov 2020 Tue 10 Nov 2020 €2,297 Available

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