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Ireland and Scotland Tour

Taste of Scotland and Ireland Tour 11 or 12 Day Tour of Scotland and Ireland

Are you Scots Irish or just have an interest in travel to Ireland and Scotland? Then, this escorted Ireland and Scotland tour is for you.
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Scotland and Ireland tourDay 1- Glasgow Highlights Land in Glasgow Airport where you'll meet your driver/guide or representative. Take a group transfer to your hotel, departing at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, you must transfer to the hotel at your own expense. the River Clyde. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit extensive collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, originally opened in 1901. Join your tour director and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Depart Glasgow and travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned in song for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through the deep valley of Glencoe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge Woollen Mills, which offers a good selection of quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to admire enchanting views and keep an eye out for “Nessie.” Continue to Nairn where your hotel was a favorite summer residence of Charlie Chaplin. This evening a Scottish Highland cabaret will feature haggis and other traditional foods with a show including bagpipe music, song and dance. (B, D)

Scottish CastleDay 3 - Culloden Battlefield & Edinburgh Tour Visit the Culloden Visitor Centre to learn about the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the British army in 1746, changing the traditional way of Highland clan life forever. Drive south through the Grampian Mountains to visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel, set in lovely grounds and golf course a few miles from the city. In the evening dine in the Heights Restaurant, a rooftop eatery affording panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle. Then head down to street level for a fun walking tour with a local guide to discover the haunts of Edinburgh's eccentric characters. (B, D)

Scottish tea Day 4 - Edinburgh City Tour & Castle This morning an Edinburgh city guide will point out the principal sights of this interesting capital city. Drive along the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. See the compact medieval section along the Royal Mile where some houses reach 11 stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free for further sightseeing, shopping and dining. On July 31 to August 21 departures, seats are reserved for the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. (B)

Day 5 - Belfast Tour & Drive to Dublin
Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Larne, just outside Belfast. Take a panoramic tour around Belfast including Victorian buildings, the Harland and Wolff Shipyards, where the Titanic was built and areas around the Shankill and Falls Road. Drive south to Dublin and check in to your deluxe hotel, located in spacious grounds to the south of the city. The evening is at leisure for independent dining. (B)

Book of KellsDay 6- Viking Dublin Tour central Dublin with a local guide to see public buildings, lovely parks and rows of Georgian houses with brightly-painted doorways. Walk through the campus of Trinity College to view the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the gospels dating from the 8th century. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or take an independent open-top bus tour and visit either Guinness or Jameson. In the evening enjoy a canal dinner cruise with traditional Irish music aboard a former Guinness barge through central Dublin. (B, D)

Blarney CastleDay 7 - Blarney Castle & Killarney Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, stopping to view the stately Rock of Cashel. Continue your drive south to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods. Drive into the mountainous countryside of County Kerry to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your downtown hotel and relax before dinner. Afterwards you may like to explore some of Killarney's famous “singing pubs.” (B, D)

Day 8 - Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience Today embark on the Ring of Kerry drive - a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Meet a local farmer for a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks. Cross to Valencia Island by bridge to visit the Skellig Experience which describes the austere lives of early Christian monks on the nearby islands. Drive through Waterville and stop in Sneem to admire brightly-painted houses. Pause at Moll's Gap for stunning views before returning to Killarney in time to relax before dinner. (B, D)

Cliffs of MoherDay 9 - Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Drive to Tarbert for a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary. Continue to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of limestone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive to Bunratty to check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. If you wish, you may visit the Folk Park, have a drink in the 200-year-old Durty Nelly's Pub or shop at the Bunratty Mills. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable medieval-style feast. Throughout the banquet the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages. (B, D)

Slieve League CliffsDay 10 - Shannon Airport or Dublin Extension via GalwayClients on the 11-day tour will take a group transfer to nearby Shannon Airport where your tour concludes at 10:30 am. Those on the 12-day tour: Drive to Rathbaun Farm to see traditional farming methods and cute farmyard animals roaming freely. Sample some home-baked scones with tea or coffee and take a panoramic tour around Galway. Drive to Dublin and check into a different hotel and you are free for independent activities and dining. (B)

Day 11 - Depart from Dublin AirportComplimentary taxi transfer. After check-in, you'll have time to shop at the duty-free stores before U.S. Immigration pre-clearance and boarding your flight for the journey home. (B)

B=Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner

Tour Includes

  • GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.
  • Ferry from Scotland to Ireland
  • Dublin open-top bus tour
  • Visit and a drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Superior first class hotels with private bath/shower for 9 or 10 nights
  • Full Scottish & Irish breakfast daily (B)
  • 7 dinners (D) including - Scottish Highland Evening - Heights Restaurant in Edinburgh - Dublin Canal Cruise dinner and live music - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet - 3 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Visits and admissions to Riverside Museum of Transport & Travel, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Your Accommodations: Your Accommodations: Stay at the following (or similar): Thistle Hotel, Glasgow (1 night) The Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night) Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights) Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel , Dublin (2 nights) Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights) Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.
11 days Glasgow to Dublin usd
Start End      Special
Glasgow Dublin Departure
Sun Mar 01 2015 Wed Mar 11, 2015 1864 Guaranteed
Sun Mar 08 2015 Wed Mar 18, 2015 1864
Fri Mar 13, 2015 Mon Mar 23, 2015 1864 Sold Out
Sun Mar 15, 2015 Wed Mar 25, 2015 1864 Guaranteed
Fri Mar 20, 2015 Mon Mar 30, 2015 1864
Sun Mar 22, 2015 Wed Apr 01 2015 1864 Guaranteed
Sun Mar 29, 2015 Wed Apr 08 2015 2058
Fri Apr 03 2015 Mon Apr 13, 2015 2058 Guaranteed
Tue Apr 07 2015 Fri Apr 17, 2015 2058
Fri Apr 10, 2015 Mon Apr 20, 2015 2058 Guaranteed
Sun Apr 12, 2015 Wed Apr 22, 2015 2058
Tue Apr 14, 2015 Fri Apr 24, 2015 2058 Guaranteed
Sun Apr 19, 2015 Wed Apr 29, 2015 2058 Guaranteed
Tue Apr 21, 2015 Fri May 01 2015 2058 Sold Out
Fri Apr 24, 2015 Mon May 04 2015 2288
Sun Apr 26, 2015 Wed May 06 2015 2288 Guaranteed
Fri May 01 2015 Mon May 11, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun May 03 2015 Wed May 13, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue May 05 2015 Fri May 15, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun May 10, 2015 Wed May 20, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue May 12, 2015 Fri May 22, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Fri May 15, 2015 Mon May 25, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue May 19, 2015 Fri May 29, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun May 24, 2015 Wed Jun 03 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue May 26, 2015 Fri Jun 05 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Fri May 29, 2015 Mon Jun 08 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jun 02 2015 Fri Jun 12, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun Jun 07 2015 Wed Jun 17, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jun 09 2015 Fri Jun 19, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Fri Jun 12, 2015 Mon Jun 22, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jun 16, 2015 Fri Jun 26, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Fri Jun 19, 2015 Mon Jun 29, 2015 2468
Sun Jun 21, 2015 Wed Jul 01 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jun 23, 2015 Fri Jul 03 2015 2468
Fri Jun 26, 2015 Mon Jul 06 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jun 30, 2015 Fri Jul 10, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 05 2015 Wed Jul 15, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jul 07 2015 Fri Jul 17, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 10, 2015 Mon Jul 20, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jul 14, 2015 Fri Jul 24, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 19, 2015 Wed Jul 29, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jul 21, 2015 Fri Jul 31, 2015 2468
Fri Jul 24, 2015 Mon Aug 03 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Jul 28, 2015 Fri Aug 07 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 31, 2015 Mon Aug 10, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun Aug 02 2015 Wed Aug 12, 2015 2468
Tue Aug 04 2015 Fri Aug 14, 2015 2654 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Fri Aug 07 2015 Mon Aug 17, 2015 2654 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Sun Aug 09 2015 Wed Aug 19, 2015 2654 Tattoo
Tue Aug 11, 2015 Fri Aug 21, 2015 2654 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Fri Aug 14, 2015 Mon Aug 24, 2015 2654 Sold Out
Sun Aug 16, 2015 Wed Aug 26, 2015 2654 Tattoo
Tue Aug 18, 2015 Fri Aug 28, 2015 2654 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Fri Aug 21, 2015 Mon Aug 31, 2015 2654 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Tue Aug 25, 2015 Fri Sep 04 2015 2654 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Fri Aug 28, 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015 2468
Sun Aug 30, 2015 Wed Sep 09 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Sep 01 2015 Fri Sep 11, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun Sep 06 2015 Wed Sep 16, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Sep 08 2015 Fri Sep 18, 2015 2468
Fri Sep 11, 2015 Mon Sep 21, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Sep 15, 2015 Fri Sep 25, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Sun Sep 20, 2015 Wed Sep 30, 2015 2468 Guaranteed
Tue Sep 22, 2015 Fri Oct 02 2015 2468
Fri Sep 25, 2015 Mon Oct 05 2015 2328 Guaranteed
Sun Sep 27, 2015 Wed Oct 07 2015 2328
Tue Sep 29, 2015 Fri Oct 09 2015 2328 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 02 2015 Mon Oct 12, 2015 2328 Guaranteed
Sun Oct 04 2015 Wed Oct 14, 2015 2328 Guaranteed
Tue Oct 06 2015 Fri Oct 16, 2015 2328 Sold Out
Fri Oct 09 2015 Mon Oct 19, 2015 2328 Guaranteed
Tue Oct 13, 2015 Fri Oct 23, 2015 2328 Guaranteed
Sun Oct 18, 2015 Wed Oct 28, 2015 2151 Guaranteed
Tue Oct 20, 2015 Fri Oct 30, 2015 2151 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 23, 2015 Mon Nov 02 2015 2151 Guaranteed
Tue Oct 27, 2015 Fri Nov 06 2015 2151 Guaranteed
Sun Nov 01 2015 Wed Nov 11, 2015 1918 Sold Out
Fri Nov 06 2015 Mon Nov 16, 2015 1918 Guaranteed
Tue Nov 10, 2015 Fri Nov 20, 2015 1818 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: $728 728
ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. The air inclusive prices from New York above are for general information only and not a reflection of current seat availability. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask. Land tours begin in Ireland one day later than departure date shown. NEW! We can accept payments in US dollars, euros and pounds sterling. Please ask for our wire transfer details.
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