Irish and Scottish Sampler 9 Nights

This eight or nine day tour of Ireland packs in plenty of scenery, historic places and exciting experiences. Tour Ireland's capital city Dublin before heading to medieval city of Derry, Giant’s Causeway and Titanic Belfast. A short ferry crossing takes you in Scotland to stay at the Atholl Palace Hotel.

If you're looking for a shorter vacation jam-packed full of activities, scenery and experiences, then this may be the tour for you! Beginning in Dublin, you tour the north of Ireland, visiting Derry, the Giant's Causeway and Titanic Belfast. After taking a short ferry journey to Scotland, you can spend a night in the beautiful Atholl Palace Hotel. Also in Scotland you can sample some local Whiskey, visit St' Andrews and Edinburgh.

Tour Options:
  • 9 days/8 nights or
  • 8 days/7 nights 

(Please note prices are based on a 8 day tour).

Included in this tour:
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 7 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
    - Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Walking tours of Dalkey, Derry and St Andrews
  • Tours of Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh
  • Sheans Heritage Farm turf-cutting, tea and scones
  • Ferry transportation from Ireland to Scotland
  • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 01 to 22 departures
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to Dalkey Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Pollok House, St Andrews and Edinburgh Castle
  • 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
  • Edinburgh open-top bus tour (9 day tour only)

Overnights for this tour:

  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Marine Hotel, Ballycastle (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Belfast Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (1 night)
  • Marriott Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)

(Please note prices are based on a 8 day tour).

Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Dalkey Village

Your Irish Vacation starts in your Dublin hotel at 2:00pm. Leaving  the Hotel, you drive to Dalkey Village for a gentle walking tour  through the village, which is filled with many interesting and old- style buildings. Next up is Dalkey Castle, which has been restored  to its old self, so you can really get a feel for what living in it  may once have been like. Come evening, you join your course director  in your hotel for a welcome drink.


Day 2: Dublin Tour & Taylor's Three Rock Pub

Driving down the mains streets you can take in some of Dublin’s most  famous sights like Trinity College, the Spire and the GPO. You can  also go on a guided tour of parts of Dublin castle, the seat of  power in Ireland for centuries. In the afternoon you can go on an Independent Bus Tour as well as visit to the Book of Kells or the General Post Office Museum. Come evening, it’s off to Taylor's Three  Rock Pub, for a traditional Irish meal followed by a lively show  including traditional music and dance! 


Day 3: Antrim Coast & Giant's Causeway

Leaving Dublin, you head north through Irelands midlands to Derry,  where a local guide will give you a walking tour of the city. Walk Derry's walls which encircle the city centre and admire some of the  traditional buildings that still line the streets! Next stop is at  the peculiar Giant's Causeway, where hexagonal pillars of rock cover  the landscape! Learn of legends of giants and the actual 60 million  year old origin of the Causeway. In the evening you go to your Hotel  in Ballycastle and relax before Dinner!


Day 4: Heritage Farm & Titanic Belfast

Leaving your hotel today you head to The Causeway Coast Discovery  Centre, where you can enjoy fresh tea, scones and good old Irish  Hospitality. You can also enjoy a live turf cutting demonstration, to help you understand how Irish homes were heated for hundreds of  years! Drive along Antrim's Nine Glen's for beautiful scenery, this is also where a lot of the show "Game of Thrones" is filmed! Reaching the northern capital, see all the sights Belfast has to offer such as old Victorian architecture, the grand City Hall and the famous shipyards where RMS Titanic was built over 100 years ago. Visit Titanic Belfast where you can learn all about the construction and unfortunate end of the Titanic through modern displays. Come evening check into your hotel.


Day 5: Ferry to Scotland & Pitlochry

Today you leave Ireland on a ferry, heading to Scotland. Once there, you drive along the west coast to Glasgow, where you can take a short break and tour of Pollok House, a fine country house. It's decorated with 1930's furniture and decor, as well as a lot of art and antiques. Continuing northwards, you head to the stunning Scottish Highlands to your hotel in Pitlochry. Opened in 1884, this hotel still has its classical feel to it and is worth exploring the grounds if you have some spare time.


Day 6: Whisky Tasting & St. Andrews

Close by to your hotel is our first outing of the day, you head to the Blair Athol Distillery where you can try a dram of their whiskey and see how the liquor is made. Driving south next, you can enjoy Scotland’s scenery before reaching St. Andrews. Known for golf and its University which is the oldest in Scotland! St. Andrews University is also where Prince William and Kate Middleton Studied! Enjoy a walking tour of the town and spend some time walking around. Check into your hotel in central Edinburgh and head to a Scottish evening where you can enjoy some authentic cuisine as well as a traditional show of bagpipes, highland dancing and kilts! 


Day 7: Edinburgh Tour & Castle

Leaving your hotel this morning, you can take a walking tour of Edinburgh to see some of the main sights. Enjoy walking around the wide streets, and incredible mansions of the Georgian New town which is now ironically over 200 years old! Take a stroll down the Royal Mile, where many medieval houses are packed in tightly together. Tour the grand Edinburgh Castle, where you can enjoy excellent views as you look down at the city. The priceless crown jewels of Scotland are also kept in Edinburgh Castle. You have the rest of the day to yourself to explore and take in everything Edinburgh has to offer!


Day 8: Independant Bus Tour of Edinburgh

As an extension of your tour you can spend an extra day in Edinburgh, where you can enjoy an Independant hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city! 


Day 9: Tour Ends in Edinburgh

After breakfast, it's goodbye for now!

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Irish and Scottish Sampler 9 Nights

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