SCOTS IRISH TOUR
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Experience the Scottish and Irish Way of Life, on this 11 day tour through Scotland and Ireland. Take part in a Scottish cabaret dinner in Edinburgh and a traditional Irish pub dinner with music session. Visit also the main attractions of both countries like, Loch Ness, Edinburgh Castle, Giant's Causeway and Slieve League Cliffs. 14 and 15 day options also available.
Starting in the Scottish Capital Edinburgh, you depart to explore the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye.
After exploring some of Scotland, it's off on a ferry to Ireland, where you'll discover Belfast, Derry as well as a stay in Kilronan Castle Hotel. Learn local history and culture on walking tours of the towns you visit. The extended version of this tour has a longer stay in Killarney and ends in Dublin.
Overnights for this tour:
Day 1: EDINBURGH & ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA
Tour begins 2:00 pm, Edinburgh hotel. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the floating home of The Queen on many of her travels around the world. Explore various parts of the ship, including staterooms and public spaces, together with photos of important visits. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
Day 2: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Head out to see the highlights of central Edinburgh including the bustling Princes Street and the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle, which contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore on your own. Dine at a Scottish Evening and enjoy a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. On August 05 to 21 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, and your Scottish Evening will be the day before.
Day 3: BLAIR CASTLE & HIGHLAND SCENERY
Head through the rolling green countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl. Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery where you can see the process of whisky production and sample the finished product. Take a break in Pitlochry for some free time to explore and have lunch independently. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sun departures) or Nairn (Tue departures).
Day 4: ISLE OF SKYE & CLAN DONALD CENTRE
Travel alongside Loch Ness and through wild Highland scenery, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to understand the history of the powerful Lords of the Isles. Return to the mainland by ferry and take the “Road to the Isles” through some majestic Highland scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument.
Day 5: GLEN COE & RABBIE BURNS
Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glen Coe and alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet’s life and poetry. Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast.
Day 6: TITANIC BELFAST & ULSTER FOLK MUSEUM
At Titanic Belfast delve into the history of the famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Take a walk with a local Belfast guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Browse around the city on your own in the afternoon and in the evening visit the Ulster Folk Museum for a fun country-style dinner and traditional music.
Day 7: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & DERRY’S WALLS
Enjoy the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Discover the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns which have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Pause for photos at ruined Dunluce Castle. Head to Derry and enjoy a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th century city walls, which are some of the best-preserved in Europe, and the Diamond, the main central square.
Day 8: GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK & KILRONAN CASTLE
Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll through the extensive gardens filled with exotic plants. Spend some free time in Donegal and have lunch independently before heading to the Belleek China Factory. Watch skilled craftspeople mould and decorate clay to form delicate and highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before enjoying dinner in the castle’s fine restaurant.
Day 9: ARIGNA MINING EXPERIENCE & CARRICK ON SHANNON
Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experience what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley before the mines closed down. Browse through the exhibition area which outlines 400 years of mining history in the area. Then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick on Shannon, situated on the River Shannon. In the afternoon relax in your lovely castle hotel before dinner.
Day 10: CLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL CASTLE BANQUET
Head to Galway city and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. See the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle and the narrow streets. Travel through the Burren, an area of limestone hills which supports a wide range of flora. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 200m above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening head to either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet.
Day 11: TOUR ENDS IN ENNIS
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
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|Sun 4 Apr 2021||Wed 14 Apr 2021||$2,985||Available|
|Sun 25 Apr 2021||Wed 5 May 2021||$2,985||Available|
|Sun 2 May 2021||Wed 12 May 2021||$2,745||Available|
|Sun 16 May 2021||Wed 26 May 2021||$3,150||Available|
|Sun 30 May 2021||Wed 9 Jun 2021||$3,150||Available|
|Tue 1 Jun 2021||Fri 11 Jun 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Sun 6 Jun 2021||Wed 16 Jun 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Tue 15 Jun 2021||Fri 25 Jun 2021||$2,795||Available|
|Sun 20 Jun 2021||Wed 30 Jun 2021||$2,795||Sold Out|
|Sun 27 Jun 2021||Wed 7 Jul 2021||$2,795||Available|
|Tue 29 Jun 2021||Fri 9 Jul 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Tue 6 Jul 2021||Fri 16 Jul 2021||$3,195||Sold Out|
|Sun 11 Jul 2021||Wed 21 Jul 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Tue 13 Jul 2021||Fri 23 Jul 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Sun 25 Jul 2021||Wed 4 Aug 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Tue 27 Jul 2021||Fri 6 Aug 2021||$3,195||Sold Out|
|Sun 1 Aug 2021||Wed 11 Aug 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Sun 8 Aug 2021||Wed 18 Aug 2021||$3,195||Sold Out|
|Tue 10 Aug 2021||Fri 20 Aug 2021||$3,195||Please Call|
|Sun 15 Aug 2021||Wed 25 Aug 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Sun 22 Aug 2021||Wed 1 Sep 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Tue 31 Aug 2021||Fri 10 Sep 2021||$2,795||Sold Out|
|Sun 5 Sep 2021||Wed 15 Sep 2021||$2,795||Sold Out|
|Tue 7 Sep 2021||Fri 17 Sep 2021||$2,795||Sold Out|
|Sun 12 Sep 2021||Wed 22 Sep 2021||$3,195||Sold Out|
|Tue 14 Sep 2021||Fri 24 Sep 2021||$3,195||Sold Out|
|Sun 19 Sep 2021||Wed 29 Sep 2021||$3,195||Available|
|Tue 21 Sep 2021||Fri 1 Oct 2021||$2,995||Sold Out|
|Tue 28 Sep 2021||Fri 8 Oct 2021||$2,545||Available|
|Sun 3 Oct 2021||Wed 13 Oct 2021||$2,395||Please Call|
|Tue 5 Oct 2021||Fri 15 Oct 2021||$2,985||Sold Out|
|Sun 10 Oct 2021||Wed 20 Oct 2021||$2,985||Available|
|Sun 17 Oct 2021||Wed 27 Oct 2021||$2,985||Available|