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The Scots Irish Tour 15 days

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.


Included in this tour:
  • Roundtrip Group transfers when you book our flights ($30 fee for transfers on land-only bookings)
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 10 or 14 nights as per hotels listed 
  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1 (B)
  • (15-day tour) meals include:
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Ulster Folk Park Evening
    - Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
    -  A traditional Irish dinner and show at Abbey Tavern 
    -  8 table d'hote dinner
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Edinburgh with local guide
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 7th-23rd departures
  • Ferries from Isle of Skye and from Scotland to Ireland
  • Walking tour of St Andrews, Belfast, Derry and Galway with local guide.
  • Visits and admissions to Blarney Castle, Arigna Mining Experience, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Cliffs of Moher. Edinburgh Castle, Giant's Causeway, Glenveagh Castle & National Park, Isle of Skye, Royal Yacht Britannia and Titanic Belfast. 
  • Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit and drink at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (15-day tour only)
  • Ferry across River Shannon (15-day tour only)
  • Sheepdog trials (15-day tour only)
  • Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn (15-day tour only)
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney (14 and 15-day tour only)
  • Visits and admission to Blasket Centre, Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills (14 and 15-day tour only)

Overnights for this tour:

  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club , Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel, Iverness (1 night) (Sunday departures) or The Newton Hotel, Nairn (Tuesday departures) (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish  (1 night) 
  • Europa Hotel, Belfast City (2nights)
  • Station House Hotel, Letterkenny (1 nights)
  • Kilronan Castle, Ballyfarnon (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney or Killareny Plaza Hotel (2 nights
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin (2 nights) 
Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

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.

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.
(B, D)

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).
(B, D)

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.
(B, D)

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.
(B, D)

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.
(B, D)

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.
(B, D)

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.
(B, D)

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.
(B, D)

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.
(B, D)

Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary to discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Take in wonderful views from Slea Head at the westernmost tip. Stop in the town of Dingle for a look around and sip a creamy Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn, owned by an Antarctic explorer. Head to Killarney, a town settled beside three lakes in the shadow of Ireland's highest mountains.
(B, D)

Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Head to the delightful town of Kenmare and sit down to a light lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to admire breathtaking vistas of mountains, cliffs and beaches. Immerse yourself in farm life at the Kissane Sheep Farm and see how the farmer herds his flocks with sheepdogs. Return to Killarney for a free evening.
(B, L)

Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the lovely gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel through the rich dairy country of Cork and Tipperary, past the gentle slopes of the Galtee Mountains stopping for photos at the majestic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin for an evening at the popular Abbey Tavern for dinner and lively Irish entertainment.
(B, D)

Explore Dublin at your own pace today. You may use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour around the city and a visit to one attraction.

Your tour ends after breakfast.

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner


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