FROM $7,895

Scottish & Irish Gold Small Group 15-Night Escorted Tour

Explore some of the most historic cities and towns in Scotland and Ireland. You'll be enchanted by the Isle of Skye, St. Andrews, Connemara, and the Ring of Kerry on this 15-night small-group escorted coach tour from Glasgow, Scotland to Dublin, Ireland. The tour is limited to 26 guests, ensuring a more intimate experience.

Scottish & Irish Gold Small Group 15-Night Escorted Tour

DEPARTURE DATE: May 15, 2024
Countries Visited: Ireland, Scotland


Tour start in Glasgow

Tour end in Dublin

Luxuriate in this grand tour

Explore some of the most historic cities and towns of Scotland and Ireland. Be enchanted by the Isle of Skye, St Andrews, Connemara, and the Ring of Kerry.

Let Scotland's lochs and highlands enchant you

There's a reason a unicorn is the symbol of Scotland—it's a land of pure magic. Discover every enchanting vista, from the heather-covered Highlands to the depths of Loch Ness. Explore the rich Scottish culture, beyond the traditions of tartan, whisky and bagpipes. Let us introduce you to the charms of Scotland.

Travel Dates & Pricing

May 15, 2024from $7,895 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 15 night small group escorted coach tour from Glasgow Scotland to Dublin Ireland ( no more than 26 guests )
  • Welcome drink to meet tour director and fellow guests
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and hotels (where available)
  • 15 breakfast, 9 dinner
  • Included sightseeing and entrance fees to attractions
  • Traditional entertainment
  • Luggage handling
  • Panoramic windows onboard coach to take in every breathtaking view
  • Comfortable reclining seats with plenty of legroom to stretch out
  • Local taxes and hotel service charge


1Wed May 15Glasgow Tour | Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
2Thu May 16Loch Lomond Cruise | Inveraray Castle
3Fri May 17Isle of Skye | Loch Ness
4Sat May 18Culloden Battlefield | Sheepdog Trials
5Sun May 19Blair Castle | Whisky Tasting
6Mon May 20Glamis Castle | St Andrews | Scottish Evening
7Tue May 21Edinburgh Castle | City Tour
8Wed May 22Ferry to Belfast | Titanic Belfast | Dublin
9Thu May 23Sean’s Bar | Galway City Tour
10Fri May 24Connemara Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey
11Sat May 25Sheepdogs | Cliffs | Traditional Irish Night
12Sun May 26Jaunting Car | Ring of Kerry Highlights
13Mon May 27Blarney Castle | Traditional Music Session
14Tue May 28Waterford Walk | Kilkenny
15Wed May 29Tour ends in Dublin

Day 1 – Glasgow Tour | Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of the highlights of Glasgow, a city built on industry but now known for its stunning Victorian architecture, a creative cultural scene, and thriving restaurants and nightlife. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, housing one of Europe’s finest art collections, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Titian, and Dali. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then the evening is yours to explore and dine as you wish.

Day 2 – Loch Lomond Cruise | Inveraray Castle

Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond for views of highland peaks. Stroll through Inveraray before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey”. Drive through Glencoe, considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places, and then to your hotel in Ballachulish on the shores of Loch Leven.

Day 3 – Isle of Skye | Loch Ness

Travel on the scenic “Road to the Isles”, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit the romantic ruins of Armadale Castle. Back on the mainland, travel along the shores of Loch Ness. End the day at your hotel in Nairn, a lovely manor house set on spacious grounds near the North Sea. (Saturday departures from July 29 to August 19 stay at the Marriot Inverness Airport Hotel).

Day 4 – Culloden Battlefield | Sheepdog Trials

Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle and stroll around the moorland and the visitor center. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Spend the evening in a gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

Day 5 – Blair Castle | Whisky Tasting

Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring hotel gardens and museum, or browsing around Pitlochry town.

Day 6 – Glamis Castle | St Andrews | Scottish Evening

Visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth”. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”. Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. July 30 – August 20 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently.

Day 7 – Edinburgh Castle | City Tour

Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh, from its medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile to the 200-year-old “New Town” area. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of the city. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. July 30 – August 20 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

Day 8 – Ferry to Belfast | Titanic Belfast | Dublin

Say farewell to your Scottish guide and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the full story of the ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby ship yards in 1912. Head to your hotel in the seaside suburb of Dun Laoghaire near Dublin, where you will meet your Irish driver/guide, and enjoy a free evening in this charming harbor town.

Day 9 – Sean’s Bar | Galway City Tour

Head to Athlone for a welcome drink at Sean’s Bar, the oldest bar in Europe. Join a local guide for a walking tour through the beautiful harbor city of Galway; see its stone-clad buildings and medieval, winding lanes. Enjoy some free time to explore Galway on your own, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel.

Day 10 – Connemara Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey

Explore scenic Connemara. Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (seasonal). Head to Kylemore Abbey, set beside a tranquil lake, to see elegant rooms, the charming church and the Victorian walled gardens. Return to Galway, where your evening is free to explore the city’s lively pubs and excellent restaurants.

Day 11 – Sheepdogs | Cliffs | Traditional Irish Night

Travel south around Galway Bay, through the austere beauty of the Burren, to visit a sheep farm and see trained sheepdogs show off their herding skills. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary as you head to Killarney, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Irish night featuring dinner and an entertaining show.

Day 12 – Jaunting Car | Ring of Kerry Highlights

Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle. See the highlights of Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, and take a break in the colorful village of Kenmare. In the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, stop in to Moriarty’s, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Return to Killarney for an evening on your own.

Day 13 – Blarney Castle | Traditional Music Session

Drive through the mountains on the way to Blarney Castle. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous stone, or just explore the tranquil gardens. Travel along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, a CIE Tours Exclusive Venue, for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford, where you’ll witness the creation of sparkling masterpieces as you visit the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.

Day 14 – Waterford Walk | Kilkenny

Join a local guide for a walking tour of the narrow streets of Waterford, discovering its fascinating past. Head to Kilkenny for free time in its medieval city center. Tour the beautifully restored Kilkenny Castle to see glorious 17th-century tapestries, painted portraits, and sumptuous furnishings. Travel on to Dublin, where you’ll dine with a glass of wine at The Donnybrook Gastropub.

Day 15 – Tour ends in Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast.

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