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Taste of Scotland and Ireland 10-Night Escorted Tour

Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Scotland and Ireland on a 10-night guided coach tour from Glasgow to Dublin. This tour highlights iconic attractions such as Loch Lomond, Edinburgh Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral. Additionally, you can enjoy a farmhouse tea with a sheepdog demonstration. Immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of these stunning countries on this incredible tour.

Taste of Scotland and Ireland 10-Night Escorted Tour

DEPARTURE DATE: May 31, 2024
Countries Visited: Ireland, Scotland

OVERVIEW

The perfect combo
See the most-beloved attractions of two countries at a lively pace. Feast in a medieval castle, cruise Loch Ness, take a jaunting car ride, watch sheepdogs on a farm.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
May 31, 2024from $5,295 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 10 night escorted coach tour from Glasgow Scotland to Dublin Ireland
  • 10 breakfast, 1 lunch, 6 dinner
  • Scottish & Irish entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Taxes

Our welcome gift to you:

  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Fri May 31Glasgow
2Sat Jun 1Loch Lomond | Loch Ness Cruise
3Sun Jun 2Whisky Tasting | St Andrews
4Mon Jun 3Edinburgh Castle | City Tour | Scottish Evening*
5Tue Jun 4Ferry to Ireland | Titanic Belfast
6Wed Jun 5Dublin Sightseeing | Christ Church Cathedral | Canal Dinner Cruise
7Thu Jun 6Farmhouse Tea with Sheepdog Demonstration | Blarney Castle | Killarney
8Fri Jun 7Jaunting Car Ride | Ring of Kerry | Skellig Experience
9Sat Jun 8Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
10Sun Jun 9Galway | Clonmacnoise | Dublin
11Mon Jun 10Tour Ends in Dublin

Day 1 – Glasgow Highlights
Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of this city that flourished as a center of shipbuilding and trade in Victorian times and is now a thriving hub of culture. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a splendid, Spanish Baroque-style building housing one of Europe’s finest art collections, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Titian, and Dali. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)

Day 2 – Loch Lomond | Loch Ness Cruise
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and on to Fort Augustus. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. (B, D)

Day 3 – Whisky Tasting | St Andrews
Visit Blair Athol Distillery, founded in 1798, to discover traditional whisky production and taste a sample. Travel to St Andrews, a town rich in medieval heritage and the home of golf; take a panoramic drive and have time to explore independently. Continue on to your elegant manor house hotel outside Edinburgh; three centuries old, it’s set on 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Explore as you wish and dine independently this evening. (B)

Day 4 – Edinburgh Castle | City Tour | Scottish Evening*
Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach several stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. The rest of the day is free. Experience a lively Scottish evening with dinner and traditional entertainment. The July 30 – August 21 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B, D*)

Day 5 – Ferry to Ireland | Titanic Belfast
Depart Edinburgh and travel through Ayrshire and along the coast. Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic drive through Belfast, seeing the highlights of this fascinating city, where the Titanic was built in the once-bustling shipyards. Visit Titanic Belfast to explore the fascinating story of the doomed ship. Then travel to Dublin, where you will enjoy free time for dinner on your own. (B)

Day 6 – Dublin Sightseeing | Christ Church Cathedral | Canal Dinner Cruise
Explore Dublin on a panoramic tour with a local guide, discovering its history and viewing its elegant Georgian buildings, Trinity College, the River Liffey, and more. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, the spiritual heart of the city for more than 1,000 years. This evening, dine on a former Guinness barge as you cruise the Grand Canal, listening to traditional Irish music. (B, D)

Day 7 – Farmhouse Tea with Sheepdog Demonstration | Blarney Castle | Killarney
Travel through the countryside to a traditional farm, where you’ll savor tea and homemade scones and watch sheepdogs display their skills at herding sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and climb the winding stairs to kiss its famous stone, or enjoy the gardens. Move on to the lively lakeside town of Killarney, where you’ll have dinner. Departures from April 5 to October 18 will then attend the Gaelic Roots Irish Dance & Music Show. (Please note: some Wednesday departures will stay in Tralee instead of Killarney on Days 7 and 8). (B, D)

Day 8 – Jaunting Car Ride | Ring of Kerry | Skellig Experience
Step back in time as a jaunting car drives you past Ross Castle on Lough Leane. Head to the scenic Gap of Dunloe to visit Moriarty’s, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive – a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the film “Star Wars VII.” Enjoy a casual lunch before a pause at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. Return to Killarney where the evening is free. (B, L)

Day 9 – Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
Cross the Shannon River estuary by ferry on your way to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Take in the spectacular views from these awesome cliffs, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Head on to your hotel, and then in the evening, you’ll visit a genuine castle for a medieval-style feast, complete with serenading lords and ladies. (B, D)

Day 10 – Galway | Clonmacnoise | Dublin
Visit Galway for a walking tour around the city center with a local guide. Visit the picturesque monastic ruins of Clonmacnoise, founded in 544 AD by Saint Ciaran. Back in Dublin, your evening is free to explore. (B)

Day 11 – Tour Ends in Dublin
11-day tour ends in Dublin after breakfast. (B)

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