Taste of Scotland and Ireland
Priced From $3,725 per person
11 Days | 10 Nights
The Perfect Combo
The perfect combination of two great countries in one itinerary. Start in Glasgow before exploring the Scottish Highlands with a Loch Ness cruise and whisky tasting. Visit St Andrews and Edinburgh…See the most-beloved attractions of the two countries at a lively pace. Feast in a medieval castle, cruise Loch Ness, take a jaunting car ride, or watch sheepdogs on a farm.
- Full daily breakfast and many meals*
- Scottish & Irish entertainment
- Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
- Welcome drinks with your group
- Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
- All entrance fees to attractions
- Comprehensive travel itinerary
*Breakfast is not included on Day 1
Trip operated by our partner: CIE Tours
Day 1: Glasgow Highlights
Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of central Glasgow – a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. 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.
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 your hotel.
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.
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 August 1 – 23 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
Day 5: Ferry to Ireland | 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 some free time for dinner on your own.
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.
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.
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 breath-taking 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.
Day 9: Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
Cross the Shannon 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 Bunratty, where you’ll have a little time to relax in your hotel or have a drink in the famed Durty Nelly’s Pub nearby. Your dinner will be a medieval-style feast in a castle, complete with serenading lords and ladies.
Day 10: Galway | Clonmacnoise | Dublin
Head to lively Galway for a walking tour around the city center with a local guide. Drive to Dublin, stopping to visit the picturesque monastic ruins of Clonmacnoise, founded in 544 AD by Saint Ciaran. Your evening is free to explore Dublin’s restaurants and pubs.
Day 11: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Priced From $3,725 per person in a sharing double
At the time of booking, please have the following information ready for all members of your party:
- Traveler’s Name: First and last names as they appear on your passport
- Passport copy – Photo page(Passport must be valid for 6 months after return date)
- Traveler’s Address
- Email Address
- Traveler’s Phone Number
- Tour Name and Departure Date
- Purchasing Airline Tickets in Business or Coach class along with departure/return airports
- Purchasing a travel protection plan
- Emergency Contact Information: Please provide the name and phone number of a relative or friend (not traveling with you) whom we could contact during the tour in the unlikely event of an emergency
- Certain travel partners mandate Covid vaccine and booster shots. This changes on an ongoing basis so please check with us at the time of booking.
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