Private Cruise Shore Excursions &
Private Guided Tours for all cruise lines in Ireland - British Isles Day Tours
Private guided tours in Ireland and Britain for all travelers who want their
own, private tour and for all British Isles cruise ships in major ports. Have
only a few hours to spend and want to cover the highlights or a special
itinerary? Enjoy your private car tour or shore excursion in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cobh (Cork)
Liverpool or Belfast only.
We will pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship and return you in time for
your sailing. Please give us your ship name, arrival and departure times from
port. Travel by chauffeured car, limousine or minibus.
If you don't see exactly what you want here, please ask. We are experts at
planning unusual itineraries.
Elite cruise terminal private
trips at competitive prices. Lynott Tours' shore excursion prices are
considerably lower than those offered at ships excursion desks for
private excursions and even competitive with those for group bus tours.
Conducted in English, our shore excursions, operated by sedans and minibuses,
enjoy unrestricted access to city centers, carrying passengers directly to
monuments and sites. No tiring, uncomfortable walks from and to distant parking
places. Advance bookings at museums and sites ensure admission ahead of time
consuming ticket lines.
DUBLIN/NEWGRANGE FULL DAY and what a
day! Panoramic tour of Dublin, followed by a drive north. In the Boyne Valley,
you find some of the most venerated prehistoric sites and monuments. This is
the region where the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the Catholic
King James II in 1690. Then, you explore Newgrange, the large cairn, or burial
site erected during the Stone Age. More than 200,000 tons of stone slabs were
needed for Newgrange. The finely calculated, swirl-patterned, decorative stones
line the tomb's entrance. Legend has it that the people here worshiped the sun,
because the Newgrange tomb is situated so that the sun shines into the chambers
on the shortest day of the year, December 21st.
DUBLIN GUINNESS & BOOK
OF KELLS FULL DAY WITH SHOPPING- See Trinity College, the world famous St. Patrick's
Cathedral, Guinness Brewery, including admissions. Your tour of Dublin takes
you to Trinity College to see the illuminated "Book of Kells" and St.
Patrick's Cathedral. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of old Dublin,
where you sample Ireland's most famous creamy stout in a rooftop pub.
DUBLIN- BOOK OF KELLS -
MALAHIDE CASTLE FULL DAY with Driver/Guide (8 hours)
See Trinity College, the world famous St. Patrick's
Cathedral and Malahide Castle. Your tour of Dublin takes you to Trinity
College to see the illuminated "Book of Kells" and St. Patrick's
Cathedral. Visit Malahide
Castle,one of the oldest and most historic castles in Ireland. From 1185
until 1975, it was the home of the Talbot family. This was a remarkable tenure
by a single family and is one of the longest in Ireland. Malahide Castle with
its 800 year old family history is haunted with many unseen and unknown spirits
and their presence is felt in every room. Many historic castles and houses have
one ghost, some have two or three, but Malahide Castle has five! Full Day.
COBH (CORK) -
BLARNEYCASTLE, WHISKY TASTING SHORE EXCURSION- with Driver/Guide (8 hours) includes
admissions. You take the scenic route through Cobh, originally a small fishing
village, and then the base for the British Navy. Cobh was the departure point
for many Irish immigrants in the 19th century, and is associated with the loss
of the Titanic and Lusitania. Titanic victims are buried. Visit Blarney, with a
chance to kiss "The Stone". Travel to visit the Midleton (Jameson)
COBH (CORK) -
BLARNEY, KINSALE EXCURSION You take the scenic route through Cobh,
originally a small fishing village, and then the base for the British Navy.
Cobh was the departure point for many Irish immigrants in the 19th century, and
is associated with the loss of the Titanic and Lusitania. Titanic victims are
buried in the local graveyard. Visit Blarney with time for shopping at the
Blarney Woolen Mills and a chance to kiss "The Stone". The Rock Close
and its surroundings, is a curious place of ancient trees and far more ancient
stones, by legend a garden of druidic origin and a center of worship in
pre-Christian days. The place has an aura of magic and mystique with Wishing
Steps, Witch's Kitchen, Druids' Cave and many other delights, telling a story
of centuries past. Kinsale, one of the most historic and picturesque towns in
Cork has quaint cobbled streets, gourmet restaurants and yachts moored in the
harbor. Full Day.
Another hint for you is to learn some differences in Irish English and
American English: Togs are men's bathing suits (usually Speedo style).
Jumpers are sweaters.
Shore Excursions in Scotland Edinburgh & Glasgow Glasgow
By Private Car - Full Day
GLASGOW (GREENOCK): LOCH LOMOND, STIRLING
Travel to the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, the largest fresh water lake in the
UK. On the Loch there are approximately 38 Islands. Many of the cottages that
distinguish Luss were originally erected to house workers in the cotton mill
and slate quarries of the 18th and 19th centuries. The homes have been fully
restored and Luss has been designated a "Conservation Village".
Stirling Castle is one of most important castles, both historically and
architecturally, in Scotland. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been
crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots. The Tapestry Studio has
been working on a recreation of The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries, and you can
watch the weavers at their task. Visit the James IV's Great Hall - the largest
medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland and the Great Kitchens which
dramatically bring to life how lavish banquets were created in James IV's day.
LOCH LOMOND, LUSS, INVERARY CASTLE
nveraray Castle dates from the 18th century
and is home to the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, whose family
have lived in Inveraray for over five centuries. With its large turreted corner
towers, the castle has something of a fairytale aspect which belies the
grandeur of the interior. This is exemplified in the fine State Dining Room and
Tapestry Drawing Room which contain magnificent French tapestries, fabulous
examples of Scottish, English and French furniture and a wealth of other works
of art. Travel to the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, the largest fresh
water lake in the UK. The Loch is 24 miles long and five miles wide and at its
deepest point is some 600 feet deep. On the Loch there are approximately 38
Islands. Near, Loch Lomond, many of the cottages that distinguish Luss were
originally erected to house workers in the cotton mill and slate quarries of
the 18th and 19th centuries. The homes have been fully restored and Luss has
been designated a "Conservation Village".
Edinburgh from South Queensferry, Rosyth or
Leith By Private Vehicle
EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING EDINBURGH FULL DAY: The "City of
Princes". Take a private tour of the principal sights of this elegant
Georgian city. Drive along Princes Street and through the 200-year-old New
Town. See the medieval section of the city and visit Edinburgh Castle which
dominates the city center and contains many interesting exhibits. Your
exploration of the capital of Scotland includes the "Royal Mile",
from Edinburgh Castle, high atop Edinburgh Rock, to the Palace of
Holyroodhouse. Holyroodhouse is the
formal home of the Royal Family in Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots lived here
from 1561 to 1567, and watched as her secretary, David Riccio was murdered. The
last Stuart to reside here was Bonnie Prince Charlie.
EDINBURGH- ST. ANDREWS Drive north on the main highway
before following country roads through rolling farmland to St. Andrews. The old
medieval cathedral town is home to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.
Andrews and, of course, the incomparable Old Course. Choose to visit the
British Golf Museum with its displays chronicling the history of golf,
photograph the facade of the venerable Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.
Andrews, stroll a portion of the Old Course or browse the towns shops for
golf items, woolens and souvenirs. The university town (Prince William went to
school here), has cobbled streets, interesting shops, a ruined castle and
church. Cathedral Ruins - Photograph the 14th-century ruins of St. Andrews'
cathedral and its priory. St. Andrews was a considerable medieval town,
sporting both a cathedral and a university.
TATTOO WITH TRANSFERS (August only) The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is
Scotland's biggest, best-selling spectacle, the most popular event. Enjoy a
panoramic tour of the Royal Mile. Then, attend the Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
It's a spine-tingling sights and sounds of the world famous Massed Pipes and
Drums, the finest bagpipe display anyone can witness anywhere in the world. An
1 ½ hour event not to be missed in Edinburgh in August, with performances:
Monday to Friday at 9.00pm. Saturdays at 7.30pm and 10.30pm. There is no
performance on Sunday. The Tattoo has never been cancelled due to bad weather.
Shore Excursions in Great Britain, London, Dover, Harwich,
STONEHENGE TOUR & SALISBURY One of the most beautiful, and one of the
most typical of English cathedral towns, its narrow streets are busy and
prosperous-looking, seeming to bear witness to important history here.
Salisbury dates from the early 13th century. Many of the Cathedral's treasures
are due to the restoration in the 18th century by Wyatt. Salisbury is rich in
late medieval gabled houses in narrow alleys, and has countless interesting
buildings. Stonehenge is the most famous of the great prehistoric monuments of
the British Isles. Stonehenge is in the form of a circle of massive stones
dating from the Bronze Age, whose axis is aligned with the sunrise on the
longest day of the year. Its purpose is thought to be religious, to do with the
foretelling of the seasons and perhaps, the worship of a sun-god. Full Day.
Harwich- Cambridge Colleges & Punt Ride on the
Cambridge features winding streets lined
with old houses and shops on the River Cam. The Romans used Cambridge as an
inland port. Cambridge has a wealth of historic buildings, and much of its
charm lies in winding back streets and passages. You take a walk among the
"Backs", the Mathematical Bridge and venerable colleges. There are
now 31 colleges, founded mostly by kings, queens, bishops and nobles. The
beautiful buildings reflect 700 years of British architectural heritage. One of
the highlights of a visit to Cambridge is to take a ride in a punta
flat-bottom boat propelled by a 16 foot pole which is also used to steer along
the River Camone of the most beautiful stretches of river in England.
Take in the Bridge of Sighs, King's Chapel and the Wren Library at Trinity from
a river perspective, then stroll to Kings College Chapel. Henry VI laid the
foundation stone of the Chapel in 1446 and the windows were made by Flemish
craftsmenthe finest collection of medieval stained glass in the country.
HARWICH - CONSTABLE COUNTRY - Captured in paintings by Constable, the
Suffolk-Essex border features timbered houses, moated manors, and fine church
towers. By following in the footsteps of Constable youll have a better
appreciation of the trees, rivers, sounds and light captured on canvass by one
of the greatest British painters of all time, with its unchanging scenery of
willows, shimmering meadows and winding streams, rural hamlets, and visit a
16th-century thatched cottage . Continue along the country roads to Dedham, one
of the opulent wool towns in the 15th Century, the village where Constable went
to school. In High Street, stop to admire the 16th-century St. Mary's Church,
and see Sherman Hall dating back to the 16th century. Nearby is Colchester -
Britain's oldest recorded town. In AD77 a Roman writer by the name of Pliny the
Elder described the location. This was the earliest known reference to a fixed
settlement in Britain, hence the claim to be Britain's oldest recorded town.
The return drive to Harwich shows many more quiet country landscapes.
DOVER LEEDS CASTLE & CANTERBURY
Kent has some of the most romantic castles in Britain, including Leeds Castle
in Maidstone. With a fairytale setting, standing romantically on three islands
encircled by a lake, this gem of a castle has a long and dramatic history.
Lovingly restored, it is home to a magnificent collection of medieval
furnishings, paintings, tapestries and treasures. Travel to Canterbury,
England's cathedral city with historic buildings and narrow streets. Canterbury
has an interesting history, and a long one. It has been inhabited since 350AD.
This was the cradle of Christianity in Saxon England. The first cathedral was
built in 597 by St. Augustine. Thomas Becket was murdered before the high altar
in 1170. Timbered and tile-hung villages welcome you on a leisurely afternoon
drive through delightful hamlets and along leafy country roads. There will be
an opportunity to visit some of the villages' winding streets, small shops and
historical atmosphere as you return via County Kent to Dover.
Torbay (Torquay), England UK Situated in the
picturesque county of Devon, Torbay has been a favorite seaside resort for
British society since the early 19th century. Savor a traditional Devon tea
scones piled high with jam and rich Devon cream; explore Kents Cavern,
an impressive system of caves dating from the Stone Age; and visit Powderham
Castle built in 1391 and enjoy a rare opportunity to meet the current Duke of
LAND'S END & ST IVES - Cornwall (Falmouth) or Fowey (pronounced
Foy) Experience the beauty of Cornwall on a scenic drive that travels to Land's
End, the most westerly point of the English mainland with spectacular views
across the Atlantic Ocean. The rugged coastline, colored by the setting sun and
seagulls and terns circling overhead will provide one of the most everlasting
memories of your visit. We enjoy a delightful day touring this beautiful area
and rugged coastline. We will visit the artists' colony of St. Ives, and the
amazing island world of St. Michael's Mount near Penzance. Follow the footsteps
of pilgrims. St. Ives, an old fishing port, is full of character. Full Day.
Rates on public holidays are 25% higher; on Christmas and New Year's
TRANSFERS FROM LONDON/TOUR TO HARWICH: Constable Country and Colchester -
Britain's oldest recorded town. In AD77 a Roman writer by the name of Pliny the
Elder described the location of the Isle of Anglesey as being 'about 200 miles
from Camulodunum, a town in Britain'. This was the Roman name for Colchester
and is the earliest known reference to a fixed settlement in Britain, hence the
claim to be Britain's oldest recorded town.
About our private car and minicoach
A private vehicle is the perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour
privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. WHAT
YOU SHOULD KNOW Vehicles with a driver or driver/guide only. Air conditioned
vehicles will be requested but cannot be guaranteed.
Customized Itineraries We
can modify the itinerary to suit your needs. We can arrange private guided tour
designed just for you.