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Private Cruise Shore Excursions & Private Guided Tours for all cruise lines in Ireland - British Isles Day Tours for everyone


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.

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Elite cruise terminal private trips at competitive prices. Lynott Tours' shore excursion prices are considerably lower than those offered at ship’s 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.

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Many cruise lines claim that if you do not book your shore excursions with them, they will leave without you. We have NEVER had a client left behind on one of our shore excursions!

We're the Britain and Ireland Shore Excursion experts. Whether your clients want to see historic sites, pubs, gardens or more - We Have It All !

What's included in our PRIVATE tours of Ireland and Britain:
  • UP TO 8 hour tours.
  • Minicoach tours with driver/guide (1 person), just for your group of any size
  • Admission fees
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
PRIVATE TOURS - JUST FOR YOUR GROUP
USD rates per person INCLUDING ADMISSION FEES.
2017 IRELAND - PER PERSON USD

Read about our excursions to the ancient castles, picture book villages, museums, and many more exciting places.

IRELAND SHORE EXCURSIONS RATES FOR PRIVATE TOURS WITH ADMISSIONS
USD PER PERSON 1 2 3 4 5 6
DUBLIN PORT                777                397                292                223                182             168
CORK, WATERFORD, FOYNES                612                314                223                172                172             146
BELFAST, DERRY 1114 569 247 192 192 164

SCOTLAND - PER PERSON USD

Scotland Private Tours per person
2 4 6 8
GREENOCK PORT TOUR   GLASGOW $394 $179 $119 $89
INVERGORDON PORT TOUR  INVERNESS $552 $199 $133 $99
SOUTH QUEENSFERRY TOUR  EDINBURGH $394 $189 $126 $94
ENGLAND SHORE EXCURSIONS

Rate per person, based on

# of persons

USD PER PERSON 2 3 4 5 6  
LIVERPOOL 287 283 212 151 135  

Ask about Portland, Fowey, Plymouth, Falmouth England,

OTHER CITIES AND FRANCE - NOT AVAILABLE

ALL TOURS ARE CONDUCTED WITH A DRIVER/GUIDE (1 PERSON) & INCLUDE ADMISSION FEES

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Read about our excursions to the ancient castles, picture book villages, museums, and many more exciting places.
Choice of itineraries:

DUBLIN

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.

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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) Distillery.


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. 

BELFAST

You will be picked up at the port when your ship arrives before starting your tour which includes a city tour to see the wall murals, Peace Walls, Falls Road, Shankill Road,The Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.You will be back at Belfast in time for your sailing.


Shore Excursions in Scotland
Edinburgh & Glasgow
Glasgow By Private Car - Full Day

GLASGOW (GREENOCK): LOCH LOMOND, STIRLING CASTLE, LUSS
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. Full day.


LOCH LOMOND, LUSS, INVERARY CASTLE

Inveraray 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 town’s 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.

This August: Edinburgh Tattoo Evening with transfers and sightseeing.

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. Evening Tour.

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Shore Excursions in Great Britain, London, Dover, Harwich, Southampton



SOUTHAMPTON - 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.

LIVERPOOL Meet your driver for a full day tour of Liverpool. Pass the sculpture of the Beatles on the wharf, and view the famous 3 graces of Liverpool - three iconic buildings including the Cunard building. Liverpool is known as the home of the Beatles, and you visit the birthplace of John Lennon, Eleanor Rigby's grave, the Cavern Club. Time allowing. you may wish to visit the Beatles Story exhibition or the Jewish synagogue and the jewelry quarter.

Harwich- Cambridge Colleges & Punt Ride on the River Cam
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 punt—a flat-bottom boat propelled by a 16 foot pole which is also used to steer along the River Cam—one 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 craftsmen—the 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 you’ll 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 Devon.

FOWEY (foy)
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for sailing fans. See beautiful Mediaeval and Georgian buildings in the town with a vibrant maritime history. Head to Pencarrow, a stately home where the charming owners will welcome your group in person. The gardens in this area are most noteworthy and the fabulous new Eden Project is a short distance from Fowey for those interested in the environment, architecture and gardens.


CORNWALL: (FALMOUTH) 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 50% higher.

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.

Private Transfers:


London
prices are per vehicle
Heathrow to/from Southampton USD
Standard car $288
Standard car with 2 hour sightseeing $481
Executive Car 1-2 pax $346
Executive car with 2 hour sightseeing $539
MPV 1-4 pax $327
MPV with 2 hour sightseeing $520
8 Seater Minivan $385
8 seater Minivan & 2 hour sightseeing $578
London to/from Southampton USD
Standard car $346
Standard car with 2 hour sightseeing $539
Executive Car 1-2 pax $385
Executive car with 2 hour sightseeing $578
MPV 1-4 pax $423
MPV with 2 hour sightseeing $617
8 Seater Minivan $520
8 seater Minivan & 2 hour sightseeing $713
Gatwick to/from Southampton USD
Standard car $327
Standard car with 2 hour sightseeing $520
Executive Car 1-2 pax $385
Executive car with 2 hour sightseeing $578
MPV 1-4 pax $404
MPV with 2 hour sightseeing $597
8 Seater Minivan $481
8 seater Minivan & 2 hour sightseeing $675

About our private car and minicoach tours:
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.

Ireland and Great Britain cruises

2017 Princess British Isles cruises
2017 Royal Caribbean
2017 NCL British Isles
2017 Celebrity British Isles
2017 Crystal Cruises Britain & Ireland
Scheduled shore excursion tours British Isles/Ireland
Private Shore Excursions all cruise lines

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