Ireland and Scotland Tour with Dromoland Castle
SMALL ESCORTED TOUR OF IRELAND AND SCOTLAND. GROUP TRAVEL TO IRELAND/SCOTLAND.
THIS SMALL TOUR TO IRELAND & SCOTLAND IS FOR YOUR SMALL GROUP ALONE ON A PRIVATE COAH TOUR.
On our 2 week Best of Ireland & Scotland tour, you will experience old-world charm and elegance while staying in top class hotels. On this small group 12 day tour of Ireland and Scotland, you will stay in the most lively towns and villages and experience traditional culture. One of our favorite Scots Irish Vacations!
The Lynott Tours Difference
Monday - DEPART FROM HOME
- Enjoy a storytelling evening in Dublin’s oldest pub
- Hunt for the Loch Ness Monster
- Enter the wizarding world of Harry Potter and ride the Jacobite Steam Locomotive
- Travel by pony and cart and sail through the lakes of Killarney
- “Meet the Irish” by staying in a typical Irish home
Your vacation begins the moment you board your flight. Destination: EDINBURGH.
Tuesday - EDINBURGH
Private airport transfers. Take a hop-on-hop-off panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh. Tour highlights include Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles’ Cathedral, Burns Monument, National Gallery, and the Palace of Holyrood House. Enjoy a traditional Scottish Music Show, with dinner (Tattoo tickets instead on some August deparures). . (D)
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Wednesday - ST. ANDREWS & CASTLE STAY
Travel to the university town of St. Andrews, known not only as the home of golf, but where William and Kate met. The medieval center consists of a series of narrow alleys and cobbled streets a castle,and the now ruined cathedral. Tonight, we stay at the 480 year old Fernie Castle located on acres of woodlands, with its own lochan. (CB,D)
Thursday - PITLOCHRY/LOCH NESS MONSTER
Drive through the Victorian town of Pitlochry to the Edradour Distillery, Scotland's smallest, for an intimate tour and a tasting, including soft drinks. Later, in the highlands alongside Loch Ness, enjoy monster hunting. Our lovely hotel is near Ft. William. (B)
Friday - RIDE THE HARRY POTTER TRAIN/ISLE OF SKYE
Take a train journey like no other. Ride the Jacobite "Hogwarts Express" steam locomotives. We head by ferry to Skye, and up to Portree, where pastel houses line the harbor. Skye has ruined castles, awesome scenery, Viking fortresses and is home to legendary clans, immersed in Celtic myths & legends. We stop to photograph the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film "Highlander" and a James Bond movie. (B)
Saturday - GLENCOE/GLASGOW
Enjoy the mystical mountains of Glencoe. In the 1692 battle here, 40 members of the MacDonald clan were massacred in cold blood by the Campbells for not forswearing the Jacobite cause. They say you can still hear their cries! Visit Stirling Castle to see the Great Hall and Tapestry Workshop. You stay right at Glasgow Airport. (B)
Sunday - GLASGOW/ DUBLIN
Walk over to the terminal, and board your flight to Glasgow. Flight IS NOT included.
Arrive in Dublin, Ireland's capital, which has retained its Georgian elegance, and transfer to your hotel. Our afternoon tour of Dublin takes you to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells illuminated by Irish monks, and St. Patrick's, Ireland's national cathedral, which is Protestant, not Catholic. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in the heart of old Dublin, where you sample Ireland's most famous creamy stout.
HIGHLIGHT: Storytelling, dinner and traditional music in Dublin's oldest pub, dating from the 1600's. The Seanachi, the Irish word for storyteller, entertains with oral tales of fairies, Celtic warriors and legendary deed-doing. Songs are sung and everyone is made to feel welcome. With turf fire glowing a perfect setting in which to take you back through the romantic mists of time. History comes alive tonight! (D)
Monday - DUBLIN/WICKLOW A full day in the "Garden of Ireland" including Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, and Glendalough. The charming walled garden at Powerscourt, the striking terraces, fine statuary and varied trees are linked by carefully designed walks and set in the magnificent surroundings of the Wicklow Mountains. The Glendalough monastery was founded by St. Kevin, a hermit monk who died about 618 AD. The extensive ruins of Glendalough include several early churches, and a graceful round tower in a spectacular, scenic setting. (B)
Tuesday -KILKENNY Enjoy the relaxed pace of Ireland, known for its bogs and turf fires, rich farmlands and scenic countryside. Travel through the Curragh, the horse breeding center of Ireland. You visit Kilkenny Castle. Stay in Kilkenny, somewhere very special with its cobbled streets and castle, one of the finest examples of an Irish medieval town. Enjoy a pub lunch. HIGHLIGHT: Tonight, "Meet the Irish" by staying as a welcome guest in a local home, not only wonderfully located, but also fully equipped, comfortably homey, and clean. (B,L)
Wednesday - BLARNEY/COBH/KILLARNEY This morning you take the scenic route to Cobh, originally a small fishing village. Cobh was the departure point for many Irish immigrants in the 19th century, and is associated with the loss of the Titanic. Visit Blarney, with a chance to kiss "The Stone". Travel through landscapes of the rarest green, where herds of black and white cows peek from every hill on the way to Killarney. (B)
Thursday - RING OF KERRY EXCURSION
An incredible day awaits! The scenic and spectacular Ring of Kerry offers spectacular views of County Kerry's magnificent shoreline, one of nature's masterpieces. You see beautiful mountain vistas and rugged landscapes along the way. Have your camera ready! HIGHLIGHT: A musical pub evening is in store for us tonight, complete with local entertainment. (B,D)
Friday - ADARE/SHANNON
HIGHLIGHT: Travel by pony and cart and sail through the lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle. We'll travel to the quaint thatched village of Adare. Tonight, we've planned a special farewell castle medieval dinner. We'll be transformed back in time as we sip the traditional mead at a fun-filled medieval dinner at Bunratty Castle, built in 1460 and protected by a moat. You stay at a wonderful 5 star castle hotel. Dromoland Castle was the ancestral home of the Lords Inchiquin, direct descendants of Brian Boru, high king of Ireland. In the book lined bar, guests often settle in to join in the singing of popular Irish ballads. Fishing, horse riding, spa and golf can be arranged. (B,D)
Saturday - HOMEWARD
The tour ends with a transfer to Shannon Airport. Return home with the memories of the friends you've met, and a lifetime of stories to relate. (B) Transfers and hotels available to Dublin available at added cost.
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* Round trip airport transfers according to our schedule
*Minibus or motorcoach with driver/guide
*First-class accommodations for 11 nights; room with private bath.
*11 hearty breakfasts (B,CB), 1 lunch, 5 dinners, including 1 with Scottish music** (D)
*Baggage handling at hotels.
*All taxes and service charges.
*All sightseeing and entrance fees.
Some highlights: Edinburgh - hop on hop off tour, St Andrews - castle and cathedral, Highlands - Ride the Hogwarts Express, Distillery visit, Stirling Castle. Skye - Ferry to the Isle of Skye Book of Kells at Trinity College
Powerscourt Estate and Gardens, and Glendalough
Killarney by pony and trap
Boat trip on Killarney's lakes
Ring of Kerry tour
Scenic Drives – Royal Mile, Princes Street, magnificent Glen Coe, the road to Skye, searching for the Loch Ness Monster, Scottish Highlands
Your 3* & 4* hotels/castles:
Edinburgh - Jurys Inn (1 night)
Cupar - Fernie Castle (1 night)
Fort William - Glenspean (2 nights)
Glasgow - Holiday Inn Airport (1 night)
- Dublin - Ashling Hotel (2 nights)
- Kilkenny - Bed & Breakfast (1 night)
- Killarney - Killarney Lake Hotel (2 nights)
- Shannon - Dromoland Castle (1 night)
Book it and you go. Tours guaranteed when just 4 people book! If you have just 6 persons in your party, we can give
you a PRIVATE DEPARTURE JUST FOR YOUR GROUP AT NO ADDED COST, on any
day. A group of 8 or more - save 5%.
Book now for 2020. Airfare can be booked 11 months in advance
|Scotland & Ireland
|Departs to Edinburgh Monday
||Returns From Shannon Saturdays
||Est. Air/Land JFK* USD
|CHILD REDUCTION 5-11
**Price includes Tattoo tickets in lieu of Scottish banquet.
*Airfares are estimates only, based on limited availability and are subject to
change. The air inclusive prices above are for general information only and not
a reflection of current seat availability. Prices are inclusive of air tax.
The flight from Glasgow to Dublin is not included, but we can include it when you book airfare from the USA with us. For those booking their own airfare, please book the Ryanair flight from Glasgow departing at 840AM.
Transfers: Arrival transfer in Edinburgh scheduled for your convenience. From Shannon, we transfer at 9AM. If you have an earlier flight, you must pay for a private transfer
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