8 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler - Scottish & Irish Tour Itinerary

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Special Irish & Scottish Dinner/Shows - Titanic Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Scenic Glens of Antrim - Highland Scenery - St Andrews - Edinburgh Castle Hightlights:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on some August 2departures.
  • Discover the unique flavours of Belfast as a local guide leads you on a fun and food filled walk of some top food and drink spots around Belfast City Centre.

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Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Dalkey Village
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel, located about 8 miles south of Dublin city center. Drive to Dalkey Village, now an upmarket suburb, for a gentle guided walk through the village, filled with interesting shops, restaurants and bars. Visit the imposing Dalkey Castle where history will come alive for you. Marvel at local literary connections in the newly re-furbished Writers’ Gallery in the castle. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and enjoy dinner in your hotel. (D)Blarney Castle

Day 2: Dublin Tour & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
This morning set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin to see rows of stately Georgian houses lining elegant squares. Pass Trinity College, home of the Book of Kells and Leinster House where both houses of the government convene. Tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which dates from 1220-1259, and your guide will point out monuments to prominent people, including Dean Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels. In the afternoon explore Dublin by open-top bus, plus a visit to Guinness or the General Post Office, where the 1916 Rising started. Drive to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for a dinner with Irish specialties. Then sit back with an Irish coffee to watch a lively show with music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 3: Antrim Coast & Giant’s Causeway
St. Andrews Depart Dublin and travel north through the heart of Ireland’s farmlands to Derry for a walking tour of this historic city with a local guide. Learn about 20th century history as you travel through the Bogside and take a stroll along the medieval walls which completely encircle the city center. Continue to the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal basalt columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool, so enjoy a walk to see the various rock formations and sea views. Check in to your hotel in nearby Ballycastle, a charming coastal town, and enjoy dinner followed by some local live traditional music. (B, D)

medieval banquet bunratty ALIGN= Day 4: Heritage Farm & Titanic Belfast
Your first stop today is at Sheans Heritage Farm for some Irish hospitality and fun with tea and home-made scones followed by a turf-cutting demonstration. Drive along the Nine Glens of Antrim, a scenic region with lovely views of mountains, valleys and coastline where scenes from the “Game of Thrones” were filmed. On arrival in Belfast a panoramic tour will show you Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the background, building and short life of this ill-fated famous liner. Spend some free time to have a look around on your own before dining in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 5: Ferry to Scotland & Pitlochry
Take a short ferry ride to Scotland and drive along the west coast to the outskirts of Glasgow. Enjoy a break and a guided tour around Pollok House, a grand country house which gives a real flavor of life in the 1930’s with lavish family rooms filled with priceless furniture and an impressive collection of Spanish art as well as vast servants’ quarters. Continue your drive northwards into the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands to your historic hotel in Pitlochry. This hotel first opened its doors in 1884 and still retains many original features with unique guest rooms and spacious grounds. (B, D)

Day 6: Whisky Tasting & St Andrews
Very close to your hotel in Pitlochry tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample a “wee dram” before leaving. Continue south through great scenery to St Andrews, located on the east coast. This city is renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland’s oldest, where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied. Take a short walking tour and spend some time to explore on your own. Drive south to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel. Head out for a Scottish Evening where you’ll dine on some excellent Scottish cuisine followed by a lively show with songs, stories and traditional dancing. On August 01 to 22 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle esplanade and the Scottish evening will move to the following day. (B, D)

Day 7: Edinburgh Tour & Castle
St. Andrews This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour to see the main points of interest. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town”, built to expand the cramped conditions in the old city. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle where you can see historic buildings and enjoy splendid views of Edinburgh. This is where the priceless crown jewels of Scotland are housed. The balance of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. (B)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

Your Hotels:
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin (2 nights)
Maldrn Hotel Belfast (2 nights)
Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry (1 night)
Apex Grassmarket Hotel (2 nights)

Tour Includes:
Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
7 nights in hotels listed
Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
6 dinners (D) including
- Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show
- Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
- 4 table d'hote dinners
Welcome get-together drink
Walking tours of Dalkey, Derry and St Andrews
Tours of Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh
Sheans Heritage Farm turf-cutting, tea and scones
Ferry transportation from Ireland to Scotland
Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on some August departures
Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
Visits and admissions to Dalkey Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Pollok House, St Andrews and Edinburgh Castle
Headsets for walking tours
Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies This program appears only on our website.

Price per person sharing a twin or triple room. ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you 8 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Pay a $500 per person deposit.

2018 - 8 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler
8 days Dublin to Edinburgh  
Start End      Price (Land Only) Special
DUBLIN EDINBURGH Twin Sharing Departure
Mon Sep 24, 2018 Mon Oct 01 2018 US$2130 Guaranteed
Mon Oct 01 2018 Mon Oct 08 2018 US$2325 Guaranteed Small Group
Mon Oct 15, 2018 Mon Oct 22, 2018 US$1925 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: $410
2018 - 9 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler
9 days Dublin to Edinburgh  
Start End      Price (Land Only) Special
DUBLIN EDINBURGH Twin Sharing Departure
     
Mon Sep 24, 2018 Tue Oct 02 2018 US$2390 Guaranteed
Mon Oct 01 2018 Tue Oct 09 2018 US$2590 Guaranteed Small Group
Mon Oct 15, 2018 Tue Oct 23, 2018 US$2140 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: $495

ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask. Land tours begin in Ireland one day later than departure date shown.

8 days Dublin to Edinburgh. Scotland    
Start End      Special
DUBLIN EDINBURGH. SCOTLAND Departure
   
Mon May 06 2019 Mon May 13, 2019 US$2699 Guaranteed Small Group
Mon May 20, 2019 Mon May 27, 2019 US$2299 Guaranteed
Mon Jun 10, 2019 Mon Jun 17, 2019 US$2349
Mon Jun 17, 2019 Mon Jun 24, 2019 US$2749 Guaranteed Small Group
Mon Jun 24, 2019 Mon Jul 01 2019 US$2399 Guaranteed
Mon Jul 08 2019 Mon Jul 15, 2019 US$2399 Guaranteed
Mon Jul 22, 2019 Mon Jul 29, 2019 US$2399
Mon Aug 05 2019 Mon Aug 12, 2019 US$2749 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Mon Aug 19, 2019 Mon Aug 26, 2019 US$2749 Sold Out
Mon Sep 02 2019 Mon Sep 09 2019 US$2399 Guaranteed
Mon Sep 09 2019 Mon Sep 16, 2019 US$2399 Sold Out
Mon Sep 16, 2019 Mon Sep 23, 2019 US$2799 Guaranteed Small Group
Mon Sep 30, 2019 Mon Oct 07 2019 US$2299 Guaranteed
Mon Oct 14, 2019 Mon Oct 21, 2019 US$2449 Guaranteed Small Group
Single room supplement: $545

 

Cancellationon Penalties: Airfare up to 100%; Land: Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 8 days: 45% per person 7 - 1 days: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person Travel Insurance from $60
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