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

Scotland Ireland Suggested Tour

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

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)
Marine Hotel Ballycastle (1 night)
Radisson Blu Belfast Hotel Belfast (1 night)
Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry (1 night)
Marriott Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh (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 August 01 to 22 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. A printed brochure does not exist for this tour.

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.
8 days Dublin to Edinburgh
Start End      Special
Dublin Edinburgh Departure
Mon Apr 24, 2017 Mon May 01 2017 US$1716 Guaranteed
Mon May 08 2017 Mon May 15, 2017 US$1934 Last Minute Special - Guaranteed
Mon May 22, 2017 Mon May 29, 2017 US$1934 Guaranteed
Mon Jun 12, 2017 Mon Jun 19, 2017 US$1978 Guaranteed
Mon Jun 19, 2017 Mon Jun 26, 2017 US$1978 Guaranteed
Mon Jul 10, 2017 Mon Jul 17, 2017 US$1978 Sold Out
Mon Jul 31, 2017 Mon Aug 07 2017 US$2154 Sold Out
Mon Aug 07 2017 Mon Aug 14, 2017 US$2154 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Mon Aug 14, 2017 Mon Aug 21, 2017 US$2154 Sold Out
Mon Aug 21, 2017 Mon Aug 28, 2017 US$2154 Sold Out
Mon Sep 04 2017 Mon Sep 11, 2017 US$1978 Guaranteed
Mon Sep 11, 2017 Mon Sep 18, 2017 US$1978 Guaranteed
Mon Sep 25, 2017 Mon Oct 02 2017 US$1978 Sold Out
Mon Oct 02 2017 Mon Oct 09 2017 US$1786 Sold Out
Mon Oct 09 2017 Mon Oct 16, 2017 US$1786 Sold Out
Mon Oct 23, 2017 Mon Oct 30, 2017 US$1786 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: $395
9 days Dublin to Edinburgh
Start End      Special
Dublin Edinburgh Departure
Mon Apr 24, 2017 Tue May 02 2017 US$1896 Guaranteed
Mon May 08 2017 Tue May 16, 2017 US$2148 Last Minute Special - Guaranteed
Mon May 22, 2017 Tue May 30, 2017 US$2148 Guaranteed
Mon Jun 12, 2017 Tue Jun 20, 2017 US$2246 Guaranteed
Mon Jun 19, 2017 Tue Jun 27, 2017 US$2246 Guaranteed
Mon Jul 10, 2017 Tue Jul 18, 2017 US$2246 Sold Out
Mon Jul 31, 2017 Tue Aug 08 2017 US$2436 Sold Out
Mon Aug 07 2017 Tue Aug 15, 2017 US$2436 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Mon Aug 14, 2017 Tue Aug 22, 2017 US$2436 Sold Out
Mon Aug 21, 2017 Tue Aug 29, 2017 US$2436 Sold Out
Mon Sep 04 2017 Tue Sep 12, 2017 US$2246 Guaranteed
Mon Sep 11, 2017 Tue Sep 19, 2017 US$2246 Guaranteed
Mon Sep 25, 2017 Tue Oct 03 2017 US$2246 Sold Out
Mon Oct 02 2017 Tue Oct 10, 2017 US$2012 Sold Out
Mon Oct 09 2017 Tue Oct 17, 2017 US$2012 Sold Out
Mon Oct 23, 2017 Tue Oct 31, 2017 US$2012 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: $490

ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 18 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.

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