Scots Irish, Northern Ireland Coach Tour - 15 day tour of Scotland, Northern Ireland by ferry and Tour of Ireland

Scots Irish and More
Tour the glorious scenery of the Scottish Highlands, visit the main cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh before taking a ferry to Northern Ireland Scots Irish Tour Map

This tour is one of our most popular large coach tours – with 27-48 people on board.


Royal Highland Show

Scottish Cabaret & Dinner in Edinburgh, Brazen Head Pub Dinner & Traditional Music, Edinburgh & Blair Castles, Loch Ness Panoramic Cruise, Blair Athol Whisky Distillery, Derry's Medieval Walls, Ulster American Folk Park, Westport & Achill Island Tour, Strokestown House & Famine Museum

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Scottish Castle
Scottish CastleDay 1:Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:00 pm from your hotel, located on two golf courses a few miles from the city center. Drive to Leith for a tour around the Royal Yacht Britannia, the floating home of The Queen on many of her travels around the world. See the various parts of the ship, including staterooms and public spaces, together with photos of important visits. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your tour director and you are free for independent dining this evening.

Day 2:Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning tour Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” and Princes Street with the medieval Royal Mile. Walk along part of the Royal Mile to view narrow lanes and townhouses, some of which are 11 stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. Dine at a Scottish Evening and enjoy a lively show with songs, stories and traditional dancing. On 4th - 20th   departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. (B, D)

Day 3:Blair Castle & Highland Scenery
Head through the scenic countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle. Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery to see whisky production and sample a dram. In Pitlochry, spend some free time exploring and have lunch independently. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sunday departures) or Nairn (Tuesday departures). (B, D)

From the Irish Times: (About Irish in the USA) A second surprise followed with publication of a number of opinion polls which revealed that a majority of those who indicated an Irish background were Protestant and not Catholic, as had been widely assumed. For example, a survey by Gallup in the 1980s put the proportion of Protestants at 54 per cent. Another explanation is that these figures of Irish with a Protestant background include descendants of people who were Catholic. Several historians have argued that numbers for the Irish in the 18th-century American colonies include Catholics, who became Protestant because there were very weak Catholic Church structures. During the 19th and 20th centuries, in predominantly Protestant America, people from a Catholic background became Protestant. A good example was Ronald Reagan whose father was from an Irish Catholic background, but who followed the Protestant faith of his mother.  


Maskintosh designDay 4:Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre
Drive alongside Loch Ness and enjoy views of this deep lake, famous for tales of the monster. Continue through wild Highland scenery, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle and cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge. Drive through part of the island and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the powerful Lords of the Isles. Return to the mainland by ferry and take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s most popular scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. (B, D)

Day 5:Glen Coe & Rabbie Burns
This morning enjoy final views of the magnificent Highlands as you drive south through the awesome peaks of Glen Coe and alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond. Stop briefly in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide as a pioneer of the Romantic movement. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language. Travel along the coast to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Check into your hotel where dinner is served. (B, D)

Stobo CastleDay 6:Titanic Belfast

At Titanic Belfast, delve into the history of the famous liner. Walk with a local guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Your afternoon is free to explore. In the evening, visit Crosskeys Inn for dinner and entertainment. (B, D)



Day 7:Giant’s Causeway & Derry’s Walls
Enjoy the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns, and pause for photos at the Dunluce Castle ruins. Head to Derry for a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th- century city walls and the Diamond, the main central square. (B, D). (B, D)

Northern ireland TourDay 8:Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle
Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll the extensive gardens. Spend free time in Donegal and have lunch independently, then head to Belleek Pottery to watch skilled craftspeople create delicate, highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before dinner in the castle’s fine restaurant. (B, D)

Boyne ValleyDay 9:Agrina Mining County Leitrim

Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experience what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley. Then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick-on-Shannon, situated on the River Shannon, and relax in your castle hotel before dinner. (B, D)

Day 10:Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Banquet
Head to Galway city for a walking tour with a local guide to see medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle and Eyre Square. Drive through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. Check in to your hotel in Ennis and in the evening head to 15th century Knappogue Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet. (B, D)

Blarney CastleDay 11: DINGLE PENINSULA & KILLARNEY
Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary to discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Take in wonderful views from Slea Head at the westernmost tip. Stop in the town of Dingle for a look around and sip a creamy Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn, owned by an Antarctic explorer. Head to Killarney, a town settled beside three lakes in the shadow of Ireland's highest mountains.
(B, D)


Day 12: KILLARNEY & JAUNTING CAR RIDE
Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Head to the delightful town of Kenmare and sit down to a light lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to admire breathtaking vistas of mountains, cliffs and beaches. Immerse yourself in farm life at the Kissane Sheep Farm and see how the farmer herds his flocks with sheepdogs. Return to Killarney for a free evening.
(B, L)


Day 13: BLARNEY CASTLE & ABBEY TAVERN
Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the lovely gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel through the rich dairy country of Cork and Tipperary, past the gentle slopes of the Galtee Mountains stopping for photos at the majestic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin for an evening at the popular Abbey Tavern for dinner and lively Irish entertainment.(B, D)

Day 14: DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING
Explore Dublin at your own pace today. You may use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour around the city and a visit to one attraction.(B)

Day 15: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)

From the Irish Times: (About Irish in the USA) A second surprise followed with publication of a number of opinion polls which revealed that a majority of those who indicated an Irish background were Protestant and not Catholic, as had been widely assumed. For example, a survey by Gallup in the 1980s put the proportion of Protestants at 54 per cent. Another explanation is that these figures of Irish with a Protestant background include descendants of people who were Catholic. Several historians have argued that numbers for the Irish in the 18th-century American colonies include Catholics, who became Protestant because there were very weak Catholic Church structures. During the 19th and 20th centuries, in predominantly Protestant America, people from a Catholic background became Protestant. A good example was Ronald Reagan whose father was from an Irish Catholic background, but who followed the Protestant faith of his mother.  
medieval banquet bunratty
What's Included

  • GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout
  • Services of professional driver/guides
  • Superior first class hotels with private bath/shower for 14 nights
  • Full Scottish or Irish breakfast daily (B)
  • 14 nights in hotels listed
  • 14 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 11 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and a festive Medieval castle banquet.
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Edinburgh and Belfast with local guides Reserved seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo on On August 4 – 20 departures. Whisky tasting and tour of Blair Athol Distillery Sheepdog trials in the Highlands Ceilidh with singers, piper and dancers in Inverness Ferry from Isle of Skye and from Scotland to Ireland Walking tour of Derry with a local guide Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Visits and admissions to • Arigna Mining Experience • Blarney Castle • Cliffs of Moher • Edinburgh Castle • Giant’s Causeway • Glenveagh Castle & National Park • Isle of Skye • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum • Royal Yacht Britannia • Titanic Belfast
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel Inverness (Sunday Departure) or
  • Newton Hotel Nairn (Tuesday Departure) (1 night)
  • Ballachulish Isles of Glencoe Hotel (1 night)
  • Europa Hotel Belfast (2 nights)
  • Station House Hotel Letterkenny Letterkenny (1 night)
  • Kilronan Castle Ballyfarnon (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel Ennis (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, or Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin (2 nights)

Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.
SundaySep 1  SundaySep 15 Guaranteed 4449
TuesdaySep 3  TuesdaySep 17   4399
TuesdaySep 10  TuesdaySep 24 Guaranteed 4349
TuesdaySep 17  TuesdayOct 1 Guaranteed Small Group 5049
SundaySep 22  SundayOct 6   4149
SundaySep 29  SundayOct 13 Sold Out 3849
TuesdayOct 1  TuesdayOct 15 Guaranteed 3849
SundayOct 6  SundayOct 20   3749
SundayOct 13  SundayOct 27 Guaranteed Small Group 4499
SundayOct 20  SundayNov 3   3649

Single room supplement: $1115

Cancellation 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: 6 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. Land tours begin in Ireland one day later than departure date shown.
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