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 View Map
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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A few departures on this tour have a senior discount available. Please ask for details. Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Scots Northern Irish & More Coach Tour Itinerary

Scottish CastleDay 1 - Edinburgh Your Scottish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Edinburgh hotel and 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 and you are free for independent dining this evening.

Maskintosh designDay 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” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile. See Princes Street, the main shopping thoroughfare that separates the two areas. In Leith tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, floating home of The Queen on many of her travels around the world. The balance of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. On On August 9 to 25 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. (B)

Edinburgh HoyroodDay 3 - Whisky Tasting & Ceilidh Travel north to Pitlochry to visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is made and enjoy a “wee dram” at the end of the tour. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm to watch specially-trained working dogs herd sheep through various obstacles and learn how each dog responds to individual whistles. Drive to Inverness, a major town in the Highlands, and check in to your hotel beside the River Ness in the center of the town. After dinner, take part in a ceilidh, a musical evening. (B, D)

Stobo CastleDay 4: Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre Drive through wild Highland scenery to cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. 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 loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. (B, D)

Day 5: Rabbie Burns & Belfast This morning visit the Burns National Heritage Park to see famous landmarks from Burns' poetry such as Brig o' Doon, the Auld Kirk, as well as the cottage where Rabbie Burns was born. Travel along the coastline to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Larne. Drive to your hotel in Belfast and enjoy free time to relax or head out to see some of this vibrant city before dinner. (B, D)

Day 6: Belfast Tour & Mount Stewart A local guide will show you Belfast's Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the Shankill and Falls Road areas. Also visit the Titanic Quarter to see the Harland and Wolff Shipyards, where the famous liner was built in 1912. In the afternoon tour Mount Stewart House and Gardens to see antiques and world-famous paintings. Hear stories about the many prominent political visitors. The extensive gardens were planted in the 1920's by Edith, Lady Londonderry, and have been nominated a World Heritage Site. (B, D)

Northern ireland TourDay 7: Giant's Causeway & Derry's Walls Drive along the scenic route of the “Nine Glens of Antrim,” for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop at the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago which have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. In Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls of the compact city before driving to Letterkenny. (B, D)

Slieve League CliffsDay 8: Glenveagh Castle & Donegal Travel to Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair evicted 225 tenants to build Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Learn about the history of the mansion, owners and guests as you tour the rooms and walk around the extensive gardens. Then experience the natural beauty of the Grand Atlantic Drive, which winds through Downings and Rosapenna. Return to Letterkenny in time for dinner. (B, D)

Glens of AntrimDay 9 - Rose of Innisfree Boat Ride & Belleek Visit the historic 17th century Parke’s Castle, set on the shores of Lough Gill followed by a boat ride on the scenic lake. View the tiny island of Innisfree, which inspired many works of W. B. Yeats, the Nobel prize-winning poet. View his grave in Drumcliffe and visit the Belleek Pottery Factory to see the creation of delicate china. Return to Kilronan Castle Hotel for leisure time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 10 - Galway Bay & Cliffs of Moher Travel south to Galway city for a panoramic drive around the main sights and take some free time to browse around. 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 Bunratty Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet. (B, D)

Blarney CastleDay 11: Dingle Peninsula & Brewery Today discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away.” Drive to Slea Head at the westernmost tip to experience wonderful views. Stop in the town of Dingle to visit the Dingle Brewing Company and sample the local brew. Then head to Killarney, famous for its glorious setting near Ireland’s highest mountains. (B, D)

Day 12: Killarney & Jaunting Car Ride Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney's largest lake. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare where brightly-painted buildings are enhanced with flowers. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery at Moll's Gap and travel part of the Ring of Kerry, pausing at Ladies' View. Return to Killarney to relax or go shopping before dinner. (B, D)

Boyne ValleyDay 13: Blarney Castle & Abbey Tavern Drive through County Cork to climb Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone. Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made products. Pause for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel as you drive north to Dublin. A short drive will bring you to the popular Abbey Tavern for a farewell dinner and entertaining traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 14: Depart for Home (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 13 nights
  • Full Scottish or Irish breakfast daily (B)
  • 13 nights in hotels listed above
  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1 (B)
  • 12 dinners (D) including - Ghillie Dhu Pub in Edinburgh - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet - Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner/show - 9 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • •Tours of Edinburgh and Belfast with local guides Reserved seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo on On August 9 to 25 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 Rose of Innisfree boat tour in Sligo Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Visits and admissions to Stirling Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Burns National Heritage Park, Titanic Belfast, Mount Stewart House & Gardens, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle & Gardens, Ulster American Folk Park, Parke’s Castle, W. B. Yeats’ Grave, Belleek Pottery Factory, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Brewing Company, Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Mariott Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights) Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night) Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night) Europa Hotel, Belfast (2 nights) Station House Hotel, Letterkenny (2 nights) Kilronan Castle Hotel, Ballyfarnon (1 night) Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (1 night) Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights) Doubletree Hotel, Dublin (1 night)

Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.

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