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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Scots Northern Irish & More Coach Tour Itinerary

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 August 5 to August 21  departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. (B, D)

Day 3:St. Andrews & highland Scenery
Travel north to St Andrews, famous for golfing and Scotland’s oldest university. Take a walking tour around the town with your tour director who will tell you about the famous people and happenings here. Visit the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Take a break in Pitlochry and continue through majestic Highland scenery to your hotel in Inverness (Sun departures) or Nairn (Tue 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 & Ulster Folk Park
This morning take a gentle walk around central Belfast to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Browse around the city on your own in the afternoon and in the evening visit the Ulster Folk Park for a fun country-style dinner and traditional music. (B, D)
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Day 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)

Northern ireland TourDay 8:Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle
Travel to Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Learn about the history of the mansion on a guided tour and walk around the extensive gardens filled with exotic plants. Stop in Donegal town for a look around on your own and enjoy some lunch. Continue to Kilronan Castle for a 2-night stay and relax in the great setting. (B, D

Boyne ValleyDay 9:Enniskillen Castle & Boyle Abbey
Drive north this morning to Enniskillen, strategically situated on the banks of the picturesque River Erne. Tour Enniskillen Castle, which was once the home of the Gaelic Maguire chieftains and represents an important part of Fermanagh’s rich history and heritage. Enjoy a casual lunch and then take a stroll around the beautiful ruins of Boyle Abbey, an early Cistercian community founded in the 12th century. Return to your castle hotel to relax in the afternoon. (B, L)>

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Day 15: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast.
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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 5 to August 21 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
  • Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel Inverness (Sunday Departure) or
  • Newton Hotel Nairn (Tuesday Departure) (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel
  • 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.

2018 - 15 Day The Scots Irish Tour
15 days Edinburgh to Dublin  
Start End      Price (Land Only) Special
EDINBURGH DUBLIN Twin Sharing Departure
     
Sun Jun 03 2018 Sun Jun 17, 2018 US$3650
Tue Jun 05 2018 Tue Jun 19, 2018 US$3650 Guaranteed
Sun Jun 10, 2018 Sun Jun 24, 2018 US$3755 Guaranteed
Tue Jun 19, 2018 Tue Jul 03 2018 US$3650
Sun Jun 24, 2018 Sun Jul 08 2018 US$3650 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 01 2018 Sun Jul 15, 2018 US$3755 Guaranteed
Tue Jul 10, 2018 Tue Jul 24, 2018 US$3650 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 15, 2018 Sun Jul 29, 2018 US$3650
Sun Jul 22, 2018 Sun Aug 05 2018 US$3650 Guaranteed
Tue Jul 24, 2018 Tue Aug 07 2018 US$3650
Tue Jul 31, 2018 Tue Aug 14, 2018 US$3810
Tue Aug 07 2018 Tue Aug 21, 2018 US$4185 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Sun Aug 12, 2018 Sun Aug 26, 2018 US$4065 Tattoo
Sun Aug 19, 2018 Sun Sep 02 2018 US$4065 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Tue Aug 21, 2018 Tue Sep 04 2018 US$4185 Tattoo
Tue Sep 04 2018 Tue Sep 18, 2018 US$3650 Guaranteed
Sun Sep 09 2018 Sun Sep 23, 2018 US$3755
Sun Sep 16, 2018 Sun Sep 30, 2018 US$3755 Guaranteed
Tue Sep 18, 2018 Tue Oct 02 2018 US$3650 Pending
Sun Sep 23, 2018 Sun Oct 07 2018 US$3755
Tue Oct 02 2018 Tue Oct 16, 2018 US$3260 Guaranteed
Tue Oct 09 2018 Tue Oct 23, 2018 US$3165
Single room supplement: $996

 

 

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