15 Day Scottish & Irish Gold Tour
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Scottish & Irish tour
Best-of-Ireland-and-Scotland. Tour Ireland and Scotland! From the sights of Dublin to the sights of Glasgow.


Day 1 : Glasgow City Tour
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your Glasgow hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow. See the main attractions of Glasgow on a panoramic tour and view extensive art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel. (D)
Trim Castle
Day 2 : Loch Lomond & Inveraray Castle
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate views of Highland peaks. Drive to Inveraray and browse around the town before touring Inveraray Castle, home of the Campbells. Drive through Glen Coe, a spectacular valley renowned for a skirmish between the Campbell and Macdonald Clans in 1692 and on to Ballachulish. (B,D)

Day 3 : Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre
Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Isle of Skye and visit the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera ready as you travel along the shores of Loch Ness on your way to your hotel in Nairn, a lovely manor house set in spacious grounds near the North Sea. (B, D)

Day 4 : Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdogs
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Learn about the battle which took place on 16th April 1746 when British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The Visitor Centre shows the background to this event and walk around the moorland to see monuments commemorating troops. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm where dogs herd sheep. Drive past the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry. (B, D)

Day 5 : Blair Castle & Whisky Tasting
A short drive will bring you to Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to 1269, the castle has been transformed through the ages, from a strong medieval fortress to a Victorian castle in the baronial style. You will learn about Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Queen Victoria and the Atholl Highlanders. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to learn about whisky making and sample a “wee dram”. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the hotel gardens, museum and facilities or browse around the town of Pitlochry. (B, D)

Day 6 : Glamis Castle & St Andrews
Visit Glamis Castle, legendary setting of Macbeth and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Drive across the modern Tay Bridge to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf.” See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course and enjoy free time to look around specialty golf stores. If you prefer, browse through the medieval town with its ruined cathedral and castle. Drive south into Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 7 : Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. 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, the oldest part of the city. Visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle and admire splendid views. Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure. On July 31 to August 21 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. (B)

Dublin tourDay 8 : Titanic Belfast & Dun Laoghaire
Say farewell to your Scottish guide/driver and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast, enjoying lunch on board. Immerse yourself in the history of the Titanic through displays at Titanic Belfast. Head to your hotel in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire near Dublin, and meet your Irish driver/guide. Enjoy a free evening in this bustling seaside town. (B, L)

Day 9 : Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway City Tour
Leave Dublin and visit Clonmacnoise Monastic site, founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran on the banks of the River Shannon. See elaborate high crosses as well as many church ruins and round towers. Drive to Galway for a walking tour before checking in to your hotel, located near specialty stores, cafés and pubs. Enjoy free time before dining in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 10 : Connemara & Catamaran Cruise
Drive through the heart of Connemara to Leenane to embark on a short cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (Mar 15 – Oct 25 departures). Enjoy views of hills where traces of “lazy beds” of potato ridges from the 19th century can still be seen. Stop for a casual lunch and tour Kylemore Abbey, an impressive mansion that is set in a lovely location by a lake. Return to Galway where the evening is free.(B,L)

Day 11 :Cliffs of Moher & Jarvey’s Pub
Travel south around Galway Bay to see the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Watch trained working dogs herd sheep and take a ferry across the River Shannon. Drive to Killarney, a little town that is world-famous due to its exquisite location beside lakes and mountains. Take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle to view the wonderful scenery. In the evening head to Jarvey’s Pub for a hearty dinner and some lively local music and step dancing. (B, D)

Scottish & Irish GoldDay 12 : Ring of Kerry Tour & Muckross House Travel around the famous Ring of Kerry route where the road winds between mountains and Atlantic coastline. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky offshore islands and savor a casual lunch. Stop at Moll’s Gap for great views of mountains and valleys. Tour Muckross House to see period furnishings and learn of its prominent guests and owners. Enjoy free time to browse around Killarney. (B, L)

Day 13 : Blarney Castle & Waterford Walk
Drive through the mountains of Kerry to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Drive along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan for a creamy Irish coffee and an informal traditional music session. Continue to Waterford and check into your historic hotel, located on the waterfront of this ancient port city. After dinner, take a fun walking tour to discover Waterford’s long history.(B,D)

Day 14 : Waterford Crystal & Dublin Restaurant
Tour the House of Waterford Crystal to watch glass blowing and cutting by master craftspeople and see a huge display of elegant tableware and magnificent trophies. In New Ross visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of a vessel which took emigrants from Ireland during the 1840’s Famine. Continue to your hotel in Dublin and in the evening drive to O’Connell’s Restaurant for an elegant meal. (B, D)

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Day 15 : Depart for Home
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Day 14 : Waterford Crystal & Dublin Restaurant
Tour the House of Waterford Crystal to watch glass blowing and cutting by master craftspeople and see a huge display of elegant tableware and magnificent trophies. In New Ross visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of a vessel which took emigrants from Ireland during the 1840’s Famine. Continue to your hotel in Dublin and in the evening drive to O’Connell’s Restaurant for an elegant meal and some live music. (B,D)

Day 15 : Dublin Sightseeing 
Spend a full day in Dublin to use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour (valid for 48 hours) and a visit to either Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery to learn how these renowned products are created and enjoy a sample. The bus stops at all the principal city center attractions and you may alight at each stop or stay on the bus to do the complete tour.(B)

Day 16 : Depart for Home (B)

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.

Includes:
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 14 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh, a traditional Irish Night in Killarney, and dinner in a Dublin restaurant.
  • Tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Loch Lomond scenic cruise
  • Ferries to the Isle of Skye and from Scotland to Ireland
  • Speyside distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Tea and scones at Falls of Feugh
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on  July 28 – August 18 departures.
    Culloden Battlefield Glamis Castle St Andrews Edinburgh Castle Titanic Belfast Blarney Castle House of Waterford Crystal
    Headsets for walking tours
    Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
Your Hotels Superior First Class Hotels
  • Radisson Blu Glasgow or Hilton Glasgow (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 night)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
  • Great Southern Killarney Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlinghton Road, Dublin (1 night)


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 are 8 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask

Wednesday Aug 28 Wednesday Sep 11 15 Days $4,409
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Sunday Sep 15 Sunday Sep 29 15 Days $4,229 Guaranteed
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Wednesday Oct 2 Wednesday Oct 16 15 Days $3,779 Guaranteed
Sunday Oct 6 Sunday Oct 20 15 Days $3,689 Guaranteed
Sunday Oct 13 Sunday Oct 27 15 Days $3,599 Sold Out
Sunday Oct 20 Sunday Nov 3 15 Days $3,549 Guaranteed

Single room supplement: $1390

 

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2020
15 Days
START END PRICE  
SundayMar 15 SundayMar 29 $3,279  
SundayMar 22 SundayApr 5 $3,329  
WednesdayApr 8 WednesdayApr 22 $3,419  
SundayApr 12 SundayApr 26 $3,509  
SundayApr 19 SundayMay 3 $3,549  
SundayApr 26 SundayMay 10 $4,049  
SundayMay 3 SundayMay 17 $4,049  
WednesdayMay 6 WednesdayMay 20 $4,089  
SundayMay 10 SundayMay 24 $4,089  
SundayMay 17 SundayMay 31 $4,139  
WednesdayMay 20 WednesdayJun 3 $4,139 Guaranteed
SundayMay 24 SundayJun 7 $4,179  
WednesdayMay 27 WednesdayJun 10 $4,589  
SundayMay 31 SundayJun 14 $4,269  
WednesdayJun 3 WednesdayJun 17 $4,319  
SundayJun 7 SundayJun 21 $4,319  
WednesdayJun 17 WednesdayJul 1 $4,319  
SundayJun 21 SundayJul 5 $4,319  
SundayJun 28 SundayJul 12 $4,319  
WednesdayJul 1 WednesdayJul 15 $4,319  
SundayJul 5 SundayJul 19 $4,319  
WednesdayJul 8 WednesdayJul 22 $4,319  
SundayJul 12 SundayJul 26 $4,319  
WednesdayJul 15 WednesdayJul 29 $4,319  
SundayJul 19 SundayAug 2 $4,319  
SundayJul 26 SundayAug 9 $4,679  
WednesdayJul 29 WednesdayAug 12 $4,679  
SundayAug 2 SundayAug 16 $5,129 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 5 WednesdayAug 19 $5,129 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
SundayAug 9 SundayAug 23 $5,129 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 12 WednesdayAug 26 $5,129 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
SundayAug 16 SundayAug 30 $5,129 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 19 WednesdaySep 2 $5,129 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
SundayAug 23 SundaySep 6 $5,129 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 26 WednesdaySep 9 $4,719  
SundayAug 30 SundaySep 13 $4,409  
SundaySep 6 SundaySep 20 $4,269  
WednesdaySep 9 WednesdaySep 23 $4,319 Guaranteed
SundaySep 13 SundaySep 27 $4,319  
SundaySep 20 SundayOct 4 $4,179  
WednesdaySep 23 WednesdayOct 7 $4,139  
SundaySep 27 SundayOct 11 $4,449  
WednesdaySep 30 WednesdayOct 14 $3,959  
SundayOct 4 SundayOct 18 $3,779  
SundayOct 18 SundayNov 1 $3,599  
Single Supplement $1,280

 

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2020

 

16 Days

START END PRICE  
SundayMar 15 MondayMar 30 $3,479  
SundayMar 22 MondayApr 6 $3,529  
WednesdayApr 8 ThursdayApr 23 $3,619  
SundayApr 12 MondayApr 27 $4,068  
SundayApr 19 MondayMay 4 $3,933  
SundayApr 26 MondayMay 11 $4,289  
SundayMay 3 MondayMay 18 $4,313  
WednesdayMay 6 ThursdayMay 21 $4,313  
SundayMay 10 MondayMay 25 $4,313  
SundayMay 17 MondayJun 1 $4,358  
WednesdayMay 20 ThursdayJun 4 $4,403 Guaranteed
SundayMay 24 MondayJun 8 $4,403  
WednesdayMay 27 ThursdayJun 11 $4,493  
SundayMay 31 MondayJun 15 $4,538  
WednesdayJun 3 ThursdayJun 18 $4,538  
SundayJun 7 MondayJun 22 $4,538  
WednesdayJun 17 ThursdayJul 2 $4,538  
SundayJun 21 MondayJul 6 $4,898  
SundayJun 28 MondayJul 13 $4,538  
WednesdayJul 1 ThursdayJul 16 $4,538  
SundayJul 5 MondayJul 20 $4,538  
WednesdayJul 8 ThursdayJul 23 $4,538  
SundayJul 12 MondayJul 27 $4,538  
WednesdayJul 15 ThursdayJul 30 $4,538  
SundayJul 19 MondayAug 3 $4,538  
SundayJul 26 MondayAug 10 $4,898  
WednesdayJul 29 ThursdayAug 13 $5,258  
SundayAug 2 MondayAug 17 $5,349 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 5 ThursdayAug 20 $5,349 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
SundayAug 9 MondayAug 24 $5,349 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 12 ThursdayAug 27 $5,349 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
SundayAug 16 MondayAug 31 $5,349 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 19 ThursdaySep 3 $5,349 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
SundayAug 23 MondaySep 7 $5,349 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
WednesdayAug 26 ThursdaySep 10 $4,628  
SundayAug 30 MondaySep 14 $4,538  
SundaySep 6 MondaySep 21 $4,538  
WednesdaySep 9 ThursdaySep 24 $4,538 Guaranteed
SundaySep 13 MondaySep 28 $4,448  
SundaySep 20 MondayOct 5 $4,358  
WednesdaySep 23 ThursdayOct 8 $4,653  
SundaySep 27 MondayOct 12 $4,158  
WednesdaySep 30 ThursdayOct 15 $3,978  
SundayOct 4 MondayOct 19 $3,888  
SundayOct 18 MondayNov 2 $4,049  
Single Supplement $1,390

 

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