15/16 Day Scottish & Irish Gold Tour
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Trim Castle Best-of-Ireland-and-Scotland. Tour Ireland and Scotland! From the sights of Dublin to the sights of Glasgow.

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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)

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)

iRELAND LUXURY TOUR Day 3 : Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre
Travel on the scenic “Road to the Isles”, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Drive through the island and return to the mainland by bridge, stopping for photos at the famous Eilean Donan Castle. Then drive along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, famous for its monster. Continue to your hotel in Nairn, a manor house property 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 Golf
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 & Vibrant Dublin
Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Belfast and enjoy lunch on the trip. Close to the Belfast ferry terminal in the heart of the docks, visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Drive south to Dublin and check in to your centrally-located hotel. You are free to dine independently. (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 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 11 dinners (D) including
    -Scottish Highland Evening
    -Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    -Molly Darcy’s Irish Night
    -O’Connell’s Restaurant in Dublin
    -7 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L) at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • 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 31 to August 21 departures
    Killary Fjord catamaran cruise
    Sheepdog trials in Scotland and Ireland
    Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
    Irish coffee and music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan
    Walking tours of Waterford and Galway
    Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
    Visits and admissions to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Inveraray Castle, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Muckross House & Gardens, Skellig Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal and waterford's Medieval Museum
    Headsets for walking tours
    Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
Your Hotels Superior First Class Hotels

Radisson Blu or Hilton Hotel Glasgow (1 night)
Isles of Glencoe Hotel Ballachulish (1 night)
Muthu Hotel Nairn (1 night)
Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry (2 night)
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)
Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (1 night)
Galmont Galway Hotel Galway (2 nights)
Great Southernn Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
Granville Hotel Waterford (1 night)
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road Dublin (2 nights)
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

15 days Glasgow to Dublin    
Start End      Special
GLASGOW DUBLIN Departure
   
Sun Mar 24, 2019 Sun Apr 07 2019 US$3329 Guaranteed
Sun Mar 31, 2019 Sun Apr 14, 2019 US$3459
Sun Apr 21, 2019 Sun May 05 2019 US$3729 Guaranteed
Sun Apr 28, 2019 Sun May 12, 2019 US$4049
Sun May 05 2019 Sun May 19, 2019 US$4089
Wed May 08 2019 Wed May 22, 2019 US$4089 Guaranteed
Sun May 12, 2019 Sun May 26, 2019 US$4089
Wed May 22, 2019 Wed Jun 05 2019 US$4179 Guaranteed
Wed May 29, 2019 Wed Jun 12, 2019 US$4269
Wed Jun 05 2019 Wed Jun 19, 2019 US$4319 Guaranteed
Sun Jun 16, 2019 Sun Jun 30, 2019 US$4319 Guaranteed
Wed Jun 19, 2019 Wed Jul 03 2019 US$4319
Sun Jun 30, 2019 Sun Jul 14, 2019 US$4319 Sold Out
Sun Jul 07 2019 Sun Jul 21, 2019 US$4319
Wed Jul 17, 2019 Wed Jul 31, 2019 US$4319 Guaranteed
Sun Jul 21, 2019 Sun Aug 04 2019 US$4319
Sun Jul 28, 2019 Sun Aug 11, 2019 US$4679 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Sun Aug 04 2019 Sun Aug 18, 2019 US$4719 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Wed Aug 07 2019 Wed Aug 21, 2019 US$4679 Sold Out
Wed Aug 14, 2019 Wed Aug 28, 2019 US$4679 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Wed Aug 21, 2019 Wed Sep 04 2019 US$4449 Guaranteed
Wed Aug 28, 2019 Wed Sep 11, 2019 US$4409
Sun Sep 01 2019 Sun Sep 15, 2019 US$4319 Guaranteed
Wed Sep 04 2019 Wed Sep 18, 2019 US$4269
Sun Sep 08 2019 Sun Sep 22, 2019 US$4319 Sold Out
Wed Sep 11, 2019 Wed Sep 25, 2019 US$4319
Wed Sep 18, 2019 Wed Oct 02 2019 US$4179
Wed Oct 02 2019 Wed Oct 16, 2019 US$3779 Guaranteed
Sun Oct 06 2019 Sun Oct 20, 2019 US$3689
Sun Oct 13, 2019 Sun Oct 27, 2019 US$3599
Single room supplement: $1280
2019 Scottish & Irish Gold - 16 Days/15 Nights March 17, 2019 3,509
March 24, 2019 3,549
March 31, 2019 3,689
April 7, 2019 3,639
April 14, 2019 4,139
April 17, 2019 3,779
April 21, 2019 3,959
April 24, 2019 3,979
April 28, 2019 4,289
May 1, 2019 4,289
May 5, 2019 4,339
May 8, 2019 4,339
May 12, 2019 4,339
May 15, 2019 4,379
May 19, 2019 4,379
May 22, 2019 4,429
May 26, 2019 4,879
May 29, 2019 4,519
June 2, 2019 4,559
June 5, 2019 4,559
June 9, 2019 4,559
June 12, 2019 4,559
June 16, 2019 4,559
June 19, 2019 4,559
June 23, 2019 4,969
June 26, 2019 4,559
June 30, 2019 4,559
July 3, 2019 4,559
July 7, 2019 4,559
July 10, 2019 4,559
July 14, 2019 4,559
July 17, 2019 4,559
July 21, 2019 4,559
July 24, 2019 4,559
July 28, 2019 4,919
July 31, 2019 5,329
August 4, 2019 4,969
August 7, 2019 4,919
August 11, 2019 4,969
August 14, 2019 4,919
August 18, 2019 4,969
August 21, 2019 4,699
August 25, 2019 5,009
August 28, 2019 4,649
September 1, 2019 4,559
September 4, 2019 4,519
September 8, 2019 4,559
September 11, 2019 4,559
September 15, 2019 4,469
September 18, 2019 4,429
September 22, 2019 4,379
September 25, 2019 4,739
September 29, 2019 4,199
October 2, 2019 4,019
October 6, 2019 3,929
October 13, 2019 3,839
October 20, 2019 3,799

Single room supplement: $1390

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Pay a $500 per person deposit.

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: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person Travel Insurance from $60
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