Ireland and Scotland Tour

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Taste of Scotland and Ireland Tour 10 or 11 Day Tour of Scotland and Ireland

Are you Scots Irish or just have an interest in travel to Ireland and Scotland? Then, this escorted Ireland and Scotland tour is for you. Join ourshortest motorcoach tour of Scotland and Ireland.

Taste of Scotland & Ireland

Loch ness

Day 1 Glasgow
One day in Glasgow may not be enough to fully explore all the city has to offer, but we can make the most of it with a focused itinerary centered around visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of the city's top attractions. This magnificent museum is home to an extensive collection of art, artifacts, and natural history exhibits. Highlights include works by renowned artists like Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh, as well as impressive displays of armor, fossils, and ancient Egyptian artifacts.  Your panoramic tour takes you past the  University of Glasgow, whose ornate gates commemorate those fames scientists who have taught or studied here:  Lister (Listerine), physicist Baron Kelvin (kelvin temperature scale), James Watt (inventor of the steam engine) and others.  Perhaps see Ashton Lane, a charming cobbled street filled with pubs, restaurants, and unique shops.  Glasgow is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and live music scene. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your traveling companions. (D)


Day 2 From Glasgow to the highlands  Enjoy your first Scottish breakfast - including haggis, black pudding, tattie scones, and more. A day to explore the stunning landscapes.  You'll soon reach the wild and remote Rannoch Moor. Take some time to admire the breathtaking views.  Drive  to Glencoe, one of Scotland's most iconic and dramatic valleys,  towering mountains and waterfalls.   Our Loch Ness cruise leaves from Fort Augustus, a charming village located on the southern tip of the lake.  Keep an eye out for the elusive Loch Ness Monster!  Stay in  Nairn, a beautiful seaside town on the Moray Firth coast. (B,D)


Scottish baronial castle

Day 3 Distillery visit & the Home of Golf
Visit the picturesque town of Pitlochry, home to Blair Athol Distillery one of Scotland's oldest single malt distilleries. Take a guided tour to learn about the whisky-making process and don't forget to enjoy a tasting of their signature whisky at the end of the tour.  Head east to the historic town of St. Andrews, famous for its university, golf courses, and stunning coastal setting.
Take some time to explore the town's highlights on your own.  We suggest the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral and St. Rule's Tower, walk along the scenic West Sands Beach (setting for Chariots of Fire), and if you're a golf enthusiast, you might want to visit the British Golf Museum. Tonight, we stay at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, located just outside of Edinburgh. Relax and enjoy the hotel's amenities, such as the spa, golf course, or beautiful grounds. (B)


Holyrood House

Day 4 Edinburgh, the capital Explore Princes Street, one of Edinburgh's main streets, lined with shops, cafes, and historic buildings. Venture into the New Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its elegant Georgian architecture. Visit Charlotte Square, one of the most impressive squares in Edinburgh, featuring beautiful townhouses and a glimpse into life during the 18th and 19th centuries.


Head to Edinburgh Castle, which has witnessed significant events throughout Scottish history. Be sure to catch the One O'Clock Gun, a traditional firing of the cannon that takes place daily (except Sundays).   If you are lucky enough to be traveling July 30-August 21, we’ll include tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a spectacular performance of music, dance, and military pageantry set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.  Otherwise, you’ll have dinner (B,D*)


Day 5: Ferry to Ireland & Belfast to Dublin

Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner which was built in the adjacent docks. State-of-the-art displays describe working conditions in the shipbuilding industry and the construction of the Titanic. Drive south to Dublin and check in to your hotel, located overlooking Dublin Bay. The evening is free. (B)

Book of Kells Day 6: Dublin Sightseeing & Canal Dinner Cruise
Tour central Dublin today to see fashionable shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view elegant Georgian squares and pass the General Post Office, where the 1916 Uprising started and pass the campus of Trinity College. Visit Christchurch Cathedral. In the evening enjoy a canal dinner cruise with traditional Irish music aboard a former Guinness barge through central Dublin. (B,D)

Day 7: Farmhouse Tea & Blarney Castle

Travel through the midlands of Ireland, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel. Visit a farmhouse for tea with scones and watch skilled sheep dogs herd sheep. Continue south to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods. Drive to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. From April-Oct. 18, attend an Irish dance and music show. On Wednesday departures, stay in Tralee instead. (B, D)

Ring of Kerry tourDay 8: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience

Take a jaunting car ride to view Ross Castle set on Lough Leane. Then embark on the Ring of Kerry drive-a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge to visit the Skellig Experience which describes the austere lives of early Christian monks on the nearby islands.Skellig Michael was the setting for STar wars IV. Enjoy a casual lunch and stop in Sneem to admire brightly painted houses. Pause at Moll’s Gap for stunning views before returning to Killarney where you have an evening free for independent dining and activities. (B, L)

Day 9: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle Banquet

Take a ferry ride across the River Shannon to reach the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages. (B, D)

Day 10: Tour Ends Shannon. Your Scottish Irish tour program ends after breakfast today.(B)

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Day 10: Dublin Extension via Galway

Drive to Galway for a walking tour around the central part of the city. Visit Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, founded in 546 AD by Saint Ciaran. View elaborate Celtic crosses, round towers and ruins of medieval churches. Drive to Dublin and check into a different hotel and you are free for independent activities and dining. (B)

Day 11: Depart Dublin for Home
Your program ends after breakfast today. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Tour Includes:

  • 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.

    What's included?

    • Full daily breakfast and many meals*
    • An evening of entertainment  
    • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
    • Welcome drinks with your group
    • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
    • All entrance fees to attractions
    • Comprehensive travel itinerary
    • A travel backpack
    • Travel adapter
    • Rain poncho
    • Luggage strap and tags
    • Documents wallet
    Where you'll stay:
    • Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central Glasgow (1 night)
    • Muthu Hotel Nairn (1 night)
    • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club Edinburgh (2 nights)
    • Hyatt Centric the Liberties, Dublin (2 nights)
    • Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    • Limerick Strand (1 night)
  • Taste of Scotland & Ireland 10 day tour Land prices
    2024 USD
    SINGLE SUPPLEMENT   860
       
    FEB 18 2895
    MAR 5,17, 29 3145-3645
    APR 2,21,23,26,28,30 3295
    MAY 3,10,14,19,24,26, 28 3645-4245
    JUNE 4,11,18,28 3845-4445
    JULY 2,212,12,21,30 3895-4245
    AUG 2,6,11,20,25,30 3895-4445
    SEPT 1,3,6,810,,20,22,27 3895-4445
    OCT 1,13,20 3345-3945
    Single Supplement 860- Save 50
    Child 8-17 Save 10%
    Higher prices are for small group departures
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    TASTE OF SCOTLAND AND IRELAND 2025
    10 DAY FROM $ 3195 USD
    SINGLE ROOM  SUPPLEMENT FROM $ TBA
    SUN,TUES,WED & FRI DEPARTURES
    MAR 4,18,28 3445
    APR 1,6,15,29,27 3545
    MAY 2,18,23 4045-4645
    JUNE 3,22,27 4295-4895
    JULY 1,8,15,22 4245-4895
    AUG 3,8,20,15,24,31 4645-4895
    SEPT 2,9,14,26,30 4245
    OCT 3,14.19,26 3695
    NOV 9 3195

    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

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