8 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler - Scottish & Irish Tour Itinerary

Scotland Ireland Suggested Escorted Tour

Map of Ireland & Scotland

Special Irish & Scottish Dinner/Shows - Belfast - Giant's Causeway - Scenic Glens of Antrim - Highland Scenery - St Andrews - Edinburgh Castle

Hightlights:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on some August departures.
  • Discover the unique flavors of Belfast as a local guide leads you on a fun and food filled walk of some top food and drink spots around Belfast City Centre.

Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Dalkey Village
Your Irish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel, located about 8 miles south of Dublin city center. Drive to Dalkey Village, now an upmarket suburb, for a gentle guided walk through the village, filled with interesting shops, restaurants and bars. Visit the imposing Dalkey Castle where history will come alive for you. Marvel at local literary connections in the newly re-furbished Writers’ Gallery in the castle. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and enjoy dinner in your hotel. (D)

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Day 2: Dublin Tour & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
This morning set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin to see rows of stately Georgian houses lining elegant squares. Pass Trinity College, home of the Book of Kells and Leinster House where both houses of the government convene. Tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which dates from 1220-1259, and your guide will point out monuments to prominent people, including Dean Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels. In the afternoon explore Dublin by open-top bus, plus a visit to Guinness or the General Post Office, where the 1916 Rising started. Drive to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for a dinner with Irish specialties. Then sit back with an Irish coffee to watch a lively show with music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 3: BRÚ NA BÓINNE VISITOR CENTRE & BELFAST
Depart Dublin and travel north. Visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to learn about the nearby Passage Tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, constructed over 5,000 years ago. On arrival in Belfast a panoramic tour will show you Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the background, building and short life of this ill-fated famous liner. Spend some free time to have a look around on your own before dining in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 4 Giant’s Causeway Excursion
St. Andrewsravel along part of the Nine Glens of Antrim, a scenic region with lovely views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava that has given rise to many legends. Enjoy lunch with your group in Ireland’s oldest thatched roof pub, the Crosskeys Inn. (B,L)

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Day 5: Ferry to Scotland & Pitlochry
Take a short ferry ride to Scotland and drive along the west coast to the outskirts of Glasgow. Enjoy a break and a guided tour around Pollok House, a grand country house which gives a real flavor of life in the 1930’s with lavish family rooms filled with priceless furniture and an impressive collection of Spanish art as well as vast servants’ quarters. Continue your drive northwards into the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands to your historic hotel in Pitlochry. This hotel first opened its doors in 1884 and still retains many original features with unique guest rooms and spacious grounds. (B, D)

Day 6: Whisky Tasting & St Andrews
Very close to your hotel in Pitlochry tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample a “wee dram” before leaving. Continue south through great scenery to St Andrews, located on the east coast. This city is renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland’s oldest, where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied. Take a short walking tour and spend some time to explore on your own. Drive south to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel. Head out for a Scottish Evening where you’ll dine on some excellent Scottish cuisine followed by a lively show with songs, stories and traditional dancing. On August 01 to 22 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle esplanade and the Scottish evening will move to the following day. (B, D)

Day 7: Edinburgh Tour & Castle
St. AndrewsHead out on a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh to see the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town, built to expand the cramped conditions found in the old city. Walk along part of the Royal Mile, where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, where the Crown Jewels of Scotland are housed. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner followed by a lively show of bagpipes and Highland dancing. (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

Your Hotels:
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel | Dublin (2 nights) Maldron Hotel Belfast City | Belfast (2 nights) Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (1 night) Apex Grassmarket Hotel | Edinburgh (2 nights)

Tour Includes:
Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
7 nights in hotels listed
7 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) at Crosskeys Inn and 5 dinners (D) including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show and a Scottish evening in Edinburgh.
Welcome get-together drink
Ferry transportation from Ireland to Scotland
Blair Athol Distillery Dalkey Castle Edinburgh Castle Giant's Causeway Pollok House Scenic Glens of Antrim St Andrews St. Michan's Church Dublin Hillsborough Castle
Headsets for walking tours
Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies This program appears only on our website.

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8 DAY 2021
DUBLIN/EDINBURGH USD
APR 19 $2,345
MAY 24 $2,445
JUN 7 $2,545
JUN 21 $2,545
JUL 26 $2,445
AUG 2 $2,445 Tattoo
AUG 30 $2,545
SEP 13 $2,545
SEP 27 $2,195
9 DAY 2021
DUBLIN/EDINBURGH USD
APR 19 $2,555
MAY 24 $2,655
JUN 7 $2,755
JUN 21 sold out
JUL 26 $2,655
AUG 2 $2,959 Tattoo
AUG 30 $2,755
SEP 13 $2,755
SEP 27 $2,395

Cancellationon 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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