Scots Irish Coach Tour - 11 day tour of Scotland and Tour of Ireland

Tour the glorious scenery of the Scottish Highlands, visit the main cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh before taking a ferry to Northern Ireland Ulster Scots Tour. Enjoy our 11 day tour of Scotland and Tour of Ireland, great itinerary for Ulster Scots Tour.

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Scots Irish Coach Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Edinburgh | Scotch Whisky Experience*

Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from your hotel. Head out to The Scotch Whisky Experience on the famed Royal Mile. Learn about the art and aromas of whisky production, taste a dram of single malt or blended whisky, and view the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky. For dinner you'll hear colorful tales of Scottish history and culture while tasting a range of flavorful whiskies paired with local dishes. ( August 4 – 20 departures will instead have free time to explore and dine independently.) (D*)

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Day 2 Edinburgh Panoramic Tour | Edinburgh Castle | Independent Sightseeing
See the highlights of central Edinburgh including the bustling Princes Street and the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore. Enjoy a Scottish evening with dining and a lively show with bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing. The August 4th - 20th departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B, D)

Scottish Castle

Day 3 Chocolate Tasting | Blair Castle | Highlands
Head through the scenic countryside of Perthshire to visit Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier for a tasting of award-winning chocolates with an expert chocolatier. All the chocolates are made on-site with sustainable ingredients, including local heather honey and berries, and fresh cream from local herds of Scottish Friesians. Next, visit Blair Castle; this citadel, with its romantic turrets and towers, dates back to the 13th century. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sunday departures) or Nairn (Tuesday departures). (B, D)

Day 4 Loch Ness | Isle of Skye | Armadale Castle

Travel alongside Loch Ness, passing the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge and visit Armadale Castle, returning by ferry. Take the “Road to the Isles” past lochs, lush woodlands, and heather-covered moors of the majestic Highlands, stopping for photos around scenic Glencoe. Continue through The Trossachs to your hotel in Dunblane. (B, D)

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Day 5 Stirling Castle | Ferry to Belfast

Head to Stirling, where you'll tour Stirling Castle. Perched on volcanic rock above the town, this grand castle is one of Scotland's most important. Explore the richness of the 16th-century decor of the palace, once the childhood home to Mary Queen of Scots. Drive on through southwestern Scotland to Cairnryan and board the ferry to Belfast, where you'll dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D)

Royal Highland Show Day 6 Titanic Belfast & Crosskeys Inn
At Titanic Belfast, delve into the history of the famous liner. Walk with a local guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Your afternoon is free to explore. In the evening, visit Crosskeys Inn for dinner and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 7 Nine Glens of Antrim. Giant’s Causeway & Derry’s Walls
Enjoy ocean and mountain scenery as you travel the Nine Glens of Antrim. Discover the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns rising out of the sea, and pause for photos at the Dunluce Castle ruins. Head to Derry for a walking tour with a local guide to see how this city, with its painful history, has been transformed into a thriving cultural hub. Proceed on to your hotel in Letterkenny. (B, D)

Stobo CastleDay 8 Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle
Visit Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll the extensive gardens. Head to Donegal town, and visit CIE Tours preferred shopping partner Triona Design before enjoying free time to explore the town and have lunch independently. Head to Belleek Pottery to watch skilled craftspeople create delicate, highly decorative pieces. Travel to luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before dinner in the castle's fine restaurant. (B, D)

Day 9 Arigna Mining & Carrick on Shannon
Visit the Arigna Mining Experience to discover local history and life as a coal miner in the Arigna Valley. Visit Lough Key Forest Park to explore how humans have shaped the landscape on this old estate over thousands of years. Walk through tunnels used by servants in the 19th century, see the sunken garden, and then walk along with the Tree Canopy Bridge for panoramic views of nature and the shimmering lake. Return to the charming village of Ballyfarnon and relax in your castle hotel before dinner. (B, D)

Northern ireland TourDay 10 Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Head to Galway and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. See the narrow streets, the medieval city walls, and Lynch's Castle. Travel through the Burren and see its limestone hills, often blooming with a vast array of wildflowers. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic. In the evening, head out to a castle for a medieval-style banquet. (B, D)

Boyne ValleyDay 11 Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
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B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Tour Includes:

    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; All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Services of professional driver/guides
  • Superior & first class hotels with private bath/shower for 10 nights
  • Daily breakfasts and somedinners including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and a festive medieval castle banquet
  • Tours of Edinburgh with a local guide
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on on August departures.
  • Ferry from Isle of Skye and from Scotland to Ireland
  • Walking tours of Belfast, Derry and Galway with local guides
  • Visits and admissions
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Superior First Class Hotels:

  • Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel Inverness (Sunday Departure) or
  • or Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (Tuesday Departures)(1 night)
  • Doubletree Hydro Dunblane (1 night)
  • Europa Hotel Belfast (2 nights)
  • Station House Hotel Letterkenny (1 night)
  • Kilronan Castle Ballyfarnon (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel Ennis (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 8 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

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