2021 - The Scots Irish Tour

11 Days/10 Nights

Travel back in time with us
This fast-paced Scotland and Ireland tour focuses on their rich history, with plenty of castle tours and museums to help bring the past to life. It's the perfect trip for those interested in exploring Scottish and Irish heritage.

Highlights

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Isle of Skye
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

    Hotels

  • Station House Hotel - Letterkenny
  • Kilronan Castle
  • Temple Gate Hotel
  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
  • Columba Hotel
  • Muthu Newton Hotel
  • Ballachulish Hotel
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel
  • Europa Hotel
  • Call (256) 891-0888 for more information or to book today! Mention code 15106853

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2020
    Duration
    11 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1EdinburghEdinburgh - Royal Yacht Britannia : Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former floating home of the Queen on many of her travels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.
    Day 2EdinburghEdinburgh Panoramic Tour - Edinburgh Castle - Independent Sightseeing - Scottish Evening : 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 8-24 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade, with their Scottish evening dinner on Day 1.(B, D)
    Day 3Inverness or NairnBlair Athol Distillery - Blair Castle - Highlands : Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery to see whisky production and sample a dram. In Pitlochry, spend some free time exploring and have lunch independently. Head through the scenic countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sunday departures) or Nairn (Tuesday departures).(B, D)
    Day 4BallachulishLoch Ness - Isle of Skye - Armadale Castle : Travel alongside Loch Ness and through the Highlands, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge and visit Armadale Castle. Return to the mainland by ferry and take the "Road to the Isles" through some majestic Highland scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument.(B, D)
    Day 5BelfastGlencoe - Robert Burns Birthplace - Ferry to Belfast : Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glencoe and along the shore of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the poet Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast.(B, D)
    Day 6BelfastTitanic Belfast - Belfast Walking Tour - 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 in a CIE Tours Exclusive.(B, D)
    Day 7LetterkennyNine Glens of Antrim - Giant's Causeway - Derry Walking Tour : Enjoy the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns, and pause for photos at the Dunluce Castle ruins. Head to Derry for a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th- century city walls and the Diamond, the main central square.(B, D)
    Day 8BallyfarnonGlenveagh National Park - Donegal - Belleek Pottery - Kilronan Castle : Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll the extensive gardens. Spend free time in Donegal and have lunch independently, then head to Belleek Pottery to watch skilled craftspeople create delicate, highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before dinner in the castle's fine restaurant.(B, D)
    Day 9BallyfarnonArigna Mining - Carrick on Shannon - Kilronan Castle : Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experience what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley. Then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick-on-Shannon, situated on the River Shannon. Return to the charming town of Ballyfarnon and relax in your castle hotel before dinner.(B, D)
    Day 10EnnisGalway Walking Tour - 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, an area of limestone hills that supports a wide range of flora. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic. In the evening, head out to a castle for a medieval-style banquet.(B, D)
    Day 11ShannonTour Ends in Shannon : Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/04/2021$2,369.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    05/02/2021$2,779.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    05/30/2021$3,429.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    06/06/2021$2,979.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    06/29/2021$2,979.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    07/06/2021$2,909.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    07/11/2021$3,459.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    07/27/2021$3,009.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    08/01/2021$3,069.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    08/10/2021$3,549.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    09/12/2021$2,979.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    10/03/2021$2,639.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    10/17/2021$2,539.00* (USD) / 11 Days from Edinburgh to ShannonQuote
    Lodging
    Station House Hotel - Letterkenny
    Kilronan Castle
    Temple Gate Hotel
    Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
    Columba Hotel
    Muthu Newton Hotel
    Ballachulish Hotel
    Isles of Glencoe Hotel
    Europa Hotel

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    • 2021 - The Scots Irish Tour

      From $2,369.00 (USD)

      Travel back in time with usThis fast-paced Scotland and Ireland tour focuses on their rich history, with plenty of castle tours and museums to help bring the past to life.

     
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