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The Scots Irish Tour | 11 Day Escorted 2019 | From $2,649 Land Only

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

  • Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel Edinburgh (2)
  • Columba Hotel Inverness (1)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel Ballachulish (1)
  • Europa Hotel Belfast (2)
  • Station House Hotel Letterkenny (1)
  • Kilronan Castle Ballyfarnon (2)
  • Temple Gate Hotel Ennis (1)

Meals

  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
  • 12 Dinners
  • 1 Lunch
  • Welcome get-together drink

Other Inclusions

  • Visits, tours and admissions
  • 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

The Scots Irish & More 11 Day Tour

10 Nights/19 Meals

Starts in Edinburgh/Ends in Shannon

Highlights:

 Arigna Mining Experience

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Yacht Britannia

Isle of Skye

Cliffs of Moher

 Titanic Belfast

 

                

11 Day Scots Irish Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh & 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.

Day 2: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

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.

Day 3: Blair Castle & Highland Scenery

Head through the scenic countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle. 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. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sunday departures) or Nairn (Tuesday departures).

Day 4: Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre

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 the Clan Donald Centre at 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.

Day 5: Glen Coe & Rabbie Burns

Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glencoe and alongside the shore of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the poet Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast.

Day 6: Titanic Belfast

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.

Day 7 - Giant’s Causeway & Derry’s Walls

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.

Day 8: Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle

Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll through the extensive gardens. Spend free time in Donegal and have lunch independently before heading to Belleek Pottery. Watch skilled craftspeople mold and decorate clay to form delicate and highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before enjoying dinner in the castle’s fine restaurant.

Day 9: Arigna Mining & Carrick On Shannon

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, and relax in your castle hotel before dinner.

Day 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, 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 to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet.

Day 11: Tour Ends in Ennis

Your tour ends after Breakfast.

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