2019 - 15 Day Scottish & Irish Gold

15 Days/14 Nights

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Reserved seats at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28 - August 18 departures.
  • Mill the malt, stir the mash and smell the hops on a tour of Smithwick's Experience, telling the story of the popular breweryin the heart of Kilkenny since 1710.

    Trip Highlights:

  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Glamis Castle
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Blarney Castle
  • House of Waterford Crystal

    Dining Experiences:

  • 14 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh, a traditional Irish Night in Killarney, and dinner in a Dublin restaurant.

    Hotels:

  • Radisson Blu Glasgow or Hilton Glasgow (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 night)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
  • Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
  • Great Southern Killarney Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlinghton Road, Dublin (1 night)
  • Call 800-749-7625 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14499156

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2019
    Duration
    15 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1GlasgowGLASGOW CITY TOUR : Tour begins 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Tour central Glasgow's main attractions including parks, squares, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.
    Day 2BallachulishLOCH LOMOND & INVERARAY CASTLE : Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond for views of Highland peaks. Stroll through Inveraray before touring Inveraray Castle, which you may recognize from the Downton Abbey series. Travel through Glencoe, considered one of Scotland's most beautiful places, and then to your hotel in Ballachulish. (B, D)
    Day 3NairnISLES OF SKYE & EILEAN DONAN CASTLE : Take the "Road to the Isles" through some of Scotland's loveliest scenery. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Isle of Skye and visit the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera ready as you travel along the shores of Loch Ness on your way to your hotel in Nairn, a lovely manor house set in spacious grounds near the North Sea. (B, D)
    Day 4PitlochryCULLODEN BATTLEFIELD & SHEEPDOGS : Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle. Stroll the moorland to see monuments commemorating troops. Immerse yourself in farm life and enjoy a sheepdog demonstration. Spend the evening in a gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry. (B, D)
    Day 5PitlochryBLAIR CASTLE & WHISKY TASTING : Tour Blair Castle, then visit Blair Athol Distillery to learn about whisky making and sample a "wee dram." Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the hotel gardens, museum, and facilities, or browse around Pitlochry town. (B, D)
    Day 6EdinburghGLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS : Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of "Macbeth" and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the "Home of Golf," to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse through the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing. (B, D)
    Day 7EdinburghEDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR : Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New Town" with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. On July 28 to August 18 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade. (B)
    Day 8DublinTITANIC BELFAST & DUN LAOGHAIRE : Say farewell to your Scottish guide/driver and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast, enjoying lunch on board. Immerse yourself in the history of the Titanic through displays at Titanic Belfast. Head to your hotel in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire near Dublin, and meet your Irish driver/guide. Enjoy a free evening in this bustling seaside town. (B, L)
    Day 9GalwayCLONMACNOISE & GALWAY : Meet your new Irish tour group this morning. Journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland's heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour through the city center. Enjoy free time to explore Galway on your own before dinner. (B, D)
    Day 10GalwayCONNEMARA & CATAMARAN CRUISE : Explore Kylemore Abbey and gardens, and enjoy a casual lunch. Embark on a cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (March 18 -October 21 departures), and enjoy views of hills where traces of "lazy beds" of potato ridges from the 19th century can still be seen. Spend a free evening in Galway. (B, L)
    Day 11KillarneyCLIFFS OF MOHER & IRISH NIGHT : Visit a farm to enjoy a demonstration of dogs herding sheep. See the Cliffs of Moher, soaring almost 700 feet above the Atlantic. Ferry across the River Shannon and head to picturesque Killarney. Enjoy an Irish evening featuring a lively show and dinner. (B, D)
    Day 12KillarneyJAUNTING CAR & RING OF KERRY : A traditional jaunting car will drive you along the shores of Lough Leane to view Ross Castle. Take in the views as you travel the famous Ring of Kerry and stop for a casual lunch. Take a break in the colorful village of Sneem before returning to Killarney for a free evening. (B, L)
    Day 13WaterfordBLARNEY CASTLE & WATERFORD CRYSTAL : Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence" or stroll through the lovely gardens. Stop in Dungarvan at the Marine Bar for an Irish coffee and informal traditional music. At the House of Waterford Crystal watch glass blowing and cutting by master craftspeople. (B, D)
    Day 14DublinWATERFORD WALK & DUBLIN : Take a walking tour through the narrow streets of the old city to discover Waterford's long history. Visit Kilkenny where yo will go to the Smithwick's Experience before heading to Dublin, where you'll savor an elegant farewell dinner at a local restaurant (B, D)
    Day 15DublinTOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    07/17/2019$4,319.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    07/21/2019$4,319.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    07/28/2019$4,679.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    08/04/2019$4,719.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    08/07/2019$4,679.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    08/14/2019$4,679.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    08/18/2019$4,719.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    08/21/2019$4,449.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    08/28/2019$4,409.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    09/01/2019$4,319.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    09/04/2019$4,269.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    09/08/2019$4,319.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    09/11/2019$4,319.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    09/15/2019$4,229.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    09/18/2019$4,179.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    09/29/2019$3,959.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    10/02/2019$3,779.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    10/06/2019$3,689.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    10/13/2019$3,599.00* (USD) / 15 Days from Glasgow to DublinQuote
    Lodging
    Radisson Blu Glasgow or Hilton Glasgow (1 night)
    Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
    Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
    Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 night)
    Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
    Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
    Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (2 nights)
    Great Southern Killarney Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
    Clayton Hotel Burlinghton Road, Dublin (1 night)

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    • 2019 - 15 Day Scottish & Irish Gold

      From $3,599.00 (USD)

      Tour Highlights Authentic Local Experiences: Reserved seats at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28 - August 18 departures.

     
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