2017 - 11 Day The Scots Irish Tour
3 & 4 Star Vacation - 10 Nights - 19 Meals

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Highlights

The Scots Irish Tour 11 Day
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Highlights:

  • Special Dinner/Shows in Edinburgh & Belfast
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Isle of Skye
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • 2-Night Stay in Kilronan Castle

Hotels:

Superior First Class:

  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel
    Inverness (Sunday Departure) or
    Newton Hotel
    Nairn (Tuesday Departure) (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel
    Ballachulish or
    Ballachulish Hotel
    Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Europa Hotel
    Belfast (2 nights)
  • Station House Hotel - Letterkenny
    Letterkenny (1 night)
  • Kilronan Castle
    Ballyfarnon (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel
    Ennis (1 night)

Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 10 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 9 dinners (D) including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Ulster Folk Museum Evening
    - Bunratty or Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 6 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Edinburgh
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 06 to 22 departures
  • Ferries from Isle of Skye and from Scotland to Ireland
  • Walking tours of St Andrews, Belfast, Derry and Galway with local guides
  • Visits and admissions to Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle & National Park, Boyle Abbey, Enniskillen Castle and Cliffs of Moher
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • 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
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Itinerary

2017 The Scots Irish Tour 11 Days / 10 Nights

Day 1: Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:00 pm from your hotel, located on two golf courses a few miles from the city center. Drive to Leith for a tour around the Royal Yacht Britannia, the floating home of The Queen on many of her travels around the world. See the various parts of the ship, including staterooms and public spaces, together with photos of important visits. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your tour director and guide. Then you are free for independent dining this evening.

Day 2: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Tour central Edinburgh to see the highlights. Drive along the bustling Princes Street and through the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle, which contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. Dine at a Scottish Evening and enjoy a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. On August 06 to 22 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, and your Scottish Evening will be the day before.
(B, D)


Day 3: St Andrews & Highland Scenery
Travel north to St Andrews, famous for golfing and Scotland’s oldest university. Take a walking tour around the town to learn about the famous people and happenings here. Visit the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Take a break in Pitlochry and continue through majestic Highland scenery to your hotel in Inverness (Sun departures) or Nairn (Tue departures).
(B, D)


Day 4: Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre
Drive alongside Loch Ness and through wild Highland scenery, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle and cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge. Discover some of the island and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to understand the history of the powerful Lords of the Isles. 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 5: Glen Coe & Rabbie Burns
This morning enjoy final views of the magnificent Highlands as you drive south through Glen Coe and alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond. Stop briefly in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet’s life and poetry. Travel along the coast to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Check in to your hotel where dinner is served.
(B, D)


Day 6: Titanic Belfast & Ulster Folk Park
Take a gentle walk with a Belfast guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Browse around the city on your own in the afternoon and in the evening visit the Ulster Folk Park for a fun country-style dinner and traditional music.
(B, D)


Day 7: Giant’s Causeway & Derry’s Walls
Drive along the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop at the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns which have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Pause for photos at ruined Dunluce Castle. In Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls before driving to Letterkenny.
(B, D)


Day 8: Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle
Travel to Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Learn about the history of the mansion on a guided tour and walk around the extensive gardens filled with exotic plants. Stop in Donegal town and visit the beautiful Cistercian ruins of Boyle Abbey before continuing to Kilronan Castle.
(B, D)


Day 9: Enniskillen Castle & Free Time
Drive north this morning to Enniskillen, strategically situated on the banks of the picturesque River Erne. Tour Enniskillen Castle, which was once the home of the Gaelic Maguire chieftains and take a look around the town on your own. In the afternoon relax in your lovely castle hotel.
(B, D)


Day 10: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Head to Galway city for a walking tour with a local guide to see Lynch’s Castle and Eyre Square. View the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. In the early evening head to 15th century Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet and check in to your hotel in Ennis afterwards.
(B, D)


Day 11: Tour Ends in Ennis
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

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