2019 - 8 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler
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Irish & Scottish Sampler 9 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29th, August 5th, August 12th and August 19th departures
  • Visit Brú na Boinne, to learn about the Neolithic people who built the ancient passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth – older than the pyramids and mysterious marvels to this day.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Dalkey Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Pollok House
  • Scenic Glens of Antrim
  • St Andrews
  • St. Michan's Church Dublin
  • Hillsborough Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a tasting tour in Belfast.

Hotels:

  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • Maldron Hotel Belfast City
    Belfast (2 nights)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel
    Pitlochry (1 night)
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
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    Itinerary

     

    IRISH & SCOTTISH SAMPLER 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

    Day 1: DUBLIN ARRIVAL & DALKEY VILLAGE
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set off for a guided walking tour of Dalkey Village, an upmarket suburb filled with interesting shops, restaurants, and bars. Visit the imposing Dalkey Castle where history will come alive. Enjoy a welcome drink at your castle hotel with your group before dinner.
    (D)


    Day 2: DUBLIN TOUR & TAYLOR’S THREE ROCK PUB
    Tour central Dublin to see rows of stately Georgian houses lining elegant squares. Pass Trinity College and Leinster House, where both houses of the government convene. Visit St. Michan’s Church to admire the fine interior woodwork and an organ on which Handel is said to have played his Messiah. Take the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour for an independent exploration of Dublin and admission to one of Dublin’s top attractions. In the evening, head to Taylors Three Rock for an Irish night for a traditional dinner and lively show.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: BRÚ NA BÓINNE VISITOR CENTRE & BELFAST
    Visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre to learn about the nearby Passage Tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, constructed over 5,000 years ago. Embark on a panoramic tour of Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. Visit the majestic Hillsborough Castle, the home of the Queen when she visits Ireland.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & TASTE & TOUR BELFAST
    Travel along part of the Nine Glens of Antrim, a scenic region with lovely views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava that has given rise to many legends. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle before enjoying an additional photo opportunity at the Dark Hedges, where scenes from “Game of Thrones” were filmed. In the evening, join a guide for a fun and food-filled walking and tasting tour to some of Belfast City Centre’s top food and drink spots.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: FERRY TO SCOTLAND & PITLOCHRY
    Take a ferry ride to Scotland and head to the outskirts of Glasgow. Enjoy a guided tour of Pollok House, a grand country house that gives a real flavor of life in the 1930s. Continue northwards into the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands to your historic hotel in Pitlochry. The hotel still retains many original features, with unique guest rooms and spacious grounds.
    (B, D)


    Day 6: WHISKY TASTING & ST. ANDREWS
    Tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample a “wee dram.” Continue to St Andrews on the east coast. This town is renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland’s oldest. Take a short walking tour and spend some time exploring on your own. July 29th - August 19th departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
    (B)


    Day 7: EDINBURGH TOUR & CASTLE
    Head out on a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh to see the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town,” built to expand the cramped conditions found in the old city. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, where the crown jewels of Scotland are housed. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner followed by a lively show of Highland dancing and bagpipes.
    (B, D)


    Day 8: TOUR ENDS EDINBURGH
    Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.


     

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    8 days Dublin to Edinburgh. Scotland
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    Mon May 06 2019Mon May 13, 2019US$2699
     
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    Mon May 20, 2019Mon May 27, 2019US$2299
     
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    Mon Jun 10, 2019Mon Jun 17, 2019US$2349
     
     
     
    Mon Jun 17, 2019Mon Jun 24, 2019US$2749
     
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    Mon Jun 24, 2019Mon Jul 01 2019US$2399
     
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    Mon Jul 08 2019Mon Jul 15, 2019US$2399
     
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    Mon Jul 22, 2019Mon Jul 29, 2019US$2399
     
     
     
    Mon Aug 05 2019Mon Aug 12, 2019US$2749
     
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    Mon Aug 19, 2019Mon Aug 26, 2019US$2749
     
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    Mon Sep 02 2019Mon Sep 09 2019US$2399
     
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    Mon Sep 09 2019Mon Sep 16, 2019US$2399
     
     
     
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    Mon Sep 16, 2019Mon Sep 23, 2019US$2799
     
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    Mon Sep 30, 2019Mon Oct 07 2019US$2299
     
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    Mon Oct 14, 2019Mon Oct 21, 2019US$2449
     
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