Authentic Local Experiences:
- Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 – 23 departures.
- Sample a “wee dram” as you explore whiskey making at Blair Athol Distillery.
- Visit a traditional farm to see sheepdogs demonstrate their skills at herding sheep.
- Blarney Castle
- Cliffs of Moher
- Edinburgh Castle
- Inveraray Castle
- Isle of Skye
- Skellig Experience
- St Andrews
- Titanic Belfast
- 13 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 8 Dinners (D) including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh, a dinner and show at Dublin’s Merry Ploughboy Pub and a lively medieval castle banquet.
- Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Glasgow (1 night) *
- Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night) *
- Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night) *
- Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 nights) *
- Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights) *
- Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin (2 nights) *
- Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
- Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 nights)
- Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
*Or alternate hotel of similar quality
Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Glasgow
Set in a historic building with a modern and stylish interior, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor is the perfect place to stay when visiting Scotland’s biggest city. Set in the bustling West End of Glasgow, just minutes from many attractions, the hotel is ideally located at 1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, G12 OTA. With marble bathrooms, WiFi (fee applies) and LCD TVs, our guest rooms offer the perfect place for CIE Tours’ guests to relax after a day of exploring. Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor features two dining venues, including Bo’Vine Meats & Wines, serving up delicious 28-day aged steaks, fish dishes, salads and an extensive wine list. Our stylish beGIN bar offers a selection of over 60 gins as well as craft beers, cocktails, wines and soft drinks in a unique atmosphere. With a listed façade, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor offers a unique setting to explore Scotland’s biggest city.
Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish
This hotel nestles on the side of a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven at the foot of Glencoe. This friendly, modern hotel offers everything for an ideal vacation – spacious bedrooms with loch and mountain-views in a relaxed atmosphere. Bedrooms are modern and comfortable, with breathtaking views. The Lochside Restaurant offers a hearty Scottish breakfast every morning and the best of Scottish produce. Guest can enjoy Wi-Fi access throughout their stay, as well as the leisure center with pool, hydro seat, bio-sauna and exercise room.
Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn
This beautiful Scottish baronial-style mansion was built as a family home in 1872 and has been a hotel since 1951. It recently has undergone extensive refurbishments to ensure a comfortable stay. All 56 guest rooms have been modernized while retaining the traditional ambience. This imposing building is set on 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens, bordering the Moray Firth on the North Sea and overlooks the Nairn Golf Course.
Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry
Originally opened in Victorian times, the Atholl Palace Hotel retains many features of a traditional large country house, with relaxing public areas. The historic nature of the hotel means that every bedroom is unique, with quirky original features, outstanding views and furnishings of the highest standards. The Verandah Restaurant is famed for its stunning views and its quality cuisine, using the very best of local produce. The Stag’s Head bar offers a wide range of malt whiskies. The hotel is located in spacious gardens and is within a 15-minute walk of the town of Pitlochry.
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh
This sleek, modern hotel features 156 rooms furnished to the highest standard with triple-glazed windows to offer a quiet, peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the city. The stylish Steak and Grill restaurant and cozy Piano Lounge serves only the finest locally-sourced Scottish cuisine. Unwind at the swimming pool, gym and spa. It is located close to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament, within easy walking distance of the shops and pubs along the Royal Mile.
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin
This hotel was once a Masonic School and still retains many striking original features that give it a unique charm. Standard rooms are tastefully decorated and boast a fresh and warm feeling. The Brasserie Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce. Tom’s Bar is a great place to relax with a drink or a snack. Set in Ballsbridge, close to the Royal Dublin Society and Aviva Stadium, this property is a short distance from the city center, with good bus service close by.
Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney
This modern hotel provides guests with 182 rooms that are comfortable and include satellite TV and video facilities. An excellent restaurant serves great Irish breakfasts and carvery dinners while the choice of bars offer live music most nights. Enjoy a strenuous workout or leisurely dip in the pool in the extensive leisure center. Located in the center of Killarney town within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and the Killarney National Park.
Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty
Nestled in the heart of the historic countryside of Bunratty, this hotel is an ideal base for visiting and touring the cultural West of Ireland. There is a wide selection of dining options from which to choose, including Kathleen’s Bar and Fibber McGee’s Steakhouse Restaurant. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Durty Nelly’s Pub and the shops at the Bunratty Village Mills.
Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin
This modern and centrally located hotel offers 285 rooms of several types. All public areas are spacious and comfortable, including the large reception and lobby area, Sir Harry’s Bar & Bistro, Oscar’s Restaurant and Abacus Asian Restaurant. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, which is located on Cathal Brugha Street, just off O’Connell Street, one of Dublin’s main thoroughfares. Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Temple Bar, shops, galleries and pubs are all within easy walking distance.
20120 SCOTTISH & IRISH DREAM – 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS / 22 MEALS
Day 1: Glasgow City Tour
Tour begins at 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once important for shipbuilding. Visit the extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Join your group for a welcome drink at the hotel and enjoy a free evening for independent dining and exploration.
Day 2: Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Browse around the town of Inveraray and have lunch on your own before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey”. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven.
Day 3: Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle
Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Cross over to the Isle of Skye by ferry for a short panoramic tour. Back on the mainland, see picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera handy as you travel the shores of Loch Ness on your way to Nairn.
Day 4: Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdog Trials
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre where the British government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the moorland and the visitor center. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.
Day 5: Blair Castle & Whisky Tasting
Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and how Queen Victoria’s famous stay led to the creation of Europe’s only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum, or browsing around Pitlochry.
Day 6: Glamis 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 around the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing.
Day 7: Edinburgh 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 the city. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. August 2 – 23 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
Day 8: Titanic Belfast & Dublin
Say farewell to your Scottish guide and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the full story of the ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby ship yards in 1912. Journey on to Dublin, where you’ll check into your hotel and have the evening free to check out the local pubs and have dinner on your own.
Day 9: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Enjoy the morning exploring Dublin with the included Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour vouchers. Your city tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby with a local guide for a panoramic tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College, rows of Georgian houses with colorfully painted doorways and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your group. In the evening, head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing
Day 10: Blarney Castle & Killarney
Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins of the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine old castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
Day 11: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Embark on Ireland’s most popular 100-mile scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. There will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant, you’ll continue your scenic drive to Valentia Island where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for the film “Star Wars VII.” Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a demonstration of a sheepdog herding flocks, a shearing demonstration (seasonal), and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town.
Day 12: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening, head out for a medieval-style feast of excellent traditional dishes and wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that January departures may offer a different dining experience.)
Day 13: Dublin Extension via Galway
Drive north to Galway for a panoramic tour of the city with some free time on your own to explore. Travel across the country to Dublin. Spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experiencing one of Dublin’s fine restaurants.
Day 14: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
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