Travel back in time with usThis fast-paced Scotland and Ireland tour focuses on their rich history, with plenty of castle tours and museums to help bring the past to life. It's the perfect trip for those interested in exploring Scottish and Irish heritage.
Tour start Edinburgh
Tour end Shannon
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01 Apr 2023 - 31 May 2023
Tour the iconic castle at the heart of the capital, which boasts the Crown Jewels of Scotland.
Cliffs of Moher
Marvel at the stunning views from these cliffs, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic.
Isle of Skye
Admire the rugged coastlines and ancient ruins of this Scottish island.
Revel in the wild beauty and the incredible gardens of this former hunting lodge.
Created by volcanic activity 60 million years ago – or, according to Gaelic legend, by a giant – mammoth hexagonal stone columns rise from earth in a striking formation.
Crosskeys Inn Irish Night – CIE Tours Exclusive
Enjoy a pint and the craic by a crackling fire in Ireland's oldest thatched-roof pub.
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles, with its imposing position and impressive architecture, and the scenery will take your breath away.
Take a guided tour of central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated liner.
Arigna Mining Experience
Learn about coal mining life in the Arigna Valley from the 1700's until 1990.
Day 1Edinburgh | Scotch Whisky Experience*
Day 2Edinburgh Panoramic Tour | Edinburgh Castle | Independent Sightseeing
Day 3Chocolate Tasting | Blair Castle | Highlands
Day 4Loch Ness | Isle of Skye | Armadale Castle
Day 5Stirling Castle | Ferry to Belfast
Day 6Titanic Belfast | Belfast Walking Tour | Crosskeys Inn
Day 7 Nine Glens of Antrim | Giant's Causeway | Derry Walking Tour
Day 8Glenveagh National Park | Donegal | Belleek Pottery | Kilronan Castle
Day 9Arigna Mining | Lough Key Forest
Day 10Galway Walking Tour | Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
Day 11Tour Ends in Shannon
Where you’ll stay
Inclusive package with no hidden extras
- Full daily breakfast and many meals*
- Traditional entertainment
- Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
- Welcome drinks with your group
- Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
- All entrance fees to attractions
- Comprehensive travel itinerary
*Breakfast is not included on Day 1
Our welcome gift to you
- A travel backpack
- Travel adapter
- Rain poncho
- Luggage strap and tags
- Documents wallet
From our travelers
The itinerary for our trip was excellent, and so were the hotels (two castle stays!) but the absolute best part of the trip was the Tour Director. Joe not only organized and took care of all of us the entire trip, but he shared with us his personal insights and experiences that enhanced the history of Ireland and made it very real for us. I feel this was what made our group become so close, and some of us still keep in touch and plan on taking another trip next year!CIE Tours Customer
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CIE Tours Customer
Excellent guides, tour sites and accommodations(except for one horrible hot
Excellent guides,itinerary and hotels(except for one hotel in Inverness…terrible). Meals were good.
If you're thinking about Ireland/Scotland, just book it. You will love it!
My friends and I decided to choose CIE after looking up different agencies that went to Ireland and Scotland. They seem to primarily focus on these countries and the value for everything in the itinerary was well worth it. Almost all the meals were included and the accommodations were nice (even when you think about it from American standards, because I know this is important to some people). We did so much, honestly too much I would say! Our tour guide/driver Damian (Ireland) and Fiona (Scotland) were natives and made the entire trip SO WONDERFUL. I could not rave more about these two. Their perspective on where they grew up and sharing their stories made it feel like we were experiencing the countries in a more personal way. They were both so kind and genuinely caring about the whole group. We were on the younger side of the group and always felt included. We're definitely glad we booked this trip with CIE. The only thing I would suggest is taking some time to rest when they give free time as it can wear you out. Enjoy the beautiful, scenic countries! Giant's Causeway was my favorite stop!
All our needs and expectations were exceeded by our guides, the itinerary and the tremendous views
Loved our tour!
This was an unbelievable vacation, from the places that we visited to the castles and tour guides
Loved it all!
See above, it was all fantastic.
The Inclusive Advantage
Get more without spending more.
CIE Tours includes every experience and most meals so you won't be hit with hidden expenses.