2018 - 11 Day The Scots Irish Tour
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The Scots Irish & More 11 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 5 to August 21 departures.
  • Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland’s famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting.
  • Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Arigna Mining Experience
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glenveagh Castle & National Park
  • Isle of Skye
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Titanic Belfast

Dining Experiences:

  • Twelve dinners including Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Ulster Folk Museum Evening, a festive medieval castle banquet, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at Abbey Tavern.

Hotels:

  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel
    Inverness (Sunday Departures) or
    Newton Hotel
    Nairn (Tuesday Departures) (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe 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)
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2018 THE SCOTS IRISH TOUR 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

Day 1: EDINBURGH & ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA
Tour begins 2:00 pm, Edinburgh hotel. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the floating home of The Queen on many of her travels around the world. Explore various parts of the ship, including staterooms and public spaces, together with photos of important visits. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
(D)


Day 2: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Head out to see the highlights of central Edinburgh including the bustling Princes Street and 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 remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore on your own. Dine at a Scottish Evening and enjoy a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. On August 05 to 21 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, and your Scottish Evening will be the day before.
(B, D)


Day 3: BLAIR CASTLE & HIGHLAND SCENERY
Head through the rolling green countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl. Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery where you can see the process of whisky production and sample the finished product. Take a break in Pitlochry for some free time to explore and have lunch independently. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sun departures) or Nairn (Tue departures).
(B, D)


Day 4: ISLE OF SKYE & CLAN DONALD CENTRE
Travel alongside Loch Ness and through wild Highland scenery, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge 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
Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glen Coe and alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet’s life and poetry. Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast.
(B, D)


Day 6: TITANIC BELFAST & ULSTER FOLK MUSEUM
At Titanic Belfast delve into the history of the famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Take a walk with a local Belfast guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Browse around the city on your own in the afternoon and in the evening visit the Ulster Folk Museum for a fun country-style dinner and traditional music.
(B, D)


Day 7: GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & DERRY’S WALLS
Enjoy the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Discover the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns which have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Pause for photos at ruined Dunluce Castle. Head to Derry and enjoy a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th century city walls, which are some of the best-preserved in Europe, and the Diamond, the main central square.
(B, D)


Day 8: GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK & KILRONAN CASTLE
Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll through the extensive gardens filled with exotic plants. Spend some free time in Donegal and have lunch independently before heading to the Belleek China Factory. Watch skilled craftspeople mould and decorate clay to form delicate and highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before enjoying dinner in the castle’s fine restaurant.
(B, D)


Day 9: ARIGNA MINING EXPERIENCE & CARRICK ON SHANNON
Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experience what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley before the mines closed down. Browse through the exhibition area which outlines 400 years of mining history in the area. Then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick on Shannon, situated on the River Shannon. In the afternoon relax in your lovely castle hotel before dinner.
(B, D)


Day 10: CLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL CASTLE BANQUET
Head to Galway city and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. See the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle and the narrow streets. Travel through the Burren, an area of limestone hills which supports a wide range of flora. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 200m above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening head to either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet.
(B, D)


Day 11: TOUR ENDS IN ENNIS
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

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11 days Edinburgh. Scotland to Shannon
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Sun Apr 01 2018Wed Apr 11, 2018US$2250
 
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Sun Apr 08 2018Wed Apr 18, 2018US$2250
 
 
 
 
Tue Apr 24, 2018Fri May 04 2018US$2250
 
 
 
 
Sun Apr 29, 2018Wed May 09 2018US$2475
 
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Tue May 08 2018Fri May 18, 2018US$2780
 
 
 
 
Sun May 20, 2018Wed May 30, 2018US$2700
 
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Tue May 22, 2018Fri Jun 01 2018US$2700
 
 
 
 
Sun Jun 03 2018Wed Jun 13, 2018US$2700
 
 
 
 
Tue Jun 05 2018Fri Jun 15, 2018US$2700
 
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Sun Jun 10, 2018Wed Jun 20, 2018US$2780
 
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Tue Jun 19, 2018Fri Jun 29, 2018US$2700
 
 
 
 
Sun Jun 24, 2018Wed Jul 04 2018US$2700
 
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Sun Jul 01 2018Wed Jul 11, 2018US$2780
 
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Tue Jul 10, 2018Fri Jul 20, 2018US$2700
 
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Sun Jul 15, 2018Wed Jul 25, 2018US$2700
 
 
 
 
Sun Jul 22, 2018Wed Aug 01 2018US$2700
 
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Tue Jul 24, 2018Fri Aug 03 2018US$2700
 
 
 
 
Tue Jul 31, 2018Fri Aug 10, 2018US$2850
 
 
 
 
Tue Aug 07 2018Fri Aug 17, 2018US$3190
 
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Sun Aug 12, 2018Wed Aug 22, 2018US$3100
 
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Sun Aug 19, 2018Wed Aug 29, 2018US$3100
 
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Tue Aug 21, 2018Fri Aug 31, 2018US$3190
 
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Tue Sep 04 2018Fri Sep 14, 2018US$2700
 
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Sun Sep 09 2018Wed Sep 19, 2018US$2780
 
 
 
 
Sun Sep 16, 2018Wed Sep 26, 2018US$2780
 
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Tue Sep 18, 2018Fri Sep 28, 2018US$2700
 
 
 
 
Sun Sep 23, 2018Wed Oct 03 2018US$2780
 
 
 
 
Tue Oct 02 2018Fri Oct 12, 2018US$2395
 
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Tue Oct 09 2018Fri Oct 19, 2018US$2325
 
 
 
 
 

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