Scottish & Irish Dream - 13 Days

Coach Tour-13 Days

The Scottish & Irish Dream Tour - Explore Ireland & Scotland by luxury coach, stay in Superior & First Class Hotels over 12 Nights with 22 Meals included.

Scottish & Irish Dream - 13 Days

Day 1: Glasgow City Tour

Arrive in Glasgow Airport. At 2:30 pm tour Glasgow’s main attractions and visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Savour a welcome drink before dinner. (D)

Day 2: Loch Lomond & Inveraray Castle

Cruise Loch Lomond for stunning views and tour the stately Inveraray Castle. Drive through Glen Coe and admire the awesome mountains. (B, D)

Day 3: Isle of Skye & Clan Donald

Take the “Road to the Isles” and ferry to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle and view Highland scenery on the way to Nairn. (B, D)

Day 4: Culloden & Distillery

Learn about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat in the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Tour Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to sample whisky. (B, D)

Day 5: Royal Deeside & Tea

Drive along “Royal Deeside” to visit the Royal Family’s Balmoral Castle (or Crathes Castle). Stop at the Falls of Feugh for afternoon tea and a talk on Scottish life. (B, D)

Day 6: Glamis Castle & St Andrews

Visit Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Head to St Andrews and in Edinburgh enjoy a Scottish Evening. (B, D)

Day 7: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Explore Edinburgh to see the 200-year-old “New Town” and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle. (B)

Day 8: Titanic Belfast & Dublin

Depart Edinburgh and take a ferry to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner. Continue to Dublin where the evening is free. (B)

Day 9: Dublin & Dinner/Show

Use your bus pass to sightsee on your own. In the afternoon tour Dublin and visit Dublin Castle, which housed the government for centuries. Dine at a popular venue with a great show. (B, D)

Day 10: Blarney Castle & Killarney

Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” and continue to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. (B, D)

Day 11: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience

Today embark on the Ring of Kerry drive. Watch a local farmer and his dogs herding flocks of sheep and visit the Skellig Experience. Enjoy a pub lunch and return to Killarney. (B, L)

Day 12: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle

Cross the River Shannon by ferry to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Dine at Bunratty Castle on a memorable medieval-style feast. (B, D)

Day 13: Shannon Airport

Transfer to Shannon Airport.  (B)

 

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Highlights

  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour
  • Traditional Irish Dinner/Show
  • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
  • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
  • Isle of Skye
  • Cliffs of Moher

 

Tour Includes

13 days/12 nights/22 meals

  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 12 or 13 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 9 dinners (D) including
    • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    • Dinner and traditional show in Dublin
    • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    • 6 table d’hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Loch Lomond scenic cruise
  • Ferries to Isle of Skye, from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Tea and scones at Falls of Feugh
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 5 to 21 departures
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Tea and scones at Connemara Marble Factory (14-day tour only)
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with complimentary visit and a drink at Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery
  • Visits and admissions to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Inveraray Castle, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Balmoral Castle or Crathes Castle, Glamis Castle, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

Hotels

Superior First Class

  • Marriott Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)
  • Ballachulish or Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (1 night)
  • The Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 nights)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Bewley’s Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)