Taste of Scotland & Ireland - 11 Day

Coach Tour-11 Days

The Taste of Scotland & Ireland Tour - Explore Ireland & Scotland by luxury coach, stay in Superior & First Class Hotels over 10 Nights with 17 Meals included.

Taste of Scotland & Ireland - 11 Day

Day 1: Glasgow Highlights

Land in Glasgow Airport and transfer to the hotel. Take a city tour around Glasgow and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471. Enjoy a welcoming drink before dinner. (D)

Day 2: Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise

Drive alongside the famous Loch Lomond and through Glencoe to Fort Augustus. Take a short cruise on Loch Ness to admire tranquil scenery. Continue to Nairn to your manor house hotel set in spacious grounds. (B, D)

Day 3: Whisky Tasting & St Andrews

Travel south to tour Blair Athol Distillery and sample some whisky. Drive to St Andrews, renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland’s oldest. Continue to Edinburgh In time for a Scottish evening with good food and a lively show. (B, D)

Day 4: Edinburgh City Tour & Castle

See the principal sights of Edinburgh, including Princes Street and the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city with high tenement buildings and alleyways. Visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels. (B)

Day 5: Ferry & Titanic Belfast

This morning drive to Cairnryan to take a short ferry ride across to Belfast and visit Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that explains every aspect of the ill-fated liner. Drive to Dublin where the evening is free. (B)

Day 6: Dublin Tour & Canal Cruise

Tour central Dublin this morning to see the principal sights and visit Trinity College to view the 8th century Book of Kells. Enjoy dinner on a canal cruise with live music. (B, D)

Day 7: Blarney Castle & Killarney

Enjoy tea, scones and sheepdog trials near Cashel. Continue to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” and shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Drive to Killarney in good time for dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: Ring of Kerry Tour

See Killarney’s lakes by jaunting car and then embark on the magnificent Ring of Kerry drive. Visit the Skellig Experience which describes monastic life and enjoy a pub lunch. (B, L)

Day 9: Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle

Take a ferry across the River Shannon and view the Cliffs of Moher. Drive to your hotel in Bunratty for some free time. In the evening head to Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style feast. (B, D)

Day 10: Shannon Airport or Galway

Stop in Galway, visit Clonmacnoise and return to Dublin. (B)

Day 11: Head Home from Dublin

Transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight home. (B)

 

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Highlights

  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Dublin Canal Cruise Dinner
  • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • St Andrews

 

Tour Includes

11 days/10 nights/17 meals

  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 9 or 10 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
    • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    • Canal Cruise dinner with live music
    • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    • 3 table d’hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Loch Ness scenic cruise
  • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 to 25 departures
  • Ferries from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Farmhouse tea and scones with sheepdog display
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Visits and admissions to Provand’s Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Book of Kells in Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher and Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • 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

  • Thistle Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)
  • The Newton Hotel, Nairn (Sun depts.) or Columba Hotel, Inverness (Fri depts.) (1 night)
  • Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)
  • Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin (1 night – 11-day tour only)