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Dingle Peninsular

10 Day Taste of Scotland & Ireland


  • Edinburgh
  • St.Andrews
  • Inverness
  • Glasgow
  • Belfast
  • Dublin
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Bunratty Castle & Durty Nellys

 

From £1765 Land Only

 

2018 - 10 Day Taste Of Scotland & Ireland
4 Star Holiday - 9 Nights /17 Meals

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 31 to August 21 departures
  • Enjoy farm life as you sample fresh baked scones with tea and watch a sheep herding demonstration
  • Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh, Galway and Dublin’s Trinity College with local guides

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Skellig Experience
  • Titanic Belfast

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a Scottish Evening in Edinburgh, a canal Dinner Cruise in Dublin, and a festive medieval castle banquet.

For further information and bookings please contact us:
E-mail:
  lesley@best-of-scotland.co.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1592 752990
Fax:  +44 (0)1592 331680
Toll Free:  1-888 678 1567 USA/Canada


2018 TASTE OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND 10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

Day 1: GLASGOW HIGHLIGHTS
Tour begins 2:30 PM, Glasgow hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow -- a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
(D)

Day 2: LOCH LOMOND & LOCH NESS CRUISE
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods and have a snack. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn.
(B, D)

Day 3: WHISKY TASTING & ST ANDREWS
Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf”. Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 4 square kilometres with two golf courses and spa facilities. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine, a lively show of songs, stories and dancing.
(B, D)

Day 4: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On July 31 to August 21 departures, seats are reserved for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
(B)

Day 5: FERRY TO IRELAND & TITANIC BELFAST
Depart Edinburgh and travel through Ayrshire and along the coast. Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast with a casual lunch on board. At Titanic Belfast, immerse yourself in the history of this famous through state-of-the-art displays. Head to Dublin for a free evening in this lively city.
(B, L)

Day 6: DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING & CANAL DINNER CRUISE
A local guide will help you discover central Dublin. See the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, elegant Georgian squares and the General Post Office, where the 1916 Uprising started. Take a guided walk through Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells. Tonight, board a former Guinness barge for a canal dinner cruise complete with traditional Irish music.
(B, D)

Day 7: FARMHOUSE TEA WITH SHEEPDOG DEMONSTRATION & BLARNEY CASTLE
Travel through the midlands of Ireland, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel. Immerse yourself in farm life with tea and scones at a farmhouse visit and watch skilled sheep dogs herd sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains.
(B, D)

Day 8: RING OF KERRY & SKELLIG EXPERIENCE
Step back in time as a jaunting car drives you past Ross Castle set on Lough Leane. Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive – a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the “Star Wars VII” movie. Enjoy a casual lunch and later stop in the pretty village of Sneem. Pause at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views and return to Killarney where the evening is free.
(B, L)

Day 9: CLIFFS OF MOHER & MEDIEVAL CASTLE BANQUET
Take in the enormity of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 200m above the Atlantic Ocean, as you ferry across the River Shannon. Walk along the Cliffs for spectacular views. Later, at Bunratty Castle Hotel, you’ll have time to visit the Folk Park, have a drink in the 200-year-old Durty Nelly’s Pub or shop at the Bunratty Mills. In the evening head out for a memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages.
(B, D)

Day 10: TOUR ENDS IN SHANNON
Your tour ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:

  • Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central, Glasgow (1 night)
  • Newton Hotel, Nairn (1 night)
  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Trinity City Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (1 night)

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 31 to August 21 departures
  • Enjoy farm life as you sample fresh baked scones with tea and watch a sheep herding demonstration
  • Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh, Galway and Dublin’s Trinity College with local guides

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Skellig Experience
  • Titanic Belfast

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a Scottish Evening in Edinburgh, a canal Dinner Cruise in Dublin, and a festive medieval castle banquet.

All Tours Include:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Audio headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

10 days Glasgow to Shannon
Start GLASGOW - End SHANNON

Single room supplement: £769 - 2018
Single room supplement: £465 - 2019
The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2018
Tuesday 3 July 2018 £2250
Friday 6 July 2018 £2250
Tuesday 10 July 2018 £2250
Friday 13 July 2018 £2190
Sunday 15 July 2018 £2190
Tuesday 17 July 2018 £2250
Sunday 22 July 2018 £2190
Friday 27 July 2018 £2290
Sunday 29 July 2018 £2320
Friday 10 August 2018 £2410 Tattoo
Sunday 26 August 2018 £2355
Friday 31 August 2018 £2285
Sunday 2 September 2018 £2265
Tuesday 4 September 2018 £2335
Tuesday 11 September 2018 £2335
Friday 14 September 2018 £2335
Tuesday 18 September 2018 £2265
Friday 21 September 2018 £2335
Sunday 23 September 2018 £2335
Tuesday 25 September 2018 £2265
Friday 28 September 2018 £2205
Tuesday 2 October 2018 £2080
Friday 5 October 2018 £2080
Sunday 7 October 2018 £2020
Tuesday 9 October 2018 £2020
Friday 12 October 2018 £2020
Sunday 14 October 2018 £2080
Sunday 21 October 2018 £2020
Tuesday 23 October 2018 £2020
Friday 26 October 2018 £1895
Sunday 28 October 2018 £1895
Friday 2 November 2018 £1815
Sunday 11 November 2018 £1765
Sunday 18 November 2018 £1765
2019
Sunday 24 February 2019 £1565
Sunday 10 March 2019 £1665
Tuesday 12 March 2019 £1700
Sunday 17 March 2019 £1700
Tuesday 19 March 2019 £1665
Sunday 24 March 2019 £1730
Tuesday 26 March 2019 £1730
Sunday 31 March 2019 £1800
Friday 5 April 2019 £1800
Tuesday 9 April 2019 £1865
Friday 12 April 2019 £1865
Sunday 14 April 2019 £1865
Friday 19 April 2019 £1865
Sunday 21 April 2019 £1865
Sunday 28 April 2019 £2000
Tuesday 30 April 2019 £2130
Sunday 12 May 2019 £2200
Tuesday 14 May 2019 £2200
Sunday 19 May 2019 £2200
Friday 24 May 2019 £2200
Sunday 26 May 2019 £2200
Friday 31 May 2019 £2200
Tuesday 4 June 2019 £2200
Sunday 9 June 2019 £2200
Sunday 16 June 2019 £2200
Tuesday 18 June 2019 £2200
Friday 21 June 2019 £2200
Tuesday 25 June 2019 £2200
Friday 28 June 2019 £2200
Tuesday 2 July 2019 £2230
Friday 5 July 2019 £2230
Tuesday 9 July 2019 £2230
Friday 12 July 2019 £2230
Sunday 14 July 2019 £2230
Tuesday 16 July 2019 £2230
Sunday 21 July 2019 £2230
Tuesday 23 July 2019 £2230
Sunday 28 July 2019 £2230
Friday 2 August 2019 £2400 Tattoo
Friday 16 August 2019 £2400 Tattoo
Tuesday 20 August 2019 £2400 Tattoo
Friday 23 August 2019 £2300
Sunday 25 August 2019 £2300
Friday 30 August 2019 £2300
Sunday 1 September 2019 £2300
Friday 6 September 2019 £2300
Tuesday 10 September 2019 £2300
Friday 13 September 2019 £2300
Tuesday 17 September 2019 £2230
Friday 20 September 2019 £2230
Tuesday 24 September 2019 £2200
Friday 27 September 2019 £2165
Tuesday 1 October 2019 £2100
Tuesday 8 October 2019 £2065
Sunday 13 October 2019 £1965
Tuesday 15 October 2019 £1965
Sunday 20 October 2019 £1930
Tuesday 22 October 2019 £1930
Sunday 27 October 2019 £1865
Friday 1 November 2019 £1800
Friday 8 November 2019 £1765
Friday 15 November 2019 £1665


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