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15 Day The Scots Irish Tour


  • Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • Pitlochry High Street
  • Cuillin Hills Isle of Skye
  • Robert Burns Monument Alloway
  • Giant's Causeway Antrim Coast
  • Derry's Ancient Walls
  • Wild Atlantic Way Co.Donegal
  • Dingle

 

From £2465 Land Only

 

2018 - 15 Day The Scots Irish Tour
3 & 4 Star Holiday - 14 Nights /26 Meals

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.

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


2018 THE SCOTS IRISH TOUR 15 DAYS / 14 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: DINGLE PENINSULA & KILLARNEY
Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary to discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Take in wonderful views from Slea Head at the westernmost tip. Stop in the town of Dingle for a look around and sip a creamy Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn, owned by an Antarctic explorer. Head to Killarney, a town settled beside three lakes in the shadow of Ireland's highest mountains.
(B, D)

Day 12: KILLARNEY & JAUNTING CAR RIDE
Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Head to the delightful town of Kenmare and sit down to a light lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to admire breathtaking vistas of mountains, cliffs and beaches. Immerse yourself in farm life at the Kissane Sheep Farm and see how the farmer herds his flocks with sheepdogs. Return to Killarney for a free evening.
(B, L)

Day 13: BLARNEY CASTLE & ABBEY TAVERN
Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the lovely gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel through the rich dairy country of Cork and Tipperary, past the gentle slopes of the Galtee Mountains stopping for photos at the majestic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin for an evening at the popular Abbey Tavern for dinner and lively Irish entertainment.
(B, D)

Day 14: DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING
Explore Dublin at your own pace today. You may use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour around the city and a visit to one attraction.
(B)

Day 15: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel or Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, Dublin (2 nights)

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.

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

15 days Edinburgh. Scotland to Dublin
Start EDINBURGH - End DUBLIN

Single room supplement: £1,275 - 2018
Single room supplement: £745 - 2019

The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2018
Sunday 1 July 2018 £2925
Tuesday 10 July 2018 £2845
Sunday 22 July 2018 £2845
Tuesday 24 July 2018 £2845
Tuesday 31 July 2018 £2970
Tuesday 7 August 2018 £3260 Tattoo
Tuesday 4 September 2018 £2845
Sunday 9 September 2018 £2925
Sunday 16 September 2018 £2925
Tuesday 18 September 2018 £2845
Sunday 23 September 2018 £2925
Tuesday 2 October 2018 £2540
Tuesday 9 October 2018 £2465
2019
Sunday 14 April 2019 £2365
Sunday 21 April 2019 £2865
Sunday 28 April 2019 £2565
Sunday 5 May 2019 £2665
Sunday 12 May 2019 £3230
Tuesday 21 May 2019 £2800
Sunday 26 May 2019 £2800
Tuesday 4 June 2019 £2800
Sunday 16 June 2019 £3300
Tuesday 18 June 2019 £2800
Sunday 30 June 2019 £2800
Tuesday 2 July 2019 £2800
Tuesday 9 July 2019 £2830
Sunday 21 July 2019 £2830
Tuesday 23 July 2019 £2865
Tuesday 30 July 2019 £2865
Tuesday 6 August 2019 £3200 Tattoo
Tuesday 13 August 2019 £3200 Tattoo
Tuesday 20 August 2019 £3200 Tattoo
Sunday 25 August 2019 £3030
Sunday 1 September 2019 £2965
Tuesday 3 September 2019 £2930
Tuesday 10 September 2019 £2900
Tuesday 17 September 2019 £3365
Sunday 22 September 2019 £2765
Tuesday 24 September 2019 £2700
Tuesday 1 October 2019 £2565
Sunday 13 October 2019 £3000
Sunday 20 October 2019 £2430


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