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9 or 10-Night Taste of Scotland and Ireland

Price: From $2,180 Per Person. 9 or 10 Nights

Discover the absolute best of Scotland and Ireland with this favorite combination tour from CIE Tours! Enjoy highlights of Dublin, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness and Dublin's Grand Canal. Experience an authentic Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, and a Traditional Scottish Evening in Edinburgh. Visit Provand’s Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher!

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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 9 or 10 Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach Throughout
  • Services of a Professional Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Irish/Scottish Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • 6 Dinners Including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Dublin Canal Cruise Dinner & Live Music 
    - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 3 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • Farmhouse Tea & Scones with Sheepdog Display

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Sightseeing Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews, Edinburgh & Dublin
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour of Blair Athol Distillery
  • Loch Ness Scenic Cruise
  • Reserved Seats at Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 1 to 22 Departures)
  • Horse-Drawn 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Ferries from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Walking Tours of Dublin's Trinity College

ENTRANCES & ADMISSION

  • Provand’s Lordship
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher

EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Taste of Scotland & Ireland Tour offers two slightly different tour itineraries:

Tour A - 9 nights / 16 meals (Listed Prices are for this Option):

  • Start in Glasgow/ End in Shannon
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Edinburgh 2 nights
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night

Tour B - Extra night in Dublin at end of tour - 10 nights / 17 meals:

  • Start in Glasgow/ End in Dublin
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Edinburgh 2 nights
  • Dublin 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Bunratty 1 night
  • Dublin 1 night

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Glasgow (TSI), Scotland

Arrive at

Glasgow Arrival (CIE), Scotland

Arrive at Glasgow Airport after your overnight flight from the U.S.
Airport Transfers: If you also book your flight with us when reserving your tour, transfers from/to the airport at the start/end of your tour are included free of charge. If you book your flights independently, a $30.00 per person transfer fee will be added to your tour cost (which covers both arrival and departure transfers). Please note that transfers cannot be provided for flights arriving after 12:00 noon. In the unlikely event that your flight arrives after 12:00 noon, we recommend taking a taxi to your hotel.


Accommodation

Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central - More Info - Glasgow (TSI), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glasgow (TSI), Scotland

Glasgow Highlights
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your Glasgow hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow. This is 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. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Join your tour director, guide and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner.

Nairn (TSI), Scotland

Accommodation

Newton Hotel - More Info - Nairn (TSI), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Nairn (TSI), Scotland

Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty and through Glen Coe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Drive through Fort William and stop at a woolen mill for some refreshment and shop for quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to keep an eye out for “Nessie.” Continue your journey north to Nairn for your next overnight stay.

Edinburgh (TSI), Scotland

Accommodation

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club - More Info - Edinburgh (TSI), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (TSI), Scotland

Whisky Tasting & St Andrews
Drive to Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some before continuing south to St Andrews, renowned as the “Home of Golf”. Take a panoramic drive around and then spend some time exploring on your own. Head towards Edinburgh and your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses and spa facilities a few miles from the city. Dine at a Scottish Evening on some excellent local cuisine with haggis, followed by a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing.

Edinburgh (TSI), Scotland

Accommodation

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club - More Info - Edinburgh (TSI), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (TSI2), Scotland

Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning tour the principal sights of central Edinburgh. Drive along 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. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On August 01 to 22 departures, seats are reserved for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Overnight Location

Dublin (TSI), County Dublin

Ferry to Ireland & Titanic Belfast
Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Belfast and enjoy a casual lunch on board. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner which was built in the adjacent docks. State-of-the-art displays describe working conditions in the shipbuilding industry and the construction of the Titanic. Drive south to Dublin and check in to your hotel, located overlooking Dublin Bay. The evening is free.

Overnight Location

Dublin (TSI2), County Dublin

Dublin Sightseeing & Canal Dinner Cruise
Tour central Dublin today to see fashionable shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view elegant Georgian squares and pass the General Post Office, where the 1916 Uprising started. Take a brief walk through Trinity College with a student guide to view the illuminated manuscript of the 8th century Book of Kells and learn how monks created this and other masterpieces. In the evening enjoy a canal dinner cruise with traditional Irish music aboard a former Guinness barge through central Dublin.

Killarney (TSI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Avenue Hotel - More Info - Killarney (TSI), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (TSI), County Kerry

Farmhouse Tea & Blarney Castle
Travel through the midlands of Ireland, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel. Visit a farmhouse for tea with scones and watch skilled sheep dogs herd sheep. Continue south to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish-made goods. Drive to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains where you’ll check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. Afterwards you may like to explore some of Killarney’s famous “singing pubs.”

Killarney (TSI), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Avenue Hotel - More Info - Killarney (TSI), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (TSI2), County Kerry

Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Experience a jaunting car ride to view Ross Castle set on Lough Leane. Then embark on the Ring of Kerry drive – a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Drive through Killorglin and Cahirciveen to cross the bridge to Valentia Island. Visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island, and how it featured in the “Star Wars VII” movie. Enjoy a casual lunch and 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.

Bunratty (TSI), County Clare

Accommodation

Bunratty Castle Hotel - More Info - Bunratty (TSI), County Clare

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Bunratty (TSI), County Clare

Cliffs of Moher & Castle Banquet
Take a ferry ride across the River Shannon to reach the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. If you wish, you may 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 to either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages.

Depart From

Shannon Departure (CIE), County Clare

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning, at which point you will depart for home from Shannon Airport.


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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Nine or Ten Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach Throughout
  • Services of a Professional Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Irish/Scottish Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • 6 Dinners Including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Dublin Canal Cruise Dinner & Live Music 
    - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
    - 3 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • Farmhouse Tea & Scones with Sheepdog Display

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Sightseeing Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews, Edinburgh & Dublin
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour of Blair Athol Distillery
  • Loch Ness Scenic Cruise
  • Reserved Seats at Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 1 to 22 Departures)
  • Horse-Drawn 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Ferries from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Walking Tours of Dublin's Trinity College

ENTRANCES & ADMISSION

  • Provand’s Lordship
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Skellig Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travelers are very welcome on the Taste of Scotland and Ireland - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travelers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$568.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Amazing Trip to Ireland”

Apr 3, 2018 by Charles Sullivan. Your Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas

Aisling did an excellent job, prepared and booked our 15 day honeymoon in Ireland! All the hotels were gorgeous, rental car pick up and drop off were painless. We traveled around the entire country and enjoyed all of the amazing scenery and friendly locals! I would recommend AuthenticIreland and Aisling to anyone looking to book their next trip overseas. 5 Stars, 100% Satusfied!

“Simply Amazing and Worry Free”

Apr 3, 2018 by Catie Friedrich. Your Hometown: Denver, Co

I just returned from this amazing adventure. Authentic Ireland made this vacation simple and worry free. I am ready to book my next vacation.

“Really Special!!”

Jan 24, 2018 by Phyllis + Norman Tunnell. Your Hometown: Pound Ridge

We have recently returned from a wonderful excursion of 2 weeks planned by Emma Tancred.She was responsive, understood our objectives, and made great suggestions to customize our itinerary. . Emma arranged the car, the insurance, accommodations from B+B's to lovely hotels, a car and driver to Newgrange. Our self drive tour began after spending 3 days in Dublin; then on to the Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Kenmare, Doolin, and Galway.. We have experienced Ireland in all its magic and wonder. Thank you, Emma. You have our highest recommendation.

“Scotland in November”

Jan 24, 2018 by Meredith and Brian McArthur. Your Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Having just returned from our ten day tour of Scotland, I have had a few days to reflect on a wonderful journey. We were so impressed with the accommodations .con booked for us. Every one was exceptional. Our only suggestion for future travelers is not to stay in downtown Glasgow if you are driving a rental vehicle. We were given poor directions by the hotel staff and ended up driving around for about twenty minutes trying to find the parkade for which the hotel validated. We parked finally in one that apparently was the wrong one, and after a ten minute walk back to the hotel, were told they couldn’t reimburse us. It was 22£ that we needn’t have spent had the hotel clerk been clearer in her directions. To be fair, our information from the travel company did give directions to the appropriate car park, but a strange city can be confusing. It was a minor disruption in a fabulous trip. We had a great vehicle, and enjoyed the people, the food and the fabulous scenery along the way. Thanks Con for your sightseeing suggestions. We learned a lot of Scottish history. Some of the sites were closed for the winter, but we never ran out of things to see and do. The guest house owners were particularly friendly and helpful. We will return!

“2 day whirlwind tour of Dublin”

Jan 24, 2018 by John. Your Hometown: Long Beach, CA

I recently had a short, whirlwind trip to Dublin, Ireland, on my way to Cardiff, Wales where I was traveling to take a 3 day course. Dublin was wonderful! My first visit! Loved it!! No problems!! Can't wait to return.

Interestingly, traveling over on Aer Lingus, the day after Thanksgiving, the flight was almost empty, for whatever reason. Only about 50 of us onboard. That made for excellent inflight service!

Weather was ok, nice sunny days, and a bit on the chilly side (low to mid 30's) but was not a problem. while I currently live in southern California and have adapted to the Mediterranean climate, I am from the Great Lakes and cold weather generally doesn't bother me. I adapted!

Maggie arranged for me to ride the "Hop on" bus which worked out very nicely! You can 'hop on' and 'hop off'' as you please, for 1 fare. Took the tour of Dublin the morning of my first full day there! Saw it all. Then, after returning to my hotel, the Davenport, which is quite charming, I bravely set out on foot to see what I could see. They speak English, and I can read a map, and I had a wonderful time exploring. :) I might add that I had ongoing problems trying to connect to any networks while there. The hotel network was down. Fortunately, I am able to function without the iPhone :) ...so I adapted and it all worked out. I stepped into a souvenir store and got on their network to send emails and photos home. Saw many places...Grafton St, the Cathedral, the Guinness Tour, Trinity College, the Book of Kell's tour, the Whiskey Tour, the National Gallery...I fit a lot into 2 days...

Yes, I will have to return when I have more time, because there is SO much to see! But I have learned to take advantage of the opportunities that life presents...so I jumped at this chance to see a little bit of Ireland!

it was pointed out to me before leaving that Ireland is on the Euro, and the rest of the UK is on the Pound...so I needed Euros for Dublin then got UK currency in pounds when arriving in Cardiff.

Can't wait to return... :)

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