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14 or 15-Night Scottish & Irish Gold

Price: From $3,599 Per Person. 14 or 15 Nights

On this comprehensive 14 (or 15) night tour from CIE Tours, you'll spend 7 nights in Scotland, and 7 (or 8) in Ireland. A full week in Scotland allows time to visit more remote areas such as the Isle of Skye, while still spending ample time in Glasgow and Edinburgh. In Ireland, begin with a stay in Dublin, before traveling counter-clockwise around Southern Ireland, with overnights in Galway, Killarney & Waterford. Enjoy a Traditional Scottish Evening in Edinburgh, Dinner and Irish Entertainment at Molly Farcy's Pub in Killarney, as well as an elegant dinner with musical accompaniment in Dublin's O'Connell Restaurant. Explore Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Inveraray Castle, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Muckross House & Gardens, Skellig Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal and Waterford's Medieval Museum and much, much more!

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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 14 or 15 Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

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

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • 10 Dinners Including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Jarvey's Pub Irish Night in Killarney
    - O'Connell Restaurant in Dublin
    - 7 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • 3 Lunches

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews & Edinburgh with Local Guides
  • Reserved Seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (July 30 to August 20 Departures)
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour of Blair Athol Distillery
  • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
  • Sheepdog Trials in Scotland & Ireland
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Catamaran Cruise on Killary Fjord (March 15 to October 25 Departures)
  • Ferries to Isle of Skye, from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Irish Coffee and Music Session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Walking Tours of Galway & Waterford

ENTRANCES & ADMISSION

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
  • Blair Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Muckross House & Gardens
  • Skellig Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Waterford’s Medieval Museum


EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Scottish & Irish Gold Tour offers two slightly different tour itineraries:

Tour A - 14 nights / 27 meals (Listed Prices are for this Option):

  • Start in Glasgow / End in Dublin
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Glencoe 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Pitlochry 2 nights
  • Edinburgh 2 nights
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Galway 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Waterford 1 night
  • Dublin 1 night

Tour B - One extra night in Dublin at end of tour - 15 nights / 28 meals:

  • Start in Glasgow / End in Shannon
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Glencoe 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Pitlochry 2 nights
  • Edinburgh 2 nights
  • Dublin 1 night
  • Galway 2 nights
  • Killarney 2 nights
  • Waterford 1 night
  • Dublin 2 nights

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Glasgow (S&IG), 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

Jurys Inn Glasgow - More Info - Glasgow (S&IG), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glasgow (S&IG), Scotland

Glasgow City Tour
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. See the main attractions including parks and squares and view extensive art collections at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.

Glencoe (S&IG), Scotland

Accommodation

Isles of Glencoe Hotel - More Info - Glencoe (S&IG), Scotland

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glencoe (S&IG), Scotland

Loch Lomond & Inveraray Castle
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate views of Highland peaks. Drive to Inveraray and browse around the town before touring Inveraray Castle, home of the Campbells and used as a location for the Downton Abbey series. Drive through Glen Coe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places, and on to the coast to your hotel in Ballachulish.
och Lomond & Inveraray Castle
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate views of Highland peaks. Drive to Inveraray and browse around the town before touring Inveraray Castle, home of the Campbells and used as a location for the Downton Abbey series. Drive through Glen Coe, a spectacular valley renowned for a skirmish between the Campbell and Macdonald Clans in 1692 and on to the coast to your hotel in Ballachulish. - See more at: http://www.cietours.com/us/escorted_tour/2015/scottish_and_irish_gold_15d/#sthash.IYGRxjqt.dpuf

Nairn (S&IG), Scotland

Accommodation

Newton Hotel - More Info - Nairn (S&IG), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Nairn (S&IG), Scotland

Road to the Isles & Isle of Skye
Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Isle of Skye and Visit the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera handy as you travel the shores of Loch Ness on your way to Nairn.

Pitlochry (S&IG), Scotland

Accommodation

Atholl Palace Hotel - More Info - Pitlochry (S&IG), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Pitlochry (S&IG), Scotland

Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdogs
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Learn about the battle which took place on 16th April 1746 when British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The Visitor Centre explains how events led to the conflict and was the end of the clan system in Scotland. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm where dogs herd sheep. Drive past the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

Pitlochry (S&IG), Scotland

Accommodation

Atholl Palace Hotel - More Info - Pitlochry (S&IG), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Pitlochry 2 (S&IG), Scotland

Blair Castle & Whisky Tasting
Your first stop today is Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to 1269, the castle has been transformed through the ages, from a strong medieval fortress to a Victorian castle in the baronial style. You will learn about Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Queen Victoria and the Atholl Highlanders. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to learn about whisky making and sample a “wee dram”. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the hotel gardens, museum and facilities or browse around the town of Pitlochry.

Edinburgh (S&IG), Scotland

Accommodation

MacDonald Holyrood - More Info - Edinburgh (S&IG), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (S&IG), Scotland

Glamis Castle, St Andrews & Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
Visit Glamis Castle, legendary setting of Macbeth and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Drive across the modern Tay Bridge to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf.” See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course on a panoramic drive. If you prefer, browse through the medieval town with its ruined cathedral and castle. Drive south into Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes and kilts.

Edinburgh (S&IG), Scotland

Accommodation

MacDonald Holyrood - More Info - Edinburgh (S&IG), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh 2 (S&IG), Scotland

Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle and admire splendid views. Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure. On July 30 to August 20 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle and admire splendid views. Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure. On August 2 to 23 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. - See more at: http://www.cietours.com/us/escorted_tour/2015/scottish_and_irish_gold_15d/#sthash.IYGRxjqt.dpuf

Dublin (S&IG), County Dublin

Accommodation

Royal Marine Hotel - More Info - Dublin (S&IG), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (S&IG), County Dublin

Titanic Belfast & Vibrant Dublin
Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Belfast and enjoy lunch on board. Close to the Belfast ferry terminal in the heart of the docks, visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Drive south to Dublin where you are free to dine independently.

Galway (S&IG), County Galway

Accommodation

The Galmont Hotel - More Info - Galway (S&IG), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway (S&IG), County Galway

Clonmacnoise & Galway
Journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Head to Galway for a guided walking tour through the city center. Enjoy free time to explore Galway on your own before dinner. 

Galway (S&IG), County Galway

Accommodation

The Galmont Hotel - More Info - Galway (S&IG), County Galway

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Galway 2 (S&IG), County Galway

Connemara & Catamaran Cruise
Drive through the heart of Connemara to Leenane to embark on a short cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord. Enjoy views of hills where traces of “lazy beds” of potato ridges from the 19th century can still be seen. Stop for a casual lunch and tour Kylemore Abbey, an impressive mansion that is set in a lovely location by a lake. Return to Galway where the evening is free.

Killarney (S&IG), County Kerry

Accommodation

Great Southern Hotel Killarney - More Info - Killarney (S&IG), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (S&IG), County Kerry

Cliffs of Moher & Irish Night
Travel south around Galway Bay and through the Burren, a region of rounded limestone hills which has a curious lunar-like appearance. Immerse yourself in farm life and watch trained sheepdogs obey their owner as they direct sheep through various obstacles. View the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic surf. Embark on a memorable ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Killarney. Head out for a traditional Irish night featuring a lively show with dinner. 

Killarney (S&IG), County Kerry

Accommodation

Great Southern Hotel Killarney - More Info - Killarney (S&IG), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney 2 (S&IG), County Kerry

Day 12: Jaunting Car, Muckross House, & Ring of Kerry
Today a traditional jaunting car will drive you along the shores of Lough Leane to view Ross Castle. At Muckross House see the period furnishings and hear local history on a guided tour. Take in the views as you travel the famous Ring of Kerry route and stop for a casual lunch. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge to Skellig Experience to learn about the rocky offshore islands. Take a break in the colourful village of Sneem before returning to Killarney for a free evening.

Waterford (S&IG), County Waterford

Accommodation

Granville Hotel - More Info - Waterford (S&IG), County Waterford

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Waterford (S&IG), County Waterford

Blarney Castle & Waterford Crystal
Drive through the mountains into rich farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills before travelling along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford to witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. 

Dublin (S&IG), County Dublin

Accommodation

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road - More Info - Dublin (S&IG), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (S&IG), County Dublin

Titanic Belfast & Vibrant Dublin
Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Belfast and enjoy lunch on board. Close to the Belfast ferry terminal in the heart of the docks, visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Drive south to Dublin where you are free to dine independently.

Depart From

Dublin Departure (CIE), County Dublin

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning, after which you will depart for home from Dublin Airport.  After check-in, you'll have time to shop at the duty-free stores before boarding your flight for the journey home.


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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 14 or 15 Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

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

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • 10 Dinners Including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Jarvey's Pub Irish Night in Killarney
    - O'Connell Restaurant in Dublin
    - 7 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • 3 Lunches

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews & Edinburgh with Local Guides
  • Reserved Seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (July 30 to August 20 Departures)
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour of Blair Athol Distillery
  • Loch Lomond Scenic Cruise
  • Sheepdog Trials in Scotland & Ireland
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Catamaran Cruise on Killary Fjord (March 15 to October 25 Departures)
  • Ferries to Isle of Skye, from Scotland to Ireland and across the River Shannon
  • Irish Coffee and Music Session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan
  • Walking Tours of Galway & Waterford

ENTRANCES & ADMISSION

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
  • Blair Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Muckross House & Gardens
  • Skellig Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Waterford’s Medieval Museum

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Scottish and Irish Gold Tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travellers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$1280.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Simply Lovely Vacation!”

Oct 31, 2018 by Jacqueline Murphy. Your Hometown: Parish, NY

The week with my granddaughter was wonderful! Anastasia did an outstanding job coming up with an itinerary to accommodate us in our short time in Ireland. The B and B's were excellent as well as the hotel! The rental car was perfect. Our self guided tour was better than we expected. I needed to contact Anastasia while in Ireland and she immediately responded to my question. Well Done!!!

“Outstanding Holiday to Ireland”

Oct 25, 2018 by Kevin Murphy. Your Hometown: Summerville, SC

Megan did an outstanding job of creating a custom 3-week vacation based on the information I provided to her. We basically toured the entire island in a clock-wise direction. All of the accommodations were outstanding! Although this was a self-drive trip (which certainly is a trip, driving in Ireland!) but Megan provided numerous points of interest for each of our 11 destinations. I felt the tour was reasonably priced and it went off without a hitch. Megan's attention to detail was fantastic. I would highly recommend Authentic Vacations and I would definitely use them again for any future trips to Ireland or the UK!

Oct 25, 2018 by Robin. Your Hometown: Moss Point, MS

My husband and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Ireland/Scotland for our 30th wedding anniversary. When I started looking at this trip, I came across this site and Jocoya Fox-Jones came across the chat. I told her what I was looking at and she planned the rest. Our trip was AMAZING and we couldn't have asked for a better person than Jocoya to have planned our trip. We've already decided that we will be using her again for our next adventure. She made our bucket list vacation a perfect one!!

Oct 16, 2018 by Sunny Holtzman. Your Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel

This is the third trip I have booked with Jocoya Fox-Jones. Ireland, Iceland and now Japan. She has been consistently WONDERFUL, professional and has answered my every request quickly and so well. She is the BEST.

“9-Ireland Vacation”

Oct 9, 2018 by Maggie. Your Hometown: Missouri, USA

This vacation was surprise graduation gift for my two sisters who graduated from nursing school this Spring. We have all talked about traveling outside of the country, but we had never acted on these plans. I wanted to find a travel company that could help a novice traveler create a vacation that my sisters and I would remember. Thankfully, I happened across this site, and Jordan Elzerman! She took my travel requests and created the perfect itinerary for us. I don’t think the girls and I could’ve asked for a more perfect vacation! We’re already talking about “next time”. To any one who may feel reluctant to drive, I promise you that it’s not as scary as you think! We had at least one paid event every day that we were on vacation, and all the other time was free time that we could spend on whatever our hearts desired. It was the perfect combination of scheduled activities/free exploration.

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