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9 or 10-Night Taste of Scotland and Ireland

Price: From $2,349 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
  • 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. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woolen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. 

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.

Dublin (TSI), County Dublin

Accommodation

Trinity City Hotel - More Info - Dublin (TSI), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

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.

Dublin (TSI), County Dublin

Accommodation

Trinity City Hotel - More Info - Dublin (TSI), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

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

  • 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

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$700.00
  • 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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