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14-Night Scots Irish All-Inclusive Tour

Price: From $3,399 Per Person
14 Nights

The Scots Irish & More tour from Authentic Ireland partner, CIE Tours, is a comprehensive 14 night journey, including the best of Scotland, Northern & Southern Ireland! Visit unique & traditional Scottish & Irish regions. Enjoy Traditional Irish Dinners & Shows in Dublin and Belfast, and a Medieval Banquet at 15th century Knappogue Castle. Spend two sumptuous nights at an authentic Irish castle. Explore The Royal Yacht Britannia Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Glenveagh Castle & National Park, Enniskillen Castle, Boyle Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills!

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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • Fourteen Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a professional Irish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Scottish/Irish Breakfast Daily Except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • 11 Dinners Including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Ulster Folk Park Dinner & Entertainment
    - Medieval Banquet & Entertainment in Knappogue Castle
    - Abbey Tavern Traditional Irish Dinner/Show
    - 7 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • 1 Lunch

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Tours of Edinburgh with Local Guide
  • Reserved Seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 6 to 22 Departures)
  • Irish Coffee at The South Pole Inn
  • Sheepdog Trials on the Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry from Isle of Skye and from Scotland to Ireland
  • Walking Tours of St Andrews, Belfast, Derry & Galway with Local Guides
  • Horse-Drawn Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
  • Dublin Open-Top Bus Tour with a visit at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum

ENTRANCES & ADMISSION

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St Andrews Cathedral
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Glenveagh Castle & National Park
  • Boyle Abbey
  • Enniskillen Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher

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Edinburgh (SIM), Scotland

Arrive at

Edinburgh Arrival (CIE), Scotland

Arrive at Edinburgh 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 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

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club - Edinburgh (SIM), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (SIM), Scotland

Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:00 pm from your hotel, located on two golf courses a few miles from the city center. Drive to Leith for a tour around the Royal Yacht Britannia, the floating home of The Queen on many of her travels around the world. See the various parts of the ship, including staterooms and public spaces, together with photos of important visits. Return to your hotel for a welcome drink with your tour director and guide. Then you are free for independent dining this evening.

Edinburgh (SIM), Scotland

Accommodation

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club - Edinburgh (SIM), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (SIM2), Scotland

Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Tour central Edinburgh to see the highlights. Drive along the bustling Princes Street and through 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 balance of the day is free. Dine at a Scottish Evening and enjoy a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. On August 06 to 22 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, and your Scottish Evening will be the day before.

Inverness (SIM), Scotland

Accommodation

Columba Hotel - Inverness (SIM), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Inverness (SIM), Scotland

St Andrews & Highland Scenery
Travel north to St Andrews, famous for golfing and Scotland’s oldest university. Take a walking tour around the town to learn about the famous people and happenings here. Visit the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Take a break in Pitlochry and continue through majestic Highland scenery to your hotel in Inverness (Sun departures) or Nairn (Tue departures).

Glencoe (SIM), Scotland

Accommodation

Isles of Glencoe Hotel - Glencoe (SIM), Scotland

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glencoe (SIM), Scotland

Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre
Drive alongside Loch Ness and through wild Highland scenery, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle and cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge. Discover some of the island 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.

Belfast (SIM), County Antrim

Accommodation

Europa Hotel - Belfast (SIM), County Antrim

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Belfast (SIM), County Antrim

Glen Coe & Rabbie Burns
This morning enjoy final views of the magnificent Highlands as you drive south through Glen Coe and alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond. Stop briefly in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet’s life and poetry. Travel along the coast to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Check in to your hotel where dinner is served.

Belfast (SIM), County Antrim

Accommodation

Europa Hotel - Belfast (SIM), County Antrim

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Belfast (SIM2), County Antrim

Titanic Belfast & Ulster Folk Park
Take a gentle walk with a Belfast guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Browse around the city on your own in the afternoon and in the evening visit the Ulster Folk Park for a fun country-style dinner and traditional music.

Letterkenny (SIM), County Donegal

Accommodation

Station House Hotel - Letterkenny (SIM), County Donegal

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Letterkenny (SIM), County Donegal

Giant’s Causeway & Derry’s Walls
Drive along the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop at the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns which have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Pause for photos at ruined Dunluce Castle. In Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls before driving to Letterkenny.

Roscommon (SIM), County Roscommon

Accommodation

Kilronan Castle - Roscommon (SIM), County Roscommon

Castle
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Roscommon (SIM), County Roscommon

Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle
Travel to Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Learn about the history of the mansion on a guided tour and walk around the extensive gardens filled with exotic plants. Stop in Donegal town and visit the beautiful Cistercian ruins of Boyle Abbey before continuing to Kilronan Castle.

Roscommon (SIM), County Roscommon

Accommodation

Kilronan Castle - Roscommon (SIM), County Roscommon

Castle
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Roscommon (SIM2), County Roscommon

Enniskillen Castle & Free Time
Drive north this morning to Enniskillen, strategically situated on the banks of the picturesque River Erne. Tour Enniskillen Castle, which was once the home of the Gaelic Maguire chieftains and take a look around the town on your own. In the afternoon relax in your lovely castle hotel.

Ennis (SIM), County Clare

Accommodation

The Temple Gate Hotel - Ennis (SIM), County Clare

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Ennis (SIM), County Clare

Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Head to Galway city for a walking tour with a local guide to see Lynch’s Castle and Eyre Square. View the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. In the early evening head to 15th century Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet and check in to your hotel in Ennis afterwards.

Killarney (SIM), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers - Killarney (SIM), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (SIM), County Kerry

Dingle Peninsula & Killarney
Travel across the River Shannon Estuary by ferry to discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Drive to Slea Head at the westernmost tip for wonderful views. 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 in time for dinner.

Killarney (SIM), County Kerry

Accommodation

Killarney Towers - Killarney (SIM), County Kerry

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Killarney (SIM2), County Kerry

Killarney & Jaunting Car Ride
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare where brightly-painted buildings are enhanced with flowers and sit down to a light lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry, pausing for a sheepdog demonstration. Return to Killarney to relax and explore the town.

Dublin (SIM), County Dublin

Accommodation

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road - Dublin (SIM), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (SIM), County Dublin

Blarney Castle & Abbey Tavern
Drive through County Cork to climb Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone. Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made products. Pause for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel as you head north to Dublin. A short drive will bring you to the popular Abbey Tavern for a farewell dinner with Irish songs and step-dancing.

Dublin (SIM), County Dublin

Accommodation

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road - Dublin (SIM), County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Dublin (SIM2), County Dublin

Independent Dublin Touring
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.

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

  • Fourteen Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a professional Irish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Scottish/Irish Breakfast Daily Except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • 11 Dinners Including
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Ulster Folk Park Dinner & Entertainment
    - Medieval Banquet & Entertainment in Knappogue Castle
    - Abbey Tavern Traditional Irish Dinner/Show
    - 7 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • 1 Lunch

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Tours of Edinburgh with Local Guide
  • Reserved Seats for Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 6 to 22 Departures)
  • Irish Coffee at The South Pole Inn
  • Sheepdog Trials on the Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry from Isle of Skye and from Scotland to Ireland
  • Walking Tours of St Andrews, Belfast, Derry & Galway with Local Guides
  • Horse-Drawn Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
  • Dublin Open-Top Bus Tour with a visit at Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum

ENTRANCES & ADMISSION

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St Andrews Cathedral
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Glenveagh Castle & National Park
  • Boyle Abbey
  • Enniskillen Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Scots Irish 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$1115.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Last Minute Trip”

Jul 17, 2019 by Dylan. Your Hometown: Nashville

I had a last-minute work trip that I added a vacation too. Authentic Vacations were quick and found me exactly what I needed. They worked within my budget and it was seamless when I got to Ireland!

“Summer vacation with wife and 14 yr old daughter”

Jul 17, 2019 by C.J. Driggers. Your Hometown: GILBERT, SC

We had an awesome trip to the wonderful island of Ireland. Everything went smooth for us and our agent Lonna set us up with great accommodations. It seemed each hotel/b&b got better as the trip went along! We went for 8 days with 2 in Dublin, 1 in Kinittey, 2 in Killarney, 1 in Dingle, 1 in Doolin, and 1 in Trim before departing for home. My wife and daughter liked Dingle the best, while I thought Killarney offered the best of all worlds. I will say as an American, driving over there is an adventure. Major roadways are not a problem, but I've been on golf cart paths wider than some of the rural 2-lane roads found in the countryside. The only piece of advice I could offer is that when in Dublin, take the hop-on/off tour bus 1st thing around the entire city. Then get off the bus and explore the parts of the city that seem interesting to you. If you stay at the Ashling Hotel, walk across the bridge in front of the hotel and go around the corner of the train station to your right to get on the convertible bus. Knowing this would have saved us several hours as we wasted half a day trying to figure this out on our own.

Jul 17, 2019 by Nancy Foldesi. Your Hometown: Simi Valley

This was our second trip with Authentic Ireland and we loved it even more than our first trip. Aran Islands was a great spot. Rugged and beautiful! Our driver for the 3-day portion was great. Very helpful with great ideas. Our stay in Sheen Falls was magical. The cottage and villa were stocked with everything we needed to make a fantastic breakfast!! Also wine and candy 😎 Michelle was so helpful and gave me wonderful advice. She booked our perfect meal at The Lime Tree!! Perfect family vacation!!

“Ireland Trip 2019”

Jul 17, 2019 by Meghan Fahey. Your Hometown: Vermont

We booked a 10 day stay in Ireland. My boyfriend and I made our first international trip together. We had a great time! I had been to Ireland before, but the itinerary AV made was outstanding. The pace was great for a cross-country road trip and Michael was excellent at listening to our expectations and our wishlist. The Mystical Rose and Mena House were our very favorite B&Bs! Ring of Kerry was spectacular! We never had a bad meal! IT was outstanding to have all the planning stream-lined in one document. We just got back July 1st, and are already talking about Scotland! I had never been to Galway-what an addition to the trip. We saw everything we planned and had enough time to try other experiences. Ireland is getting more touristy by the second, so I would highly recommend planning and booking in advance for as much as possible. There were 2 B&Bs that we were not overwhelmingly enthused by, but they got the job done. We could not have had better weather-only one day of rain! The Blarney Castle was fantastic and driving ourselves was not even that bad. All in all, a great experience!

“40th Anniversary Trip”

Jul 10, 2019 by Kenneth Elder. Your Hometown: Katy, TX

My wife and I spent 16 days traveling all over Scotland. We had an amazing trip! We had read many of Con's blogs and planned many of our activities based on his blog.

Con and his team set up the hotel/B&B stops for us along the way and my wife and I drove the rental car over 1500 miles touring the countryside, castles, distilleries, and sites around Scotland, as we pleased.

Most of the accommodations were very nice, but, like most anywhere you travel in Europe, many of the showers in the bathrooms are more like a phone booth. Very cramped.

Except for being a little warmer than we anticipated, the weather was perfect. Out of 16 days, we had two days of rain.

Driving on the wrong side of the road, from the wrong side of the car, on some of the narrow, single lanes, winding coastal roads, with your wife navigating and yelling at you to slow down, was an adventure all by itself. I wish we had taken a "GoPro" camera to put on the dash to record some of the roads we drove on! Make sure you have an international phone plan or a GPS! Google Maps worked great for us.

As someone else mentioned in their review, the "Spirit of Scotland" dinner show was underwhelming, as was the food, but it was already included in our package. Probably could have spent those 2-3 hours doing something more interesting.

Con was very helpful in helping arrange our trip and gave some very useful tips and insight.

One suggestion I would make to Authentic Vacations for those who are renting a vehicle and driving in Scotland is that they provide some explanation of road signs and some details about highway speed limits. Such as, unless posted differently, the speed limit on Scotland highways is 60 MPH.

AND, in Scotland, the speed limit is in MPH, not Kilometers. Speed cameras are used extensively in Scotland, so mind your speed.

Thanks, Con and Authentic Vacations. We had a wonderful vacation!

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