2021 - 9 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler
8 Nights / 13 Meals

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Irish & Scottish Sampler - 9 Day
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CIE Tours Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Cozy up by the turf fire under the thatched roof of Crosskeys Inn. This atmospheric stone-walled pub a CIE Tours Exclusive, dates back to 1654.
  • Enjoy reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 - 16 departures
  • Visit Brú na Bóinne to learn about the Neolithic people who built the ancient passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth - older than the pyramids and mysterious marvels to this day

Dining Experiences:

  • 8 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) and 4 dinners (D)

* Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Irish Night in Dublin
    • Blair Atholl Distillery
    • Crosskeys Inn - CIE Tours Exclusive
    • Dalkey Castle
    • Edinburgh Castle
    • Scottish Evening *
    • Giant's Causeway
    • Pollock House
    • Scenic Glens of Antrim
    • St Andrews
    • Hillsborough Castle

    Hotels - 8 Nights:

    • Herbert Park Hotel| Dublin (2 nights)
    • Maldron Hotel | Belfast (2 nights)
    • Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (1 night)
    • Apex Grassmarket Hotel| Edinburgh (3 nights)

      Itinerary

      Day 1: Dublin Arrival| Dalkey Castle | Dalkey Village
      Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Visit Dalkey Castle, built in 1390, where 500 years of history are brought to life with costumed actors in a fun and interactive tour. Your leisurely stroll in this heritage town will follow in the footsteps of international best-selling writer Maeve Binchy to the Memorial Garden in her honor and past the favorite pub of U2's Bono, a local resident. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group at your castle hotel before some free time for dining independently.


      Day 2: Dublin Panoramic Tour | Taylors Three Rock
      Take a panoramic tour of central Dublin to see rows of stately Georgian houses lining elegant squares. Pass Trinity College and then Leinster House, where both houses of the government convene. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in Dublin to explore as you wish. In the evening, head to Taylors Three Rock for an Irish night with a traditional dinner and lively show.
      (B, D)


      Day 3: Brú Na Bóinne | Belfast Panoramic Tour | Hillsborough Castle
      Visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre to learn about the nearby passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, followed by a visit to one of these ancient tombs, constructed over 5,000 years ago. Embark on a panoramic tour of Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. Visit the stately Hillsborough Castle, the home of Queen Elizabeth when she visits Northern Ireland,
      (B, D)


      Day 4: Nine Glens of Antrim | Giant's Causeway | Crosskeys Inn
      Travel along part of the Nine Glens of Antrim, a scenic region with lovely views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant's Causeway, a natural wonder formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava that has given rise to many legends. Enjoy lunch with your group in Ireland's oldest thatched roof pub, the Crosskeys Inn - a *CIE Tour Exclusive*.
      (B, L)


      Day 5: Ferry to Scotland | Pollok House | Pitlochry
      Take a ferry ride to Scotland and head to the outskirts of Glasgow. Enjoy a visit to Pollok House, a grand country house that gives a real flavor of life in the 1930s. Continue northwards into the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands to your historic hotel in Pitlochry. The hotel still retains many original features, with unique guest rooms and spacious grounds.
      (B, D)


      Day 6: Whisky Tasting | St. Andrews
      Tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample a “wee dram.” Continue to St Andrews on the east coast. This town is renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland's oldest. Take a short walking tour and spend some time exploring on your own. August 2-16 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
      (B)


      Day 7: Edinburgh City Tour | Edinburgh Castle | Scottish Evening*
      Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along the Royal Mile, with its closely clustered medieval houses. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, where the Crown Jewels of Scotland are housed. Spend some free time exploring independently before enjoying a traditional Scottish dinner with lively entertainment. August 2-16 departures enjoy a free evening.
      (B, D*)


      Day 8: Independent Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
      Spend the day independently on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour of Edinburgh.
      (B)


      Day 9: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
      Your tour ends after breakfast.
      (B)




      B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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      Mon Jul 05 2021Tue Jul 13, 2021US$2755
       
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      Mon Aug 02 2021Tue Aug 10, 2021US$2655
       
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      Mon Sep 06 2021Tue Sep 14, 2021US$2755
       
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