2022 - 14 Day Scottish & Irish Dream
13 Nights / 22 Meals

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Scottish & Irish Dream - 14 Days/13 Nights
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 31 - August 21 departures.
  • Sample a "wee dram" as you explore whiskey making at Blair Athol Distillery.
  • Visit a farm in the beautiful mountains of county Kerry and watch border collies hard at work as they round up sheep
  • Tour the magnificent State Apartments of Dublin Castle - once the living quarters of the viceregal court, the Apartments today are the venue for Presidential Inaugurations and other offical ceremonies

Trip Highlights:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Inveraray Castle
  • St Andrews
  • Scottish Evening*
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Irish Night in Dublin
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Dublin Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Skellig Experience
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

Dining Experiences:

  • 13 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunches (L) and 8 Dinners (D)

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

    Hotels - 13 Nights:

    • Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor | Glasgow (1 night)
    • Isles of Glencoe or Ballachulish Hotel | Ballachulish (1 night) +
    • Muthu Newton Hotel | Nairn (1 night) +
    • Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (2 night) +
    • Norton House Hotel & Spa | Near Edinburgh (2 nights) +
    • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge | Dublin (2 nights) +
    • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
    • Bunratty Castle Hotel | Bunratty (1 night)
    • Academy Plaza Hotel | Dublin (1 night)

    • + Or alternate hotel of similar quality
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      Itinerary

      Day 1: Glasgow City Tour | Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
      Your tour begins at 2:30 PM at your hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of the highlights of Glasgow, a city built on industry but now known for its stunning Victorian architecture and creative cultural scene. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, housing one of Europe's finest art collections. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group at the hotel, then you are free to explore the city and dine as your wish.

      Day 2: Loch Lomond Cruise | Inveraray Castle
      Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond with views of Highland peaks. Stroll through Inveraray before touring Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey” series. Drive through Glencoe, considered one of Scotland's most beautiful places, and continue on to Ballachulish on the shores of Loch Leven.
      (B, D)


      Day 3: Isle of Skye | Loch Ness
      Travel on the scenic "Road to the Isles", stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit the romantic ruins of Armadale Castle. Back on the mainland, travel along the shores of Loch Ness. End the day at your hotel in Nairn, a lovely manor house set on spacious grounds near the North Sea.
      (B, D)


      Day 4: Culloden Battlefield | Sheepdog Trials
      Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle. Walk around the serene moorlands to see mounuments commemorating the troops. Immerse yourself in farm life at a local farm as you watch dogs herd sheep. Travel to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.
      (B, D)


      Day 5: Blair Castle | Whisky Tasting
      Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlands. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the hotel gardens and museum, or browsing around Pitlochry town.
      (B, D)


      Day 6: Glamis Castle | St. Andrews
      Visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf". See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course on a panoramic drive. Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. Departures on August 1, 8, and 15 enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. All other departures from July 31 to August 21 will have an independent evening free to explore and dine as you wish.
      (B, D*)


      Day 7: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour
      Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh, from the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses of the Royal Mile to the elegant mansions and wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian "New Town". Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of the city. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. Departures from July 31 to August 21 (except for those on August 1, 8, and 15) will experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
      (B)


      Day 8: Titanic Belfast | Dublin
      Say farewell to your Scottish guide and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the full story of the ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby ship yards in 1912. In Dublin check out the local pubs for an independent dinner.
      (B)


      Day 9: Dublin | Merry Ploughboy Pub
      Explore Dublin independently on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour, and choose one of four top attractions to visit with your included voucher: Guinness Storehouse, GPO Museum, Teelings Distillery or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. At 2:00 PM meet your new Irish Guide/Driver and tour group in the hotel lobby. Take a panoramic tour of the city and then a guided tour of Dublin Castle. After a welcome drink with your group this evening enjoy a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub
      (B, D)


      Day 10: Blarney Castle | Killarney
      Head for Blarney Castle today, stopping for a photo opportunity at the Rock of Cashel along the way. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, which legend says will give you the gift of the gab. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine old castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland's highest mountains, Macgillycuddy's Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
      (B, D)


      Day 11: Ring of Kerry | Skellig Experience
      Take the Ring of Kerry drive - a winding route with awesome mountain and coastline views. Stop off in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe to visit our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner Moriarty's. Enjoy lunch before crossing to Valentia Island and the Skellig Experience which describes nearby islands. Watch a demonstration of highly skilled dogs herding flocks of sheep. Spend the evening in Killarney
      (B, L)


      Day 12: Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
      Take a ferry across the River Shannon estuary and visit the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches high above the Atlantic. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, relax and enjoy free time before heading out for a memorable medieval style feast complete with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages
      (B, D)


      Day 13: Galway City | Dublin
      Drive north to Galway for a panoramic tour of the city with some free time on your own to explore. Travel across the country to Dublin. Spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experiencing one of Dublin's fine restaurants.
      (B)


      Day 14: Tour Ends in Dublin
      Your tour ends after breakfast.
      (B)


      B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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