2021 - Irish & Scottish Sampler

9 Days/8 Nights

Get a taste of two spectacular countries
This short-and-sweet combination Ireland and Scotland tour visits all the top highlights, mixing in historic cities with iconic sights.

Highlights

  • Dalkey Castle
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Nine Glens of Antrim
  • Pollok House
  • St Andrews
  • Bru na Boinne

    Hotels

  • Maldron Hotel Belfast City
  • Atholl Palace Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Herbert Park Hotel
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    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2020
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DublinDublin Arrival- Dalkey Castle - Dalkey Village : Tour begins 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 at your castle hotel with your group before dinner.(D)
    Day 2DublinDublin Panoramic Tour - Independent Sightseeing - Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour - Taylors Three Rock Pub : 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 3BelfastBru na Boinne- Belfast Panoramic Tour - Hillsborough Castle : Visit the Bru na Boinne 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 4BelfastNine 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 Tours Exclusive.(B,L)
    Day 5PitlochryFerry to Scotland - Pollock 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 6EdinburghWhiskey 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 2-23 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.(B)
    Day 7EdinburghEdinburgh Tour - Edinburgh Castle - Independent Sightseeing : Head out on a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh to see the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town, built to expand the cramped conditions found in the old city. Walk along part of the Royal Mile, where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, where the Crown Jewels of Scotland are housed. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner followed by a lively show of Highland dancing.(B, D)
    Day 8EdinburghIndependent Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour : Spend the day independently on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour of Edinburgh, with a choice of walking tours around the city's historic areas.(B)
    Day 9EdinburghTour Ends in Edinburgh : Your tour ends after breakfast.(B)
    Dates/Pricing

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    Lodging
    Maldron Hotel Belfast City
    Atholl Palace Hotel
    Apex Grassmarket Hotel
    Herbert Park Hotel

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    • 2021 - Irish & Scottish Sampler

      Get a taste of two spectacular countriesThis short-and-sweet combination Ireland and Scotland tour visits all the top highlights, mixing in historic cities with iconic sights.

     
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