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2025 : Scottish & Irish Dream
From $4,195.00 (USD)

Regal majesty and scenic splendorDiscover Scotland's castles, art, and history as you tour its cities and the Highlands. Cross over to Ireland for music, a medieval castle banquet, and the beauty of the Ring of Kerry.
 
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2025 : Scottish & Irish Dream
13 Days/12 Nights

Regal majesty and scenic splendor

Discover Scotland's castles, art, and history as you tour its cities and the Highlands. Cross over to Ireland for music, a medieval castle banquet, and the beauty of the Ring of Kerry.

Trip Highlights:

  • Exploring Edinburgh
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Blarney Castle
  • St Andrews
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Skellig Experience
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Dublin Castle
  • Merry Ploughboy Pub

    Hotels:

  • Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel
  • Ballachulish Hotel
  • Muthu Newton Hotel
  • Atholl Palace Hotel
  • Norton House Hotel & Spa
  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge
  • Killarney Towers Hotel
  • Clayton Hotel Limerick
  • Call (530) 896-1668 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18503486
    Tour OperatorCIE Tours
    OfferOffer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    13 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1GlasgowGlasgow Tour - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum : Your tour departs at 2:00 PM from 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 you wish. (B)
    Day 2BallachulishLoch Lomond - Inveraray Castle : Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond with views of Highland peaks. Stroll through Inveraray and have lunch on your own before touring Inveraray Castle, which you may recognize from the 'Downton Abbey' series. Drive through Glencoe, considered one of Scotland's most beautiful places, and continue on to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven. (B, D)
    Day 3NairnIsle 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 4PitlochryCulloden - Sheepdog Demo : Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle. Walk around the serene moorland to see monuments commemorating the troops. Immerse yourself in rural life at a local farm as you watch dogs herd sheep. Travel to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry. (B, D)
    Day 5PitlochryBlair 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 Highlanders. 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 6EdinburghGlamis Castle - St Andrews - Scottish Evening* : Visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of 'Macbeth'. 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. July 28 - August 18 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently. (B, D*)
    Day 7EdinburghEdinburgh 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. July 28 - August 18 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
    Day 8DublinBelfast Ferry - Titanic Belfast - Dublin : Say farewell to your Scottish guide and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Immerse yourself in the history of the Titanic through displays at Titanic Belfast. Drive on to Dublin, where you have a free evening to explore the city's excellent restaurants and famed pubs. (B)
    Day 9DublinDublin - 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, the 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. Join a local guide for a Dublin City tour, and then take a guided tour of Dublin Castle. This evening, enjoy a traditional Irish dinner and show at Merry Ploughboy Pub. (B, D)
    Day 10KillarneyBlarney Castle - Killarney : Head for Blarney Castle today, stopping for a photo opportunity at the Rock of Cashel along the way. You might choose to climb the steep winding staircase to kiss the famed 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 11KillarneyRing 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 a free evening in Killarney. (B, L)
    Day 12LimerickCliffs 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 into your 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 13LimerickTour Ends in Limerick : 13-day tour ends after breakfast. (B)B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.
    Dates/Pricing
    Tours

    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    March 23, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,195.00 (USD)Quote
    April 02, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,545.00 (USD)Quote
    April 16, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,545.00 (USD)Quote
    April 23, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,545.00 (USD)Quote
    May 16, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,995.00 (USD)Quote
    May 25, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,995.00 (USD)Quote
    May 30, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,995.00 (USD)Quote
    June 20, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,145.00 (USD)Quote
    July 11, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,145.00 (USD)Quote
    July 18, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,145.00 (USD)Quote
    July 30, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,595.00 (USD)Quote
    August 10, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,595.00 (USD)Quote
    August 20, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,145.00 (USD)Quote
    September 12, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,145.00 (USD)Quote
    September 21, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$5,145.00 (USD)Quote
    October 05, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,695.00 (USD)Quote
    October 19, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,695.00 (USD)Quote
    October 26, 202513 Days from Glasgow to Limerick$4,695.00 (USD)Quote
    Lodging
    Sandman Signature Glasgow HotelBallachulish Hotel
    Muthu Newton HotelAtholl Palace Hotel
    Norton House Hotel & SpaClayton Hotel Ballsbridge
    Killarney Towers HotelClayton Hotel Limerick
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