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  • Cliffs of Moher
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Burns Cottage
The Scots and the Irish
See, Visit & Explore: Edinburgh, Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews, Isle of Skye, Clan Donald Centre, Robert Burns Cottage, Titanic Belfast, Ulster Folk Park, Giantís Causeway, Derry, Glenveagh Castle, Donegal, Enniskillen Castle, Galway, Cliffs of Moher and Knappogue Castle.

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11 day tour from £1679

Sundays
03 April to 23 October, 2016
Tuesdays
10 & 24 May, 2016
07 & 21 June, 2016
12 & 19 July, 2016
02, 09, 16 & 23 August, 2016
06, 13 & 20 September, 2016
04 & 11 October, 2016

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from £ 1299 per person
Children from £ 1169 per child
Single room from £ 1679 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 8 to 18 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with an adult.

We regret that children under the age of 8 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
£1,299 - £1,979

Product code: CIE 00767

Tour Summary

Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh. Afternoon visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Day 2: Morning City Tour of Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle then free time for shopping. This evening attend a lively Scottish show.

Day 3:# Visit St Andrews then travel to Pitlochry to tour Blair Athol Malt Whisky Distillery. Drive to your hotel in the Scottish Highlands.

Day 4: Enjoy a scenic drive to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre before catching a ferry back to the mainland.

Day 5: Visit Robert Burns birthplace then board a ferry for the Emerald Isle.

Day 6: Tour Belfast visiting the Titanic Belfast Exhibition and experiencing an evening at the Ulster Folk Park.

Day 7: Tour through the scenic Glens of Antrim to visit the Giantís Causeway. Later enjoy a walking tour of Derryís medieval walls.

Day 8: Explore Glenveagh Castle and its extensive gardens then tour through Donegal.

Day 9: Enjoy an excursion to Enniskillen Castle and Boyle Abbey.

Day 10: Travel to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. Tonight enjoy a fun banquet at Knappogue Castle.

Day 11: Tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfers available.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh, Belfast and Giantís Causeway
  • Overnight accommodation: Edinburgh (2); Inverness/Nairn (1); Ballachulish (1); Belfast (2) Letterkenny (1); Ballyfarnon (1) and Ennis (1)
  • Depart from Glasgow and return to Shannon
  • Tour duration: 11 days/10 nights
  • Premium Escorted Tour

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Day One
Arrival in Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia<
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Edinburgh hotel and 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 and you are free for independent dining this evening.
Overnight: Marriot Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Two
Edinburgh City Tour & Edinburgh Castle
This morning tour Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New TownĒ and Princes Street with the medieval Royal Mile. Walk along part of the Royal Mile to view narrow lanes and townhouses, some of which are 11 stories tall. 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 songs, stories and traditional dancing.
On 7 to 23 August departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
Overnight: Marriot Dalmahoy Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Three
Edinburgh - Pitlochry Ė Inverness/Nairn
Travel north to Pitlochry to visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is made and enjoy a "wee dram.Ē Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm where sheepdogs herd sheep through various obstacles. Drive to your hotel in either Inverness, the principal City of the Highlands, (Sunday departures) or Nairn, a popular Victorian seaside resort (Tuesday departures).
Overnight: Columba Hotel, Inverness/The Newton Hotel, Nairn (or similar)
Day Four
Inverness/Nairn - Isle of Skye Ė Ballachulish
Drive alongside Loch Ness and enjoy views of this deep lake, famous for tales of the monster. Continue through wild Highland scenery, pausing for photos at picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, then cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge. Drive through part of the island known as Sleat, then visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the powerful Lords of the Isles. Return to the mainland by ferry and take the "Road to the IslesĒ through some of Scotlandís most popular scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument.
Overnight: Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (or similar)
Day Five
Ballachulish - Robert Burns Country - Belfast
This morning enjoy final views of the magnificent Highlands as you drive south through the awesome peaks of Glen Coe and alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond. Stop briefly in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide as a pioneer of the Romantic movement. He is famed as the author of "Auld Lang SyneĒ which is sung throughout the World at New Year. Travel along the coast to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast.
Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast (or similar)
Day Six
Titanic Belfast & Ulster Folk Park Excursion
This morning a Belfast guide will show you Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays and take a walking tour around part of central Belfast. Sample lunch before heading to the Ulster Folk Park to find out about country life and old-style farming. The evening is free to dine on your own.
Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast (or similar)
Day Seven
Belfast - Giantís Causeway Ė Letterkenny
Drive along the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop at the Giantís Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity 60 million years ago which have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. In Derry join a local guide for a short walking tour around the defensive walls of the compact city before driving to Letterkenny.
Overnight: Station House Hotel, Letterkenny (or similar)
Day Eight
Letterkenny - Donegal - Galway
Travel to Donegal town for a tour of Donegal Castle, built by the OíDonnell chieftain in the 15th century. The castle is located in the central square of the town and it was expanded in the 17th century. Today it is furnished throughout in period style and a guided tour will fill you in on the history of the region. Pause at Drumcliffe Churchyard to view the grave of W. B. Yeats, the Nobel Prize-winning poet, who based many poems on the delightful countryside around Sligo. Continue through County Mayo to the pilgrimage town of Knock, one of the worldís leading shrines. See the church where villagers saw a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1879. Continue your journey south to Galway.
Overnight: Kilronan Castle Hotel, Ballyfarnon (or similar)
Day Nine
Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Excursion
Start your day with a walking tour through the narrow and historic streets of Galway with a local guide. Drive through the picturesque scenery of Connemara to visit Kylemore Abbey, a stately 19th century mansion owned by an order of Irish Benedictine nuns. Walk through the lovely furnished salons of the main house and take a stroll along the lake shore. Sample a casual lunch before returning to Galway where the evening is free.
Overnight: Kilronan Castle Hotel, Ballyfarnon (or similar)
Day Ten
Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Ennis
Stop at Rathbaun Farm to see traditional farm animals as well as a sheepdog display and sample some home baking with tea or coffee. Drive through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. Check in to your hotel in Ennis and in the evening head to 15th century Bunratty Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet.
Overnight: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis (or similar)
Day Eleven
Tour Ends Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfers are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Premium Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of travelling in comfort and style then a Premium Escorted Tour is for you. Youíll travel in a group that is restricted to around 40 fellow travellers. Travel is aboard a state of the art motorcoach with air-conditioning, on-board WiFi, reclining seats and oversized windows. For your comfort there is an emergency washroom on-board too.  An experienced tour manager will lead the tour and your coach will be expertly driven by a professional driver. In certain cities youíll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights. These tours are fully inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and most meals. Savvy travellers appreciate that these tours have no hidden extras Ė all the ingredients needed for a great tour are included in the tour price. There are no optional extras for you to budget for during your holiday. The group will stay together in first class/superior standard hotels. Each has been carefully selected for comfort, quality and ambiance located in the best locations close to the shopping areas and the key sights. In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels. Breakfast is usually a buffet, where you can choose from cereals, yoghurts and the bread basket. From the hot plate youíll be able to select from freshly grilled items and local specialities. A stop is usually made for lunch in a town or city where there is a choice of restaurants available. Dinner is usually enjoyed as a group and the menu will be table díhote, which means a selection of house specials. On some tours there will be a featured meal such as a Scottish evening, with bagpipers, dancing demonstrations and a taste of haggis!
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from the hotel accommodation offered as part of your tour:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed.
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).
Please note that a family room is normally a standard double or twin room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All room types other than twin rooms are subject to availability.
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. The maximum weight allowance and luggage dimensions varies by tour so you should check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour.
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on a Premium Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, thereís always a lighter continental option available too. Youíll find a number of evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whatís IncludedĒ list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour. 
Can you arrange pre-tour accommodation?
If you are flying internationally to reach Scotland then it is worth considering arriving a day early to relax and let the jet-leg subside. Please email us for a quotation at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your tour director will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach. How many people will be on the tour?The number of people travelling on a Premium Escorted Tour will not normally be more than 40 passengers.
Are airport transfers included?
Complimentary transfers are included on day-one from Glasgow Airport to the Glasgow Hotel at 08:00 hrs, 10:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs and on day-eleven from the Ennis Hotel to Shannon Airport. Your tour director will co-ordinate the times of these transfers.

What's Included

  • 10 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish/Irish breakfast (days 2 - 11)
  • Welcome drink with your Tour Director
  • 5 table díhŰte dinners
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Ulster Folk Park Evening
  • Knappogue Castle Medieval Banquet
  • 1 lunch
  • Admission to Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, Clan Donald Centre, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Titanic Belfast, Giantís Causeway, Glenveagh Castle and National Park, Boyle Abbey, Enniskillen Castle and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Ferry from the Isle of Skye
  • Ferry from Scotland to Ireland
  • Walking tours of Belfast, Derry and Galway with local guides
  • City tour of Edinburgh with local guide
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 7 to 23 August departures
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver and guide
  • Departure information

    You can check in to the Edinburgh hotel at your leisure on day one
    The tour will commence at 14:00 hrs
    from the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel, Kirknewton, Edinburgh EH27 8EB
    The tour will end after breakfast on day 11


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