Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

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Scottish and Irish Dream
See, Visit & Explore: Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Inveraray, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan, Isle of Skye, Culloden Moor, Sheep Dog Demonstration, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Dublin, Dublin Castle, Cashel, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Galway and Connemara.

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14 day tour from £1619

Sundays
20 March to 16 October, 2016

Fridays
22 April to 21 October 2016

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 1649 per person
Children from 1484 per child
Single room from 2043 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
1,649 - 2,519

Tour Summary

This spectacular tour will let you explore the Celtic neighbours of Scotland and Ireland in comfort and style. Discover the great cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin each with a unique character all of their own. Along the way you'll be treated to the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands and the famed Ring of Kerry. There is so much to see and do on this relaxed, but thorough tour.

Day 1: Arrive in Glasgow. Afternoon City Tour including Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum.

Day 2: Enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond before visiting Inveraray Castle and driving through Glen Coe.

Day 3: Tour along the Road to the Isles to see the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. Sail over the sea to Skye and visit the Clan Donald Centre.

Day 4: Travel to Culloden Moor then see Sheep Dogs at work. Later drive through the Grampian Mountains to reach Pitlochry.

Day 5: Today visit a malt whisky distillery and impressive Blair Castle.

Day 6: Tour to Glamis Castle then visit St Andrews before arriving in Edinburgh.

Day 7: Morning City Tour of Edinburgh then free time for shopping. This evening attend a lively Scottish show.

Day 8: Travel through Robert Burns Country then sail to the Emerald Isle. Visit the Titanic Belfast Exhibition before driving to Dublin.

Day 9: Tour Dublin by hop-on, hop-off tour bus. Visit Dublin Castle.

Day 10: See the stately Rock of Cashel then visit Blarney Castle before making your way to Killarney.

Day 11: Experience the stunning scenery of the Ring of Kerry.

Day 12: Explore the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and enjoy a medieval-style banquet at Bunratty Castle.

Day 13: Tour Galway then make your way to Connemara and Dublin.

Day 14:Tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfer available.

Tour features:

  • Visit the Scottish Highlands, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • Overnight accommodation: Glasgow (1); Ballachulish (1); Nairn (1); Pitlochry (2); Edinburgh (2); Dublin (2); Killarney (2); Bunratty (1) and Dublin (1)
  • Depart from Glasgow and return to Dublin
  • Tour duration: 14 days/13 nights
  • Premium Escorted Tour

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Day One
Glasgow Arrival & City Tour
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your Glasgow hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow. See the main attractions of Glasgow including parks and squares and view extensive art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travellers over a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.
Overnight: Marriot Hotel, Glasgow (or similar)
Day Two
Glasgow - Inveraray Castle - Ballachulish<
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate views of Highland peaks. Drive to Inveraray and browse around the town before touring Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke of Argyll and used as a location for the Downton Abbey television series. Drive through Glen Coe, a spectacular valley renowned for a skirmish between the Campbell and Macdonald Clans in 1692 and on to the coast to your hotel in Ballachulish.
Overnight: Ballachulish Hotel/Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Ballachulish (or similar)
Day Three
Ballachulish - Isle of Skye - Nairn
Travel on the scenic "Road to the Isles, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Take a ferry to the Isle of Skye and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Drive through the island and return to the mainland by bridge, stopping for photos at the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. Then drive along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, famous for its monster. Continue to your hotel in Nairn, a manor house property set in spacious grounds near the North Sea.
Overnight: The Newton Hotel, Nairn (or similar)
Day Four
Nairn - Culloden Battlefield - Pitlochry
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Learn about the battle which took place on 16th April 1746 when British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The Visitor Centre shows the background to this historic event. Later walk around the moorland to see the monuments commemorating the Highlanders who fought in the battle. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm where youll experience a herding demonstration by a shepherd and their sheepdogs. Drive past the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.
Overnight: Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (or similar)
Day Five
Blair Castle & Whis
A short drive will bring you to Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to 1269, the castle has been transformed through the ages, from a strong medieval fortress to a Victorian castle in the baronial style. You will learn about Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Queen Victoria and the Atholl Highlanders. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to learn about whisky making and sample a "wee dram. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the hotel gardens, museum and facilities or browse around the town of Pitlochry.
Overnight: Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (or similar)
Day Six
Pitlochry - Glamis Castle - Edinburgh
Visit Glamis Castle, legendary setting of Macbeth and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Drive across the modern Tay Bridge to St Andrews, the "Home of Golf. See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course and enjoy free time to look around specialty golf stores. If you prefer, browse through the medieval town with its ruined cathedral and castle. Drive south into Edinburgh, Scotlands capital and enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner and entertainment.
Overnight: Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Seven
Edinburgh City Tour & Castle
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New Town with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Visit the imposing Edinburgh Castle and admire splendid views. Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure.

On July 31 to August 21 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.

Overnight: Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Eight
Edinburgh - Titanic Belfast - Dublin
Depart Edinburgh early this morning and drive south through Ayrshire and along the coast. At Cairnryan take a ferry ride to Belfast and enjoy lunch on the trip. Close to the Belfast ferry terminal in the heart of the docks, visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Drive south to Dublin and check in to your centrally-located hotel. You are free to dine independently.
Overnight: Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin (or similar)
Day Nine
Dublin City Tour & Merry Ploughboy Pub
Enjoy the morning at leisure or use your included open-top bus tour voucher. At 2:00 pm meet a local guide and tour central Dublin to see Trinity College, public buildings, tranquil parks and rows of Georgian houses. Take a guided tour through historic Dublin Castle, seat of government for centuries. Dine at the Merry Ploughboy Pub and enjoy a great show.
Overnight: Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin (or similar)
Day Ten
Dublin - Blarney Castle - Killarney
Depart Dublin and stop for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence and shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Drive to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. Afterwards you may like to head to a "singing pub".
Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (or similar)
Day Eleven
Ring of Kerry
Today embark on the Ring of Kerry drive a winding route with awesome mountain and coastline views. Watch a local farmer and his dogs herding flocks of sheep. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge to visit the Skellig Experience which describes nearby islands. Enjoy an informal lunch and pause at Molls Gap for stunning views before returning to Killarney.
Overnight: Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (or similar)
Day Twelve
Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Bunratty
Take a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary and view the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel and enjoy free time. Head to Bunratty Castle for a memorable medieval-style feast with a programme of song and harp music, evocative of the Middle Ages.
Overnight: Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty (or similar)
Day Thirteen
Bunratty - Galway - Dublin
Drive along the famous Galway Bay to the Connemara Marble Factory to see locally-quarried marble and enjoy tea and scones. Take a panoramic tour around Galway and travel to Dublin where you are free for independent activities and dining.
Overnight: Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin (or similar)
Day Fourteen
Tour Ends in Dublin
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. Youll 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 youll 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 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 youll 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 dhote, 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, theres always a lighter continental option available too. Youll find a number of evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whats Included 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-fourteen from the Dublin Hotel to arrive at Dublin Airport between 07:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs (noon).

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish/Irish breakfast (days 2 - 14)
  • Welcome drink with your Tour Director
  • 6 table dhte dinners
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Pub dinner with entertainment in Dublin
  • Medieval style banquet at Bunratty Castle
  • 2 lunches
  • Admission to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Inveraray Castle, Clan Donald Centre, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Dublin Castle, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience and Cliffs of Moher
  • Sheep dog demonstrations in Scotland and Ireland
  • Tour and tasting at Blair Athol Whisky Distillery
  • Ferry to the Isle of Skye
  • Ferry between Scotland and Ireland
  • Ferry crossing of the River Shannon
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond
  • City tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 31 July to 21 August departures
  • Connemara Marble Factory tea with scones
  • 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



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