Irish & Scottish Sampler CIE Tours International

Irish & Scottish Sampler

Small Group Departures Available

Get Irish & Scottish highlights on this sampler tour and experience unique events such as a tasting tour in Belfast and a whiskey tasting near St. Andrews. The tour goes from Dublin to Edinburgh with stops in Belfast, Pitlochry and St. Andrews with visits to the Giants Causeway and Edinburgh & Dalkey Castles plus bagpipe & Highland dancing performances.

The 8 day Irish and Scottish Sampler tour from CIE Tours offers a wide variety of opportunities that allow for you to experience what Ireland and Scotland are all about. From great food and drink to historical sites and landmarks that you may have only seen on television and the big screen. If this is your first time in Ireland or Scotland this is a fantastic way to get a feel for both countries with various activities that highlight the highs and lows of the region.


8 Daysfr. $2,049

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Dalkey Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Pollok House
  • Scenic Glens of Antrim
  • St Andrews
  • St. Michan's Church Dublin
  • Discover the unique flavors of Belfast as a local guide leads you on a fun and food filled walk of some top food and drink spots around Belfast City Center.
  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30 to August 20 departures.
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 6 dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show, and a Scottish evening in Edinburgh.
  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin (2 nights)
  • Maldron Hotel Belfast City in Belfast (2 nights)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry (1 night)
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh (2 nights)

DUBLIN ARRIVAL & DALKEY VILLAGE

Dublin, Ireland

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Set off for a guided walking tour of Dalkey Village, an upmarket suburb filled with interesting shops, restaurants, and bars. Visit the imposing Dalkey Castle where history will come alive. Enjoy a welcome drink at your castle hotel with your group before dinner.

Dinner

Fitzpatrick Hotel

DUBLIN TOUR & TAYLOR’S THREE ROCK PUB

Dublin, Ireland

Tour central Dublin to see rows of stately Georgian houses lining elegant squares. Pass Trinity College and Leinster House, where both houses of the government convene. Visit St. Michan’s Church to admire the fine interior woodwork and an organ on which Handel is said to have played his Messiah. Take the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour for an independent exploration of Dublin and admission to one of Dublin’s top attractions. In the evening, head to Taylors Three Rock for an Irish night for a traditional dinner and lively show.

Breakfast, Dinner

Fitzpatrick Hotel

BRÚ NA BÓINNE VISITOR CENTRE & BELFAST

Donore, Ireland

After departing Dublin visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre to learn about the nearby Passage Tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, constructed over 5,000 years ago.

Belfast, United Kingdom

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 majestic Hillsborough Castle, the home of the Queen when she visits Ireland.

Breakfast, Dinner

Maldron Hotel

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY & TASTE & TOUR BELFAST

Bushmills, United Kingdom

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. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle before enjoying an additional photo opportunity at the Dark Hedges, where scenes from “Game of Thrones” were filmed.

Belfast, United Kingdom

In the evening, join a guide for a fun and food-filled walking and tasting tour to some of Belfast City Centre’s top food and drink spots.

Breakfast, Dinner

Maldron Hotel

FERRY TO SCOTLAND & PITLOCHRY

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Take a ferry ride to Scotland and head to the outskirts of Glasgow. Enjoy a guided tour of Pollok House, a grand country house that gives a real flavor of life in the 1930s.

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Atholl Palace Hotel

WHISKY TASTING & ST. ANDREWS

Blair Atholl, United Kingdom

Tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample a “wee dram.”

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

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.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Continue to Edinburgh where you will overnight. July 29th - August 19th departures will have the opportunity to watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

Breakfast

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

EDINBURGH TOUR & CASTLE

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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 and bagpipes.

Breakfast, Dinner

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

TOUR ENDS EDINBURGH

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Your tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 46 days prior to departure: 25% per person
  • 45 - 8 days prior to departure: 35% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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