Scottish & Irish Dream CIE Tours International

Scottish & Irish Dream

Discover the beauty of Scotland and Ireland on this 14-day tour as you tour its castles, art, and history as you tour Scotland and Ireland. Take in the historic castles, serene lakes, and the Scottish highlands. In Ireland experience its lush landscapes and rugged coastlines. Throughout this tour you can wander through iconic cities as well as small towns and villages, meet some of the friendliest people and be inspired by the music and culture.

Highlights include visits to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverarary, the serene Lake District and St. Andrews. Cross over to Ireland and explore Belfast, Dublin, Blarney, Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Take a cruise on Lake Lomand. Learn about local farm life at as you watch dogs herd sheep. Enjoy a medieval castle banquet. Sample local whiskey, taste the original Guinness stout and enjoy local pubs. This journey will give you a true taste of Scotland and Ireland’s history, culture and stunning landscapes.


14 Daysfr. $3,945

  • Glasgow city tour
  • Loch Lomond cruise
  • A visit to Isle of Sky
  • Views of Loch Ness
  • A visit to Culloden Battlefield
  • Watch a sheepdog demonstration
  • A visit to Blair Castle
  • Whiskey tasting at Blair Athol Distillery
  • A tour of Glamis Castle and St. Andrews
  • A traditional Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment
  • Edinburgh Castle and city tour
  • A visit ti Titanic Experience
  • A Hop-On Hop-Off tour of Dublin
  • A panoramic tour of Dublin including a tour of Dublin Castle
  • A traditional Irish dinner and show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub
  • A visit to Blarney Castle
  • A drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • A visit to the Cliffs of Moher
  • A stay at the Bunratty Castle Hotel including a memorable medieval-style feast complete with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages
  • A panoramic tour of Galway
  • 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)
  • 1 lunch
  • Eight dinners including a festive medieval castle banquet, and dinner with traditional Irish dinner and show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. Note: July 31 – August 21 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently.
  • Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor in Glasgow (1 night)
  • Ballachulish Hotel or Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Muthu Newton Hotel in Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry (2 nights)
  • Norton House Hotel and Spa near Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel in Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel in Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel in Bunratty (1 night)
  • Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin (1 night)

ARRIVE IN GLASGOW Location Information Description

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at 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.

Sandman Signature Glasgow Hotel

LOCH LOMOND CRUISE & INVERARAY CASTLE Location Information Description

Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

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, one of Scotland’s most beautiful places, and continue on to your hotel in Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven.

Breakfast, Dinner

Ballachulish Hotel

ISLE OF SKYE Location Information Description

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Travel on the scenic "Road to the Isles", stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit Armadale Castle.

LOCH NESS Location Information Description

Loch Ness, United Kingdom

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Muthu Newton Hotel

CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD Location Information Description

Culloden, United Kingdom

Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle. Walk around the serene moorland to see monuments commemorating the troops.

SHEEPDOG TRIALS Location Information Description

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Immerse yourself in farm life at a local farm as you watch dogs herd sheep. Travel to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

Breakfast, Dinner

Atholl Palace Hotel

BLAIR CASTLE Location Information Description

Blair Atholl, United Kingdom

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Atholl Palace Hotel

GLAMIS CASTLE AND ST. ANDREWS Location Information Description

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

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. Note: July 30 – August 20 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently.

Breakfast, Dinner

Norton House Hotel and Spa

EDINBURGH Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh, from the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses of the Royal Mile to the elegant mansions and 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. Note: July 31 – August 21 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

Breakfast

Norton House Hotel and Spa

TITANIC BELFAST Location Information Description

Belfast, United Kingdom

Say farewell to your Scottish guide and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the full story of the ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby ship yards in 1912.

Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Travel from Belfast to Dublin. In Dublin, check out local pubs or restaurants for an independent dinner.

Breakfast

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

DUBLIN Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

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, GPO Museum, Teelings Distillery or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

At 2:00pm meet your Irish Guide/Driver and tour group in the hotel lobby. Take a panoramic tour of the city and then a guided tour of Dublin Castle. This evening enjoy a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

BLARNEY CASTLE Location Information Description

Blarney, Ireland

Head for Blarney Castle today, stopping for a photo opportunity at the Rock of Cashel along the way. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famed Blarney Stone, which legend says will give you the gift of the gab.

KILLARNEY Location Information Description

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Killarney Towers Hotel

RING OF KERRY AND THE SKELLING EXPERIENCE Location Information Description

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

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 the 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 the evening in Killarney.

Breakfast, Lunch

Killarney Towers Hotel

CLIFFS OF MOHER Location Information Description

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

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.

BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL Location Information Description

Bunratty, Ireland

Check in to Bunratty Castle 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.

Breakfast, Dinner

Bunratty Castle Hotel

Galway Location Information Description

Galway, Ireland

Drive north to Galway for a panoramic tour of the city with some free time on your own to explore.

DUBLIN Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Travel across the country to Dublin and spend the final night of your tour independently exploring the pubs in the lively Temple Bar area or experiencing one of Dublin’s fine restaurants.

Breakfast

Academy Plaza Hotel

TOUR ENDS Location Information Description

Dublin, Ireland

Your tour ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price

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 - 16 days prior to departure: 30% per person
  • 15 - 8 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 90% 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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