Scottish & Irish Gold CIE Tours International

Scottish & Irish Gold

This tour is the perfect combination of Scotland and Ireland where you can experience romantic castles, the historic Culloden Battlefield, whiskey tasting and a visit to a sheep farm. Scottish cities visited include Glasgow, Inveraray, Isle of Skye, St. Andrews, and Edinburgh. In Ireland you visit Belfast, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Waterford and Dublin.

The 16 day Scottish and Irish Gold tour from CIE Tours is a well-rounded adventure into modern Ireland and Scotland by way of the past. By discovering the history of these two countries we can better understand the past in a way that many travelers tend to miss. With one of the most exciting itineraries of any CIE Tour to Scotland and Ireland, this tour is a can't-miss opportunity to discover Ireland and Scotland. Book your 16 Scottish and Irish Gold tour now and experience the travel tour of a lifetime.

16 Daysfr. $3,269

  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • St Andrews
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Relax and enjoy the majestic scenery as you cruise Loch Lomond.
  • Sip an Irish coffee as you enjoy a casual music session at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan.
  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 to August 19 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)
  • 10 dinners including Scottish evening in Edinburgh, traditional Irish Night in Killarney, O’Connell’s Restaurant in Dublin.
  • Jurys Inn Glasgow in Glasgow (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Newton Hotel in Nairn (1 night)
  • Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry (2 night)
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (1 night)
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa (Formerly Radisson Blu) in Galway (2 nights)
  • Great Southern Killarney (formerly The Malton) in Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel in Waterford (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin (2 nights)


Glasgow, United Kingdom

Tour begins at 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral, and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding. Visit extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink.


Radisson Blu Glasgow OR Hilton Glasgow


Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views.

Inveraray, United Kingdom

Browse around the town of Inveraray before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in the “Downton Abbey” series.

Ballachulish, United Kingdom

Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the shore of Loch Leven.

Breakfast, Dinner

Isles of Glencoe Hotel


Glenfinnan, United Kingdom

Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument.

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Isle of Skye and Visit the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle.

Loch Ness, United Kingdom

Keep your camera handy as you travel the shores of Loch Ness on your way to Nairn.

Nairn, United Kingdom

Overnight in Nairn

Breakfast, Dinner

Muthu Newton Hotel


Nairn, United Kingdom

A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre where the British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly named Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the moorland and the visitor center.

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep.

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.

Breakfast, Dinner

Atholl Palace Hotel


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 gardens, hotel museum, or browsing around Pitlochry.

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

Overnight in Pitlochry.

Breakfast, Dinner

Atholl Palace Hotel


Glamis, United Kingdom

Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This majestic building is filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings.

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf,” to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse through the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts, and Highland dancing.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Overnight at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh

Breakfast, Dinner

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Explore Edinburgh to 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. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. On July 28 to August 18 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade.


Macdonald Holyrood Hotel


Belfast, United Kingdom

Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast and enjoy lunch on board. Immerse yourself in the history of the Titanic through state-of-the-art displays at Titanic Belfast. Head to your hotel in the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire near Dublin, and meet your Irish driver/guide. Enjoy a free evening in this bustling seaside town.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel TBA

Departure Date

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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