The Scots Irish Tour CIE Tours International

The Scots Irish Tour

Discover Scots Irish history as you tour from Edinburgh into the Scottish Highlands. After a stop on the Isle of Skye continue to Northern Ireland with a visit to Belfast & Derry. View Giant’s Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher and tour the Dingle peninsula and Killarney before ending in Dublin. Enjoy unique experiences such as a castle stay, a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia and a medieval banquet.

The 15 day The Scots Irish Tour from CIE Tours is an adventure with a focus on the history of Scotland and Ireland. You'll travel through time as your journey takes you from castles to bustling modern London. In just over two weeks you'll explore much of what these amazing countries have to offer. This 15 day Scots Irish Tour from CIE Tours also features extended stays in some of the best accommodations in all of Europe. Book your tour now and create memories that will most certainly last a lifetime.


15 Daysfr. $3,599

  • Blarney Castle
  • Arigna Mining Experience
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glenveagh Castle & National Park
  • Isle of Skye
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland’s famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting.
  • Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 5 to August 21 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)
  • 12 dinners including Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Ulster Folk Museum Evening, a festive medieval castle banquet, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at Abbey Tavern.
  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club in Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel in Inverness (Sunday Departures) or Newton Hotel in Nairn (Tuesday Departures) (1 night)
  • Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish (1 night)
  • Europa Hotel in Belfast (2 nights)
  • Station House Hotel in Letterkenny (1 night)
  • Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon (2 nights)
  • Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel or Killarney Plaza Hotel in Killarney (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin (2 nights)

Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former floating home of the Queen on many of her travels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

See the highlights of central Edinburgh including the bustling Princes Street and the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore.

Enjoy a Scottish evening with dining and a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. The August 4th - 20th departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.

Breakfast, Dinner

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Blair Castle & Highlands

Blair Atholl, United Kingdom

Head through the scenic countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle. Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery to see whisky production and sample a dram.

Pitlochry, United Kingdom

In Pitlochry, spend some free time exploring and have lunch independently.

Inverness, United Kingdom

Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness (Sunday departures) or Nairn (Tuesday departures). NOTE: Columba Hotel, Inverness (Sunday Departures) or Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (Tuesday Departures)

Breakfast, Dinner

Columba Hotel, Inverness or Muthu Newton Hotel

Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Travel alongside Loch Ness and through the Highlands, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle.

Ballachulish, United Kingdom

Return to the mainland by ferry and take the “Road to the Isles” through some majestic Highland scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument.

Breakfast, Dinner

Isles of Glencoe Hotel

Glencoe & Rabbie Burns

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glencoe and along the shore of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the poet Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

Belfast, United Kingdom

Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast.

Breakfast, Dinner

Europa Hotel

Belfast, United Kingdom

At Titanic Belfast, delve into the history of the famous liner. Walk with a local guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Your afternoon is free to explore. In the evening, visit Crosskeys Inn for dinner and entertainment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Europa Hotel

Giant’s Causeway & Derry’s Walls

Antrim, United Kingdom

Enjoy the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns, and pause for photos at the Dunluce Castle ruins.

Londonderry, United Kingdom

Head to Derry for a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th- century city walls and the Diamond, the main central square.

Letterkenny, Ireland

Overnight in Letterkenny at the Station House Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Station House Hotel

Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle

Donegal, Ireland

Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll the extensive gardens. Spend free time in Donegal and have lunch independently, then head to Belleek Pottery to watch skilled craftspeople create delicate, highly decorative pieces.

Kilronan, Ireland

Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before dinner in the castle’s fine restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

Kilronan Castle Hotel

Arigna Mining & Carrick on Shannon

Arigna, Ireland

Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experience what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley.

Carrick on Shannon, Ireland

Then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick-on-Shannon, situated on the River Shannon.

Kilronan, Ireland

Continue to Kilronan and relax in your castle hotel before dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Kilronan Castle Hotel

Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet

Galway, Ireland

Head to Galway and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. See the narrow streets, the medieval city walls, and Lynch’s Castle.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Travel through the Burren, an area of limestone hills that supports a wide range of flora. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic.

Ennis, Ireland

In the evening, head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet.

Breakfast, Dinner

Temple Gate Hotel

Dingle Peninsula & Killarney

Dingle, Ireland

Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to discover the Dingle Peninsula. Take in views from Slea Head at the westernmost tip. Stop in Dingle to explore and sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn.

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Head to Killarney, a town settled beside three lakes in the shadow of Ireland’s highest mountains.

Breakfast, Dinner

Killarney Towers Hotel, or Killarney Plaza Hotel

Killarney & Jaunting Car Ride

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest lake. Head to Kenmare for lunch.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry for breathtaking vistas of mountains, cliffs, and beaches. Immerse yourself in farm life at Kissane Sheep Farm and see dogs herding sheep.

Killarney/Ireland, Ireland

Return to Killarney for a free evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

Killarney Towers Hotel, or Killarney Plaza Hotel

Blarney Castle & Dublin

Blarney, Ireland

Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills.

Dublin, Ireland

Travel through the rich dairy country of Cork and Tipperary, past the gentle slopes of the Galtee Mountains. Arrive in Dublin and enjoy a festive dinner at the Abbey Tavern followed by traditional entertainment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Dublin Sightseeing

Dublin, Ireland

Explore Dublin at your own pace with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions -- Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum.

Breakfast

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

Tour Ends in Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

Your program ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
$4,799.00
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 – Wait-list
$3,849.00
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
$4,499.00
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
$3,649.00

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  • 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.
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  • All prices are in US Dollars.
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