2022 – 16 Day Scottish & Irish Gold15 Nights / 24 Meals

2022 Scottish & Irish Gold - 16 Days/15 Nights

Duration: 16 Days

Price: Starts from $3590 USD

Itineraries

Day 1: Glasgow Tour | Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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, a creative cultural scene, and thriving restaurants and nightlife. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, housing one of Europe’s finest art collections, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Titian, and Dali. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then the evening is yours to explore and dine as you wish.


Day 2: Loch Lomond Cruise | Inveraray Castle
Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond for views of highland peaks. Stroll through Inveraray before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in “Downton Abbey”. Drive through Glencoe, considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places, and then to your hotel in Ballachulish on the shores of Loch Leven.
(B, D)


Day 3: Isle of Skye & Loch Ness
Travel on the scenic “Road to the Isles”, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit the romantic ruins of Armadale Castle. 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.
(B, D)


Day 4: Culloden Battlefield | Sheepdog Trials
Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle and stroll around the moorland and the visitor center. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Spend the evening in a gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.
(B, D)


Day 5: Blair Castle | Whisky Tasting
Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring hotel gardens and museum, or browsing around Pitlochry town.
(B, D)


Day 6:
Visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth”. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”. Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. July 31 – August 21 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently.
(B, D*)


Day 7: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour
Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh, from its medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile to the 200-year-old “New Town” area. 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. July 31 – August 21 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)


Day 8: Ferry to Belfast | Titanic Belfast | Dublin
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. Head to your hotel in the seaside suburb of Dun Laoghaire near Dublin, where you will meet your Irish driver/guide, and enjoy a free evening in this charming harbor town.
(B)


Day 9: Sean’s Bar | Galway City Tour
Head to Athlone for a welcome drink at Sean’s Bar, the oldest bar in Europe and a CIE Tours Exclusive venue. Join a local guide for a walking tour through the beautiful harbor city of Galway; see its stone-clad buildings and medieval, winding lanes. Enjoy some free time to explore Galway on your own, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel.
(B, D)


Day 10: Connemara Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey
Explore scenic Connemara. Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (seasonal). Head to Kylemore Abbey, set beside a tranquil lake, to see elegant rooms, the charming church and the Victorian walled gardens. Return to Galway, where your evening is free to explore the city’s lively pubs and excellent restaurants.
(B)


Day 11: Sheepdogs | Cliffs | Traditional Irish Night
Travel south around Galway Bay, through the austere beauty of the Burren, to visit a sheep farm and see trained sheepdogs show off their herding skills. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary as you head to Killarney, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Irish night featuring dinner and an entertaining show.
(B, D)


Day 12: Jaunting Car | Ring of Kerry Highlights
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle. See the highlights of Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, and take a break in the colorful village of Kenmare. In the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, stop in to Moriarty’s, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Return to Killarney for an evening on your own.
(B)


Day 13: Blarney Castle | Traditional Music Session
Drive through the mountains on the way to Blarney Castle. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous stone, or just explore the tranquil gardens. Travel along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, a CIE Tours Exclusive Venue, for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford, where you’ll witness the creation of sparkling masterpieces as you visit the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.
(B, D)


Day 14: Waterford Walk | Kilkenny
Join a local guide for a walking tour of the narrow streets of Waterford, discovering its fascinating past. Head to Kilkenny for free time in its medieval city center. Tour the beautifully restored Kilkenny Castle to see glorious 17th-century tapestries, painted portraits, and sumptuous furnishings. Travel on to Dublin, where you’ll dine with a glass of wine at the popular Cleaver East restaurant.
(B, D)


Day 15: Enjoy an independent Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse. Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or The GPO Museum.
(B)


Day 16: Tour ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
*Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

Highlights

CIE Tours Exclusives:

  • Raise a glass at Sean’s Bar in Athlone. Welcoming the thirsty since 900 AD, it’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as Europe’s oldest pub.
  • Hear traditional music as you sip a drink at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan. This lively pub, owned by musician Christy O’Neill, dates back nearly 300 years.
  • Authentic Local Experiences:

    • Enjoy reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 31 – August 21 departures.
    • Trip Highlights:

      • Edinburgh Castle
      • Inveraray Castle
      • St. Andrews
      • Scottish Evening*
      • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
      • Sean’s Bar in Athlone – CIE Tours Exclusive
      • Irish Night in Killarney
      • Cliffs of Moher
      • Marine Bar in Dungarvan – CIE Tours Exclusive
      • House of Waterford Crystal
      • Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
      • Dublin Restaurant Dinner

      *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

      Dining Experiences:

      • 15 Breakfasts (B) and 9 Dinners (D)

      Hotels:

      • Hilton Glasgow | Glasgow (1)
      • Isles of Glencoe Hotel | Ballachulish or Ballachulish Hotel | Ballachulish (1)
      • Muthu Newton Hotel | Nairn (1)
      • Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (2)
      • Norton House Hotel & Spa | near Edinburgh (2)
      • Royal Marine Hotel | Dun Laoghaire | Dublin (1)
      • The Galmont Hotel & Spa | Galway (2)
      • Great Southern Hotel | Killarney (2)
      • Granville Hotel | Waterford (1)
      • Clayton Hotel Burlington Road | Dublin (2)

Scottish & Irish Gold - 16 Days/15 Nights

Hotels

Scottish & Irish Gold 16 days/15 nights Land tour
SupplierName SupplierRating Description Image
SupplierName Hilton Glasgow SupplierRating **** A city landmark, Hilton Glasgow hotel's central location is just 20 minutes from Glasgow Internation...
SupplierName Ballachulish Hotel SupplierRating **** Situated in a breathtaking lochside setting at the foot of dramatic Glencoe, this historic hotel rea...
SupplierName Muthu Newton Hotel SupplierRating **** This beautiful Scottish baronial-style mansion was built as a family home in 1872 and has been a hot...
SupplierName Atholl Palace Hotel SupplierRating **** Originally opened in Victorian times, the Atholl Palace Hotel retains many features of a traditional...
SupplierName Norton House Hotel & Spa SupplierRating **** This Victorian mansion was built in 1840 on 55 Acres of parkland and gardens. The hotel offers 83 lu...
SupplierName Royal Marine Hotel SupplierRating **** Originally built in 1863, this hotel today offers 228 air-conditioned guestrooms, all featuring mode...
SupplierName The Galmont Hotel & Spa SupplierRating **** Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland's FINEST 4 star hotels. Jus...
SupplierName The Galmont Hotel & Spa SupplierRating **** Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland's FINEST 4 star hotels. Jus...
SupplierName Great Southern Killarney Hotel SupplierRating **** First opened in 1854, this hotel offers old-world charm coupled with up-to-date luxurious facilities...
SupplierName Granville Hotel SupplierRating **** This family-run hotel is one of Ireland’s oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world...
SupplierName Clayton Hotel Burlington Road SupplierRating **** This lively, modern hotel offers an excellent standard of hospitality, with two bars and two restaur...
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