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2021 Irish & Scottish Sampler - 8 Days/7 Nights

Operator
CIE
Days
8
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USD $2,195
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Apr 19, 2021
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Apr 26, 2021
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May 31, 2021
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Jun 07, 2021
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Jun 14, 2021
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Jul 26, 2021
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Aug 02, 2021
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Aug 02, 2021
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Aug 09, 2021
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Aug 30, 2021
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Sep 06, 2021
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Sep 13, 2021
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Sep 20, 2021
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Sep 27, 2021
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Oct 04, 2021
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Discounts apply to land only pricing, per person, and may vary by departure date. Valid for private group and shared group vacations. Not combinable with any other CIE Tours offers or discounts. Offer may be withdrawn at any time, and is subject to availability. Other conditions may apply. Additional restrictions may apply.

Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
     Dublin Arrival | Dalkey Castle | Dalkey Village
    Tour begins
  2. Day 2
    Dublin Tour | Taylors Three Rock Pub
    Take a panoramic tour of central Dublin to see rows of stately Georgian houses lining elegant squares. Pass Trinity College and then Leinster House, where both houses of the government convene. In the afternoon enjoy some free time in Dublin to explore as you wish. In the evening, head to Taylors Three Rock for an Irish night with a traditional dinner and lively show. (B, D)
  3. Day 3
    Brú Na Bóinne | Belfast Panoramic Tour | Hillsborough Castle
    Visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre to learn about the nearby passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, followed by a visit to one of these ancient tombs, constructed over 5,000 years ago. 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 stately Hillsborough Castle, the home of Queen Elizabeth when she visits Northern Ireland. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Nine Glens of Antrim | Giant's Causeway | Crosskeys Inn
    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. Enjoy lunch with your group in Ireland's oldest thatched roof pub, the Crosskeys Inn *CIE Tours Exclusive* (B, L)
  5. Day 5
    Ferry to Scotland | Pollock House | Pitlochry
    Take a ferry ride to Scotland and head to the outskirts of Glasgow. Enjoy a visit to Pollok House, a grand country house that gives a real flavor of life in the 1930s. 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. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Whiskey Tasting | St. Andrews
    Tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whiskey is distilled and sample a “wee dram.” Continue to St Andrews on the east coast. This town is renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for Scotland's oldest university. Take a short walking tour and spend some time exploring on your own. August 2-16 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
  7. Day 7
    Edinburgh City Tour | Edinburgh Castle | Scottish Evening*
    Take a panormic tour of Edinburgh. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200 year old Georgian New Town and walk along the Royal Mile where you will see the closely clustered medieval houses. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle where the Crown Jewels of Scotland are housed. Spend some free time exploring independently before enjoying a traditional Scottish dinner with lively entertainment. Enjoy a free evening for independent dining on August 2-16 departures. (B, D*)
  8. Day 8
    Tour Ends in Edinburgh
    Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
Countries Visited

Ireland , North Ireland , Scotland

Cities Visited

Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin

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Inclusions

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for CIE Tours

Before You Arrive

Because rules and guidelines vary from country to country and are continually changing, before you travel, we will provide you with the most up-to-date information to ensure you are informed about protocols in your destination.

Most airlines have announced new procedures including requiring flight attendants to wear masks, sanitizing all surfaces between flights and having seating configurations that allow for physical distancing. We recommend visiting your airline's website for specific information on their policies.

On the Road
  • For guests who elect to go on a group tour, the majority of our departures will be small groups, with a number of empty seats on coaches to allow guests to space out for a more comfortable experience. For those who prefer an even smaller group and more independence, we have an extensive offering of private driver and self-drive options. While specific protocols will vary from location to location, some general guidelines will be followed:
  • The interiors of our coaches will be sanitized daily, including regular cleaning of high-touch areas and surfaces. Scheduled stops will facilitate frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer will be available at all times.
  • At hotels, guest rooms will be disinfected thoroughly between stays and common areas such as lobbies, elevators, restaurants and fitness centers will be cleaned continuously throughout each day.
  • When visiting attractions, all appropriate local safety precautions will be followed, and guests may be rotated in smaller sub-groups when necessary.
  • Social distancing will be incorporated in some form in most activities and visits. Teams are working hard to make this as seamless as possible, ensuring your comfort and security.
Our Team

Our Tour Directors are not only local experts but are also trained to handle a variety of unexpected situations - including illnesses and emergencies. They will be thoroughly trained on enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures, and will ensure that guests know what to expect every step of the way. If any issues arise, we have systems and protocols in place and the Tours Directors also have extensive local support to assist.

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Accommodations

Package: Irish & Scottish Sampler - 8 Days/7 Nights Land tour

Herbert Park Hotel
This modern, bright property offers guests style and comfort with modern amenities. The bright, cont...

Maldron Hotel Belfast City
The Maldron Hotel is a four-star hotel located in the heart of Belfast city, within walking distance...

Maldron Hotel Belfast City
The Maldron Hotel is a four-star hotel located in the heart of Belfast city, within walking distance...

Atholl Palace Hotel
Originally opened in Victorian times, the Atholl Palace Hotel retains many features of a traditional...

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
This contemporary hotel is a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, which can be viewed from some of t...

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

CIE Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.1
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 1962 reviews about CIE Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

The trip was wonderful. This is our second CIE tour and totally enjoyed both and highly recommend.

Fantastic trip, more than I was expecting.

We greatly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary covered a lot of fabulous places to see, the accommodations were excellent, and the tour guide/coach driver was very entertaining and informative. We will definitely consider CIE and Affordable Tours in booking our next vacation. Thanks!

I expected more hands on guidance in the choice of pubs, more going as a group. However I liked very much our driver/guide, Matt Nolan. His manner was very pleasant, his introductions to the areas we visited and history talks were just enough, and he was skilled driver on the narrow roads. Time on the bus was calm and quiet which seemed to suit us. He managed all the travel details professionally.

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful accommodations, very interactive experience with the tour stops.

Wonderful experience, we are looking forward to booking another tour.

Price very reasonable. Nice accommodations. Great tours and good amount of free time.

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

I would highly recommend CIE Tours. The tour, accommodations and food were excellent. Our driver, David, was the best!

2nd trip with CIE. both were up to expectations. good drivers and guides. good selection of places to tour.

This was a great tour with lots of included activities. CIE was very accommodating and helpful.

CIE is a very solid tour company. This was our third trip with CIE and we have toured with five other companies, all well known. CIE is not the cheapest, but the quality is excellent and there are no optional excursions. Everything is included in the price. This means they stick to popular tour options. Optional excursions offer the chance to customize the tour or to opt out of some selections. There were no CIE scheduled attractions that we would have left out. Service and organization were very sound as always.

Our driver/ guide, Murt, made the whole experience very enjoyable. He had a great sense of humor, provided interesting stories & historical events and gave us the best amount of time each day to see all the events on our schedule.

CIE was great. Tour Director was wonderful.

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