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2021 Scottish & Irish Gold - 16 Days/15 Nights

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CIE
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16
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Jun 21, 2021
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Jul 15, 2021
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Jul 14, 2021
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Jul 29, 2021
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Aug 11, 2021
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Aug 26, 2021
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Aug 22, 2021
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Sep 06, 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 Offer may be withdrawn at any time, and is subject to availability.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
    Glasgow City Tour | Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
    Your tour begins at
  2. Day 2
    Loch Lomond | 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 on of Scotland's most spectacular and beautiful places, and then to your hotel in Ballachulish on the shores of Loch Leven (B, D)
  3. 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 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)
  4. 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 centre.  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)
  5. Day 5
    Blair Castle | Whiskey 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 the hotel gardens and museum, or browsing around Pitlochry town. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Glamis Castle | St. Andrews | Scottish Evening*
    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.  August 1 - 22 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently (B, D*)
  7. 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.  August 1 - 22 departures attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
  8. Day 8
    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)
  9. Day 9
    Sean's Bar | Galway Walking Tour
    Head to Athlone for a welcome drink at Sean's Bar, the oldest bar in Europe and a CIE Tours Exclusive venue.  Take a guided walking tour through the beautiful harbor city of Galway to view its stone-clad buildings and medieval winding lands.  Enjoy some free time to explore Galway on your own, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
  10. 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 to see elegant rooms and the charming church and the Victorian walled gardens. Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore and dine independently. (B)
  11. Day 11
    Sheepdog Demonstration | Cliffs of Moher | Traditional Irish Night
    Travel south around Galway Bay and through the Burren. Watch trained sheepdogs as they direct sheep through various obstacles.  Visit the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Surf.  Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon estuary and head to Killarney.  The evening concludes with a traditional Irish night featuring a lively show with dinner (B, D)
  12. 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)
  13. Day 13
    Blarney Castle | Traditional Music Session
    Drive through the mountains into rich farming country 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)
  14. Day 14
    Waterford Walk | Kilkenny | Dublin Restaurant Dinner
    Join a local guide for a walking tour through the historic streets of  Waterford. Next, stop in Kilkenny, renowned for its medieval heritage.  Take a look around the compact city center before visiting the Smithwick's Experience for a tour and tasting of their famous ales.  Travel to Dublin, where you'll head to a popular restaurant for a glass of wine and your farewell dinner  (B, D)
  15. Day 15
    Independent Day in Dublin
    Enjoy an independent Dublin 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 GPO Museum (B)
  16. Day 16
    Tour ends in Dublin
    Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
Countries Visited

Ireland , North Ireland , Scotland

Cities Visited

Belfast, Kilkenny, Dublin, Waterford, Glasgow

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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: Scottish & Irish Gold 16 days/15 nights Land tour

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor
Set in a historic building with a modern and stylish interior, Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor is the perfe...

Ballachulish Hotel
Situated in a breathtaking lochside setting at the foot of dramatic Glencoe, this historic hotel rea...

Isles of Glencoe Hotel
This hotel nestles on the side of a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven at the foot of Glencoe. This ...

Muthu Newton Hotel
This beautiful Scottish baronial-style mansion was built as a family home in 1872 and has been a hot...

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

Norton House Hotel & Spa
This Victorian mansion was built in 1840 on 55 Acres of parkland and gardens. The hotel offers 83 lu...

Royal Marine Hotel
Originally built in 1863, this hotel today offers 228 air-conditioned guestrooms, all featuring mode...

The Galmont Hotel & Spa
Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland's FINEST 4 star hotels. Jus...

The Galmont Hotel & Spa
Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland's FINEST 4 star hotels. Jus...

Great Southern Killarney Hotel
First opened in 1854, this hotel offers old-world charm coupled with up-to-date luxurious facilities...

Granville Hotel
This family-run hotel is one of Ireland's oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world...

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
This lively, modern hotel offers an excellent standard of hospitality, with two bars and two restaur...

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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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