2023 : Irish & Scottish Sampler

9 Days/8 Nights

Get a taste of two spectacular countries

This short-and-sweet combination Ireland and Scotland tour visits all the top highlights, mixing in historic cities with iconic sights.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Nine Glens of Antrim
  • Pollok House
  • St. Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Dalkey Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Crosskeys Inn - CIE Tours Exclusive

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  • Herbert Park Hotel
  • Maldron Hotel Belfast City
  • Atholl Palace Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Call 1 (888) 828-8747 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17314616

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer valid through 6/30/2023
    9 Days
    Escorted - Yes
    Day 1DublinDublin Arrival - Dalkey Castle - Dalkey Village : Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Visit Dalkey Castle, built in 1390, where 500 years of history are brought to life with costumed actors in a fun and interactive tour. Your leisurely stroll in this heritage town will follow in the footsteps of international best-selling writer Maeve Binchy to the Memorial Garden in her honor and past the favorite pub of U2's Bono, a local resident. Enjoy a welcome drink at your hotel with your group before some free time for dining independently.
    Day 2DublinDublin City Tour - Taylors Three Rock Pub : Take a panoramic tour of Dublin, seeing the stateliness of its Georgian buildings and the lively buzz of its shop-lined streets. Visit Dublin's spiritual heart: the 1,000-year-old Christ Church Cathedral. See its magnificent interior, filled with treasures reflecting Ireland's history. Enjoy an afternoon of independent exploring in Dublin before heading out for an Irish night at Taylors Three Rock, where you'll be entertained by a lively show over dinner.(B, D)
    Day 3BelfastBru na Boinne - Belfast Panoramic Tour - Hillsborough Castle : Visit the Bru na Boinne 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)
    Day 4BelfastNine 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 - a CIE Tours Exclusive.(B, L)
    Day 5PitlochryFerry to Scotland - Pollok 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)
    Day 6St. AndrewsWhisky Tasting - St. Andrews : Tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky 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 its university, Scotland's oldest. Take a short walking tour and spend some time exploring on your own. August 1 - 15 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.(B)
    Day 7EdinburghEdinburgh Tour, Edinburgh Castle - Independent Sightseeing - Scottish Evening* : Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town, and walk along the Royal Mile, with its 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. August 1 - 15 departures enjoy a free evening.(B, D*)
    Day 8EdinburghIndependent Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour : You are free to explore Edinburgh independently on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. (B)
    Day 9EdinburghTour Ends in Edinburgh : 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.

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    06/26/2023$3,120.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to EdinburghQuote
    08/07/2023$3,430.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to EdinburghQuote
    08/28/2023$3,525.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to EdinburghQuote
    09/25/2023$3,120.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to EdinburghQuote
    10/16/2023$2,865.00* (USD) / 9 Days from Dublin to EdinburghQuote
    Herbert Park Hotel
    Maldron Hotel Belfast City
    Atholl Palace Hotel
    Apex Grassmarket Hotel


    • 2023 : Irish & Scottish Sampler

      From $2,865.00 (USD)

      Get a taste of two spectacular countriesThis short-and-sweet combination Ireland and Scotland tour visits all the top highlights, mixing in historic cities with iconic sights.Trip Highlights:Blair Athol DistilleryNine Glens of AntrimPollok HouseSt.

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