About This Trip

Discover the magic of Scotland and Ireland on this 13-day adventure!

Discover Scotland’s castles, art, and history as you tour its cities and the Highlands. Cross over to Ireland for music, a medieval castle banquet, and the beauty of the Ring of Kerry.

Dates & Prices

  • Tour A:
    Sep 3 2021 to Sep 15 2021
  • Tour B:
    Oct 17 2021 to Oct 29 2021
  • Land Only From: $3195 Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Airfare is additional and is available through Brekke Tours.
  • Single Room Supplement: $865

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Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 12 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 1 lunch [L] and 8 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin,
  • Loch Lomond scenic cruise
  • Ferry to the Isle of Skye
  • Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting & tour
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Inveraray Castle, Armadale Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Dublin Castle and Blarney Castle
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase
  • Tour Director for Days 2 - 12
  • Tour information kit

Disclaimer

NOTE: Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: September 3 / October 17 Glasgow

Your tour begins at 2:30 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 and creative cultural scene. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, housing one of Europe's finest collections. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group at the hotel, then you are free to explore the city and dine as your wish. Overnight at Hilton Glasgow.

Day 2: September 4 / October 18 Glasgow – Loch Lomond – Ballachulish

Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond with views of Highland peaks. Stroll through Inveraray before touringInveraray Castle, which you may recognize from the 'Downton Abbey' series. Drive through Glencoe, considered one of Scotland's most beautiful places, continue on to Ballachulish on the shores of Loch Leven. Overnight at Ballachulish Hotel / Isles of Glencoe Hotel.

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Day 3: September 5 / October 19 Ballachulish – Nairn

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. Overnight at Muthu Newton Hotel.

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Day 4: September 6 / October 20 Nairn – Culloden Battlefield – Pitlochry

Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle. Walk around the serene moorland to see monuments commemorating the troops. Immerse yourself in farm life at a local farm as you watch dogs herd sheep. Travel to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry. Overnight at Atholl Palace Hotel.

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Day 5: September 7 / October 21 Excursion in area

Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. 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.

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Day 6: September 8 / October 22 Pitlochry – Edinburgh

Visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of 'Macbeth'. Head to St Andrews, the 'Home of Golf'. See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course on a panoramic drive. Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. Overnight at Norton House Hotel & Spa.
August 1 - 22 departures enjoy an evening free to dine independently.

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Day 7: September 9 / October 23 Edinburgh

Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh, from the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses of the Royal Mile to the elegant mansions and streets of the 200-year-old Georgian 'New Town'. 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.

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Day 8: September 10 / October 24 Edinburgh - 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. In Dublin, check out local pubs or restaurants for an independent dinner. Overnight at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge.

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Day 9: September 11 / October 25 Dublin

Explore Dublin independently on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour, and choose one of four top attractions to visit with your included voucher: Guinness Storehouse, GPO Museum, Teelings Distillery or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. At 2:00pm meet your Irish Guide/Driver and tour group in the hotel lobby. Take a panoramic tour of the city and then a guided tour of Dublin Castle. This evening enjoy a traditional Irish dinner and show at the Merry Ploughboy Pub.

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Day 10: September 12 / October 26 Dublin - Blarney Castle - Killarney

Head for Blarney Castle today, stopping for a photo opportunity at the Rock of Cashel along the way. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famed Blarney Stone, which legend says will give you the gift of the gab. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine old castle, and into county Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland's highest mountains, Macgillycuddy's Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. Overnight at Killarney Towers Hotel.

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Day 11: September 13 / October 27 Excursion in area

Take the Ring of Kerry drive - a winding route with awesome mountain and coastline views. Stop off in the beautiful Gap of Dunloe to visit our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner Moriarty's. Enjoy lunch before crossing to Valentia Island and the Skellig Experience, which describes nearby islands. Watch a demonstration of highly skilled dogs herding flocks of sheep. Spend the evening in Killarney.

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Day 12: September 14 / October 28 Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - Bunratty Castle Hotel

Take a ferry across the River Shannon estuary and visit the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches high above the Atlantic. Check in to Bunratty Castle Hotel, relax and enjoy free time before heading out for a memorable medieval-style feast complete with songs and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages.

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Day 13: September 15 / October 29 Shannon - Depart

Tour ends following breakfast at hotel.

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