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CIE Tours 2021 - 10 Day Taste Of Scotland & Ireland

9 Nights / 16 Meals
Overnights: 1 Glasgow, 1 Nairn, 2 Edinburgh, 2 Dublin, 2 Killarney, 1 Bunratty
From Glasgow to Shannon
Tour Code #: GB-SCA-21-10D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $2,495

CIE Tour Highlights:

Authentic Local Experiences:

Enjoy reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 3 - 24 departures. Experience farm life as you sample freshly baked scones with tea and watch a sheepdog demonstration. Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh and Dublin with local guides. 

Trip Highlights:

Blair Athol DistilleryBlair Athol DistilleryBlair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. After enjoying a leisurelyconducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your dram ofBlair Athol 12 Year Old.Scottish Evening*Blarney CastleBuilt nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy,this stronghold has been attracting attention ever since. Millions have flocked to Blarneyto kiss the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the tower, making it one ofIreland's greatest treasures.Blarney CastleCliffs of MoherOne of Ireland's top visitor attractions, the cliffs are 700 feet high and extendfor 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O'Brien'sTower stands proudly on a headland and one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Connemara.The cliffs are home to major colonies of cliff nesting seabirds.Dublin Canal Cruise with DinnerEdinburgh CastleThe rock on which today's castle stands has been a stronghold for over 3000 yearsand Edinburgh Castle has dominated its surroundings for centuries. See the 12th century St. Margaret'sChapel, the monumental great hall of James IV, opened in 1511, the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.Edinburgh CastleLoch Ness CruiseThis large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands is approximately 23 miles longand forms part of the Caledonian Canal. It is the second largest Scottish loch by surfacearea at 21.8 square miles after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largestby volume. Loch Ness is best known for the alleged sightings of the legendary Loch NessMonster, also known as “Nessie”.Loch Ness CruiseSkellig ExperienceYou can experience many aspects of those offshore Skellig islands while remaining on the dry land, in a custom built, stone clad, grass roofed, prize winning building located right on the waterfront beside the Valentia Island bridge at Valentia, County Kerry!Skellig ExperienceTitanic BelfastOpened in April 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of this iconicship, this new visitor experience tells the story of the Titanic from conceptionand construction right through the maiden voyage and tragic ending.Medieval Castle BanquetTitanic BelfastSheepdog Demonstration

Dining Experiences:

9 breakfasts (B) 1 lunch (L) and 6 dinners (D)   *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and a independent dinner 

Hotels - 9 Nights:

DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central Glasgow (1 night)
Muthu Newton Hotel Nairn (1 night)
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Clubnear Edinburgh (2 nights)
Hyatt Centric the Liberties Dublin (2 nights)
Killarney Avenue Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
Bunratty Castle Hotel Bunratty (1 night)

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Glasgow Tour | Provand's Lordship 
Your tour begins at 2

Day 2: Loch Lomond | Loch Ness Cruise
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and on to Fort Augustus and stop at a woolen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. (B, D)

Day 3: Whisky Tasting | St Andrews | Scottish Evening*
Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf.” Take a panoramic drive around, then spend some time exploring independently. Continue on to your gracious manor house hotel outside Edinburgh, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional food and entertainment.  August 3 - 24 departures enjoy time to explore and dine independently.  (B, D*)

Day 4: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour
Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach several stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The rest of the day is free. The August 3 - 24 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 5: Ferry to Ireland | Titanic Belfast
Depart Edinburgh and travel through Ayrshire and along the coast. Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic drive through Belfast, seeing the highlights of this fascinating city, where Titanic was built in the once-bustling shipyards. Visit Titanic Belfast to explore the fascinating story of the doomed ship. Then travel to Dublin, where you will enjoy some free time for dinner on your own. (B)

Day 6: Dublin Sightseeing | Christ Church Cathedral | Canal Dinner Cruise
Discover central Dublin on a panoramic tour with a local guide. See the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view elegant Georgian squares, and the General Post Office, where the 1916 rebellion, would lead to Irish independence, started. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, founded in 1028. In the evening, board a former Guinness barge for a canal dinner cruise complete with traditional Irish music. (B, D)

Day 7: Farmhouse Tea with Sheepdog Demonstration | Blarney Castle
Travel through the midlands of Ireland on your way to a traditional farm. Immerse yourself in farm life with tea and scones at a farmhouse visit and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Head to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. (B, D)

Day 8: Jaunting Car Ride | Ring of Kerry | Skellig Experience
Step back in time as a jaunting car drives you past Ross Castle on Lough Leane. Head to scenic Gap of Dunloe to visit Moriarty's, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner.  Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive,  a winding route with breath-taking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the film “Star Wars VII".  Enjoy a casual lunch before a pause at Moll's Gap for panoramic mountain views. Return to Killarney where the evening is free. (B, L)

Day 9: Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
After crossing the Shannon estuary by ferry, take in the enormity of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic. Walk along the cliffs for stunning views. In Bunratty check into your hotel, where you can take some time to relax independently or have a drink in the nearby Durty Nelly's Pub, an Irish landmark.  In the evening, enjoy a memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (B, D)

Day 10: Tour Ends In Shannon
Your program ends after breakfast today. (B)

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