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CIE Tours 2021 - 9 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler

8 Nights / 13 Meals
Overnights: 2 Dublin, 2 Belfast, 1 Pitlochry, 3 Edinburgh
From Dublin to Edinburgh
Tour Code #: IE-CSA-21-9D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $2,395

CIE Tour Highlights:

AUTHENTIC LOCAL EXPERIENCES 

Enjoy reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 - 16 departures Visit Brú na Boinne to learn about the Neolithic people who built the ancient passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth - older than the pyramids and mysterious marvels to this day. Cosy up by the turf fire under the thatched roof of Crosskeys Inn. This atmospheric stone-walled pub dates back to 1654 *CIE Tours Exclusive* Discover some of the highlights around Dublin and Belfast before crossing over to Scotland and onto the delights of Edinburgh. Trip Highlights: Irish Night in DublinBlair Athol DistilleryCrosskeys Inn *CIE Tours Exclusive*Dalkey CastleEdinburgh CastleScottish Evening*Giants CasuewayPollok HouseScenic Glens of AntrimSt AndrewsHillsborough Castle 

Dining Experiences:


8 hot breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 4 dinners* (D) * Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner. 

Hotels:


Herbet Park Hotel, Dublin (2 Nights) Maldron Hotel, Belfast (2 Nights) Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (1 Night) Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (3 Nights) 

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Arrival| Dalkey Castle | Dalkey Village
Tour begins at 2

Day 2: Dublin Panoramic Tour | Taylors Three Rock
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 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)

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)

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 - a *CIE Tour Exclusive*. (B, L)

Day 5: Ferry 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 6: Whisky 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 2-16 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 7:  Edinburgh City Tour | Edinburgh Castle | Scottish Evening*
Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. 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 2-16 departures enjoy a free evening. (B, D*)

Day 8: Independent Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
Spend the day independently on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour of Edinburgh. (B)

Day 9: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) >

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09/27/2021 $2,395.00
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