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The Scots Irish Tour 11 Days

5.0 ⭐     14 customer reviews

This dynamic tour of Scotland and Ireland is designed for those eager to delve into their rich history, offering a blend of castle tours and museum visits to vividly portray the past. It’s an ideal journey for individuals keen on exploring the heritage of both Scotland and Ireland.

Embark on your tour at 2:00 PM from your hotel, heading to The Scotch Whisky Experience on the renowned Royal Mile. Immerse yourself in the art and aromas of whisky production, tasting a dram of single malt or blended whisky, and explore the world's largest collection of Scotch whisky. Dinner brings vibrant tales of Scottish history and culture, complemented by a range of flavorful whiskies paired with local dishes. (For departures on August 4 – 20, a visit to the Scotch Whisky Experience is included, but dinner is independent.)

Witness the highlights of central Edinburgh, including the lively Princes Street and the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Stroll a section of the Royal Mile and tour Edinburgh Castle to glimpse the Scottish Crown Jewels. The rest of the day is yours for relaxation or independent exploration. Dinner is at your leisure. (For August 4 – 20 departures, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade is included.)

 

Venture through the picturesque Perthshire countryside to the Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier. Enjoy an expert-led tasting of award-winning chocolates made on-site with sustainable ingredients. Pitlochry offers free time for exploration and independent lunch. Next, visit the romantic Blair Castle, dating back to the 13th century, surrounded by majestic Highland landscapes. Continue to Inverness (Sunday departures) or Nairn (Tuesday departures).

Travel along Loch Ness, passing the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye via bridge and explore Armadale Castle, returning by ferry. Journey the “Road to the Isles,” capturing scenic Glencoe's beauty. Proceed through The Trossachs to your Dunblane hotel.

Tour Stirling Castle, perched on volcanic rock, and delve into the rich history of this 16th-century palace. Drive through southwestern Scotland to Cairnryan, boarding a ferry to Belfast. Dinner is served at your hotel.

Explore the Ulster-Scots history of the Ards Peninsula with a local guide. Visit Titanic Belfast to uncover the ocean liner's history. Enjoy free time in Belfast. Later, savor dinner and entertainment at Crosskeys Inn, a GIT Exclusive.

Marvel at the ocean and mountain views along the Nine Glens of Antrim. Discover the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway and explore Dunluce Castle ruins. Experience a walking tour of Derry with a local guide, witnessing the city's transformation into a vibrant cultural hub. Head to Letterkenny for your overnight stay.

 

Visit Glenveagh National Park and its 1870-built castle. Tour the gardens and proceed to Donegal town for shopping at Triona Design. Observe ceramic craftsmanship at Belleek Pottery. Conclude your day at Kilronan Castle, enjoying dinner in the castle’s fine restaurant.

Explore the Arigna Mining Experience, discovering local coal mining history. Visit Lough Key Forest Park, unraveling the landscape's history. Stroll through 19th-century tunnels and the Tree Canopy Bridge for panoramic views. Return to Ballyfarnon village for relaxation in your castle hotel before dinner.

 

In Galway, a local guide leads a walking tour through narrow streets, showcasing medieval city walls and Lynch’s Castle. Journey through the Burren, marveling at its limestone hills. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, standing high above the Atlantic. The evening concludes with a medieval-style banquet at a castle.

The tour ends in Shannon.

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  • Crosskeys Inn Irish Night
  • Stirling Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Arigna Mining Experience
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Isle of Skye
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Edinburgh - 2 nights
  • Nairn - 1 night
  • Dunblane - 1 night
  • Belfast - 1 night
  • Letterkenny - 1 night
  • Antrim- 2 nights
  • Ballyfarnon - 1 night
  • Galway - 1 night
  • Full daily breakfast and numerous meals
  • Scottish and Irish entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary
  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

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Allison Reed

March 27, 2019

"Just gotta give a massive shoutout to GoIrishTours for the Scots Irish Tour – it was a game-changer! The Isle of Skye was pure magic, and the Royal Yacht Britannia? Royally impressed. Those coach tours had the perfect mix of fun and chill. 10/10, would do it again!"

Kyle Bennett

August 05, 2021

"Back from the Scots Irish Tour with GoIrishTours, and I'm officially obsessed! The Arigna Mining Experience was a surprise hit, and the Cliffs of Moher were like something out of a movie. Kudos for the seamless coach tours – made the whole journey a breeze!"

Megan Turner

October 29, 2019

"Shoutout to GoIrishTours for making our Scots Irish Tour the bomb dot com! The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum was a cool history lesson, and Titanic Belfast? Goosebumps. The whole vibe of the coach tours made it feel like a chill road trip with the best views!"

Lauren Anderson

July 20, 2023

"Had the time of my life on the Scots Irish Tour with GoIrishTours. The Isle of Skye felt like stepping into a dream, and the Royal Yacht Britannia? A must-see. Big love for making the coach tours feel like a road trip with friends. Can't recommend it enough!"

Kevin Johnson

June 12, 2019

"Just gotta give a shoutout to GoIrishTours for the best 11 days ever! The Arigna Mining Experience was a hidden gem, and the Cliffs of Moher left me speechless. Those coach tours? Pure vibes. If you're thinking about it, do it – Scots Irish Tour all the way!"