CIE Tours

Endless Travel presents

A Special Group Departure

The Scots Irish Tour
September 22-October 6, 2020
15 Days / 14 Nights / 26 Meals

Depart U.S. for Edinburgh overnight September 21st - tour begins September 22nd

$4,049 LAND ONLY per person based on double occupancy

Single Room Supplement $1,115
Optional Travel Protection Insurance $239

Air rates wilt be available Winter 2019


Tour Highlights:

  • Arigna Mining Experience
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Glenveagh Castle & National Park
  • Isle of Skye
  • Robert Burns' Birthplace Museum
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Titanic Belfast

To book or for more information contact:
Sharon Wright
Endless Travel
303.674.6616
28265 Highway 74
Suite A, Evergreen, CO 80439
Sharon@endlesstravel.net

This Fully Inclusive Guided Vacation Features:

  • 14 nights in hotels listed
  • 14 daily hot breakfasts (B)
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • 11 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a festive medieval castle banquet
  • Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and see behind the scenes of the Queen's former floating
  • Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you'll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who journeyed to the South

All CIE Tours

Guided Vacations Include:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

Hotels - 14 Nights:

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club I  near Edinburgh (2)
Columba Hotel, Inverness or Muthu Newton Hotel I Nairn (1)
Isles of Glencoe Hotel I Ballachulish (1)
Europa Hotel I Belfast (2)
Station House Hotel I Letterkenny (1)
Kilronan Castle Hotel I Ballyfarnon (2)
Temple Gate Hotel I Ennis (1)
Killarney Towers Hotel, or Killarney Plaza Hotel I Killarney (2)
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road I Dublin (2)

This tour is subject to CIE Tours' booking guidelines and cancellation penalties. Refer to General Conditions on website (cietours.com) or back cover of current brochure. CST# 2021285-20.

The Scots Irish Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Edinburgh hotel. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia, the former floating home of the Queen on many of her travels. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
Day 2: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
See the highlights of central Edinburgh including the  bustling  Princes Street and the 200-year-old Georgian "New Town." Walk along part of  the  Royal Mile and visit Edinburgh Castle to see  the  Scottish Crown Jewels and  the Stone of Scone. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore. Enjoy a Scottish evening with dining and a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. (B, D)
Day 3: Blair Castle & Highlands
Head through the scenic countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle. Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery to see whisky production and sample a dram. In Pitlochry, spend some free time exploring and have lunch independently. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Nairn. (B, D)
Day 4: Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre
Travel alongside Loch Ness and through the Highlands, pausing for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Cross to the Isle of Skye by bridge and visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Return to the mainland by ferry and take the "Road to the Isles" through some majestic Highland scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. (B, D)
Day 5: Glencoe & Rabbie Burns
Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glencoe and along the shore of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the poet Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast . (B,D)
Day 6: Titanic Belfast & Crosskeys Inn
At Titanic Belfast, delve into the history of the famous liner. Walk with a local guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegal Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Your afternoon is free to explore. In the evening, visit Crosskeys Inn for dinner and entertainment.(B, D)
Day 7: Giant's Causeway & Derry's Walls
Enjoy the scenic route of t he Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns, and pause for photos at the Dunluce Castle ruins. Head to Derry for a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th- century city walls and the Diamond, the main central square. (B, D)
Day 8: Glenveagh National Park & Kilronan Castle
Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll the extensive gardens. Spend free time in Donegal and have lunch

independently, then head to Belleek Pottery to watch skilled craftspeople create delicate, highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before dinner in the cas tle 's fine restaurant. (B, D)
Day 9: Arigna Mining & Carrick on Shannon
Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experienc e what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley. The n enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick-on-Shannon, situated on the River Shannon, and relax in your castle hotel before dinner. (B, D)
Day 10: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Head to Galway and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. See the narrow streets, the medieval  city walls,  and  Lynch's Castle. Travel through the Burren, an area of lime stone hills that supports a wide range of flora. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic. In the evening, head to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle for a medieval-style banquet . (B, D)
Day 11: Dingle Peninsula & Killarney
Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to discover the  Dingle Peninsula . Take in views from Slea Head at the westernmost tip. Stop in Dingle to explore and sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole  Inn. Head to Killarney, a town settled beside three lakes in t he s had ow of Ire land's highest mountains. (B, D)
Day 12: Killarney & Jaunting Car Ride
Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ros s Castle for views of Lough Leane, Killarney's largest lake. Head to Kenmare for lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry for breathtaking vistas of mountains, cliffs, and beaches. Immerse yourself in farm life at Kissane Sheep Farm and see dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney for a free evening. (B, L)
Day 13: Blarney Castle & Dublin
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone or stroll through the gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel through the rich dairy country of Cork and Tipperary, past the gentle slopes of the Galtee Mountains. Arrive in Dublin and enjoy a festive dinner at the Abbey Tavern followed by traditional entertainment. (B, D)
Day 14: Dublin Sightseeing
Explore Dublin at your own pace with an independent Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ire land, or the General Post Office Museum. (B)
Day 15: Tour Ends in Dublin

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

NOTE: The features, itinerary and hotels shown for this tour are based on 2019 departures , and may be subject to change for 2020 departures.