September 8 - 19, 2018
Edinburgh castle • Highlands • Isle of Skye
Titanic Belfast • Giant's Causeway and more!
11 days/10 nights for only $4,249 (pp/do)
All-inclusive from Pacific Grove!
Just $250.00 per person deposit will hold your space!
This Fully Inclusive Guided Vacation Features:
• 10 nights in hotels listed
• 10 daily hot breakfasts (Bl
• 10 dinners including Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Ulster Folk Museum Evening,
a festive medieval castle banquet, and a traditional Irish dinner and show at Abbey Tavern.
• Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and explore The Queen's former floating home.
• Go behind the scenes at one of Scotland's famous distilleries for a tour and a tasting.
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 - 10 Nights:
Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club I Edinburgh (2)
Columba Hotel I Inverness (1)
Isles of Glencoe Hotel I Ballachulish (1)
Europa Hotel I Belfast (2)
Station House Hotel - Letterkenny I Letterkenny (1)
Kilronan Castle I Ballyfarnon (2)
Temple Gate Hotel I Ennis (1)
11 Day Scots Irish Tour Itinerary
Saturday, Sept. 8 - Depart Pacific Grove in the early morning and fly out of San Francisco. Connect in Newark for an overnight flight.
Sunday, Sept. 9 - Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Brittania Arrive in Edinburgh, transfer to your hotel, and explore the historic estate and nearby area until your tour begins at 2pm. Tour the Royal Yacht Brittania, the floating home of The Queen on many of her travels around the world. Explore various parts of the ship, including staterooms and public spaces, together with photos of important visits. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)
Monday, Sept. 10 - Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Head out to 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, which contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore on your own. Dine at a Scottish Evening and enjoy a lively show with bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. (B,D)
Tuesday, Sept. 11- Blair Castle & Highland Scenery Head through the rolling green countryside of Perthshire to visit Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Athol I. Enjoy a tour of Blair Athol Distillery where you can see the process of whisky production and sample the finished product. Take a break in Pitlochry for some free time to explore and have lunch independently. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Inverness. (B,D)
Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Centre Travel alongside Loch Ness and through wild Highland scenery, 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 to understand the history of the powerful Lords of the Isles. 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)
Thursday, Sept. 13 - Glen Coe & Rabbie Burns
Enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands as you travel through Glen Coe and alongside the lovely shores of Loch Lomond. Stop in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet's life and poetry. Embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast. (B,D)
Friday, Sept. 14 - Titanic Belfast & Ulster Folk Museum At Titanic Belfast delve into the history of the famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Take a walk with a local Belfast guide to see the imposing City Hall in Donegal!
Square and Victorian buildings, including the Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon. Browse around the city on your own in the afternoon & in the evening visit the Ulster Folk Museum for a fun country-style dinner and traditional music. (B,D)
Saturday, Sept. 15 - Giant's Causeway & Derry's Walls Enjoy the scenic route of the Nine Glens of Antrim, known for views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Discover the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns which have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Pause for photos at ruined Dunluce Castle. Head to Derry and enjoy a walking tour with a local guide to see the 17th century city walls, which are some of the bestpreserved in Europe, and the Diamond, the main central square. (B,D)
Sunday, Sept. 16 - Glenveagh Nat'I Park & Kilronan Castle Visit Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair built Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Enjoy a guided tour and stroll through the extensive gardens filled with exotic plants. Spend some free time in Donegal and have lunch independently before heading to the Belleek China Factory. Watch skilled craftspeople mold and decorate clay to form delicate and highly decorative pieces. Travel to the luxurious Kilronan Castle with time to relax before enjoying dinner in the castle's fine restaurant. (B,D)
Monday, Sept. 17 - Arigna Mining Experience & Carrick Visit the Arigna Mining Centre to experience what life was like for a coal miner in the Arigna Valley before the mines closed. Browse through the exhibition area which outlines 400 years of mining history in the area. Then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Carrick on Shannon, situated on the River Shannon. In the afternoon relax in your lovely castle hotel before dinner. (B,D)
Tuesday, Sept. 18 - Cliffs of Moher & Castle Banquet Head to Galway city and join a local guide for a gentle walking tour. See the medieval city walls, Lynch's Castle and the narrow streets. Travel through the Burren, an area of limestone hills which supports a wide range of flora. View the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 200m above the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening head to either Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a fun medieval-style banquet. (B,D)
Wednesday, Sept. 19 - Tour Ends in Ennis, fly home After breakfast, you are transferred to the Shannon Airport for your morning flight back home. After a change of planes and going through customs in Newark, you arrive in San Francisco in the evening and brought back to Pacific Grove by motorcoach. (B)
(BJ= Breakfast (DJ= Dinner