Scottish & Irish Gold
Exclusive Group Tour 16 Days
Glasgow to Dublin
Sunday August 14, 2022 to
Monday August 29, 2022
Cost of Land & Travel Protection
$4,394 per person sharing twin room
$5,689 per person single room
Authentic Local Experiences:
- Reserved seats at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
- Raise a glass at Sean's Bar in Athlone. Welcoming the thirsty since 900AD, it's in the Guinness Book of Records as Europe's oldest pub
- Hear traditional music as you sip a drink at the Marine Bar in Dungarvan. This lively pub owned by musician Christy O'Neill, dates back nearly 300 years.
- 15 breakfasts (B) and 9 dinners (D)
* Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner
All CIE Guided Vacations Include:
- 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
- Edinburgh Castle
- Inveraray Castle
- St Andrews
- Scottish Evening*
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
- Sean's Bar Athlone - CIE Tours Exclusive
- Irish Night in Killarney
- Cliffs of Moher
- Marine Bar Dungarvan - CIE Tours Exclusive
- House of Waterford Crystal
- Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
- Dublin Restaurant Dinner
Hotels - 15 Nights:
- Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor | Glasgow (1 night)
- Isles of Glencoe or Ballachulish Hotel | Ballachulish (1 night) +
- Muthu Newton Hotel | Nairn (1 night) +
- Atholl Palace Hotel | Pitlochry (2 nights) +
- Norton House Hotel & Spa | near Edinburgh (2 nights) +
- Royal Marine Hotel | Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (1 night)
- The Galmont Hotel & Spa | Galway (2 nights)
- Great Southern Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
- Granville Hotel | Waterford (1 night)
- Clayton Hotel Burlington Road | Dublin (2 nights)
Day 1: Glasgow City Tour | Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Your tour begins at 2:30 PM at your hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of the highlights of Glasgow, a city built on industry but now known for its stunning Victorian architecture, a creative cultural scene and thriving restaurants and nightlife. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, housing one of Europe's finest art collections, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Titian and Dali. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group and then the evening is yours to explore and dine as your wish
Day 2: Loch Lomond | Inveraray Castle
Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond for views of highland peaks. Stroll through Inveraray before taking a guided tour of Inveraray Castle, featured in 'Downton Abbey'. Drive through Glencoe, considered on of Scotland's most spectacular and beautiful places, and then on to your hotel in Ballachulish on the shores of Loch Leven
Day 3: Isle of Skye | Loch Ness
Travel on the scenic "Road to the Isles", stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit Armadale Castle. Back on the mainland, travel along the shores of Loch Ness. End the day at your hotel in Nairn, a lovely manor house set on spacious grounds near the North Sea.
Day 4: Culloden Battlefield | Sheepdog Trials
Visit the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the historic battle and stroll around the moorland and the visitor centre. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Spend the evening in a gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry
Day 5: Blair Castle | Whisky Tasting
Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a tour and sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the hotel gardens and museum, or browsing around Pitlochry town.
Day 6: Glamis Castle | St. Andrews | Scottish Evening*
Visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of 'Macbeth'. Head to St Andrews, the 'Home of Golf'. Enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner and entertainment. Departures on August 1, 8, and 15 enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. All other departures from July 31 to August 21 will have an independent evening free to explore and dine as you wish.
Day 7: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour
Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh, from its medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile to the 200-year-old 'New Town' area. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of the city. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. Departures from July 31 to August 21 (except for those on August 1, 8, and 15) will experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
Day 8: Titanic Belfast | Dublin
Say farewell to your Scottish guide and embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast, a state-of-the-art attraction that will immerse you in the full story of the ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby shipyards in 1912. Head to your hotel in the seaside suburb of Dun Laoghaire near Dublin where you will meet your Irish driver/guide, and enjoy a free evening in this charming harbor town
Day 9: Sean's Bar | Galway Walking Tour
Head to Athlone for a welcome drink at Sean's Bar, the oldest bar in Europe and a CIE Tours Exclusive venue. Take a guided walking tour through the beautiful harbor city of Galway to view its stone-clad buildings and medieval winding lands. Enjoy some free time to explore Galway on your own, then join your fellow travelers for dinner at your hotel.
Day 10: Connemara Catamaran Cruise | Kylemore Abbey
Explore scenic Connemara. Take a short catamaran cruise of Killary Harbour, a 9-mile fjord (seasonal). Head to Kylemore Abbey to see elegant rooms and the charming church and the Victorian walled gardens. Return to Galway where the evening is free to explore and dine independently.
Day 11: Sheepdog Demonstration | Cliffs of Moher | Traditional Irish Night
Travel south around Galway Bay and through the Burren. Watch trained sheepdogs as they direct sheep through various obstacles. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, which rise almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Surf. Embark on a ferry ride across the River Shannon estuary and head to Killarney. The evening concludes with a traditional Irish night featuring a lively show with dinner
Day 12: Jaunting Car | Ring of Kerry Highlights
Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through Killarney National Park to scenic Ross Castle. See the highlights of Ireland's most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, and take a break in the colorful village of Kenmare. In the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, stop in to Moriarty's , a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Return to Killarney for an evening on your own.
Day 13: Blarney Castle | Traditional Music Session
Drive through the mountains into rich farming country on the way to Blarney Castle. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous stone, or just explore the tranquil gardens. Travel along the coast to the Marine Bar in Dungarvan, a CIE Tours Exclusive venue, for some traditional music. Continue to Waterford, where you'll witness the creation of sparkling masterpieces as you visit the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner
Day 14: Waterford Walk | Kilkenny | Dublin Restaurant Dinner
Join a local guide for a walking tour through the historic streets of Waterford. Next, stop in Kilkenny, renowned for its medieval heritage. Take a look around the compact city center before visiting the Smithwick's Experience for a tour and tasting of their famous ales. Travel to Dublin, where you'll head to a popular restaurant for a glass of wine and your farewell dinner
Day 15: Independent Day in Dublin
Enjoy an independent Dublin Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and a visit to one of Dublin's top attractions - Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Museum
Day 16: Tour ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Group Travel Protection Plan $259 per person (Included in price above)
ALL INSURANCE MUST BE PURCHASED AT TIME OF DEPOSIT
Benefit Maximum Benefit Amount
Trip Cancellation.................................................................. Trip Cost
Trip Interruption ................................................................. Trip Cost
Missed Connection .............................................................. $500
Travel Delay (Up to $150 Per Day)...................................... $1,000
Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
Accident and Sickness Medical Expense ............................ $100,000
Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation ........................... $100,000
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation .................................. $25,000
Accidental Death and Dismemberment.............................. $25,000
Baggage and Personal Effects ............................................. $2,500
Baggage Delay....................................................................... $500
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Deposit is $509 per person or $1,018 per couple (Price includes Travel Protection).
All Deposits will be due on or before November 30, 2021.
Your seat will not be held without a deposit.
This is a group trip organized by Crown Travel & Events, SPACE IS LIMITED
so deposit early.
Place your deposit before April 20, 2021 and receive special gifts during the tour.
- April 20, 2021 Deposit due to receive special gifts during your tour
- September 13, 2021 Group Round Trip Air will be booked from Denver. Deposit of $200 per person due for group air.
- November 30, 2021 All Deposits need to be in. SPACE IS LIMITED! Your seat will not be held without a deposit.
- April 1, 2022 Final Payment is Due
Date of deposit to 198 days $100 pp forfeiture
199 - 66 days prior to departure $510 pp
65 - 16 days prior to departure 30% pp
15 - 8 days prior to departure 50% pp
7 - 1 days prior to departure 90% pp
On day of departure 100% pp