SENSATIONAL SCOTLAND

Tour Plan International, Ltd. presents a special group departure to Ireland and Scotland.
NEW TRIP DATES COMING SOON

LAND ONLY $3,566 per person, based on double occupancy | AIR $950 per person

Single Room Supplement $900

Air departure tax, fuel & surcharges are subject to change until entire group is confirmed and ticketed.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Exclusive transport by luxury motorcoach with a driver/guide in Ireland; driver & tour director in Scotland
  • Meet and greet service with one group transfer upon arrival and departure at the airport
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin bedded rooms with private bath as listed for 9 nights
  • Full breakfasts (9)
  • Dinners (5)
  • Guided walking tours of Derry & St. Andrew
  • Ferry from Ireland to Scotland & Mallaig to Armadale
  • Get-together drink
  • Sheepdog trials at Scottish Farm
  • Guided tour of Edinburgh
  • Visits and admission fees to: Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Robert Burns Museum, Stirling Castle, Glengoyne Distillery, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Clava Cairns, Dunrobin Castle, Blair Castle, Edinburgh Castle
  • Hotel porterage, service charges and government taxes
  • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap

HOTELS – 9 NIGHTS:
Europa Hotel | Belfast (3)
DoubleTree By Hilton | Glasgow (1)
Nevis Bank Hotel | Fort William (1)
MacDonald Highlands Hotel | Aviemore (2)
Indigo Hotel | Edinburgh (2)

SENSATIONAL SCOTLAND TOUR ITINERARY

Monday & Tuesday

Depart the U.S., Arrive in Dublin, Travel to Belfast

Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic to start your vacation.  After landing at Dublin Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities before meeting your CIE Tours driver/guide, who will welcome you to Ireland. Travel north via Drogheda to Belfast, where you will set off on a panoramic tour to see the Albert Memorial, the Opera House and Crown Liquor Saloon. Also, travel along such routes that may include Donegall Street, the famed Great Victoria Street and even along the waterfront. Stop to visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the evolution of the Titanic from concept until her ill-fated end in 1912. Then check into your hotel and settle into your room before an independent dinner.

Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast

Wednesday

Derry Walk

Upon arrival to Derry this morning, join a local guide for a walking tour to see the Guildhall, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Diamond and the 16th century walls. In the afternoon, drive to the Inishowen Peninsula and travel the 100-mile route which mainly follows the coastline and provides wonderful views. Stop in Buncrana, the peninsula’s largest town. Drive to the rugged promontory of Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point. This spectacular headland offers distant views of the Scottish islands of Islay and Jura on a clear day. Travel back to your hotel and enjoy a free evening.

Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast

Thursday

Giant’s Causeway

Drive along the coast to experience one of Ireland’s popular scenic routes. Here, you’ll see the “Nine Glens of Antrim” which offer wonderful views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Stop to visit the Giant’s Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava, which has given rise to many legends. Continue on to visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which spans a chasm of some eighty feet deep. This swinging rope bridge is not for the faint-hearted, but the coastal views are wonderful, even without crossing. Head back to Belfast, where you can sightsee, shop and dine on your own.

Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast

Friday

Robert Burns Museum

This morning, take a short ferry ride to Cairnryan, located on the western banks of Scotland. Next, stop in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Museum for a 21st century tribute to Burns. The museum houses the world’s most important collection of Burns’ original works and personal belongings, in a bright and impressive surrounding. Continue on to take a panoramic tour to see the highlights of Glasgow. Drive around George Square, filled with statues of Sir Walter Scott, Queen Victoria and other influential people. See the Victorian City Chambers, opened in 1888 by Queen Victoria. Pass Glasgow Cathedral, a splendid 12th century Gothic building dedicated to St. Mungo, the patron saint of the city. Check into your hotel and settle into your room. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a get-together drink followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Dinner & Overnight: Doubletree By Hilton, Glasgow

Saturday

Stirling Castle

Today, visit Stirling Castle, which has been featured largely throughout Scottish history. Many grand celebrations and milestones for the Stewart family were held at the castle as it was a favored residence for the monarchy. Next, drive through Trossach National Park, which was designated by Scottish Parliament in 2002 as one of two national parks. Also view Loch Lomond en route to visiting Glengoyne Distillery for a tour and tasting. Then travel through the Glencoe Region, an area known for the Massacre of Glen Coe in 1692. During the massacre, the Campbells slaughtered many of the Macdonald clan. Afterwards, check into your Fort William hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Dinner & Overnight: Nevis Bank Hotel, Fort William 

Sunday

Eilean Donan Castle

This morning, travel via ferry from Mallaig to Armadale, which is located on the Isle of Skye. After a panoramic tour of the lower section of the isle, return to the mainland by Skye Bridge. Then stop to visit at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic images of Scotland. Eilean Donan is situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet and is surrounded by some majestic scenery. At least four different versions of the castle have existed as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries on this site. After-wards, drive to Aviemore and check into your hotel. You may wish to relax or freshen up before dinner with your group.

Dinner & Overnight:  Macdonald Highlands Hotel, Aviemore 

Monday

Culloden Visitor Centre

This morning, travel to Culloden Moor and tour the Visitor Centre. Walk around the battlefield where, on April 16, 1746, British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in just one hour and ended hopes of restoring the Jacobite Stuarts to the British throne. Continue on to visit the Clava Cairns, which have an atmosphere all of their own. These cairns give their name to a set of thirty monuments, which are distributed up and down the rivers around Inverness. Next, a short drive will take you to Dunrobin Castle, which was once the seat of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. Return to Aviemore in time for dinner.

Dinner & Overnight: Macdonald Highlands Hotel, Aviemore 

Tuesday

Sheepdog Demonstration

After breakfast, meet a local farmer and see skilled sheepdog herding their flock. Continue on to visit Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl. Take a tour of the castle and enjoy the fine collections of furniture, portraits, china and armor. Then drive to St. Andrews, where golf originated, and embark on a guided walking tour of this historic town. See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse along with the British Golf Museum, St. Andrews Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral. From St. Andrews, motor a short distance to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and check into your hotel. You may wish to relax or freshen up before sampling the local cuisine.

Overnight:  Indigo Hotel, Edinburgh 

Wednesday

Edinburgh Highlights

Set off on a guided tour of Edinburgh to see some of the city’s magnificent highlights. During your tour, you will travel through the Old Town and of course along the Royal Mile. If time permits, you will also see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, St. Giles Cathedral and even the National Museum of Scotland. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on volcanic rock, which dominates the skyline. The castle has been involved in many historical conflicts from the War of Scottish Independence to the Jacobite Rising in 1745 and even acted as a military prison during both World Wars. Stroll the Royal Mile before spending the afternoon free to sightsee and shop. Tonight, head to a unique Scottish venue, for dinner followed by a traditional Scottish ceilidh. The night includes lively music, dancing and of course the ceremonial Haggis.

Overnight: Indigo Hotel, Edinburgh 

Thursday

Return to the United States

Transfer to Edinburgh Airport and check in for your flight. back to the U.S.

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