SENSATIONAL SCOTLAND

Tour Plan International, Ltd. presents a special group departure to Ireland and Scotland.
July 12 – 24, 2022

LAND ONLY $4,325 per person, based on double occupancy | AIR $1,161 per person

Single Room Supplement $1300

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 11 nights
  • Full breakfasts (11)
  • 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 – 11 NIGHTS:
The Green Hotel | Dublin (2)
Europa Hotel | Belfast (3)
Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor | Glasgow (1)
Nevis Bank Inn | Fort William (1)
Craigmonie Hotel | Inverness (2)
Indigo Hotel | Edinburgh (2)

SENSATIONAL SCOTLAND TOUR ITINERARY

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 12 - July 13

Depart the U.S., Arrive in Dublin

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. Transfer to your nearby hotel, check in and settle into your room. Spend the balance of the day at leisure for independent activities and dining.

Overnight: The Green Hotel, Dublin

Thursday, July 14

Dublin at Leisure

The entire day is free to relax or sightsee and explore Dublin. There are plenty of museums of Irish interest such as the National Museum, the National Gallery or Epic Ireland. There are also plenty of shops along Nassau Street and the pedestrianized Grafton Street or Henry Street. You may like to explore Temple Bar or visit some of the traditional pubs. In the evening, dine in one of the many traditional or modern dinner venues located nearby.

Overnight: The Green Hotel, Dublin

Friday, July 15

Belfast Sightseeing

This morning, meet your CIE Tours driver/guide, who will escort you and your luggage to your coach. Next, drive to Belfast and set off on a panoramic tour to see the Albert Memorial, the Opera House and Crown Liquor Saloon. 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 at one of the many dinner venues scattered throughout the area.

Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast

Saturday, July 16

Derry Sightseeing

Leaving Belfast, journey into Derry and join a local guide for a walking tour to see the Guildhall, St. Columb’s Cathedral, the Diamond and the 16th century walls. Then, 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

Sunday, July 17

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. After your visit, head back to Belfast, where you can sightsee, shop and dine on your own.

Overnight: Europa Hotel, Belfast

Monday, July 18

Ireland to Scotland

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: Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Glasgow

Tuesday, July 19

Stirling Castle

Today, visit Stirling Castle, which has been featured largely through- out 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 Katrine 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 Inn, Fort William 

Wednesday, July 20

Isle of Skye

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. Transfer to your hotel in Inverness, check in and enjoy some free time before dining with your group in the hotel restaurant.

Dinner & Overnight: Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness

Thursday, July 21

Culloden Visitor Centre

After breakfast, travel into Culloden Moor and stop to 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. The brutal measures imposed after the battle signaled the end of the distinctive Highland way of life and culture. Then, head back into Inverness and stop to visit the Clava Cairns, which have an atmosphere all their own. These cairns give their name to a set of thirty monuments, which are distributed up and down the rivers around Inverness. After, travel to visit Dunrobin Castle, which was once the seat of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. Return to your hotel in time to dine with your group in the hotel restaurant.

Dinner & Overnight: Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness

Friday, July 22

St. Andrews Sightseeing

Today, visit a local farm, where you will see a sheepdog demonstration and learn about farming life in Scotland. Then, travel a short distance from Pitlochry and stop 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. After, journey into 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. Transfer to your hotel in Edinburgh, check in and settle into your room. In the evening, you may like to dine in one of the city’s lively dinner venues.

Overnight:  Indigo Hotel, Edinburgh 

Saturday, July 23

Edinburgh Sightseeing

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 Holyrood house, 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 

Sunday, July 24

Return to the United States

Transfer to Edinburgh Airport and check in for your flight home.

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