Celtic Classic

  • Coach Tours

    Celtic Classic

  • Coach Tours

    Celtic Classic

  • Coach Tours

    Celtic Classic

  • Coach Tours

    Celtic Classic

Tour length

15 days

From

6599.00$6599.00

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Rich landscapes, history and legends will surround you in these two glorious Celtic nations. From Dublin to Glasgow, the highlands to St Patrick this extensive tours offers you just the right balance of the past, the present and the people of Scotland & Ireland. Breakfast daily, outstanding dinners, and delightful hotels complete this first class tour.

Itinerary


Day

1

Joining Day

Welcome to Scotland! Meet your tour guide at your designated pickup point before undertaking a panoramic tour of Glasgow.  You will see Glasgow's highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, and the River Clyde, once important for shipbuilding.  We will visit Glasgow Cathedral, one of Scotland's most magnificent medieval buildings, and the only cathedral on the Scottish mainland to survive the Protestant Reformation almost intact. There will also be time to visit the extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.  Afterwards we check into our hotel where we spend our first two nights.

Dinner/Overnight — Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow (or similar)

 


Day

2

Burns Country

Depart for Rabbie Burns Country, where the first stop of the day is Burns National Heritage Park. The museum is the focal point of this beautifully landscaped park where visitors can cross the Brig o’Doon and visit the poet’s birthplace. Later, continue to Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Culzean is surrounded by surging seas, lush forests, and secret gardens.

Overnight — Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow (or similar)


Day

3

Loch Ness & Inverness

Departing from Glasgow for Inverness, embark on a scenic journey along Scotland's West Coast and Loch Ness.  It will be a day filled with captivating highlights, featuring Loch Lomond, the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, a visit to Urquhart Castle and a cruise on Loch Ness in search of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

Dinner/Overnight — Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness (or similar)


Day

4

Isle of Skye

Today will be an extensive day trip to the Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands. Our first destination is Portree, the island's capital, where you will have time to explore the vibrant multi-coloured harbour.  On our return to Inverness, we will make a stop to visit the historic Eilean Donan Castle.

Dinner/Overnight—Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness (or similar)


Day

5

Culloden & Whisky

Today we head to Perthshire via Culloden Moor, site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden. Our next stop is at Kincraig for an impressive display from the Working Sheepdogs. Tonight, we have a Whisky Experience with tasting and chocolate pairing.
 
Dinner/Overnight—Dunkeld House Hotel, Dunkeld (or similar)


Day

6

St Andrews & Edinburgh

Depart Perthshire for Edinburgh via the Kingdom of Fife. You will stop at St. Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest university and capital of golf. Leaving St. Andrews, we head to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Our hotel is the perfect location for getting to know the city, taking in spectacular views, cultural curiosities and a plethora of restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George, Edinburgh (or similar)


Day

7

Edinburgh

After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will enjoy an exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle. You will then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh which features the “New” and the “Old” towns. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city further. Tonight, you will attend the Spirit of Scotland Show, an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner at The Royal College of Surgeons.

Dinner/Entertainment/Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George, Edinburgh (or similar)


Day

8

Scotland to Ireland

Today we bid farewell to Scotland and fly to Dublin for the Ireland portion of your journey. Today is leisurely as we all gather in our hotel in Malahide overlooking the Irish Sea in north County Dublin. This evening you will meet some new travelling companions at the welcome reception followed by dinner.

Dinner/Overnight—Grand Hotel, Malahide


Day

9

Boyne Valley & Cooley Peninsula

Head north through the majestic Mountains of Mourne to visit the grave of Ireland's Patron Saint.  We arrive in Belfast late afternoon.

Dinner/Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast


Day

10

Belfast & Titanic Quarter

A guided tour of Belfast City Hall is first on the agenda this morning. In the afternoon, visit the shipyard where the Titanic was built in 1909. The evening is free in Belfast.

Overnight—Europa Hotel, Belfast


Day

11

Giant's Causeway & Derry

This morning we drive along the North Antrim Coast. We visit the Giant’s Causeway and then Dunluce Castle enroute to Derry. A local guide will tell the "Story of Derry" on a walking tour of this historic walled city.

Dinner/Overnight—Kee’s Hotel, Donegal


Day

12

Ben Bulben & Clew Bay

We travel south thru’ Donegal and on to Belleek to visit the world famous porcelain factory. We then continue to Westport on Clew Bay.

Dinner/Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport


Day

13

Connemara

Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey on the shores of Kylemore Lough and cross picturesque Maam Valley. This afternoon there will be free time to explore Westport.

Overnight—Westport Coast Hotel, Westport


Day

14

Galway & Cliffs of Moher

Time in Galway before driving along the southern shores of Galway Bay, traversing the Burren region, and viewing the mighty Cliffs of Moher. An optional medieval banquet is on offer tonight.

Overnight—Radisson Blu, Limerick


Day

15

Tour Ends

Your tour ends after a hearty Irish breakfast. Please inquire about the group transfer on offer.    


2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type DoubleSingle
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Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars.
Arrival & departure transfers included for those who have air booked in conjunction with tour.
Child rate 7-11 years sharing with 2 adults: $2999. 

All triples are on request (Grand Central & Dunkeld House does not have triple rooms suitable for 3 adults; 2 rooms may be booked at this hotel).
2024
Dinner at hotel prior to Tattoo performance on Day 7 for July 27 & August 17, 2024 departures.
Early opening tour at Edinburgh Castle not possible for July 27, Aug 3, 10 & 17, 2024 departures.
April 21 Departure as well as Tuesday Departures In Sept/Oct may feature some alternate hotels.

2025 Dates and Prices

Room Type DoubleSingle
May 3$6599.00$6599.00$8499.00$8499.00
May 10$6599.00$6599.00$8499.00$8499.00
May 17$6599.00$6599.00$8499.00$8499.00
May 20$6599.00$6599.00$8499.00$8499.00
May 24$6599.00$6599.00$8499.00$8499.00
May 27$6599.00$6599.00$8499.00$8499.00
May 31$6599.00$6599.00$8499.00$8499.00
Jun 7$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
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Jun 21$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Jun 28$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Jul 12$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Jul 26$7199.00$7199.00$9399.00$9399.00
Aug 2$7199.00$7199.00$9399.00$9399.00
Aug 9$7199.00$7199.00$9399.00$9399.00
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Sep 2$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Sep 6$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Sep 9SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sep 13$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Sep 20$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Sep 27$6799.00$6799.00$8799.00$8799.00
Oct 4$6599.00$6599.00$8299.00$8299.00

Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars.
Arrival & departure transfers included for those who have air booked in conjunction with tour.
Child rate 7-11 years sharing with 2 adults: $2999. 

All triples are on request (Grand Central & Dunkeld House does not have triple rooms suitable for 3 adults; 2 rooms may be booked at this hotel).
2024
Dinner at hotel prior to Tattoo performance on Day 7 for July 27 & August 17, 2024 departures.
Early opening tour at Edinburgh Castle not possible for July 27, Aug 3, 10 & 17, 2024 departures.
April 21 Departure as well as Tuesday Departures In Sept/Oct may feature some alternate hotels.

Tour Highlights

  • Culzean Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Culloden Moor
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glencoe
  • Kincraig
  • Portree
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh
  • Titanic Experience
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Walking Tour of Derry
  • Belleek Factory
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Galway Bay
  • Connemara

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation throughout by luxury touring coach
  • Services of an experienced driver and local touring guide
  • 14 nights accommodation in first class hotels
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 8 Evening meals in hotels
  • Scottish evening with dinner & entertainment
  • Working Sheepdog performance at Kincraig
  • Whisky Tasting Experience & Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle
  • Panoramic tours of Glasgow & Edinburgh
  • Walking tour of Derry City with local guide
  • Admissions to: Culzean Castle, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle, Titanic Experience, Giant's Causeway, Belleek Pottery, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher
  • Baggage handling charges
  • The Famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo included on July 27 & Aug 17, 2024 departures (in lieu of Scottish evening)
  • One-Way flight from Scotland to Ireland

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