Celtic Twist

  • Coach Tours

    Celtic Twist

  • Coach Tours

    Celtic Twist

Tour length

15 days

From

6899.00$6899.00

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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

Saturday

After arrival at Dublin Airport this morning, a short drive takes us to Wicklow Town and an iconic pub for lunch and refreshments before we head off to the coastal town of Wexford.

Lunch/Dinner/Overnight—Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford


Day

2

Dunbrody & Cork

Sunday

Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross. From here we will make our way to Cork, not before stopping at the Marine bar for a live music session.

Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork


Day

3

Cobh

Monday

This morning we head to the original White Star Line ticket office—the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic. We have a guided tour at the Titanic Experience. Afterwards, you will have some time in Cobh to grab lunch before heading back to Cork for a free afternoon.

Dinner/Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork


Day

4

Killarney & Ring of Kerry

Tuesday

Bidding farewell to Cork City we travel into County Kerry and the beautiful town of Kenmare. From here, we head on through Moll’s Gap and the Lakes of Killarney. After some free time in Killarney, we make our way to the fishing port of Dingle, home to some of the best, freshest and tastiest seafood restaurants in Ireland.

Overnight—Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle


Day

5

Cliffs of Moher

Wednesday

This morning we head to Tralee, renowned for its Rose of Tralee festival. We then continue to the lovely village of Adare, where thatched cottages line the broad main street. From Limerick we make our way to Doolin for a cruise to experience the scale and majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher with a view that is truly breathtaking.

Dinner/Overnight—Armada Hotel, Spanish Point


Day

6

Burren, Bogs & Bottles

Thursday

After breakfast today, we head from the Burren to the bog to the bottle on our way to Dublin. During our journey through the midlands, we have a tasting and tour at Kilbeggan Distillery, Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery. Here we will learn everything about making Irish Whiskey, uisce beatha—the water of life. This evening, a free night to explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.

Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin


Day

7

Dublin's Fair City

Friday

The full day is yours to explore Dublin's "Fair City." Using your Hop On/Hop Off pass you can check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping. Tonight, we visit Taylors Three Rock for dinner followed by some rousing song and dance.

Dinner/Entertainment/Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin


Day

8

Ireland to Scotland

Saturday

Today we bid farewell to Ireland and fly to Glasgow for the Scotland portion of your journey. Arrive in Glasgow where you will enjoy a Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour of the city before dinner at your accommodations in the heart of the city.

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


Day

9

Burns Country

Sunday

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

10

Loch Ness & Inverness

Monday

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

11

Isle of Skye

Tuesday

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

12

Culloden & Whisky

Wednesday

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

13

St Andrews & Edinburgh

Thursday

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

14

Edinburgh

Friday

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

15

Tour Ends

Saturday

Your tour ends this morning after breakfast in your Edinburgh hotel. Please inquire about departure transfers.


2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type DoubleSingle
Jun 8$6899.00$6899.00$8899.00$8899.00
Jun 22SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Jul 6$6899.00$6899.00$8899.00$8899.00
Jul 20$7399.00$7399.00$9399.00$9399.00
Aug 3SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
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Aug 31SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
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Sep 28SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

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: please inquire

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
NOTE for tours departing July 20 & August 3: Dinner at hotel prior to Tattoo performance in lieu of Farewell Scottish evening. Early opening tour at Edinburgh Castle not possible during Tattoo; a tour during normal business hours will be available in lieu.

2025 Dates and Prices

Room Type DoubleSingle
May 3$7149.00$7149.00$9149.00$9149.00
May 10SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
May 17$7149.00$7149.00$9149.00$9149.00
May 24$7149.00$7149.00$9149.00$9149.00
Jun 7$7399.00$7399.00$9499.00$9499.00
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Sep 6$7399.00$7399.00$9299.00$9299.00
Sep 13SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Sep 20$7399.00$7399.00$9299.00$9299.00
Sep 27$7399.00$7399.00$9299.00$9299.00

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: please inquire

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
NOTE for tours departing July 20 & August 3: Dinner at hotel prior to Tattoo performance in lieu of Farewell Scottish evening. Early opening tour at Edinburgh Castle not possible during Tattoo; a tour during normal business hours will be available in lieu.

Tour Highlights

  • Culzean Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Culloden Moor
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glencoe
  • Kincraig
  • Portree
  • St Andrews
  • Wicklow
  • Wexford
  • Cork
  • Cobh
  • Killarney
  • Dingle
  • Tralee
  • Adare
  • Limerick
  • Burren
  • Dublin

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
  • 7 Evening meals in hotels
  • Welcome lunch at a traditional Irish pub
  • Irish evening & Scottish evening with dinner & entertainment
  • Working Sheepdog performance at Kincraig
  • Exclusive Whisky Tasting Experience
  • Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle
  • Panoramic tour of Edinburgh
  • Hop-on/hop-off bus tour in Dublin & Glasgow
  • Live music session at Marine Bar
  • Unforgettable cruise along the shores of the Cliffs of Moher with stunning views
  • Admissions to: Titanic Experience Cobh, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Kilbeggan Distillery, Culzean Castle, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle
  • The Famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo included on July 20 & August 3
  • One-Way flight from Scotland to Ireland
  • Baggage handling charges

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