Incredible Ireland & Scotland Tour

Sept 18th to Oct 2nd 2017

In Association with
Bluebird Guided Tours

Join us on our luxury tour bus for an experience of a lifetime

Tour Highlights

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Rathbaun Farm (with traditional lunch)
  • Cliffs of Moher and The Burren
  • Blarney Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Kate Kearney’s Irish Night
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Celtic Crystal Factory
  • Historic Trinity College
  • Waterford Crystal Factory Tour
  • St. Andrews Golf Course
  • Ireland and Scotland Historical Tour
  • Taste of Scotland Dinner and Show
  • Loch Lomond
  • Trossachs National Park
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glencoe
  • And Lots More....

Overnight Locations: Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Kilkenny, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh



Our Tour Includes

  • All Flights
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Butlers Brand New Luxury Tour Bus
  • A Butlers Expert Local Driver/Guide
  • Professional Photographer on Tour
  • Top Quality Accommodations
  • 15+ Meals
  • Top Class Attractions
  • Evening Entertainment with Meals
  • Ferry from Ireland to Scotland
  • Local Departures
  • All Taxes and Fees

Not Included In Price Of Trip

  • Gap of Dunloe Tour Option - $100 per person
  • Trad on the Prom – Irish River Dance Show - $40 per person
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Meals unless otherwise indicated



YOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Flight to Ireland

Meet up with your tour director and fly to Dublin, Ireland. Dinner and a light breakfast will be served in flight. Get into Dublin tomorrow morning.

Flying to Ireland


Day 2: Dublin

Arrive in Dublin and kick off the day by touring the capital of Ireland with a local guide. This historical port city has many stories imbedded in the Georgian-style buildings and landmarks. Stop at Oscar Wilde’s prestigious Trinity College, home of the famous 1,200-year-old Book of Kells, see Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, tour Dublin Castle, and learn about the 1916 Rising that led to a free Irish state from Great Britain. We’ll end our evening a little early, as some may be jetlagged from the journey.

Overnight: Clarion Liffey Hotel, Dublin


Day 3: Clonmacnoise/Galway

*Included Breakfast and Lunch
Begin the day with an included authentic Irish breakfast then travel inland toward the Clonmacoise, St. Ciaran’s Monastery. Founded in 546 and situated on River Shannon, this preserved religious landmark has 9 church ruins and round tower on it. It is a beautiful example of Irish history and countryside. Enjoy an included lunch at Connolly’s Rathbaun Farm – which still functions as a sheep farm. Evening ends with a walking tour of Galway from our local guide. Check into our hotel in Galway where we’ll stay for the next 2 nights.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway - 2 nights


Day 4: Connemara


*Included Breakfast
Travel through the Connemara region and experience mountainous coastlines, beautiful rivers and untouched lakes. Kylemore Abbey is our next destination, which is an Irish Benedictine Abbey that has been home to nuns for almost a century. After lunch continue to Moycullen and visit the Connemara Celtic Crystal Factory, a favorite stop for those interested in Irish jewelry. From here we make our way back to our lodging for dinner on our own. For those interested in late night ‘Irish River Dance’ and music, take the opportunity to attend Trad on the Prom!

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway


Day 5: Cliffs of Moher

*Included Breakfast
The incredible scenery of the rugged Burren in County Clare begins the day. This landscape resembles the moon more than Ireland. Shortly after we’ll arrive to the Cliffs of Moher rising more than 700 feet up from the Atlantic Ocean. After lunch, step back in time and visit the thatched roof village of Adare. Then it’s onto Killarney, one of the most beautiful towns in Ireland, where we stay for the next 3 nights.

Overnight: Eviston House Hotel, Killarney (3 nights)


Day 6: Killarney

*Included Breakfast and Dinner
Tour the countryside of Killarney National Park on a horse-drawn cart, better known as a ‘jaunting cart.’ We’ll also enjoy a cruise on the largest of the lakes in the park, Lough Leane. If you are interested in a full day (and bit more strenuous) experience, opt to take the Gap of Dunloe Tour - this gets you right in the thick of Ireland’s largest mountain range, the McGillycuddy Reeks, by jaunting cart and boat. Enjoy some traditional Irish folk music and dancing tonight at Kate Kearney’s Irish Night, which includes a fabulous meal of authentic Irish cuisine!

Overnight: Eviston House Hotel, Killarney


Day 7: Ring of Kerry

*Included Breakfast and Dinner
The 100-mile tour of the southwestern tip of Ireland is known for many things, including sparkling coastlines and dynamic mountain stops speckled with colorful Irish farmhouses. Our tour of the Ring of Kerry will give us an authentic feeling of the true Ireland and will leave us singing and dancing the night away just as the locals do. Dinner is included again tonight at our hotel restaurant Danny Mann’s.

Overnight: Eviston House Hotel, Killarney


Day 8: Blarney Castle

*Included Breakfast
Journey this morning to the town of Blarney, home to Blarney Castle and the famous Blarney Stone. Kiss it and you are promised the ‘Gift of Gab.’ It’s easy to find Waterford Crystal today as we tour one of their production facilities in Waterford. Tonight, make our way up to Kilkenny, just a couple hours outside of Dublin where we’ll spend the afternoon tomorrow.

Overnight: Kilkenny Hotel, Kilkenny


Day 9: Kilkenny Castle and Dublin

*Included Breakfast and Dinner
Kilkenny Castle is our first attraction for the day; this thirteenth century castle functioned as a fortress and is a symbol of the medieval city. After touring the castle we return to the Dublin area to see the rest of capital city you didn’t have a chance to see on your way into Ireland. Finish the evening with a departing dinner from the Republic of Ireland as we travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland, tomorrow.

Overnight: Clarion Liffey Hotel, Dublin NORTHERN IRELAND


Day 10: Belfast and Titanic Museum (OR Fly Home)

*Included Breakfast
Today, some will return to the United States but most will depart for Northern Ireland and its capital city of Belfast. The trip is only a couple hours north, but you will definitely feel like you are in another country under the rule of the crown. We’ll tour this historically rich city, stop into the amazing Titanic Museum, and prepare for Scotland tomorrow!

Overnight: Ramada Encore City Centre, Belfast SCOTLAND


Day 11: Glasgow


*Included Breakfast
Depart this morning by ferry as we cross the Irish Sea into Scotland. We arrive into Cairnryan early this afternoon after a 3-hour ferry, we continue into Glasgow where we’ll stay tonight. Enjoy a fantastic introduction to the country with a tour of Scotland’s largest city followed by some free time in the city center area.

Overnight: Jurys Inn, Glasgow


Day 12: Scottish Highlands


*Included Breakfast and Lunch
Travel this morning from Glasgow to picturesque Loch Lomond located in the heart of The Trossachs National Park. Enjoy beautiful views and then it’s over to Glencoe and more Scottish Highlands for viewing of Ben More, one of the Scotland’s tallest mountains. We’ll enjoy an included lunch at the haunted Drover’s Inn and make our way to the capital city of Edinburgh for the evening. Today is a highlight of the trip!

Overnight: Crown Plaza, Edinburgh (3 nights)


Day 13: Edinburgh City

*Included Breakfast
Wake up to a new city in Edinburgh today! We’ll have a guided city tour to give you the lay of the land; see highlighted sights like Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, and Arthur’s Seat. We’ll enjoy a lunch on our own then have some free time in the city center. Finish the day with a social hour and prepare for tomorrow which will have us traveling an hour north to St. Andrews.

Overnight: Crown Plaza, Edinburgh


Day 14: St. Andrews and Perth

*Included Breakfast and Dinner We travel north today into the city of St. Andrews, the origin of golf; in 1754 the rules of golf were made here, marking it a holy ground for fans of the game. After we brush up on our game, travel back to Edinburgh for our last evening together at the Taste of Scotland – a delicious meal along with beautiful music and dancing. Tomorrow we make our way home!

Overnight: Crown Plaza, Edinburgh


Day 15: Fly Home

Say good-bye to the charming people of Scotland as we fly home. Arrive home in the evening from your original departure location. It was a pleasure traveling with all of you and we hope to see you again soon!