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CIE Tours 2023 - 8 Day Irish & Scottish Sampler

7 Nights / 12 Meals
Overnights: 2 Dublin, 2 Belfast, 1 Pitlochry, 2 Edinburgh
From Dublin to Edinburgh
Tour Code #: IE-CSA-23-8D   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $2,565

CIE Tour Highlights:

Authentic Local Experiences:



Enjoy reserved seats for the?Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 1 – 15 departures.Visit Brú na Bóinne to learn about the Neolithic people who built the ancient passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth – older than the pyramids and mysterious marvels to this day.Trip Highlights:


Irish Night in Dublin Blair Athol Distillery Crosskeys Inn – A CIE Tours Exclusive Dalkey Castle Christ Church Cathedral Edinburgh Castle Scottish Evening* Giant’s Causeway Crumlin Road Gaol Scenic Glens of Antrim St Andrews Hillsborough Castle 

*August 1 – 15 departuresDining Experiences:


7 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 4 Dinners (D) 

*Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.Hotels:


Herbert Park HotelDublin (2)  Maldron HotelBelfast (2) Atholl Palace HotelPitlochry (1) Apex Grassmarket HotelEdinburgh (2) 

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin Arrival | Dalkey Castle | Dalkey Village
Your tour departs at 2

Day 2: Dublin City Tour | Taylors Three Rock Pub
Take a panoramic tour of Dublin, seeing the stateliness of its Georgian buildings and the lively buzz of its shop-lined streets. Visit Dublin's spiritual heart

Day 3: Brú na Bóinne | Hillsborough Castle | Belfast City Tour
Visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre to learn about the nearby passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, followed by a visit to one of these ancient tombs, constructed over 5,000 years ago. Visit the stately Hillsborough Castle, the home of Queen Elizabeth when she visits Northern Ireland. Embark on a panoramic tour of Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. (B, D)

Day 4: Nine Glens of Antrim | Giant's Causeway | Crosskeys Inn
Travel along part of the Nine Glens of Antrim, a scenic region with lovely views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. Discover the Giant's Causeway, a natural wonder formed over 60 million years ago by cooling lava that has given rise to many legends. Enjoy lunch with your group in Ireland's oldest thatched roof pub, the Crosskeys Inn - a CIE Tours Exclusive. (B, L)

Day 5: Crumlin Road Gaol |Ferry to Scotland | Pitlochry
Discover 150 years of history at Crumlin Road Gaol, a Victorian-era prison, and hear stories of some of the 25,000 people who served time there. Next, board the ferry to Scotland, and then continue your journey northwards into the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands to your historic hotel in Pitlochry. The hotel still retains many original features, with unique guest rooms and spacious grounds. (B, D)

Day 6: Whisky Tasting | St Andrews
Tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample a wee dram. Continue to St Andrews on the east coast. This town is renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland's oldest. Take a short walking tour and spend some time exploring on your own. July 31 - August 14 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 7: Edinburgh Tour, Edinburgh Castle | Independent Sightseeing | Scottish Evening
Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh. See the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town, and walk along the Royal Mile, with its closely clustered medieval houses. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, where the Crown Jewels of Scotland are housed. Spend some free time exploring independently, before enjoying a traditional Scottish dinner with lively entertainment. July 31 - August 14 departures enjoy a free evening. (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B) B

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*Tour Land StartCIE RetailRequest Quote
04/17/2023 $2,565.00
05/01/2023 $2,875.00
05/22/2023 $3,295.00
06/05/2023 $2,875.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/26/2023 $2,875.00
07/03/2023 $3,195.00
07/31/2023 $3,145.00
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08/28/2023 $3,295.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/18/2023 $3,295.00
09/25/2023 $2,875.00
10/16/2023 $2,565.00
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