Susan Shuler

Endless Sojourns Travel

Ireland 2023

Jun 11, 2023 to Jun 21, 2023

Taste of Ireland & Scotland 

June 11-21, 2023
Tour Highlights:
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dublin Canal Cruise with Dinner
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Scottish Evening
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Skellig Experience
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Sheepdog Demonstration

What's included in this trip:

• 10 nights in hotels listed
• 10 daily hot breakfasts (B)
• 1 lunch (L)
• 6 dinners including an exclusive Scottish evening with dinner and traditional entertainment, a canal dinner cruise in Dublin, and a medieval castle banquet.
• Experience farm life as you sample freshly baked scones with tea and watch a sheepdog demonstration.
• Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh, Galway and Dublin with local guides.
• Sightseeing by luxury coach
• Professional tour director
• All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
• Welcome get-together drink with your group
• Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
• Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
• All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

What's not included:

  1. Airfare not included but can arranged by Endless Sojourns Travel
  2. Travel Protection Insurance (optional at $259 per person)


Day 1: Glasgow Tour & Provand’s Lordship
Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of central Glasgow – a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a splendid, Spanish Baroque-style building housing one of Europe’s finest art collections, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Titian, and Dali. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)
Day 2: Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe,
admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort
William and on to Fort Augustus. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. (B, D)
Day 3: Whisky Tasting & St Andrews
Visit Blair Athol Distillery, founded in 1798, to discover traditional whisky production and taste a sample. Travel to St Andrews, a town rich in medieval heritage and the home of golf; take a panoramic drive and have time to explore independently. Continue on to your elegant manor house hotel outside Edinburgh; three centuries old, it’s set on 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Explore as you wish and dine independently this evening. (B)
Day 4: Edinburgh Castle, City Tour & Scottish Evening
Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach several stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. The rest of the day is free. Experience a lively Scottish evening with dinner and traditional entertainment. (B, D)
Day 5: Ferry to Ireland & Titanic Belfast
Depart Edinburgh and travel through Ayrshire and along the coast. Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic drive through Belfast, seeing the highlights of this fascinating city, where the Titanic was built in the once-bustling shipyards. Visit Titanic Belfast to explore the fascinating story of the doomed ship. Then travel to Dublin, where you will enjoy some free time for dinner on your own. (B)
Day 6: Dublin Sightseeing, Christ Church Cathedral & Canal Dinner Cruise
Explore Dublin on a panoramic tour with a local guide, discovering its history and viewing its elegant Georgian buildings, Trinity College, the River Liffey, and more. Visit Christ Church Cathedral, the spiritual heart of the city for more than 1,000 years. This evening, dine on a former Guinness barge as you cruise the Grand Canal, listening to traditional Irish music. (B, D)
Day 7: Sheepdog Demonstration, Blarney Castle & Killarney
Travel through the countryside to a traditional farm, where you’ll savor tea and homemade scones and watch sheepdogs display their skills at herding sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and climb the winding stairs to kiss its famous stone, or enjoy the gardens. Move on to the lively lakeside town of Killarney, where you’ll have dinner. (B, D)
Day 8: Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Step back in time as a jaunting car drives you past Ross Castle on Lough Leane. Head to the scenic Gap of Dunloe to visit Moriarty’s, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive – a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig.  Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the film “Star Wars VII.” Enjoy a casual lunch before a pause at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. Return to Killarney where the evening is free. (B, L)
Day 9: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
Cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry on your way to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Take in the spectacular views from these awesome cliffs, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Head on to your hotel, and then in the evening, you’ll visit a genuine castle for a medieval-style feast, complete with serenading lords and ladies. (B, D)
Day 10: Galway, Clonmacnoise & Dublin
Head to Galway for a walking tour around the city center with a local guide. Visit the picturesque monastic ruins of Clonmacnoise, founded
in 544 AD by Saint Ciaran. Back in Dublin, your evening is free to explore. (B)
Day 11: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

Cancellation policy:

*All cancellations must be advised in writing.
Between time of booking and 99 days prior to departure - $250 per person for those booked with the optional early booking discount only
Between 99 and 66 days prior to departure - Group deposit plus $250 per person
Between 65 and 16 days prior to departure - 30% per person
Between 15 and 8 days prior to departure - 50% per person
Between 7 and 1 day prior to departure - 90% per person
On day of departure - 100% per person

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Unavailable as of April 7, 2023

Deposit: $250.00

$3620 X 2= $7240 for $2 people

Single Supplement Room
Unavailable as of April 7, 2023

Deposit: $250.00

Extra Options

Optional Travel Protection Insurance
Unavailable as of April 7, 2023

Deposit: $259.00

Per person