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Authentic Local Experiences Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 - August 19th departures Discover the unique flavors of Belfast as a local guide leads you on a fun walk of some top food and drink spots around Belfast city center. Visit Brú na Boinne 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: Blair Athol Distillery Dalkey Castle Edinburgh Castle Giant's Causeway Pollok House Scenic Glens of Antrim St Andrews St. Michan's Church Dublin Hillsborough Castle
Dining Experiences: 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a tasting tour in Belfast.
Hotels: Fitzpatrick Hotel, Dublin (2 nights) Maldron Hotel, Belfast (2 night) Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (1 night) Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
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- Offer valid through 3/31/2019
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Dublin||DUBLIN ARRIVAL & DALKEY HERITAGE TOWN : Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Visit Dalkey Castle, built in 1390, where 500 years of history are brought to life with costumed actors in a fun and interactive tour. Your leisurely stroll in this heritage town will follow in the footsteps of international best-selling writer Maeve Binchy to the Memorial Garden in her honor and past the favorite pub of U2's Bono. Enjoy a welcome drink at your castle hotel with your group before dinner. (D)|
|Day 2||Dublin||DUBLIN TOUR & TAYLOR'S THREE ROCK PUB : Tour central Dublin to see rows of stately Georgian houses lining elegant squares. Pass Trinity College and Leinster House, where both houses of the government convene. Visit St. Michan's Church to admire the fine interior woodwork and an organ on which Handel is said to have played his Messiah. Take the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour for an independent exploration of Dublin and admission to one of Dublin's top attractions. In the evening, head to Taylors Three Rock for an Irish night for a traditional dinner and lively show. (B, D)|
|Day 3||Belfast||BRÚ NA BÓINNE VISITOR CENTRE & BELFAST : Visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre to learn about the nearby Passage Tombs of Newgrange and Knowth, constructed over 5,000 years ago. 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. Visit the majestic Hillsborough Castle, the home of the Queen when she visits Ireland. (B, D)|
|Day 4||Belfast||GIANT'S CAUSEWAY & TASTE & BELFAST TASTING TOUR : 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. In the evening, join a guide for a fun and food-filled walking and tasting tour to some of Belfast City Centre's top food and drink spots. (B, D)|
|Day 5||Pitlochry||FERRY TO SCOTLAND & PITLOCHRY : Take a ferry ride to Scotland and head to the outskirts of Glasgow. Enjoy a guided tour of Pollok House, a grand country house that gives a real flavor of life in the 1930s. Continue 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||Edinburgh||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 29th - August 19th departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)|
|Day 7||Edinburgh||EDINBURGH TOUR & CASTLE : Head out on a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh to see the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town, built to expand the cramped conditions found in the old city. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle, where the crown jewels of Scotland are housed. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner followed by a lively show of Highland dancing and bagpipes. (B, D)|
|Day 8||Edinburgh||TOUR ENDS EDINBURGH : Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)|
- Fitzpatrick Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
- Maldron Hotel, Belfast (2 night)
- Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (1 night)
- Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)