Our 4 Nights Scotland & 5 Nights Ireland tour includes:

  • Round-Trip Group Airfare Departing Boston to Edinburgh – Return Dublin to Boston with Aer Lingus
  • Deluxe motor coach for all transfers, Touring and Sightseeing
  • First class hotel accommodations for nine (9) nights in: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (3) North West Castle, Stranraer (1) Canal Court Hotel, Newry (1) Brandon House Hotel, Wexford (2) Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (2)
  • Full Scottish/Irish Breakfast daily including day of arrival.
  • Five (5) hotel dinners
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include:
    •  Document Wallet, luggage tags and daily itinerary         

Tour Details:

TOUR PRICE$3032.00 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Air & Land)

$2164.00 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Land Only)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT$473 to be paid along with full per person tour price based on Sole Room Occupancy
START DATETour Commences Friday 20th April 2018 at Edinburgh Airport (Departing US 19th April 2018)
END DATETour Finishes with Brack Tours on Sunday 29th April 2018 at Dublin Airport
WEARClothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring)

INCLUDED

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions

Visit to St Andrews Golf Course

The Scotch Whiskey Experience

Edinburgh Panoramic City tour

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Experience

Belfast Panoramic City Tour

Titanic Visitor Experience

Glendalough & St Kevins

Hook Lighthouse

Dunbrody Famine Ship

The Kennedy Homestead

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Dublin Panoramic City Tour

Guinness Storehouse

Optional Extras (Pay Locally): Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood Palace

NOT INCLUDED
Optional Travel Protection
Gratuity to Tour Director

Tour Registration (Now closed due to tour reaching maximum numbers)

For all tour registrations please fill out the booking form found on the right hand side of this webpage please also click the number of members that you will be signing up for. 

(please note that you will be able to choose a part payment option when checking out and will then be able to create an account to pay any future payments for your selected group tour package.)

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click on the PDF icon below and download & print this registration form.

Upon doing this please mail check and registration form along to Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover, NH 03820

Additional information

Tour TypeAir Inclusive, Land Only

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 – Thursday 19th April, 2018 – Overnight flight to Scotland

Dinner and refreshments will be served. You will awaken this morning to your first glimpse of Scotland.

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Day 2 – Friday 20th April, 2018 – Arrive Edinburgh – Edinburgh City & St. Andrews

“Fàilte gu na h-Alba” Welcome to Scotland.

Upon clearing customs, you will be met by your Tour Director and escorted to your deluxe motor coach. You will be treated to a traditional Scottish breakfast close by before you enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh. Recognized as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, it is dominated by the famous castle sitting high above the city. Before the castle lies the long green band of gardens which separates Edinburgh Old town, with its narrow streets crowded with ancient buildings and the new town with wide roads of elegant Georgian houses. Our next feature on today’s tour has us travelling to the town of St Andrews. One of Europe’s finest towns, St Andrews is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort, and the world’s home of golf. This is, in part because the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, who exercise legislative authority over the game worldwide (except in the United States and Mexico). Due to the famous links (acquired by the town in 1894), it is the most frequent venue for the Open Championship, the oldest of golf’s four major championships. Visitors travel to St Andrews in great numbers for several courses ranked amongst the finest in the world, as well as for the sandy beaches. We return to Edinburgh in the late afternoon. After check-in, you will have some free time before we gather for a welcome drink and dinner this evening at the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

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Day 3 – Saturday 21st April, 2018 – Guided Tour of Edinburgh City & The Scotch Whiskey Experience

Today we will be treated to a city tour with a local Scottish guide showcasing the best of Edinburgh City, highlighting both the Old & New Town. Explore the Royal Mile; the main artery of the Old Town area which runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace; Parliament Hall, one of the oldest buildings in the city; St. Giles Cathedral and the world famous icon of Scotland – Edinburgh Castle. After your tour, we travel to the Scotch Whisky Experience. Considered to be a five-star visitor attraction at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Here they have been inspiring visitors to Edinburgh about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 25 years. We will take the Silver Tour, which is the perfect introduction to the world of whisky. Our visit includes a guided tour plus a nosing and tasting of a Scotch Whisky (or soft drink if you prefer) and a barrel ride through the production of Scotch whisky, allowing you to take in the aromas of some of the world’s greatest whisky. After our tour concludes you will be free to explore Edinburgh at your own leisure. Be sure to visit some of the traditional Scottish pubs and restaurants, you will be spoiled for choice.
Overnight & Breakfast: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

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Day 4 – Sunday 22nd April, 2018 – Free Day in Edinburgh

This morning after a hearty Scottish breakfast, you will have a free day to enjoy Edinburgh City and the variety of attractions this city to has to offer.

Suggested visits (payable locally at each location):  

Edinburgh Castle

Royal Yacht Britannia

Holyrood Palace

Whatever you decide to do, it will be day filled with endless adventures and fun. This evening we will gather back at the hotel where we will enjoy dinner together. Afterwards, you will be free to enjoy a relaxed evening in one of the nearby Scottish pubs.
Overnight & Breakfast: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

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Day 5 – Monday 23rd April – Edinburgh to Stranraer via Ayr & Mull of Galloway

After breakfast, this morning we begin our journey towards Stranraer. We drive through the town of Ayr which was established as a Royal Burgh in 1205, serving as Ayrshire’s central marketplace and harbor throughout the Medieval Period and remaining a well-renowned port across the early modern period. We also make a stop in Alloway to visit the Robert Burns Museum. The Museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works. We continue our journey south to the Mull of Galloway. The Mull of Galloway is Scotland’s most southerly point and one of the best kept secrets in the UK. The Rhins of Galloway peninsula remains an unspoiled paradise for visitors on the lookout for peace and tranquility. At the award-winning Mull of Galloway Experience, you may climb the 115 steps to the top of Scotland’s most southerly lighthouse, where a spectacular view from the balcony and lightroom will reward you for your efforts! For more stunning views over the cliffs, take a walk to the foghorn and viewing platform. For those keen to learn about how the lighthouse used to operate, the lighthouse exhibition in the old engine room has an extensive array of information. From here we travel to Stranraer for check in at North West Castle Hotel. We gather in the early evening for dinner at the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight: North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer

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Day 6 – Tuesday 24th April, 2018 – Stranraer to Belfast – Belfast City & Titanic Visitor Experience

This morning after breakfast we have an early start to catch the ferry as we leave Scotland behind and continue our journey by sea to Northern Ireland. We arrive in Belfast in the early afternoon. Here we will take a panoramic tour of the city. Belfast is a Victorian city built on the linen and shipbuilding trades. The world’s largest dry dock is here and the shipyard’s giant cranes tower over the port. This afternoon we pay a visit to the Titanic Visitor Centre. Here you will re-live the entire Titanic story from its birthplace in Belfast to its fateful maiden voyage. After our visit, we make the short journey to Newry. Upon arrival, we will check-in to our hotel, where you will have some free time to freshen up before we gather for dinner.

Dinner & Overnight: Canal Court Hotel, Newry

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Day 7 – Wednesday 25th April – Newry to Wexford via St. Kevin’s & Glendalough

Today we begin our journey south to County Wexford. Our first stop of the day will be at St Kevin’s Monastery found in Glendalough “the glen of the two lakes”. It is a truly spellbinding place – an ancient monastic settlement and two clear water lakes beneath the sheer cliffs of a deep valley which was carved out by glaciers during the Ice Age. The monastic settlement has been a center for pilgrims and visitors since its foundation by St. Kevin in the 6th century. We continue our tour with a visit to the quaint village of Avoca, home to the original Avoca hand weavers. After a brief introduction at the Visitor Centre, which tells the story from 1723 and a mill tour, you are free to shop and sample some delightful food at their café. We continue to the Brandon House Hotel. After check-in you may have some free time before we gather for dinner this evening at the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight: Brandon House Hotel, Wexford

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Day 8 – Thursday 26th April, 2018 – Local Touring of Hook Head & New Ross

After a hearty Irish breakfast, we set on our days touring of County Wexford as known as the “Model County”. Our first stop of the day will be at Dunbrody Famine Ship. Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers, and themed exhibitions ‘The Dunbrody’ provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation. Our next stop of the day will be at the Kennedy Homestead. Birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still today farmed by his descendants. Our final touring point of today will be a visit to Hook Head and Hook Lighthouse. Explore the oldest operation lighthouse in the world. Voted one of Ireland’s favorite attractions, Hook lighthouse in Wexford is truly one of a kind. Hard to believe it was built 800 years ago. In the late afternoon, we return to our hotel, where you will free to explore the town of New Ross at your own leisure.
Overnight & Breakfast: Brandon House Hotel, Wexford

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Day 9 – Friday 27th April, 2018 – Wexford to Dun Laoghaire via National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Today we bid farewell to the town of New Ross and County Wexford as we head north towards Dublin. We take the opportunity to stop and visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens as we travel to Dublin. The Irish National Stud is a thoroughbred horse breeding facility in Tully, County Kildare. Home of the most magnificent horses & glorious gardens. The Irish National Stud’s Japanese Gardens, renowned throughout the world and the finest of their kind in Europe, are far more than simply a treat for the eye. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at the Royal Marine Hotel. After some free time, we gather for our last group dinner together at the hotel.
Dinner & Overnight: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Day 10 – Saturday 28th April, 2018 - Dublin City

After a leisurely breakfast, this morning we enjoy a relaxed panoramic tour of Dublin pointing out highlights such as Trinity College, O’Connell Street, Molly Malone, the River Liffey and the Ha’Penny Bridge. We now visit the Guinness Storehouse which is Dublin’s most iconic visitor attraction and home to the “Black Stuff”. Here you will learn the history of the iconic landmark building since 1902 and the Arthur Guinness story. Enjoy the spectacular 360-degree view over a pint from the Gravity Bar. After our visit, you are free for the rest of the day to explore Dublin at your own pace and visit the sights you want to see. You may choose to shop on Grafton or Henry Street, or enjoy a pint or two at one of the famous pubs of Dublin. In the late afternoon, you will be returned to Dun Laoghaire where you are free to explore at your own leisure
Overnight & Breakfast: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Day 11 – Sunday 29th April, 2018 – Depart Ireland to US

In the blink of an eye your vacation in Scotland & Ireland has come to an end! After breakfast, you will be escorted to Dublin Airport where you bid your last farewells to your Irish Tour Director.

Overnight flight to Ireland

20th, 21st & 22nd April 2018 – Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

Located on the Grassmarket, Apex Grassmarket Hotel looks directly across to the majestic outline of Edinburgh Castle and down on the rolling roofs of Old Town.

Look more closely and you’ll see the details that have made this Edinburgh hotel the city’s most popular for nearly 20 years. Apex Grassmarket Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh’s iconic attractions – the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish National Gallery are just a brief walk away – and an ideal place for rest, relaxation and comfort.

23rd April 2018 – North West Castle Hotel Stranraer

North West Castle offers visitors comfortable and convenient three star town centre hotel accommodation in Stranraer.

A family owned and run hotel for more than fifty years, ‘The Castle’ was formerly the home of Sir John Ross, the famous Arctic explorer, who was instrumental in the discovery of the ice bound trading route known as the ‘North West Passage’.

24th April 2018 – Canal Court Hotel, Newry

The elegant 4 Star Canal Court Hotel & Spa overlooks the oldest Summit Canal in Ireland and Britain. Newry Canal was originally built to link the Tyrone Coalfields to the Irish Sea at Carlingford Lough and stretches 20 miles long, ending at Portadown.

The Canal Court Hotel & Spa is perfectly located in Northern Ireland, midway between Belfast and Dublin, which makes us the perfect base for any type of retreat in Northern Ireland. Set in a valley enclosed by the Mourne Mountains, Ring of Gullion and the Cooley Mountains, Newry is the perfect place to discover the natural beauty that there is to offer in Northern Ireland.

25th, 26th April 2018 – Brandon House Hotel, Wexford

The Four Star Brandon House Hotel and Solas Croí Eco Spa is a Country Manor House conveniently situated on the N25 in historical New Ross, nestled between Wexford and Waterford.

With easy access to some of the best beaches Ireland has to offer and a wide selection of child friendly activities including The Dunbrody Famine Ship, JFK Arboretum and Hook Lighthouse. In Essence the Brandon House Hotel is a true haven for the weary traveller, pampering the spirit and providing enjoyment for all who stay.

27th, 28th April 2018 – Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin

The Luxury 4 Star Royal Marine Hotel, situated In Dún Laoghaire overlooking Dublin Bay, this much loved, family run and historic landmark Hotel is one of the most prestigious hotels in South Dublin.

Dating back to 1828 and with a rich history, the hotel is situated in a unique location, within easy reach of Dublin City Centre and the Wicklow Mountains. Travelling to and from the hotel is made easier by the Hotels proximity to the DART train line and Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port.

29th April 2018 – Return Flight to US

You bid farewell to the Emerald Isle as you board your flight back home.

All our coaches are Luxurious and ideal for a comfortable tour of Ireland. There is ample leg room and all seats recline.  The coaches are fully air conditioned and have a wc on board. There is a PA system on board so as not to miss a word of our knowledgeable and competent drivers/guides.

Luxury 49 Seat Executive Coach

  • 49 Reclining Seats
  • Full air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • WC

Kerry Coaches 49 Seater

*Subject to Change depending on numbers going on tour *

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Dover Rovers Present “The Celtic Fling”

April 19th – 29th 2018

Air & Land Tour Price

  • Air & Land Tour Price $3o32.00 (USD) per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $473.00 (USD) (Book early limited Availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with full Land Tour Cost

Land Only Tour Price

  • Land Tour Price $2164.00 (USD) per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $473.00 (USD) (Book early limited Availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with full Land Tour Cost

Optional Travel Protection (rate based on maximum land tour, including own air travel arrangements with a coverage of $4000)

  • Optional Travel Protection from $194.00  per person (Based on double occupancy)
  • Optional Travel Protection from $242.00 per person (Based on single occupancy)
  • Travel insurance is not available from those travelling from Canada.
  • If you require post or pre travel arrangements to Ireland please note that this insurance price will not cover your additional costs. To receive a quote to cover all your travel arrangements please email info@bracktours.com and a member of the Brack Tours team will be in contact.
  • CFAR (Cancel for any Reason) Travel Protection upgrade available upon request. N.B – CFAR coverage is NOT available for residents of New York State. For more information email info@bracktours.com

How To Join

To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with check deposit of $300.00  per person (plus insurance fee of per person  if required) and made payable to Brack Tours or if paying by credit card please see the right hand section of this webpage for the tour booking form.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of $300 required at time of booking plus insurance fee
  • Second part payment of $900 due by 24th July 2017
  • Final payment due by 24th January 2018

If paying by check:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Make check payable to Brack Tours
  • Mail the form along with the check to :
  • Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover, NH 03820

Tour Booking Code:

  • SCOTDOV18

Air Cancellation Penalties:

  • Air: 120 days prior to departure air is Non-refundable

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: 65 days or longer           Forfeit of deposit per person
  • Land: 64 & 46 days                     Forfeit 35%    Land Price  per person
  • Land: 45 & 16 days                     Forfeit 50%    Land Price per person
  • Land: 15 & day of departure   Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

Tour Registration (Now closed due to tour reaching maximum numbers)

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