June
Month
11 Nights
Duration

Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Adventure

8th – 18th June 2025

Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of Celtic heritage with our Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Adventure tour. Begin your exploration in the historic city of Stirling, where the imposing Stirling Castle stands proudly atop its rocky perch, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Afterwards, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Edinburgh City at leisure, where winding streets and ancient landmarks await your discovery. Your journey continues to the majestic Scone Palace, a historic landmark nestled amidst stunning gardens and grounds, offering a glimpse into Scotland’s royal history. Traverse picturesque landscapes to Pitlochry, known for its quaint charm and scenic beauty. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Blair Atholl Distillery and delve into Scotland’s rich whisky-making traditions. Delve into the ancient roots of Scotland with a visit to the Scottish Crannog Centre, followed by a serene cruise along the tranquil waters of Loch Lomond.

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Across the Irish Sea, Belfast beckons with its vibrant culture and poignant history, from the iconic Titanic Belfast to the rugged beauty of Giant’s Causeway. Delight in the pastoral charm of Glenshane Country Farm and savour a Shepherd’s Life Experience with a hearty lunch. In Belfast, immerse yourself in its bustling streets, punctuated by a panoramic city tour and a unique pint-pulling experience at Denvir’s Coaching Inn. Journey through the mystical landscapes of the Cooley Peninsula, culminating in the quaint town of Carlingford, where the Carlingford Brewery awaits to tantalize your senses. Let the Thistle & Shamrock tour be your guide to the timeless allure of the Celtic lands.

Our 9 Nights / 10 Days Tour of Scotland & Ireland includes:

  • Deluxe motor-coach for all transfers, Touring, and Sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • Cairnryan to Belfast Ferry crossing (Scotland to Northern Ireland crossing).
  • First-class hotel accommodations for nine (9) nights: Ibis Hotel Edinburgh Royal Mile (2), Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry (2), Northwest Castle Hotel, Stranraer (1), Europa Hotel, Belfast (2), Canal Court Hotel, Newry (2)
  • Scottish/Irish Breakfast daily including the day of arrival.
  • Five Hotel Dinners. (one at each hotel)
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of one (1) suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include: luggage tags and daily itinerary 

Tour Details:

TOUR PRICE  Land Only – $3999.00 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (2 persons)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $739.00 to be paid along with the full per-person tour price based on Sole Room Occupancy (1 person)
START DATE Tour Commences 9th June 2025 at Edinburgh Airport
END DATE Tour Finishes  18th June 2025 at Dublin Airport
WEAR Clothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring)
INCLUDED

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions:

Stirling Castle

Free day to explore Edinburgh

Visit to St Andrews

Scone Palace

Pitlochry

Blair Atholl Distillery

Scottish Crannog Centre

Loch Lomond Cruise

Robert Burns Museum

Cairnryan to Belfast Ferry

Titanic Belfast

Free time to explore Belfast

Giant’s Causeway

Glenshane Country Farm – A Shepards Life Experience with lunch

Panoramic Belfast City Tour

Denvir’s Coaching Inn Lunch & Pull your own pint experience

St Patrick’s Visitor Centre
Touring of the Cooley Peninsula & Carlingford

Visit to Carlingford Brewery.

NOT INCLUDED
Optional Travel Protection
Gratuity to Tour Director

Airfare not included (Land Only)

Tour Registration

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 and that all information is correct before proceeding.

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

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Additional information

Tour TypeLand Only

Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Adventure

Day-to-Day Outline Itinerary

(subject to change)

1

Day 1 - 8th June 2025 - Overnight Flight to Ireland

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

2

Day 2 - 9th June 2025 - Arrive Scotland - Stirling & Edinburgh

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Visit to Falkirk Wheel (photo-stop)
  • Stirling Castle

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Ibis Hotel Edinburgh Royal Mile

3

Day 3 - 10th June 2025 - Edinburgh City

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Free time to explore Edinburgh at leisure

Overnight & Breakfast: Ibis Hotel Edinburgh Royal Mile

4

Day 4 - 11th June 2025 - Edinburgh to Pitlochry

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Visit St Andrews
  • Scone Palace

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry

5

Day 5 - 12th June 2025 - Lower-Highlands & Pitlochry

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Blair Atholl Distillery
  • Scottish Crannog Centre
  • Scenic Tour of Lower Highlands

Overnight & Breakfast: Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry

6

Day 6 - 13th June 2025 - Pitlochry to Stranraer

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Loch Lomond Cruise
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer

7

Day 7 - 14th June 2025 - Edinburgh to Belfast

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Cairnryan Ferry to Belfast
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Panoramic City Tour of Belfast

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Europa Hotel, Belfast

8

Day 8 - 15th June 2025 - Antrim Coast & Glenshane

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Glenshane Country Farm – A Shepards Life Experience with lunch

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Europa Hotel, Belfast

9

Day 9 - 16th June 2025 - Belfast to Newry

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Panoramic City Tour
  • Denvir’s coaching Inn: lunch & pull your own pint experience (TBC)
  • St Patricks Visitor Centre

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Canal Court Hotel, Newry

10

Day 10 - 17th June 2025 - Cooley Peninsula

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Touring of the Cooley Peninsula
  • Carlingford Ferry & Carlingford Town
  • Carlingford Brewery

Overnight & Breakfast: Canal Court Hotel, Newry

11

Day 11 - 18th June 2025 - Depart Ireland to US

In the blink of an eye, your vacation in 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.

8th June 2025 – Overnight Flight to Scotland

9th & 10th June 2025 – Ibis Hotel Edinburgh Royal Mile

Board Basis: DBB/BB

 11th & 12th June 2025 – Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry 

Board Basis: DBB/BB

13th June 2025 – North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer

Board Basis: DBB/BB

14th & 15th June 2025 – Europa Hotel, Belfast

Board Basis: DBB/BB

16th & 17th June 2025 – Canal Court Hotel, Newry

Board Basis: DBB/BB

18th June 2025 – Return Flight from Dublin

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

DBB = Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

BB = Bed & Breakfast

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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Thistle & Shamrock: Celtic Adventure

8th – 18th June 2025

Land Only Tour Price

  • Land Tour Price $3999.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $739.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost.

How To Join

  • To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send it along with a check deposit of $500.00 per person and make 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:

  • A deposit of $500.00 per person is required at the time of booking
  • Second Part Payment of $1000.00 per person due by 3rd February 2025
  • Final Payment due by 3rd April 2025

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:

  • TSCA25

Air Cancellation Penalties:

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

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: Outside of 65 days 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 days or less Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

Tour Registration

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

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