Visit Celtic Ireland and Scotland with the one and only Seamus Kennedy!

Seamus will be performing with many of his musical friends in the pubs around Ireland.  There will be grand sessions and singalongs with accordionists, banjoists, bodhránists, vocalists, penny-whistleists and fiddleists.   As a nightcap, Seamus will conduct a little musical soirée in the residents’ lounge of the hotel before retiring each evening.

Click on “Book Now” anytime to secure your spot on the tour.  If you prefer, contact Fiona at Isle Inn Tours to book your spot (800) 237-9376 or email Fiona@isleinntours.com 

 

Itinerary

21 (Sat) Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Edinburgh. Yippee! Try to get some sleep; this is gonna be fun!

 

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

May 22 (Sun)   – On arrival we collect our bags, clear customs & immigration, and meet our guide for a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh, both the Old Town and New Town, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. After check-in at our city center hotel we’ll have some time to relax. This evening is free to explore on your own. Overnight Principal Hotel, Edinburgh. (B)

 

May 23 (Mon) – Breakfast! Then our guide will lead us to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, associated Scottish historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Today it is used by the Queen on official engagements in Scotland. Next we visit the 12th century Edinburgh Castle which houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, and the Stone of Destiny. The remainder of the day will be free. Seamus will have a musical soirée this evening. Overnight Principal Hotel, Edinburgh. (B)

 

May 24 (Tue) – This morning we cross the river Forth towards the Highlands. After a short stop in the Victorian holiday village of Pitlochry we reach the Cairngorms National Park. Lunch here while taking in the majesty of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate, then north to Inverness. Overnight Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness (B, D)

 

May 25(Wed) Today we go east to Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle fought on British soil, and then to the Clava Cairns, before enjoying a legacy tour and a dram (or two?) at Tomatin Whisky Distillery. Then it’s back to Inverness for the evening and a little night music. Overnight Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness (B, D)

 

Glencoe, Scottish Highlands.

May 26 (Thur) – Following breakfast, we will enjoy a Nessie-spotting on cruise Loch Ness and entrance to Urquhart Castle. From here, west through Fort William for lunch and past Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. Arrive into Glasgow in the early evening for dinner and a session. Overnight Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. (B, D)

May 27 – (Fri) Breakfast – last chance for haggis! Then a guided Tour of Glasgow City before heading to Glasgow Airport for the flight to Dublin, where our Irish driver/guide will transfer us to our luxury motor coach. Southward to the city of Kilkenny, where Seamus has organized a grand pub session.  Overnight Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny (B, D)

 

May 28(Sat) Breakfast, white pudding (kinda like haggis!), then a local guide will lead us on an informative and entertaining walking tour of the city to explore its lanes, streets, and stories. In Smithwicks Brewery, we experience the brewing process, and sample the amber ale.  This evening, a little exploration, or a quiet pint in one of Kilkenny’s many fine pubs before dinner in our hotel perhaps? Seamus Delaney’s, anyone? Overnight Hibernian Hotel, Kilkenny (B, D)

 

Cashel Castle, Co Tipperary

May 29(Sun) This morning we head to the Rock Of Cashel, a limestone outcrop of 12th Century fortifications, cathedral, chapel and castle. After an audio/visual presentation, time to stroll the grounds on our own. Great photo ops here! Then, on to the famous Blarney Castle in Co. Cork, where we can climb to the top and kiss the stone to receive the ‘gift of the gab’.  Explore the grounds, shop in the Woolen Mills or have a pint in the pub, tough decision!  Now, over to Killarney and some free time to have a little wander around town before dinner.  Overnight Great Southern Hotel, Killarney (B, D)

May 30(Mon) After breakfast (the full Irish!), let’s travel along the Dingle Peninsula to enjoy stunning views of the Slieve Mish Mountains and the open Atlantic Ocean. From Slea Head, Ireland’s most Western point, see the Blasket Islands, and on a clear day – America (kidding!).  Return to Killarney in the afternoon, and dinner will be at our hotel. Who knows what musical interlude Mr. Kennedy has planned for this evening? But it will be fun!   Overnight Great Southern Hotel, Killarney (B)

 

May 31 – (Tue) A leisurely breakfast in Killarney, travel north to Galway.  Stop on route at the Cliffs of Moher and take in the stunning Clare coastline. Continue into the other-worldly Burren, a veritable moonscape of glacial limestone. Arrive in Galway city with some free time before arriving at the lovely Glenlo Abbey. Overnight Glenlo Abbey, Galway (B)

 

June 1(Wed) First – breakfast! Then we’ll enjoy a cruise on Ireland’s only fjord, located in Killary, extending 10 miles in from the Atlantic with some of the most gorgeous scenery in Ireland. Next stop will be Kylemore Abbey, built in 1867, the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in history of the region. This evening we’ll enjoy our farewell dinner together in the River Room Restaurant. Don’t forget your Party-piece!  Overnight Glenlo Abbey, Galway (B, D)

 

June 2 – After breakfast depart for Shannon Airport where you’ll clear US Customs, Border Protection (Passport) and TSA in time for a little last-minute Duty-Free shopping. You’ll arrive back in the U.S. as a “domestic” passenger making it convenient to connect to an onward flight or to exit the airport with ease. Slán abhaile! – Safe home!  And Go raibh maith agat! Thank you! (B)

Includes:
 11 Nights in 4 & 5 Star hotels
Full Scottish/Irish breakfast daily(B)
7 table d’hote dinners(D)
Fully escorted via deluxe motorcoach and professional driver/guide
Admissions as highlighted on the itinerary
Porterage of one suitcase
All service charges & local government taxes
Deluxe document holder, and luggage tag
Gratuity to driver
Oh, and some entertainment by Seamus and friends!

 

Seamus Kennedy’s Celtic Cultural Excursion to Scotland & Ireland

              May 21st – June 2nd, 2022

    $4,299 per person sharing land only

    $1,399 – Group Air from Newark, NJ
      (Includes flight from Glasgow to Dublin)

 

Payment Schedule:

A $500 non-refundable per person deposit secures your spot on the tour.

Final Payment will be due no later than February 9th, 2022

Tour price is based on double occupancy

Trip insurance is available for additional cost and is strongly recommended.  It should be purchased at time of deposit to cover any pre-existing conditions.

 Terms and Conditions

Circumstances beyond our control may require us to change the schedule. This tour is subject to the terms and conditions listed on www.isleinntours.com

 

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