The shared Gaelic culture of Ireland and Scotland have long been a draw for tourists, but the roads are narrow and can be a bit intimidating for visitors. A coach tour provides not only comfortable transportation, but also may arrange hotels, restaurants and visits to attractions as well as providing knowledgeable local guides.
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Irish Tourism books a variety of escorted coach tours operated by CIE Coach International. Trips range from a six-day whirlwind tour of Ireland's main attractions including Dublin, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Bunratty Castle to longer themed tours with a focus on spirit or heritage. Their Taste of Ireland and Scotland tour takes in the main attractions of Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Highlands in Scotland and Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle in Ireland. Tours are conducted on modern air conditioned buses and accommodations are in highly rated hotels, bed and breakfasts and country homes.
Irish Tourism River House Killarney Road Newcastle West Co. Limerick Ireland 877-298-7205 irishtourism.com
Lynott Tours provides a more intimate setting for escorted coach tours of Ireland and Scotland. Tours are limited to fewer than 15 people and itineraries focus on getting to smaller, off-the-beaten path towns and villages. Tours range from eight-day discovery tours that visit weaving markets and fishing villages to sixteen-day tours which include Ireland and Scotland. In addition to visiting less well known attractions, the tours stop by key tourist attractions as well like Blarney Castle and the Ring of Kerry in Ireland and Loch Ness and Edinburgh Castle in Scotland.
Lynott Tours 205 Mineola Blvd, Suite 1B Mineola, New York 11501 USA 800-221-2474
Shearings Holidays offers a variety of escorted coach tours of Ireland and Scotland. With one of the largest luxury coach fleets in the country, Shearings offers first-class trips in comfort. From basic one-week tours taking in Ireland's main attractions to tours focusing on themes like music and heritage to combined tours of Scotland and Ireland, Shearings has lots of variety and every tour promises upscale hotels and first-class food.
Shearings Holidays, Miry Lane, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 4AG United Kingdom +44-0-844-824-6350 shearings.com/Our-Holidays/Coach-Holidays
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With a focus on the backpacker set, Paddywagon Backpacking Tours of Ireland offers budget tours of the Emerald Isle. Paddywagon offers two- to ten-day tours taking in sites like Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Connemara and Giant's Causeway. Accommodation, which is in hostels, bed and breakfasts and hotels, is included in tour price as is all entrance fees.
Police van Backpacking Tours of Ireland 5 Beresford Place Lower Gardiner Street Dublin 1 Ireland +35-31-8230822 paddywagontours.com
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