Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

One Break, Two Cities (7 days)

Adams & Butler United Kingdom

Edinburgh, United Kingdom To Cork Airport, Ireland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 25 Jul 2018

One Break, Two Cities (7 days)

Day 2

Dunbee, United Kingdom

Day 4

Edinburgh Airport, United Kingdom→ Cork, Ireland

Day 7

Cork Airport, Ireland


Day 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel Breakfast

Private Transfer & Walking Tour.

Arrive Edinburgh Airport.

Meet your chauffer at the airport, who will bring you to the hotel, where your guide will await you for the walking tour of the city.

Edinburgh - the Athens of the North has enough to fill several days of touring. Start your tour with The Palace of Holyroodhouse. This is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty the Queen and was once home to Mary Queen of Scots. As the palace is a working royal palace, opening arrangements may change at short notice.

Edinburgh Castle - Scotland’s top visitor attraction stands high upon an extinct volcano. See the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny in the Castle’s Royal Apartments. Birthplace of James VI, son of Mary, Queen of Scots, he became the first Stuart King of England after the Union of the Crowns in 1603.

Look for the tiny St. Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building. Listen for the One O’clock Gun, fired daily from Mills Mount Battery. A striking addition to the Old Town Skyline, The Scottish Parliament is architecturally stunning, set among beautiful public gardens.

The Royal Mile is the famous cobbled street linking the Castle with The Palace of Holyroodhouse and passing St. Giles High Kirk, John Knox House, Camera Obscura and many other museums and historic buildings of interest.

Afternoon free

to explore on own.

Day 2
Dunbee, United Kingdom
The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel Breakfast

Kingdom of Fife, St. Andrews and Dundee tour with driver-guide.

The Fife coastline is a very special environment which has distinctive rock formations, delicate flora and a varied wildlife.

Long sections of the Fife Coastal Path up to Crail can now be enjoyed by recreational and serious walkers. Look out for grey seals and, in summer, basking sharks and dolphins.

The Coastal touring route passes through many pretty fishing villages like Elie, Crail, Pittenweem and Anstruther with its Secret Bunker, a reminder of the days of the Cold War. In St Andrews, first to the British Golf Museum. Next door, the Old Tom Morris Golf Shop is the world’s most famous and oldest golf shop. Founded by Old Tom Morris in 1848, it is located opposite the 18th green of the Old Course Links and has an extensive stock of golf wear and accessories. Bonkers on 60 Market Street is an award winning gift shop where you are sure to come away with something completely different.

Before leaving see the Cathedral, St Rule’s Tower, the University & St Andrews Castle. Tour to Dundee, Scotland’s fourth city and known historically for its shipbuilding and whaling, for its jam, and for its jute industry. It is also known for journalism and for comics: Dundee remains the home of D.C. Thomson, publishers of the Beano and the Dandy. Dundee is also home to two universities: with all that implies for the availability of restaurants, pubs, and book and record shops.

Day 3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte hotel Breakfast

Free day in Edinburgh.

Day 4
Edinburgh Airport, United Kingdom
Cork, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel None

-Private transfer to Edinburgh Airport.

-Arrive Cork Airport.

Meet your chauffer at the airport. He will bring you to the hotel, where your walking tour guide will await you.

Enjoy 3 hour walking tour of Cork.

Cork City, which is Ireland’s second largest city, takes its name from the marshy land on the banks of the River Lee on which St. Finbarre founded a monastery around AD 650. The city’s narrow alleys, waterways and Georgian architecture give it a distinctly continental feel.

For a wide choice of different cuisines head for the pedestrian area between St Patrick’s and Paul Streets. The English Market is a covered fruit and vegetable market established in 1610. Now selling a wide range of hand-made and exotic foods as well as the original fruit and vegetables, it is a food lover’s paradise.

Afternoon free to explore on own.

Day 5
Kinsale, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

Full day with the driver-guide touring Kinsale and Blarney Castle.

An ancient seaside town, Kinsale is full of style and character. It is also a winner of the National Tidy Towns Competition. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was an important English naval base, and it still has a distinct Georgian flavour.

With its yacht-filled harbour, brightly painted cottages, bow-winded houses and displays of flowers in pots, tub and handing baskets, it marks the beginning of scenic West Cork, and well deserves its booming tourist industry. Only 18 miles from Cork, it is ideally placed as a deep-sea angling and yachting centre.

In 1601 Kinsale was the scene of a battle in which English troops defeated a mixed Irish-Spanish force. It was followed by the ‘Flight of the Earls’, when many of the Irish aristocracy surrendered their lands and fled to mainland Europe.

Continue onto the famous Blarney Castle. The story here says that Dermot MacCarthy had the gift of ‘plamas’, the Irish word for soft talking flattery. MacCarthy tried to talk his way out of handing over Blarney Castle to an agent of Queen Elizabeth I. He prevaricated until the Queen declared “I will hear no more of this Blarney talk”, and gave the English language a new word. The legend persists that anyone who kisses the famous stone high up on the castle parapets will be endowed with the “gift of the gab”. Aside from the magic stone, the castle, added in 1446 by Cormac MacCarthy to an earlier tower, is well worth a visit.

The massive four storey keep changed hands during the Civil and Williamite Wars and was used at one point as a prison for the Protestants of Cork. The gardens known as Rock Close were laid out by the Jefferyes family in 1759. Beside the castle is the Victorian Scottish baronial home of the Colthurst family. In the village are The Blarney Woollen Mills, one of the largest and best craft shops in Ireland.

Day 6
Cork, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

-Free day in Cork.

Day 7
Cork Airport, Ireland
None None

Private transfer to Cork Airport

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking


Custom city break from Cork to Edinburgh .

About Us

We custom-design all our itineraries to suit your interests and wishes. We create trips of distinction. Recent special-interest trips include antiques, gardens, golf, gourmet, Jewish heritage, art, architecture and even ghosts! Our aim is to fulfill your dreams, to provide our clients with imaginative, fun and memorable trips and to bring quality and style to travel. At Adams & Butler, we give you the vacation you want – a unique experience, designed just for you. We conduct business in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French.

Insider Tip

Don't miss a private visit to the Scotch Whisky Society with its founder Charles MacLean, reputed to be 'the World's Leading Expert on Scotch Whisky" according to the London Times.

Terms & Conditions

DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENTS: Tour & customised itinerary bookings are provisional until a 30% deposit is received and confirmations issued, and until that time accommodation and services cannot be guaranteed. The balance is due 3 months prior to arrival. • Vacation home rental bookings are provisional until a 50% deposit is received and a confirmation issued. The balance is due 3 months prior to arrival. • If payment is not received as scheduled, your reservation may be automatically cancelled and deposit payment become forfeit. MEANS OF PAYMENT: Payment can be made by major credit card, cheque, or bank transfer. If you do choose to pay by bank transfer / Euro bank draft or cheque we will need a credit card number in order to confirm your booking until the transfer is received. We issue invoices in Euros for bookings in Ireland and Europe, Sterling for bookings in Scotland, England and Wales, and US Dollars for bookings in Kenya, Africa and elsewhere. Please send the remittance in the currency you are invoiced to the appropriate bank account below: (1) Euro bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, Westmoreland St., Dublin 2 Bank Code 93-33-84 Ac Adams & Butler Ltd 03879002 Inter bank Swift Code AIBKIE2D IBAN Number IE37 AIBK-9333-8403-879-002. There is a €9 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the €9 onto the total amount due. (2) Sterling bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, 11 Old Jewry, London EC2 8DP - Inter bank Swift Code AIBKIE2D IBAN Number GB64 AIBK 2385 9009 0941 88. There is a £10 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the £10 onto the total amount due. (3) Dollar bank transfer to Allied Irish Bank, Branch NSC : 930067 Account Name : Adams & Butler Ltd Account Number: 26058105 Swift Address AIBKIE2D IBAN IE01AIBK93006726058105. There is a $15 transfer charge on every payment made by bank transfer. Please add the $15 onto the total amount due. 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TRAVEL INSURANCE Please ensure that all travellers are in possession of valid travel insurance CANCELLATIONS TOURS & ITINERARIES: (a) All cancellations must be notified in writing by email or fax to Adams & Butler (b) The following Cancellation Charges apply to all bookings - Up to 3 months prior to date of arrival – €500 administration charge 1 to 3 months prior to date of arrival – 15% plus €500 administration charge. 3 to 4 weeks prior to date of arrival - 25% plus €500 administration charge Less than 21 days prior to date of arrival - 75% plus €500 administration charge Less than 7 days prior to date of arrival - 100% In all events the client will be refunded for any accommodation or services that are re-sold. ACCOMMODATION: We reserve the right to substitute hotels for accommodations in similar categories. VISITS, ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER FEATURES: We reserve the right to substitute visits, entertainment and other features when establishments are closed or cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control. UNUSED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Adams & Butler Ltd. cannot make refunds or exchanges for unused accommodations, services or features of any tour or itinerary unless agreed upon prior to departure. RESPONSIBILITY: Adams & Butler Ltd is not responsible for any personal injury, property damage or other loss a passenger incurs arising from acts or omissions by any public transport company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or other person or organization, whether or not such company is rendering any services supplied by Adams & Butler. All vouchers are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing and to any and all terms and conditions under which transportation and services are provided. Adams & Butler Ltd reserves the right to decline to accept or to cancel or alter any booking. We accept no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, flight cancellations or misconnections due to mechanical problems, sickness, quarantine, weather, acts of God, strikes, government actions, war, terrorism or other circumstances beyond its control. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you purchase travel insurance. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Any devaluation or revaluation of currencies may affect quoted prices. Tours may be subject to currency surcharges, as imposed by our suppliers. CAR RENTAL COMPANIES: Car rental companies in Ireland and Britain reserve the right to substitute cars for other models in similar category. CAR RENTAL INSURANCE: (1) Car rental insurance includes unlimited mileage, local taxes and third party insurance, which includes passenger indemnity in respect to injuries resulting from an accident involving the rental car. The driver is not covered by this insurance but can purchase Driver & Baggage Protection (DBP/PAI) and or Optional Theft Protection (TP). This can be purchased at time of rental in Ireland or Britain. (2) The hirer must leave an imprint of a major credit card with the car rental company at the start of the rental to cover any damage which may occur. (3) The policy includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) subject to an excess. To insure against CDW deductible amounts, the hirer may purchase a Super CDW at start of hire. AGE LIMIT: In Ireland drivers aged 23/24 years may drive groups B and E only and are subject to a young driver surcharge. In Britain and Northern Ireland persons aged 23-25 can drive groups A, B, C, D, E, F & I only and are subject to a surcharge. Maximum driving age in Ireland & Britain is 75 years. Drivers 76-79 years of age may rent but certain restrictions and surcharges apply - contact us for details. LOCATION SERVICE CHARGE: A location service charge may apply. This charge is payable locally. DRIVING LICENSE: Drivers must produce a current driving license issued in their state or country of residence without any endorsements and have a minimum driving experience of one year. EXTRA DRIVER: The supplementary charge to cover an additional driver is payable at start of hire. CLAIMS OR DISPUTES: You should inform Adams & Butler Ltd immediately of any problems and prior to the end of the tour. Passenger contract with Adams & Butler Ltd is subject exclusively to Irish Law and Jurisdiction. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS FOR CHARTER BOATS AND CRUISER HIRE: Bookings are accepted subject to the craft being available, as there is always the possibility of a previous hirer causing accidental damage, which would hold up the craft for repair. In this event every effort will be made to supply a similar craft, if this is not possible the deposit shall be returned to them in full, but the hirer shall have no claim whatsoever against the owner. Cruising after dark is prohibited. We shall not be responsible for any delay caused by floods, repairs or damage to navigational works. All hire periods commence after 16.30 and terminate at 10.00a.m on the final day of the booking period. We will endeavour to arrange flexible arrival & departures times. The craft must be returned not later than 10a.m. in a clean condition throughout with full-fuel and water tanks on the day on which the hirer period terminates. If the hirer fails to return the craft in due time, as stated above , they shall pay the owners €800 for every day or part of a day which the craft is delayed away from base, plus any consequential damage or loss for breach of contract. No experience is necessary but we reserve the right to refuse to hand over to any hirer who in our opinion is not considered suitable to take charge. On take over, a trial run will be given to familiarize hirer with craft. After this trial run the hirer shall take full responsibility for the craft and her equipment. If any repairs or adjustments become necessary the owners must be notified immediately. Repairs cannot be carried out by any other firm without the owner’s permission. We at all times try to give a specific description of craft, but we shall not be responsible for any inaccuracies that may occur. It is in your interest, as well as ours, that rubber soled shoes should be worn on board. The company will not be responsible for time loss due to breakdowns, damage or other defects and no financial adjustments can be made in these circumstances. Only crew members named on the booking form are admitted to hire our craft and the company takes no responsibility for other persons boarding our craft. A returnable deposit of €1,000 must be paid by the hirer upon arrival (depending on the class of cruiser). 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wonderful service great team work nothing that they would not do for you

By: marge

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2016

great tour guide Helpful and ever knowledgeable never lets a hitch bother her
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy


By: Jose

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2016

The tour was fun and interesting, the gide has a very good knoledge about the city and the diferet items around it.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy