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Custom Tours of Ireland and Scotland

Adventure Travel with TLC and Personal Service-
custom tour specialists since 1984.

Rising Road Tours conducts custom, escorted small-group tours to Ireland and the islands and highlands of Scotland.

We offer you an adventurous, sophisticated, personalized experience of the roads less traveled throughout Ireland and Scotland. Relax and enjoy the flexibility, TLC, and extensive knowledge and experience you should expect from a custom guided tour of the highest quality.

The BurrenIt means your valuable vacation time will not be spent waiting in airports or sitting in buses. It means your personal guide has expert knowledge and experience of travel in Ireland and Scotland you won't find on a cookie-cutter tour. You'll experience the hidden gems - the history, rich literary and artistic heritage, age-old crafts and ways of life, and glimpses into an ancient past that predates the pyramids. You have the freedom to see what you want to see, at your own pace. It's all-inclusive and can even cost less than a large group tour.

Ask us about our all-inclusive pricing, seasonal rates, and savings opportunities.

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We are excited to announce tour offerings for 2014.  In addition to listings from previous years, this year we are adding “Enchanting Ireland”.  In preparation for the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916, planning has begun on a tour focusing on places instrumental in the events that led up to the creation of the modern Ireland.  We also look back to Ireland’s ancient past in creating tours of sites from Ireland’s great epic, the Táin__Cúailnge.  Other tours in the works include Sacred Sites, the Titanic Experience, and the Irish Emigration Experience. 

2014 Tours:

A Taste of Ireland              June 17-30
A Taste of Scotland          July 8-21
Celtic Sampler               Aug 12-25

Christmas in Ireland         Dec 2-11


Custom Tours are PERFECT for:

Your Dream Vacation

Friends & Families who love to travel together

Adventure and Education


Theme tours including distilleries, castles, golf, gardens, or anything you desire.

Going to a Wedding, Birthday Party or other Special Event?
Don't hop back on the plane 3 days later - Stay a while and make this a truly memorable trip!

Following are examples of past custom tours to inspire you.


Ring of Beara Donegal Castle


Ireland's Rings

Historic Ireland

Connemara Ben Bulben Pentland Hills just outside of Edinburgh

Into the West

Ireland North and South

A Taste of Scotland


Your Guide - Dr. Samuel Couch, Ph.D.

Dr. Sam Couch, has been leading students, friends, and small group tours to Ireland and Scotland since 1984. His background as a professor of Irish Studies programs lends unparalleled insight into the geography, history, and personality of Celtic Ireland and Scotland that you simply won't find anywhere else.


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Rising Road Tours
208-962-9886 (Tel) ~ 888-648-8893 (Toll-free) ~ 888-371-8895 (fax)

1070 Greencreek Road, Greencreek, ID 83533 U.S.A.

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TOUR DETAILS: A Taste of Ireland | A Taste of Scotland | Celtic Sampler | Ireland North and South | Ireland's Rings | Donegal Southwest by Northeast | Historic Ireland | Saints and Giants | Into the West | Highland Hill Walking | In The Steps of St. Columba | Birthplaces of Golf | Scotland's Wild North: Shetland and Orkney Isles

Shamrock ClubWe are a member of the Shamrock Club and a certified Ireland Tourism Specialist. Shamrock Club travel agents and tour operators have extensive knowledge of Ireland and are eager to assist you with your travel plans.

Visit Scotland Destination SpecialistWe are a Visit Scotland SCOTSmaster Destination Specialist. Contact us about planning an escorted tour of Scotland.