If you believe that the European spring and summer are the best times for a getaway in Ireland or Scotland, then its time to think again.
The region is geographically blessed from head-to-toe with rugged terrain, emerald waters and coastal villages, encouraging travellers to visit year-round to explore its natural beauty.
Peak seasons are popular, but there is something extra special about these fascinating destinations during autumn when they offer one-of-a-kind local experiences.
What’s happening in Ireland?
Autumn is the time for Ireland to show its true floral colours, picked right from natures palette with hints of warm reds, vibrant oranges and bright yellows. Listen to the sound of rustling leaves, soothing Uilleann pipes and hear the echo of a gentle flute... its the islands way of saying, Welcome to Ireland.
What’s happening in Scotland?
Some places were just born to be explored again and again. Scotland is one of those places, offering rugged highlands, pristine lochs and cobbled streets. Take it up a notch and experience Octobers award-winning sound and light show, Enchanted Forest, outside of Pitlochry. Its the perfect way to relish Scotlands enchanting countryside.
Explore with CIE Tours
Whether travelling to Ireland or Scotland, youll want to see as much of the destinations as possible: whether its medieval castle banquets or lively gastro pubs. For a truly authentic experience, CIE Tours has an abundance of departures and itineraries during autumn. Irish Classic offers different scenic locations across Ireland while Scottish Isles & Glens takes visitors to the highlands and pristine lochs of Scotland.