Rich landscapes, history and legends will surround you in these two glorious Celtic nations. From Dublin to Glasgow, the highlands to St Patrick this extensive tours offers you just the right balance of the past, the present and the people of Scotland & Ireland. Breakfast daily, outstanding dinners, and delightful hotels complete this first class tour.
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Meet your tour guide at your designated pickup point, before a panoramic tour of Glasgow. You will explore Saint Mungo’s Cathedral and Provand's Lordship. Transfer to your hotel where you will enjoy a welcome drink and some free time.
Dinner/Overnight—Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Depart for Ayrshire, where the first stop of the day is Culzean Castle. Later, continue to Rabbie Burns Country and the Burns National Heritage Park.
Overnight—Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Loch Ness & Inverness
Depart Glasgow for Inverness travelling along Scotland’s West Coast and Loch Ness. Highlights of the day include Loch Lomond, dramatic Glencoe, a visit to Urquhart Castle and a cruise on Loch Ness in search of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.
Dinner/Overnight—Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
Isle of Skye
Today a day trip to the Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands. First stop is Portree, capital of the island. You can enjoy some free time here, exploring the multi-coloured harbour, or warming up by a real coal fire in a local pub. On our return to Inverness, you will visit Eilean Donan Castle.
Dinner/Overnight—Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness
Culloden & Speyside
Today we head to Perthshire via Culloden Moor, site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden. Before leaving Speyside, stop at Kincraig for an impressive display from the Working Sheepdogs. Continue onto Perthshire for a distillery visit.
Dinner/Overnight—Dunkeld House Hotel, Dunkeld
St Andrews & Falkland
Depart Perthshire for Edinburgh via the Kingdom of Fife. You will stop at St. Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest university and capital of golf. After lunch, head to Falkland to visit the village and the Palace, built by King James V in 1539.
Overnight — (InterContinental) Edinburgh The George Hotel
After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will enjoy an exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle. You will then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh. Tonight, you will attend the Spirit of Scotland Show, an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner at the Jam House.
Dinner/Entertainment/Overnight — (InterContinental Edinburgh) The George Hotel
Scotland to Ireland
After arrival at Dublin Airport this morning, a short drive takes us to Wicklow Town and an iconic pub for lunch and refreshments before we head off to the coastal town of Wexford.
Dinner/Overnight—Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford
Dunbrody & Cork
Board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at New Ross. From here we will make our way to Cork, not before stopping at the Marine bar for a live music session.
Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
Cobh & Spike Island
This morning we have a guided tour at the Titanic Experience in Cobh. Next, we board a ferry for Spike Island, recently voted "Europe's Leading Attraction."
Dinner/Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
Killarney & Ring of Kerry
We make our way towards West Cork before heading north to through Moll’s Gap and the Lakes of Killarney. After some free time in Killarney we make our way to the fishing port of Dingle.
Overnight—Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle
Cliffs of Moher
This morning we pass through Tralee and Adare on the way to view King John’s Castle. Next, to Doolin for a cruise to experience the majestic Cliffs of Moher with a view that is truly breathtaking.
Dinner/Overnight—Armada Hotel, Spanish Point
Burren, Bogs & Bottles
After breakfast today, we head from the Burren to the bog to the bottle on our way to Dublin. During our journey through the midlands we have a tasting and tour at Kilbeggan Distillery.
Overnight—Camden Court, Dublin
Dublin's "Fair City"
The full day is yours to explore Dublin’s fair city with your hop-on/hop-off tour ticket. Tonight, we visit the Abbey Tavern in Howth for a traditional dinner followed by some rousing Irish music and dancing.
Dinner/Overnight—Camden Court, Dublin
Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your Dublin hotel. Please inquire about departure transfers.
- Culzean Castle
- Loch Lomond
- Loch Ness
- Urquhart Castle
- Culloden Moor
- Eilean Donan Castle
- St Andrews
- Falkland Palace
- Spike Island
- Spanish Point
- Transportation throughout by luxury touring coach
- Services of an experienced driver and local touring guide
- 14 nights accommodation in first class hotels
- Full breakfast daily
- 7 table d'hote evening meals
- Scottish evening with dinner & entertainment
- Farewell Irish evening with dinner & entertainment
- Tour famous Spike Island - one of the top new visits in Europe
- Working Sheepdog performance at Kincraig
- Guided tour of a whisky distillery & Cruise on Loch Ness
- Visit Eilean Donan Castle, the famous 13th century castle in the Highlands
- Exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle
- Panoramic tours of Glasgow & Edinburgh
- Hop-on/hop-off bus tour in Dublin
- Admissions to: Culzean Castle, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Moor Visitor's Centre, Eilean Donan Castle, Falkland Palace, Rock of Cashel, Titanic Experience Cobh, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Spike Island, Kilbeggan Distillery
- The Famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo included on August 7 & 21 departures (in lieu of Scottish evening)