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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.
Welcome to Dublin
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.
Lunch/Dinner/Overnight—Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford
Dunbrody & Cork
Follow in the footsteps of a group of Famine emigrants as you board a replica of the sailing vessel Dunbrody at the quayside in New Ross. From here we will make our way to Cork, not before stopping at the Marine bar for a live music session.
Dinner/Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
This morning we head to the original White Star Line ticket office—the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic. We have a guided tour at the Titanic Experience. Afterwards, some time in Cobh to grab lunch before heading back to Cork for a free afternoon.
Overnight—Metropole Hotel, Cork
Killarney & Ring of Kerry
Bidding farewell to Cork City we travel into County Kerry and the beautiful town of Kenmare. From here, we head on 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, home to some of the best, freshest and tastiest seafood restaurants in Ireland.
Overnight—Dingle Skellig Hotel, Dingle
Cliffs of Moher
This morning we head to Tralee, renowned for its Rose of Tralee festival. We then continue to the lovely village of Adare, where thatched cottages line the broad main street. From Limerick we make our way to Doolin for a cruise to experience the scale and majestic beauty of the 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, Ireland’s oldest licensed distillery. Here we will learn everything about making Irish Whiskey, uisce beatha—the water of life. This evening, a free night to explore the electric atmosphere in Dublin.
Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Dublin's Fair City
The full day is yours to explore Dublin's "Fair City." Using your Hop On/Hop Off pass you can check out the famous streets, squares, magnificent buildings, beautiful parks & great shopping. Tonight, you will enjoy a farewell dinner with some lively Irish entertainment.
Dinner/Overnight—Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
Ireland to Scotland
Today we bid farewell to Ireland and fly to Glasgow for the Scotland portion of your journey. Arrive in Glasgow where you will enjoy a Hop on Hop off Sightseeing tour of the city before dinner at your accommodations in the heart of the city.
Dinner/Overnight — Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Depart for Rabbie Burns Country, where the first stop of the day is Burns National Heritage Park. The museum is the focal point of this beautifully landscaped park where visitors can cross the Brig o’Doon and visit the poet’s birthplace. Later, continue to Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Culzean is surrounded by surging seas, lush forests, and secret gardens.
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 & Whisky
St Andrews & Edinburgh
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. Leaving St. Andrews, we head to Edinburgh for some time in the city and a free evening where you can wander out the front door of your central hotel and explore the iconic city.
Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George, Edinburgh
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 which features the “New” and the “Old” towns. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city further. Tonight, you will attend the Spirit of Scotland Show, an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner at The Royal College of Surgeons.
Dinner/Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George, Edinburgh
Your tour ends after a final hearty Irish breakfast in your Edinburgh hotel. Please inquire about departure transfers.
- Culzean Castle
- Loch Lomond
- Loch Ness
- Urquhart Castle
- Culloden Moor
- Eilean Donan Castle
- St Andrews
- 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 Evening meals
- Scottish evening with dinner & entertainment
- Farewell Irish evening with dinner & entertainment
- Working Sheepdog performance at Kincraig
- Exclusive Whisky Tasting & 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 Battlefield & Visitor Centre, Eilean Donan Castle, Rock of Cashel, Titanic Experience Cobh, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Kilbeggan Distillery
- The Famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo included on July 20 & August 3
- One-Way flight from Scotland to Ireland