Scotland and Ireland (13 days)

What’s included: 

  • 4 Star Hotel accommodation
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • 6 breakfasts included (Scotland)
  • Breakfast daily (Ireland)
  • 2 Dinners (Ireland)
  • If you wish, we will treat you to a pub crawl tour on one of your evenings in Ireland.

What’s not included:

  • International flights to and from the tour.  Contact us for the best prices from your home town.
  • Meals and Drinks not specified below in itinerary.
  • Taxes, Charges, Fees (unless otherwise stated).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Optional gratuities.

Minimum of 2 guests for this tour.

Day 1 – Arrive and settle into your 4 star hotel

Day 2 – Loch Ness, Glencoe & Highlands Day Tour
Covering the magnificent beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Pitlochry. Steep yourself in the history of dramatic Glencoe and the chance to see Nessie!
Highlights:
~ Rannoch Moor
~ Glencoe
~ Great Glen
~ Fort Augustus
~ Boat Cruise on Loch Ness (optional)
~ Grampian mountains
~ Pitlochry

Day 3 – Loch Lomond National Park and Stirling Castle Day Tour
A day spent in the land of Scots heroes Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace, taking in the magnificent splendour of the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and the beautiful nature and forests of Scotland’s first National Park of Loch Lomond.

This tour is for those who love tales of Rob Roy and Braveheart, historic castles and a healthy walk in beautiful natural scenery with breathtaking views.

Highlights:
~ Stirling Castle
~ The Trossachs
~ Rob Roy country
~ Aberfoyle
~ Nature trail walk
~ Loch Lomond

Day 4 – St Andrews & the Fishing Villages of Fife Day Tour
A day out with lots of free time in the medieval city of St. Andrews, home of golf, and the picturesque old fishing villages in the East Neuk (corner) of the Kingdom of Fife.

We recommend this tour for those who love coastal scenery, big white sandy beaches and all the royal history of St. Andrews, home of Golf and Scotland’s oldest University. There’s time for shopping too!

Highlights:
~ Forth Bridges
~ Anstruther
~ Eastern Fife’s fishing villages
~ St. Andrews Cathedral
~ Castle and Old Town
~ The Old Course
~ Historic Village of Falkland

Day 5 – Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky Day Tour
A journey through the Celtic heartlands in the central Highlands taking in the waterfalls in Birnam forest, Pitlochry, the Queen’s View and the splendour of Loch Tay, an area steeped in ancient history. You also visit Dewar’s World of Whisky at the Aberfeldy distillery for a tour and tasting.

This tour is great for those who enjoy forest walks, waterfalls, dramatic mountain views and learning about the art of making whisky, and you can try it too!
Highlights:
~ Ancient capital of Dunkeld
~ Hermitage waterfalls
~ Pitlochry
~ Queen’s View
~ Dewar’s World of Whisky at Aberfeldy Distillery**
~ Loch Tay
~ Killin and Rob Roy country

Day 6 – Shopping on your own

Day 7 – Transfer to the airport to board your (included) flight to Dublin.  Once you arrive in Dublin, Ireland, board your included transfer to your 4 star hotel.

Once you have settled in to your hotel, take some time to unwind before your dinner reservations at the Arrlington Pub.

Day 8: BLARNEY Day Tour From DUBLIN
This tour Includes admission to Blarney Castle and Gardens.

Visit the most famous castle in all of Ireland! The world famous Blarney Castle. Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and see the exciting battlements. Get the gift of the gab for 7 years! Also visit the Titanic town of Cobh in 1 brilliant day trip from Dublin.

Enjoy a stroll in one of Ireland’s most historic towns and visit St Coleman’s Cathedral, overlooking Cork Harbour. We will also take a panoramic drive through Cork City. This tour allows you to see the best of County Cork on this 1 day adventure from Dublin.

Day 9: GIANTS CAUSEWAY Day Tour From DUBLIN

The most action packed day tour possible from Dublin!

Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, White Park Bay, Ballintoy, the Antrim Coast and one hour of free time in Belfast.

You cannot truly visit Ireland without a visit to the legendary Giant’s Causeway! Volcanic activity helped Finn McCool forge this wonder of the world some 60 million years ago. The 6km of sheer cliffs rising to over 90m and forming a series of bays are spectacular.

We include the all-new innovative and imaginative Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre. You will be provided with free audio guides!

From the Giant’s Causeway to Belfast, and the magnificent rope bridge this tour has it all! Definitely the most comprehensive tour of Northern Ireland!

CARRICK A REDE
We spend an hour strolling along the windswept coastal path with amazing views to and from the rope bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a chasm 23m deep and 20m wide, to harvest salmon from their nets. With views of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland and Rathlin Island.

GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
We continue along the coastal drive with fantastic views of Whitepark Bay and Portbradden. We visit the 37,000 basalt columns whose tops form “stepping stones” leading from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea. They reappear in the island of Straffe, hence the legend that this was a road built by the giant Finn McCool to enable him to cross over to Scotland. Truly an amazing wonder of the world!

COASTLINE VIEWS
We travel along the Causeway Coastal route between Ballycastle and Dunluce to experience one of the most dramatic drives in the world, now rated as one of the world’s great road journeys. We transport you by windswept cliffs, spectacular scenery, and fabulous unspoiled beaches.

DUNLUCE CASTLE
We continue a wonderful day with a photo stop at Dunluce Castle, home to the McDonnell Clan for many years and considered the most romantic castle in Ireland. En route we pass through Bushmills, famed for the fantastic whiskey, which is enjoyed all over the world.

BELFAST
Our next stop is Belfast City Centre. We provide you with a brief city tour taking in City Hall, the famous Titanic Dry Dock, and also The Victoria Square Centre, with its 360 degree view of the City. We return to Dublin after a great day, arriving in Dublin City at 8.30pm approx!

DAY 10: KILKENNY & WICKLOW Day Tour from DUBLIN
Tour Departs at 9:00 a.m.

What a way to get a taste of the true beauty of Ireland! Our Kilkenny and Glendalough day tours from Dublin are a very relaxing and beautiful day trip to enjoy.

Travel through beautiful Kildare to historic Kilkenny. Once the medieval capital of Ireland,

Kilkenny boasts Ireland’s finest Norman castle with an opportunity to enjoy a pint of Kilkenny in Kilkenny.

Also great shopping in the traditional Kilkenny design shop. Gaze at the rolling hills, rugged mountains, and glacial valleys of County Wicklow – the Garden of Ireland.

Visit the monastic city of St. Kevin at Glendalough (Braveheart wedding scenes and made famous through ‘PS I Love You’). Sparkling lakes, dense forests and romantic babbling brooks make this a spectacular scenic drive and a fine day out from the big city.

Oh and did we mention we include an exclusive visit to one of the ancient wonders of our pre-Celtic Bronze Age past – Brown Hill Dolmen! – a sneak peak into how our ancient Irish ancestors buried their dead and celebrated their passage into the next world…

Day 11: CONNEMARA & GALWAY Day Tour From DUBLIN
Tour departs at 8:00a.m.

“A simply marvelous tour and great way to see Connemara if you’re stuck over in the big city of Dublin!!” – Bill Fitzsimmons, Auckland
This is an excellent day tour to Connemara which is Ireland’s most dramatic landscape. Among the many highlights of this tour are Kylemore Abbey and Killary Harbour. We also have plenty of time to experience Galway, Ireland’s coolest city.

Day 12: Free day to spend however you would like, dinner and show in the evening.
Enjoy your day relaxing, shopping or doing whatever you like. That evening you will be treated to another traditional Irish dinner and music show.

Day 13: Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

 

 

 

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