Scottish & Irish Highlights
Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Fort Williams, Loch Ness, Inverness, Cawdor, Culloden, Blair Castle, Pitlochry, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Dublin, Glendalough, Waterford, Cork, Blarney, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Separated at the narrowest point by only 12 miles, some days you can see Scotland from Ireland and vice versa, yet the Celtic links are even closer. Since ancient times they've both proudly shared so much. It makes sense while you are here to seriously think about visiting both. Whisky or Whiskey, come see why! There's no need to choose between these Celtic cousins on this trip that takes you to the heart of Ireland and also shows you the secrets of Scotland. From our shared shores, there's so much to love: majestic cities, unrivalled scenery, and language. Both countries are at one with the toast "sláinte," meaning your good health. Pack your kilt, wear your green, have a wee dram and hear the sounds of bagpipes as you combine the best of both these countries.
Our prices start from9,196 LAND ONLY
13 Days • INDEPENDENT • 12 MealsOperated Tour
- 12 nights accommodation
- Services of a Private Chauffeur
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Airport transfers at specified times on arrival and departure days
- 12 breakfasts
Day 1 - Arrive In Glasgow - Loch Lomond
Welcome to Scotland! Your chauffeur will take you on an orientation tour of the city, where you'll embark on an exploration of iconic sights. Then head out for a visit to Stirling Castle, sitting atop a beautiful hill and offering views of ancient architecture. Continue to your hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond, where you'll relax this evening.
Day 2 - Loch Lomond - Loch Ness - Inverness
Stop at the Commando Memorial, honoring the British Commando Forces, near Fort William. Continue to Loch Ness for a truly unforgettable experience. Learn about this famous loch and its mysterious monster, Nessie, at the visitor's center.
Day 3 - Highlands Sightseeing
Start with a visit to Cawdor Castle, positioned among grand gardens and dating back to the 14th century. This lovely location is romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. Then visit the battlefields of Culloden, to delve into our rich history. This site is where in 1746 the Jacobite cause, under Bonnie Prince Charlie's leadership, was crushed. For Outlander fans, hear about Jamie and Claire's concerns about this particular battle.
Day 4 - Inverness - Edinburgh
Visit Blair Castle, which dates back to 1269, and discover the fascinating stories of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Your next stop is the picturesque town of Pitlochry, lying on the shores of the River Tummel. You might want to tour the Blair Athol Distillery for a taste of this Scottish spirit. Continue to historic St. Andrews, the home of golf before your return to Edinburgh.
Day 5 - Edinburgh Sightseeing
Start the day with a visit to mighty Edinburgh Castle, dominating the city's skyline. Take in the highlights of the Scottish capital as you continue to Holyrood Palace. This afternoon enjoy a walking food tour of Edinburgh - bring your appetite!
Day 6 - Edinburgh - Dublin
Bid your Scottish chauffeur a fond farewell. Hop on over to see our Celtic cousin when you fly to Ireland (not included in prices shown) and meet your Irish chauffeur. Begin your adventure on the Emerald Isle with a visit to Malahide Castle, dating back to the 14th century.
Day 7 - Dublin Sightseeing
Visit Guinness Storehouse, where you will see how Guinness is brewed. Enjoy immersive installations and get a 360-degree view of Dublin. Even sample a pint of the famous and tasty "Black Stuff."
Day 8 - Dublin - Glendalough - Waterford - Cork
Heading south, your first stop today will be a guided tour of the monastic ruins at Glendalough, the "Valley of the Two Lakes," to take in its stunning scenery. Continue south to the Viking town of Waterford, now world-renowned for its exquisite crystal that craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. Finally, travel to Cork for your overnight stay at magnificent Hayfield Manor.
Day 9 - Cork - Blarney - Killarney
The picturesque village of Blarney is home to historic Blarney Castle and magical stone. Participate in the age-old tradition of kissing this landmark; legend says you'll head home with the gift of gab. Later, continue to Killarney, the "town on the lakes." It is renowned for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call 'craic!' Stop in and say hello to our friendly locals.
Day 10 - Ring Of Kerry Excursion
Travel 'round the Ring of Kerry, where sea, mountains, and the valleys blend into a landscape that captures the eye and warms the heart. Next ride in a jaunting car (horse-drawn carriage) through Killarney National Park to be captivated by the stunning scenic views. Then visit Muckross House, a 19th-century Victorian mansion. After your visit, return to Killarney.
Day 11 - Dingle Peninsula Excursion
The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Here majestic hills soar over unspoiled valleys, and glittering mountain streams tumble down into lakes. Be sure to stop in the town of Dingle, a market town and fishing port that is also home to a wide variety of pubs. Stop in for a drink or take some time to relax on one of its sandy beaches.
Day 12 - Killarney - Newmarket On Fergus/Dromoland Castle
Heading north, visit the unique Flying Boat Museum at Foynes. Foynes is also the birthplace of Irish coffee, and you'll want to sample the warming beverage before continuing your travels. Next stop, Dromoland Castle. Dromoland is one of the most famous baronial castles in Ireland. What better way to end your Irish adventure than living like royalty!
Day 13 - Newmarket On Fergus - Depart Shannon
Your chauffeur will transfer you to Shannon Airport, where it is time to bid farewell to your newfound friends and the delightful Emerald Isle.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on January 31, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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