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 from

$ 9,196 LAND ONLY

13 Days • INDEPENDENT • 12 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 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

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Arrive In Glasgow - Loch Lomond

Head out for a visit to Stirling Castle, sitting atop a beautiful hill and offering views of ancient architecture.

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

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

Learn about the famous Loch Ness and its mysterious monster, Nessie, at the visitor's center.

Rocpool Reserve

Breakfast Included

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.

Rocpool Reserve

Breakfast Included

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.

The Scotsman

Breakfast Included

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.

The Scotsman

Breakfast Included

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

Visit Malahide Castle, dating back to the 14th century.

The Westbury

Breakfast Included

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.

The Westbury

Breakfast Included

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

Take a guided tour of the monastic ruins at Glendalough, the "Valley of the Two Lakes," to take in its stunning scenery.

Hayfield Manor

Breakfast Included

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

Visit Blarney Castle and participate in the age-old tradition of kissing this landmark; legend says you'll head home with the gift of gab.

The Europe

Breakfast Included

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

Visit Muckross House, a 19th-century Victorian mansion.

The Europe

Breakfast Included

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 Europe

Breakfast Included

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

Visit the unique Flying Boat Museum at Foynes, which is also the birthplace of Irish coffee

Dromoland Castle

Breakfast Included

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

Breakfast Included

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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