15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

THE SCOTS AND THE IRISH

Ireland: Belfast - Connemara - Derry - Dublin - Killarney
United Kingdom: Aviemore - Ballachulish - Belfast - Derry - Edinburgh - Glasgow
Starting from $3,915.00

THE SCOTS AND THE IRISH

Begin your tour in Glasgow witnessing the rugged beauty of Scotland’s glens, locks, and isles before a tour of Macbeth’s Cawdor Castle and Edinburgh’s stunning city landscape. Next, cross over to Ireland where there is plenty of time to explore the cities of Letterkenny, Connemara, Killarney, and Dublin and have a pint of Guinness with Ireland’s locals. Vacation highlights include: Edinburgh, Aviemore, Ballachulish, Glasgow, Belfast, Derry, Connemara, Killarney, Dublin. Countries visited: Ireland, United Kingdom

INCLUDES
  • Airport transfers in Edinburgh on day 2 and in Dublin on day 15
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling
  • 2 nights accommodation at Jurys Inn Hotel Edinburgh
  • 2 nights accommodation at Mcdonald Highland Resort in Aviemore
  • 1 night accommodation at Isle of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish
  • 1 night accommodation at Jurys Inn Glasgow
  • 1 night accommodation at Europa Hotel Belfast
  • 1 night accommodation at Ramada DaVinci's in Derry
  • 1 night accommodation at Connemara Coast Hotel in Connemara
  • 2 nights accommodation at Killarney Towers in Killarney
  • 2 nights accommodation at Maldron Hotel in Dublin
  • 13 Breakfasts (B), Morning Coffee (MC) at Rathbaun Farm and 9 three-course Dinners with choice of entree and coffee or tea (D) including a Welcome Dinner (WD) and a Farewell Dinner (FD)
  • Services of a professional Travel Director
  • Private luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, reclining seats and emergency restroom
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges Headsets for sightseeing so you can easily hear your guide's commentary hidden delight
  • Portfolio of travel documents
  • Souvenir group photo
ITINERARY
Day 1 - DEPART USA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight (cost not included in land only price).


Day 2 - ARRIVE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Transfer to your hotel. The day is free. Tonight, meet for a Welcome Dinner with wine. (Welcome Dinner)


Day 3 - EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE

See the best of Edinburgh and visit the castle. The rest of the day is free. During the Edinburgh Festival, the Military Tattoo is included. (Breakfast)


Day 4 - EDINBURGH / AVIEMORE

Heading north, stop at St. Andrews and see the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. After photos at Craithie Church, drive to Aviemore. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 5 - HIGHLANDS EXCURSION

Visit Cawdor Castle, famous from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. On to Culloden, where the Jacobite cause perished. Visit the Glen Ord Whiskey Distillery, then return to Aviemore. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 6 - AVIEMORE / ISLE OF SKYE / BALLACHULISH

Pass Loch Ness, then cross by bridge to the scenic Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Visitor Centre to hear about 13 centuries of Clan history. Later, ferry back to the mainland. Pass Ben Nevis and Fort William as you travel to Ballachulish. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 7 - BALLACHULISH / GLASGOW

Admire Glencoe and Rannoch Moor before cruising on “bonnie” Loch Lomond. Then continue south to the lively city of Glasgow. (Breakfast)


Day 8 - GLASGOW / BELFAST , IRELAND

Motor to Stranraer. Take the ferry across the North Channel to Ireland, and continue to Belfast. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 9 - BELFAST / GIANT’S CAUSEWAY / DERRY

See Belfast sights, explore North Antrim, walk on the Giant’s Causeway and on to Derry. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 10 - DERRY / GALWAY / CONNEMARA

After a walking tour of the Derry city walls, travel to Galway and visit Galway Cathedral. Then on to your hotel overlooking Galway Bay. (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 11 - CONNEMARA / KILLARNEY

Drop in for coffee at Rathbaun Farm. Then west to see the Cliffs of Moher. Later, take the Tarbert Ferry across the Shannon Estuary and continue your journey to Killarney. (Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Dinner)


Day 12 - RING OF KERRY EXCURSION

Travel the road that winds around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Return to Killarney. The rest of the day is free. (Breakfast)


Day 13 - KILLARNEY / BLARNEY / DUBLIN

Visit Blarney Castle and stop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. On to view the Rock of Cashel. Continue to Dublin, where your evening is free. (Breakfast)


Day 14 - DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING & AT LEISURE

Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral and see the Book of Kells. Your afternoon is free. Tonight gather for a Farewell Dinner with Irish entertainment. (Breakfast, Farewell Dinner)


Day 15 - DEPART DUBLIN

Included transfer to the airport where your vacation ends. (Breakfast)


Notes
  • Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Your TPT Specialist will quote you the lowest airfare available from your hometown at the time of booking.
  • Triple room reduction: $50
  • Young Traveler Discount: $300

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