Highlights of Ireland & Scotland - 2023

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Highlights of Ireland & Scotland - 2023
Highlights of Ireland & Scotland - 2023
Start:Dublin, Ireland
Finish:Edinburgh, UK
Duration:10 Nights
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Active pace
Meals:11 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Discover the treasures of Ireland and Scotland on your affordable tour from Dublin to Edinburgh. In Dublin’s fair city, you’ll drive along the statue-lined O’Connell Street and see the elegant Georgian squares with their red-brick townhouses. You’ll also see Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. En route from Dublin to the seaside resort of Tramore, take a stroll through the pretty lanes of Kilkenny, and see the city famous for its Irish crystal—Waterford. In Blarney, home of the fabled Stone of Eloquence, time to browse or buy irresistible Irish handicrafts and crystal. On your way to Killarney, stop for spectacular photo opportunities along the Ring of Kerry. You’ll travel to Limerick, the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, and the cosmopolitan seaside city of Galway. Drive along Donegal Bay, with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches to Derry. Continue to the north coast’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway—40,000 interlocking basalt columns that were formed by volcanic eruptions some 60 million years ago. An amazing sight! Next, to Belfast, where the Titanic was built. You’ll board a ferry for an Irish Sea crossing to Cairnryan, then on to Glasgow. Your budget-minded travel through Ireland and Scotland delves into the lush and rugged country of Scotland with magical scenes such as the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, wild landscapes of Rannoch Moor, Loch Ness, and Scotland’s famed whisky region. From the spectacular Cairngorms National Park to the beautiful Victorian resort of Pitlochry, and the home of golf, St. Andrews, you’ll cross the elegant Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh for royal Scottish history in the home of historic scientists, inventors, and novelists. Your value-minded tour of Ireland and Scotland is chock-full of priceless experiences, sights, and memories brave and true! .......read more
Highlights
  • Kilkenny, with its medieval cobblestone streets and Old-World charm.
  • Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish handicrafts and handmade crystal.
  • Visit to the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher and fantastic views over the Atlantic and Clare coast.
  • Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Pitlochry, the Victorian mountain resort set amongst a beautiful scenery.

Itinerary

Location: Dublin

Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there’s time to rest or discover the vibrant Irish capital. Why not end the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse?

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: The Bonnington Dublin Hotel (or similar)

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Location: Dublin

Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions to start your day in the “Fair City” with an orientation drive along statue-lined O’Connell Street; elegant Georgian squares with their tall red brick townhouses, colorful doors, and wrought-iron decorated windows; Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College; and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure. Maybe join an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter.

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Accommodation Name: The Bonnington Dublin Hotel (or similar)

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Location: Kilkenny, Waterford, Tramore

Kilkenny, with its medieval cobblestone streets and Old-World charm, is your first destination today. There is time to stroll through pretty lanes with colorful painted houses and enjoy a morning coffee. Continue on to Waterford, famous for its exquisite crystal, before arriving at the seaside resort of Tramore. Before dinner, an optional pub tour might be fun.Today’s Distance: 128 mi/ 205 km

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Accommodation Name: Majestic Hotel (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Blarney, Ring of Kerry, Killarney

The first of today’s highlights is Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at leisure to see the castle and shop for Irish handicrafts and handmade crystal. At Kenmare, join part of the Ring of Kerry, and stop for spectacular photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View before arriving in the popular resort town of Killarney.Today’s Distance: 178 mi/ 293 km

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Accommodation Name: Killarney Court Hotel (or similar)

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Location: Killarney, Adare, Limerick

In Killarney this morning, there is time for an optional horse-drawn jaunting car ride along the National Park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. Then to Adare, renowned as one of Ireland’s prettiest towns. Its main street is punctuated with beautiful stone buildings and thatched cottages, medieval monasteries, ruins, and a picturesque village park. On to Limerick and, this evening, consider joining an optional medieval banquet.Today’s Distance: 75 mi/ 113 km

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Accommodation Name: Limerick City Hotel (or similar)

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Location: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Sligo

Breathtaking scenery awaits you today. Start with a visit to the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher and fantastic views over the Atlantic and Clare coast. Then, cross the limestone plateau of The Burren and stop in Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan center with colorful shops, and a busy café and bar culture. Your destination for tonight is Sligo.Today’s Distance: 178 mi/ 293 km

Accommodation Name: Southern Hotel Sligo (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Sligo, Londonderry, Giant's Causeway, Belfast

Drive along Donegal Bay with its small fishing ports and hidden beaches to Derry, the walled city on the banks of the Foyle River. Continue on to awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear how millions of years ago, the more than 40,000 interlocking basalt columns were formed. Overnight in the vibrant city of Belfast, where the Titanic was built.Today’s Distance: 186 mi/ 300 km

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Accommodation Name: Jurys Inn Belfast (or similar)

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Location: Belfast, Alloway, Glasgow

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the capital city of Northern Ireland before boarding the ferry for the Irish Sea crossing to Cairnryan. On your way to Glasgow, stop in Alloway, the birthplace of Scottish poet Robert Burns.Today’s Distance: 100 mi/ 160 km

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Accommodation Name: Leonardo Inn Glasgow West End (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Fort William, Fort Augustus, Culloden Moor, Scottish Highlands

Follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, and proceed via wild Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, Fort William, beneath Ben Nevis and Fort Augustus. In the afternoon, look out for signs of the mysterious Loch Ness monster, on the way to Culloden Moor where the Jacobite Rising, with Bonnie Prince Charlie at its helm, came to a tragic end at the hands of the Hanoverians.Today’s Distance: 202 mi/ 325 km

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Accommodation Name: Carrbridge Hotel (or similar)

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Location: Scottish Highlands, Pitlochry, St Andrews, Edinburgh

Travel through the spectacular Cairngorms National Park to Pitlochry, the Victorian mountain resort set amongst a beautiful scenery. Then, head to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing. Finally, cross the elegant Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. A suggestion for this evening: a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and, of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis.Today’s Distance: 176 mi/ 284 km

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Accommodation Name: Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield (or similar)

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Location: Edinburgh

A full day to enjoy the Scottish capital. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town,” home to famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” visit Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which was once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For departures July 28, August 4, and August 11, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned Military Tattoo.

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Accommodation Name: Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh Murrayfield (or similar)

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Location: Edinburgh

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Fully Guided
  • Meals
    11 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • International Travel

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Start:Dublin, Ireland
Finish:Edinburgh, UK
Duration:10 Nights
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Active pace
Meals:11 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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