Best of Scotland and Ireland
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Best of Scotland and Ireland
Small group tour
2 travelers
14 days
7 cities
3days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh enjoys a gorgeous natural setting, with the buildings being carefully knitted into the landscape from the medieval times till today. Edinburgh will equally impress those looking for the legacy of the world's greatest philosophers, and the decadent scene of loud pubs and never-ending parties. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! 

    Upon arrival, you are met by your driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

    Day 2: Edinburgh Royal Mile
    Following breakfast you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! 

    Together with the guide you start a 4-hour tour of the Old Town and explore this culturally and historically important part of the city. Today you walk along the famous Royal Mile which connects two royal residences - the Castle and the palace of Holyrood House.

    Before you visit the Edinburgh Castle  you hear a comprehensive history insight from your guide and visit the castle independently*. Here you may see the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun inside the castle.

    Your guided walking tour ends before you visit the castle and after exploring the castle you may spend time in the city on your own or return to the hotel.

    *Note: entrance tickets to the castle are included.

    Day 3: Departure to Inverness
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Edinburgh.

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    Market Street Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The Market Street Hotel is located in a historical Edinburgh Old Town,...
    Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
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    Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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15 Jun
Rail
Connection | Edinburgh - Inverness
1st Class Seat
Edinburgh Central Station
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 hours
Inverness Central Station
Inverness, United Kingdom
3days
Inverness, United Kingdom
The capital of the renown Scottish Highlands, Inverness is the northernmost city of the United Kingdom. Connected to the famous legend about the Loch Ness Monster (Lake Ness is less than 6 miles away), Inverness is an attraction in its own right, boasting numerous castles, churches, and bearing great historical value....
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    Day 3: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you  meet the driver for a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.  

    Day 4: Exploration of the Isle of Skye
    After breakfast at your hotel, you get to enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in its glory, embarking on a full day small group tour to the famous Isle of Skye.

    Early in the morning, you join a small group tour and leave the city of Inverness with the guide-driver, passing the legendary Loch Ness, observing the dramatic Highland scenery and paying a visit to witness the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle.

    The next destination on your agenda is the picturesque Kyle of Lochalsh, a village on the mainland which serves as the gateway to the scenic Isle of Skye, a place of inspiration for many movie makers, poets, and travelers. Upon arrival on the Isle, you travel around the island’s east coast through the gorgeous Cuillin Mountains, experiencing truly breathtaking panoramas.

    Then, you arrive at the lovely town of Portree, overlooking a sheltered bay and serving as the capital city of the island. While in Portree, you have some free time to explore the town and grab a snack.

    Afterwards, you proceed to the northernmost peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Trotternish, to observe some unusual natural formations like the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing, and take some memorable photos of this extraterrestrial place.

    Following the tour, you are transferred back to Inverness. The route you take back differs from the one in the morning so you have even more opportunities to admire the Highland scenery.  

    *Note: the duration of the trip is up to 12 hours. Entrance tickets are not included. 

    Day 5: Departure to Fort William and Loch Ness Cruise
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Inverness together with the driver-guide.

    On the way, you have a stop for a 1-hour cruise on Loch Ness to explore the landscape from another perspective.

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    Kingsmills Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Housed in an 18th-century mansion, this hotel is a 15-minute walk away...
    Experiences
    • Full Day Group Tour Isle of Skye
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    Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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17 Jun
Car
Connection | Inverness - Fort William
Private Transfer Sedan
Inverness hotel
Inverness, United Kingdom
2 h
Fort William hotel
Fort William, United Kingdom
3days
Fort William, United Kingdom
Fort William town, located in the Scottish Highlands, is a must during your trip. The beautiful gem of nature is sitting right on the shores of Loch Linnhe and has a lot to offer for every kind of traveler, but of course, nature-lovers would be spoiled here. The name of the city comes from William the Orange, who was the King of England, Ireland, and Scotland for thirteen years in the 17th century. The town is best known for being a start point to Great Glen Way (long distance hike) and other fantastic outdoor activities. When you are there make sure to make your way to visit Steal Waterfall or hop on the 'Hogwarts Express' from Harry Potter - the Jacobite train running since 1901....
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    Day 5: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Day 6: Trip to Mallaig in Jacobite Steam Train
    Following breakfast in your hotel, walk to the train station and set off on the memorable trip along the scenic West Highland Line on the Jacobite steam train.

    This 84-mile round trip covers the most impressive must-sees, starting near the iconic mount Ben Nevis, passing Loch Morar, and River Morar, arriving next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, Loch Nevis. Enjoy the dramatic views and see the most famous bridge in Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter movies as well as beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar, and Mallaig along the route. 

    During a short stay in Mallaig, you have a 1-hour wildlife cruise safari. Travel out to Green Island on the Knoydart Peninsular and take a chance to witness wild seals relaxing on the rocks as well as a variety of birds, porpoises, dolphins, whales, and basking sharks frequently visiting the coastal waters. 

    Upon return, you take a train back to Fort William.

    *Note: a round trip on Jacobite Steam Train is subject of availability. An alternative 1-way transfer by car is offered when the round trip is not available.

    Day 7: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet the driver for the transfer to the train station.

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    The Garrison
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    In the bustling town centre, this hip boutique hotel in a former polic...
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19 Jun
Rail
Connection | Fort William - Edinburgh
Standard Class Seat
Train with 1 layover in Glasgow.
Fort William rail station
Fort William, United Kingdom
5 h
Edinburgh (Waverley) rail station
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
One of Europe's most beautiful cities, Edinburgh enjoys a gorgeous natural setting, with the buildings being carefully knitted into the landscape from the medieval times till today. Edinburgh will equally impress those looking for the legacy of the world's greatest philosophers, and the decadent scene of loud pubs and never-ending parties. ...
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    Day 7: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you meet the driver and have a transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

    Day 8: Departure
    This is the last day of your adventure! In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the hotel and driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home.

    We hope you had a journey of a lifetime and we will be looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

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    Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
    4-star hotel
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    2 days / 1 night
    Why we chose this hotel
    A short walk away from Edinburgh Castle, this contemporary hotel overl...
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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20 Jun
Air
Connection | Edinburgh - Dublin
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 h
Dublin, Ireland
3days
Dublin, Ireland
The mysterious land of castles and leprechauns, wonderful Ireland is, indeed, the enigma you would like to discover! And you will definitely find no better place to start your journey than Dublin. The magnificent Irish capital ideally reflects the national character, embodied in the wonderful historic legacy and, above all, the genuine locals who radiate the undisguised pride of their country. Founded by the Vikings in the 9th century, Dublin primarily attracts visitors by its outstanding architectural ensemble imbued with the medieval spirit. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the inspiring winding streets, witness the grandeur of the Dublin Castle and the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, relax at the enormous Phoenix Park, and organize a museum-day as Dublin has a lot of venues for a deeper history immersion. One more distinctive Dublin feature, alongside the great legacy, is, of course, the traditional bustling Irish pubs, perfect for social interaction coupled with the famous Irish whiskey or beer degustations. Sounds like a great experience?...
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    Day 8: Arrival & Guided Evening Bar Crawl
    Welcome to the fabulous capital of Ireland - Dublin!

    Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for the check-in.

    In the evening you meet your guide for an evening bar crawl that is that is an amazing way to be introduced to the life of this beautiful city. Together you enjoy a walk along the evening streets of the old town followed by a visit to some local bars. Sharing tables with the locals as it was in the old times and tasting the most traditional drinks and snacks surely enriches your experience in Dublin!

    Day 9: Dublin City Tour & Guinness Storehouse Experience
    After a full Irish breakfast this morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and carry on to a walking city tour of Dublin.

    During the sightseeing tour you see many of Dublin’s icons while being guided to some hidden and wonderful spots that visitors most often miss. You see Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the famous Ha’penny Bridge, the Georgian doors of Dublin and Trinity College Library where you see the famous Book of Kells.

    You then pay a visit to the most popular Ireland's attraction - the remarkable Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery. Your group tour of the Storehouse begins at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass and as you make your way to the 7th floor you learn about the history and the making of Guinness through various interactive experiences.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have evening at leisure.

    Note: to highlight your tour, you may add a Guinness Storehouse connoisseur experience on top.

    Day 10: Departure
    Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and have a transfer to the station. 

    Alternatively you may extend your stay in Dublin and have a day trip to Kells and Brú na Bóinne to explore the rich history of County Meath.

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    The Grafton Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The marvelous 4-star Grafton Hotel awaits you in the heart of Dublin! ...
    Experiences
    • Guided Evening Bar Crawl
    • Walking Tour with Entrance to the Book of Kells
    • Guinness Storehouse Tour
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    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Minivan
    • Departure Private Airport Transfer Minivan
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22 Jun
Rail
Connection | Dublin - Cork
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Dublin, Ireland
3 h
Cork, Ireland
3days
Cork, Ireland
Ireland's second largest city, Cork, is set on the River Lee and has a connection to the sea by Cork Harbour. Being a business-like university city during a working day, with the onset of twilight, it suddenly changes, becoming the center of active nightlife with a bunch of colorful clubs and pubs. The city is dominated by The Church of St. Anne located on a picturesque hill overlooking the river, while the historic part of Cork is famous for medieval Saint Fin Barre Cathedral, Blackrock Castle and the Crawford Art Gallery....
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    Day 10: Arrival & Cobh and Cork Sightseeing
    Upon arrival, you are taken to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. 

    Later you meet your guide and head for Cobh, a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork. Within just 25 minutes of train trip from Cork you arrive to Cobh and start exploring the town that was known as Queenstown from 1849 until 1920. Your tour route covers the main attractions in the town center, including the cathedral church of the diocese of Cloyne, St Colman's, which is one of the tallest buildings in Ireland.

    You then continue to Cork and enjoy a walking tour with a professional local guide around the compact and charming 800 year old city. During the tour you stroll the streets of the 18th century Huguenot Quarter and admire the Burges’s magnificent French Neo-Gothic cathedral. Your local guide shares with you the unique history and culture of the city, as well as Corkonian wit and traditions. You also experience the sounds and scents and of the English Market regarded for its mid-19th century architecture. Here you have a chance to taste local specialities to explore the local culture from a new angle.

    Afterwards you return to your hotel and have evening at leisure.

    Day 11: Ring of Kerry Group Tour
    Today you join a full day group tour to explore one of the most scenic drives in the world, the Ring of Kerry. 

    During this day trip, you experience the wilderness of the peninsula with its rugged cliffs and golden beaches, small villages, and picturesque mountain ranges. You make the first stop in a charming town of Killarney, nestled in the valley beneath Irish highest mountains, proceeding to Killorglin and passing the stunning views along the Dingle Bay. Then you continue to the tiny village of Waterville, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, and next take a stop in the colorful village of Sneem. 

    Afterward, you come to one of the most picturesque national parks in the world and the oldest one in Ireland, Killarney where you see the magnificent Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley as well as the striking Torc Waterfall. After the tour, you return back to Cork. 

    Note: in the morning, you meet the guide at Bridge Street Tourist Office at 08:20 and return to Cork at 19:00. From November to February the tour is not available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Day 12: Cliffs of Moher Tour on the Way to Galway
    Today after breakfast you check out from the hotel and embark on a wonderful day-trip to one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. 

    Together with your guide-driver you make your way to the Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. You get to enter the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to this natural wonder and the region. 

    You then continue your journey with a scenic drive through the Burren Region to the city of Galway.

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    The Imperial Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Enjoy a comfortable stay at the 4-star Imperial Hotel while in the cha...
    Experiences
    • 1.5-hour Walking City Tour
    • Exporing Cobh
    • Ring of Kerry Group Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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24 Jun
Car
Connection | Cork - Galway
Private Transfer & Cliffs of Moher Tour
Following breakfast, you embark on a wonderful day-trip to one of the most impressive coastlines in Ireland. Together with your private guide-driver you make your way to the Cliffs of Moher - a sheer precipice that stretches for 5 miles along the Wild Atlantic Way. You get to enter the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to see the exhibition dedicated to this natural wonder and the region. You continue your journey with a scenic drive through the Burren Region to the city of Galway.
Cork hotel
Cork, Ireland
8 h
Galway hotel
Galway, Ireland
3days
Galway, Ireland
It’s hard to argue with the fact that breathtaking Ireland enriched the world’s culture by introducing such brilliant phenomena as St. Patrick’s Day, Oscar Wilde, Irish coffee, leprechauns, Guinness, Irish dancing, and countless other things! And there is no better place to explore the Irish heritage than glorious Galway, often referred to as the “Cultural Heart of Ireland”. Galway is famous for its vibrant lifestyle and sanguine atmosphere, you are never far away from a celebration while there, have you heard of the world-famous Galway Arts Festival? But the town’s cultural side is not the only thing worth your attention as the city also boasts numerous significant historical and natural sights. For example, you can spend an afternoon exploring the 14th-century Lynch’s Castle or admiring the striking Galway Cathedral. Or, if you are in the mood for an exciting day trip, you can set off to visit the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher....
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    Day 12: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you are taken to your hotel for the check-in.

    The rest of the evening is free to explore Galway city and enjoy some of the great music and food in the bars and restaurants.

    Day 13: Galway City Tour
    Following breakfast you meet your guide and go on an exciting walking tour around Galway and its best sights.

    Your tour starts at the Eyre Square, where you learn the Occupy Wall Street movement and other important points of Galway history. Then you explore Brown's Doorway, John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaque and quincentennial Fountain. 

    As you make your way through the Old Town of Galway, you also see Lynch's Castle, St Nicolas' Church and the beautiful Spanish Arch. 

    After the tour you either return to your hotel or continue exploring the city on your own.

    Note: you may extend your stay in Galway and explore the unspoiled beauty of Connemara distinct region. Contact your destination specialist for details.

    Day 14: Departure
    This is the last day of your amazing Irish adventure! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the bus station where you take a 2.5-hour bus directly to Dublin airport.

    Note: alternatively you can have a private transfer to Shannon or Dublin airport. Contact your specialist for details.

    We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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    Galmont Hotel & Spa
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    Just a three-minute walk from the central Eyre Square and overlooking ...
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    • Half Day Guided Walking Tour
    • Bus Transfer to / from Dublin Airport
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotel in Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork, Galway and heritage country house hotels in Inverness and Fort William;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides and driver-guides;
  • First class train tickets Edinburgh - Inverness and Standard class tickets Fort William - Edinburgh, Dublin - Cork;
  • Economy class flight tickets Edinburgh - Glasgow;
  • Entrances to Edinburgh Castle, Book of Kells, Trinity College Library & Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre;
  • Small group tour to Isle of Skye, Guinness Storehouse and Ring of Kerry;
  • Boat ride on Loch Ness and Wildlife Safari Cruise;
  • Standard class round trip Jacobite Steam train ride;
  • Evening bar crawl tour in Glasgow;
  • Support line during the trip

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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