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Best of Scotland and Ireland
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Best of Scotland and Ireland
gbUnited Kingdom
6 cities
14 days, 13 nights
Day by day
Places you explore
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Landmarks & Experiences
Day 1 Edinburgh

Arrival
Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! 

Upon arrival, you are met by your driver, 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.

Breakfast included
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, EH1 2HS
City Double Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
21 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 2 Edinburgh

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 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.

4h
Edinburgh City Tour
Edinburgh City Tour
Day 3 Edinburgh

Day at Leisure & Optional Tour
Today is free for you to enjoy and explore Edinburgh on your own. We recommend visiting the Scotish Gallery of Arts, the Queens Gallery, or the famous "Our Dynamic Earth" exhibition.

Also you may choose one of our carefully planned optional tours.  

Day 4 Edinburgh

Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Edinburgh.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Address
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, EH1 2HS
Car from Edinburgh to Inverness
Departure
Edinburgh hotel...
6 h
Arrival
Inverness hotel...

Description for connection

Together with your driver, you go north through the scenic Highlands, passing lush green valleys and rugged mountains. Upon reaching Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, you'll embark on a memorable 1-hour cruise on Loch Ness. During the cruise, you'll have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking beauty of the famous Loch Ness and, perhaps, catch a glimpse of the elusive Loch Ness Monster. Then you drive to Inverness hotel.
*Note: a cruise on the lake is available from April 16 till October 15.

Day 4 Inverness

Arrival
Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast included
Kingsmills Hotel
Kingsmills Hotel
GB, Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP
Classic Room Breakfast Included
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 double / twin beds
Breakfast included
Day 5 Inverness

Full Day Group Tour Isle of Skye
Enjoy the beauty of the untouched nature in its glory, embarking on a full day tour to the famous Isle of Skye.
After an early start, you leave the city and travel along the Great Glen Fault Line towards Loch Ness. Here, you have a chance to spot the monster and admire lovely Castle Urquhart from afar.

You continue through dramatic Highland scenery to the west coast and Eilean Donan Castle*. You can go inside ‘the most photographed castle in Scotland’ or simply enjoy the astounding views.

And now, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Because it’s over the sea and onto the Isle of Skye. You travel up the island’s east coast through the stunning Red Cuillin Mountains to Sligachan, where you stop for a photo of the clear mountain waters.

Arriving in the town of Portree, you have free time to grab a bite to eat at one of the many delightful local restaurants.

After you explore some of the most famous scenery of the island at the Trotternish Peninsula. The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, and the Quiraing are all unforgettably beautiful.

You venture to Kyleakin for refreshments and a chance to view the dramatic ruin Castle Moil or the Skye Bridge and Eilean Ban.

Travelling over the bridge, you journey back to Inverness. The route you take back is different from the morning, so you get even more opportunities to enjoy the Highland scenery.

*Entrance to Eilean Donan Castle not included

12h
Isle of Skye Tour
Isle of Skye Tour
Day 6 Inverness

Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Inverness.

Kingsmills Hotel
Address
GB, Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP
Car from Inverness to Glasgow
Departure
12 h
Arrival

Description for connection

Set out from Inverness to Glasgow for a tour that captures Scotland's natural splendour and cultural richness. Your adventure begins aboard the Jacobite Steam Train, known for its association with the Hogwarts Express. This journey takes you through the majestic Scottish Highlands, crossing landmarks like the Glenfinnan Viaduct and offering panoramic views of Loch Eil.

Upon reaching the coastal town of Mallaig, you'll trade rails for sails on a picturesque cruise that meanders through the serene isles and lochs of the region.

Conclude in Glasgow, enriched by Scotland's diverse landscapes and traditions.

Day 6 Glasgow

Arrival
Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Breakfast included
Apex City of Glasgow Hotel
Apex City of Glasgow Hotel
110 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, GB, G2 2EN
Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 King Bed
22 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Day 7 Glasgow

Glasgow City Tour & Clydeside Distillery Tour and Tasting
Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and start a 4-hour walking tour. Together you explore the gems and the great historical importance of Glasgow.

This port city on the River Clyde, famous for its shipbuilding industry, is famed for its outstanding Victorian and art nouveau architecture, fine art museums and excellent shopping opportunities. Following the tour we recommend you to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

After the tour, you join a 1-hour guided tour around The Clydeside Distillery. Here you meet craftsmen, discover the birth of the whiskey industry in Glasgow and enjoy a spectacular view over the River Clyde from the Still House. Following the tour, you get to try 3 Wee Drams.

*Note: transfers to/from the distillery are included. 

4h
Glasgow Guided City Tour
Glasgow Guided City Tour
1h
Clydeside Distillery Tour and Tasting
Clydeside Distillery Tour and Tasting
Day 8 Glasgow

Departure
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Glasgow.

Apex City of Glasgow Hotel
Address
110 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, GB, G2 2EN
Departure: Private Transfer Minivan
Flight from Glasgow to Dublin
Departure
1 h
Arrival
Day 8 Dublin

Arrival
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.

Highlight your evening with the optional tour Evening Pub Crawl

Breakfast included
The Chancery Hotel
The Chancery Hotel
21 Ship Street Great, Dublin, IE, D08 Y043
Standard Double
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
20 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Airport Transfer Minivan
Day 9 Dublin

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.

4h
Dublin Walking Tour with Entrance to the Book of Kells
Dublin Walking Tour with Entrance to the Book of Kells
2h
Guinness Gravity Bar Experience
Guinness Gravity Bar Experience
Day 10 Dublin

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

The Chancery Hotel
Address
21 Ship Street Great, Dublin, IE, D08 Y043
Departure: Private Airport Transfer Minivan
Train from Dublin to Cork
Departure
3 h
Arrival
Day 10 Cork

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.

Breakfast included
Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel
76 South Mall Street, Cork, Cork, IE, T12 A2YT
Classic Double Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
18 m²
Breakfast included
Arrival: Private Transfer Minivan
4h
Exploring Cork and Cobh
Exploring Cork and Cobh
Day 11 Cork

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.

11h
Ring of Kerry Tour
Ring of Kerry Tour
Day 12 Cork

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.

Imperial Hotel
Address
76 South Mall Street, Cork, Cork, IE, T12 A2YT
Car from Cork to Galway
Departure
Cork hotel...
8 h
Arrival
Galway hotel...

Description for connection

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.

Day 12 Galway

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.

Breakfast included
Leonardo Hotel Galway - Formerly Jurys Inn
Leonardo Hotel Galway - Formerly Jurys Inn
Quay Street, Galway, Galway, IE
Standard Double Room
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Double Bed
22 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
Day 13 Galway

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.

2h
Walking Tour of Galway
Walking Tour of Galway
Day 14 Galway

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!

Leonardo Hotel Galway - Formerly Jurys Inn
Address
Quay Street, Galway, Galway, IE
Departure: Dublin Airport Shuttle

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

Reviews

As you prepare for your travels, we proudly highlight our 99.8% customer satisfaction rate. Below are reviews from travelers who have enjoyed our award-winning service. Thank you for choosing us—your extraordinary journey awaits!
4.9 / 5
Excellent
962 Reviews
This was a dream trip for me, and they helped make it a dream come true.
The guides they work with are top-notch.
We had a “trip of a lifetime,” thanks to them.
I was extremely pleased with the personalized service.
gbEdinburgh
3 nights
gbInverness
2 nights
gbGlasgow
2 nights
ieDublin
2 nights
ieCork
2 nights
ieGalway
2 nights
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