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Landscapes of Scotland & Ireland

15 days |  18 days with London extension
15 days |  18 days with London extension
Group size1538 travelers
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A sunset view of the cliffs of the dingle peninsula in country kerry ireland
a highland cattle in a field in scotland
a group of people walking in nature in ireland
elevated view of ballydonegan bay off of beara peninsula in ireland
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Traverse small villages, beautiful countrysides, and seaside cliffs.

Travel through the landscapes of Scotland and Ireland, where hundreds of years of history spring to life. Start your journey in Edinburgh, where you’ll admire stunning Georgian architecture. Then, head to the Scottish Highlands and Glasgow before crossing the Irish Sea to visit historic Belfast. Turn south through charming Galway, explore County Kerry’s coastal landscapes, and cap off your trip amid Dublin’s bustling streets.

Your tour package includes

  • 13 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 liquor tasting
  • 1 food tasting
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Included highlights

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Western Highlands
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Titanic Belfast Museum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Edinburgh today.

Edinburgh2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Edinburgh
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Scotland! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Edinburgh
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow a Scottish local on a sightseeing tour of the city.

  • View the Georgian New Town and the Royal Mile, two UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Pass the Sir Walter Scott monument
  • Enter Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish crown jewels and Stone of Scone

Enjoy a free afternoon in Edinburgh or add an excursion.

Abbotsford House & Melrose Abbey

From $109 per person

Scottish Highlands2 nights
Day 4: Transfer to the Scottish Highlands
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue on to the Scottish Highlands, admiring incredible sights as you go.

  • Pass Loch Lomond as you drive through scenic Trossachs National Park
  • Stop to explore Inveraray Castle and its gardens with a local guide
  • Take in stunning scenery as you travel through the Scottish Highlands

Please note: Entrance to Inveraray Castle is seasonal and runs from April through October only. When entrance is out of season, it will be replaced with a visit to the Ardkinglas House.

This evening, sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of the Western Highlands
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring the scenery and sites throughout the Western Highlands.

  • Stroll through Oban with your Tour Director to visit the Roman-style McCaig's Tower and view the city’s picturesque harbor
  • Pass scenic lochs, glens, and mountains en route to Glencoe
  • Visit the site of the Massacre of Glencoe and learn about the battle between Clan MacDonald and Scottish forces in 1692
  • Enter Glencoe Folk Museum, which is set within traditional 18th century thatched cottages, to learn about the local culture and history

Please note: The Glencoe Folk Museum is open seasonally from April-October.

Glasgow1 night
Day 6: Whiskey distillery, transfer to Glasgow & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Liquor tasting

As you travel to Glasgow, stop for a tour of a local distillery to learn about the malt whisky making process and sample some malt whisky paired with snacks.

Continue to Glasgow and set off on a tour with a local guide.

  • Discover local highlights, including George Square and the River Clyde
  • Admire the city’s university and medieval cathedral
  • Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which features everything from medieval suits of armor to a collection of works by Scottish artists
Belfast2 nights
Day 7: Ferry to Belfast
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Make your way to the village of Cairnryan where you’ll board a ferry for your voyage across the Irish Sea to Belfast, Ireland.

Sit down for an included dinner with your group this evening.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Belfast
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know Belfast, the cultural heart of Northern Ireland, from a local’s perspective on a guided tour.

  • Glimpse the copper-domed City Hall and the recently restored Grand Opera House
  • Learn all about Belfast’s long history, from its origins in the Bronze Age and rise as an international seaport to its role in the conflict known as “the Troubles”
  • Enter the Titanic Belfast Museum for a look at the vessel’s infamous history

Enjoy a free afternoon in Belfast or add an excursion.

Giant's Causeway

From $95 per person

Galway2 nights
Day 9: Galway via County Meath
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

En route to Galway, stop in County Meath to pay a visit to local working farm.

  • Learn about daily life on an Irish farm
  • See how Irish brown bread is made and enjoy a taste of this traditional food
  • Watch a demonstration of traditional games and dance, like hurling and céilí

Then, continue on to Galway for a sightseeing tour of the city led by your Tour Director.

  • Stroll past Lynch’s Castle, Galway Cathedral, the Druid Theater Company and the broad expanse of Eyre Square
  • View the city’s medieval walls and Spanish Arch
  • Peruse authentic Claddagh rings in a local shop

Enjoy a free evening in Galway where, maybe hit up a local pub and listen to live traditional Gaelic music the city is famous for.

Day 10: Free day in Galway
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Galway or add excursions.

Please note: The Traditional Irish Music & Dance Show with Dinner excursion is only offered on certain days of the week and may not be available on some departures.

Traditional Irish Music & Dance Show with Dinner

From $109 per person

Kylemore Abbey & Connemara National Park

From $89 per person

County Kerry2 nights
Day 11: County Kerry via the Burren, Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel through the Irish countryside to County Kerry today, taking time to view spectacular scenery en route.

  • Pass through the Burren, a unique limestone plateau where fields of rock are dotted with wildflowers
  • Walk along the mesmerizing coastline of the majestic Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit the 13th-century Bunratty Castle and explore the grounds at your leisure during a self-guided tour

This evening, sit down for an included dinner with your group.

Day 12: Dingle Peninsula & Killarney National Park
Included meal: Breakfast

Make your way along the dramatically rugged terrain of the Dingle Peninsula.

  • Take a scenic drive along the Slea Head Drive, enjoying impressive coastal views as you go
  • Enter the Gallarus Oratory, an early Christian church overlooking the harbor at Ard na Caithne
  • Enjoy photo stops at Coumeenole Beach, Slea Head, and Dunbeg Fort

After free time for lunch in the town of Dingle, head to Killarney National Park for photos at Ross Castle on Lough Leane.

Dublin2 nights
Day 13: Dublin via Blarney Castle
Included meal: Breakfast

Make your way to Dublin this morning, stopping to explore Blarney Castle along the way.

  • Explore the castle's dungeon, court, and battlements
  • Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone
Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Dublin
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Take a comprehensive tour of Ireland’s capital city with a local expert leading the way.

  • Stop in Phoenix Park, site of the presidential residence, and pass by the Guinness Brewery
  • Step inside the soaring St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church
  • Pass St Stephen’s Green and admire the Georgian architecture of Merrion Square as you go
  • See Trinity College and enjoy a walking tour of the college grounds

Enjoy a free afternoon in Dublin to visit Grafton Street or the Temple Bar district, or add an excursion.

This evening, celebrate your trip during a farewell dinner.

Glendalough

From $55 per person

Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Extension to London
Mind the gap, get in the queue, ask for bangers with your mash—now you’re ready for London! Arrive early and start your journey with extra time in the bustling English capital, taking in the sights alongside a local expert.
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to London today.

London3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in London

Welcome to England! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers as you enjoy a welcome drink this evening.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of London
Included meal: Breakfast

Take a guided tour of London’s regal landmarks with a local expert leading the way.

  • Pass the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, perched atop Ludgate Hill
  • See Westminster Abbey, the setting for royal coronations and weddings
  • View icons like Big Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London
  • Stop by Buckingham Palace, where you may catch the Changing of the Guard

Enjoy a free afternoon in London or add an excursion.

Windsor Castle

From $125 per person

Day 4: Free day in London
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in London or add an excursion.

Stonehenge & Oxford

From $145 per person

Day 5: Train to Edinburgh
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

This morning, transfer to King’s Cross Station to board your train to Edinburgh, Scotland. Then, meet up with the rest of your tour group and get to know them during tonight’s welcome dinner (day 2 of the regular itinerary).

Please note: Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage.

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    9/22/23 by 1st-time traveler William R

    From start to finish we could not have asked for a better experience! Our guide and drivers handled everything extremely well, even when the weather put a damper on our planes, David was able to make last minute changes to the itinerary and save the day. Amazing people and beautiful scenery make for...

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    10/27/23 by 2nd-time traveler Richard

    Nick, driver’s and specialty guides were very informative and helpful in understanding the past history and how it led to the current country’s.

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    11/10/23 by 2nd-time traveler Anonymous

    The tour was fantastic! Our tour guide David was born for his job! Extremely well organized, helpful above and beyond and very knowledgeable about the history, able to advise about good restaurants, shopping and things to do in the destinations that we visited. My only criticisms were having to wai...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket
    Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket

    This modern hotel is located in Edinburgh’s West End. Guests enjoy the fitness center, a bar, and stylish rooms. Nearby, you’ll find Edinburgh Castle,...

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    Alexandra Hotel
    Alexandra Hotel

    This charming hotel is located in downtown Fort William. Guests enjoy a bar, restaurant options, and a lounge. Nearby you’ll find the West Highland Mu...

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    Novotel Glasgow City Centre
    Novotel Glasgow City Centre

    This contemporary hotel is located in the Glasgow city center. Guests enjoy a swimming pool and bar. Nearby, you'll find the Burrell Collection, Royal...

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    Maldron Belfast City
    Maldron Belfast City

    This modern hotel is centrally located in Belfast. Guests enjoy the on-site coffee house, bike rentals, restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find Belfast City H...

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    Maldron Sandy Road
    Maldron Sandy Road

    This comfortable hotel is located near the center of Galway. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, a hotel bar, and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Galway Sh...

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    The Connacht Hotel
    The Connacht Hotel

    This bright and modern hotel is located just outside of Galway's city center. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, and live music. Nearby you...

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    Randles Hotel Killarney
    Randles Hotel Killarney

    This luxurious hotel is located in Killarney. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, fitness room, and sauna. Nearby you'll find Muckross Abbey, Killarney Brew...

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    Maldron Hotel Parnell Square
    Maldron Hotel Parnell Square

    This charming hotel is located in Parnell Square in the Dublin city center. Guests enjoy a restaurant and lounge, bar, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you'll ...

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    Dorsett Shepherd's Bush
    Dorsett Shepherd's Bush

    This elegant hotel is located in Shepherd's Bush in West London. Guests enjoy a fitness center, spa, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll find Notting Hill,...

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    Flights

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