Exploring Scotland & Ireland

Bask in the warm Celtic culture and majestic scenery of two remarkable lands. Come to know the regal city of Edinburgh on a panoramic coach tour and by foot. Explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Enjoy a traditional evening of Scottish food and entertainment. Visit the Titanic Experience in Belfast and remember the century-old tragedy that shook the world. Walk the Giant's Causeway (UNESCO) and soak up incredible views of the Causeway Coast, one of the world's most breathtaking rail journeys. Visit Ireland's bustling capital city of Dublin and tour historic St. Patrick's Cathedral. From rugged natural beauty to vibrant and historical cities, the diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland await.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2024
Duration
13 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1EdinburghFrom rugged natural beauty to vibrant and historical cities, the diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland await.
Day 2EdinburghYour tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3EdinburghThis morning, visit Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh's new town and an insightful walking tour up to the castle. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city further at your leisure. Later this evening, take your seat at the spectacular, world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events.
Day 4EdinburghDepart Edinburgh, and travel onto St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf - see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. Continue on to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.
Day 5InvernessThis morning, take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness before disembarking at the base of the famed Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins of this historic stronghold where acts of chivalry and defiance exhibit more than 1,000 years of Scottish history. Return to Inverness and have time to explore the city or take a riverside walk. This evening, enjoy a Highland evening filled with storytelling, singing and Scottish dancing!
Day 6InvernessDepart Inverness, and stop just north of Fort William to take in the historic Caledonian Canal and its famous Neptune's Staircase, a flight of eight locks and an incredible feat of engineering. Continue to the scenic valley of Glencoe, one of Scotland's most historic and breathtaking glens. Your day ends in Glasgow.
Day 7GlasgowThis morning, explore Glasgow with a local guide. Highlights include a visit to George Square, and passing by Glasgow Cathedral, Provand's Lordship, the oldest house in the city, discovering the rich industrial heritage of the area. Travel to the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as you head for Northern Ireland's capital city of Belfast.
Day 8BelfastEnjoy a privately guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland's largest city. Learn about the struggles in this great city's history as you pass through its distinctive neighborhoods. See "Samson" and "Goliath," the massive cranes of the Belfast shipyard. Complete today's tour with a visit to the award-winning Titanic Experience museum.
Day 9BelfastVenture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at the Giant's Causeway (UNESCO). Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles an old cobbled road leading mystically into the sea. Then, embark on one of the world's most beautiful railway* journeys along the Causeway Coast. Soak up the incredible scenery before arriving in the walled city of Derry. Set out on a walking tour featuring the medieval city walls, St. Augustine's Cathedral, and the Guildhall. Perhaps you will discover why Derry is one of Ireland's best-kept secrets during an optional evening with a local singer, playing traditional music at a pub serving traditional pub-style food.
Day 10DerryToday's journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal. Start your day with a visit to Donegal Castle, a restored 15th century castle with a unique history. Enjoy some free time to explore Donegal Town, a picturesque village at the mouth of the River Eske. Return to Derry, where tonight, it's Diner's Choice... choose the perfect spot from a "menu" of Derry's great restaurants.
Day 11DerryDepart on a journey through the scenic countryside of Northern Ireland, stopping in Armagh to view the twin cathedrals dedicated to Ireland's Patron Saint. The two St. Patrick's Cathedrals, one Catholic and one Protestant, symbolize the two souls of Ireland. Then, visit a family-run cider farm. Meet the family and explore the orchards before sampling their award-winning Irish ciders. Continue on to the Republic of Ireland. Your day concludes in Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital city.
Day 12DublinA locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Phoenix Park and the city's magnificent rows of lovely Georgian town homes. You may choose to join an optional tour with lunch at a local pub followed by a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Spend the rest of your day at leisure as you delve further into Dublin's cultural treasures. This evening, toast the end of an incredible adventure during a farewell dinner at one of the city's most popular local restaurants.
Day 13DublinYour tour comes to a close.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
08/05/2024$4,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/12/2024$4,799.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Radisson Blu - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Best Western Palace Hotel - Inverness, United Kingdom
Hilton Glasgow - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Maldron Hotel - Belfast, Northern Ireland UK
City Hotel - Derry, United Kingdom
Herbert Park Hotel - Dublin, Ireland
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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  • Exploring Scotland & Ireland

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    Bask in the warm Celtic culture and majestic scenery of two remarkable lands. Come to know the regal city of Edinburgh on a panoramic coach tour and by foot. Explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle.

 
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