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Best of Ireland and Scotland

 
 

Summary:

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities.

Duration
14 Days
Countries
2
Next Departure
18-May-2021
Starting at
USD 4,345.00
USD 3,802.00
Price per day
USD 272.00

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Insight Vacations
Tour
Best of Ireland and Scotland

Summary

Despite the many regional variations between Ireland and Scotland, they share a natural affinity, tracing back to their Gaelic roots, together with stunning landscapes, and warm-hearted communities.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Welcome To Dublin
Day 2.
In Dublin’S Fair City
Day 3.
Kildare And Cork
Day 4.
Blarney Castle And Killarney
Day 5.
Ring Of Kerry Experience
Day 6.
The Cliffs Of Moher
Day 7.
Glorious Galway To Sligo Bay
Day 8.
Walk In The Giant’S Steps
Day 9.
High Tea At Ardgowan Estate
Day 10.
Glencoe And Loch Ness
Day 11.
A Highlands Experience
Day 12.
St. Andrews And Edinburgh
Day 13.
Scotland’S Capital Of Culture
Day 14.
Farewell Edinburgh

Visited Countries (2): Ireland, Scotland

Visited cities (9): Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Glasgow, Glencoe, Inverness, Killarney, Loch Ness

 

Remarks

Highlights

Authentic Dining

  • Dublin: Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine.
  • Highlands: Sample a 'wee dram' and learn the fascinating process of whisky production at the Glen Ord Distillery.
  • Edinburgh: An unforgettable Celebration Dinner sees you dining at the stylish Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, located in the heart of Edinburgh's West End. Your grand finale Celebration Dinner is a mouthwatering meal of modern-Scottish cuisine with a Parisian twist, and is of course served with wine.
  • Dining Summary: 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 13 Breakfast (B), 7 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Insight Choice

  • Killarney: Choose between a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys or alternatively, join a gentle hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the grounds of Ross Castle, admiring the incredible scenery of the National Park.

Insight Experiences

  • Dublin: Tour Trinity College with a university insider, before marvelling at the ancient Book of Kells, created by monks and dating from A.D. 800.
  • Kildare: Join a working member of the famous Irish Stud Farm for a private, behind-the-scenes visit of the stud where many legendary racehorses were bred. After, stroll through the finest Japanese gardens in Europe, designed by master horticulturalists, Tassa and Minoru Eida.
  • Londonderry: There's no better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls. See the Gothic Guildhall and the Georgian houses of Shipquay Street.

Make Travel Matter

  • Ardgowan Estate: Join Sir Ludovic for a tour of his family home, Ardgowan Estate, and savour a traditional Scottish tea made from local ingredients. Hear more about centuries of history in the beautiful grounds during the Make Travel Matter experiences. Your visit helps support the estate, helping keep Scottish history alive. Ardgowan Estate, advances SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production. The Estate educates it's visitors and the local rural community about their sustainability initiatives, reducing food waste and sourcing all ingredients locally to support the local economy. Ardgowan Estate also advances SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy. The Estate invests in renewable projects including a wood bio mass boiler, a gas plant and wind turbines, to create a greener, more sustainable future.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Dublin: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see Custom House and travel along the River Liffey. See the Guinness Brewery, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  • Cork: Your Travel Director will show you the Grand Parade and South Mall, along with City Hall and the Opera House.
  • Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts!
  • Killarney: Enjoy hearing of the history of Killarney during your city orientation.
  • Ring of Kerry: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and remote villages, as you journey the magical Ring of Kerry.
  • Cliffs of Moher: Stop by the Exhibition Centre and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.
  • Galway: Enjoy an orientation tour of the many landmarks in Galway such as the Lynch Memorial, Church of St. Nicholas, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.
  • Sligo Bay: Explore this scenic town during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Drumcliffe: Visit the final resting place of Irish poet William Butler Yeats.
  • Giants Causeway: The towering hexagonal basalt columns are a geographical wonder to behold.
  • Ballygally: Explore this seaside town with your Travel Director.
  • Larne: Board your ferry to cross the Irish Sea to Cairnryan.
  • Glasgow: See the grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.
  • Loch Ness: Soak up the scenery and hear intriguing tales of Nessie during a cruise.
  • Fort William: Enjoy an excellent view of Ben Nevis from the World War II Commando Memorial.
  • Inverness: See the River Ness, Inverness Castle and take in the scenery around you as you hear about the beauty and history behind Inverness.
  • Highlands: Visit the prehistoric burial Cairns of Clava.
  • St Andrews: Visit the university town where the famous beach scene from 'Chariots of Fire' was filmed and see the golf course where the sport was created.
  • Edinburgh: Explore the city with your Local Expert as you travel along Princes Street to see the Scott Memorial, the neoclassical Adam facades of New Town and the official Scottish residence of the Queen, Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Travel Package

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