Best of Ireland & Scotland

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5-99 yrs
  • max group size 40
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-21117
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Dublin, Ireland
  • Ends Edinburgh, Scotland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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: Ireland's second city - "Rebel Cork" dates back to the 7th century. Your Travel Director will show you the Grand Parade and South Mall, along with City Hall and the Opera House on an insightful orientation tour encompassing the development of the religious settlement of St. Finbarr, to Viking raiding and settlement, to the creation of the Norman city and Merchant Princes. You’ll love learning the tales and history of this port city and enjoy hearing the lilt of the Cork accent.
  • Killarney: Enjoy hearing of the history of Killarney during your city orientation.
  • Ring of Kerry: Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands, beaches, fields dotted with sheep, rocky coastline, remote villages and historical sites, as you journey the magical Ring of Kerry. This 111-mile circular route is the best place to admire Ireland's scenic beauty and truly one of the most beautiful drives in the world.
  • Cliffs of Moher: Towering cliffs and the dramatic sea, the Cliffs of Moher has inspired countless travellers. Visit the Exhibition Centre and look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs that rise over 700 feet high. Gain insights from your Travel Director into the cliffs’ geology, history and the species that find sanctuary in its nooks and crannies.
  • Galway: Fascinating stories and interesting locals take centre stage on your orientation of the historic heart of Galway. Visit the Lynch Memorial Window. Then make your way to the Church of St. Nicholas - the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use, Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.
  • Sligo Bay: The area surrounding the town of Sligo was home to one of Ireland's most famous literary figures, the poet William Butler Yeats. On your journey into town, you’ll quickly see why Yeats was inspired by the scenic beauty of the area. Explore its rich medieval history as well as its shops on an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Ballygalley: 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.
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The tour "Best Of Ireland & Scotland" starts in Dublin and ends in Edinburgh. This is a cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 14 days taking you through Dublin, Dublin, Inverness and Fort William in Ireland and Scotland. This is a guided group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Experience centuries of rich Gaelic history as you take High-Tea at the Ardgowan Estate near Glasgow and see the Queen’s residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Glencoe offers a glimpse of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis ahead of a cruise on Loch Ness and the chance to seek out Scotland’s most infamous bonnie monster. Up in the highlands, a whiskey tasting at a distillery, to uncork tales of smugglers before the vacation embarks on a grand tour of the Scottish capital. Edinburgh doesn’t disappoint with the Royal Mile, home to Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Scottish Parliament. Not to be outdone, Dublin impresses with the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College and the millennia old Book of Kells.
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1: Welcome to Dublin
  • Day 2: In Dublins Fair City
  • Day 3: Kildare and Cork
  • Day 4: Blarney Castle and Killarney Relaxed Start
  • Day 5: Ring of Kerry Experience Relaxed Start
  • Day 6: The Cliffs of Moher
  • Day 7: Glorious Galway to Sligo Bay Relaxed Start
  • Day 8: Walk in the Giants Steps
  • Day 9: High Tea at Ardgowan Estate Relaxed Start
  • Day 10: Glencoe and Loch Ness
  • Day 11: A Highlands Experience Relaxed Start
  • Day 12: St. Andrews and Edinburgh
  • Day 13: Scotlands Capital of Culture
  • Day 14: Farewell Edinburgh
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Dinner with Wine (x7)
  • Breakfast (x13)
  • Afternoon Tea
Accommodation
  • Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin. hotel
  • The Kingsley Hotel, Cork., Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City., Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa. hotel
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa. hotel
  • The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway. hotel
  • Clayton Hotel, Sligo. hotel
  • Ballygally Castle Hotel, Co. Antrim. hotel
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. hotel
  • Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness. hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh. hotel
Transport
  • Travel by coach
Guide
  • Experienced Driver Guide
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Dublin and from Edinburgh are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of Ireland & Scotland tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Ireland & Scotland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 14 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 June 2024, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Ireland & Scotland tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Best of Ireland & Scotland tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
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