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Best of Ireland and Scotland

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • City sightseeing
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • War sites
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ yrs
  • max group size 48
  • Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Dublin, Ireland
  • Ends Edinburgh, Scotland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore Dublin, Londonderry, Belfast and Edinburgh with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Waterford, Adare, Galway and Glasgow
  • Visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare, the Waterford Crystal showroom, Blarney Castle, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Experience in Belfast, Glengoyne whisky distillery in Glasgow, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Castle
  • View Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews
  • See St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Galway Cathedral and Loch Lomond
  • Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry
  • Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates
  • Connect With Locals It's 1930s Ireland revisited. Visit the working farms of Muckross taking you back to a time of traditional farming. Learn how to churn butter and dine in the Quilles Farmhouse against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney.
  • Dive into Culture Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.
  • Dive into Culture Admire Ireland's finest thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm.
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Starting in Dublin and ending in Edinburgh, the trip "Best Of Ireland And Scotland" is a guided city sightseeing trip that takes 15 days. You will be touring through Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye, Glasgow and 8 other destinations in England, Scotland and Ireland. "Best Of Ireland And Scotland" is a group trip which will include accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Travel to see the very Best of Ireland and Scotland, from delicate Waterford Crystal to the golfing greats of St. Andrews. Kiss the Blarney Stone and you’ll be sharing tales from Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the Scottish Highlands for years to come.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Welcome to Dublin
  • Day 2: Discover Diverse Dublin
  • Day 3: Journey to Waterford
  • Day 4: Onwards to Blarney and Killarney
  • Day 5: A Day on the Ring of Kerry
  • Day 6: Continue to Galway and Coastal Ballina
  • Day 7: Off to Donegal and on to Londonderry
  • Day 8: Admire the Giants Causeway and on to Belfast
  • Day 9: Cross the Irish Sea to Glasgow
  • Day 10: Discover Glasgows Rich Legacy
  • Day 11: Continue Over the Sea to Skye
  • Day 12: Venture to Loch Ness and Culloden in the Scottish Highlands
  • Day 13: Journey to Enchanting Edinburgh
  • Day 14: Uncover Edinburghs Treasures
  • Day 15: Farewell Edinburgh
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Meals
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Transport
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Guide
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Others
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
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 and Scotland tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of Ireland and Scotland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 July 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 July 2022, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of Ireland and Scotland tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of Ireland and 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:

  • Awarded "Safe Travels" stamp
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

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  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

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    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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