Scotland and Ireland with London
You will travel to CONG, a small picturesque village located in a magnificent lake area, and you’ll visit the ruins of the Royal Abbey and walk around Ashford Castle, a gorgeous medieval castle that has been turned into a hotel with this 16 days tour visiting Edinburgh, Stirling, Pitlochry, Blair Castle, Inverness, Eilean Castle, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Fort William, Inveraray, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Powerscourt, Kilkenny, Cashel, Cork, Kinsale, Killarney, Adare, Limerick, Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Cong, Clonmacnoise, Dublin, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Stratford, Oxford, London.
DAY 01 FRI. Edinburgh.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Sightseeing tour.
Welcome to Scotland. Welcome to EDINBURGH. Transfer to the hotel. At 13.00 (approximate time) sightseeing tour with a local guide to the Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city, its steep streets and its parks.
DAY 02 SAT. Edinburgh.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Free day in Edinburgh.
Free day. You can enjoy the charm of this city and explore and discover memorable places.
DAY 03 SUN. Edinburgh- Stirling- Pitlochry- Blair Castle- Inverness.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Traditional whisky distillery in Pitlochry. Blair Castle. Dinner included.
We will depart for northern Scotland. We will visit STIRLING and its amazing historic centre overlooked by its large castle which sits atop an intrusive crag. We will also stop at WALLACE Monument. We will trek the trail that goes to the foot of the tower (ticket not included) which was built in memory of William Wallace, a 13th century Scottish military hero who became famous thanks to the film Braveheart. Afterwards, we will continue north to PITLOCHRY, a picturesque town where we know a traditional whisky distillery, Blair Athol, where Bell´s is produced. Lunchtime. Afterwards, we will enter (ticket included) BLAIR CASTLE and its impressive gardens. We will continue north. Arrival in INVERNESS late in the afternoon. A seaside town quite close to Loch Ness. Dinner included. Note: The hotel network in northern Scotland is quite limited. For some tours (normally in the month of August), we may offer accommodation in towns around Inverness.
DAY 04 MON. Inverness- Eilean Castle- Fort Augustus- Loch NessUrquhart Castle- Inverness.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful landscapes from Northern Scotland, Eilean Donan Castle, Boat tour in Loch Ness. Dinner included.
We will enjoy a stage full of excitement amid quite beautiful landscapes, forests, lakes, deserted lands and fjords from northern Scotland. We will visit the fascinating EILEAN DONAN CASTLE which is quite picturesque and is located over the fjord’s waters (ticket included). Afterwards, we will travel to FORT AUGUSTUS where we will visit its sluice gate system. Time for lunch and a stroll. We will resume our trip to LOCH NESS in the afternoon. We include a boat tour around the lake’s dark waters, after offering tickets to enter URQUHART medieval castle. Dinner and sojourn in INVERNESS.
DAY 05 TUE. Inverness- Fort William- Inveraray- Loch LomondGlasgow.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful landscapes of Northern Scotland.
We will continue enjoying a stage with gorgeous landscapes. We will make a brief stop in SPEAN BRIDGE to visit a monument that speaks about the Second World War. We will later stop in FORT WILLIAM, a tourist centre at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest summit in the United Kingdom. We will go by KILCHURN Castle, which displays its beautiful ruins right by a dark lake. INVERARAY, a quite picturesque historic village by Loch Fyne with a large castle and quiet streets. Lunchtime. We will return contouring Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. Time for a stroll around BALLOCH, the liveliest town on its banks. Arrival in GLASGOW at mid-afternoon. Time for a stroll around the centre of this lively city.
DAY 06 WED. Glasgow- Belfast- Dublin.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferry to Ireland.
Today we will leave Glasgow heading towards southern Scotland. We will board a ferry in Cairnryan. Our journey takes us towards Northern Ireland, arriving in BELFAST, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to EIRE in Ireland. Last stop will be DUBLIN, arriving at the end of the day.
DAY 07 THU. Dublin.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Sightseeing tour of Dublin.
We start the day with a sightseeing tour of DUBLIN, Ireland’s peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College (depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin). Afternoon at leisure.
DAY 08 FRI. Dublin- Powerscourt- Kilkenny- Cashel- Cork.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Powerscourt gardens, Rock of Cashel, dinnerincluded in Cork.
In the morning we will depart from Dublin heading to POWERSCOURT which is located near-by. We will visit its magnificent gardens, designed in the 18th century and considered the most beautiful gardens in Ireland. Admire its fountains, Japanese Gardens, and its pet cemetery. Afterwards, we will travel to KILKENNY, here we will have time for lunch and to stroll around this lively town. Further south, we will stop to visit the impressive Rock of CASHEL (entrance included), a medieval fortress that symbolizes the fight of Irish people against England. We will arrive in CORK around mid-afternoon. Time for a stroll in the centre of Ireland’s second largest city. Dinner included.
DAY 09 SAT. Cork- Kinsale- Killarney- Adare- Limerick.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Kinsale, Killarney, carriage tour and cruise in National Park. Dinner in Limerick.
We will depart for KINSALE. Making a stop by Charles Fort to admire its great views of the ocean right by the 17th century fortress. Time in the historic centre of KINSALE, a seaside town, considered by many as one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Ireland. Afterwards, we will travel to KILLARNEY, a tourist town in the heart of Ireland. Time for lunch and a walk around, we will also enjoy a romantic horse and carriage tour of its national park (included). The horse and carriage tour will take us to Ross Castle which offers wonderful views by the lake. We include a short cruise to enjoy the beautiful views. Continuing, a brief stop in ADARE, a small village that preserves its picturesque traditional thatched-roof cottages and the ruins of the old abbey. Mid-afternoon we will arrive in LIMERICK. Time to stroll around its centre where you will have the opportunity to visit its castle, walk along the river, its cathedral or discover its shopping centre. Dinner included.
DAY 10 SUN. Limerick – Bunratty- Cliffs of Moher- Galway.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Folk Park in Bunratty, Poulnabrone Dolmen, CliffsofMoher.
Today we will visit FOLK PARK in BUNRATTY (ticket included), a wonderful park where we can learn about how life was in Ireland in the past with its typical cottages and old markets. Its castle stands, accurately reproducing how life was in the Middle Ages. We will continue to CAHERCONNELL where the Poulnabrone Dolmen is found. We may get the chance to see an exhibition of how dogs shepherd sheep. Afterwards, we will visit the impressive Cliffs of Moher which overlook the ocean, those who wish can walk to O’Brien’s Tower (entrance included). Our route continues through Burren National Park which displays amazing landscapes. Finally arriving in GALWAY.
DAY 11 MON. Galway- Cong- Clonmacnoise- Dublin.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Monastic ruins in Clonmacnoise.
We will depart for CONG, a small picturesque village located in a magnificent lake area. We will visit the ruins of the Royal Abbey and walk around Ashford Castle, a gorgeous medieval castle that has been turned into a hotel. We will travel to CLONMACNOISE, where after lunch, we will visit its monastic ruins (ticket and visit included). We will resume our journey back to DUBLIN, where we will arrive in the late afternoon.
DAY 12 TUE. Dublin- Caernarfon- Liverpool.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Ferry from Ireland to Wales. Maritime landscapes. Caernarfon.
We will board a fast ferry in the early morning. After a journey of two or three hours, we will arrive in Wales. We will visit CAERNARFON, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. There will be time for lunch and a stroll. We continue to LIVERPOOL, where you will have a chance to visit The Beatles Story Exhibition.
DAY 13 WED. Liverpool- Stratford- Oxford- London.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Shakespeare’s hometown. Oxford.
Today we explore Central England. We will visit STRATFORD UPON AVON, Shakespeare’s hometown. Time to take some lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, we will travel to OXFORD, a town that is synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied here! We will continue to LONDON, arriving in the late afternoon.
DAY 14 THU. London.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Evening transfer.
Get to know London on a guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Free afternoon. In the evening, we will meet at a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere, its theatres and bustle. Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on). Return to the hotel from Piccadilly.
DAY 15 FRI. London.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Free day in London.
Free day. You can enjoy the charm of this city and explore and discover memorable places.
DAY 16 SAT. London.-
After breakfast, end of our services.
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
- Basic travel insurance.
- Hotels according to the itinerary.
- Breakfast buffet.
- Arrival transfer
- Boat: Loch Ness, in Ross Castle.
- City tour in: Edinburgh, Dublin.
- Ticket admission: Whisky distillery in Pitlochry, Blair Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle, Powerscourt gardens, Rock of Cashel, National Park with horse and carriage tour, Folk Park in Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher, Clonmacnoise monastic ruins
- Ferry: Scotland – Ireland
- 4 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Inverness (02), Cork (01), Limerick (01).
- City tour in: London
- Evening Transfer: Soho in London
- Ticket admission: Clonmacnoise monastic ruins
- Ferry: Ireland – Wales
- Apr.21: 16, 23, 30
- May.21: 07, 14, 21, 28
- Jun.21: 04, 11, 18, 25
- Jul.21: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
- Aug.21: 06, 13, 20, 27
- Sep.21: 03, 10, 17, 24
- Oct.21: 01, 08, 15, 22
PRICES PER PERSON
SEASON DBL SINGL
High S. $2.520 $3.547
Mid S. $2.673 $3.700
- The hotel network in northern Scotland is quite limited. For some tours (normally in the month of August), we may offer accommodation in towns around Inverness.
- It is a general policy in the hotels that may request a deposit of money on arrival at each of the hotels where you will be staying. This deposit is charged at the time of check in and is refunded upon departure if you did not make any expenses at the hotel.
- The space in the holds of the coaches and in the train wagons is limited and this determines the maximum amount of luggage authorized per passenger on our circuits: one suitcase per person and one handbag. Carrying more luggage than allowed can be checked in at destination.