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Exploring Scotland & Ireland featuring Edinburgh Military Tattoo
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, or by foot - it's your choice! See the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events. Learn the secrets of making Scotch whisky and enjoying a tasting. Cruise famed Loch Ness and explore the haunting ruins of Urquhart Castle. Walk on the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Titanic Experience Museum in Belfast and remember the century-old tragedy that shook the world. Be transported to a bygone era when you're invited to an Irish Ceili, a night out in twentieth-century Ulster complete with traditional music, food and dancing. Tour intriguing Glenveagh Castle and its surrounding National Park in Donegal, a natural wonderland. Soak up incredible views of the Causeway Coast, one of the world's most breathtaking rail journeys. Delve into the history of Irish emigration at the Ulster American Folk Park. Visit Ireland's bustling capital city of Dublin and tour historic Christchurch Cathedral. Enjoy two nights in an iconic Irish castle hotel.
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Tour OperatorCollette
Duration
12 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1EdinburghOvernight Flight: From rugged natural beauty to vibrant and historical cities, the diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland await.
Day 2EdinburghEdinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Tonight, experience how traditional Scottish ingredients are getting a modern twist during a welcome dinner at one of the city's popular restaurants.
Day 3EdinburghEdinburgh: Today it's your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided panoramic tour; explore both Old Town and New Town before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse,* the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots. Or, for a different perspective, join a local expert for an in-depth walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town; meander the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways before descending into the city's underground vaults to uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. Later this evening, take your seat at the spectacular, world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events.
Day 4EdinburghEdinburgh - St. Andrews - Eastern Highlands: Travel to St. Andrews - the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf - to see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. Next, stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town. Discover its old-world appeal as you explore this popular resort town on your own. Enjoy a privately guided tour at one of Scotland's renowned whisky distilleries and taste for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world's finest.
Day 5Loch NessEastern Highlands - Loch Ness - Ballachulish: This morning take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness before disembarking at the base of 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. Continue south through Scotland's stunning Great Glen before arriving at your hotel on the banks of Loch Linnhe.
Day 6BallachulishBallachulish - Glasgow: Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland as you pass through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Arrive in the Victorian metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. Take in the sights with a local expert before enjoying an evening at leisure in this bustling city.
Day 7GlasgowGlasgow - Ferry Crossing - Belfast, Northern Ireland: Enjoy a leisurely morning before traveling along the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as we head for Northern Ireland's capital city of Belfast. Later you are invited to a traditional Irish ceili. This experience takes you back to the cobblestoned streets and Irish fare of turn of the century Ulster. Enjoy a hot toddy or a glass of Guinness as you lose yourself in the rousing music. Then it's time to dance!
Day 8BelfastBelfast: Enjoy 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 9BelfastBelfast - Glens of Antrim - Giant's Causeway - Derry: Venture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 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. This evening perhaps you will discover why Derry is one of Ireland's best-kept secrets during an optional evening of storytelling and traditional music at one of the city's best farm-to-table restaurants.
Day 10DerryDerry - County Donegal - Glenveagh National Park - Derry: Today's journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal. Visit spectacular Glenveagh National Park, a natural wonderland with 40,000 acres of mountains, lakes and woodland. Enjoy a guided visit to stately Glenveagh Castle, set amidst the colorful splendor of one of the finest gardens in Ireland. Tonight it's Diner's Choiceâ?¦dinner is included and you'll choose the perfect spot from a 'menu' of Derry's great restaurants.
Day 11DerryDerry-Ulster American Folk Park-Barberstown Castle,Republic of Ireland: Travel to the Ulster American Folk Park where you will find collected buildings and artifacts from generations past. As you walk through the museum, learn how the Irish used to live and about the tragic and triumphant experiences that awaited them in America after emigration. Pass through the scenic countryside and cross into the Republic of Ireland. We end our day at Barberstown Castle, a regal 13th-century castle and country house hotel in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East.
Day 12BardstownBarberstown Castle - Dublin - Barberstown Castle: A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and the city's magnificent rows of lovely Georgian town homes. 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 your castle hotel.
Day 13KildareBarberstown Castle - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
August 13, 2018Land Only$3,699.00 (USD)Quote
Lodging
Palace Hotel Buxton, United KingdomBallachulish Hotel Scotland, United Kingdom
Barberstown Castle Co., IrelandMaldron Hotel Derry Derry, Ireland
Grant Arms Hotel Grantown-on-Spey, United KingdomG & V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Maldron Hotel Belfast City Belfast, United KingdomJurys Inn Glasgow Glasgow , United Kingdom
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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