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Ireland and Scotland - 2017

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! Learn the secrets of making Scotch whisky and enjoy a tasting. Cruise famed Loch Ness and explore the haunting ruins of Urqhart 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. 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. Close your tour with two nights in Dublin, Ireland's bustling capital, and head home after an evening of traditional Irish song and dance.

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11 breakfasts
11 dinners
Spend time exploring the award-winning Titanic Experience museum.
Explore the ruins of historic Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
Embark on one of the world's most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast.
Discover Glenveagh Castle, set amidst one of the finest gardens in Ireland.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $4,159
Start Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
End Location
Dublin, United Kingdom
Age Range
Avg. 100+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
09 Apr 201821 Apr 2018GuaranteedAUD $4,159
23 Apr 201805 May 2018Fully BookedAUD $4,159 
ItineraryExpand
Edinburgh, 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.
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Edinburgh
Today it's your choice! You may choose to 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, perhaps you'll 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.
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Edinburgh - 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.
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Eastern Highlands - Loch Ness - Ballachulish
This morning, explore Inverness, the "Capital of the Highlands." 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.
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Ballachulish - Glasgow
Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland as you pass through Glenc 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.
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Glasgow - Ferry Crossing - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Enjoy a morning at leisure before you travel along the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as we head for Northern Ireland's capital city of Belfast. Upon arrival, settle into your city center hotel for a 2-night stay.
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Belfast
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. The afternoon is yours to relax or explore the many attractions that this dynamic capital offers. This evening, delight in dinner at a local restaurant.
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Belfast - 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 it's Diner's Choice tonight's dinner is included and you'll choose the perfect spot from a 'menu' of Derry's great restaurants.
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Derry - 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. Return to Derry with time to explore the town on your own and enjoy an evening at leisure.
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Derry - Ulster American Folk Park - Dublin, 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 in the "Fair City" of Dublin.
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Dublin
A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phnix 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 with an evening of traditional Irish music and dance, lore and legend!
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Dublin - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close.
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