The Best of Scotland and Ireland
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Three of the British Isles most scenic countries combine on a tour that showcases the best of these Celtic beauties. Beginning in Scotland, explore the majestic Highlands and its most incredible cities, before venturing over to Northern Ireland and the rest of the Emerald Isle, a land of incredible culture and tradition.
We begin our epic Celtic adventure in Edinburgh, where you meet your Tour Manager. This evening, we enjoy a Great Scots Night dinner. On Day 2, we transfer to the station, where we take the train from Edinburgh to Inverness. On arrival, we visit the Tomatin Distillery for a tour and a whisky tasting. Day 3 sees us journey up to Kyle of Lochalsh on the Kyle Line, where we visit Eilean Donan Castle. After some free time to enjoy the castle, we return to our hotel via scenic Loch Ness.
After breakfast today, we transfer by coach to Mallaig, stopping off en-route at the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre. There is some free time in Mallaig, perhaps to enjoy lunch, before we board the Jacobite travelling in First Class to Fort William. From here, we transfer to our hotel where we overnight. On Day 5, we rejoin the West Highland Line from Fort William to Glasgow.
We travel to Cairnryan to join the ferry over to Belfast, where we immediately embark on a guided coach tour of the city. After the tour, we check into our hotel. Our excursion on Day 7 is to the Giant's Causeway, stopping off at Carrickfergus Castle for some free time en-route. We also enjoy lunch in Ballycastle. Our time at the Giant's Causeway is at leisure to explore before we return to our hotel.
Today we visit Hillsborough Castle, the official residence for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and where the Queen resides while visiting Northern Ireland. After time to enjoy the castle, we coach to Dublin Heuston train station for the train to Cork. On Day 9, we explore Ireland's most famous castle, Blarney Castle. We also watch the Celtic Steps show this evening.
We take a full-day coach trip around the stunning Ring of Kerry, with time at leisure for lunch. We also visit the Kerry Bog Village Museum, and ride on the jaunting cars of Kerry. On Day 11, we transfer to Tarbet and cross over to Killimer on the ferry. Here, we visit the Cliffs of Moher. We then travel to the Burren Centre where entrance is included.
After a morning at leisure, we travel by rail to Dublin, where there is some free time to discover the city. This evening, we enjoy dinner at the famous Merry Ploughboys Pub. On Day 13, we take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead, where our tour ends.
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An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Comfortable accommodation in your destination
Delicious meals included
Exciting excursions and free time to explore
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Three of the British Isles most scenic countries combine