About This Trip

Glasgow, Nairn, Edinburgh, Dublin and Killarney

The perfect combination of two great countries in one itinerary. Start in Glasgow before exploring the Scottish Highlands with a Loch Ness cruise and whisky tasting. Visit St Andrews and Edinburgh, take a quick ferry ride to Ireland and get to know the southern part of Ireland, including Dublin, Blarney, Killarney and the Cliffs of Moher.

Dates & Prices

  • Jul 13 2019 to Jul 24 2019
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: $4669 Price includes airfare from Mpls/St. Paul plus taxes/fees and fuel surcharge. Unless paid in full, fuel and all taxes are subject to change and will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment. Inquire about airfare from your home city.
  • Land Only from: $3569 Per person based on Double Occupancy. Services begin in Glasgow and end in Dublin.
  • Single Room Supplement: $810

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Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge
  • Airport transfers in Glasgow and Dublin
  • 10 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 2 lunches [L] and 6 dinners [D], including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a festive medieval castle banquet
  • 1st-class touring coach and ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Galway and Dublin
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Provand’s Lordship, Blair Athol Distillery, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Blarney Castle and Clonmacnoise Monastery
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2 - 11

Disclaimer

NOTE: Tour prices are per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, July 13 Mpls/St. Paul―Glasgow

Depart on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for estimated airfare supplements from other US cities, please note on application.

Day 2: Sunday, July 14 Arrive Glasgow

Arrive at Glasgow Airport. Transfer to the city center. Sightseeing tour of Glasgow includes George Square and Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house. Welcome dinner. Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton.

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Day 3: Monday, July 15 Glasgow―Loch Ness―Nairn

Travel alongside the beautiful Loch Lomond and across the haunting Rannoch Moor en route to a woollen mill. Shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. Overnight at Muthu Newton Hotel.

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Day 4: Tuesday, July 16 Nairn―Edinburgh

Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf.” Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh to your gracious manor house hotel. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine with songs, stories, and dancing. Overnight at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club.

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Day 5: Wednesday, July 17 Edinburgh

Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 6: Thursday, July 18 Edinburgh―Dublin

Depart Edinburgh and travel through Ayrshire and along the coast. Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast with lunch on board. At Titanic Belfast, immerse yourself in the history of this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Head to Dublin for a free evening. Overnight at Trinity City Hotel.

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Day 7: Friday, July 19 Dublin

Morning sightseeing tour includes the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, elegant Georgian squares, and the General Post Office, where the 1916 Uprising started. Board a former Guinness barge for a canal dinner cruise complete with traditional Irish music. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 8: Saturday, July 20 Dublin―Killarney

Travel through the midlands of Ireland, stopping for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel. Immerse yourself in farm life with tea and scones at a farmhouse visit and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Shop at Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Killarney, ideally set beside lakes and mountains. Overnight at Killarney Avenue Hotel.

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Day 9: Sunday, July 21 Ring of Kerry & Skellig Excursion

Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive - a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island. Enjoy lunch and a stop in the village of Sneem. Return to Killarney. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 10: Monday, July 22 Killarney―Bunratty

Visit the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic. Later, at Bunratty Castle Hotel, you’ll have free time to visit the Folk Park, have a drink in the 200-year-old pub, or shop at the Bunratty Mills. In the evening head for a memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. Overnight at Bunratty Castle Hotel.

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Day 11: Tuesday, July 23 Bunratty―Galway―Clonmacnoise―Dublin

Head to Galway for a walking tour around the central part of the city. Visit the monastic of Clonmacnoise, founded in 546 AD by Saint Ciaran. Back in Dublin, your evening is free to explore. Overnight at Maldron Hotel Pearse Street.

[B]
Day 12: Wednesday, July 24 Dublin―Depart

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for return flight. End of services.

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