Visit Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands, Dublin, and rural southern Ireland the way it was meant to be seen! This award winning tour features a Deluxe Coach, no more than 16 travelers, with a professionally trained Driver Guide, ensuring a more intimate and personalized touring experience. Explore all the off the beaten path treasures Scotland & Ireland have to offer! See Loch Lomond National Park, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe, Edinburgh City, Dublin City, Kilbeggan Distillery, Cliffs of Moher, The Dingle Peninsula, Cork, and much, much more on this intimate professionally guided tour.
Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland! Stay overnight and explore the city.
Day 2: Join your intimate group tour this morning, Stay in Oban for 2-nights.
Day 3: Explore Iona, Mull, and Staffa.
Day 4: Glencoe, Fort William, & Eilean Donan Castle. Stay in Plockton for 2-nights.
Day 5: Tour Syke today!
Day 6: Explore Loch Ness, and return to Edinburgh city for an overnight stay.
Day 7: Fly to Dublin, Ireland today. Stay overnight in Dublin’s City Center!
Day 8: Join your intimate group tour this morning, Stay overnight in Galway City.
Day 9: Tour the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher! Stay 3-nights in Killarney, County Kerry.
Day 10: Discover the Dingle Peninsula today.
Day 11: Travel the famous Ring of Kerry!
Day 12: Tour Blarney, Cork. See the Rock of Cashel. Return to Dublin City for an overnight stay in the city center.
Day 13: Depart Ireland today.
Arrive in Edinburgh today. Enjoy your private transfer from Edinburgh Airport to the City Center for an overnight stay in your centrally located city hotel. Edinburgh is the awe inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture, culture and fine food.
This morning, join your small escorted group tour of Scotland. Highlights include Loch Lomond National Park, Inveraray, seat of the Campbell clan, and the heart of the ancient Scots kingdom of Dalriada, before staying in the beautiful harbor town of Oban for 2-nights.
Today is an island adventure exploring the dramatic southern coastlines of Hebridean Mull and the peace and tranquility of Iona – birthplace of Celtic Christianity and traditional burial ground of Scottish Kings. It also gives you the option to take a boat trip to Staffa.
Today takes you north along the west coast, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and visiting Glencoe. Then on to Fort William sitting in the shadow of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. From here we continue along the Great Glen and onwards to Eilean Donan Castle. From here we continue onto the picturesque fishing village of Plockton for 2-nights.
Today focuses on exploring Skye. Your guide will choose the best itinerary to suit the weather and local conditions to give you a chance to get off the beaten track. You may visit Elgol for views into the Cuillin Mountains, Glenbrittle with its waterfalls and wild scenery or perhaps Dunvegan Castle.
Today returns you through the dramatic mountain scenery of the 5 Sisters of Kintail and Glen Garry, on to eerie Loch Ness, the Central Highlands, Highland Perthshire and finally back to Edinburgh. Enjoy an overnight stay in your Edinburgh City Center Hotel.
This morning, enjoy your private transfer to Edinburgh Airport and board your short flight to Dublin, Ireland. Explore Dublin City this afternoon and evening at your leisure. The best restaurants and pubs will be on the doorstep of your city center hotel. Stay overnight in Dublin.
Join your small group tour this morning. Your tour departs Dublin and travels west, stopping at Locke’s Distillery in Kilbeggan. Try the local whiskey then continue to Clonmacnoise on the banks of the Shannon River to explore one of the most important early Christian sites in Ireland. Afterwards visit a typical village pub before arriving in Galway City for your overnight stay.
Today explores County Clare starting with the scenic and historic highlights of The Burren. The afternoon is spent at the amazing Cliffs of Moher – over 700 feet high! Then you cross the Shannon estuary by ferry to arrive in Killarney, County Kerry for the next 3 nights stay.
Today takes you to the Dingle Peninsula – an area famous for its scenery and Gaelic Culture. You will see ancient forts, early religious sites, Slea Head, Inch Beach and Dingle itself, surrounded by views to offshore islands and the mountains of Kerry.
Today you will travel the famous Ring of Kerry – one of the world’s classic touring routes. Discover the history and scenery of the area from ancient ring forts and historic houses to small fishing villages and beautiful beaches. This is a day packed full of interest and photo opportunities.
Today continues east through the West Cork mountains to Blarney. Here you can visit the castle and gardens as well as explore the village. The afternoon stops include the Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny City before arriving back in Dublin @ approx. 7.30pm. Enjoy an overnight stay in your Dublin City Center hotel.
Enjoy your private transfer to Dublin Airport and prepare for your return flight home to the USA.
Price: From $3,030 per person sharing. Many tour dates are currently available. Please contact one our travel experts for availability and pricing for your selected dates.
- 12-nights Hotel accommodations for 2; all rooms have private en suite facilities
- Full Breakfast each morning
- 5-day professionally guided small group tour in Scotland including all taxes and fees
- 5-day professionally guided small group tour in Ireland including all taxes and fees
- 4-Private Airport Transfers as specified in your itinerary
- Ireland at a Glimpse Booklet 2 for 1 for savings on admissions and shopping discounts
- Custom-designed itinerary upon approval
- Deluxe portfolio of travel documents prior to departure
- All accommodation taxes and service charges
- Services of our offices and 24/7 Concierge Service while traveling
- Airfare is not included but may be booked with us at competitive rates – just let us know your preferred dates and U.S. Departure airport
The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Bonham is a luxury four star boutique hotel situated in the West End of Edinburgh. The relaxed ambience within the hotel promises that you will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.
The Oban Bay Hotel and Spa, Oban, Scotland
Set on the edge of Oban’s picturesque Esplanade, Oban Bay Hotel & Spa is the ideal base from which to explore Scotland’s west coast. Their spacious sun lounge offers a panoramic view of the bay, the island of Kerrera and the mountains of Mull.
The Plockton Hotel, Plockton, Scotland
he award-winning Plockton Hotel offers excellent accommodation, stunning views and delicious dining in one of the most scenic areas of the Scottish Highlands! The West Highlands of Scotland in a bygone age enjoyed a reputation for a warm welcome and caring hospitality.
Buswells Hotel, Dublin City Centre, Ireland
Buswells Hotel is renowned for its friendly staff and great location. Situated in the heart of Dublin City Centre, Buswells Hotel provides a unique and relaxing atmosphere just a stone’s throw from St. Stephen’s Green, Trinity College, Temple Bar and many more visitor attractions.
The Harbour Hotel, Galway City, Ireland
Make the most of their waterfront location in the heart of Galway, where just a 3 minute stroll from the hotel will take you to Eyre Square and the City Centre, including Shop Street and the bustling bars & cafés of Quay Street.
Earls Court House Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
A very warm Irish welcome and a special experience awaits you at this 4 star Killarney Hotel. Set in its own grounds, in a great location, Earls Court Killarney is just a 7 minute gentle stroll to Killarney’s bustling town Centre, and near Killarney National Park and lakes.