Scotland & Northern Ireland

Return to Previous Departs: 5/29/2018 Returns: 6/8/2018

11 Days | All Airfare Included

Reveal the scenery, folklore and people of these two fascinating countries.


Tour Hosted by Jack Sand Retired Television Weatherman

Jack Sand was a television weatherman for 25 years on WDAY-TV, Fargo and WDAZ-TV, Grand Forks.

In the early years a magic trick was often part of his weather show. Many still ask Jack about Gwendolyn the Weather Duck who would "grade" the forecast. Jack hosted a number of local TV shows including Noonday, and the children's programs, Santa’s Toyland and The Magic Shop. Jack was TV spokesperson for Muscatell Automotive Group for 12 years, Country Hearth Bread for 16 years and he has appeared in hundreds of other TV commercials. Jack retired from television in 2004, but continues to perform his magic and comedy.

He has been a professional magician for over 40 years and has entertained thousands of children and adults with his magic and comedy. Every July and August Jack entertains at Jasper's Theater, Park Rapids, MN, in a two-hour show of music, magic and comedy.

Jack lives in Moorhead with his wife, Rochelle, where they enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren.

Jack and Rochelle have previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours. They invite you to join them on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Scotland Bound
We begin with an overnight flight across the "pond" to Scotland.


Day 2 : Glasgow
This morning we enjoy a city tour featuring the highlights of Scotland’s largest and most colorful city. We join this evening for a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner. Our accommodations for the next three evenings are in Glasgow. D


Day 3 : Inveraray & Loch Lomond
Today we leave the bustle of Glasgow for the scenic splendor of Inveraray. Overlooking Loch Fyne and nestled among gorgeous gardens sits Inveraray Castle. This sprawling chateau offers history and sophistication. After lunch at The George Hotel, we cruise the country’s most scenic waterway, Loch Lomond. Panoramic views of the Southern Highlands lay out before us as we glide along this impressive loch. A special treat this afternoon is Glengoyne Distillery where we learn about the Scotch making process and enjoy a tasty sample. B,L


Day 4 : Edinburgh & Holyroodhouse
Experience Edinburgh on a guided tour featuring the history of Georgian New Town and medieval Old Town and a enjoy a memorable visit to it's iconic castles. First we explore the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse, serving as the principle residence of the Kings and Queens of Scotland since the 16th century. After we discover Edinburgh Castle. Towering above the city atop a hillside, we tour this historic fortress, one of the most important military strongholds in the country's history. B


Day 5 : Ferry to Belfast
We bid goodbye to Scotland today and board an exquisite Superferry for a pleasant trip to Northern Ireland. The Cairnryan Superferry offers unmatched beauty as we cross the Irish Sea to Belfast. Upon arrival, we check-in to our hotel in Belfast for two nights. This comfortable property located in the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city and uncover its many treasures. B


Day 6 : Titanic Belfast Museum
Northern Ireland’s largest city comes alive this morning on a panoramic Belfast guided tour. Belfast is a city rich with history, culture, and Irish "craic." We'll see the Titanic Quarter, City Hall, St. Anne's Cathedral, Queens University and the Prince Albert memorial Clock. Later we enjoy Titanic Belfast, a museum commemorating the birthplace of the world's most famous ship. Built to resemble the doomed vessel, the museum extends over nine interactive galleries and is frequently rated as one of the top museums in the world. B,D


Day 7 : Giant's Causeway 
We receive our first glimpse of Northern Ireland’s majestic coast this morning and discover the beauty of Giant’s Causeway. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and unique geological wonder offers unmatched landscapes and surreal views. Afternoon takes us to the historic walled city of Derry. Tour the iconic Guild Hall and discover the city’s fortified walls and city gates on a guided walking tour. Tonight we have accommodations in Derry, located within steps of the town’s main attractions and restaurants. B


Day 8 : Glenveagh Castle & Donegal
Our journey today begins at the Tower Museum. This award-winning museum tells the colorful and dramatic history of the city and the tragic story of La Trinidad Valencera, one of the largest ships in the Spanish Armada Fleet that sank nearby Kinnagoe Bay. We continue to Glenveagh National Park to tour the picturesque castle where Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable have vacationed. We enjoy a scenic drive to Donegal and a dinner at the Granary Restaurant in the Mill Park Hotel, our accommodations for the evening. B,D


Day 9 : Belleek Pottery
Belleek Pottery is our first destination today. We begin in the visitor’s center and then enjoy a guided tour of the world-renowned pottery. Lunch will be in Enniskillen before visiting Kells, one of the most important Monastic sites in Ireland and home to the well-known Celtic Cross monument. Tonight's dinner and our accommodations for two nights are in the Dublin area. B,D


Day 10 : Dublin & Book of Kells
Discover Dublin this morning on a guided tour. View Dublin Castle, the Spire of Dublin, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Guinness Factory and the Ha’penny Bridge. Later we tour Trinity College, see the legendary Book of Kells and visit the National Museum of Ireland. Our Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch today is at The Brazen Head Pub. Between courses storytellers will provide insights of Irish life in times past. B,L


Day 11 : Return Home
We fly home with wonderful memories of our adventure. CB


B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes 
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director & Blue Badge Guide
• Motorcoach & professional driver
• Baggage handling at hotels
• $100 travel voucher for a future tour


15 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
• Dinner at the Granary Restaurant
• Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch at The Brazen Head Pub


All Accommodations Featuring
3 nights at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow
2 nights at the Europa Hotel Belfast
1 night at the City Hotel Derry
1 night at the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal
2 nights at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in the Dublin area


Attractions & Highlights
• Glasgow panorama tour
• Inveraray Castle
• Loch Lomond Cruise & the Highlands
• Glengoyne Distillery tour
• Edinburgh guided tour
• Palace of Holyroodhouse
• Edinburgh Castle
• Belfast guided tour
• Titanic Belfast Museum
• Giant’s Causeway
• Derry Walls walking tour
• Derry Guild Hall & Tower Museum
• Glenveagh Castle & National Park
• Belleek Pottery tour
• Dublin panorama tour
• Book of Kells & Trinity College
• National Museum of Ireland

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport - Double $4999
Airport - Single $5999

Final Payment Date: 2/24/2018

Please allow 7-10 business days for your brochure's arrival.

If you need to request more than three brochures, please call 1-800-826-2266.
Itinerary ID:14188781 | Tour Code: INIS0529181
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