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Scotland & Northern Ireland with Agricultural Highlights

Discover the scenery, folklore, and people of Scotland & Northern Ireland with a special tour focusing on the region’s agricultural splendor. Spend three nights in Glasgow including a city tour, viewing the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Hunterian Museum, the Riverside Museum of Transportation, and much more. Explore Inveraray Castle and cruise Loch Lomond. Tour Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle, medieval Old Town, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Explore the expansive National Museum of Rural Life before crossing the Irish Sea by ferry for two nights in Belfast including a city tour and visit to the award-winning Titanic Belfast. Marvel at the geologic wonder of Giant’s Causeway, the climax to an ultimate Irish scenic drive, and explore the walled city of Derry. View Glenveagh National Park, visit a Northern Irish dairy farm and mingle with locals, and tour famous Belleek Pottery. For the finale, experience lively Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Stroll the halls of the National Museum of Ireland before we part ways with fantastic memories.

Hosted By: Bob Bosold

WAXX 104.5 Farm Director

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Airfare Included
Exceptional Accommodations Included with Baggage Handling
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Most Meals Included
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Day 1 : Scotland Bound

We begin with an overnight flight across the pond to Scotland.

Day 2 : Glasgow

This morning we tour Glasgow, Scotland’s largest and most colorful city where we marvel at the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, explore the Riverside Museum of Transportation, enjoy artful city murals and more! Our accommodations for the next three nights are at the Clayton Hotel in Glasgow. We join this evening for a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Dinner

Day 3 : Edinburgh & The Royal Yacht Britannia

Experience Edinburgh today on a tour with a Blue Badge Guide featuring the history of Georgian New Town and medieval Old Town. First we explore The Royal Yacht Britannia, vacation home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, the ship having sailed over one million miles around the world. We then discover imposing Edinburgh Castle. Towering above the city on a hillside, we tour this historic fortress, one of the most important military strongholds in the country’s history.

Experience Edinburgh today on a tour with a Blue Badge Guide featuring the history of Georgian New Town and medieval Old Town. Enjoy a memorable visit to its iconic castle. First we explore The Royal Yacht Britannia, vacation home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, the ship having sailed over one million miles around the world.

We then discover Edinburgh Castle. Towering above the city on a hillside, we tour this historic fortress, one of the most important military strongholds in the country’s history.

Breakfast

Day 4 : Inveraray Castle & 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 home to the Clan Campbell exudes history and sophistication. After lunch at The George Hotel's pub, we cruise the country’s most scenic waterway, Loch Lomond. Panoramic views of the famous Scottish 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 of what is famously considered the “water of life” in Scotland.

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 exudes history and sophistication.

After lunch at The George Hotel's pub, we cruise the country’s most scenic waterway, Loch Lomond. Panoramic views of the famous Scottish 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 of what is famously considered the “water of life” in Scotland.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Ferry to Belfast

Start the day exploring Scotland's National Museum of Rural Life, a five-star museum presenting a collection of tractors, harvesters, and combines that also functions as a historic commercial dairy farm. Next we board the ferry for a pleasant trip to Northern Ireland. Our Cairnryan Port Superferry journey carries us across the Irish Sea to Belfast.

Start the day exploring Scotland's National Museum of Rural Life, a five-star museum presenting a collection of tractors, harvesters, and combines that also functions as a historic commercial dairy farm.

Next we board the ferry for a pleasant trip to Northern Ireland. Our Cairnryan Port Superferry journey reveals unmatched beauty as we cross the Irish Sea to Belfast.

Breakfast

Day 6 : Titanic Belfast & Giant’s Causeway

This morning we visit Titanic Belfast, the world's largest tourist attraction dedicated to the Titanic. It celebrates the region's maritime heritage and commemorates the birthplace of the world’s most famous ship extending over nine interactive galleries. In the afternoon, we receive our first glimpse of Northern Ireland’s majestic coast on our journey to discover the rugged beauty of Giant’s Causeway. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and unique geological volcanic wonder displays unparalleled landscapes with spectacular, surreal views. Enjoy dinner tonight at Robinsons Pub.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Glenshane Country Farm & Derry City Walls

This morning, Northern Ireland’s largest city comes alive on a Blue Badge guided tour of Belfast, a city rich with history, culture, and Irish craic. We see the Titanic Quarter, City Hall, St. Anne’s Cathedral, Queens University, and learn about Northern Ireland’s historic “troubles.” This afternoon we visit the farm of Jamese McCloy, a fourth-generation farmer who will give you a lively demonstration of the centuries-old skill of sheep herding. Your visit to Glenshane Country Farm set in the foothills of the Sperrin mountains will be an experience you won’t soon forget. Next, we travel to the historic walled city of Derry. We discover the city’s fortified walls and gates on a guided walking tour. Our overnight this evening is at the Radisson Blu in Letterkenney, a bonny Northern Irish metro that started as a market town in the 17th century. Known as "the Cathedral Town," it was recently rated as the country’s “tidiest” urban center.

Glenshane Country Farm 5 Lisnamuck Hill Maghera, Northern Ireland BT46 5LBH 44 07979 860070 [email protected] Jamese Mc Cloy

Breakfast

Day 8 : Heather Hill Farm

Heather Hill Farm is a small, diverse farm in Southwest Donegal producing eggs, chicken, lambs, turkey, and honey. The farm owner, Cathal Mooney, has a background in education, the food industry, and project management. Learn how he has developed his farm to be a sustainable and regenerative enterprise, projected to be the wave of the future in agriculture. Late this afternoon, enjoy relaxing on a scenic drive to Donegal and have a tasty supper when we arrive at the Mill Park Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 : Belleek Pottery

Belleek Pottery is our first destination today. We gather in the visitor center before a guided tour, learning the secrets of the world-renowned pottery's craftsmanship. Breaking for lunch in Enniskillen, we enjoy this quaint country town located on an island that separates the upper and lower sections of the Lough Erne lakes. Next, we visit a local dairy farm to learn about small Irish dairy farming. We enjoy dinner and the next two nights at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa near Dublin where we indulge in luxurious amenities with the lovely Irish countryside surrounding us.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 : Dublin

Discover Dublin this morning on a city tour. We meet our guide at Trinity College. View Dublin Castle, the Spire of Dublin, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Ha’penny Bridge, and visit the National Museum of Ireland. This evening we take in the Taylor’s Three Rock Show and enjoy a great meal and show featuring Irish music and award-winning dancing.

Breakfast

Day 11 : Return Home

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $600 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director & local Blue Badge Guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver/guide
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at the Clayton Hotel Glasgow
  • 2 nights at the Grand Central Hotel Belfast
  • 1 night at the Radisson Blu in Letterkenney
  • 1 night at the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal
  • 2 nights at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in the Dublin area

Attractions & Highlights

  • Glasgow city tour
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Edinburgh Castle & guided city tour
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Loch Lomond Cruise & the Highlands
  • Glengoyne Distillery tour
  • National Museum of Rural Life
  • Cairnryan Port Superferry to Belfast
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Belfast guided city tour
  • Glenshane Country Sheep Farm
  • Heather Hill Farm, sustainable agriculture
  • Belleek Pottery tour
  • Local Irish dairy farm
  • Dublin guided city tour
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner at Taylor’s Three Rock Dinner & Show

13 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
  • Lunch at The George Pub in Inveraray
  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
  • Dinner at Robinsons Pub in Belfast

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Double

$5699

Single

$6799

Final Payment Date: 05/12/2023

Departure Cities

WAXX Radio Pickup Locations:

Baldwin, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-02

Cadott, WI - River Country Plaza

Eau Claire, WI - Holiday Vacations Office

Hixton, WI - Hixton Travel Plaza

Hudson, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 55-05

Marshfield, WI - WisDOT Park & Ride 71-01

MeNomonie, WI - AmericInn

Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Neillsville, WI - Russell's Of Neillsville

Onalaska, WI - Walmart Supercenter

Osseo, WI - McDonalds

Stanley, WI - Stanley Travel Stop

Bob Bosold

Bob Bosold has been the Farm Director at WAXX 104.5 for over 40 years. Bob received the Farm Broadcaster of the Year award in 2002 and was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He also makes many appearances at farm related events where he enjoys visiting with WAXX listeners. Bob spends much of his leisure time with his two sons.

Bob has hosted over 40 farm tours to many fascinating destinations including San Antonio, New Orleans, Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, and New England. His international tours include Italy, China, Railroading in the Rockies, Austria & Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and Holland.

Bob’s enthusiasm, humor, agricultural expertise and farming experiences will add to the enjoyment of your tour.

Join him and WAXX 104.5 listeners on this spectacular vacation!