Scotland & Northern Ireland

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

Dunnotar Castle Near Stonehaven

Scotland & Northern Ireland

Reveal the highlands and historic sites of Scotland and the folklore of the Emerald Isle on this incredible tour. Spend three nights in Glasgow and go on a panoramic tour of the city, explore Inveraray Castle, and cruise Loch Lomond. Tour Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle, Medieval Old Town, and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Cross the Irish Sea on the Cairnryan Superferry and spend two nights in Belfast. Explore the city, visit the award-winning Titanic Belfast museum, and visit the geologic wonder of Giant’s Causeway. Spend a night in the walled city of Derry, explore Glenveagh Castle, and visit the Belleek Pottery visitor center. In Dublin we’ll see the legendary Book of Kells, stroll the halls of the National Museum of Ireland, and much more.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director & Blue Badge Guide
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
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Day 1 : Scotland Bound

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

Day 2 : Glasgow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Day 8 : Glenveagh Castle & Donegal

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

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Day 9 : Belleek Pottery

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

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

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

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director & Blue Badge Guide
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

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