Exploring Scotland & Ireland

  • Exploring Scotland & Ireland

Exploring Scotland & Ireland

August 20 - September 1, 2017



Book Now & Save $250 per person.  Offer valid through February 20, 2017.

Sunday, August 20:  Overnight flight. 

Monday, August 21:  Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour begins in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.  Experience how traditional Scottish ingredients are getting a modern twist during a welcome dinner at one of the city's popular restaurants. (D)

Tuesday, August 22:  Edinburgh - Today's your choice!  You may choose to get acquainted with the city on a locally guided panoramic tour; explore both Old Town & New Town before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and former home to Mary Queen of Scots.  Or, for a different perspective, join a local expert for an in-depth walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town; meander the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways before descending into the city's underground vaults to uncover a world unchanged  since the 18th century.  In the evening, take your seat at the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland's greatest events! (B)

Wednesday, August 23:  Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Eastern Highlands - Travel to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf.  Next stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town.  Discover old-world appeal as you explore this popular resort town on your own.  Enjoy a private guided tour at one of Scotland's renowned whisky distilleries.  (B, D)

Thursday, August 24:  Eastern Highlands, Loch Ness, Ballachulish - This morning, explore Inverness, the "Capital of the Highlands."  Take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness before disembarking at the base of famed Urquhart Castle.  Continue south through Scotland's stunning Great Glen before arriving at your hotel on the banks of Loch Linnhe.  (B, D)

Friday, August 25:  Ballachulish, Glasgow - Begin your day with a breathtaking drive in the heart of Scotland as you pass through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor.  Arrive in the Victorian metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city.  Take in the sights with a local expert before enjoying a leisurely evening in this bustling city. (B)

Saturday, August 26:  Glasgow, Ferry Crossing, Belfast, Northern Ireland - Enjoy a morning at leisure before you travel along the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry.  Cross the famed Irish Sea and head to Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast.  Upon arrival, settle into your city center hotel for a two-night stay.  (B)

Sunday, August 27:  Belfast - Enjoy a private guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland's largest city.  See "Samson" and "Goliath" the massive cranes of the Belfast shipyard.  Visit the award winning Titanic Experience museum.  In the afternoon, explore the many attractions the capital offers.  This evening, delight in dinner at a local restaurant.  (B, D)

Monday, August 28:  Belfast, Glens of Antrim, Giant's Causeway, Derry - Venture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles an old cobbled road leading mystically into the sea.  Then, embark on one of the world's most beautiful railway journeys along the Causeway Coast.  Soak up the incredible scenery before arriving in the walled city of Derry.  Set out on a walking tour featuring the medieval city walls, St. Augustine's Cathedral, and the Guildhall.  This evening it's Diner's Choice! (B, D)

Tuesday, August 29:  Derry, County Donegal, Glenveagh, National Park, Derry - Today's journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal.  Visit spectacular Glenveagh Castle, set amidst the colorful splendor of one of the finest gardens in Ireland.  Return to Derry with time to explore the town on your own and enjoy a leisurely evening.  (B)

Wednesday, August 30:  Derry, Ulster American Folk Park, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - Travel to the Ulster American Fold Park where you will find collected buildings and artifacts from generations past.  Pass through the scenic countryside and cross into the Republic of Ireland.  End the day in the "Fair City" of Dublin.  (B)

Thursday, August 31:  Dublin - Take a locally guided tour of Dublin, highlighting the world-renowned St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, and Phoenix Park.  Spend the rest of your day at leisure as you delve further into Dublin's cultural treasures.  This evening, toast the end of an incredible adventure with an evening of traditional Irish music and dance!  (B, D)

Friday, September 1:  Dublin - Tour ends. (B)

Trip price includes: round trip airfare from Orlando, 11 nights hotel, 11 breakfasts, 6 dinners, escorted by professional guide(s), admissions as highlighted on itinerary.  Not included in the price: trip insurance.

$5,249 per person double occupancy & $6,249 per person single occupancy

For additional information & to make a reservation, please call 407-855-9732 or email us.

A $250 deposit is due at time of reservation with balance due by June 20, 2017.


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