Continue on to Ireland, where you continue to experience the most scenic locations, rich history, and a warm welcome. Begin your epic journey as you head west to the charming city of Galway, one of the most unique areas of Ireland to explore. We will discover Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney and Dingle Peninsula!
- 14 Meals with ten breakfast & four dinners
- Top sights with visits to Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Dublin
- New itinerary with two-night deluxe castle stay
Arrive Edinburgh and transfer (included) to your pre-booked accommodations (note: check-in time is generally from 2:00 pm). Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Departure point at 6 Waterloo Pl, guests are requested to check-in at least 15 minutes before departure. Depart Edinburgh at 8:30 am, depart Edinburgh and travel west, passing Linlithgow Palace and Stirling with its imposing castle and views of the Wallace Monument. We pass Doune Castle, set of Monty Python's “Holy Grail” before stopping in Callander for refreshments. Crossing into the Highlands we head north towards the glorious scenery surrounding Loch Lubnaig then through Breadalbane (meaning the ‘high country of Scotland') and up to the wild desolation of Rannoch Moor. We continue through the spectacular mountain pass of Glencoe, scene of the great massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. Leaving Fort William after lunch you drive past Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, and into the Great Glen. Traveling west on the “Road to the Isles” we head through the splendor of the Five Sisters of Kintail, the mountains guarding the pass on the way to the Isle of Skye. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, set at the junction of 3 lochs and completely surrounded by water. Crossing over the bridge to Skye, we follow the dramatic coastline north towards the island's capital, Portree. We are dropped off at our accommodation in the early evening where we are free to go out and explore the town.
There are many possibilities depending on the weather and our driver/guide's knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out. North of Portree is the Trotternish ridge with its spectacular cliffs and rock formations, such as the famous landmark - the Old Man of Storr, the impressive sea cliff, Kilt Rock and the stunning mountain pass of the Quiraing. Amazing natural scenery, which is best enjoyed away from the bus by taking a walk through this unique landscape. Further west the scenery changes again with the emerald green valley of Glendale, the dramatic sea-cliffs of Neist Point (the most westerly point on the island, where we might get lucky and spot some whales or sharks!), and the 13th-century home of the Clan MacLeod, Dunvegan Castle. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the early evening. The overnight Isle of Skye.
We are collected from our accommodation and travel south through the Cuillin Hills and back over to the mainland for stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Onto Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting “Nessie”. Heading south now through the Grampian mountains along Loch Laggan, famous now as “Monarch of the Glen Country” before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whiskey distillery. We pass Blair Castle and continue through Highland Perthshire as we head back to Edinburgh and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving at approximately 7:00 pm in Edinburgh. Your tour ends at Rabbies Cafe at 6 Waterloo Place in Edinburgh, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.
After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your flight from Edinburgh to Galway (flight is not included in the land price and is additional**). Private transfer awaits for you on arrival in Shannon. Transfer to Galway and check-in to your hotel in Galway. In the afternoon, we enjoy a local panoramic sightseeing tour of Galway City. Note, in order to avail of the panoramic touring in Galway, a morning flight is required. Those arriving later in the day will enjoy Galway independently on arrival and meet up with the Ireland only portion of the group at dinner this evening. Dinner and overnight in Galway.
Today we enjoy a scenic tour of Connemara. Travel along Galway Bay to Maam Cross and Clifden. Continue on via Kylemore Abbey and stop briefly for a photo opportunity. We continue via scenic countryside; keep an eye out for sheep en-route to Moycullen. We stop to visit the Connemara Marble Factory and the Celtic Crystal Factory. Return to Galway. Our evening is free to enjoy Galway this evening, with dinner on your own. Overnight in Galway.
Morning departure from Galway. We make our way to the awe-inspiring and majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacular day with great sea and cliff view, before making our way to Killarney for dinner and overnight.
A delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe. A full-day tour returning to Killarney, where we enjoy dinner and overnight in Killarney.
Leaving Killarney we travel over the mountains to Blarney, where we pause for a visit to Blarney Woollen Mills. Here you have time to enjoy an optional visit to Blarney Castle and perhaps kiss the famed Blarney Stone. Leaving Blarney we travel via Tipperary and Cashel, where we pause for a photo-op at the historic Rock of Cashel. Arrive in Dublin, where the evening is free to dine on your own tonight. Overnight at our castle hotel tonight in Killiney, Co. Dublin.
Our castle hotel is situated at the brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney and overlooking Dublin Bay.
Coming into the capital city this morning for sightseeing. We visit the Guinness Storehouse, enjoying panoramic views of the city from the Gravity Bar, followed by the EPIC Museum. Some free time then to enjoy the capital city independently. Dublin has plenty of shops, cafes, museums and more for you to enjoy. This evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at our castle hotel in Killiney, Co. Dublin.
Early morning transfer to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. Flights to the U.S. arrive home the same day.
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