Spirit of The Celts – Ireland and Scotland adventure
Every step of this tour has been meticulously chosen in order to show you the true spirit of these truly amazing countries. Just let yourself into the charms of these beautiful countries, discover their hidden corners and paths and expect the unexpected.
Start your adventure by exploring Dublin, the enchanting Irish city. Next, dive into the wonders of Cork, Tipperary and the magnificent Blarney Castle. Wander around the pristine wilderness of Connemara and inhale the spirit of past times. Our journey will take you a few steps further in order to meet the capital of Northern Ireland, the amazing Belfast.
After this astonishing journey through Ireland, it’s time to go to Scotland. Meet the super friendly people of Glasgow, then grasp the beauty of the picturesque Loch Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park. Ramble across the Trossachs, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. Learn about Scottish history in glorious Stirling Castle and also head onto to charming Ayrshire – the countryside of the Scotland’s national poet and most loved son – Robert Burns. Next, wander around Edinburgh’s precious ‘Old town’ and finally, finish this exciting tour in the world famous Rosslyn Chapel.
This tour is overflowing with inspiring places, background stories and promises an unparalleled, extraordinary experience. Let’s discover and enjoy it together!
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Flights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights|
|INCLUDED||Accommodation as per tailor itinerary|
Meal Plan as per tailored itinerary; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Excursions as per tailored itinerary
Transfers as per tailored itinerary
Transport as per tailored itinerary
|NOT INCLUDED||Expenses of personal nature like, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;|
Meals other than those specified in the package
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions
International and domestic air-fares
Visa if required
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|Room type required||Twin and Double rooms – Please state preference on final booking pages|
|Hotel Category||Standard Hotels|
|Pre and Post tour extensions||Post and pre tour extensions available – Please contact us for further information|
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Arrival Dublin (-/-/-)
On arrival at Dublin airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. After checking in and relaxing you will go on a city orientation tour with the bus where our guide will show you all historical places in Dublin. After which you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring this famous Irish City.
Day trip to Cork and Tipperary (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you will discover the highlights of Cork & Tipperary on this popular day tour from Dublin. Visit the most famous castle in all of Ireland – Blarney Castle. Lay back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and receive the gift of eloquent speech for 7 years. Enjoy some time in Cork to see the highlights of the Southern Capital including the English Markets which welcomed Queen Elizabeth II of England on her recent state visit to Ireland. Also, experience Rock of Cashel – a magnificent ruin overlooking the plains of Co. Tipperary. Return to Dublin.
Day tour to Galway and Connemara (B/-/-)
Connemara is truly the wilderness of Ireland, ravaged during the great potato famine of 1847-1851. this landscape was left barren however its true beauty intact.
With fabulous lakes, romantic castles, stone walls, and deserted valleys Connemara features in many blockbuster movies ie The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, and the Guard with Brendan Gleeson. On this tour, we introduce you to this amazing part of Ireland, but also take you to Galway city for some free time. Plenty of time to explore the highlights of this traditional, colourful and beautiful tribal city.
Drive to Belfast (B/-/-)
After Breakfast Depart Dublin for the leisurely journey to Northern Ireland. This 2.5 hour journey North takes us into one of the four countries that form the United Kingdom. Here we will stay 2 nights in its capital Belfast. After have a city orientation tour, followed by free time to explore Belfast. Rest of day at is free to explore Belfast.
Drive to Giants Causway and back to Belfast (B/-/-)
Today we visit the famous Giants Causeway. For centuries countless visitors have marvelled at the majesty and mystery of the Giants Causeway. At the heart of one of Europe’s most magnificent coastlines, its unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. The rugged symmetry of the columns never fails to intrigue and inspire our visitors. To stroll on the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time.
Your imagination will travel along stepping stones that lead to either the creative turbulence of a bygone volcanic age or into the mists and legends of the past.
Overnight at The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
Drive to Glasgow (B/-/-)
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and start your Journey to Scotland. You will travel by Ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan, then we will pick you up from Ferry and transfer to Glasgow (approx 2 hours). Check in into hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Overnight at the Grand Central Hotel.
Loch Lomond, the Kelpies and Stirling Castle (B/L/-)
On the way to Loch Lomond you stop at the Kelpies Monument. These two horses heads stand as a testament to the horse power that drove the industrial development of Central Scotland. From here you head to the shores of Loch Lomond, which is Scotland’s largest loch and is protected as Scotland’s first National Park. This is the perfect place to enjoy a walk along the bonny banks and take in fantastic views of the mountains. This tranquil area was once the home of Scotland’s famous Highland folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor. By spending time on the trails by the loch you will be walking in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s greatest legends. You then head into the Trossachs or ˜The Highlands in Miniature”, where the Lowlands meet the Highlands. Steep mountains, shimmering lochs, and thick forests: this area is stunning. You stop for lunch in the heart of the National Park then continue to the city of Stirling where you can visit one of Scotland’s most magnificent castles. You can choose to take in the views from inside and understand why this castle was so instrumental in Scottish history.
Overnight at the Grand Central Hotel
Discover Ayrshire Tour (B/L/-)
Spend a day discovering the highlights of rural Ayrshire; an area that is less well known to visitors but full of fascinating castles, culture and history. Relax as you explore the rolling hills and dramatic coastal scenery of one of Scotland’s hidden secrets.
Departing from Glasgow you quickly climb into the Renfrewshire Hills where the first stop of the day will give you a glimpse into the future at Europe’s largest windfarm big enough to supply clean energy to over 180,000 homes. From here the road south into Ayrshire is quick and easy passing through rich farming country with many small towns and villages.
On arrival at Culzean Country Park you will have the choice of visiting the castle and gardens or just the gardens and woodland walks. The castle dates from the late 18th Century a peaceful time in Scottish history so it is less a defensive castle and more like a great country house with fine furniture and beautiful Robert Adam architecture. Sitting right on the edge of the cliffs looking out over the Firth of Clyde the views are superb and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. After lunch you will follow the coastline to the tiny fishing village of Dunure with its ancient ruined castle and dark history. Continuing on, the road leads down into the outskirts of the market town of Ayr. This is the countryside of Robert Burns ‘Scotland national poet’ and you will see many places mentioned in his poems and songs from Auld Kirk Alloway to the Banks and Braes o Bonnie Doon. The recently redeveloped visitor centre will tell you all you need to know about this remarkable man, born a poor farmers son but now famous as the writer of Auld Lang Syne a song known and sung in friendship throughout the world.
Overnight at the Grand Central Hotel
Drive to Edinburgh (B/-/-)
Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders (B/L/-)
Your tour takes you south to the beautiful Scotts View, overlooking the Tweed Valley. You then get the opportunity to visit the nearby statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace.
From here, you travel to Melrose where you can visit the ruined Melrose Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had close connections with the Knights Templar, and legend tells that Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert Bruce’s heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain. Following lunch in Melrose, you make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, made the world famous in Dan Browns book, ˜Da Vinci Code. Here you have time to explore the chapel and find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. After your visit to Rosslyn Chapel, you return to Edinburgh.
Departure Edinburgh (B/-/-)
After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for departure.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance
Rooms at hotels are available only from 14:00 on arrival day till 12:00 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired
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