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14 Days
Availability : May - July, 2022
Dublin
Edinburgh
Tour Details
Best of Ireland & Scotland Land Tour

14 Days | Dublin to Edinburgh | 25 Cities

Explore North & South Ireland alongside Scotland’s Gaelic Grandeur on This 2-Week Guided Tour! This is a small group tours with no more than 24 guests.

14 Days with prices from $7,274 CAD per person

Departure Location

Dublin

End Location

Edinburgh

Price Includes

  • 13 Breakfasts, 1 Afternoon Tea, 7 Dinners with Wine
  • Hotel & restaurant tips, as well as all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Expert guide/Travel Director
  • Personal radio headsets
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary
  • Complementary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • Baggage handling and transfers

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Visa's & vaccinations, if required
  • International flights
  • Gratuities

Tour Specialist

  • Deborah Charles
Highlights

Experience centuries of rich Gaelic history as you take High-Tea at the Ardgowan Estate near Glasgow and see the Queen’s residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. Glencoe offers a glimpse of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis ahead of a cruise on Loch Ness and the chance to seek out Scotland’s most infamous bonnie monster. Up in the highlands, a whiskey tasting at a distillery, to uncork tales of smugglers before the vacation embarks on a grand tour of the Scottish capital. Edinburgh doesn’t disappoint with the Royal Mile, home to Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Scottish Parliament. Not to be outdone, Dublin impresses with the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College and the millennia old Book of Kells.

For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Dublin

On arrival at Dublin airport, your airport transfer service leaves for your hotel at 08:30, 11:00 and 13:00. Join your Travel Director at 18:30 for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner, an opportunity to get to know each other over a meal with wine.

Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Dinner with Wine

Day 2In Dublin's Fair City

An orientation with your Travel Director will take you past the Custom House and travel along the River Liffey. See the Guinness Brewery, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Enjoy entrance to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a Local Expert, gaining their insight into modern life and the establishment’s impressive history.

Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Breakfast

Day 3Kildare & Cork

Witness life behind the scenes of the National Stud Farm, where many legendary racehorses are bred. Then see the finest Japanese gardens in Europe, where the symbolism of life the gardens portray, trace the journey of a soul, designed by master horticulturists, Tassa and Minoru Eida. Continue on to Cork, Ireland’s second most populous city, built on the River Lee. Travel along Grand Parade to see Cork’s City Hall and Opera House.

Maldron Hotel South Mall Cork City

Breakfast

Day 4Blarney Castle and Killarney

Visit the ruined 15th century Blarney Castle, home of the famous Stone of Eloquence – once kissed, never forgotten! Or enjoy a sensory walk in the extensive and varied estate gardens. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 5Ring of Kerry Experience

Explore Killarney with Insight Choice. Choose a memorable ride on a horse-drawn jaunting car with the local jarveys. Alternatively, join a gentle hike with a Local Expert along the lake shore and past the grounds of Ross Castle, admiring the incredible scenery of the National Park. While there aren’t any mountains to climb, walkers should be fit, have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and rain gear.
Tour the superb seascapes, towering cliffs and spectacular mountains of the Ring of Kerry. Journey past lush lakelands and through delightful villages like Sneem. Cross the peat bogs of the Black Mountains to Moll’s Gap and admire Queen Victoria’s Ladies View. Upon returning in the mid-afternoon, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

Breakfast

Day 6Cliffs of Moher

Begin the day with a short ferry ride across the Shannon estuary. Enjoy magnificent views of the Clare coast, as you journey to the Visitors’ Center at the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher.
Continue to your hotel, located at the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Breakfast

Day 7Glorious Galway to Sligo Bay

Join your Travel Director in Galway to see the infamous Lynch Memorial and the Church of St. Nicholas, where Christopher Columbus reputedly prayed before his discovery of America. Also see the aged Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to the late US President, John F. Kennedy. Tour the wild Connemara region, a scenic wonderland of rivers, lakes and silent hills. Drive along the scenic shores of Sligo Bay.

Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date:

Clayton Hotel Sligo Bay

Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8Walk in the Giant's Steps

The day begins in Drumcliffe, with a visit to the final resting place of Ireland’s famous poet, William Butler Yeats. Cross into Northern Ireland to visit Londonderry. What better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland’s best storytellers, Ronan, as he walks with you inside the city walls, still topped with cannons. Walk down steep Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the Gothic Guildhall. Journey to the iconic Giant’s Causeway for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This geological masterpiece was created by the cooling of lava which burst through the earth’s crust millions of years ago. Learn how the National Trust is enabling farming and biodiversity to work together, supporting both wildlife and quality food production. Next, take a spectacular drive along the Antrim Coast to your hotel, overlooking the sea at the head of Ballygally Bay.

Ballygally Castle Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9High Tea at Ardgowan Estate

Cross the Irish Sea by ferry and journey to Ardgowan. Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart welcomes you to his family castle, set on a 10,000-acre coastal estate. Explore the history of the area and learn the Shaw Stewart family’s conservation efforts to protect the land on this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, followed by delightful traditional Scottish tea and scones. Continue to Glasgow where your Travel Director will show you the city’s grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo’s Cathedral.

Radisson Blu Hotel

Breakfast, Afternoon Tea

Day 10Glencoe & Loch Ness

A scenic drive takes you along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond. Absorb the dramatic landscape of Glencoe, still echoing with the cries of massacred clansmen. Pause at the Commando Memorial for a view of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis before reaching the Great Glen. Continue on to Loch Ness and embark on a cruise to soak up the scenery, historic monuments and intriguing tales of Nessie in the heart of Scotland’s great glen.

Kingsmills Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 11A Highlands Experience

In the morning, see the sights of Inverness, before traveling to the Culloden Moor Visitor Center, where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army was finally defeated. Then have a ‘wee dram’ during a visit to a local distillery, hear stories of the whisky smugglers as you delve into the fascinating world of the single malt.

Kingsmills Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 12St. Andrews & Edinburgh

A scenic drive takes you through the Grampian Mountains past the Duke of Atholl’s Blair Castle. Drive down and cross the Tay to visit St. Andrews. As you arrive, pass the Old Course, the home of golf since its invention in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore. Why not wander to St. Andrews University where the love story of Kate Middleton and Prince William began? Alternately, stroll to West Sands Beach where the famous ‘Chariots of Fire’ scene was filmed. Continue across the majestic Forth Road Bridge to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. In the evening, select departures attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date:

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Breakfast

Day 13Scotland's Capital of Culture

In the morning, join a Local Expert to see the highlights of the city. Drive along Princes Street to the ornate Scott Memorial, then see the 18th century New Town with its neoclassical Georgian facades. In the Old Town see the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of the Queen. Venture up the Royal Mile to visit Edinburgh Castle, home of Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and Scotland’s Crown Jewels, the Honours of Scotland. In the afternoon, you are at leisure to continue exploring as you wish, or perhaps go shopping. Join your friends at the stylish Grazing by Mark Greenaway, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End. Your grand finale Celebration Dinner is a mouthwatering meal of modern Scottish cuisine with a Parisian twist, and is of course served with wine.

Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date:

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 14Farewell Edinburgh

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast with transfers arriving at Edinburgh airport at 06:15 and 09:00.

Breakfast

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Why Book With Us?

  • Worry free planning
  • Exceptional knowledge
  • Family owned & operated
  • Superior value


Have a Question?

Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team of experts are happy to assist you in creating your next dream vacation.

1.800.800.7252

travel@lloydstravel.com