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Best of Ireland and Scotland Guided Tour

15 Day Ireland and Scotland Tour from Dublin to Edinburgh

15 days, 3 countries and 21 cities

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14 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners

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Travel to see the very Best of Ireland and Scotland, from delicate Waterford Crystal to the golfing greats of St. Andrews. Kiss the Blarney Stone and you’ll be sharing tales from Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the Scottish Highlands for years to come.

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Sightseeing highlights.

Explore Dublin, Londonderry, Belfast and Edinburgh

Discover Waterford, Adare, Galway and Glasgow

Visit the Irish National Stud near Kildare, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Experience in Belfast, a whisky distillery in Glasgow and Edinburg Castle

View Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews

See St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Galway Cathedral and Loch Lomond in the Scottish Highlands

Scenic Drive of the Ring of Kerry

Tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates

See Glencoe

Drive through this Highland village on Loch Leven.

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On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

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Ireland and Scotland

The two-week duration of our Ireland and Scotland Tours allows enough time to absorb the richness of both the Irish and Scottish cultures at a pace that is comfortable for all. From the historic skyline of Edinburgh to the craggy inlets of Kerry's shores, uncover all that Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland have to offer on this 14-Day Gaelic adventure.

  • €3,690 - €4,390
  • 26 guests maximum
  • Ireland & Scotland
  • Arrival in Edinburgh
  • Departure from Dublin

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Edinburgh, Shopping on Victoria Street

Day One includes a visit to Edinburgh. Known the world over as Scotland's Capital, famous for its wonderful museums and galleries.

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Day Two includes a visit to Holyroodhouse Palace. It is famous as the official Scottish residence of the British Royal Family. Located adjacent to the palace is Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat- a volcano that has been extinct for millions of years.

Edinburgh Castle under blue skies

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Day Two also includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Dating from the 12th century Edinburgh Castle has been a fortress, royal palace and prison throughout its unstable past.

Kingsbarns Distillery Tour

  • Kingsbarns Distillery Tour

Day Three includes a visit to Kingsbarns Distillery Tour. Located within the majestic kingdom of Fife, Scotland, this tour takes you into the history and heritage of one of Britain's most beloved spirits.

Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, Scotland

Atholl Palace Hotel

Your base for Day Three and Four is Atholl Palace Hotel. A splendid place to overnight and dine. Dinner is will be served at the Atholl Palace Hotel restaurant, with stunning views over the Tummel Valley.

Boats on Loch Ness

Cruise Loch Ness

On Day Four you will visit Loch Ness. Enjoy a cruise on this famous loch and experience the sights, wildlife and history of the famous loch and what lies beneath.

Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain

On Day Four you will also visit Ben Nevis. You will return to Pitlochry via the rugged terrains Spean Bridge, taking in the backdrop of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

View of Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

On Day Five journey to Loch Lomond. Enjoy the Bonnie Banks of Scotland's largest lake. Through the lush pastures of Glencoe Valley.

Stirling Castle

  • Stirling Castle

Day Five will also see you visit Stirling Castle. Sitting atop Castle Hill in the town of Stirling, the castle is a symbol of Scotland's national pride and independence.

Glasgow Cathedral

  • Glasgow Cathedral

On Day Six visit Glasgow Cathedral. Known as the oldest cathedral on mainland Scotland and a rare example of an almost complete church from the 13th century.

The Giant's Causeway, on the County Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway

On Day Seven you will visit The Giant's Causeway. One of Northern Ireland's most stunning sights. No amount of photographs can ever do the Giants Causeway justice. 37,000 basalt columns extend from cliffs down into the sea.

Lough Eske Castle, County Donegal

  • Lough Eske Castle

Day Seven also includes a trip to Lough Eske Castle. This 5-star luxury hotel is located in County Donegal, in the picturesque and tranquil north west of Ireland.

Belleek Pottery, County Fermanagh

  • Belleek Pottery

On Day Eight you will visit Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest potteries in the world, established in 1857.

Drumcliffe High Cross, County Sligo

Day Eight also includes a trip to Drumcliffe, County Sligo, where you can read the epitaph on the grave of author W.B. Yeats.

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

  • Kylemore Abbey

Day Nine brings you to Kylemore Abbey. This is, arguably, Ireland's most beautiful building. Located at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the shores of Lough Pollacappul.

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

Day Ten includes a visit to The Cliffs of Moher. Take the best possible viewpoint to gaze at the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching a staggering 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long.

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland

  • Blarney Castle

Day Twelve includes a visit to Blarney Castle. Witness Ireland's most famous Castle and kiss its majestic Blarney Stone... which, if legend is to be believed, will grant you the gift of the gab!

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel

Day Twelve also includes a journey to Rock of Cashel. Travel to County Tipperary in the heart of the country to visit the Rock of Cashel. Up until the 17th century, the Rock of Cashel was the seat of kings for the province of Munster.

The world-famous Guinness Storehouse

  • Guinness Storehouse

Day Thirteen brings you to Guinness Storehouse. Located in the heart of Dublin City, you to see how Ireland's most famous export is crafted into a 'black state of perfection'.

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

  • Christ Church Cathedral

Day Thirteen also includes a visit to Christ Church Cathedral. At almost 1,000 year old this famous cathedral in Dublin City has a storied history. The legendary cathedral crypt dates back to the 12th Century and holds a 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

Epic: The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

Day Thirteen also see you travel to EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum. Located in Dublin City's docklands, the museum, via cutting-edge interactive displays, explores the history of the mass emigration experienced by Ireland over the past three centuries.

Tour Itinerary

Become immersed in Celtic culture throughout this two-week tour of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. The Iconic Ireland & Scotland Tour awaits. Click on the days below to find out what adventures you can look forward to on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Arrival (Edinburgh)

Day 1 itinerary.

On arrival in Edinburgh Airport reclaim your baggage and enter the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will meet your professional Tour Director (1 Person). There will be 3 group airport transfers this morning between 7:00 am and 1200 noon. To ensure a smooth start to your tour, it is advisable to aim for an arrival time in Edinburgh Airport before 11:00 am, as clearing immigration and reclaiming baggage typically takes around 1 hour.

Board your luxury air-conditioned coach with WI-FI on board and transfer to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City .

This afternoon you might like to take a stroll on the streets of Edinburgh. At 6:30 PM this evening all participants will gather for dinner in the hotel restaurant where you will become acquainted with your fellow travellers, the coming days can be discussed at leisure with your Tour Director. Overnight DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City .

For guests arriving in Edinburgh on the 10th and 17th of August, we have included a ticket to the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo .

Included Today

  • Welcome Dinner
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh

Day 2: Holyrood Palace & Edinburgh Castle

Day 2 itinerary.

After a hearty Scottish breakfast, depart on a panoramic tour of Edinburgh City , with a local Edinburgh Step-on Guide. Visit the Holyrood Palace . Known as the official Scottish residence of the British Royal Family. Adjacent to the palace is Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat — a volcano that has been extinct for millions of years.

Take a visit to the Scottish Parliament. This modern building was opened in 2004 after decades of Scottish calls for self-determination. Enjoy an afternoon visit to Edinburgh Castle , dating from the 12th century that has been a fortress, royal palace and prison through its turbulent past. It houses the oldest crown jewels of Britain - The Honours of Scotland.

Enjoy the afternoon free as you explore The Royal Mile, the main thoroughfare of medieval Edinburgh. Overnight and Dine in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City .

  • Evening Dinner

Edinburgh City

  • Holyrood Palace

Day 3: St. Andrew's & Kingsbarns Distillery Tour

Day 3 itinerary.

Depart for the picturesque town of Pitlochry , nestled amongst the stunning forested hills of Highland Perthshire. Enjoy a Kingsbarns Distillery Tour . Located in the majestic kingdom of Fife, Scotland, this tour takes you into the history and heritage of one of Britain's most celebrated spirits. Travel on via St. Andrew's . Scotland's oldest university town. Also referred to as the Home of Golf, the Old Course at St Andrew's Links is the oldest golf course in the world. Enjoy some free time walking its historic cobbled alleyways.

Continue onto the beautiful burgh of Pitlochry , lying on the River Tummel via Perth.

Travel onto the historic Atholl Palace Hotel for your overnight stay.

Evening free on the extensive grounds of the hotel. Dinner this evening will be served at the Atholl Palace Hotel restaurant with stunning views over the Tummel Valley .

Day 4: Loch Ness Cruise

Day 4 itinerary.

Depart for the Scottish Highlands via Cairngorms National Park and Aviemore.

Visit the Capital of The Highlands- Inverness . Travel along the western shores of Loch Ness to Fort Augustus via the scenic Great Glen.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on Loch Ness . Here you see the sights, wildlife and history of the famous loch.

Return to Pitlochry via the rugged terrains of Spean Bridge and Dalwhinnie and the backdrop of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.

Overnight and dine at Atholl Palace Hotel .

  • Loch Ness Cruise

Day 5: Stirling Castle

Day 5 itinerary.

Depart for Glasgow via Stirling & the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond .

Travel via Perth to Stirling to visit one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland – Stirling Castle . Travel on via Crianlarich and journey south along the western shores of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

The area is renowned for its natural beauty, history and tranquillity. Stop in the village of Luss before continuing onto Glasgow.

Overnight and dine tonight in Clayton Hotel Glasgow City .

Clayton Hotel Glasgow

Day 6: glasgow city tour & glasgow cathedral, day 6 itinerary.

Depart on a morning tour of Glasgow City . Enjoy a panoramic tour of Glasgow's famous Cathedral Quarter with a local Glasgow Step-on Guide. With its pre-industrial roots, Glasgow is now a modern and vibrant city. The great inventors James Watt and Charles Macintosh were born here, to name a few.

Visit Glasgow Cathedral . A truly rare example of an almost complete 13th century church.

Continue to Cairnryan Ferry Port located in Dumfries and Galloway.

15:30 Wave goodbye to Scotland as you board the ferry at Cairnryan for Belfast City , Northern Ireland.

17:45 Arrive in Belfast Port. Continue on to Belfast City .

Overnight and dine in Europa Hotel Belfast .

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  • Glasgow City Tour
  • Europa Hotel Belfast

Day 7: Belfast City Tour & Giant's Causeway

Day 7 itinerary.

This morning, for your tour of Belfast City , you will be joined by a specialised step on local Belfast City Guide to see and hear all about the history of this once troubled city — including the Belfast Murals of the Loyalist Shankill Road and Nationalist Falls Road.

Depart for Donegal via the North Antrim Coast. Visit Giant's Causeway . This prehistoric geological phenomenon is the subject of many myths and legends. There are an estimated 37,000 basalt columns extending from cliffs down into the sea.

Continue onto Donegal. Dinner & Overnight in Lough Eske Castle .

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  • Belfast City Tour
  • Giant's Causeway

Day 8: Belleek Pottery & Drumcliffe

Day 8 itinerary.

Depart for Galway via Fermanagh and Sligo.

Visit Belleek Pottery , one of the oldest potteries in the world, and has been in operation since 1857.

Continue on via Drumcliffe . Located in County Sligo, this is the picturesque final resting place of W.B. Yeats. Here you can read the epitaph on the grave of one of Ireland's greatest poets.

Continue onto Galway.

Tonight, you will overnight & dine in the Menlo Park Hotel .

Menlo Park Hotel

Day 9: sheepdog demo & kylemore abbey, day 9 itinerary.

Today you will tour the sights of wild Connemara via the villages of Moycullen, Oughterard. At Oughterard, enjoy a Sheepdog Demonstration in Glengowla Mines , where you will also have the opportunity to explore the abandoned silver and lead mine.

Continue through the villages of Maam Cross and Recess, before travelling up the spectacular Inagh Valley with the 12 Bens of Connemara on your left and the Maumturks Mountains on your right as you travel to Kylemore.

You will visit Kylemore Abbey . An historic building nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain, on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul — in the heart of the Connemara Mountains. It is regarded as one of Ireland's most romantic buildings.

Travel on via the shores of Killary Fjord . This is Ireland's only fjord and is a Wild Atlantic Way signature discovery point, on the Mayo - Galway border, Ireland's only fjord, before crossing into Mayo and continuing on to the village of Cong, the film location of "The Quiet Man" for a brief stop.

Return to Galway City via the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and is considered by many as the best fishing lake in Europe.

Tonight you will overnight & dine in the Menlo Park Hotel .

Glengowla Mines - Sheepdog Demo

Day 10: the burren & cliffs of moher, day 10 itinerary.

This morning bright and early, your route will take you down the Atlantic seaboard on the west coast of Clare to Killarney Town .

Travel via the famous Galway Bay, Dunguaire Castle and the fishing village of Kinvarra. You will see The Burren , which is Gaelic for rocky land—an apt name for this vast limestone plateau. In the 1640s, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury".

On the coast, you will visit the Cliffs of Moher . Braced against the ocean, on the coast of County Clare. Here you will stand on the dramatic 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long cliffs, a Wild Atlantic Way signature discovery point, to gaze out on the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean.

Continue on via County Limerick to Killarney Town .

Tonight, you will overnight & dine in Dromhall Hotel .

  • Cliffs of Moher

Dromhall Hotel

Day 11: the ring of kerry, day 11 itinerary.

This morning, after breakfast, you will set off on the world-famous Ring Of Kerry . It is officially known as the Iveragh Peninsula. You will travel via Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Coomakesta Pass with its magnificent views over Derrynane, home of Daniel O' Connell, known as "The Liberator", to Caherdaniel. Travel on via the hamlet of Castlecove, the colourful village of Sneem and on via Moll’s Gap, Ladies View, Killarney National Park and along the Lakes of Killarney to Killarney town.

Take a break at the Blind Piper Pub . Here you will have a traditional Irish Pub Lunch . Located in the village of Caherdaniel, locals and visitors alike have been drinking here since 1865. Who is the Blind Piper, you may ask? The Blind Piper is Mici Cumba O'Sullivan, who was born nearby in 1835 and became one of Ireland's most famous pipers.

Continue via the pretty village of Sneem, Moll's Gap, Ladies View and along the Killarney Lakes to Killarney Town .

Tonight, you will overnight & dine in the family-owned Dromhall Hotel .

Day 12: Blarney Castle & Rock of Cashel

Day 12 itinerary.

This morning after breakfast, you will depart for Dublin, Ireland's capital city via the village of Blarney. Visit Blarney Castle . Built on this site in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have the chance to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. You will also have an opportunity to shop at Blarney Woollen Mills , boasting a huge selection of Irish arts, crafts and produce.

Today, visit The Rock of Cashel . Rising dramatically from the grassy plains of county Tipperary. This was the seat of kings and medieval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 17th century. Brian Ború was crowned King of Munster here in 977, before becoming High King of Ireland in 1002.

Continue on to Dublin City.

Overnight and dine in the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane .

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Day 13: irish emigration museum & guinness storehouse, day 13 itinerary.

After breakfast this morning, you will explore Dublin City .

Visit EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum . Voted, recently, as "Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction", this museum tour tells the story behind the millions of people who fled, or were forced from, Ireland over the past three centuries. Located in Dublin's Docklands.

You will also visit Christ Church Cathedral . Founded by the Viking King Sitric almost 1000 years ago in 1034. The cathedral crypt is one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, dating back to the 12th Century. Here, in the crypt, you can see the mummified remains of the Cat and the Rat which were found in the cathedral organ, and a rare 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

Visit Guinness Storehouse . With an address at the world-famous St. James's Gate. Here you will tour the world-renowned brewery and enjoy a perfect complimentary pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar — located at the top of a glass tower that commands spectacular views of Dublin City .

Enjoy a farewell dinner and a Traditional Music Night at The Merry Ploughboy Pub—one of Dublin's iconic trad music venues.

Overnight in Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane .

  • Merry Ploughboy Dinner and Show

The Guinness Storehouse

Day 14: departure (dublin), day 14: departure.

Today marks the end of the Iconic Tour of Ireland & Scotland.

After a final great Irish breakfast this morning, there will be 3 group airport transfers between 0500 and 1100 to get you to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. The confirmed transfer times will be advised 10 days prior to the tour start date.

Please note when booking flights for this tour: The Iconic Ireland & Scotland Tour starts in Edinburgh (Scotland) and ends in Dublin (Ireland).

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  • Depart: Dublin Airport

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June 2024  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Just returned from the Iconic Ireland - Scotland tour. Our Driver / Guide Damien McKenna made our trip seamless and informative, he was very professional. Only drawback was lots of seat time and limited time at some venues but then again you are seeing 2 countries in as many weeks so its understandable.

Mary Arnoult

Our May 25-June 7 tour of Scotland and Ireland was lead by Paddy O'Farrell. Even though it rained quite a bit and we encountered a number of personal problems Paddy was able to professionally help us out. He actually was the best part of the trip with his humor and patience. Except for 2 hotels which were above average, 6 stars, the other hotels were only 3-4 star. The food in all the hotels except for the above mentioned, was dismally ordinary and the same limited menu was presented to us at each hotel. Also the fast pace and long days were exhausting with no down time or time to shop in any city, except Blarney. The tour does give you an overall view of Scotland and Ireland...seen from a bus. This tour would be good for someone who has limited physical ability. Again, Paddy was incredibly nice and patient and we thank him for his service.

Tammy Fahling

We just returned from the Iconic Ireland & Scotland tour with My Ireland Tours and the entire experience was outstanding! Our guide/driver, Paddy O Farrell was EXCELLENT! His great personality and knowledge of Irish history were amazing! This was our first experience with group travel and we were extremely happy. The 14 day itinerary allows stops at many beautiful and iconic locations. Would highly recommend this tour company.

My husband and I had a great time on the Iconic Ireland & Scotland tour. John Dennany was a great driver/guide. His knowledge of the history and his sense of humor made it quite an entertaining time! John is the best!

We just home from the 14 day tour of Ireland and Scotland. The days were packed full with lots of bus time, but the scenery was amazing. Might not be the best option for people that want some more downtime on their vacations. Enjoyed the evenings to wander around wherever we were spending the night. Our guide Ken was absolutely amazing, patient, funny and full of knowledge. He made the trip worthwhile and was very accommodating (he even arranged for us to see a sheep herding demonstration that was not on the original itinerary). Also, 5 stars for the weather (only had rain rain 3 times in the whole 2 weeks). Highly recommend and feel the value was there.

Olha and Roman Nowakiwsky

May 2024  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

We had a wonderful trip on our first time to Ireland. Catroina and her team were very flexible as we planned our private tour. They gave us an itinerary to start with and we were able to make some adjustments to get in more of what we wanted to see. Our driver, Dave Darby, was THE BEST. We loved his sense of humor and he was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. By the end of the trip, he was a part of our family and we already miss him.

Emily Coyne

My husband and I just returned from our wonderful Iconic Ireland and Scotland tour. We had a fantastic time! Our tour guide, Paddy O'Farrell, was exceptional. Throughout the fourteen day tour he entertained us with his knowledge and humor, made sure we were well taken care of, and drove our bus through tiny country roads and crowded city streets with considerable skill. We saw so many beautiful and interesting sights. This was our first time visiting the countries on the tour and we got an excellent overview of all three countries. We highly recommend My Ireland Tour.

Caryn Gussin

My husband and I just got back from the 14 day tour of Scotland and Ireland. Our guide/driver was Paddy O'Farrell. I can't say enough good thing about this tour and him. From the very beginning of the trip they both made it very clear that our safety, comfort, and happiness was very important to them. The bus was always clean and comfortable with plenty of room to spread out. Paddy told us all about the history of where we were at and how people lived. He had a great sense of humor and everyone enjoyed themselves. All the places we stayed were wonderful and the meal choices were excellent. Atholl Palace in Pitlochry, Scotland was my favorite. The decor was very warm and inviting and the service was exceptional. My Ireland Tour made everything so easy for us. We booked this tour a year in advance and all questions were done by email. I got quick responses the very next day. Our requests were always kept in mind. I can't say enough about this company. I would not hesitate to go with them again.

A perfect tour starting in Edinburgh, Scotland and ending 14 days later in Dublin, Ireland. Seeing all the highlights along the way. Castles, Museums, historic sites, magical vistas. All while our tour guide, Paddy O’Farrell, provided exceptional historical narratives, pointed out sites, provided options and offered up lots of laughs and fun. We travel a lot and he was, by far, the best at what he does. We all felt welcomed and as if he was taking us along on a family jaunt. Highly suggest you do this and ask for him. You will not be disappointed.

Robert Ohsfeldt

We completed the 2-week tour of Scotland and Ireland during late April/early May. Pat, our driver and frequent tour guide throughout the entire trip, was absolutely fantastic. The quality of the hotels generally was good, though many did not have air conditioning, which was not an issue in April/May but might be a problem in the summer. The hotels in more rural areas were very isolated but the hotels in cities were centrally located, which made it easy to get out and see the city. The overall pace of the tour was on the energetic side with a full itinerary every day and no 'additional fee' optional activities. A minor negative for us was that we would have preferred to spend more time in Glasgow and Belfast (the visit to Belfast was especially brief). It was convenient to always have breakfast and dinner at the hotels included as part of the tour, but it would have been nice to venture to a local restaurant for dinner at least occasionally. Despite these suggestions for improvement, overall the tour was a very enjoyable experience

Helen Huber

We just returned from our Iconic Scotland and Ireland Tour. It was wonderful! My husband and I both think this is the best trip we have ever had. My Ireland Tour set up a great itinerary; and they made the planning and arrangements so easy. Our driver/guide Pat was the best. His kindness, knowledge, humor, storytelling and caring for each of us was so evident the entire trip, and of course very much appreciated. The small group we traveled with was really great and we plan on continuing friendships with people we met. It was a bucket list item checked off, and we have such great memories from this trip that will be with us forever. We would highly recommend My Ireland Tour.

Deborah Roberts

October 2023  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

We (my two adult grandchildren along with myself) had a wonderful time on the Scotland-Ireland tour. Paddy was a very good tour guide as well as an excellent bus driver! We learned a great amount of history of both countries from him on the tour as well about the country side & cities we visited! The stay in the hotels, palaces & castles were grand. The food superb! The last evenings entertainment was very delightful! Most enjoyable 14 day tour! Thank you!

Mary Takacs

My Husband and Took the Ireland/Scotland 2 weeks trip with Paddy O’Farrell it was everything we thought it would be and more. I have already shared with a coworkers and one is looking into it for next year. Our weather was great Paddy was so informative and proud of his heritage. Food and hotel were great. Thank you for such a memorable vacation.

Bill Morrison

The 14 day Scotland/Ireland tour was incredible and exceeded all of our expectations. Our driver guide Paddy was knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating. I’d highly recommend this tour.

Tammy Trombley Mixer

My wife and I just returned from a 14 day tour of Scotland and Ireland with My Ireland Tours. Our driver was Paddy O’Farrell and you could only be lucky enough to get him as your guide/ driver. This was the trip of lifetime and Paddy made the trip so much more. His knowledge is amazing and his driving was 100% on point. He was personal and funny , and really made the trip that much better. My Ireland Tours was professional and worth every penny we spent.

Bert Christensen

Wow! We we just returned from the 14 day for Ireland experience tour. It was amazing! Our Tour Guide, Shephard, Information Manager, comedian, and Professional - was Mr. Eamonn Broderick. Our group came together and meshed from the first night we met. We encouraged each other and together, enjoyed each stop on this fabulous and phenomenal tour experience. My wife celebrated her 70th birthday on this trip, and My Ireland Tours connected with each Hotel along the way to make it a special experience. They had a card and chocolates in the every room. The weather cooperated too, but it was our driver, Eamonn Broderick, who brought the whole thing together and made every opportunity special.

Anja Hoffmann

Loved the entire 14 day Scotland/Ireland Tour. Our driver/tour guide Paddy O’Farrell made the whole experience that much better. We felt very safe with his superior driving skills and appreciated the knowledge and love he shared about both countries. The itinerary was rich in its history of both countries as well as the beauty of the locations we stopped in. The 26 person group was a bonus, plenty of room on the bus. Hotels/Castles/Palaces were beautiful. Our first tour and it was something we’ll never forget. Thank you!Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Sherry Leads

We did the Scotland and Ireland 14 day tour with Pat as our tour guide. It was fantastic. Pat at one point had to pass another bus and there was 2 inches between his side mirror and the other bus. Pat did not hesitate and its impressive with how little room there is on the road and how Pat negotiated it effortlessly every time. I would not want to drive in Europe . I appreciated the fact that I could see the country and relax in a roomy bus and I didn't have to rely on a garmin. Also a couple of the places we stayed were 5 star hotel quality. The fact that two of your meals a day are taken care of is an added bonus. Thanks for a grand tour of my ancestoral homeland.

Maureen Savoie

October 2023 Scotland Ireland Tour Words cannot do justice to Pat who was our driver and guide, or to the wonderful new friends we made on this 13 day tour. Pat was a wealth of knowledge and saw to our every need. The group felt like family after only a few days. This was a dream come true. So much to see, and do. Loved Edinburgh, Inverness, St. Andrew, our nights in the castles as well as our days at Cliffs of Moher and Giants Causeway. Too many high points to list them all. I can't wait to go back.

Maryann Hungarter

We chose the Scotland/Ireland tour and it was more than incredible. Paddy was our tour guide, he was so knowledgeable, funny and somehow kept all 26 of us tourists on schedule. We went to all of our scheduled destinations as well as a couple “off the beaten path” stops that only added to an already amazing trip. We saw more beauty and history than we ever could have imagined. If you get the opportunity to tour Ireland (and Scotland) with My Ireland Tour, you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend and hope to go back again as well with one of their other packages. TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

Dom Blasioli

The 14 day Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour was simply incredible. The itinerary was filled with historical landmarks and nightly accommodations at 4-5 star hotels or castles. What enhanced the 2 weeks was our Guide-Driver Paddy O'Farrell as he moved throughout Scotland and Ireland, maintaining a schedule that ensured we had time for meals, made all our stops on time and arrived at our hotels in time for happy hour and dinner. Paddy also mentioned many historical facts and pointed out key landmarks. Highlights in Scotland included: The Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and the Holyrood Palace. We stopped for photo opts at the bridge at St. Andrews, cruised on Loch Ness and visited Sterling Castle. After taking a ferry ride to Dublin, we enjoyed the majesty of the Ireland landscapes. Key points of interest were the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway, then stopping in Galway for a sheepdog demo and the Glengowla Mines. Paddy stopped at Pat Cohan's bar where we had a beer and took photos of this iconic bar from 'The Quiet Man'. We visited the Blarney Castle where we kissed the Blarney stone and then spent time at the Blarney Woollen Mills. The trip would not have been complete without a few hours at the Guinness Storehouse and finally a dinner and traditional Irish music at the Merry Ploughboy Pub. Truly a memorable vacation which enlightened all of us about the history and culture of Scotland and Ireland plus incredible pictures to remember all these great moments. I highly recommend this tour and, if you're lucky, you'll get Paddy O'Farrell as your guide.

Mary Martin

My husband and I went on the Iconic Scotland and Ireland tour with My Ireland Tours. It was a total class act. The hotels and the food were fantastic. Both Scotland and Ireland are majestically beautiful. We saw so many wonderful sites. Everything would have been just places on a map without our Driver/Tour Guide Paddy O' Farrell. With Paddy at the helm we were in great hands. He was the ultimate professional! Paddy was very knowledgeable and educational about both Scotland and the Emerald Isle. Our tour bus traveled many miles along the narrow winding roads of both countries. Paddy's driving skills were magnificent. He made time for us to see many places not included on the tour. He always took great care of us all.

Tim O'Leary

My wife and I returned from a 14 day tour of Scotland and Ireland with John Dennany and we are just amazed at the level of service, courtesy and how much can be crammed into 14 days! John was on the spot from day one at the airport right up to day 14 dropping us off again. His entire focus was on making each guest feel like it was their tour. His sense of humor and Irish lilt was very welcome as he explained history, geography and told jokes. He made every effort to accommodate special requests and always found a pub when it was necessary. Even rest room stops offered something to see. I will never forget John and will heartily recommend My Irish Tours to anyone planning to visit Ireland.

Yvette Robinson

I would highly recommend this tour company. Communication was excellent from the start. We did the 14 day Scotland Ireland tour and it was great. The bus was very comfortable and Pat our driver and guide was fantastic, he really made our trip special. His range of knowledge was amazing and he was always available to make sure everything went smoothly. Our accommodations were good and we even stayed one night in a castle. It was so nice not to have the worry of planning and driving. I would definitely recommend My Ireland Tours to everyone.

Harry Covely

Our Scotland and Ireland tour was wonderful. Beginning with our driver picking us up at the airport, everything went as scheduled. John Dennany was very courteous, helpful and knowledgeable during the entire trip. Accommodations were comfortable and the sightseeing was exemplary. Highly recommend this tour company. If you get this guide on your trip you will have a lot of fun and enjoy your time.

Martha Wade

I just returned from the 14-Day Iconic Ireland and Scotland tour with My Ireland Tours and can't speak more highly of this tour and the company itself. From the time I scheduled the tour a year ago until the last moment when the tour ended and I was headed home on the plane, every step was well organized with helpful staff all along the way. The tour itself exceeded all my expectations. All the accomodations were wonderful. Our guide/driver, John Dennany, made a wonderful trip even more amazing. John went out of his way to ensure that each person on our tour enjoyed themselves even ensuring that personal requests were met such as extra stops along the way to visit areas that were significant to the guests family heritage. John took gloomy weather days and turned them into a fun adventure in order to ensure each day was enjoyable for the whole group. When there was a medical emergency within our tour group John again ensured that the guest was first priorty while still ensuring that the rest of the group did not miss out on anything that was scheduled. Even though I just returned, I am already looking at booking another trip with My Ireland Tours. I would highly recommend this tour company to anyone and also would suggest requesting John Dennany as your guide/drive...you will not be disappointed.

Jan Scotland

September 2023  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Can highly recommend this tour company. Communication was excellent from the start. We did the 14 day Scotland Ireland tour and it was great. The bus was very comfortable and Pat our driver and guide was fantastic. His range of knowledge was amazing and he was always available to make sure everything went smoothly. Our accomodation was always very nice, staying one night in a castle was amazing. The food overall was good and the last night we attended a show and dinner which was very enjoyable. The only negative was the breakfasts at the hotel in Edinburgh were a bit chaotic. Taking the tour took all the stress out of driving. Thank you Pat and Shannon for a great holiday.

Naheed Hanif

I was the only solo traveler to a fun group! The guide, Paddy, was absolutely grand! How he remembers all that information, is unbelievable. He definitely makes sure you're ok and treats you like family. The Scotland- Ireland tour was enough to see the highlights of both countries. Although, I wish we were in Dublin for one more day because there wasn't enough time to walk around due to the itinerary. Certain things could have been cut short. I highly recommend this tour overall and would do it again. Some of us would eat outside the hotel for a better feel of the city and for better food options. This really was a great trip.

Kayla Metscher

We did the 14 day Ireland and Scotland tour and it was absolutely perfect. I can't say enough good things about our driver/guide Paddy. He really made the experience so special. The best driver around hands down! The amount of history we learned from him just while driving in the coach from place to place was incredible. I can't imagine trying to do that trip on our own or with any other tour company. The sights and stops were great, the hotels were perfect and locations were convenient, and the breakfast and dinner options were sufficient. It was truly an unforgettable experience! Thank you so much Paddy, and My Ireland Tour!

Donna Young

My Ireland Tour group is fantastic! My husband and I took a 14 day tour to Scotland and Ireland. Paddy was an excellent guide and driver who went beyond our expectations! The tour gave us a great overview of the two countries plus the scenery out in the countryside was spectacular! We would recommend My Ireland Tour to everyone! Thanks for everything you did to make our trip wonderful!

Vicky Stone-Gale

My husband and I just returned from the 14 day Scotland and Ireland tour and if was a fantastic vacation for us. We had never been overseas before and were nervous but our tour driver, Colm, made our trip go smoothly and without incident. We saw places we would have never known to go if we would have been on our own. The entire itinerary was full and we were moving quickly to see everything, but every place we went was well worth the drive. There were times we had to travel 2 hours between spots but Colm made the trip fun and told us stories and gave us so much history. He was extremely knowledgeable. From the time we left Edinburgh until we arrived in Dublin, we had such an amazing experience visiting so many sites. The Lough Eske castle was truly the most beautiful place to stay but the Menlo hotel was not my favorite at all. We were exhausted at the end of our trip but we saw everything we wanted to and more. I highly recommend this company. From the booking until the end it went off without a hitch. Shannon and the team answered emails and questions immediately. I would definitely travel with them again. Thank you for a great vacation!

We just finished the 14 day Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour. Our driver/guide, Pat, was outstanding! He was knowledgeable, friendly, professional, helpful, and patient. You can tell My Ireland Tours has crafted an excellent itinerary that is well planned. Several fantastic hotels were a big plus on this trip, especially the overnight at Lough Eske Castle. My wife and I will definitely plan another trip with My Ireland Tours in the future!

Our 14-day Scotland-Ireland tour experience with My Ireland Tours not only met but exceeded all our expectations. This was due in large part to our driver/tour guide, Pat Prendergast, who was fabulous. We flew into Edinburgh a few days early to golf at St. Andrews and to spend time at the Fringe Festival – as well as to get over any jet-lag. Pat picked up our party of seven from our AirBnb on Saturday morning to take us to the Doubletree, where we started off with an introductory dinner and then the Edinburgh Royal Tattoo, which was an incredible way to start off our tour. The 14-day itinerary was aggressive, but we covered a lot of the highlights in both countries. There was also enough free space on the bus to allow people to spread out a little, and the bathroom stops were timed perfectly. Pat was not only an excellent driver, but engaging and informative. He was flexible should participants want to schedule side trips or need a “shopping/rest” day. Thank you Pat and My Ireland Tours for an incredible vacation!

Sandy Hicks

August 2023  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

This tour was everything and more than what was described when I made my decision to join it! The breathtaking scenery, landmarks, villages, cities, nice hotels, and food were above any expectations I may have had. Our tour guide/driver, Colm Marshall, with his vast knowledge of the history , geography, and folklore truly made our journey a trip of a lifetime! Colm's daily humor and passion for the country helped to give us a depth to what we were seeing and kept us in a sensory overload. The small group bonded quickly and since returning have shared with each other pictures of our adventure! If you are hesitating in any way about making a decision to join an My Ireland Tour please don't! I promise you won't be disappointed!

Dena Naumoff

I just returned from a solo trip to Ireland and Scotland. I couldn't have had a better group of people on my tour. Everyone was friendly and inclusive. I never felt alone. Our driver/guide, Colm, was informative and humorous. He never lost our attention. He made every place interesting. And as the roads were narrow and winding, he was an excellent driver, never putting us at risk. He truly is the best. From the moment I contacted My Ireland Tour, the staff was helpful and considerate of my concerns about booking solo. They were always accessible and made the booking process easy. As to the trip itself, we went to some of the most fascinating sites in Scotland and Ireland, staying at 4 star hotels and castles. Every meal at every place we stayed was great. Our rooms were spacious and extremely clean, with the front desks being accommodating if anything was needed. I highly recommend using My Ireland Tour for any travel you desire in Ireland and Scotland. And try to get Colm as your driver/guide. You won't be disappointed.

Linda Harper

This is a great tour company. We did the 14 day Iconic Scotland-Ireland tour with Colm Marshall as our guide. Colm was knowledgeable, fun and an all around great person to lead us on this adventure. The small group atmosphere made it very easy to get to know and bond with the others. (In fact, we have started a Facebook group, My Ireland Tour, Aug5-18,3023, where we can all share our experiences.) The itinerary was filled with great sites and we were left with some free time to explore on our own. We left lots to see behind for another adventure as seeing 2 countries in 2 weeks is quite an undertaking. The accommodations we great and meals were typical for the regions. I would certainly 100% recommend “My Ireland Tours” to anyone who wants a great introduction to Scotland/Ireland.

Michael Hughes

It's 2023 and we've just returned from our FOURTH tour with My Ireland Tour! I can't think of a better testimonial for this amazing tour company than to say that we've come back, four times now, to enjoy the tours that they provide. This year we did the 14 day Scotland / Ireland tour. The driver / guide, Pat, was absolutely phenomenal! We thoroughly enjoyed his knowledge and expertise. The itinerary was exceptionally well planned and equally well executed. Just the right pace to see everything there is to see without being hectic or hurried. Fantastic hotels were a big plus on this trip, especially the overnight castle stay. To put it very simply, My Ireland Tour is the top touring company for your visit to Ireland.

Jennifer Hedmark

We took the 14 day Scotland and Ireland tour. From our first communication with Keith , we were off to a good start. We can't say enough about Ken O'connell our tour guide. He was both funny, and a wealth of knowledge. He was able to tell us so much about the countries, and all the stops we made in between! We know Ken worked hard but he made it look easy, he is very good at his job! I will not hesitate to recommend My Ireland Tour to anyone!!!! I would love to do another tour with them in the future!

julie kubricky

July 2023  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

I just returned from the Iconic Scotland and Ireland tour and it surpassed all my expectations! Paddy O'Farrell was the best guide. He was personable, funny and told great stories of Scotland and Ireland history and legends. Several times Paddy added extra stops that were not on the itinerary. We stayed in amazing places and saw so much of these beautiful countries. We also had plenty of time to explore on our own. I would love to return again for another tour with My Ireland Tours.

I just took the 14 day Iconic Ireland and Scotland tour with Paddy O'Farrell. Paddy was an excellent tour guide, a very safe driver, always giving us great recommendations and keeping us safe. He was extremely knowledgeable and taught us so much history, was very funny and did a great job herding us and keeping us on schedule. I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking to take a tour of Scotland or Ireland. Wonderful, wonderful memories!! Thank you My Ireland Tour and Paddy!

My wife and I had what has got to be one of the best trips of our lifetime with My Ireland Tours, the Iconic Ireland and Scotland 14 day tour. Becky has always been interested in the monarchy of the U.K. What a treat to have walked where Mary Queen of Scots and other royals walked. We even had lunch in a cute little restaurant where Prince William had his first date, and according to the restaurant manager we spoke to, numerous subsequent dates, with Princess Kate. The magnificence of the beautiful cathedrals we visited along with the many castles and palaces helped to make this a real trip of a lifetime. Thankfully we were told early on In Edinburgh that touching the noise of the statue of Greyfriar's Bobby would bring good luck, because doing so helped us to have wonderful weather for most of the trip. Pat our tour guide/driver was so much more than that. Yes, he was extremely knowledgeable, and constantly kept us informed about the history and geology of the areas we visited, but he also went out of his way to make sure that our trip was as special as it could possibly be. He became a good friend, and my wife even told me the other day that she misses him. Thanks Pat, for all you did to make this a truly wonderful trip. Hal and Becky Gersch.

Lisa Lawson

We are back from a 14 day Scotland and Ireland tour and our entire family loved it! The itinerary was fabulous and we received top notch service from everyone at MIT. We had problems with airline cancellations and everyone was so helpful trying to help us rearrange our schedules in the best way possible to join the tour. Our tour guide, Pat, was the best! We would highly recommend this tour and My Ireland Tours to anyone thinking about traveling to Scotland and Ireland.

Peggy Thiel

Thoroughly enjoyed our 14 day tour of Scotland and Ireland with Paddy O'Farrell as our guide. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Everything was taken care of in terms of hotels, luggage, and meals. We loved all the fun stops we made along the way, and of course, the beautiful scenery of both countries. Would highly recommend anyone!

Lisa Greene

June 2023  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Ben was our tour guide and he was great. He told stories, explained alot about different events in Ireland's history, even sang songs! It was a very busy tour with not much down time, but we got the opportunity to see many areas of Ireland that we probably wouldn't have been able to see on our own. We started in Dublin, went to the EPIC Immigration Museum, the Guinness Brewery, and got to walk around Dublin. We ate at a restaurant called The Church, on our own, and I highly recommend it. They play traditional Irish Music every night and have Irish Step Dancers who were amazing to watch. Staying in Limerick was very nice. I got some photos of the sunset over the River Shannon at 9:30 at night, which was surreal. The sun sets around 8:30 on Cape Cod this time of year. Driving through the country side was beautiful. You see cows, cows, and more cows! But, the different way of life is eye opening! We drove through the Ring of Kerry. We stopped at a little village called Waterville which was beautiful. Killarney was nice also. We only got to spend 45 minutes in Galway City which was a bit of a disappointment. We would have wanted more time there. The Blarney Castle was amazing! And, as gross as it is, you HAVE TO kiss the Blarney Stone while you're there! The grounds at the castle were beautifully manicured and taken care of. The shopping at the Woolen Mills is a MUST! All in all it was a great trip. If you want to see many different spots and areas of the country, this is the way to do it. I do recommend Dramamine for anyone who gets even some motion sickness as being on the bus can be cumbersome and make you a little woozy. Ben was a great tour guide and a really nice guy. I do recommend this trip for groups of adults and teenagers (we had 5 with us, and they enjoyed it)!

Susan Rentz

A good friend and I just returned from a wonderful 14-day journey through Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland with My Ireland Tours. Our tour guide and driver, Paddy O'Farrell, was an excellent driver, making us feel very safe. Beyond that, he was so knowledgeable about the history and culture of the people of Scotland and Ireland, making the trip entertaining. Breakfast and dinner at our hotels were always included, as well as a lunch or two. All were delicious. The hotels were at least 4-star, and they provided excellent, friendly service. We always felt welcome in these beautiful countries. We were also lucky to travel with a very congenial group of people from different parts of the United States. I can highly recommend a trip to Scotland and Ireland as well as traveling with this excellent company, My Ireland Tours.

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. So much history and beautiful scenery. Our tour guide/driver, Paddy, did a superb job driving, explaining all the sights, and giving us insight into the history of Ireland and Scotland. New friends were made with the group of 26 that was on the tour. We highly recommend and appreciate My Ireland Tours.

Joyce Lipkin

We just returned home from a 2 week Iconic Scotland and Ireland tour, expertly guided by Paddy O'Farrell, our driver as well. This tour included the most desired stops in both countries. Paddy led us to some of the most beautiful cities and small towns, always telling us about the history of the countries as we drove along. He was full of stories and jokes to pass the time while we were driving. He played music on the bus when he sensed it was 'nap time' for us! Being on a small tour of only 24 made travelling easier than being with a larger group. All strangers at the outset, our group meshed quite quickly. My Ireland Tour made it so easy to make travel plans - Once booked all arrangements were made for hotels, meals, travel vouchers, and anything else needed for this 2 week tour. At every hotel stop I would like to acknowledge all of the luggage porters who delivered our bags to us in a very timely fashion, and thanks to Paddy for loading the bus at each stop and making sure all luggage was accounted for. We never had to worry about a thing! I highly recommend My Ireland Tour and highly recommend Paddy O'Farrell as a fabulous, careful driver and very knowledgeable guide. FIVE STARS

Denise Close

The 14-day tour of Scotland and Ireland was an incredible experience! The booking was easy and Shauni answered so many questions and kept in contact with updates all through the process. Our driver, Harry Fisher, is a wealth of knowledge, a great driver, and he made sure everyone was safe and comfortable. We lucked out with a super fun group which made stops, bus time, and after dinner just a blast! The itinerary for this trip as a perfect mix of castles, churches, landmarks, landscape, experiences (super cool sheep dog demonstration, Kingsbarns Distillery, chocolate making and Guinness Storehouse, etc). Well done My Ireland Tours! As Harry says, 'It's better to be looking at it than looking for it.' Book with My Ireland Tours!

Just completed the 14 Day Scotland & Ireland Tour with my wife. 5 star, absolutely fantastic trip. Our Tour Guid, Harry Fisher was outstanding! He is very detailed and ensured nothing was left unattended. Harry is an excellent driver and provided all the history and facts that added to the trip experience. My Irelands tour is the best, better than expected for our first tour. Smaller 26 person group was perfect. The entire group came together, became friends and hung out. Enthusiastically recommended.

Took the Iconic 14 day Scotland/Ireland tour in May with with our personal leprechaun Paddy O'Farrell who was our guide and driver. What a fantastic whirlwind of activity! With only 26 folks on the motorcoach, we had plenty of room to spread out since each day included hours of traveling and sightseeing but Paddy maneuvered that huge bus like a warm knife through butter since many of the ancient picturesque and winding roads we traveled were surely not meant for large vehicles or even two lanes!! Paddy alerted us with tidbits of interesting information before encountering sites along the road but he was also a font of historical knowledge, folklore, regional information, stories, suggestions for our free time and all of it interspersed with respect and humor! The itinerary was marvelous but the scenery was out of this world - tiny towns, sheep, majestic ocean/sea views, sheep, castles, abbeys, antiquated ruins, local talent and more sheep. Some hotels were within city limits, allowing us to wander and others were tucked away in wonderlands of beauty but the highlight was spending one night in a castle guarded by a dragon! The culture, the food, the beverages and the people of Scotland and Ireland have made this a trip of a lifetime for us and we will sing the praises of My Ireland Tour forever. Thank you!

Sondra Gordon

The adventure of the Scotland-Ireland 14 day tour, a group of 26, who became 'family', under the watchful and loving care of our amazing guide-driver, Paddy O'Farrell, was a daily joy of discovery, learning, experiencing and enjoying! As we wended our way from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Northern Ireland and then to the Republic of Ireland, there was ongoing history and information communicated by Paddy, with amazing knowledge and insight, making the period of 500 A.D. to the present meaningful by interjecting literary references, politics, and his personal reflections. His love of history and his desire to make sure that we shared his respect and regard for these countries was constant. Our hotels were 4 star, except for Lough Eske Castle, which defied the star categorization by setting its own standard. It was as if we had arrived at 'Downton Abbey', with accommodations fit for Kings and Queens, and a dinner service to match! Since all of the other hotels were chosen to be 'in town', and central, and, unlike most tours, we were able to spend more than just one night in one location. This allowed for a more restful period while never missing any sightseeing destinations. It was one of the reasons I chose to travel with My Ireland Tours. I was not disappointed! And whenever there was something special in an area, a Celtic show, a special photo view, or being at the right place, at the right time, Paddy made sure 'we were there'. He was the 'sheep dog' making sure that his flock were safe, rescuing the occasional strays with good humor and caring. While we toured, or before leaving in the morning, Paddy made sure that the bus was cleaned and windows sparkling, so we could enjoy the magnificent views. He had a personal greeting and conversation for each of us. His close attention to our special need person's requirements was always primary, warm and admirable. 500 photos later, it was time to say farewell to fellow travelers, especially difficult was finding the words to adequately express the admiration and appreciation of our unique, Paddy. I know that everyone thinks that they have had the best tour director, but, we really did!!! Thank you Paddy!

Mimi Limbach

My husband, George, and I, had a fantastic experience on the Iconic Scotland and Ireland tour. Everything was so well organized. The hotels were clean and comfortable, the staff gracious and friendly. Our driver, Paddy O'Farrell, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Scotland and Ireland. I was so impressed by the amount of historical knowledge he shared with us, our cup was overflowing with stories, facts and details that until then were unknown to us. George and I are so grateful we had the opportunity to participate in this adventure...to make new friends, appreciate the struggle and beauty of both countries and to leave with a deeper understanding of the those who went before.

Karen Stanton

May 2023  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Enjoyed an amazing vacation with My Ireland Tour on their Iconic Scotland and Ireland Tour! Our tour guide, Paddy O'Farrell, was incredibly knowledgeable and went above and beyond to ensure everyone had the best time ever. Would definitely recommend!!

kimberly hollopeter

We took a two week tour seeing both Scotland and Ireland, spending about a week in each. Patty was our driver and guide and was absolutely AMAZING. He kept us on track, answered hundreds of questions, got us to all of the sites and made sure we had everything we needed. We stayed in 8 different hotels and our luggage was delivered to our room at each hotel. One of the best parts of this tour is that the bus was purposely not full. We almost had enough room for everyone to have their own seat and being on the bus for long amounts of time that was important to me. Being on this tour was a great way to visit places like Edinburgh, castles, palaces, abbeys, cemeteries, a distillery, Loch Ness, Glasgow, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, and Dublin. This trip is go go go and not for the faint of heart, but it was amazing and I do not regret going on this tour for one minute. Well worth the price. Just to note, many of the hotels did not have AC and I did get a little tired of the hotel food and eating later at night. With that said, I would highly recommend this tour.

I just returned from the 14 day Scotland/Ireland tour. It was an amazing experience and I learned so much about so many different places. My favorite place of the trip was probably the two days we spent in Edinburgh. We were taken on tours, but we also had free time to explore on our own and we were able to see other sights not on the tour by doing this. The rest of the tour was packed with so many things which I wanted to see that there was very little free time to add additional preferences to our stops. Paddy was an amazing tour guide and driver. He was informative and knowledgeable and was able to fill in gaps that were often left out by the step-on guides that we had. One thing to keep in mind if you have food sensitivities or allergies, be very careful and check with the chef in each hotel. One thing I would change if I could would be the time spent eating. It took 1 1/2 to 2 hours to eat dinner with the group as they spread out starters, entrees, and dessert over a long period of time. I felt we could have condensed that and given us more free time to explore. We did decide to skip a few of the provided meals in some of the towns so that we could explore and eat on our own and that was fun. Overall an amazing experience.

Sarah Bonsall

From start to finish our Scotland/Ireland tour was absolutely fantastic. Our driver Paddy went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see Scotland and Ireland!

Marisa Beasley

I just got back from a 14 day tour of Scotland, No. Ireland and Ireland. It was a whirlwind! We saw so many things and learned so much from our tour guide Paddy. He went above and beyond for our group. He was funny and full of information. He would tell us about the area we were going and give us suggestions for what to see and where to eat when he dropped us off. The one issue our group had was starting our three course two hour dinner at 7:30 each night. By the end of the day we were exhausted and ready for a quicker bite before bed. But I would certainly book another tour with My Ireland Tours! They are organized and well planned! Thank you for an amazing vacation!

Christina Hodel

November 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

No wonder that fairies, leprechauns and other fabulous creatures have chosen to live in Ireland and Scotland. Driving along the picturesque Loch Lomond or through the forest at Lough Eske Castle I was almost expecting to see some of them. It would have been a marvellous addition to the picture of Nessie … But without the help of Eric and his team I would never have been able to enjoy another amazing tour with My Ireland Tour. Thanks again for finding me a vacancy on this tour. We were just 24 people and had plenty of space in a huge and very comfortable coach. Although I was the only non- native English speaker, I never felt lost on contrary this awesome and friendly group made me feel welcome the very beginning. Our tour director Harry Fisher was simply the best. I still envy his outstanding driving skills. If you want to see Ireland / Scotland and meet fantastic people, I highly recommend My Ireland Tour.

Marianne Casale

Just finished our the 14 day tour of Scotland and Ireland. It was a mother-daughters trip and I can say we would do a tour with My Ireland Tour again in a heartbeat. I loved the small size of the tour and the ability to space out on the bus. The smaller tour also gave us an opportunity to meet a wonderful group of people. Our driver Harry was outstanding and did a great job on reading the mood of the bus each and every day. If My Ireland Tour did 2 weeks in Scotland I would book another trip tomorrow. Thank you for a wonderful time - my daughters loved every moment of the trip.

Katie Brandt

October 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

My husband and I loved our trip to Scotland and Ireland with My Ireland Tour. Our driver/guide was fantastic! He was knowledgeable about the history of the area and pointed out interesting places along the drive. The food was amazing. Our hotels were all very nice. This tour allowed us to see many places in Scotland and Ireland in the 2 weeks. I felt the pace was good. There was a nice mix of time with the group and time on our own. I appreciated being able to go on a big trip and not have to plan all of the little details. We could not have asked for a better trip. We highly recommend My Ireland Tour and would go on another trip with them in the future!

Meryl Franke

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Scotland/Ireland tour. Our driver/guide, Pat, not only facilitated each detail of the journey, but helped it come alive with his vast knowledge. My only suggestion would be to use hotels in Galway and Dublin that allow travelers to access the city on their free time. Lodging outside of town restricts ability to see and visit local sites. Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience!!!!

Diana Attia

We just returned from a wonderfully organized and executed tour of both Scotland and Ireland. I always wanted to go, but a recent surprising DNA test validated a suspicion. Yep, very close ties to Donegal, Ireland, so we just had to go. Even met a new family member while there. The lodging selections were all great, and some even fantastic castles. The food provided was also good and it was great at the end of a travel day to have the dinner included. Our guide Harry Fisher was on time, knowledgeable, funny, a great driver and had all of our best interests in mind while managing a 14 day tour. He had a wealth of information and history for all of the stops on our itinerary. I learned a lot. He was very diplomatic and had so much class in how information was presented. He told us history and folk lore stories. Was really fun. Occasionally he even sang a tune for us. I picked My Ireland for a more local experience. The tour company planned every detail very well. Buses were clean, comfortable, stops for bio breaks were great, and we all appreciated the thoughtfulness of our host. Highly recommend this tour company! My only suggestion is more salads at dinner. October weather was on the cooler side, but I prefer that to a hot summer. Enjoyed it and will have many great memories to reflect on for years to come. You must go!

Paul & Sue Johnston

We went on the Scotland and Ireland 14 day tour in Oct 2022. There were 24 people on the tour; 23 0f 24 from the USA and 1 from Switzerland. The group was friendly and a lot of fun. The management of the tour was excellent. The My Ireland office was very prompt in their communication and very personable. The hotels arranged for the tour were top notch and the food was great. Our guide was Harry Fisher. He was an excellent driver, especially with the many tight turns for the coach. Harry was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He knew the history of each area we visited which helped us relate to the sites. Best of all was his humor and his Irish blarney kept us on our toes. We highly recommend this tour company and the 2 country tour.

My husband Rick and I just returned from the 2-week Scottland and Ireland tour. We had a wonderful time. All hotels except one (Menlo Park) were first rate. Our driver and guide Patrick could not have been more knowledgeable and accommodating. We were exhausted when we returned home because it is fast paced, but we feel we really got a great feel of both countries. A great addition to the tour would be a visit to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. We were disappointed that we did not have the opportunity to visit there. All in all, a 5 star experience!

Would highly recommend this tour. Took the 2 week Iconic Scotland / Ireland tour and was very happy with all aspects of it. We covered a lot of ground; Scotland, Northern Ireland, & the Republic of Ireland. We saw all the major highlights of these areas that would have been hard to see on our own in the same amount of time. Hotels were great and breakfast and dinner was included for each day. Our Tour guide/leader, Paddy, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable in the historical and political aspects of these regions presented the information in a way to make it interesting to all.

Dennis Knight

Our expectations were exceeded in almost every respect. Paddy O'Farrell became a friend to all on the tour and provided insight to the history and culture of Scotland and especially Ireland while directing us to the myriad of stunning views and memories of a trip well planned, beginning to end.

shelby boyd

I booked a long awaited trip to Scotland and Ireland through My Ireland Tour and it was the best trip ever. I started out in Edinburgh and after touring Scotland for 5 and a half days and then over 8 days throughout Ireland with a great tour guide, Paddy Farrell, I had a great time. I saw castles, even stayed in a couple, ate great food, watched a sheep dog demonstration, Irish dancers, visited beautiful Cathedrals, saw some beautiful countryside! I plan on going back for another tour and highly recommend this company for anyone that want to visit these countries! Thank you My Ireland Tour for a wonderful experience!

September 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

My wife and I highly recommend My Ireland Tour! We particularly enjoyed out tour guide, Harry Fisher, who is kind, knowledgeable and extremely funny. The two week tour included all the highlights of Scotland and Ireland on a lovely roomy air-conditioned coach. The group was small so there was plenty of room on board and the hotels were excellent especially The Loch Eske Castle in Donegal. If you take the tour you will not be disappointed and don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone!

Virginia Porter

We just returned from the wonderful Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour and must rave about it! It was a trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Director/Driver Harry Fisher is very knowledgeable, fun and accommodating as well as a very skilled driver which we saw firsthand on those hairpin turns. He regaled us with historic facts, stories and tidbits from Edinburgh to Dublin. We highly recommend this tour and Terrific Harry!

Lewis Kanter

We recently spent two weeks touring parts of Scotland and Ireland with the my Ireland tour group. We had a private car and driver for the entire trip. The driver was excellent polite efficient and had a great personality. The places chosen to to go to work wonderful and very enjoyable. The trip was efficiently put together with great feedback opportunities. The local guides which were at various points of the trip were generally excellent. The hotels were variable depending on where we were located some were excellent and some were good. We Had a great time and would recommend them to anyone considering a visit to Scotland or Ireland.

Roy Gursslin

What a wonderful experience! We just returned from 14 days of Scotland and Ireland! Our tour guide went above and beyond. Always there to help and guide us. He really is 'Terrific' Harry as he kept mentioning. Would definitely recommend My Ireland tour to anyone.

Shelley Lang

We took the 14 day Iconic Ireland & Scotland Tour on August 27-September 9, 2022 that a friend discovered and had booked for themselves. Upon researching this tour, we were so impressed with the small tour size, all the cities and places we would visit, and the quality of the hotels that we tried to book it for our 40th wedding anniversary only to learn that it, and all others this summer, were fully booked! Luckily for us, we got a phone call from Shannon to advise that they had just had a cancellation on the tour we had originally wanted to book! The week prior to the tour we received an email with our detailed tour itinerary which I took with me. I found this document very useful and read it every evening to familiarize myself with where and what we would be doing the following day. Regretfully, the distillery promoted on their website was changed to a very new one and while we learned about the making of their whiskey there was no sampling. The hotels were all 4 star or better. A number didn't have individual room air conditioning but thank goodness their windows did open and fans were provided which made sleeping temperatures more comfortable. Why all European hotels use heavy duvets in the summer is a mystery as the rooms are too warm for them. The food was fantastic and plentiful with dinners all being 3 courses. Our daily dinner menus provided 2 appetizer choices, 3 entrees, and a couple of desserts and all featured local fare. My husband is allergic to onions and the staff knew what dishes contained them and where possible were able to eliminate from the dish he ordered or suggest an alternate dish. The days were long which we expected given the distances covered and the activities and sights included. Dinners were generally around 7pm with a few at 8pm. I took a supply of Power Bars which I was glad to have as there were no coffee breaks or places to buy snacks. Our driver, Paddy, offered to buy us tickets to Celtic Steps, an Irish dance and music show being held nearby. The show was fantasic! We really enjoyed the Traditional Music Night and dinner at the Merry Ploughboy Pub in Dublin area. Service was excellent as was the quality of the food and entertainment. We highly recommend My Ireland Tours and wouldn't hesitate to book another one with them.

Debbie Brown

I just came back from the 14 day Scotland & Ireland tour and can't say enough about it. The company handled all of the accommodations, reservations and tours flawlessly. We had a fun group and Paddy our tour guide was the best! Each day was action packed so be prepared for a lot of walking. The hotel accommodations and castles were fun to explore as well as the meals. You do have free time in the late afternoon or after dinner to explore on your own. I came in a day ahead which was helpful to get acclimated before the tour started. Others added a day or two at the end. I know there's no way I would've been able to see everything had I done this on my own. Overall, I can't say enough about the experience and the company. Great communication throughout the entire process. Thank you Shauni and Paddy for an awesome and memorable vacation!!!

Richard Lothamer

We just returned from the Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour and it definitely met our expectations. This was our first bus/coach tour and it provided us with visits to so many amazing sites. The accommodations were first rate, the meals were very good, and the itinerary was superb. Our guide/driver, Paddy, was excellent. He went above and beyond on many occasions for us, for others in need of specific help, and for the entire group by adding extra stops along the way. He was very knowledgeable, pleasant, and entertaining. The specialty tour guides were also very informative and friendly. We also enjoyed meeting the other guests and felt like a family at the end of the tour. We highly recommend this tour!

This was our first trip to Scotland and Ireland, and I don't think we could have selected a better tour company than MyIrelandTour. Our driver/tour guide Mike was outstanding throughout the tour. Mike, being from Dublin had a vast amount of knowledge regarding Ireland as well as Scotland. He made the 14 day tour go by too fast!!! In regard to our tour package, out hotel accommodations, dinners and breakfasts were 5 star. The various attractions and sites that we stopped at were all historical and beautiful. If you plan on visiting Scotland or Ireland or both, I highly recommend that you consider MyIrelandTour!!!!

August 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Best tour ever! Paddy our guide and driver added many interesting stops not listed on the itinerary. Stopping every hour or two made it stress free. Highly recommend this company as they quickly responded to a multitude of questions I emailed before we arrived. Our Scotland and Ireland trip was a trip everyone should have on their bucket list. Amazing and welcoming people throughout the trip.

Isabel Piscopo

The Ireland and Scotland tour was superbly organised and I was very satisfied with all of it. The guide was always present and informative. The accomodation was all very good. In my opinion, this almost perfect tour could be made even more perfect with a one day extension in Belfast and most people on the tour also commented on it. This would have meant that we could have visited the Titanic exhibition which most people wished to visit. It would also have meant that the following day we could have left for Giant's Causeway earlier and arrived at Lough Eske Castle in early afternoon instead of at 6.30. This is such a stupendous place and has so many amenities we would have all wished to have had more time for . Sometimes the dinner timing was changed to an earlier time and while this might have suited clients from the USA it did not really suit us from Europe who are used to dining much later. It meant rushing to get ready for dinner after a long drive and the evening just ended earlier. On the whole, I was very pleased and am thinking of taking a different trip with the same company in the future, perhaps a more luxurious one in some of the great accomodations they offer. I would recommend the company to anyone.

We had a wonderful time on our tour of Scotland and Ireland. The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the food was awesome. The tour itself offered a variety of sights and activities. Our only complaint is that we didn't have enough time at each place. We now have more reasons to go back! Our tour driver (Paddy)was I woboth knowledgeable and flexible. Our family would definitely use this t his your company again.

Edward Corcoran

Just returned from the 14 day Iconic tour of Scotland and Ireland, and it was amazing. The places we visited were all memorable with each having their own mystique. We were treated to very good to excellent accomodations with delicious morning and evening fare. The best of the best was Paddy, our driver, guide, and consul. He made the journey come alive. Although some days were hurried, there was always time for a wee dram with our fellow travelers. Wish our group the best until we meet again.

suzanne kettel

July 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Paddy, our tour guide was absolutely wonderful, so knowledgeable and an awesome person, took great care of all of us. This was the trip of a lifetime for me and I enjoyed every minute of it. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a tour of Scotland and Ireland. I have over 1000 pictures and so many wonderful memories. Can't wait to go again, this tour company was excellent.

Diane Miller

We had a fabulous time on our 14 day tour of Scotland and Ireland! Absolutely loved the gorgeous scenery and all the historical sights. Our driver and guide Paddy O'Farrell was awesome!! He made our trip so special. We would highly recommend this amazing tour to family and friends! Diane Miller Baton Rouge, LA

Cristina Besore

Great tour of Scotland and Ireland. Hotels were very nice and the food was delicious. Very informative tour guides in Scotland and Paddy was excellent in Ireland. Overall a wonderful experience.

S. Jeffrey Ackerman

My wife and I took the Scotland/Ireland tour the end of May first 10 days of June. We had a wonderful experience with a variety of sites in both countries. Paddy was our driver and was great. I am sure all of their drivers are wonderful but our experience with Paddy would be hard to beat. For me the visit to the distillery, cut glass factory and sheep dog herding demonstration was quite enlightening. Our stay in 2 different castles was a unique experience and both were quite different. My wife, the shopper, liked everything as well but especially the trip to Blarney Woollen Mills where she could by sweaters! We went a day early to adjust to the time change and the overnight travel thinking we might take a nap and go sight seeing. However, we couldn't get in the room until the afternoon (we arrived at 9 AM) so we went sight seeing without the nap. It was nice to be able to do so and if you make the same decision I recommend a visit to the Edinburg Botanical Gardens.

cindy foreman

June 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

We spent 2 weeks this May, 2022 touring Scotland and Ireland with Pat and My Ireland Tours. The daily itinerary was suggested to us but we were able to make changes. We were a party of 11 and this type of tour was exactly what we wanted- not a bus with 40-50 people. We moved at our own pace and Pat was amazing. Not only was he an exceptional driver but an A+++ tour guide. We were constantly surprised by his knowledge of history and many, many fun stories. We all loved his great sense of humor... Pat had suggestions of where to eat, places not to miss. The trip was all we expected and more!

14 Day Scotland - Ireland Tour. This was the trip of a life time. We originally scheduled this trip for 2021 but had to reschedule for 2022. The wait was well worth it! The sites, the hotels and tour bus were worthy of 5 stars. Our guide, Paddy, should be given more than 5 stars. His knowledge and explanation (with a bit of humor) of the sites visited was wonderful. He also made some stops that were not on the tour that were beautiful photo opportunities. My wife had a medical issue a week into the tour and Paddy made sure to find us a 24 hour medical care within a 1/2 mile of our hotel. While we stayed at the hotel for the day, Paddy kept in contact with us to make sure everything was ok. Every thing that we saw and experienced was amazing. The last night at the Merry Ploughboys Restaurant and Pub was the perfect end to a magical vacation. If I were to change one thing about the tour, it would be to have an afternoon off at a 2 night hotel about half way through the tour. We could have used an afternoon of down time to just relax. Still a 5 star tour that we would do again in a heart beat!

Katie Woodard

My mom and I really enjoyed this tour to Scotland and Ireland. Our tour guide Paddy was wonderful: nice, funny, knowledgeable, and on top of everything. Most of the hotels were awesome. Two of them were even castles, which was amazing. The activities were great, and we usually had some free time in the evening before dinner to either relax or explore the town on our own if we need more physical activity after spending a lot of time on the bus. The food was good. They fulfilled dietary requirements. The castles had amazing menus. My only minor complaint was by the end of the tour the meals were getting so repetitive. It felt like I ate 2 different meals over and over.

Samantha Bissett

We used My Ireland Tours to take our first trip to Ireland and they made it better than we could have ever imagined. They took so much stress off of our plates when it came to booking hotels, travel, Covid protocol, and giving us the best tour guides. My whole family agrees that our driver Pat was a highlight of our experience! He was knowledgeable about everywhere we went and was great if we decided we wanted to do something on the fly, he would get it done for us! Our private bus was amazing, we joked that it was almost too comfortable because we always wanted to take a nap in it! We saw so much of Ireland and we know we couldn't have done that without My Ireland Tours. If you want to see all the sights of Ireland I fully recommend setting up a trip with My Ireland Tours and get Pat as your driver!

Mark Spindler

May 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

This is our second tour of Ireland which also included time in Scotland (Edinburgh and Glascow). Our accommodations, for the most part, were very good with the highlight being Harvey's Point in Donegal. Our driver and tour guide, Pat, made the experience very special. His understanding and depth of knowledge of the people and history of Ireland are exceptional. He was able to put into context the complicated history of Ireland and made travel to every destination an adventure. We also appreciated his Irish wit. We highly recommend My Ireland Tours. Well done!

My trip to Scotland and Ireland was a dream I have had for many years. My Ireland Tours did NOT disappoint. The accommodations were excellent, as was the food. I could not have asked for a better tour guide than Paddy. He was one of the best bus drivers I have every had, which was vitally important due to the narrow roads, especially through some of the smaller towns. He gave us a vivid picture of the history of Scotland and Ireland, while adding personal stories, explaining local lore and culture. In addition, Paddy listened to the members of the tour. He broke up some of the long drives as best he could, so we could stretch our legs and take pictures. He was patient and somehow was always in good spirits. This tour has only whetted my appetite to return to these beautiful countries and experience places we were unable to go. You absolutely cannot go wrong with My Ireland Tours, especially if you are lucky enough to have Paddy as your guide. Well worth every dime spent.

Cherri Spaulding

Outstanding!!!!! In a one word description. I took the 14 day Scotland/Ireland tour. This was my 1st trip abroad as a solo traveler so there was much research before I booked this trip. MyIrelandTour has a very fair Covid policy if you need to change your plans so I took the plunge, made final payment & never looked back. Anytime I emailed the company they responded almost immediately. Any questions were answered so I felt very comfortable boarding that plane & making my way across the ocean. I was greeted by our driver Paddy at Edinburgh Airport. Myself & a few others had arrived for pickup. At our first hotel even though it was very early for check in, the hotel was able to get all of us into our rooms. This was so appreciated after the flight. From the driver/guide to the group to the 3-5 star accommodations. The meals, the sites we visited, the scenery when traveling & the knowledge of Paddy & a couple other Step-on Guides made this trip an unforgettable experience I will never forget. It has set the bar very high for any future tours I may take. Key take aways- Mad driving skills by our driver Paddy. Got us where we needed to be on time & safe. Learned so much history from Paddy. He gave enough information but did not talk continuously. He knows the history of the lands. Played some good local music. Did I mention Paddy!!! Just can not say enough great things about him. He is a gem. Our group-could not have asked for a better group to travel with. There were several other solo travelers. Small group but large bus so we could spread out. Max group size is 26, we had 24. Accommodations, clean, friendly staff, welcoming. Restaurants served good food. Always a good selection for your breakfast & dinner. Dinners were all 3 course. Alcoholic beverages are not included. All hotels had a bar. The places we visited were all very interesting & very beautiful. Many we had time to wonder on our own. Quiant little towns. Live Irish show on our last night was entertaining. If you have been considering a visit to this area I highly recommend this tour company. I will definitely use again if I go back.

Carol Jackson

Our tour of Scotland and Ireland was fabulous. Our tour guide Paddy was so informative, kind, humorous and accommodating. The stories he told gave us insight to so much more of the history of such remarkable, historical, beautiful sights! The hotels were very comfortable and the food amazing. We toured with a great group of people! I would highly recommend My Ireland Tours to anyone! It was a trip of a lifetime! Thank you Paddy for making our memories ones that will never be forgotten!

Michael Baeta

03 June 2024  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

What a great Scotland and Ireland trip with our driver/guide, the legendary Paddy. He was very knowlegable about the history and sites of Ireland and Scotland. The trip was very comfortable and a 5 star trip. We had a great group of people on our trip that would not let me forget it was my 70 birthday which we spent a Killarney Brewery....Great tour, great driver and would highly recommend MyIreland to everybody looking for a trip to Ireland and Scotland. Mickey and Chris Baeta

Judi Martini

31 May 2024  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

So glad we booked our tour of Ireland and Scotland through My Ireland tour. We got to see so many of the iconic landmarks you hear about but also special places that you never knew existed. On top of that our guide Paddy O'Farrell talked about the history, lore and spirit of these beautiful lands which gave a perspective that was priceless. Truly an amazing experience

Linda Thompson

30 May 2024  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

Just returned from the Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour. Truly a remarkable and beautiful tour. I thoroughly enjoyed every single day! All the sites, historical cities, tours,etc. were beyond my expectations in every way. My fellow tour group friends were so great and everyone got along so well, an added plus! Hotels were great, comfortable with most excellent food. John, our Tour Guide took extra effort to ensure we had historical background on each site and even stopped at some extra fun and beautiful sites along our way. Not only did John go above and beyond to make sure our tour group enjoyed every day but he was also incredibly funny and witty. He had all of us laughing every day. Just a great guy and tour guide! Thanks for the most beautiful scenery/sites kind people, and expansive tour. I will always remember this tour and will hold the many lovely memories in my heart!

26 October 2022  •  Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour

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The Deposit for the Iconic Ireland and Scotland Tour 2024 is €750 per person.

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Children ages 8 yrs - 17 yrs inclusive receive a 10% discount on the prices. Children must share a room with a least 1 adult. Our tours do not cater for children 7 yrs or younger. You must be 18 or over to travel on our adults-only tours.

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Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing (either by email or standard mail) to My Ireland Tour. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to tour commencement. Cancellation fees apply as indicated below. All cancellation fees include the initial deposit.

About your Tour Guide

45% of our reviews mention their tour guide by name

Perhaps the most vital ingredient of any tour is your tour guide. Acting not only as your guide but also as your driver, their knowledge and experience, passion and personality form the foundation on which any successful tour is built.

That's why we only work with the very best guides in Ireland. As our past guests know, our tour guides are a big reason why we're Ireland's best-rated tour operator, with 1451 five-star reviews out of a possible 1490.

Irish born and bred

All of our driver-guides were born in Ireland and have lived here all their lives. What's more, they are passionate about our country, its culture and its heritage.

Qualified and experienced

Our driver-guides are qualified, experienced professionals who are committed to impeccable customer care and making your vacation memorable for all the right reasons.

Experts in Irish history & culture

Our driver-guides are true experts in their field. Their knowledge of Irish history, culture (and where to get the best pint of Guinness) is second to none.

Committed to your safety and care

Your safety and comfort are paramount to us and to all our driver-guides. All our guides are experienced coach drivers with impeccable safety records.

Tour accommodation

We are very selective in getting just the right accommodation for each specific tour, and we are very proud of the selection of hotels we have put together. Some of these hotels are family-owned, just like ourselves, and we have a long-standing relationship with them all.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Exterior

Tour Vehicles

On a tour vacation, the journey can be just as important as the destination. That's why our tour buses are all of the highest standards, both in terms of luxury and reliability.

We choose our tour vehicles carefully. All our tour buses offer plenty of space to spread out, tinted windows, air conditioning and on-board fridges. It's what you should expect.

We deliberately leave some seats empty. In fact, we use 34-seater coaches, but limit the number of participants to 26. That's because we want all of our guests to be able to spread out, relax and enjoy the journey. This smaller group size is a core principle in our tours.

Please note: the bus shown in the gallery is one of the 34-seater coaches used on our tours for max. 26 guests. For any reason, should one of these become unavailable for your tour, we will endeavour to provide an equally luxurious and comfortable touring bus.

34 Seater Coach, as seen on our Tours of Ireland

What's included in my vacation?

Tour attractions.

  • Sheepdog Demonstration
  • Ring of Kerry

Hospitality

  • 13 Nights Accommodation
  • 13 Evening Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts
  • 1 Pub Lunch
  • Tour Director
  • Airport Arrival Transfers
  • All local taxes
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Ferry Tickets to Belfast on Stena Line
  • Airport Departure Transfers

Not Included

  • Gratuity for the Tour Guide
  • Travel Insurance (required)
  • Blind Piper Pub Lunch
  • Beverages except Tea / Coffee with Breakfast & Evening Dinner
  • Room Service
  • Telephone Charges

Failte Ireland

  • Sample Itineraries
  • Transport Options
  • Genealogy Tours

Other 2024 Tour Packages

  • Iconic Britain and Ireland (18 Days)
  • Iconic Britain Tour (10 Days)
  • 14-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland (14 Days)
  • 10-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland (10 Days)
  • 8-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland (8 Days)
  • 6-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland (6 Days)
  • Deluxe Irish Castles Tour (10 Days)
  • Historic Irish Castle Tour (7 Days)
  • Ancient Ireland & Scotland Tour (13 Days)
  • Ancient Ireland Tour (8 Days)
  • Discover Northern Ireland (6 Days)

2025 Tour Packages

  • Iconic Ireland & Scotland Tour (14 Days)
  • Highlights of Ireland and Scotland Tour (9 Days)

Adare Village and Thatched Cottages

Thatched cottages of Adare Village in Limerick, Ireland

About Adare Village and Thatched Cottages

Adare is a small town in Co. Limerick, known for its quaint and colourful thatched cottages. Adare is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful towns so stop and take in the view. Don't forget your camera today - the perfect chance to capture the essence of old Ireland.

Explore Adare Village along the Wild Atlantic Way .

The idyllic Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland

About The Antrim Coast

En route to The Giant's Causeway, you will travel along the legendary Antrim Coast, a route with views so stunning that it is considered a destination in its own right. Prepare to be amazed: here you will find some of the greatest coastal landscapes any travel photographer could hope to capture.

  • Belfast City

An old redbrick building in Belfast city

About Belfast City

Since peace returned to Belfast in the late 1990s, Northern Ireland's capital has undergone an astonishing transformation. Once tied in with sectarian violence and, perhaps cruelly, lumped in with Bosnia, Beiruit and Baghdad on the list of places for globe-trotting tourists to avoid, the city is now a modern, thriving and cosmopolitan hub of hotels, restaurants and family-friendly attractions.

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Belfast Tour & Murals

Murals in Belfast, Northern Ireland

About Belfast Tour & Murals

You will be joined by a local specialist guide on a city tour of Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. You will see and hear all about the history of this once troubled city including the murals of the Loyalist Shankill Road and Nationalist Falls Road.

Belleek Pottery

About Belleek Pottery

Travelling along the shores of Lough Erne Upper and Lough Erne Lower, you will reach Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest potteries in the world dating from 1857. Today, the visitor centre still displays pieces which date from those early samples over 150 years ago.

Belleek Pottery can be found just off the trail of the Wild Atlantic Way

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Black Taxi Tour Belfast

Black Taxi Tour Belfast

About Black Taxi Tour Belfast

Take a journey through this once troubled city. See the murals of the Loyalist Shankill Road & Nationalist Falls Road. The Troubles took their toll on the economic life of Belfast, but the past ten years of peace have returned much prosperity while the genuine friendliness of the city never left.

Blarney Castle and The Blarney Stone

Blarney Castle

About Blarney Castle and The Blarney Stone

Situated five miles north-west of Cork city, Blarney Castle is a solid fixture on almost any tour of Ireland. It is best known for the famous "Blarney Stone" of which visitors are encouraged to kiss, in accordance with a tradition that spans centuries.

Blarney Woollen Mills

About Blarney Woollen Mills

Originally built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was mainly used for the spinning and weaving of wool. After it closed in 1973, it reopened in 1975 — as an Irish heritage shop.

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

About The Burren

A limestone plateau covering 250 square kilometres, The Burren takes its name quite aptly from the Gaelic for "rocky land" or "great rock". While in one sense very fitting, the name does not do justice to what experts have more justly termed " one of the world's most stunningly unique natural heritage regions ".

The Burren runs alongside the Wild Atlantic Way .

Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland

About Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral, founded by the Viking King Sitric almost 1000 years ago in 1034. The cathedral crypt is one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, dating back to the 12th Century. Here in the crypt, you can see the Mummified remains of the Cat and the Rat which were found in the cathedral organ, and a rare 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

The Cliffs of Moher

About The Cliffs of Moher

One of the most popular and most eagerly anticipated attractions on any vacation in Ireland , and the views will not disappoint. They rise to a height of 702ft (214m) and 9 miles (14km) long, these sheer vertical cliffs hold a steady, undulating line against the tireless advance of the Atlantic below. A better view of the sea and setting sun you will not find.

The Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way. For more information click here .

Connemara County Galway

About Connemara

Connemara, in western County Galway, is a rugged and scenic landscape. Once described as a place of "savage beauty" by Oscar Wilde, Connemara is an expanse of bogs, mountains and lakes.

Connemara is also home to two Wild Atlantic Way's Signature Discovery Points in Derrigimlagh Bog and Killary Harbour .

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

About Culloden Battlefield

The Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre commemorates the last pitched battle fought on British soil, in April 1746. Learn more about the Jacobite intent to overthrow the House of Hanover and return the House of Stuart to the British throne.

Drumcliffe Cemetery in county Sligo Ireland.

About Drumcliffe

Visit Drumcliffe Cemetery in County Sligo where you can read the epitaph on the grave of W.B. Yeats. Found nestled between Ben Bulben mountain and Drumcliffe bay.

Explore Drumcliffe along the Wild Atlantic Way .

Dublin City

Dublin City

About Dublin City

Dublin is Ireland's capital city. It is known as being a friendly and vibrant place to visit — with an endless list of activities and destinations available to explore and world-famous nightlife.

Edinburgh Castle under blue skies

About Edinburgh Castle

Luring over Edinburgh from its position on Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle has been a fixture of the skyline since the 12th century. The location of Castle Rock, formed on top of an extinct volcano, made it the ideal location to build a defensive fortress. Edinburgh Castle, over the years, has been used as a place to burn 'witches' at the stake, foil rebellions and house prisoners of war. Today it is Scotland's number 1 tourist attraction.

Edinburgh City, shopping on Victoria Street

About Edinburgh City

Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital city since the 15th century. It is Scotland's second most populous city, after Glasgow, and is the location of both the Scottish government and monarchy. Edinburgh is seen as the cultural hub of Scotland, with its thriving festival scene attracting 4.4 million visitors to the city in the month of August alone.

Epic: The Irish Emigration Museum

About EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum, tracks the harrowing history of the 10 million Irish people left the island, for a variety of reasons, over the past 300 years.

A boat in Galway Bay

About Galway City

Galway City is seen as the cultural and artistic hub of Ireland. Take time to enjoy the artisanal food and relaxed, Bohemian vibes of this unique city.

Galway City and Salthill Promenade form part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The county of Galway also includes the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points of Killary Harbour, Cleggan Harbour and Sky Road. For more information click here .

The Giants Causeway, pictured on a tour of Northern Ireland

About The Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage site, known in Gaelic as Clochán na bhFomhórach or Clochán an Aifir, The Giant's Causeway is an area of 40,000 basalt columns, formed into a regular interlocking pattern by an ancient volcanic lava flow.

Glasgow Cathedral, as seen on our tours of Scotland

About Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow and the oldest cathedral on the Scottish mainland (Built in the 12th century). It is located where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, is thought to have built his church. Saint Mungo's tomb is found in the cathedral's lower crypt. Today the cathedral is publicly owned and is the responsibility of the Historic Environment Scotland Group.

Glasgow City Centre

About Glasgow City

With a population of 621,020, Glasgow is Scotland's most populous city (3rd in the UK). The people of Glasgow are known as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and are often noted by visitors as have a very distinct, sometimes hard to understand, way of speaking, known as the Glasgow patter. During the industrial revolution Glasgow became a centre of shipbuilding and marine engineering and saw its population and economy grow rapidly. Today Glasgow remains a commercial hub of the UK and a city that continues to attract a large number of tourists every year.

Glengowla Mines - Sheepdog Demo

About Glengowla Mines - Sheepdog Demo

Keith Geoghegan is the owner and operator of Glengowla Mines and Family Farm Experience. The Geoghegan family has been inextricably linked to the mines and farm for many centuries. Their ancestors cultivated the land and worked in the mine. They moved into the Mine Agent's Cottage once the mine shut down and stayed there until 1989.

Glenveagh Castle

Glenveagh Castle, County Donegal

About Glenveagh Castle

Located within Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle was built by Captain John George Adair between 1870 and 1873. Having made his fortune through land speculation in America, Adair return to Ireland and began large amounts of land in County Donegal. The castle was built in the Scottish Baronial style and is surrounded by a garden and commands stunning views of the nearby mountains, lakes, woodlands and valleys.

Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Ireland

About The Guinness Storehouse

Guinness is more than just a brand, indeed, more than just a beer. And that's not just for the Irish, but for the many millions of Guinness-drinkers worldwide. The site of the brewery itself is massive, at a staggering 26 hectares, but it will be the old grain storehouse that you visit. Shaped like a giant pint of the black stuff, this most popular of Dublin attractions towers over the surrounding neighbourhoods, with the top-floor Gravity Bar offering a delightful panorama across the Dublin cityscape which can only be enhanced by a well-earned pint to cap-off your visit.

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum

About Highland Folk Museum

About Highland Folk Museum is a museum and open-air attraction located in the Scottish Highlands. It is designed to showcase the domestic and working lives of the early highland people.

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, as seen on our Ireland and Scotland Tours

About Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace, officially known as The Palace of Holyroodhouse is located at the opposite end of The Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle. It is the official residence of the British Royal Family, and is often the setting for state occasions in the area. It has been the main residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century.

Killarney National Parks & Lakes

Killarney Lakes

About Killarney National Parks & Lakes

Muckross Estate, in the town of Killarney, County Kerry was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932. Its grounds became Ireland's first national park and, over time, it has expanded to encompass nearly 25,500 acres. The jewel in the crown of the park is its majestic lakes, Lough Leane (the lower lake), Muckross Lake (the middle lake), and the Upper Lake. These lakes make up a quarter of the park's area and continue to draw admirers in huge numbers ever since the park first opened.

Killarney National Parks & Lakes are located a short distance from the town of Kenmare on the Wild Atlantic Way .

Killarney Town

Parknasilla Hotel, Killarney

About Killarney Town

Though perhaps offering fewer historical and cultural attractions than its west-coast counterparts, Killarney more than makes up for this with the welcoming bustle of the town itself and the staggering natural beauty of its neighbouring namesake, the Killarney National Park just five-minutes' drive away.

  • Killary Fjord

Killary Fjord

About Killary Fjord

Ireland's only true fjord, Killary Harbour, stretches 16 kilometres from the Atlantic coast to its head at the magnificent Aasleagh Falls. It forms a dramatic border between the counties of Galway and Mayo and is strikingly beautiful the entire way along.  

Killary Harbour is also one of the Signature Discovery Points found along the Wild Atlantic Way.

King John's Castle

King John's Castle, County Limerick

About King John's Castle

Located alongside the River Shannon in County Limerick, on King's Island. Dating back to 922, to a time when Vikings were the inhabitants of the island (Thormodr Helgason, the Viking sea-king, built the first settlement here. The castle itself was built in 1200, under the instruction of King John of England.

Kingsbarns Distillery

About Kingsbarns Distillery

Celebrating the craft and heritage of Scottish whisky making, Kingsbarns Distillery is a family-run distillery dating back to the 19th Century.

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara

About Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is not only one of Ireland's most attractive buildings; since 1920, it has also been home to the Sisters of the Benedictine Order in Ireland. Even today, Kylemore continues to operate as a working Abbey: here, the sisters live, work and pray, as well as welcome visitors from across the globe. Kylemore Abbey's greatest attraction is its location. Nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul, in the heart of the Connemara Mountains, it is regarded as one of Ireland's most romantic locations.

Kylemore Abbey can be viewed along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Boats on the famous Loch Ness, Scotland

About Loch Ness

Loch Ness is the second largest loch ( lake ) in Scotland, after Loch Lomond and the deepest on the British Isles. It is most famous for the alleged presence of a creature known as the Loch Ness Monster or "Nessie". Nessie came about through stories past down from generation to generation, a few dodgy photos from the 1930s and an "official" sonar reading from around the same time. It is the U.S equivalent of Big Foot, real only in the minds of those who choose to believe... or is it?

Moriarty's, Kerry

About Moriarty's

Located close to the Killarney National Park, Moriarty's is an Authentic Irish Gift Store and Restaurant. Hand crafted Irish jewellery, Waterford Crystal and classic and modern tweed fashions and furnishings are all on offer at the gift store. The restaurant is an 85 seater offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Mount Congreve Gardens

Mount Congreve Gardens, County Waterford

About Mount Congreve Gardens

Mount Congreve Gardens. Located in Kilmeaden, County Waterford, Mount Congreve Gardens is an 18th century Georgian estate and mansion. It was designed by the same architect that created both of Waterford's cathedrals, John Roberts.

Mount Stewart House & Gardens

Mount Stewart House & Gardens, County Down

About Mount Stewart House & Gardens

Recently recognised as being one of the top 10 gardens in the world, Mount Stewart is a rich tapestry of planting plant life and stunning walking trails. The house dates back to the 19th century, and was the Irish seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family.

Muckross House

Muckross House, Kerry

About Muckross House

Located on the grounds of the expansive and idyllic Killarney National Park. Muckross House, and its 11,000-acre grounds, was donated to the Irish state in 1932.

Muckross House Traditional Farms

Muckross House Traditional Farms, Kerry

About Muckross House Traditional Farms

Located on the grounds of the picturesque Muckross House and its impeccable gardens. Take a step back in time and see the Irish farming lifestyle of the 1930s and '40s. A time when the horse was responsible for much of the labour and the weather was the be all and end all in terms of production.

Pitlochry Town, Scotland

About Pitlochry

A Victorian town located 56 miles north of Edinburgh. The town is kept in an impeccable condition throughout the year and still maintains the charm and aesthetics of its Victorian heritage.

Traditional Pub Lunch

Traditional Pub Lunch

About a Traditional Pub Lunch

While the Pub Lunch is a relatively new phenomenon in the Irish food service industry, the tradition of serving food in an Irish pub has been around for centuries. It usually consisted of the household, connected to the pub, cooking up a huge batch of stew and serving it to its patrons. As the market changed, so too did the menu. For decades, all you could expect for an Irish pub lunch was a toasted cheese sandwich and/or a bowl of soup. Today, most pubs in Ireland will serve an extensive selection of international dishes as well as traditional Irish favourites such as lamb stew and bacon & cabbage.

Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry

About Ring Of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is located on the Iveragh Peninsula of southwest County Kerry. It is a circular driving route that takes in a number of seaside villages and picturesque coastal landscapes.

The Ring of Kerry towns of Kilorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare also feature on the Wild Atlantic Way . You can also visit the Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point of Skellig Michael , an abandoned 7th century Christian island monastery, from the town of Portmagee during the warmer months of the year.

The Rock of Cashel

About The Rock of Cashel

Ireland has more than its fair share of outstanding archaeological sites, but the Rock of Cashel is arguably the most impressive. The 'rock' from which it takes its name is, in fact, a limestone hill, covered in luscious green, rising from the plain which characterises the surrounding area. The word 'cashel', by contrast, is derived from the Irish Gaelic word caiseal , meaning stone fortress. It was the seat of kings and medieval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 17th century. Brian Ború was crowned King of Munster here in 977 and he became the High King of Ireland in 1002.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

About Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Held annually on the sprawling slopes of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo brings together bands from the British Armed Forces, the armies of the Commonwealth and international armies. The term 'tattoo' here is taken from the old Dutch phrase doe den tap toe meaning 'turn off the tap' or last call, which in turn became the name for evening entertainment at an army barracks.

St. Andrews

St. Andrews, Scotland

About St. Andrews

Scotland's oldest university town. Also referred to as the Home of Golf, the Old Course at St Andrew's Links is the oldest golf course in the world. Enjoy some free time walking its historic cobbled alleyways.

Stirling Castle

About Stirling Castle

A symbol of Scotland's national pride and independence, Stirling Castle sits atop Castle Hill in the Southeast of the town of Stirling. The main structure of the castle was built during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. There have been a total of eight sieges of Stirling Castle, most of them occurring during the Wars of Scottish Independence.  

  • Blind Piper Pub

Blind Piper Pub on the Ring of Kerry

About Blind Piper Pub

A family pub that has become something of a 'must-visit' for anyone travelling through the Ring of Kerry in recent years. Set in the idyllic village of Ballycarnahan, and serving some of the best quality pub food in the country.

The Quiet Man Museum

The Quiet Man Museum

About The Quiet Man Museum

The Quiet Man Museum. A reproduction of the quaint thatched cottage from the John Wayne starring, John Ford directed movie of the same name. all costumes, artefacts and furnishings have been recreated in precise detail, to reflect the setting of the 1952 classic. Located in the picturesque village of Cong, County Mayo.

  • Traditional Music Night

Traditional Music Nights in Ireland

About Traditional Music Nights

Like much of Irish culture, the best Traditional Music Nights can be found in the local pub. These range from a guy sat in the corner playing guitar to a fully-fledged band on stage. On our tours of Ireland , we often spend the last night at the Merry Ploughboy in Dublin City, enjoying the traditional Irish music and dance they have on offer. No matter what city, town or village you find yourself in you can be sure that a pub nearby will have some sort of music night happening. You can check most pubs schedule online, or by popping in when you're in the area.

What is the Wild Atlantic Way?

The Wild Atlantic Way is a long-distance touring route , the first of its kind in Ireland. It runs the length of Ireland's western coast, facing the Atlantic Ocean, from County Donegal in the northwest to County Cork in the southwest. The initial aim of the Wild Atlantic Way was to give greater visibility to Ireland's west coast in overseas markets. The Wild Atlantic Way is 2,500 km (1,553 miles) long and passes through 3 provinces of Ireland (Ulster, Connacht and Munster). It has given a huge boost to the tourism industry of the region since its launch in February 2014.

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Atholl Palace Hotel

About Atholl Palace Hotel

Atholl Palace Hotel is the very definition of old-world charm. Nestled in woodland, a mile from the quaint village of Pitlochry. Featuring extensive gardens and an indoor pool.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

About Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is a modern hotel in a central location in Dublin City centre. It has a warm, friendly atmosphere, thanks in part to the light wood furnishings and open plan layout.

Clayton Hotel Glasgow

About Clayton Hotel Glasgow

Clayton Hotel Glasgow is centrally located, alongside the River Clyde. The hotel is walking distance from the shopping districts and city centre attractions.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City

Located just a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, DoubleTree by Hilton is the ideal location for anyone looking to explore Scotland's capital. Featuring a chic bar and restaurant and comfortable, stylish rooms.

Dromhall Hotel

About Dromhall Hotel

A family-run, upscale hotel, Dromhall Hotel has been a popular destination in Killarney town since the 1960s. Located within walking distance to both Killarney town centre and the Ring of Kerry. Featuring stunning, old-world decor and modern, world-class spa and dining facilities.

Europa Hotel

Europa Hotel

About Europa Hotel

Situated right across the road from the Grand opera House in Belfast City, the Europa Hotel is an historic hotel with modern facilities and old-world charm.

Lough Eske Castle, County Donegal

About Lough Eske Castle

The Lough Eske Castle, as we see it today, was built in 1861. Before that, it was a building entwined in the history of Donegal. In the 14th century, it was the seat of the powerful O'Donnell clan. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was a base for Edwardian royalty to showcase the glamour and decadence of the day. Today, it is home to an award-winning and prestigious five-star hotel.

Menlo Park Hotel

About Menlo Park Hotel

Menlo Park Hotel is located just outside Galway City. Featuring a sleek restaurant & bar and large modern bedrooms.

18-Day Iconic Britain & Ireland Tour Map

18-Day Iconic Britain & Ireland Tour

  • 34 attractions
  • Max. 26 ppl

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime 18-day adventure as you behold the most famous and captivating attractions that Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England have to offer.

  • Free time in London
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Manchester River Cruise
  • Tour of York City
  • York Minster
  • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Tour of Edinburgh City
  • Tour of Glasgow City
  • Tour of Belfast City
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Irish Emigration Museum
  • Departure flight home

10-Day Iconic Britain Tour Map

10-Day Iconic Britain Tour

  • 14 attractions

Embark on a unique and unforgettable 10-day journey as you explore the most renowned and captivating attractions that England and Scotland have to offer.

  • Roman Baths
  • Broadway to Cheltenham Railway
  • Afternoon Tea at Broadway Hotel
  • Chatsworth House
  • Loch Lomond Cruise

14-Day Iconic Ireland & Scotland Tour

  • 25 attractions

Discover the best of Ireland and Scotland with this unforgettable 14-day tour. Compare the cultures of these historic Gaelic nations during a magical fortnight.

  • Arrival at Edinburgh Airport
  • St. Andrews Golf Club
  • Loch Ness cruise
  • Sheepdog Demo
  • Rock of Cashel

14 Day Iconic Tour of Ireland Map

14-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland

Discover the Island of Ireland, North and South with this unforgettable 14-day tour. Spend 4 days in Ulster, and 10 more in Eire.

  • Trim Castle
  • Belfast Murals
  • Hillsborough Castle & Gardens
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Derry City Walls
  • Lough Erne Cruise
  • Devenish Island
  • Jameson Distillery Midleton

10 Day Iconic Tour of Ireland Map

10-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland

  • 22 attractions

Experience all that is Ireland in this 10-day adventure. Ireland's best-loved attractions and its best-kept secrets, including the Wild Atlantic Way.

  • Dublin Airport
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Free time in Galway City
  • Free time in Cork City
  • Charles Fort
  • Irish National Stud
  • Traditional Farm Lunch

8 Day Iconic Tour of Ireland Map

8-Day Iconic Scenes of Ireland

  • 17 attractions

Take in the essence of captivating Ireland as you embark on an unforgettable 8-day adventure, immersing yourself in the Emerald Isle's beauty and charm.

  • Mikey Ryan's Bar
  • Killarney National Park
  • Hazel Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Free time in Dublin City
  • St Patrick's Cathedral

6 Day Iconic Tour of Ireland Map

  • 11 attractions

Experience the true essence of Ireland in under a week. Ireland's unmissable destinations and the Wild Atlantic Way in one unforgettable tour.

  • Glendalough Monastic Site

6 Day Iconic Tour of Ireland Map

  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Adare Village
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Midleton Distillery Experience
  • Kilkenny Castle

Ancient Ireland Tour of Ireland Map

Ancient Ireland Tour

  • 19 attractions

An exclusive tour capped at max. 8 guests, travelling through the idyllic scenes of The Wild Atlantic Way. Including an overnight stay in an Irish castle.

  • Dublin Airport arrival
  • Waterford Crystal

 Ancient Ireland & Scotland Tour Map

Ancient Ireland & Scotland Tour

  • 24 attractions

Embark on a unique and intimate journey through the Celtic heartlands of Ireland and Scotland on this exclusive tour designed for a maximum of 8 guests.

  • Arrival in Edinburgh Airport
  • Edinburgh City tour
  • Dalwhinnie Distillery
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Isle of Skye
  • Glasgow City tour
  • Belfast City tour
  • Derry City tour
  • Dublin City tour

Deluxe Castle Tour of Ireland Map

Deluxe Castle Tour

Live like royalty for 10 days across Ireland, staying in real Irish castles and country manors. Enjoy the finest all-inclusive tour Ireland has to offer.

  • Derry City Tour
  • Free time in Derry City

Historic Irish Castle Tour Map

  • 15 attractions

A truly unique tour of Ireland. Visit the must-see attractions whilst discovering unique experiences beyond the tourist trail. All woven together by Ireland's historic castles.

  • Pearse Lyons Distillery

Discover Northern Ireland Tour Map

Discover Northern Ireland Tour

  • 8 attractions

Northern Ireland's natural beauty awaits on this six-day fully-inclusive tour of Ulster. Picturesque towns, untamed coastlines and friendly locals await.

  • Derry City walking tour
  • Ulster American Folk Park

9 Day Highlights of Ireland and Scotland Tour Map

9-Day Highlights of Ireland & Scotland Tour

Explore the wonders of Ireland and Scotland on this remarkable 9-day tour. Immerse yourself in the rich cultures of these historic Gaelic nations as you embark on a captivating journey.

  • Cruise Loch Lomond
  • Clydeside Distillery Tour
  • Ferry to Belfast
  • Glenshane Country Farm
  • Giants Causeway
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Carlingford Lough Ferry
  • Farewell dinner and show

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Dublin

  • Introduction
  • Day 1 Welcome to Dublin
  • Day 2 In Dublin’s Fair City
  • Day 3 Kildare and Cork
  • Day 4 Blarney Castle and Killarney Relaxed Start
  • Day 5 Ring of Kerry Experience Relaxed Start
  • Day 6 The Cliffs of Moher
  • Day 7 Glorious Galway to Sligo Relaxed Start
  • Day 8 Walk in the Giant’s Steps
  • Day 9 High Tea at Ardgowan Estate Relaxed Start
  • Day 10 Glencoe and Loch Ness
  • Day 11 A Highlands Experience Relaxed Start
  • Day 12 St. Andrews and Edinburgh
  • Day 13 Scotland’s Capital of Culture
  • Day 14 Farewell Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle

Tour the iconic castle at the heart of the capital, which boasts the Crown Jewels of Scotland.

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Cliffs of Moher

Marvel at the stunning views from these cliffs, rising 700 feet above the Atlantic.

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Isle of Skye

Admire the rugged coastlines and ancient ruins of this Scottish island.

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Glenveagh Castle

Revel in the wild beauty and the incredible gardens of this former hunting lodge.

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Giant’s Causeway

Created by volcanic activity 60 million years ago – or, according to Gaelic legend, by a giant – mammoth hexagonal stone columns rise from earth in a striking formation.

Crosskeys Inn

Crosskeys Inn Irish Night – CIE Tours Exclusive

Enjoy a pint and the craic by a crackling fire in Ireland's oldest thatched-roof pub.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles, with its imposing position and impressive architecture, and the scenery will take your breath away.

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Take a guided tour of central Belfast to see Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall in Donegall Square, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated liner.

Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna Mining Experience

Learn about coal mining life in the Arigna Valley from the 1700's until 1990.

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Medeival Castle Banquet

Experience the magic of Ireland's Medieval Castle Banquet, where you can indulge in a lavish feast, immerse yourself in medieval ambiance, and enjoy captivating entertainment.

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Day 1 Edinburgh | Scotch Whisky Experience*

Day 2 edinburgh panoramic tour | edinburgh castle | independent sightseeing, day 3 chocolate tasting | blair castle & highlands, day 4 loch ness | isle of skye | armadale castle, day 5 stirling castle | ferry to belfast, day 6 ards peninsula, titanic belfast | crosskeys inn, day 7 nine glens of antrim | giant’s causeway | derry walking tour, day 8 glenveagh national park | donegal | belleek pottery | kilronan castle, day 9 arigna mining | lough key forest, day 10 galway walking tour | cliffs of moher | medieval castle banquet, day 11 tour ends in shannon, where you’ll stay.

Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club Exterior

Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club Edinburgh, Scotland

In addition to a full-service spa, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club features a golf course and...

Columba Hotel exterior

Columba Hotel Inverness, Scotland

This grand hotel has a great location in the heart of Inverness, yet in a ...

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Muthu Newton Hotel Nairn, Scotland

Muthu Newton Hotel is close to the Nairn golfing links and the Moray Firth offering unrivalled...

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DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Stirling, Scotland

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dunblane Hydro opened in 1878 as a luxurious Victorian health spa...

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Europa Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland

The world famous Europa Hotel in Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre...

Station House Hotel - Letterkenny

Station House Hotel - Letterkenny Donegal, Ireland

Station House Letterkenny is a 3-star modern contemporary boutique hotel, offering high-...

Kilronan Castle

Kilronan Castle Roscommon, Ireland

Located just 45 minutes drive from Sligo Airport, Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa features an...

Temple Gate Hotel

Temple Gate Hotel Ennis, Ireland

In the center of historic Ennis, Temple Gate Hotel features free Wi-Fi and free parking, just 20...

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What's included?

  • Full daily breakfast and many meals*
  • Traditional entertainment
  • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
  • Welcome drinks with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • Comprehensive travel itinerary

*Breakfast is not included on Day 1

Our welcome gift to you

  • A travel backpack
  • Travel adapter
  • Rain poncho
  • Luggage strap and tags
  • Documents wallet

From our travelers

Giant's Causeway

The itinerary for our trip was excellent, and so were the hotels (two castle stays!) but the absolute best part of the trip was the Tour Director. Joe not only organized and took care of all of us the entire trip, but he shared with us his personal insights and experiences that enhanced the history of Ireland and made it very real for us. I feel this was what made our group become so close, and some of us still keep in touch and plan on taking another trip next year!

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Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, Edinburgh

In addition to a full-service spa, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club features a golf course and outdoor tennis courts. Dining is available at one of the hotels 2 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at one of the 3 coffee shops/cafés. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotels 3 bars/lounges. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center.

Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club Exterior

Dalmahoy Hotel

  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Wifi in Public Areas (Complimentary)
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Coffee & Tea-making Facilities in Room
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Daily Maid Service
  • In-Room Wifi (Complimentary)
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Private Bathroom
  • Room Service
  • Work Desk & Lamp

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Columba Hotel, Inverness

This grand hotel has a great location in the heart of Inverness, yet in a quiet area with splendid views of the River Ness and Inverness Castle. Inside its historic exterior, the Columba Hotel houses bright, airy rooms. Each has a TV with satellite channels and facilities for making tea and coffee. The hotel's décor combines traditional comfort with contemporary style and amenities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.

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Columba Hotel

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Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn

Muthu Newton Hotel is close to the Nairn golfing links and the Moray Firth offering unrivalled peace and tranquility. Just 10 miles from Inverness airport and less than a mile from Nairn train station. Once frequented by Charlie Chaplin it stands overlooking the Moray Firth and beyond to the Black Isle. The Hotel has 63 rooms with a lush view, the Highland Conference Centre and a wedding venue. The sea-side town of Nairn is one of the prime locations and one of the sunniest spots in Scotland. 

Muthu Newton Hotel

Muthu Newton Hotel

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DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro, Stirling

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dunblane Hydro opened in 1878 as a luxurious Victorian health spa. Sitting on a beautiful 10-acre estate, this spectacular historic structure was designed by renowned Scottish architectural firm Peddie and Kinnear. Enjoy glorious countryside views while you unwind n your luxurious bedroom. Your breakfast buffet will be limitless, with options from a hearty traditional Scottish breakfast with scrambled eggs, to lighter options including fruit, pastries, cereals, and yogurts.  

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi in Public Areas (Paid)
  • Soap/Hair Products
  • In-Room Wifi (Paid)

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Europa Hotel, Belfast

The world famous Europa Hotel in Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast City Centre. Offering a choice of 272 hotel rooms in Belfast City Centre including 92 Executive Bedrooms & Suites. Due to its prime location, the Europa Hotel is a short distance from many of Belfast’s top visitor attractions including the Ulster Museum, Grand Opera House, City Hall, Titanic Belfast, Waterfront Hall & SSE Arena. Enjoy a stay at one of the most centrally located Belfast hotels today.

Europa Hotel

Europa Hotel

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Piano Lounge

Piano Lounge

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Station House Hotel - Letterkenny, Donegal

Station House Letterkenny is a 3-star modern contemporary boutique hotel, offering high-quality accommodation. The hotel is in the center of town close to all shopping, pubs, and restaurants. The colorful, spacious bedrooms all offer modern facilities such as flat-screen TV (in-house movies), and free Wi-Fi and computer modem connection. Luxury glass-paneled private bathrooms have showers and full-length mirrors

Station House Hotel - Letterkenny

Station House Hotel - Letterkenny

Restaurant

Kilronan Castle, Roscommon

Located just 45 minutes drive from Sligo Airport, Kilronan Castle Hotel & Spa features an indoor swimming pool. On-site spa and a fine dining restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The Douglas Hyde Restaurant offers fine dining with a range of dishes made using locally sourced produce. Local activities include hiking, golf, sailing and biking. Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is a 20-minute drive away and features a variety of wildlife and historic buildings.

Kilronan Castle

Kilronan Castle

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Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis

In the center of historic Ennis, Temple Gate Hotel features free Wi-Fi and free parking, just 20 minutes drive from Shannon Airport. Numerous shops and restaurants are close by. The AA rosette-awarded Legends Restaurant offers a superb a-la-carte menu as well as specials every evening. The cozy Preacher’s Pub offers a full bar menu served from 12:30 until 21:00 daily, and hosts traditional Irish music.

Temple Gate Hotel

Temple Gate Hotel

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Scots irish tour - 11 days/10 nights was a great intenaery. we saw a more than expected.

Loved the castles. Food was good. Bus driver and tour guide was amazing. Was a great tour. We saw a lot of the things that we wanted to see

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Scots irish tour - 15 days/14 nights-beautiful tour that explored each country visited.

Everything was well planned to get the maximum experience out of each place we visited. I loved all the castles and historical sites. The countryside was beautiful and even the weather cooperated with our tour. Your guides were outstanding. Everyone loved Colm and the care he gave each person.

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  • 10 Night Ireland & Scotland Discovery Tour

Enjoy a taste of Ireland and Scotland's Celtic heritage on this two country tour. Both the contrasts and similarities of Ireland and Scotland are sampled on this 11 day tour.

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We had a wonderful time! This was the first time I've traveled out of the country and wasn't sure how the trip would go. I was nervous, but everything went as planned. Tina did a terrific job and I ha Read more »

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11 days/10 nights/20 meals - Enjoy a taste of Ireland and Scotland's Celtic heritage on this two country tour. Both the contrasts and similarities of Ireland and Scotland are sampled on this 11 day tour.

What's included

  • 11 days/10 nights/20 meals
  • Meeting, assistance & transfers on arrival & departure
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach with driver/guide
  • Accommodation in your choice of grade of hotels for 10 nights
  • Full Irish or Scottish breakfast daily
  • 10 dinners including - Traditional Irish dinner & show - Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet - 8 table d'hote dinners
  • Visits and admissions to Aillwee Caves & Bird of Prey Centre, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre, Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement, Guinness Storehouse, Kylemore Abbey, Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, Trinity College & Book of Kells, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Stirling Castle, Whisky Distillery, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness Museum, Glasgow Cathedral
  • Viking Splash Tour of Dublin
  • Lough Corrib Cruise
  • Loch Ness River Cruise
  • All local taxes and hotel service charges
  • Porterage for one suitcase

Tour highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher

Dublin Castle

Bunratty medieval banquet, edinburgh castle, trinity college dublin & book of kells, stirling castle.

  • Urquhart Castle

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Overnights for this tour

  • Dublin for 2 Nights
  • Bunratty for 1 Night
  • Galway for 2 Nights 
  • Edinburgh for 3 Nights 
  • Inverness for 1 Night
  • Glasgow for 1 Night

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  • 4 & 5 Star Irish Castles
  • Any Combination of the above

Tour itinerary

Day 1 - arrive dublin.

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After arriving at Dublin Airport meet with your professional driver/guide who will transport you into the city for a short orientation tour by DUKWs, World War 2 amphibious vehicles. You will tour the Georgian area of the city, seeing sights such as St Patricks and Christ Church cathedrals, Trinity College, Government Buildings and Georgian Dublin. The climax of the tour sees the Viking DUKWs splash into the water at the newly developed Grand Canal Docklands where the recording studio of U2 and much more are located. Following the tour, visit Trinity College Library, where the priceless 8th century Book of Kells is housed.  After lunch (not included) visit one of Irelands most popular attractions, Guinness Storehouse. Here you will discover how this world famous drink has been produced for over 250 years and sample a pint in their 7th floor Gravity Bar whilst enjoying 360 degree panoramic views of the city. The remainder of the day will be free for further sightseeing and shopping. There are several museums, including the Leprechaun Museum, in Dublin.  Dinner will be at the hotel.  Overnight Dublin DBB

Day 2 - Dublin - Bunratty

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After breakfast, depart the hotel and travel to the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion of Irish bloodstock with its role as one of the country's major tourist attractions and it is the only Stud farm in Ireland open to the public. Having celebrated its centenary year in 2010, the Japanese Gardens are recognised as the finest of its kind in Europe. Then enjoy the magnificent scenery as you journey to one of Irelands most complete and authentic medieval castles, Bunratty. Built in 1425, and plundered on many occasions, Bunratty Castle was authentically restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor, with furnishings and tapestries capturing the mood and style of the times. Within its grounds is Bunratty Folk Park where a 19th century village and rural life are recreated. Traditional crafts are carried out in their natural setting, which includes a church, shops, post office and the mandatory pub. This evening, enjoy a Bunratty Medieval Banquet at the castle. Overnight Bunratty BB

Day 3 - Bunratty - Galway

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This morning travel to one of the natural wonders of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs rise to over 200 meters over 8 kilometers of the Clare/Atlantic coastline. The Atlantic Edge exhibition at the visitors centre brings to life the story of the cliffs. Onwards then to the Burren, an area formed thousands of years ago during the ice age. Here visit Aillwee Caves and the Bird of Prey Centre. The cave was formed by the glacial melt waters of an early ice age. The erosive power of the waters carved out a subterranean river deep underneath Aillwee Mountain. This river has subsided since the last ice age, leaving behind one of Ireland's most stunning caves. The Bird of Prey Centre is home to birds from all around the globe including falcons, hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Each enclosure offers an opportunity to see, hear, and interact with these majestic creatures and learn about the ancient sport of falconry. Finally travel to Galway, one of Irelands most vibrant citys. Overnight Galway DBB

Day 4 - Connemara

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Take a drive around the stunning Connemara region today with its unspoilt scenery. Along the way visit Kylemore Abbey with its lovely walled gardens, the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. The Community of nuns, who have resided here since 1920, have a long history stretching back almost three hundred and forty years.Then onwards to Ashford Castle to join the Isle of Innisfree for a lake cruise which includes a 45 minute stop on the lakes most famous island, Inchagoill. Whilst on the island, visit the 5th century St. Patricks Church, the stone of Lugna (470AD), The Church of the Saints (Built in 1180AD by the Augustinian Monks of Cong) and the burial tomb of Muirgeas O'Nioc (Archbishop of Tuam in 1128AD). Return to Galway arriving in time for dinner and then visit one or more of the many bars & pubs in the area, many of which have live entertainment. Overnight in Galway DBB

Day 5 - Galway - Dublin

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Leave Galway and head back to Dublin stopping at Clonmacnoise and Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre. Clonmacnoise is an Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th  -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe. Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, housed in the 1897 Bonded Warehouse, relates the story of Tullamore Dew Whiskey/Irish Mist Liqueur and the development of the town of Tullamore. Wander through the various recreated working stations, such as malting, bottling or cooperage areas and learn how the whiskey was made before sampling the finished goods. Onwards to Dublin and after checking into the hotel, depart for the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a typical Irish dinner followed by a traditional show of Irish music and dance. Overnight Dublin BB

Day 6 - Ireland - Scotland

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Check out of your hotel and transfer to Dublin Airport for your flight to Scotland (Glasgow or Edinburgh). Upon arrival, meet your guide and motor coach and transfer to your Edinburgh hotel for check in. Overnight Edinburgh DBB

Day 7 - Edinburgh

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Depart the hotel with your local guide and motor coach for a full day sightseeing in Edinburgh. Firstly you will enjoy a panoramic tour around Edinburgh including the Old Town Quarter, the intricate Scott Monument, the Royal Mile and the brand new Scottish Parliament building. Next you will visit Edinburgh Castle, perched on an extinct volcano, the instantly recognizable fortress is a powerful national symbol and a huge part of the heritage for the old and New Towns of Edinburgh. Enjoy some free time for lunch and time to wander through the cobbled streets and along Princes Street to check out the tartan, whisky and shortbreads that have made Scotland famous. Finally you will visit the fabulous Holyrood Palace. Overnight Edinburgh DBB

Day 8 - The Trossachs

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Today you will tour the Trossachs region, a romantic landscape which inspired the poem of Walter Scott, the Lady of the Lake. Visit Stirling Castle, which for many years was used as a Scottish royal palace. The current building dates back to the 15th century, but the original palace dated back to the 11th century. Free time in Stirling for lunch. In the afternoon continue your tour of the Trossachs region, which remains one of the best preserved areas of the country. You will also visit a whisky distillery which will include a tasting. Overnight Edinburgh DBB

Day 9 - Edinburgh - Inverness

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Today you depart Edinburgh and head north towards Inverness. En route you will visit the tourist town of Pitlochry, followed by a visit to the Salmon Hydro Electric dam and Fish pass. Transfer to Inverness where you will have some free time for lunch before enjoying a cruise on the Loch Ness, to see if you can spot the legendary Nessie! Then visit the ruins of Urquhart castle. Finally you will visit the Loch Ness museum before transferring to your Inverness hotel for dinner. Overnight Inverness DBB

Day 10 - Inverness - Glasgow

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This morning depart Inverness and head towards Fort William and Spean Bridge where you will see the Royal Marines Commando monument. Continue along Loch Lomond and enjoy the beautiful scenery with its islands and gigantic mountains. Arrive into the city of Glasgow and enjoy some free time for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a panoramic tour of the city including a visit to Glasgow cathedral. Overnight Glasgow DBB

Day 11 - Depart for home

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After your final Scottish breakfast transfer to Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport arriving in good time to check in & that last minute duty free shopping.

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Dublin is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. It is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin ...

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Dublin Castle fulfilled number of roles through history Originally built as a defensive fortification for Norman city it later evolved into a royal residence. Dublin Castle was f...

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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse has attracted over 4 million visitors from all over the world, The Storehouse is laid out over seven floors surrounding a glass atrium taking the shape of a p...

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Edinburgh, the inspiring capital city of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.

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Bunratty Castle offers visitors the opportunity to experience a medieval 15th century castle banquet fallowed by music and entertainment.

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In Glasgow, Scotland’s city of style, you can find world-class attractions, museums and galleries, stunning architecture, works by renowned designer and artist Charles Rennie Mac...

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Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond is a freshwater loch lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, often considered the boundary between the lowlands of Central Scotland and the Highlands.

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Edinburgh Castle is one of the most historic buildings in Scotland and has huge significant importance as a fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh. During archaeologis...

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Known as one of the oldest and most famous universities in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin is located in the centre of our capital city, Dublin, Ireland, on College Green opposit...

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It towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockbu...

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Come with us on our small group tour of Scotland and Ireland! Striking green hills dotted with sheep, megalithic Celtic stones, friendly locals speaking Gaelic, small villages with cobblestone streets, cozy “singing” pubs, ancient churches, the Scottish Highlands, picturesque castles, mountains and lochs. Optional add-on to attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Emerald greens, Scottish whisky, Irish beer, lively pubs, smoked wild salmon, historic castles, the Irish Cliffs of Moher, the Beara Peninsula, the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye.

Tour price includes:

  • Airport transfers*
  • 14 nights in charming, elegant country houses and inns: Edinburgh (1), Inverness (1), Isle of Skye (2), Oban (1), Glasgow (2), Dublin (2), Kenmare (3), Doolin (2)
  • All breakfasts and 11 dinners
  • Full-time tour leader
  • Transportation by comfortable mini-coach
  • Ferry from Scotland to Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Highlights in Scotland : Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Portree, Fort William, Glencoe, Oban, Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond, Glasgow
  • Highlights in Ireland : Dublin, Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Kenmare, Beara Peninsula, Bantry Bay (Ilnacullin Gardens), Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Doolin, Burren region, Cliffs of Moher, Galway
  • Local, expert-guided tours in Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Whisky-tasting lesson in Scotland and visit to Oban distillery
  • All tour guides, museums, and entrance fees
  • All tips and taxes

Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Depart the US, flying overnight to Edinburgh.

DAY 1, EDINBURGH : Arrive at this wonderful, lively city, and enjoy a walking tour with a local guide. Welcome dinner.

DAYS 2-4, INVERNESS / ISLE OF SKYE : Overnight in Inverness. Host gives us a whisky-tasting lesson in the pub. Search for Nessie on Loch Ness, and visit the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Spend two nights on the Isle of Skye, and have a full day to explore this beautiful island. See the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan.

DAYS 5-7, OBAN / GLASGOW : See the spectacular scenery of the Glenfinnan Gorge (the “Harry Potter bridge”), and spend a day in the beautiful Highlands village of Oban. Try Oban whisky! Spend two nights in Glasgow. Visit historic Stirling Castle, and dine on Glasgow’s newly-discovered gourmet cuisine.

DAYS 8-9, DUBLIN : Take a ferry ride to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and then drive to Dublin to spend two nights and a day exploring this energetic capital city. See the ancient Book of Kells in the historic Trinity College Library.

DAYS 10-12, KENMARE : Stop at the Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle on the way to the beautiful west coast, County Kerry. Spend three nights in Kenmare, an iconic picturesque Irish town, full of pubs and good restaurants and with an ancient Celtic stone circle. Explore the Beara Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, and the island gardens of Ilnacullin in Bantry Bay.

DAYS 13-14, DOOLIN : Stay at a lovely castle-hotel overlooking the ocean in Doolin, County Clare. Walk along the 700-foot high Cliffs of Moher. Experience one of Doolin’s singing pubs for a taste of live, traditional Irish music. Visit the lively town of Galway. Gourmet farewell dinner.

DAY 15 : Depart for Shannon Airport for the flight home.

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Explore The Best of Scotland & Ireland in only 10 days with a driver-guide

Welcome to our enchanting 10-day Best of Ireland and Scotland driver-guided tour, where the magical landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality of these two captivating countries await your discovery.

From the vibrant streets of Dublin and the rugged beauty of the Cliffs of Moher to the mystical Isle of Skye and the bustling city of Edinburgh, this immersive tour invites you to experience the best that these Celtic nations have to offer. As you explore, you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable driver-guide, who will share captivating stories, local expertise, and fascinating insights into the cultures, traditions, and histories that shape the unique character of these lands.

10 Day Ireland & Scotland Tour Highlights

Throughout the tour, you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable driver-guide, who will provide fascinating insights, stories, and local expertise that will deepen your appreciation for the rich heritage of these beautiful lands.

Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to indulge in delectable local cuisine, experience warm hospitality, and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Best of Dublin - Ireland's Bustling Capital
  • Galway & The Majestic Cliffs of Moher

Bru na Boinne Heritage Site

  • Loch Lomond & Glencoe Mountain Range
  • Isle of Skye & Inverness
  • Edinburgh - The Royal Capital of Scotland

Day 1: Arrival in Dublin - Exploring the Capital

Trinity College Dublin

Your Irish adventure begins upon arrival at Dublin Airport, where your experienced driver-guide will warmly greet you.

They will accompany you as you check in to your carefully selected Dublin hotel, ensuring a smooth start to your journey. Once settled, you’ll have some time to freshen up and relax before diving into the city’s rich history and lively atmosphere.

Exploring Trinity College

In the afternoon, your driver-guide will escort you to the prestigious Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, founded in 1592.

Here, you’ll marvel at the stunning architecture and visit the famous library, home to the iconic Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript dating back to the 9th century. This treasured artifact is one of Ireland’s most significant cultural highlights, offering a glimpse into the nation’s rich heritage.

Strolling St. Stephen's Green

After exploring Trinity College, take a leisurely stroll to nearby St. Stephen’s Green, a beautifully landscaped park in the heart of the city. This tranquil oasis provides a perfect opportunity to unwind amidst its lush greenery, picturesque ponds, and historic statues.

As you meander through the park, your driver-guide will share fascinating stories of Dublin’s past, adding depth to your experience.

As evening falls, it’s time to immerse yourself in the lively Irish pub scene. Your driver-guide will recommend a local pub renowned for its traditional Irish music and authentic atmosphere. Here, you’ll savor a delicious dinner featuring classic Irish dishes, accompanied by the melodic tunes of talented musicians.

It’s the perfect way to conclude your first day in Ireland, soaking up the warmth and friendliness that characterizes this charming nation.

Day 2: Dublin to Galway - Historical Sights and Charming Villages

Rock of Cashel

Leave Dublin behind and journey westward to Galway, a vibrant city with a rich history and thriving cultural scene.

As you traverse the picturesque countryside, your driver-guide will share captivating stories of the land and its people, enriching your experience along the way.

Rock of Cashel in Tipperary

Your first stop en route to Galway is the majestic Rock of Cashel, an iconic limestone outcrop that towers over the Tipperary countryside. Steeped in history, this ancient fortress was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the stunning medieval buildings, including the Romanesque Cormac’s Chapel and the impressive Gothic cathedral. The breathtaking views from atop the Rock will leave you awestruck as you take in the surrounding landscape.

Kilmacduagh Monastery

Continuing your journey, you’ll visit the tranquil Kilmacduagh Monastery, an early Christian site founded in the 7th century.

Along with your guide, discover the unique round tower, which leans slightly to one side, and the peaceful ruins of several churches and chapels. This sacred site offers a fascinating glimpse into Ireland’s monastic past.

Evening in Galway

Upon arrival in Galway, your driver-guide will help you check in to your Galway hotel before guiding you to the city’s lively Latin Quarter. This vibrant neighborhood is teeming with colorful shops, lively street performers, and traditional Irish pubs. Take some time to explore the area, soaking in the energetic atmosphere and friendly hospitality.

As evening approaches, treat yourself to a sumptuous meal at a renowned Galway restaurant specializing in local seafood. Savor the fresh flavors of the Atlantic, expertly prepared by skilled chefs, as you reflect on your memorable day exploring the Irish countryside and its historic treasures.

Day 3: Day Trip to the Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park

Cliffs of Moher

Embark on a day trip to two of Ireland’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders: the Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park.

Your driver-guide will navigate the Wild Atlantic Way winding roads, allowing you to sit back and admire the stunning coastal scenery as you head towards the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.

Upon arrival at the Cliffs of Moher, you’ll be captivated by the sheer scale and beauty of these towering sea cliffs that stretch for over 8 miles along the Atlantic coast. The dramatic views of the ocean crashing against the cliffs, combined with the diverse birdlife that calls this area home, create an unforgettable experience.

In the afternoon, you’ll journey to the nearby Burren National Park, a remarkable limestone landscape characterized by its distinctive karst formations, rare flora, and archaeological treasures. As you explore the park, your driver-guide will point out the unique plants that thrive in this seemingly inhospitable environment and the ancient megalithic tombs and Celtic crosses that dot the landscape.

After a day filled with breathtaking sights and fascinating discoveries, you’ll return to Galway in the evening.

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Day 4: Connemara Region - Rugged Beauty and Irish Culture

Connemara Nature Park Ireland

Today you can delve into the beautiful Connemara region, renowned for its rugged beauty, vibrant culture, and unspoiled landscapes.

Your driver-guide will lead you on a journey through Connemara National Park, where you’ll encounter dramatic mountains, expansive boglands, and pristine lakes.

Your first stop within the park is the magnificent Kylemore Abbey, a stunning neo-Gothic castle nestled at the base of the majestic Twelve Bens mountain range.

As you tour the abbey and its beautifully maintained Victorian walled garden, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of this iconic landmark, from its beginnings as a private residence to its current role as a Benedictine monastery.

Afterward, your driver-guide will take you on a scenic drive through the Twelve Bens, a series of striking mountain peaks that dominate the landscape. The awe-inspiring beauty of these rugged mountains will provide a memorable backdrop for your journey through Connemara.

Irish Sheep Farm Experience

In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to experience traditional Irish culture firsthand at a local sheep farm and weaving center.

Observe skilled sheepdogs expertly herd their flocks and learn about the centuries-old craft of hand-weaving, which remains an integral part of the region’s heritage. This immersive experience will provide a unique insight into the rich cultural traditions of rural Ireland.

As evening falls, return to Galway and indulge in a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, where you can savor regional specialties and perhaps catch a live performance of Irish music or dance.

Day 5: Galway to Belfast - Farewell to Ireland & Flight to Scotland

Newgrange

Bid farewell to the lively city of Galway and journey back to Dublin to catch a flight to Scotland. If we have time left in Ireland before your flight, we can visit a couple of wonderful sights on the route to the Irish capital.

Your first stop en route to Belfast is the awe-inspiring Bru na Boinne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back over 5,000 years.

This prehistoric complex of Neolithic monuments includes the famous passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth. As you explore these ancient wonders, your driver-guide will illuminate the remarkable history, archaeology, and mythology associated with these sacred sites.

Flight to Scotland

As you leave Ireland behind, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on the incredible experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality that characterized your journey through this enchanting country.

Your Scottish driver-guide will be waiting for you off your flight in Scotland’s cultural centre: Glasgow.

Day 6: Glasgow to Loch Lomond & Glencoe - Scenic Beauty & Highland Majesty

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Your unforgettable Scottish journey begins as you head north toward the serene beauty of Loch Lomond. As you travel, your knowledgeable driver-guide will share fascinating stories and insights about Scotland’s rich history and culture, setting the stage for future adventures.

Boat Cruise on Loch Lomond

Upon arrival at Loch Lomond, you’ll embark on a scenic boat cruise across the largest freshwater lake in Britain.

As you glide along the tranquil waters, surrounded by the majestic mountains and lush forests of the Trossachs National Park, you’ll be captivated by the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Glencoe Mountain Range

In the afternoon, your journey continues to the awe-inspiring Glencoe, a deep valley carved by ancient glaciers and flanked by towering mountains.

As you explore this dramatic landscape, your driver-guide will illuminate the area’s rich history, including the infamous 1692 Massacre of Glencoe. The powerful combination of natural beauty and poignant historical tales will leave an indelible impression on you.

Overnight in Fort William

As evening falls, you’ll arrive in the charming town of Fort William, situated at the foot of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.

After checking in to your hotel, take the opportunity to unwind and reflect on your day’s adventures over a traditional Scottish dinner. Sample local delicacies such as haggis, neeps, and tatties, and perhaps toast your first day in Scotland with a dram of fine whisky.

Day 7: Fort William to the Isle of Skye - Breathtaking Landscapes & Rich Heritage

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The seventh day of our itinerary sees you journey towards the mystical Isle of Skye, known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage.

Eilean Donan Castle

En route to the Isle of Skye, you’ll stop to visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, perched on a small island where three sea lochs meet.

This 13th-century fortress is one of Scotland’s most recognizable landmarks, and its majestic setting provides the perfect backdrop for photographs. Your driver-guide will lead you on a tour of the castle, revealing its fascinating history and the strategic importance of its location.

Old Man of Storr

Upon arrival at the Isle of Skye, you’ll spend the afternoon exploring the island’s natural wonders.

Marvel at the striking rock formation of the Old Man of Storr, an imposing pinnacle that rises dramatically from the landscape.

Your driver-guide will also take you to Kilt Rock, a magnificent sea cliff with vertical basalt columns resembling a pleated kilt. The breathtaking views and otherworldly beauty of these sites are sure to leave you in awe.

After settling into your accommodation, venture out to a nearby restaurant renowned for its delicious local seafood. Savor the fresh flavors of the island’s catch, such as succulent langoustines, Atlantic salmon, or hand-dived scallops.

Day 8: Isle of Skye to Inverness - The Mysteries of Loch Ness & Highland Capital

Loch-Ness-Urquhart-Castle

Welcome to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands! As you travel, your driver-guide will regale you with more captivating stories and insights into the region’s rich history and culture.

Your first stop en route to Inverness is the historic Urquhart Castle, perched on the banks of the famous Loch Ness. Explore the castle’s dramatic ruins, which bear witness to centuries of conflict and intrigue, and learn about its strategic importance in Scottish history from your knowledgeable driver-guide.

Loch Ness Cruise

Afterward, set off on a Loch Ness cruise, where you’ll have the chance to admire the spectacular scenery and perhaps even catch a glimpse of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie. The mysteries and beauty of this iconic loch will leave a lasting impression on you.

Arriving in Inverness in the afternoon, take some time to explore the city’s historical sites and vibrant culture. Visit Inverness Castle, stroll along the picturesque River Ness, or explore the city’s lively arts scene and charming shops.

As evening falls, check in to your carefully selected Inverness hotel and immerse yourself in the local entertainment. Perhaps attend a traditional Scottish ceilidh, where you can enjoy live music and dancing, or simply relax at a cozy pub and savor a hearty meal while listening to local musicians.

Day 9: Inverness to Pitlochry - Whisky Distillery & Enchanting Scenery

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As you travel through the picturesque Highlands towards Pitlochry, your driver-guide will continue to share fascinating stories and insights about the region’s history and culture.

Whisky Distillery Tour

Your first stop en route to Pitlochry is a renowned whisky distillery, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the centuries-old art of whisky making.

Enjoy a guided tour of the distillery, where you’ll discover the intricate process of transforming barley, water, and yeast into the distinctive flavors of Scotland’s national drink. After the tour, savor a taste of the “water of life” during a whisky-tasting session.

Cairngorms National Park

Continuing your journey, you’ll venture through the breathtaking Cairngorms National Park, home to five of the UK’s six highest peaks.

The park’s vast moorlands, ancient forests, and glistening lochs provide a spectacular backdrop for your journey through the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Upon arrival in Pitlochry, spend the afternoon exploring the town’s picturesque surroundings, including the tranquil River Tummel, the charming Victorian architecture, and the enchanting woodlands of the nearby Hermitage.

Day 10: Pitlochry to Edinburgh - Stirling Castle & Farewell to Scotland

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On the final day of your memorable Scottish adventure, you’ll bid farewell to the charming town of Pitlochry and journey south toward the bustling city of Edinburgh.

Stirling Castle

En route to Edinburgh, you’ll visit the iconic Stirling Castle, one of the country’s most significant historic sites. This impressive fortress, perched atop a volcanic crag, played a crucial role in Scotland’s Wars of Independence and was once home to Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots.

As you tour the castle, your driver-guide will bring its storied past to life, immersing you in the rich tapestry of Scottish history.

Edinburgh City Tour

Upon arrival in Edinburgh, embark on a panoramic city tour showcasing the city’s vibrant culture and stunning architecture.

Discover the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town, the elegant Georgian New Town, and the famous Royal Mile, which connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

As your 10-day Ireland and Scotland tour draws to a close, your driver-guide will transfer you to Edinburgh Airport, where you’ll bid farewell to your newfound friends and the enchanting landscapes of Scotland.

As you reflect on your unforgettable journey, the memories of the breathtaking scenery, the rich cultural heritage, and the warm hospitality of the Scottish people will remain with you, providing a wealth of stories to share with friends and family back home.

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This 10-day Best of Ireland and Scotland driver-guided tour itinerary offers an extraordinary experience through two of the most enchanting countries in the world. From the vibrant cities of Dublin and Edinburgh to the breathtaking landscapes of the Cliffs of Moher and the Isle of Skye, this carefully crafted journey showcases the finest cultural, historical, and natural wonders that Ireland and Scotland have to offer.

We understand that every traveler’s interests and preferences are unique, and our team of expert tour planners is here to help you create the perfect custom version of this itinerary tailored to your specific needs and desires.

Whether you want to spend more time exploring ancient castles, uncovering the secrets of traditional whiskey-making, or simply soaking up the stunning scenery, we’ll work closely with you to design a journey that exceeds your expectations.

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Austen has a background in security and brings a wealth of experience to the company.  He functions as “Director of Operations” and is essential to the running of the business.  He was born in Ireland and has lived there all his life.  His local knowledge and familiarity with history makes him a top driver/guide.

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Witty, amusing and a great character.  Bill will go out of his way to make your tour a memorable trip.

Jonny was born in the city of Belfast but has lived in Scotland for the majority of his life.  He directs our operations in Scotland with a careful and considerate attitude.  He ensures all of our clients have a true Scottish experience and strives to meet all requests by using one of his many friends and contacts in industry.

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Colin has a background that includes a lifetime interest in Harley Davidsons.  As such he organises and directs all of our Harley Davidson tours.  He knows the best routes, ride times and scenic drives for riders in Ireland and Scotland.  Born in Belfast he is another massive local influence on the company.

Scott Dowle

Scott takes on the role of logistics manager as well as our IT professional.  He is very thorough in everything he does, and makes sure that all our tours flow properly. Scott is another local who brings his knowledge, friends and contacts to the company to help tailor your tour specifically for you.

Lauren Dowle

Lauren is our social media and advertising guru. She manages our ad campaigns in Ireland, Scotland and the US. Our popularity on Facebook is due to her hard work and our various promotions are managed by her.  Another local and family member emphasising the importance of family in this business.

Brendan Skelly

Brendan is a long-time resident of Limerickand has been with us for several years.  He was a rugby player and travelled throughout Ireland.  Brendan brings a wealth of experience to the company. His knowledge of the history of Ireland is vast, if you want to experience some nice hiking then Brendan is the expert.

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Guided Tours of Ireland and Scotland

On one of these small group or privately guided tours of Ireland and Scotland, explore with knowledgeable local guides by your side. Mighty castles, heather-carpeted hills and sweeping coastlines await you. Your tour package includes the services of expert guides, plus accommodation, local transport and 24/7 support.

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Ireland and Scotland Combination Tours

Make everlasting memories in these famously welcoming Celtic nations when you join a small group or private guided tour package. You’ll discover breathtaking scenery in Ireland and Scotland, and have unforgettable cultural encounters along the way.

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Learn about the country’s past from your local guide as you tour Scotland’s historical haunts. Spend time in Edinburgh then venture to the rugged Highlands, where you’ll roam through wild landscapes peppered with castles.

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Get the inside scoop on Ireland’s rich traditions by travelling with an expert guide. You could sample the local whiskey, listen to Irish music and soak up postcard-perfect scenery. Wherever you go, expect a warm welcome.

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About Your Guided Tour of Ireland and Scotland

When it comes to nature you can expect awe-inspiring diversity in Ireland and Scotland. But you’ll also find these Celtic neighbours are bursting with centuries of history and folklore. Experience the best of it all on a small group or private tour, organised by your dedicated travel consultant.

When you book one of these guided Ireland and Scotland tour packages with Nordic Visitor, you get:

• An authentic travel experience planned by an established and trusted agency • An Edinburgh-based   travel consultant to arrange your trip • A detailed personal itinerary  with all of your bookings • The services of a professional English-speaking guide in each country • Handpicked accommodation for a relaxing stay • Included local transport and flight between Ireland and Scotland organised for you • 24/7 phone support for peace of mind

It’s easy to start planning your guided getaway with Nordic Visitor. Simply follow these steps:

1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour 2. Confirm your package 3. Check your confirmation email 4. Book your flights 5. Get ready for your trip

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Nordic Visitor has been creating authentic travel experiences in Northern Europe since 2002. With all of this knowledge to draw on, you can be sure that you’ll have a memorable getaway – for all the right reasons. Your Edinburgh-based travel expert will use their insider insight to plan your dream trip.

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Choose a Nordic Visitor small group package and you can forget about large, impersonal coach tours. You’ll have a dedicated driver, and your group will be capped at 15 guests. So you’ll benefit from more of your guide’s expert knowledge. And you and your fellow travellers will enjoy more time at each stop.

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For the ultimate personalised experience, opt for a privately guided package in Ireland and Scotland. Share your interests with us and your dedicated travel consultant will match you with professional guides based on this. Plus, you can tailor your itinerary depending on what you want to see most.

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Should anything unforeseen happen on your trip, you can relax knowing that support is just a call away. Contact our 24/7 helpline to speak to a travel expert who’ll handle any unexpected situations for you. And, if needed, they’ll take care of rearranging your accommodation or activities.

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With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

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We have handpicked every accommodation on your trip, so checking in feels like arriving at a new home from home. Not only that, but we have quality-tested each one to ensure you’ll have a peaceful stay. Plus, on private tours, you can choose the level of accommodation that works best for you.

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Find out why our amazing guests loved exploring Ireland and Scotland.

William United States

We had a wonderful time touring Scotland. Our guide was fabulous; knowledgeable and witty (and a good driver over... read more

We had a wonderful time touring Scotland. Our guide was fabulous; knowledgeable and witty (and a good driver over "dodgy" roads). Also enjoyed tales from Brian our second guide. Overnight accommodation were first rate, food was varied and delicious. Enjoyed the remoteness of several places, hotel downtown Inverness not so much.

Deborah United States

We booked our tour of Scotland with Nordic Visitor based on a past experience on a tour in Iceland. We loved both of... read more

We booked our tour of Scotland with Nordic Visitor based on a past experience on a tour in Iceland. We loved both of them. The itinerary was well planned and covered a lot of different parts of the country. Guides were well informed and lots of fun. Our hotels were top-notch. Going on a small group tour was much better than trying to do the drive ourselves. We could relax and enjoy the scenery, something we could not have done if we had to concentrate on driving.

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Highlights of Guided Trips to Ireland and Scotland

Imagine experiencing Celtic traditions and admiring rolling green hills on a Scottish and Irish escape. Travel with an expert guide and soon you could…

  • Wander the tangle of cobbled streets around Edinburgh Castle in the Scottish capital
  • Roam the Scottish Highlands and visit iconic fortresses, like Eilean Donan Castle
  • Marvel at jagged ridges and rocky spires on the jaw-dropping Isle of Skye
  • Head for the shores of Loch Ness , where the untamed landscape feeds a famous myth
  • Enjoy Irish hospitality and live folk music in Ireland’s bustling capital, Dublin
  • Uncover centuries of literary heritage at Dublin’s Trinity College , home to the Book of Kells
  • Explore Ireland’s wild west coast and become spellbound by the lofty Cliffs of Moher
  • Soak up the breathtaking coastline on the Ring of Kerry and glimpse pretty seaside villages
  • Find out why you might want to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in County Cork

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Frequently Asked Questions About Guided Ireland and Scotland Vacation Packages

Before you book, find out more about guided tours of Ireland and Scotland by reading the answers to these most frequently asked questions. You can browse these helpful Ireland and Scotland travel guides for useful tips and information.

It’s also good to know that when you choose Nordic Visitor, you can Book With Confidence , safe in the knowledge that your payments are protected. Please read our FAQs and booking terms , for details about our booking process, payments and more.

1. Why is a local tour guide important?

At Nordic Visitor, we handpick great guides for your getaway based on their local knowledge. This is because we know their insider expertise will turn a good trip into an unforgettable one. For instance, they’ll take you to the best sightseeing spots, show you hidden gems and share Celtic customs with you.

2. What is a private tour?

On a private tour, you’ll discover a destination with your very own guide. You choose who you want to explore with, whether that’s your favourite travel companion or a group of friends and family.

Privately guided packages are ideal if you’re looking for an escorted travel experience that you can tailor and make personal to you. What’s more, your dedicated travel consultant will pick a guide in each country who’s interested in the same things you are.

With your guides’ attention focussed solely on you, you’ll get unrivalled insight into the places you visit.

If you’d prefer to discover one country at a time, you can also choose from a range of privately guided tours in Scotland or Ireland .

3. What is a small group tour?

Take a Nordic Visitor small group tour of Ireland and Scotland and you’ll be one of up to 15 guests, led by a local guide. This is an excellent way to explore if you want to learn from a knowledgeable expert while meeting like-minded travellers.

With your professional guide and a dedicated driver at the wheel, you can sit back and take it all in from a comfortable minibus. They'll show you the must-see spots, as well as places you wouldn’t be able to reach in a large coach. Plus, you'll have the same guide with you throughout your tour.

If you’re interested in extending your trip or delving even deeper into Scottish or Irish culture, you could combine itineraries. For instance, choose your favourite guided tour in each country and do them back-to-back. Take your pick from these small group packages in Scotland and Ireland .

4. Is Scotland or Ireland more beautiful?

Think of Scotland, and heather-clad hills and mysterious lakes (“lochs”) might come to mind. Meanwhile, Ireland may conjure visions of wild coastlines and rolling green landscapes.

The truth is that you can experience all of this in either country. But to really appreciate the diversity of these Celtic nations, you’ll want to visit both.

These are the top places for soaking up nature’s riches in Scotland and Ireland:

Best for mountain scenery: •  Cairngorms National Park , Scotland •  Cuillin Mountains , Isle of Skye, Scotland •  Glen Coe and Glenfinnan , Scotland •  Glenveagh National Park , County Donegal, Ireland •  Killarney National Park , County Kerry, Ireland

Best for coastal drama: •  Eilean Donan Castle , Scotland •  Kilt Rock , Isle of Skye, Scotland •  Cliffs of Moher , County Clare, Ireland •  Skellig Islands , County Kerry, Ireland •  Giant's Causeway , Northern Ireland

Uncover even more breathtaking destinations in these handy guides:

  • •  10 best places to visit in Ireland
  • •  7 of the best places to visit in beautiful Scotland  

5. What are the best towns to visit in Scotland and Ireland?

As well as natural wonders, Scotland and Ireland are home to attractive cities, towns and villages. You’ll find that some are known for their striking setting, and others for their historic architecture.

Scotland •  Edinburgh •  Fort William •  Dunkeld •  Portree

Ireland •  Dublin •  Cork •  Galway •  Clifden

Get inspired by this round-up of 15 amazing things to do in Edinburgh .

6. Can you visit Scotland and Ireland on one trip?

Absolutely! Explore Scotland and Ireland on one amazing trip and you won’t be disappointed. Learning about their interwoven histories side by side will give you an even more immersive cultural experience.

Plus, it’s easy to travel between these Celtic neighbours. Flying between Edinburgh or Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, and Dublin, the Irish capital, is usually the most convenient option. Depending on where you fly from, the journey is around 310-350 kilometres (190-220 miles), and takes about 1 hour.

Travel with Nordic Visitor and we’ll take care of the logistics for you. In fact, you’ll have your own personal travel consultant to book your flight between Scotland and Ireland, along with your accommodation, local transport, and more.

Discover more reasons why you should visit both countries on one trip in this blog: Scotland or Ireland – Where should you go?

7. When is the best time to visit Ireland and Scotland?

Any time is a good time to whisk yourself off on a Celtic getaway. But visit from April to October, and as well as enjoying mild temperatures, you’ll have plenty of daylight hours for sightseeing.

Most Scottish and Irish attractions also tend to have their longest opening hours at this time of year. And you’ll have a wider range of outdoor activities and excursions to choose from.

Travel in April or May to glimpse spring flowers blooming across the cities and countryside. With fewer visitors than in summer, you could experience the most popular destinations when they’re a little quieter.

In summer you’ll see festivals, such as the iconic Fringe in Edinburgh, bring a lively atmosphere to towns and cities throughout Scotland and Ireland. The countryside is also at its most lush from June to mid-September.

If you want to make the most of wildlife-watching opportunities then summertime is ideal. For instance, you could spot nesting puffins, breaching whales and soaring golden eagles.

It’s worth bearing in mind that midges, small flying insects, are most active in summer. So remember to bring repellent for when you’re in the countryside.

Come autumn – mid-September through November – you can see forests turning beautiful shades of red and orange. And, like early spring, this is a shoulder season, so you’ll have more of the attractions to yourself.

On the other hand, if you’re imagining snow-dusted hills, crisp days and crackling log fires, you could go for a Scottish winter break . You could even go on a Christmas or New Year break in Scotland .

To find out more about why one season might appeal to you more than another, make sure to read these articles:

  • •  Best time to visit Ireland: Your complete guide
  • •  Best time to visit Scotland: Your complete guide  

8. How many days do you need to tour Ireland and Scotland?

To get the most out of your escorted trip to Ireland and Scotland, 14 days or more is a good length of time for your visit. This will allow you to spend 1 week in Ireland and 1 week in Scotland – perfect for seeing the highlights of both countries.

With around 2 weeks, you’ll be able to go beyond the top spots and explore some hidden gems with your guide. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have time to learn from your guide and ask questions at each stop without feeling rushed.

If you have another time frame in mind, share your ideas with your dedicated travel consultant. Or to spend longer exploring both countries, check out these expert-curated Scotland and Ireland self-drive tours , ranging from 10-25 days.

9. Can I customise my guided tour?

Book a small group or privately guided tour and you can personalise parts of your itinerary. This is easy to do on our website.

Customise your trip when you book online by choosing from a range of optional activities, including afternoon tea, whisky-tasting and boat tours.

You can also extend your stay with extra nights in Dublin or Edinburgh, at the start or end of the guided portion of your itinerary. This is ideal if you want free time to explore at your leisure, or to add a guided food or city tour to your package.

10. Can I choose the arrival date?

Yes, you can check what start dates are available for the tour you’ve picked out by taking a look at its online availability calendar.

For guided small group tours, choose from a number of guaranteed departure dates between April and October. Spaces can fill up quickly though, so if you see one that works for you, we recommend booking as soon as possible.

Privately guided tours of Ireland and Scotland are more flexible, so you can begin your trip on any date you like between April and October.

11. When should I organise my flights?

Before booking one of these escorted tours of Scotland and Ireland, we recommend checking what flights are available. That said, it’s a good idea to wait until after your trip is confirmed to make your travel arrangements.

Your dedicated consultant will send you a confirmation email to let you know when your trip is ready. Once you receive this, you can go ahead and purchase your preferred flights.

Airport transfers are included with privately escorted trips. And, if you’re booking a small group tour, they’re available for you to add as optional extras online.

Good to know: When you book a guided combination tour package that visits Scotland and Ireland, your transport between Scotland and Ireland is included. On privately guided tours, you'll take a flight. And on small group tours, you'll travel by ferry with your guide.  

12. What should I pack for my tour?

The mildest temperatures and best weather in Scotland and Ireland is often during spring, summer and autumn – April to October. But this part of the world is known for its changeable conditions, so you’ll want to come prepared for sun and rain.

No matter when you visit, we recommend packing:

  • • Comfortable hiking shoes or boots
  • • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • • Warm, insulated jacket
  • • Fleece or woollen jumper
  • • Light base layers
  • • Cosy hat, scarf and gloves
  • • Sunglasses
  • • Rucksack
  • • Reusable water bottle
  • • UK plug adapter (this will work in Ireland and Scotland)  

For seasonal tips and more, read these guides on what to bring to Ireland and Scotland .

Get in touch with us and our Edinburgh-based travel experts will answer any questions you might have. They’ll use their insider knowledge to make sure you have an extraordinary travel experience in Scotland and Ireland.

Our local phone number is +44 (0)131 344 4630

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Our small group trip to Ireland and Scotland caters to travelers in their 20s and 30s looking for Guinness in Dublin barrooms, pastoral beauty in the Scottish Highlands, and sea views from high atop the Cliffs of Moher.  

On this action-packed trip for fans of rich culture, welcoming locals, and rolling hillsides, we’ll kick things off the right way—over welcome pints with new friends. From there, it’s a week of excitement as you traverse a region brimming with culture and character.  

We’ll explore Scotland’s greatest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and ride through the endless Scottish Highlands. Then, we’ll head west to pub crawl through thousand-year streets, dabble in a national sport, and trek out into Martian landscapes. If you’re into timeless architecture, whisky, bagpipes, and haggis, this is the trip for you.

9 days/8 nights

starting at $4,699 USD

Limited single room upgrades starting from $975 are available and can be added during booking, subject to availability.

Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installme nts.

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All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)

Flight from Edinburgh to Dublin

8 breakfasts

4 dinners (including welcome dinner and farewell)

Welcome drinks

Local Edinburgh bagpiping experience

​ Traditional Scottish food tour in Glasgow

Ireland’s national sport experience 

Underground Scotch whisky experience

Pub crawl through the streets of Dublin

Guided tour of Old Town Edinburgh 

Sheepdog experience in the Irish countryside

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher and the Burren

In-country transfers 

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    Day 1 - Edinburgh Old Smoky

After landing in Edinburgh, head to the hotel to meet up with your new travel crew. With Medieval stone architecture around every bend, this gorgeous city is a surreal window into the past.

We’ll have a quick orientation; then we're heading back in time to check out the Royal Mile. Our local guide will lead us through the Old Town's cobbled streets, past neoclassical landmarks (keep a look out for the imposing fortress of Edinburgh Castle overhead).

If you've got an eye for history, architecture, or culture, this is one tough neighborhood to beat. After a day of exploration, it’s time for a welcome dinner with the crew.

Old stone buildings in Dublin.

    Day 2 - Edinburgh Scots& Scotch 

After breakfast at your hotel, step out into the city for a day of Scottish adventure with the crew and get ready to groove, because, in this rocky old town, the pipes, the pipes are calling.

That's right; it's bagpipe time. And you're not just listening; you're giving it a go. While we cannot guarantee you'll be any good, we can guarantee the entire experience will make for some fantastic videos. After that, your afternoon’s free, so consider checking out the city's literary legacy at the Writers' Museum, strolling up through imposing Edinburgh Castle, or venturing to the top of Arthur's Seat for panoramic views.

Then, it's time to get local and hit up a historic underground drinking hole for an intro lesson into all things whisky. In the evening, find a pub and some grub with the rest of the crew.

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    day 3 - scottish highlands open country.

Get breakfast in you early; we've got quite the day ahead. We're leaving the big city behind, grabbing a van, and heading out to explore the vast Scottish Highlands.

 The farther we travel, the more you'll get a sense of Scotland's untamed beauty. Near the charming town of Killin, we'll check out the Falls of Dochart, which tumble dramatically over ancient volcanic rocks. From there, we'll continue on, before stepping out into the wild again to explore the steep cliffs of Killiecrankie that tower over the River Garry.

We'll spend that night in one incredible setting, so grab dinner together, and then you can kick back with a few drinks with friends.

Sheep on the coast of Ireland.

    Day 4 - Glasgow Skyfall

Chat it up over breakfast before we twist on through Scotland's epic mountains and gorges.

Today, we're rolling into Glencoe, home to the iconic Three Sisters peaks (you may recognize the dramatic landscape from a certain James Bond flick). Make sure you've got the camera ready; these endless landscapes seem to change constantly—they're raw, rugged, open, and sure to make you feel miniscule in comparison. After that, we'll stop for a stroll in picturesque Luss along the shore of Loch Lomond before moving on to Glasgow.

That night, we'll wind down from the highlands to Scotland's biggest city where we'll chow down on a local food tour (did someone say "haggis"?) and check out a blend of heritage and the modern world along the River Clyde.

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    Day 5 - Galway Galway Girls & Guys

Say goodbye to Scotland and hello to the Emerald Isle; today we’re hopping on a flight to Dublin to get a glimpse of all things Ireland.

After touching down, we’re heading to Galway, one of the true beauties of Ireland. It’s a bit of a ride, so we’ll stop for our first Irish bite along the way.

That night, head out with the crew and explore Ireland’s most colorful and charismatic little city. We recommend hitting up Quay Street for dinner, drinks, and some Irish tunes.

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    Day 6 - Galway cliffs & country

Have a bite with the group at the hotel before heading south for a day exploring Ireland’s staggering coastline. We’ll meet up with our guide and hit the Burren, the otherworldly rock formation that stretches for 100s of square kilometers across rolling terrain.

Grab lunch and a little Irish coffee pick-me-up before heading over toward the Cliffs of Moher. Formed some 300 million years ago, the towering ledges hang 500 feet over the windswept Atlantic. This is, without a doubt, one of the country’s most incredible sites.

After checking it out, head back to Galway, where the night is yours to grab dinner with friends, explore the lovely streets, and decide for yourself whether the Scots or the Irish have the more difficult accent to get a hold of.

A river in the Scottish Highlands.

    Day 7 - Dublin Fair City

Catch up with the crew over breakfast, and then we’ll start winding our way to the capital.

It’s a bit of a ride, so before we pull in for Guinness fresh from the source, we’ll keep the good times rolling at a farm along the way to check out one epic sheepdog experience as we get the low down on how to herd with the best of them.

After getting to Dublin, grab a bite and then meet back up with the group in the city center for a night on the town—it’s time to go pub crawling through the famous streets of the capital. Pull up a seat and chat it up with gregarious Dubliners whose stories flow faster than the pints.

A traditional dinner in Scotland.

  Day 8 - Dublin Gaelic Games

Get a good breakfast at the hotel; you’re going to need your energy today. We’re hitting the pitch and taking a shot at some Gaelic games.

From hurling to handball and football, sports are an integral part of the Irish experience. Of course, there’s no better way to learn than to dive in yourself, so get ready for some good old-fashioned fun with your new friends and teammates.

After a day at the field, explore the city before meeting up for a final meal. Then, the evening is yours to soak up the sights, sounds, and suds of the Irish capital.

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    Day 9 - Dublin Mar Sin Leat

Smile because it happened, don’t cry because it’s over.

Unfortunately, the end is here, so eat up with your friends before saying goodbye and heading home or onward to your next adventure. If you’ve got a later flight, hit the streets for one last bit of sightseeing if you can.

If you're in the mood for more European fun, consider popping over to the Basque Country for some of the best food in the world or down to Sardinia for one beachy good time.

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Hurling is considered the fastest field sport in the world and the sliothar (ball) can travel 120km/hour!

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10 million pints of Guinness are produced in Dublin every day!

Scotland has the highest proportion of red heads in the  world.

​ While we can’t guarantee private rooms, you sho uld book your trip earlier if you prefer one, as they usually fill up.

The weather in Ireland and Scotland can be unpredictable, so make sure you pack some warm clothes and a rain jacket. 

Pub culture is a big part of life in Ireland and Scotland, but you’ll never feel pressured to drink if you don’t want to. There are always non-alcoholic choices.

Ireland uses the Euro while Scotland is on the Pound sterling.

On European trips, we stay as close to historic city centers as possible. This means your accommodations will often be on the small side, quirky, and unique (we love this!).

All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.

More information regarding visa requirements and Covid restrictions can be found here .

About Ireland & Scotland

​Ireland & Scotland are known for their breathtaking natural beauty, fun and welcoming environments and fascinating histories. Both countries are home to some of the most photogenic places on earth. 

The Irish diaspora is an incredible thing. More than 80 million people worldwide claim some Irish heritage, while the country itself only has a population of 6 million. Scotland’s population comes in just a hair lower at 5.5 million, a figure overshadowed by the local sheep population by more than a million.

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Ireland’s official languages are Irish and English while Scotland’s is English. Accents in both countries can take quite a bit of getting used to.

Ireland uses the Euro while Scotland is on the Pound sterling. 

Irish surnames that start in “Mac” mean “son of” while those that start in “O” mean “grandson of.”

Weather (especially on the Atlantic coast) can be predictably unpredictable, so make sure to pack a waterproof jacket and some warm clothes.

Though it rains a lot, it's also windy, so not many people carry around umbrellas. You are welcome to bring one, but a good jacket and covers for your backpack or luggage might be more practical. 

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Fly into Edinburgh (EDI)

You'll need to be in Edinburgh Airport by 12pm and be at the hotel at 2:30pm on Day 1; however, we do recommend flying in earlier to have some time to explore the city on your own!

Fly out of Dublin (DUB) 

We recommend flying out of Dublin on the last day of your trip.

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Feel free to also set up flight alerts to Ireland and from Scotland so you can grab the best deal!

(Arrival / departure cities likely to change for 2024 trips)

*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.

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Explore Northern Ireland & Ireland alongside Scotland’s Gaelic Grandeur on This 2-Week Guided Tour

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.

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