trip to ireland
From medieval old towns and fairytale castles to rolling green hills and craggy coastlines, the allure of Scotland and Ireland beckons your imagination. Leprechauns vs. lake monsters. Bagpipes vs. Blarney Stone. Guinness vs. gallons of whisky. It’s impossible to choose a favorite when Scotland & Ireland go head to head. Hence you need to do them both.
Optional Pre-trip Extension to London July 2-6
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Thanks to its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture, including numerous stone decorations, it is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe.
Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is a city with a fantastic position. The view falls on all sides – green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the buildings and the red cliffs. It is a city that calls you to explore it by foot – narrow streets, passageways, stairs and hidden church yards on every step will pull you away from the main streets.
Elegantly arranged along the Tay, Perth is a pleasant city with large tracts of parkland surrounding an easily navigated center. Perth was once the capital of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament once sat here. Today, the city is laced with gorgeous city architecture, unrivaled surrounding landscapes and an intriguing royal history. The ‘Fair City’ of Scotland continues to inspire locals and travelers alike.
Culture, history and super-friendly people are what Belfast is all about. Visit here and you’ll experience a place unlike any other in Europe. This is a city that can trace its history back to the Bronze Age; a city that built Titanic; a city forging a unique food scene; and a city that dances to its own beat. From its mighty shipbuilding past to the dynamic arts scene that swirls around the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast likes to mix it up.
A harbor city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.
Welcome to Dublin, a lively capital city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laid back city is an adventure in itself. Dublin is all about the muse behind the music, the craic, and, of course, the people! Dublin has been named Europe’s friendliest city twice by TripAdvisor for good reason. So grab a pint, strike up a conversation, and settle in for the experience of a lifetime.
London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center.
At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
Book by March 15 for $150 OFF
- July 06-16, 2019
- Londong pre-extension trip: July 02-06, 2019
- $3,125 pp/do
- $885 pre-extension pp/do
This package includes:
- 10 nights at 4/5 star hand picked hotels with daily breakfast
- Welcome cocktail reception (2 drinks per person)
- Welcome dinner (3 courses with wine tea/coffee)
- Dinner at your hotel on day 3 (3 courses with tea/coffee)
- Lunch at a local pub/restaurant with beer tasting on day 7
- Lunch at the Doolin Music House (light lunch with 1 glass of wine)
- Farewell dinner at a local restaurant (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)
- Edinburgh Castle
- St. Andrew’s Castle
- St Andrew’s Cathedral
- Royal Lochnagar Distillery
- Balmoral Castle
- Titanic Belfast
- Marble Arch Caves
- Cliffs of Moher
- Cruise on Loch Lomond
- Ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
- Traditional Irish music session at the Doolin Music House
- English speaking guide on all tours
- Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel included
- Service charges and taxes
- All transfers by deluxe motorcoach
- 3 nights at 4 star hotel with daily breakfast
- Lunch at a local restaurant (2 courses with tea/coffee)
- Farewell dinner at the Swan at The Globe (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)
- All tours and entrances as mentioned
- Modern motor coach
- English speaking guides
- Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel