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Welcome to Scotland! Your chauffeur will take you on an orientation tour of the city, where you’ll embark on an exploration of iconic sights. Then head out for a visit to Stirling Castle, sitting atop a beautiful hill and offering views of ancient architecture. Continue to your hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond, where you’ll relax this evening. 

Recommended ExperienceStirling Castle

Sample Hotel

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

Highlights

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond

Stop at the Commando Memorial, honoring the British Commando Forces, near Fort William. Continue to Loch Ness for a truly unforgettable experience. Learn about this famous lake and its mysterious monster, Nessie, as you cruise this freshwater lake.

Recommended ExperiencesCommando Memorial, Cruise on Loch Ness

Sample Hotel

Rocpool Reserve

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Commando Memorial, Fort William, Loch Ness

Meet your Local Specialist this morning for a private walking tour of Inverness, this charming city will take your breath away with something interesting to hear and learn around every corner. Then onto visit the battlefields of Culloden, to delve into our rich history. This site is where in 1746 the Jacobite cause, under Bonnie Prince Charlie’s leadership, was crushed. For Outlander fans, hear about Jamie and Claire’s concerns about this particular battle. 

Recommended Experiences: Private Walking tour of Inverness, Culloden Battlefield 

Sample Hotel

Rocpool Reserve

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Inverness, Battlefields of Culloden

Visit Blair Castle which dates to 1269 and discover the fascinating stories of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Your next stop is the picturesque town of Pitlochry, lying on the shores of the River Tummel. You might want to tour the Blair Athol Distillery for a taste of this Scottish spirit. Continue to historic St. Andrews, the home of golf before your return to Edinburgh.

Recommended ExperienceBlair Castle

Sample Hotel

The Scotsman

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Blair Castle , Pitlochry, Blair Athol Distillery, St. Andrews

Start the day with a visit to mighty Edinburgh Castle, dominating the city’s skyline. Take in the highlights of the Scottish capital as you continue to Holyrood Palace. This afternoon with your Local Specialist, enjoy a walking food tour of Edinburgh - bring your appetite!

Recommended ExperiencesEdinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Walking Food Tour of Edinburgh

Sample Hotel

The Scotsman

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace

Bid your Scottish chauffeur a fond farewell. Hop on over to see our Celtic cousin when you fly to Ireland (not included in prices shown) and meet your Irish chauffeur. Begin your adventure on the Emerald Isle, with a visit to the award-winning EPIC, Irelands Emigration Museum.

Recommended ExperiencesEPIC Museum

Sample Hotel

The Westbury

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

EPIC Museum

Spend the morning discovering the highlights of Dublin. At Trinity College, cross the cobbled courtyard to see the ornate Book of Kells, a hand-illuminated manuscript of the Gospels. On to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Next is the Guinness Storehouse, where you will see how Guinness is brewed, enjoy immersive installations and get a 360 view of Dublin. Even sample a pint of the famous and tasty ‘Black Stuff.’ This evening extend your knowledge of Dublin’s Fair City by joining a Literary Pub-crawl. 

Recommended ExperiencesEnjoy a literary pub crawl in Dublin, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse

Sample Hotel

The Westbury

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Dublin, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse

Stop to visit Powerscourt Estate’s glorious formal gardens. The superb blend of sweeping terraces, fine statuary, ornamental lakes, rambling walks, and walled gardens are a magnificent sight to behold. Next, continue south to the Viking town of Waterford, now world-renowned for its exquisite crystal that craftsmen have perfected over the centuries. Finally, travel to Cork for your overnight stay at magnificent Hayfield Manor.

Recommended Experience: Powerscourt Estate

Sample Hotel

Hayfield Manor

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Powerscourt Estate, Waterford, Cork

The picturesque village of Blarney is home to historic Blarney Castle, meet a Local Specialist for a private insider's view on this magical place. Later, continue to Killarney, the ‘town on the lakes. It is renowned for its lively pubs and open, cheerful atmosphere, full of what the Irish call ‘craic!’ Stop in and say hello to our friendly locals.

Recommended Experienceview of Blarney Castle, 

Sample Hotel

Killarney Royal Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Blarney, Blarney Castle, Killarney

Travel ‘round the Ring of Kerry, where sea, mountains, and the valleys blend into a landscape that captures the eye and warms the heart. Next ride in a jaunting car (horse-drawn carriage) through Killarney National Park to be captivated by the stunning scenic views. On to visit Muckross House, a 19th-century Victorian mansion. After your visit, return to Killarney. 

Recommended Experiences: Ring of Kerry & Jaunting Car ride through Killarney National Park, Muckross House

Sample Hotel

Killarney Royal Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Muckross House, Killarney

The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. Here majestic hills soar over unspoiled valleys, and glittering mountain streams tumble down into lakes. Join a Local Specialist who will share her passion and deep love for her corner of the planet on breathtaking hike on the Peninsula. Check out Mulcahy Pottery, as you end your hike. Be sure to stop in the town of Dingle, a market town and fishing port that is also home to a wide variety of pubs. 

Recommended ExperienceA breathtaking hike on the Dingle Peninsula

Sample Hotel

Killarney Royal Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle

Heading north, visit the unique Flying Boat Museum at Foynes. Foynes is also the birthplace of Irish coffee, and you’ll want to sample the warming beverage before continuing your travels. Next stop, Dromoland Castle. Dromoland is one of the most famous baronial castles in Ireland. What better way to end your Irish adventure than living like royalty!

Recommended Experiencethe Flying Boat Museum at Foynes

Sample Hotel

Dromoland Castle

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Flying Boat Museum, Foynes

Your chauffeur will transfer you to Shannon Airport, where it is time to bid farewell to your newfound friends and the delightful Emerald Isle. Safe travels!

Please Note: If your visit is in August, you might want to attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a not-to-be-missed spectacle with bands, musicians, and other performers from around the world (August 6 to 28 2021). 

Meals

Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert through the duration of your trip

Private Mercedes vehicle with WiFi for your group of any size

Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&B’s to castles, manors and hotels

 

For our full list of hand-selected accommodations please visit our hotel search

Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing. Plan your days with your chauffeur at your own pace.

Full breakfast included daily

*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $9271, mid $10,185 and high $10,839 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 03 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20

 

^Trip CAD Pricing for this itinerary is low $12332, mid $13551 and high $14419 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 03 January, Mid - 03 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. All prices and itineraries are subject to change until all services have been confirmed and paid in full. For up to date pricing contact your Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert. BN#776064719 | TICO # R50025597 and W50025598