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Welcome to Scotland! Your private chauffeur will start by taking you on a guided orientation tour of the city, where you’ll embark on an exploration of Glasgow’s iconic sights.  Next, visit Stirling Castle, sitting atop a beautiful hill and offering views of ancient architecture. Afterwards, you’ll travel to your hotel on the banks of Loch  Lomond to rest up after the first day of your vacation.

Sample Hotel

Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

Highlights

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond

Near Fort William, make a stop at the memorial that honors the British Commando Forces. 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.

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 around charming Inverness. Later, visit the battlefields of Culloden. 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.

Sample Hotel

Rocpool Reserve

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Inverness, Battlefields of Culloden

Discover the fascinating stories of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl as you visit Blair Castle. Stop in the picturesque town of Pitlochry on the shores of the River Tummel. Here you may wish to tour the Blair Athol Distillery for a taste of this Scottish spirit. Continue to the ‘home of golf’ – historic St. Andrews, before returning to Edinburgh.

Sample Hotel

Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian

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, this ancient stronghold is home to Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and the Honours of Scotland. Take in more of 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!  

Sample Hotel

Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian

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)  Meet your Irish chauffeur and begin your adventure on the Emerald Isle, with a visit to the award-winning EPIC – The Irish Emigration 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 sitting proudly in the college’s stunning library.  Stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral before visiting the Guinness Storehouse, where you will see how Guinness is brewed. Enjoy immersive installations, get a 360° view of Dublin and 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.   

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.

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. 

Sample Hotel

Killarney Royal Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Blarney, Blarney Castle, Killarney

Choose to spend your day in Ireland’s remarkable Southwest corner by winding your way around the astonishing Ring of Kerry – enjoying a jaunting car (horse-drawn carriage) ride through Killarney National Park followed by a visit to the marvellous 19th-century Victorian Muckross House along the way.  

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Choose to take in the majestic hills, unspoiled valleys and glittering mountain streams of the Dingle Peninsula – where you’ll embark on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and join a Local Specialist for a breathtaking hike, visit Mulcahy Pottery and see the market town of Dingle, your day is sure to be filled with spectacular scenery and memories to last a lifetime. 

Sample Hotel

Killarney Royal Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

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

Sample Hotel

Dromoland Castle

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Flying Boat Museum, Foynes

Enjoy a leisurely Dromoland breakfast and some time on the estate before heading to Dublin’s Doorstep, for a memorable last night on the Celtic Isles.

Sample Hotel

Cliff at Lyons

Meals

Full Breakfast

Your chauffeur will transfer you to Dublin 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 5 to August 27, 2022).  

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 $10530, mid $11278 and high $12041 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 02 October, High - 03 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 $12624 , mid $13499  and high $14291 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 02 October, High - 03 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