Exploring Scotland & Ireland

12 Day Guided Tour from Edinburgh to Dublin with Collette

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 12 Day Exploring Scotland & Ireland. Bask in the warm Celtic culture and majestic scenery of two remarkable lands. Come to know the regal city of Edinburgh on a panoramic coach tour or by foot – it's your choice! Learn the secrets of making Scotch whisky and enjoy a...read more

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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
Edinburgh
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Dublin
Accomodation
Accomodation
4 Star
44
Max Group Size
44
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland
Trip Operated By:
Collette
Collette
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Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
COL199

Itinerary

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1 Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Tonight, experience how traditional Scottish ingredients are getting a modern twist during a welcome dinner at one of the city's popular restaurants. (D) Stay: Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile (2 Nights)
2 Edinburgh
This morning, it's your choice! Get acquainted with this regal city on a locally guided panoramic tour; explore both Old Town and New Town before visiting the Palace at Holyroodhouse,* the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots -OR- for a different perspective, join a local expert for an in-depth walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town; meander the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways before descending into the city's underground vaults to uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. (B)
3 Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Inverness
Travel to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf – see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. Next, stop at Pitlochry, a vibrant Victorian town. Discover its old-world appeal as you explore this popular resort town on your own. Enjoy a privately guided tour at one of Scotland's renowned whisky distilleries and taste for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world's finest. (B/D) Stay: Best Western Palace Hotel
4 Inverness - Loch Ness - Ballachulish/Tyndrum
This morning, take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness before disembarking at the base of famed Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins of this historic stronghold where acts of chivalry and defiance exhibit more than 1,000 years of Scottish history. Continue south through Scotland's stunning Great Glen before arriving at your hotel, situated in the charming Highlands. (B/D) Stay: Ballachulish Hotel
5 Ballachulish/Tyndrum - Luss - Glasgow
Begin your day with a breathtaking drive through the heart of Scotland as you pass through Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Continue south alongside the western shore of Loch Lomond, stopping in the picturesque village town of Luss. This afternoon, arrive in the Victorian metropolis of Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. (B) Stay: Hotel Indigo
6 Glasgow - Belfast, Northern Ireland
This morning, travel along the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as you head for Northern Ireland's capital city of Belfast. Later, you are invited to a traditional Irish céilí. This experience takes you back to the cobblestoned streets and Irish fare of turn-of-the-century Ulster. Enjoy a hot toddy or a glass of Guinness as you lose yourself in the rousing music. Then it's time to dance! (B/D) Stay: AC Hotel by Marriott (2 Nights)
7 Belfast
Enjoy a privately guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland's largest city. Learn about the struggles in this great city's history as you pass through its distinctive neighborhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the massive cranes of the Belfast shipyard. Complete today's tour with a visit to the award-winning Titanic Experience museum. (B)
8 Belfast - Glens of Antrim - Giant's Causeway - Derry
Venture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at the Giant's Causeway (UNESCO). Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles an old cobbled road leading mystically into the sea. Then, embark on one of the world's most beautiful railway journeys along the Causeway Coast.** Soak up the incredible scenery before arriving in the walled city of Derry. Set out on a walking tour featuring the medieval city walls, St. Augustine's Cathedral, and the Guildhall. Perhaps you will discover why Derry is one of Ireland's best-kept secrets during an optional evening of storytelling and traditional music at one of the city's best farm-to-table restaurants. (B) Stay: City Hotel (2 Nights)
9 Derry - County Donegal - Glenveagh National Park - Derry
Today's journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal. Visit spectacular Glenveagh National Park, a natural wonderland with 40,000 acres of mountains, lakes and woodland. Enjoy a guided visit to stately Glenveagh Castle, set amidst the colorful splendor of one of the finest gardens in Ireland. Tonight, it's Diner's Choice choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Derry's great restaurants. (B/D)
10 Derry-Armagh-Cider Farm Visit-Barberstown Castle, Republic of Ireland
Depart on a journey through the scenic countryside of Northern Ireland, stopping in Armagh to view the twin cathedrals dedicated to Ireland's Patron Saint. The two St. Patrick's Cathedrals, one Catholic and one Protestant, symbolize the two souls of Ireland. Then, visit a family-run cider farm. Meet the family and explore the orchards before sampling their award-winning Irish ciders. Continue on to the Republic of Ireland. Your day concludes at Barberstown Castle, a regal 13th-century castle and country house hotel in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. (B) Stay: Barberstown Castle (2 Nights)
11 Barberstown Castle - Dublin - Barberstown Castle
A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and the city's magnificent rows of lovely Georgian town homes. Spend the rest of your day at leisure as you delve further into Dublin's cultural treasures. This evening, toast the end of an incredible adventure during a farewell dinner at your castle hotel. (B/D)
12 Barberstown Castle - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close. (B)

Collette Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of historic Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.
  • Be transported to a bygone era during a traditional “night on the town” in 20th-century Ulster.
  • Embark on one of the world's most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast.
  • Tour the "Fair City" of Dublin with a local guide.
  • Embark on a scenic cruise on beautiful Loch Ness.
  • Set out on a walking tour of Derry featuring its medieval city walls.
  • Spend two nights at a historic Irish castle.
  • Sample the "Water of Life" at a Scottish whisky distillery.
  • Taste apple cider at a family-run farm.
  • Join in the fun during a night of traditional Irish food and entertainment.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Edinburgh Airport (EDI) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 12:00am
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Dublin (DUB) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Private, chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Optional Inclusions

These optional activities can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

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A Scottish Night Out
  • Location: Edinburgh. Cost: $124.
  • Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes. Your taste buds will savor the true flavor and goodness of this distinctive country. Tonight will...read more

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