Celtic Villages & Islands Overview

Experience the cultural charm of Edinburgh, look for the Loch Ness Monster, visit Galway Cathedral, explore Blarney Castle and savour the delights of Dublin in comfortable style.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,555
      CAD $7,795
      AUD $7,645
      EUR €4,750
      GBP £4,430
      NZD $8,525
      ZAR R76,515
      CHF FR5,765
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Delve into the enchanting world of Ireland and Scotland

Feel the presence of ages past on this 15-day tour through Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Explore enchanting Edinburgh, take a ferry through the Sound of Mull, be enchanted by Enniskillen Castle, stare out in wonder at the Cliffs of Moher and warm up in a cosy pub on the Ring of Kerry. This is a journey celebrating Celtic history and tradition, its warming cuisine, stunning landscapes, impressive castles and charismatic culture.

  • Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh
  • Enjoy a coastal tour around Mull, Iona and Staffa
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the Loch Ness Monster
  • Eat hearty Irish meals at warm, inviting pubs
  • See the magnificent Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit the ancient Jerpoint Abbey
  • Admire the phenomenal Giant’s Causeway

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Finish:

    Dublin, Ireland
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (11 nts)
  • Transport:

    Ferry, Private vehicle, Train
  • Included activities:

    Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher - Boat Tour, Dingle Peninsula drive, Dunvegan Castle Entrance, Enniskillen Castle, Galway Cathedral, Geln Ord Whisky Distillery tour, Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Loch Ness Cruise, Loch Ness leader led walk, St John's Castle, Staffa and Iona Island boat tour, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle, Visit to Giants Causeway

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    262kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip. Please see trip notes for more details.

  • Total price from

    USD $7,555
    CAD $7,795
    AUD $7,645
    EUR €4,750
    GBP £4,430
    NZD $8,525
    ZAR R76,515
    CHF FR5,765
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $503
    CAD $519
    AUD $509
    EUR €316
    GBP £295
    NZD $568
    ZAR R5,101
    CHF FR384
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Day 1 Edinburgh

Follow tangled walkways through Scotland’s historic capital to warm pubs and cosy restaurants. Visit the ancient fortress atop Castle Hill and walk the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyrood House. Those feeling energetic might want to climb to the top of Calton Hill for some stunning views of the city.

Days 2-3 Oban

Visit Stirling Castle, then pass through the highland village of Crianlarich en route to Oban. Feel the sea breeze on a ferry trip up the Sound of Mull and take a coastal tour around the islands of Iona and Staffa.

Day 4 Glen Nevis

Bordered by the highest mountain range in the British Isles, journey north to Glen Nevis. Take in the stunning scenery of the region on a nature walk before travelling to Glencoe for the night.

Day 5 Isle of Skye

Take one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world aboard the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig. Used in three Harry Potter films, this experience will delight film buffs while providing some incredibly scenic views for photographers and those who just want to relax. Later, take a ferry to Skye.

Day 6 Inverness

Visit the dramatic Dunvegan Castle, which has been home to the chiefs of Clan Macleod for the last 800 years. Take a tour of Glen Ord Whisky Distillery and sample one of their single malts.

Day 7 Glasgow

Take a river boat cruise on Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle before taking in the dramatic highland scenery of Trossachs National Park. Arrive in Glasgow for the evening and perhaps dine on traditional haggis, neeps and tatties for a true Scottish dining experience.

Days 8-9 Belfast

Take a ferry across to Northern Ireland and travel on to the capital, Belfast. There's a plethora of things to see and do here, if you can coax yourself out of the pub. Head out on a guided tour of city and visit the Giant’s Causeway – amazing volcanic basalt columns on the coast of County Antrim.

Days 10-11 Galway/Cliffs of Moher

Built way back in the 16th century, Enniskillen Castle stands stoically on the River Erne. Meander around the Fermanagh County Museum that's now housed within the castle’s stony walls. Take a boat trip out to the sublime Cliffs of Moher to see these sheer rock faces rise spectacularly out of the ocean and visit the elaborately named Galway Cathedral (aka the Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas).

Days 12-13 Ring of Kerry

The castle crawl continues today with a visit to St John's Castle in Limerick – a true medieval masterpiece – before embarking on a driving tour of the picturesque Dingle Peninsula. Later, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Ring of Kerry and tuck into a traditional Irish lunch at a local pub. Why not try the coddle or the boxty? Remember, if you just ask for a beer, you’ll get a Guinness – it’s the brew of choice in these parts.

Days 14-15 Blarney Castle/Dublin

Immerse yourself in history on a visit to Blarney Castle. Enjoy a final dinner with the group before this Celtic adventure comes to an end.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,555
      CAD $7,795
      AUD $7,645
      EUR €4,750
      GBP £4,430
      NZD $8,525
      ZAR R76,515
      CHF FR5,765
      *
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