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.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dublin, Ireland
United Kingdom
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
262kg pp per trip


  • 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 ancient Blarney Castle
  • Admire the phenomenal Giant’s Causeway


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Ferry, Private vehicle, Train
Hotel (11 nights)
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


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