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Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) - Brendan Vacations

Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days)

15 days
4.1
(8)
From Dublin to Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
Brendan Vacations
Max group size:
48
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
117106
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Highlights

  • Explore the historic Dublin and go sightseeing in Glasgow
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone and drive along the Ring of Kerry
  • Discover the amazing stones at the Giant's Causeway
  • View Eilean Donan Castle and spot the elusive Nessie
  • Stroll the streets of Edinburgh and visit Edinburgh Castle

Itinerary

Start in Dublin and end in Edinburgh! With the Explorer tour Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days), you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Dublin, Ireland and 18 other destinations in Europe. Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Dublin
  2. Day 2: Discover Diverse Dublin
  3. Day 3: Journey to Waterford Dive Into Culture
  4. Day 4: Onwards to Blarney and Killarney Connect with Locals
  5. Day 5: A Day on the Ring of Kerry
  6. Day 6: Continue to Galway and Ballina
  7. Day 7: Off to Donegal and on to Londonderry
  8. Day 8: Admire the Giant’s Causeway and on to Belfast Make Travel Matter Dive Into Culture
  9. Day 9: Cross the Irish Sea to Glasgow
  10. Day 10: Discover Glasgow’s Rich Legacy Dive Into Culture
  11. Day 11: Continue Over the Sea to Skye
  12. Day 12: Venture to Loch Ness and Culloden in the Scottish Highlands
  13. Day 13: Journey to Enchanting Edinburgh
  14. Day 14: Uncover Edinburgh’s Treasures
  15. Day 15: Farewell Edinburgh
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
Berth / Cabin

Operated by Brendan Vacations

4.1
(23)

As the premier Celtic experts, no one knows Ireland & Scotland like we do. As Jameson is to whiskey, and Waterford is to crystal, so are we to Ireland and Scotland. It’s who we are. It’s what we do. From our Travel House in Los Angeles, California to our team behind the blue door in Dublin, we work together to provide you with the ultimate Celtic experience and a view through the eyes of the locals, seen by few. Experience authentic Ireland and Scotland vacations created and conducted by locals for over 40 years. Brendan Vacations takes the hassle out of vacation planning by giving you access to all the sights and attractions while offering you plenty of time for independent exploring.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
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  • JN
    · September 1st, 2022
    Peter and crew very professional and extremely knowledgeable.
    Trip date: August 2022
  • Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) reviewer 2
    · June 9th, 2022
    The customer service, phone and email was poor...they owe us money and have stopped responding. Probably because we are already home and our travels with them are done. Please make sure you get all your money's owed in writing.. especially if you have... Show more
    Trip date: March 2022
  • SM
    · November 7th, 2019
    Glen was very friendly, knowledgeable,& helpful . I enjoyed the music he played & am wondering who was the artist of the version of “Galway Girl” he played on the coach as well as I’m trying to find the specific music ( the chant ) he played of the... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) reviewer 4
    · October 2nd, 2019
    Our Tour Director, Deanne, and driver Tom were EXCEPTIONAL (SIX STARS!) and turned a mediocre experience to a very good one through their consistently excellent efforts and professional skill. First a point of order: We booked a BRENDAN VACATION.... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • LL
    · September 9th, 2019
    Ed and Nigel, our driver, were outstanding, as were the local experts. Recommend dropping Enniscrone from itinerary. Many of us wondered why we stopped there. It is on a beach but not a pretty one. One should not undertake this kind of a trip if one... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • WD
    · August 27th, 2019
    Everything was great! I would have liked more time at St. Andrews. The breakfasts were terrific! All of the local specialists were top notch. Our two drivers (Alfred and Nigel) were spectacular and safe! I thoroughly enjoyed not having to lug my luggage... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • SC
    · August 19th, 2019
    Our First tour and every part of it was fantastic
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) reviewer 8
    · August 18th, 2019
    Better hotels , better locations on some, internet on the bus, some extra tours,during business hours should be included, too little free time, waisted time on some things, like ring of Kerry, etc
    Trip date: August 2019

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15 days
Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days)
From Dublin to Edinburgh
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Can I bring a wheelchair on the tour?

      In most circumstances, you are able to travel with a wheelchair on the tour, as long as you are travelling with someone who’s willing to provide personal assistance to you as the tour guide is unable to do so. Please advise our team of travel experts at the time of booking if you plan to bring a wheelchair to ensure your requirements can be met.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are a single traveller you can either share a room with another traveller of the same gender or if you would prefer your own room you can pay a single supplement to secure a private room for the duration of your tour. To select a single room, please choose this option on your booking page or by contacting our team of travel experts.

    • How many people will be on the tour?

      Each group size can vary depending on the departure however you will usually find an average of 40 to 45 guests per tour.

    • Do you have a tipping policy?

      Generally, on the tour, the tips & gratuities are already included at restaurants and for baggage handlers at the hotels, however, any additional tips you wish to give for your Travel Director, Local Travel Expert, coach driver and local guides are not included. If you would like to give additional tips this is at your own discretion and not expected.

    • Will we get a chance to do laundry on the tour?

      When you have a two-night stay in a city, arrangements can usually be made for your laundry with the hotel or at a local laundromat if not available (at your own expense). Please note laundry services are usually not available on weekends or local holidays.

    • When will I receive my travel documents?

      You will receive your travel documents approximately one to two weeks prior to the departure of your tour. These documents are valuable and contain plenty of advice and essential information to make your tour as enjoyable as possible.

    • Will we have a seat rotation on the tour?

      Once you are on the tour your Travel Director will implement a seat rotation system, whereby all guests will rotate their seats on the coach daily. This allows everyone to experience the spectacular views from different seats, and you will get to know your fellow travellers even better.

    • How much luggage can I bring with me?

      On the tour, you can bring one suitcase per traveller with the dimensions of 76cm x 46cm x 25cm (30" x 18" x 10") but it must not weigh more than 23kg (50 lbs) due to the limited space on the coach. You can also bring one piece of hand luggage, provided it is small enough to take on the coach and can fit in the overhead storage space.

    • Are airport transfers included?

      In regards to airport transfers if you are joining or departing your guided tour on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are generally included however it can vary depending on the departure. If you would like to pre-arrange a transfer please let our team of travel experts know at the time of booking.

    • I have a special dietary request, can this be accommodated?

      If you have any dietary requests such as vegetarian, diabetic, gluten-free etc this can be accommodated for on the tour. Please let our team know at the time of booking of your dietary requests so Brendan Vacations can do everything they can to have the suitable meals for you on tour.

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      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before March 18th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 18th, 2023, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Brendan Vacations. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 45 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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