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Scotland & Ireland

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Megan "This trip was beyond my expectations. It was the best time of my life and James was a big reason for that. He was so attentive to my sister when she had trouble getting up hills or stairs, he always made sure she was ok. He was kind, courteous, funny, and knowledgable about every place we went! His first concern was always the safety and happiness of the tour group. We loved him and am going to re..."
Excellent
9 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+11
Ends
Dublin
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Highlights

Start in Edinburgh and end in Dublin! With the in-depth cultural tour Scotland & Ireland, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 11 other destinations in Europe. Scotland & Ireland includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry

9 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • C
    Written on October 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I did a two week tour through Scotland and Ireland. My tour manager, Ed, was the most knowledgeable tour guide. I felt like I truly had an understanding the othe histories of every place we visited. He had great suggestions on places to go and see. Awesome pub suggestions, if that’s your thing. I felt that I understood the do’s/donts for places so that I could stay safe. Our driver, Raf, was superior above anyone I’ve traveled with. His skills were pretty impressive lol. I really had an amazing two week experience and wish I could have stayed longer. I feel like a made tons of new friends and even though I came with a friend, I feel like I felt comfortable enough that I could have done it alone if I want to in the future! I’m truly thankful for the amazing break from life! Thank you Raf and Ed especially!
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  • KS
    Written on October 25, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Scotland and Ireland...wow! Contiki really knows how to show you off! I had such an amazing trip. Ed was our phenomenal guide, and he truly went above and beyond to keep us informed about where we were and the history there. He also went out of his way to arrange group activities for us that were not apart of the inclusions or ME Time extras on the trip, like Scottish Ceilidh Dancing and bowling in Belfast! Raf was our driver, and he was a riot. Between "educating" the group on what house music in Europe was really like, to buying the whole bus Polish chocolates to eat, Raf always kept everything fun. And the man can party! Such an awesome experience for my first Contiki, and I can't wait to book my next trip!
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  • Scotland & Ireland reviewer 3
    Written on May 13, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    A fantastic trip that exceeded expectations. Our guide was excellent and the itinerary ticked lots of bucket list boxes :)
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  • LB
    Written on March 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Thank you for an amazing trip! Super well organised and an amazing staff!
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  • E
    Written on June 23, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Tarryn was exceptional tour guide, very knowledgeable about every city in Scotland and Ireland we toured. Also she found my family's hometown on a map so I had some sense of where my ancestors came from. Tarryn was also fun to go out with and she had killer theme songs for our bus rides. I'd tour with her again in a heartbeat!
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  • NH
    Written on May 20, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    From the moment I met up with the tour in Scottland, Megs felt like an old friend I hadn't seen in awhile. She wasn't just the leader of the group but one of us!! She made the trip what it was, awesome and fun!! When I go on my next tour I could only hope that Megs was the tour leader, I only have the upmost respect for her and what she does. To sum Megs up in one word... Epic!!!
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  • J
    Written on May 20, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Megs was a very knowledgable guide and made the trip very comfortable and fun for me. I loved seeing all the tourist sites and then the local bars at night. I still talk about the trip to people every chance I get
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  • GS
    Written on May 18, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing. Ellie was incredibly knowledgeable and her recommendations for sights/sounds/food and drinks were always a success. Her personality is ideal for this type of job. She managed to get everyone (from all walks of life) engaged in the tour. Couldn't have asked for a better trip!
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  • M
    Written on April 20, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was beyond my expectations. It was the best time of my life and James was a big reason for that. He was so attentive to my sister when she had trouble getting up hills or stairs, he always made sure she was ok. He was kind, courteous, funny, and knowledgable about every place we went! His first concern was always the safety and happiness of the tour group. We loved him and am going to request him on my next contiki trip!
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh
  2. Day 2: Edinburgh
  3. Day 3: Edinburgh to Scottish Highlands
  4. Day 4: Scottish Highlands to West Highlands
  5. Day 5: West Highlands to Glasgow
  6. Day 6: Glasgow to Dublin
  7. Day 7: Dublin to Cork
  8. Day 8: Cork to Galway
  9. Day 9: Galway
  10. Day 10: Galway to Londonderry
  11. Day 11: Londonderry to Belfast
  12. Day 12: Belfast to Dublin
  13. Day 13: Depart Dublin

What's included

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • December 1, 2016

    Does the tour price include the airfare?

    TourRadar specialises in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

  • January 1, 2016

    What hotels do we stay during this tour?

    Unfortunately the Tour Operators can't release any hotel lists as they are not confirmed until a few weeks out from the trip. But this Contiki tour has all hotels - not hostels in twin share style accommodation in 3 star hotels.

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Tarryn Liddell
    "With so many places in the world to explore it was always hard to stay in one place. Travelling is the..."
  • Ebony Skye Anderson
    "So when I moved to Switzerland to study in 2006 - little did I know it would end up changing every plan..."
  • Megs Chandler
    "Growing up in the most isolated city in the world, it was like a right of passage to travel half way..."
  • James Jenkins
    "Before joining the Tourism Industry i used to frequently travel across South East Asia and Australia..."
  • Ellie Teasdale

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    About the countries

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    Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland

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    Location
    Edinburgh is the starting point and Dublin is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Contiki booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 April 2018 the full payment of $2,135 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2135 for Scotland & Ireland, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,636 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 49 km
    • St Andrews (Scotland)
    • 147 km
    • Loch Ness (Scotland)
    • 108 km
    • Isle of Skye (Scotland)
    • 14 km
    • Portree (Scotland)
    • 99 km
    • Ben Nevis (Scotland)
    • 114 km
    • Glasgow (Scotland)
    • 308 km
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • 196 km
    • Londonderry (Northern Ireland)
    • 223 km
    • Galway (Ireland)
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