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Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) - Trafalgar

Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days)

15 days
4.3
(17)
From Dublin to Edinburgh
Tour Operator:
Trafalgar
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
82543
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Highlights

  • Explore the historic Dublin and the remarkable Edinburgh
  • Admire the Giant's Causeway and kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Learn about traditional farming and indulge in local cuisine
  • Visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre and tour Glasgow
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands
  • View Eilean Donan Castle and see the majestic Ben Nevis

Itinerary

Start in Dublin and end in Edinburgh! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days), you have a 15 days tour package taking you through Dublin, Ireland and 19 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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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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Operated by Trafalgar

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Trafalgar has been hand crafting unique guided holidays for nearly 70 years. They were the first to introduce travellers to the local experience and continue today where destinations come to life through their hand-picked insider experiences. They pave the way by presenting locals who share their stories, culture, and cuisine With over 230 holidays in Europe, North, Central & South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia Trafalgar offers new ways to travel every year. Choose between 11 travel styles created to satisfy even the most travelled individual. So whether you wish to explore in an intimate group to less visited destinations or travel with your entire family, Trafalgar offers the perfect range of tours that tailors to your needs.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
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    4.3
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Good
    4.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.9
  • Food
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    3.9
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  • DK
    · September 28th, 2022
    Everything went smoothly.
    Trip date: September 2022
  • Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) reviewer 2
    · September 24th, 2022
    Fantastic. I loved Ireland and Scotland. Loved the variety of experiences from the beautiful landscapes, to the incredible history, the music,and the hands on time with sheep,,,,, hikes, shopping etc. food in Ireland was amazing while food in... Show more
    Trip date: September 2022
  • RP
    · September 20th, 2022
    Excellent - the timing was great. Glen was lovely, professional, gracious, and made himself available for us. He went above and beyond. This made our experience wonderful.
    Trip date: September 2022
  • Best of Ireland and Scotland (15 Days) reviewer 4
    · October 14th, 2021
    If overall includes pre-tour experience, my experience with Tour Radar was that the staff I talked with were friendly and appeared to make an effort to alert Trafalgar to my questions and need for timely information. It did not appear to resolve any... Show more
    Trip date: September 2021
  • LS
    · July 27th, 2018
    First time doing a tour and I was a little concerned how it would be. It turned out to be an awesome experience with great people, I now have 45 more friends. Gary was very informative, knew lots of interesting facts and history, great sense of humor,... Show more
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    Trip date: July 2018
  • EA
    · July 8th, 2018
    The tour was excellent! Daren Blake our tour guide was fantastic!! He was full of information and extremely helpful. The bus driver Kieran was great! The only disappointment was the price of the extra excursions way over priced!!! Excursions and... Show more
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    Trip date: June 2018
  • RS
    · January 6th, 2018
    Worst experience ever. Horrible customer service and poor quality tour. Take an extra few thousand dollars with you as the expensive bus ride is the only thing you really get along with shady hotels. I expressed my concerns at the end of my tour and... Show more
    Trip date: August 2017
  • RS
    · January 6th, 2018
    This was a bucket list trip for me and we did a lot of research specifically with Trafalgar and not a travel agent. This was the most expensive and most expensive tour I’ve ever taken. I expressed my concerns to the company upon my return and finally... Show more
    Trip date: August 2017
  • RS
    · January 6th, 2018
    My experience was far from good. I expressed my concerns to the company when I got back from my tour and it took 5 emails and three months to get back to me. When they finally did they said they were apologetic and would provide me with a 10 %... Show more
    Trip date: August 2017
  • CR
    · October 21st, 2017
    It was an amazing Trip. Trafalgar was amazing as well, the travel director is very knowledgeable! They are very efficient and organized.
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    Trip date: October 2017

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

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast at Novotel in Edinburgh, where transfers are provided to the airport at 7 am and 9 am. It's time to say a fond farewell to Scotland and your newfound friends, at the end of an unforgettable tour! Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at Mespil in Dublin anytime during the day. Delve into the charm of the Irish capital, before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Irish pub to kick-start your unforgettable holiday. Please be aware that the meeting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are included in the tour price, however, they are only available at certain times and are subject to change until your booking is confirmed. Arrival transfers in Dublin are available at 8.30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. Departure transfers from Edinburgh are available at 7 am and 9 am.

      If you arrive or depart outside of these times we can arrange a transfer for you for an additional cost once you have a confirmed booking.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Dublin Dinner and Cabaret. Adult Price: €71.00
      Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough. Adult Price: €24.00
      Irish Folk Fun. Adult Price: €27.00
      Experience a Jaunting Cart Ride. Adult Price: €21.00
      Visit Muckross House and its Gardens. Adult Price: €21.00
      Gaelic Roots. Adult Price: €33.00
      Dinner and Drinks in Derry. Adult Price: £42.00
      Belfast Walk with Fish and Chips. Adult Price: £39.00
      A Stirling Evening. Adult Price: £44.00
      Loch Lomond Boat Trip. Adult Price: £15.00
      Isle Of Skye Drive. Adult Price: £13.50
      Highland Farm Experience. Adult Price: £14.00
      Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen. Adult Price: £46.00
      Scottish Show With Dinner. Adult Price: £60.00
      Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle. Adult Price:
      Rosslyn Chapel. Adult Price: £18.00

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour accepts guests between 5 and 99 years old. Please be aware that small children under 5 years of age are not allowed on this tour as there are no activities included which are suitable for infants.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. This is a list of accommodations that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Mespil
      Dooley's
      Killarney Towers
      Ocean Sands/Ballina
      Everglades
      Stormont
      Hilton Garden Inn City Centre
      Dunollie
      Highlander
      Novotel

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

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

      If you are a solo traveller and you don't mind sharing you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender for no additional cost. If you would prefer your own private room this can be arranged for an additional cost, please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

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    Good to Know

    • Currencies
      Euro
      Ireland
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      Pound Sterling
      Scotland and Northern Ireland
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for type G.

      Type G
      Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland
    • Visa
      • 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 April 11th, 2023 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after April 11th, 2023, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Trafalgar. 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 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Trafalgar will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Trafalgar" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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