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Exploring Scotland & Ireland Featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2024

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland on this 11-night escorted tour from Edinburgh to Dublin. Experience the legendary Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and marvel at the incredible Titanic Experience in picturesque Belfast.

Exploring Scotland & Ireland Featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2024

DEPARTURE DATE: August 12, 2024
Countries Visited: Ireland, Scotland

OVERVIEW

Bask in the warm Celtic culture and majestic scenery of two remarkable lands. Come to know the regal city of Edinburgh on a panoramic coach tour and by foot. Explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Enjoy a traditional evening of Scottish food and entertainment. Visit the Titanic Experience in Belfast and remember the century-old tragedy that shook the world. Walk the Giant’s Causeway (UNESCO) and soak up incredible views of the Causeway Coast, one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys. Visit Ireland’s bustling capital city of Dublin and tour historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. From rugged natural beauty to vibrant and historical cities, the diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland await.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
August 12, 2024from $6,149 CADPer Person
August 12, 2024from $7,849 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • 11 night escorted coach tour
  • 18 Meals - 11 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners
  • Must-See Inclusions: Tour the "Fair City" of Dublin with a local guide; Embark on a scenic cruise on beautiful Loch Ness; Set out on a walking tour of Derry featuring its medieval city walls.
  • See the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a tribute to Scotland’s traditions.
  • Cultural Experiences: Embark on one of the world’s most breathtaking rail journeys along the Causeway Coast; Explore the Titanic Experience in Belfast; Discover the heritage of Glasgow with a local guide.
  • Culinary Inclusions: Taste apple cider at a family-run farm; Join in the fun during a night of traditional Scottish food and entertainment.
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Mon Aug 12Edinburgh, Scotland
2Tue Aug 13Edinburgh, Scotland
3Wed Aug 14Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Inverness
4Thu Aug 15Inverness – Loch Ness – Inverness
5Fri Aug 16Inverness – Fort William – Glencoe – Glasgow
6Sat Aug 17Glasgow – Belfast, Northern Ireland
7Sun Aug 18Belfast
8Mon Aug 19Belfast – Glens of Antrim – Giant’s Causeway – Derry
9Tue Aug 20Derry – Donegal Town – Derry
10Wed Aug 21Derry – Armagh – Cider Farm Visit – Dublin, Ireland
11Thu Aug 22Dublin
12Fri Aug 23Dublin

Day 1 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Tour Begins

Your tour opens in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2 – Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning, visit Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh’s new town and an insightful walking tour up to the castle. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the city further at your leisure. Later this evening, take your seat at the spectacular, world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland’s greatest events.

Day 3 – Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Inverness

Depart Edinburgh, and travel onto St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdom of Fife that gave the world the game of golf – see the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. Continue on to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

Day 4 – Inverness – Loch Ness – Inverness

This morning, take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness before disembarking at the base of the famed Urquhart Castle. Explore the ruins of this historic stronghold where acts of chivalry and defiance exhibit more than 1,000 years of Scottish history. Return to Inverness and have time to explore the city or take a riverside walk. This evening, enjoy a Highland evening filled with storytelling, singing and Scottish dancing!

Day 5 – Inverness – Fort William – Glencoe – Glasgow

Depart Inverness, and stop just north of Fort William to take in the historic Caledonian Canal and its famous Neptune’s Staircase, a flight of eight locks and an incredible feat of engineering. Continue to the scenic valley of Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most historic and breathtaking glens. Your day ends in Glasgow.

Day 6 – Glasgow – Belfast, Northern Ireland

This morning, explore Glasgow with a local guide. Highlights include a visit to George Square, and passing by Glasgow Cathedral, Provand’s Lordship, the oldest house in the city, discovering the rich industrial heritage of the area. Travel to the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as you head for Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast.

Day 7 – Belfast

Enjoy a privately guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest city. Learn about the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through its distinctive neighborhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the massive cranes of the Belfast shipyard. Complete today’s tour with a visit to the award-winning Titanic Experience museum.

Day 8 – Belfast – Glens of Antrim – Giant’s Causeway – Derry

Venture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at the Giant’s Causeway (UNESCO). Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles an old cobbled road leading mystically into the sea. Then, embark on one of the world’s most beautiful railway* journeys along the Causeway Coast. Soak up the incredible scenery before arriving in the walled city of Derry. Set out on a walking tour featuring the medieval city walls, St. Augustine’s Cathedral, and the Guildhall. Perhaps you will discover why Derry is one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets during an optional evening with a local singer, playing traditional music at a pub serving traditional pub-style food.

Day 9 – Derry – Donegal Town – Derry

Today’s journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal. Start your day with a visit to Donegal Castle, a restored 15th-century castle with a unique history. Enjoy some free time to explore Donegal Town, a picturesque village at the mouth of the River Eske. Return to Derry, where tonight, it’s Diner’s Choice… choose the perfect spot from a “menu” of Derry’s great restaurants.

Day 10 – Derry – Armagh – Cider Farm Visit – Dublin, Ireland

Depart on a journey through the scenic countryside of Northern Ireland, stopping in Armagh to view the twin cathedrals dedicated to Ireland’s Patron Saint. The two St. Patrick’s Cathedrals, one Catholic and one Protestant, symbolize the two souls of Ireland. Then, visit a family-run cider farm. Meet the family and explore the orchards before sampling their award-winning Irish ciders. Continue on to the Republic of Ireland. Your day concludes in Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant capital city.

Day 11 – Dublin

A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park and the city’s magnificent rows of lovely Georgian town homes. You may choose to join an optional tour with lunch at a local pub followed by a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Spend the rest of your day at leisure as you delve further into Dublin’s cultural treasures. This evening, toast the end of an incredible adventure during a farewell dinner at one of the city’s most popular local restaurants.

Day 12 – Dublin

Your tour comes to a close.

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