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Where Are We Going?

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

"Cead Mile Failte," a hundred thousand welcomes! After clearing passport control, please claim your luggage to complete the arrival formalitites. You will then exit through the Arrivals Hall, where your chauffeur will meet and escort you to the waiting vehicle.

Enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel this evening.
 

Overnight Brooks Hotel in Dublin.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

DUBLIN CITY WALKING TOUR - PRIVATE

As a city, Dublin is 2,000 years old, with stories spanning from the daring arrival of early settlers to the struggle for independence during the last 100 years.

A local guide will take you through the heart of history, exploring Dublin on foot. With an emphasis on visiting areas less traveled, expect expert insight on parts of Dublin rarely experienced by the average walking tour.

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Around the world, Ireland is known for its Guinness - its famous dry stout. No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, an interactive multi-story sensory extravaganza in the heart of the city center at St James Gate Brewery.

With a 250-year history, you'll be taken through the intricate architecture of the seven-story building, discover age-old secrets of Guinness, visit the tasting rooms, and learn to pour the perfect pint.

Complete your visit with the symbolic 'Head of the Pint' at the Gravity Bar, a top-floor bar with breathtaking panoramic views of Dublin city.

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Friday, May  5, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

GLENDALOUGH

Known as 'the valley of the two lakes, Glendalough is a true escape from the rush and pull of Dublin.

A hotbed for hikers and walkers alike - Glendalough is rich in history and scenery, with a refreshing sense of tranquility. Complete the short climb to the top and luxuriate in; unfiltered views of swirling scenery and gentle lakes.

While there, visit Monastic sites, including historic churches, high crosses, and round towers dating back to the 6th century.

Be sure to check out the Visitor Centre, too, with its guided tours, exhibition, and illuminating audio-visual shows.

Kilkenny Castle

In Kilkenny, a city that dates back more than 1,500 years, enjoy a guided visit to Kilkenny Castel. This impressive structure began life as a Norman fortress. Its picture gallery includes portraits by Van Dyck and Lely.

Overnight Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny, Ireland

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

ROCK OF CASHEL

Visit the old fortress on the Rock of Cashel. This limestone rock, crowned with secular and religious buildings, dominates the countryside St. Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, baptized King Aengus here in the 5the century.

COBH HERITAGE

Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre. From 1848-1950 over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland - 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration.

Overnight Great Southern Hotel in Kerry

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

RING OF KERRY

Today travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as "The Ring of Kerry." It is undoubtedly one of the most magical places in all of Ireland. Here mountains, valleys, lakes, and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.

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Monday, May 8, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

SHANNON FERRY

Cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry.

A natural masterpiece, the Cliffs of Moher are a must-see for any trip to Ireland. Set against the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs tower a striking distance above the sea. Named a UNESCO Global Geopark, the Cliffs are best to experience on a walk or trek across the clifftop. Watch birds, study plants, and keep an eye on the water for breaks of dolphin pods or charks. Come to know the myths and magic of the Cliffs of Moher with sights including the Tower viewpoint, the Aran Islands, and the Hags Head.

Overnight Old Ground Hotel Ennis

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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER TO SHANNON AIRPORT

You will be transferred to Shannon airport for your flight home.

ARRIVAL TRANSFER EDINBURGH

Welcome to Scotland! After clearing passport control, please claim your luggage to complete the arrival formalities. You will then exit the Arrivals Hall, where your chauffeur will meet and escort you to the waiting vehicle.

Overnight Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

MEET YOUR DRIVER & GUIDE - EDINBURGH
Meet your driver and guide your hotel to begin your Scotland adventure

HOLYROOD PALACE

Open throughout the year, Holyrood Palace is the official Edinburgh residence of the Queen and the year-round home of Scottish royal history.

Standing at the end of Edinburgh's historic, picturesque Royal Mile, discover the Palace's ties with notable figures from history including Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Explore 14 spectacular State Apartments, the ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey, and the sprawling splendor of the royal gardens.

EDINBURGH CASTLE

Seemingly, growing from the center of Edinburgh as if from a fairy tale itself, Edinburgh Castle stands proud over the historic Scottish town.

Soak up some of the best views of Edinburgh as you scale the castle; check out the Stone of Destiny, Mons Meg, the siege cannon; the beautiful St. Margaret's Castle, which is Edinburgh's oldest building; the luxury of the Royal Apartments; and the poignancy of the Scottish National War Memorial.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

PITLOCHRY

Pitlochry is situated in the heart of the stunning scenery of Highland Perthshire and is the tourist center for this area of Scotland. It established a reputation as a tourist destination from the moment the railway arrived 150 years ago.

HIGHLAND FOLK MUSEUM

The Highland Folk Museum presents to the visitors how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s until the 1960s! There is a display of over 30 historical buildings. Some have been made from scratch on-site, and some have been transferred here from other locations.

Overnight Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

FERRY TO ORKNEY ISLANDS
Board your ferry to Skara Brae, the mainland of the Orkney Islands. Waiting here is over 6000 years of history and unspoiled natural wonders. There are over 70 islands, although only over a dozen are populated and boast magnificent moors blanketed in heather and Stone Age remains.

 

SKARA BRAE

Skara Brae is Northern Europe's best preserved Neolithic village. It was inhabited before the Egyptian pyramids were built and were, therefore, centuries before construction even began at Stonehenge. It is over 5,000 years old and is well-preserved.

Overnight Kirkwall Hotel

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Saturday, May 13, 2023
Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

RING OF BRODGAR

Experience one of the most spectacular prehistoric monuments in the British Isles. The Ring of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge is an enormous ceremonial site dating back to the 3rd millennium BC. It is a massive stone circle, originally consisting of 60 stones - 36 survive today, 13 prehistoric burial mounds, and a large, rock-cut ditch surrounding the stone circle.

RETURN FERRY FROM ORKNEY ISLANDS

Board your ferry back to the mainland.

Overnight Forss House Hotel

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Sunday, May 14, 2023
Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

DUNROBIN CASTLE

Visit Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the early 1300s.

 

DINGWALL

Enjoy a leisurely drive through the picturesque town of Dingwall.

 

CULLODEN BATTLEFIELDS

In 1746, two armies gathered in a vicious battle that would leave 1,600 men dead. It was the final battle of the Jacobite Rising, where the Duke of Cumberland's government troops fought Jacobite supporters on Culloden Battlefields.

 

Now, more than 300 years later, the true story of the epic, last great battle on British soil is brought to life at the Culloden Visitor Centre in interactive displays, an enthralling collection of curious and artifacts,  350-degree battle immersion theatre, and a bracing visit to the memorial cairn, where the fallen Jacobite soldiers are buried.

 

Overnight Kingsmills Hotel

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Monday, May 15, 20023

Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

EXPERIENCE CRUISE ON LOCH LOMOND
There's no better way to experience Loch Lomond's network of islands and curious history than via the comfort of a cruise.

Relax with a drink from the fully stocked bar as the Experience Cruise on Loch Lomond takes you on a stunning one-hour tour of the Loch's south basin with its views of the towering Ben Lomond, stately homes, and castles.

Cross the Loch to Inchmurrin Island, and revel in the splendor of the ancient ruins of Lennox Castle, which sheltered then-fugitive Robert the Bruce before he became King of Scotland.

Overnight Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

KELVINGROVE MUSEUM

Kelvingrove's internationally significant collections are displayed in 21 state-of-the-art galleries. They include superb paintings and sculptures, silver and ceramics, European armor, weapons and firearms, clothing, and furniture. The natural history of Scotland is treated in depth and there are displays of relics from Scotland's history and pre-history.

 

ST. MUNGO'S CATHEDRAL

Witness the birthplace​ of the city of Glasgow at the medieval Glasgow Cathedral (also known as St Mungo's Cathedral), an 800-year stalwart of worship and grace.

 

Easily one of Scotland's most majestic medieval buildings, Glasgow Cathedral homes a spectacular collection of stained-glass windows and the 500+-year-old Blackadder Aisle with its swooping ceilings and intricately carved stone bosses. A revered place of worship, Glasgow Cathedral's atmosphere is at once welcoming and ethereal.

FAREWELL DINNER AT HOTEL
Enjoy a fare well dinner this evening at your hotel.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Breakfast is included at your hotel this morning.

 

DEPARTURE TRANSFER GLASGOW

You will be transferred to Glasgow airport for your flight home.

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