Are you in the USA?   Click to switch to Trafalgar's USA website

Best of Ireland and Scotland Preview 2014

Map and routeZoom In

Blarney CastleRing of KerryKing John's CastleGiant's CausewayEdinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, ScotlandSt Andrews Golf Course
Blarney Castle
Ring of Kerry
King John's Castle
Giant's Causeway
Edinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
St Andrews Golf Course
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Rating: Read Reviews
  • Brochure: Europe Preview 2014
    N/A
    Help
  • Style: Great Britain and Ireland Regionals
  • Description: Enjoy a scenic extravaganza of lakes, mountains, sea and sky as you tour Ireland and Scotland! From the sights of Dublin to magnificent coastlines, Ireland never fails to inspire. Cross the sea to Scotland for more breathtaking landscapes!
Map
Image

Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • DUBLIN

    • + Dinner And Cabaret Over an excellent dinner you'll enjoy a non-stop show featuring comedy, dance, song, music and fine food. Ireland's musical history unfolds in a cabaret that will delight you long after the night has ended. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the fun, and it's all wrapped up in the spirit of Irish humour. We will even serve you an Irish Coffee at the end of dinner, it will put you in the mood for Ireland's best night out.

    • + Glendalough The Glen Of The Two Lakes This is one of the most important monastic sites in Europe dating back to the 7th century. This sacred site is famous for its tranquil beauty - set amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland. Your Local Guide will enthrall you with tales of this beautiful place.

  • WATERFORD

    • + An Evening Of Irish Entertainment A chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best Folk tradition. Enjoy a drink whilst being entertained by the people who live and work in the area.

    • + An Evening Of Irish Entertainment A chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best Folk tradition. Enjoy a drink whilst being entertained by the people who live and work in the area.

  • KILLARNEY

    • + Muckross House And Gardens The oak clad mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to the beautiful gardens around Muckross House. Towering Azaleas and Rhododendrons vie with each other for your attention amid the quiet meandering walks along the shores of the Lakes. The 18th century house, standing amid twenty thousand acres of park is a microcosm of Irish history. It contains wonderful examples of furniture and paintings. Keep an eye out for the brooding portrait of King James VI for whom Shakespeare wrote Macbeth, or Countess Catherine of Desmond painted in the 136th year of her age. Guided visit.

    • + Jaunting Car Ride Take a traditional pony and trap ride through the streets of and into the beautiful Bourne - Vincent National Park. Your Jarvey will tell you stories about Ireland - remember he has probably kissed the Blarney Stone once or twice!

    • + Irish Ceilidh Evening Enjoy the great atmosphere or craic at our ceilidh evening. Traditional Irish music and dancing and the chance to sing along to some familiar Irish melodies. Dinner is included on this fun evening.

  • DERRY

    • + Derry Dinner Join with the rest of the group for a cosy evening with dinner and a drink in a local restaurant.

  • BELFAST

    • + Belfast pub tour With a local guide we set out on foot to explore some of Belfasts old and hidden away pubs - one of which dates back to 1630. One drink included.

  • LOCH LOMOND

    • + Loch Lomond Boat Trip Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond'. As we cruise across the loch the skipper will tell you stories and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savour the stunning scenery. It really is a photographer's paradise! (N.B: The boats are covered launches and will operate subject to suitable weather conditions.)

  • SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

    • + Highland Farm Visit Visit a real Highland sheep farm and find out about a dying way of life. The shepherd, Neil, has many border collies and will show you how, with different whistles, he can command each dog to carry out different tasks. You will be introduced to the dogs, try your hand at sheep shearing, feed the pups and see how they will be trained to be sheepdogs of the future. This is an opportunity not to be missed. (Weather permitting.)

    • + Isle Of Skye Drive With The Trotternish Peninsula An opportunity to travel around the Trotternish Peninsula with a local guide. Hear about the way of life on this remote inner Hebridean island with its stories and legends. On this tour of the 'Isle of Mist' you will see the Old Man of Storr, the red and black Cuillin mountains and Kilt rock. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

    • + Pitlochry Visit Of Blair Castle This fine castle is set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery. We will enjoy an interior visit of the castle, the home of the Duke of Atholl who is the only man in Britain to have a private army.

  • EDINBURGH

    • + Scottish Show With Dinner Tonight is a chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an Internationally famous venue. There is food, wine and a great atmosphere. Join in with the singing, well show you a Highland dance or two and there's a chance to sample Scotlands national dish - haggis. Its a grand night and a wonderful way to celebrate an evening in Edinburgh.

    • + Rosslyn Chapel We drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where we have a tour of the famous Rosslyn Chapel. Visit one of Scotland's most unusual 15th century buildings, famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'. Intricate carvings of New World plants, and secret chambers make this a must on any visit to Scotland. Afterwards there is the opportunity to visit the chapel shop before returning to Edinburgh.

Disclaimer
  • These prices are LAND-ONLY and are correct at the time of the website going live, however prices are subject to confirmation at the time
    of booking.
  • All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however prices and itineraries are subject to change, please confirm all details and final cost at time of booking.
  • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Conditions page. Conditions can be found in the footer under Information.
  • Early Payment Discounts are not available on all Trafalgar trips and some trips may be excluded.  Book early to avoid disappointment as the number of seats available at discount prices are limited.  The Early Payment Discount icon will be indicated on the Pricing and Availability page of the selected trips where this Early Payment Discount is applicable. 
  • It is important that you book your Trafalgar trip from your own country/region. For reasons why, please click here.
  • Hotels are subject to change.
Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

Join the Conversation