Ireland & Scotland
July 29-August 12, 2023 (14 days)
$7,899 per person from Baton Rouge
Led by CC McCarstle
*All dates and pricing are approximate and subject to change per supplier and airline
Price is per person based on double occupancy, includes transportation from Baton Rouge, deluxe motor coach, first class hotels, breakfast daily, four dinners, full sightseeing and entrance fees, baggage handling at hotels, taxes and tips for driver, escort and guides (tips for personal services not included). Single supplement –$975*
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Day 1- Saturday, July 29 – Fly from Baton Rouge (or other home airports) for overnight flight to Ireland’s capital, Dublin.
Day 2 - Sunday, July 30 - Dublin, Ireland – Morning arrival in Dublin. Visit the historic Hill of Tara, an ancient ceremonial and burial site. Then back to Dublin and check into our hotel for 2 nights.
Day 3 - Monday, July. 31 - Dublin – Morning guided sightseeing including world famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park &
Trinity College with eight-century Book of Kells (bible) and magnificent old library.
Day 4 - Tuesday, Aug. 1 - Killarney – Today we motor coach across southern Ireland to Blarney Castle, where we will have the
opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone which bestows the gift of eloquence. Then on to scenic Killarney for two nights.
Day 5 - Wednesday, Aug. 2 - Killarney – Today we embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive – the Ring of Kerry. This circular tour will reveal constantly changing vistas of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. We drive through the remote towns of Cahersiveen and Waterville and return through the colorful village of Sneem. At Moll’s Gap stop to view the three lakes with the mountains and town in the background.
Day 6 - Thursday, Aug. 3 - Ennis – Today another beautiful drive – the Dingle Peninsula, one of the most majestic coastal routes in the world. Spectacular views of the Atlantic, charming coastal villages, ancient stone huts (beehive), sight of movies such as “Ryan’s
Daughter” and “Far and Away”. Visit the thatched roof Adare, perhaps Ireland’s most beautiful village. Overnight in the Ennis area.
Day 7 - Friday, Aug. 4 - Galway – We view the awesome Cliffs of Moher (weather permitting) rising nearly 700 feet high – a
truly spectacular view of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline. Then visit the Rathbaun Farm and learn about daily life on an Irish sheep
farm. Have coffee and scones in the old farmhouse.
Day 8- Saturday Aug. 5 - Londonderry– Visit the Connemara region with sweeping views of bog land & misty mountains; see Cong
where John Wayne filmed “The Silent Man” and the Knock pilgrimage site. Overnight near Londonderry, noted for ancient medieval walls.
Day 9 - Sunday, August 6 - Belfast - Walk the walls of Derry/Londonderry dating back to the 17th century with 7 gates and 24 restored cannons. Drive through tour of Londonderry, see the mysterious & impressive Giant’s Causeway, an area of hexagonal columns. Overnight in Belfast.
Day 10- Monday, Aug. 7 - Glasgow - Ferry from Ireland to Scotland. Morning arrival in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. Transfer to Glasgow hotel where you will meet our guide and group.
Day 11 - Tuesday, Aug. 8 - Inverness – Let your mind’s eye envision a painting of Scotland...that is today. We drive along the shoreline of Loch Lomond, the largest and most beautiful of the lakes. Visit Glen Coe and Fort William, nestled at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Scenic drive along Loch Ness monster fame. Keep an eye peeled. On to Inverness, capital of the Highlands.
Day 12 - Wednesday, Aug. 9 - Inverness – We drive through more beautiful scenery to visit the Isle of Skye off the west coast. We tour inside Eilean Donan Castle, a picturesque castle that frequently appears in photographs, film and television including Highlander and Skyfall, part of the James Bond movie franchise.
Day 13 - Thursday, Aug. 10 - Edinburg – Morning visit to Culloden Battlefield, significant in Scottish history. Here the Scottish forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated by the English in 1746, the last battle fought on Scottish soil. Drive through the eastern Highlands. Visit St. Andrews, where the game of golf was born. Cross the Firth of Forth Bridge, which takes us to Scotland‘s capital, Edinburg, our home for 2 nights.
Day 14 - Friday, Aug. 11 - Edinburgh – Our sightseeing tour of this handsome city includes Prince’s Street, the palace of
Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle, built in the 11th century and commanding a strategic site on Castlerock, overlooking the city. This afternoon, enjoy some free time for shopping or more sightseeing.
Day 15 - Saturday, Aug. 12 - Home Fly home, arriving the same day.