20 days
Duration
Edinburgh
Start/Return point
2/5
Physicality
16
Groupsize

This tour is sure to provide you with a culture filled trip. Starting your journey in the beautiful Emerald Isle travelling from the very south of Ireland to the northernmost point, Mizen to Malin Head. The fun doesn’t stop here!Once you have finished your time in Ireland we will depart for the breathtaking Scotland. This can only be described as the adventure of Ireland getting a taste of all the spectacular both destinations have to offer  through activity, culture and ecology.

The tour will be full of entertainment providing you with many stories of Myths & Legends throughout your journey. Experience off the beaten track locations and be in awe of the beautiful landscapes, enriched culture and breathtaking views both countries have to offer. We will give you plenty of time to hop off the bus and take part in fun filled activities, or simply relax and take in the spectacular scenery at your own pace.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover vibrant towns and cities of Ireland’s wild Atlantic Coastline
  2. Explore the spectacular Mizen Head peninsula
  3. Visit Killarney National Parks and its precious lakes
  4. Experience the majestic Steall Falls
  5. Explore the Isle of Skye
  6. Great food and fun traditional music nights
START/RETURN POINT                                 Dublin – Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8
TOUR DATES
  • 3rd August to 22nd August 2020

  • 31st August to 19th September 2020
SCHEDULE
  •  09:00 AM – Please arrive by 08:30 AM for a prompt departure
WHAT TO BRING
  • Rain Jacket/Pants
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing
  • Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Spare clothes and shoes for after activity
  • Warm drink and water(1 litre approx)
  • Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide                All listed Activities
19 nights accommodationBreakfast each morning
Private Bus Chauffeur
NOT INCLUDED
Any activities/services not listed on itinerary 
 

 

 2020: 

 

 

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Additional information

Tour TypeDay Tours, Multi day Tours, Private tours, Travel Passes
DestinationScotland
Age5+

The itinerary listed below is for the current season. Given the unpredictable nature of Ireland & Scotland’s weather, what we do each day might occasionally vary so that you have the best experience possible. 

The itinerary listed below is for the current season. Given the unpredictable nature of Ireland’s weather, what we do each day might occasionally vary so did you have the best experience possible.

1

DAY 1: DISCOVER KILLARNEY

Your adventure starts off in Dublin, Ireland’s capital also known as the Fair city. Our direction is south to Killarney and the Kingdom of Kerry. 

After a bite to eat in Killarney, you have the opportunity to explore Ross Island or take a mesmerizing kayak tour on the Lakes of Killarney that journeys around this unique setting, where you can kayak through limestone caves and journey around an incredible 15th Century castle. 

That evening, you can experience Killarney’s great food offerings, vibrant musical nightlife or take a stroll through its majestic national park. 

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Killarney

10:45 AM: Rest Stop

11:00 AM: Bus Departure for Killarney

13:30 PM: Lunch in Killarney

15:00 PM: Explore Killarney or take an adventure 

17:30 PM: Arrive in accommodation

 

Included:

  • Dublin to Killarney Transfer 

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget- Hostel
  • Classic- B+B
  • Luxury- Hotel / Guesthouse

Activity Add-ons:

  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour – €35
  • Killarney Rent-a-Bike – €15
  • Gaelic Roots – Trad Night – €25

Freebies: 

  • Explore Killarney National Park 
  • Experience Killarney’s vibrant shops and cafes
2

DAY 2: THE RING OF KERRY AND VALENTIA ISLAND

Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to unlock the real beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.   

Even better, we will take you on an incredible tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the dramatic Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).

After a well-earned bite to eat, we slowly make our way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for The Ring of Kerry


11:00 AM: Valentia Island Tour


13:30 PM: Lunch in Portmagee


15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney via The Ring of Kerry  


18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island
  • The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre  

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Bray Head Walking Tour
  • Valentia Island Cycling Tour
  • Skellig Eco Boat Tour

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Ring of Kerry’s wild nature 
  • Visit many quaint towns and village

 
3

DAY 3: DINGLE & SLEA HEAD

Dingle is our destination today, as we explore this dramatic and beautiful peninsula that is littered with archaeological and historical wonders. Our first stop off is at Inch beach, famous for being the place where an inch is actually three miles long and where we take a short stroll along its golden sands and watch long rolling waves that come crashing ashore.

Once aboard we head due west to the edge of Europe, also known as Slea Head. Feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches and the magnificent Blasket Islands. We continue our journey around this rich and vibrant peninsulas exploring its vast Gaelic culture and learning a cupla focal (some words) in Irish along the way. We will also visit Dingle town, a picturesque fishing town that is famed for Fungi the dolphin who has been a local for almost 30 years, before making our return journey to Killarney.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Dingle & Slea Head


11:00 AM: Slea Head Tour

14:00 PM: Lunch in Dingle

15:00 PM: Explore Dingle Town

16:15 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney

18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Dingle & Slea Head Tour

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Slea Head Cycling Tour
  • Fungi Boat Tour
  • Blasket Island Visitor Centre

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Dingle Way and its many beautiful villages along the way

4

DAY 4: KILLARNEY TO DOOLIN

Before departing for Doolin that afternoon, you have the opportunity to relax, discover Killarney town or take an adventure exploring Killarney’s National Park and Lakes. 

At 11 AM, we will venture through Killarney National Park visiting Ross Island and Muckross Park which is home to beautiful gardens and a 15th Century Franciscan Friary called Muckross Abbey. The Abbey is one of the major ecclesiastical sites found in the Killarney National Park. 

That afternoon after a bite to eat, we make our way north along the edge of Europe to the spectacular setting of the Cliffs of Moher, where we will overnight in the vibrant coastal village of Doolin and a chance for you to experience great traditional music sessions, fantastic seafood and of course meet the locals.  

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Free time to relax, explore Killarney or take an adventure 


11:00 AM: Visit Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey & Gardens, Torc Waterfall  


15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Doolin 


18:30 PM: Arrive in Doolin 

 

Included:

  • Muckross Abbey & Gardens  
  • Killarney to Doolin transfer 

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget- Hostel
  • Classic- B+B
  • Luxury- Hotel / Guesthouse

Alternative Activity Add-ons:  (all prices are approximate and may vary)

  • Ross Castle Guided Tour – €5
  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour – €35 
  • Lakes of Killarney Boat Tour – €12
  • Killarney Rent-a-Bike – €15 

Freebies:

  • Discover Ross Island 
  • Explore vibrant shops and cafes
  • Visit Torc Waterfall
5

DAY 5: THE CLIFFS OF MOHER & THE WILD BURREN

This morning we make our to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. This ‘must see’ wonder of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, stretches for almost 10 KM and will capture your eyes and imagination as you gaze out in awe of its impressive setting.

Take the opportunity to explore the fantastic interpretation centre that will show you how this marvelous creation was shaped by nature’s hand and learn about its unique geological makeup.

Afterwards, we will have lunch in the surf town of Lahinch before heading on a tour exploring the dramatic landscape and history of the wild Burren. Experience its unique ecosystem and the spectacular Poulnabrone wedge tomb, which dates back to the Neolithic period.

That evening take the opportunity to sample Doolin’s famed culinary delights and lively atmosphere.

Schedule:

10:00 AM: Bus departure for the Cliffs of Moher


10:15 AM: Visit the Cliffs of Moher

12:15 PM: Bus departure for Lahinch


12:30 PM: Lunch in Lahinch

14:00 PM: Bus departure for the Wild Burren Tour

14:30 PM: Ballyryan

15:30 PM: Poulnabrone Tomb

17:00 PM: Arrive in Doolin  

 


Included:

  • The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • The Wild Burren Tour


Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

*Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
  • Inishmann Island
  • Cliffs of Moher Sea Cruise
  • Surfing

Freebies:

  • Take in the spectacular views of Doolin and its lively 

   

 
6

DAY 6: DISCOVER GALWAY CITY

This morning we depart Doolin heading north towards Galway, the Bohemian capital of Ireland. Along the way explore the remarkable moon-like terrain of the wild Burren and the Atlantic waves that roll into jaws of Galway Bay.

Take the opportunity to soak in Galway’s vibrant bustling streets and quaint cafes offer you a relaxing atmosphere to rejuvenate your batteries before our next Wild Atlantic adventures.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Galway City


11:00 AM: Free time to relax and explore Galway City

 

Included:

  • Doolin to Galway Transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Galway Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Galway City Walking Tour
  • Galway Walking Tour
  • Corrib Princess River Cruise
  • Galway City Cycle Tours

Freebies:  

  • Explore Galway’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars
7

DAY 7: INIS MOR ISLAND

We jump from mainland Ireland to one of its most renowned island, Inis Mór, meaning big island. It is the largest of three islands that make up the Aran Islands.

Once we arrive on its limestone shores, you can either explore the island by foot, bicycle or jaunting cart, in which you can experience the island’s magnificent landscape of rocky fields, wild Ocean views and incredible monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. Take in a visit to one of the most famous of them, Dún Aonghasa, which is a breath-taking fort that was built on a high cliff some 100 metres above sea level.

That afternoon, we make our way back to mainland Ireland before heading due west to the colourful coastal town of Clifden, where you can sample its famous culinary delights and traditional music nights.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Rossaveal


10:30 AM: Ferry to Aran Island  


11:00 AM: Tour Inis Mór


17:00 PM: Ferry to Rossaveal


17:30 PM: Bus Transfer to Clifden


18:45 PM: Arrive in Clifden

 

Included:

  • Galway to Clifden Transfer
  • Aran Island Ferry

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Dún Aonghasa
  • Bike Hire
  • Jaunting Car Experience

Freebies:  

  • Explore the island’s many beaches and historical places of interest


 

8

DAY 8:CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK AND KYLEMORE ABBEY

Today’s adventure brings us to Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. We will explore these majestic destinations, full of colourful scenery and wonderful history.

In Connemara National Park, take the opportunity to hike to the top Diamond Hill before we head to Kylemore Abbey for a bite to eat and time to explore its incredible history and unique gardens.

Later that afternoon, we commence our journey northwards passing Killary harbour and secluded picturesque lakes that line our path to the colourful town of Westport.

That evening, we will experience this vibrant towns legendary musical talent and culinary exploits.  

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Free time to relax or visit Connemara National Park


12:30 PM: Bus Departure to Kylemore Abbey


13:00 PM: Lunch and explore Kylemore Abbey


16:00 PM: Bus Departure to Westport  


18:00 PM: Arrive in Westport

 

Included:

  • Clifden to Westport Transfer
  • Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Sky Road Bike Hire
  • Kayak Tour
  • Horse Riding 

Freebies:  

  • Explore Connemara National or relax in the colourful town of Clifden
9

DAY 9:DISCOVER WESTPORT

You have the day to either relax, explore or take an adventure in picturesque Westport. It is famous for Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holiest mountain and Clew Bay, which has an island for everyday of the year.

Westport is rich in historical areas of interest and a great traditional music scene. Be sure to experience it!!

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Free time to relax, explore or take an adventure

 

Included:

  • Non-Applicable

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Kayak Adventure on Clew Bay
  • Croagh Patrick Hike (barefoot is not compulsory, so don’t worry!!)
  • Greenway Cycling Tour

Freebies:  

  • Explore and relax in the colourful and vibrant town of Westport with its many cafes and shops

10

DAY 10: WESTPORT TO DONEGAL TOWN VIA DOWNPATRICK HEAD

Departing Westport, we make our along the northern wild and rugged coastline of Mayo before arriving in Donegal Town, known as the fort of the foreigners.

We will take a stroll along the dramatic wild coastline at Downpatrick Head where you view a spectacular blowhole that plummets down to the wild Atlantic ocean, the ruins of St Patrick’s church building, a stone cross and the incredible site of Dún Briste (broken fort), a lone sea-stack standing close to the edge of the cliffs.

Afterwards, we make our way towards Ballina, where we will stop to have lunch. That afternoon, we make our way north towards Donegal Town via Bundoran where you can take the opportunity to dip your feet into the wild Atlantic Ocean or catch some of the most renowned waves in the world.

Feeling refreshed, that evening you can sampling some of Donegal’s best culinary delights and music traditions. 

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure

11:30 AM: Downpatrick Head

13:00 PM: Lunch in Ballina

14:30 PM: Bus Departure

16:00 PM: Explore Bundoran

17:30 PM: Bus Departure

18:00 PM: Arrive in Donegal Town

 

Included:

  • Westport to Donegal Transfer
  • Downpatrick Head Tour

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Surfing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Horse Riding

Freebies:  

  • Explore and relax in the colourful seaside town of Bundoran 

 
12

DAY 11: DONEGAL TOWN TO BUNCRANA VIA GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK

Buncrana is our end destination today, as we head north exploring the wilds of Donegal with magnificent views of the dramatic Slieve League cliffs which are although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher, can reach almost three times higher, 601 metres (1,972 ft).  

Afterwards, we continue our journey around the dramatic northern tip of Donegal towards Glenveagh National Park and Castle. Set in some 16,500 hectares of County Donegal mountains, you have the chance to discover picturesque lakes, wild glens and woods, a large herd of red deer and the 19th Century Glenveagh Castle. 

That afternoon, we make our way to Buncrana, where you can relax, unwind or explore this historical town.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Letterkenny via Glenveagh National Park 


10:00 AM: Slieve League Cliffs

11:00 AM: Bus Departure for Glenveagh National Park

13:30 PM: Lunch and Explore Glenveagh National Park   


16:30 PM: Bus Departure to Buncrana

18:00 PM: Arrive in Buncrana

 

Included:

  • Donegal to Buncrana Transfer
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Glenveagh National Park and Castle

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-applicable

Freebies:  

  • Experience the historic town of Buncrana
12

DAY 12: MALIN HEAD AND THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

Today’s adventure is a real giant in many ways, as we take you along the dramatic coastal route of Ulster. We first head North to explore Malin Head, known as Ireland’s sunniest point and offers dramatic coastline views of the most northerly point of Ireland. Next stop Greenland!!

Once aboard, we make our way to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its setting is famed for its unique rock formation of of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption nearly 60 million years ago or being Irish of course, we have a different version of how the causeway was really built which involves two giants, a fight and a bridge. We won’t spoil the ending for you now as the story is best told at edge of the bridge!!

Afterwards, we head to the vibrant coastal setting of Portrush, a seaside town famed for surfing, great food and where you can relax, unwind or simply gaze out at the majestic views before your eyes.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Malin Head

10:15 AM: Malin Head The Giant’s Causeway 

11:45 AM: Bus Depart for The Giant’s Causeway

13:30 PM: Lunch in Portstewart

14:45 PM: Bus Departure for The Giant’s Causeway

15:15 PM: Visit the The Giant’s Causeway  

16:45 PM: Bus Departure for Portrush

17:00 PM: Arrive in Portrush

 

Included:

  • Buncranna to Portrush Transfer
  • Malin Head Tour
  • The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Dunluce Castle- £5.50

Freebies:  

  • Explore Portrush dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and colourful restaurants/bars
13

DAY 13: DISCOVER BELFAST AND TRANSFER TO DUBLIN

We depart Portrush and make our way to Belfast, where you can visit the Titanic museum, experience the amazing Black Cab Taxi Tour, explore Belfast with a Hop-on Hop Off City Tour or simply wander around its famous streets and experience great food.  

That afternoon, we head south to the capital of Ireland, Dublin, where you have the opportunity to visit many of its historical attractions, jump aboard the Dublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour or simply relax and explore its vibrant streets.

It is also our journey’s end, where we bid a fond farewell full of happy memories that will last forever. Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!

Schedule:   

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Belfast City  

10:00 AM: Arrive and Explore Belfast City

16:00 PM: Bus Departure for Dublin City

18:00 PM: Arrive in Dublin City

 

Included:

  • Belfast to Dublin Transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • Non-Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Titanic Museum
  • Belfast Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Black Cab Taxi Tour

Freebies:  

  • Explore Belfast’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars
  • Take a stroll around the Titanic Quarter, the Botanic Gardens and St George’s Market
14

DAY 14: DUBLIN AND TRANSFER TO EDINBURGH

This morning you have the opportunity to explore Dublin before that afternoon we take an afternoon flight to Edinburgh.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Relax and explore Dublin City

15:00 PM: Transfer to Dublin Airport


18:00 PM: Flight to Edinburgh 

19:20 PM: Transfer to accommodation

20:00 PM: Arrive in Edinburgh  

 

Included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Flight to Edinburgh

Tour Style Options:

  • Non-Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Dublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour – €22
  • Guinness Storehouse – €18.50
  • Trinity College and the Book of Kells – €13

Freebies: 

  • Explore Galway’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars

 

15

DAY 15: STIRLING CASTLE AND FORT WILLIAM

Your adventure starts off in Edinburgh, Scotland’s hilly capital. Our direction is north west to Stirling where we will take our first stop on our amazing adventure at Stirling Castle.  

The castle is one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and. Its origins are ancient and over the centuries it grew into a great royal residence and a powerful stronghold for the Stewart kings and queens.

It dominating setting upon a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands offers spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes.

Afterwards, we continue our journey north to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. A perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast and where we will our first night beneath the foothills of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain. 

Schedule:

09:30 AM: Bus departure

10:45 AM: Arrive and visit Stirling Castle

13:00 PM: Lunch 

14:00 PM: Bus departure for Fort William

17:30 PM: Arrive and explore Fort William  

 

Included:

  • Edinburgh to Fort William Transfer 
  • Visit Stirling Castle  

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – B+B
  • Luxury – Hotel /Guesthouse

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-applicable

Freebies: 

  • Explore the Fort William

 

16

DAY 16: STEALL FALLS AND ISLE OF SKYE

Today’s adventure takes us first to Steall Falls, a dramatic and beautiful route through Nevis Gorge, one of the best short walks in Scotland. 

From here, we take the road north-west towards the Isle of Skye, famous for its wild picturesque scenery that will take your breath away. The Island is 50 miles (80km) long, the largest of the Inner Hebrides and its capital is Portree where we will perch our feet up for two nights. The following day we will discover this magical island as we will explore its unique landscapes, wildlife, rich history and geological wonders.   

Schedule:

09:30 AM: Bus departure for Steall Falls 

10:00 AM: Start hike to Steall Falls 

12:30 PM: Bus departure for Isle of Skye 

13:30 PM: Picnic Lunch 

14:30 PM: Bus departure for Isle of Skye

17:00 PM: Arrive in Portree 

 

Included:

  • Fort William to Portree Transfer 
  • Steall Falls

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget- Hostel
  • Classic- B+B
  • Luxury- Hotel /Guesthouse

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Ben Nevis Distillery  

Freebies: 

  • Explore Fort William

 

17

DAY 17: ISLE OF SKYE

Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to explore the real beauty of the Isle of Skye. Our first stop is at the Old Man of Storr, one of Scotland’s most iconic places. The Old Man is a unique rock feature and offers stunning views out over the Sound of Raasay. 

From there, we make our around the top of Skye to Duntulm Castle where you can have a picnic lunch and explore this magnificent setting. Afterwards, we will make our way to Neist Point Lighthouse, one of the most famous in Scotland and can be found on the most westerly tip of Skye and offers stunning views of the high cliffs and the lighthouse itself. It is a landscape photographers dream.

That afternoon, we make our way back to Portree where experience its vibrant streets, fantastic culinary delights, meet the locals or simply relax.  

 

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus departure for Old Man of Storr


09:30 AM: Arrive and start hike 


11:30 AM: Bus departure for Duntulm Castle

12:30 PM: Explore Duntulm Castle and Picnic Lunch


13:30 PM: Bus departure for Neist Point Lighthouse 


15:00 PM: Arrive and explore Neist Point Lighthouse

16:30 PM: Bus departure for Portree

18:00 PM: Arrive in Portree 

 

Included:

  • Isle of Skye Tour  
  • Neist Point Lighthouse

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury 

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Sea Eagle Boat Tour 
  • Sea kayaking 
  • Raasay Distillery

Freebies: 

  • Explore the colourful town of Portree

 

18

DAY 18: FORT AUGUSTUS & LOCH NESS

We depart the beautiful setting of the Isle of Skye, making our way east through undulating valleys and along picturesque lakes to Fort Augustus which sits on the edge of Loch Ness. Here we will stop for a nice bite to eat before making our way north for a quick visit of Boleskine Burial Ground (the final resting place of all the Frasers of the region) and for fans of Outlander, this is a place you really must visit, however, there is no guarantee you will meet Jamie Fraser!! 

Onward we go and in search of the Loch Ness monster we take a stop at Dores. The village of Dores and its beach by the Loch is probably the most spectacular viewing point for you to get that memorable and lucky photo of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. The Loch itself is over 37 miles long and has more freshwater than all the lakes of England and Wales combined. 

Afterwards, we make the short drive to Inverness where you can explore this colourful ancient cathedral city in the Scottish Highlands and sample its lively atmosphere.

Schedule:

10:00 AM: Bus departure for Fort Augustus


12:30 AM: Explore and lunch in Fort Augustus 

14:30 PM: Bus departure for Boleskine Burial Ground

15:00 PM: Boleskine Burial Ground

16:00 PM: Visit Loch Ness 

17:30 PM: Arrive in Inverness 

 

Included:

  • Portree to Inverness Transfer
  • Visit the town of Fort Augustus
  • Boleskine Burial Ground
  • Loch Ness

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Non- Applicable 

Freebies: 

  • Explore Fort Augustus and Inverness

 

19

DAY 19: DISCOVER INVERNESS & CULLODEN

This morning we take a short drive to Culloden which is a powerful moving site of the final Jacobite Rising – the last and most harrowing pitched battle to be fought on British soil. 

You have the opportunity to explore the interactive visitor centre, view fascinating artefacts from both sides of the confrontation, experience the battle in the immersive surround cinema and interactive displays that reveal the background to the conflict. There is no escaping the emotions Culloden stirs up inside you as you discover how a bloody fight that lasted only an hour changed life in the Highlands forever.

That afternoon, you have free time to explore the beautiful highland city of Inverness, sample its wide variety of food offerings or take a tour exploring its unique historical places of interest. 

Schedule:

09:30 AM: Bus departure for Culloden Visitor Centre

10:00 AM: Visit Culloden 

13:00 PM: Lunch

14:00 PM: Bus departure for Inverness


14:30 PM: Free time to relax and explore Inverness 

 

Included:

  • Inverness to Culloden Transfer
  • Culloden Visitor Centre 

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Alternative Activity Add-ons: 

  • Inverness Guided Walking Tour
  • Hop on/Hop off Bus Tour

Freebies:

  • Discover Inverness
  • Visit the Botanic Gardens
  • Explore vibrant shops and cafes

 

 
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DAY 20: THE CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK AND EDINBURGH

Our adventure today brings us to the Cairngorms National Park, the largest national park on the British Isles which was established in 2003.   

Five of the UK’s six highest mountains lie inside the park, alongside 55 Munros – mountains over 3,000 ft – which can be found here too. There are huge forests of ancient native trees, cascading waterfalls, more wildlife than you can imagine and where we you can take a variety of walking routes or take a watersports adventure on Loch Morlich.

Later that afternoon, we make our way south towards the hilly capital of Scotland, Edinburgh where we will say our goodbyes as our spectacular tour comes to an end. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Scotland’s most unique destinations and in your wee heart you will have memories that will last forever. 

p.s. If you have the time, take the opportunity to soak in Edinburgh’s vibrant colourful streets, sample its wide variety of food offerings or take a tour exploring its unique historical places of interest. 

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus departure for Cairngorms National Park


09:30 AM: Explore or take an adventure in Cairngorms National Park 

14:00 PM: Bus departure for Edinburgh

15:30 PM: Rest stop in Pitlochry 

16:00 PM: Bus departure for Edinburgh

18:00 PM: Arrive in Edinburgh 

 

Included:

  • Aviemore to Edinburgh Transfer
  • Cairngorm National Park

Tour Style:

  • Non-Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Loch Morlich Kayak Tour 
  • Edinburgh Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Edinburgh Walking Tour
  • Edinburgh Castle 

Freebies: 

  • Explore Aviemore and Edinburgh’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars

Ireland's Land of Giants + Scotland - 20 Day Tour