Small Group Journey: Ireland & Scotland

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15 Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

Explore the very best of Ireland and Scotland

Get ready for the ultimate small group journey as you venture with fellow travelers and an expert guide through both Ireland and Scotland. You'll stay in major cities in both countries including Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow, and visit some "off-the-beaten path" destinations along the way. With 4-star accommodations, sightseeing, transportation, and more included, all you have to do is enjoy!

Our Small Group Journeys provide many extra benefits, including:

  • Limited to 21 people
  • Guaranteed departures
  • Centrally-located, 4-star hotels
  • Extra nights in each city (less unpacking!)
  • More free time and flexibility
  • Stress-free with transportation, accommodations, tours and more included

What's Included


  • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Dublin (DUB), out of Edinburgh (EDI)
  • One-way flight from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI)

HOTELS: You will be in the following 4-star and 5-star hotels, or similar:

  • 2 nights in Dublin at Brooks Hotel
  • 2 nights in Galway at The g Hotel & Spa
  • 2 nights in Killarney at Great Southern Killarney
  • 1 night in Dublin at Brooks Hotel 
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh at Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
  • 3 nights in Inverness at Mercure Inverness Hotel
  • 2 nights in Glasgow at Hilton Glasgow Hotel
  • 1 night in Edinburgh at Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket
  • Porterage at all Ireland hotels is included (not included in Scotland)

SIGHTSEEING/TOURS as described in the itinerary, including the following:

  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Blarney Castl
  • Half-day Edinburgh Walking Tour with guide including entrance to Edinburgh Castle (4 hours) 
  • Visits to St. Andrews (the "home of golf") and Pitlochry 
  • Day trip to the Isle of Skye with a photo stop at Eilean Donan Castle (10 hours)
  • Loch Ness Cruise and Speyside Whisky Distillery Tour & Tasting (8 hours)
  • Journey through Ft. William, Glencoe & Loch Lomond with a visit to Luss 
  • Half-day Panoramic Tour of Glasgow (4 hours)
  • Visits to The Kelpies, Linlithgow & South Queensferry


  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner and show at Merry Ploughboy Pub 
  • One dinner in Killarney 
  • Two dinners in Edinburgh


  • Arrival airport transfer from Dublin Airport to hotel 
  • Services of a Wi-Fi enabled coach and professional driver/guide throughout your Ireland tour
  • Departure airport transfer from hotel to Dublin Airport
  • Arrival airport transfer from Edinburgh Airport to hotel
  • Services of a professional touring guide for 6 days in Scotland with vehicle/driver
  • Departure airport transfer from hotel to Edinburgh Airport


  • Entrance fees/meals other than those mentioned above
  • Gratuity for driver and guides
  • Porterage at Scotland hotels

Great Ways to Explore
  • Taste Irish flavors with an included visit to the Guinness Storehouse.

  • Marvel at famous attractions in Ireland like the Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle.

  • Travel through both countries with comfortable transportation and knowledgeable guides.

  • Experience a Loch Ness cruise and try to spot Nessie!

  • Enjoy an excursion to the fantasy land that is the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Package Overview

During this incredible 15-night small group journey, you will experience the best of both Ireland and Scotland with accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, and more coordinated for you in advance. Begin in the city of Dublin, where you'll enjoy an exciting dinner show and tours of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Christchurch Cathedral, and the Guinness Storehouse.

You will then head to the unique city of Galway (stop to visit Birr Castle on the way) where you'll experience the serenity of stunning Kylemore Abbey. Next up are the iconic Cliffs of Moher before making your way to the beautiful city of Killarney where you'll tour the famous Ring of Kerry and enjoy another group dinner. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the stone before ending the Ireland portion of your trip back in the capital city Dublin.

Then, you'll take a quick flight over to Edinburgh! Explore the historic streets of the Old Town while sampling some of Edinburgh's delicious offerings. End your time in the capital city at Edinburgh Castle before heading north to Inverness. Soak up the scenic views of Scotland's highlands as you enjoy an excursion to the stunning Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle. The next day, enjoy a scenic Loch Ness Cruise (try to spot Nessie!) before warming up with a whisky distillery tour and tasting. 

The next leg of your escorted journey brings you to Scotland's largest city – Glasgow! Enjoy your included panoramic tour of the city before continuing to explore the culture of Glasgow at the Cathedral Precinct, the St. Mungo Museum, and the Mackintosh House. Head back to Edinburgh for one final night in Scotland. 

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Please note that some recommendations in the following suggested itinerary may not be included in your package. Check What's Included above for full details on inclusions.

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