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Scotland & Ireland

4.6
111 reviews
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The one that goes from the Scottish Highlands to The Emerald Isles in 13 epic days

Duration
13 Days
Places
17 places

Visiting Edinburgh, Scottish Highlands, West Highlands, Glasgow, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Londonderry, Belfast, St. Andrews, Isle of Skye, Stirling, Larne, Kilkenny, Blarney, Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

In-Depth Explorer

Group Size

Average 45 people

Transport Style

Coach

Highlights

  • Enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish food, music and dancing (haggis for the brave)
  • Get exclusive entry and a guided tour of the richly historical Edinburgh Castle
  • Sip Scottish Whisky in an old Edinburgh pub while locals tell you folkloric tales
  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

12 nights accommodation

12 nights in Hotel

As we journey through picturesque countryside and quaint cobbled cities, you'll be resting your head for 12 nights in twin-share hotel rooms.

18 Meals

12 Breakfast, 6 Dinner

As well as breakfast every day, we'll fill you to the brim with 6 dinners. Scotland and Ireland are known for their hearty and wholesome cuisine - nibble on some haggis if you're feeling brave, or perhaps just settle for a steaming bowl of Irish stew.

Team

Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

Included in your trip is transport across Europe on our fleet of comfy, state of the art coaches. They're kitted out with all the necessities: USB charge points, WiFi, Air Con and a rocking sound system. You bring the other essentials, like tunes, friendships and stories from the night before.

Experiences

12 included, 12 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Gaze out from the Cliffs of Moher over the rugged Irish coast of the Atlantic ocean
- Explore the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway on the wild north coast
- Learn all about whiskey in a tour of the original 200-year old Jameson distillery, Dublin*
- Witness the shrouded beauty of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain
- Visit the dramatic, cliff-fringed town of Portree, and discover how people live in this landscape

*This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in trip costs
Welcome to the ultimate Scottish and Irish adventure, where you'll find warm locals, trendy cities and breathtaking scenery everywhere you turn. On this trip you'll see highlands bagpipes & whisky go head to head with Irish folk songs & Guinness: it's impossible to choose a favourite, which is why you need to do them both. And with heaps of eye-widening travel inclusions like the Isle of Skye, Blarney Castle and a cruise around Loch Ness, there's no better way than this 13-day journey, starting in Edinburgh and finishing off in Dublin.

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Top Experiences

Some are available to purchase while on the trip

Try and spot 'Nessie' on a cruise along the spectacular Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands

See Ben Nevis Britains highest mountain

West Highlands

Visit Blarney Castle and get the gift of the gab as you kiss the Blarney Stone

Blarney

Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Sip Scottish Whisky in an old Edinburgh pub while locals tell you folkloric tales

GBP 23.00

Edinburgh

Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse and learn how to pour a pint of the black stuff

GBP 17.50

Dublin

Scotland & Ireland

12 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Try and spot 'Nessie' on a cruise along the spectacular Loch Ness
  • Visit St. Andrews, the home of golf
  • See the spectacular Eilean Donan castle
  • See Ben Nevis Britains highest mountain
  • Visit the seaside town of Portree
  • See the William Wallace Monument
  • Galway Walking Tour
  • Visit Blarney Castle and get the gift of the gab as you kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Entry to the magical Cliffs of Moher
  • See the 17th century city walls of Londonderry
  • City tour of Belfast with a Local Guide
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Giant’s Causeway

12 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Enjoy an evening of traditional Scottish food, music and dancing (haggis for the brave) GBP 39.00
  • Get exclusive entry and a guided tour of the richly historical Edinburgh Castle GBP 20.50
  • Sip Scottish Whisky in an old Edinburgh pub while locals tell you folkloric tales GBP 23.00
  • Eat in a local pub with the owners and be serenaded by local musicians, Glasgow GBP 37.00
  • Jamesons Whiskey Distillery tour GBP 18.00
  • Cycle through the historical and cultural wonders of Kilkenny GBP 19.00
  • Explore the ancient cultural churches and hike and cycle along the beautiful Aran Islands (Summer Only) GBP 30.00
  • Sheep Dog Experience GBP 28.00
  • Take a LegenDerry Walking Tour and uncover Ireland's troubled recent history GBP 10.00
  • Visit the epic Titanic Museum and learn all about the doomed ship at its original home, Belfast GBP 16.65
  • Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse and learn how to pour a pint of the black stuff GBP 17.50
  • Eat authentic Irish food and enjoy Irish music at The Merry Ploughboy, Dublin GBP 52.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location

  1. 2 2 nights

    Edinburgh

  2. via via

    St. Andrews

  3. 1 1 night

    Scottish Highlands

  4. via via

    Isle of Skye

  5. 1 1 night

    West Highlands

  6. via via

    Stirling

  7. 1 1 night

    Glasgow

  8. via via

    Larne

  9. 1 1 night

    Dublin

  10. via via

    Kilkenny

  11. 1 1 night

    Cork

  12. via via

    Blarney

  13. via via

    Cliffs of Moher

  14. 2 2 nights

    Galway

  15. 1 1 night

    Londonderry

  16. via via

    Giant's Causeway

  17. 1 1 night

    Belfast

  18. 1 1 night

    Dublin

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What documents do I need to travel?

Dependent on where you’re travelling and your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter into certain countries - please check this well in advance of your trip departure date. The majority of our Europe trips travel in countries that are covered by the Schengen Agreement which relates to visas. Citizens of many countries - e.g. Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada - can travel in the Schengen area without a visa. If you require a visa to enter the Schengen area you only need to obtain one visa which will allow you to travel in all Schengen countries. For non-Schengen countries, you may be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, depending on your nationality. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

IMPORTANT
1. Visas can take up to six weeks & a fee is normally charged.
2. Failure to obtain all necessary visas could cause you to miss part or all of your trip & will result in you incurring considerable expense & inconvenience.
3. It is better to apply for all visas through your travel agent or local consular services before you leave home.
4. Contiki will provide you with visa contacts from our London base at the Royal National Hotel, if necessary.

What are the luggage restrictions?

On our European trips, you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73cm x 50cm x 25cm (29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20kg (44lbs) to be stored in the hold & one small day bag to take on board. Your day bag should be a backpack, duffel bag or satchel only (no small luggage cases or suitcases with wheels on board the coach).

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. 
Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in Europe. They know their way around better than google maps & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local Guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen European destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a local taxi
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot


In all areas of the service industry in Europe, from restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis, it is common practice to tip if you feel that the service received has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around 2 Euros per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is completely up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

Yes! Our fleet of modern, sleek coaches are kitted out with WiFi in all places except Greece, as are most hotels & hostels across the continent, so you’ll always be able to effortlessly get online and update everyone back home about your incredible adventure.

What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. From street tours that support local residents, refugees and the vulnerably housed, to dining experiences that support local farmers, our consciouc travel experiences let you see things from a different perspective. Find out more at https://www.contiki.com/uk/en/about/contiki-cares.

How do I redeem the % off deal?

Our great deals and offers are only in market for a limited time are subject to pay in full deadlines. If you cannot pay in full by the specified date shown alongside the offer/deal you can still  lock in the trip date of your choice at our Standard Price where normal payment terms of pay in full 45 days prior to your trip departing apply.  Visit the deals page for the full terms & conditions. Discounts apply to the land portion of your trip price only (this excludes taxes, included flight costs, extra accommodation & optional activities. Your trip price does not include the costs of international flights that start or end your trip).

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