taste of scotland & ireland
July 26 - August 5, 2024
Motor coach to Pittsburgh airport and overnight flights to Glasgow.
Set out on a panoramic tour of central Glasgow – a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn.
Visit Blair Athol Distillery, founded in 1798, to discover traditional whisky production and taste a sample. Travel to St Andrews, a town rich in medieval heritage and the home of golf; take a panoramic drive and have time to explore independently.
Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. The rest of the day is free. Later, experience a lively Scottish evening with dinner and traditional entertainment.
Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic drive through Belfast, seeing the highlights of this fascinating city, where the Titanic was built in the once-bustling shipyards. Visit Titanic Belfast to explore the fascinating story of the doomed ship. Then travel to Dublin, where you will enjoy some free time for dinner on your own.
Explore Dublin on a panoramic tour with a local guide, discovering its history and viewing its elegant Georgian buildings, Trinity College, the River Liffey, and more. This evening, dine on a former Guinness barge as you cruise the Grand Canal, listening to traditional Irish music.
Travel through the countryside to a traditional farm, where you’ll savor tea and homemade scones and watch sheepdogs display their skills at herding sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and climb the winding stairs to kiss its famous stone, or enjoy the gardens. Move on to the lively lakeside town of Killarney, where you’ll have dinner.
Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive – a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Enjoy a casual lunch before a pause at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. Return to Killarney where the evening is free.
Cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry on your way to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Take in the spectacular views from these awesome cliffs, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Head on to your hotel, and then in the evening, you’ll visit a genuine castle for a medieval-style feast, complete with serenading lords and ladies
Head to Galway for a walking tour around the city center with a local guide. Back in Dublin, your evening is free to explore before flights home the next day.
Includes: Round trip motor coach, round trip airfare, 10 nights hotel, 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners, and listed tours.
Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel Guide
$5924 per person (double)