Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh, Scotland
Arrive in bustling Edinburgh and transfer to your hotel.
Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Edinburgh
Drive the Royal Mile, past St. Giles’ High Kirk, to Holyrood
Palace, Queen Elizabeth’s official residence in Scotland (subject
to closure for official events). Tour Edinburgh Castle to view
the magnificent Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy the rest of your
day at leisure to explore this fascinating capital.
Day 3 - St. Andrews
Drive to St. Andrews, where you walk the world-famous Old
Course — following in the footsteps of legends such as Jack
Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Travel to Pitlochry for lunch at
leisure and time to explore. Continue to Inverness, capital of
Scotland's Highlands region.
Day 5 - Inverness
Travel to the rugged North Sea coast of the Highlands.
Explore the richly adorned Dunrobin Castle and witness
falconry in its gardens. Visit the Glenmorangie whisky
distillery, tasting the spirit and meeting with its makers. The
next morning, travel to Culloden Moor, where the Jacobite
army was defeated in 1746. Cruise the enigmatic waters of
Loch Ness, stopping to explore the enchanting Urquhart
Castle. View the cascading Falls of Foyers before reveling
in Scottish music and dance at a local pub, a private and
Day 7 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
This morning, fly to the rapidly changing city of Belfast. Take
an orientation tour to gain insight into the turbulent history
of Northern Ireland. This evening, enjoy craic agus ceol —
fun and song — with a pub crawl featuring live traditional
Irish music and led by local musicians. The next day, visit the
stunning Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
made up of massive rock columns rising from the sea. Return
to Belfast, driving through the spectacular scenery of the
nine green Glens of Antrim and stopping for afternoon tea at
Day 8 - Belfast
Take a self-guided tour at the interactive Titanic Museum,
which features artifact-laden galleries and an ocean
exploration exhibit. Continue to the Armagh Cider
Company for a tour, tasting and lunch. Afterward, drive to
your elegant castle hotel in the Republic of Ireland.
Day 9 - Roscommon, Ireland
Drive to charming Carrick-on-Shannon, and embark on a
cruise of Ireland's longest river. Watch the beautiful outdoor
scenery glide by, and enjoy traditional music aboard. Savor
lunch ashore, then return to your castle to enjoy the facilities
Day 10 - Strokestown
Visit 18th-century Strokestown Park House for a private
tour. While there, explore the Irish National Famine Museum
for insight into this sad chapter of the nation’s history. Visit
Ireland’s oldest distillery, Kilbeggan, for a tour and tasting
before continuing to Dublin.
Day 11 - Dublin
Explore Dublin this morning, visiting Trinity College to view
the eighth-century Book of Kells, one of the most famous
illustrated manuscripts in the world. Make an unforgettable
connection in the Dublin suburbs as you learn about the
traditional Irish sport of hurling at a local athletic club. Later,
gather for a memorable farewell dinner.
Day 12 - Depart Dublin
Transfer to the airport and board your flight.