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Exploring Scotland & Ireland - featuring Northern Ireland

Sep 10 - Sep 21,[masked] Days 

15 Meals 10 Breakfasts • 5 Dinners 

Trip Highlights: Edinburgh, Whisky Distillery, Inverness, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, Glasgow, Belfast, Titanic Experience, Giant’s Causeway, Derry, Glenveagh National Park, Ulster American Folk Park, Dublin, Irish Night



Travel Partner:  Collette Tours

Day 1: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Overnight Flight
From rugged natural beauty to vibrant and historical cities, the diverse charms of Scotland and Ireland await.

Day 2: Thursday, September 11, 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in Edinburgh - Scotland’s regal capital city. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3: Friday, September 12, 2014 Edinburgh
A locally-guided tour of the city begins with a visit to the famous Palace of Holyroodhouse*, once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Next, explore the famous Royal Yacht Britannia which sailed more than a million miles in service to the Queen. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover Edinburgh independently. (B)

Day 4: Saturday, September 13, 2014 Edinburgh - Glamis - Inverness
Leave Edinburgh for a guided tour of Glamis Castle. Centuries old, the castle remains the residence of the Earls of Strathmore and was the birthplace of the Queen Mother. This afternoon, visit a Scottish whisky distillery and taste one of the world’s most well-known whiskies! Enter the Highlands as you travel towards Inverness where you will overnight. (B, D)

Day 5: Sunday, September 14, 2014 Inverness - Loch Ness - Ft. William - Loch Lomond - Glasgow

This morning, drive the historic military road along the southern shores of Loch Ness, passing the famous Falls of Foyers. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready for sightings of “Nessie!” Make a stop in the former garrison town of Ft. William. Later, take a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest lake. (B)

Day 6: Monday, September 15, 2014 Glasgow - Ferry Crossing - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Enjoy some time to explore bustling Glasgow before you travel along the scenic Ayrshire coast to your ferry. Cross the famed Irish Sea as you head for Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast. Upon arrival, settle into your city-center hotel for a two-night stay. (B, D)

Day 7: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Belfast
Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest city. Learn about the struggles in this great city’s history as you pass through its distinctive neighborhoods. See “Samson” and “Goliath,” the massive cranes of the shipyard that built the legendary Titanic. Finish your tour with a visit to the new, award-winning Titanic Experience museum. The afternoon is yours to explore the many attractions that this dynamic capital has to offer. (B)

Day 8: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Belfast - Glens of Antrim - Giant's Causeway - Derry
Venture along the stunning Antrim Coastal Route, stopping at the wondrous Giant’s Causeway. Formed by volcanic activity millions of years ago, the causeway resembles an old cobbled road leading mystically into the sea. Continue to the walled city of Derry, situated on the banks of the River Foyle. Enjoy a walking tour featuring the medieval city walls, St. Augustine's Cathedral and the Guildhall. (B, D)

Day 9: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Derry - County Donegal - Glenveagh National Park - Derry
Today’s journey showcases the rugged beauty of County Donegal. Visit spectacular Glenveagh National Park, a natural wonderland covering 40,000 acres of mountains, lakes and woodland. Enjoy a guided visit to stately Glenveagh Castle, set amidst the colorful splendor of one of the finest gardens in Ireland. Return to Derry with time to explore the town on your own and enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)

Day 10: Friday, September 19, 2014 Derry - Ulster American Folk Park - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Travel to the Ulster American Folk Park where you will find collected buildings and artifacts from generations past. As you walk through the museum, learn how the Irish used to live and about the tragic and triumphant experiences that awaited them in America after emigration. Pass through the scenic countryside and cross into the Republic of Ireland. Your day ends in the “Fair City” of Dublin. (B)

Day 11: Saturday, September 20, 2014 Dublin
A locally guided tour of Dublin highlights the world-renowned St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park, and the city’s magnificent rows of lovely Georgian town homes. Spend the rest of your day at leisure as you delve further into Dublin's cultural treasures. This evening, partake in an “Irish Night,” a memorable experience featuring great local cuisine and traditional Irish entertainment. (B, D)

Day 12: Sunday, September 21, 2014 Dublin
Your tour comes to a close. (B)

Rates Per Person

Double: $3799, Single: $4349,
Triple: $3769


Double: $4049, Single: $4599,
Triple: $4019*Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Dallas Ft Worth Intl, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers*Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $230 per person

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  • Kat s.

    R any kids going? Widowed mom with 9 year old son wants to travel with son & show him the world!
    Would be wiling to home school again.


    May 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kat I am working on trips for families and and single parents. So far no children are going on this trip

      May 25, 2014

  • Sandi S.

    Do you have meetings ahead of time so a person can meet the other folks who plan to go?

    March 12, 2014

  • Damaron

    If someone wanted to get in now, is too late?

    March 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      call me if you have any questions at[masked]

      March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Checking in... deposits are due very soon - if you are interested please contact me on my cell at[masked]

    January 5, 2014

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