A 16-Day Tour of Scotland and Ireland For Your Ideal Vacation

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Apr 20,2023

The nations of Scotland and Ireland are defined by their rugged beauty, outlined by beautiful pink heather hues and an emerald green landscape. These nations are home to the perfect swing, grand castles, bloody battles, and long-lived myths and legends. Explore the Celtic hospitality and heritage with our 16-day luxury tour of these nations, which will help you experience their dazzling cities and gorgeous landscapes

A tour at a glance

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Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Glasgow

Meet your private guide at Glasgow airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Stroll around the city's lanes and soak in the city's brilliant vibe, culture, and architecture. Relax and enjoy some coffee at one of the various bistros that line the city. Following that, enjoy a lavish dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night.

Day 2: Exploring Glasgow

Explore the extensive street art of Glasgow and wander through the central areas of the town. Uncover the innovative, bright, bold artwork decorating the various walls and buildings. Afterward, enjoy a wonderful tasting experience in Tennent's Brewery. Relish some delicious premium local wines which are exported all over the globe.

Day 3: Venturing to Bowmore

Your guide will drive you in a private car to Loch Fyne to taste some of its outstanding salmon. Then, drive to the west coast and board a ferry across the island of Islay. Enjoy the views of the pristine waters and cool air surrounding you on your ride. Relax in the gorgeous natural surroundings of the island and stroll around to soak in the laid-back culture. Following that, retire to your waterside resort for the night.

Day 4: Excursion in Bowmore

Learn more about the various historical events associated with the nation at the famous landmark of the American Monument. Then, taste some delicious premium local wines in the Ardbeg Distillery. Later, embark on a shared wildlife cruise boat accompanied by a local captain to explore the coastline. Enjoy the exciting journey while spotting dolphins, seals, seabirds, and porpoises.

Day 5: Tour of Bowmore

Wonder at intricate Christian motifs and Celtic designs of the Kildalton Cross, one of Scotland's finest early Christian crosses. Afterward, enjoy an exciting tour across the Laphroaig Distillery. Later, discovered some rare artifacts at the Museum of Islay Life at Port Charlotte to explore the Museum of Islay Life. Finally, enjoy a fine-tasting experience at Islay's latest distillery, Kilchoman, located on a farm.

Day 6: Discovering Edinburgh

Enjoy a walking tour of Edinburgh's Old Town and be attracted by the old-world charm of the place. Then, get a vibe of this beautiful city by strolling around the Grassmarket area, the Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Castle. Afterward, step back in time by visiting the mysterious 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel. Following that, wander around the maze-like ruins of the royal residence and military base of Linlithgow Palace. Finally, admire the dark and distinct Blackness Castle on the Firth of Forth.

Day 7: Visiting Inverness

Visit one of the nation's most historic and stately homes, the Scone Palace. Examine the small details of the wide private collection present in the palace. Uncover the reassures housed at Scone Palace to learn more about the significance of the Stone of Scone. Meander around the gardens and grounds and be delighted by the sights of the residential peacocks.

Day 8: Historical Inverness

Be enchanted by the mythical history of Scotland that includes tales of the Loch Ness Monster in Loch Ness. Be regaled by the stories and legends recited by the locals there. Witness the ruins of the Urquhart Castle from the vantage point of the Loch. Relish some delicious Scottish cheeses and whiskeys while relaxing and viewing the lavish architecture of the place.

Day 9: Adventurous Skeabost

Absorb the magnificent beauty of the Isle of Skye while leaving the mysterious waters of Loch Ness behind. Take in the splendor of Eilean Donan Castle, which is said to be one of the nation's most gorgeous and most photographed castles. Then, enjoy a tour of the Dunvegan Castle, which is still in use in the present times. Later, witness the playful local seals while enjoying a boat ride on the surrounding Loch

Day 10: Medieval Fort William

Explore the beauty of the Isle of Skye with the most picturesque areas of Skye, including Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, and the Quiraing. Enjoy the exciting and adventurous ferry ride to Mallaig before reaching Fort William. Here, enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night in the 19th-century Inverlochy Castle.

Day 11: Heading to Cork

Be stunned by the scenic area of Glen Etive. Explore the narrow and remote road where the landscape keeps changing constantly. Be immersed in the lush green environment and amazed by the natural beauty. Discover the amazing local wildlife there, including eagles, red deer, and otters.

Day 12: Enjoying Cork

Enjoy a great time at the quintessential Irish monument of Blarney Castle. Kiss the Blarney Stone for good luck and spend a relaxing time meandering through the gardens. Then, be charmed by the fishing village of Cobh. Embark on a leisurely walking tour. Be immersed in the tragic history of the lives of the people who were lost on the ill-fated Titanic by locals.

Day 13: Mysterious Knipoch

Board the ferry back to the mainland to head towards Oban. Explore the mysterious medieval stone circles of Kilmartin Glen along the way. Later in the afternoon, embark on a speedboat to enjoy a wildlife boat trip around the coast and tiny islands around Oban. Be amazed by the pristine natural environment on offer here, and soak in the views of the pristine waters and the feeling of the cool wind.

Day 14: Ruins of Knipoch

Today, your guide will drive you in a private vehicle to explore Argyll's mountain scenery, lochs, and castles. Get transported back in time to the ruins of the Kilchurn Castle, and ponder the historical significance of this castle. Then, halt inside the magnificent Inveraray Castle, which is still lived in by the Duke of Argyll and his entire family.

Day 15: Strolling in Luss

Discover the lovely village of Luss, situated on the western shore. Stroll around the village to explore this beautiful place and mingle with the locals, who will regale you with their stories and customs. Then, enjoy a wonderful lunch comprising local dishes at a premium eatery. Following that, board a boat back up the Loch. Reach the outskirts of Glasgow to retire for the night in a luxurious castle resort.

Day 16: Departure

Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.

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