Are Scotland and Ireland friends

Ultimate Scotland & Ireland Adventure Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh

Welcome to the land of myths, stories and beautiful nature. Your ultimate adventure trip through Scotland and Ireland starts in Edinburgh. The old town is very impressive with the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and the quaint pubs. Edinburgh will enchant you with its charm from the start. Head to a whiskey bar and meet the cheerful locals before meeting your crew for the late afternoon welcome meeting.

To get in the perfect mood for Scotland, there is the optional booking of a Scottish evening, which has traditional specialties in store for you. In addition to music and dances, you will also get to know Scottish food, with haggis being something for the brave.

It is best to arrive a little earlier in order to have enough time to explore Edinburgh before the tour officially begins.

Activities: Welcome meeting with crew and fellow travelers, free time in Edinburgh
Overnight stay: Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City West (or similar accommodation)

Day 2: Edinburgh

Today you have time to explore the city extensively. Go on a sightseeing tour with a guide Edinburgh and let yourself be guided to the most important places. If you'd like to learn more about the city's history, join an optional tour of Edinburgh Castle with a local guide. The castle sits enthroned on an extinct volcano and is ancient. Stories go back to the 7th century.

Perhaps you would like to get yourself a typical Scottish souvenir in the form of a tartan skirt? You can find great tartan shops on Princess Street. For purely cultural reasons, try a local treat, which is a traditional deep-fried chocolate bar. Do you like whiskey? Whiskey Tastes and Tales is the optional activity for you.

Activities: optional Edinburgh sightseeing tour with local guide, free time in Edinburgh
Overnight stay: Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City West (or similar accommodation)
Meals: breakfast

Day 3: Edinburgh - St. Andrews - Scottish Highlands (Inverness)

After a wild night in the pubs of Edinburgh with fried chocolate bars as a midnight snack, you wake up in the morning. Today is the time to leave Edinburgh behind and head to the Scottish Highlands.

The first stop is St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf and the oldest university town in the country.

The sight of the scottish highlands will cast a spell on you from the first moment. Enjoy the ride through the rugged mountain landscape with its special magic. This is where the mystical sagas come from and you are heading for one of them today. Go on a boat trip over the famous Loch Ness. Keep your eyes peeled for Nessie!

Activities: Visit of St. Andrews, boat trip over Loch Ness
Overnight stay: Columba Hotel Inverness (or similar accommodation)
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 4: Scottish Highlands (Inverness) - Glenfinnan Viaduct - West Highlands (Oban)

This morning it’s going geographically downhill, but the mood is rising because the next highlight is on.

Glenfinnan Viaduct is a much photographed structure with a length of 380 meters and 21 pillars. Once the railway line was used for freight traffic, today for passenger traffic and regular steam locomotive trips. Does this railway viaduct sound familiar to you? Right, because where else could the journeys on the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter be better staged?

The journey continues to accommodation in the West Highlands. On the way you can look at Ben Nevis catch. At 1,345 meters, this is not only the highest mountain in Scotland, but in the entire British Isles. Whether snow-covered or littered with green meadows, the sight inspires in every season.

Activities: Visit to Glenfinnan Viaduct, view of Ben Nevis
Overnight stay: Regent Hotel Oban (or similar accommodation)
Meals: breakfast

Day 5: West Highlands (Oban) - Stirling - Glasgow

After a few days in remote and great nature, you will experience the largest city in Scotland. A great time awaits you in Glasgow!

On the way to Glasgow will be a stop in the city Stirling inserted. The cityscape is dominated by Stirling Castle, which is enthroned on a volcanic rock. Plus, Stirling is where William Wallace went up against the English and yelled "Freeeeiiiheit"! The William Wallace Monument was erected in the city in memory of him. Pose for a photo with the national hero.

In Glasgow once you arrive, you can dive into everything that makes this city so great. Live music on every corner, a Gothic cathedral and many strange characters make this city so unique. Grab your fellow travelers and check out the pubs and clubs on your last evening in Scotland.

Glasgow was once referred to as the "second city of the empire" due to its industrial importance. Nowadays Glasgow is famous for its food scene. The optional Eat with Glasgow excursion gives you the opportunity to leave the usual cuisine aside for a real local experience. The hosts use sustainable local ingredients to prepare a delicious home cooked meal.

Activities: Visit to Stirling City and the William Wallace Monument, Free time in Glasgow with optional activity (Eat with Glasgow)
Overnight stay: Ibis Budget Glasgow (or similar accommodation)
Meals: breakfast

Day 6: Glasgow - Larne - Dublin

Scotland was absolutely amazing. Today you change the island and can look forward to unique days in Ireland looking forward.

From Glasgow there is a ferry to Larne in Northern Ireland, where you are taking your first steps on Irish soil. After about 3 hours of driving and crossing the border, you have reached your destination.
“Céad míle fáilte” means “a thousand welcome”. Dublin is so much more than just the country's capital. The city is packed with sights, character and tons of pubs. In the evening you can wander through the city, get to know the clubs and pubs and have a boozy party on Temple Bar. Would you like a Guinness?

Activities: Travel by ferry to Larne (Northern Ireland), entry into Ireland, free time in Dublin
Overnight stay: Travelodge Dublin City Center (or similar accommodation)
Meals: breakfast

Day 7: Dublin - Kilkenny - Cork

Don't worry if you couldn't see all of Dublin. You will come back to Dublin later on this tour and enjoy the city to the full.

In Kilkenny do you have some time for yourself. You can go on your own to see more of the city, or you can join an optional bike tour that will take you to the most amazing spots. The tour takes in a castle, cathedral, and places with medieval charm. After so many great impressions, one would like to become Irish. Then it's back on the slopes in the direction of Cork.

The vibrant city of Cork is your home for the night. Before that, however, you have the opportunity to taste the famous Irish whiskey on an optional tour of the Jameson Distillery in Midleton.
Even if the sky should be gray, it is Cork Decorated in bright colors and exudes a great atmosphere. Stroll along the River Lee or treat yourself to a pint of Guinness in a cozy pub.

Activities: Visit the city of Kilkenny, free time in Cork
Overnight stay: Oriel House Hotel Ballincollig (or similar accommodation)
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 8: Cork - Blarney - Cliffs of Moher - Galway

Hopefully you had a good time in Cork, because today it's already on to Galway, with great highlights on the way there.

Just around the corner from Cork you visit Blarney Castle, around which there is an interesting legend. Take a look at the castle and find out what's exciting to say about it!

Next you control the Cliffs of Moher at. If you are afraid of heights, you shouldn't go too close to the edge of the imposing cliffs. Just the sight makes the adrenaline boil in your body.

From the moment you arrive in Galway you will understand why two nights are planned here. Everything you have dreamed of and imagined about Ireland can be found in this small, atmospheric port town and the surrounding area. The group goes on a sightseeing tour on foot to the most beautiful corners of the city.

The time here goes by quickly. You step into a local pub, devour an Irish stew with live music and lively conversations with the locals - and the evening is over.
Outside the pub it's just as lively with street musicians and colorful buildings lining the streets.

Activities: Visit to Blarney Castle, visit to the Cliffs of Moher (weather permitting), guided tour of Galway, free time in Galway
Overnight stay: Travelodge Galway City Hotel (or similar accommodation)
Meals: breakfast

Day 9: Galway

Try your hand at the Gaelic language and explore the magnificent Galway. Check out the Wolfe Tones Bridge, the Spanish Arch and head to Eyre Square, which is surrounded by great shops and pubs. Art galleries, nice cafés, boutiques and remnants of the medieval city wall await you in the Latin Quarter.

However, if you want to see more than the city, you can take an optional excursion to the Aran Islands (only in the summer months). A ferry takes you to the rocky islands, where you can race horses, cycle through the picturesque farms or pay a visit to the Dún Aonghasa ruins of a prehistoric fortress. Capture the surroundings in photos. This area is not for the faint of heart!

Activities: Free time in Galway with optional activity: Aran Islands excursion (summer only)
Overnight stay: Travelodge Galway City Hotel (or similar accommodation)
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Galway - Londonderry

Goodbye Galway and Hello to all the other Irish natural beauties. Today your adventure journey for young people continues Northern Ireland - to the city of Londonderry.

In Londonderry There are 8 meter high city walls from the 17th century and tell of a time when this area was in battle. On a walking tour you will learn more about the city, the interesting history, the legends and the area from a local guide. The Irish are very good at storytelling.

Activities: Entry into Northern Ireland, guided tour with a local guide through the old town of Londonderry, free time in Londonderry
Overnight stay: Holiday Inn Express Derry (or similar accommodation)
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 11: Londonderry - Giant’s Causeway - Belfast

Your journey through Ireland continues to Belfast, where you can experience and discover even more.

During a stop at the famous Giant’s Causeway you will hardly believe your eyes. The so-called “street of the giants” consists of approx. 40,000 basalt columns that are over 60 million years old and guarantee a spectacular sight. Giant’s Causeway has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. Feel the magic of this surreal-looking work of art of nature.

Next you achieve Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. With a local guide you set out to admire the highlights of the city and receive useful input about the past and present. Then you can visit the Titanic Museum, where parts of the most famous ship in the world can be viewed. Otherwise, of course, great restaurants and pubs await you in Belfast.

Activities: Visit to Giant’s Causeway, guided city tour of Belfast, free time in Belfast
Overnight stay: Holiday Inn Express Belfast City (or similar accommodation)
Meals: breakfast

Day 12: Belfast - Dublin

One night left in Ireland and on this tour. In the fast lane it's back to Dublinwhere the circle closes.

Promised is promised! You are back again. Use the second attempt to check off all items on your Dublin to-do list. Take an optional tour of the Guinness Storehouse, where you'll get a glimpse into the art of brewing at Ireland's most famous brewery and learn how to pour a pint the Irish way.
In Dublin everything is close together, be it beautiful spacious parks, great shopping opportunities or sights. Then the last evening of this tour is already approaching and you have the opportunity to celebrate it with an optional dinner in The Merry Plowboy Pub. Review the unforgettable experiences of this trip with your friends and enjoy the nightlife of Dublin.

Activities: Free time in Dublin
Overnight stay: Travelodge Dublin City Center (or similar accommodation)
Meals: breakfast

Day 13: Dublin

Your ultimate adventure trip through Scotland & Ireland comes to an end today. Countless memories remain in your heart after these adventurous and intense two weeks.

Hang on for a few more days and explore the great city Dublin at your own pace or travel on from here. We are happy to help you with your travel plans and the right accommodation.

Activities: Tour end
Meals: breakfast

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