About This Trip

Glasgow, Loch Ness, Nairn, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Killarney, Bunratty and Galway

The perfect combination of two great countries in one itinerary. Start in Glasgow before exploring the Scottish Highlands with a Loch Ness cruise and whisky tasting. Visit St Andrews and Edinburgh, take a quick ferry ride to Ireland and get to know the southern part of Ireland, including Dublin, Blarney, Killarney and the Cliffs of Moher.

Please note: This tour is currently Sold Out. Brekke Tours is currently accepting names for a wait-list in case of cancellations. To request your name to be added to the list, please contact our office at 800-437-5302 or by email at Tours@BrekkeTours.com.

Dates & Prices

  • Jul 11 2020 to Jul 22 2020
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from: $4795 Includes estimated airfare from Mpls/St. Paul plus taxes/ fees and fuel surcharge. Unless paid in full, fuel and all taxes are subject to change and will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment. Inquire about airfare from your home city.
  • Single Room Supplement: $810

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip international airfare from Mpls/St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharge
  • 10 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 1 lunch [L] and 6 dinners [D], including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a festive medieval castle banquet
  • 1st-class touring coach and ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Galway and Dublin
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Provand’s Lordship, Blair Athol Distillery, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Blarney Castle and Clonmacnoise Monastery
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director and Driver for Days 2 - 6 (Scotland)
  • Driver/Guide for Days 6 - 11 (Ireland)

Disclaimer

NOTE: Tour prices are per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, July 11 Mpls/St. Paul―Glasgow

Depart on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for estimated airfare supplements from other US cities, please note on application.

Day 2: Sunday, July 12 Arrive Glasgow

Begin your stay in Scotland with an introductory tour of central Glasgow -- a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers, and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. Overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton.

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Day 3: Monday, July 13 Glasgow―Loch Ness―Nairn

Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. Overnight at Muthu Newton Hotel.

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Day 4: Tuesday, July 14 Nairn―Edinburgh

Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf.” Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine with a lively show of songs, stories, and dancing. Overnight at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club.

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Day 5: Wednesday, July 15 Edinburgh

Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 6: Thursday, July 16 Edinburgh―Dublin

Depart Edinburgh and travel through Ayrshire and along the coast. Embark on a ferry ride to Belfast. At Titanic Belfast, immerse yourself in the history of this famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Head to Dublin for a free evening. Overnight at Hyatt Centric Hotel.

[B]
Day 7: Friday, July 17 Dublin

Discover central Dublin with a local guide. See the shopping areas around Grafton and Nassau Streets, view elegant Georgian squares, and the General Post Office, where the 1916 Uprising started. Take a walk around Christ Church Cathedral founded in 1028. Board a former Guinness barge for a canal dinner cruise complete with traditional Irish music. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 8: Saturday, July 18 Dublin―Killarney

Travel through the midlands of Ireland on your way to a traditional farm. Immerse yourself in farm life with tea and scones at a farmhouse visit and watch skilled dogs herd sheep. Head to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Head to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains.Overnight at Killarney Avenue Hotel.

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Day 9: Sunday, July 19 Ring of Kerry & Skellig Excursion

Step back in time as a jaunting car drives you past Ross Castle set on Lough Leane. Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive -- a winding route with breathtaking sights of mountains and coastal views. Cross the bridge to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, which explains the life of early Christian hermits on Skellig Michael, a rocky offshore island featured in the film “Star Wars VII.” Enjoy a casual lunch before a pause at Moll’s Gap for panoramic mountain views. Return to Killarney where the evening is free. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 10: Monday, July 20 Killarney―Bunratty

After crossing Shannon by ferry, take in the enormity of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic. Walk along the cliffs for stunning views. Later, at Bunratty Castle Hotel, you’ll have free time to visit the Folk Park, have a drink in 200-year-old Durty Nelly’s Pub, or just relax independently. In the evening, enjoy a memorable medieval-style feast where the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. Overnight at Bunratty Castle Hotel.

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Day 11: Tuesday, July 21 Bunratty―Galway―Clonmacnoise―Dublin

Head to Galway for a walking tour around the city center. Visit the picturesque monastic ruins of Clonmacnoise, founded in 544 AD by Saint Ciaran. Back in Dublin, your evening is free to explore. Overnight at Maldron Hotel Pearse Street.

[B]
Day 12: Wednesday, July 22 Dublin―Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to airport for return flight.

[B]