Scotland & Ireland

Scotland & Ireland: A Luxury Small-Group Tour

Step back in time with the vibrant cities, mountainous lands, striking coastlines and historic architecture of Scotland and Ireland on this luxury small group tour (max. 16 travellers). Stay in the region’s best hotels as you journey from Scotland into Northern Ireland, before ending your tour in the capital of Dublin. Enjoy ten nights of luxury accommodation - including two nights at the Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel, the only five-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile and two nights at the glamourous Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa located on a secluded lakeside estate. All this plus daily breakfasts, return airport transfers, private transportation with expert local guides, the Famous Grouse Whisky Experience at the Glenturret Distillery, a hands-on cooking class, tour and tastings at the Guinness Storehouse and much more.

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11 Days
LOW SEASON - TWIN SHARE
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  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at the five-star Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel, two nights at the Radisson Blu Glasgow Hotel and two nights at the Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa, located on a secluded lakeside estate
  • Daily breakfasts and a lunch
  • Private transport throughout the tour
  • Tour and tastings at the world-renowned Glenturret Distillery, home of ‘The Famous Grouse’ scotch whisky where you can immerse yourself in the interactive and exciting “Grouse experience”
  • Tour and tastings at the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin where you’ll take a self-guided tour about the background of the brew and enjoy your very own pint at the Gravity Bar
  • Entry and self-guided tour of the interactive and award-winning Titanic Belfast exhibition
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees plus return airport transfers
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class to learn the treasured recipe of traditional Soda bread
  • Scenic cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Ferry from Cairnryan in Scotland to Belfast in Northern Ireland (public ferry)
11 Days
TWIN SHARE - HIGH SEASON
Sold out
  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at the five-star Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel, two nights at the Radisson Blu Glasgow Hotel and two nights at the Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa, located on a secluded lakeside estate
  • Daily breakfasts and a lunch
  • Private transport throughout the tour
  • Tour and tastings at the world-renowned Glenturret Distillery, home of ‘The Famous Grouse’ scotch whisky where you can immerse yourself in the interactive and exciting “Grouse experience”
  • Tour and tastings at the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin where you’ll take a self-guided tour about the background of the brew and enjoy your very own pint at the Gravity Bar
  • Entry and self-guided tour of the interactive and award-winning Titanic Belfast exhibition
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees plus return airport transfers
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class to learn the treasured recipe of traditional Soda bread
  • Scenic cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Ferry from Cairnryan in Scotland to Belfast in Northern Ireland (public ferry)
11 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - LOW SEASON
Sold out
  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at the five-star Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel, two nights at the Radisson Blu Glasgow Hotel and two nights at the Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa, located on a secluded lakeside estate
  • Daily breakfasts and a lunch
  • Private transport throughout the tour
  • Tour and tastings at the world-renowned Glenturret Distillery, home of ‘The Famous Grouse’ scotch whisky where you can immerse yourself in the interactive and exciting “Grouse experience”
  • Tour and tastings at the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin where you’ll take a self-guided tour about the background of the brew and enjoy your very own pint at the Gravity Bar
  • Entry and self-guided tour of the interactive and award-winning Titanic Belfast exhibition
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees plus return airport transfers
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class to learn the treasured recipe of traditional Soda bread
  • Scenic cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Ferry from Cairnryan in Scotland to Belfast in Northern Ireland (public ferry)
11 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - HIGH SEASON
Sold out
  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at the five-star Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel, two nights at the Radisson Blu Glasgow Hotel and two nights at the Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa, located on a secluded lakeside estate
  • Daily breakfasts and a lunch
  • Private transport throughout the tour
  • Tour and tastings at the world-renowned Glenturret Distillery, home of ‘The Famous Grouse’ scotch whisky where you can immerse yourself in the interactive and exciting “Grouse experience”
  • Tour and tastings at the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin where you’ll take a self-guided tour about the background of the brew and enjoy your very own pint at the Gravity Bar
  • Entry and self-guided tour of the interactive and award-winning Titanic Belfast exhibition
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees plus return airport transfers
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class to learn the treasured recipe of traditional Soda bread
  • Scenic cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Ferry from Cairnryan in Scotland to Belfast in Northern Ireland (public ferry)

Embark on a tailor-made, 11-day luxury small group tour (maximum 16 travellers) of** Scotland and Ireland** and encounter unique experiences as your journey takes you from the medieval architecture of Edinburgh and the style and culture of Glasgow, to the history of Belfast and the stout beer of Dublin.** Private transportation** and experienced** local guides** will have you visiting cathedrals, castles, exhibitions and distilleries with your intimate, 16-person group.

What You’ll Love

The Accommodation – Indulge in ten nights of luxury accommodation

This five-star, luxury tour of Ireland and Scotland *will have you staying in the region’s best hotels. In between *return airport transfers, enjoy two nights at the Radisson Collection Royal Mile hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. The only five-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile, the Radisson will you have stepping straight out onto the cobblestone streets of the Old town where you’ll come across striking architecture, local restaurants, Irish bars and shopping.

Spend two nights at the iconic Radisson Blue Glasgow Hotel, known for its gorgeous, sculpture-like copper wall that runs down Argyle Street, two nights at Belfast’s Fitzwilliam Hotel and two nights at the centrally-located and stylish, five-star Dylan Hotel Dublin.

Last, but definitely not least, indulge in a two-night stay in a 1400s castle-turned-hotel located on a secluded lakeside estate. The luxurious Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa sits within 43 acres of forest woodland surrounded by the water of Lough Eske and is the ultimate place to relax and unwind.

The Experiences & Sights – Enjoy whisky tastings, cruises, panoramic city tours and castle visits

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town and New Town in Edinburgh. Then head to the Palace of Holyrood House, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, before being privately transported with your local guide to Glasgow, a city overflowing with style, architecture, museums and dining. Visit the medieval Glasgow Cathedral, the only mainland Scottish cathedral to have survived the Reformation intact.

Following a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond, the popular Scottish holiday destination that is also the largest surface area of water in Great Britain, visit the home of The Famous Grouse whisky. Nestled in the foothills of the Highlands, you’ll learn about the age-old process of whisky making and enjoy a tasting that’ll leave true Scotch lovers satisfied.

Head to Belfast and visit the Titanic Belfast, an interactive exhibition on the historic site of the original ship’s construction and uncover her true story. Then learn the secrets behind making your own traditional Irish ‘Soda Bread’ from a treasured recipe passed down through generations in a hands-on cooking class with lunch included.

End your tour in Dublin, where you’ll spot Oscar Wilde’s house on the panoramic city tour and visit the famous Guinness Brewery, where you’ll learn about the making of the iconic beer and finish with a pint of your very own on the top floor’s Gravity Bar.

Your Package Includes:

  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation including two nights at the five-star Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel, two nights at the Radisson Blu Glasgow Hotel and two nights at the Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa, located on a secluded lakeside estate
  • *Daily breakfasts *and a lunch
  • *Return airport transfers *and *private transportion *throughout the tour
  • Tour and tastings at the world-renowned Glenturret Distillery, home of ‘The Famous Grouse’ scotch whisky where you can immerse yourself in the interactive and exciting “Grouse experience”
  • Tour and tastings at the famous *Guinness Storehouse *in Dublin where you’ll take a self-guided tour about the background of the brew and enjoy your very own pint at the Gravity Bar
  • Entry and self-guided tour of the interactive and award-winning Titanic Belfast exhibition
  • Local expert guides and all** entrance and sightseeing fees**
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class to learn the treasured recipe of traditional Soda bread
  • Scenic cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Ferry from Cairnryan in Scotland to Belfast in Northern Ireland (public ferry)

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Departure dates:

Low Season

3 November 2018

9 February 2019

16 March 2019

High Season

16 June 2018

14 July 2018

8 September 2018

11 May 2019

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Tour includes five-star accommodation at the following hotels:

Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh

Radisson Blu Glasgow Hotel

The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast

Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa, Donegal

The Dylan Hotel Dublin

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people.

Maximum Tour Capacity: The maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is 4 people.

Please note, connecting rooms are not available.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise if travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

All surcharges are payable directly to Luxury Escapes.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

Additional expenses are not included.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply – refer to https://luxuryescapes.com/au/terms-and-conditions

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