Day 1: Thursday, July 2, 2020 Arrive Dublin

Arrive Dublin

Evening pub dinner

Hotel

Day 2: Friday, July 3, 2020 Dublin

Dublin

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Afternoon City Tour

Hotel

Day 3: Saturday, July 4, 2020 Dublin/Newgrange

Day 4: Sunday, July 5, 2020 To Killarney via Limerick & Gap of Dunloe

Day 5: Monday, July 6, 2020  Killarney Mini Ring of Kerry, Muckross House

To Connemara & Kylemore Abby

Day 6: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 To County Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Burren, 

pm Willie Clancy Festival

Day 7: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Galway, Connemara & Kylemore Abby

Day 8: Thursday, July 9, 2020 Shannon to Edinburgh

12:30 PM          Flight arrives into Edinburgh Airport from Shannon 

                        Transfer into Edinburgh city centre (approximately 30 minutes)

1:30 PM            Lunch in a city centre restaurant

2:30 PM            Panoramic orientation tour of Edinburgh on motor coach

4:00 PM            Check into the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel  

                        Evening at leisure

                        Overnight at the Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel

6:15 PM            Guests depart on foot, led by guide to popular city restaurant for dinner

6:30 PM            3 course dinner served

                        Remainder of evening at leisure

Day 9: Friday, July 10, 2020

Breakfast served in hotel restaurant

8:15 AM           Depart hotel by coach

8:30 AM           VIP Pre-opening private tour of Edinburgh Castle – option to include refreshments

11:00 AM         Walking tour of Edinburg’s Royal Mile

12:00 PM         Visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse,official residence of the Monarchs of Scotland and famed as home of Mary, Queen of Scots. 

1:00 PM            Lunch and afternoon at leisure

 

6:50 PM            Guests walk to Ghillie Dhu led by guide, traditional Scottish Bar & Restaurant

7:00 PM            Ghillie Dhu Burly Ceilidh evening

Welcome drink, dinner, followed by traditional Scottish ceilidh celebration

7:30 PM            3 Course Dinner Served

9:30 PM            Ceilidh band and dancing begins

11:30 PM          DJ until close (3:00AM)

Overnight at the Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel

Day 10: Saturday, July 11, 2020

Breakfast served in hotel restaurant – check-out.

 

8:30 AM           Depart Edinburgh for journey north to Inverness

10:00 AM         Visit Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl and the famous Atholl Highlanders – the only private army in Europe.  Private guided tour 

11:30 PM          Depart Blair Castle for Aviemore

12:45 PM          Lunch in Aviemore, heart of The Highlands

2:00 PM           Visit Scotland’s highest National Park, The Cairngorms, for an experience with a local ranger and depending on availability, feeding the resident reindeer herd in the mountains.

3:30 PM            Depart Cairngorms National Park

4:15 PM            Panoramic orientation tour of Inverness on arrival

5:00 PM            Check in to Best Western Palace Hotel, Inverness

6:00 PM            Guests depart hotel for a short transfer to Loch Ness 

6:30 PM            Private two hour cruise on Loch Ness

                        Informal, fresh buffet dinner served on board

9:00 PM            Return to Inverness

Remainder of the evening at leisure, with guide able to recommend pubs, bars and live music spots in Inverness.

Overnight at the Best Western Palace Hotel

Day 11: Sunday, July 12, 2020

Breakfast served in hotel restaurant

 

8:30 AM           Depart inverness for Speyside

10:00 AM         Tour and tasting at Glenfiddich Distillery

11:30 AM         Depart Glenfiddich

12:30 PM          Lunch in a countryside pub

2:00 PM            Visit to the site of the last great battle on British soil in 1746 – Culloden.

3:30 PM            Approximate arrival at hotel

 

6:00 PM            Depart hotel for a farewell Scottish evening – option for full kilt outfit rental

6:30 PM            Arrive at Achnagairn Castle, welcomed by a piper

                        Drinks reception and private falconry display in the grounds

7:30 PM            Three course dinner in the ballroom including Scottish entertainment

10:00 PM          Evening finale with full pipe band

10:30 PM          Depart Achnagairn for 30 minute transfer to hotel

 

Overnight at the Best Western Palace Hotel

Day 12: Monday, July 13, 2020

Breakfast served in hotel restaurant

Departure transfers – direct flights from Inverness to London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol available for onward connections (transfer time approximately 15 minutes).