$3,300 + Airfare

Itinerary

Day 1

Travel Day

Daily Activity Key:

  • Light: 1-2 miles of mostly level walking 
  • Moderate: 3-4 miles walking with some hills/stairs
  • Strenuous: 4+ miles walking with hills, stairs, and uneven terrain

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport. Know your itinerary—if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: Light

(Daily itinerary specifics subject to change)

Day 2

Welcome to Scotland

Become oriented with the city of Edinburgh through an orientation meeting with your guide and a stroll onto Prince Street in our neighborhood of Georgian Edinburgh. Optional walk to Edinburgh Royal Mile to see iconic views and architecture or up Calton Hill for a breathtaking sunset view.

Walking: Light

Day 3

Gateway to the Highlands

Begin with an early morning train ride into Stirling, situated in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands with stunning views from its medieval castle walls. Then, immerse yourself deeper into the Highlands with the charm of a quaint town off-the-beaten path for dinner and hiking opportunities. Possible Highland Games day.

Walking: Moderate to Strenuous

Day 4

Free Day

Spend the day roaming the city of Edinburgh choosing among options such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Saint Giles Cathedral, Canongate Kirk, the National Museum of Scotland and much more! Join us in the evening for a guided walking tour exploring the darker stories of Edinburgh.

Walking: You choose!

Day 5

Welcome to Ireland

After a last free morning in Scotland with an optional hike up Arthur’s Seat, we will hop on a short flight to Dublin, Ireland! Upon arriving at the hotel, we will take time to get oriented to our surroundings, explore a few cultural sights of Dublin and perhaps end the day with a classic Irish pub for dinner.

Walking: Light (Arthur’s Seat hike is Strenuous)

Day 6

Dublin & Irish DNA

Experience the world-famous Book of Kells exhibit on a visit to the Library of Trinity College and explore the beautiful St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Christ Church. Then, end your day with a walk along Temple Bar.

Walking: Moderate

Day 7

Coastal Ireland

Visit the charming coastal town of Malahide with its crowning feature: Malahide Castle. Pause to enjoy the charming shops and cafe, the lovely gardens, and tour the castle itself to learn about the 800 years of family history coloring its walls. Then take some time to explore the town itself and soak in the views of the estuary waterfront.

Walking: Moderate

Day 8

Free Day

Your chance to branch out on your own! Consider a walking tour of St. Stephens Green to learn the role it played in the 1916 Easter Rising or the archaeological wonders of the National Museum of Ireland. Dive into Irish culture with a tour of the James Joyce Center, the Guinness Storehouse, or the Jameson Distillery. If you prefer to spend your day outside the city, consider excursions to the cliffs of Howth or the village of Dalkey.

Walking: You choose!

Day 9

Travel Day

Today is a travel day. Know your flight itinerary—if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP. Not ready to go home yet? Ask us about recommended trip extension options for your own travel.

Walking: Light

Explore the wonders of two dreamy destinations on one trip! Historical Edinburgh will awe and inspire with its gothic sandstone architecture and lofty crags, while Dublin keeps one on its toes with its lively spirit and fun-loving nature. Experience the charm of quaint seaside towns and natural beauty of the highlands. Step into local cultures by possibly experiencing the Highland Games, a traditional ceilidh dance, or live music in a pub. With castles and cathedrals at every turn, this trip is full of must-sees and excitement, while also including peaceful moments off-the-beaten path and plenty of time for a tea stop along the way!

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COST: $3,300 + Air

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired. Click here to let us know.
  • Some tour members arrange to fly into Edinburgh (EDI) and out of Dublin (DUB)
  • Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in Scotland.
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available.

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-12 people
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Ireland and Scotland come alive for you.
  • Tour Highlights – Dublin and Edinburgh walking tours, explore Dublin Castle, Malahide Castle, Edinburgh Castle, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathederal, Four Courts, The Trinity College, National Museum of Scotland, Grassmarket, the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral, Palace of Holyroodhouse, some of the oldest Scottish pubs, Scottish Highlands tour, Highland castles, … and much, much more.
  • All nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between hotels/cities.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT for each prior trip you have taken.
  • Fine print: You are responsible for cost of your meals, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your travel adventures! 

Apply for: Scotland / Ireland

$3,300 + Airfare / 9 Days, 7 Nights

Printable copy of this form: Travel Application (PDF file).

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