Taste of Scotland and Ireland Escorted Bus Tour
Posted by Niamh Allabyrne on the 10th of April 2014 at 10:24:51
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One of our most popular tours is the Taste of Scotland and Ireland
which for 10 days/9 nights takes you to the main highlights of these two beautiful and historic countries. Having been on this tour myself, I picked out just 5 of my favorite places on the tour – which was kind of hard as I really fell in love with every place I saw! My overloaded camera is proof of that! So without further ado here are of my top picks!
Loch Ness, Scotland
– this was on my bucket list of places to go – long held childhood memories evoking hopes of seeing the famous Loch Ness Monster for myself. However, while a cruise of the Loch did not result in any Nessie sightings, the sheer beauty of the Loch (Scotland’s second largest) more than makes up for the lack of monsters! From Cherry Island to Urqhart Castle and the lighthouses at Fort Augustus and Lochend, this really was a memorable visit.
– I think my love affair with Edinburgh is going to last a while – I just loved it! Pretty and friendly, it is an UNESCO Heritage Site and capital city of Scotland since the 15th century. The world famous Edinburgh castle dominates the skyline of this vivacious city and is one of the best castle visits I have been too. The views of the city from the castle are just amazing! Take a wander down the Royal Mile with its heady mix of shops and restaurants and just soak up the magical atmosphere of this great city! See you soon Edinburgh!
Dublin City, Ireland
– I will freely admit being totally biased about this one as I am a Dubliner born and bred but I just love my city! It is small, safe and navigable and it is very easy to see it all on foot with some of the warmest, wittiest and friendliest locals around. The architecture is stunning from Christ Church Cathedral to Trinity College to some of the best example of Georgian Squares found in Europe, not to mention the best of the modern age of architecture found along the Docklands area. There are countless shops, pubs, restaurants, museums, theaters, music/comedy venues, heritage and visitor centers to keep you busy. Vibrant, colorful, cosmopolitan yet quintessentially Irish there really is nowhere like Dublin!
Clonmacnoise, County Offaly, Ireland
– I have been here countless times – it was a favorite of my Mum’s and the stillness and serenity of this place always brings precious memories rushing back to me every time I visit. This monastic settlement is located along the banks of Ireland’s longest river the Shannon and was an epicenter of religion, craftsmanship and learning for centuries and also a pawn in the political and military rivalriesbetween the two provinces of Meath and Connaught. There are wonderful examples of early Irish high crosses to be found on the site along with a round tower, castle, cathedral and several churches. A wonderful opportunity to lift the veil on early Christian Ireland and beyond.
Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland – this is one of most popular driving routes in Ireland and packed full of arresting sights from the Gap of Dunloe to Molls Gap, countless beaches, epic coastlines, villages and castles – it is literally a roller-coaster of eye candy!
There really is so much more on this tour to mention, from vivacious Glasgow City
to beautiful and serene Loch Lomond in Scotland to the historic Titanic Quarter in Belfast Northern Ireland to the majestic Rock of Cashe
l in Tipperary in Ireland. With some of the best scenery around, the warmest locals, epic histories and long traditions this tour allows you to embrace the very best of the Celtic Worlds of Scotland and Ireland!
Inquire with us today and book your place on this exciting tour!