Irish & Scottish Adventure

Oct 15, 2020 - Oct 23, 2020

Ireland & Scotland - Includes FLIGHTS FROM HARTFORD & 1 Night Castle Stay!

9 Day(s) | 14 Meals


Highlights

  • Motorcoach transportation to Hartford/Bradley Airport
  • Round Trip Air Flights from Hartford / Bradley
  • Seven (7) nights accommodations in First Class hotels and Superior Class Hotels, Including one (1) nights CASTLE STAY!
  • Full Irish/Scottish Breakfast Daily (except arrival)
  • Lunch and Beer Tasting in St. Andrews
  • Four (4) Hotel Dinners plus Farewell Scottish Dinner & Entertainment
  • Visits to: Bru na Boinne Visitor’s Centre, tombs at Newgrange (subj to avail), St Patrick’s Center, Giant’s Causeway, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Castle
  • Step - on Guided Tour of Belfast, Scottish Whiskey Experience, Passenger Ferry Crossing from Larne to Cairnryan
  • Transportation & sightseeing by deluxe motorcoach throughout
  • Professional Irish Driver/Guide to escort you through the tour (upon arrival in Ireland)

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart US on your overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after take-off.

Day 2

Morning arrival into Dublin, where after clearing Irish Customs, you’ll meet your driver/guide and travel northerly via the Boyne Valley with a visit to the Bru na Boinne Visitor’s Center, followed by a visit to the Newgrange Tomb (subj. to confirmation). On to Straffan in County Kildare and our castle hotel. Check in & you are free to rest and enjoy your surroundings. Dinner & overnight.

Day 3

After breakfast, you’ll continue your journey north via Dundalk and Downpatrick, with an opportunity to visit the gravesite of St. Patrick. Continue on to Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city. Enjoy a step-on guided tour of the city before checking into your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Today’s excursion will take you to the Antrim Coast with a visit to the Giant’s Causeway and Museum. Marvel at the volcanic columns formed over 60 million years ago and hear the ancient fables of the Causeway. Return to Belfast, where tonight your evening is free. Overnight Belfast.

Day 5

This morning, visit the Titanic Experience. Extending over nine galleries, this multi-dimensional exhibit draws together special effects, full scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic Story in a fresh and insightful way. Remainder of your day free in Belfast to shop and explore. Dinner and overnight at your Belfast hotel.

Day 6

Today, you will travel the short distance to Larne, where you’ll bid your Irish driver a fond farewell and take the ferry across to Scotland. Here you’ll be met by your Scottish driver and board your coach for Edinburgh. This afternoon enjoy a Scottish Whiskey Experience, then the remainder of the day they will be at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at your Edinburgh hotel.

Day 7

After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a half-day guided tour of Edinburgh. During the tour the guide will show you some of the nicest spots of Edinburgh. Enjoy a visit Edinburgh Castle, then a free afternoon to shop and independently explore. Dinner on your own this evening and overnight at your hotel.

Day 8

Today, you will enjoy a full day guided tour to St. Andrews. Enjoy a visit to the Castle and Cathedral. Followed by lunch and beer tastings at St. Andrew’s Brewing Company. Later return to Edinburgh, where tonight you’ll enjoy dinner and entertainment at a Scottish Evening. Overnight at your Edinburgh hotel.

Day 9

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Edinburgh Airport for your return flight home. Welcome Home!


Pricing

DOUBLE - PER PERSON

$3979.00

SINGLE - PER PERSON

$4449.00


Policies

Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $1000 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: June 1, 2020

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit date to June 1, 2020 the cancellation fee is $900 pp; June 2, 2020 to August 14, 2020 the cancellation fee is $1800 pp; no refunds if cancelled after August 14, 2020.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered.Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630


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