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Despite the many regional variations, there is a natural affinity between these countries, that can be traced back to their Gaelic roots, not to mention being blessed with dramatic scenery and warm-hearted people.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).

  2. On arrival at Dublin Airport, your airport transfer service leaves for your hotel at 08:30, 11:00 & 13:30. At night, join your Tour Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Reception with drinks and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

    hotel:Clayton Cardiff Lane, Dublin
  3. An orientation with your Travel Director will take you past the Custom House and along O'Connell Street. Travel along the River Liffey to see the Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle before admiring the historic buildings of the Georgian section of the city. Enjoy your VIP priority entrance to the 9th century Book of Kells and a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College accompanied by a University insider, gaining their insight into modern life and the establishment's impressive history.

    hotel:Clayton Cardiff Lane, Dublin.
  4. Kildare offers a look behind-the-scenes at one of the country's main racehorse breeding centers. You will also visit the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe, for a ‘journey through life' as you wander by the beautiful floral displays. Then head for Waterford to see Reginald's Tower, the ruined city walls and for a guided visit of the House of Waterford Crystal to meet a master craftsman. Continue on to Cork, Ireland's second most populous city, built on the River Lee.

    hotel:The Kingsley, Cork.
  5. In the morning, travel along the Grand Parade and see Cork's City Hall and Opera House. Continue to the ruined 15th century Blarney Castle, home of the famous Stone of Eloquence - once kissed, never forgotten! Then, onto Killarney where you join a local Jarvey aboard a traditional horse drawn jaunting car. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney
  6. Tour the superb seascapes, towering cliffs and spectacular mountains of the Ring of Kerry. Journey past lush lake lands and through delightful villages like Sneem. Cross the peat bogs of the Black Mountains to Moll's Gap and admire Queen Victoria's Ladies View. Upon returning in the mid-afternoon, the rest of the day is at leisure.

    hotel:Killarney Avenue Hotel, Killarney.
  7. Begin the day with a delightful ferry ride across the Shannon Estuary. Journey to the Visitors' Center at the 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy magnificent views of the Clare Coast before continuing to your hotel located at the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way near the Dromoland Castle Estate.

    hotel:The Inn at Dromoland
  8. Join your Tour Director in Galway to see the infamous Lynch Memorial and the Church of St. Nicholas, where Christopher Columbus reputedly prayed before his discovery of America. Also see the aged Spanish Arch and Eyre Square, dedicated to the late US President, John F Kennedy. Tour the wild Connemara region, a scenic wonderland of rivers, lakes and silent hills. In the evening, your perfect country retreat is set on the scenic shores of Sligo Bay.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Radisson Blu, Sligo.
  9. The day begins in Drumcliffe, with a visit to the final resting place of Ireland's famous poet, William Butler Yeats. Cross into Northern Ireland to visit Derry. What better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls, still topped with cannons. Walk down steep Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the Gothic Guildhall. Continue around the coast to the amazing Giant's Causeway, then take a spectacular drive along the Antrim coast road to your hotel, that overlooks the sea at the head of Ballygally Bay.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Ballygally Castle.
  10. Cross the Irish Sea by ferry and journey to Ardgowan, set on a stunning 10,000-acre coastal estate. Meet Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart for a tour of the expansive house and learn the history of the area, family, estate and its contents - you may even hear about the ghost! Delight in freshly-made, traditional Scottish Tea and Scones. Continue to Glasgow where your Travel Director will show you the city's grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo's Cathedral.

    meal(s):BB, AT
    hotel:Radisson Blu, Glasgow
  11. In the morning, head north for a scenic drive along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Absorb the dramatic landscape of Glencoe, still echoing with the cries of massacred clansmen, before reaching Fort William. Pause at the Commando Memorial for a view of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue on to Loch Ness cruise to soak up the scenery, historic monuments and intriguing tales of 'Nessie' in the heart of Scotland's great glen.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.
  12. In the morning, see the sights of Inverness before travelling to the Culloden Moor Visitor Centre, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army was finally defeated. Not much more than a cannon shot away lies the prehistoric Clava burial cairns, dating back to around 2,000 B.C. Then have a 'wee dram' during a visit to the Glen Ord Distillery, hear stories of the whisky smugglers as you delve into the fascinating world of the single malt.

    meal(s):BB, D
    hotel:Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.
  13. A scenic drive takes you through the Grampian Mountains past the Duke of Atholl's Blair Castle. Drive down and cross the Tay to visit St. Andrews. As you arrive, pass the Old Course, the home of golf since its invention in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore. Why not wander to St. Andrews University where the love story of Kate Middleton and Prince William began? Alternately, stroll to West Sands Beach where the famous 'Chariots of Fire' scene was filmed. Continue across the majestic Forth Road Bridge to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. In the evening, select departures attend the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    hotel:Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh.
  14. In the morning, join your Local Expert for a visit to Edinburgh Castle, housing the Honors of Scotland, its Crown Jewels. See the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg. At the bottom of the Royal Mile stands the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty, the Queen. Turn onto Princes Street, past the Scott Memorial to see Edinburgh's famous Georgian New Town, with its Adam facades. In the afternoon, you are at leisure to continue exploring as you wish, or perhaps go shopping. Join your friends at a stylish restaurant for a grand finale Celebration Dinner with wine.

    meal(s):BB, DW
    hotel:Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh
  15. Transfers arrive at Edinburgh Airport at 06:15 & 09:00.


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13 Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 5 Dinners (D) and 2 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea and coffee. 

Signature Experiences


  • VIP priority entrance to the Book of Kells and a guided walk though Trinity College with a University insider.


  • Join an equine professional for a behind-the-scenes look at the Irish National Stud and visit the Japanese Gardens.


  • What better way to experience sightseeing than with one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers, Ronan, as he takes you on a tour inside the city walls. Walk down steep Shipquay Street, with its elegant Georgian houses, to the gothic Guildhall.


  • Meet a master craftsman and see the showroom on your guided tour of the House of Waterford.

Blarney Castle:

  • It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts!


  • A local 'Jarvey' informs you of the history, legend and folklore of Killarney aboard a famous jaunting car ride.
  • Venture into a world of towering cliffs, lush lakelands and villages, as you tour the magical Ring of Kerry.

Cliffs of Moher:

  • Look out over the Wild Atlantic Way from these majestic cliffs.

Giant's Causeway:

  • Steeped in legend, the awe-inspiring coastal scenery is a spectacle to behold.

Loch Ness:

  • Soak up the scenery and hear intriguing tales of 'Nessie' during a cruise.


  • Find out why the battle changed the Highland way of life forever at the Culloden Moor Visitor Centre.


  • A hush descends and eyes turn to the castle. The skirl of the pipes rises and drums crack the night air as a tide of tunics and
    tartan flood from the drawbridge. For a limited time in August, witness the incredible spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


Friday, October 20, 2017
Service rating : John Pelletier was wonderful to work with. Excellent customer skills. The trip went off exactly as expected. No glitches what so ever. Your company does a wonderful job of working with your sub-companies such as insight.
Vacation : The price for the "package trip" is very, very good.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Service rating : Choosing and reserving the trip was very easy. Our Tour Director was very experienced and knowledgeable, and the bus driver was great. The tour itself covers a lot of ground, but you get to see the highlights and enjoy some great experiences with your fellow travelers along the way. The hotels were first class, and check-in and check-out was very efficient. Just wish we would have had more time at some of the more popular attractions.
Vacation : It was a great experience and the price was reasonable considering all that was included.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Service rating : Grand European is a fabulous travel company with such a large variety of trips and great service. The paperwork and travel documents are very detailed and very informative for our trips.
Vacation : We loved Scotland & Ireland but were very disappointed with a couple of hotels. Mainly in Dryman out of Glasgow. Room so small we had to put suitcases in the bathtub at night in order to get to bathroom at night. My husband being 6’5 could barely stand in the room. Whole night was awful! Definitely not up to Insight standards!! Worst we have ever stayed on a GET tour. breakfast was awful the next morning which makes me rate this hotel as a minus 5! Disappointed we were not staying in Glasgow as we had thought. Too many optional dinners and tours. Made for an lot of extra expenses. Dune castle should have been included in the tour because it was not worth the money we spent. Bright side of the trip was our FANTASTIC tour director Cheryl Duke and bus driver first half of trip Jerry! Alan our 2nd driver was not as professional and not very neat. Bus not kept as clean as our first driver Jerry.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Service rating : Good customer service agent in booking, answering questions, and getting all accomplished pre trip.
Vacation : Hotel in Ballincollig, Ireland out of town from Cork, the room was dirty & dusty. Hotel in Dryman was worst we have ever stayed in! Beds were terrible. Room was so small could not even have suitcases open to be able to get to bathroom! We should have been in Glascow hotel in town. Definitely not even a one star hotel. Breakfast in Dryman hotel had 4 tour groups in dining room at same time & ran out of all food when we were there to eat. Awful experience. Definitely not up to a Insight standard.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Service rating : our tour was given to Insight Vacation Tours. They did an excellent job. Our tour guide was Michael Doughty and he was very personable and very knowledgeable of both Ireland Nd Scotland. Our bus driver was Gerry Gernon and he was great. He was very safe and helped everyone on the bus when possible. A great twosome.
Vacation : Out place was rich in history. Our guide taught us many interesting facts.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Service rating : Insight was the name of the tour and our guide and driver were excellent. Not only did Michael make us laugh with his blarney but the bus driver was always attentive to road and polite to passengers.
Vacation : We saw everything promised in brochure and hotels were excellent choices except for one.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Service rating : Destination choices were good. Hotels were varied and located well. Buffett breakfasts were good. Liked having meal choices.
Vacation : It gave us a good overall look at Ireland and Scotland while seeing many locations in depth. The Tattoo was deciding factor for this selection.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Service rating : We visited all the main places we wanted to see. Our guide, Rory, was excellent. He was open to questions and always available.
Vacation : I think it was a good value.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Service rating : Yes, I would use your service again. Had a great time.
Vacation : The service was great. The tour guide, he was excellent, and the bus drivers were also.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your review. We take great pride in our people and the service they deliver, so we're pleased to know you enjoyed their company too! 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Service rating : Our guide was very knowledgeable about all of the history between the two countries. It was a pretty fast-paced tour. Meals were fine. When we arrived at a two day stay the accommodations in my room we're not up to par. The shower did not work and there was no attempt to fix it while we were there. One luck of the draw for a bad room I understand. I had several less than appropriate rooms.
Vacation : Other than several bad rooms, it was a fine trip. I over looked the garbage in two different hotels. One of the two nights stay we had a very small room way at the other end of the building. Our friends had a lovely large room along with the rest of the travelers in our group. In Edinburgh again we were in the older part of the building. It would be nice to rotate the less than desirable rooms between all of the travelers.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Service rating : It was well planned,we saw many exciting places. Our tour guide was very informative, he knew and shared the history of Ireland and Scotland in many amusing ways.
Vacation : A great tour, we learned many facts of the countries in with a great guide.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Service rating : Very helpful with the reservation. Had to make an air change and they did a good job.
Vacation : Good value for the money. Was able to see a lot on this trip
Monday, August 14, 2017
Service rating : We booked this trip nearly a year before we took it. Our 'go-to' person was Michelle Gumringer who did an outstanding job of answering questions and concerns both expediently and professionally. Much appreciated!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thanks for your kind comments about Michelle.  She is one of our longest-serving employees and her expertise is unmatched!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Vacation : I loved this trip!! We were treated to lots of history of both countries which was what I want in a vacation. We visited many interesting places, had great cuisine, and traveled in comfort in the coach we had.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Service rating : I had to call several times for information that should have been provided without request, for example, my travel itinerary. Customer service was not good.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It is our general practice to email your travel itinerary as soon as payment is made. We also have this information available at any time on our website.  We apologize if there was a miscommunication with your booking, and we will address the situation immediately.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Vacation : The selected tour stops were, in my opinion, chosen for economy not interest. An example, in Dublin, we were taken to a swan statute (free) and no St Peters Cathedral. Why?
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Service rating : My trip was well organized; flights were booked promptly. The GET contact answered all emails from me quickly and thoroughly. The tour guide did an excellent job. One of the two bus drivers did a great job.
Vacation : Overall a well run, thoughtful tour.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Service rating : Excellent tour director, availability of vegetarian options, quality of hotels
Vacation : Excellent tour director, availability of vegetarian options, quality of hot
Monday, July 17, 2017
Service rating : Too many hotels located away from the heart of cities with some very small rooms. Did not see what was anticipated other than a drive-through of some major cities. Tour manager quite aloof
Vacation : Tour appeared to be more of an overview than an all inclusive experience
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Service rating : From start to finish, everything was smooth and very professional -- reservations, pre-trip material, efficiency when we decide to cancel our travel insurance and go with another policy. And the Insight guide, driver, accommodations, activities, trip information, etc were all first class.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love hearing that everything went smoothly for you and that you enjoyed your trip.  Thank you so much for sharing your comments and we hope to see you again very soon.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Vacation : The cost of the trip was excellent value for what we got. We also liked the add-on excursions or activities. That gave us a chance to say yes or no. We've taken tours with other tour groups and this was by far the best experience, best organized, best guide and most informative.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Service rating : Ireland and Scotland are beautiful and so historic it is hard not to enjoy a trip there. Our hotels were very good and food was good. The coach and driver were magnificent. Biggest drawback was the trip guide while on the coach spoke way too fast with Irish accent and kept the mic right at his chin that created an echo and made him hard to understand. We missed a lot of the history and stories he told.
Vacation : Price was reasonable. A good value.
  • U.S. citizens traveling to Ireland and Scotland must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering either country.

  • The currency in the republic of Ireland is the Euro (€).  Northern Ireland and Scotland use the Pound (£). While it’s a good idea to bring some cash with you, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate when you arrive at your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Ireland. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling is sampling the local cuisine.  Culinary experiences to try in Ireland include a full Irish breakfast, a visit to a chip shop, and hearty lunch at a good local pub.  And be sure to sample Irish national specialties including Irish stew, coddle, potato bread, corned beef and whiskey cake.

    Scottish cuisine goes beyond traditional haggis, porridge, and whiskey.  Other specialties s to try include kippers, fish and chips, Scotch broth, smoked salmon, sausages, shortbread, and Dundee cake.  For a meal that’s inexpensive and authentic, try a local pub meal with a pint of Scottish ale.

  • The weather in Ireland and Scotland is mild,damp, and quickly changeable. We suggest packing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Important items to bring include sturdy walking shoes and a waterproof jacket with a hood. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Tipping in Ireland and Scotland is less common than in the U.S. When dining in a restaurant, it’s appropriate to leave a tip of up to 5-10 percent of the bill. 

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

Optional Experiences are subject to change and seasonal availability. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip, and pricing. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can only be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


An Epic Voyage

Stroll with your tour director along the Banks of the Liffey to view the historic architecture of Custom House Quay, including the Triumphal Arch of 1813 and the ever poignant Famine Memorial statues. Enter Vaults two centuries old, for an exclusive reception of canapés and drinks, before touring"Epic". Here, walk with your ancestors to hear how the emigrating Irish influenced the four corners of the world and modern life as we know it.

Dinner & Irish Cabaret

Over an excellent dinner of quality Irish food, enjoy a nonstop show of comedy, dance, song and music. Ireland’s musical history unfolds in a cabaret that will delight you long after the night has ended. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the fun, and it’s all wrapped up in the spirit of Irish humor. At the end of your meal, cap off one of Ireland’s best nights out with an Irish Coffee.

Irish Countryside & Glendalough

An afternoon drive takes you through the rural countryside of County Wicklow - the garden of Ireland. Pass through the pretty Wicklow Mountains to the picturesque setting of St. Kevin’s great 6th Century monastic site at Glendalough. After exploring the monastic remains return to Dublin via the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain.


Cork Dinner

Lively and fun loving, Cork city is justly celebrated for fine local produce and great restaurants. Tonight, take the opportunity to dine out and enjoy the great atmosphere and vibrant heart of Ireland's 'rebel' city. Three course dinner with a drink.

Port Of Cobh Excursion

Drive to the pretty riverside village of Cobh (pronounced "Cove") which was the last port of call for the Titanic. Explore the Heritage Center and relive the story of the emigration of Irish people and the life of this once great passenger port.


Gaelic Roots

A tour de force of traditional Irish song, music and dance, Gaelic roots showcases Ireland at its best. Using traditional instruments, Irish dance and time-honoured folk songs, this energetic show will have you tapping your feet and singing along in no time.


Shannon Castle Banquet

Calling all Lords and Ladies! Please be seated for a delicious banquet in the great hall of the castle. In the splendor of a bygone age, entertainment is provided by the court jester, castle musicians and attendants of the medieval court. It won’t be long before you're making merry with the fine music, singing, dancing, good food and laughter. You'll be sure to take home warm memories of this delightful evening.

Loch Lomond

Doune Castle and the Trossachs Drive

We enjoy a drive through the beautiful Trossachs to visit Doune Castle, overlooking the beautiful village of Doune. Famous for its association with Monty Python and now used as a film location for Game of Thrones, Doune is also the main Castle in the new hit show, Outlander.


Glasgow Dinner

In recent years, Glasgow has developed a fearsome culinary reputation. With its elegant and chic atmosphere, this restaurant is very much at the forefront. In the hub of Glasgow's vibrant cosmopolitan capital, enjoy an evening of Scottish fayre and experience the unique atmosphere of the city at night.This meal may be offered as a lunch.


An Evening with Nessie

Join us at the only pub on the shores of Loch Ness, overlooking Dores beach. Enjoy a drink while listening to the tales of Steve, a man who has devoted over twenty-five years of his life to hunting for the elusive Loch Ness Monster. A unique evening, following the journey of the ultimate "Nessie Hunter!"

Scottish Highlands

Blair Castle

Journey into the fascinating past with a visit to the ancestral home of the Dukes of Atholl. Brimming with treasures inside and out, magnificent Blair Castle is set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery. During your informative tour, see how the castle has been transformed through the ages and learn how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army.


Scottish Dinner & Cabaret

Join us for a lively and memorable evening of traditional Scottish song, dance, tartan and bagpipes. In addition to wine and dinner, your kilted hosts will lead you through some of the best-loved Scottish music and songs. You'll learn a Highland dance or two and sample Scotland’s national dish - haggis. An exceptional Scottish experience!

Edinburgh's Most Haunted

Join our Ghouls and Ghosts to embark upon a scary and mirth-filled tour of Edinburgh's old town as never seen before! We'll enjoy a drink afterwards to calm our nerves before returning to the land of the living.

Royal Yacht Britannia

This magnificent ship has hosted some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. For four royal couples, Britannia was to provide a honeymoon sanctuary before the onset of married life in the world's most photographed family. Now berthed in Leith, you are welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place every year in August.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, often referred to as "the most spectacular show on earth," is an exciting celebration showcasing the best of Scottish music, dance, and military pageantry.  In 2018 it will take place in Edinburgh from August 3rd to August 25th, and is sure to draw entertainers and spectators from around the world. 

Tickets and arrangements have been included on these select departures. Book early as they will sell out quickly!

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