Escocia e Irlanda

Duration

11 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Edinburgh,Scotland

Available

April 2020 / October 2020

Cities to visit: Edinburgh,Scotland; Stirling, Scotland; Pitlochry, Scotland; ; Inverness; Fort William; Loch Lomond, Scotland; Glasgow; Belfast; Dublin; Kilkenny; Cashel (Tipperary); Cork, City and County; Kinsale; Killarney; Limerick; Cliffs of Moher; Galway

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Day

Free day. You can enjoy the charm of this city. Free time to explore and discover memorable places.

Total distance: 305 km.

Scenery: Beautiful landscapes all the stage; Especially in the afternoon as we passed the Cairngorms Mountains.


08:00 hrs. - Edinburgh - Departure. We travel to another historic city near Edinburgh.
09:15 hrs. Stirling. A time for a stroll in its historic center dominated by the great castle. After that we will trek the trail that goes to the foot of the tower (ticket not included) which was built in memory of William Wallace, a 13thcentury Scottish military hero who became famous thanks to the film Braveheart. 

11:00 hrs. - Stirling / Wallace Monument - Departure.
12:45 hrs.- Pitlochry.- picturesque town where we know on arrival a  traditional whisky distillery , Blair Athol, where Bell´s is produced. Entrance included . Time for lunch in town.

15.00hrs- Pitlochry- Departure.
15:15 hrs.- Blair Castle .- We include the entrance to this beautiful palace with its impressive gardens.-

16:45 hrs.- Blair -Departure. We travel to the north of Scotland, beautiful mountainous landscapes follow our route.
18:45 hrs.- INVERNESS , arrival, maritime city very close to Loch Ness. Dinner included and accommodation.

NOTE:  The hotel network in northern Scotland is quite limited. For some tours (normally in the month of August), we may offer accommodation in towns around Inverness.

Total distance: 250 km.

Scenery: Magnificent landscapes, lakes, high mountains sometimes snowed on their tops.
Notes: We recommend you to bring some warm clothing; You may need it during the boat ride. The schedules of the stage can be modified according to the assigned time of crossing by the Loch Ness.


08.00 hrs.- Inverness -Departure. We will enjoy a stage full of excitement amid quite beautiful landscapes, forests, lakes, deserted lands and fjords from northern Scotland.
10.30hrs- CASTLE OF EILEAN DONAN, a very picturesque castle is located over the fjord’s waters ( ticket included ). This castle will make us remember the ghosts that populate the castles of Scotland. 

11.30 hrs. - Castle of Eilean - departure. Mountains and lakes follow our route.
12.45 hrs.- FORT AUGUSTUS where we will know its sluice gate system. Time to walk and have lunch.

14.00 hrs. - Fort Augustus - departure. We skirt the NESS LAKE. We will visit by the lake the ruined medieval castle of URQUHART (entrance included).  

About 15.30hrs we includ a 30 minute boat tour around the lake´s dark waters from Urquhart Castle through to Clansman.

17.00 hrs.- Inverness. Arrival to the capital of the Highlands and unique city of the region at the mouth of the river Ness. Dinner included.

Total distance: 370 km
Scenery:  Beautiful landscapes again of lakes, mountains, desolate moors, isolated areas, deep forests.

07:30 hrs.- Inverness - Departure. We travel again via Aviemore towards isolated regions, subarctic flora, mountains. On our route we made a brief stop at Spean Bridge , next to the monument to the commandos who trained here before the Normandy landing in World War II. We can take a photo of  Ben Nevis, the highest summit of the British Isles.
10:00 hrs. - Fort William - Time for a coffee in this tourist town.

10:45 hrs. - Fort William - departure. We follow the coast, fjords bordering the ocean. - On our route we will pass next to Kilchurn Castle. A ruined castle that projects its image on a beautiful lake.
13:30 hrs.- Inveraray . a quite picturesque historic village by Loch Fyne with a large castle and quiet streets. Time to walk and have lunch.

15:30 hrs.- Inveraray -exit. We will return contouring Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. 

17.30hrs- Glasgow. Arrival. Time for a stroll around the centre of this lively city.

Total distance covered: 295 km.
  
 Scenery: Seaside, hills, woods.  
Notes: Remember to keep your passport; it will be requested at the point of embarkation.  It is helpful if you can travel with some Scottish bank notes. Scotland mint their own notes, as does the North of Ireland. These Scottish or Northern Irish bank notes can be used easily in Scotland and Ireland respectively, but they may not be accepted in England and they are not valid in international banks. That is, if you have any Scottish or Irish notes left over, you will not be able to exchange them outside the United Kingdom. We recommend that you make sure you don´t have any Scottish bank notes left over on leaving Scotland and especially after our crossing to Belfast.   
The schedules for this whole stage may vary depending on the boat. 

08.00 hrs -Glasgow - Brief tour on the coach while leaving the city and then we travel toward the east coast of Scotland. 

In Cairnryan we board a modern ferry to Ireland . Normally the boat leaves at 11.30 hrs. Crossing. The boats are very modern; you can shop in its stores or have lunch in its bars.
   
13.45 hrs - We get off the boat in Belfast.   Arrival in this city of Victorian architecture which reminds us of the difficult coexistence between Protestants and Catholics in this area.- After a look round the Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods that remind us of their troubled past, we visit the famous murals. Free time in the city centre.  
16:30 hrs - Belfast –Departure-. We continue to the Republic of Ireland (Eire).  
18:30 hrs - Dublin  –Arrival at hotel-.  

Dublin - Sightseeing tour of the city. A guide will tell us about the history of the city, its Georgian neighbourhoods, its bustling city centre streets and the University. Afternoon free in the Irish capital. You will be able to wonder round the lively banks of the River Liffey and visit its museums or the famous Guinness brewery (admission not included).  
(Note: Occasionally, depending on our time of arrival in Dublin, the sightseeing tour of the city may be made on the previous afternoon).

Total distance: 330 km .
Landscapes: Pleasant landscapes, forests, hills, picturesque villages en route.

08.30 hrs. Dublin -Departure. We start our journey to Powerscourt, very close to Dublin.
09.15 hrs. - POWERSCOURT.  We will visit ( ticket included ) its magnificent  gardens , designed in the 18th century and considered the most beautiful gardens in Ireland featuring its fountains, its Japanese garden, and its pet cemetery. 

10.30 hrs.- Powerscourt -Departure. We continue our route towards the south of Ireland, crossing the National Park of Wicklow.
12.30 hrs. - KILKENNY we have time for lunch and stroll through this small city full of life, with its castle, cathedral, brewery ...

14.30 hrs. Kilkenny-Departure.
15.30 hrs.  Rock of CASHEL,  we will stop to visit the impressive medieval fortress that symbolises the fight of Irish people against England  (ticket included).

17.00 hrs. - Cashel - exit.
18.15 hrs. - CORK, arriving at the end of the afternoon. Time for a stroll through the center of the second Irish city.  Dinner included in the hotel. 

Total distance: 245 Km.
Scenery: B eautiful scenery, especially in the Killarney National Park.


08:15 hrs - Cork - Departure.
09:00 hrs. - KINSALE -We will stop by  Charles Fort  to admire its great vistas of the ocean right by the 17th century fortress. Time in the historic centre of  KINSALE , a seaside town, considered by many as one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Ireland.

10:30 hrs. - Kinsale. Departure.
12:30 hrs - KILLARNEY , a tourist town in the heart of Ireland. After strolling around and lunch, we include a romantic horse an d carriage tour  of its  NATIONAL PARK , amid gardens by the lake. We will take the horse and carriage tour until we arrive at  Ross Castle  which offers wonderful vistas by the lake. We include a short  cruise  to enjoy the views of the lake. Afterwards, we will get back en route. 

16:00 hrs - Killarney - Departure. We continue our route;short stop in Adare, small village that preserves its picturesque traditional thatched-roof cottages and the ruins of the old abbey.
18:00 hrs. - LIMERICK - Arrival and free time.

19:30 hrs. - Return to the hotel, dinner included.

Total distance:  190km.
Scenery :  Breathtaking scenery on the cliffs of Moher.


08.30hrs- Limerick- Departure. 
09.00 hrs- BUNRATTY- Ticket included for FOLK PARK  a wonderful park where we will learn about how life was in Ireland in the past with its typical cottages and old markets. Its castle stands out as it accurately reproduces how life was in the Middle Ages. Time for a stroll. 

10.30hrs- Bunraty Folk Park-  Departure.  We travel to the coast, green landscapes and hills.
11.30hrs-   Cliffs of Moher.  Overlooking the ocean. Those who wish it may trek to O’Brien’s Tower (entrance not included, sometimes closed for climatological reasons). Time for lunch.

14.00hrs- Departure.
15.00hrs-   CAHERCONNEL Fort  arrival to this circular Celtic stone fort in the heart of the karstic landscape of the BURREN NATIONAL PARK . We may have a chance to see an exhibition of how dogs shepherd sheep.

16.30hrs- Departure. We stop to take some photos in this area where the Poulnabrone dolmen i s located.
Our road continues through attractive landscapes, isolated small villages.
18:15 hrs - GALWAY,  Time for a walk on arrival to get to know the city and its university atmosphere.
19:45 hrs - Departure to our hotel.

Total distance: 295 km

08.45 hrs.- Galway, departure. 

09.45 hrs.- Cong -  small, picturesque village located in a magnificent lake area  where John Ford filmed the movie "The Quiet Man". We will visit the ruins of the Royal Abbey and walk around Ashford castle, a gorgeous medieval castle that has been turned into a hotel. Time to walk and have lunch.
11.15 hrs. - Departure. We continue towards the center of Ireland.
12.45 hrs- Clonmacnoise: we will visit its monastic Celtic ruins. Time to know the enclosure (entrance included).


14.45 hrs - Clonmacnoise -departure. We continue our route.
16.15 hrs.- Dublin; arrival. -

NB: Clonmacnoise allows entry to a limited number of people. Sometimes, depending on what is authorized, the schedule of the visit may be changed. In this case, all the schedules of the stage will be modified to be able to carry out all the planned visits.

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