Scotland & Ireland

Majestic castles, scenic lochs and eternal charm amid extraordinary landscapes

Base Fare:
$12,790 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Your Journey includes

Cruise on the legendary Scottish lochs

The Cliffs of Moher’s dramatic beauty, Castles of Eilean Donan and Duart & the Ring of Kerry


Most meals included

15 breakfasts, 15 lunches & 14 dinners


7 nights aboard the Lord of the Glens

8 nights in outstanding hotels


Round trip air fare from Toronto with British Airways & a regional flight with Aer Lingus

Fly from select Canadian gateways for only $100

Private car home pick-up and return service


Scotland & Ireland

The exquisite beauty of Scotland and Ireland belongs in the fairytales they’re so famous for. Your 17-day journey begins on the streets of Edinburgh and within the sweeping views of the Scottish Highlands. Board the Lord of the Glens, an elegant 54-guest ship, to sail into scenic ports adorned with enchanting towns. Keep watch for the Loch Ness Monster and step back in time at the battlefield of Culloden. The Emerald Isle welcomes us with renowned hospitality and the breathtaking sights of Adare village, the Ring of Kerry and the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. Add Guinness, folklore and hearty traditional meals to scenic wonders and the outcome is a journey steeped in magic.

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Base Fare:
$12,790 CAD
per guest, double occupancy

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • City tours in Edinburgh and Dublin
  • Regional tours: Scottish Highlands, Connemara, Ring of Kerry
  • Sail the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal and the Lochs of Scotland on board a unique and elegant ship
  • Marvel at the dramatic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and admire the haunting splendour of Duart Castle

Outstanding accommodation

  • 7 nights aboard the Lord of the Highlands
  • 8 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 2 nights in Edinburgh
    • 2 nights in Dublin
    • 2 nights in Killarney
    • 2 nights in Galway

Comfortable transportation

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

JAMES WATT - STANDARD

  • TWIN: $12,790
  • SINGLE: $16,990

DAVID ROBERTS - STANDARD

  • TWIN: $13,490
  • SINGLE: $17,990

DAVID ROBERTS - SUPERIOR

  • TWIN: $14,590
  • SINGLE: $19,990

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before April 30, 2020

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other gateways available. These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date.

DECK PLAN

Travel Insurance 
Peace of Mind travel always involves the proper insurance coverage. We strongly recommend you have insurance coverage in place to protect you in the event of an unexpected incident. Here is a list of the plans we offer:

  • Cancellation / Interruption
  • Emergency Medical
  • Seniors Emergency Medical
  • Annual Medical Plan
  • All Inclusive Annual Plan
  • Baggage and Personal effects

Contact our office and speak with our friendly insurance experts.

Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travellers and board your flights to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Day 2

WELCOME TO EDINBURGH

Our local Blue Badge Scottish guide greets us at the airport before we board our coach for the short drive to our hotel. Enjoy a light lunch, followed by free time to relax or explore Edinburgh at your leisure. Then, join your fellow travellers for a casual welcome dinner. (L,D)

Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (2 nights)

Day 3

EXPLORING EDINBURGH

Today, we explore one of the United Kingdom’s most famous cities. Edinburgh is a city of elegant streets, medieval architecture and cobbled alleys. We saunter along the Royal Mile, dine in a truly unique Scottish pub for lunch and visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore at your leisure. In the evening, swap stories of your time in this delightful city with your fellow guests over a casual dinner in a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 4

THE HIGHLANDS & INVERNESS

Relax and travel through the stunning scenery to the impressive Scone Palace, where we enjoy a traditional lunch and a tour of antiques and rare artifacts. We continue to Inverness to board the lovely Lord of the Glens, our home for the next seven nights. This evening we enjoy a welcome reception and dinner. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated. (B,L,D)

Lord of the Glens (7 nights)

Day 5

EILEAN DONAN CASTLE, THE ISLE OF SKYE & LOCH NEVIS

The 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle is perched beautifully on a tidal island in the midst of three lochs. Discover its turbulent history on our visit, before we sail to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. Admire the majestic estate and landscaped grounds of the Clan Donald Centre. Next, we sail to the small village of Inverie on Loch Nevis. Enjoy your first sight of charming whitewashed buildings lining the shore. (B,L,D) 

Inverie

Day 6

ARDNAMURCHAN POINT, THE SOUND OF MULL, TOBERMORY

This morning we sail around Ardnamurchan Point, to arrive at the tiny Hebridean island of Eigg. Discover the crescent beaches and unspoilt nature that hosts a small eco-friendly community. Then, we sail into the scenic Sound of Mull to Tobermory. Brightly-painted houses along the harbourfront provide a striking photo opportunity. (B,L,D)

Mull

Day 7

ISLE OF IONA, DUART CASTLE, OBAN

The Isle of Iona is the last resting place of some 50 Scottish kings, the cradle of Christianity in Scotland and our first visit today. Next, we sail to the seafood capital of Scotland, with a pause in front of the magical, 13th-century Duart Castle for photos. Let the fishing port of Oban thrill you with fresh seafood, dramatic coastlines and scenic castle ruins along the oceanfront. (B,L,D)

Oban

Day 8

CORPACH & WEST HIGHLAND RAILWAY

Today we sail the length of the Sound of Mull to Loch Linnhe and the start of the Caledonian Canal at Corpach. Later, we board the Jacobite Steam Train for an unforgettable journey along the West Highland Line. Admire the stunning, mountainous scenery and the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, a Victorian construction and truly a sight to behold. (B,L,D)

Corpach

Day 9

NEPTUNE’S STAIRCASE, LAGGAN AVENUE, FORT AUGUSTUS

Neptune’s Staircase is a series of eight interconnected locks that raise our vessel to the pleasant village of Banavie. Sail through the shadow of Ben Nevis and its 1,345-metre cliffs to the impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue. At Fort Augustus, another series of locks lowers the vessel to the world-famous Loch Ness. This afternoon is at your leisure to explore the quaint village of Fort Augustus. (B,L,D)

Fort Augustus

Day 10

LOCH NESS, URQUHART CASTLE, CULLODEN

This morning, we sail along the famous Loch Ness, Scotland’s deepest loch and the fabled home of the Loch Ness Monster. The Lord of the Glens pauses briefly in front of Urquhart Castle for photos before sailing along Loch Dochfour and into Inverness. We visit the famous battlefield of Culloden and the ancient stones of Clava Cairns. Join your fellow guests and the Captain this evening for his farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

Inverness

Day 11

DUBLIN, IRELAND

We bid farewell to the Lord of the Glens and fly to Dublin, Ireland. We’re greeted by our local guide who is the perfect demonstration of the famous Irish hospitality. After our first lunch on the Emerald Isle, we’re given an introduction to Ireland’s capital and largest city, which is famous for its pub culture, literary giants and incredible history. After we check in, we enjoy dinner at our hotel. (B,L,D)

Brooks Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

Day 12

DUBLIN & THE BOOK OF KELLS

Our tour today is the perfect way to explore the city, taking us to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and City Hall, and Temple Bar. Our final stop of the morning is Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, an exquisite manuscript containing the four Gospels. After lunch, we visit the Guinness storehouse to discover what goes into making this iconic drink. Our storehouse tour ends with a pint of Guinness and the best view in the city! Join us in the evening for a traditional meal that includes Irish folklore and live music. (B,L,D)

Day 13

ADARE & KILLARNEY

This morning, a scenic drive brings us to Adare, often regarded as Ireland’s most picturesque village. Following lunch, we continue to Killarney, where we check in to our hotel. (B,L,D)

Great Southern Killarney (2 nights)

Day 14

Boasting white-sand beaches and mountains shrouded in mist, the Ring of Kerry has earned its reputation as one of the most beautiful regions in Ireland. The scenic route passes through lively villages with bustling pubs and charming bookshops. Our visit is not complete without seeing the village Bog and Sheep Dog Trials. We enjoy lunch at the Smugglers Inn, followed by free time for you to wander in the lovely village of Sneem and  explore at your leisure. In the evening, enjoy a casual dinner at Cellar One in Killarney. (B,L,D)

Day 15

THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

The Burren is unlike any other place in Ireland, where enormous limestone pavements and vertical fissures create breathtaking views and a mysterious atmosphere. We enjoy lunch with the Cassidy family, who have long family roots in the Burren. In the afternoon, we continue to the Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins, and more. (B,L,D)

Park House Hotel, Galway (2 nights)

Day 16

KYLEMORE ABBEY TOUR

This morning, we admire the spectacular coastal landscape of Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe. It is surely one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places in Ireland. Then, we tour Kylemore Abbey and the six-acre Victorian Walled Gardens. Our delicious farewell lunch, held at the splendid Renvyle House, is the perfect opportunity to share memories of our journey. Enjoy an evening at your leisure and dinner in a restaurant of your choice. (B,L)

Day 17

HOME

We bid our friends “na h-uile la gu math duit” (“may all your days be good”) and make our way to the airport for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

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Journey Highlights





Discover Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh, one of the most famous cities in the UK, seems to revolve around its impressive castle, which towers over the city in all its regal splendor. Leading up to the castle is the Royal Mile, a bustling street along which you can visit quaint shops and a truly unique Scottish pub. Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and wander through the elegant streets and cobbled alleys of the city, looking out every so often at the surrounding hills, lochs, and forests.

Ring of Kerry tour

Cinematic sea views, secluded white-sand beaches, and mountains shrouded in mist have earned the Ring of Kerry a reputation as one of the most beautiful regions in Ireland. The scenic route carries you past stunning views of the sea and through lively villages with bustling pubs, charming bookshops, and pretty cafés. A visit is not complete without seeing the Kerry Bog Village and the Sheep Dog Trials. Then, after a hearty lunch at the Smugglers Inn, wander gently through the colourful village of Sneem.

Dublin

As the capital and largest city of Ireland, Dublin is full of hidden treasures to discover. From the modern Samuel Beckett Bridge to the historic Dublin Castle, this city’s diverse attractions are each infused with a unique flavour of Irish charm. A highlight of your trip is sure to be a visit to Powerscourt House and Gardens; originally a 13th-centruy castle, it was extensively renovated during the 18th century by German architect Richard Cassels. Before you leave, be sure to stop at one of the city’s characterful pubs for a scrumptious pint of Guinness.

Sail the Lochs aboard the Lord of the Highlands

The Lord of the Glens and its sister ship the Lord of the Highlands are the only passenger vessel able to navigate the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal and the sheltered waters of Scotland’s legendary lochs. Gaze across the haunting beauty of Loch Ness from the ship’s teak-clad viewing and promenade decks or disembark to explore castles steeped in myth. Wherever the stunning Lord of the Glens goes, the spirit of Scotland is never far behind.

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