Cruising the Highlands of Scotland & magic of Ireland (Fall 2019)

Enjoying the colours of autumn

Base Fare:
$11,270 per guest, double occupancy

Early Reservation Bonus on 2019 departures:

Save 5%* per guest
Reserve by January 31st to qualify

Your Journey includes

City tours of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin
Regional tours: Connemara, Ring of Kerry & cruising the Scottish Highlands
Most meals included
14 breakfasts, 14 lunches & 13 dinners
5 night cruise aboard the Lord of the Glens
9 nights in outstanding hotels
Round trip air fare from Toronto with British Airways (air gateways available across Canada)
Private car home pick up & return service

Cruising the Highlands of Scotland & magic of Ireland (Fall 2019)

“Stand where the peaks meet the sky and the lochs meet the sea.” These words, written by Scottish playwright W. Gordon Smith, beautifully describe the vast and untamed beauty of Scotland and Ireland. Board the Lord of the Glens, a splendidly unique and intimate yacht, to sail the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal and the sheltered waters of the lochs. Reflect on the legend and lore of Scotland’s past as you gaze across the Sound of Mull from Duart Castle. Learn what goes into making Guinness before enjoying a pint of your own. In all that you do, the myth and majesty of this stunning part of the world will surround you.

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From :
$11,270
Until Thursday, January 31, 2019 per guest, double occupancy
From :
$11,470
When booked after Thursday, January 31, 2019

Our Signature inclusions

Before your Journey

  • All taxes, ports and service charges
  • Full pre trip information and assistance
  • Deluxe overnight carry-on bag or backpack

During your Journey

  • Private car home pick up
    • or a credit
    • or an overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton
  • 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: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin
  • Sail the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal and the Lochs of Scotland on board the unique and elegant ship
  • Regional tours: Scottish Highlands, Connemara, Ring of Kerry

Outstanding accommodation

  • 1 night in Glasgow & 2 nights in Edinburgh, Dublin, Killarney, Galway
  • 5 night cruise aboard the Lord of the Glens
    • With the elegant appeal of a luxury yacht, it is the only passenger vessel able to navigate the intricate waters of the Caledonian Canal and sheltered waters around Scotland's hauntingly beautiful fretted west coast.

Comfortable transportation

  • Round trip air fare from Toronto with British Airway
  • Air gateways available across Canada

 

JOURNEY FARE PER GUEST IN CANADIAN DOLLARS

DAVID ROBERTS - STANDARD

  • TWIN / DOUBLE: $11,470
  • SINGLE: On Request

Other Cabin Option & Supplement per guest

DAVID ROBERTS - SUPERIOR

  • TWIN / DOUBLE: + $500
  • SINGLE: On Request
ALL FARES ARE FOR DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO. OTHER AIR GATEWAYS AVAILABLE.

These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. 

Travel Insurance 
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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 GLASGOW

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 flight to Glasgow, UK.

Day 2

WELCOME TO GLASGOW

Glasgow, one of Europe's most vibrant cities, is infused with a rich historical legacy and strongly held sense of culture. Our local Blue Badge Scottish guide greets us at the airport, where we board our executive coach for a short journey to our hotel. Enjoy a light lunch and relax this afternoon in Glasgow. Then, join your fellow guests for a casual welcome dinner.(L,D)
Blythswood Square Hotel & Spa, Glasgow (1 night)

Day 3

GLASGOW & THE HIGHLANDS

Glasgow comes alive during our panoramic tour of one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. Our tour showcases many highlights, including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, set within the beautiful surroundings of Glasgow University, Park Grove, and Trinity College Towers. Then, at the world-famous Willow Tea Rooms, enjoy morning coffee and tea served with traditional scones, local jams, and cake. Our adventure continues into the mountainous region of Scotland, full of beautiful lochs and incredible scenery. Lunch is enjoyed in a special local restaurant. On arrival in Oban, board the lovely Lord of the Glens, your home for the next five days. (B,L,D)
Overnight aboard the Lord of the Glens (5 nights)

Day 4

MCCAIG'S FOLLY & THE WEST COAST

Our morning walking tour includes a tasting at the local whiskey distillery. Discover “McCaig’s Folly,” an interesting structure high on the hill overlooking Oban. Cruise across the beautiful Oban Bay and Loch Linnhe to enter the Sound of Mull for our mooring at Craignure. Here, we disembark for an adventure to one of the most spectacular sites on the West Coast of Scotland, Duart Castle. A scenic drive then brings us back to the Lord of the Glens in Tobermory. (B,L,D)

Day 5

TOBERMORY, SAIL THE SOUND OF MULL & THE WEST HIGHLAND LINE

Built as a fishing port in the late 18th century, Tobermory is now the main town on the Isle of Mull. Enjoy free time this morning to explore the village’s gaily painted waterfront. A relaxing sail down the length of the scenic Sound of Mull brings us to Loch Linnhe and the start of the Caledonian Canal at Corpach. Later in the day, we board the Jacobite Steam Train for an incredible railway journey along the West Highland Line. The fabulous scenery surrounds us and includes the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, a late Victorian construction and truly a sight to behold.  (B,L,D)

Day 6

NEPTUNE'S STAIRCASE, TREE LINED LAGGAN AVENUE & FORT AUGUSTUS

Neptune’s Staircase is a series of eight interconnected locks that raises our vessel to the pleasant village of Banavie. Sail through the very shadow of Ben Nevis and its startling 2,000 ft cliffs to the impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue. At Fort Augustus, another series of locks runs through the centre of the town and lowers the vessel to the world-famous Loch Ness. Use the afternoon to explore the lovely village of Fort Augustus during free time. (B,L,D)

Day 7

THE FABLED LOCH NESS

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. Join the Captain this evening for his farewell reception and dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8

THE HIGHLANDS & EDINBURGH

Travel through the endless mountains of the Scottish Highlands. At the impressive Scone Palace, we enjoy a traditional lunch followed by a personal tour. Having once been the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Robert the Bruce, Scone Palace now boasts an outstanding collection of antiques and rare artifacts, as well as world-renowned grounds. Our scenic adventure then continues into Edinburgh. (B,L,D)
Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights) 

 

Day 9

EDINBURGH

Today, we explore one of the United Kingdom’s most famous cities. Enveloped by rolling hills, Edinburgh is a city of elegant streets and cobbled alleys that invite exploration. Saunter along the Royal Mile, dine in a truly unique Scottish pub for lunch, visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy free time in the afternoon to do as much or as little as you please. In the evening, swap stories about your time in this delightful city over a casual dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 10

DUBLIN & WICKLOW, IRELAND

We fly to Dublin, Ireland, this morning to begin our exploration of the Emerald Isle, where our local guide and friendly coach driver demonstrate the warm hospitality for which the Irish are famous. We leave the city for a relaxing drive to County Wicklow and a visit to Powerscourt House and Gardens. Stroll through the picturesque gardens and enjoy a tasty lunch. We then return to Dublin to check in to our hotel and have some free time to relax before a three-course dinner. (B,L,D)
Brooks Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)

Day 11

DUBLIN & THE BOOK OF KELLS

Our tour today is the perfect way to discover Dublin, taking us to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, City Hall, and Temple Bar. Our final stop of the morning is Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, a stunningly beautiful manuscript containing the four Gospels. Following lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the Guinness storehouse to discover what goes into making this iconic drink. The journey 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 12

ADARE & KILLARNEY

Begin the day with a lovely drive to the village of Adare, often regarded as Ireland’s most picturesque village. Adare is steeped in history dating back to 1200 and has been the subject of many rebellions and conquests, leaving a legacy of historical monuments. Following lunch, we continue to Killarney, where we check in to our hotel. (B,L,D)
Great Southern Killarney, Killarney (2 nights)

Day 13

RING OF KERRY TOUR

Boasting secluded 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. A visit is not complete without seeing the village Bog and Sheep Dog Trials. Enjoy lunch at the Smugglers Inn, followed by free time in which to wander in the lovely village of Sneem. In the evening, enjoy a casual walk to dinner at Cellar One in Killarney. (B,L,D)

Day 14

THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

The Burren is unlike any other place in Ireland, where huge limestone pavements and vertical fissures create stunning views and a mysterious atmosphere. 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 breathtaking views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins, and more. (B,L,D)
Park House Hotel, Galway (2 nights) 

Day 15

KYLEMORE ABBEY TOUR

Enjoy the breathtaking coastal landscape of Connemara, situated at the very edge of Europe on the west coast of Ireland. It is surely one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places in Ireland. Then, tour Kylemore Abbey and the six-acre Victorian Walled Gardens. Our delicious farewell lunch, held at the splendid Renvyle House, provides the perfect opportunity to share memories of our recent journey.  (B,L)

 

Day 16

HOME

We bid our Irish friends a fond Gaelic Blessing, “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 a private car to your home. (B)

*Meals Legend: B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner

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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.

Sail the Lochs on the Lord of the Glens

It’s rare to find a mode of transportation as beautiful and iconic as the areas through which it travels. The Lord of the Glens is 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.

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.

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