Scotland & Ireland

Intimate Highlands encounters & unforgettable Irish charm

Base Fare:
$11,470 per guest, double occupancy

Early Reservation Bonus on 2019 departures:

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

Your Journey includes

Cruise on the legendary Scottish lochs
The Cliffs of Moher’s dramatic beauty, Scenic Connemara & the Ring of Kerry
Most meals included
14 breakfasts, 14 lunches & 13 dinners
5 nights 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) & a regional flight with Aer Lingus
Private car home pick up & return service

Scotland & Ireland

“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 unique and intimate 54-guest yacht, to navigate the Caledonian Canal’s intricate waters 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. Revel in the beauty of Connemara’s magnificent and unspoiled coastal landscape. In all that you do, the myth and majesty of this stunning part of the world will surround you.

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Base Fare:
$11,470 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: Glasgow, Edinburgh, 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

  • 5 nights aboard the Lord of the Glens
  • 9 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 1 night is Glasgow
    • 2 nights in Edinburgh
    • 2 nights in Dublin
    • 2 nights in Killarney
    • 2 nights in Galway

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with British Airways
  • Air gateways available across Canada
  • Regional flight with Aer Lingus

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

DAVID ROBERTS - STANDARD

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

DAVID ROBERTS - SUPERIOR

  • TWIN: $11,970
  • SINGLE: On Request

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before January 31, 2019

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 GLASGOW, 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 Glasgow, Scotland.
Overnight flight

Day 2

WELCOME TO GLASGOW

Glasgow, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, is infused with a strongly held sense of culture and a rich historical legacy. Our local Blue Badge guide greets us before we board our executive coach for the short drive to our hotel. Enjoy a light lunch and relax in Glasgow this afternoon. Then, join your fellow travellers 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 showcasing 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. Our adventure continues into the mountainous and scenic region of Scotland. We enjoy lunch and make our way to Oban where we board the lovely Lord of the Glens, your home for the next five days. All meals will be served on board unless otherwise indicated. (B,L,D)
Lord of the Glens (5 nights), Oban

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 sights of Scotland, Duart Castle. A scenic drive then brings us back to the Lord of the Glens in Tobermory. (B,L,D)
Tobermory

Day 5

TOBERMORY, SAIL THE SOUND OF MULL, 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. We sail down the length of the scenic 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 scenery and the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, a Victorian construction and truly a sight to behold. (B,L,D)
Corpach

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 shadow of Ben Nevis and its startling 2,000ft cliffs to the very 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 quaint village of Fort Augustus during free time. (B,L,D)
Inveroich

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 dinner. (B,L,D)
Inverness

Day 8

THE HIGHLANDS & EDINBURGH

We bid farewell to the Lord of the Glens and travel through the endless mountains of the Scottish Highlands. At the impressive Scone Palace, we enjoy a traditional lunch followed by a private 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. Then, our scenic adventure 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

This morning, we fly to Dublin, Ireland, to begin our exploration of the Emerald Isle, where our local friendly guide demonstrates the warm hospitality for which the Irish are famous. We leave the city for a relaxing drive to County Wicklow and a visit to the Powerscourt Estate, House and Gardens. Stroll through the beautiful 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 explore the city, 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, an exquisite manuscript containing the four Gospels. After lunch, 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

This morning, a scenic drive brings us to Adare, often regarded as Ireland’s most picturesque village. Adare is steeped in history dating back to 1,200 AD 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 enormous limestone pavements and vertical fissures create breathtaking views and 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

This morning, admire the spectacular 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, unspoiled places in Ireland. Then, 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 recent journey. Enjoy an evening at leisure and dinner in a restaurant of your choice. (B,L)

Day 16

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)

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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