Oct 13 - 25, 2024 Just Girls Scotland & Ireland Detailed Itinerary/Reservation Form Below
Sun Oct 13 MSP to EDINBURGH flight from your hometown to Edinburgh
Mon Oct 14 Upon arrival in Edinburgh we are whisked away to our hotel in the heart of Edinburgh Hotel: Nire Caledonia or similar Oct 14 – 16 This evening we enjoy a lovely welcome dinner together
Nira Caledonia is home to Blackwood's Edinburgh - one of the best local restaurants in Edinburgh. Our ever-changing menus showcase the finest ingredients that have been farmed, caught, raised and bred in Scotland, and with a selection of 25 Scottish whiskies to choose from, you're guaranteed to enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience.
Tues Oct 15 After your lovely Scottish breakfast, we head out for our Morning tour of Edinburgh This morning we'll take a walking tour of Edinburgh's old town, winding our way up the Royal Mile with its wealth of historic buildings, quaint shops, narrow lanes, and hidden courtyards — then onto Grassmarket and Greyfriars cemetery.
Wed Oct 16 Highland tour On this adventure we will see many beautiful sights, hike up to a waterfall where Robbie Burns himself wrote poems and Ed Sheeran wrote music - we continue on with hopes to see the harry potter Jacobite steam train.
We will see the mythical 100ft water horses the Kelpies that brought towns together. We will hear stories of battle which won freedom, tales of massacres and see the stunning hills and lochs of the highlands.
We will taste world award winning chocolate, whiskey made with the river of Spey and other Scottish delights.
We will meet and feed the highland Coo's and spend some time at some of the few castles which are hundreds of years old which housed Kings and Queens of late.
All this and more.So, join me on this adventure of a lifetime.
‘Auld Lang Syne’ is not only traditionally sung on New Year’s Eve, but is also included in Burns Night celebrations. Guests will stand, hold hands and sing together to bring the night to a close.
Finally, we end the day with a visit to Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater lake in Scotland. The lake is surrounded by stunning scenery, including forests, hills, and waterfalls.
Evening in Glasgow’s Fashionable West End Oct 16 Hotel Glasgow One Devonshire Gardens, a beautiful tree-lined Victorian terrace in Glasgow's fashionable West End Dining tonight at the hotels amazing restaurant Hotel du Vin Glasgow at One Devonshire Gardens, a luxury boutique hotel, offers an unparalleled experience to its guests. With its prime location, unmatched service, and world-class facilities, it is the preferred choice for a culturally rich and luxurious stay in Glasgow. Whether you aim to savour fine dining, relax with a drink, or explore the city's myriad attractions, Hotel du Vin Glasgow provides the perfect launchpad for your adventures.
Thu Oct 17 This Morning enjoy lovely breakfast at One Devonshire Gardens and then we Take a walking tour through Glasgow's Wonderful West End! Visit the world famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery with works by Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Salvador Dali, including his masterpiece "Christ of St John of the Cross". Enjoy the famous "Windows in the West" painting by Avril Paton which is Scotland's most famous modern painting of life in a tenement.
Walk through the magnificent Kelvingrove Park on the banks of the River Kelvin where you will see bandstands and historic statues. Wander up to Glasgow University to enjoy stunning views of Glasgow. The architecture of the Gilbert Scott Main Building, Cloisters and Tower is breathtaking.
Enjoy the atmosphere of Byres Road and Ashton Lane learning about the history and why it is now Glasgow's go to Pub and Restaurant area. Also see the real Windows in the West tenement. Walk through the beautiful Botanic Gardens enjoying the Glasshouse of Kibble Palace and crossing the famous ha'penny bridge to finish at Ashton Lane where you will be treated to a pint.
Thu Oct 17 Tonight we fly to Northern Ireland Glasgow to Belfast Emerald Air 825pm - 915pm *
Oct 17 - 19 Belfast - Welcome to Belfast Tonight we arrive in time for a nightcap at our Malone Hotel in the heart of Belfast. We’re all about the local, from our suppliers to our customers. We aim to bring you honest, unpretentious cooking, serve you with care and attention and promise you a memorable dining experience in our Gallery Restaurant, or our bar The Greyhound.
Fri Oct 18 Giant's Causeway & Antrim Coast Private Tour From Belfast Today our private guide will take us on this wonderful journey along the Antrim coast and through the beautiful mid-ulster countryside, where history, Folklore and legends come to life. Famous for it's many castles, clans and culture like Carrickfergus built in 1177 by the Normans or Glenarm & Dunluce home to the Mc Donnell clan, who fought in many battles including against Elizabeth 1.
We will stop at the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge where you can cross at your peril or simply relax and take in the breathtaking views from Portaneevy viewing point, of both the Irish & Scottish coasts.
Last but not least, The UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giants Causeway, which really has to be seen to be believed. 40 000 volcanic columns over 60 million years old, built by the famous Finn Mc Cool & destroyed by his Scottish rival Benandonna. We will then stop briefly at the ruins of Dunluce castle or stop for an Irish whiskey at the world's oldest distillery, Bushmills.
Sat Oct 19 Belfast to Dublin After breakfast at our hotel we set off to Dublin with our private driver
Oct 19 - 21 Morgan Hotel Dublinideally located on the cobbled streets of Temple Bar. The recently refurbished Morgan Hotel is the perfect base to explore the capital city.
Oct 19 Tonight we set out for a unique Temple Bar experience - The Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl which led by two professional musicians who perform tunes and songs while telling the story of Irish Music and its influences on contemporary world music.
Sun Oct 20 After breakfast, we head out on a walking tour of Dublin Dublin is an amazing city filled with history. We will visit Dublin's highlights like Trinity College Library, and the lesser-known streets, alleyways, cafés, shops and other places, through the eyes of a local Dubliner. Dublin's story is of feast and famine — from its 18th-century Golden Age to its 20th-century struggles for independence to its boomtime today. We explore the town's castle and patriotic jail, plus Trinity College with its Book of Kells Evening enjoy fun and music of this amazing city. Dinner at local restaurant
Mon Oct 21 Dublin to Kinsale - Today we head south to the Pint-sized and friendly, Kinsale is a delightful place full of maritime history, thanks to the town's naturally sheltered bay and a massive 17th-century star fort.
Trident Hotel Perched on the edge of Kinsale Harbour and positioned at the gateway to the famous Wild Atlantic Way, this is 4-star luxury surrounded by the beauty of a unique location.
Kinsale is one of Ireland's most picturesque towns; it is steeped in history and has a charming old world atmosphere. Golf, deep sea fishing, horse-riding and sailing are just some of the many activities available locally. There are also a host of places of interest to visit in the locality of the Trident Hotel, as well as a great selection of shops, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants in the town.
Tue Oct 22 After Breakfast we head from Kinsale to Dingle with stop at Blarney Stone and Slea Head Drive the breathtaking Dingle peninsula Oct 22 Dingle Hotel 1 night O'Neals B&B or Similar Dingle feels so traditionally Irish because it's part of a Gaeltacht, a region where the government subsidizes the survival of the Irish language and culture. While English is everywhere, the signs, chitchat, and songs come in Gaelic. Even the local preschool boasts that it's "All Gaelic." The town's personality is also fueled by the steady nocturnal beat of Ireland's best traditional music scene. Locals claim that Dingle, with dozens of pubs for its 1,300 residents, has more watering holes per capita than any town in Ireland Foxy John's is one of several Dingle pubs with a dual identity. By day it's a handy hardware store but after hours, it's a pub. It's great for craic — that's pub lingo for conversation.
Wed Oct 23 Dingle to Galway
Oct 23 – 25 Galway Hotel Victoria Hotel or similar
Thu Oct 24 Galway Explore Galway's Latin Quarter to the River Corrib, Private Walking Tour Spend an afternoon just wandering its medieval streets, with their delightful mix of colorful facades, labyrinthine pubs, weather-resistant street musicians, and steamy eateries.
Fri Oct 25 Galway to Dublin 730am - 10am Fri Oct 25 Fly back home (option to extend in Dublin for additional $250 per person)
Terms and Conditions: Cost: Total per person Twin Share : $4973 (Single Supplement $841 additional) Deposit of $2486.50 due by March 1, 2024 Final due July 13, 2024
Included: The following items are included in your adventure with Just Girls Travel 12 nights hotels or inns as listed or similar Most Meals Breakfasts daily(11), Dinners (9) High Tea (1) Lunch Food Tour (1) Private Driver throughout Local tour guides Airfare Between Glasgow and Belfast Tips, Taxes
Not Included: International Airfare Please check with Sue Thompson for flights Items of a personal nature Wines and Spirits with meals*
Non-refundable once purchased Deposit and Final payment. Trip Cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Average cost $244.00 please see link below rates based on age of traveler and dollar amount covered.
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Total per person Twin Share : $4973 Deposit of $2486.50 due by March 1, 2024 Final due July 13, 2024