16 Day Scotland & Ireland

From

$2999

Land Only

$3539*

Air & Land


Video
Book Now!

Click a Date to Book Online

How to calculate single or triple prices

Book by Dec 12, 2019 & Save!

Dates

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.


Accommodation Details:
Triple rooms at the Hilton Glasgow, Courtyard Edinburgh and Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort will be accommodated as a twin room and single room

Some departures may stay at the Macdonald Highlands Hotel in Aviemore instead of the Morlich Hotel at Macdonald Aviemore Resort.

Hotels in Scotland often encompass the traditional style of the region. You can expect small rooms with low lighting and limited access to electrical outlets. Rooms may lack amenities, including air-conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room safe, and luggage racks. Meals in Scotland will often take place at your hotel. The food served is local to the region with limited variety. Many hotels have limited restaurant staff and therefore meals can take longer than expected


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Hotels in Scotland often encompass the traditional style of the region. You can expect small rooms with low lighting and limited access to electrical outlets. Rooms may lack amenities, including air-conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room safe, and luggage racks. Meals in Scotland will often take place at your hotel. The food served is local to the region with limited variety. Many hotels have limited restaurant staff and therefore meals can take longer than expected. Some hotels in Galway, Aviemore, Derry and Killarney are built in the traditional local style and have no air conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

Extend Your Stay

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Edinburgh, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea
  • 14 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Edinburgh
    • 2 nights Aviemore
    • 2 nights Glasgow
    • 1 night Belfast
    • 1 night Derry
    • 2 nights Galway
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 2 nights Dublin
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 21 meals: 14 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • View the Scottish Crown Jewels at Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city
  • Visit stately Scone Palace, ancient residence of Scottish kings where Charles II was crowned
  • At a whisky distillery, learn the art of Scotch whisky making and enjoy a tasting
  • Travel to Loch Ness, one of Scotland’s most storied sites, home of the Loch Ness monster
  • Cruise on the "bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond, with gorgeous vistas of tranquil scenery
  • Explore Glasgow's George Square with its impressive collection of statues and monuments
  • Ferry to Belfast, one of Europe’s true Renaissance cities
  • Tour the interactive Titanic Experience Museum that reveals the story of the ill-fated ship
  • Excursion to Connemara National Park, a wonderland of scenic mountains and grasslands
  • Discover Galway, a seafaring town, now one of the fastest growing cities in Europe
  • View the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock towering over the Atlantic Ocean
  • A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas as you drive around the renowned "Ring of Kerry"
  • At Blarney Castle, kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab"
  • Enjoy spirited Dublin, with its thousand year history, immortalized by James Joyce

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. Hotels in Scotland often encompass the traditional style of the region. You can expect small rooms with low lighting and limited access to electrical outlets. Rooms may lack amenities, including air-conditioning, microwaves, refrigerators, in-room safe, and luggage racks. Meals in Scotland will often take place at your hotel. The food served is local to the region with limited variety. Many hotels have limited restaurant staff and therefore meals can take longer than expected. Some hotels in Galway, Aviemore, Derry and Killarney are built in the traditional local style and have no air conditioning. During heat waves, these hotels can become uncomfortable, even at higher elevations. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

Watch our Scotland & Ireland Video!
Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Scotland
Depart for Scotland

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Edinburgh
Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's regal capital city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in this delightful city with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 pm, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Room, Royal Palace, and St. Margaret's Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of traditional Scottish entertainment that includes dinner
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - St Andrews, Scone Palace, Whisky Tasting
The day begins with a drive to St Andrews where Prince William attended the University -- a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort and the world's home of golf. Then, visit stately Scone Palace, the family home of the Earls of Mansfield, the ancient residence of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, and Charles II were once crowned. The palace also houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts. After time to stroll in the colorful gardens, you’re off to a whisky distillery to learn more about the art of Scotch whisky making and savor tastings of the different varieties. Afterward, travel through mountainous Cairngorms National Park to Aviemore, a resort surrounded by magnificent scenery
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Museum of the Isles
Stunning landscapes surround you as you journey further into the highlands. The panorama of Loch Ness unfolds before you - one of the most storied sites in all of Scotland, home of the fabled Loch Ness monster. View the striking Invermoriston Falls before passing the romantic 13th century Eilean Donan Castle perched at the center of three Scottish Lochs. Cross over the Skye Bridge to the Isle of Skye, a 50-mile long fusion of velvety moors and angular mountains. Visit the fascinating Museum of the Isles, that is located in the heart of a 20,000-acre estate; hear about the Highland history and explore the historic gardens and trails at the Clan Donald Center. Return via Lochcarron and Inverness to Aviemore. Dinner is at the hotel this evening
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Glasgow
Head south this morning to a magical region steeped in legend, folklore, and history. The journey takes you past Ben Nevis, Scotland's mighty mountain and the Glencoe area with its glimmering lakes and sheltered forests. Arrive on the "bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond, immortalized in song, the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom. A delightful cruise around the lake offers vistas of pretty villages, tranquil scenery and the Trossachs, Scotland's first National Park, an area commemorated in the writings of poet Sir Walter Scott. In the late afternoon, travel to the sophisticated city of Glasgow. Evening is at leisure to get acquainted with this dynamic city’s stylish restaurants and clubs with live music
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Glasgow City Tour
The exploration of Glasgow begins at George Square, named after King George III, boasting an impressive collection of statues and monuments, including those dedicated to Robert Burns, James Watt, Sir Robert Peel and Sir Walter Scott. On to imposing Glasgow Cathedral, a splendid example of 12th century Gothic architecture, dedicated to St. Mungo, the patron saint of the city. On your drive, view fine Victorian buildings, made with local red sandstone, and the regenerated area around The Clyde, world-famous for its shipbuilding industry, birthplace of the Queen Mary and countless other ocean liners. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Stirling Castle and the Bannockburn Monument. Visit historic Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Next continue south of Stirling to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn
Optional: Historic Stirling Castle with Bannockburn Monument (PM)
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Ferry to the "Emerald Isle," Belfast, Titanic Experience Museum
Heading south, take the ferry across the Irish Sea to the Emerald Isle, arriving in Belfast, one of Europe's true renaissance cities. You’ll see beautifully restored historic buildings, European-style cafes, and streets lined with vibrant murals. Its location on calm waters has made it ideal for shipbuilding -- the most famous vessel christened here was the Titanic. Tour the Titanic Experience, a fascinating nine gallery museum with multiple dimensional displays, special effects, reconstructions and interactive features that explores the tale of the ill-fated ship. Then, drive by* a neighborhood in West Belfast where buildings are still scarred from the days of "The Troubles," which ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and continue past the university district, the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum. Dinner together in Belfast
*For Apr 27, sightseeing may be altered due to local events
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Giant's Causeway, Derry
Local legend and romantic lore make visiting Ireland especially unique. At the Giant’s Causeway, you hear the "tale" of Finn McCool, the giant said to have created this geological wonder so he could walk to Scotland to confront another giant. Today, a massive floor of 38,000 hexagonal basalt columns stretches into the sea. Continue on a scenic drive of the Antrim coast stopping in the pretty city of Derry (also known as Londonderry) with its rich history and compelling glimpses of Northern Ireland’s past and present. Travel around the medieval walls, among the best-preserved fortifications in the Western World, view the Guildhall, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall and St. Columb's Cathedral. Later, view the Bogside district and the symbolic Peace Bridge before settling in at your hotel in Derry. Tonight, gather together for dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Derry
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Sligo, Knock, Galway
This morning, depart for Sligo, with its inspirational natural beauty, home to a young William Butler Yeats; pause at his grave site in Drumcliff. Continue to the town of Knock in County Mayo where it is believed that the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared in 1879. Visit the Shrine in this tiny village that hosts over a million pilgrims each year. Finally, arrive in Galway, a seafaring town that now has become one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Enjoy dinner together at the hotel. Later, opt to stroll along the main streets of the city with their brightly painted pubs and lively bohemian atmosphere
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Connemara Excursion
Today's excursion transports you to the verdant green Irish countryside. Traveling west, stop in the picturesque town of Clifden, en route to Connemara National Park, a wonderland of scenic mountains, with expanses of lush grasslands and woodlands, part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate. Here, visit the striking lakeside abbey, set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop. Once a castle, Kylemore is steeped in history and is now home to Ireland's only community of Benedictine nuns. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the Abbey's restored rooms and, time permitting, stroll through the magical Victorian walled garden. The Tea House is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views over Connemara National Park. Return to Galway for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Killarney
The day begins with a drive from Galway Bay through the desolate rugged plateau known as "The Burren" with its moon-like geological formations. View the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock towering 700 feet over the crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean. It's surely one of the most spectacular meetings of land and water you're likely to see! Next, a visit to Bunratty Castle, the most authentic medieval fortress in Ireland, restored to its former splendor. Drive through the picturesque village of Adare with its thatched roof houses to scenic Killarney in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline. Tonight, experience the optional Gaelic Roots Live Show,* an exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland
*Available for Apr- mid Oct 2019 departures only
Optional: Gaelic Roots Live Show (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Saturday - Ring of Kerry Tour
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas awaits you as you drive through Killarney National Park and the renowned "Ring of Kerry" around the island’s southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and breathtaking panoramas of the Lakes of Killarney. Return to Killarney in the afternoon to enjoy some leisure time. Perhaps later, choose to take the optional fun-filled horse-drawn Jaunting Car Ride (pony and open carriage) through the national park within the traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the peaceful green countryside with glorious vistas. Tonight, dinner is at your hotel
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - County Cork, Blarney Castle, Dublin
A morning drive takes you through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle - you’ll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab." Free time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to energetic Dublin, one of the friendliest cities in Europe. Upon arrival, see the city’s contrasting architecture -- from modern "Celtic Tiger" hi-tech business districts to grand neoclassical facades, accented by lovely views of the River Liffey. Tonight, get acquainted with this friendly city on your own. Stroll leisurely along Temple Bar with its charming narrow cobbled streets, fabulous restaurants and cozy pubs on every corner where you can sample some of the local brews
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Monday - Dublin City Tour
A full day to discover spirited Dublin with its thousand year history, immortalized by James Joyce. Visit Phoenix Park, one of Europe's largest walled city parks, home to the official residence of the President and the Dublin Zoo. Next visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, the National Cathedral of Ireland founded in 1191. On O'Connell Street, admire the handsome buildings that line the city's main thoroughfare. During your afternoon at leisure, spend time independently discovering famous sites throughout the city, including Dublin Castle, the National Gallery, or visit Trinity College to see the celebrated Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript created in the year 800 by Celtic monks. Be sure to stop for a pint in a local pub where you can meet some of the friendliest people in Europe! It’s your last day on the Emerald Isle! Tonight, bid a fond farewell to Dublin and your new friends at a Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16, Tuesday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Scotland
Depart for Scotland

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Edinburgh
Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's regal capital city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure in this delightful city with its exquisite Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 pm, followed by a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Edinburgh City Tour
This morning, join a local guide for a city tour of historic Edinburgh. The route will take you past the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, the Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street. Also included is a visit to Edinburgh Castle, where you can see the Crown Room, Royal Palace, and St. Margaret's Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, don’t miss the optional evening of traditional Scottish entertainment that includes dinner
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - St Andrews, Scone Palace, Whisky Tasting
The day begins with a drive to St Andrews where Prince William attended the University -- a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort and the world's home of golf. Then, visit stately Scone Palace, the family home of the Earls of Mansfield, the ancient residence of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, and Charles II were once crowned. The palace also houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts. After time to stroll in the colorful gardens, you’re off to a whisky distillery to learn more about the art of Scotch whisky making and savor tastings of the different varieties. Afterward, travel through mountainous Cairngorms National Park to Aviemore, a resort surrounded by magnificent scenery
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Museum of the Isles
Stunning landscapes surround you as you journey further into the highlands. The panorama of Loch Ness unfolds before you - one of the most storied sites in all of Scotland, home of the fabled Loch Ness monster. View the striking Invermoriston Falls before passing the romantic 13th century Eilean Donan Castle perched at the center of three Scottish Lochs. Cross over the Skye Bridge to the Isle of Skye, a 50-mile long fusion of velvety moors and angular mountains. Visit the fascinating Museum of the Isles, that is located in the heart of a 20,000-acre estate; hear about the Highland history and explore the historic gardens and trails at the Clan Donald Center. Return via Lochcarron and Inverness to Aviemore. Dinner is at the hotel this evening
Overnight: Aviemore
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Glencoe, Loch Lomond, Glasgow
Head south this morning to a magical region steeped in legend, folklore, and history. The journey takes you past Ben Nevis, Scotland's mighty mountain and the Glencoe area with its glimmering lakes and sheltered forests. Arrive on the "bonnie banks" of Loch Lomond, immortalized in song, the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom. A delightful cruise around the lake offers vistas of pretty villages, tranquil scenery and the Trossachs, Scotland's first National Park, an area commemorated in the writings of poet Sir Walter Scott. In the late afternoon, travel to the sophisticated city of Glasgow. Evening is at leisure to get acquainted with this dynamic city’s stylish restaurants and clubs with live music
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Glasgow City Tour
The exploration of Glasgow begins at George Square, named after King George III, boasting an impressive collection of statues and monuments, including those dedicated to Robert Burns, James Watt, Sir Robert Peel and Sir Walter Scott. On to imposing Glasgow Cathedral, a splendid example of 12th century Gothic architecture, dedicated to St. Mungo, the patron saint of the city. On your drive, view fine Victorian buildings, made with local red sandstone, and the regenerated area around The Clyde, world-famous for its shipbuilding industry, birthplace of the Queen Mary and countless other ocean liners. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or join the optional Stirling Castle and the Bannockburn Monument. Visit historic Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Next continue south of Stirling to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn
Optional: Historic Stirling Castle with Bannockburn Monument (PM)
Overnight: Glasgow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Ferry to the "Emerald Isle," Belfast, Titanic Experience Museum
Heading south, take the ferry across the Irish Sea to the Emerald Isle, arriving in Belfast, one of Europe's true renaissance cities. You’ll see beautifully restored historic buildings, European-style cafes, and streets lined with vibrant murals. Its location on calm waters has made it ideal for shipbuilding -- the most famous vessel christened here was the Titanic. Tour the Titanic Experience, a fascinating nine gallery museum with multiple dimensional displays, special effects, reconstructions and interactive features that explores the tale of the ill-fated ship. Then, drive by a neighborhood in West Belfast where buildings are still scarred from the days of "The Troubles," which ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and continue past the university district, the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum. Dinner together in Belfast
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Giant's Causeway, Derry
Local legend and romantic lore make visiting Ireland especially unique. At the Giant’s Causeway, you hear the "tale" of Finn McCool, the giant said to have created this geological wonder so he could walk to Scotland to confront another giant. Today, a massive floor of 38,000 hexagonal basalt columns stretches into the sea. Continue on a scenic drive of the Antrim coast stopping in the pretty city of Derry (also known as Londonderry) with its rich history and compelling glimpses of Northern Ireland’s past and present. Travel around the medieval walls, among the best-preserved fortifications in the Western World, view the Guildhall, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall and St. Columb's Cathedral. Later, view the Bogside district and the symbolic Peace Bridge before settling in at your hotel in Derry. Tonight, gather together for dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Derry
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Sligo, Knock, Galway
This morning, depart for Sligo, with its inspirational natural beauty, home to a young William Butler Yeats; pause at his grave site in Drumcliff. Continue to the town of Knock in County Mayo where it is believed that the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared in 1879. Visit the Shrine in this tiny village that hosts over a million pilgrims each year. Finally, arrive in Galway, a seafaring town that now has become one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. Enjoy dinner together at the hotel. Later, opt to stroll along the main streets of the city with their brightly painted pubs and lively bohemian atmosphere
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Tuesday - Connemara Excursion
Today's excursion transports you to the verdant green Irish countryside. Traveling west, stop in the picturesque town of Clifden, en route to Connemara National Park, a wonderland of scenic mountains, with expanses of lush grasslands and woodlands, part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate. Here, visit the striking lakeside abbey, set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop. Once a castle, Kylemore is steeped in history and is now home to Ireland's only community of Benedictine nuns. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the Abbey's restored rooms and, time permitting, stroll through the magical Victorian walled garden. The Tea House is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views over Connemara National Park. Return to Galway for an evening at leisure
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Killarney
The day begins with a drive from Galway Bay through the desolate rugged plateau known as "The Burren" with its moon-like geological formations. View the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock towering 700 feet over the crashing surf of the Atlantic Ocean. It's surely one of the most spectacular meetings of land and water you're likely to see! Next, a visit to Bunratty Castle, the most authentic medieval fortress in Ireland, restored to its former splendor. Drive through the picturesque village of Adare with its thatched roof houses to scenic Killarney in County Kerry, with its soaring mountain ranges, beautiful valleys, crystal lakes and spectacular rugged coastline. Tonight, experience the optional Gaelic Roots Live Show,* an exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland
*Available for Apr- mid Oct 2019 departures only
Optional: Gaelic Roots Live Show (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Thursday - Ring of Kerry Tour
A breathtaking day of magnificent vistas awaits you as you drive through Killarney National Park and the renowned "Ring of Kerry" around the island’s southwestern tip. Keep your cameras ready for the sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, the remote villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and breathtaking panoramas of the Lakes of Killarney. Return to Killarney in the afternoon to enjoy some leisure time. Perhaps later, choose to take the optional fun-filled horse-drawn Jaunting Car Ride (pony and open carriage) through the national park within the traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the peaceful green countryside with glorious vistas. Tonight, dinner is at your hotel
Optional: Jaunting Cars (PM)
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Friday - County Cork, Blarney Castle, Dublin
A morning drive takes you through the scenic south of Ireland into enchanting County Cork for a visit to storied 15th century Blarney Castle - you’ll have an opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, promising you the "gift of gab." Free time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving to energetic Dublin, one of the friendliest cities in Europe. Upon arrival, see the city’s contrasting architecture -- from modern "Celtic Tiger" hi-tech business districts to grand neoclassical facades, accented by lovely views of the River Liffey. Tonight, get acquainted with this friendly city on your own. Stroll leisurely along Temple Bar with its charming narrow cobbled streets, fabulous restaurants and cozy pubs on every corner where you can sample some of the local brews
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Saturday - Dublin City Tour
A full day to discover spirited Dublin with its thousand year history, immortalized by James Joyce. Visit Phoenix Park, one of Europe's largest walled city parks, home to the official residence of the President and the Dublin Zoo. Next visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, the National Cathedral of Ireland founded in 1191. On O'Connell Street, admire the handsome buildings that line the city's main thoroughfare. During your afternoon at leisure, spend time independently discovering famous sites throughout the city, including Dublin Castle, the National Gallery, or visit Trinity College to see the celebrated Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript created in the year 800 by Celtic monks. Be sure to stop for a pint in a local pub where you can meet some of the friendliest people in Europe! It’s your last day on the Emerald Isle! Tonight, bid a fond farewell to Dublin and your new friends at a Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 16, Sunday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Book Now!
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
Book your Optional Tours before you travel. See more, save time, save money.
  • Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
  • Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
  • Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
  • Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
  • Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Scottish Dinner & Show

Enjoy a memorable evening of traditional entertainment in Scotland's capital. The colorful tartan clad entertainers will perform a program of music, including the most famous Scottish songs, highland dancers and bagpipers. The show includes a hearty dinner with wine, including a taste of Haggis!

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 30 Sep 2020 $95.00
01 Oct 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 $90.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail
Historic Stirling Castle with Bannockburn Monument (PM)

Late morning departure for a visit to historic Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Explore the Royal Palace, the Royal Chapel, the Great Hall, the Great Kitchen and more as you are transported back into the height of Scottish art and culture in the 16th century. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle's grandeur. Next continue south of Stirling to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce defeated the English forces during the Wars of Independence. Visit the Bannockburn Monument, with a statue of Robert the Bruce and a memorial cairn. The monuments were made to commemorate the thousands of men who fought and died during the battle. Enjoy a walk through the battlefield before heading back to Glasgow.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2020 - 30 Nov 2020 $90.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail
Gaelic Roots Live Show

Gaelic Roots is an innovative and exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland. The show has been designed to capture and highlight the rich heritage that Ireland has in abundance. During a two-hour spectacular production, the audience will experience a journey from the colorful and historic roots of traditional Ireland to the modern next generation of Irish music, song and dance in this incredibly moving and at the same time, foot-tapping show.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours

Day #12 08 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020 $40.00
01 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020 $40.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail
Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside. Sweeten your experience, with a local homemade chocolate treat.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #13 26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $28.00
01 May 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 $30.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail
Scottish Dinner & Show

Enjoy a memorable evening of traditional entertainment in Scotland's capital. The colorful tartan clad entertainers will perform a program of music, including the most famous Scottish songs, highland dancers and bagpipers. The show includes a hearty dinner with wine, including a taste of Haggis!

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 30 Sep 2020 $95.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail
Historic Stirling Castle with Bannockburn Monument (PM)

Late morning departure for a visit to historic Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland. Explore the Royal Palace, the Royal Chapel, the Great Hall, the Great Kitchen and more as you are transported back into the height of Scottish art and culture in the 16th century. Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the Royal Court at Stirling Castle to revel in the castle's grandeur. Next continue south of Stirling to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce defeated the English forces during the Wars of Independence. Visit the Bannockburn Monument, with a statue of Robert the Bruce and a memorial cairn. The monuments were made to commemorate the thousands of men who fought and died during the battle. Enjoy a walk through the battlefield before heading back to Glasgow.

Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2020 - 30 Nov 2020 $90.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail
Jaunting Cars

Enjoy a ride in a Jaunting Car (pony & open carriage). Here you will see the lake of Killarney in a traditional fashion as the jarvey (driver) takes you through parts of the nearby Muckross Estate to view the peaceful green countryside. Sweeten your experience, with a local homemade chocolate treat.

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #13 26 Dec 2019 - 30 Apr 2020 $28.00
01 May 2020 - 24 Dec 2020 $30.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail
Gaelic Roots Live Show

Gaelic Roots is an innovative and exciting Irish show which brings together all that is great about the culture and traditions of Ireland. The show has been designed to capture and highlight the rich heritage that Ireland has in abundance. During a two-hour spectacular production, the audience will experience a journey from the colorful and historic roots of traditional Ireland to the modern next generation of Irish music, song and dance in this incredibly moving and at the same time, foot-tapping show.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours

Day #13 08 Apr 2020 - 30 Sep 2020 $40.00
01 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020 $40.00
@optional.Title Thumbnail

14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, September 2019
Dummy Image

My trip, to London, Scotland & Ireland, was very educational and one of the most fascinating yet. A lot was packed into this trip ,however, the sites we visited such as the walled city in Derry, the historic Titantic in Belfast, and Shakespeare's home, as well as the York Minister provided me with great memories. Of importance also were the people on this tour--our tour director, Paul, the bus driver Dan and the thirty-one other passengers each contributed to a wonderful experience. Lillie and I had loads of fun and look forward to our next adventure with Gate 1.

Iris A. Forest Park, GA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, August 2019
Dummy Image

Our trip was excellent. Ian, our guide, was excellent and Kevin, our driver, could not be beat as far as safety and courtesy. Whenever we were disembarking the coach one of them was always at the door to assist whoever needed help. If there was a question they did not know the answer to they found it out quickly and got the answer to you. They work very well as a team. This was our first guided tour. The itinerary made sure we saw a lot and learned a lot.

Patrick F. Anaheim, CA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, August 2019
Dummy Image

Oh my goodness, where do I begin! This trip was absolutely wonderful. I don’t think there are enough adjectives in the world to describe just how amazing it was. The sights we saw were fabulous. We were so very well taken care of which leads me to our tour guide, Christina! Christina was fabulous. She went above and beyond to make sure all of us were well taken care of. She was a wealth of knowledge, I learned so much from her. She has such a wonderful personality. She was always smiling, happy, upbeat, energetic. An absolutely amazing person. I hope to have her as a future tour guide when I book another trip with Gate 1 because this experience was so amazing I can guarantee you I will be booking with you in the future. I cannot end without giving a huge kudos to Dave our bus driver. Oh my gosh that man is an amazing skilled driver! Those roads were tight and I never once was afraid because Dave knew what he was doing. The other people on our tour were fabulous too. We all had so much fun and in talking with some of them who have traveled a lot they said this was one of the best and how Christina was one of the most amazing guides they have had. The sites were gorgeous the hotels were amazing, everything was perfect. Thanks Gate 1 for an amazing trip. My daughter and I made wonderful memories and met some amazing people who I know we will always keep in touch with. I look forward to scheduling a future trip with your company!

Kris and Bailey F. Collinsville, IL
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2019
Dummy Image

Our trip was simply - wonderful! England is a beautiful and diverse country. The excitement and wonder of London with its history and majesty, the diversity of its people and the wonder of its new and modern growth was truly a thrill to explore. But the countryside was the highlight of the trip. Beautiful rolling hills with amazing historical farmhouses and cottages in pastoral scenes with sheep and cattle made you feel as if you were in an 19th century English novel. It was just delightful to travel through this amazing country.

William M. Gallatin, TN
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
Dummy Image

Awesome! We had a terrific time and saw some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world. Ian, our tour guide, was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We hated leaving him at the end of the trip. Kevin the bus driver was also awesome. He was so helpful and kind throughout the entire trip and his driving skills were unbelievable. We felt safe all the time no matter what were the road conditions! Everything throughout the trip was first rate...hotels, restaurants, shopping places, and every sight and excursion along the way was beyond fabulous. We will never forget the grand time we had on this trip and hope to be joining Gate 1 again in the future!

Mary and Rick S. Galt, CA
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
Dummy Image

It was absolutely wonderful start to finish. It was great because of David particularly. He was so knowledgeable about everything from the history and stories about areas. He told jokes to make us laugh and played music pertaining to where we were. Our driver Daniel was great too. He always had a hello and greeted us with a smile. The choice of hotels was excellent .... They stopped every two hours so we could stretch out legs mostly at an attraction which broke the monotony of the bus. Will definitely use Gate 1 if we ever do another trip like that.

Barbara N. Virginia Beach, VA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2019
Dummy Image

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and plan to use Gate 1 again in the future. We were particularly impressed with our tour group manager, Patrick. He went out of his way to include small events that highlighted the culture of both Scotland and Ireland. He made sure that we were comfortable and having fun. His commentary was informative with just the right combination of humor to keep us interested. We were likewise impressed by our driver Brian who was calm in some very tight spots. His careful driving ensured that we arrived safely and on time at all of our destinations. Thank you Gate 1 for a wonderful experience.

Karen G. Huntington, WV
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
Dummy Image

We really loved our vacation. Our tour guide Elaine made it wonderful. She was courteous and very eager to share information about history and culture of sights visited. She was keen to ensure we all experience local food and culture. She also arranged visit to farmhouse of personal friend for tea and scones. That experience was memorable. Everything was good about the trip. Thanks to Gate 1 for arranging knowledgeable guide and selecting comfortable hotels.

Vivek P. Fremont, CA
12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2019
Dummy Image

I really enjoyed our 12 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland Tour. Special thanks to tour manager Paul and driver Malcolm for knowing those special locations and local events that added extra touches to our experience.

Vicki F. Southport, NC
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
Dummy Image

Our trip was fantastic. I just completed the automated survey but wanted to add a bit more. The trip exceeded my expectations. Everything was well done. We had a wonderful guide. This was our 8th trip with Gate 1 and I hope we will be able to tour with you again!

Kerry E. Winston-Salem, NC
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, June 2019
Dummy Image

Very pleased with our trip to England & Scotland. David, our tour director, was informative, funny & professional. He had a lot of little surprises for our group as we progressed on our trip, so it was never dull but giving us our space as well. We actually lucked out because, Allan, our bus driver, was a skilled & safe driver allowing us to relax as we rode from one destination to another..

Alicia R. Livermore, CA
10 Day Classic Scotland, April 2019
Dummy Image

It was wonderful. We had such a good time. Scotland is beautiful and the weather was a pleasure, very little rain. Our guide, Lorna, was wonderful. She was a wealth of information and made this trip so much more interesting. How she remembers all the names and dates is truly a gift. I can't say enough about her, all good things. We really enjoyed ourselves. We had a great group of people on our trip, so much fun.

Nancy and Philip H. Glendale, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
Dummy Image

It was awesome, as Gate 1 trips always are. Our tour guide, Patrick, was just the best. He tended to every detail and went the extra mile for every step of the way. He’s the most organized tour manager we’ve ever had, and that’s saying something, since we have had the best guides with Gate 1. I have to give kudos to the bus driver, Kevin who was so kind, so sweet, and always had a smile and offered a hand every time we exited the bus. The itinerary was great, so glad we chose the trip to Ireland that included Scotland and it’s highlands. A real bonus to the travel experience. Gate 1 is our choice for travel, as this is about our 9th Gate 1 trip, and we are pretty experienced travelers since we’ve been to 40 countries, and many of them with Gate 1. A big thank you goes to Gate 1, and especially the phone reservationists who help us plan great trips and tend to the details from the beginnings. Because of how Gate 1 does their reservations, ... and have been pleased with every Gate 1 tour because of the initial phase of booking the trip and the reservation people, who go the extra mile to make things correct. I like the fact that I can call Gate 1 when there is a concern, and it’s always worked out. So thank you to the great staff at Gate 1 who help your customers when they call in. The trip was great, and looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip in September to Eastern Danube River Cruise. I sing the praises of Gate 1 to family and friends all the time.

Dorothy A. Phoenix, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2019
Dummy Image

The trip was a trip of a lifetime. Everything from our phenomenal tour guide, Patrick & our bus driver, Kevin to the friendly group of fellow travelers, the detailed itinerary and the friendly people of Scotland & Ireland made it all perfect!!! Have been sharing my trip with so many others that hopefully will consider Gate 1 for their travel needs.

Sue S. East Amherst, NY
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
Dummy Image

I had a fabulous time. Cristina our tour guide was just perfect. Informed, pleasant, funny. I don’t think I could have had a better trip. Loved England/ Scotland and would go back again. I look forward to my next Gate 1 trip.

Karen D. Broomfield, CO
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
Dummy Image

We had a great time. Our guide Christina was amazing!!!! She deserves a raise. We loved going to the farmhouse in the lake district. Jill was so friendly and the scones were delicious. Another great trip from Gate 1.

Kathryn D. Heber City, UT
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2019
Dummy Image

The trip was excellent. Our tour manager John is fantastic. He should have an award for the most caring and detail oriented guide ever. Alan, our tour bus driver, he got us through the narrow pathways and without a doubt, he is the best driver I ever seen. Good job, I will definitely come back to Gate 1 for my future trip.

Jen L. Oakland Gardens, NY
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, October 2018
Dummy Image

This was our first Gate 1 tour, must say that we had a wonderful trip. Our driver, Tommy is an excellent, skilled and professional. Jaime was knowledgeable, organized and extremely helpful. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 vacation.

Gloria M. Holbrook, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
Dummy Image

Our trip was fabulous! Our tour managers were informative, interesting and so much fun. They were helpful in every way! A special thank you to delightful Liz and Paul. We met many wonderful people who we hated saying goodbye to and hope we met again. The special tour guides were amazingly well informed and personable. Their passion and love for their cities was contagious. The trip was well planned and every place we toured was interesting and special. The additional extra tours and dinners were little jewels, not to be missed. We will definitely use Gate 1 to plan our next vacation and have recommended it to our friends. Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories.

Esther S. Goldendale, WA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, October 2018
Dummy Image

The trip was terrific. Our tour guide for the week, Elaine was excellent ... She kept us on point, on time and entertained, always with a smile and funny antidotes. Our bus driver David was also excellent, keeping us safe and on time. Each local guide was terrific. This was our 5th tour with Gate 1 and I am sure there will be others. Thanks for a wonderful trip!

Nobila, Z. North Haledon, NJ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2018
Dummy Image

Scotland and Ireland trip was more than we expected! We were told by locals that the weather we experienced was the best that they have had in the past five years! We never had to use umbrellas or ponchos. Accommodations were outstanding, food was interesting and surprisingly good, specials were fun and interesting, sights and excursions were interesting, fun, and educational. So many memorable moments. The "Queen" was even at Holyrood Palace while we were in Edinburgh ... Lots of wonderful memories between the beginning of our trip and the close of our trip in Dublin - where we had the opportunity to view the books of Kells of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John ... It was the most congenial group of people I have ever traveled with on any of my trips! Many of us will stay in touch with each other. Our tour guide, Patrick, and our bus driver, Jim, were outstanding...friendly, knowledgeable, funny, caring, lovable. Davis and I will miss them!

Pamela W. Snellville, GA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
Dummy Image

It was wonderful and packed with charming surprises like Scotch tastings, tea with clotted cream and scones, and morning Irish coffees! It was informative, interesting, and full of an excellent variety of history, culture, beautiful landscapes, and fun! Both of our tour managers were great and we came home with lots of “Christina-isms” and “Cecilia-isms”. And both tour managers took good care of us including box breakfasts on the two days we had to be at the airport early. We also appreciated recommendations on pubs and restaurants such as the Dirty Duck in Bath or the Bracin in Waterford! We plan on traveling again with Gate 1 Travel.

Patricia M. Kingman, AZ
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, June 2018
Dummy Image

We could'nt have asked for a better vacation. Our trip was so wonderful. We enjoyed Scotland and throughly loved Ireland. Our tour guide Francis Carroll, was so informative, educational and such a delight to be with. He made our trip so pleasurable. Our bus driver Brian was a joy too. He skillfully skirted around tight squeezes without a hiccup. Our excursions was great and so were the local tour guides especially Ronin. He gave us a lot of insight of the local area, and made .you want to hear more. A great tutor! We will certainly choose Gate 1 travel again. You made our "go to" list of agencies to use. You will be hearing from us soon.

Matthew S. Palm City, FL
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, May 2018
Dummy Image

We thoroughly enjoyed our Gate 1 trip to the Northern Highlands of Scotland: great itinerary, interesting sightseeing, top-notch tour director (Lorna Johnson), excellent driver (Malcom), good local guides, companionable group of fellow travelers and each day was carefully planned.

Richard C. Hopkins, MN
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
Dummy Image

We had an amazing trip of England, Scotland and Ireland. The tour was everything I thought it would be and more ... Francis Carroll was an excellent tour guide. Very informative, personable and helpful man, along with our driver Tommy. I would travel with them again as guide and driver combination.

Denise W. New South Wales, AU
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, May 2018
Dummy Image

Had a very nice time and saw a lot! The group of people on the trip were all so friendly and fun ~ it made traveling together great. Our guide was also very helpful. My favorites: The Titanic Museum in Belfast: York: and the sheep farm in Westport. Dublin was too crowded for my taste ~ the viewing of the Book of Kells was almost impossible due to the large crowds.

Elaine T. Seville, OH
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
Dummy Image

The trip was wonderful. We had a great time. Our tour guide, David Reid could not have done a better job. He made our journey very enjoyable. When things went a bit awry, such as a bus breakdown, he kept us all in good humor and did his best to make sure we didn’t miss any of the activities that had been planned. Our bus driver, David, was a true professional. The various local guides did a great job too. Overall, the trip was everything we hoped it would be and more

Barbara L. Longmeadow, MA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2018
Dummy Image

We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect. Our tour guide Philip was excellent and the day guides as well. The whisper boxes are an awesome way to communicate. I did not have to keep up fully to hear what was being said. We thoroughly enjoyed all of our destinations especially Edinburgh. All of our overnight commendations were fine and the meals were wonderful. I'm sure we'll be doing other trips with Gate 1 in the future.

Carl V. Reading, PA
14 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
Dummy Image

It was great. We can’t say enough good things about our tour guide, David Seagrave and our driver, Tommy Doyle. Both were excellent. The stops and photo opportunities chosen for the trip were outstanding. It was a trip of a life time.

Terry C. Woodward, OK
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2018
Dummy Image

My trip was amazing every minute. Our tour guide was the best, he was incredible. Michael was on top of every inch of our trip and more. I'm still coming down from this trip, life changing.

Vicki W. Monterey, CA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
Dummy Image

The trip was great. We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides, Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent. We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again. Keep up the good work.

George K. Winnipeg, CA
17 Day England, Scotland & Ireland, April 2018
Dummy Image

The trip was great.We enjoyed all aspects of the trip.The gate 1 guides,Hilary in England and Scotland as well as Martina in Ireland were excellent.We highly recommend Gate 1 to all our friends and certainly plan to travel with your company again.Keep up the good work.

George K. Winnipeg, CA
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2018
Dummy Image

I enjoyed my trip very much! I was able to visit many places my ancestors came from. I went the church in Scotland my 6th great grandfather was baptized in on 15 February 1698!!!! It was one of the highlights of my tour. The tour directors were excellent and very knowledgeable. Thank you for a memorable trip.

Carla S. Richmond, VA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2018
Dummy Image

Amazing! Thank you for asking. It was everything we could hope for! Our guide, Paul, and driver, Gary, were both top notch. The food, the hotels, the destinations were all outstanding. We will do Gate1 again and recommend it to family and friends.

Paul C. Bakersfield, CA
8 Day London Vacation , August 2017
Dummy Image

8 day unescorted London, England, was just fantastic. London is city that so easy to move around in and plenty of things to keep us busy. I will definitely be looking for more unescorted trips.

Penny S. Falls Church, VA
8 Day Classic England & Scotland, July 2017
Dummy Image

We had a wonderful time! Our director, Ann, was fantastic. She has a head full of informative and fun information about every where we stopped as well as entertaining facts as we were in the bus. Her service was top notch! Our hotels were all very nice and more upscale than I imagined. We will be booking again with Gate 1.

Linda W. Columbus, OH
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, July 2017
Dummy Image

Very good. Saw many beautiful sites and met a lot of nice people. Very pleased with Gate 1 and would consider them again for future trips.

Timothy F. San Rafael, CA
11 Day Kaleidoscope of Scotland, June 2017
Dummy Image

Our trip was wonderful! Lorna, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC; she is knowledgeable and clearly shared with us her love of Scotland and it's history. This was our 5th Gate 1 trip and we look forward to many more.

Michele D. Minneapolis, MN
10 Day Classic Scotland, June 2017
Dummy Image

I enjoyed the trip very much. The scenery was beautiful and the historical buildings were very interesting. And, Michael was an excellent guide. He's articulate, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

Christopher M. Bryn Mawr, PA
10 Day Classic Scotland, May 2017
Dummy Image

Like all Gate 1 trips, the 10 day Classic Tour of Scotland was wonderful. We saw so much of the country and had free time to interact with the Scottish people in restaurants, pubs, on public buses, etc. We enjoyed the rich history and historic places like Culloden that really opens one's eyes and heart. The scenery was breathtaking. Our tour guide Michael offered us so much information and provided us with Scottish treats and beautiful ballads on the bus trips. He was calm, caring and made us laugh. Kenny our bus driver was also kind and a great driver on those narrow roads. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Diana C. Bristol, VA
10 Day Classic England & Scotland, May 2017
Dummy Image

The England/Scotland trip was amazing! My entire family had an absolutely incredible time on the trip! And we all appreciated how well the entire tour was managed, from airport transfers to comfortable hotels located within walking distance of city highlights and great tour guides who provided excellent recommendations on things to do and eat. There was also a good balance of leisure time in London and Edinburgh to explore on our own, during which time we went to afternoon tea, spent some more time at Buckingham Palace, and checked out the Sherlock Holmes museum. Thank you so much for your help coordinating our family trip from different cities - it was a really special adventure together thanks to Gate 1!

Jennifer Y. Boston, MA
16 Day Scotland & Ireland, April 2017
Dummy Image

The trip was fantastic. This is the first time we've used Gate 1, but it won't be the last. Our guide, Patrick was amazing. He made it seem like he wasn't even working, yet managed to keep everything running very smoothly. He did it all with professionalism and courtesy. Our driver, Brian was not only a great driver, but a hard worker who managed our luggage with ease. The seat assignments on the bus worked out very well. I thought I wasn't going to like it, but it was actually very efficient.

Margaret A. West Islip, NY
14 Day Classic England & Scotland, April 2017
Dummy Image

We had a magnificent trip. The weather was great - no rain for two weeks in England and Scotland. We had two fabulous guides, Ann in England and Phil in Scotland. Both were super people who went out of their way to make our trip a success. They filled our days with knowledge and humorous stories that we will carry with us. Our drivers were also great. This was our third trip with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to our next one.

Melissa D. Murfreesboro, TN
6 Day London with Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), April 2017
Dummy Image

The trip was fantastic. It was the best ever. The hotel and staff were wonderful. Our tour director Christine was great would recommend her to anyone who is interested in this trip. Everything went off without a hitch. Tour guides were the best. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our time in England. Thank you for all that you did to make our time a wonderful experience.

Martha G. Haymarket, VA
10 Day Affordable England & Scotland, March 2017
Dummy Image

It was excellent - fascinating tours, comfortable hotels and a good choice of itineraries. We were very satisfied.

Ruth H. Middletown, CT
6 Day London Special , March 2017
Dummy Image

It was a wonderful trip, thanks! We had a decent hotel in a good area that was close to the tube, and we explored the city in so many ways! The day trip to Windsor was beautiful, and the tour guide, Kevin, was FABULOUS! London is a wonderful place, and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring it. With Gate 1 doing all the "heavy work" of hotels and tickets, it was even more enjoyable. THANK YOU! Looking forward to traveling again with you!

Lucinda W. Indiana, PA
6 Day London Special , February 2017
Dummy Image

All went well. Hotel was fine and the transportation to and from the airport was very good. I would also like to comment on a trip we took with you in January to India. That was absolutely fantastic. The tour director, Sandeep, did an amazing job. We shall definitely use Gate 1 again

Valerie F. Orland, ME
6 Day London Value Vacation , February 2017
Dummy Image

We had a wonderful time! I will definitely use Gate 1 travel for our next trip! Everything went as planned.

Cindy E. Nyack, NY
6 Day London Special , January 2017
Dummy Image

Our trip was wonderful! We really enjoyed the UK, the hotel and one day trip we took out to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath. We honestly tell everyone we know about Gate 1 Travel as we've always had wonderful experiences traveling with you all. Thank you again and I'm sure we'll be booking another trip soon!!

Kaitlyn B. Washington, DC
8 Day London, Paris & Rome Special, January 2017
Dummy Image

This was our third trip booked through Gate 1 and it was very enjoyable! All the many details came together seamlessly, the accommodations were more than satisfactory, and the hotel staff very friendly. We're planning to travel again soon using Gate 1, hopefully organizing a larger family trip by taking advantage of your efficient agency experience and most affordable services.

Leonard G. Philadelphia, PA

#Gate1Travel

Check out these #Gate1Travel photos from past travelers. After your trip, come back and share some of your own!

VIEW GALLERY ADD A PHOTO