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Ireland & Scotland Special Tour

12 Days featuring: Galway, Killarney, Waterford, Dublin, Glasgow, Oban, St. Andrews, Edinburgh

Included Features

• Round trip air transportation
• English speaking tour director throughout
• Accommodations in First Class and select hotels in twin bedded rooms with private bath
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary by private, deluxe motor coach
• Entrance fees for included features
• Taxes, tips and service charges for all included features except tour escort and driver
• Baggage handling included throughout the tour for one suitcase per person, irrespective of air carrier

Not included:
Items not specifically mentioned in itinerary
Items of a person nature such as passport fees
Tips to tour escort and driver
Beverages with dinner
Additional baggage other than one piece allowed as mentioned in the itinerary
Airport taxes, fees, Fuel & security surcharges, and September 11th Security Fee
Travel insurance
Visas, etc.

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Donkey Day 1/ DEPARTURE
Depart the US on your overnight flight to Ireland.

Day 2/ IRELAND/ GALWAY
After arriving in Ireland, we travel from the airport to your hotel in Killarney. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 3/ KILLARNEY/ RING OF KERRY
A full day of touring awaits you as you start off on this popular scenic drive, The Ring of Kerry. Travel through some of Ireland’s highest mountains, the MacGillycuddy Reeks, and view the wild and scenic Atlantic coastline. Drive through the charming villages of Cahirciveen and Derrynane. Finally, head back to Killarney through a mountain pass known as Moll’s Gap.

Day 4/ KILLARNEY/ WATERFORD
This morning, you will head east to Blarney Castle to kiss the "Blarney Stone," which will bless you with "the gift of eloquence." Shop here at the Woolen Mill for many traditional Irish products. Travel through Cork on to Cobh. At the Heritage Center, you can trace the history of emigration from Ireland to the United States.

Day 5/ WATERFORD/ DUBLIN
Visit the Waterford Crystal Factory to see the cutting and polishing of this world famous product. Of course, there will be a shopping opportunity before you head north to Kilkenny. Visit the Castle, which dates back to the 13th century. Continue through County Kildare before arriving in Dublin.

Day 6/ DUBLIN
This morning, enjoy a city sightseeing tour of Dublin, a great literary city. It has given the world many famous writers including 3 Nobel Prize winners. Visit the 400-year-old Trinity College, the Alma Mater to many of the great Irish writers and poets. See the book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript of the Gospels dating from the 8th century. At Dublin Castle, you will visit the State Apartments and the Chapel. This afternoon is free to finish your shopping or perhaps do more sightseeing. This evening, you will have a special dinner at the Abbey Tavern, where you will enjoy traditional Irish music and singing.

DAY 7/ DUBLIN / GLASGOW / MULL
Depart this morning for the Dublin airport for your flight to Glasgow, Scotland. Upon arrival, you will continue to Oban, were you will take a ferry to the island of Mull, for dinner and overnight.

DAY 8/ MUL / IONA / OBAN
Today you leave early for a short ferry ride to the island of Iona, an early center of the Celtic church.
St. Columba and his disciples landed here from Ireland in 536 AD, and founded the famous monastery. Iona became a key center for the spread of Christianity throughout the northern part of Britain. Then, we leave Iona for Mull, and continue to Scotland’s charming seaport of Oban, on the Firth of Lorn, a popular tourist destination. Enjoy this scenic town, which is the gateway to the islands of the Inner Hebrides.

DAY 9/ OBAN / SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS / ST. ANDREWS
This morning, travel via the Scottish Highlands to St. ANndrews, stopping en route at Blair Castle. We continue on to St. Andrews for an overnight visit.

DAY 10/ ST. ANDREWS /EDINBURGH
This morning, we  enjoy sightseeing in St. Andrews, named after Scotland’s Patron Saint.
You will visit the site of the ruins of the cathedral which dates back to 1160. We then proceed to Edinburgh, where we enjoy a special Scottish Folkloric dinner with entertainment.

DAY 11/ EDINBURGH
This morning, tour Edinburgh, the noble and historical capital of Scotland. As you travel “The Royal Mile” you will see Edinburgh Castle, the medieval fortress perched above the city, John Knox’s House, St. Giles Cathedral and the Palace of Holyrood all associated with Mary, Queen of Scots. Continue along Princes Street, a main shopping thoroughfare, to the Sir Walter Scott Memorial. Tonight you will attend a presentation of the world renowned Military Tattoo.

DAY 12/ HOME
This morning, we transfer to the airport and bid farewell as you depart for home. You will bring with you many fond
memories of your travels..

WELCOME HOME!

 


Prices available upon request

New York Departure or
Departure available from your hometown

Single Supplement Available

Special Notes:

1. All prices are per person double occupancy and are based upon rates currently in effect and are subject to change without notice.
2. Changes in the tour may by made without notice as necessitated by operational considerations.
3. The right is reserved to cancel any departure for lack of sufficient participation.
4. No refunds will be made on any unused portion of your tour.
5. All prices are based on a minimum of 30 passengers travelling together.
6. Deviations from the group itinerary will be assessed an administrative service charge in addition to any specific cost incurred by such deviation.
7. Please contact Garlin Travel for details about our Tour Protection Plan.



For more information, please contact:

Tom Garlin
Garlin Travel
PO Box 1005, Jenkintown, PA 19046
888-533-8747

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