From Scotland to Ireland

11 nights / 12 days
dublin * edinburgh * glasgow  * belfast

From Scotland to Ireland - Trip Quote Request

Embark on a pure Scottish and Irish adventure over 13 days, filled with the fascinating history and incredible beauty of the region, plus urban discovery in four major cities. Explore to the fullest, from Edinburgh Castle to the Titanic to everything in between, and enjoy a pint (or two) along the way.

With countries as vast and bountiful as Scotland and Ireland, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. 

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Sample 2020 Prices from various gateways*:
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*Prices are in CAD funds, per person, based on double occupancy with round-trip flight in Economy Class
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DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Canada

Fly to Edinburgh.

Day 2: Welcome to Edinburgh

Upon arrival in Edinburgh, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Day 3: Edinburgh: Sightseeing

Head over to visit Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the views.

More Moments Activities Included:

LOCAL GEMS: 
Edinburgh Castle: Situated on top of an extinct volcano and boasting stunning views of the city, the majestic castle has witnessed many defining events in Scottish history. See the Stone of Destiny and the Crown Jewels of Scotland!

 Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 4: Edinburgh: At Leisure

Head out and explore Edinburgh at your own pace. Stroll through modern New Town and check out the boutiques, or if you like, head over to the Scottish National Gallery and check out its incredible collection of artwork from Scotland and worldwide. Or, hit the pub and chat with the locals over a pint - or a whisky!
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 5: Edinburgh - Glasgow (approx. 83 km)

Make your way to the train station, hop on board the train for Glasgow, then make your way to your hotel and spend the rest of the day getting to know the city.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Days 6 & 7: Glasgow: Sightseeing

Enjoy two days to explore the city. On one of the days, use your 24-hour Hop-On Hop‐Off pass. Well-known for its culture, style and friendliness, Glasgow offers a blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars.

More Moments Activities Included:

LOCAL GEMS: 
Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Pass: See the city using your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to take it all in from the top of a double-decker bus. Hop on and off to explore further at 21 conveniently located spots throughout the city and see all the major sights.

Meal(s) : 2 breakfasts

Day 8: Glasgow - Belfast (approx. 213 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the train station to board the train to Stranraer. This scenic rail journey takes you south along the west coast, with views over the sea to Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. Upon arrival in Stranraer, make your way to Cairnryan to board your ferry to Belfast, then take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 9: Belfast: Sightseeing

Discover Belfast today! Cultural discoveries lie around every corner: The Albert Memorial Clock, the Grand Opera House and the Crown Bar, to name a few. Be sure to take advantage of your entrance to The Titanic Experience.

More Moments Activities Included:

LOCAL GEMS: 
The Titanic Experience Belfast: Dive into history with a visit to the birthplace of the Titanic. The Titanic Experience Belfast includes nine multidimensional galleries chronicling the aftermath of the sinking of the iconic ship, the discovery of the wreck and contemporary underseas exploration.

Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 10: Belfast - Dublin (approx. 141 km)

After breakfast, make your way for your coach transfer for Dublin. Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel and check in.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 11: Dublin: Sightseeing

Head over to Trinity College for a visit, and to see the famous Book of Kells.

More Moments Activities Included:

LOCAL GEMS: 
Trinity College & the Book of Kells: Thomas Burgh built the Old Library building in the 18th century and today, it houses one of Ireland's most illustrious books, the ninth‑century Book of Kells, along with an in-depth exhibit about the book and its rich history.

Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 12: Dublin: At Leisure

Explore Dublin at your own pace. Stroll through cobblestone streets, or visit one of Dublin's many traditional pubs and enjoy a pint. If you like, take in some of Dublin's storied history with an optional visit to the Kilmainham Gaol ($), a former prison, built in 1796. Or visit St. Stephen's Green, a popular park in the city, and check out the James Joyce statue.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

Day 13: Dublin - Return to Canada

Take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.
Meal(s) : Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS
LOCATION - HOTEL
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom: HAYMARKET HUB HOTEL (or similar)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: 
JURYS INN GLASGOW (or similar)
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: JURYS INN BELFAST (or similar)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland: 
ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL(or similar)

ROOM SPECIFICATIONS
Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

INCLUDED WITH YOUR PACKAGE COST

    • Flight to Edinburgh; return from Dublin 
    • Private airport transfers in Edinburgh and Dublin
    • 11 nights of accommodation
    • 11 breakfasts
    • Transfer from Belfast port to Belfast hotel
    • Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow
    • Train from Glasgow to Stranraer (for ferry)
    • Ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
    • Coach from Belfast to Dublin
    • 4 More Moments activities included:
      • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
      • 1-day Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off pass (valid for 24 hours)
      • Entrance to the Titanic Experience
      • Entrance to Trinity College & the Book of Kells
    • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Transfers from Stranraer to Cairnyan for ferry (approx. 10 minutes)
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

IMPORTANT NOTES

ACTIVITIES

  • Glasgow Sightseeing Experience (Hop-On Hop-Off): Duration 1 hour, 50 min. Departure from George Square, at the heart of Glasgow from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Tickets valid on the day. Multilingual audio commentary
  • Edinburgh Castle: Opening times 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Duration from 1 hour to half-day. Free guided tours available in English. Audio guides available in main European languages (non-bookable).
  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells: First tour at 8:30 a.m. Operates daily. Trinity college & Book of Kells is self guided / no audio guides/ translated leaflets.
  • The Titanic Experience Belfast: Opens at 9:00 a.m. Operates daily. Titanic Museum: Audio guides available, just include the special request on booking and we can confirm that option for the clients.
  • All hotels provide towels; some do not offer face cloths.
  • In most European countries the voltage is 220V.

TRANSPORTATION
Ferry from Glasgow to Belfast: approximately 2 hours.
Transfers from Stranraer to Cairnyan for ferry are not included (approx. 10 minutes)

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