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$99 Deposit Special
$99 Deposit Special
$99 per person deposit valid for new bookings only made between June 15, 2020 – September 15, 2020. Deposit due at time of booking. Applicable for travel September 1, 2020 – October 31, 2021. $99 Deposit is combinable with Early Payment Discount, Early Booking Discount, Last Minute Deals, year-round savings and exclusive partner offers. Offer is not applicable to group deposit but can be applied for travelers booking within the group block. $99 per person deposit qualifies for 30-day refund guarantee – cancel for any reason within 30 days of deposit and receive a full refund. Offers: based on availability, do not apply to all trips/departures, and may be withdrawn at any time and without notice.
10% Off for Young Travelers
10% Off for Young Travelers
Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.
Triple Room Share Reduction
Triple Room Share Reduction
Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.
Room Match Solo Traveler Savings
Room Match Solo Traveler Savings
Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Room match may not be available on all dates and/or vacations, ask your travel consultant for applicable itineraries. Additional restrictions may apply.
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VIT (Very Important Traveler) Savings
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10% off for Active or Retired Military Personnel
10% off for Active or Retired Military Personnel
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Travel to see the very Best of Ireland and Scotland, from delicate Waterford Crystal to the golfing greats of St Andrews. Kiss the Blarney Stone and you'll be sharing tales from Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the Scottish Highlands for years to come.
Day 1 - Arrive Dublin (2 Nights)
Explore the Celtic heritage and hospitality of Ireland and Scotland on this grand adventure through beautiful landscapes and enchanting cities. Our first day sees us delve into the whimsy of the Irish capital, before joining our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.
Meals: Welcome Reception
Day 2 - Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time
Drive through the streets of Dublin, joining your 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour past the stately Georgian Squares and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the tallest church in Ireland. Enjoy a leisurely day exploring the city. Stop for a pint of "the Black Stuff" in Temple Bar, admire the colourful performers on Grafton Street or consider joining an Optional Experience this evening to tap your feet to the lively sounds of Irish music at an Irish cabaret.
Day 3 - Dublin – Kildare – Waterford
'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into Ireland's strong tradition of breeding world-class thoroughbreds at the Irish National Stud Farm. Enjoy a guided walk admiring the powerful steeds that have made racing history and stroll around the tranquil Japanese gardens. We travel to the House of Waterford Crystal this afternoon and 'Dive Into Culture' yet again to witness this delicate craft, watching talented master craftsmen at work in their workshop.
Day 4 - Waterford – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)
Bend over backwards and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the 'gift of the gab' before crossing the Kerry Mountains to County Kerry. We journey to 1930s Ireland this evening, visiting the working farms of Muckross, where we'll learn about traditional farming and meet the families who ply the land. 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner, savouring delicious local flavours in the Quilles Farmhouse against the scenic backdrop of the lakes of Killarney.
Accommodation: Killarney Towers/Hotel Killarney
Day 5 - Ring of Kerry Excursion
The astounding beauty of Iveragh Peninsula accompanies us on this soul-stirring coastal journey around the 'Ring of Kerry' - a dramatic landscape of mountains, loughs and lakes which have inspired writers and poets for centuries. See Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap with the Macgillycuddy's Reeks peaks in the distance.
Day 6 - Killarney – Adare – Galway – Enniscrone
Drive to Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, known for its thatched cottages. The imposing stone cathedral, built on the site of an old prison and Eyre Square at our next stop in Galway, where we'll enjoy some free time to explore the city before continuing our journey northward. This evening we dine in our hotel.
Accommodation: Ocean Sands/The Ellison
Day 7 - Enniscrone – Donegal – Londonderry
Head north to Donegal with its 'Diamond' centre before joining a 'Local Specialist' in Londonderry to stroll along its 17th-century walls. See the 'Troubles' neighbourhood of Bogside, with its murals depicting the battles of that time.
Day 8 - Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast
Tread in the footsteps of Finn Mac Cool and along the other-worldly Giant's Causeway 'steps' that descend into the sea. Your visit will 'Make A Difference' by helping to conserve this iconic landmark. We arrive in Belfast later and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the tragic story of the famous ship that met its end in the Atlantic. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of the capital of Northern Ireland.
Day 9 - Belfast – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Join your 'Local Specialist' this morning for an included city tour which will take you to Queen's University and the Baroque Revival-style City Hall. We board our ferry at Larne and cross to Cairnryan in Scotland, driving through the Ayrshire countryside bound for Glasgow, our home for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Hilton Garden City Centre/DoubleTree Westerwood
Day 10 - Glasgow Orientation
Delve into Scotland's intriguing cultural capital and stroll through the toon to admire views of George Square and the River Clyde, once the heart of Scotland's shipbuilding industry. We head to whisky country next, visiting the beautiful Glengoyne whisky distillery where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and learn how to make Scotland's favourite honey-coloured drink with a chance to sample a wee dram. Our hearts warmed, we return to Glasgow for some free time to explore the city.
Day 11 - Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye
Journey along the famous bonnie banks of Loch Lomond to the tragic site of the 1692 massacre of the MacDonalds at the 'Glen of Weeping'. Continue to Fort William at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Then, cross to the Isle of Skye, where we'll spend this evening dining in our hotel.
Day 12 - Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands
We leave the rugged beauty of Skye behind and venture to the site where three lochs meet. View Eilean Donan Castle before travelling along the banks of Loch Ness in search of the elusive monster that bears its name. The bloody battlefield of Culloden is our next stop, where we spend a poignant moment reflecting on the many men who lost their lives in the brief but brutal battle between the Redcoats and Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobites. This evening we spend the evening dining at our hotel in the Scottish Highlands.
Day 13 - Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights)
Traversing the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, we pass Pitlochry before arriving in St. Andrews to see its famous golf course on which golfing greats have clamoured to play for centuries. We cross the scenic Firth of Forth to enchanting Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. Take to the streets of the Scottish capital this evening, soaking up its warmth and conviviality with an evening of traditional dance, music and Scottish fare.
Accommodation: Novotel Centre/Apex Haymarket
Day 14 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
Join your 'Local Specialist' for a guided sightseeing tour which includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle, surveying the city from imposing Castle Rock. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyrood in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. As our memorable holiday comes to an end, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over shared experiences.
Day 15 - Depart Edinburgh
For now it's time to say a fond farewell to Scotland and our newfound friends, at the end of an unforgettable Celtic sojourn. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.
- ORIENTATION of Waterford, Adare, Galway and Glasgow
- VISIT the Irish National Stud, the Waterford Crystal showroom, Blarney Castle, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Museum, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Castle
- VIEW Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden and the 18th green at St. Andrews
- SEE St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Galway Cathedral and Loch Lomond
- SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry
- 14 breakfasts
- 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
- Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland
- Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
- Optional Experiences and free time
- All porterage and restaurant gratuities
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- Handcrafted Highlights
- VIP entry to many sights
Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Trafalgar Tours
Trafalgar has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.
You can travel with Trafalgar and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.
In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Trafalgar is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.Expertly Trained Travel Directors
Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Trafalgar will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.Stringent On-the-Road Protocols
The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Trafalgar have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.A Full Team of Support 24/7
It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.Physical Distancing
Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards
Trafalgar is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Trafalgar does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Trafalgar only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.Always in the Know
As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Trafalgar is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.
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Not luxury but comfortable, comprehensive and fun
We loved the trip to Ireland and Scotland! Donna, who booked our trip did a great job. Jordana, our tour director was outstanding and wonderful, and Darius, our driver was the best. It was truly and awesome trip! Thank you all!
We were quite disappointed with Trafalgar. Several of our hotels were changed. Our tour director didn't seem to care about us at all (ie: 2 of the other travelers had their luggage lost, 1 for 4 days, the other for the whole 2 weeks and our director just kind of said, "What a shame" and did nothing. Maybe we are spoiled by Globus, but neither the hotels (except the last one), nor the included meals were up to standard. We would be better off finding our own meals. We were looking forward to seeing the "Ring of Kerry" touted as, ".....a breathtaking coastal drive....See....the fishing village of Waterville....and Moll's Gap...". We drove along the coast for less than a mile, never went to Waterville and drove past Moll's Gap at about 40 mph!
Very mixed...some accomodations great, 2 really bad ( mold in bathroom...pictures taken by me,... dirty rooms, small rooms, rooms smaller than my master bathroom at home, stained carpets, musty smells, no heat, noise all night, breakfast buffets poor, service poor, one hotel room in a basement and very claustrophobic...... like staying in a dungeon, hotel staff indiffrent). Tour guide very scripted and dismissive, sacastic, not helpful. Some points in tour description were covered by wizzing by the site, and if you were on the correct side of the bus you might focus in on taking a photo. Seat rotation on bus not equitable, as some people had front row seats a couple of times, some people never had front seats. Tour guide was a smoker and reeked of smoke. We had numerous short "bathroom breaks" which were really more like stops so the tour guide could smoke. Tour guide (an Irishman) had lots of ad lib info and promotions about Ireland and minimal info about Scotland and almost distain for the Scotts. Tour guide was not available for assistance...Dropped tour group off at hotels, landmarks, ect., and did not make himself available . He was an older guide (65?) and former bus driver who apparently has learned how to "play the system' and put in his time until retirement. He olny became hopsitable and showed concern the last two days of the tour, when it was near the time to recieve tips. Many people of the tour were disgusted and I hope they give fedback to their booking agents. I will never take another Trafalgar tour and will discourage any one I know of ever using the services of Trafalgar.
3 hotels in Scotland were shady and not up to our expectations. we survived
Personally, we prefer the relaxation of a cruise, making it unlikely we'll take another land tour. Specific complaints about the operator, though: 1. Failure to know nearest medical facilities at each stop. My husband needed to see a doctor, which we finally located 10 days into the trip. 2. Being dumped out at places just to kill time. 3. No hand sanitizer (to our knowledge) on the bus. Many got sick with colds(?). 4. Having tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo was wonderful; however, seats were very high in the stands, making it difficult for some with limited mobility to navigate.
Another super trip. I have done several trips with Trafalgar and they have all been excellent.
I was not aware of the difficulties related to getting in and out of the showers. I would have requested handicap rooms if I had known. That was my only complaint. Everything else was great! The guide and driver were way above my expectations.
The first hotel in our itinerary (Trim castle hotel) was switched at last moment for an inferior one away from downtown Dublin, essentially confining us to 2 days of bland, activity devoid stay. When the Travel Director was asked to provide information on why it was switched, no answers were offered. Later we were told the reservation was made late and this was the only hotel left. That was completely inaccurate as I had booked the trip 9 months prior. There was too much time spent in the travelling bus, and less time in the sight seeing and less time to prepare for our nightly activities. Too much time spent on historical sites and less on more fun things like visiting markets, old towns squares.
We had a great time on this two week tour of Ireland and Scotland with Trafalgar. The tour exceeded our expectations in all categories. The tour director, local guides and our two bus drivers were all to notch. The hotels were all clean and comfortable and I would rate them between 3 and 5 stars. Some of the hotels in the small towns in the countryside of Ireland and Scotland were a little quirky but that just added to the fun of the overall experience. We made a lot of friends on this trip and look forward to traveling with Trafalgar again in the future.
The Trafalgar Tour Guide was beyond exceptional! She was fabulous as she often used that word to describe the scenery or the sites. Almost all hotels were very good except for the Isle of Skye...very poor beds! Other than that we have said that we will definitely use Trafalgar and Affordable Tours again. Thanks for everything!
For those who enjoy the motor coach as a means of touring around parts of Europe, this is a good itinerary that includes Northern Ireland, which I don't believe is common. The tour staff were wonderful and highly recommended. Some of the accommodations were quite rustic, so not up to what most would consider a "standard". However, they were located in remote areas and were the best available from what we could see. The itinerary is quite aggressive with a lot of time spent in the coach. In our case, this will probably be our last motor coach tour only because we find that we don't enjoy the extended travel time in the coach that much anymore. Our preferred mode of travel in Europe is now river ships.
Our experience was excellent in every respect.
Trafalgar Tours was excellent. Our Tour Director was THE BEST. He was most informative about the areas we visited. His knowledge of past history and present day issues was remarkable. He is to be commended. We also had great respect for our driver again very personable and very professional.
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