Highlights of Scotland and Ireland

Edinburgh, West coast of Scotland, Dublin & Co. Galway
10 nights private tour from $9,800 per person

This multi-country itinerary is a perfect way to explore both Dublin and Edinburgh, as well as the glorious countryside of Scotland and Ireland. With your private guide, experience the local ways of life and admire the breathtaking scenery.

Highlights of Scotland and Ireland
At a glance
  • Combine the highlights of Scotland and Ireland

  • Enjoy private guided walking tours of Dublin and Edinburgh

  • Stay in a magnificent castle hotel on Ireland’s emerald West Coast

  • Set out on a blustery walk on the romantic Scottish Highlands

Journey highlights
  • Combine the highlights of Scotland and Ireland

  • Enjoy private guided walking tours of Dublin and Edinburgh

  • Stay in a magnificent castle hotel on Ireland’s emerald West Coast

  • Set out on a blustery walk on the romantic Scottish Highlands

  • Highlights itinerary:Our Highlights Journeys are designed to include bucket list destinations and activities paired with unparalleled insider access, exclusivity and industry-defining luxury accommodation
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Best time to visit
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Average time to visit

It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom & Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK & Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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May $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
June $11,100 $2,800 plan your trip
July $11,100 $2,800 plan your trip
August $11,100 $2,800 plan your trip
September $11,100 $2,800 plan your trip
October $10,500 $2,600 plan your trip
November $9,800 $2,500 plan your trip
December $9,800 $2,500 plan your trip
January $9,800 $2,500 plan your trip
February $9,800 $2,500 plan your trip
March $9,800 $2,500 plan your trip
April $9,800 $2,500 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
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    $2,600
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $11,100
    Deposit from*
    $2,800
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $10,500
    Deposit from*
    $2,600
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $9,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $9,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $9,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $9,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $9,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $9,800
    Deposit from*
    $2,500
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Itinerary

Day 1-3

Edinburgh

Begin your adventure in Edinburgh, where you’ll be met on arrival at the airport and privately transferred to your central hotel. A short distance from your hotel, you’ll be able to explore Edinburgh Castle and the historic castle climb Arthur’s Seat for a view that you’ll remember forever.

Accommodation: The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

West coast Scotland

After an inspiring couple of days in the capital, your private guide will whisk you away to the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Eriska hotel, located on a private island at the mouth of Loch Linnhe. Along the way your guide will show you Stirling castle, which has played host to the coronation of many of Scotland’s former Kings and Queens. You’ll also pass by the magnificent Trossachs, an area of spectacular scenery and the perfect backdrop to enjoy a pit stop with some inviting refreshments.

With just 25 rooms, the Isle of Eriska is a small hotel with an impressive array of facilities including a spa and golf course as well as 300 acres of land to explore. During your stay have a go at archery, sailing or mountain biking and be sure to work up an appetite to enjoy the hotels renowned fine-dining restaurant. As with all of our trips, we can include excursions most suited to you. Keen ramblers may wish to pay a visit to Glencoe, Scotland's most famous glen, with a chance to spot golden eagles who frequent the area. If you're visiting between April and July we can arrange for you to set out towards the magical island of Staffa to witness the colourful Puffins during their mating season. At the end of your time in Scotland we will take you to Glasgow airport for your flight on to Ireland.

Accommodation: Isle of Eriska Hotel ( 3 nights )
Day 6-8

Dublin & the East of Ireland

Your introduction to Ireland begins in Dublin's fair city, where you’ll stay in a central hotel. While you're in Dublin, you'll have the services of a private guide to help you explore. Take a walk through the streets of Georgian Dublin, pay a visit to Trinity College and its dazzling illuminated ninth-century manuscript The Book of Kells or be regaled with old stories from a seannachie over dinner. Or you may choose to explore the round towers in the Wicklow Mountains or some of Europe's finest Neolithic monuments in the Boyne Valley. Whatever you choose, you'll always find a welcome pint of Guinness and a fine craic waiting for you back in Dublin.

Accommodation: The Merrion ( 2 nights )
Day 8-11

Connemara

Leaving the city behind, you'll travel in considerable comfort with your private driver-guide across country to the stunning West Coast of Ireland, where we've suggested an elegant country house hotel, Ballynahinch Castle. Set within a large estate, Ballynahinch is surrounded by spectacular scenery with lakes and mountains as your backdrop. The hotel is a perfect base to try your hand at some outdoor recreational activities such as fly-fishing, sailing or horseback riding. Set out with your private guide to explore the ring of Connemara, featuring isolated crofts and abbeys or journey to the Aran islands, steeped in Irish tradition and abundant in Celtic monuments.

Accommodation: Ballynahinch Castle ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Experiences included in this itinerary


Your Hotels


When to visit

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  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom & Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK & Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

Highlights of Scotland and Ireland
Highlights of Scotland and Ireland

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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