Year-round rainfall gives these nations some of the greenest, most beautiful scenery you will ever see.
Scotland is the northernmost country in the United Kingdom, rich in history and tradition over the last 9,500 years.
The Irish countryside is home to castles majestic cliffs, rich culture, and mind-blowing settings for movies like P.S. I Love You.
Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Start: Dublin International Airport (DUB), Terminal 2
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive Day 1 by 7:00 AM
Finish: London (several airports to choose from)
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport of choice, and are welcome to depart at any time on Day 12
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
-12 day / 11 night stay in double accommodations
-12 Breakfasts and 8 dinners included
-Pickup at Dublin International Airport (DUB)
-One way flight from Dublin to Edinburgh
-Train from Edinburgh to London
-Entrance fees, tours, and transportation
-Authentic Irish & Scottish cultural experiences
-Under30Experiences group tour guides
-The chance to meet incredible people
Attendees are responsible for their own airfare to Dublin and from London
Cabs and other public transportation are not included unless specified on the itinerary.
- Explore the beautiful town of Galway and learn some gaelic words!
- Enjoy Pints in a local pub, listen to live Irish music and chat with the locals.
- Experience Dublin's nightlife.
- Be blown away by the beauty of the West Highlands in Scotland and see Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis!
- Hike in the most scenic landscape of the Scottish Highlands and learn about "Leave No Trace" with our mountain guide.
- Explore the dynamic city of Edinburgh and get some Haggis!
- Experience London like a Brit!
Do you want a mix of small towns, big cities, and some of the most beautiful hikes you'll ever do? Then this trip is for you!
Harry Potter fans are also in luck. Visit the inspiration for Hogwarts and the wizarding world as you get lost in knock-turn alleys and beautiful landscapes.
This trip includes some visits of historical monuments but also active adventures such as cycling and hiking. The hikes are can be challenging and an active lifestyle would be helpful.
There are a few long drives on this trip but this will be the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and get to know your group!
Weather can be very rainy in Ireland & Scotland, please pack accordingly to stay dry and warm!
-Age requirements: 21+
-Group size: 16 max, average 12
-Physical rating: Moderate. In Ireland the most physical part is the biking tour. In Scotland, be prepared to hike 3 hrs. round trip - much of it uphill.
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Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to the Under30Experiences Travel Community.
Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Sample Breakfast Menu:
Sample Dinner Menu:
If you have any diet restrictions and/or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you. Some restaurants offer a vegetarian option.
The group will be traveling on a private bus in Ireland and Scotland.
Your trip includes (1) checked bag. The weight allowance is 20kg (44lbs).
You may also bring (1) small carry-on of 7kg (15lbs) with a maximum size of height: 48cm (18.5"); width: 33cm (13"); length: 20cm (8").
Each traveler is responsible for any fees associated with bags being overweight when checking in at the airport
Under30Experiences books your train ticket from Edinburgh to London.
There will be early departures on some days in order to optimize time.
Cabs and other public transportation are not included unless specified on the itinerary.
- Twin/Multishare comfortable rooms with private bathrooms in 3-star hotels & guesthouses (10 nights).
- Single travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.
- Please be aware that rooms in Europe can be smaller and don’t always provide minibar, safe or air-conditioning.
- Laundry available at hotel or guesthouse for an extra fee (ask front desk for details).
*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge).
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a travel backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.
Do not forget: Three prong power adaptor for electronics, be sure to bring a converter if devices can’t handle 230v.
For the Hikes:
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Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
Weather in Ireland & Scotland can be unpredictable.
The average temperature is a mild 50°F. While the weather can vary, it’s rarely extreme. The Emerald Isle lives up to it’s nickname and you should expect plenty of rain but long bouts are rare.
Spring (February to April), the average highest temperatures range from 46 to 54°F, with April considered particularly pleasant.
Summer (May to July), the averages for highest temperatures are between 64 and 68°F.
July and August are the warmest months and get about 18 hours of daylight and it gets dark only after 11pm.
Autumn, (August to October) highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F. September is considered a mild, temperate month.
Winter air temperatures normally reach 46°F, while the coldest months are January and February. The temperature drops below freezing intermittently.
Scotland has the coolest weather of any country in the United Kingdom throughout the year.
Generally, Scotland is more cloudy than England. Over Scotland the mean annual temperature varies from 44 °C to 48 °C. Over England the mean annual temperature varies from about 47°F to 51 °C
Ireland or “Eire” in Irish is an island that's now divided between Northern Ireland which belongs to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland has a strong pub culture. Pubs are not only places where people drink but it is also a place where people gather and meet friends, co-workers, neighbors.
Irish people are known for being very friendly and love their country.
Scottish culture is typically separated by the highlands and the lowlands of Scotland.
Gaelic traditions are strongest in the north and premier urban cities embody the south.
Scotland's national dish is Haggis which contains sheep heart, liver and lungs.
Key Phrases in Irish
Key Phrases in Scotland
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
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