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: 11 days/10 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 11
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
-11 day / 10 night stay in double accommodations
-11 Breakfasts and 9 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
-Explore Dublin & Edinburgh
-Drink Pints in Irish Pubs
-Do a biking tour in the medieval town of Kilkenny
-Hike above Glenfinnan Valley
-Hike the Lost Valley and Steall Falls following the principles of 'Leave No Trace'
-Relive the magic of Harry Potter
-Explore the heart of London
-Age requirements: 21+
-Group size: 16 max, average 12
-Mostly private transportation. 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!
-Physical rating: 2 - 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.
-This trip includes some visits in historical monuments but also active activities such as cycling and hiking. Hikes are not very challenging but an active lifestyle would be helpful.
-Weather can be very rainy in Ireland & Scotland, please pack accordingly to stay dry and warm!
-Accommodations: 3 star hotels & guesthouses (10 nights) with roommate(s).
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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 on Aer Lingus. The weight allowance is 20kg. 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.
- Twin/Multishare comfortable rooms with private bathrooms in 3-star hotels & guesthouses (10 nights).
- Single travelers are paired with someone of the same sex.
- Please be aware that rooms in Europe can be smaller and don’t always provide minibar, safe or air-conditioning.
- Laundry available at hotel/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 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.
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
We reserve the right to decline any traveler that may affect the welfare of the other travelers or trip leaders.
Illegal drugs or any illegal activity will not be tolerated on the trip. Possessing or using drugs puts the rest of the group at risk. Our trip leaders have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or any other illegal activity like prostitution.
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