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Ireland + Scotland + London Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Ireland & Howth Cliffs

We highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Dublin's vibrant atmosphere.

  • Arrive at the Dublin International Airport (DUB) before 7:00 am and take included transportation to Howth village with your fellow group travelers (~30 min drive).
  • Start the day with a good Irish breakfast and go for an incredible cliff walk on the Bay of Dublin.
  • Spend your first morning exploring the lighthouses, shops, and cafes of Howth. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to spot some seals!
  • After lunch in Howth, travel to Kilkenny, an Irish medieval town famous for its castle and witch legends (apx. 2 hour drive).
  • Go explore Kilkenny with your trip leader on a short walking tour before dinner.
  • Have dinner in an Irish pub and spend the evening listening to live Irish music and dance.

Day 2

Kilkenny Cultural Experience

  • Enjoy an Irish breakfast at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Take a city cycling tour with an Irish and learn about Kilkenny's history and legends. 
  • Explore Kilkenny and the surroundings with a wide range of optional activities.
    Suggestions: Play Hurling, Ireland's national sport with a professional; Climb to the top of St. Canice Cathedral and the Round Tower constructed in the year 1250 for a view of the city; experience the Smithwicks Brewery; or visit the Dunmore caves.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner in the historic Kilkenny.
  • Optional night out and experience Ireland's unique river dancing at a local pub.

Day 3

Rock of Cashel & Galway

  • Enjoy another full Irish breakfast right at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Depart early in the morning for your next adventure in Ireland at the famous Rock of Cashel (~1 hour drive).
  • Spend the morning visiting the historic site, marveling at the Celtic art and experiencing the medieval architecture.


  • Take a cross country drive to beautiful the west coast city of Galway (~2.5 hour drive)
  • Arrive in Galway in the afternoon and take a walking tour of the city with your Trip Leader.
  • Have dinner in a local Galway restaurant with your group.
  • Optional night out in an Irish pub.

Day 4

Cliffs of Moher

  • Enjoy breakfast right at your hotel/guesthouse.
  • Travel to the Burren region and visit the Cliffs of Moher, rising 390 ft above the Atlantic Ocean. (~2 hour drive)
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the Cliffs of Moher and hiking around the surreal landscape.
  • Learn more about how the Cliffs of Moher is a place of conservation and sustainability.
  • Arrive back in lively Galway and immerse yourself in the live Irish music playing throughout the city.
  • Have dinner in a restaurant in Galway and get ready for your next adventure in Dublin! (Not included)

Day 5

Explore Dublin

  • Depart for Dublin, the famous capital of the Republic of Ireland, located on the east coast of the country. (~3 hour drive)
  • Arrive at your hotel/guesthouse before lunch.
  • Explore Dublin, a UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Make your own adventure in Dublin with the help of your Trip Leader.
    Suggestions: Trinity College, Guinness StoreHouse, Old Jameson Distillery, Book of Kells, St Stephen’s Green Park, Dublin Castle and much more.
  • Enjoy your last dinner in Ireland with your new friends with a pint of Guinness! (Not included)

Day 6

Arrival in Scotland

  • Take an included early morning flight to Scotland! (~1.5 hour flight)
  • Arrive at Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) and take included transportation to breakfast near the Stirling Castle.
  • Enjoy a beautiful drive to Glencoe, the scenic glen where Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was filmed. (~4 hour drive)
  • Arrive at your guesthouse nestled in the breathtaking Scottish highlands and settle into your home base in Fort William.
  • Enjoy dinner with the group at a local Scottish restaurant.
  • Optional night out.

Day 7

Explore Glenflinnan & Hike the Lost Valley

  • Have breakfast right at the guesthouse.
  • Depart to Glenfinnan and hike to the viaduct 100 feet above the valley and enjoy the sweeping views the Highlands Region are so famous for.
  • Enjoy a challenging but rewarding hike as you venture into the scenic and dramatic Lost Valley with our mountain guides (~3 hour hike).
  • The terrain is rocky and steep. Good footwear and an active lifestyle is highly recommended!
  • Learn the principles of 'Leave No Trace Hiking' with our Scottish mountain guide.
  • Return back to your guesthouse in Fort William
  • Enjoy dinner with the group at a local Scottish restaurant.
  • Optional night out.

Day 8

Steall Falls Hike + Fort William

  • Have breakfast right at the guesthouse.
  • Experience the glory of Scotland’s second highest waterfall, Steall Falls. (~2 hour hike).
  • The terrain is a clear, well-walked path but can be rocky and steep. Good footwear is highly recommended!
  • Explore Fort William and opt for different optional activities:
  • Suggestions: Visit the West Highland Museum; taste some Scottish whiskey at the Ben Nevis Distillery; take a walk to the Neptune Staircase or experience the UK's only mountain gondola to Nevis Range for a stunning view on the Scottish Highlands!
  • Enjoy your last dinner in Fort William with the group.
  • Optional night out.

Day 9

Explore Edinburgh

  • Have breakfast and depart early for Edinburgh.
  • Explore Edinburgh on an included walking tour with a local guide.
  • Create your own adventure in the fairytale city
    Suggestions: Edinburgh Castle; Scott Monument, Museum of Scotland, Arthur’s Seat hike.
  • Have dinner in Edinburgh with your group (not included).
  • Optional night out.

Day 10

Edinburgh Immersion

  • Another delicious Scottish breakfast in the heart of the country's capital.
  • Begin an optional hike to Arthur’s Seat from your hotel.
  • Visit Calton Hill for more views of this beautiful city.
  • Grab lunch in the heart of Edinburgh.
  • Head over to Deans Village after lunch for one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the city.
  • Have a final dinner in Scotland - don't forget to try Haggis!
  • Enjoy a night out in Scotland.

Day 11


  • Depart Edinburgh early in the morning on a direct train to London (~4 hour train ride).
  • Arrive in London before lunch to begin your day in England.
  • Spend your afternoon on a walking tour of the city to see sights.
  • After you take in the sights, create your own adventure in London with a wide range of options.
    Suggestions: Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Buckingham Palace,The Globe Theater, Tower Bridge, local markets and more.
  • Enjoy your last dinner in the UK with your new friends and experience the nightlife of London.

Day 12

Relaxation & Departure

  • Depart at any point during the day to the airport.
  • Your Trip Leaders can provide information on trains, taxis, buses and Uber to get you there.
  • If you plan to spend extra time in the city let your Trip Leaders know and they will provide recommendations.

We highly recommend booking post-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in London's vibrant atmosphere.

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