Monday, October 13 to Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Discover Ireland and Scotland
Scotland welcomes the World for the year of Homecoming 2014
Day 1: Mon., Oct. 13 - Our coach will transfer us from Barrie, Kozlov Mall at 4:00p.m. and our Tour Office at 4:30p.m. (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office)
to Pearson International Airport for our overnight flight to Dublin. (D & B)
Day 2: Tues., Oct. 14 - This morning, we arrive in Dublin and meet our coach and driver. We will tour the city before checking into our centrally located hotel for the next two nights. (D)
Day 3: Wed., Oct. 15 -Today there is free time to explore the city. The day is yours to explore Dublin’s ‘Fair City’, an ancient and cosmopolitan city. A Dublin Bus Hop on / Hop off tour ticket is provided to help you get around and visit some of the city’s attractions. (B & D)
Day 4: Thurs., Oct. 16 – Today, we travel south from Dublin into County Wicklow known as the "Garden of Ireland". In the afternoon, we visit the Irish National Stud Farm, which belongs to the people of Ireland. Racehorses are born and raised on Tully's famous stud farm, which has long been the source of thoroughbred champions. (B & D)
Day 5: Fri., Oct. 17 – After breakfast we travel north. Explore the Antrim Coast and the World Heritage Site of the Giant’s Causeway. We visit Bushmills in County Antrim, Ireland’s oldest working distillery. (B & D)
Day 6: Sat., Oct. 18 –Today, we explore Belfast. The city has been slow to tell the story of the Titanic from the city’s point of view. Now, a brand new state-of-the-art visitor centre tells the achievement of engineering that Titanic represented as well as telling some of the unknown stories of the men who built and sailed her. (B & D)
Day 7: Sun., Oct. 19 – Welcome to Scotland. This morning, we board the ferry to Cairnryan on the Ayrshire Coast. Our visits include the Robert Burns Visitors Centre and Culzean Castle. (B & D)
Day 8: Mon., Oct. 20 – This morning, we travel North, via Stirling past Wallace’s Monument and on to the magnificent Highlands. Sample shortbread and visit Baxters’s Highland Village enroute. (B & D)
Day 9: Tues., Oct. 21 – After breakfast, we drive along the charming River Dee Valley made popular by Queen Victoria. This morning we visit Royal Deeside, a favourite retreat of the Royal Family. We will make a stop at Crathie Church, where the Royal Family worship when staying at Balmoral Castle. (B & D)
Day 10: Wed., Oct. 22 – Today enjoy a visit to Aberdeen - known as the Granite City. Enjoy a guided city tour and a lunch of Fish and Chips. We also learn about whisky making and sample a wee dram at one of Speysides’s prominent distilleries. (B & L)
Day 11: Thurs., Oct. 23 - Today we travel south along the east coast through Dundee and stopping at St. Andrews, the home of Golf. Enjoy free time to look around or visit the Golf Museum. This evening we are in Edinburgh and enjoy an evening of Scottish entertainment. (B & D)
Day 12: Fri., Oct. 24 – Today we explore the Athens of the North, the city of Edinburgh with a local guide including visits to Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House which are connected by the Royal Mile. This afternoon is at your leisure of enjoy some free time to explore Princess Street. (B)
Day 13: Sat., Oct. 25 - After breakfast we travel south to tour the Scottish Borders. They are renowned for their Woollen Mills and Abbeys. We visit Abbotsford the home of Sir Walter Scott, author of the famous Waverly Novels. (B & D)
Day 14: Sun., Oct. 26 - Today, we start our journey home travelling to Glasgow Airport for our return flight. Our coach will be waiting for us upon arrival at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. (B)
Tour includes: transfer by motor coach from Barrie & Bradford area to Pearson International Airport, return flights, departure taxes, motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Ltd. Tour Director, 12 nights hotel accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling for 1 large suitcase each, 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 11 dinners, attractions and guided tours as listed in the itinerary, ferry crossings & HST EXEMPT.
Cost per person: Twin $5395.00 & Single $5995.00
RBC Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.
An initial deposit of $1000.00 is required at time of booking.
A second deposit of $2000.00 is due on June 29 with the balance due in full by August 15, 2014