Explore Ireland & Scotland: Cities, Castles & B&Bs

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12+ Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

The road trip of a lifetime!

Fall in love with Ireland and Scotland on this once in a lifetime self-drive journey! Explore the capital cities of Dublin and Edinburgh, discover storybook villages, and road trip through grassy green countryside. With stays in city hotels, cozy B&Bs, and historic castles, you'll experience the very best of Irish and Scottish culture. 

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Dublin (DUB), out of Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Manual rental car for 6 nights - upgrade to automatic available
    • Pickup and drop off at Dublin Airport
  • 2 nights in Dublin at the Ashling Hotel or the Croke Park Hotel
  • Admission to the Guinness Storehouse
  • 3 nights in your choice of B&Bs throughout Ireland
  • 1 night in Co. Cavan at the Cabra Castle Hotel or in Co. Meath at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa
  • One-way economy class flight from Dublin (DUB) to Edinburgh (EDI)
  • Private airport transfer upon arrival into Edinburgh
  • 2 nights in Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Holyrood Hotel, or similar 
  • Edinburgh City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour (24 hours)
  • Manual rental car for 4 nights - upgrade to automatic available
    • Pickup Edinburgh city center, drop off Edinburgh airport
  • 3 nights in Scottish B&Bs of your choice - upgrades available after booking
  • 1 night in Peebles at the Cringletie House Castle Hotel
  • Breakfast daily

Great Ways to Explore
  • Connect with the locals in Ireland and Scotland.

  • Get insider tips on what to see and do from your B&B hosts!

  • Make your trip unique by planning out your own routes, activities, and B&B stays.

  • Take in the staggering scenery as you navigate each country in your rental car.

  • Get your fill of the energetic city as well as the remote serenity of the countryside. 

Package Overview

Check Ireland and Scotland off your bucket-list on this immersive self-drive journey! Stay in Dublin and Edinburgh hotels, as well as cozy B&Bs and castle hotels in both countries. From colorful pub-lined streets to grassy green hills filled with sheep, you'll experience the best of Ireland and Scotland on this incredible vacation.

Start off in Dublin, where you'll enjoy included admission to the renowned Guinness Storehouse! Learn how to pour the perfect pint and say "cheers." During your time in Dublin, be sure to check out must-see sites like Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Ha'Penny Bridge, and more. Of course, you'll have to shop on Grafton Street and grab a drink in the Temple Bar area! From Dublin, you'll move out to the Irish countryside. Drive to the bed and breakfasts of your choice and stop in cute towns along the way. B&Bs are a great way to get a real feel for a culture. Sit down with your friendly host and chat about tips, information, and advice! Get ready to feel like royalty - your final night in Ireland will be spent in a magnificent castle hotel.

With one quick flight, you'll be in Edinburgh, Scotland! Take advantage of your hop-on/hop-off city sightseeing bus pass and get to know the city. Be sure to stop at Edinburgh Castle, trek up Arthur's Seat, and stroll down colorful Victoria Street. Grab a coffee from a cafe in the New Town, then immerse yourself in medieval beauty in the Old Town. From Edinburgh, you'll pick up your car and venture to the Highlands! In a land filled with mountains, "lochs," waterfalls, and enchanted forests, you can't go wrong. You may want to drive to Glencoe, Loch Ness, and Skye! Find cute B&Bs throughout the country and immerse yourself in Scotland's quaint culture. Last but not least, you'll enjoy one final night in an elegant castle hotel before heading back to Edinburgh for your flight home.

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Please note that some recommendations in the following suggested itinerary may not be included in your package. Check What's Included above for full details on inclusions.

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