Ireland and Scotland offer a marvelous mix of travel thrills, from the unexpectedly exotic to the nearly familiar. Take it from our tour members: Each of our tours in Ireland and Scotland — from soaring cathedrals to friendly pubs to hard-working sheepdogs — comes filled with unforgettable experiences…
"The most breathtaking moment was at Trinity College, just after seeing the Book of Kells. When we entered the library Reading Room, it was a multi-sensory 'wow': the three-story height, the sound being somehow simultaneously absorbed and reflected by all the books, and the slightly musty smell of accumulated centuries of knowledge. I could have stayed there indefinitely, just soaking up that atmosphere and that heritage."
— Katherine in Fairbanks, AK — Heart of Ireland in 8 Days
"I adored the Best of Scotland. It was one amazing discovery after the next. Historic Edinburgh was delightful, with the castle, Royal Mile, St. Giles' Cathedral, the Grassmarket, and deep-fried Mars bars. The Aberfeldly whisky tour was wonderful. And Kenmore was something out of a stunning picture book. To top it all off, the transport by bus, boat, and tram provided incredible architecture, glens, bogs, and lochs. All was great!"
― Steve in Pekin, IL — Best of Scotland in 10 Days
"This tour was a great experience. We had a chance to visit places that represent more than 1,000 years of human history. And in addition to the scheduled stops, our guide, Dara, arranged four musical events and concerts that gave the tour its own unique soundtrack."
— Tom in Vancouver, WA — Best of Ireland in 14 Days
"The general beauty of the countryside took my breath away. From the coast to lakes to mountains to the lovely pastoral farmlands, it was just one postcard moment after another."
— Alice in Mascoutah, IL — Heart of Ireland in 8 Days
"The tour was EVERYTHING I hoped for and more. Edinburgh offered history and beauty around every corner. Every day in the Highlands brought stunning landscapes, adventures, and sheep. Seriously, there are a lot of sheep, and our visit with the sheepdogs was fantastic. Our guide, James, was knowledgeable and shared his love of Scotland with stories, songs, and lessons in Gaelic. Castles, quaint towns, whisky, 'hairy coos'…fantastic trip!"
— Elizabeth in Ivyland, PA — Best of Scotland in 10 Days