Martorel's Adventure to Scotland & Ireland

Sunday 29th September – Wednesday 9th October 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 29th September - Welcome to Scotland

On arrival at the airport you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out to start exploring this unique city.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Executive View Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Monday 30th September - Exploring Edinburgh

This morning immerse yourselves in the winding cobbled streets of historic Old Town Edinburgh as you enjoy a private walking tour with an expert local guide. Discover the highlights of this unique capital city from the Palace of Holyroodhouse all the way up the ‘Royal Mile’ to the mighty ancient fortress which is Edinburgh Castle itself. Walk the ramparts atop castle rock and hear the tales of the One O’Clock gun and the stories of locals of times past. Your guide will leave you here so that you can spend as much time in the castle as you wish.

You then have a free afternoon to continue explorations at your own pace, pick up souvenirs or relax as you prefer.

Overnight: Edinburgh | The Balmoral Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Executive View Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tuesday 1st October - North to Gleneagles

This morning you will meet your expert guide, who will also be your driver and together you will depart the city of Edinburgh to make your way north. Stopping en route to visit the magnificent Stirling Castle. Explore its historic halls and enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Continue your journey to the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel, arriving by early afternoon. After check-in, savour a leisurely lunch at on of the hotel’s renowned restaurants. Spend the afternoon on a scenic nature walk through the beautiful Perthshire landscape, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Return to Gleneagles to unwind before indulging in one of the hotels award winning restuarants.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Family Manor Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Wednesday 2nd October - Explore St Andrews

Begin your day with a hearty Scottish breakfast before setting out with your guide to explore the historic town of St Andrews. Discover the ancient ruins of St Andrews Cathedral and the iconic St Andrews Castle, learning about their rich history. Wander through the charming cobbled streets, visiting local shops and cafes. Enjoy a traditional Scottish lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a leisurely stroll along the famous West Sands Beach or visit the world-renowned St Andrews Links, the “Home of Golf.” Return to Gleneagles in the evening for a relaxing dinner at one of the hotel’s exquisite restaurants, followed by a nightcap in the cozy Century Bar.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Family Manor Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Thursday 3rd October - Indulge at Gleneagles

Today, you will stay local and indulge in all that Gleneagles has to offer. After breakfast, make your way through the hotel to the tranquility of the spa or take some time out for a little retail therapy in the beautiful arcade situated inside the hotel. If you are feeling adventurous, there are many experiences you can pre-book from tennis to falconry, archery or bike hire. Not forgetting the numerous dining options from casual lunch options to fine Scottish fare, you will be spoilt for choice. Today is your day to explore the wonders of a place that truly demonstrates the best Scotland has to offer. Your guide will be on hand should you wish to explore further afield.

*Activities at Gleneagles to be confirmed.

Overnight: Auchterarder | Gleneagles Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Family Manor Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Friday 4th October - Farewell to Scotland - Arriving in Ireland

Start your final morning with a leisurely breakfast at Gleneagles. Depending on your departure time, enjoy a scenic walk through the picturesque landscapes of Perthshire, pausing for lunch at a charming local inn, savouring traditional Scottish cuisine one last time. After lunch, your guide will drive you back to Edinburgh, ensuring you arrive with ample time to catch your flight to Dublin. Reflect on your wonderful journey through Scotland as you prepare for your next adventure.

Arriving in Dublin this afternoon, a private transfer will meet you at Dublin airport and take you to your 5-star hotel in the city centre. You are free to explore the city – Dublin is best explored on foot or using public transport such as the LUAS, our light rail system. Many of Dublin’s highlights are within walking distance and indeed you will discover it is in the act of wandering from one to another where you will soak up Dublin’s authentic atmosphere.

Overnight: Dublin | The Westbury Hotel
Room Type: x2 Classic King
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Saturday 5th October - Iconic Dublin

Head out this morning to enjoy a walking tour with a local private guide through this vibrant capital city, with its mix of 1,000 years of architecture from the mediaeval to Georgian to modern. See the Georgian-style Merrion Square, lush St. Stephen’s Green, and Fitzwilliam Square, as well as O’Connell Street, the site of the ‘1916 Uprising’ that led to Ireland’s independence in 1922. Your guide is also a historian who will bring the city to life with colourful tales of life in the city in times gone by. Later on, there is no better introduction to Ireland than with a tour of The Guinness Storehouse, followed by a pint or soft drink in their sky bar with commanding views over the capital city and beyond.

Overnight: Dublin | The Westbury Hotel
Room Type: x2 Classic King
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Sunday 6th October - The Rock of Cashel & Kenmare

This morning, your local private guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and together you will head out west, to where the roaring Wild Atlantic Ocean meets the tide-scarred shores of Ireland. Your destination this evening is the quaint little town of Kenmare along the Ring of Kerry. En route to Kerry, you’ll stop in the little town of Cashel and take a tour of the imposing Rock of Cashel. Set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale, the Rock of Cashel, iconic in its historic significance, possesses the most impressive cluster of mediaeval buildings in Ireland. Among the monuments to be found, there is a round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, an abbey, the Hall of the Vicars Choral, and a fifteenth-century Tower House. Tonight your guide will join you for a welcome dinner in Sheen Falls, nestled on the beautiful Kenmare Bay.

Overnight: Kenmare | Sheen Falls Lodge
Room Type: x2 Estate Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 - Monday 7th October - Traditional Cottage & Exploring the Ring of Kerry

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, the day ahead is fully dedicated to exploring The Ring of Kerry, a route that covers the perimeter of the Iveragh Peninsula’s stunning coastline, beaches, mountains, and hidden lakes. Your first destination is just up the road at a traditional farming cottage, where the hosts will teach you the long-standing craft of Irish soda bread making and take you on a guided tour of the surrounding farm. Spend the rest of the day stopping along our favourite hidden-gem beaches, visiting the birthplace of Ireland’s most prominent rebel figure, and admiring the dramatic rapidly changing landscapes.

Overnight: Kenmare | Sheen Falls Lodge
Room Type: x2 Estate Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Tuesday 8th October - Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park is the most famous of Ireland’s national parks – and with good reason, as it is flourishing with breathtaking mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. Historic manor houses and abbeys make for an interesting visit but Killarney is best explored via a private boat trip across the lake with a boatman whose furry friends join him daily. Before leaving Killarney you’ll step back into the past on Muckross Traditional Farms and visit a very different Ireland – the Ireland of the 1930s and 1940s. Then, a trip to the well was still a daily chore for the housewife and electricity had yet to be introduced to the countryside. Tonight your guide will join you for a farewell dinner and a reminisce over your week of adventure.

Overnight: Kenmare | Sheen Falls Lodge
Room Type: x1 Estate Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 - Wednesday 9th October - Depart

This morning it’s time to say goodbye to the west of Ireland as you make your way back to Dublin airport for your flight home. We hope your time in Ireland & Scotland has been memorable and we look forward to welcoming you to our shores once again.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 10 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 3 to Day 6 in Scotland and Day 8 to Day 11 in Ireland
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by your guide on guided days
  • Private Airport Transfer on Arrival Day, includes Meet & Greet
  • Private Airport Transfer on Departure Day in Scotland
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Edinburgh Private Guided City Tour
    • Edinburgh Castle Entry
    • Stirling Castle Entry
    • St Andrews Private Guided City Tour
    • Historical Walking Tour of Dublin
    • Entry to the Guinness Storehouse
    • Entry to the Rock of Cashel
    • Soda Bread Making & Farm Experience at Traditional Cottage
    • Entry to Derrynane House
    • Private Boat Tour in Killarney National Park
    • Entry to Muckross House & Gardens
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed.
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision.
  • Activities are only private if so specified
Optional Upgrades Read More
  • Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.
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