Epic Adventure to N Ireland/Scotland with Vanessa Hogle

      Northern Ireland/Scotland.

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      Secret Ireland Tours LLC
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      12 reviews
      Jun 1 - 12, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 25
      Epic Adventure to N Ireland/Scotland with Vanessa Hogle
      Northern Ireland/Scotland.

      Secret Ireland Tours LLC
      • Twitter verified
      12 reviews

      Jun 1 - 12, 2025
      Group size: 1 - 25

      About this trip

      This tour is a 12 Day/11 night tour of both the amazing Northern Ireland and Scotland.

      We fly into Belfast airport on the morning of June 1st where we pick you up about 10am in the morning and we start our tour. We visit places like crumlin Gaol, Clifton Poor House, Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and much more.

      We spend three nights in Belfast at the start of the tour and then we go to Scotland where we fly into Edinburgh and spend 7 nights. We visit very special places in Edinburgh before heading off to the North of Scotland to Inverness, on the way we will visit the Scottish Crannogs, a Distillery. We will take a day with historians in the Highlands exploring many places before coming back to Edinburgh. On the way back we will pop into St Andrews to have a look around. 

      Vanessa will share with us whatever she can about what she can pick up on the paranormal side and if you have anything to add please feel free to share too. She will do a card reading or two also for the group.


      Installment plan available on request.

      This tour is based on 20 people taking part.

      We have done our very best to give you a tour that you can afford. We stay in mostly 4 star hotels around the country and your last night in Ireland you stay in a Castle. Below you will see what you costs cover and do not cover.

      We have interest free installment plans for you to consider. We can design any length installment plan you wish. 

      Booking Flights

      We ask you please do NOT book flights until we give you the go-ahead to do so. It is always advised to book three or four months out for the best prices. We ask you to book your flights to come in before 9am on the morning of the first day of the tour. You will be taking an overnight flight. Please book your return flight to leave Belfast sometime after 12 noon the last day of the trip. Belfast airport is a very busy place and because you are all (or most of you) going back to America you will have to go through American customs also, so for that reason it is required that you arrive at least three hours before your departure time.  

      If anyone wants to book their flights to arrive the day before please contact us at 513 400 7304 because we can get good accommodation at a discounted price near the airport. This is limited though so let me know as soon as possible.  

      We will be waiting for you at the arrivals Hall in Belfast airport .That is where we start our tour. 

      We understand that sometimes there are flight delays, we will wait at the airport as long as we can but if you are delayed a long time then we suggest you take a taxi to the hotel that we will be staying at and you will have been given that information by email before we leave the States.. You can call me then and we can decide on a meeting place if you wish to catch up with us. 

      I will give addresses of hotels to everyone in an email a few weeks before the tour starts so you will have all the information you need.

      What’s included

      • Airport transport
        we pick you up and each airport and bring you back to depart for home
      • Breakfast
        11 breakfasts
      • Coach
        We will have a comfortable coach for you to travel in.
      • Driver
        We have our expert bus driver who knows all the routes around Ireland and Scotland.
      • Tour Guide
        Secret Ireland Tours tour guide on hand to help in any way that is needed.
      • Accommodation
        We will put you into 3/4 star hotels and you will get to stay in an Irish Castle the night before you leave for home.
      • Venue's
        All venues on the itinerary will be covered.
      • Food
        Snacks and drinks on bus while traveling long journeys
      • Taxes and Charges
        All taxes and charges for hotel stays and bus will be covered

      What’s not included

      • airfare
        You must book your own air ticket. We ask you to get a flight that brings you into Belfast no later than 10am the morning of June 1st and leaving no earlier than 2 pm on the last day of tour.
      • Meals
        Lunches and evening meals are not covered.
      • Travel Insurance
        We strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance to cover your travel investment. You can find links to some companies that we work with on our webpage for this tour.
      • Tips
        If you wish to tip the tour guide/busmdriver we will appreciate it, but you are not obliged to do so.

      Available Packages

      Double Room
      Available until October 4, 20246 left

      This Option is for couples sharing 1 bed. Please add the two names when booking. 

      $2,450
      Deposit: $300
      Twin Room
      Available until October 4, 20248 left

      This option is for two people sharing a room with two beds. Please put both names down when booking.

      $2,450
      Deposit: $300
      Single Occupancy
      Available until October 4, 2024only 1 left

      Single traveler who wants their own room. This is your option.

      $2,680
      Deposit: $300


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Clifton poor house/Crumlin rd Jail/Haunted pub tour

      Clifton Poor House Belfast:

      The history of Belfast begins at Clifton House. From the moment you step through our door you will be transported back in time to the Belfast Poor House – opened in 1774 – which provided sanctuary to thousands of people, from the young and old, to local citizens and passing sailors, throughout the years.

      Clifton House is an impressive Georgian building, set in tranquil landscaped gardens in the heart of Belfast.

      Crumlin Rd Gaol Belfast:

      Discover over 150 years of history in Northern Irelands only remaining Victorian era prison.

      Opened in 1846, the Gaol housed men women and children, before closing its doors in 1996.

      Launched in 2019 the “Self-Guided Crumlin Road Gaol Experience” is a unique self-guided tour, which includes video, audio, and holograms throughout the site.

      As part of your visit, you will have the opportunity to explore different areas of the Gaol including:

      • The Tunnel.
      • Historic Holding Cells.
      • Gaol Circle.
      • C-Wing.
      • Condemned Cell.
      • Hangman’s Cell.
      • Graveyard.
      • Sanger / Matrons House.
      • Wessex Helicopter

      You will gain a unique and memorable insight into the daily lives and routines of both prisoners and staff.


      Haunted pub tour

      We are putting together a list of haunted pubs that you can visit if you want to. You can explore these yourself. But it being the first day, you might want to retire early.

      Activity Level: Low

      Itinerary is subject to slight change depending on weather or outside forces that we cannot control.

      Your Organizer


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      Secret Ireland Tours LLC
      12 reviews
      We are a 100% Irish owned tour company that specialize in tours to Ireland. We offer authentic, affordable, unique itineraries to our clients. We have tours for groups up to 12 and up to 24. You will find tours for different parts of the country, different prices, different times of the year. We bring you to some amazing places. We also offer packages for the traveler who do not want to join a tour. If you want to put your own tour itinerary together but you need help, we offer consultation services also.

      Reviews

      Unfortunately, my review for this trip is 2 stars and I’ve conveyed my complaints to Mai on several emails. This trip did not live up to the expectations and was very disappointing when it comes to the itinerary changes, expectations, health and safety, overall costs, and what we received for the costs. The trip that was conveyed was not what I received. That’s unfortunate and I expect this review to be removed from the site.
      By Shannon P for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on Nov 27, 2022
      Hi Shannon, We are sorry that the trip did not live up to your expectations. As I explained to you in our email exchange, we have stated on our WeTravel itinerary, each days itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and other things. I know that the tour guide decided to change a few things around because of weather, and you did not see some places that you wanted. This could not be avoided. We have had great comments from many of the other people in the group.
      By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on Dec 03, 2022
      SI
      Fantastically amazing. It was my very first experience out of the United States and I absolutely loved it. The accommodations were just as amazing with their historical personas and eclectic style. Would definitely go again give the opportunity.
      By Rachael H for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on Nov 12, 2022
      THANK YOU SO MUCH
      By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on Nov 15, 2022
      SI
      I had a wonderful time. Ireland is beautiful. I enjoyed the other people on the tour. The Accommodations were very nice and comfortable. I had a lovely time. I am looking forward to another visit
      By Karla W for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on Nov 12, 2022
      Delighted you enjoyed your trip!
      By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on Nov 15, 2022
      SI
      I had a great time , Ireland is amazing. Staff was knowledgeable, interesting & such good natured people. So many cultural & historical events brought to light & enhanced my tour. Vanessa guide through areas I was thrilled to learn about. Liam patience’s & experience with people was a blessing. His history of the land & its people are amazing. I would tour with them & recommend them always . Kathryn Wright
      By Kathryn W for Secret Halloween Journey to Ireland with Vanessa Hogle 2022 on Nov 08, 2022
      Thank you for the kind words Kathryn.
      By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on Nov 15, 2022
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      The trip was absolutely fantastic! The hotels had that Old World feel and we situated close to the center of towns so there was plenty to do. The scheduled events were plentiful but not so much you felt rushed. Our guide Frank was the best! His unique experience of life as an Irishman made for a great perspective on the culture and character of this great land. Everyone was so pleasant. I definitely recommend an Irish tour of your own.
      By Thomas B for Christy Haley Irish Experience on Oct 10, 2022
      Thank you Thomas for your kind words.
      By Secret Ireland Tours LLC on Nov 15, 2022
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