Scotland and Ireland Castles, Countryside and Coast

Dublin, Ireland

14 reviews
May 14 - 25, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12
Scotland and Ireland Castles, Countryside and Coast
Dublin, Ireland

14 reviews

May 14 - 25, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Visit Scotland and Ireland on this customized small group cultural and community immersion journey. Visit some of the most incredible sites that Scotland and Ireland have to offer including, Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle,  Giant’s Causeway and Cliffs of Moher, the Gap of Dunloe, the Rock of Cashel. Immerse yourself in daily life and learn about Ireland’s unique culture, history and music with hands on experiences including a breadmaking class in a family home, an Irish music lesson with Christy and Sheila at their Doolin Music House. Learn about rural farming life with visits to a local farm to see a sheepdog demonstration.  Stay in boutique hotels, including a night at Culloden, the former palatial residence of the towns Bishops and now a 5* hotel on 12 acres! 



The best way to explore any country is as a small group! This allows your guide to tailor your experience, allow flexibility with timing, and visit places off the beaten track. And let's be honest, who likes following the crowd and not being able to hear the guide as a party of 30 or more people! 

Price is based on a MINIMUM of 6 people. If more than 6 people join, your participation costs will go down! Invite your friends!

What’s included

  • Hotel Accommodations
    Hotel & Breakfast
  • Entrance Fees
    All entrance fees and activities mentioned
  • Local Guides
    English speaking guide
  • Private Driver
    Private 12 seater Mercedes Sprinter or similar
  • 24/7 Travel Support
    Nanda Journeys team support before, during and after travel. 24/7 during travel.
  • Breakfast Daily
    Daily Lunch and 3 Dinners as outlined in the daily itinerary
  • Passport & Visas
    Passport application, renewal and visas are not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Meals include soft drinks with alcoholic beverages being at your own personal expense
  • Meals
    Meals not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance is not included, but highly recommended. Nanda Journeys will provide recommendations
  • Tips
    Tips for driver, guide and hotel staff are not included. Suggested tipping $10-15 per person per day driver/guide, $2-4 in room maid service.
  • Flights
    International Flights and Domestic Flights not included

Available Packages

Shared Room Land Only

Pricing per person in a shared room. NOTE PRICING IS BASED ON A MINIMUM OF 6 PASSENGERS - if more people join the journey, the price will be reduced.

Max group size 12

Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE

Single Room Land Only

Pricing per person in a single room.  NOTE PRICING IS BASED ON A MINIMUM OF 6 PASSENGERS - if more people join the journey, the price will be reduced.

Max group size 12 

Please review Booking Terms & Conditions HERE


Available options

Edinburgh-Dublin Flight
Flight Edinburgh - Dublin
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Day 1
Welcome to Scotland

Upon arrival at Edinburgh airport, meet your guide and driver before departing for your hotel in the city center to drop your bags. Set off for a walking tour of this beautiful city where you will see the Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle in the Old Town.

Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan, and cultural city. The setting is wonderfully striking: a city is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags, which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians, with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-center skyline and from its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery, and tradition. Yet Edinburgh is also a modern, dynamic capital where international festivals attract the world's leading performers, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist. 'Edinburgh,' said writer Robert Louis Stevenson, 'is what Paris ought to be'.

Edinburgh Castle

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a visit to the iconic landmark that dominated Edinburgh’s skyline. Edinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Captivating visitors with its ancient buildings and marvelous views, it continues to spellbind with its wonderful story.

Overnight: Brooks Hotel (or similar)

Your Organizer

Nanda Journeys
14 reviews
Nanda Journeys offers theme-focused trips to global destinations that speak to your interests, bringing together travelers with purpose and passion to explore the world in an meaningful way. We create travel programs for the diverse, adventurous explorer united in a desire: to not only experience a destination, but to truly experience a culture & connect with its people, visiting unexplored, off-the-beaten path destinations, that provide an opportunity to give back, and make a meaningful difference in the communities they visit.


It was lovely...Lori did a great job and the scenery and the food was amazing. I would travel with Lori again.
By Julie T for Extension Iceland (Lori Greenwood's Group) on 18 May, 2022
Julie, we are thrilled to red you had a great time! Lori is an amazing leader, and we are so thrilled to be designing programs with and for her! Until next time! Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 18 May, 2022
Same as my review for Ireland.
By Beth D for Extension Iceland (Lori Greenwood's Group) on 13 May, 2022
I think we all had fun, some great experiences, wonderful scenery. Our tour guide, Mary, was the best. She was upbeat, had a lot of information, and patient. She took us to some wonderful, small venue, unique places. Connor, our bus driver, was totally the best driver. Mary and Connor were the craic! Completely plugged into us. I would recommend every one of the places and people we met. Thank you for a superb vacation!
By Annette T for Greenwood Journey of Purpose and Discovery Ireland on 11 May, 2022
Annette, thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled you enjoyed your Ireland and Iceland. We will pass along your compliments of Mary and Connor. It is so rewarding to read that you enjoyed all of the activities we collaboratively planned with Lori for you - we look forward to you joining Lori's next global adventure.
By Nanda Journeys on 11 May, 2022
We had an amazing time in Ireland and Iceland. All of our guides/drivers were very knowledgeable and accommodating. The meals were amazing. The hotels were very nice. Nanda Journeys was there for us in any capacity that we needed. If we had questions, concerns or even some minor changes, they responded promptly and effectively. Thank you to our Group Leader Lori for making each day an unforgettable experience.
By Curtiss G for Greenwood Journey of Purpose and Discovery Ireland on 10 May, 2022
Curtiss, thank you for your kind words! It was an incredible honor to collaborate with Lori and create her vision! We are just thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your experience and look forward to you joining a future Nanda Journey. Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 10 May, 2022
This trip gave us a wide variety of experiences that included hands on activities, meeting locals, learning culture and history, as well as taking in all the beauty. I highly recommend this trip to anyone and everyone. You can accommodate as needed for all activity levels. This was a trip of a life time and very well organized!!
By Lori G for Greenwood Journey of Purpose and Discovery Ireland on 10 May, 2022
Lori, it was our great honor and privilege to design this program for you and your guests. Collaborating alongside such passionate, creative and dedicated people who love to explore the world in an immersive way is a Nanda dream! Thank you for your kind words, your leadership and your friendship. We are so excited to already be working on your 2023, 2024 and 2025 ideas!! Nicola
By Nanda Journeys on 10 May, 2022
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