Great Celtic Adventure July 2018

Great Celtic Adventure 2018

Day 1             July 12th     
Arrive in Scotland and see Edinburgh

Meet and Greet at Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport and transferred to your first nights’ accommodation in Edinburgh.

This would be a relaxing self-led day where you could possibly enjoy a trip to the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, a walk around the royal Mile or a short Hike up Arthurs Seat to get some amazing views looking over Edinburgh. The choice would be all yours depending on how you feel on the day.

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Day 2             July 13th     
Loch Lomond with a BBQ picnic on a Nature Reserve Island

Loch Lomond is the largest lake in mainland UK, with the most islands of any lake and in many peoples opinion, including mine, the most beautiful of them all.  You would get a boat trip out to the Island where we will have a delicious BBQ lunch with a view looking out over the rest of Loch Lomond and her Islands.  You will also see some waterfalls and learn all about the wildlife and history of this remarkable location.  While in the area, it would be a good idea to have dinner at The Clachan Inn pub, which is the oldest licensed pub in Scotland from 1734, plus they make delicious food.

Day 3             July 14th     
Glencoe and the Highlands adventure

Glencoe has got to be one of the most rugged locations in the whole of Scotland with some imposing mountains all around you.

This would be a great place to go for a hike and get some breathtaking Highland views looking out at the domineering mountains tops. When at the top, you would enjoy a beautiful packed lunch with some fine Scottish Whisky as you enjoy the view.  We would also have great chance of seeing Britain’s largest land animal, the majestic Red Deer; hopefully there will be a chance of feeding them too

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Day 4             July 15th     
Glenfinnan Viaduct & Steall Waterfalls

This is a wonderful day for any Harry Potter fan or if you just enjoy good scenery.

You will be taking the a trip on the Jacobite train or as it’s more commonly known “the Harry Potter train” This is the train from the movies and you can be a wizard for the day as you journey through the beautiful Glenfinnan. After your trip on the Harry Potter train, you will then be taking a nice 2.5 hour hike to the Steall Falls Waterfalls which also featured in the Harry potter movies. These are an impressive 120 meters high and the 2nd highest we have in Scotland

Day 5            July 16th     
Cruise, Kilmartin Glen & Isle of Arran

The isle of Seil is connected to the mainland with the famous “Bridge over the Atlantic” This dates back to 1792.  From Seil, you will experience a wonderful cruise where you will get the chance of seeing Dolphins, seals, porpoise, basking sharks, and Otter as you travel to and from the 3rd largest whirlpool in the world, the infamous Gulf of Corryvreckin.

There will be a brief visit to Kilmartin Glen, where you’ll get the chance to see some prehistoric stone circles, standing stones and cairns.  No-one knows why these ancient structures are here, though what we do know is they are very impressive.

After making our way through Kilmartin Glen, you’ll arrive at “Scotland in miniature” the splendid Isle of Arran where you’ll explore for a while, possibly visiting the isle of Arran distillery, go for a hike/walk or just take a relaxing drive to enjoy the sites.

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Day 6             July 17th      Ayrshire Coast and Belfast

This will be your last day in Scotland before making your way to the wonderful land of Ireland.

You’ll start by making your way to the mainland on Ferry before travelling south through the pictures area of Ayrshire, which is home to some of the most famous golf courses in the World.

Then there’s a Ferry over the Irish Sea before arriving in Belfast.

It would be a nice idea to have a relaxing walk around Belfast and enjoy the sites in the Capital of Northern Ireland. There is some beautiful architecture here, from Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian to the much more modern.  The Titanic Belfast is a fine example of a lovely 21st century design.

Day 7             July 18th     
Giants Causeway and coastal walks 

A trip to the fantastic Giants Causeway is a must visit location.  The landscape is extremely unique and unlike any other. It’s Irelands first UNESCO World heritage site and when you see it, you’ll realise why.  It’s made up of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which were created from a volcanic eruption and are a must see.  It might even be a nice idea to visit this for sunset with a bottle of Wine.

While we’re in the area, we’ll really make the most of it and enjoy the scenery with some lovely coastal walking.

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Day 8             July 19th     
Loch Neagh, East Coast & Dublin

We’ll leave the beautiful setting of the Giants Causeway behind us and travel to Britain and Ireland’s largest lake for some spectacular scenery.  From here you’ll then travel south towards Dundalk and enjoy the beautiful eastern coastline of as we travel for Dublin, stopping of at many great locations in between.

 

Day 9              July 20th     
Wicklow National Park

The Wicklow mountains national park is home to some spectacularly rugged scenery and we’ll go there for a wee visit to enjoy some of the natural beauty in the area. From here, you’ll explore lots of locations on your way to your Waterford accommodation.

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Day 10           July 21st       Flight Home

After a wonderful and exciting Celtic Adventure, you could relax and enjoy the sites if you have time before flying out from your chosen location