We recommend that you read carefully through the following information about what the tour includes, the accommodation, and other useful information for your travels.
Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with children under the age of 13. As the local legal drinking age is 18, those aged 17 and under will not take part in the distillery tours.
OUR NORDIC VISITOR GUIDES
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced tour guide. They will accompany you across Ireland, on the ferry crossing and on the Scottish portion of the trip.
Your guide will offer their local knowledge and share stories with you. They will be a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, food and other practical travel information.
You’ll also be in good hands as they will act as the logistical organiser for the group. They will ensure that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday. When you travel on a guided small group tour with Nordic Visitor, you get a personal experience of Ireland and Scotland.
There will also be drivers in each country. Your driver in Ireland will drop you and your guide off at the port in Belfast and your Scottish driver will pick you up after the ferry crossing.
Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses around the country based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort.
Due to the historic nature of the properties included in the tour, please note that room sizes and views may vary. Many of the rooms are only accessible by stairs and none of the properties have elevators. Triple rooms are not available for this tour and twin rooms are limited.
Please contact us for booking assistance if your group contains 3 or more people.
FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast buffet is included at the hotels during your stay. You will also enjoy 8 included dinners, as per the package inclusions. They will usually either be a set dinner menu or a dinner buffet with a good variety of local fresh ingredients (drinks not included).
Please notify your travel consultant at the time of booking of any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Other meals are not included and are at your own expense. The driver and guide will make sure to stop along the way for you to pick up snacks, drinks and lunch.
WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR TRIP
• A small backpack to store your daily items on the bus
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Sturdy hiking shoes or boots
• Camera with extra batteries
• Sunglasses and sunscreen
For more information on what to pack, please visit our online Travel Guide
This tour is by mini-bus and so, to ensure comfortable seating for everyone, there is a limit to the size and amount of luggage you can bring. Each guest is allowed 1 large suitcase or bag, which can be stored in the back of the van, and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials.
Each guest is allowed one suitcase (total length, width and height cannot exceed 158cm, or weigh more than 20kg) and one smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials.
If you have more luggage, we ask you to please make arrangements to store it while you are on the tour. Please ask your Nordic Visitor travel consultant if you have any questions about your bags.
FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes some walking at a few of the sightseeing stops. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 1-3 kilometres (0.5 to 2 miles) on certain days. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding the bus each day.
Please note that the tour programme is dependent upon weather conditions and may be altered if these are not favourable. In the case of major changes to the itinerary, you will be notified and we will do our best to make sure that your experience is not affected.
DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH
The tour ends in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you are planning on departing from Glasgow, we would be happy to arrange for a private transfer to Glasgow Airport. You can also reserve an additional night at the end of your stay in Glasgow or Edinburgh if preferred.
Even though this group tour ends in Scotland, you may prefer to purchase a return flight from your home to Ireland. If this is the case, we can assist you in booking your return flight from Edinburgh to Dublin.
All bookings are billed in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. This means conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.
At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.