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Ireland and Scotland Vacation in Luxury

August 10th, 2014

If you’ve ever been to Europe, then I hope you were able to book a tour to Ireland or Scotland with Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours. We heard about the lush beauty of Ireland and Scotland but traveling there never became a real option because of our budget but we saved up by taking a few “staycations” instead of traveling locally and it really paid off. Above all other European destinations where language can be a barrier, Ireland was the most amazing and rapturing historical and nostalgic trip we could have imagined. As a childhood fan of the Disney castles, the wonder never left me as I anticipated in great hope what it might be like to see a real life castle up front.

Irish Castle Vacation

My husband and I were able to visit the castles of Ireland at a truly amazing place called Kylemore Abbey. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be to take a nice castle tour of Ireland, then this is the trip for you. You can get on board with a chauffeur who will drive you through the countryside either in a personal tour or a group tour (we did group, less expensive option). The cool thing about traveling with an agency is that you get the in-house experts who know the land as locals and will take you on excursions around the areas that are less-traveled by foreigners. They can even turn you on to nightlife in Ireland if you’re interested in that. If you’re more in to something like a good coach tour, then perhaps a bus ride through another of our favorite highlights, the Blarney Stone to the Cliffs of Moher tour. It was truly one of the most unforgettable tours we have ever been on, including the amazing stateside tours of our national monuments.

Scotland Luxury and Leisure Tour

If you’re in Ireland, then you might as well plan on visiting Scotland. Don’t make the mistake of doing one without the other. We wrapped up our European tour with some much needed leisure in Scotland. On our last Saturday, my husband played golf at the St Andrews Links and I went on to the Glasgow School of Art for a nice slow day. We finished that evening with some great Scotch whiskey tasting and a wonderful salmon dinner. I don’t think we could have found a nicer hotel to stay in, it was probably a four star in Edinburgh (Scotland’s capital). Everyone there was super helpful with ideas of where to go to shop, sight seeing and the great restaurants around the area.

So if you can, get yourself on a plane to and take a tour of Ireland and Scotland in luxury – start saving your money today and you might be able to go next summer!