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Customize Your Luxury Vacation

• Experience the best of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England on a fully tailored journey 

• There are no set dates—the best times of the year to travel are April through October

• This itinerary can be customized to your interests, specifications and group

• Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy, for a group of two or more

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What's Included

The price of this all-inclusive custom journey covers everything from travel by car or helicopter, hotels, all daily activities unless specifically outlined, top-of-the-line guides and gratuities. The price excludes international flights to and from your home.

Itinerary

  1. Days 1 - 2
    Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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    Begin your journey in Ireland’s famed Ring of Kerry.

    Meet your Irish guide at the Shannon Airport and head south to begin your exploration of the Ring of Kerry. The rugged coastlines, picturesque villages and lush forested mountains of southwestern Ireland have charmed visitors for centuries.

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    Killarney Lakes Boat Tour

    In Killarney National Park, join a local boatman for a tour of the famous Killarney lakes, which are set against the stunning peaks of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range.

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    Picnic with a Naturalist

    In a hidden bay sheltered from the ocean’s waves, enjoy a picnic on the shore with a local naturalist, who is an expert on the area’s natural history.

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    Kayaking in Kenmare Bay

    Opt to kayak the tranquil waters of the bay or hike a smugglers’ path along the coast back to your hotel.

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    Park Hotel Kenmare
    Heritage and luxury come together at the Park Hotel Kenmare, a landmark property that dates back to the Victorian era and offers stunning views of Kenmare Bay. After a day of exploration, relax in your elegant room, indulge in a spa treatment at an additional cost, or sit down for a memorable meal at the award-winning Dining Room, named one of Ireland’s best hotel restaurants.
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    Experience Irish traditions amid an idyllic landscape.

    West Cork is filled with picturesque towns, rugged peninsulas that jut out into the ocean and verdant farmland as far as the eye can see. Time-honored traditions run deep in this part of the country, which is also considered the heart of Ireland’s slow food movement.

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    Ceramics and Cheese

    Visit a ceramicist who fires pottery using a traditional wood-fueled kiln before tasting a variety of locally produced cheeses.

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    Whiskey Distillery Visit

    Sample some of Ireland’s finest spirits with a whiskey tasting at a 17th-century distillery in Midleton.

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    Bike the Déise Greenway

    Opt to bike along all or some of the Déise Greenway, a traffic-free cycling route that follows the path of an abandoned railway track, as it meanders through mountains and coast. Stop along the way at castles, beaches and ancient stone forts.

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    Whale Watching Walk

    Join a local whale watcher for a clifftop hike, keeping your eyes open for the marine mammals who congregate in the waters below, from whales to dolphins.

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    Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Ireland
    Soak up incredible sea views from this luxurious clifftop hotel, where modern rooms reflect the beauty of the surroundings. At the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant you can sample dishes made with locally sourced ingredients while watching the sun set over the ocean. Indulge in a spa treatment at your own expense or simply enjoy the tranquility of this stunning seaside property.
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    Escape to a luxurious hideaway in the Irish midlands.

    Enjoy a scenic drive to Ballyfin, a quaint village at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Your home base for the next two days is Ballyfin Demesne, one of  Ireland’s grandest country estates, which has earned reviews as one of the world’s best hotels.

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    Falconry Demonstration and Dinner

    Join a falconer for a hands-on demonstration of this traditional sport before attending a festive character dinner in period costume.

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    Wine and Whiskey Tasting

    Guided by an expert sommelier, opt to enjoy an evening of wine or whiskey tasting at an additional cost. You can select your wine, so it’s perfectly decanted and ready for your dinner.

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    Time at Leisure

    Try your hand at archery or shooting, relax at the spa, stroll the expansive grounds surrounding your hotel, or enjoy lunch in the custom-built picnic house.

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    Ballyfin Demesne, Ballyfin, Ireland
    A lovingly restored Regency mansion, Ballyfin Demesne is surrounded by 614 acres of parkland and woods. The 20 rooms in this luxury property are all beautifully appointed, each designed to mirror the unique style of the original house, and feature marble bathrooms. The hotel also houses a small collection of modern and contemporary art.
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    Stunning natural beauty and fascinating history come together in Wales.

    Fly by helicopter to northern Wales and relax at your tranquil country house hotel. From imposing Mount Snowdon to scenic golf courses, this region is home to a host of natural and historic attractions.

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    Exclusive National Slate Museum Tour

    Make your way to the former mining town of Llanberis and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the National Slate Museum, which is on the site of a closed quarry. Get a glimpse into the importance of slate mining to the history and politics of Wales.

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    Cwm Idwal Hike

    Join a local naturalist on a moderate hike to Cwm Idwal, a glacial hanging valley where Arctic flora grows among great slabs of rock, and take in some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the United Kingdom.

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    Gin Mixology Class

    Stop at an exclusive gin distillery for your very own cocktail masterclass.

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    Private Welsh Language Lesson

    At the Welsh language center of Nant Gwrtheyrn, take a private session with a tutor, learning some basic phrases in Welsh, and meet the center’s founder.

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    Alternate: Mountain Biking

    Enjoy a high-octane day of guided mountain biking on the fantastic trails of the Coed y Brenin Forest Park. There are various trails through the forest to suit all abilities.

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    Ty’n Rhos, Caernarfon, Wales
    Set on a lush plain between Snowdonia National Park and the Isle of Anglesey, this farm-turned-boutique-hotel is as tranquil as its natural surroundings. Stay in one of 19 comfortable rooms, and enjoy the use of the hotel’s conservatory, lounge and bar. Savor a locally sourced meal at the hotel’s restaurant, overlooking the garden.
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    Savor the peacefulness of the Lake District.

    A verdant landscape punctuated by craggy mountain peaks and tranquil lakes, England’s Lake District has captivated travelers for centuries and inspired great poets like William Wordsworth. In 2017, the region was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

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    Canoeing on Lake Windermere

    Paddle across this scenic lake in an open canoe before relaxing at your spa lodge.

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    Golf

    Enjoy a round at Windermere Golf Club, established in 1891, which offers a modest but challenging course with spectacular views.

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    Steamboat Ride on Ullswater Lake

    Board a historic steamship on Ullswater Lake. Hike along the shores of the lake back to our starting point, stopping en route for tea and cake at a charming tea room with lake views.

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    Brantwood Visit

    After a ride aboard the oldest steam yacht in northern England, meet a local expert who will guide you through Brantwood, once home to poet and art critic John Ruskin. His home is now a museum for the arts, filled with paintings and furniture, including the desk where Ruskin wrote some of his most famous works.

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    Wray Castle and Hike

    Take the ferry across Lake Windermere to Wray Castle for a private tour, followed by a hike along the lakeshore to Claife Viewing Station for a panoramic view of the lake.

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    The Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, Windermere, England
    Located in the heart of the Lake District, the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House is a modern hotel with 25 rooms. Stay in one of five luxurious detached lodges, which feature a private en-suite spa area, including a hot tub and steam room. Dine at the Michelin-starred HRiSHi, which combines local produce and classic cooking methods with a modern twist.
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    Experience the wild beauty and legends of the Scottish Highlands.

    Fly by helicopter across the border to the Southern Highlands of Scotland, where you will spend the next two days in a secluded country house on the shores of Loch Voil in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

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    Foraging and Whisky Tasting

    Join Chef Tom Lewis for an afternoon of foraging in the grounds of the hotel and the kitchen garden. Later, he will prepare a delicious meal from the ingredients just for you. Your lunch is followed by a visit from a local expert for an exclusive whisky tasting.

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    Private Woodcarving Lesson

    Enjoy an afternoon of learning the ancient art of woodcarving with a passionate craftsman who will show you how to make a traditional highland cup or perhaps a quaich, a two-handle drinking cup.

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    Innerpeffray Library

    Visit the oldest public library in Scotland, where you will meet the keeper of the books for a private talk about Scottish history.

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    Legends of Rob Roy

    Learn about Scottish hero Rob Roy MacGregor, whose life was immortalized by Walter Scott, and visit his grave in the old churchyard of Balquhidder. Hear from a local storyteller for tales of Rob Roy’s life and the area’s fabled history.

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    Private Dinner on Loch Voil

    In the evening, row across Loch Voil for a magical dinner experience you will never forget.

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    Hiking

    Embark on a seven-mile hike at Ben Vorlich, a nearby mountain, for incredible views over Loch Earn and the mountains of Loch Lomond the The Trossachs National Park. Or you may opt to hike into the lush valley of Kirkton Glen.

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    Monachyle Mhor, Balquhidder, Scotland
    Nestled on the shores of Loch Voil, Monachyle Mhor is a boutique hotel that offers a comfortable, modern experience in the ancient Scottish Highlands. The dining experience at the hotel is headed up by Chef Tom Lewis, who ensures that all dishes are prepared with local produce, herbs and vegetables from the kitchen garden, as well as foraged ingredients.
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    Cap off your journey in Scotland’s historic capital.

    Perched on rocky hills overlooking the sea, Scotland’s charming capital is a fitting place to mark the end of our journey across the British Isles.

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    Old Town Walking Tour

    Discover the cobblestone streets and hidden alleyways of historic Edinburgh with a local guide.

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    Kilt History and Fitting

    Meet Howie Nicolsby, a gifted designer who is modernizing the traditional Scottish outfit, for a demonstration and history of the kilt. You may opt to purchase a kilt at your personal expense and enjoy a fitting for a tailormade souvenir.

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    Royal Military Tattoo (August Only)

    For some dates in August, you may watch the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo from the royal box, followed by a private dinner in the castle gatehouse.

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    The Balmoral
    This historic hotel’s iconic clock dominates the Edinburgh skyline, establishing it as a landmark institution at the heart of the city. The Balmoral's long tradition of warm hospitality and world-class service defines this luxurious retreat. Savor meals at the Michelin-starred Number One restaurant and enjoy a revitalizing treatment at the award-winning spa for an additional cost.
Ring of Kerry, Ireland
West Cork and Copper Coast, Ireland
Ballyfin, Ireland
Wales
Windermere and the Lake District, England
Southern Highlands, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland