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Celtic Filmscapes
See, Visit & Explore: Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle, Falkland, St Andrews, Cairngorm National park, Culloden Moor, Eilean Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, Glasgow, Belfast, Giants Causeway, Derry, Castle Ward and Dublin,

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11 day tour from £2025

05 May to 06 October, 2016


Twin/Double/Family room from 2025 per person
Children from 1825 per child
Single room from 2450 per person

Accommodation information


Child reduction applies to children aged 5 to 17 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with an adult.

We regret that children under the age of 5 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal Price Range
2,025 - 2,700

Product code: TT 02085

Tour Summary

Game of Thrones, Outlander, James Bond, Cloud Atlas, Chariots of Fire, Michael Collins, My Left Foot - dramatic scenery and unique locations will be revealed on this amazing movie themed tour through two Celtic neighbours. Enjoy an insider moment at the actual film site of Winterfell in Castle Ward where you participate in a unique Game of Thrones experience and enjoy the thrill of firing live arrows whilst dressed in original character costumes from the show!

Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh. Enjoy free time before meeting your tour director for a welcome reception.

Day 2: Morning City Tour of Edinburgh then free time for shopping. This evening why not attend a lively Scottish show?

Day 3: Travel to Falkland to see locations associated with Outlander. Later visit St Andrews before travelling to the Highlands.

Day 4: Discover how life was lived in the highlands at the Highland Folk Museum before touring through the Cairngorm National Park to visit emotive Culloden Moor.

Day 5: Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle.

Day 6: Take a drive along the banks of Loch Ness. Later make a stop in Glen Coe before arriving in Glasgow for a short city tour.

Day 7: Travel through Robert Burns Country then sail to the Emerald Isle. On arrival enjoy a tour of Belfast.

Day 8: Travel through the Glens of Antrim to reach the Giants Causeway. Later enjoy an informative walking tour of Derrys City Walls.

Day 9: Have great fun today at the Game of Thrones Experience at Castle Ward.

Day 10: Learn of the many movie connections with Dublin on your city tour. Tonight enjoy a Farewell dinner.

Day 11: Tour ends after breakfast. Airport transfer available.

Tour features:

  • Visit Edinburgh, Highland Folk Museum and the Games of Throne Experience
  • Overnight accommodation: Edinburgh (2); Laggan (1); Strathpeffer/Dumnadrochit (2); East Kilbride (1); Belfast (1); Derry (1); Dublin (2)
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to Dublin
  • Tour duration: 11 days/10 nights
  • Escorted Tour

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Day One
Arrive Edinburgh
Welcome to Scotland's capital city Edinburgh. This evening enjoy a Welcome Reception and become acquainted with your Travel Director and travel companions.
Overnight: Novotel City Centre, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Two
Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, your local guide takes you on a cinematic sightseeing tour of this enchanting city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile where Frobisher escapes down a hotel drainpipe leaving behind Sixsmith in 'Cloud Atlas' (2013), Princes Street where Renton and Spud choose life' in 'Trainspotting' (1996), the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Hear about the humble beginnings of J.K. Rowling who went on to write the Harry Potter stories. Tonight, why not enjoy an optional evening of traditional song, dance and Scottish fare? During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are included.
Overnight: Novotel City Centre, Edinburgh (or similar)
Day Three
Edinburgh St. Andrews Laggan
This morning travel to the town of Falkland which was made famous in the 'Outlander' (2014) television series as being the home of the Covenanter Hotel which is the location of Mrs Bairds B&B. You will also view the Falkland Paris Church which was renamed Dalneigh Parish Church and see the Bruce Fountain. Next visit the historic town of St. Andrews where the running scene along the beach from 'Chariots of Fire' (1981) was filmed. Later arrive at your scenic Highland hotel.
Overnight: Laggan Gaskmore Hotel, Laggan (or similar)
Day Four
Laggan Cairngorm National Park Scottish Highlands
Travel through the Cairngorm National Park. In 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012) the villain Bane's dramatic escape from one aircraft to another was filmed here. Stop at the Highland Folk Museum to discover more about life in the highlands and see where inspiration was gained for some of the scenes from Outlander. At Culloden view the battlefield of one of the most brutal battles in 1746 featuring Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobites. Over 1200 men perished in just over one hour. Visit the award-winning visitor centre and see where fictional characters Claire and Jamie from Outlander said their goodbyes.
Overnight: Ben Wyvis Hotel, Strathpeffer/Loch Ness Lodge, Drumnadrochit (or similar)

Day Five
Excursion to Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye
Travel through the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle. Enjoy a visit of the castle made famous in the James Bond film 'The World is Not Enough' (1999) featuring Pierce Brosnan. Travel on a bridge over the sea to Skye for a short drive to Broadford. It was on the Isle of Skye where parts of movies such as director Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' (2012) and the actor Michael Fassbender's 'Macbeth' (2015) were filmed. Return to your hotel for dinner.
Overnight: Ben Wyvis Hotel, Strathpeffer/Loch Ness Lodge, Drumnadrochit (or similar)
Day Six
Scottish Highlands Loch Ness - Glasgow (East Kilbride)
This morning travel alongside the famed Loch Ness and see if you can spot Nessie. Stop for a photo opportunity of the ruins of picturesque Urquhart Castle. Traverse through the majestic Valley of the Weeping at Glencoe. It was here that many scenes from James Bond's 'Skyfall' (2012) were filmed as well as parts of the Mel Gibson movie 'Braveheart' (1995). At Loch Lomond hear stories of the Scottish outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor before arriving in Glasgow for an orientation tour.
Overnight: Macdonald Crutherland House, East Kilbride (or similar)
Day Seven
East Kilbride - Ayrshire Belfast
Travel south through spectacular Ayrshire countryside before boarding your ferry from Cairnryan in Scotland to Larne. A short drive brings you to vibrant Belfast the capital of Northern Ireland. During your city tour with a local guide see City Hall, Queen's University and the Titanic Quarter and hear about some of the films that have been made in the city.
Overnight: Stormont Hotel, Belfast (or similar)
Day Eight
Belfast Giant's Causeway Londonderry/Derry
Travel to the north coast and visit the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, made up of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. Parts of the American horror movie 'Dracula Untold' (2014) was filmed in this area. Stop to see the Dark Hedges where Beech trees either side of a small road have reached up and across to each other, becoming heavily intertwined to create a natural arched tunnel where shadow and light plays through entwined branches. It was here that scenes from the television series 'Game of Thrones' were filmed. In Londonderry/Derry your Local Specialist will show you the city walls as well as the murals of the Bogside, which depict the troubles of Northern Ireland.
Overnight: Everglades Hotel, Londonderry/Derry (or similar)
Day Nine
Londonderry/Derry Game of Thrones Experience in Castle Ward Dublin (Blackrock)
Travel across Northern Ireland and stop in County Down at Castle Ward. Castle Ward's historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell, the backdrop for the series pilot and much of season one. It's also where you will find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including Robb Stark's Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne confronts the Stark men. A replica of the Winterfell Castle archery range movie set has been masterfully recreated in the Winterfell Castle courtyard where the filming originally took place. Dress up in character costumes from the show, tour the movie set, stand exactly where Jon Snow', Robb and Bran Stark' stood and enjoy the thrill of firing live arrows. Later travel to your Authentic Accommodation located near in a small fishing village on the outskirts of Dublin.
Overnight: Radisson Blu, Blackrock, Dublin (or similar)
Day Ten
Dublin (Blackrock) Dublin Sightseeing & Free Time Dublin Airport
Discover the filmscapes of Dublin on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. The city has been used as a backdrop for historic films such as 'Michael Collins' (1996), 'Once' (2006), 'Intermission' (2003), 'The Commitments' (1991), 'Veronica Guerin' (2003), 'My Left Foot' (1989) and 'The Dead' (1987). See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares. Visit the Witness History exhibition opening its doors in 2016 to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising at the General Post Office (known locally as the GPO). This was the flagship communications hub during the 1916 uprising and featured in the movie Michael Collins. There is free time to explore the city before checking into your conveniently located Dublin Airport hotel. Tonight enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner with your companions and Travel Director the perfect end to your Celtic Filmscapes trip.
Overnight: Maldron Dublin Airport, Dublin (or similar)
Day Eleven
Depart Dublin
d a fond farewell to your fellow travellers at the end of this cinematic experience. Your hotel is located at Dublin Airport so that you can check-in atyour convenience for your flight home.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I experience on this Escorted Tour?
If you enjoy the art of first class travel whilst enjoying amazing value then an Escorted Tour is just for you. All these tours are carefully researched and combine quality hotels, luxury travel, informative visits and leisure time. Youll find our Escorted Tours to be memorable for all the right reasons.
You will travel aboard a state of the art motorcoach with air-conditioning, on board WiFi, reclining seats and oversized windows. For your comfort there is an emergency washroom on-board too.  An experienced tour manager will lead the tour and your coach will be expertly driven by a professional driver.
In certain cities youll be joined by a local guide who will provide local insight and show you the highlights. These tours are inclusive of accommodation, transportation, admission fees and many meals. Youll have the chance to personalise your touring experience by participating in some carefully planned optional excursions.
These are at additional expense and details will be provided with your tour documentation.The group will stay together in first class or superior tourist class hotels. Each has been carefully selected for comfort, quality and ambiance located in the best locations close to the shopping areas and the key sights. In rural locations your accommodation will be in the best available hotels.
Breakfast is usually a buffet, where you can choose from cereals, yoghurts and the bread basket. From the hot plate youll be able to select from freshly grilled items and local specialities. A stop is usually made for lunch in a town or city where there is a choice of restaurants available.
Dinner is usually enjoyed as a group and the menu will be table dhote, which means a selection of house specials. On some tours there will be a featured meal such as a Scottish evening, with bagpipers, dancing demonstrations and a taste of haggis!
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect from the hotel accommodation offered as part of your tour:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person). Please note that a family room is normally a standard double or twin room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed. All room types other than twins are subject to availability.
How much luggage can I bring?
You can bring one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person. The maximum weight allowance and luggage dimensions varies by tour so you should check the tour documentation for the luggage policy that applies to your tour.
What meals are included?
One of the great things about travelling on an Escorted Tour is the generous number of meals included as standard. Start the day with a freshly cooked breakfast or, if you prefer, theres always a lighter continental option available too. Youll find that some evening dinners included which will give you the opportunity of sampling some local delicacies. Check the "Whats Included list for the exact number of meals that are featured on this tour. 
Can you arrange pre-tour accommodation?
If you are flying internationally to reach Scotland then it is worth considering arriving a day early to relax and let the jet-leg subside. Please email us for a quotation at
 Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seats cannot be pre-booked however your tour director will implement a seat rotation system which will allow all passengers the opportunity of experiencing spectacular views from different seats on the motorcoach.
Are airport transfers included?
Complimentary transfers are included on day-one from Edinburgh Airport to the Edinburgh Hotel at 09:00 hrs, 11:30 hrs and 14:00 hrs. On day ten you will stay at a hotel located within the Dublin Airport complex. The airport terminals are a short walk from the hotel - a courtesy bus is available. 

What's Included

  • 10 nights accommodation in rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish/Irish breakfast (days 2 - 11)
  • Welcome reception with your Tour Director
  • 3 table dhte dinners
  • Farewell dinner in Dublin
  • Admission to Edinburgh Castle, Culloden Moor, Eilean Donan Castle and General Post Office, Dublin.
  • Game of Thrones Experience in Castle Ward
  • Ferry between Scotland and Ireland
  • Cinematic themed tours of Edinburgh, Belfast, Derry and Dublin
  • Tickets are included for the World-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on 04 to 25 August departures
  • All baggage handling and hotel tips are included
  • Services throughout the tour of a professional Tour Director
  • Touring by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and a washroom onboard
  • Service charges and taxes

Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your guide or driver

Departure information

You can check in to the Edinburgh hotel at your leisure on day one.
The tour will commence at 17:00 hrs
at The Novotel City Centre, 80 Lauriston Place, Scotland, Edinburgh EH3 9DE
The tour will end after breakfast on day 11
The name of the local tour operator and full departure information will appear on your tour voucher/confirmation.

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