Celtic Rugby Tour: 2 nights Scotland, 7 nights in Ireland. Scotland v Japan | Ireland v Japan 14th - 22rd November
Follow Japan as they visit the Celtic nations this November. Our 9 night package involves 2 nights in Edinburgh overland travel and ferry to Ireland and 7 nights in Ireland.
Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh and enjoy the prematch atmosphere in this beautiful Scottish city. Explore the city with our local guides enjoying Edinburgh castle and historic city centre. We know all the best places and will ensure you make the most of your time in this compact city. Accommodation: Hotel in Edinburgh
Day 2: Scotland v Japan match day. Enjoy the prematch build up as the city fills up with Rugby fans. Join us as we travel to the Murrayfield stadium. After the match enjoy one of the best post match atmospheres in the Northern Hemisphere. Engage with friendly Scottish fans as the city becomes a Rugby bastion for the evening. Accommodation: Hotel in Edinburgh
Day 3: In the morning travel by road to Stranraer. Its a beautiful drive through the Scottish countryside. We will take a ferry to Belfast where we will take a tour of the peace walls and explore the cities cultural history. Enjoy a tradional Irish pub music session in the evening Accommodation: Hotel in Belfast
Day 4: Travel by road to Giants causeway, Irelands global geo park and a natural wonder of the world. Stop off in the quaint village of Bushmills to visit one of Irelands famous whiskey distilleries. Afternoon travel through the beautiful countryside to Sligo Accommodation: Hotel in Sligo
Day 5: In the morning, enjoy a day trip to Carrowkeel. Visit and enter the tombs at these ancient 5000 year old Celtic burial sites. Enjoy panoramic views of 50km in each direction from the top of Carrowkeel. In the afternoon visit Strandhill for lunch in a sea side cafe in this small Irish village by the Atlantic Ocean. Accommodation: Hotel in Sligo
Day 6: Travel by road to Cliften in Connemara. The route from Sligo to Cliften is one of Irelands most beautiful scenic drives. Enroute through the dramatic landscape we will stop off at many photo opportunities including Kylemore Abbey, a stunning lakeside castle with gardens. We will stay in the world famous Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in Cliften. Accommodation: Abbey Glen Castle Hotel in Cliften
Day 7: 30 minutes drive from Cliften, we will take a morning ferry for a day tour to the Aran Islands, a group of Gaelic speaking islands just off the coast of Galway. The Aran Islands are a 'must see' destination for any visitor to Ireland. Explore the lanes of Inis Meain island and visit the 3000 yrs old Celtic Fort Dun Aengus perched on top of dramatic cliffs. Accommodation: Hotel in Galway
Day 8: In the morning travel to Dublin and check in to your city centre hotel. Afternoon take a guided tour of Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the Grafton Street area. Evening time enjoy the prematch atmosphere in some of Dublins famous welcoming pubs or enjoy an optional traditional Irish music and dinner dance show. Accommodation: Hotel in Dublin
Day 9: Match day Ireland v Japan. Morning time enjoy a visit to the Guinness brewery. Afternoon join us as we travel to the Aviva stadium for the big match. After the match enjoy the city as it is filled with rugby supporters. Accommodation: Hotel in Dublin
Day 10: Return to Airport by private transfer. Enjoy your return journey to Japan
Our local staff are available 24 hours for assistance with any situations. Japanese to English translation services always available.
We include private transfers from the airport to your hotel and on your departure from your hotel to the airport as standard.
Our staff will guide you via local subway from hotel to stadium and return journey if required. (Travel tickets included).
City Centre Hotels
Our hotels in Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin & Galway are all in great locations in the city centres giving easy access for sightseeing.
Explore Edinburgh castle and Historic quarter before the Scotland v Japan game. Soak up the post match atmosphere in the cities streets and bars.
Travel by Ferry
Travelling overland by road enjoying the beautiful Scottish landscape, we will take the car ferry from Stranaer to Belfast arriving in Belfast late afternoon.
Culture of Belfast
Spend an evening with our guides as we visit the peace walls & learn about the history of the recent conflict in Northern Ireland. Finish off the evening with a traditional Irish music session.
Visit the World Famous Giants Causeway a world heritage site in the North of Ireland.
Visit the quaint village of Bushmills with its famous whiskey distillery.
Stay in one of Irelands finest Castle hotels in County Galway. Spa and beautiful gardens await you.
Explore the ancient Celtic tombs of Carrowkeel which date back more than 5000 years. Amazing 360° Panoramic views from the top
Spend two nights in Irelands friendliest city Galway, a bustling small city with a centre that is overflowing with restaurants and pubs.
Aran Islands Tour
Take a day tour to the Aran Islands. An Irish speaking group of Islands just of the Galway coastline.
Dubln City Tours
Visit Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the world famous Guinness Brewery on out locally guided city tours.
Irish Dinner Show
Enjoy the culture of Ireland with this evening dinner show featuring the best of Irish music and dance.
Ireland v Japan | Aviva Stadium | Dublin | November 21st 2020