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We all have our passions... Food, wine, art, history, music, and more. At Maritime Travel, we design our own exclusive, specialty tours adventures with this in mind. Graciously escorted, intimate, and worry-free experiences provide an opportunity to embrace your passions in the world's most fascinating destinations. Imaginative itineraries, lots of free time, expert hosts, personal attention, and loads of extras combine to provide our most discerning guests with a trip of a lifetime. Indulge your passion on one of our specialty tours below.

Heritage Tour to Ireland & Scotland

May 9, 2022 - May 23, 2022



/_uploads/images/branch_tours/heritage-tour-2022-inclusions.pngIt may be possible to see the area where they came from. Let us know and we will put you in contact with Mary Anne, your tour manager. She will help you to research your ancestors. Please contact Mary Anne with your family info no later than the end of February. She can also help you to contact genealogists in Ireland.


Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, and is subject to change in case of adverse currency fluctuation. Single supplement: + $999 CDN. Land only: $3493 per person. A deposit of $250 per person is due at time of booking (first come, first served). Deposit is fully refundable if tour does not occur. Final payment is due by February 7, 2022. Cancellation insurance is strongly recommended and may be purchased at time of first deposit. SOME ITINERARY DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. All payments are made to Maritime Travel. A valid Passport is required with at least 6 months validity “after" scheduled return date to Canada. Please advise us if you have any special dietary requirements.




DAY 1 - May 9. Flight departs Halifax at 9:55 pm, arrives in DUBLIN at 7:32 am.

DAY 2 - May 10. Arrive in Dublin. Meet Driver/Guide Brian Rice. Tour city sites before driving to ‘Kilkenny Shop’ for brunch. St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Guinness Storehouse are next. Tour this famous spot and… will you have a pint at the very top, overlooking the capital of Ireland? Once we check in to our hotel you can rest or go shopping or walk to various Dublin city sites on your own or with Mary Anne. Catch up on sleep at Jury’s Inn, Parnell St., DUBLIN.

DAY 3 - May 11. Drive to Howth and Phoenix Park. Visit more of the city center then enjoy DINNER and SHOW at Arlington Hotel this evening. Back to Jury’s Inn, Parnell St., DUBLIN.

DAY 4 - May 12. Drive south. Stop in Kilkenny for a trolley tour of this medieval city. On to Jerpoint Sheepdog demo and lost town tour. Youghal Clock Gate Tower and St Mary’s Collegiate Cathedral add more to our historical highlights today. Drive to CORK city. Tonight, stay at the beautiful Maryborough Hotel and Spa. Enjoy a leisurely swim in the new pool.

DAY 5 - May 13. Explore Co. Cork-- Old Head of Kinsale-Lusitania Site (prepare for wild and windy), Skibbereen Heritage Center tour (it’s the BEST) and Megalithic Drombeg Stone Circle. We visit small towns of particular interest to travellers with ancestral connections. Our evening in BANTRY includes DINNER at The Maritime Hotel. A pool is for your use too. Sleep well.

DAY 6 - May 14. Drive thru Killarney via Tralee, heading to Galway. Stops when needed! Have a little walk on the boardwalk, browse and shop in Galway. Our hotel is only a one-minute walk from Eyre Square (city center). DINNER together on Princess Corrib Cruise with Irish dancing, singing and lots of music. Rest well in Victoria Hotel, GALWAY.

DAY 7 - May 15. Drive north to Sligo (Yeats country and area of Eliza Liddell passengers to NB). Visit the evocative memorial to sea people at Mullaghmore. Carry on to beautiful Donegal. Stay at Station House Hotel in LETTERKENNY tonight. Enjoy your stay!

DAY 8 - May 16. Enter Northern Ireland. Visit Derry’s city walls with Brian guiding us. See the cliffs at Dunluce Castle and proceed to World Heritage Site ‘Giant’s Causeway’. Drive to Belfast city and tour the amazing Titanic Museum. Sleep comfortably at Holiday Inn BELFAST.

DAY 9 - May 17. Up, up and away we go to Scotland by ferry! Drive through little towns that whisper ‘hello’ to Canadians in Restigouche Co. NB. Visit the birthplace of famous poet, Robert Burns. Pick up our Scottish Guide (Andy). View Loch Lomond and continue west to Oban (of whisky fame). DINNER this evening at our hotel Muthu Alexandra Hotel, OBAN. Enjoy the indoor pool and relax.

DAY 10 - May 18. Drive north thru Harry Potter country!! Visit Glenfinnan Monument. Breathe in the clear air where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Prince’s Standard in 1845. Now, as we go north, we are in the area of the filming of The Outlander. A one-hour Loch Ness boat ride and tour give us plenty of opportunity to do some spying!!! DINNER together tonight at the Best Western Lochardil in INVERNESS.

DAY 11 - May 19. Visit Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns (ancient site filmed in The Game of Thrones). So much history and intrigue! Browse and shop in Inverness. Tour the local Tomatin distillery. Overnight again in INVERNESS at the Best Western Lochardil.

DAY 12 - May 20. Drive from Inverness, through the Cairngorms National Park, via Newtonmore and Pitlochry to EDINBURGH. Take a break at the Highland Folk Museum. Overnight at the Marriott in Edinburgh. (Let’s have a swim!)

DAY 13 - May 21. Visit Edinburgh Castle (check out the jewels and crowns), shop on the Royal Mile, climb on board the Royal Yacht Britannia and learn about the Queen’s more private life! DINNER together at the lively concert ‘Spirit of Scotland’ in EDINBURGH. Our rooms at the Marriott are waiting for us. Sweet dreams!

DAY 14 - May 22. Head west today. Visit Falkirk and Bannockburn. Do some last-minute preparation for returning to Canada. Short farewell gathering of the whole group tonight. Stay at Holiday Inn Express, GLASGOW.

DAY 15 - May 23. Morning flight from Glasgow WS49 at 10:30 am. Arrive in Toronto at 12:35 pm. Depart Toronto at 3:15 pm and arrive in HALIFAX at 6:17 pm. We gain 4 hours on our return.

Some itinerary details are subject to change.