Join us on an 11-day Celtic Christianity in Scotland, starting at $4498 from New York, NY, departing on September 3, 2025. Journey to Mull, Iona, Glasgow, Whithorn, Edinburgh, St. Andrew’s, and much more! ...Read More

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What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply. If air purchased through NTS.

Join us on an 11-day Celtic Christianity in Scotland, starting at $4498 from New York, NY, departing on September 3, 2025. Journey to Mull, Iona, Glasgow, Whithorn, Edinburgh, St. Andrew’s, and much more!

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - September 3 – Depart Home

Depart the USA on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 - September 4 – Welcome to Scotland

Our representatives will meet you at the Edinburgh airport and escort you to your bus. Pass the “bonny, bonny banks" of Loch Lomond as we make our way north to Celtic Scotland. From here we will follow the coast to Oban, where we will check in to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 - September 5 – Lismore

Take the Ferry today to Lismore. Saint Moluag founded a monastery on Lismore in the 6th Century AD. The island was a center of Celtic Christianity and later the seat of the medieval bishopric of Argyll. There are also two ruins of 13th Century castles on the island – Coeffin and Achanduin. Return to Oban for dinner and overnight.

Note - The Isle of Lismore involves over 7 miles of walking. Those not willing or able to walk the distance are offered the option to stay in Oban for the day and enjoy the various sites, shops, and restaurants in the town

Day 4 - September 6 – Mull & Iona

Iona is the internationally renowned place of Celtic Christianity. In 563, Columba was exiled from Ireland and founded the monastery here in 564 AD. From one of the best-preserved abbeys to St. Martin’s Cross, the island is a place of pilgrimage and reflection for Christians from around the world. The ancient burial ground contains the graves of many of the early Scottish Kings. You will take the ferry back, returning to Oban for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - September 7 – Oban to Glasgow

Depart Oban and head south for your city tour of Glasgow. Drive to the George Square at the heart of the city. See the Clyde Arc or “Squinty Bridge” as locals refer to it. On the south side is the pacific Quay and several parks to enjoy. Visit Glasgow Cathedral, also known as the Church of St. Mungo. Raised by St. Serf while ministering to the Picts (local Scots), he became a missionary to the people along the Clyde River, now Glasgow. His tomb is in the lower crypt. Check into your Ayr hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 - September 8 – Whithorn

Journey south to the coastal town of Whithorn. Here Candida Casa – “White House” was built by St. Ninian around 397 AD. A monastery was founded around the site and became a place of pilgrimage for centuries. The late medieval priory is ruinous, with only a portion of the nave still visible. The museum in town contains the Latinus Stone, a 5th Century Christian memorial, as well as other finds from the site. See St. Ninian’s Cave along the shore. See the Torhouse Stone Circle, considered a Druid site, and be reminded of the local traditions that Celtic Christians faced in Scotland. Return to Ayr for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - September 9 – Glasgow to Edinburgh

Today you will cross Scotland and stop in Stirling. Visit the Church of the Holy Rood, built over the original structure in the 1400’s. See the Battlefield at Stirling Bridge and continue to Edinburgh for dinner and overnight

Day 8 - September 10 – Edinburgh

Edinburgh replaced Scone as the capital of Scotland in 1437. The site of Edinburgh Castle has held a fort since Celtic times. St. Margaret’s Chapel dates to the 12th Century. The present-day fortress continues to serve as a military post as well as museum. Tour St. Giles Cathedral is dedicated to the patron saint of Edinburgh, whose oldest portions date to 1124. See also Holyrood Castle, an official residence of the British Crown whose grounds date back to an Augustinian Monastery. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 - September 11 – Dunfermline & St. Andrew’s

Cross the Firth of Forth to Fife. Stop at Dunfermline Abbey, where St. Margaret and Robert the Bruce are buried. Continue past picturesque fishing villages to St. Andrew’s, the ancient ecclesiastical capital of Scotland. Visit the ruins of St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the nearby castle with its notorious “Bottle Dungeon.” Wander through the “Old Course” at St. Andrew’s, renowned as the home of golf! Return to Edinburgh for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 - September 12 – Return Home

Return home from Edinburgh with memories of the people and places of Celtic Christianity in Scotland.

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Enhance Your Journey

Celtic Ireland Extension - Starting from $1628

September 12 - 15, 2025

September 12 – Dublin
We will start our day in Dublin with a walking tour of Trinity College. Founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, it is the oldest college in Ireland. We’ll visit the Old Library here and see the Book of Kells, an ornately illustrated Bible produced by Celtic Monks around 800 AD. Continue on to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The church was transitioned from a Catholic church to the Church of Ireland over the centuries. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and a critic of British rule was a pastor here. Enjoy a driving tour of the city, before checking in to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

September 13 – Bru na Boinne, the Hill of Tara & Monasterboice
Head north and discover the rich history of Celtic life at the Bru na Boinne Prehistoric Monuments. You will see one of the Passage Tomb sites here, such as Newgrange and Knowth. They are richly decorated with megalithic art. From the time of the first Celtic influence until the 1169 invasion, the Hill of Tara was the island's political and spiritual capital. It contains several ancient monuments and, according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland. Walk the grounds of Monasterboice Monastery, where some of the finest 9th century High Crosses can be seen. Founded in 521 AD by St. Buite, the ruins remain a testament to their Christian heritage. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

September 14 – Glendalough & Dublin
Then on to the bus for a ride through scenic Wicklow County to Glendalough, one of the most beautiful spots in all of Ireland. Here St. Kevin founded a monastery in 498. See the Celtic High Crosses and a stone roofed church. Explore the wonderful hiking trails around the two lakes. Finish the day with time on own this afternoon in Dublin, before dinner and overnight.

September 15 – Return to USA
Return home with memories of the people and places of your Celtic Christian heritage.

Departure Dates

Wednesday, September 3, 2025
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