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Islands of the North Atlantic Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition 7 nights

Travel to Ireland and Scotland to play on some of the best golf courses in the world.

No places are as linked to the history of golf as Scotland and Ireland. Today more than a dozen of the World’s Top 100 Courses can be found in the region, a pedigree of which we are proud to match with the advanced capability and comfort of our expedition ship – RCGS Resolute. This expedition offers a totally unique take on a traditional golfing holiday. Not only does your ‘floating hotel’ negate the need for constant packing and unpacking, but you’ll also enjoy breathtaking views and convenient access to the golf courses, as we shuttle you effortlessly from one to the next.

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Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition

Starting Rate: US$4,395.00+

Number of Nights: 7

Departs from: DUBLIN, IRELAND

Returns to: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Experiences:

    Wildlife Identification
    Sea Kayaking
    Photographer-in-Residence
    Golfing
    Education
    Zodiac Cruising
    Bicycling
    Photography
    Enhanced Photography
    Fitness & Yoga
    Trekking/Hiking
    Whale Watching
    Family

Available Dates:

2019
June 5 - 12 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition

Incredible golf courses, superb landscapes, rich history and ancient culture.

Our voyage begins in Dublin. We then sail up the west coast of Scotland, passing the picturesque islands of Islay, Mull and Skye and playing golf at the hidden gems of Macrihanish and Askernish. From here we sail west to play Ballyliffin in Ireland. Further north we spend a day in the Orkney Islands before sailing south to Inverness, where we have access to two outstanding courses. At Aberdeen we find ourselves on the doorstep of both Cruden Bay and the Royal Aberdeen, our final courses before the journey ends in Edinburgh.



Day 1

Dublin, Ireland

Our epic journey begins this afternoon in Dublin. We gather at our central meeting point then transfer to the pier for embarkation. Once on board a...

Our epic journey begins this afternoon in Dublin. We gather at our central meeting point then transfer to the pier for embarkation. Once on board and settled in our rooms we enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner before casting off and heading north, up the rugged Irish coast.




Day 2

Campbeltown, Scotland

Our first stop in Scotland will be to play either Machrihanish (#61) or adjacent Machrihanish Dunes. These two courses are naturally maintained – s...

Our first stop in Scotland will be to play either Machrihanish (#61) or adjacent Machrihanish Dunes. These two courses are naturally maintained – so much so, that you may see the odd Hebridean black sheep wandering through the rough. The Dunes is also home to a spa for those who need a little pampering. The peaceful village of nearby Campbeltown was once known as the “whisky capital of the world” as it was home to 34 distilleries. Only three remain today and are all worth a visit.




Day 3

Ballyliffin Golf Club

During the night we will have sailed west to Ballyliffin in Ireland. Ballyliffin Golf Club is widely regarded as the finest links complex in Irelan...

During the night we will have sailed west to Ballyliffin in Ireland. Ballyliffin Golf Club is widely regarded as the finest links complex in Ireland and prides itself on having world-class presentation standards all year round, renowned for its hospitality, spectacular setting and outstanding facilities.




Day 4

The Hebridean Islands, Scotland

Today we wake up anchored off the shores of South Uist, the second largest island of the Outer Hebrides. Awaiting the golfers is another course of ...

Today we wake up anchored off the shores of South Uist, the second largest island of the Outer Hebrides. Awaiting the golfers is another course of great historical significance. Built by Old Tom Morris, this course thrived until the First World War. Then for almost 100 years it sat untouched and untended until in 2005 a group of locals, with the help of some of golf’s biggest names, brought it back to life. A true links course providing a challenging test, we play through beautiful rolling dunes alongside the bracing Atlantic Ocean.




Day 5

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Today we anchor at the beautiful seaside town of Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney Islands. Wander through town exploring local crafts, art galleries...

Today we anchor at the beautiful seaside town of Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney Islands. Wander through town exploring local crafts, art galleries, an unexpected collection of silversmith artists, or perhaps a tour and tasting at the Highland Park Distillery! A visit to St. Magnus Cathedral is an absolute ‘must’. Later in the day we head to Skara Brae, an outstanding Neolithic village and UNESCO World Heritage Site established over 5000 years ago. While there is a golf course in Kirkwall, golfers may want to take the day off to conserve their energy for the next two days of golfing challenges.




Day 6

Inverness, Scotland

From our anchorage in Inverness we transfer to play a choice of two courses. Castle Stuart (#53) has dramatic views over the Moray Firth out to the...

From our anchorage in Inverness we transfer to play a choice of two courses. Castle Stuart (#53) has dramatic views over the Moray Firth out to the Black Isle. The Royal Dornoch (#2) officially opened in 1616, but the current club was established in 1886 by Old Tom Morris. If you have an interest in local history we’ll head to Culloden Moor, where the Jacobites fought their final battle in 1745. The more curious in the group may want to take a day trip to Loch Ness for a chance viewing of 'Nessie' - the Loch Ness Monster.




Day 7

Aberdeen, Scotland

We anchor today at Aberdeen, where again we have the choice of playing two different courses – Cruden Bay (#56) or the historic Balgownie course at...

We anchor today at Aberdeen, where again we have the choice of playing two different courses – Cruden Bay (#56) or the historic Balgownie course at Royal Aberdeen (#71). Those playing Cruden Bay will again find themselves walking in the footsteps of course designer Old Tom Morris. The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club was founded in 1780 and is the sixth oldest golf club in the world. The course hosted the Scottish Open in 2014, won by England's Justin Rose. The green is surrounded by no less than 10 bunkers and wayward tee shots will be punished.




Day 8

Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning we arrive at Edinburgh, the Scottish capital and your disembarkation point. A transfer to downtown Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Airport, i...

This morning we arrive at Edinburgh, the Scottish capital and your disembarkation point. A transfer to downtown Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Airport, is provided for all guests, however Edinburgh is well worth a day or two of exploration if your schedule allows.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Scotland & Ireland Golf Expedition
June 5 - 12 2019 7 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$4,395.00+
One Ocean Suite




US$9,195.00
Shackleton Suite




US$7,595.00
Superior Plus




US$6,395.00
Superior




US$6,195.00
Twin Private




US$5,395.00
Main Deck Triple




US$4,395.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking in the Islands of the North Atlantic is complimentary.

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