Kerri McBee-Black recently traveled to Ireland and Scotland with her husband, Greg, and son, Tucker. This was their first time traveling to Europe. She found Tenon Tours through her cousin, Lisa, who has traveled with us before. We have to say—a recommendation is our favorite compliment! 

Kerri knew we were a great fit as soon as she spoke with Janet, one of our wonderful Personal Travel Specialists. They got to work planning the ideal tour around the two countries. Something else Kerri loved? The open communication we like to have with our travelers: “You get dedicated service and a tour operator that truly cares about your experience. The communication leading up to our trip was top-notch, answering questions and making adjustments as needed.”

The family of three was a bit nervous about driving overseas—Ireland and Scotland are certainly known for their winding narrow roads and the occasional sheep crossing after all. But, their choice to do a self-drive tour was ultimately one of their favorite parts about the trip. They loved having the ability to go at their own pace, stopping whenever they wished for a photo op of the hills and valleys, lochs and inlets…and even a friendly Highland coo.

The trio had several items of interest they considered must-sees. For one, Tucker enjoys learning about Irish Rebellion history. Our Personal Travel Specialist Janet was able to arrange for a few tours and attractions in Dublin centered around this! They followed a local historian as he led them through battle sites in Dublin. They also visited the eerie historic grounds of Kilmainham Gaol. They knocked plenty of historic tours off the list! Kerri says Tucker was enthralled with all the tours in Dublin related to the Rebellion.

Tucker also tried his first pint of Guinness in Ireland—we love a good first sip in the motherland. While he wasn’t a huge fan, we’re still glad he got to try it fresh from the Irish tap!

As for Kerri, one of her highlights was visiting her clan’s heritage site in Kinchyle, Scotland, which is south of Inverness: “My family clan has a memorial park there, and I have wanted to visit it since I was a kid. Plus, my father, his clan, passed away a year ago and my sister passed away a few months ago. So, I was able to take a note and leave it for my Dad and my sister’s remains and spread them at the park. It is something I will never forget.”

Some of their other favorites? The staggering Cliffs of Moher that are breathtaking—if misty—in any weather. Scotland’s Isle of Skye was gorgeous and they would enjoy visiting again. Kerri says the tour guide—Luke—was the best, and that they could not have asked for a better experience. 

Here at Tenon, one of our favorite pieces of feedback is when our travelers tell us how the adventure made them feel. Often they return feeling excited, full of wonder and have a deeper understanding of the world. Kerri nails this feeling in her comment: 

“Anytime you travel, whether it is domestically or abroad, your perspective on the world shifts. You are a different person after you travel, in a positive way. This trip helped us understand how young the US is and how much history and connection we have to Ireland and Scotland.”

Tucker, Greg and Kerri, we are thrilled we had the opportunity to travel with you! Let’s keep exploring together! 

Ireland and Scotland remain one of our most popular multi-country trip pairings. Browse our inspirational itineraries as a starting point for one of your own epic adventures!

How We Travel

Learn More
  • Self Drive tour in Europe
    Self Drive

    Hit the road your way: itinerary, car, accommodations, sights, and tours. But let us do all the heavy lifting.

  • Chauffeur 1

    The freedom of your own private car, the luxury of your own personal guide. And the very best hidden secrets.

  • funny mural of school children in uniforms
    Scheduled Tour

    For travelers who prefer to join a small group tour, we offer scheduled tours.

  • Train going over bridge next to waterfall

    Convenient, comfortable, oozing with charm. With a front-row seat to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

  • Young people overlooking scenic area in Europe
    Private Group

    The trip of a lifetime, personalized just for your group of friends, family, or organization down to every last detail.

  • Honeymoon coupe drinking wine by ocean

    Every tour is different, perfectly matched for every couple. Crafted by a team who is as excited about your honeymoon as you are.

Big Ben and Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK

The Ultimate Trio: Ireland, Scotland and England

17 Days | 16 Nights

This epic itinerary takes you through three fascinating countries: Ireland, Scotland and England. All the main highlights are included, from uncovering your Irish ancestry and embarking on a river cruise in London to visiting Scotland’s stunning Isle of Skye. And did we mention the castles at every stop? 

Starting From $7,975 per person based on double occupancy
The Island of Ireland

The Island of Ireland

15 Days | 14 Nights
Arts and Culture

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Ireland, from its northern reaches to the picturesque south. Delve into the vibrant cities of Dublin and Belfast before immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way. This tour promises a perfect blend of captivating scenery and enriching experiences, offering a comprehensive exploration of Ireland’s diverse treasures.

Starting From $3,450 per person based on double occupancy
Grand Tour of Scotland

Grand Tour of Scotland

15 Days | 14 Nights
Arts and Culture

Scotland, at your leisure. Taking it one historic castle, distillery, and breathtaking glen at a time, savoring the amazing food and drink that Scotland is famous for along the way. 

Starting From $3,197 per person based on double occupancy

By-Your-Side Service℠

Our personal concierge service and mobile app

Europe Experts

Custom Europe Experts

Experts in planning truly customized trips

Without Compromise

Value without Compromise

High-touch inclusions and customized experiences

Consistency with Individuality

Consistency with Individuality

You’ll always be met with the highest standards

Let's Get Social