Scotland and Ireland Specialist

Alison Balzer, Scotland and Ireland Specialist

"Dreaming of castles, lochs and amazing food and drink? Come to Scotland! Or maybe your ancestors are from Ireland and you long to find your family roots and maybe even an ancestral home? Let me help you plan your trip. Overwhelmed by choice and not sure where to begin? Self-drive, chauffeur drive, coach tours, castle stay or character hotels, I will consult with you to find out what your dream vacation looks like and help to make it happen.

Not only has Alison lived and travelled extensively in both of these Celtic countries, she brings a passion for their histories and sharing their treasures. Having previously taken two years of dedicated Scottish history studies, Alison is near finished a Master's degree in Scottish Heritage. She has completed specialist training with both VisitScotland and Tourism Ireland, bringing a knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to creating a travel plan that will leave you in awe of these rich and stunning countries."

ATTRACTIONS: Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Highlands, Westcoast Islands, Shetland, Orkneys, Loch Lomond, Outlander locations, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Merchant City, Inverness, Rosslyn Chapel, golfing, whisky and gin distilleries, walking paths, wildlife, castle stays, genealogy, art collections, Dublin, Wicklow Mountains, Guinness Storehouse, Book of Kells, Blarney Stone, Connemara, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Wild Atlantic Way, Skellig Islands, Killarney, Cork, Titanic exhibit, Cliffs of Moher, Game of Thrones locations, abbeys and grand houses, castles, cathedrals, lighthouses, coastline...etc.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:"Check out my website below with posts relating to tourism and textiles. I have a keen interest in both Scottish and Irish textiles, particularly wool and linen. Ask me about incorporating this fascinating aspect of Celtic history into your tour choices."

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From budget to luxury, historical tours, people, music, beautiful natural landscapes, castles, villages and towns; Alison is here to guide you!

Alison can provide personalized itineraries, pre-trip reading suggestions, maps, entrance and rail passes, a list of yearly Highland Games, value for money, and long-standing connections with local accommodations and attractions.

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