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British & Irish Grandeur | 14 Day Escorted 2018

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

  • Park Plaza London Riverbank (2 nights)
  • York Marriott (1 night)
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel (1 nights)
  • Culloden Estate Belfast (1 night)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Dublin (2 night)
  • Kilarney Plaza Hotel (2 nights)
  • Granville  Hotel (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel (1 night)
  • Park Plaza London (1 night)

    Meals

    • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
    • 8 Dinners
    • Welcome get-together drink

    Other Inclusions

    • Visits, tours and admissions
    • Headsets for walking tours
    • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
    • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person

    13 Nights/22 Meals

    Starts in London/Ends in London

    Highlights:

    Scottish Evening In Edinburgh

    Taylor's Three Rock Pub

    Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet

    Giant’s Causeway

    Ring of Kerry Tour

    Roman Baths & Pump Room

    Stonehenge

    Haunted Ballygally Castle Hotel Stay

     

    14 Day British & Irish Grandeur Itinerary

    Day 1 : London Sightseeing

    Start your tour at Heathrow Airport with a transfer to your hotel. At 2:00 pm take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks and visit Tower Bridge Experience. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink.

    Day 2 : Hampton Palace & Free Time in London

    Discover the magnificence of Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's royal residence. Move at your own pace through the breath-taking grandeur of Henry's State Rooms, vast Tudor kitchens and more. The afternoon and evening are free so you may use your included Oyster card to explore central London by public transport.

    Day 3 : Cambridge & York Walking Tours

    Visit Cambridge for a stroll around some of the famous university colleges, including King's College, and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. Head north to York for a walking tour to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses, which contain centuries of history. The stately York Minster, with towers and stained glass, is the highlight of the walk. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.

    Day 4 : Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening

    View a portion of Hadrian's Wall and head north to visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the lavish State Rooms with a stunning array of art, portraits and furniture. The Alnwick Gardens is beautifully landscaped and enhanced with architectural and water features. Travel through the scenic Northumberland National Park and make a brief stop in Melrose. Drive to Edinburgh and enjoy dinner at a fun Scottish evening with bagpipes, dancing and song.

    Day 5 : Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour

    Discover Edinburgh’s highlights on a city tour. See the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Scone. Also enjoy splendid views of central Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. On August 4 to 18 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    Day 6 : Ferry to Ireland & Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

    Head to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Tour the city to see Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. Step back in time in and uncover a way of life from 100 years ago at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Discover cottages, farms, schools and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum chatting to costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. In the evening head out for a pub dinner at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of Culloden Hotel.

    Day 7 : Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk

    Travel along the scenic coastal route of the “Nine Glens of Antrim” and visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Continue to Derry for a Derry Walking Tour around the medieval city walls with a local guide. Drive south to your Victorian hotel located on Dublin Bay, a few miles from the city and dine on your own this evening.

    Day 8 : Dublin & Taylor's Three Rock Pub

    This morning tour central Dublin, with spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Visit Trinity College to see the campus and view the Book of Kells in the Old Library. The afternoon is free and in the evening enjoy dinner at Taylor's Three Rock Pub followed by an upbeat show with Irish music and dance.

    Day 9 :  Blarney Castle & Killarney

    Travel south, pausing for photos at the stately Rock of Cashel, with 12th century church ruins. Visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the gardens. Treat yourself to Irish goods the Blarney Woollen Mills. Continue to Killarney, famous for its exquisite location.

    Day 10 : Short Ring & Skellig Experience

    Visit the delightful Muckross House, a 19th century furnished mansion with an interesting history and U.S. connections. Head to the delightful town of Kenmare for a look around and a casual lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies’ View. Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about early Christian monks who lived on the rocky offshore islands. Stop at Moll's Gap for panoramic views before returning to Killarney.

    Day 11 : Jameson Whiskey & Waterford Crystal

    Head to Midleton to tour the Jameson Experience, a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey. Enjoy a sample at the end of the tour. Travel to Waterford and at the House of Waterford Crystal see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople and view a collection of amazing trophies. In the evening take a Waterford Walking Tour with a local guide to discover the history of this old port city. 

    Day 12 : South Wales & Cardiff Castle Banquet

    Depart Waterford early this morning to catch the ferry from Rosslare to South Wales. Journey through South Wales where coal used to be mined to Cardiff and take a brief tour of the city. Head to Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. A tour of the Castle is followed by a fun Welsh banquet.

    Day 13 - Roman Baths & Stonehenge

    This morning explore Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in the 18th century. Tour the Roman Baths & Pump Room, well preserved after two millennia and view stately Regency mansions. Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to your London hotel once again.

    Day 14 - Depart for Home

    Transfer to Heathrow Airport to arrive by 9:00 am.

    13 Nights/22 Meals

    Starts in London/Ends in London

     

    Tour Includes:

     

    Transport

     

    • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
    • Sightseeing by luxury coach
    • Professional driver/guide

     

    Accommodation

    Deluxe & Superior First Class:

     

    • Doubletree by Hilton Islington London (2 nights)
    • Gisborough Hall Hotel North Yorkshire (1 night)
    • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall Near Edinburgh (2 nights)
    • Ballygally Castle Hotel (1 night)
    • Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
    • Killarney Plaza Hotel (2 nights)
    • Granville Hotel Waterford (1 night)
    • Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff (1 night)
    • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel London (1 night)

     

    Meals

     

    • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
    • 8 dinners (D) including
      - Welcome dinner in London
      - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
      - Dinner and traditional show in Dublin
      - Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
      - 4 table d'hote dinners
    • 1 lunch (L)
    • Welcome get-together drink

     

    Other Inclusions

     

    • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff
    • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
    • Walking tours of Cambridge, York, Derry and Waterford
    • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 9 to August 23 departures
    • Round trip ferry transportation between Britain & Ireland & across River Shannon
    • Visits and admissions to York Minster, Alnwick Castle & Garden, Edinburgh Castle, Giant's Causeway, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, Skellig Experience, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room and Stonehenge
    • Headsets for walking tours
    • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
    • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person.
    All prices quoted are per person, double occupancy. Single room supplement for this tour is $1,198

     


     

    14 Day British & Irish Grandeur Itinerary

    Day 1 : London Sightseeing

     

    Start your tour at Heathrow Airport with a transfer to your hotel. At 2:00 pm take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks and visit Tower Bridge Experience. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink.

    Overnight at Doubletree by Hilton London – West End(D)

     

    Day 2 : Independent London Tour

     

    Today explore London independently. Take an open-top sightseeing bus tour – you have a choice of routes around London’s famous landmarks and also a walking tour and a River Thames cruise. A visit to the Tower of London or Kensington Palace is included.

    Overnight at Doubletree by Hilton London – West End.(B)

     

    Day 3 : Cambridge & York Walking Tours

     

    Visit Cambridge for a stroll around some of the famous university colleges, including King's College, and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. 

    Head north to York for a walking tour to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses, which contain centuries of history. The stately York Minster, with towers and stained glass, is the highlight of the walk. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. 

    Overnight at York Marriott.(B, D)

     

    Day 4 : Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening

     

    View a portion of Hadrian's Wall and head north to visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the lavish State Rooms with a stunning array of art, portraits and furniture. 

    The Alnwick Gardens is beautifully landscaped and enhanced with architectural and water features. Travel through the scenic Northumberland National Park and make a brief stop in Melrose. Drive to Edinburgh and enjoy dinner at a fun Scottish evening with bagpipes, dancing and song.

    Overnight at Holyrood Hotel.(B, D)

     

    Day 5 : Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour

     

    Discover Edinburgh’s highlights on a city tour. See the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Scone. 

    Also enjoy splendid views of central Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. On August 4 to 18 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

    Overnight at Holyrood Hotel.(B)

     

    Day 6 : Titanic Belfast & Ballygally Castle Stay

     

    This morning will be an early start as you drive to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic tour to see the highlights, including Victorian buildings, the imposing City Hall and the Harland & Wolff Shipyard.

    Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Continue to historic Ballygally Castle Hotel in time for dinner and your overnight stay. 

    Overnight at Ballygally Castle Hotel.(B, D)

     

    Day 7 : Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk

     

    Travel along the scenic coastal route of the “Nine Glens of Antrim” and visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. 

    Continue to Derry for a Derry Walking Tour around the medieval city walls with a local guide. Drive south to your Victorian hotel located on Dublin Bay, a few miles from the city and dine on your own this evening. 

    Overnight at Royal Marine Hotel.(B)

     

    Day 8 : Dublin & Taylor's Three Rock Pub

     

    This morning tour central Dublin, with spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Visit Trinity College to see the campus and view the Book of Kells in the Old Library. 

    The afternoon is free and in the evening enjoy dinner at Taylor's Three Rock Pub followed by an upbeat show with Irish music and dance. 

    Overnight at Royal Marine Hotel.(B, D)

     

    Day 9 - Cliffs of Moher & Killarney

     

    This morning drive through central Ireland to view the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast. These magnificent cliffs extend for five miles and rise to heights of almost 700 feet and offer wonderful views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to reach Killarney. Check in to your centrally-located hotel.

    Overnight at Killarney Plaza Hotel.(B, D)

     

    Day 10 - Jaunting Car & Skellig Experience

     

    Take a leisurely Killarney Jaunting Cars to view Lakes of Killarney. Then embark on the Ring of Kerry tour for constantly-changing vistas of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs. 

    Visit the Skellig Experience to learn about early Christian monks who lived on the rocky offshore islands. Stop at Moll's Gap for panoramic views before returning to Killarney. 

    Overnight at Killarney Plaza Hotel.(B, D)

     

    Day 11 - Blarney Castle & Waterford Crystal

     

    Visit the famous Blarney Castle this morning to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” and shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel to Waterford and at the House of Waterford Crystal see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople and view a collection of amazing trophies. 

    In the evening take a Waterford Walking Tour with a local guide to discover the history of this old port city. 

    Overnight at The Granville Hotel.(B, D)

     

    Day 12 - South Wales & Cardiff Castle Banquet

     

    Depart Waterford early this morning to catch the ferry from Rosslare to South Wales. Journey through South Wales where coal used to be mined to Cardiff and take a brief tour of the city. 

    Head to Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. A tour of the Castle is followed by a fun Welsh banquet. 

    Overnight at Mercure Holland House. (B, D)

     

    Day 13 - Roman Baths & Stonehenge

     

    This morning explore Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in the 18th century. Tour the Roman Baths & Pump Room, well preserved after two millennia and view stately Regency mansions. 

    Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to your London hotel once again. 

    Overnight at Doubletree by Hilton London – West End(B)

     

    Day 14 - Depart for Home

     

    Transfer to Heathrow Airport to arrive by 9:00 am. (B)

     

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