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British & Irish Landmarks | 19 Day Escorted 2018

Tour Includes:

Transport

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide

Accommodation

  • Park Plaza Hotel Waterloo (2 nights)
  • York Marriott (1 night)
  • Roxburghe Hotel (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel (1 night)
  • Perle Oban Hotel (2 nights)
  • Europa Hotel Belfast (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel Derry (2 nights)
  • Galway Bay Hotel (2 nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel (2 nights)
  • Dooley's Hotel Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin (2 nights)

    Meals

    • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
    • 13 dinners & 1 lunch
    • 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

     

    18 Nights / 31 Meals

    Starts in London / Ends in Dublin

    Highlights:

    Scottish & Irish Dinner/Shows

    Great Scenery & Coastal Views

    Sheepdog Trials

    Loch Ness Cruise

    Shakespeare’s Birthplace

    2-Night Stays in Most Locations

    Opportunities for Individual Pursuits

     

     

    19 Day British & Irish Landmarks Itinerary

    Day 1: London Arrival & Tour

    Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director and head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. In the evening meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome drink and dine in your hotel.

    Day 2: Tower of London & City Sights

    Today schedule your London sightseeing as you wish on an open-top bus tour. There are different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a River Thames cruise. Visit either the Tower of London or Kensington Palace. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently.

    Day 3: Shakespeare’s Birthplace & York

    Drive through the Cotswolds to Stratford-upon- Avon and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Then enter the house where he was born to see rooms furnished as they would have been in his day. Continue your journey north to the medieval city of York and check in to your hotel.

    Day 4: York Minster & Scottish Evening

    This morning set out on a gentle walking tour around central York to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses. The stately York Minster, with towers and stained glass, is the highlight of the walk. Travel north and stop briefly in Melrose to view the ruins of the abbey. Drive to Edinburgh and dine at a Scottish Evening with bagpipes and lively music.

    Day 5: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

    Discover Edinburgh’s highlights on a city tour. See the elegant 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the compact medieval city centered on the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and enjoy splendid views of central Edinburgh. On August 7 to 21 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

    Day 6: St Andrews & Highland Scenery

    Travel north to St Andrews, famous for golfing and Scotland’s oldest university, for a walking tour around the town and visit the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Stop in Pitlochry on the way to your hotel in Inverness, in the Highlands.

    Day 7: Loch Ness Cruise & Oban Distillery

    Enjoy more wonderful Highland views as you travel south for a scenic cruise of Loch Ness. Drive along the west coast to Oban and visit Oban Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample some at the end of the tour.

    Day 8: Isle of Mull & Iona Abbey

    Take a ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull, then on to the peaceful Isle of Iona. Visit Iona Abbey, a place of pilgrimage as Scotland’s first Christian settlement. Return to Oban for dinner.

    Day 9: Loch Lomond & Rabbie Burns

    This morning bid farewell to the Highlands as you drive through Glen Coe and alongside Loch Lomond. Stop briefly in Alloway at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet’s life and poetry. Continue to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast for dinner.

    Day 10: Belfast & Giant’s Causeway

    Tour the highlights of Belfast to see the impressive City Hall and Victorian buildings. Travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim and visit the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Continue to Derry for your overnight stay.

    Day 11: Inishowen Peninsula & Derry Sightseeing

    Enjoy a drive around the Inishowen Peninsula. Take in the scenic views as you sip an Irish coffee at the Seaview Tavern. In Derry, join a local guide for a walk around the medieval city walls.

    Day 12: Donegal Castle & Galway

    Travel past the Blue Stack Mountains to Donegal town to enjoy free time to explore and have lunch on your own. Continue to County Mayo to visit Knock Shrine. In Galway, join a local guide for a walking tour before dinner.

    Day 13: Connemara & "The Quiet Man"

    Take a drive through the stunning scenery of Connemara and in Cong take a short walking tour to see movie locations from “The Quiet Man.” Return to Galway for free time and independent dining.

    Day 14: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney

    Drive through the Burren to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean. Cross the River Shannon Estuary by ferry and head to Killarney, famous for its location beside lakes and mountains.

    Day 15: Ring of Kerry & Sheepdogs

    Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare and journey along part of the Ring of Kerry route to view spectacular mountain scenery. Visit a farm to watch trained dogs herding sheep. Just outside Killarney tour the gracious 19th century Muckross House. Enjoy lunch and return to your hotel.

    Day 16: Blarney Castle & Waterford

    Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience which tells about the 123 Irish people who embarked on the RMS Titanic. Continue to Waterford and after dinner take a walking tour.

    Day 17: Waterford Crystal & Taylor’s Three Rock

    Tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal to watch molten glass being transformed into shimmering trophies by skilled blowers and cutters. Visit Jerpoint Park Farm for tea and scones. Travel to Dublin and dine at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub with a lively show.

    Day 18: Dublin & Book of Kells

    Tour central Dublin to see the main sights. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. Afternoon and evening are free.

    Day 19: Tour Ends in Dublin

    Your tour ends after breakfast.

    18 Nights / 31 Meals

    Starts in London / Ends in Dublin

    Tour Includes:

    Transport

    • Sightseeing by luxury coach
    • Professional tour director

    Accommodation

    • Hilton Olympia Hotel London (2 nights)
    • York Marriott (1 night)
    • Novotel Edinburgh City Centre Hotel (2 nights)
    • Glen Mhor Hotel Inverness (1 night)
    • Oban Bay Hotel (2 nights)
    • Europa Hotel Belfast (1 night)
    • Everglades Hotel Derry (2 nights)
    • Galway Bay Hotel (2 nights)
    • Castlerosse Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
    • Dooley's Hotel Waterford (1 night)
    • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin (2 nights)

    Meals

    • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
    • 12 dinners (D) including
      - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
      - Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner/show
      - 10 table d'hote dinners
    • 1 lunch (L)
    • Welcome get-together drink

    Other Inclusions

    • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin
    • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
    • Walking tours of York, St Andrews, Derry, Galway,Waterford and Trinity College
    • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 7 to 21 departures
    • Loch Ness scenic cruise
    • Oban Distillery whisky tasting and tour
    • Round trip ferry transportation to Isle of Mull, from Britain to Ireland and across River Shannon
    • “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong
    • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
    • Jerpoint Park Farm tea and scones
    • Visits and admissions to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, York Minster, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, Duart Castle, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Giant’s Causeway, Ulster American Folk Park, Donegal Castle,W. B. Yeats’Grave, Knock Shrine, Cliffs of Moher,Muckross House, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Titanic Experience, House of Waterford Crystal and Book of Kells at Trinity College
    • 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 $1,379




     

    19 Day British & Irish Landmarks Itinerary

    Day 1: London Arrival & Tour

     

    Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director and head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. In the evening meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome drink and dine in your hotel. (D)

     

    Day 2: Tower of London & City Sights

     

    Today schedule your London sightseeing as you wish on an open-top bus tour. There are different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a River Thames cruise. Visit either the Tower of London or Kensington Palace. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently. (B)

     

    Day 3: Shakespeare’s Birthplace & York

     

    Drive through the Cotswolds to Stratford-upon- Avon and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Then enter the house where he was born to see rooms furnished as they would have been in his day. Continue your journey north to the medieval city of York and check in to your hotel. (B, D)

     

    Day 4: York Minster & Scottish Evening

     

    This morning set out on a gentle walking tour around central York to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses. The stately York Minster, with towers and stained glass, is the highlight of the walk. Travel north and stop briefly in Melrose to view the ruins of the abbey. Drive to Edinburgh and dine at a Scottish Evening with bagpipes and lively music. (B, D)

     

    Day 5: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

     

    Discover Edinburgh’s highlights on a city tour. See the elegant 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the compact medieval city centered on the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and enjoy splendid views of central Edinburgh. On August 7 to 21 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

     

    Day 6: St Andrews & Highland Scenery

     

    Travel north to St Andrews, famous for golfing and Scotland’s oldest university, for a walking tour around the town and visit the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Stop in Pitlochry on the way to your hotel in Inverness, in the Highlands. (B, D)

     

    Day 7: Loch Ness Cruise & Oban Distillery

     

    Enjoy more wonderful Highland views as you travel south for a scenic cruise of Loch Ness. Drive along the west coast to Oban and visit Oban Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample some at the end of the tour. (B, D)

     

    Day 8: Isle of Mull & Duart Castle

     

    Take a ferry ride from Oban to the Isle of Mull, one of the Inner Hebrides. Tour many of the historic chambers of Duart Castle, home of Sir Lachlan Maclean, the present Clan Chief. Drive to the colorful coastal town of Tobermory for a look around before returning to Oban by coach and ferry. (B, D)

     

    Day 9: Glen Coe & Rabbie Burns

     

    This morning bid farewell to the Highlands as you drive through Glen Coe and alongside Loch Lomond. Stop briefly in Alloway at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet’s life and poetry. Continue to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. (B)

     

    Day 10: Belfast & Giant’s Causeway

     

    Tour the highlights of Belfast to see the impressive City Hall and Victorian buildings. Travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim and visit the Giant’s Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Continue to Derry for your overnight stay. (B, D)

     

    Day 11: Ulster American Folk Park & Derry Walking Tour

     

    Visit the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh where you can see cozy cottages depicting a bygone way of life in rural Ireland. Return to Derry for a short walk around the medieval city walls that completely encircle the old city center. (B, D)

     

    Day 12: Donegal Castle & Yeats’ Grave

     

    Travel through the Blue Stack Mountains to Donegal town. Tour Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by an O’Donnell chieftain. Pause at Drumcliffe Churchyard to view the grave of W. B. Yeats, the Nobel Prize-winning poet, and again at Knock Shrine before continuing to Galway for a walking tour. (B, D)

     

    Day 13: Connemara & "The Quiet Man"

     

    Take a drive through the stunning scenery of Connemara and in Cong take a short walking tour to see movie locations from “The Quiet Man.” Return to Galway for free time and independent dining. (B)

     

    Day 14: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney

     

    Drive through the Burren to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean. Cross the River Shannon Estuary by ferry and head to Killarney, famous for its location beside lakes and mountains. (B, D)

     

    Day 15: Ring of Kerry & Sheepdogs

     

    Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare and journey along part of the Ring of Kerry route to view spectacular mountain scenery. Visit a farm to watch trained dogs herding sheep. Just outside Killarney tour the gracious 19th century Muckross House. Enjoy lunch and return to your hotel. (B,L)

     

    Day 16: Blarney Castle & Waterford

     

    Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience which tells about the 123 Irish people who embarked on the RMS Titanic. Continue to Waterford and after dinner take a walking tour. (B, D)

     

    Day 17: Waterford Crystal & Taylor’s Three Rock

     

    Tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal to watch molten glass being transformed into shimmering trophies by skilled blowers and cutters. Visit Jerpoint Park Farm for tea and scones. Travel to Dublin and dine at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub with a lively show. (B, D)

     

    Day 18: Dublin & Book of Kells

     

    Tour central Dublin to see the main sights. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. Afternoon and evening are free. (B)

     

    Day 19: Tour Ends in Dublin

     

    Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

     

    Tour Starts Tour Ends Price (PPDO) Tour Status  
    Fri Apr 27, 2018 Tue May 15, 2018 $5,620.00 Guaranteed Small Group Book
    Fri May 11, 2018 Tue May 29, 2018 $5,090.00 Guaranteed Book
    Fri Jun 8, 2018 Tue Jun 26, 2018 $5,090.00 Guaranteed Book
    Fri Jun 22, 2018 Tue Jul 10, 2018 $5,620.00 Guaranteed Small Group Book
    Fri Jul 6, 2018 Tue Jul 24, 2018 $5,620.00 Guaranteed Small Group Book
    Fri Aug 3, 2018 Tue Aug 21, 2018 $5,970.00 Tattoo/Guaranteed Small Group Sold Out
    Fri Aug 10, 2018 Tue Aug 28, 2018 $5,970.00 Tattoo/Guaranteed Small Group Book
    Fri Aug 17, 2018 Tue Sep 4, 2018 $5,970.00 Tattoo/Guaranteed Small Group Sold Out
    Fri Sep 7, 2018 Tue Sep 25, 2018 $5,090.00 Guaranteed Book
    Fri Sep 14, 2018 Tue Oct 2, 2018 $5,620.00 Guaranteed Small Group Book
    Fri Oct 5, 2018 Tue Oct 23, 2018 $5,440.00 Guaranteed Small Group Book
    Fri Oct 12, 2018 Tue Oct 30, 2018 $4,700.00 Book
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