- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional driver/guide
- Park Plaza Hotel Riverbank London (2 nights)
- York Hotel (1 night)
- Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall (2 nights)
- Culloden Hotel (1 night)
- Royal Marine Hotel Dublin (2 nights)
- Full breakfast daily except on day 1
- 5 dinners
- Welcome get-together drink
- 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
8 Nights / 13 Meals
Starts in London / Ends in Dublin
Scottish Evening In Edinburgh
Taylor's Three Rock Pub
Haunted Ballygally Castle Stay
9 Day British & Irish Delight Itinerary
Day 1: London Sightseeing
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks. Meet your tour director over a welcome drink followed by dinner.
Day 2: Hampton Court Palace & Independent London Tour
This morning discover the magnificence of Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's favorite royal residence, which he re-built to accommodate his vast court. 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
Take a stroll around Cambridge to view 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. 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 Scottish Evening
Head north to visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the lavish State Rooms with a stunning array of artifacts, an exhibit on Downton Abbey, and take a stroll through Alnwick Garden. Travel through the Northumberland National Park and on to your hotel near Edinburgh where you’ll experience a Scottish Evening with bagpipes and fun music.
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 see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. On August 9 to 23 departures, experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
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. Tour the city highlights to see Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays.
Day 7: Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk
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 a guided walk around parts of the medieval city walls. Drive to Dublin and your Victorian hotel located on Dublin Bay. The evening is free.
Day 8: Dublin & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
This morning tour central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College’s campus and view the priceless Book of Kells. The afternoon is free and in the evening enjoy dinner at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub followed by Irish music and dance.
Day 9: Tour Ends Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast.