- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional driver/guide
- 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)
- Full breakfast daily except on day 1
- 8 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
13 Nights/22 Meals
Starts in London/Ends in London
Scottish Evening In Edinburgh
Taylor's Three Rock Pub
Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
Ring of Kerry Tour
Roman Baths & Pump Room
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 :
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 :
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.