Multi Countries

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The mere mention of these historic and enchanting places conjures up captivating visions of centuries-old castles, tolling green hills and cobblestone streets oozing with charm and beauty, History and royalty aside, there is much more to offer. Bustling metropolises, windswept coastlines, impressive art galleries, dramatic mountain hikes and eclectic markets are just some of the vast array of places waiting to be explored.

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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourWonders of Britain & Ireland12From $3,295.00
Escorted TourBest of Ireland & Scotland15From $3,995.00
Escorted TourBritain & Ireland Panorama16From $4,175.00
Escorted TourBritain & Ireland Grandeur20From $4,995.00

Wonders of Britain & Ireland

Tales of ancient history, monuments and magical landscapes, inspiring world-famous poets and writers, will inspire you. Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will surely feature a Blarney Stone kiss, swig or two of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District followed by a fitting Shakespearean ending in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Itinerary   
Day 1: London – Stonehenge – Bath – Cardiff

This morning travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Drive west through spectacular countryside to the beautiful city of Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture of the city and visit the Roman Baths before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. View the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay. See the Millennium Stadium as well as the historic Cardiff Castle during your orientation of the city. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception, which includes a typical Welsh pub meal and drinks.
Hotel: Jurys Inn Cardiff

Day 2: Cardiff – Waterford

Enjoy free time this morning to relax, explore the city or take the opportunity to visit Cardiff Castle. Cross the Irish Sea by ferry to the Emerald Isle and travel to historic Waterford. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Marina Waterford

Day 3: Waterford – Blarney – Kenmare

Visit the renowned House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration in the workshop and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. At Blarney Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare, your home for the next two nights. This evening join your companions for a Be My Guest dinner on a traditional Irish farm in Kenmare.
Hotel: Kenmare Bay, 2 nights

Day 4: Kenmare

Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in Ireland and is truly a photographer's delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape breathtaking beyond words.

Day 5: Kenmare – Cashel – Dublin

This morning visit the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. The spectacular group of medieval buildings perched on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. It has one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Later arrive in the Irish capital, Dublin. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.
Hotel: Ballsbridge Dublin, 2 nights

Day 6: Dublin

This morning enjoy your choice of sightseeing. You might want to explore the Guinness Brewery with early entry before general admission and take a tour including a tasting technique demonstration. Or you can visit the Little Museum of Dublin, a true hidden gem of the city. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers.

Day 7: Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

Cross the Irish Sea to Holyhead, Wales. Stop at the station with the longest place name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. See the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park as you travel to Chester. Your orientation walk includes the medieval walls and the famous Tudor 'Rows'. Arrive later in historic Liverpool, hometown of the legendary Beatles. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Jurys Inn

Day 8: Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Edinburgh

Travel north through characteristically glorious scenery from Lancashire to the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. Then cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. Later, arrive in the Scottish capital Edinburgh - your home for the next two nights.
Hotel: Apex City Edinburgh, 2 nights

Day 9: Edinburgh

This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.

Day 10: Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval walls, the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster.
Hotel: Hotel 53

Day 11: York – Stratford-upon-Avon

Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the Bard was born and raised. View Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage before enjoying some free time in the quaint town. This evening join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.
Hotel: Mercure Shakespeare

Day 12: Stratford-upon-Avon – Bladon – Oxford – London

This morning visit the charming little churchyard at Bladon, in the picturesque Cotswolds, to view Sir Winston Churchill's grave. Arrive in Oxford, the oldest university city in the British Isles, here you will enjoy an orientation of the city. View the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library and walk around one of the famous colleges (when open). Return to London this afternoon and say farewell to your Travel Director and new-found friends at the end of a wonderful holiday.

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Ticket: Dublin / Anglesey
Accommodation: 11 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Best of Ireland & Scotland

Pretty pink heather hues and a perfect emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland – home to enduring myths and legends, grand castles, bloody battles and the perfect swing. Visit their charismatic capitals of Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh, trace the history of the Jacobites in the Scottish Highlands and follow the footsteps of a giant.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Dublin

Welcome to the Emerald Isle. Spend your day relaxing and enjoying the sights. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Irish pub - the perfect introduction to Dublin.
Hotel: Mespil, 2 nights

Day 2: Dublin

See St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.

Day 3: Dublin – Kildare – Waterford

Visit the Irish National Stud Farm dedicated to rearing world-class thoroughbreds since 1946 for a Cultural Insight on the breeding of these horses. After a guided walk through the farm take some time to stroll through the tranquil Japanese Gardens, regarded as the best in Europe or visit the Horse Museum. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration and tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom.
Hotel: Dooley's Hotel

Day 4: Waterford – Blarney – Killarney

At Blarney Castle kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Killarney, your home for the next two nights. Join your companions for a Be My Guest dinner on a traditional Irish farm in Killarney.
Hotel: Killarney Towers Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Killarney

Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the 'Ring of Kerry'. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographer's delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.

Day 6: Killarney – Limerick – Galway – Ballina

Drive through Adare one of Ireland's prettiest villages. See King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone as you pass through Limerick. In Galway see the Cathedral, built on the site of an old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square during your free time. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Ballina

Day 7: Ballina – Donegal – Londonderry/Derry

Head north through Sligo to Donegal where you view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan. In Londonderry walk along the 17th century walls with your Local Specialist and see the streets and murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'troubles'.
Hotel: Everglades Hotel

Day 8: Londonderry/Derry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast

Visit the Giant's Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in all of Ireland. Later arrive in Belfast and visit the Titanic Belfast Visitor Centre for a Cultural Insight into the history of the world's most famous ship.
Hotel: Europa Hotel Belfast

Day 9: Belfast – Glasgow

This morning enjoy an included city tour with your Local Specialist which takes in Queen's University and City Hall. Board your ferry at Larne and cross to Cairnryan in Scotland. Drive through spectacular Ayrshire countryside on the way to Glasgow.
Hotel: Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel, 2 nights

Day 10: Glasgow

Your morning orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into whisky making by visiting the beautiful Glengoyne whisky distillery to sample a ‘wee dram'. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace.

Day 11: Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye

Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, towards the site of the 1692 massacre, Glencoe - 'Glen of the Weeping'. Pass Fort William at the foot of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. At Glenfinnan see the monument to the final Jacobite Rising, as well as the famous viaduct which has featured in the Harry Potter films. Cross by ferry to the breathtaking Isle of Skye where you dine tonight in your hotel.
Hotel: Dunollie Hotel - A Bespoke Hotel

Day 12: Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands

View Eilean Donan Castle before travelling along the banks of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the elusive monster. Stop and view Culloden battlefield, where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the Redcoats, ending his aspirations to the throne. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Highlander Hotel - A Bespoke Hotel

Day 13: Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh

Heading south pass through the picturesque village of Pitlochry before arriving to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Take a photograph on the 18th green of the Old Course, where the game was first played 600 years ago. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights. During the month of August, certain departures include tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo. Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare?
Hotel: Novotel Edinburgh City Centre, 2 nights

Day 14: Edinburgh

This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Day 15: Depart Edinburgh

After a hearty Scottish breakfast say goodbye to your Travel Director and companions at the end of an unforgettable Celtic holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Ticket: Cairnryan / Larne
Accommodation: 14 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Britain & Ireland Panorama

From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York to wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland – their historic cities, cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside on display as you explore such highlights as Dublin and Cardiff, and enjoy Highland cow company with Farmer John in Cumbria.

Itinerary   
Day 1: London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

A scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway's cottage. Later in the Viking city of York, enjoy a walk along historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. Tonight dine at your hotel where you have a chance to meet with your Travel Director and travelling companions.
Hotel: Novotel York Centre Hotel

Day 2: York – Jedburgh – Edinburgh

Rugged, dramatic and spectacular − the Northumberland National Park is all these things and more. View the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey on your way to the beautiful Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During the month of August, certain departures include tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo.
Hotel: Edinburgh Marriott Hotel, 2 nights

Day 3: Edinburgh

Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes the elegant New Town, Princes Street, the Royal Mile, views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Enjoy a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle. Tonight consider a traditional Scottish night out with haggis, dancing and bagpipes.

Day 4: Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands

Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Stop in Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl.
Hotel: Laggan Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Scottish Highlands

This morning travel to the coast via the Glenfinnan Monument which was erected to commemorate where the 1745 Jacobite Rising began. Take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands including the famous Loch Ness before stopping to view Culloden battlefield. This site was where the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place. Later return to your hotel in Laggan.

Day 6: Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe known as the 'Glen of the Weeping'. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. Visit the Necropolis for a Cultural Insight into one of Europe's most important 19th century burial grounds.
Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Strathclyde

Day 7: Glasgow – Lake District – Liverpool

Cross the border into England and enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch at a working farm in the idyllic Cumbrian countryside. Learn about traditional farming methods and see the sheep, goats and cattle before enjoying lunch in the farmhouse. Later arrive in Grasmere where you view the grave of William Wordsworth. See England's largest lake, Windermere before travelling to Liverpool.
Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower Liverpool

Day 8: Liverpool – Chester – Dublin

In Chester see the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows' before travelling along the scenic North Wales coast to Holyhead. Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin, the Irish capital. This evening join your companions for a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant in Dublin.
Hotel: Ballsbridge Dublin, 2 nights

Day 9: Dublin

This morning discover the city of Dublin see the famous sights including Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist, followed by a visit to Guinness Storehouse to find out about the famous brew and the Guinness family. Spend the rest of the day as you please. This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.

Day 10: Dublin – Galway – Limerick

Travel to the West coast and the city of Galway. View Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square before continuing to Limerick.
Hotel: Greenhills Limerick

Day 11: Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Cork

Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel in the city of Cork.
Hotel: Maldron Cork

Day 12: Cork – Blarney – Cobh – Waterford – Wexford

Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone to attain the 'gift of the gab'. Stop in picturesque Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This was the final port of call for the Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom.
Hotel: Talbot Hotel Wexford

Day 13: Wexford – Cardiff

Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.
Hotel: Jurys Inn Cardiff

Day 14: Cardiff – Bath – Glastonbury – Exeter

Drive east, over the Severn Estuary, to Bath. On arrival in the city, admire the Georgian buildings and visit the Roman Baths after which the city is named. Spend some time exploring before making your way to Glastonbury to visit the Abbey to see where King Arthur is believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in Exeter, the capital of Devon.
Hotel: Jurys Inn Exeter, 2 nights

Day 15: Exeter

Start your day with an orientation of Plymouth. View the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Visit the fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour. Enjoy a scenic drive through Dartmoor, famous for its rugged landscape and wild ponies. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 16: Exeter – Stonehenge – London

Travel across Salisbury Plain to visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge. Travel back to London this afternoon, where your amazing holiday comes to an end.

Inclusions 
Meals: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Ticket: Anglesey / Dublin
Accommodation: 15 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Britain & Ireland Grandeur

Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland – one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive ‘Nessie’ all in between.

Itinerary   
Day 1: London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth

Leaving the sights of London behind, travel to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge. Visit Salisbury Cathedral and see the Magna Carta which was signed in 1215 by King John and the barons of Medieval England. Visit Salisbury before getting to know your companions at a Welcome Reception, which includes a typical British pub meal and drinks. Later arrive in the historic naval port of Plymouth.
Hotel: Copthorne Hotel Plymouth, 2 nights

Day 2: Plymouth

Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower Steps and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Cross the River Tamar and follow the Cornish peninsula to St. Ives, the renowned artists' colony. Photograph St. Michael's Mount near Penzance. Relax and enjoy the stunning Cornish scenery.

Day 3: Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff

On arrival in the city of Bath, admire the Georgian buildings and visit the Roman Baths after which the city is named. Spend some time exploring the city before making your way to the Welsh capital, Cardiff.
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

Day 4: Cardiff – Waterford

See the sights of Cardiff including the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay. View historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium. Enjoy the scenic drive through Pembrokeshire and cross the Irish Sea to Rosslare. Dine tonight at your hotel in Waterford.
Hotel: The Fitzwilton Hotel

Day 5: Waterford – Blarney – Kenmare

Visit the renowned House of Waterford Crystal for a Cultural Insight demonstration. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your tour of the workshop. At Blarney Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare, your home for the next two nights.
Hotel: Kenmare Bay Hotel Lodge, 2 nights

Day 6: Kenmare

Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in the whole of Ireland and is truly a photographer's delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.

Day 7: Kenmare – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway

Drive through Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, en route to Limerick on the banks of the River Shannon. View King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone. Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Arrive later in Galway where you dine at your hotel.
Hotel: The Connacht Hotel

Day 8: Galway – Donegal

This morning see Galway Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square. Later stop in Drumcliffe to see the grave of W.B. Yeats. See the fishing village of Mullaghmore, where Lord Mountbatten once lived. Then travel to Donegal to see the 15th century castle and enjoy free time before dinner at your hotel. Dine tonight at your hotel
Hotel: Central Hotel Donegal

Day 9: Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast

Cross the border to Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Walk along the 17th century city walls with your Local Specialist and see the street murals of the Bogside. Visit the Giant's Causeway a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most iconic natural wonders in all of Ireland. On arrival in Belfast enjoy an orientation, followed by free time to explore the Titanic Quarter or shop in the bustling city centre.
Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Belfast

Day 10: Belfast – Dublin

This morning meet your Local Specialist ‘Cabbie' who will take you on a journey through the recent history of the city in their Black Cab. Later, head south to Dublin where you will see Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian squares with your Local Specialist. Tonight, perhaps consider an Optional Experience at an Irish Cabaret.
Hotel: Mespil, 2 nights

Day 11: Dublin

This morning explore the Guinness Brewery with entry before general admission and take a tour including a tasting technique demonstration. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Grafton Street famous for its street performers or consider joining an Optional Experience to the monastic site at Glendalough.

Day 12: Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue to Chester. Your orientation walk here includes the Roman walls and the famous Tudor 'Rows'. Enjoy a Cultural Insight into the life of the local Town Crier - an esteemed position which dates back to medieval times. Arrive later in historic Liverpool, hometown of the legendary Beatles.
Hotel: Jurys Inn Liverpool

Day 13: Liverpool – Quarry Bank Mill – Lake District

After a leisurely start, visit Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property that brings to life how communities lived together during the Industrial Revolution. Manchester and the surrounding area was involved with textile manufacturing during this period and today's visit will give you a Cultural Insight into life during this important time in British history. Later make your way north to the idyllic Lake District. Travel along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried in the village of Grasmere. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: The Castle Green Hotel In Kendal

Day 14: Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

Cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.
Hotel: MacDonald Crutherland House

Day 15: Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye

Travel along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond towards the site of the 1692 massacre at Glencoe - 'Glen of the Weeping'. Pass through Fort William and see Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. View Eilean Donan Castle before crossing onto the Isle of Skye. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Dunollie Hotel - A Bespoke Hotel

Day 16: Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands

Enjoy a scenic drive back to the mainland via Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the elusive monster. View the site of the Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's army was defeated in 1746. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Hotel: Highlander Hotel - A Bespoke Hotel

Day 17: Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh

Head south and stop in Pitlochry before travelling to the historic town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Cross the Firth of Forth to the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, your home for the next two nights.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Edinburgh, 2 nights

Day 18: Edinburgh

Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle. See the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament building. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo are included. Tonight why not enjoy an optional night out including traditional song, dance and Scottish fare?

Day 19: Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery en route to York where your walking orientation includes the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a grand private home of a Yorkshire family with your fellow travellers.
Hotel: Hotel 53

Day 20: York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

View Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Spend some time exploring the town before heading back to London this afternoon, where your amazing holiday comes to an end.

Inclusions 
Meals: 19 breakfasts, 10 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Ticket: Pembrokeshire / Rosslare - Dublin / Anglesey
Accommodation: 19 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary