Wonders of Britain & Ireland

Discover the best of Britain and Ireland, from castles and legends to hidden treasures. Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will feature a Blarney Stone kiss, a swig of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: London – Stonehenge – Bath – Cardiff

Ponder the mysteries of the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge this morning, as we drive west to Bath with its elegant Georgian façades and the Roman Baths. Crossing the Severn Estuary to the Welsh capital, we view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay. Enjoy warm hospitality and traditional Welsh pub fare and drinks this evening at a rousing Welcome Reception with your travel companions and Travel Director.

Hotel: Park Inn City Centre

Day 2: Cardiff – Waterford

This morning, we view the Principality Stadium during our orientation of Cardiff. Enjoy some leisure time in this modern capital. Perhaps visit the Victorian Gothic fantasy of Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city. We cross the Irish Sea by ferry to the Emerald Isle and travel to historic Waterford, where we’ll dine in our hotel tonight.

Hotel – Marina or Treacys

Day 3: Waterford – Blarney – Killarney

‘Dive Into Culture’ and watch the master craftsmen of the renowned House of Waterford Crystal. Then, kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the ‘gift of the gab’, before travelling to the picturesque town of Killarney.

Hotel: Killarney, 2 nights

Day 4: Ring of Kerry Excursion

Today we experience the enduring beauty of Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula – the emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide an exquisite backdrop for our leisurely drive around what has become known as the Ring of Kerry. See Daniel O’Connell’s Cahirsiveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll’s Gap with its panoramic views. This evening, we ‘Connect With Locals’ at Molly Gallivan’s 200-year-old cottage, sharing a memorable ‘Be My Guest’ dinner with the O’Sullivan family and their Kerry cows.

Day 5: Killarney – Cashel – Dublin Sightseeing

Celtic art and history take centre stage this morning as we visit the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, the seat of Irish kings for centuries. Perched atop a limestone outcrop in the Golden Vale, the historic ruins house one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe. We arrive this afternoon in Dublin, where we will join our ‘Local Specialist’ for a sightseeing tour to see Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds of an Irish cabaret.

Hotel: Sandymount or Clayton Leopardstown, 2 nights

Day 6: Dublin Free Time

Beat the crowds and explore the Guinness Brewery for a tour of the Storehouse including a tasting technique demonstration. The rest of the day is yours to soak up the cosy atmosphere of the Irish capital. Ramble through the buzzing streets of Temple Bar or visit Grafton Street, famous for its colourful street performers.

Day 7: Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

Admire the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park as you travel to the ancient city of Chester, with its characteristic Tudor Rows and medieval walls. We arrive later in Liverpool, the haunt of the ‘Fab Four’, joining our companions for a tasty Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Jurys Inn

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

The beautiful landscape, which for centuries inspired the Romantic poets, provides a mesmerising backdrop for our scenic drive from the lush green hills of Lancashire to the Lake District. Skirt the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, as we travel through countryside made famous by poet William Wordsworth. We cross the Scottish border and visit the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green. This evening, we arrive in beguiling Edinburgh, where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Hotel: Apex City, 2 nights

Day 9: Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

Join a ‘Local Specialist’ this morning for a memorable sightseeing tour of this captivating capital, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on Castle Rock. See Auld Reekie’s Royal Mile and the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, and admire the Georgian façades in Edinburgh’s New Town. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Day 10: Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

We venture south to the medieval market town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits imposingly overlooking the town’s beautiful gardens. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland and the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where you’ll walk through the charming Shambles, see the medieval walls and York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world.

Hotel: Novotel Centre

Day 11: York – Stratford-upon-Avon

We visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon to see where the ‘Avon Bard’ was born and raised. View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage, then enjoy some free time to explore. This evening we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Stratford Manor

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

Journey to the Cotswolds this morning and the little churchyard at Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. Arriving in Oxford, the oldest university city in the British Isles, we’ll enjoy an orientation tour of the city to view the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library and visit one of the university’s famous colleges (when open). We return to London this afternoon and bid a fond farewell to our Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 04, 11, 25$3,350.00$5,400.00
May: 02, 09, 16$3,395.00$5,445.00
May:30$3,450.00$5,500.00
June: 06, 13, 27$4,475.00$5,525.00
June: 29$3,495.00$5,545.00
July: 04, 18$3,495.00$5,545.00
July: 25$4,550.00$5,600.00
August: 01, 03, 08, 10, 15$4,950.00$6,000.00
August: 22, 29$4,495.00$5,545.00
September: 05, 12, 14$4,495.00
$5,545.00
September: 19$4,475.00$5,525.00
September: 26$3,295.00$5,345.00
2022 Dates & Prices
April: 03, 10$4,195.00$5,225.00
April: 17, 24$4,225.00$5,255.00
May: 01, 08, 15$4,250.00$5,280.00
May: 22, 29$3,295.00$5,325.00
June: 05, 12, 19, 26, 28$4,350.00$5,380.00
July: 03, 10, 17, 24, 26$4,395.00$5,425.00
July: 31$4,795.00$5,825.00
August: 02, 07, 09, 14$4,795.00$5,825.00
August: 21, 28, 30$4,395.00$5,425.00
September: 04, 06, 11, 13$4,350.00$5,380.00
September: 18, 20$4,295.00$5,325.00
September: 25$4,195.00$5,225.00

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

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Romantic Britain & Ireland

A wealth of history, dramatic scenery, sacred sites, legends and traditions all come together, invoking a sense of romance on this escorted journey.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Meet your Travel Director at 07:45 at the hotel in London. Depart for the famous university town of Oxford with its beautiful spires. With time at leisure, why not visit the world-famous Ashmolean Museum or browse through the local indoor market? Continue via pretty Cotswolds villages to Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover how William Shakespeare and his incredible works continue to shape society today when you visit his birthplace, full of interesting memorabilia and artefacts relating to his life. Join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner with drinks at a local pub.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford.

Travel through the heart of ‘Robin Hood Country’ on your way to visit Lincoln. Continue to York, once the Viking capital of Britain and one of England’s oldest cities. Saunter along the Shambles to reach the York Minster, in the heart of this medieval gem. Your hotel lies within the walls facing Clifford’s Tower.

Hotel: Hilton York

Drive through the Lake District National Park, a scenic wonderland of rugged mountains and tranquil lakes, inspiring a host of English poets. Stop in Wordsworth’s village of Grasmere and see the poet’s grave in the churchyard. Cross the border at Gretna Green, where runaway lovers were married, and continue to the Scottish capital.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace, 2 nights

Travel down the Royal Mile to see the Palace of Holyroodhouse — official Scottish residence of Her Majesty, the Queen – before crossing over to New Town. Walk with your Local Expert inside Edinburgh Castle for spectacular views of the town and see the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.The afternoon is free to shop on Princes Street. In the evening, select departures will attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo — a colourful mixture of historic battles and military manoeuvres, complete with pipes and drums.

Cross the Firth of Forth into Fife and make your way to St. Andrews, passing the Old Course as you arrive where golf was born in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore, perhaps wander to St. Andrews University where the love story of Kate Middleton finding her Prince Charming began when her and Prince William were students there. Alternately, stroll to West Sands Beach where the famous ‘Chariots of Fire’ scene was filmed. Your travels continue as you cross the Tay and journey to the charming Victorian resort town of Pitlochry, famous for its salmon run.Pass Culloden Moor, the scene of the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite army in 1746. Stop at Blair Castle and Gardens, home to the Atholl Highlanders for over 19 generations. Be treated to authentic Farm-to-Table tea and scones – an experience not to be missed in Scotland! Continue to Inverness, where your luxury hotel is set within four acres of manicured grounds.

Hotel: Kingsmills Hotel

Enjoy a journey of discovery on a private Loch Ness cruise. Afterwards, pause for a photo of Eilean Donan Castle and cross over the sea to Skye.

Hotel: The Dunollie Hotel

Return to the mainland and drive to the World War II Commando Memorial in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Continue through Fort William to absorb the dramatic scenery of Glencoe, the Valley of the Weeping, where the dreadful massacre of the MacDonald’s took place in 1692. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, en route to Glasgow. Your Travel Director will show you Glasgow’s grand public buildings, including George Square and St. Mungo’s Cathedral.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel

Bid farewell to Scotland as you cross the Irish Sea and continue your journey to the vibrant capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Meet Hilda, your Local Expert, for a passionate city tour including views of the City Hall, Queen’s University, the Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents.. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore at your leisure.

Hotel: Europa Hotel

Travel alongside the Mountains of Mourne before crossing the historic Boyne Valley, site of the battle where William of Orange defeated the forces of Catholic King James. Continue to Dublin, Ireland’s ‘fair city where the girls are so pretty,’ and see O’Connell Street, Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with your Local Expert.

Hotel: Clayton Hotel Charlemont, 2 nights

Before it opens to the public, experience Ireland’s national and world-famous drink with a guided visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Gain a fascinating insight into the history and traditions behind its production and enjoy a private masterclass where you will learn to pour the perfect pint. The rest of the day is yours to shop, continue sightseeing or maybe take an optional drive to the ruined monastic site of Glendalough?

Travel west to Galway, known as the City of the Tribes. Guided by your Travel Director, enjoy free time in this artsy, bohemian city. Cross the limestone landscape of the Burren, to the Visitor Centre at the Cliffs of Moher for breathtaking vistas of the Clare Coast. Journey to the town of Limerick, nestled on the shores of the River Shannon.

Hotel: The George Hotel Limerick

In the morning, your Travel Director will show you the 12th century St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone before setting off to Tralee via the picturesque thatched village of Adare. Enjoy more spectacular scenery as you make your way through the great cliffs, wide skies and ocean views of the Dingle Peninsula to Killarney. For dinner you are treated to a traditional Sunday roast, with all the trimmings.

Hotel: Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa, 2 nights

A delightful morning excursion will take you around the Ring of Kerry, where mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that is often breathtaking beyond words.Continue through Ireland’s highest mountain range, the MacGillicuddy Reeks, to the three peaceful Lakes of Killarney. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to relax and enjoy. Maybe take the opportunity to ride a jaunting car around the lake or through the National Park?In the evening, you are invited to choose your own dining experience from a selection of restaurants in Killarney for your Dine-Around Evening.

Visit the ruined 15th century Blarney Castle. Will you hang upside down from the ramparts to kiss the stone and ensure a lifetime of eloquence? Continue to the walled city of Waterford and see the 11th century Reginald’s Tower. On your guided visit of the House of Waterford Crystal, you will meet an artisan and see their fine work.

Hotel: Dooleys Hotel Waterford

From Rosslare, take the ferry across the Irish Sea to Pembroke and continue on with a pleasant journey through the rural scenery of Pembrokeshire. Travel past the valleys of southern Wales to the capital, Cardiff, famous for its imposing castle and the brilliant Principality Stadium. Enjoy an orientation of the port city, upon the River Taff.

Hotel: Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Cross the Severn Bridge to reach the City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built above Britain’s only thermal, mineral springs. Enjoy an orientation with your Travel Director, through the Georgian streets and crescents. Visit the Roman Baths and see the incredibly well-preserved remains of one of the greatest spas of the ancient world, still flowing with the natural hot water from the springs. Your journey continues to mystical Glastonbury where you will see the abbey, reputedly the legendary burial place of King Arthur. Continue south, to reach the seaside town of Torquay.

Hotel: The Imperial Torquay, 2 nights

Explore Devon with Insight Choice: choose between a walk and foraging experience in Dartmoor or a scenic cruise of Plymouth harbour and see the Mayflower Steps, Barbican, Royal Citadel and Plymouth Hoe. Continue on to a quaint Cornish fishing village, before returning to Torquay. In the evening, enjoy a glass of wine with your Celebration Dinner – a fitting finale to your travels.

Start the day by crossing the Salisbury Plain and stop to visit the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, its true meaning lost in the mists of time. Your escorted journey draws to a close upon return to the Victoria Park Plaza hotel in London.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 05$7,475.00$9,575.00
May: 19$7,475.00$9,615.00
June: 02$7,525.00
$9,665.00
June: 30$7,550.00$9,690.00
July: 14$7,550.00$9,690.00
August: 04, 11$8,095.00
$10,335.00
August: 18, 25$7,975.00$10,215.00
September: 08$7,525.00$9,665.00
September: 22$7,425.00$9,565.00
2022 Dates & Prices
April: 20$8,275.00$10,145.00
May: 04$7,350.00$9,290.00
May: 18$7,375.00$9,315.00
June: 01$7,375.00$9,315.00
June: 15$8,495.00$10,435.00
June: 29$7,425.00$9,365.00
July: 13$7,425.00$9,365.00
July: 27$8,750.00$10,750.00
August: 03, 10, 17$7,995.00$10,035.00
August: 24$7,850.00$9,890.00
September: 07$7,395.00$9,335.00
September: 21$7,325.00$9,265.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 17 breakfasts, 1 Afternoon Tea, 8 Dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry Crossing: Cairnryan - Belfst / Rosslare - Pembroke
Accommodation: 17 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Heart of England

Neolithic man, Roman forces, celebrated writers and contemporary filmmakers have all made a mark on England’s heartland. On this quintessentially English tour, we’ll follow their tracks – covering Wiltshire’s ancient stone circles and movie-set good looks, the delightful hamlets of the Cotswolds, Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’ and Bath’s incredible architecture.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: London

After meeting the group in England’s vibrant capital, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Wellington by Blue Orchid or similar

Day 2: London – Oxford – Stratford-upon-Avon

After breakfast, we’ll set our sights on our first stop: charming Oxford. Here, we’ll learn about the poets, professors, scientists and sporting heroes that have graced the city’s streets over the years with a locally guided walking tour. Then: we’ll venture through quintessential English countryside to meet with the Cotswolds. This charming area is a patchwork of green hills and farmland, peppered with centuries-old villages and caramel-hued cottages. We’ll enjoy some free time to stroll the elegant terraced High Street of Chipping Campden – before tucking into another delicious group dinner at our hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Hotel: The Arden Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 3: Stratford-upon-Avon – Cotswolds – Stratford-upon-Avon

The life and times of William Shakespeare will take centre stage today when we pay a visit to the playwright’s timbered childhood home and his wife Anne Hathaway’s pretty thatched cottage. A stroll through the blooming gardens here is a must! We’ll have some time to enjoy lunch at our leisure – before we explore some picturesque Cotswolds hamlets this afternoon. This evening will be ours to spend at our leisure.

Day 4: Stratford-upon-Avon – Lacock – Bath

Day four promises to be an indulgent one, with an afternoon of high tea on the agenda before we move on to Lacock. This showstopper of a village often doubles as a film set, and you may recognise it from Pride and Prejudice or The Other Boleyn Girl. After imagining ourselves as costume drama heroes and heroines, we’ll step inside the magnificent abbey – whose peaceful cloisters took a starring turn as the Hogwarts hallways in the Harry Potter series. Then: onwards to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city with true ‘wow’ factor, where we’ll make ourselves at home for our final two nights. This evening, we’ll spend exploring Bath at our own pace.

Hotel: The Abbey Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Bath

After receiving a fascinating insight into Roman life on a morning visit to the Roman Baths, we’ll visit the museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent. The afternoon will then be yours to explore the city for yourself. You could enjoy a bit of ‘me time’ at Thermae Bath Spa (Britain’s only thermal spa), and bathe in mineral-rich waters while scanning the skyline from the rooftop pool – or, if you’d prefer to explore on foot, you could discover Bath’s proud independent side as you wander past stylish boutiques and celebrated coffee shops. At our last dinner together, we’ll swap stories and look back on our English journey with fond memories.

Day 6: Bath – Longleat House – Avebury – London

The current seat of the Marquess of Bath, the impressive Longleat House blends classic architecture with creative interiors – and it’s here that we’ll start the day. We’ll have plenty of time to explore before we move on to Avebury, an immense stone circle set within an ancient landscape of enigmatic monuments, tombs and roads. While Stonehenge attracts tourists from around the world and does not permit close access, at Avebury we’ll have the opportunity to walk freely among the standing stones. Steeped in mystery, this prehistoric stone circle is a fascinating sight – and makes for a tremendous final stop. Later this afternoon, our trip will come to a close back in London.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 24$3,019.00$3,769.00
May: 08, 29$3,079.00$3,999.00
June: 19$3,079.00$3,999.00
July: 11$3,079.00$3,999.00
August: 14, 28$3,079.00$3,999.00
September: 04$3,079.00$3,999.00
September: 18$3,019.00$3,769.00
October: 03$2,869.00$3,449.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Premium mini-coach transportation
Accommodation: 4 nights boutique accommodation
Guide: Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Britian & Ireland in Depth

Travelling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles. On any tour through Britain and Ireland you’d expect to visit ancient ruins, majestic castles and palaces, magnificent cathedrals, and historical sights. That’s why Globus has included visits to prehistoric Stonehenge; the ancient Roman ruins in Bath; Edinburgh Castle, dating to the 12th century; Holyrood Palace (when available), The Queen’s official residence in Scotland; Floors Castle, Scotland’s largest inhabited castle; Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; Brodie Castle with its outstanding art collection and magnificent library; and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in London, England

Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Hotel: Park Plaza Waterloo or Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Day 2: London

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708.

Day 3: London – Stonehenge – Dartmoor – Plymouth

Meet your Tour Director and travelling companions, and depart London at 8 am. First, visit prehistoric Stonehenge and its visitor centre before travelling through Salisbury Plain into Dartmoor. Stop in Widecombe – in – the – Moor with its prominent church, cozy tea rooms, and lively pubs before arriving in Plymouth, where you will spend the next two nights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Plymouth, 2 nights

Day 4: Plymouth – Cornwall Excursion

A day full of West Country sights as you head through Cornwall, of Poldark fame. After viewing St. Michael’s Mount, take time to explore the popular seaside resort of St. Ives. Then, follow in the footsteps of Drake, Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers who boarded The Mayflower 400 years ago, with a Cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s great natural harbours. You will also have time at the historic Plymouth Barbican to see the Mayflower Steps.

Day 5: Plymouth – Glastonbury – Bath – Newport, Wales

In Glastonbury, hear about King Arthur, and in Bath, see the amazing excavations of the Roman Baths. Overnight in Newport. Why not join an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner tonight?

Hotel: Coldra Court by Celtic Manor

Day 6: Newport – Waterford, Ireland

Your journey through South Wales takes you to Fishguard. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare in Ireland and proceed to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner, enjoy an Irish Coffee Demonstration.

Hotel: Granville

Day 7: Waterford – Blarney – Killarney

Start your day with a guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal. Then, in Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone, there is time to walk up to the castle and to shop for traditional Irish handicrafts before continuing to the popular resort town of Killarney, your County Kerry base for the next three nights. How about joining an entertaining optional evening in Tralee, with dinner and tickets for the National Folk Theatre?

Hotel: Scotts, 3 nights

Day 8: At Leisure in Killarney

A full day to relax or join our optional excursion that includes a horsedrawn jaunting – car ride through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, and a boat ride to Innisfallen Abbey and across the lakes to Muckross House. After lunch on your own, the excursion continues with a visit to the house and gardens, returning to your hotel mid – afternoon. Later, walk to Scruffy’s pub for Dinner and join the locals in an evening full of live, traditional Irish music.

Day 9: Killarney – Ring of Kerry Excursion

Start a scenic day with a drive to Killorglin on Dingle Bay, and join the spectacular Ring of Kerry for a 100 – mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Take photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View before returning to Killarney.

Day 10: Killarney – Dingle Peninsula – Adare – Limerick

Breathtaking scenery on Dingle Peninsula. At the Blasket Islands Centre, learn about the way of life on the remote islands, evacuated by its inhabitants in 1953. Via quaint Adare, head for the city of Limerick. Tonight’s optional recommendation: a medieval banquet at an historic castle.

Hotel: Clayton

Day 11: Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Sligo

Drive to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, rising 668 feet above the Atlantic, and step on to the edge of the world to admire the aweinspiring views and watch the birds glide along the rugged cliffs. Then, via the desolate limestone plateau of The Burren, head to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan centre with cobblestone streets, colourful shops, and a busy cafe and bar culture. Your overnight destination is Sligo, a coastal seaport known for its literary heritage. Before dinner, you might want to join an optional excursion to a local pub.

Hotel: Radisson Blu

Day 12: Sligo – Belleek, Northern Ireland – Derry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast

A fascinating day today: Belleek Pottery, renowned for its exquisite Parian china; Derry, one of the finest examples of a walled city; and aweinspiring Giant’s Causeway, composed of thousands of strangely symmetrical basalt columns jutting out to sea. Overnight in the vibrant city of Belfast.

Hotel: Stormont

Day 13: Belfast – Carlingford – Dublin, Ireland

First thing this morning, your Tour Director will show you Belfast’s main attractions during an orientation drive, ending at the fascinating Titanic Experience. Learn about the building of the largest passenger steamship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. Then stop in the charming village of Carlingford on the Cooley Peninsula, known for its oyster farms and medieval buildings, before heading for Dublin. Why not join an optional cabaret evening with dinner, followed by dance, song, and laughter?

Hotel: North Star, 2 nights

Day 14: Dublin

Your orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue – lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian Squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure. Top the day with an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse.

Day 15: Dublin – North Wales – Liverpool, England

Back across the Irish Sea for a photo stop at tongue – twisting Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. On the Welsh Isle of Anglesey, take a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park, head over spectacular Llanberis Pass, and via pretty Betws – y – Coed to Liverpool.

Hotel: Novotel

Day 16: Liverpool – Grasemere – Gretna Green, Scotland – Glasgow

Start the day with a visit to The Beatles Story, an atmospheric journey into the life, times, culture, and music of the “Fab Four.” Enter the tranquil Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in Grasmere, home of poet William Wordsworth, try original Grasmere Gingerbread. Then, head north for the Scottish border and to Gretna Green, where the blacksmith would wed runaway couples. Overnight in Glasgow.

Hotel: Hallmark Hotel

Day 17: Glasgow – Fort William – Isle of Skye – Inverness

Follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, then proceed via Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Fort William, and follow the “Road to the Isles” to Mallaig, where you board your Ferry for the crossing to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Museum of The Isles, then return to the mainland and trace the shores of Loch Ness on the way to Inverness.

Hotel: Columba, 2 nights

Day 18: Inverness – Highlands Excursion

Fascinating visits on today’s excursion. Stop first at Clava Cairns, featured in the popular TV series Outlander and one of Scotland’s most sacred prehistoric sites with three exceptionally well – preserved burial cairns, each enclosed by stone circles. At Culloden Visitor Centre, the story unfolds of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, visit Brodie Castle, the ancestral home of Clan Brodie, once one of Scotland’s most prominent families, and admire the outstanding art collection and magnificent library. Back in Inverness, the rest of the day is at leisure. Our recommendation would be to join the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle optional excursion, which includes a cruise on the loch.

Day 19: Inverness – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh

Main features today: the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry; St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing; and the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh. Tonight, an optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis might be fun. For departure numbers 0721 through 0811, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world – renowned Military Tattoo.

Hotel: InterContinental Edinburgh The George, 2 nights

Day 20: Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200 – yearold “New Town” as well as the “Old Town.” Visit Edinburgh Castle, then explore Holyrood Palace (when available, excluding August and other occasional dates). The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect residence for glittering state visits and family holidays, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 21: Edinburgh – York, England

This morning, visit Floors Castle, the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe’s family home and the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. Then, in York, England’s most complete medieval city, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles.

Hotel: Holiday Inn

Day 22: York – Stratford-upon-Avon

Discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Stop first for photographs at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, then visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace, where he grew up and lived the first years of his married life. Later, enjoy a drive through the beautiful Cotswolds, followed by Dinner at a local pub

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 23: Stratford-upon-Avon – London

Today’s highlight is the visit to magnificent Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and there is also time to explore the landscaped parkland. Return to London around 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the success of your holiday by taking in a West End show?

Hotel: Hilton London Metropole or Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Day 24: Depart London

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 04$8,169.00$10,603.00
June: 01, 15, 29$8,169.00$10,603.00
July: 13$8,169.00$10,603.00
July: 27$8,379.00$10,813.00
August: 10$8,379.00$10,813.00
September: 07$8,169.00$10,603.00
2021 Europe tours with 2020 prices!

Book and deposit by 09 November and you can save 10% on 2021 Europe tours (Conditions Apply)!

Inclusions 
Meals: 23 breakfasts, 8 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry Crossing: Dublin - Holyhead / Mallaig - Armadale
Accommodation: 23 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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