Amazing Britain

Take in England, Wales and Scotland on this Country Explorer trip, featuring Edinburgh and Bath. Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms – the heritage of Scotland and England revealed on this jaunt past medieval cities, shimmering lochs and rugged Highland cliffs.

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

Day 1: Journey to Stratford-upon-Avon and on to York

Indulge your love of theatre and poetry this morning as we travel to romantic Stratford-upon-Avon, made famous by its favourite son, William Shakespeare, whose extraordinary works have been admired by audiences for over 500 years. View Anne Hathaway’s thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for insights into the life of the ‘Bard of Avon’, before exploring the charming cobblestone streets of his hometown. Continue to the ancient cathedral city of York where we will enjoy an orientation walk to view its ancient city walls, picturesque Shambles and magnificent 800-year-old Minster. Join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions this evening for a memorable Welcome Reception and delicious local pub fare.

Hotel: Holiday Inn

Day 2: Cross Hadrian’s Wall and onwards to Edinburgh

We venture north to the medieval riverside town of Durham, whose exquisite 11th-century Durham Cathedral sits imposingly alongside Durham Castle watching over the medieval streets below. We cross what was once the northern frontier of the Roman Empire, Hadrian’s Wall, before enjoying a scenic drive through the soul-stirring landscapes of Northumberland National Park. Admire spectacular views of the windswept Cheviot Hills as you cross the Scottish border, stopping to admire the 12th-century ruins of Jedburgh Abbey en route to Edinburgh.

Hotel: Holiday Inn or Jurys Inn, 2 nights

Day 3: Discover Enchanting Edinburgh

Fall in love with the enchanting city of Edinburgh as you join a Local Specialist to discover what lies behind its medieval façades. Ramble up the Royal Mile and enjoy astounding views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock overlooking the city. Spend some free time this afternoon strolling through Edinburgh and admiring medieval relics. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Day 4: Venture into the Scottish Highlands

Cross the Firth of Forth to the ancient Kingdom of Fife and St. Andrews. This famous golf course is renowned for its 18th hole and 700-year-old Swilcan Bridge. We continue our journey into the dramatic Scottish Highlands, where we’ll Dive Into Culture at a whisky distillery and sample a wee dram. Visit picture-perfect Pitlochry, on the edge of the Ben-Y-Vrackie and Cairngorms National Park, before arriving at your hotel in the Scottish Highlands where you’ll dine tonight.

Hotel: Highlander

Day 5: Onwards to Loch Lomond and Glasgow’s Rich Legacy

The arresting natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands provides a stunning backdrop for today’s leisurely drive to Glasgow. View the World War II Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and admire views of Britain’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis. See Glencoe, the site of a bloody massacre in 1692 following the Jacobite Uprising, and travel to the ‘bonnie’ banks of Scotland’s prettiest loch, Loch Lomond. We arrive in Glasgow this afternoon where our orientation will take us past St. Mungo’s Cathedral and George Square, lined with statues and monuments dedicated to famous British subjects, including Robert Burns and Sir Robert Peel.

Hotel: Novotel

Day 6: Explore the Lake District and Journey to Liverpool

Today’s first stop is in the runaway wedding capital, Gretna Green where eloping couples would make their vows over the Marriage Anvil. Returning to England, we Connect With Locals, joining farmer John and his wife Christine for lunch at a Be My Guest experience in the company of Highland cows. See beautiful Lake District landscapes and skirt the romantic shores of Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, arriving in edgy Liverpool of ‘Fab Four’ fame for an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Mercure Atlantic Tower

Day 7: Through the Beautiful Welsh Countryside to Discover Bristol

Traverse the pretty Welsh countryside this morning and stop in an area of outstanding natural beauty – the Wye Valley, with its characteristic limestone gorge scenery and dense woodlands. Visit the Shropshire market town of Ludlow with some time to explore on your own before arriving in Bristol to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, the world’s first ocean-going luxury liner. As the curtain comes down on a memorable journey through England and Scotland, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant with our Travel Director and newfound friends.

Hotel: Mercure Holland House

Day 8: Soak up Bath and Stonehenge then off to London

Returning to London, we visit the UNESCO-listed city of Bath to admire its elegant Georgian façades and the Roman Baths from which the city takes its name. Emerging from the Salisbury Plain, the imposing monoliths of Stonehenge are our final stop before continuing through the lush Wiltshire and Hampshire landscapes to London, where our amazing holiday comes to an end.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 10$2,875.00$3,315.00
April: 17, 24$2,875.00$3,525.00
May: 01, 08$2,975.00$3,625.00
May: 15, 22, 29$3,025.00$3,675.00
June: 07, 12, 19, 26$3,025.00$3,675.00
July: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,095.00$3,745.00
July: 31$3,095.00$3,835.00
August: 07, 14, 16, 21$3,395.00$4,135.00
August: 28$3,150.00$3,890.00
September: 06, 11, 18$3,025.00$3,675.00
September: 25$2,950.00$3,600.00
October: 02$2,875.00$3,525.00
October: $2,575.00$3,225.00
2022 Dates & Prices
April: 02, 09, 16, 23$2,750.00$3,350.00
April: 30$2,850.00$3,450.00
May: 07$2,850.00$3,450.00
May: 09, 14, 21, 23, 28$2,950.00$3,550.00
June: 04$2,950.00$3,550.00
June: 06, 11, 18, 20, 25$2,995.00$3,595.00
July: 02. 04. 09. 16. 18. 23. 30$2,995.00$3,595.00
August: 01$3,095.00$3,695.00
August: 06. 13. 15. 20$3,295.00$3,995.00
August: 27$2,995.00$3,595.00
September: 03$2,995.00$3,595.00
September: 05$2,975.00$3,575.00
September: 10, 17, 19, 24$2,895.00$3,495.00
October: 01$2,775.00$3,375.00
October: 08, 15$2,750.00$3,350.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 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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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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Take in England, Wales and Scotland on this Country Explorer trip, featuring Edinburgh and Bath. Rugged landscapes and ancient kingdoms.  

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Hear the stories behind Britain and Ireland's poetry, people and innovation during this Regional Explorer trip. Start your tale of two islands in London.

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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.



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Experience some of Britain’s fascinating towns as you travel through England, Scotland, and Wales, stopping for overnights in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Strathpeffer, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, and Plymouth.

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This Country Explorer trip uncovers Stonehenge, Bath, the Lake District and Scottish Highlands. Travel to the Scottish Highlands, exploring rugged Dartmoor, the idyllic Lake District, the Isle of Skye and Tudor Chester.  

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On this Essential Britain tour you’ll experience some of Britain’s most fascinating towns as you travel through England, Wales, and Scotland stopping for overnights in London, Plymouth, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, and York.



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Experience the best of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales on this in - depth exploration tour of the British Isles. In between time in the major cities—London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Cardiff.  

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Join us for a classic Back-Roads journey that delves deep into Britain’s fascinating history and culture. In England we’ll trace the footsteps of famous writers and poets, uncovering the scenic countryside that inspired their greatest works.

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You’ve seen photos of London’s Big Ben—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve heard about Dublin’s friendly culture—now’s your time to experience it. You’ve read William Shakespeare’s plays—now’s your time to visit his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.  



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From their breath - taking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle.  

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The classic symbols of Ireland and Scotland are revealed, as well as the secret and secluded alternatives. Pretty pink heather hues and an emerald green landscape define the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland.

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Explore the best of Britain and Ireland, taking in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork, Cardiff and more. Dive right into history, culture and spectacular scenery on this immersive England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales trip.



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Every corner of the British Isles is covered on this trip, including Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. There's more to most UK and Ireland trips than the iconic sights.

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

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Travelling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles.  



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From the lively cities to the breath-taking scenery, discover the very best of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland on this British Isles tour.  

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Travelling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles.

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Travelling through the small towns and larger cities, this Britain and Ireland tour is our most complete view of the British Isles.

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Scotland

Great things come in small packages and Scotland certainly has many treasures. For the history buff, visit Edinburgh and Glasgow; for the hungry, try haggis, Angus beef or smoked salmon or, for the thirsty, sample the nation’s malt whiskeys. There are cold, glittering seas washing against the Outer Hebrides and untamed mountain scenery of the Highlands and Northern Islands. Wildlife watchers should look for otters, eagles, whales and dolphins, while hill walkers can table almost 300 peaks. There’s turbulent history, castles and country pubs, canoeing and caber-tossing, golfing and fishing.

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

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourBest of Scotland7From $1,975.00
Escorted TourScotland's Highlands, Islands & Cities13From $3,925.00
Escorted TourScottish Highlands & Islands14From $4,669.00

Best of Scotland

The land of the ancients – cliff-top castles, standing stones and Rob Roy. Travel from Scotland’s literary capital, Edinburgh, to feisty Glasgow, the heart and home of golf, St. Andrews, and the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a well-deserved ‘wee dram’.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh

On arrival, relax and explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, which includes a light meal and drinks.

Day 2: 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 elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo.

Day 3: 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. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit 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. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 4: Scottish Highlands

This morning travel to the coast and 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 and visit Culloden battlefield. This site was where the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place and also played a part in the religious civil war in Britain. Later return to your hotel.

Day 5: Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow

Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe, 'Glen of the Weeping', site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, to the lively city of Glasgow.

Day 6: Glasgow

Start your day with an orientation of Glasgow including views of the magnificent People's Palace and Winter Gardens which was opened in 1898, the impressive George Square as well as the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Enjoy some free time to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the 'Stirling Heads' and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument - dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge. Later travel into the Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a Cultural Insight into whisky making with a visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to sample a 'wee dram'. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard.

Day 7: Depart Glasgow

After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your holiday in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Ticket: Mallaig / Armadale
Accommodation: 6 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Scotland’s Highlands, Islands & Cities

Scotland’s arresting natural beauty and centuries-old heritage are the highlights of this adventure that will see you visit the isles of Skye and Mull, the Orkney Islands and the beauty of Loch Ness. View the remarkably intact ruins of Melrose Abbey, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to rest, and see Glamis Castle, the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Edinburgh

Relax or explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: 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 elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo.

Day 3: Edinburgh

This morning view the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey as well as and visit the neighbouring Melrose Abbey, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to rest, before following the River Tweed back to Edinburgh.

Day 4: Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Glamis Castle – Dundee

Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Visit Glamis Castle, former home of the Queen Mother, birthplace of Princess Margaret, and the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle and free time to enjoy the beautiful gardens. Later arrive in Dundee, a waterfront city in the Tay Estuary which is the UK's first UNESCO City of Design?

Day 5: Dundee – Pitlochry – Culloden – Inverness

This morning, gain a Cultural Insight into whisky distilling by visiting a local distillery for a tour and a 'wee dram'. Travel through untamed Scottish landscapes and the rugged Cairngorm Mountains. Visit the site of the Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie's army was defeated in 1746. Lately, the site has featured in Diane Gabaldon's fictional novel 'Outlander'. Arrive later in Inverness.

Day 6: Inverness – Loch Ness – Thurso

Admire the beauty of Loch Ness, home of the fabled monster, en route to visit Dunrobin Castle. Dunrobin Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Sutherland and resembles a French château with its towering conical spires. Stroll through the formal gardens, inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 7: Thurso

Visit John O'Groats, then take the ferry from Gills Bay across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay. See the Churchill Barriers, built as part of naval defence to protect the anchorage at Scapa Flow during World War II. Visit the ornate Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war. Visit Skara Brae and look down on the remains of the famous Neolithic village. Wander freely round the standing stones of Ring of Brodgar, before a final photo stop at Kirkwall cathedral and the ferry back to the mainland. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 8: Thurso – Ullapool – Isle of Skye

Enjoy a scenic drive along the stunning north west coastline. Visit the quaint fishing village of Ullapool. View the impressive Eilean Donan Castle before crossing to the picturesque Isle of Skye. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 9: Isle of Skye – Ballachulish

More breathtaking scenery leaving Skye for the mainland. Drive past the Glenfinnan Viaduct which featured in the Harry Potter films, to Fort William at the head of Loch Linnh. Follow this great loch south to Ballachulish, home for the next two nights.

Day 10: Ballachulish

Sail from Oban, across the mouth of Loch Linnhe, to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Enjoy a scenic drive across the remote island to Fionnphort for a short ferry crossing to the island of Iona. Visit Iona Abbey, a beautifully preserved medieval abbey, and the ancient burial ground of many Scottish Kings at Rèilig Odhrain. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Day 11: Ballachulish – Glasgow

This morning, travel south through Glencoe, 'Glen of the Weeping', site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, before arriving in Glasgow. Your orientation tour includes views of the magnificent George Square as well as a visit to St. Mungo's Cathedral.

Day 12: Glasgow

This morning enjoy a guided visit of the historic Stirling Castle and explore the Royal Palace of King James V. See the Stirling Heads making your way to nearby Bannockburn - the site of the famous battle between King Robert Bruce of Scotland and Edward II of England. Enjoy a Be My Guest Farewell Lunch on a working Scottish farm with your companions and Travel Director.

Day 13: Depart Glasgow

Say a fond farewell to bonnie Scotland as your wonderful holiday draws to a close. Transfers are available

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Ticket: Isle of Skye / Mallaig - Fionnphort / Island of Iona - Isle of Mull / Fionnphort
Accommodation: 13 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Scottish Highlands & Islands

From its historical castles to its stunning landscapes and from its exciting cities to its charming, small towns, Scotland has it all. On this comprehensive Scotland tour, you’ll overnight in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Isle of Skye, and Isle of Mull. Along the way, you’ll visit some of its historical castles; witness its unspoiled, breathtaking scenery; experience its cities and some of its small towns; learn about its fascinating history; and much more.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Glasgow

Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax in Scotland's largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Day 2: Glasgow – Glengoyne – Stirling – Bannockburn - Edinburgh

Start your grand tour of Scotland with a guided tour of a Whisky Distillery, where you hear about the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Next, visit Stirling Castle, a great symbol of Scottish independence and favoured residence of Scotland's kings and queens. Today's final highlight is the Bannockburn Visitor Centre, commemorating the key battle in the Scottish Wars of Independence of June 23-24, 1314. Drive on to Edinburgh, your base for the next three nights. Tonight, don't miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Day 3: Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old "New Town" and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the "Old Town," drive up the narrow Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland's Crown Jewels, then explore Holyrood Palace (when available). After time on your own in Edinburgh, why not take an optional excursion to Rosslyn Chapel, made world-famous by Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, and also one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings.

Day 4: Edinburgh

Today's excursion brings you into parts of the Scottish Lowlands and Border Counties. Drive through rolling hills and leafy valleys to Abbotsford House and enjoy a guided tour of Sir Walter Scott's home. It contains an impressive collection of historic relics, weapons, and armor, as well as an extensive library with over 9,000 rare volumes. Then, visit Melrose Abbey, the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart. This afternoon, join a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia to see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening.

Day 5: Edinburgh - St. Andrews – Braemar - Inverness

Over the elegant Forth Road Bridge and through Fife to St. Andrews. Cross the Firth of Tay and from Dundee, head into the Highlands with a lunch stop in pretty Braemar, home of the Royal Highland Games. Drive through the Grampian Mountains and Cairngorms National Park to Inverness, the Highland capital, where you spend the next two nights.

Day 6: Inverness

Fascinating visits on today's excursion. Stop first at Clava Cairns, featured in the popular TV series Outlander and one of Scotland's most evocative 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, call at romantic, fairytale Cawdor Castle, set in stunning grounds with beautiful gardens and home to the Thanes of Cawdor since 1370. Back in Inverness, the rest of the day is at leisure. Our recommendation for this afternoon would be to join the Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle optional excursion, which includes a cruise on the loch.

Day 7: Inverness - Thurso

Continue an unforgettable journey and follow the coast road to majestic Dunrobin Castle, for centuries the seat of the Dukes and Earls of Sutherland. Visit the formal gardens and enjoy a Fascinating Falconry Display. Overnight is in Thurso, the most northerly town on Britain's mainland. Before dinner, you may want to join an optional excursion to a local pub.

Day 8: Thurso

A fascinating day full of adventure. At John o'Groats, board a Ferry for the 45-minute crossing to South Ronaldsay, one of the Orkney Islands, where a local coach and driver-guide await you. Cross the four Churchill Barriers and overlook Scapa Flow, where the German fleet scuttled itself in World War I. After a light Lunch at the Tasting Hall cafe, take a guided tour of the award-winning Orkney Brewery and sample the local ale. Then, head For Skara Brae, where you see the fascinating remains of a 5,000-year-old Neolithic village and Visit Skaill House. Yet more highlights: the Ring of Brodgar, the Orkneys' Stonehenge, and finally Kirkwall, the small and picturesque island capital. Return to the mainland by Ferry in the late afternoon.

Day 9: Thurso - Durness – Ullapool - Isle Of Skye

A day to sit back and enjoy the breathtakingly wild and unspoiled scenery, some of the finest in Britain. The northern coast is lined with miles of yellow-sand beaches and pretty estuaries, and the hills and mountains take on a purple hue as the summer progresses. This is Scotland at its best! Drive via Durness to the quaint fishing port of Ullapool, where you enjoy a traditional Fish & Chips lunch at a local restaurant. Lateafternoon arrival on the Inner Hebridean Isle of Skye.

Day 10: Isle Of Skye

Striking landscapes, weird rock formations, and dramatic waterfalls will capture your attention on your drive around the Trotternish peninsula. Visit the thatch-roofed cottages at the Museum Of Island Life, close to the last resting place of Highland heroine Flora MacDonald. Then, follow the spectacular coast route, stopping for photos of waterfalls and gorges, to the island capital of Portree. On the way back to Broadford, take in the views of the jagged and dark peaks of the Cuillin Hills.

Day 11: Isle Of Skye – Glenfinnan – Isle Of Mull

Call at the Clan Donald Centre for a visit to its Museum Of The Isles and insight into 13 centuries of clan history before boarding your Ferry at Armadale to sail across the Sound of Sleat. Rejoin the mainland at Mallaig and follow the "Road to the Isles." Stop at Glenfinnan with its viaduct, as seen in the Harry Potter films, then take the Ferry to the Isle of Mull, where you conclude your day with a visit to the quaint island capital of Tobermory.

Day 12: Isle Of Mull

A leisurely day to relax and enjoy the best of the Scottish western isles. Drive across Mull to visit the beautiful and fascinating Isle of Iona. Time to visit the Abbey and explore the religious settlement before returning to the hotel in the early afternoon.

Day 13: Isle Of Mull – Inveraray - Glasgow

The final island Ferry crossing brings you to Oban. Then, over the Pass of Brander and from Inveraray to the "Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond. Back in Glasgow this afternoon, your orientation city tour takes in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares. Time for last-minute shopping before Enjoying A Farewell Dinner With Wine At Your Hotel.

Day 14: Depart Glasgow

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Ferry: Ferry Ticket: John o'Groats / South Ronaldsay / John o'Groats - Armadale / Mallaig
Accommodation: 13 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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England & Wales

From the undulating hillsof Oxfordshire to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, England is beauty and history combined. It’s also the perfect destination for adventure and activity, whether you’re cycling in Norfolk, surfing off Newquay or rock climbing in the Peak District. London, England’s capital, is a melting pot of people and has some of the richest culture in Europe. Visit the Tower of London, wander along the Thames, marvel at Big Bed, take a black cab or a red double decker bus ride – all quintessential British experiences.

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Explore the secrets of Devon & Cornwall on a quest through the Celtic coast. The river valleys of romantic Devon and Cornwall take centre stage on this journey through Bath, rural Wiltshire, and the ruined Tintagel Castle where, legend has it, King Arthur was born.  

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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.

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Open a treasure box of storybook castles, secret tunnels and enchanting gardens as we dedicate six days to England's exquisite South East. On our travels we'll see why Whitstable has been dubbed the 'Pearl of Kent', wander the exquisite gardens of Kent's most famous castles.

 

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Ireland

From shamrocks to leprechauns and 40 shades of green, the Emerald Isle is warm and inviting. Ireland is an addictive place to explore. Within a few miles you can travel from plunging cliffs to flat pastureland to towering mountains to gloomy peat bog. Follow its craggy coastlines and rolling hills to historic castles and cosy pubs where friendly locals chats animatedly over pints of Guinness. You can spend the night in ancient castles or state-of-the-art hotels. dine on fine Irish cuisine or snack on fish and chips in a paper bag. Ireland will delight with its unique traditions, beauty and personality.

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

Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrices per person
Escorted TourTreasures of Ireland6From $1,550.00
Escorted TourEnchanting Emerald Isle8From $1,950.00
Escorted TourCastles & Manors8From $3,395.00
Escorted TourBest of Ireland10From $2,625.00

Treasures of Ireland

‘Céad míle fáilte’ – A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland. Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin and secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss. Admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry and striking Cliffs of Moher, and learn about Cobh’s tragic Titanic history.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Dublin

Welcome to Dublin. Discover the city's charms on a guided tour with a Local Specialist. Walk the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College to visit its library and the ornate Book of Kells. Later make an exclusive visit to one of the city's unique treasures, The Little Museum of Dublin, after it has closed its doors to the public for a Welcome Reception with canapés and drinks.

Day 2: Dublin - Glendalough - Waterford - Cork

Leave the bustling Irish capital for the peaceful 6th century monastic ruins at Glendalough. The 100-foot-tall Round Tower, the Cathedral, and St. Kevin's Cross are highlights of your stop. Travel on to see more delicate works of art during your Cultural Insight experience at the House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford. Later head to Cork, the 'Rebel County', where you have a free evening.

Day 3: Cork - Cobh - Blarney - Killarney

Visit the Heritage Centre in Cobh to learn about the city's history and legacy. From the Great Famine and the 'coffin ships' to the doomed Titanic and Lusitania, this unique display presents the Queenstown Story in a way like no other. Then head to Blarney where you can climb to the top of Blarney Castle to kiss the famed stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Arrive later in picturesque Killarney.

Day 4: Killarney

This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or stop at Torc Waterfall for a leisurely guided walk with a Local Specialist. Continue your day winding around the picture-perfect Ring of Kerry. Take in the views of coast and sea, fields and rolling hills in this landscape that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Join your companions this evening for a memorable Be My Guest dinner on a traditional farm in Killarney. Please Note: The walk travels over wooded paths. While there are no mountains to climb, walkers need to be reasonably fit and have good walking shoes or boots, sunscreen and raingear. Approx. 3 miles/4.8 km/2 hours.

Day 5: Killarney - Foynes - Cliffs of Moher

Your first stop today is the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, the refuelling point for Pan Am's Flying Boat, the Yankee Clipper, from 1939-1945. Gain a Cultural Insight as you board a replica Boeing 314 to experience life as a passenger. Toast the last day of your trip with your fellow travellers and Travel Director when you enjoy a delicious Irish coffee in the place where it was allegedly invented in the 1940s by Joe Sheridan - a chef in Foynes. Later travel to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which rise up to 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves before continuing on to your hotel in Limerick.

Day 6: Limerick - Depart Shannon

It's time to say farewell to the Emerald Isle and your travel companions at the end of your holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. Please Note: Your coach returns to Dublin from Shannon on Day 6. You are welcome to utilise this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Dublin will be at the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport at approximately 4pm depending on traffic.

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 5 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Enchanting Emerald Isle

Centuries of Irish heritage and culture are revealed on this adventure across the windswept valleys of Ireland from Dublin’s Crypt at Christ Church Cathedral to the Anglo-Norman Kilkenny Castle on the River Nore. See the ‘lost’ town of Newtown Jerpoint founded in the 12th century and visit a traditional Irish farm for tea, fresh scones and a bit of sheep herding.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Dublin

Welcome to Dublin. Meet your Local Specialist this afternoon for a guided city tour. View the colourful doors in elegant Georgian Squares, St. Patrick's Cathedral and more. Later gather for a Welcome Reception and exclusive visit to the Crypt at Christchurch Cathedral. Built in 1172 the underground chambers house memorials, artefacts, and altar-pieces.

Day 2: Dublin – Strokestown – Enniscrone

Admire the rolling green countryside as you cross from Dublin to Ballina. Stop for a visit to magnificent Strokestown Park House, an 18th century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world's best private archives dedicated to the potato famine of the 1840s, where you gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the Irish people. After time to view the exhibits, continue to Enniscrone set on the River Moy.

Day 3: Enniscrone – Connemara – Galway

Travel to the pretty town of Westport, then on to Connemara. Visit Kylemore Abbey, once a family home. Strikingly situated on Lake Kylemore, this 19th century neo-Gothic wonder now serves as a Benedictine monastery. After time to see the walled Victorian gardens, continue to Galway, the "City of Tribes". View Galway Cathedral, an impressive stone church dating back to only 1965.

Day 4: Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney

This morning visit Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonder at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way – the Cliffs of Moher. There's time to take in the endless ocean views before taking the ferry across the Shannon estuary and on to Killarney.

Day 5: Killarney

Travel the Ring of Kerry, one of the most scenic drives on the Emerald Isle. Lakes, mountains, ocean and coast come together in a landscape that has inspired poets, artists and musicians for centuries. This afternoon enjoy free time in Killarney or stop at Torc Waterfall for a chance to join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk, taking you along the lakeshore and past the farmlands of the 19th century Muckross Estate. Please Note: This leisurely paced walk meanders over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Walkers should wear good walking shoes for a stroll through picturesque surrounds.

Day 6: Killarney – Blarney – Kilkenny

Your first stop today is at Blarney Castle, where you'll have a chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and receive the “gift of the gab”. Browse through the Blarney Woollen Mills, then travel on to Co. Kilkenny. Here you will discover the 'lost' town of Newtown Jerpoint which was founded in the 12th century before meeting local farmers Joe and Maeve O'Connell at their home, Belmore House, where the town was unearthed. Hear the tale of the ‘lost’ town and meet the farm sheepdog before relishing a Be My Guest dinner. Arrive later at your hotel in Kilkenny.

Day 7: Kilkenny – Dublin

Visit Kilkenny Castle, an Anglo-Norman mansion that sits majestically over the River Nore, with a Local Specialist. In the castle basement you'll find the Butler Gallery, one of Ireland's most important art galleries outside of Dublin. Later return to Ireland's capital where you visit Trinity College to admire the Book of Kells. Toast the Emerald Isle with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Irish pub.

Day 8: Depart Dublin

Slan abhaile or "safe homeward" as you transfer to the airport where your holiday ends. Transfers are available.

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Castles & Manors

A complete circle of Ireland including fairy tale castle and manor house stays. Visit the ancient city of Dublin, the wild Cliffs of Moher and the island’s ’emerald’ countryside. See the wilderness of Connemara and stay in Galway’s Ballynahinch Castle, built in the 1580s by Donal O’Flaherty, the first husband of Ireland’s fearsome pirate queen, Grace O’Malley.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Dublin

Welcome to Dublin the lively Irish capital. This afternoon meet your Local Specialist for a guided tour. View St. Patrick's Cathedral, colourful Georgian Squares and the vibrant, modern city. Then raise a glass of the "black stuff" and drink in sweeping Dublin views at the Gravity Bar atop the Guinness Storehouse as you gain a Cultural Insight into this famous Irish product. Later savour free time and a Welcome Reception including dinner with Irish beer or wine.

Day 2: Dublin – Kildare – Cashel – Killarney

Head across the rolling countryside to Kildare. Stop for a visit to the Irish National Stud for a Cultural Insight into the fascinating world of Ireland's thoroughbred industry. See the foaling unit, museum and of course the powerful and regal stallions. Visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel with a Local Specialist, where you view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins. Continue to Killarney, the town on the lakes where your evening is free.

Day 3: Killarney

This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or you might wish to join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall. Later enjoy spectacular scenery, driving around the Ring of Kerry. Take in views of coast and sea, hills and green fields as you travel through this unspoiled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries. Please Note: This leisurely paced walk meanders over wooded paths and lakeshore trails. Walkers should wear good walking shoes for a stroll through picturesque surrounds.

Day 4: Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Connemara

Head north and stop to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the Atlantic. Afterwards continue to County Galway and visit the Connemara Marble artisan workshop for a Cultural Insight where you will learn all about the famous green jade-like marble. Later continue through beautiful scenery to the magnificent Ballynahinch Castle for a relaxing two-night stay.

Day 5: Connemara

Drive through the scenic landscapes of Connemara, taking in views of rugged mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. Make a stop in the picturesque town of Clifden, set between the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Then on to visit Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. The extensive walled Victorian garden is a delight to the senses. Later return to your castle hotel for dinner.

Day 6: Connemara – Sligo – Roscommon

Venture north to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by the poet William Butler Yeats, you will be welcomed to a private home for a bit of food, fun, and poetry. Damien and Paula Brennan live in, a modern abode with rustic touches overlooking beautiful Lough Gill. Inside, you will find walls adorned with contemporary Irish paintings and a table set for a Be My Guest feast prepared by Paula, a noted chef. Damien is an expert on W.B. Yeats. Delicious food, fine company, and the poetry of Yeats come together for a heart-warming meal. Then travel to Roscommon and Kilronan Castle Hotel the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families.

Day 7: Roscommon – Strokestown – Dublin

This morning consider taking a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon. Stop for a visit to magnificent Strokestown Park House, an 18th century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world's best private archives dedicated to the potato famine of the 1840s where you gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the Irish people. Return to Dublin and relish a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends.

Day 8: Depart Dublin

You will be transferred to the airport, where your Emerald Isle adventure concludes. Transfers are available.

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Best of Ireland

Ravishingly beautiful and enchanting to explore, you’ll soon learn why the Irish say if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough… Visit the Ring of Kerry and unspoilt region of Western Ireland featured in John Wayne’s ‘The Quiet Man’. See the stronghold of the O’Donnell Clan and beautiful Dingle Peninsula, as well as Adare, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages.

Itinerary   
Day 1: Arrive Dublin

Spend the morning relaxing and enjoying the sights of Dublin. Later meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city with a Local Specialist. This evening visit Glasnevin Trust for an informative and poignant tour with a Local Specialist where you will hear stories about some of the brave characters from recent Irish history. Enjoy a Welcome Reception of drinks and canapés and get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 2: Dublin – Co. Wicklow – New Ross – Waterford

Head through scenic Co. Wicklow known as The Garden of Ireland and on to New Ross - the ancestral home town of John F. Kennedy. Visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship to gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of Irish Emigrants. Later arrive in Waterford and see how the famous crystal is crafted during your guided tour of the visitor centre to gain a Cultural Insight.

Day 3: Waterford – Youghal – Blarney – Killarney

Travel via the historic seaport town of Youghal, once home to Sir Walter Raleigh. At Blarney, gain the 'gift of the gab' as you have a chance to kiss the famous stone. Arrive later in Killarney, your home for the next two nights.

Day 4: 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 5: Killarney – Adare – Bunratty – Limerick

Explore the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula with its beautiful beaches and rugged landscape. Later we travel to Adare, one of the prettiest villages in Ireland. Enjoy an included visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park dedicated to life in Ireland during the 18th and 19th century.

Day 6: Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway

This morning your orientation of Limerick includes views of St. Mary’s Cathedral, King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. Visit the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and see the history of the cliffs brought to life with a visit to the ‘Atlantic Edge' exhibition. Later arrive in Galway with free time to see the Cathedral or stroll through Eyre Square.

Day 7: Galway

This unspoilt region of Western Ireland is captured in the film 'The Quiet Man' featuring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Today see the untouched landscape of the Connemara with its picturesque mountain ranges and golden beaches that stretch out into the Atlantic. During your scenic drive, stop at Kylemore Abbey for an included visit to the country's most romantic castle and walk through the Victorian Walled Garden. Travel on to Westport House for a memorable Be My Guest experience. Enjoy a welcome drink in the impressive drawing room which features James Wyatt's 19th century sky ceiling and an impressive original parquet floor. After a guided tour of the house you will be hosted for a High Tea.

Day 8: Galway – Knock – Donegal – Sligo

Heading north stop in the town of Knock to view the Marian Shrine. See the grave of Irish poet W.B. Yeats in the churchyard of Drumcliff. Visit the town of Donegal and view the castle which was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell Clan. Later arrive in Sligo.

Day 9: Sligo – Dublin

Travel back to Dublin where you will have time to explore this lively city. Walk down Grafton Street and see the street performers and musicians or walk the banks of the River Liffey and cross the Ha’penny Bridge. Tonight join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 10: Depart Dublin

After a hearty Irish breakfast, say farewell to your Travel Director and fellow travellers as your Irish holiday comes to an end. Transfers are available.

Inclusions 
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 cream tea, 5 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights
Guide: An expert Travel Director & separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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