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Ring of Kerry

11 Day Irish & British Focus


  • Changing The Guard London
  • Stonehenge
  • Cardiff
  • Waterford
  • Blarney Castle
  • Killarney National Park
  • Killarney Jaunting Cars
  • Cliffs of Moher

From £2035 Land Only

2018 - 11 Day Irish & British Focus
4 Star Holiday - 10 Nights /17 Meals

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Step into the past at Muckross Schoolhouse, where students brought sod to keep the fires burning. Enjoy a butter and bread making demonstration.
  • Sit down to a dinner of Welsh specialties followed by a lively show with singing, storytelling and traditional music.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • EPIC Ireland
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Stonehenge
  • Tower of London

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and show, and a lively Welsh evening in Cardiff.

For further information and bookings please contact us:
E-mail:
  enquiries@best-of-scotland.co.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)1592 752990
Fax:  +44 (0)1592 331680
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2018 IRISH & BRITISH FOCUS 11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

Day 1: DUBLIN ARRIVAL & EPIC IRELAND
Tour begins 2:00 PM, Dublin hotel. Head to EPIC Ireland for a guided tour. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience in Dublin’s Docklands. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day. In the evening enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.

Day 2: DUBLIN TOUR & TAYLOR’S THREE ROCK
Set out on a tour of central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral with its monuments celebrating the lives of prominent people and events. The afternoon is free for independent activities. In the evening head to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner followed by a show with Irish music and dance.
(B, D)

Day 3: CLONMACNOISE MONASTIC SITE & GALWAY WALKING TOUR
Journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere as you cruise on Lough Corrib (Mar 29-Oct 30) enjoying unsurpassed views as you pass castles and various sites. Enjoy free time before dinner to browse the fun specialty stores, cafés and pubs.
(B, D)

Day 4: CLIFFS OF MOHER & KILLARNEY
Stop at Rathbaun Farm to watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd mountain sheep and then sit down to tea or coffee with some home baking. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 200m before plunging into the Atlantic Ocean. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Killarney.
(B, D)

Day 5: JAUNTING CAR & RING OF KERRY
Take a jaunting car ride through part of the Killarney National Park to admire scenic views of Killarney’s lakes and mountains. Visit Muckross Schoolhouse for a taste of traditional Irish country life as you watch butter churning and bread making. Visit the town of Kenmare for a look around and a casual lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry route to view spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies’ View. Enjoy a free evening back in Killarney.
(B, L)

Day 6: BLARNEY CASTLE & WATERFORD
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the lovely grounds. Treat yourself to Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills and then travel along the coast to Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide to learn about the region’s history.
(B, D)

Day 7: SOUTH WALES & CARDIFF
Embark on a ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke Dock in South Wales. Journey through the gentle, green countryside to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Tour Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. A fun Welsh evening with dinner and entertainment will round out your day.
(B, D)

Day 8: ROMAN BATHS & STONEHENGE
Visit Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in the 18th century. Tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, well preserved after two millennia and renowned for hot springs. Head to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue into London in time for dinner.
(B, D)

Day 9: LONDON TOUR & TOWER OF LONDON
Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus with its statue of Eros, Nelson’s Column flanked by huge lions in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters, ravens and the priceless Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free for further exploring and dining.
(B)

Day 10: LONDON SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a day of further London sightseeing by open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes to choose from as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames.
(B)

Day 11: TOUR ENDS IN LONDON
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:

  • Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Hotel Meyrick, Galway (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Fitzwilton Hotel, Glasgow (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff, Cardiff (1 night)
  • Mercure London Bridge Hotel, London (3 nights)

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Step into the past at Muckross Schoolhouse, where students brought sod to keep the fires burning. Enjoy a butter and bread making demonstration.
  • Sit down to a dinner of Welsh specialties followed by a lively show with singing, storytelling and traditional music.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blarney Castle
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • EPIC Ireland
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Stonehenge
  • Tower of London

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and show, and a lively Welsh evening in Cardiff.

All Tours Include:

  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person

11 days Dublin to London
Start DUBLIN - End LONDON

Single room supplement: £660 - 2018
Single room supplement: £640 - 2019
The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2018
Saturday 14 July 2018 £2300
Saturday 28 July 2018 £2235
Saturday 4 August 2018 £2235
Saturday 1 September 2018 £2235
Saturday 15 September 2018 £2235
Saturday 22 September 2018 £2235
Saturday 29 September 2018 £2035
Saturday 6 October 2018 £2035
Saturday 20 October 2018 £2035
2019
Saturday 20 April 2019 £2265
Saturday 18 May 2019 £2330
Saturday 1 June 2019 £2130
Saturday 15 June 2019 £2130
Saturday 29 June 2019 £2130
Saturday 3 August 2019 £2130
Saturday 24 August 2019 £2130
Saturday 31 August 2019 £2500
Saturday 14 September 2019 £2130
Saturday 21 September 2019 £2100
Saturday 5 October 2019 £1930
Saturday 19 October 2019 £1930


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