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Giant's Causeway Northern Ireland

14 Day British & Irish Grandeur


  • St.James's London
  • Stonehenge
  • Cardiff
  • Killarney National Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Temple Bar Dublin
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Calton Hill Edinburgh

From £2129

2017 - 14 Day British & Irish Grandeur
Deluxe & Superior First Class Hotels - 13 Nts/22 Meals

Highlights:

  • Scottish and Welsh Evenings with Local Food and Music
  • Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • York Minster
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Kiss The Blarney Stone
  • Roman Baths
  • Stonehenge

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2017 British & Irish Grandeur 14 Days / 13 Nights

Day 1: London Arrival & Tour
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome drink and discuss your trip before sitting down to dinner.
(D)

Day 2: Tower of London & City Sights
Today you may schedule your London sightseeing as you wish on an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently.
(B)

Day 3: Shakespeare’s Birthplace & York
Drive north through the picturesque Cotswolds region to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Enter the house where he was born to see rooms furnished as they would have been in his day. 2016 commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Take a little free time before traveling north to your hotel in York.
(B, D)

Day 4: Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening
Take a walking tour around York to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses and view the stately York Minster. Head north to visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the lavish State Rooms with a stunning array of artifacts and walk through Alnwick Garden. Travel through the Northumberland National Park and on to your hotel near Edinburgh where you’ll experience a Scottish Evening with bagpipes and fun music.
(B, D)

Day 5: Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights on a city tour. See the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. Also enjoy splendid views of central Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. On Aug 07 to 21 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
(B)

Day 6: Titanic Belfast & Ballygally Castle Stay
This morning will be an early start as you drive to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic tour to see the highlights, including Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Continue to historic Ballygally Castle Hotel in time for dinner and your overnight stay.
(B, D)

Day 7: Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk
Travel along the scenic coastal route of the Nine Glens of Antrim and visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. Continue to Derry for a walking tour around the medieval city walls with a local guide. Drive south to your Victorian hotel located on Dublin Bay, a few miles from the city.
(B)

Day 8: Dublin Tour & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
This morning tour central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College’s campus and view the priceless Book of Kells. The afternoon is free and enjoy dinner at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub followed by a show with Irish music and dance.
(B, D)

Day 9: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
This morning drive through central Ireland to view the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast. These magnificent cliffs extend for five miles and rise to heights of almost 700 feet. The offer wonderful views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to reach Killarney and check in to your centrally-located hotel.
(B, D)

Day 10: Ring of Kerry & Sheepdogs
Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare for a look around and savor a casual lunch. Travel along part of the awesome Ring of Kerry route to view spectacular scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies’ View. Stop at a sheep farm watch trained dogs herding sheep before returning to Killarney where the evening is free.
(B, L)

Day 11: Blarney Castle & Waterford Crystal
Visit the famous Blarney Castle this morning to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” and shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel to Waterford and at the House of Waterford Crystal see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople and view a collection of amazing trophies. In the evening take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to discover the history of this old port city.
(B, D)

Day 12: South Wales & Welsh Evening in Cardiff
Depart Waterford early this morning to catch the ferry from Rosslare to South Wales. Journey through South Wales, where coal used to be mined, to Cardiff, capital of Wales. Tour Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate 19th century Gothic-style residence. Head to a Welsh evening for dinner and typical Welsh music and entertainment.
(B, D)

Day 13: Roman Baths & Stonehenge
This morning drive to 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. Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to London and check in your hotel.
(B)

Day 14: Depart for Home
Your tour ends after breakfast.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:
Deluxe & Superior First Class:

  • Park Plaza Hotel Riverbank, London (2 nights)
  • York Marriott, York (1 night)
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall, Near Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Culloden Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff (1 night)
  • Park Plaza Hotel Riverbank, London (1 night)


Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 13 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 8 dinners (D) including - Welcome dinner in London - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh - Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show - Welsh Evening in Cardiff - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin
  • Walking tours of Cambridge, York, Derry, Dublin’s Trinity College and Waterford
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 06 to 20 departures
  • Ferry rides between Britain & Ireland
  • Sheepdog trials
  • Oyster card – a pass valid on all public transportation in London
  • Visits and admissions to Hampton Court Palace, York Minster, Alnwick Castle & Garden, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Jameson Experience, House of Waterford Crystal, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room and Stonehenge
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strapAll local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

2017: Start London - End London          

Single room supplement: 2017 £842
The prices are land only and per person sharing a twin room

2017
Sunday 16 April 2017 £2129
Sunday 30 April 2017 £2319
Sunday 7 May 2017 £2319
Sunday 14 May 2017 £2319
Sunday 21 May 2017 £2319
Sunday 4 June 2017 £2319
Sunday 11 June 2017 £2319
Sunday 18 June 2017 £2319
Sunday 25 June 2017 £2319
Sunday 2 July 2017 £2319
Sunday 16 July 2017 £2319
Sunday 30 July 2017 £2319
Sunday 13 August 2017 £2449 Tattoo
Sunday 27 August 2017 £2319
Sunday 3 September 2017 £2319
Sunday 10 September 2017 £2319
Sunday 17 September 2017 £2319
Sunday 24 September 2017 £2319
Sunday 8 October 2017 £2139
Sunday 15 October 2017 £2139


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