British and Irish Grandeur

See the best of Britain and Ireland in just 14 or 15 days. Start in the vibrant metropolis of London and see other capital cities - Edinburgh and Dublin. Visit major scenic regions including the Giant's Causeway, the Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry. Shop along Oxford Street, explore medieval York and Chester and the Georgian squares of Dublin. Centrally located hotels provide excellent breakfasts and dinners. Enjoy special evenings with entertainment including a Scottish Cabaret Show.

Deluxe & Superior First Class Hotels - 14 or 15 Day Coach Tour

See the best of Britain and Ireland in the 14 or 15 day British and Irish Voyager Tour. Start in the vibrant metropolis of London and see other capital cities - Edinburgh and Dublin.

Visit major scenic regions including the Giant's Causeway, the Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry. Shop along Oxford Street, explore medieval York and Chester and the Georgian squares of Dublin. Centrally located hotels provide excellent breakfasts and dinners. Enjoy special evenings with entertainment including a Scottish Cabaret Show.

Tour Options:
  • 14 days (13 nights) tour or
  • 15 days (14 nights) tour

(Please note prices are based on a 14 day tour).

Included in this tour:
  • Roundtrip Group transfers when you book our flights ($30 fee for transfers on Land-only bookings)
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 13 or 14 nights as per hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1 (B)
  • 8 dinners (D) including:
    - Welcome dinner in London
    - Scottish evening in Edinburgh 
    - Dinner and traditional entertainment at Taylor's Three Rock Pub
    - Welsh Evening in Cardiff 
    - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Cardiff
  • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
  • Walking tours of York, Derry, Dublin's Trinity College and Waterford
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 7 to 21 departures
  • Roundtrip ferr between Britain and Ireland across River Shannon
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Visits and admissions to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, The Book of Kells at Trinity College, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, House of Waterford Crystal, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room and Stonehenge
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Hotels on this tour:

  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London (2 nights)
  • York Marriott, York (1 night)
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, near Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally (1 night)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff (1 night) 
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel, London (1 night) (or 2 nights if on the 15 day tour)

Day 1: London Arrival & Tour
Start your trip at Heathrow Airport with an independent transfer to your hotel. At 2:30 pm take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson's Column and lions of Trafalgar Square, Big Ben towering over the Houses of Parliament and Hyde Park. In the evening meet your tour director for a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel. (D)

Day 2: Tower of London & City Sights
Today you may schedule your London sightseeing when you take 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 the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, guarded by Beefeaters in distinctive Tudor uniforms. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently. (B)

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

Day 4: Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh
Drive north to visit the famous Alnwick Castle which is the second largeest inhabited castle in England.  Travel through the scenic Northumberland National Park where you will stop at Jedburgh to view the ruins of an old abbey. Drive to Edinburgh in time for dinner at the Edinburgh Nights Cabaret where you will experience lively Scottish entertainment. (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 August 7 to 21 departures, experience the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)

Day 6: Titanic Belfast & Ballygally Castle Stay

This morning drive to Cairnryan where you will take a ferry to northern Ireland. In Belfast take a panoramic tour of the city and visit Titanic Belfast to learn of the history of the ill-fated ship liner.  Continue to the historic and famous Ballygally Castle Hotel in time for dinner and overnight stay (B, D)

Day 7: Giant's Causeway & Derry
This morning travel along the “Nine Glens of Antrim” with views of mountains, valleys and coastline. Visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Continue to Derry for your your guided tour of the city and drive south to your hotel located in Dublin Bay, a few miles from the city where you can dine independently. (B)

Day 8: Dublin Tour & Taylor's Three Rock Pub
Take a tour around central Dublin, with spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Visit Trinity College to see the campus and view the Book of Kells in the Old Library. The afternoon is free for independent sightseeing or shopping. Enjoy dinner at Taylor's Three Rock Pub followed by an upbeat show with Irish music and dance. (B, D)

Day 9: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
Depart Dublin and drive through central Ireland to view the Cliffs of Moher. The famous cliffs extend for 5 miles and rise of heights of almost 700 feet tall. Next take a ferry across the River Shannon to the famous town of Killarney and check in to your hotel (B, D)

Day 10: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
Drive to the delightful and colourful town of Kenmare for a look around and savor a casual lunch. Travel along part of the awesome Ring of Kerry where you can view spectacular scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies’ View. Next 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.” Travel through the outskirts of Cork city and along the south coast to the city of Waterford. Visit the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre to see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople and view a collection of amazing trophies. Check in to your hotel, located on the dockside of this port city. (B, D)

Day 12: Ferry to South Wales 
This morning take a ferry from Rosslare to South Wales where the city of Cardiff is located. Take a brief tour of the city and head to Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. Head to a Welsh evening for dinner and typical Welsh music and entertainment. (B, D)

Day 13: Roman Baths & Stonehenge
This morning explore Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in fashion in the 18th century Regency period. Tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, wonderfully preserved after two millennia and see the stately mansions of the Royal Crescent and Queen's Square. Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue into London and check in to your hotel once again. (B)

Day 14: Depart from Heathrow Airport
Travel to Heathrow Airport by group coach transfer, to arrive by 9:00 am. Transfers to Gatwick Airport can be arranged at an additional cost. (B)

or if you are on the 15 day tour...

Day 14: Independent Sightseeing in London

Spend the full day today at leisure. You may use your vouchers for an open-top bus tour and a visit to either the Tower of London or Kensington Palace, if you did not use them on day 2.
Day 15: Tour Ends Heathrow Airport
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B=Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner, L=Lunch

Please note prices are based on a 14 day tour.

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