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Essential Britain & Ireland

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See the very best of Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales

From bustling cities, to lush countryside, to quaint medieval villages - explore Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales front to back. See Stonehenge, Cardiff Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, and much more. This 10-day journey is the perfect blend of guided tours, convenience, and free time for exploration.

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class air to London (LHR)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:
    • 1 night in London, England at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or the Hilton London Metropole
    • 1 night in Newport, Wales at the Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
    • 1 night in Waterford, Ireland at the Granville Hotel or Tower Hotel
    • 2 nights in Dublin, Ireland at the Gibson Hotel or North Star Hotel
    • 2 nights in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Marriott Courtyard or Holiday Inn Edinburgh
    • 1 night in York, England at the Mercure York Fairfield Manor or the Holiday Inn York
    • 1 night in London, England at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or the Hilton London Metropole
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch and 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including welcome dinner
  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach with complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Ferry transportation across St. George's Channel and the North Channel
  • Irish Coffee demonstration in Waterford
  • Guided tours of: Cardiff Castle, House of Waterford Crystal, the Avoca Handweaving Mill, Glendalough
  • Visits to: Stonehenge, the Roman Baths, Edinburgh Castle, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Orientation tours of Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast; City tour of Edinburgh; Walking tour of York
  • Services of a professional tour director
  • Hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges
Great Ways to Explore
  • Experience the highlights of all of the countries that make up the British Isles. 
  • Enjoy guided tours, ferry rides, and the convenience of being driven to and from each destination in a luxurious motorcoach. 
  • Immerse yourself in history at the Roman Baths, Edinburgh Castle, and York Minster.
  • See breathtaking natural beauty at Northumberland National Park and the Mountains of Mourne.
  • Stop in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the fascinating Elizabethan hometown of William Shakespeare.
Package Overview

Pack your bags, charge your camera, and embark on the journey of a lifetime! This incredible 10-day guided vacation allows you to see the "must-see" highlights of the UK, as well as the extraordinary nooks and crannies that are nestled in-between. Stand in front of spectacular landscapes, stroll through bustling cities, and see fascinating architecture up-close. Begin your adventure in sophisticated London, then enjoy overnights in Newport, Wales; Waterford and Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; and York, England. 

Watch storybook pages unfold before your eyes as you explore 2,000-year-old Cardiff Castle in Wales and 12th-century Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Enjoy detailed tours of these majestic castles, climb up their fairytale-like towers, and catch a glimpse of the Scottish Crown Jewels! Go even farther back in time during your visits to the Roman Baths, constructed around 70 AD, and to the mysterious wonder that is Stonehenge. Trace the footsteps of the one-and-only William Shakespeare in his birthplace, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and have lunch in this historic Elizabethan town! Next, see skilled craftsmen at work at the famous House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, and then again at Ireland's oldest hand-weaving mill at Avoca. The fun doesn't end there. Enjoy visits to York Minster, Northumberland National Park, Hadrian's Wall, Glendalough, and more!

You may be thinking, "all of these tours and excursions sound amazing, but will I have time to explore the cities, themselves?" The answer is: absolutely. These cities are packed with culture, history, and art that one must see to believe. Enjoy orientation tours of Cardiff, Dublin, and Belfast, relax on a city tour of Edinburgh, and stroll through York on a fun walking tour. Was there a sight you hoped to spend more time visiting? Not to worry, you'll have tons of free time to explore at your own pace. 

Please Note:

  • July 29 - August 19 Departures - Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included (departures July 29, August 5, August 12, and August 19 will attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance on Saturday)
  • June 20 departure - Stonehenge will be closed due to Summer Solstice, and a visit to Salisbury Cathedral will be included instead.
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