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Tour Overview

Travel to some of the world’s most magnificent cities and through the magical countryside of Britain and Ireland. This comprehensive journey takes you through rolling farmland and across the Irish Sea, through England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Marvel at the mystery of Stonehenge. Experience Ireland’s culinary renaissance during a cooking class at one of Dublin’s premier culinary institutes. Walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare at his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. Be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes in the English Lake District, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry and the valleys, mountains and imposing castles of North Wales. Admire the ancient Roman ruins in elegant Bath and at Hadrian’s Wall. Get acquainted with Britain’s pageantry in the royal cities of Edinburgh and London.

Highlights

  • iconGive traditional Irish cuisine a modern twist during a cooking class and dinner.
  • iconPonder ancient mysteries at Stonehenge
  • iconExperience a traditional English carvery.
  • iconBehold the sights of Killarney on a traditional jaunting car.
  • iconExplore the Roman Bath Museum's 2,000-year-old elaborate spas.
  • iconOvernight within the medieval walls in York.
  • iconFind inspiration in the Lake District's quintessential English villages.
  • iconOvernight in the capital cities of London, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : London, England - Tour Begins

Location: London

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton

Meals: Dinner

Your journey opens in the regal city of London. A capital of culture and commerce, the city blends traditional with modern. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

icon Day 2 : London

Location: London

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton

Meals: Breakfast

Discover the pageantry of London as we join a local guide for a city tour. See Big Ben, Westminster, Whitehall, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore this iconic city or perhaps partake in an optional excursion to Windsor Castle.

icon Day 3 : London - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff, Wales

Location: London

Accommodation: Hilton

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Stonehenge, the mysterious formation that dates back to the Stone Age. Explore various theories on how the colossal stones arrived at the location and their purpose. Continue to the elegant Georgian town of Bath to visit the Roman Bath Museum’s 2,000-year-old elaborate spas. Enjoy some time to stroll through Bath’s cobblestone streets and soak in its old-world atmosphere. Your day ends in the Welsh capital of Cardiff.

icon Day 4 : Cardiff - Ferry to Ireland - Waterford

Location: Cardiff

Accommodation: Granville Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join a local expert on a leisurely-paced walking tour of Cardiff. Learn about the city’s deep ties to the coal industry, its connection to ancient Rome and its famous Victorian shopping arcades. Take in the beautiful countryside of Wales en route to the coastal village of Fishguard. There we board the ferry for Ireland, crossing the Irish Sea. Upon arrival in Rosslare, travel to Waterford, your home for the evening. After dinner tonight top off the evening by making your very own Irish coffee!

icon Day 5 : Waterford - Blarney - Killarney

Location: Waterford

Accommodation: Scotts Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, it’s your choice! Tour the House of Waterford Crystal factory featuring a fascinating visitor’s center and a retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world -OR- enjoy a leisurely-paced walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city and discover its rich Viking, Norman and Cromwellian history. Later, travel to historic Blarney Castle. Make your way to the top of the castle, lie back and kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that if you do, you will be blessed with the "gift of eloquence." This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a ‘menu’ of Killarney’s great restaurants.

icon Day 6 : Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

Location: Killarney

Accommodation: Scotts Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

This morning explore Killarney National Park on a traditional jaunting car ride.* Then travel along the glorious Ring of Kerry where you’ll find some of Ireland’s most magical scenery. Pause for a moment at the Gap of Dunloe to browse for traditional Irish handcrafted goods. As we continue our journey, marvel at the vistas created by windswept cliffs, rugged mountains, lakes and picturesque villages.

icon Day 7 : Killarney - Rock of Cashel - Dublin

Location: Killarney

Accommodation: Herbert Park Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Today we venture through the “Golden Vale” en route to the awe-inspiring Rock of Cashel. Be amazed by its imposing facade and visit the spot where St. Patrick preached. Continue on to vibrant Dublin.

icon Day 8 : Dublin

Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Herbert Park Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Discover Dublin’s past and present on a locally guided tour highlighting the Bank of Ireland, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Later, experience for yourself the welcoming nature of the Irish as you set out to explore the “Fair City” on your own. Tonight, give traditional Irish cuisine a modern twist during a cooking class and dinner at one of Dublin’s premier culinary institutions.

icon Day 9 : Dublin - Ferry to Wales - Cheshire

Location: Dublin

Accommodation: Grosvenor Pulford Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ferry across the Irish Sea to Holyhead, Wales. As you traverse northern Wales, pass Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the town with the longest name in the world. Make a stop at majestic Caernarfon Castle, where Charles was crowned Prince of Wales. Then, continue through the Welsh countryside and discover some of the most magnificent scenery in all of Britain. Tonight, experience dinner at a traditional English carvery.

icon Day 10 : Cheshire - Lake District - Gretna Green, Scotland - Edinburgh

Location: Cheshire

Accommodation: Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel north into England’s scenic Lake District. Here you’ll feel the inspirational appeal of the region’s quintessential English villages, Lake Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. Crossing into Scotland, stop in the town of Gretna Green where generations of runaway couples eloped. Continue to Edinburgh, Scotland’s majestic capital city. This evening it’s Diner’s Choice…tonight’s dinner is included and you’ll choose the perfect spot from a "menu" of Edinburgh’s great restaurants.

icon Day 11 : Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Today it’s your choice! Come to know this regal city during a locally guided panoramic city coach tour -OR- for a different perspective, join a local expert and explore the city on foot. Both tours include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse,** the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore the city independently.

icon Day 12 : Edinburgh - York, England

Location: Edinburgh

Accommodation: Holiday Inn York City Centre

Meals: Breakfast

En route to England, visit Hadrian’s Wall. Construction of this ancient structure began in A.D. 122 and since that time, it has served as the northern border of the Roman Empire. Continue to the historic city of York. Find yourself surrounded by the charms of history as you explore its quaint narrow streets. Walk on the famous “Shambles” and see the magnificent 13th-century Minster.

icon Day 13 : York - Stratford-upon-Avon

Location: York

Accommodation: Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to charming Stratford-upon-Avon. Step back in time as we visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace. Afterward, it’s your choice! Tour Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage, the childhood home of the author's wife -OR- set out on a leisurely cruise along the Avon River. This evening we gather to say farewell to this captivating region over dinner.

icon Day 14 : Stratford-upon-Avon - Tour Ends

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Meals: Breakfast

Depart today with many fond memories of lovely Britain and Ireland.

Experiences

  • Behold the sights of Killarney on a traditional jaunting car.
  • Find inspiration in the Lake District's quintessential English villages.
  • Overnight within the medieval walls in York.

Options

Edinburgh: A Scottish Night Out

Join us for a rollicking evening of tastes, sights and sounds that are classically Scottish. Feast on a banquet prepared from a selection of local recipes. Your taste buds will savor the true flavor and goodness of this distinctive country. Tonight will be filled with entertainment including Highland pipers and dancers, who deliver the very best in Scottish music, song and dance. A highlight of the evening is the Ceremony of the Haggis, and, of course, you may try this national dish. Be prepared for a Scottish night of food, fun and many fond memories! Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only offered from May-September. This option will not be offered on departures that include the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Price: £81


York: The Flavors of Yorkshire

Surround yourself in old-world ambiance and the fresh flavors of Yorkshire when dining in a family-owned alehouse located in the center of historic York. Begin by being treated to a tasting of five Yorkshire brews that includes a selection of ciders, lagers and ales. Then pick your favorite to enjoy with your homemade farm-to-table dinner. You’ll delight in the personal service as you are guided through the menu featuring a variety of seasonal local dishes including the region’s famous “Yorkshire pudding.” Take this opportunity to get to know Northern England’s budding farm-to-table movement showcased during this locally inspired dining experience. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is not included A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. We will walk to the restaurant which is located nearby your hotel. Depending on the location of your hotel, the walk is approximately ½ mile

Price: £56


London: Windsor Castle

Step into the formal world of the British Monarchy when you visit the stately and expansive Windsor Castle. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II uses Windsor as both a private home and as a Royal residence where formal duties of state are performed. Windsor’s 1,000 rooms comprise the largest inhabited castle in the world. It dates back to the 1070s, when William the Conqueror built the original wooden structure, now replaced by the grand stone edifices. Explore one of Britain’s most visited historic buildings, its precincts, and the State Apartments, which house a delightful collection of Royal art treasures. Enjoy time for lunch in the quaint town of Windsor before heading back to London. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the castle that houses so much British history and lore is not to be missed! Duration approximately 4.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £56


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