Britain and Ireland Panorama

Britain and Ireland Panorama

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Britain and Ireland Panorama

19 Days Starting and ending in London

Visiting: London, Stratford-upon-Avon, York, Jedburgh, Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye, Glasgow, Liverpool, Chester, Holyhead, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Cork, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford, Wexford, Cardiff, Bath, Glastonbury, Plymouth, Polperro, Stonehenge

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

BPANZN20

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Dive right into history, culture and spectacular scenery on this immersive England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland trip. Step in the shoes of Highland warriors, 12th-century monks and welcoming, warm Irish locals who’ll share the beauty and stories of their islands just for you.

Highlights

  • 18 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 4 Dinner (D)

  • 1 Lunch (L)

  • Hesket Newmarket: Meet Christine and enjoy a few hours of Cumbria farm-life with a traditional Be My Guest lunch and some Highland cow company thrown in for good measure.

  • Glasgow: Visit the Necropolis in Glasgow, one of Europe's most significant burial grounds.

  • Dublin: Visit the Guinness Storehouse to see how the world’s most famous stout is created then enjoy the distinctive taste of a perfectly chilled pint of Guinness.

  • Waterford: Learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour.

  • Stratford-upon-Avon: Learn about the life of William Shakespeare, arguably history's most famous writer, when you visit his birthplace. Then enjoy some time to explore this pretty town with its iconic Tudor houses.

  • York: Your Travel Director will show you the York Minster, the city walls and the medieval Shambles during your orientation of the city.

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Day 1: Arrive London
Location: London
Accommodation: Park Plaza Riverbank

Welcome to the multicultural melting pot that is London – its culture and heritage shaped by the nations that once contributed to its great empire are found around every turn. Spend your day easing into the energy of a cosmopolitan city that effortlessly blends old and new and is the perfect springboard to a grand adventure through Britain and Ireland.

Day 2: Discover Historic London
Location: London
Accommodation: Park Plaza Riverbank
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join your Local Specialist today to see the iconic sights, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, meandering through the picturesque Royal Parks, shopping for the best of British wares on Carnaby Street or delving into natural history and royal heritage at one of the many fascinating museums.

Day 3: Journey To Stratford-Upon-Avon And On To York
Location: London, Stratford-upon-Avon, York
Accommodation: Leonardo Hotel Leeds
Meals Included: Breakfast

Meet your Travel Director this morning and travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Venture through the lush green countryside of Warwickshire to Stratford-upon-Avon to delve into the lyrical legacy of one of the world's favorite writers. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Center and see Anne Hathaway's cottage, before arriving in York. Wander along its cobbled Shambles and ancient city walls, and see the magnificent York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a delicious Yorkshire dinner in our hotel.

Day 4: Continue Through Northumberland To Edinburgh
Location: York, Jedburgh, Edinburgh
Accommodation: Holiday Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast

Journeying through Northumberland National Park’s dramatic landscapes, we arrive at the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th-century Jedburgh Abbey en route to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.

Day 5: Discover Enchanting Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh
Accommodation: Holiday Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour through Auld Reekie's elegant New Town, Princes Street and the Royal Mile, enjoying views of the exquisite Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Embark on a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. Later, consider a traditional Scottish night out this evening, savoring up the flavors of haggis and exhilarating sounds of bagpipes which fill the air.

Day 6: Venture Into The Scottish Highlands
Location: Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Pitlochry, Scottish Highlands
Accommodation: Laggan
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, we travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view its celebrated ancient university and explore centuries of golf heritage. Our next stop is Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel River. You could choose to join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. We continue to the Scottish Highlands, our home for two nights.

Day 7: Explore The Isle Of Skye
Location: Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye, Scottish Highlands
Accommodation: Laggan
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Drive to the rugged coast of Scotland this morning, passing scenic Eilean Donan Castle. We cross to the Isle of Skye, admire the spectacular scenery before enjoying free time for lunch. A Local Specialist will take us on a journey to admire the remarkable Cuillin Mountain. Cross back to the mainland and continue past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands.

Day 8: Onwards To Loch Lomond And Glasgow’S Rich Legacy Dive Into Culture
Location: Scottish Highlands, Glasgow
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our first stop today is the World War II Commando Memorial, near Fort William, for views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through the 'Glen of Weeping', paying tribute to the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred for failing to pledge allegiance to Scotland's new monarchs. Arriving in Glasgow, we enjoy an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. We'll also visit the Necropolis where we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into one of Europe's most important 19th-century burial grounds.

Day 9: Through The Lake District To Liverpool Connect With Locals
Location: Glasgow, Liverpool
Accommodation: Mercure Atlantic Tower
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Cross the border into England and Connect With Locals, joining Christine on her Cumbrian working farm for a Be My Guest experience. Learn about traditional farming methods and enjoy lunch before continuing your journey through the beautiful Lake District and its landscapes that have inspired poets and painters for centuries. See Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, before traveling to Liverpool, the haunt of Britain's ‘Fab Four'.

Day 10: Across The Irish Sea To Dublin
Location: Liverpool, Chester, Holyhead, Dublin
Accommodation: Clayton Ballsbridge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The half-timbered Tudor Rows in Chester are our first stop today as we travel to Holyhead in North Wales to catch our ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin.

Day 11: Admire Dublin’S Iconic Sights Dive Into Culture
Location: Dublin
Accommodation: Clayton Ballsbridge
Meals Included: Breakfast

Dive Into Culture and visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland's famous brew, before delving into Dublin’s iconic sights with a Local Specialist. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or consider a trip to Glendalough. This evening you could choose to join an Optional Experience at an Irish Cabaret.

Day 12: On To Galway And Limerick
Location: Dublin, Galway, Limerick
Accommodation: Greenhills
Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey to the West Coast and the vibrant cultural center of Galway, where you will have an opportunity to see Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square, with its tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, before traveling to Limerick.

Day 13: Circle The Ring Of Kerry And On To Cork Stays With Stories
Location: Limerick, Ring of Kerry, Cork
Accommodation: Hotel, Vienna Woods
Meals Included: Breakfast

Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world, circling the spectacular Ring of Kerry. Later, we check into our Stays With Stories hotel, the historic Maldron Shandon. Originally Cork’s first general hospital opened in 1720, the building has a colorful history that has seen it survive wars, political upheaval, fire and calls for it to be demolished before it opened its doors as a grand hotel.

Day 14: The Sights Of Blarney, Waterford And Wexford Dive Into Culture
Location: Cork, Blarney, Cobh, Waterford, Wexford
Accommodation: Maldron
Meals Included: Breakfast

In the pursuit of acquiring the 'gift of the gab', we visit Blarney Castle where you might kiss the famous Blarney Stone, before stopping in Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This seaside city was the final port of call for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon, we Dive Into Culture during a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal and witness talented master craftsmen at work.

Day 15: Ferry Across To Cardiff
Sun Travels And Resorts (Sun travels)
Val Rossi
Location: Wexford, Cardiff
Accommodation: Clayton
Meals Included: Breakfast

We cross the Irish Sea to Wales and its capital, Cardiff, where we will see the Principality Stadium and view the Millennium Center, National Assembly and Cardiff Castle.

Day 16: Enjoy Bath, Glastonbury And Plymouth
Sun Travels And Resorts (Sun travels)
Val Rossi
Randolfo Santos
Steven Eastham
Diego Alberto Etchevarne
Location: Cardiff, Bath, Glastonbury, Plymouth
Accommodation: Copthorne, Mercure Rougemont
Meals Included: Breakfast

Cross the Severn Estuary to Bath, so named for the ancient Roman Baths that have made the city a popular retreat for centuries. Admire the elegant Georgian façades and visit the Roman Baths, before some free time to explore on your own. We wind our way to mystical Glastonbury to visit the 7th-century Abbey where King Arthur is believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in the city of Plymouth, our home for two nights.

Day 17: A Day Exploring Coastal Villages
Location: Plymouth, Polperro, Plymouth
Accommodation: Copthorne, Mercure Rougemont
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The springboard to a 'New World' takes center stage as we start our day with an orientation of Plymouth. View the Mayflower Steps, where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to America, and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Visit the fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbor, before enjoying a scenic drive through the brooding landscapes of Dartmoor, keeping a keen eye out for the area’s wild ponies. Our epic adventure through Britain and Ireland almost at its end, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

Day 18: Journey To Prehistoric Stonehenge And Return To London
Location: Plymouth, Stonehenge, London
Accommodation: Park Plaza Riverbank
Meals Included: Breakfast

Meander across the Salisbury Plain and visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge, whose myths have yet to be fully revealed. We journey back to London this afternoon where we spend our final evening at leisure.

Day 19: Cheerio London
Location: London
Meals Included: Breakfast

Say a fond farewell to Britain and Ireland as you prepare to return home with treasured memories of your trip.

What's Included

  • London: The services of a Trafalgar Local Host when you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

  • London: Pick-up and drop-off when you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel, booked through Trafalgar

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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