Britain and Ireland Explorer 2017

Tour Type: CostSaver
Brochure Type: Europe Costsaver 2017

Go behind the scenes on an exploration of the vibrant capitals of Britain and Ireland - Visit the scenic Dingle Peninsula, dramatic Cliffs of Moher, rugged Scottish Highlands and Nessie of course, before learning about the delicate craft of Waterford crystal.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Belleek Visit the Belleek Pottery Centre
  • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Boyle View the Cistercian Abbey
  • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Chester View the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • Cliffs of Moher View the cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition
  • County Donegal Visit this picturesque area
  • Culloden Visit the famous battlefield
  • Dingle Peninsula Enjoy the beautiful scenery
  • Dublin Sightseeing with a Local Specialist. See St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the Castle
  • Galway View Galway Cathedral
  • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • Glencoe See Glencoe, also known as the Glen of the Weeping
  • Gretna Green Visit this town, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Hadrian's Wall View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Inverness Visit the capital of the Scottish Highlands
  • Jedburgh View the Jedburgh Abbey ruins
  • Lake District View Lake Windermere
  • Loch Ness View the most famous loch of them all
  • St. Andrews View the 18th green
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's Birth
  • Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom (when open)
  • Windsor View the castle
  • York View York Minster and the Shambles
Dining Highlights
  • 6 three course dinners
  • 18 full breakfasts
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel.

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13072722

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Duration
19 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonArrive London (2 Nights): Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.
Copthorne Tara
Day 2LondonLondon Free Time: Today is yours to explore the sights of London, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the world! Perhaps visit Harrods or one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.Full Breakfast
Day 3BradfordLondon - Stratford-upon-Avon - Bradford: Welcome to London. Your holiday starts with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life? Later arrive at your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight.Dinner
Jurys Inn
Day 4EdinburghBradford - York - Near Edinburgh (Airth) (2 Nights): See the sights of York, including the Minster and picturesque 'Shambles'. Head north, stopping to view Hadrian's Wall and the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, to your hotel in Airth. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?Full Breakfast
Airth Castle
Day 5EdinburghEdinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time: This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.Full Breakfast
Day 6Scottish HighlandsEdinburgh - St. Andrews - Scottish Highlands (2 Nights): Crossing into the ancient Kingdom of Fife, we head for the coastal town of St. Andrews, the home of golf. Later we stop in the town of Pitlochry before heading to your Highland hotel for a two-night stay.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Carrbridge
Day 7Scottish HighlandsScottish Highlands Excursion: Today is dedicated to the beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Visit Loch Ness, and keep a look out for the famous monster. Visit Inverness - the capital of the Highlands. Later visit the battlefield of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie fought the English. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8GlasgowScottish Highlands - Glasgow: Drive in the shadow of Ben Nevis to Fort William then follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Glencoe - the Glen of the Weeping. Travel along the 'banks and braes of Loch Lomond' before continuing your journey to Glasgow. View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square during your orientation tour.Full Breakfast
Holiday Inn Express Theatreland
Day 9HAYDOCKGlasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District - Haydock (Near Liverpool): Visit Gretna Green, where eloping lovers famously went to marry. Continue south through breathtaking scenery in the English Lake District to your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Holiday Inn
Day 10DublinHaydock (near Liverpool) - Chester - Dublin (2 Nights): On arrival in Chester view the medieval city walls and the half-timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'. Later cross the Irish Sea to Dublin.Full Breakfast
Maldron Newlands Cross
Day 11DublinDublin Sightseeing and Free Time: Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of this historic city, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Phoenix Park. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the city.Full Breakfast
Day 12BallyshannonDublin - Boyle - Ballyshannon (2 Nights): View the ruins of the Cistercian Abbey at Boyle and drive through lush countryside to Ballyshannon.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Dorrians Imperial
Day 13BallyshannonCounty Donegal Excursion: Travel through the beautiful County Donegal. See the harbour town of Mullaghmore before heading to the town of Donegal where you view the 15th century castle. Visit the Belleek Pottery centre in Northern Ireland.Full Breakfast
Day 14TipperaryBallyshannon - Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Tipperary: This morning travel to Galway on the banks of the Corrib River. View the cathedral and stroll around Eyre Square. At the Cliffs of Moher view the dramatic cliffs and visit the Atlantic Edge exhibition. Later arrive at your hotel.Full Breakfast
Aherlow House
Day 15TraleeTipperary - Dingle Peninsula - Tralee: Leave Tipperary and take a drive to enjoy the scenic landscape along the Dingle Peninsula. along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Later arrive in the town of Tralee, famed for its annual 'Rose of Tralee' festival and beauty pageant.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Kenmare Bay
Day 16WaterfordTralee - Blarney - Waterford: Explore Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Continue through Cork and along the coast to Waterford, famous for its crystal ware. Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom (when open).Full Breakfast
Viking
Day 17CardiffWaterford - Cardiff: Travel from Waterford to Rosslare, then by ferry to Wales. Arrive in Fishguard and drive on to Cardiff and see the Millennium Stadium and Castle during your orientation.Full Breakfast
Copthorne
Day 18LondonCardiff - Bath - Windsor - London: Cross the Severn Estuary to Georgian Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to visit the Roman Baths. Visit Windsor and view the castle en route to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end.Full Breakfast
Day 19Depart LondonDepart London: Say goodbye to your traveling companions before your return flight home.Full Breakfast
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Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Hilton Olympia hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.

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