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14 Day - British & Irish Voyager - Escorted Tour

London (2) - Liverpool (1) - Uphall/Edinburgh (2) - Inverness (1) - Glasgow (1) - Dublin (2) - Killarney (2) - Galway (1) - Dublin (1)

Highlights

  • Scottish Evening In Edinburgh
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • St Andrews Walking Tour
  • Beatles' Tour of Liverpool
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Kiss The Blarney Stone
  • Jaunting Car Ride
  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Inclusions

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 13 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 10 dinners (D) including

- Welcome dinner in London
- Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
- Glyde Inn traditional Irish dinner/show 
- Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Night
- 6 table d'hote dinners

  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin
  • Beatles Tour of Liverpool
  • Walking tours of St Andrews, Galway and Dalkey
  • Loch Lomond scenic cruise
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 05 to August 19 departures
  • Ferry from Scotland to Ireland and across River Shannon
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Dingle Bay cruise
  • Rathbaun Farm sheepdog trials with tea and scones
  • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
  • Dublin open-top bus Tour with Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Dove Cottage, Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, Titanic Belfast, Kilmainham Gaol, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher and Dalkey Castle
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, 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

Superior First Class Hotels

  • Park Plaza Hotel Riverbank, London (2 nights)
  • Hilton Hotel, Liverpool (1 night)
  • Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall, near Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night)
  • The Westerwood Hotel, Near Glasgow (1 night)
  • Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • The Brehon Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Hotel Meyrick, Galway (1 night)
  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Dublin (1 night)

14 Day - British & Irish Voyager - Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : London Arrival & Tour

Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your guide. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Stop at St Paul’s Cathedral, with its world-famous dome, to tour the awe-inspiring interior. Join your guide to discuss your trip over a welcome drink and dinner.

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. 

Day 3 : Stratford & Beatles’ Liverpool

Drive through the Cotswolds, a delightful hilly region with mellow-hued stone houses. Take a panoramic tour around Stratford-Upon-Avon to see places associated with William Shakespeare. Continue to Liverpool where a visit to The Beatles Story, a museum that will immerse you in the lives of the “Fab Four.” Check in to your hotel. 

Day 4 : Lake District & Edinburgh Ghost Walk

Travel through the glorious Lake District, associated with the children’s author, Beatrix Potter, and stop in Bowness-on-Windermere to visit the World of Beatrix Potter to see animal characters that she created. Near the Scottish border stop at the Old Blacksmith's Shop at Gretna Green, one of the world’s most popular wedding destinations. Drive to Edinburgh for a dinner at a popular restaurant followed by a fun ghost walking tour through ancient streets. 

Day 5 : Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Explore central Edinburgh this morning, starting in the 200-year-old “New Town” with its planned streets and elegant Georgian houses where many famous writers and inventors lived. See the Royal Mile where old medieval houses are clustered and tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Scone. The afternoon is free for independent activities. On August 2 to 16 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

Day 6 : St Andrews & highland Ceilidh

Travel north to St Andrews, famous for golfing and Scotland’s oldest university. Take a walking tour around the town with a local guide who tell you all about the famous people and happening here. Drive to Inverness, a major town in the Highlands and check in to your hotel beside the River Ness in the center of the town. After dinner, take part in a ceilidh, a musical evening, in your hotel.

Day 7 : Highlands & Loch Lomond Cruise

Travel south through more wonderful Highland scenery today, passing the shoreline of Loch Ness with views of this deep lake. Drive past Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak, and through the towering mountains of Glen Coe, which is famous for the Massacre of Glen Coe in 1692. Take a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake, to admire panoramic views. Drive into Glasgow for a short orientation tour. 

Day 8 : Ferry to Ireland & Titanic Belfast

Make an early start this morning as you travel south through Ayrshire to Cairnryan for a short ferry journey to Larne with your tour group and coach. In Belfast tour the main sights and visit Titanic Belfast to learn about the famous liner. Drive to your hotel in Dublin where the evening is free for independent dining. 

Day 9 : Dublin Tour & Kilmainham Gaol

This morning tour Dublin to see Georgian squares with elegant row houses, public buildings, public parks and lively shopping streets. Visit Kilmainham Gaol where many of Ireland’s leaders, including Robert Emmett, Eamon DeValera and Padraig Pearse, were imprisoned during the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the afternoon use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour around the city and a visit to one attraction.

Day 10 : Blarney Castle & Killarney

Travel south through farming country and stop to view the Rock of Cashel, which rises high above the surrounding plain. Just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills before driving through Macroom and into County Kerry, where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Check in to your hotel in Killarney and relax before dinner. 

Day 11 : Dingle Peninsula & Brewery

Take a jaunting car ride to majestic Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane. Then discover the scenic Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies – “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away.” Drive to Slea Head at the western tip of the peninsula for spectacular views. Stop in the town of Dingle and embark on a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and Bay for more great panoramic views. Return to Killarney and dine at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and watch lively music, song and dance.

Day 12 : Flying Boat Museum & Cliffs of Moher

Visit Foynes Flying Boat Museum to learn about the early days of flight when this was the landing place for Pan Am Clippers. Cross the River Shannon Estuary by ferry and then view the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that rises 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. In Galway take a brief walking tour around the city center with a local guide.

Day 13 : Farm Visit & Fitzpatrick Castle Stay

Stop at Rathbaun Farm for tea and scones and watch trained dogs herding sheep. Drive to Dublin and check in to your elegant castle hotel, located on the south side of Dublin. Take a short ride to historic Dalkey Village, now an upmarket suburb for a gentle guided walk and visit the imposing Dalkey Castle. Enjoy a special farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.  

Day 14 : Tour Ends 

Your tour will end after breakfast.

 

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