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Britain and Ireland Experience

12 Days 2 Countries 14 Cities

Journey into Britain and Ireland's history, visiting places like Stonehenge, the Dingle Peninsula and Warwick Castle.

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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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      • 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.
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We’ve included Edinburgh Tattoo tickets when you’re in Edinburgh on departures 29 July, 05 August and 12 August
      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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      About this trip

      Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways' cottage. You'll also kiss the Blarney Stone, enjoy a 'wee dram' and visit the birthplace of the Beatles.


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      11 Nights

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      15 Meals
      • 11 Full breakfasts

      • 4 Three course dinners

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Adare
          View the prettiest village in Ireland

        • Bath
          Visit the Georgian spa city

        • Bladon
          View Sir Winston Churchill's grave

        • Blarney
          Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'

        • Cardiff
          See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

        • Chester
          View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'

        • Dublin
          With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour

        • Edinburgh
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle

        • Galway
          View Galway Cathedral

        • Grasmere
          Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth

        • Gretna Green
          Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754

        • Hadrian’s Wall
          View the remains of the Roman wall

        • Jedburgh
          View the abbey ruins

        • Limerick
          View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle

        • Oxford
          View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera

        • Stratford-upon-Avon
          Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage

        • Waterford
          Visit the Crystal Showroom

        • Windsor
          View the castle

        • York
          View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles

        • Youghal
          Visit this picturesque fishing port


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 Full breakfasts

        • 4 Three course dinners


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        • 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

        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland

        • 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

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase. See link below for airport transfer page


        Airport Transfers

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      Britain and Ireland Experience

      Your Itinerary

      1. London – Windsor – Bath – Cardiff

      This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the World Heritage city of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Copthorne

      2. Cardiff – Pembroke – Waterford

      Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Treacys

      Optional Experiences

      Cardiff Castle Tour

      You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even Aesop's fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 900-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

      Adult Price: £21.00

      3. Waterford – Blarney – Tralee

      Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle - kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Earl of Desmond

      Optional Experiences

      Experience a Jaunting Cart Ride

      Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride through the beautiful Bourn-Vincent National Park. During your journey, your Local Specialist will share fascinating anecdotes about the area and Ireland.

      Adult Price: €21.00

      4. Tralee – Dingle Peninsula – Limerick - Shannon (near Limerick)

      This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland. Arrive in Limerick where you view St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Aherlow House

      Optional Experiences

      Irish Night in Cashel

      Join us for a unique Irish cultural experience nestled in the shadow of the ancient Rock of Cashel. A warm Céad Míle Fáilte will greet you before this unique show, that combines the best aspects of Irish music and dance, will leave you with unforgettable memories.

      Adult Price: €55.00

      5. Shannon (near Limerick) – Galway – Dublin (2 Nights)

      This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland's capital. Tonight why not join your travelling companions for an Irish Cabaret?

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Citywest

      Optional Experiences

      Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

      Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humour. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

      Adult Price: €71.00

      Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

      Come on a visit to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. With your local specialist, you’ll experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we'll have free time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.

      Adult Price: €20.00

      6. Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time

      Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Spend the rest of your day as you choose.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner in Dublin City

      Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You'll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough

      Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th century. Your Local Specialist will tell tales and show you around this sacred area, famous for its tranquil beauty amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland.

      Adult Price: €24.00

      7. Dublin – Chester – Manchester

      Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous 'Chester Rows'. Arrive later in Manchester.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      AC Salford Quays

      Optional Experiences

      Famous Sights and the Fab Four

      Come along on a guided tour of Liverpool. From its glorious maritime past to its famous cultural present, you’ll discover the two magnificently different cathedrals, see Mathew Street, birthplace of The Beatles, and admire the Mersey Sound.

      Adult Price: £16.50

      8. Manchester – Lake District – Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights)

      Stop to view William Wordsworth's grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents' wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Hydro

      Optional Experiences

      Local Dinner Evening

      Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant.

      Adult Price: £38.00

      Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

      Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

      Adult Price: £17.00

      Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

      A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

      Adult Price: £19.00

      9. Edinburgh 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. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen

      Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Hospitaller. At the haunted Torphichen Inn your arrival will be toasted by our convivial host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and entertainment.

      Adult Price: £46.00

      Royal Yacht Britannia

      You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences – the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.

      Adult Price: £23.00

      Scottish Show With Dinner

      Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.

      Adult Price: £60.00

      Edinburgh Castle Experience

      Dominating the skyline of the city, Edinburgh Castle has been on Castle Rock in one form or another since the 12th century. The site was a royal residence until 1633 and was then used for mostly military purposes. Famous for being the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world, historians have identified 26 sieges in its 1100-year-old history. We’ll also see the Scottish regalia, known as the Honours of Scotland and the National War Museum of Scotland.

      Adult Price: £25.00

      10. Edinburgh (Peebles) – York – Leeds

      This morning travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian's Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Holiday Inn Garforth

      11. Leeds – Stratford-upon-Avon – Warwick

      This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights, including Anne Hathaway's cottage, and shop for souvenirs. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life?

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ramada Centre

      Optional Experiences

      Warwick Castle

      You’ll visit the magnificent State Apartments, see the wax-works, explore the exhibitions and climb Guy and Caesar’s Towers for panoramic views – before visiting the Gaol. You may even get to see the firing of the greatest of medieval siege weapons, the Trebuchet. 'The Castle Dungeon' is a separate experience and not included.

      Adult Price: £25.00

      12. Warwick – Oxford – London

      Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

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        • Adare
          View the prettiest village in Ireland

        • Bath
          Visit the Georgian spa city

        • Bladon
          View Sir Winston Churchill's grave

        • Blarney
          Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'

        • Cardiff
          See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

        • Chester
          View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'

        • Dublin
          With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour

        • Edinburgh
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle

        • Galway
          View Galway Cathedral

        • Grasmere
          Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth

        • Gretna Green
          Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754

        • Hadrian’s Wall
          View the remains of the Roman wall

        • Jedburgh
          View the abbey ruins

        • Limerick
          View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle

        • Oxford
          View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera

        • Stratford-upon-Avon
          Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage

        • Waterford
          Visit the Crystal Showroom

        • Windsor
          View the castle

        • York
          View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles

        • Youghal
          Visit this picturesque fishing port


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 Full breakfasts

        • 4 Three course dinners


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        • 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

        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland

        • 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

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase. See link below for airport transfer page


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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