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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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    • This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Costsaver.
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      • This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or Hilton Olympia providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Costsaver.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      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

      accommodation

      15 Meals
      • 11 Full breakfasts

      • 4 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      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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      Unbeatable Features

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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


       

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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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      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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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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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


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

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        Service rating : Both our Driver and our Guide were superb! My wife and I enjoyed the tour immensely. Malcom (driver) kept us safe and on schedule as we traveled, and Roxy (guide) kept us both informed and entertained along the way.Product : Excellent choice of where to go, what to see, and how

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        Service rating : This is our second Cost Saver trip and we enjoyed every minute of it. It was exactly what I had hoped to see and do. I appreciated the dinner menus as they always had 3 entrees to choose from. The tour guide was full of information about all the places we stopped and the area we

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        Service rating : When we got on the bus on first day, the tour director spent an hour explaining to us that we had elected the "CostSaver" brand - but by the end of her "speech", I think a good part of the tour participants felt their decision had been somehow devalued. The negative tone set the

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