2017 - 14 Day British & Irish Elegance with Paris
4 Star Vacation - 13 Nights - 19 Meals

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Highlights

British & Irish Elegance with Paris 14 Day Tour
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Highlights

  • Cardiff, Dublin & Edinburgh Dinner Shows
  • Stonehenge
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • York Minster
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Paris with Independent Sightseeing

Hotels:

Superior & First Class

  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
    London (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • Granville Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • North Star Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • Village Hotel Edinburgh
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • York Marriott
    York (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
    London (2 nights)
  • Best Western Premier Opera Faubourg
    Paris (3 nights)

Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 13 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 6 dinners (D) including
    -  Welcome dinner in London
    -  Welsh Evening in Cardiff
    -  Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
    -  Scottish evening in Edinburgh
    -  2 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • Walking tours of Waterford and York
  • Ferry rides between Britain and Ireland
  • Jerpoint Park Farm sheepdog trials with tea and scones
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 to 18 departures
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office Museum
  • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
  • Eurostar train from London to Paris and transfer between hotels and station in London and Paris
  • Paris open-top bus tour for 24 hours
  • Visits and admissions to Stonehenge, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Cardiff Castle, House of Waterford Crystal, Glasnevin Museum, Edinburgh Castle, York Minster and Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • 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

Itinerary

2017 British & Irish Elegance with Paris 14 Days / 13 Nights

Day 1: London Arrival & Orientation
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. Head out on a panoramic drive around central London to see many of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. In the evening join your tour director and your fellow travelers for a welcome drink to discuss your trip. Then enjoy dinner in your hotel.
(D)


Day 2: Stonehenge & Roman Baths
This morning head out of London to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue west to explore the mineral-rich hot springs at Bath. Tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, first built by the Romans 2,000 years ago and revived during the 18th century. Dine at a Welsh evening on local specialties and appreciate fine entertainment.
(B, D)


Day 3: Cardiff & Ferry to Waterford
Take a panoramic tour of Cardiff to see the principal areas and buildings in the city center and tour Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic style residence in the 19th century. Journey through the gentle, green countryside to the west coast. At Pembroke Dock embark on an afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare and on to Waterford for your next overnight stay.
(B, D)


Day 4: Sheepdogs & Dublin’s Merry Ploughboy Pub
After breakfast take a walking tour around historic Waterford, founded by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting. At Jerpoint Park Farm see a deserted 12th century town, watch trained dogs herd sheep and sample scones with tea. Stop briefly in Kilkenny before heading to Dublin. Drive to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show.
(B, D)


Day 5: Dublin Sightseeing & Glasnevin
Tour Dublin city to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly-painted doorways; in O’Connell Street see the General Post Office where the 1916 Rebellion started. Visit Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. The afternoon is free so that you may use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour around the city and a visit to one attraction. The evening is free.
(B)


Day 6: Scotland & Edinburgh Show
Depart Dublin early this morning and drive north to take a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. Travel through gentle pasturelands to the central belt of Scotland. Continue to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, and check in to your hotel. Head to a Scottish Evening to dine on excellent Scottish cuisine, including Haggis, followed by lively Highland dancing with bagpipes and kilts.
(B, D)


Day 7: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Join a local guide on a drive around central Edinburgh to see the main points of interest, including the 200-year-old “New Town?? with elegant Georgian houses and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities. On August 4 to 18 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
(B)


Day 8: Scottish Borders & York
Travel through the charming Borders region with many quaint towns, manor houses and abbeys. Stop in Jedburgh for a look around and view the picturesque ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Continue south to York for a walking tour to appreciate narrow streets, especially the Shambles, where the medieval houses almost touch across the street. Tour the stately Gothic York Minster, which dates back to the 12th century and is noted for its magnificent medieval stained glass windows.
(B, D)


Day 9: Shakespeare’s Birthplace & London
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Walk through the furnished house where he was born and take a look around the town with its many black-and-white buildings. Drive through the Cotswolds to London and check into your hotel where the evening is at leisure.
(B)


Day 10: Explore London by Open-Top Bus
Create your own adventure today when you head off for some independent London sightseeing on an open-top bus tour around famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana.
(B)


Day 11: Eurostar Train to Paris
Transfer to the train station in London and take the famous Eurostar train to Paris via the Channel Tunnel, a journey of under 2 ½ hours. On arrival in Paris, transfer to your hotel and start your independent adventure by exploring this wonderful city.
(B)


Day 12: Open-top Bus Tour around Paris
Today experience the best of Paris at your own pace on an open-top bus tour to view the Eiffel Tower, River Seine, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees and more. You may stay on the bus for a panoramic ride or get off and on wherever interests you.
(B)


Day 13: Full Day at Leisure
You have a full day open for further sightseeing, either in the city center or you may like to wander outside the city to some of the many famous places such as the Normandy Beaches, Versailles or Giverny – all within easy reach.
(B)


Day 14: Tour Ends in Paris
Your tour ends after breakfast so transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.
(B)


B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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