2018 BRITISH & IRISH DELIGHT 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Tour London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
Discover magnificent Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s royal residence. The afternoon and evening are free to explore and dine on your own; you may use your included Oyster card to travel around London by public transport.
Stroll around Cambridge to view the famous university colleges, and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. In York tour the stately York Minster, and take a guided walking tour through narrow streets and medieval houses.
Visit Alnwick Castle to view the lavish artifacts, see an exhibit on the Downton Abbey series, and stroll through beautiful Alnwick Garden. Travel through the Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to your hotel near Edinburgh for a Scottish evening with dinner, bagpipes, and lively music.
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. The August 5 - 19 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
Head to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Tour the city to see Victorian buildings, City Hall, and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. At the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum discover cottages, farms, schools, and shops as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the museum, where you can chat with costumed guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Enjoy a pub dinner at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of Culloden Hotel.
Travel through part of the scenic Glens of Antrim to the Giant’s Causeway, and impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Head to your hotel in Dublin and enjoy a free evening to explore and dine on your own.
Tour Dublin’s spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings, and graceful townhouses. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College and view the priceless Book of Kells. The afternoon is free to sightsee. Enjoy dinner at Taylors Three Rock Pub followed by Irish music and dance.
Your tour ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner