2019 - 14 Day British & Irish Grandeur
4 Star Vacation - 13 Nights - 21 Meals

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British & Irish Grandeur 14 day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Enjoy reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 – 18 departures.
  • Step back in time and discover Northern Ireland’s only Victorian-era prison, the Crumlin Road Gaol.
  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep.

Dining Experiences:

  • 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 dinners (D) including a lively Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and show in Dublin, and a traditional Welsh evening in Cardiff.

Trip Highlights:

  • Alnwick Castle & Garden
  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Jameson Whiskey Experience
  • Roman Baths
  • Stonehenge

Hotels:

  • Park Plaza London Riverbank | London (2)
  • Novotel York Centre | York (1)
  • Courtyard Edinburgh West | Edinburgh (2)
  • Culloden Estate & Spa (Hastings Hotel Group) | Belfast (1)
  • Gresham Hotel | Dublin (2)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel | Killarney (2)
  • Granville Hotel | Waterford (1)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane | Cardiff (1)
  • Park Plaza London Riverbank | London (1)
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    2019 British & Irish Grandeur 14 Days / 13 Nights / 21 meals

    Day 1: London Arrival & Tour
    Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central 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.


    Day 2: Hampton Court Palace & Free Time in London
    Discover magnificent Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's royal residence. The afternoon and evening are free; you may use your included Oyster card to explore London by public transport.
    (B)


    Day 3: Cambridge & York Minster
    Take a stroll around Cambridge to view some of the famous university colleges and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. Travel to York to tour the stately York Minster, with towers and colorful stained glass. Explore the narrow streets and medieval houses during a guided walk with your tour director.
    (B)


    Day 4: Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening
    Visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the stunning artifacts, an exhibit on Downton Abbey, and then take a stroll through Alnwick Garden. Travel through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to your hotel near Edinburgh. That evening, you’ll experience a Scottish evening with bagpipes and music following a traditional dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour
    Discover Edinburgh’s highlights to see the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Visit 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 4 - August 18 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
    (B)


    Day 6: Ferry to Ireland & Crumlin Road Gaol
    Head to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Tour the city to see Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. Step back in time at the Crumlin Road Gaol, the only Victorian-era prison in Northern Ireland. Head out for a pub dinner at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of Culloden Hotel.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: Giant’s Causeway & Dublin
    Drive through the scenic Glens of Antrim to the Giant’s Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years. Head to your Dublin city center hotel and enjoy free time to explore and dine on your own.
    (B)


    Day 8: Dublin Tour & Taylors Three Rock Pub
    Tour central Dublin to see 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 independently. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Taylors Three Rock Pub followed by a festive evening of Irish music and dance.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: Blarney Castle & Killarney
    Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the gardens. Shop for Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Continue via Mallow to the scenic town of Killarney.
    (B, D)


    Day 10: Short Ring of Kerry & Sheep Herding
    Visit the delightful Muckross House, a 19th century mansion set among the mountains. Head to Kenmare to browse around and have lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular scenery at Moll’s Gap and Ladies View. Immerse yourself in farm life and see demonstrations of dogs herding sheep before returning to Killarney for a free evening.
    (B, L)


    Day 11: Jameson Whiskey & Waterford Crystal
    In Midleton, tour the Jameson Experience for the story and making of Irish whiskey, and enjoy a sample dram. At the House of Waterford Crystal, see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople. Take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to discover the history of the old port city of Waterford.
    (B, D)


    Day 12: South Wales & Cardiff Castle Banquet
    Catch the ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke Dock. Take a panoramic tour around the principal streets of Cardiff. In the evening, head to Cardiff Castle for a tour of its Gothic-style residence followed by an unforgettable Welsh evening of dinner with local music and entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 13: Roman Baths & Stonehenge
    Explore the mineral-rich hot springs at Bath. Tour the Roman Baths, built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to London for a farewell dinner at your hotel.
    (B,D)


    Day 14: London Sightseeing
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



     

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    Sun May 26, 2019Sat Jun 08 2019US$4699
     
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    Sun Jun 02 2019Sat Jun 15, 2019US$4149
     
     
     
     
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    Sun Jun 30, 2019Sat Jul 13, 2019US$4199
     
     
     
     
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    Sun Jul 28, 2019Sat Aug 10, 2019US$4899
     
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    Sun Aug 04 2019Sat Aug 17, 2019US$4499
     
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    Sun Aug 11, 2019Sat Aug 24, 2019US$4499
     
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