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Travel beyond the expected in the United Kingdom and Ireland with Trafalgar!

Our 19 guided holidays across Britain and Ireland are filled with authentic local experiences and inclusions with value in mind, allowing you to get the most out of every day on your hassle-free holiday. The royal pomp and pageantry; cream teas and country pubs; and traditional customs, local folklore and friendly characters you encounter take you straight to Britain and Ireland's true essence.


Forage along the beach near the Cliffs of Moher

Admire the views of the Atlantic Ocean coastline as you walk with Oonagh, she'll show you how to identify and forage foods which grow wild on the beach. Then head back to her friend Theresa's restaurant for a home-cooked meal of regional produce.

Featured on: Best of Ireland

Go the heart of whisky in Scotland

Watch and learn from the experts about the Local Specialty of whisky making at the Glengoyne Distillery in the Scottish Lowlands – and sample a 'wee dram'
for yourself!

Featured on: Best of Scotland and Best of Ireland and Scotland




London Guard, England

Wonders of Britain & Ireland

The icons and secrets of Britain and Ireland are explored in this cross-country itinerary over land and sea.

With Insider moments like... exploring the nooks and crannies of Molly Gallivan's farm, shared with her seven children two hundred years ago. Meeting Stephen and his wife, today's owners, who'll share stories of traditional farming life in Ireland past and present, as you enjoy a meal of Irish stew together in Molly's own cottage.

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Hampton Court Palace, England

English Country Gardens

Discover the flowers and feasts of south-east England from the seaside tastes of Brighton to the poetic gardens of Sissinghurst.

With Insider moments like... walking in the shadow of Henry VIII at Hampton Court, your Local Expert recounting near-forgotten recipes from the Royal Tudor kitchen. The tang of salt spray in the breeze, as your National Trust expert helps you find the flowers unique to the White Cliffs of Dover.

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The Guild Hall in Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Irish Experience

This trip into North and South Ireland takes you inside the increasingly cool cities of Dublin and Belfast and much more.

With Insider moments like... hearing born-and-bred Irishman Ronan's passion as he takes you round his 'home turf'. He reveals Londonderry's progressive present, having been UK City of Culture 2013, and its deeply troubled past.

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Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Britain & Ireland Grandeur

An experience of extremes, no corner of the British Isles is left unturned on this trip of discovery.

With Insider moments like... driving through the streets in a Belfast Black Cab, as you hear the history of The Troubles from someone who lived them. Borrowing his pen to add your own message to Belfast's peace wall, this cab ride covers the famous and the infamous of a two-sided city.

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