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Britain and Ireland Delight 2014

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Ancient Roman BathsWilliam Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandTrinity CollegeEdinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ancient Roman Baths
William Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Trinity College
Edinburgh Castle in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Get a closer look at the long standing castles, churches and old-fashioned towns of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales. See Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Roman spas in Bath and the highly photogenic cities of Dublin, Edinburgh and York.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART CANADA

    Overnight flight to London.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE LONDON

    Welcome to London! After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.

    Hotel: Ibis Earls Court

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  • Day 3

    LONDON – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – YORK – LEEDS

    This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon and see Anne Hathaway's Cottage, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation of York, your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Leeds where you dine tonight.


    Meal(s): (Dinner)

    Hotel: Bewleys

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  • Day 4

    LEEDS – GRASMERE – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon, your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the Cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ibis

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  • Day 5

    EDINBURGH EXCURSION

    Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. En route back to Glasgow this afternoon, visit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre to see this modern technological marvel in action.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 6

    GLASGOW – BELFAST – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)

    Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Ireland to Scotland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. View City Hall, Queen's University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally, cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Jurys Inn Parnell St

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  • Day 7

    DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING

    See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Guide. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an excursion to an Irish cabaret.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 8

    DUBLIN – KILKENNY – WATERFORD

    Traverse County Kildare's splendid countryside. In Kilkenny, see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Treacys

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  • Day 9

    WATERFORD – CARDIFF

    Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Copthorne Cardiff

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  • Day 10

    CARDIFF – BATH – WINDSOR – LONDON

    Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ibis Earls Court

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  • Day 11

    LONDON - CANADA

    Say goodbye to your traveling friends at the end of your amazing vacation!


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Stratford-upon-AvonVisit the town of Shakespeare's Birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage.
  • YorkView York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the old walls.
  • GlasgowView Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour.
  • EdinburghSightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the castle.
  • FalkirkVisit the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre.
  • BelfastSee Belfast City Hall & Queen's University.
  • DublinSightseeing with your Local Guide to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College.
  • KilkennyView Kilkenny Castle and gardens.
  • WaterfordVisit the Waterford Crystal Showroom, when open.
  • CardiffSee the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle.
  • BathVisit the Georgian spa town.
  • WindsorView the castle.

Dining

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel.
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

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