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Britain and Ireland Panorama

19 Days 2 Countries 24 Cities

Explore the best of Britain and Ireland, taking in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork, Cardiff and more.

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

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      • † International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Unused London Accommodation: Should you chose not to use the included nights in London, we give you the option to remove these at the time of booking and offer a reduction for this.
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 03-25 August 2018: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 31 July, 07 August, 14 August and 21 August
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      From the spires of London, Edinburgh and York to wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland - their historic cities, cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside on display as you explore such highlights as Dublin and Cardiff, and enjoy Highland cow company with Farmer John in Cumbria.


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      18 Nights

      accommodation

      25 Meals
      • 18 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in London, Edinburgh and Dublin

        • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Cork, Cobh, Cardiff, Bath and Plymouth

        • See the Isle of Skye

        • View Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Galway Cathedral and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail

        • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Isle of Skye, Culloden, the Guinness Storehouse, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath, Glastonbury Abbey, the fishing village of Polperro, ruins and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 18 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 6 dinners


      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel

        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Britain and Ireland Panorama

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive London (2 Nights)

      Welcome to the multicultural melting pot that is London - its culture and heritage shaped by the nations that once contributed to its great empire are found around every turn. Spend your day easing into the energy of a cosmopolitan city that effortlessly blends old and new and is the perfect springboard to a grand adventure through Britain and Ireland.

      Hotel
      Park Plaza Riverbank

      2. London Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist today to see the iconic sights, including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, meandering through the picturesque Royal Parks, shopping for the best of British wares on Carnaby Street or delving into natural history and royal heritage at one of the many fascinating museums.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      3. London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

      Meet your Travel Director this morning and travel to Stratford-upon-Avon. Venture through the lush green countryside of Warwickshire to Stratford-upon-Avon to delve into the lyrical legacy of one of the world's favourite writers. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway's cottage, before arriving in York. Wander along its cobbled Shambles and ancient city walls, and see the magnificent York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening, we join our Travel Director and travel companions for a delicious Yorkshire dinner in our hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Novotel Centre

      4. York – Jedburgh – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      Journeying through the rugged and dramatic Northumberland National Park, we arrive at the remarkably intact ruins of the 12th century Jedburgh Abbey en route to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included. Enjoy a rousing display of music, dance and precision on the grounds of the beautiful Edinburgh Castle.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Leonardo Royal

      5. Edinburgh Sightseeing

      Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour through Auld Leekie's elegant New Town, Princes Street and the Royal Mile, enjoying views of the exquisite Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Embark on a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock overlooking this picturesque city. Consider a traditional Scottish night out this evening soaking up the aromas of haggis and the exhilarating sounds of bagpipes that fill the air.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      6. Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)

      Today we travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and explore centuries of golf heritage. Our next stop is the charming Scottish village of Pitlochry on the banks of the River Tummel, whose beautiful Victorian façades we will have an opportunity to admire. Consider an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl, or relax in the inspiring midst of the Scottish Highlands.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Laggan Gaskmore Authentic Accommodation

      7. Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion

      Driving to the rugged coast of Scotland this morning, we pass the Glenfinnan Monument erected to commemorate the site where the 1745 Jacobite Rising began. We cross the sea by ferry to the Isle of Skye, driving up the Sleat Peninsula and admiring the spectacular scenery of the 'Garden of Skye' before enjoying free time for lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland and meander past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands including the haunt of Nessie. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives during the final confrontation of the Jacobite uprising on Culloden battlefield, returning to your hotel in Laggan later.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner

      8. Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

      Our first stop today is at the World War II Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continuing south through the 'Glen of the Weeping', we remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred for failing to pledge allegiance to Scotland's new monarchs. Arriving in Glasgow, we enjoy an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square. We'll also visit the Necropolis for a Cultural Insight into one of Europe's most important 19th century burial grounds.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Crowne Plaza

      9. Glasgow – Lake District – Liverpool

      Cross the border into England and enjoy a special Be My Guest lunch with Farmer John and his wife Christine on their Cumbrian working farm. Learn about traditional farming methods. We continue our journey through the beautiful Lake District landscapes that have inspired poets and painters for centuries. See Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, before travelling to Liverpool, the haunt of Britain's 'Fab Four'.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Be My Guest Dining
      Hotel
      Mercure Atlantic Tower

      10. Liverpool – Chester – Dublin (2 Nights)

      The charming half-timbered Tudor 'Rows' in Chester are our first stop today as we travel towards the scenic North Wales coast to Holyhead to catch our ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Soak up Irish hospitality and delicious local flavours during a Regional Meal at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Regional Meal
      Hotel
      Ballsbridge

      11. Dublin Sightseeing

      Larger than life, the tiny capital of Dublin is ours to explore this morning as we delve into the city's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares, before visiting the Guinness Storehouse to find out about Ireland's famous brew and the man whose flowery red signature still appears on every bottle. The rest of the day is yours to soak up the charming atmosphere on your terms. Consider an Optional Experience at an Irish Cabaret for an unforgettable evening spent in good company.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      12. Dublin – Galway – Limerick

      Journey to the West Coast and the vibrant cultural city of Galway where you will have an opportunity to view Galway Cathedral and Eyre Square, with its tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, before continuing to Limerick.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Greenhills

      13. Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Cork

      Admire Ireland's enduring scenic beauty on one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Circling the spectacular Ring of Kerry, we see mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape that has inspired writers and poets for centuries. After a day spent indulging in breathtaking scenery, we arrive in Cork and enjoy a delicious dinner at our hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Maldron

      14. Cork – Blarney – Cobh – Waterford – Wexford

      In the pursuit of acquiring the 'gift of the gab', we visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone before stopping in picturesque Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This charming seaside city was the final port of call for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon we visit the House of Waterford Crystal and watch talented master craftsmen at work during a Cultural Insight tour of their workshop and admire the delicately crafted pieces on display.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Maldron

      15. Wexford – Cardiff

      We cross the Irish Sea to Wales and its capital, Cardiff, where we will see the Millennium Stadium and view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and Victorian fantasy Cardiff Castle at the heart of the city, before arriving at your hotel this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Clayton

      16. Cardiff – Bath – Glastonbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)

      Traverse the Severn Estuary to Bath, so named for the ancient Roman Baths that have made the city a popular retreat for centuries. Admire the elegant Georgian façades and visit the Roman Baths before spending some time at leisure to explore the city. We wind our way to mystical Glastonbury to visit the 7th century Abbey where King Arthur is believed to be buried. Later, we arrive in the city of Plymouth, our home for two nights.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Copthorne

      17. Polperro and Dartmoor Excursion

      The springboard to a New World takes centre stage as we start our day with an orientation of Plymouth. View the Mayflower Steps, where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to America, and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Visit the quaint fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour before enjoying a scenic drive through the brooding landscapes of Dartmoor, renowned for its wild ponies. Our epic adventure through Britain and Ireland almost at its end, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a memorable Farewell Dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      18. Plymouth – Stonehenge – London

      Meander across the Salisbury Plain and visit the mystical ancient monoliths of Stonehenge, whose myths have yet to be fully revealed. We journey back to London this afternoon where we spend our final evening in Britain celebrating a memorable journey with new friends.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Park Plaza Riverbank

      19. Depart London

      Say a fond farewell to Britain and Ireland as you prepare to return home with treasured memories of your trip.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands

      • Be My Guest
        Meet Farmer John and his wife Christine and enjoy a few hours of Cumbria farm-life with a traditional lunch and some Highland cow company thrown in for good measure

      • Cultural Insights
        Visit the 37-acre Necropolis in Glasgow, one of Europe's most significant burial grounds and learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialist
        For included sightseeing in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Cobh

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        • City tour in London, Edinburgh and Dublin

        • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Cork, Cobh, Cardiff, Bath and Plymouth

        • See the Isle of Skye

        • View Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Galway Cathedral and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail

        • Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh Castle, Isle of Skye, Culloden, the Guinness Storehouse, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath, Glastonbury Abbey, the fishing village of Polperro, ruins and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 18 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (Be My Guest)

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel

        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Service rating : Your city visit of London the day before meeting our tour guide wasn't worth the money spent. Wasted too much time going to pick up people at another hotel from insight or globus. It took an hour in traffic from our hotel to theirs so our tour was cut short with not much to see

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        Service rating : The trip was very good with the travel director knowledgeable and had a great personal involvement with people on the trip. The only thing we found was it very tiring off and on the bus but still very enjoyable. We enjoyed meeting people from other area's of the world. The only

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        Service rating : Tour Director Charles Dones is very experienced; he managed the tour of 48 tourists very efficiently and professionally. He is very knowledgeable about the different places of visit including what buses to take from the hotels. He is a very cool person and did not let any

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        Service rating : The only massive disappointment to me was the Day 7 "Be my guest Lunch" at the working farm in Cumbria. I would rate this experience as 0/5. I was the last person in the tour group to use one of the two toilets available and the door latch would not open....I was stuck for at

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