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Wonders of Britain and Ireland

15 Days 2 Countries 24 Cities

Discover the best of Britain and Ireland, from castles and legends to hidden treasures.

"It will stay with me forever"

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

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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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.
      • * All prices are per person, double share.
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 28 July, 04 August and 11 August 2017.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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. 

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      About this trip

      Tales of ancient history, monuments and magical landscapes, inspiring world-famous poets and writers, will inspire you. Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will surely feature a Blarney Stone kiss, swig or two of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District followed by a fitting Shakespearean ending in Stratford-upon-Avon.


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      14 Nights

      accommodation

      19 Meals
      • 14 full breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Molls Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland
        • City tour in London, Dublin and Edinburgh

        • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Chester, York and Oxford

        • See the Lake District's magnificent scenery

        • View the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle, York Minster, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and Sir Winston Churchill's grave at Bladon

        • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Rock of Cashel, the town of Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and one of Oxford University's colleges (when open)


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 full breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
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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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      Arrive London (2 Nights)

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      London Sightseeing

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      London – Stonehenge – Bath – Cardiff

      Waterford Crystal, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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      Cardiff – Waterford

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      Waterford – Blarney – Kenmare (2 Nights)

      Molls Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland

      Day 6

      Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland

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      Kenmare – Cashel – Dublin Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Grafton Street Performers, Dublin, Ireland

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      Dublin

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      Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

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      Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

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      York – Stratford-upon-Avon

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      Depart London

      Day 1

      Arrive London (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)

      Welcome to London. Relax and unwind after your journey or take a stroll and familiarise yourself with the city's unique and bustling atmosphere.

      Hotel

      Park Plaza County Hall

      Meals

      Hotel

      Park Plaza County Hall

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing Day 2 - London Sightseeing

      See the city's major sights during your included guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. There is time afterwards to explore, shop and watch the world go by.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      London – Stonehenge – Bath – Cardiff Day 3 - London – Stonehenge – Bath – Cardiff

      This morning meet your Travel Director before traveling to rural Wiltshire and visit the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. Drive west through spectacular countryside to the beautiful city of Bath. Admire the Georgian architecture of the city and visit the Roman Baths before crossing the Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales. View the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay. See the Millennium Stadium as well as the historic Cardiff Castle during your orientation of the city. This evening get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception, which includes a typical Welsh pub meal and drinks.

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Cardiff – Waterford Day 4 - Cardiff – Waterford

      Enjoy free time this morning to relax, explore the city or take the opportunity to visit Cardiff Castle. Cross the Irish Sea by ferry to the Emerald Isle and travel to historic Waterford. Dine tonight at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Marina

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Cardiff Castle Tour

      You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even Aesop's fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

      Adult Price: £21.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Waterford – Blarney – Kenmare (2 Nights) Day 5 - Waterford – Blarney – Kenmare (2 Nights)

      Visit the renowned House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your Cultural Insight demonstration in the workshop and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom. At Blarney Castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross the Kerry Mountains to Kenmare, your home for the next two nights. This evening join your companions for a Be My Guest dinner on a traditional Irish farm in Kenmare.

      Hotel

      Kenmare Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Kenmare Bay

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Explore Waterford's Viking History

      Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever".

      Adult Price: €17.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 6 - Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Today we experience Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. It is undoubtedly one of the most magical and varied places in Ireland and is truly a photographer's delight. We will also see Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap. Here mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a landscape breathtaking beyond words.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Beara Peninsula Cruise and Dinner

      Join us for a scenic drive along Kenmare Bay to our boat, which will take you around the stunning coastline past deserted islands, looking out for bird and animal life. We've booked a table at one of our favourite local restaurants, where you'll be served a drink and a delicious meal of Irish seafood specialities.

      Adult Price: €57.00

      Experience a Jaunting Cart Ride

      Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride through the beautiful Bourn-Vincent National Park. During your journey, your Local Specialist will share fascinating anecdotes about the area and Ireland.

      Adult Price: €21.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Kenmare – Cashel – Dublin Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 7 - Kenmare – Cashel – Dublin Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      This morning visit the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. The spectacular group of medieval buildings perched on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. It has one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Later arrive in the Irish capital, Dublin. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.

      Hotel

      Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Ballsbridge

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

      Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humour. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

      Adult Price: €71.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Dublin Day 8 - Dublin

      This morning enjoy your choice of sightseeing. You might want to explore the Guinness Brewery with early entry before general admission and take a tour including a tasting technique demonstration. Or you can visit the Little Museum of Dublin, a true hidden gem of the city. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner in Dublin City

      Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You'll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough

      Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th century. Your Local Specialist will tell tales and show you around this sacred area, famous for its tranquil beauty amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland.

      Adult Price: €20.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Dublin – Chester – Liverpool Day 9 - Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

      Cross the Irish Sea to Holyhead, Wales. Stop at the station with the longest place name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. See the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park as you travel to Chester. Your orientation walk includes the medieval walls and the famous Tudor 'Rows'. Arrive later in historic Liverpool, hometown of the legendary Beatles. This evening join your companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Famous Sights and the Fab Four

      Come along on a guided tour of Liverpool. From its glorious maritime past to its famous cultural present, you’ll discover the two magnificently different cathedrals, see Mathew Street, birthplace of The Beatles, and admire the Mersey Sound.

      Adult Price: £16.50

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 10 - Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      Travel north through characteristically glorious scenery from Lancashire to 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. Then cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. Later, arrive in the Scottish capital Edinburgh - your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Apex City

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Apex City

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Local Dinner Evening

      Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant.

      Adult Price: £36.00

      Edinburgh by Night and Dinner

      We'll drive into the old city of Edinburgh to see the city at night with photo opportunities of the Castle and the Grassmarket, famous for historic executions and when possible visit one of the most haunted graveyards and see the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Skye Terrier. Then, we'll make our way to a local restaurant for a delicious dinner and drink.

      Adult Price: £42.00

      Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

      Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

      Adult Price: £15.50

      Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

      A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

      Adult Price: £17.50

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 11 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Rosslyn Chapel

      We’ll drive out of Edinburgh to the tiny village of Rosslyn, where you’ll hear the inside story on the famous Rosslyn Chapel. You’ll also visit one of Scotland's most unusual 15th century buildings, famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

      Adult Price: £17.50

      Scottish Show With Dinner

      Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.

      Adult Price: £58.00

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Edinburgh – Alnwick – York Day 12 - Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

      Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle, home to the Duke of Northumberland, and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where your walking orientation includes the medieval walls, the Shambles and the awe-inspiring Minster.

      Hotel

      Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hotel 53

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Ghost Walk And Dinner

      The 2000-year-old Roman city of York abounds with tales of murder and mystery, some of which you'll discover as you take a stroll with the local ghost hunter. You’ll finish with a drink and delicious meal in a local restaurant. Without the walk - meal and drinks only - £36.

      Adult Price: £40.00

      Day 12

      Day 13

      York – Stratford-upon-Avon Day 13 - York – Stratford-upon-Avon

      Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the Bard was born and raised. View Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage before enjoying some free time in the quaint town. This evening join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Mercure Shakespeare Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Mercure Shakespeare Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Warwick Castle

      You’ll visit the magnificent State Apartments, see the wax-works, explore the exhibitions and climb Guy and Caesar’s Towers for panoramic views – before visiting the Gaol. You may even get to see the firing of the greatest of medieval siege weapons, the Trebuchet. 'The Castle Dungeon' is a separate experience and not included.

      Adult Price: £17.50

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Stratford-upon-Avon – Bladon – Oxford – London Day 14 - Stratford-upon-Avon – Bladon – Oxford – London

      This morning visit the charming little churchyard at Bladon, in the picturesque Cotswolds, to view Sir Winston Churchill's grave. Arrive in Oxford, the oldest university city in the British Isles, here you will enjoy an orientation of the city. View the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library and walk around one of the famous colleges (when open). Return to London this evening.

      Hotel

      Park Plaza County Hall

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Park Plaza County Hall

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Ghost Walk And Dinner

      The 2000-year-old Roman city of York abounds with tales of murder and mystery, some of which you'll discover as you take a stroll with the local ghost hunter. You’ll finish with a drink and delicious meal in a local restaurant. Without the walk - meal and drinks only - £36.

      Adult Price: £40.00

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Depart London Day 15 - Depart London

      Say a fond farewell to your travelling companions at the end of a wonderful holiday, as you prepare to return home with treasured memories.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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        Tales of potent poitin and rural Ireland are shared over a delicious dinner of Irish Stew at Molly Gallivan's 200-year old cottage with the O'Sullivan family and their Kerry cows

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        Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal on a workshop tour

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        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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        • City tour in London, Dublin and Edinburgh

        • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry

        • Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Chester, York and Oxford

        • See the Lake District's magnificent scenery

        • View the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle, York Minster, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and Sir Winston Churchill's grave at Bladon

        • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Rock of Cashel, the town of Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and one of Oxford University's colleges (when open)


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      Dining

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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 : Excellent service, TD Amy Pomeroy so full of knowledge on history and advice to 1st time travellers! Loved it!Product : It's a once in a lifetime experience, go with an open mind and enjoy!

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        Service rating : Very organised The accomodation was excellent.Product : Could be changed to 14 days Needed extra day in Edinburgh and Chester

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