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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 flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Unused London Accommodation: Should you choose 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 2-24 August 2019: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 30 July, 06 August, 13 August, and 20 August 2019.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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 the wild, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Ireland, explore all the nooks and crannies of Britain and Ireland.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: BPAN

      18 Nights

      accommodation

      25 Meals
      • 18 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      King John's Castle, Co. Limerick, Ireland
        • CITY TOUR in London, Edinburgh and Dublin

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

        • 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 and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge

        • VIEW Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Galway Cathedral and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth

        • SEE the Isle of Skye and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff

        • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 18 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 6 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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a profssional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      London Sightseeing and Free Time

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      London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York

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      York – Jedburgh – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

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

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      Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion

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      Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

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      Glasgow – Lake District – Liverpool

      Dublin, Ireland

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      Liverpool – Chester – Dublin (2 Nights)

      Guinness Factory, Dublin, Ireland

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      Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time

      King John's Castle, Co. Limerick, Ireland

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      Dublin – Galway – Limerick

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      Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Cork

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      Cork – Blarney – Cobh – Waterford – Wexford

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      Cardiff – Bath – Glastonbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)

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      Polperro and Dartmoor Excursion

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      Plymouth – Stonehenge – London

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      Depart London

      Day 1

      Arrive London (2 Nights) Day 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

      Meals

      Hotel

      Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      London Sightseeing and Free Time Day 2 - London Sightseeing and Free Time

      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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

      London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York Day 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.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 3

      Day 4

      York – Jedburgh – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 4 - York – Jedburgh – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      Journeying through Northumberland National Park's dramatic landscapes, 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, enjoy a rousing display of music, dance and precision at the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo held in the grounds of the beautiful Edinburgh Castle.

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal Haymarket/Holiday Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Leonardo Royal Haymarket/Holiday Inn

      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: £38.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time Day 5 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join your Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour through Auld Reekie'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. Later, consider a traditional Scottish night out this evening, savouring up the flavours of haggis and exhilarating sounds of bagpipes which fill the air.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen

      Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Hospitaller. At the haunted Torphichen Inn your arrival will be toasted by our convivial host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and entertainment.

      Adult Price: £46.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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. One of Scotland's most unusual 15th-century buildings, Rossyln is famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

      Adult Price: £18.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: £60.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 5

      Day 6

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

      Today, we travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view its celebrated ancient university and explore centuries of golf heritage. Our next stop is Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel River. You could choose to join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, the ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl, before spending the night at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

      Hotel

      Laggan Gaskmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Laggan Gaskmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Local Dinner Evening

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

      Adult Price: £38.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion Day 7 - Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highland Excursion

      Drive to the rugged coast of Scotland this morning, passing the Glenfinnan Monument commemorating the site where the 1745 Jacobite Rising began. We cross the sea 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 a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle on the mainland and continue past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands. 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen

      Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Hospitaller. At the haunted Torphichen Inn your arrival will be toasted by our convivial host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and entertainment.

      Adult Price: £46.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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. One of Scotland's most unusual 15th-century buildings, Rossyln is famed for its associations with the Knights Templar, the Masonic movement, and now 'The Da Vinci Code'.

      Adult Price: £18.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: £60.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow Day 8 - Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Glasgow

      Our first stop today is the World War II Commando Memorial, near Fort William, for views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through the 'Glen of the Weeping', paying tribute to 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 where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into one of Europe's most important 19th-century burial grounds.

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Crowne Plaza

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Highland Farm Experience

      Visit a real Highland sheep farm and meet Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. He’ll show you how he uses different whistles to command each dog to carry out different tasks. You’ll also have the opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing, feeding the lambs and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.

      Adult Price: £14.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

      Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, we'll discover the ancient home of the Dukes of Atholl, home to Europe's last remaining private army. Unique amongst Scottish castles, Blair has hosted royalty from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Victoria.

      Adult Price: £20.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 9

      Glasgow – Lake District – Liverpool Day 9 - Glasgow – Lake District – Liverpool

      Cross the border into England and 'Connect With Locals', joining Farmer John and his wife Christine on their Cumbrian working farm for a Be My Guest lunch. Learn about traditional farming methods before continuing your journey through the beautiful Lake District and its 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'.

      Hotel

      Mercure Atlantic Tower

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      Mercure Atlantic Tower

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Liverpool – Chester – Dublin (2 Nights) Day 10 - Liverpool – Chester – Dublin (2 Nights)

      The half-timbered Tudor 'Rows' in Chester are our first stop today as we travel to Holyhead in North Wales 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.

      Hotel

      Clayton Leopardstown/Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Clayton Leopardstown/Hilton Garden Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Glasgow City Evening

      You'll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.

      Adult Price: £37.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Loch Lomond Boat Trip

      Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond'. As we cruise across the loch, the skipper will share stories of the area and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savour the stunning scenery.

      Adult Price: £15.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time Day 11 - Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time

      Visit the Guinness Storehouse to learn about Ireland's famous brew, before delving into Dublin's iconic sights with a Local Specialist. See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or consider an Optional Experience at an Irish Cabaret.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: €24.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Dublin – Galway – Limerick Day 12 - Dublin – Galway – Limerick

      Journey to the West Coast and the vibrant cultural centre 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 travelling to Limerick.

      Hotel

      Greenhills/Maldron

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Greenhills/Maldron

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

      Come on a visit to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. With your local specialist, you’ll experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we'll have free time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.

      Adult Price: €20.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Irish Ceilidh Evening

      Come along and experience the craic at a special ceilidh evening. Enjoy a drink and some local specialities, watch some traditional Irish dancing, and sing along to some familiar Irish melodies.

      Adult Price: €64.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Limerick – Ring of Kerry – Cork Day 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 soul-stirring landscape. We arrive in Cork and enjoy a delicious dinner at our hotel

      Hotel

      Maldron Shandon

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Maldron Shandon

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: €24.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Cork – Blarney – Cobh – Waterford – Wexford Day 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 Cobh for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. This seaside city was the final port of call for the tragic Titanic on its fateful voyage. This afternoon, we 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal and witness talented master craftsmen at work.

      Hotel

      Maldron/Treacys

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Maldron/Treacys

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

      Come on a visit to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. With your local specialist, you’ll experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we'll have free time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.

      Adult Price: €20.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Irish Ceilidh Evening

      Come along and experience the craic at a special ceilidh evening. Enjoy a drink and some local specialities, watch some traditional Irish dancing, and sing along to some familiar Irish melodies.

      Adult Price: €64.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Wexford – Cardiff Day 15 - Wexford – Cardiff

      We cross the Irish Sea to Wales and its capital, Cardiff, where we will see the Principality Stadium and view the Millennium Centre, National Assembly and Victorian fantasy castle at the heart of the city.

      Hotel

      Clayton

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Clayton

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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 900-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

      Adult Price:
      (Price is subject to change)

      Traditional Welsh Evening And Dinner

      Join us for a traditional Welsh country dinner. We'll take you to a 14th century thatched inn called The Blue Anchor. While you're eating and enjoying your drink, you'll be entertained with a performance from a Welsh harpist.

      Adult Price: £41.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Welsh Evening At Millennium Centre

      Enjoy an evening of Welsh music, culture and humour. The venue for the evening is the Welsh Millennium Centre, an iconic building in the fashionable Cardiff Bay area. After a warm reception, you'll enjoy a first-class meal of seasonal Welsh specialities, sourced and produced locally. Quality wine or soft drinks are included and the meal will be accompanied by our enchanting Welsh harpist. You'll then be entertained by the finest local singers presenting the beautiful music of Wales.

      Adult Price: £54.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 15

      Day 16

      Cardiff – Bath – Glastonbury – Plymouth (2 Nights) Day 16 - Cardiff – Bath – Glastonbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)

      Cross 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 some free time to explore on your own. 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.

      Hotel

      Copthorne

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Copthorne

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dartmoor Excursion And Dinner

      A scenic drive across the mysterious moors takes us to the capital of the moors, Princetown. Here you’ll see the infamous prison before driving to a lovely old Inn for a drink and a delicious home-cooked dinner, followed by stories and legends about the area.

      Adult Price: £35.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 16

      Day 17

      Polperro and Dartmoor Excursion Day 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 fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour, before enjoying a scenic drive through the brooding landscapes of Dartmoor, keeping a keen eye out for the area's 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.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell 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 900-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

      Adult Price:
      (Price is subject to change)

      Traditional Welsh Evening And Dinner

      Join us for a traditional Welsh country dinner. We'll take you to a 14th century thatched inn called The Blue Anchor. While you're eating and enjoying your drink, you'll be entertained with a performance from a Welsh harpist.

      Adult Price: £41.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Welsh Evening At Millennium Centre

      Enjoy an evening of Welsh music, culture and humour. The venue for the evening is the Welsh Millennium Centre, an iconic building in the fashionable Cardiff Bay area. After a warm reception, you'll enjoy a first-class meal of seasonal Welsh specialities, sourced and produced locally. Quality wine or soft drinks are included and the meal will be accompanied by our enchanting Welsh harpist. You'll then be entertained by the finest local singers presenting the beautiful music of Wales.

      Adult Price: £54.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 17

      Day 18

      Plymouth – Stonehenge – London Day 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.

      Hotel

      Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Park Plaza Riverbank

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dartmoor Excursion And Dinner

      A scenic drive across the mysterious moors takes us to the capital of the moors, Princetown. Here you’ll see the infamous prison before driving to a lovely old Inn for a drink and a delicious home-cooked dinner, followed by stories and legends about the area.

      Adult Price: £35.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 18

      Day 19

      Depart London Day 19 - Depart London

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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 19

      Available Departures

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      • Connect with Locals
        Meet Farmer John and his wife Christine and enjoy a few hours of Cumbria farm-life with a traditional Be My Guest lunch and some Highland cow company thrown in for good measure. (Day 9)

      • Stays with Stories
        Enjoy Highland hospitality at Laggan Gaskmore Hotel located within Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. (Day 6)

      • Dive into Culture
        Visit the Necropolis in Glasgow, one of Europe's most significant burial grounds. (Day 6) /
        Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal. (Day 12)
        Visit the Necropolis in Glasgow, one of Europe's most significant burial grounds. (Day 8)Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal. (Day 14)

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        For included sightseeing in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Cobh

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        • CITY TOUR in London, Edinburgh and Dublin

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

        • 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 and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge

        • VIEW Eilean Donan Castle, the battlefield of Culloden, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage, York Minster, Galway Cathedral and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth

        • SEE the Isle of Skye and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff

        • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry


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        • 6 dinners


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        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland

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        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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        • VIP entry to many sights


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