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Britain and Ireland Grandeur

20 Days 2 Countries 14 Cities

Every corner of the British Isles is covered on this trip, including Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

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      • Hotels in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye are generally simpler establishments typical of the region. Accommodation on the Isle of Skye may be substituted with accommodation on the mainland. All sightseeing will remain the same as per the itinerary.
      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Cumberland/Hard Rock hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Reversed Itinerary: Departures 03 August, 04 August, 10 August and 17 August 2019 will also operate in reverse and may stay in alternative hotels. All sightseeing and inclusions will remain as described.
      • Edinburgh Tattoo 2-24 August 2019: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 20 July, 21 July, 27 July, 28 July, 03 August, 04 August, 10 August and 17 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • 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, 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

      No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast, with a visit to The Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and 'Nessie'.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: BIGT

      19 Nights

      accommodation

      29 Meals
      • 19 full breakfasts

      • 10 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      What's Included

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        • CITY TOUR in Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh

        • ORIENTATION of Salisbury, Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Chester, Glasgow and York

        • VISIT the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, the Falkirk Wheel, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

        • VIEW the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster

        • SCENIC DRIVE on a Cornish Excursion, experience the Ring of Kerry


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 19 full breakfasts

        • 10 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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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)

        • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended 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 professional 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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      Day 1

      London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)

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      Plymouth Orientation and Cornish Excursion

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      Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff

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      Cardiff – Waterford

      Waterford Crystal, Co. Waterford, Ireland

      Day 5

      Waterford – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)

      Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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      Ring of Kerry Excursion

      King John's Castle, Co. Limerick, Ireland

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      Killarney – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway

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      Galway – Co. Donegal

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      Co. Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast Orientation

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      Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)

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      Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time

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      Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

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      Liverpool – Lake District

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      Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

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      Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye

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      Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands

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

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      Edinburgh Sightseeing

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      Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

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      York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

      Day 1

      London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth (2 Nights) Day 1 - London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)

      Journey west to the Wiltshire landscapes of Salisbury Plain where you'll ponder the myths of the ancient mystical monoliths at Stonehenge which remain largely unsolved to to this day. Continuing through Devon, arrive in the historic naval port of Plymouth, your home for the next two nights.

      Hotel

      Copthorne

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Copthorne

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Plymouth Orientation and Cornish Excursion Day 2 - Plymouth Orientation and Cornish Excursion

      Embark on an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps, where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to the New World centuries ago. Continue along the dramatic Cornish coastline to the artists' retreat of St. Ives and view St. Michael's Mount with its 17th-century hilltop castle overlooking the stunning Cornish scenery.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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)

      Forgotten Cornwall And Dinner

      Join us as we catch a ferry across the River Tamar to Cornwall and the village of Cremyll. Tonight you’ll enjoy dinner at an old Cornish inn, the Edgcumbe Arms, with a main course from the Carvery. Afterwards we’ll take a drive along the beautiful coast known as 'Rame Head', where you’ll enjoy stunning views.

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

      Plymouth Harbour Cruise

      Relax on a boat trip round the harbour of one of England’s most famous seaports. As your skipper commentates, you’ll see the Mayflower steps monument, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America and ships sailed for Australia, New Zealand and Newfoundland and enjoy panoramic vistas of Plymouth Hoe. We’ll also enter the Royal Navy Dockyard, where you’ll see some of the modern vessels of the Royal Navy.

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

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      Day 3

      Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff Day 3 - Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff

      Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's stylish Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths from which it derives its name. We continue to the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, where we'll have a free evening to enjoy this modern city's proud heritage.

      Hotel

      Park Inn City Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Park Inn City Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      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)

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      Cardiff – Waterford Day 4 - Cardiff – Waterford

      This morning, we explore Cardiff's iconic sights - the Principality Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian fantasy castle before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, most famous for the delicate crystal that graces elegant homes the world over. This evening we dine in our hotel.

      Hotel

      Fitzwilton

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Fitzwilton

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

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

      Our first stop today is at the House of Waterford Crystal where we 'Dive Into Culture', watching a demonstration with master craftsmen. In pursuit of the 'gift of the gab', we journey to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, before arriving later in picturesque Killarney.

      Hotel

      Hotel Killarney/Innisfallen

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Hotel Killarney/Innisfallen

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Irish Ceilidh Evening

      The Irish Ceilidh epitomises how music and dance were enjoyed in rural Ireland, especially on festive occasions. The craic - welcoming, jolly, fun and informal - is accompanied with plenty of food and drink. There's no more enjoyable way to understand Irish culture.

      Adult Price: €65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Irish Folk Theatre and Dinner

      Join us as we embrace the folklore and spirit of old Ireland’s life and times, when even the most everyday chore would be celebrated. Siamsa Tire players will cast a charm you'll remember forever. Beforehand, enjoy a hearty Irish meal in a local restaurant. This experience will be offered for those trips that stay at Tralee.

      Adult Price: €69.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Irish Folk Theatre and Dinner

      Join us as we embrace the folklore and spirit of old Ireland’s life and times, when even the most everyday chore would be celebrated. Siamsa Tire players will cast a charm you'll remember forever. Beforehand, enjoy a hearty Irish meal in a local restaurant. This experience will be offered for those trips that stay at Tralee.

      Adult Price: €69.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 6 - Ring of Kerry Excursion

      Ireland's enduring natural beauty accompanies our leisurely drive circling the enchanting Ring of Kerry. We pass the fishing village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley - renowned for being the last place in Ireland without power and telephone networks.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 7

      Killarney – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway Day 7 - Killarney – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway

      We stop in Limerick and view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle. Our next stop is the magnificent Cliffs of Moher which plunge into the Atlantic, before arriving in Galway, where we'll spend the night.

      Hotel

      Connacht/Maldron Oranmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Connacht/Maldron Oranmore

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Irish Ceilidh Evening

      The Irish Ceilidh epitomises how music and dance were enjoyed in rural Ireland, especially on festive occasions. The craic - welcoming, jolly, fun and informal - is accompanied with plenty of food and drink. There's no more enjoyable way to understand Irish culture.

      Adult Price: €65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Irish Folk Theatre and Dinner

      Join us as we embrace the folklore and spirit of old Ireland’s life and times, when even the most everyday chore would be celebrated. Siamsa Tire players will cast a charm you'll remember forever. Beforehand, enjoy a hearty Irish meal in a local restaurant. This experience will be offered for those trips that stay at Tralee.

      Adult Price: €69.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Irish Folk Theatre and Dinner

      Join us as we embrace the folklore and spirit of old Ireland’s life and times, when even the most everyday chore would be celebrated. Siamsa Tire players will cast a charm you'll remember forever. Beforehand, enjoy a hearty Irish meal in a local restaurant. This experience will be offered for those trips that stay at Tralee.

      Adult Price: €69.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 8

      Galway – Co. Donegal Day 8 - Galway – Co. Donegal

      This morning see the great stone Galway Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square, a tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, who visited Galway in 1963. Travel to Donegal to see its 15th-century castle and enjoy time at leisure before dining at your hotel.

      Hotel

      Central/Ocean Sands

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Central/Ocean Sands

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Co. Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast Orientation Day 9 - Co. Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast Orientation

      We cross the Irish border into Northern Ireland, joining a Local Specialist in Londonderry to stroll along its 17th-century city walls. See the street murals of the Bogside before continuing to the mythical stepping stones of the Giant's Causeway. Our visit to the haunt of Finn McCool will 'Make A Difference' by helping conserve this iconic natural landmark. Our final stop today is in Belfast, where we'll enjoy an orientation, followed by free time to explore the capital city's sights.

      Hotel

      Park Inn/Stormont

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Park Inn/Stormont

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Enjoy Dinner and Drinks in Belfast

      Join us for an evening of drinks, good food and true Irish hospitality at one of our favourite local restaurants. One drink included.

      Adult Price: £42.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Belfast Walk with Fish and Chips

      What better way to soak up the atmosphere of this lively city than to join a local specialist for a stroll through its hidden side streets? We'll have an included drink in a historic pub and continue to a local restaurant for a quintessentially traditional meal; fish and chips.

      Adult Price: £39.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights) Day 10 - Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)

      We spend the morning with a Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. Heading south to Dublin later, we see St. Patrick's Cathedral and other iconic sights in the company of a Local Specialist. Tonight, consider an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds and warm hospitality of a traditional Irish Cabaret performance.

      Hotel

      Mespil/Clayton Leopardstown

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Mespil/Clayton Leopardstown

      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)

      Day 10

      Day 11

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

      Beat the crowds and gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse before general admission. Here you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and embark on a tour and tasting technique demonstration. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colourful performers, head to Temple Bar or stroll through Phoenix Park, Dublin's playground.

      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
      (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 – Chester – Liverpool Day 12 - Dublin – Chester – Liverpool

      Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue to the ancient town of Chester, where your orientation tour will take you past its Roman walls and famous half-timbered Tudor 'Rows'. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the life of the local Town Crier before heading to the haunt of the 'Fab Four', edgy Liverpool, where we'll spend the night.

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      Jurys Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Liverpool – Lake District Day 13 - Liverpool – Lake District

      Head north to the idyllic Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries, and admire the spectacular surrounds of Lake Windermere.

      Hotel

      North Lakes/Castle Green

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      North Lakes/Castle Green

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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: £17.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      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: £19.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 13

      Day 14

      Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow Day 14 - Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

      The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our first stop today, where we'll tread in the footsteps of eloping couples who would take their vows over the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow for an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. We visit Falkirk Wheel where you'll 'Dive into Culture' learning about the legacy of Scotland's canals and experience the world's only rotating boat lift. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn/Park Inn

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Hotel

      Hilton Garden Inn/Park 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 14

      Day 15

      Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye Day 15 - Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye

      Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe, known as the 'Glen of the Weeping' and see Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. We'll view the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, where three lochs meet, before travelling to the Isle of Skye.

      Hotel

      Dunollie/Kings Arms

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Dunollie/Kings Arms

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      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 15

      Day 16

      Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands Day 16 - Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands

      Travel through the scenic Scottish Highlands via Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster affectionately known as 'Nessie'. View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobites were defeated in 1746.

      Hotel

      Highlander

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Highlander

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      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)

      Isle Of Skye Drive

      An opportunity to travel around the Isle of Skye with your Local Specialist. You’ll hear about the way of life on this remote inner Hebridean Island and discover its stories and legends.

      Adult Price: £13.50
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 16

      Day 17

      Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 17 - Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

      We continue south and stop in Pitlochry before travelling to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. We cross the Firth of Forth to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included.

      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)

      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)

      Day 17

      Day 18

      Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 18 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

      Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building.

      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 18

      Day 19

      Edinburgh – Alnwick – York Day 19 - Edinburgh – Alnwick – York

      Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick before stopping in York where we'll embark on an orientation walk along the picturesque Shambles and to York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner at a grand private home of a Yorkshire family enjoying traditional flavours and hospitality.

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Novotel Centre

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell 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)

      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)

      Day 19

      Day 20

      York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London Day 20 - York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

      Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre before returning to London.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 20

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-za/tours/britain-and-ireland-grandeur?tripcode=bigt for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy a traditional British Be My Guest supper hosted by a local family in the dining room of either their elegant town house in the city or in their impressive country house overlooking picturesque scenery in the Vale of York. (Day 19)

      • Dive into Culture
        Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. (Day 5) /
        Visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour into what makes the perfect pint and enjoy one. (Day 11) /
        Meet the official Town Crier of Chester and hear about his traditional role dating back to medieval times. (Day 12) /
        Visit Falkirk Wheel to learn about Scotland's canal system at the world's only rotating boat lift. (Day 14)

      • Local Specialists
        Experience Belfast from the comfort of your dedicated Black Cab with expert 'Cabbie' commentary. For included sightseeing in Londonderry, Dublin and Edinburgh

      • Make a Difference
        In Northern Ireland, where your visit to Giant's Causeway helps conserve this iconic natural landmark. (Day 9)

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        • CITY TOUR in Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh

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        • VISIT the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, the Falkirk Wheel, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

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        • 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)

        • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions

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        • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland

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        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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