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20 Days 2 Countries 34 Cities

Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland, scale highlands and cross the seas.

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20 Days, 2 Countries, 34 Cities

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    • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Cumberland hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
    • Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on all above departures.
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About this trip

Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland - one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive 'Nessie' all in between.


Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: RIGT

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

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Londonderry/Derry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh

    • Scenic drives of the Ring of Kerry and on a Cornish Excursion

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

    • 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

    • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, Quarry Bank Mill, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon


What's Included

Dining

    • 19 full breakfasts

    • 10 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

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

    • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

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

    • 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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London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Leeds

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Leeds – Alnwick – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

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Edinburgh Sightseeing

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Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands

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Scottish Highlands – Culloden – Loch Ness – Isle of Skye

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Isle of Skye – Glencoe – Glasgow

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Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District

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Lake District – Quarry Bank Mill – Liverpool

Dublin, Ireland

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Liverpool – Chester – Dublin

Grafton Street Performers, Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin Sightseeing

Belfast, Titanic, Northern Ireland

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Dublin – Belfast

Donegal Lighthouse, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Day 12

Belfast – Giants Causeway – Londonderry – Donegal

Galway Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

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Donegal – Galway

Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Day 14

Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick – Kenmare

Molls Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Day 15

Ring of Kerry Excursion

Waterford Crystal, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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Kenmare – Blarney – Waterford

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Waterford – Cardiff

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Cardiff – Bath – Plymouth

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Cornish Excursion

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Plymouth – Salisbury – Stonehenge – London

Day 1

London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Leeds Day 1 - London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Leeds

A scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to Stratford-upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre and see Anne Hathaway's cottage. Later, in the Viking town of York, enjoy a walk along historic streets. View the cobbled Shambles, the ancient city walls and the magnificent York Minster. Tonight dine at a local restaurant where you have a chance to meet with your Travel Director and travelling companions.

Hotel

Novotel Centre

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Novotel Centre

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Leeds – Alnwick – Edinburgh (2 Nights) Day 2 - Leeds – Alnwick – Edinburgh (2 Nights)

Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick. See the impressive castle and the Tenantry Column, topped by the Percy Lion. Marvel at the magnificent scenery en route to Edinburgh.

Hotel

Holiday Inn

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Holiday Inn

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Edinburgh Sightseeing Day 3 - Edinburgh Sightseeing

Your morning sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes the elegant New Town, Princes Street, the Royal Mile, views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Enjoy a guided visit of Edinburgh Castle. During the Edinburgh Festival, your stay includes tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo. Tonight, consider a traditional Scottish night out with haggis, dancing and bagpipes!

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 3

Day 4

Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands Day 4 - Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands

This morning travel to St. Andrews, the historic home of golf. View the famous 18th green before heading to picturesque Pitlochry. Overnight in the Scottish Highlands.

Hotel

Highlander/Macdonald Aviemore

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Highlander/Macdonald Aviemore

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: £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

Day 4

Day 5

Scottish Highlands – Culloden – Loch Ness – Isle of Skye Day 5 - Scottish Highlands – Culloden – Loch Ness – Isle of Skye

View the site of the Battle of Culloden , where Bonnie Prince Charlie's army was defeated in 1746. Travel along the banks of Loch Ness keeping an eye out for the elusive monster. View Eilean Donan Castle before crossing onto the Isle of Skye. Dine at your hotel tonight.

Hotel

Kings Arms

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Kings Arms

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 pups and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.

Adult Price: £14.00

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Day 6

Isle of Skye – Glencoe – Glasgow Day 6 - Isle of Skye – Glencoe – Glasgow

At Glencoe hear the story of the infamous massacre of the MacDonald clan by the Campbell's in 1692. Head for Glasgow where, your orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral and the magnificent George Square. This evening enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

Hotel

MacDonald Crutherland

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Hotel

MacDonald Crutherland

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

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

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

Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, you’ll visit the castle and find out more about the home of the Duke of Atholl – the only man in Britain to have a private army.

Adult Price: £20.00

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Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District Day 7 - Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District

This morning, visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would make their vows over the anvil. Cross the border into England and arrive in Grasmere where you view the grave of William Wordsworth. See England's largest lake, Windermere before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel

Castle Green

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Castle Green

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

Lake District – Quarry Bank Mill – Liverpool Day 8 - Lake District – Quarry Bank Mill – Liverpool

Visit Quarry Bank Mill, a National Trust property that brings to life how communities lived together during the Industrial Revolution. Manchester and the surrounding area was greatly involved with textile manufacturing during this period and today's visit will give you a Cultural Insight into life during this important time in British history. Later, arrive at your hotel.

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Mercure Atlantic Tower

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Mercure Atlantic Tower

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

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

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Day 9

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

In Chester see the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'. Enjoy a Unique Insight into the life of the local Town Crier - an esteemed position that dates back to medieval times. Travel along the scenic North Wales coast to the Island of Anglesey,  on your way to Holyhead. Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin, the Irish capital.

Hotel

Mespil/Ballsbridge

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Mespil/Ballsbridge

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Dublin Sightseeing Day 10 - Dublin Sightseeing

See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. Enjoy a Cultural Insight during your included visit to the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour and pint-pulling demonstration. Spend the rest of the day as you please, why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers. This evening consider joining an optional experience to an Irish cabaret.

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

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Day 11

Dublin – Belfast Day 11 - Dublin – Belfast

This morning cross the border to Northern Ireland. On arrival in Belfast you will meet your Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take you on a journey through the recent history of the city in his Black Cab. Later, enjoy free time to perhaps explore the Titanic Quarter or shop in the bustling city centre.

Hotel

Park Inn

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Park Inn

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

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: £38.00

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 11

Day 12

Belfast – Giants Causeway – Londonderry – Donegal Day 12 - Belfast – Giants Causeway – Londonderry – Donegal

A scenic drive along the Antrim coast brings you to the Giants Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking ballast columns, a UNESCO World Heritage site in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in the United Kingdom. In Londonderry/Derry, walk along the 17th century walls with your Local Specialist and see the streets and murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'troubles'. Later arrive in Donegal where you dine at your hotel.

Hotel

Central

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Central

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Donegal – Galway Day 13 - Donegal – Galway

Before leaving Donegal view the castle that was once the stronghold of the O'Connell clan. At Drumcliffe view the grave of W.B. Yeats before passing through Sligo. A scenic drive brings you to Galway, where you see the Cathedral that was built on the site of an old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square during your free time.

Hotel

Connacht

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Connacht

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 13

Day 14

Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick – Kenmare Day 14 - Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick – Kenmare

Visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher before seeing King John's Castle and St Mary's Cathedral and the Treaty Stone as you pass through Limerick. Drive through Adare one of Ireland's prettiest villages before arriving in Tralee, your home for the next two nights.

Hotel

Kenmare Bay

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Kenmare Bay

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Beara Peninsula Dinner

Join us for a scenic drive along Kenmare Bay. Later, 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: €49.00

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Day 15

Ring of Kerry Excursion Day 15 - 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 the whole of 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 that is often breath-taking beyond words.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
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Meals

  • Full Breakfast
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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

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Kenmare – Blarney – Waterford Day 16 - Kenmare – Blarney – Waterford

Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab'. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Watch the master craftsmen at work during your a Cultural Insight demonstration and tour of the workshop, and see the exquisite completed pieces in the showroom.

Hotel

Fitzwilton

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Fitzwilton

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

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Day 17

Waterford – Cardiff Day 17 - Waterford – Cardiff

Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue your journey through beautiful countryside and arrive in the capital city, Cardiff. See the Castle and the Millennium Stadium as well as the rejuvenated Cardiff Bay.

Hotel

Park Inn City Centre

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Park Inn City Centre

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 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

Adult Price: £21.00

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 musicians presenting the beautiful music of Wales.

Adult Price: £54.00

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Day 18

Cardiff – Bath – Plymouth Day 18 - Cardiff – Bath – Plymouth

On arrival in the city of Bath, admire the Georgian buildings and visit the Roman Baths after which the city is named. Spend some time exploring the city before making your way to the Plymouth, your home for the next two nights.

Hotel

Copthorne

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Copthorne

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: £39.00

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Day 19

Cornish Excursion Day 19 - Cornish Excursion

Your orientation of Plymouth includes the Mayflower Steps and see the Royal Citadel overlooking Plymouth Sound. Cross the River Tamar and follow the Cornish peninsula to St. Ives, the renowned artists' colony. Photograph St. Michael's Mount near Penzance. Relax and enjoy the stunning Cornish scenery! Tonight, join your fellow companions and Travel Director for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a local farm.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

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

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

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, 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

Day 19

Day 20

Plymouth – Salisbury – Stonehenge – London Day 20 - Plymouth – Salisbury – Stonehenge – London

Travel to Wiltshire stop in Salisbury before visiting the mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge. Later, arrive in London where your amazing holiday comes to an end.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

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: £39.00

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Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/gsa/tours/britain-and-ireland-grandeur-reverse for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Join the Bell family at the stately 19th century Whitwell Hall for a traditional British supper in the drawing and dining rooms, enjoyed with beautiful views over the Vale of York

  • Cultural Insight
    Learn how delicate Irish crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal during a workshop tour. Visit the Guinness Brewery for a Storehouse tour into what makes the perfect pint and enjoy one. Meet the official Town Crier of Chester and hear about his traditional role dating back to medieval times. And visit Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire to learn how communities lived during the Industrial Revolution

  • Hidden Treasure
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Londonderry/Derry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh

    • Scenic drives of the Ring of Kerry and on a Cornish Excursion

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

    • 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

    • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, Quarry Bank Mill, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick, and Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon


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Dining

    • 19 full breakfasts

    • 10 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 if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

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

    • 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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The Trafalgar Experience

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Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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    Service rating : Exceptional service. Our tour director made certain that all of our accommodations, meals, sight-seeing experiences were thoughtfully planned and that we had more than adequate time to enjoy everything. Problems encountered by my fellow travelers were handled

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    Service rating : Our tour guide was a real jerk. Didn't like him much at all. Any one would think it was his holiday not ours. Oohhh his tour not ours. I will give him credit for the amount of knowledge he has though. He never took my medical issues seriously, saying stuff like suck it up

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Good staffProduct : Loved the hidden treasures, our tour director John Barleyman the best we have experienced. Our driver Ian very capable and friendly

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