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Europe & Britain First Class 2018: Wonders of Britain and Ireland Summer 2018
Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018

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

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in London, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • Scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Orientation of Bath, Cardiff, Chester, York and Oxford
  • See the Lake District's magnificent scenery and the famous colleges of Oxford
  • View the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle, York Minster, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and Sir Winston Churchill's grave at Bladon
  • Visit the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, the Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, the Rock of Cashel, the town of Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, medieval Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
Dining Highlights
  • 14 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host at your London hotel
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page link below for details
  • VIP entry to many sights
Details
Tour OperatorTrafalgar Tours
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonArrive London (2 Nights): The cosmopolitan capital of London rolls out the red carpet with the pomp and pageantry you're unlikely to encounter anywhere else in the world. Spend the day ambling along its grand boulevards and past iconic sights as you familiarise yourself with the city's bustling atmosphere.
Park Plaza County Hall
Day 2LondonLondon Sightseeing: Join a Local Specialist today to explore the city's favourite landmarks. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace before spending the time at leisure to delve into the city's history, culture, art and architecture.Full Breakfast
Day 3CardiffLondon - Stonehenge - Bath - Cardiff: Meet your Travel Director this morning and stop to ponder the unsolved mysteries of the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge, as we drive west to Bath with its elegant Georgian facades and the Roman Baths. Crossing the Severn Estuary to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, we view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay, before seeing the Millennium Stadium and historic Cardiff Castle during our orientation of the city. Enjoy warm hospitality and traditional Welsh pub fare and drinks this evening at a rousing Welcome Reception with your travel companions and Travel Director.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Park Inn by Radisson City Centre
Day 4WaterfordCardiff - Waterford: Explore proud Welsh traditions and legends on your full day at leisure in this modern capital. Visit the Victorian Gothic fantasy of Cardiff Castle, at the heart of the city, or delve into the city's fascinating history at the Cardiff Story Museum. We cross the Irish Sea by ferry to the Emerald Isle and travel to historic Waterford where we'll dine in our hotel tonight.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Marina
Day 5KenmareWaterford - Blarney - Kenmare (2 Nights): Watch the master craftsmen of the renowned House of Waterford Crystal as they create delicate pieces we will admire first-hand in their workshop during a Cultural Insight. We kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the 'gift of the gab' before crossing the Kerry Mountains to the colourful town of Kenmare. This evening, we enjoy an unforgettable Be My Guest dinner with the O'Sullivan family and their Kerry cows at Molly Gallivan's 200-year-old cottage.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Kenmare Bay
Day 6Ring Of Kerry ExcursionRing of Kerry Excursion: Today we experience the enduring beauty of Ireland's most scenic coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula - the emerald green hills, centuries-old stone villages and vivid blue seascapes provide an exquisite backdrop for our leisurely drive around what has become known as the Ring of Kerry. See Daniel O'Connell's Cahirciveen, the fishing village of Waterville, the Black Valley and Moll's Gap with its panoramic views.Full Breakfast
Day 7DublinKenmare - Cashel - Dublin Sightseeing (2 Nights): Celtic art and history take centre stage this morning as we visit the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, the seat of Irish kings for centuries. Perched atop a limestone outcrop in the Golden Vale, the historic ruins house one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture in Europe. We arrive this afternoon in Dublin, where we will join our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour to see Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares. This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds of an Irish cabaret.Full Breakfast
Ballsbridge
Day 8DublinDublin: Your choice of sightseeing this morning could see you beat the crowds and explore the Guinness Brewery for a tour of the Storehouse including a tasting technique demonstration. Or visit the Little Museum of Dublin, which captures the fascinating history of modern Dublin. The rest of the day is yours to soak up the cosy atmosphere of the Irish capital. Ramble through the buzzing streets of Temple Bar or visit Grafton Street, famous for its colourful street performers. zFull Breakfast
Day 9LiverpoolDublin - Chester - Liverpool: Admire the spectacular landscape of Snowdonia National Park as you travel to the ancient city of Chester with its characteristic Tudor Rows and medieval walls, which you will have an opportunity to see during an orientation walk. We arrive later in Liverpool, the haunt of the 'Fab Four', joining our companions for a tasty Regional Meal at a local restaurant. Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Jurys Inn
Day 10EdinburghLiverpool - Lake District - Gretna Green - Edinburgh (2 Nights): The beautiful landscape that inspired Romantic poets provides a mesmerising backdrop for our scenic drive from the lush green hills of Lancashire to the Lake District. Meandering along the shores of Windermere, England's largest lake, we arrive in Grasmere, where William Wordsworth was said to have been inspired to write his famous poem 'Daffodils'. View the grave of this celebrated poet at St. Oswald's Church, then cross the Scottish border and visit the runaway wedding capital that is Gretna Green. This evening, we arrive in beguiling Edinburgh, where we'll spend the next two nights. Full Breakfast
Apex
Day 11EdinburghEdinburgh Sightseeing: Join a Local Specialist this morning for a memorable sightseeing tour of this captivating capital, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on Castle Rock. See Auld Reekie's quaint Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and admire the Georgian facades in Edinburgh's New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the performance at the Edinburgh Tattoo are included.Full Breakfast
Day 12YorkEdinburgh - Alnwick - York: We venture south to the medieval market town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits imposingly overlooking the town's beautiful gardens. Marvel at the magnificent scenery as you cross Northumberland and the River Tyne at Newcastle en route to York where you'll walk through the charming Shambles, see the medieval walls and York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world.Full Breakfast
Hotel 53
Day 13Stratford-upon-AvonYork - Stratford-upon-Avon: We visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon today to see where the 'Avon Bard' was born and raised. View Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage before we tread in the footsteps of this legendary writer, enjoying some free time in this quaint town. This evening we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner reminiscing over our very own stories from an unforgettable holiday.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Crowne Plaza
Day 14LondonStratford-upon-Avon - Bladon - Oxford - London: Journey to the picturesque Cotswolds this morning to the charming little churchyard at Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill's grave. Arriving in Oxford, the oldest university city in the British Isles, we'll enjoy an orientation tour of the city to view the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library and walk around one of the famous colleges (when open). Spend one last evening enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of London. Full Breakfast
Park Plaza County Hall
Day 15Depart LondonDepart London: For now, it's time to say farewell to our travel companions at the end of a memorable holiday as we prepare to return home with treasured memories.Full Breakfast
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Europe & Britain First Class 2018: Wonders of Britain and Ireland Summer 2018
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Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2018Inspiring tales of ancient history, monuments and magical landscapes, world-famous poets and writers.
 
 
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