Save $400 per couple on new bookings with air booked and paid in full 3/1/17–4/27/17. 5% Early Payment Discount (EPD) on 2017 vacations when paid in full by 4/27/17. Savings vary by itinerary; not valid on all trips/departures. Valid on all Europe vacations departing 04/01/17 through 10/31/17, any airline. All Offers: new bookings only; subject to availability; may be withdrawn at any time without notice; combinable with brochure discounts; not combinable with other promotional airfare offers; other conditions apply.
Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.
Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.
Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.
Only one credit is available per person. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flights supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Conditions apply.
Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.
Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.
Alnwick, Bath, Belfast, Blarney, Cardiff, Chester, Cliffs of Moher, Culloden, Donegal, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Giants Causeway, Glasgow, Glencoe, Gretna Green, Isle of Skye, Kenmare, Lake District, Leeds, Limerick, Liverpool, Loch Ness, London, Londonderry, Pitlochry, Plymouth, Quarry Bank Mill, Ring of Kerry, Salisbury, Scottish Highlands, St. Andrews, Stonehenge, Stratford Upon Avon, Waterford, York
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.
Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)
Welcome to London. Relax after your journey and look forward to your holiday of Great Britain and Ireland.
Day 2 - London Sightseeing
Marvel at the amazing sights during your included half day guided sightseeing tour of London with a Local Specialist. See the sights including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Later, spend time exploring the city independently or go shopping in one of the famous London department stores.Full Breakfast
Day 3 - 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.Welcome Reception
Day 4 - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 5 - 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!Full Breakfast
Day 6 - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - 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.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day 9 - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 - 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.Full Breakfast
Mercure Atlantic Tower
Day 11 - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 12 - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 13 - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 14 - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15 - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 16 - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 17 - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 18 - 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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 19 - 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.Full Breakfast
Park Inn City Centre
Day 20 - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 21 - 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.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 22 - 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.Full Breakfast
Day 23 - Depart London
Say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you leave London and return home with special memories.Full Breakfast
First class travel Highlights
International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
Unused London Accommodation: Should you chose not to use the included nights in London, we give you the option to remove these at the time of booking and offer a reduction for this.
Edinburgh Tattoo 04-26 August 2017: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on all above departures.
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Our travel guide was absolutely wonderful and fits the position perfectly. Always courteous and very knowledgable. She took excellent care of us and was very organized.
The trip was about nature and history. It lacked any mention of art - at the least, architecture and sculpture. It would benefit if those topics were included.
The tour was spectacular. The Cooper Canyon was awesome and unbelievable. Our tour guide was well-experienced and knowledgeable. Our accommodations were the best. The local foods that we ate were very delicious.
Trafalgar is an excellent choice for traveling. I already did 2 European tours with them in 6 months and booked my third tour. They are professional and efficient. Traveling with Trafalgar saves time and money. The local experiences they provide make all the difference.
The tour was with AATKings/Trafalgar Tours. The Guide, Driver, Hotels, Meals, Tours were all excellent and I had a great time. Thanks!
The itinerary was absolutely within my expectations.
Our travel consultant did an excellent job booking our trip. The flight, airport transfer, and the tour itself was far beyond our expectations.
Everything that was stated came true but it was even better then what I expected.
We loved this trip. We love using Trafalgar because the tour directors are great, the itinerary is well planned out, and they have experiences that are unique, like taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon (the horse had jingle bells on) through a small town and stopping for pictures on a beautiful little bridge, and then the owner of the horses taking us to his home and providing us with a homemade lunch.
Everything was great in my trip to New Zealand's southern island, the scenery was certainly stunning! I had a good time, all the fellow travelers in the tour was very nice and friendly, and I have found some new friends there! New Zealand is a new country where air is very clean and people are honest and trustworthy welcoming tourists as well as foreigners with open arms. Next time I'd like to go back and see the Northern island of the country.
It's a trip worth taking, but not at all up to the descriptions provided by most travelers. So don't think your socks are going to get knocked off by the scenery seen from the train or the dizzying bridge heights. Maybe I'm jaded because I live in Wash. State and I've taken the Empire Builder (Amtrak) & the Rocky Mountaineer (Canada Rail). So, this trip had some "nice" scenery, and it was interesting to do some real switchbacks, but as for the train portion overall: "meh". Hard to get good camera shots if not on right side of train or unless you camped out (to the detriment of others) on the right side of the in-between sections of the train cars. The train condition was good, the restrooms were clean, and the food was OK. The accommodations on the trip were nice to very-nice, as was the food. You have to realize this is Mexico however -- if you're expecting USA quality throughout then you're going to be one of the complainers the rest of us have to put up with. The hotel on the rim of the canyon was especially nice, with incredible views. The tram ride (into the canyon) was also very scenic. Between the two, it made the trip very worthwhile. The Casas Grandes (Paquime) stop was also very interesting if you like archaeological stuff. Those two things (the canyon stay) & Paquime were kinda the only two things worth seeing on the trip. Not that the rest of it wasn't worth seeing at all -- it was. But those were really the only two stops of significance in my opinion. I'm glad I crossed this trip off my list, but I would not do it again nor recommend it except with the above caveats. This was my first trip with Trafalgar (I've done many other bus tours with other companies). I would recommend them, putting them on the same level as Globus.
Truly professional Tour Director and drivers made the tour memorable. Trafalgar always arrange first class hotel rooms.
The Trafalgar tour guide wasn\'t good as those we had in the past. The itinerary was a bit rushed, covering too great a distance in a short time.
I thought both Affordable Tours and Trafalgar did a great job. Would definitely travel with Trafalgar again and would definitely use Affordable Tours again.
It was an awesome, organized, educational and a fun trip from Trafalgar. Folks were great. Thank you to our travel director who took care of the group\'s need and our driver for keeping us safe. It went beyond my expectation. Thank you!
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