2019 Essence of Britain & Ireland 11 day/10 night tour

2019 Essence of Britain & Ireland 11 day/10 night tour


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Young Travelers Save 15%

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Young Travelers Save 15%

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Whether you are planning on taking your children or grandchildren on a trip of their lifetime, CIE Tours will like to help you offset the cost of your family vacation. Youth travelers can save 10% on the land portion of any escorted vacation to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Iceland or Taste of Italy. This offer applies to travelers between ages 8 - 17 and travelling with at least one full paying passenger 21 years or older in the same room. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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Save 10% off the land portion on escorted trips to Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Iceland or Taste of Italy. This offer applies to travelers between ages 8 - 17 and travelling with at least one full paying passenger 21 years or older. Offer valid on new bookings only, and based in double occupancy. Not valid for group travel and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Does not apply to special family guided vacations. Other restrictions may apply.

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CIE Tours can offer you a trip of a lifetime on your next military leave. Whether you are in active service or a retired military personnel come join CIE Tours with an escorted package or independent vacation at a discount rate. Save 5% (up to $230 per person) on the land portion of any Ireland Independent Vacation or Ireland & Britain Escorted Coach Tour. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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This offer applies to travelers in the military with a valid military ID. Valid on new bookings only, and based in double occupancy. Not valid for group travel and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

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Circle of Family & Friends: 10% off Escorted Tours

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The more the merrier! Save 5% on land portion of any Ireland or Britain Escorted Coach Tour when you book 5 - 9 people on the same tour. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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Book 5 - 9 people on the same tour and save 5% on the land portion of any Ireland or Britain Escorted Coach Tour. Offer is valid on new bookings only and is not combinable with any other promotional offer or discount, additional restrictions may apply.

Mini-Group Discount - The more the merrier

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Mini-Group Discount - The more the merrier

Mini-Group Discount - The more the merrier

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When you book 16 people on the same tour, the 16th person is free on the coach tour portion of your trip.
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Book 16 people on the same tour, the 16th person is free. Offer applies to new bookings only and is not combinable with other promotional offers or discounts. Additional restrictions may apply.

Save 15% On Your 2nd Tour

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Save 10% off the land portion of your trip when you purchase two coach tours. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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Offer applies to the land portion when you purchase two CIE coach tours. This discount applies to the tour of lesser value. Offers valid on new bookings only. Not valid for group travel, and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

Special savings on solo travel to Ireland & Britain

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Special savings on solo travel to Ireland & Britain

Special savings on solo travel to Ireland & Britain

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As with most tours, a solo traveler will pay a single room supplement. However, on select departures, this supplement is reduced. Save an additional $50 on regularly scheduled departures for 2019. Plus receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings.
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Offer valid on new bookings only. May not be combinable with any other promotional offer or discount. Applicable on select departures only. Please call for more information. Additional restrictions may apply.

10% Student Discount

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10% Student Discount

10% Student Discount

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CIE Tours can offer you a trip of a lifetime on your next school break. Whether you are on a family vacation, travelling with your college roommates, or absorbing the history and culture for graduate studies, CIE Tours can provide you with an escorted package or independent self drive at a discount rate. Save 5% (up to $230 per person) on the land portion of any Ireland & Britain Escorted Coach Tours. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. This offer applies to travellers between ages 18 – 25 years old with a valid student ID.
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Offer valid on new bookings only, and based in double occupancy. Applies to travellers between ages 18 – 25 years old with a valid student ID. Not valid for group travel, and not combinable with other CIE Tours promotions or discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: LONDON TOUR & WELCOME DRINK
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic drive around central London to see many famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before a free evening for independent dining.

Day 2: STONEHENGE & ROMAN BATHS
Head to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to Bath to tour the Roman Baths, first built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. In Cardiff, enjoy dinner at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 3: CARDIFF & FERRY TO WATERFORD
Visit Cardiff Castle, first inhabited in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. You will enjoy breakfast there. Journey through the gentle, green countryside to the west coast. At Pembroke Dock, embark on an afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare and on to Waterford. (B, D)

Day 4: SHEEP HERDING & DUBLIN’S MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB
Start the day with a guided walking tour of historic Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. At Jerpoint Park, enjoy a sheep herding demonstration and sample scones with tea. You’ll see the grave that legend says belongs to St Nicholas, the inspiration for Santa Claus, whose remains were supposedly moved there in the 12th century. Head to Dublin, dine at the lively Merry Ploughboy Pub and enjoy an entertaining show. (B, D)

Day 5: GLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM & DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING
Tour Dublin city to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly painted doorways and the General Post Office where the 1916 Rebellion started. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland’s national cemetery, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history. The afternoon and evening are free to use your vouchers for an independent open-topbus tour and a visit one of Dublin’s top attractions: Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General Post Office Museum. In the evening, dine at one Dublin’s many fine restaurants or pubs. (B)

Day 6: BELFAST SIGHTSEEING & SCOTLAND
Head to Belfast where you’ll enjoy a short panoramic tour. Take a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. Travel through gentle pasturelands to the central belt of Scotland. Stop en route for dinner before reaching your hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. (B, D)

Day 7: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Drive around central Edinburgh to see the main points of interest, including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free to explore and dine on your own. The August 2 – 16 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 8: SCOTTISH BORDERS & YORK
Travel through the charming Borders region with many quaint towns, manor houses, and abbeys. Stop in Jedburgh to see the picturesque ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Continue to York for a walking tour of streets so narrow the medieval houses almost touch. Tour the stately Gothic York Minster, which dates back to the 13th century and is noted for its magnificent medieval stained-glass windows. (B, D)

Day 9: SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE & LONDON
In Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Walk through the furnished house where he was born. Walk around the town with its many charming black-and-white buildings. Drive through the picturesque Cotswolds to London for a free evening to explore and dine on your own. (B)

Day 10: INDEPENDENT LONDON SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy a day of independent sightseeing in London by Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different routes to choose from including a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels, or Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. (B)

Day 11: TOUR ENDS IN LONDON
Your program ends after breakfast. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner  >

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Accommodations

Package: Essence of Britain & Ireland 11 day/10 night tour

Marriott Kensington Hotel
This modern hotel is located in Kensington, within walking distance of the Natural History Museum, R...

Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
Enjoy a stay at this impressive 21-story city center hotel with stunning views of the city. Guests a...

Granville Hotel
This family-run hotel is one of Ireland's oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world...

North Star Hotel
This newly refurbished hotel is located in the heart of Dublin at Amiens St, Mountjoy, Dublin, D01 X...

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh York Place
us Tours is proud to partner with the Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, located at 51 - 59 YORK PLACE, Edinbu...

York Marriott
This modern, stylish hotel is an ideal base for exploring York. The Chase Bar & Grill is open for al...

Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
Dating from 1874 and originally a terrace of sumptuous townhouses, this hotel's classical English fa...

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


Note: AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for CIE. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. Please call us toll free at 1-800-935-2620 to confirm availability and current pricing on all our discounted specials. The prices on this website are not guaranteed until a deposit has been made. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Some land prices may include an internal air component and discounts will not be offered on the internal air component. Discounts will not be offered on packages with a land price of less than $500.

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