Highlights Of Britain & Ireland 2019

Highlights Of Britain & Ireland 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

On this Britain and Ireland tour, you’ll see Britain’s & Ireland’s highlights— from the bustling cities to the small towns and from the magnificent palaces and castles to the ancient ruins. Traveling through the lands of queens, kings, and leprechauns, begin and end in London and pass through Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. You’ll visit some of the splendid castles and palaces for which Britain and Ireland are famous. You’ll stroll through the gardens and tour Malahide Castle, one of the oldest castles in Ireland and home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. In Edinburgh visit Edinburgh Castle, where you’ll marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels, and Holyrood Palace, The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Finally, enjoy a visit to majestic Blenheim Palace, built in the early 18th century and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.On this tour through Britain and Ireland, you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing in many of the cities with Local Guides—experts from the area who will give you in-depth, insider knowledge of the cities and their attractions. In London, your sightseeing includes a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Waterford you’ll see the highly-skilled artisan glass makers at work; and in Edinburgh your sightseeing includes both the “New Town” and “Old Town.” Additionally, at the National Irish Stud in Kildare, you’ll be shown some of the most magnificent horses in the British Isles, and you'll hear about Shakespeare’s live and times in Stratford-upon-Avon.You will also learn how to make a traditional Irish coffee and savor a pub dinner in the beautiful Cotswolds. All of this—and much more, including a visit to prehistoric Stonehenge—are included on this fabulous Britain and Ireland tour.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
Welcome to London! Uniformed Globus Hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

Day 2: LONDON.
Your morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. This afternoon, why not join an optional excursion to the Tower of London or Windsor Castle, and later, maybe an optional dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River? (B)

Day 3: LONDON–STONEHENGE–BATH–NEWPORT, WALES.
Meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing. First, travel to prehistoric STONEHENGE; explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. In the elegant Georgian city of Bath, see the amazing excavations of the ROMAN BATHS. Cross the Severn River into Wales, and tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 4: NEWPORT–CARDIFF–WATERFORD, IRELAND.
An orientation in the Welsh capital features the major attractions: Cardiff Castle, Cathays Park, and the stately civic buildings. Continue along the South Wales coast to Fishguard, where your FERRY is waiting. Cross St. George’s Channel to Rosslare and proceed by coach to Waterford, a stronghold founded by the Danish Vikings in 853. After dinner this evening, enjoy an [LF] IRISH COFFEE DEMONSTRATION. (B,D)

Day 5: WATERFORD–BLARNEY–KILLARNEY.
Your first highlight today is a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL. Via the port city of Cork, motor to Blarney, renowned for its magical Kissing Stone, then on to Killarney for a two-night stay. Later, join an entertaining optional evening in Tralee with dinner and tickets for Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre. (B)

Day 6: KILLARNEY. RING OF KERRY EXCURSION.
Follow the road known as the RING OF KERRY for a spectacular 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip, and take your photos of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View. This afternoon, maybe an optional fun-filled, horse-drawn jaunting-car ride. (B)

Day 7: KILLARNEY–ADARE–CASHEL–KILDARE–DUBLIN.
Drive to quaint Adare with its colorful thatched cottages and on to the Rock of Cashel, where St. Patrick preached. Then, visit the IRISH NATIONAL STUD, whose fine thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the world. Tonight, you may wish to enjoy an optional Irish cabaret evening, including dinner, dance, song, and laughter. (B)

Day 8: DUBLIN.
Get an overview of Ireland’s capital as you drive to statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College. The afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy this vibrant city. Why not join an optional dinner evening at the Guinness Storehouse? (B)

Day 9: DUBLIN–MALAHIDE–BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND.
Set in 250 acres of park land, and formerly both fortress and private home of the Talbot family for nearly 800 years, MALAHIDE CASTLE is your first visit today. Join your guide on a tour of the castle with its interesting mix of architectural styles, then stroll through the extensive gardens. On your way to Northern Ireland, cross the Boyne River and drive on to Belfast, where an orientation drive takes in all the famous landmarks, including City Hall, the Albert Memorial Clock Tower, and Queen’s University. Then, visit the fascinating TITANIC EXPERIENCE, where you learn all about the building of the largest passenger steam ship, its maiden voyage, and the tragic night of April 14, 1912. (B)

Day 10: BELFAST–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.
Enjoy a leisurely morning before you board the FERRY to cross the North Channel to Cairnryan on Scotland’s southwest coast and continue through the scenic Scottish border country to Edinburgh. Tonight, enjoy our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)

Day 11: EDINBURGH.
Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and the famous scientists, inventors, and novelists who lived there. In the “Old Town,” visit EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE (when available). Afternoon at leisure. Later, a unique optional excursion: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For departure numbers July 23 through August 13, tickets are included for the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO. (B)

Day 12: EDINBURGH–ALNWICK, ENGLAND–YORK.
Relax and enjoy vistas of the beautiful North Sea coastline as you drive via Berwick-upon-Tweed to Alnwick, voted the “best place to live in Britain” in a national survey. In York, England’s most complete medieval city, visit YORK MINSTER, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Then, follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. (B,D)

Day 13: YORK–STRATFORD-UPON-AVON.
Discover the beautiful hometown and final resting place of Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare. Stop first for photographs at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the 500-year-old farmhouse where the Bard courted his future wife. Then, visit SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, where he grew up and lived the first years of his married life. Later, enjoy a drive through the beautiful Cotswolds, followed by [LF] DINNER at a local pub. (B,D)

Day 14: STRATFORD-UPON-AVON–LONDON.
Today’s highlight is the visit to magnificent BLENHEIM PALACE, home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Depart after lunch and return to London at about 3:30 pm. How about celebrating the success of your vacation by taking in one of the great West End shows? (B)

Day 15: LONDON.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • July 23 through August 13 Departures–Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included

Sightseeing & Activities:

LONDON
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral

STONEHENGE
Visit the prehistoric monument

BATH
Visit the Roman relics

NEWPORT
Welcome dinner

CARDIFF
Orientation drive

FISHGUARD–ROSSLARE
Cross St. George’s Channel by ferry

WATERFORD
[LF] Enjoy an Irish Coffee demonstration; guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal

BLARNEY
Visit the famous village

KILLARNEY
Visit the popular resort town

RING OF KERRY
Scenic peninsula drive

ADARE
Admire the thatched cottages

KILDARE
Guided tour of the Irish National Stud

DUBLIN
Orientation drive

MALAHIDE
Guided tour of Malahide Castle

BELFAST
Orientation drive; visit the Titanic Experience

BELFAST–CAIRNRYAN
Cross the North Channel by ferry

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace

YORK
Walking tour, visit York Minster

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace

COTSWOLDS
Enjoy [LF] dinner at local pub

BLENHEIM
Visit the palaceMotorcoach; ferries Fishguard-Rosslare, Belfast-Cairnryan. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full English breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Newport plus 1 dinner at a local pub in the Cotswolds


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Accommodations

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London: Hilton London Metropole
This contemporary, centrally located 1,054-room hotel is just a few minutes' stroll away from the West End and Oxford Street, London's major shopping area. Hyde Park and Regent Park are nearby, as are art galleries, museums and theaters. Dine on international cuisine at Fiamma Restaurant, savor Asian Fusion favorites and views of London at Minako at the Met on the 23rd floor, or enjoy exciting sports events in the Sports Bar. Discover the latest additions to the hotel, the contemporary EDG Bar & Lounge and the Whisky Lounge, serving an impressive range of whiskies. The hotel also boasts a LivingWell Health Club, a 12.5 meter heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room and the beauty salon.
Address:
225 Edgware Road
London , United Kingdom
London: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge places guests at the heart of central London. Dining option include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie, and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness center with a 15-meter pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.
Address:
200 Westminster Bridge
London , United Kingdom
Newport: The Coldra Court by Celtic Manor
Business hotel with understated courtyard design & relaxed atmosphere; spacious conference facilities; near Cardiff and Bristol.
Address:
Chepstow Road
Newport-Gwent , United Kingdom
Waterford: Granville Hotel
Family-owned Hotel overlooking the River Suir; former home of Waterford's mayor, Thomas Meagher the father of a Civil War General.
Address:
The Quay
Waterford , Ireland
Killarney: Killarney Towers Hotel
Killarney Towers Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms, designed, furnished and decorated with comfort and convenience in mind. The hotel boasts restaurants, bars, a concierge service and on-site fitness facilities.
Address:
College Square
Killarney , Ireland
Dublin: Royal Marine Hotel
The Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire is an historic and much-loved luxury landmark hotel, dating back to 1828, located in a prime South Dublin position overlooking Dublin Bay.
Address:
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire-C.Dublin , Ireland
Belfast: Europa
The world-famous Europa hotel Belfast is home to some pretty important people when they visit Belfast. It's no surprise, really, loved for its laid-back look and feel, The Causerie is perfect for lunch or dinner; the Piano Lounge serves traditional Afternoon Tea, cocktails, and hot and cold dishes; and the Lobby Bar offers a casual ambience for relaxing with a drink. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the hotel.
Address:
Great Victoria Street
Belfast , United Kingdom
Edinburgh: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
The grand, classically designed Carlton has an excellent central location just off the Royal Mile and is equidistant between the castle and Holyrood Palace. With 189 spacious air-cooling rooms, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. It offers the elegant Bridge Restaurant, a cocktail bar, a fitness suite with Techno gym equipment, swimming pool, sauna, steam room spa, and a squash court.
Address:
North Bridge
Edinburgh , United Kingdom
York: Mercure York Fairfield Manor
18th century Georgian manor house set in its own grounds. This York hotel enjoys views of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and is 6 km from York Castle and the Jorvik Viking Museum.
Address:
Shipton Road
Skelton-York , United Kingdom
Stratford - upon - Avon: Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon
Set in 5 acres of landscaped gardens alongside the banks of the River Avon, the hotel is ideal for both business or leisure guest.
Address:
Bridgefoot
Stratford-Upon-Avon , United Kingdom

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