Wonders of Britain and Ireland Summer 2019

Wonders of Britain and Ireland Summer 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Travel through England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to write your own story that will feature a Blarney Stone kiss, a swig of Guinness and romance rediscovered in the Lake District.

Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)
The cosmopolitan capital of London rolls out its red carpet with all 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.
Accommodation: Park Plaza County Hall

Day 2 - London Sightseeing and Free Time
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 rest of the day at leisure to delve into the city's history, culture, art and architecture.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 3 - London --- Stonehenge --- Bath --- Cardiff
Ponder the mysteries of the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge this morning, as we drive west to Bath with its elegant Georgian fa''ades and the Roman Baths. Crossing the Severn Estuary to the Welsh capital, we view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly in Cardiff Bay. Enjoy warm hospitality and traditional Welsh pub fare and drinks this evening at a rousing Welcome Reception with your travel companions and Travel Director. Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Park Inn City Centre
Meals: 1 Welcome Reception

Day 4 - Cardiff --- Waterford
This morning, we view the Principality Stadium during our orientation of Cardiff. Enjoy some leisure time in this modern capital. Perhaps 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
Accommodation: Marina/Treacys
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner

Day 5 - Waterford --- Blarney --- Killarney (2 Nights)
'Dive Into Culture' and watch the master craftsmen of the renowned House of Waterford Crystal. Then, kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the 'gift of the gab', before travelling to the picturesque town of Killarney. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' at Molly Gallivan's 200-year-old cottage, sharing a memorable Be My Guest dinner with the O'Sullivan family and their Kerry cows. Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Accommodation: Hotel Killarney
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Dinner with wine

Day 6 - Ring 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
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 7 - Killarney --- 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
Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn Custom House/Clayton Leopardstown
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 8 - Dublin Free Time
Beat the crowds and explore the Guinness Brewery for a tour of the Storehouse including a tasting technique demonstration. 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. Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 9 - Dublin --- 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. 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
Accommodation: Jurys Inn
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Regional Meal

Day 10 - Liverpool --- Lake District --- Gretna Green --- Edinburgh (2 Nights)
The beautiful landscape, which for centuries inspired the Romantic poets, provides a mesmerising backdrop for our scenic drive from the lush green hills of Lancashire to the Lake District. Skirt the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, as we travel through countryside made famous by poet William Wordsworth. We 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
Accommodation: Apex City
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 11 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
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 Royal Mile and the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and admire the Georgian fa''ades in Edinburgh's New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the performance at the Edinburgh Tattoo are included.Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 12 - Edinburgh --- 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
Accommodation: Novotel Centre
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 13 - York --- 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
Accommodation: Best Western Grosvenor
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast, 1 Farewell Dinner

Day 14 - Stratford-upon-Avon --- Bladon --- Oxford --- London
Journey to the Cotswolds this morning and the little churchyard at Bladon where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. 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 visit one of the university's famous colleges (when open). We return to London this afternoon and bid a fond farewell to our Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of a wonderful holiday. Full Breakfast
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

Day 15 - Depart 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
Meals: 1 Full Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in London, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • ORIENTATION of Bath, Cardiff, Chester, York and Oxford
  • 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, Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and one of the famous colleges of Oxford (when open)
  • VIEW the home to Harry Potter & Hogwarts' Alnwick Castle, York Minster, Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and Sir Winston Churchill's grave at Bladon
  • SEE the Lake District's magnificent scenery
  • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry

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 Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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

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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. to 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. (Remove dagger footnote icon and delete "in the prices above")Unused London Accommodation: Should you choose 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 2-24 August 2019: We've included Tattoo tickets when you're in Edinburgh on departures 26 July, 28 July, 02 August, 04 August, 09 August, and 11 August 2019.

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