Britain and Ireland Grandeur 2019

Britain and Ireland Grandeur 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast, with a visit to The Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and 'Nessie'.

Day 1 - Arrive London (2 Nights)
The cosmopolitan capital that is London is yours to explore today - the perfect launch pad to discover what's great about Great Britain. Spend the day relaxing in the Royal Parks, amble along the Thames or visit one of the many museums showcasing the art, culture and antiquities of what was once the British Empire.
Accommodation: Cumberland/Hard Rock

Day 2 - London Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist today for a memorable encounter with London's most iconic sights. See Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey where Britain's kings and queens have been crowned for centuries. Spend the rest of the day exploring London on your terms - shop for the best of British on Carnaby Street, admire the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus or visit 'The City' with Christopher Wren's great St. Pauls Cathedral.
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 3 - London – Stonehenge – Salisbury – Plymouth (2 Nights)
Meet your Travel Director today before journeying west to the Wiltshire landscapes of Salisbury Plain where you'll ponder the myths of the ancient mystical monoliths at Stonehenge which remain largely unsolved to to this day. Continuing through Devon, arrive in the historic naval port of Plymouth, your home for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Copthorne
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 4 - Plymouth Orientation and Cornish Excursion
Embark on an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps. Explore the Cornish peninsula and visit the seaside villages of Looe and Polperro.
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 5 - Plymouth – Bath – Cardiff
Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's stylish Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths from which it derives its name. We continue to the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, where we'll have a free evening to enjoy this modern city's proud heritage.
Accommodation: Park Inn City Centre
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 6 - Cardiff – Waterford
This morning, we explore Cardiff's iconic sights - the Principality Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian fantasy castle before crossing the Irish Sea to Waterford, most famous for the delicate crystal that graces elegant homes the world over. This evening we dine in our hotel.
Accommodation: Fitzwilton
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 7 - Waterford – Blarney – Killarney (2 Nights)
Our first stop today is at the House of Waterford Crystal where we 'Dive Into Culture', watching a demonstration with master craftsmen. In pursuit of the 'gift of the gab', we journey to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, before arriving later in picturesque Killarney.
Accommodation: Hotel Killarney/Innisfallen
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 8 - Ring of Kerry Excursion
Ireland's enduring natural beauty accompanies our leisurely drive circling the enchanting Ring of Kerry. We pass the fishing village of Waterville, Moll's Gap and the Black Valley - renowned for being the last place in Ireland without power and telephone networks.
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 9 - Killarney – Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway
We stop in Limerick and view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle. Our next stop is the magnificent Cliffs of Moher which plunge into the Atlantic, before arriving in Galway, where we'll spend the night.
Accommodation: Connacht/Maldron Oranmore
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 10 - Galway – Co. Donegal
This morning see the great stone Galway Cathedral and stroll through Eyre Square, a tribute to former US president John F. Kennedy, who visited Galway in 1963. Travel to Donegal to see its 15th-century castle and enjoy time at leisure before dining at your hotel.
Accommodation: Central/Ocean Sands
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 11 - Co. Donegal – Londonderry – Giant’s Causeway – Belfast Orientation
We cross the Irish border into Northern Ireland, joining a Local Specialist in Londonderry to stroll along its 17th-century city walls. See the street murals of the Bogside before continuing to the mythical stepping stones of the Giant's Causeway. Our visit to the haunt of Finn McCool will 'Make A Difference' by helping conserve this iconic natural landmark. Our final stop today is in Belfast, where we'll enjoy an orientation, followed by free time to explore the capital city's sights.
Accommodation: Park Inn/Stormont
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 12 - Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)
We spend the morning with a Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. Heading south to Dublin later, we see St. Patrick's Cathedral and other iconic sights in the company of a Local Specialist. Tonight, consider an Optional Experience to enjoy the rousing sounds and warm hospitality of a traditional Irish Cabaret performance.
Accommodation: Mespil/Clayton Leopardstown
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 13 - Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time
Beat the crowds and gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse before general admission. Here you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and embark on a tour and tasting technique demonstration. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colourful performers, head to Temple Bar or stroll through Phoenix Park, Dublin's playground.
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 14 - Dublin – Chester – Liverpool
Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue to the ancient town of Chester, where your orientation tour will take you past its Roman walls and famous half-timbered Tudor 'Rows'. 'Dive Into Culture' and gain insights into the life of the local Town Crier before heading to the haunt of the 'Fab Four', edgy Liverpool, where we'll spend the night.
Accommodation: Jurys Inn
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 15 - Liverpool – Lake District
Head north to the idyllic Lake District, which has inspired poets and writers for centuries, and admire the spectacular surrounds of Lake Windermere.
Accommodation: North Lakes/Castle Green
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 16 - Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow
The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our first stop today, where we'll tread in the footsteps of eloping couples who would take their vows over the Marriage Anvil. We arrive in Glasgow for an orientation tour including views of the Cathedral and magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. We visit Falkirk Wheel where you'll 'Dive into Culture' learning about the legacy of Scotland's canals and experience the world's only rotating boat lift. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Meal at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn/Park Inn
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 17 - Glasgow – Glencoe – Isle of Skye
Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe, known as the 'Glen of the Weeping' and see Britain's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. We'll view the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle, where three lochs meet, before travelling to the Isle of Skye.
Accommodation: Dunollie/Kings Arms
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 18 - Isle of Skye – Loch Ness – Culloden – Scottish Highlands
Travel through the scenic Scottish Highlands via Glen Shiel and along the banks of Loch Ness, home to the mythical monster affectionately known as 'Nessie'. View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobites were defeated in 1746.
Accommodation: Highlander
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 19 - Scottish Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh (2 Nights)
We continue south and stop in Pitlochry before travelling to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. We cross the Firth of Forth to the enchanting Scottish capital, Edinburgh, our home for the next two nights. During the Edinburgh Festival, tickets to the Edinburgh Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle are included.
Accommodation: Leonardo Royal Haymarket/Holiday Inn
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 20 - Edinburgh Sightseeing
Join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building.
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 21 - Edinburgh – Alnwick – York
Visit the medieval market town of Alnwick before stopping in York where we'll embark on an orientation walk along the picturesque Shambles and to York Minster, one of the greatest cathedrals in the world. This evening 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner at a grand private home of a Yorkshire family enjoying traditional flavours and hospitality.
Accommodation: Novotel Centre
Meals: Full Breakfast,

Day 22 - York – Stratford-upon-Avon – London
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre before returning to London this afternoon for our last evening at leisure.
Accommodation: Cumberland/Hard Rock
Meals: Full Breakfast

Day 23 - Depart London
We leave the bright lights of Old Blighty behind after an epic encounter with Britain and Ireland.
Meals: Full Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in London, Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh
  • ORIENTATION of Salisbury Plain, Plymouth, Bath, Cardiff, Limerick, Galway, Chester, Glasgow and York
  • VISIT the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge, the Roman Baths in Bath, Waterford Crystal Showroom, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Giants Causeway, the Falkirk Wheel, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Alnwick and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon
  • VIEW the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield and York Minster
  • SCENIC DRIVE on a Cornish Excursion, experience the Ring of Kerry

Dining Highlights

  • 22 full breakfasts
  • 10 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 Brendan Vacations 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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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.


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