Britain and Ireland Delight Winter 2019 2020

Britain and Ireland Delight Winter 2019 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Explore the cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside of Britain and Ireland with their imposing city spires, wild Highland landscapes and such highlights as the idyllic Lake District, Edinburgh Castle, Dublin's Trinity College and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace, all en route.

Day 1 - Arrive London
Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.
Accommodation: Hilton Kensington

Day 2 - London – Stratford-upon-Avon – York – Bradford
This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. Later, during your orientation of York, your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Bradford. Dine tonight in a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Jurys Inn
Meals: Dinner

Day 3 - Bradford – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Skirt the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry.
Accommodation: Ibis City Centre
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Edinburgh Excursion
Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Later, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Glasgow – Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)
Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. See City Hall, Queen's University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally, cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin.
Accommodation: Maldron Newlands Cross
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time
See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the stately Georgian Squares with your Local Specialist. 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.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford
Traverse County Kildare's splendid countryside. In Kilkenny see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Accommodation: Treacys
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Waterford – Cardiff
Cross St. George's Channel to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Principality Stadium before arriving at your hotel.
Accommodation: Park Inn City Centre
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Cardiff – Bath – Windsor – London
Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs? Later, arrive back in London where your amazing holiday ends.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Depart London
Say goodbye to your travelling friends at the end of your amazing holiday.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Belfast See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University
  • Cardiff See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
  • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth
  • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor View the Royal Castle
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

Dining Highlights

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Costsaver recommended London hotel booked through Costsaver or from the London Reception Centre

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Questions & Answers

Question: Hi, what are the optional experiences for this tour?

For more information on optional tours, please give us a call at 1-800-935-2620 and speak with a travel consultant.

Question: When it says view, is it just ride by on the bus or walk by on walking tour? Do we actually go inside to really see these buildings?

CostSaver practices Visit, View and See. Anytime you see the word Visit you go inside, anytime you see the word View you walk near the landmark but don't actually go inside, and anytime you see the word See you simply drive by the location and see it from the tour coach.

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.

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Ratings based off 26 reviews . Currently showing 11 reviews with comments only.
By Larisa B on Sep 06, 2019

Didn't meet staff the first day, the last day was only half day. We didn't visit some places from itinerary - just passed them. Bus was going the whole time on a highway- we didn't see any scenery.

By Bettye R on Jun 09, 2019

This was my first Costsaver tour and it was amazing. Our consultant, Maureen and tour guide Rose were top notch, extremely knowledgeable, and true professionals. I will definitely use Costsaver again!

By Laurette K on Dec 20, 2018

I prefer a step up on accommodations

By Frank S on Aug 31, 2018

Fantastic trip, we enjoyed all aspects of the travel, coach was clean and comfortable. Each city offered some free time for my wife and I to explore on our own, would recommend to others

By Allyson S on Aug 24, 2018

Some of the rooms were substandard and the Costsaver staff did NOT do much to accommodate a disabled person with mobility limitations--including arranging for rooms with walk in showers for safety, or arranging to porter bags the final day. NONE of this was Ms. Sharara's fault, in my opinion, but that of the Costsaver staff.

By Richard R on Jun 15, 2018

Good trip. Itinerary not clear in some cases on what was/was not included. More "on your own" visiting was required than I expected.

By Osman A on Jun 08, 2018

I enjoyed this tour and it exceeded my expectations. The destinations were remarkable and it was a pleasure to see them all. Also, the tour Director was excellent and enthusiastic which made the experience even better.

By Charlotte B on May 11, 2018

I don't think the additional tours were explained very well in the things that I read on the internet. More costs were involved than I realized there would be

By Terry C on May 04, 2018

We were looking for more time spent in countryside, rather than so much time in large, congested cities. Our bus driver & tour director were very good. Most accommodations were very nice but hotel in Waterford (Treacy's) should never be included in tour. It was a fire hazard, with very uneven floors, dirty carpet and terrible food for dinner. Dinners included in tour were not very good, but breakfasts were consistently good. I highly recommend the optional tour just outside Waterford to he Saratoga waterfront pub with entertainment. It was a nice, intimate experience with wonderful Irish music performed by 3 very talented singers.

By Angela H on Dec 23, 2016

The most irritating part of the whole trip was that we did not have sufficient time at each location to be able to do any tours and/or have time to eat our meals and/or also be able to walk around and see the city sights. We felt like we were limited to having to choose between seeing the cities or touring the things we wanted to tour. We felt rushed and very much on a time crunch at each destination. One of the things that contributed to that was the fact that a few times we would stop for a restroom break 10 - 15 minutes before we reached the next destination and that would eat up 30 - 45 minutes or more of the time we could have spent sightseeing. This would be after only an hour or so of driving. We may have been "spoiled" by our last tour (Globus, booked through AFFORDABLETOURS.COM) where the guide was extremely knowledgable of all of the cities we drove through and everything in between. She would give us information about so many things we passed on the drive from one city to the next. He did give us some information, as we neared the cities, but it was mostly political history/facts. Some of that is okay but I wanted more different information on the places we went to than mainly the political side. Our guide on this trip seemed to be more concerned with allowing people to sleep during the drives, and many of the people did sleep on the drives so I felt like that was a hinderance to our guide. We paid a lot of money to take our son, his wife, our daughter and ourselves to visit these countries to see and absorb as many sights and as much information as we could and we didn\'t want to waste our time sleeping and miss anything.


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