Britain and Ireland Experience 2014

Britain and Ireland Experience 2014


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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.

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Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Experience the Britain and Ireland of a simpler time, through medieval castles and churches that have stood for centuries. Admire Ireland's breathtaking Dingle Peninsula and roam the charming streets of Oxford.

Day 1 - DEPART USA
Overnight flight to London.

Day 2 - ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)
Relax after check-in or stroll through London and soak up the unique atmosphere.
Jurys Inn Islington

Day 3 - LONDON FREE TIME
Spend the day exploring London's sights.Full Breakfast

Day 4 - LONDON - WINDSOR - BATH - CARDIFF
This morning, meet your Travel Director and traveling companions as you set off on your vacation. Visit Windsor and see the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the spa town of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight.Full Breakfast,Dinner
Copthorne

Day 5 - CARDIFF - PEMBROKE - WATERFORD
Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. View Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast,Dinner
Treacys

Day 6 - WATERFORD - BLARNEY - TRALEE
Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle – kiss the stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab'! Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee.Full Breakfast,Dinner
Manor West

Day 7 - TRALEE - DINGLE PENINSULA - LIMERICK
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland. Arrive in Limerick where you view St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.Full Breakfast
Limerick City Hotel

Day 8 - LIMERICK - GALWAY - DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)
This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to view Galway Bay. Stop in Galway then head across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland's capital.Full Breakfast
Jurys Inn Parnell St

Day 9 - DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Guide takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin, with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose. For your last night in Ireland, why not join your travelling companions for an Irish cabaret.Full Breakfast

Day 10 - DUBLIN - CHESTER - LIVERPOOL
Cross the Irish Sea, with magnificent views of Dublin Bay, and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. Admire breathtaking scenery in Snowdonia National Park on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows'. Arrive later in Liverpool, home of the Beatles.Full Breakfast
Ibis Centre

Day 11 - LIVERPOOL - LAKE DISTRICT - EDINBURGH (DUNFERMLINE) (2 NIGHTS)
Stop to view William Wordsworth's grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents' wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh.Full Breakfast
Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline/Peebles Hydro

Day 12 - EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Guide includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an optional excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. Tonight, why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?Full Breakfast

Day 13 - EDINBURGH (DUNFERMLINE) - YORK - LEEDS
This morning, travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian's Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast,Dinner
Bewleys

Day 14 - LEEDS - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - WARWICK
This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs and see Anne Hathaways' Cottage. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man's life. Dine tonight at your hotel in the historic city of Warwick.Full Breakfast,Dinner
Holiday Inn Express

Day 15 - WARWICK - OXFORD - LONDON
Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard at Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and traveling companions at the end of your memorable vacation.Full Breakfast
Jurys Inn Islington

Day 16 - LONDON - USA
Today say goodbye to London as you return home with magical memories.Full Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Adare View the prettiest village in Ireland.
  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town.
  • Bladon View Sir Winston Churchill's grave.
  • Blarney Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab'.
  • Cardiff See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle.
  • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows'.
  • Dublin With your Local Guide, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour.
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Guide includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the castle.
  • Galway View Galway Cathedral.
  • Grasmere Visit the village of Grasmere, and view the grave of Wordsworth.
  • Gretna Green Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754.
  • Hadrian's Wall View the remains of the Roman wall.
  • Jedburgh View the abbey ruins.
  • Limerick View St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.
  • Oxford View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's Birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage.
  • Waterford Visit the Crystal Showroom, when open.
  • Windsor View the castle.
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles.
  • Youghal Visit the picturesque fishing port of Youghal.

Dining Highlights

  • 5 three course dinners
  • 14 full breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland and return.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

General Note
Departure notes: Edinburgh Tattoo - August 1, 2014 to August 23, 2014: Ask your Travel Agent to book your tickets (Subject to availability).

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Ratings based off 2219 reviews about Trafalgar Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Yan T on Sep 24, 2016

Great tour director and driver. The whole trip is worry free and very enjoyable. The nine day trip covered everything I expected and more.

By Doris K on Sep 09, 2016

Hotels were 4 stars, rooms were clean and big, breakfasts and dinners that provided with package were excellent, tour director and bus driver both were friendly and professional both made our trip a memorable once.

By Sita Rama Prasad S on Sep 02, 2016

We all had fun as tour director made it possible for us to be free and express our thought. She was catalyst in making things happen. Bus driver was very good and drove so well we did not feel any motion. he was jovial and friendly. Kept bus very clean.

By John L on Aug 06, 2016

This was our first experience with bus tours, but it will not be our last. The trip provided an excellent cross section of the area, history and people. The guide and driver were excellent and very knowledgeable. The main accommodations and meals were far beyond our expectations. Overall it was an outstanding experience and value.

By Kanda L on Jul 31, 2016

My husband and I are very happy with the trip around the island. The sceneries of the mountains, glaciers, lagoons, waterfalls, lava and rock formations are captivating. The island is extremely clean. We have never breathed any air so fresh and pollutant-free in our lives until we visited Iceland. The Icelanders are very friendly and hardworking. We even saw young girls carry luggage of hotel guests to make extra money. The country also seems crime-free and we felt safe throughout our trip. To our surprise and convenience, we did not need Icelandic Krona while traveling in Iceland since credit cards are accepted everywhere in Iceland. The only downside of the trip is that food is very expensive but the quality of the food in general is good.

By Julie G on Jul 15, 2016

Very well planned and the accommodations were excellent. The guide was fabulous. Loved the trip!!!

By Nanette M on Jul 08, 2016

This trip was a another great experience with Trafalgar. Our Travel Director was exceptional!

By Eileen S on Jul 05, 2016

Loved tour director and driver.

By Peggy C on Jul 05, 2016

While it's a lot of bus riding, the scenery and experiences are well worth the trip. The tour director was top-notch in providing very creative service enhancing the entire experience. It was a wonderful trip and I'd highly recommend it.

By Darrell P on Jul 04, 2016

The accommodations were excellent, although two were not modern with no cell service or internet. The food was very good except at the 320 Ranch. The tour director and the driver were both exceptional. All in all, we had a great vacation. We really enjoyed seeing Yellowstone.

By Nancy G on Jul 03, 2016

This trip becomes quite expensive due to few meals are included. This of course has its pluses and minuses. 47 people on a trip is too many.

By Rita D on Jul 01, 2016

I was completely satisfied with this tour. Areas visited were beautiful. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun. Our hotels were much nicer than I had expected. Highly recommend this tour.

By Jean C on Jun 26, 2016

Of the six tours we have taken with Trafalgar, this one scored at the bottom of the list. Everything was very well done and the tour director was excellent, but somehow the Scandinavian trip lacked the excitement of former trips. The fjords and Norwegian mountains were beautiful, but the optional offerings were not as interesting as those in other tours. There was also a second Trafalgar bus that followed about fifteen or twenty minutes behind us which made the stops crowded. It was as though there were 96 people on the tour instead of 48. There were separate tour directors, but I definitely didn't like the second bus. I do believe that Trafalgar is an excellent company...it's just that this tour didn't meet our expectations.

By Maureen W on Jun 19, 2016

An excellent experience. Learn to commend this amount about the country in the people. Great for families.


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