Britain and Ireland Grandeur Reverse Summer 2020

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland - one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive 'Nessie' all in between.

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: Hilton Kensington/DoubleTree by Hilton Islington

Day 2 - London Sightseeing and Free Time
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: Breakfast

Day 3 - London – Stonehenge – 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: Breakfast,

Day 4 - Leeds – Alnwick – Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights)
We venture north 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. Enjoy a scenic drive north to the enchanting capital of Edinburgh. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.
Accommodation: Macdonald Cardrona
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the quaint Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Edinburgh (Peebles) – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands
We continue north to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. View the famous 18th green which the golfing greats have clamoured to play on for centuries, before heading to picturesque Pitlochry and our overnight stop in the Scottish Highlands.
Accommodation: Highlander
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 7 - Scottish Highlands – Culloden – Loch Ness – Isle of Skye
View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobites were defeated in 1746. Then meander through the scenic Scottish Highlands along the banks of Loch Ness in search of Nessie. We'll view the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle where three lochs meet before travelling to the Isle of Skye where we dine in our hotel tonight.
Accommodation: Dunollie/Kings Arms
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Isle of Skye – Glencoe – Glasgow
Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe, known as the 'Glen of Weeping' before heading to the Scottish cultural capital, Glasgow, where our orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral and the magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
Accommodation: Park Inn by Radisson City Centre
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9 - Glasgow – Gretna Green – Lake District
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. The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our next stop today. See where eloping couples would make their vows over the Marriage Anvil before crossing the border and arriving in Grasmere, where famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth wrote his famous 'Daffodils' poem. See Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, before arriving at your hotel.
Accommodation: North Lakes/Castle Green
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 10 - Galway – Co. Donegal
We travel to the bold British city of Liverpool, hometown of the 'Fab Four'. Saunter through its edgy Scouse streets and perhaps visit The Cavern Club, where the Beatles once played, during your evening at leisure.
Accommodation: Mercure Atlantic Tower
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 - Liverpool – Chester – Dublin (2 Nights)
Travel to the ancient town of Chester where your orientation tour will take you past its Roman walls and famous Tudor 'Rows'. We continue along the scenic North Wales Coast to the island of Anglesey en route to Holyhead. Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin, the charismatic Irish capital.
Accommodation: Clayton Leopardstown
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - 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. Later, we join a 'Local Specialist' to see St. Patrick's Cathedral and other iconic sights. 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: Breakfast

Day 13 - Dublin – Belfast
This morning, cross the border to Northern Ireland. We meet our Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their taxi. Spend the rest of the day at leisure perhaps exploring the Titanic Quarter to learn more about this ill-fated ship.
Accommodation: Park Inn By Radisson
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 - Belfast – Giants Causeway – Londonderry – Co. Donegal
This morning, visit Giants Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking ballast columns, a UNESCO World Heritage site in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in the United Kingdom. Our visit will 'Make A Difference' by helping to conserve this iconic natural landmark. In Londonderry, walk along the 17th-century walls with your 'Local Specialist' and see the streets and murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'troubles'. Later arrive in Donegal where you dine at your hotel.
Accommodation: Ballina/Ocean Sands
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 15 - Co. Donegal – Galway
This morning, we stop in Galway to see the stone Cathedral that was built on the site of an old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square with its tribute to John F. Kennedy.
Accommodation: Connacht/Maldron Oranmore/Maldron Sandy Road
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 16 - Galway – Cliffs of Moher – Limerick – Co. Kerry (2 Nights)
We'll visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher before travelling to Limerick to view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle, the tallest spire in Ireland. Our drive continues through picturesque Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, before arriving in Co. Kerry, our home for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Killarney/Innisfallen/Manor West
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 - Killarney and Ring of Kerry Excursion
Today, we stop in Killarney on our way to the enchanting Ring of Kerry where Ireland's enduring natural beauty is our welcome companion as we circle past the fishing village of Waterville, Black Valley and Moll's Gap.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 18 - Co. Kerry – Blarney – Waterford
In pursuit of the 'gift of the gab', we kiss the Blarney Stone, before continuing to the House of Waterford Crystal where we will enjoy a fascinating 'Dive Into Culture' demonstration with master craftsmen.
Accommodation: Fitzwilton
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 19 - Waterford – Cardiff
Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue your journey through beautiful countryside to arrive in its capital. Explore Cardiff's iconic sights - the Principality Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian fantasy Cardiff Castle at its heart.
Accommodation: Park Inn City Centre
Meals: Breakfast

Day 20 - Cardiff – Bath – Plymouth (2 Nights)
Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's elegant Georgian façades and ancient Roman Baths from which it derives its name. Later we continue to Plymouth, our home for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Copthorne
Meals: Breakfast

Day 21 - Plymouth Orientation and Cornish Excursion
Embark on an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps, where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to the New World centuries ago. Explore the Cornish peninsula and visit the seaside villages of Looe and Polperro. Tonight, we will 'Connect With Locals' for a Farewell 'Be My Guest' dinner at a Cornish farm.
Meals: 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: Hilton Kensington/DoubleTree by Hilton Islington
Meals: Breakfast

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

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

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

Dining Highlights

  • 22 breakfasts
  • 10 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Use of Brendan Vacations's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • Use of Brendan Vacations's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page for details
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.4
Accommodations
1
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
5

Ratings based off 1 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

The Cumberland Hotel that you booked us in for the first 2 nights in London had gone out of business and we spent a half hour driving with our cab driver til we learned that it was now the HArd Rock Hotel. The Tour Director and drivers on the tour were amazing and I would give them each a 10 but the tour bus was extremely tight and the seats not terribly comfortable considering we spent 20 days in them! Some of the tour hotels were good. Some were just fair. Meals were OK but not great. On a positive note, the tour gave us great cultural experiences in the countries we visited, But the communications about the change in hotels for the first 2 days and the size and comfort of the tour bus need to be addressed!


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