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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

England , Ireland , North Ireland , Scotland

Cities Visited

Belfast , Derry , Dublin , Edinburgh , London , Westport , York

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for England
Depart for England

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in London
Arrive in London, the cosmopolitan capital of the United Kingdom and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: London
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - London City Tour
Discover London's history and pageantry on a tour of the trendy West End that begins with a drive through fashionable Kensington. Pass Harrods, on the way to Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, and Westminster Abbey. Continue to the historic Houses of Parliament, and view Big Ben. Balance of the day is at leisure or, join the optional tour of the Tower of London, and St. Paul's Cathedral
Optional: Tower of London & St. Paul's Cathedral (PM)
Overnight: London
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Stratford-upon-Avon, Medieval York
From London, head to Stratford-upon-Avon, on the River Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. View the thatched cottage where Anne Hathaway lived before continuing to his home on Henley Street. Pass by Holy Trinity Church, his final resting place before free time in this celebrated town where the Bard's plays are still performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then, travel to the walled medieval city of York in northeast England. Dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: York
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - York Minster, Edinburgh
View York Minster, a remarkable 13th century Gothic cathedral with medieval stained glass and two functioning bell towers, that dominates this historic city. Drive past the city walls that form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse on the way to Hadrian's Wall. Crossing into Scotland, drive via Jedburgh Abbey one of the four abbeys built on the border during the Middle Ages. In the afternoon, arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Tuesday - Edinburgh's Heritage, Holyrood and Edinburgh Castle
Today take a tour of Edinburgh. Pass the elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town on the way to the Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament at the foot of the Royal Mile. View Holyroodhouse, the King's official residence in Scotland. Later, visit Edinburgh Castle to view Scotland's crown jewels, St. Margaret's Chapel and the Stone of Destiny. After, return to the city center for leisure time. Tonight, don't miss the optional Scottish Dinner & Show
Optional: Scottish Dinner & Show (PM)
Overnight: Edinburgh
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Ferry to Belfast
Morning drive to the small village of Cairnryan, to board a luxury high-speed ferry that whisks you to Belfast in Northern Ireland across the Irish Sea. Upon arrival, independently discover Northern Ireland's capital with its beautifully restored Victorian architecture, and rich cultural life. Dinner tonight is at the hotel
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Explore Belfast, Titanic Museum
Today's exploration of Belfast begins at the Edwardian City Hall, the university district, and the newly-renovated Ulster Museum, a repository of historic treasures. Stop in a neighborhood where buildings are still scarred from "The Troubles" which ended with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Visit the Titanic Belfast Museum constructed in the actual dockyard where the doomed ship was built; its multimedia presentation follows the history of Belfast and the creation of the world's most famous ocean liner. The rest of the day is yours to discover Belfast on your own
Overnight: Belfast
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Giant's Causeway & Visitor Center, Derry's Medieval Walls
Begin with a drive through the Glens of Antrim to the north coast of Northern Ireland. Here, visit Giant's Causeway, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, where unusual hexagonal columns formed by 60 million years of volcanic activity stretch into the sea. After a visit to the Visitor Center, on to the city of Derry (also called Londonderry). In the afternoon, a walking tour of Derry includes the neo-Gothic Guildhall with its beautiful stained glass windows. View the preserved medieval city walls, that completely encircle the old city. Dinner tonight, is at your hotel
Overnight: Derry
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Picturesque Sligo, Knock Shrine, Westport
Morning drive to Sligo, with its renowned natural beauty, home to the young poet William Butler Yeats. Next, proceed to the village of Knock in County Mayo, where many believe that the Virgin Mary appeared. Pause at the sacred Knock Shrine, a Roman Catholic pilgrimage site. The day ends in bustling Westport, in the northern West Coast. Upon arrival, have dinner of local favorites
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - Glen Keen Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
Spend a day in the Irish countryside. Visit the unique Glen Keen Farm* and learn more about this center of agritourism designated as a special area of conservation for its natural beauty. After lunch, travel into the heart of Connemara to visit Kylemore Abbey. Stroll through the restored rooms of the abbey and the Victorian walled garden with its colorful floral displays. Perhaps, stop for a cup of fresh herbal tea at the Tea House, before returning to Westport. The evening is at leisure*Farm activities are weather dependent.
Overnight: Westport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12, Monday - Seaside Galway, Discover Dublin
Today, travel to Galway, once a seafaring town, nestled on the shores of Galway Bay. Walk the winding streets in the downtown area to Eyre Square and the trendy Latin Quarter. At Lynch's Castle, view 14th century stonework that includes ghoulish gargoyles before arriving at Galway Cathedral. In the afternoon, it's off to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Explore St. Stephen's Green, Phoenix Park and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The evening is at leisure
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Dublin at Leisure, Irish Pub Dinner
Spend a full day of leisure in Dublin, to further explore this city on your own. Perhaps, choose the optional Dublin Gin School for the ultimate Gin Experience. During the tour, the in-house expert will guide you through the history of gin. Gain insight into the importance of choosing the right botanicals before putting them in your miniature copper pot-still to work. While waiting for your final product, savor local seasonal bites, paired with the signature Ha'Penny and Míl Gin cocktails. Once your gin is distilled, you can seal it in a bottle to take home. Tonight, dinner is at one of Ireland's oldest pubs. It will be a rip-roaring evening of traditional Irish music and dance accompanied by a great selection of quality Irish food
Optional: Dublin Gin School
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - Depart Ireland
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-London, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights London
  • 1 night York
  • 2 nights Edinburgh
  • 2 nights Belfast
  • 1 night Derry
  • 2 nights Westport
  • 2 nights Dublin
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†♦
  • Ferry Cairnryan-Belfast
  • 19 meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Discover London’s history and pageantry on a tour of the trendy West End
  • In Stratford-upon-Avon trace the footsteps of Shakespeare, England’s most famous poet
  • Travel to the medieval city of York with its rich history, dating back to the Romans
  • Visit Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle high above the city; view the magnificent crown jewels
  • Tour Belfast’s Titanic Museum constructed in the dockyard where the ship was built
  • Visit spectacular Giant’s Causeway, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland
  • View Derry’s preserved medieval city walls with its four original gates encircling the city
  • Spend a day in the Irish countryside and visit the unique Glen Keen working sheep farm
  • Travel to Galway, once a seafaring town, nestled on the shores of Galway Bay
  • Savor dinner at an Irish pub in Dublin with traditional Irish dance and music
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    ♦ London Gatwick Airport transfers available at an additional cost

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms will be accommodated in a twin and single at Park Plaza Riverbank, Hilton York, Everglades Hotel, and Westport Plaza Hotel.


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    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

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    Accommodations

    Park Plaza Riverbank
    This first class hotel overlooks the River Thames.

    Hilton York
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of historic York, next to Clifford's Tower.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh.

    Maldron Belfast City
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Belfast.

    Everglades Hotel
    This first class hotel is located just a short drive from the bustling, historic and dynamic City Center.

    Westport Plaza Hotel
    This first class hotel is situated in the town of Westport.

    Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane
    This first class hotel is ideally located in the Dublin Docklands.

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    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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    I just returned from a fabulous England, Scotland, Ireland tour with Gate 1 Travel. Our Scottish tour guide, Adam, held our hand the whole way. (I was traveling alone) His knowledge of the cities and towns we stayed were priceless. Great local food, beer and wine. Thank you Trena Holloway, Affordable Tours, and Gate 1 Most everyone is this group were repeat guests.

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