Britain & Ireland Delights - Leisure Holidays

Britain & Ireland DelightsUnited Kingdom

From RM3,929 / per person for 7 nights
Castles, churches and old-fashioned towns are covered during this in-depth journey.

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Summary

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.

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Itinerary

Accommodation

Day 1: Hotel Jurys Inn

Day 2 & 3: Ibis City Centre

Day 4 & 5 : Hotel Citywest

Day 6: Hotel Treacys

Day 7: Hotel Copthorne

Sightseeing

Day 1 - London - Stratford-upon-Avon - York - Bradford
Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. 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. 


Day 2 - Bradford - Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow 
Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. Cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green. In 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.


Day 3 - Edinburgh Excursion
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.


Day 4 - Glasgod - Belfast - Dublin
Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past Ailsa Craig island, 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.


Day 5 - 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. 


Day 6 - 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.


Day 7 - 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 Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.


Day 8 - Cardiff - Bath - Windsor - London
Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Later arrive back in London where your amazing holiday ends.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

9 meals as per itinerary - 7 Buffet breakfasts, 2 Three course dinners

Local Specialists

Local specialists to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director and separate driver

Hotel Charges & Local Taxes

All baggage handling, hotel charges and local taxes

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Airport Transfer

Per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport

/per person

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