Britain & Ireland Delights WinterUnited Kingdom

From RM4,343 / 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.


*Price based on twin-sharing basis after any discounts applicable.

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Itinerary

Accommodation

Day 1: Hotel Jurys Inn

Day 2 & 3: Ibis City Centre

Day 4 & 5 : Hotel Maldron Newlands Cross

Day 6: Hotel Treacys

Day 7: Park Inn City Centre

Sightseeing

Day 1 - 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.

Included Meals - Dinner


Day 2 - Bradford - Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow 
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.

Included Meals - Breakfast


Day 3 - 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.

Included Meals - Breakfast


Day 4 - Glasgod - Belfast - Dublin
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.

Included Meals - Breakfast


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. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening, consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.

Included Meals - Breakfast


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.

Included Meals - Breakfast


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 Principality Stadium before arriving at your hotel.

Included Meals - Breakfast


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. 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.

Included Meals - Breakfast

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

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 in Edingburgh

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director and a professional 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

Pre-pay Gratuities

Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver

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