Britain and Ireland Delight Summer 2020

Tour Type: CostSaver
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain Costsaver 2020

The best of Britain and Ireland are served up on this 8-day adventure crisscrossing five different countries. See landscapes that have inspired poetry, medieval monuments to God and stony fortresses that housed royals, soldiers and important artefacts. You'll wind your way through the Yorkshire Dales, wander down Edinburgh's Royal Mile and discover a bit of the craic in Dublin, before fine crystal, Celtic tales and a fairy-tale castle or two complete your journey.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Belfast See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University
  • Cardiff See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • Edinburgh 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
  • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth
  • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor View the Royal Castle
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls
Dining Highlights
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page.
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Costsaver recommended London hotel booked through Costsaver or from the London Reception Centre

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2020
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LondonArrive London (1 Night): Your whirlwind journey through the United Kingdom and Ireland launches in its exhilarating capital. After checking in, explore this multicultural city your way, embracing all the pomp and pageantry of Britain's capital. Visit one of the many museums that reveal the history and culture of the world, pay your respects to Her Majesty or pop into your neighbourhood 'local' for a pint or two to kickstart your exploration of Britain and Ireland in style.
Ibis Earls Court
Day 2BradfordLondon - Stratford-upon-Avon - York - Bradford (1 Night): This morning meet your Travel Director and fellow travel companions. Your whirlwind journey through Great Britain and Ireland launches in London. As the boroughs of the Old Smoke give way to the beautiful shires north of its skyscrapers, you'll enjoy a scenic drive through lush green landscapes bound for Shakespeare country. Visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you'll come face to face with the legacy of England's beloved bard before heading to York. Your Travel Director will take you for an orientation walk through its medieval streets to the sacred York Minster, where every piece of stained glass and limestone block was placed for the glory of God. Continue to your hotel in Bradford where tonight you'll dine in a local restaurant.
Jurys Inn/Holiday Inn Garforth
Day 3GlasgowBradford - Lake District - Gretna Green - Glasgow (2 Nights): You're in for a serene start to your morning as you wind your way through the limestone hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales. Rustic stone villages, sheep-filled pastures, castles and abbeys line your route to England's celebrated Lake District. At Lake Windermere, an Optional Experience could take you back to the days of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth who proclaimed the area "the loveliest spot that man hath found". Board an optional cruise on a private boat, skimming the northern coastline, deserted islands and Wray Castle. Then cross the Scottish border and stop in Gretna Green where eloping couples would tie the knot over the anvil. Continue to Glasgow later today. Your afternoon orientation of this former industrial hub turned vibrant modern metropolis will include views of the cathedral, the Clyde River and George Square where many of Scotland's most famous sons are immortalised in stone.
Ibis City Centre
Day 4EDINBURGH EXCURSIONEdinburgh Excursion: A day spent exploring Scotland's exquisite capital will leave you in no doubt as to why it captured the hearts of Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and even Queen Victoria. Your Local Specialist will reveal all the highlights of Auld Reekie. View the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh Castle which watches over the city from Castle Rock. Exchange the medieval facades of Old Town for grand Georgian-lined boulevards across the Leith. You'll have some time to explore Edinburgh your way or consider joining one of two special Optional Experiences, boarding the Royal Yacht Britannia for a brush with royalty or exploring what lies behind the impenetrable walls of Edinburgh Castle. This evening surrender to the skirl of bagpipes during an optional dinner in Stirling with views of its Castle and the Wallace Memorial by night.
Day 5DublinGlasgow - Belfast - Dublin (2 Nights): Your visit to Scotland culminates in a scenic drive along the Ayrshire coast, the rugged landscapes where Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet, was born and raised. Pass Ailsa Craig, the figurative stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland before boarding your short ferry crossing to Northern Ireland. You won't dally in its trendy capital, but there's time to see the City Hall, Queen's University and the dock where the ill-fated Titanic was built. Head south to Dublin, your home for the next two nights. There's no better way to embrace the energy of the city than joining an optional dinner at one of its most popular restaurant-pubs. Rub shoulders with the locals as you dive into dinner and a solid dose of Irish craic.
Citywest/Maldron Tallaght
Day 6DublinDublin Sightseeing and Free Time: You're in for a 'grand' time in the Irish capital this morning as your Local Specialist shares all the highlights. See Trinity College, Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral, founded in the 12th century. Its 43-metre spire makes this the country's tallest church. See the stately Georgian Squares then spend the rest of the day on your own. Head down to Grafton Street or Temple Bar for a pint of the Black Stuff or stroll along the Liffey through the heart of Dublin. This evening, an optional dinner and cabaret evening will have your toes tapping and taste buds craving another round of Irish coffee.
Day 7WaterfordDublin - Kilkenny - Waterford (1 Night): You won't need to don your Sunday best to visit stylish County Kildare, although the heart of Ireland's horseracing community with its elegant estates will have you wishing you could linger a little longer. Continue through the splendid countryside bound for Kilkenny where you'll see its beautiful 12th-century castle, an enduring symbol of Normal occupation. Later you'll arrive in Waterford where a visit to the House of Waterford Crystal will reveal a wonderland of delicate crystal, from stemware to fine china. You're in for a riveting history lesson when you join an Optional Experience in a Waterford pub with a Local Specialist. Visit one of the area's oldest pubs for a pint, likely not served in Waterford crystal class, but just as memorable. Dinner tonight is at your hotel.
Treacys/Viking
Day 8CardiffWaterford - Cardiff (1 Night): Say your goodbyes to the Emerald Isle, crossing St. George's Channel to Wales. Small in size but significant in stature, Wales is the fifth country on this journey across the United Kingdom and Ireland. Its vibrant capital is your final destination today. Here you'll view the Millennium Centre, the National Assembly and the historic Castle at its heart. Climb the 900-year-old Norman keep and perhaps walk on the battlements during an optional private tour of Cardiff Castle this afternoon. Your choice of Optional Experiences this evening could see you venture into the Welsh countryside for dinner at a 14th-century inn or enjoy an evening of Welsh music, culture and humour at the Millennium Centre, an iconic building in Cardiff Bay.
Copthorne
Day 9LondonCardiff - Bath - Windsor - London (1 Night): Cross the Severn Estuary into England and venture to Bath with its elegant Georgian architecture. The city's healing waters saw it emerge as a wellness centre as far back as Roman times and you could choose to visit what remains of its Roman Baths before heading to Windsor to view the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle. There's time for a quiet stroll along the banks of the river and shop for Royal souvenirs before arriving in London.
Ibis Earls Court/Hilton Kensington
Day 10LondonDepart London: It's time to close the curtain on your epic adventure across the England and Ireland. You'll say a fond farewell to new friends as you prepare for your return journey home. A London Heathrow airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.
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