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Britain and Ireland From the lively cities to the breathtaking scenery, you'll discover the best of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland on this in-depth Britain and Ireland tour.

Britain and Ireland are known for their breathtaking scenery, and this tour will not disappoint. You'll see the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland's awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, formed millions of years ago; and Brecon Beacons National Park, with its dramatic landscapes. Enjoy time in the Scottish Highlands, filled with dramatic landscapes, rolling farmland, picturesque seaside towns, and beautiful lochs (lakes).

Britain and Ireland are also known for their picturesque and historic towns and cities. On this Britain and Ireland tour, you'll visit many of these towns, including Oxford, home to some of England's most famous colleges; Stratford-upon-Avon, where you'll get a glimpse into life in 16th-century England in Shakespeare's hometown; York, England's most complete medieval city with its cobbled streets and the magnificent York Minster, England's largest Gothic cathedral; Berwick-upon-Tweed, a peaceful coastal town with a turbulent past; Strathpeffer, known in its Victorian heyday as a spa resort; Looe, a pretty fishing village; the seaside town of Tramore; Bath, known for the excavations of Roman baths used for bathing and socializing 2,000 years ago; and many more. You'll also visit the capitals-London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin, and Belfast.

These are just some of the many highlights of this tour through the British Isles. For value-minded vacationers, this is the perfect way to see England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland!

All This. Included. Adventure is knocking with everything you need for perfectly affordable touring. We include hand-selected accommodations, guided sightseeing, and seamless transportation between destinations-with value-minded travel lovers in mind. Explore with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides, complimentary headsets, private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, a return Irish Sea ferry crossing, and a boat across the Shannon estuary. Enhance your free time to explore like a local with your GO mobile app!

Special departures: Departures August 4 and 18 include the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Map Day 1 Arrive in London, England
Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, there's time to rest or to start exploring the lively British capital; uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

While we include select excursions on your trip, you may wish to explore other options for your free time. Below is a selection of excursions that may be available for purchase on your tour.

A Taste of London
A traditional dining experience followed by a nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. 5h 30m

Day 2 London
What's your pleasure? Today is devoted to exploring on your own or enjoying our exciting program of optional activities. You may choose to join a Local Guide for an optional morning sightseeing tour of the city's famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall]s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Later, maybe visit Windsor Castle or the Tower of London with its spectacular Crown Jewels. Tonight, we recommend our optional Taste of London excursion with dinner, followed by a guided illumination cruise on the River Thames. (B)

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years and is today one of the official residences of His Majesty The King. 5h 15m

Morning City Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the River Thames, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall's mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister's Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. 4h 0m

Day 3 London-Oxford-Stratford-upon-Avon-Coventry
Meet your Tour Director and travel companions and depart at 8 am for a memorable day of sightseeing, including a walking tour of Oxford, one of the country's oldest seats of learning; then, skirt the Cotswold Hills to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. Take photos of Anne Hathaway's Cottage and explore the town at your own pace. Overnight in Leeds. Today's Distance: 249 mi/ 400 km (B,D)

Day 4 Coventry-York-Newcastle
This morning, head north to York, England's most complete medieval city. Stand in awe in front of the great structure of York Minster, then follow your Tour Director through a maze of quaint streets, including the narrow Shambles. Stop for the night in Newcastle, once an important hub for the wool trade and coal mining and now a vibrant, modern city. Today's Distance: 108 mi/ 174 km (B,D)

Day 5 Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, Scotland-Edinburgh
See a section of Hadrian's Wall, then motor through wild Northumberland National Park to the Scottish border. Stop for photos at Jedburgh before arriving in Edinburgh. Here, sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200 year old "New Town". In the "Old Town," visit Edinburgh Castle to admire Scotland"s Crown Jewels. A suggestion for this evening: a traditional Scottish night out with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and, of course, the Ceremony of the Haggis. Today's Distance: 117 mi/188 km (B)

Scottish Evening
No trip to Scotland is complete without an authentic Scottish evening filled with traditional food, drinks, singers, dancers, bagpipes, and, of course, the unforgettable Ceremony of the Haggis! 4h 0m

Day 6 Edinburgh
Your choice today: an optional morning excursion to Rosslyn Chapel, made world-famous by Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, and also one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings. You will have ample time to visit the 15th century medieval chapel and the visitor centre, and to take photographs of the ruins of Rosslyn Castle. Later, an optional tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia with dinner. For departures August 4, August 11 and August 18, tickets are included for tonight's performance of the world-renowned Military Tattoo. (B)

Royal Yacht Britannia and Dinner
Discover what life was like on board Her Majesty's floating residence during an exciting visit of the Royal Yacht Britannia, followed by dinner with wine at an excellent local restaurant! 5h 0m

Day 7 Edinburgh-St. Andrews-Dundee-Perth-Pitlochry-Culloden Moor-Inverness-Strathpeffer
A day of memorable sightseeing. Take the elegant Forth Road Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club has given us the rules of golfing, then cross the Firth of Tay and, via Dundee and Perth, head into the Highlands, with a stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. Cross the battlefield of Culloden Moor with its memories of Bonnie Prince Charlie, then via Inverness, head for your Highland destination. Today's Distance: 221 mi/ 355 km (B,D)

Day 8 Strathpeffer. West Coast Excursion
More spectacular Scottish scenery: Dornoch Firth, the Kyle of Sutherland, the Falls of Shin, the Mountains of Assynt, and Knockan Crag. Then, follow Strath Oykel for a visit to Ullapool, a remote fishing harbor on Loch Broom, before returning along Loch Glascarnoch. Our recommendation for this afternoon: join the optional Loch Ness Experience, which includes a cruise on the loch, followed by supper. Today's Distance: 123 mi/ 198 km (B)

Loch Ness Experience and Supper
The history, legends, and utter majesty of Scotland's most famous lake are revealed on this discovery featuring Loch Ness Centre, a scenic cruise, and dinner! 5h 0m

Day 9 Strathpeffer-Isle of Skye-Fort William-Glasgow
More heather clad moors as you drive through the western Highlands all the way to Fort William beneath Ben Nevis. Glen Coe, where the MacDonald Clan was massacred in 1692, and a drive along the "Bonnie Banks" of Loch Lomond are scenic highlights on the way to Glasgow, Scotland's great cultural city. Today's Distance: 183 mi/ 295 km (B,D)

Day 10 Glasgow-Alloway-Belfast, Northern Ireland
On this morning's orientation drive through Scotland's largest city, see the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares, built by wealthy tobacco barons. Later, stop at Alloway, the birthplace of Robert Burns, before boarding the ferry for the Irish Sea, crossing to Belfast. Today's Distance: 100 mi/ 160 km (B)

Day 11 Belfast-Giant's Causeway-Derry-Belleek-Drumcliff, Ireland-Sligo
Take the scenic route along the Antrim Coast to awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway, then let the province's story unfold as you head for the city of Derry. Arrive in Sligo, tonight's destination. Today's Distance: 214 mi/ 344 km (B,D)

Day 12 Sligo-Galway-Cliffs of Moher-Ennis
Travel south to Galway, a popular seaside destination and a buzzing cosmopolitan district with vibrant shops and a busy cafe and bar culture. Then, cross the limestone plateau of The Burren to visit the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher. Tonight, a chance to attend an optional medieval banquet at a historic castle. Today's Distance: 161 mi/ 260 km (B)

Medieval Castle Banquet
Step back in time at an original Irish medieval banquet. Enjoy a 4-course feast with wine, then relax as your medieval hosts dazzle you with unforgettable music and storytelling. 3h 10m

Day 13 Ennis-Dingle Peninsula-Killarney
Via Adare and Tralee into County Kerry. Breathtaking scenery this afternoon on the Dingle Peninsula, where the 32-mile Slea Head drive affords magnificent vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Afternoon arrival in Killarney, your destination for the next two nights. Today's Distance: 154 mi/ 249 km (B,D)

Day 14 Killarney. Ring of Kerry Excursion
At Killorglin, join the road known as the Ring of Kerry for a 100-mile coastal panoramic drive featuring sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly painted farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney. Then, a special optional adventure: take a horse-drawn jaunting car along the national park lakeshore for pictures of Ross Castle. Today's Distance: 100 mi / 160 km (B)

Jaunting Car Ride
A delightful horse-drawn jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park to legendary Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane. 1h 10m

Day 15 Killarney-Blarney-Dungarvan-Tramore
More scenic beauty as you head into County Cork. Stop in Blarney, famous for its Stone of Eloquence, with time at your leisure to see the castle, and shop for Irish crafts and handmade crystal. After lunch, drive past Cork, the country's second-largest city. Finally, pass Dungarvan and travel along the Copper Coast to the seaside resort of Tramore. Tonight, maybe join an optional pub tour before dinner at your hotel. Today's Distance: 131 mi/ 211 km (B,D)

Tramore Pub Evening
For local Irish flavor, take a scenic drive to a traditional pub with a local musician ready to entertain you and give you wonderful memories of this beautiful country. Two drinks of your choice are included. 2h 0m

Day 16 Tramore-Waterford-Avoca-Glendalough-Dublin
On your northbound journey pause in Waterford, famous for its exquisite crystal, and visit Kilkenny, one of Ireland's prettiest towns with medieval cobblestone streets and Old-World charm. Afternoon arrival in Dublin-top off the day with an optional Irish cabaret evening including dinner, dance, song, and laughter. Today's Distance: 128 mi/ 205 km (B)

Taylors Irish Cabaret
You won't want to miss this popular outing to the legendary Taylors Irish Cabaret, featuring a delicious dinner, drinks, and outstanding Irish music, dance, and comedy. 4h 10m

Day 17 Dublin
Dublin A day in the "Fair City" starts off with an orientation drive through Ireland's capital and includes statue-lined O'Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to enjoy Dublin at leisure. This evening's optional dinner excursion is to the famous Guinness Storehouse. (B)

Guinness Storehouse Visit and Supper
Discover the history, traditions, and brewing techniques behind one of the world's most popular beer on this fascinating tour, tasting and dinner at Dublin's legendary Guinness Storehouse. 4h 0m (B)

Day 18 Dublin-Liverpool
Take the ferry across the Irish Sea to Holyhead on the Welsh Isle of Anglesey with its tongue-twisting names. Explore North Wales on the way to Caernarfon where the castle saw the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales, before arriving in Liverpool. Today's Distance: 180 mi/ 290 km (B)

Liverpool City Tour
This private guided tour is an entertaining introduction to Liverpool, featuring the city's glorious maritime past, the cathedral, historic civic buildings, and sites made famous by the Beatles! 2h 0m

Day 19 Liverpool - Wales - Cardiff
A day dedicated to Wales as you head south through the ancient market town of Builth Wells and Brecon Beacons National Park, land of salmon rivers and the Welsh mountain pony. In Cardiff, an orientation drive takes in Cathays Park with its splendid civic buildings and Cardiff Castle. Tonight's optional excursion is an evening of Welsh entertainment and dinner. Today's Distance: 174 mi/ 281 km (B)

Welsh Evening
Experience Welsh culture at its finest during this memorable excursion featuring a dinner of local specialties, wine, and spirited folkloric entertainment. 4h 0m

Day 20 Cardiff-Bath, England-Glastonbury-Widecombe-Plymouth
Across the Severn Bridge to the elegant Georgian city of Bath, famed for its Roman relics. Into the West Country via Glastonbury and its legends of King Arthur, and wild and romantic Dartmoor with a visit to the picture-book village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Upon arrival in Plymouth, hear about Sir Francis Drake and see the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked in 1620. Today-s Distance: 198 mi/ 319 km

Day 21 Plymouth. Looe Excursion
Today's excursion takes you to the pretty fishing village and former smuggler's port of Looe. Then, follow in the footsteps of Drake, Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers on an optional cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world's greatest natural harbors. Today's Distance: 45 mi/ 65 km (B)

Plymouth Harbor Cruise
Follow in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and the Pilgrim Fathers on this narrated cruise on Plymouth Sound, one of the world's great natural harbors. 1h 20m

Day 22 Plymouth-Stonehenge-Brighton
An interesting day heading into Thomas Hardy's Wessex and a visit to intriguing, prehistoric Stonehenge. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then admire the magnificence of the monument up close. Return to London in the early evening. How about celebrating the success of your tour with a night out on the town? Today's Distance: 215 mi/ 346 km (B)

Day 23 London - Home
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.(B)


City of Bath
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Forth Road Bridge
Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
The great Spa Towns of Europe - Bath

After a day of traveling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel. We select hotels with the best guestrooms (always with a private bathroom), service, and food for the money.

Full English breakfasts plus dinners with choice of menus as indicated by (B & D)

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