2017 - 24 Day Grand Tour Of Britain & Ireland

4 Star Vacation - 23 Nights - 42 Meals

Highlights

  • In-depth Tour with Prominent Visits
  • Five Capital Cities
  • Spectacular Scenery
  • Historic Castles
  • 2-Night Stays in Most Locations
  • Opportunities for Individual Pursuits

    Hotels:

    Superior First Class

  • Park Plaza London Waterloo
    London (2 nights)
  • York Marriott
    York (1 night)
  • Village Hotel Edinburgh
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel
    Inverness (1 night)
  • Perle Oban Hotel
    Oban (2 nights)
  • Europa Hotel
    Belfast (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel
    Derry (2 nights)
  • Galway Bay Hotel
    Galway
    Castlecourt Hotel
    Westport for July 21 Departure (2 nights)
  • Castlerosse Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Dooley's Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel - Dublin
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • The Quay Hotel
    Conwy (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • The Cornwall Hotel
    St Austell (2 nights)
  • MGallery Castle Hotel
    Windsor (1 night)

    Tour Includes:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 23 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 18 dinners (D) including
    - Welcome dinner in London
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Taylor's Three Rock Pub dinner/show
    - Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
    - 14 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff
  • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
  • Walking tours of York, St Andrews, Derry, Galway, Waterford, Dublin's Trinity College, Conwy and Windsor
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 04 to 18 departures
  • Loch Ness scenic cruise
  • Oban Distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Ferry rides to Isle of Mull, between Britain and Ireland and across River Shannon
  • Irish coffee on Inishowen Peninsula
  • "The Quiet Man" walking tour of Cong
  • Tea & scones at J B Keane's Pub in Listowel
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Visits and admissions to St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Birthplace, York Minster, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, Duart Castle, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Giant's Causeway, Donegal Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Muckross House, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Titanic Experience, House of Waterford Crystal, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Conwy Castle, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Land's End, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
  • Call (402) 397-6900 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13454071

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2017
    Duration
    24 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonLondon Arrival & Tour : Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you set out on a panoramic tour of central London with a visit to St Paul's Cathedral. Meet your tour director for a welcome drink and dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2LondonTower of London & City Sights : Today travel on an open-top bus tour. There are different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a River Thames cruise. Visit either the Tower of London or Kensington Palace.
    (B)
    Day 3YorkShakespeare's Birthplace & York : Drive to Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace. See an exhibition about his life and walk through the house which is furnished as it would have been in his day. Journey north to the medieval city of York.
    (B, D)
    Day 4EdinburghYork Minster & Scottish Evening in Edinburgh : Take a walking tour around central York and visit York Minster, renowned for its stained glass. Cross into Scotland and pause to view ruined Melrose Abbey. In Edinburgh dine at a Scottish Evening with a lively show.
    (B, D)
    Day 5EdinburghEdinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour : Discover Edinburgh's highlights on a city tour. See the elegant Georgian "New Town" and the medieval Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland. On August 04 to 18 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    (B)
    Day 6InvernessSt Andrews & Highland Scenery : Travel north to St Andrews, famous for golfing. Take a walking tour around the town center and visit the picturesque ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Stop in Pitlochry on the way to Inverness, in the Highlands.
    (B, D)
    Day 7ObanLoch Ness Cruise & Oban Distillery : Enjoy wonderful Highland views on a scenic cruise of Loch Ness. Stop at a woolen mill and take photos at majestic Glencoe. Visit Oban Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample some.
    (B, D)
    Day 8ObanIsle of Mull & Duart Castle : Take a ferry ride from Oban to the Isle of Mull. Tour many of the historic chambers of Duart Castle, home of the present Clan Chief. Drive to the colorful coastal town of Tobermory before returning to Oban.
    (B, D)
    Day 9BelfastLoch Lomond & Rabbie Burns : Drive south alongside scenic Loch Lomond. Stop at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet's life and poetry. Continue to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast in time for dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 10DerryBelfast & Giant's Causeway : Tour the highlights of Belfast and travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim coast. Visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Pause at Dunluce Castle and head to Derry.
    (B, D)
    Day 11DerryDerry & Inishowen Peninsula : Start your day with a short walk around the medieval city walls of Derry. Then drive around the Inishowen Peninsula. Enjoy great views as you follow the coastline and stop at Malin Head, the most northerly point.
    (B, D)
    Day 12GalwayDonegal Castle & Galway : Travel through the Blue Stack Mountains to Donegal town where you will tour Donegal Castle, built in the 15th century by an O'Donnell chieftain. Continue your drive south passing through Counties Sligo and Mayo to Galway. Join a local guide for a walking tour around the compact center of the city before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 13GalwayConnemara & "The Quiet Man" : Take a drive through the stunning scenery of Connemara and in Cong take a short walking tour to see movie locations from "The Quiet Man." Return to Galway for an afternoon at leisure to explore the city.
    (B)
    Day 14KillarneyCliffs of Moher & Killarney : Drive through the Burren to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean and cross the River Shannon Estuary by ferry. Stop at J B Keane's Pub in Listowel for tea with scones and head to Killarney.
    (B, D)
    Day 15KillarneyRing of Kerry & Sheepdogs : Head to the delightful town of Kenmare and journey along part of the Ring of Kerry route. Watch trained dogs herding sheep and tour the gracious 19th century Muckross House. Lunch is included today and the evening is free.
    (B, L)
    Day 16WaterfordBlarney Castle & Waterford : Travel to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence" and shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills. In Cobh visit the Titanic Experience which tells about the 123 Irish people who embarked on the RMS Titanic. Continue to Waterford and after dinner take a walking tour.
    (B, D)
    Day 17DublinWaterford Crystal & Taylor's Three Rock : Tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal to watch molten glass being transformed into shimmering trophies. Tour the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of one used during the 1840s Famine. In Dublin dine at Taylor's Three Rock Pub.
    (B, D)
    Day 18DublinDublin & Book of Kells : Tour central Dublin to see the main sights. Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. Afternoon and evening are free.
    (B)
    Day 19ConwyFerry to Wales & Conwy : Take a short ferry ride from Dublin to Holyhead and drive to Conwy. Tour Conwy Castle, a huge 13th century fortification built by King Edward I. Take a guided walk around the walled town.
    (B, D)
    Day 20CardiffSnowdonia & Brecon Beacons : Travel through Snowdonia National Park to view the highest peaks in Wales and continue south. Cross the scenic Brecon Beacons National Park. Tour Cardiff, visit Cardiff Castle and dine at a fun Welsh banquet there.
    (B, D)
    Day 21St AustellRoman Baths & Glastonbury : This morning head east to tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, renowned for the mineral-rich hot springs. Stop in Glastonbury, associated with King Arthur and drive to Cornwall.
    (B, D)
    Day 22St AustellExplore Cornwell & Land's End : Drive to Land's End, the most westerly point of Britain and view the majestic rocky island of St. Michael's Mount. Browse around the charming village of Mevagissey.
    (B, D)
    Day 23WindsorStonehenge & Windsor Castle : Drive to Salisbury Plain to marvel at the vast monoliths of Stonehenge. Continue to Windsor to visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen. After dinner take a brief walking tour around the historic town.
    (B, D)
    Day 24Tour Ends in WindsorTour Ends in Windsor : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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    Lodging
    Park Plaza London Waterloo, London (2 nights)
    York Marriott, York (1 night)
    Village Hotel Edinburgh, Edinburgh (2 nights)
    Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night)
    Perle Oban Hotel, Oban (2 nights)
    Europa Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
    Everglades Hotel, Derry (2 nights)
    Galway Bay Hotel, Galway
    Castlecourt Hotel, Westport for July 21 Departure (2 nights)
    Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Dooley's Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Royal Hotel - Dublin, Dublin (2 nights)
    The Quay Hotel, Conwy (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff, Cardiff (1 night)
    The Cornwall Hotel, St Austell (2 nights)
    MGallery Castle Hotel, Windsor (1 night)
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