Essential Britain & Ireland

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9 Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

Tour Ireland, Scotland, England & Wales

Experience the British Isles on this 9-night guided vacation through Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class air to London (LHR)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:
    • 1 night in London, England at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or the Hilton London Metropole
    • 1 night in Newport, Wales at the Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor
    • 1 night in Waterford, Ireland at the Tower Hotel
    • 2 nights in Dublin, Ireland at the Gibson Hotel or North Star Hotel
    • 2 nights in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Marriott Courtyard or Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street
    • 1 night in York, England at the Mercure York Fairfield Manor or the Holiday Inn York
    • 1 night in London, England at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or the Hilton London Metropole
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary, including the following:
    • Visit to Stonehenge & the Roman Baths
    • Orientation drive in Cardiff
    • Irish Coffee demonstration in Waterford
    • Guided tour of the House of Waterford Crystal
    • Visit to Kilkenny Castle
    • Orientation drive of Dublin & Belfast
    • Edinburgh guided sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle
    • Walking Tour of York
    • Visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace
  • Full English breakfast daily and 3 dinners
  • Transportation by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach with complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Ferry transportation across St. George's Channel and the North Channel
  • Services of a professional tour director
  • Hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges
**Note: Children must be 8 years or older at time of travel.

Please Note:

  • August 2 through August 23 Departures - Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket is included
  • Your sightseeing may be moved to an alternate day due to events in the city

Great Ways to Explore
  • Get acquainted with all five countries that make up the British Isles.

  • Tour England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England via bus, ferry and foot!
  • Visit the Roman excavations in Bath and admire the incredible architecture and storied walls.

  • Enjoy hotels that are close to the action with plenty of transportation links around them.

  • For departures August 2 - 23, you'll have tickets for the world-renowned 66th annual Military Tattoo in Edinburgh.

Package Overview

Please note:

GOOD NEWS - The local tour operator will no longer require a COVID-19 vaccination for travelers as of March 1, 2023.  For travelers departing before March 1, the tour operator requires that travelers aged 12 and older provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy), in English, for all vacations. Proof of vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the tour start date. *Exceptions apply to children who do not qualify for vaccination.

Start with an overnight in London, then head west to prehistoric Stonehenge and to the extraordinary Roman excavations in Bath. Next, spend a night in Newport, Wales, and travel via Cardiff to Pembroke for a ferry crossing to Ireland, where after dinner you will be welcomed with a typical Irish coffee. Enjoy guided visits of the House of Waterford Crystal, Ireland’s oldest handweaving mill at Avoca, and St. Kevin’s 6th-century Centre of Irish Christianity in Glendalough. In Dublin, an orientation drive features O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Trinity College. Cross into Northern Ireland, pass the Mountains of Mourne, and stop in vibrant Belfast before boarding a ferry bound for Scotland. 

In the capital city of Edinburgh, guided sightseeing includes a visit to the castle to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Tickets are included for the world-renowned Military Tattoo on departures August 2 through August 23. Return to England, where you’ll see a section of Hadrian’s Wall, dating back to the 2nd century. Also stop in medieval York to marvel at gothic York Minster. At Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, take pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, visit the Bard’s birthplace, and enjoy an included lunch before returning to London for an overnight and the conclusion of your journey.

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Please note that some recommendations in the following suggested itinerary may not be included in your package. Check What's Included above for full details on inclusions.

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Vacation packages are subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may not be available on every date or on all flights, and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Higher rates may also be available throughout travel period. Full payment is required at the time of reservation. Rates cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion, and are valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Website contains special pricing that is exclusively for Internet sale only. Bookings made through our call center may incur a concierge fee of up to $25 per person.

Escorted vacation packages are per person based on two travelers (unless otherwise specified), and typically include hotel accommodations; transportation with professional driver/guide; sightseeing as listed, some meals, local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage of one (1) suitcase per person, due to limited capacity on motor coaches. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type. Driver and guide gratuities are not included, and are at the discretion of the traveler. Terms and conditions apply. Minimum child ages and handicapped traveler restrictions may apply on escorted tours; please call for details. 

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