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Britain and Ireland Delight

8 Days 2 Countries 10 Cities

Castles, churches and old-fashioned towns are covered during this in-depth journey.

"Trip was magic, scenery stunning"

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8 Days 2 Countries 10 Cities

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      • Autumn, Winter, Spring (WBID): Departures from 04 November 2017 to 17 March 2018 in the price panel are subject to change in price, discount and hotel. Prices and discounts will be confirmed in May 2017.
      • Your London Hotel: This trip departs from our London Reception Centre or the Ibis Earls Court hotel providing that you have reserved your accommodation at this hotel through Trafalgar.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      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.


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      7 Nights

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      9 Meals
      • 7 full breakfasts

      • 2 three course dinners

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        • Bath
          Visit the Georgian spa town

        • Belfast
          See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University

        • Cardiff
          See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

        • Dublin
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, 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 castle

        • York
          View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 2 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended 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

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Britain and Ireland Delight

      Your Itinerary

      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. 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 where you dine tonight.

      Meal(s)
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Jurys Inn

      2. Bradford – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow (2 Nights)

      Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England's largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald's Church. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ibis Glasgow City Centre

      Optional Experiences

      Glasgow City Evening

      You'll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.

      Adult Price: £36.00

      A Stirling Evening

      See Stirling Castle and the Wallace Memorial by night. A truly local experience, you'll be piped in to your evening meal in the historic Scottish city and enjoy an evening of Scottish delights.

      Adult Price: £44.00

      Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

      Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

      Adult Price: £15.50

      Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

      A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

      Adult Price: £17.50

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Royal Yacht Britannia

      You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences – the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.

      Adult Price: £16.50

      Glasgow City Evening

      You'll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.

      Adult Price: £36.00

      A Stirling Evening

      See Stirling Castle and the Wallace Memorial by night. A truly local experience, you'll be piped in to your evening meal in the historic Scottish city and enjoy an evening of Scottish delights.

      Adult Price: £44.00

      Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

      Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.

      Adult Price: £15.50

      Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

      A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.

      Adult Price: £17.50

      4. Glasgow – Belfast – Dublin (2 Nights)

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Citywest

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner in Dublin City

      Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You'll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Royal Yacht Britannia

      You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences – the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.

      Adult Price: £16.50

      5. Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time

      See Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park 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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

      Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humour. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

      Adult Price: €71.00

      Dinner in Dublin City

      Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs. You'll enjoy dinner and charming hospitality that this part of the world is renowned for.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough

      Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th century. Your Local Specialist will tell tales and show you around this sacred area, famous for its tranquil beauty amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland.

      Adult Price: €20.00

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Treacys

      Optional Experiences

      Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

      Enjoy an evening of fine food and non-stop fun as Ireland’s history unfolds in a cabaret of comedy, song and dance. The cast will have you tapping your toes and joining in the show, all in the spirit of Irish humour. And you’ll even be served an Irish coffee to round off your dinner.

      Adult Price: €71.00

      Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough

      Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th century. Your Local Specialist will tell tales and show you around this sacred area, famous for its tranquil beauty amidst the rolling countryside of County Wicklow, the garden of Ireland.

      Adult Price: €20.00

      Irish Folk Fun

      During this evening of entertainment, you'll get the chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best folk tradition. Enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.

      Adult Price: €27.00

      Explore Waterford's History and Local Pub

      Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever". Afterwards, we stop off for a drink in one of the area's oldest pubs for a pint or drink of your choice.

      Adult Price: €23.00

      7. Waterford – Cardiff

      Cross St. Georges 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 Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast
      Hotel
      Copthorne

      Optional Experiences

      Cardiff Castle Tour

      You’ll explore this unique castle on a private tour and hear tales about the eclectic refurbishments. Done in the 1800s by architect William Burgess, his influences included Islamic art, Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales and even Aesop's fables. You’ll also walk on the battlements and climb the 1,000-year-old Norman keep for superb views over Cardiff.

      Adult Price: £21.00

      Traditional Welsh Evening And Dinner

      Join us for a traditional Welsh country dinner. We'll take you to a 14th century thatched inn called The Blue Anchor. While you're eating and enjoying your drink, you'll be entertained with a performance from a Welsh harpist.

      Adult Price: £39.00

      Welsh Evening At Millennium Centre

      Enjoy an evening of Welsh music, culture and humour. The venue for the evening is the Welsh Millennium Centre, an iconic building in the fashionable Cardiff Bay area. After a warm reception, you'll enjoy a first-class meal of seasonal Welsh specialities, sourced and produced locally. Quality wine or soft drinks are included and the meal will be accompanied by our enchanting Welsh harpist. You'll then be entertained by the finest local musicians presenting the beautiful music of Wales.

      Adult Price: £54.00

      Irish Folk Fun

      During this evening of entertainment, you'll get the chance to experience Irish hospitality in the best folk tradition. Enjoy a drink while locals sing and play music for you.

      Adult Price: €27.00

      Explore Waterford's History and Local Pub

      Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Your Local Specialist will bring the historic area to life through stories and anecdotes; one guest even described the trip as the "best history lesson ever". Afterwards, we stop off for a drink in one of the area's oldest pubs for a pint or drink of your choice.

      Adult Price: €23.00

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Full Breakfast

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        • Bath
          Visit the Georgian spa town

        • Belfast
          See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University

        • Cardiff
          See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle

        • Dublin
          Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, 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 castle

        • York
          View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 full breakfasts

        • 2 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended 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

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page

        • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 292 Reviews

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        Service rating : Tour Director Emma was amazing and ensured we saw as much as possible. Would definitely recommend tour to others with limited holiday timeProduct : Every stop over, places visited and additional excursions were memorable in some way

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        Service rating : Trafalgar were very good at keeping me informed of any changes and ensured I had all relevant informationProduct : James was fabulous, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Saw so many amazingly wonderful places.

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        Service rating : Good drivers, good tour director and luggage transfersProduct : Too much time on the coach, although it was first rateReally good sitesFood could use some improvement

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        Service rating : Wonderful trip - full on with early starts but covered many wonderful places. James Thomson our travel director was brilliant with a great sense of humour. Yes would recommend to others.Product : Managed to fit in so much

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        Service rating : Overall, we had a great time on the trip.The process of booking the trip and working with Affordable Tours was also pleasurable. My first Booking Manager Kat Duncan, and then Richard Doll, were responsive, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, kind, and overall easy to nagivate.

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