Britain and Ireland Delight

8 days

from €111 pppd

Trip available from Nov 2016 to Mar 2017.
"Trip was magic, scenery stunning"
Tracy , Jun 2014

Get a closer look at the long standing castles, churches and old-fashioned towns of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales. See Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, Roman spas in Bath and the highly photogenic cities of Dublin, Edinburgh and York.

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.


    A scenic drive through beautiful countryside brings you to Oxford. Known as the city of Dreaming Spires, this university town with its 44 colleges and halls each with their own character and traditions is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Enjoy free time to explore before travelling through the Cotswolds to Stratford-upon-Avon. Famed for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, you will have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. Continue to your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight.




    Jurys Inn

  • 2.


    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.


    Full Breakfast


    Ibis City Centre

  • 3.


    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 before returning to Glasgow. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Full Breakfast

  • 4.


    Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the crossing. On arrival, travel a short distance to the capital city of Northern Ireland, Belfast. 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.


    Full Breakfast


    Maldron Newland Cross

  • 5.


    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.


    Full Breakfast

  • 6.


    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.


    Full Breakfast



  • 7.


    Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. On arrival in the city, view the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.


    Full Breakfast


    Park Inn City Centre

  • 8.


    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. Later travel back towards London stopping in Royal Windsor in Berkshire. View the world's oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit. 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.


    Full Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Oxford

    Visit this famous University town
  • Stratford-upon-Avon

    Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth
  • Glasgow

    View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • 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
  • Belfast

    See Belfast City Hall and Queen's University
  • Dublin

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • Kilkenny

    View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
  • Waterford

    Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
  • Cardiff

    See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Bath

    Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Windsor

    View the castle


  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • 3 three course dinners.

Travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.

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