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Britain and Ireland Delight

8 Days 2 Countries 10 Cities

Explore the cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside of Britain and Ireland

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    • 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.
    • Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organizations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.
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    Code: XXXXX

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      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call +27 011 280 8440

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • 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.
      • Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on 25 December. The majority of businesses and organizations (except for hospitals) are closed on Christmas Day. Some smaller stores selling food may open however public transport services may not operate at all. Your itinerary may be affected and inclusions changed to accommodate closures.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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. 

      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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      Trip code: WBID

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      9 Meals
      • 7 Full breakfasts

      • 2 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Dublin, Ireland
        • 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

        • 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. See link below for airport transfer page


        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 City Centre

      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

      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
      Maldron Newlands Cross

      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

      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

      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
      Park Inn by Radisson City Centre

      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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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Dublin, Ireland
        • 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

        • 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. See link below for airport transfer page


        Airport Transfers

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


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 23 Reviews

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        Service rating : Certainly will be recommending this tour.Product : Insightful, great guides, wonderful places in the itinerary.

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        Service rating : it can always be improved but it was good a little rushed. it is the only tour offered and I don't know why.Product : lakes district it was raining so nothing else was offered.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        The tour itself was great. Hamish and Paul were also good but the accomodation in U.K. apart from Ireland left a lot to be desired. I am older and found the bath/shower situation very hard to manage. Some of the rooms were extremely small and not 4 or 5 star standard. I know Britain is an old

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        Service rating : Excellent trip love to do it againProduct : Yes it dose Trafalgar is the only way I will travel again

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        Service rating : Terrific tour and our tour director was outstandingProduct : Great tour accomodation average excellent tour director fantastic places we visited unless you do the optional extras tour would be lacking in high lights

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