Britain and Ireland Experience

14 days

from $120 pppd

Trip available from Jul 2017 to Sep 2017.
"A wonderful way to travel"
Cathy , Jun 2014

Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways' cottage. You'll also kiss the Blarney Stone, enjoy a 'wee dram' and visit the birthplace of the Beatles.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
BIEX

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    ARRIVE LONDON (2 NIGHTS)

    Relax after check-in or stroll through London and soak up the unique atmosphere.

    Hotel

    Copthorne Tara

  • 2.

    LONDON FREE TIME

    Spend the day exploring Londons sights.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 3.

    LONDON – WINDSOR – BATH – CARDIFF

    This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the spa town of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight.

    Meal(s)

    Dinner

    Hotel

    Copthorne

  • 4.

    CARDIFF – PEMBROKE – WATERFORD

    Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Treacys

  • 5.

    WATERFORD – BLARNEY – TRALEE

    Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle - kiss the stone and acquire the 'gift of the gab'. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Earl of Desmond

  • 6.

    TRALEE – DINGLE PENINSULA – TIPPERARY

    This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland's most westerly point. Travel north to County Tipperary.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Aherlow House

  • 7.

    TIPPERARY – GALWAY – CLANE (2 NIGHTS)

    Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to the town of Clane located near Dublin, Ireland's capital.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Westgrove

  • 8.

    EXCURSION TO DUBLIN – SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral and historic Phoenix Park. Spend the rest of your day as you choose before returning to your hotel

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 9.

    CLANE – CHESTER – LIVERPOOL

    Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Liverpool, home of the Beatles.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Ibis Albert Dock

  • 10.

    LIVERPOOL – LAKE DISTRICT – EDINBURGH (PEEBLES) (2 NIGHTS)

    Stop to view William Wordsworth's grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents' wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

    Hotel

    Peebles Hydro

  • 11.

    EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 12.

    EDINBURGH (PEEBLES) – YORK – LEEDS

    This morning travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian's Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Holiday Inn Garforth

  • 13.

    LEEDS – OXFORD – LONDON

    Drive south to the scenic Cotswolds and stop at the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

  • 14.

    DEPART LONDON

    Today say goodbye to London as you return home with magical memories.

    Meal(s)

    Full Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath

    Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Bladon

    View Sir Winston Churchill's grave
  • Blarney

    Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the 'gift of the gab'
  • Cardiff

    See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Chester

    View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • Dublin

    With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick's Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour
  • Edinburgh

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle
  • Galway

    View Galway Cathedral
  • Grasmere

    Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth
  • Gretna Green

    Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • Hadrian’s Wall

    View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Jedburgh

    View the abbey ruins
  • Oxford

    View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera
  • Waterford

    Visit the Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor

    View the castle
  • York

    View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles
  • Youghal

    Visit this picturesque fishing port

Dining

  • 10 full breakfasts

  • 4 three course dinners

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
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland
  • 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. See link below for airport transfer page

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Cardiff

  • Cardiff Castle Tour

    Adult Price: £12.00 Join us on a visit to this unique castle, given to the city of Cardiff by the Marquis of Bute. You’ll discover the ornate decor within the castle and find out more about influences and stories behind it.

Killarney

  • Experience a Jaunting Cart Ride

    Adult Price: €21.00 Enjoy a traditional pony and trap ride through the beautiful Bourn-Vincent National Park. During your journey, your Local Specialist will share fascinating anecdotes about the area and Ireland.

TIPPERARY

  • Irish Night in Cashel

    Adult Price: €55.00 Join us for a unique Irish cultural experience nestled in the shadow of the ancient Rock of Cashel. A warm Céad Míle Fáilte will greet you before this unique show, that combines the best aspects of Irish music and dance, will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Limerick

  • Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

    Adult Price: €20.00 Come on a visit to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and admire its fine furnishings, antiques and paintings. You’ll experience an Ireland of the past, as you wander through the folk park with its thatched cottages and smoky turf fires. In the village, we'll have free time to explore the quaint shops and relax in the local tea room.

Dublin

  • Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough

    Adult Price: €20.00 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.
  • Dublin Dinner and Cabaret

    Adult Price: €71.00 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.

Liverpool

  • Famous Sights and the Fab Four

    Adult Price: £16.50 Come along on a guided tour of Liverpool. From its glorious maritime past to its famous cultural present, you’ll discover the two magnificently different cathedrals, see Mathew Street, birthplace of The Beatles, and admire the Mersey Sound.

WINDERMERE

  • Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

    Adult Price: £15.50 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.
  • Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

    Adult Price: £17.50 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.

Edinburgh

  • Local Dinner Evening

    Adult Price: £36.00 Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant.
  • Royal Yacht Britannia

    Adult Price: £16.50 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.
  • Scottish Show With Dinner

    Adult Price: £58.00 Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish – haggis.
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