British & Irish Elegance
Tour Itinerary

10 Day Britain and Ireland tour by ferry. Travel on a circle tour of Great Britain from London to Wales, and then across to Ireland, to Scotland and back down to London. The British Isles and Ireland in 10 days. Experience historic Stonehenge, Bath, York and Stratford-upon-Avon as well as fun visits such as dogs herding sheep, farm tea with scones, historic walks and hop-on, hop-off city tours. Great meals daily including three special evenings. London to London tour.

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Tour Edinburgh Castle

Day 1: London Arrival & Orientation
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. Head out on a panoramic drive around central London to see many of the famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. In the evening meet your tour director and your fellow travelers for a welcome drink to discuss your trip. Then enjoy dinner in your hotel. (D)

Day 2: Stonehenge & Roman Baths
This morning head out of London to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue west to explore the mineral-rich hot springs at Bath. Tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, first built by the Romans 2,000 years ago and revived during the 18th century. Dine at a Welsh evening on local specialties and appreciate fine entertainment. (B, D)

Day 3: Cardiff & Ferry to Waterford
Take a panoramic tour of Cardiff to see the principal areas and buildings in the city center and tour Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic style residence in the 19th century. Drive through South Wales, a region where the coal industry dominated until the 1950’s. At Pembroke embark on an afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare and on to Waterford for your next overnight stay. (B, D)

Irish pub music

Day 4: Sheepdogs & Dublin’s Merry Ploughboy Pub
After breakfast take a walking tour around historic Waterford, founded by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago. Visit the House of Waterford Crystal to learn about glass blowing and cutting. At Jerpoint Park Farm see a deserted 12th century town, watch trained dogs herd sheep and sample scones with tea. Stop briefly in Kilkenny before heading to Dublin. Drive to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show. (B, D)

Day 5: Dublin Sightseeing & Glasnevin
Tour Dublin city to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly-painted doorways; in O’Connell Street see the General Post Office where the 1916 Rebellion started. Visit Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who's who of modern Irish history. In the afternoon use your independent vouchers for an open-top bus tour all around central Dublin and a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office. The evening is free. (B)

Day 6: Scotland & Edinburgh Show
Depart Dublin early this morning and drive north to take a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. Travel through gentle pasturelands to the central belt of Scotland. Continue to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, and check in to your hotel. Head to a Scottish Evening to dine on excellent Scottish cuisine followed by traditional songs, stories and lively dancing. (B, D)

Day 7: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
Join a local guide on a drive around central Edinburgh to see the main points of interest, including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free for independent activities. On August 5 to 19 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. (B)

Scottish cowDay 8: Scottish Borders & York
Travel through the charming Borders region with many quaint towns, manor houses and abbeys. Stop in Jedburgh for a look around and view the picturesque ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Continue south to York for a walking tour to appreciate narrow streets, especially the Shambles, where the medieval houses almost touch across the street. Tour the stately Gothic York Minster, which dates back to the 12th century and is noted for its magnificent medieval stained glass windows. (B, D)

Day 9: Shakespeare’s Birthplace & London
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of his death. Walk through the furnished house where he was born and take a look around the town with its many black-and-white buildings. Drive through the Cotswolds to London and check into your hotel where the evening is at leisure. (B)

Tour ends in LondonDay 10: Extend your Stay in London
Schedule your London sightseeing when you take an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Hotels:
Thistle Kensington Gardens London (1 night)
Clayton Hotel Cardiff Cardiff (1 night)
Granville Hotel Waterford (1 night)
North Star Hotel Dublin (2 nights)
Marriott Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh (2 nights)
York Marriott York (1 night)
Thistle Kensington Gardens London (2 nights)

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Tour Includes:
GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.
•·  Sightseeing by luxury coach
·  Professional tour director
·  9 nights in hotels listed
·  Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
6 dinners (D) including
-  Welcome dinner in London
-  Welsh Evening in Cardiff
-  Merry Ploughboy Pub dinner and traditional show
-  Scottish evening in Edinburgh
-  2 table d'hote dinners
Welcome get-together drink
Tours of London, Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh
Walking tours of Waterford and York
Round trip ferry transportation between Britain & Ireland
Jerpoint Park Farm sheepdog trials with tea and scones
Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 5 to 19 departures
Dublin open-top bus tour with Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office visit
London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
Visits and admissions to Stonehenge, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Cardiff Castle, House of Waterford Crystal, Glasnevin Museum, Edinburgh Castle, York Minster and Shakespeare’s Birthplace
Headsets for walking tours
Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.

ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 18 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

10 days London to London    
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LONDON LONDON Departure
   
Fri May 05 2017 Sun May 14, 2017 US$2664 Sold Out
Fri Jun 09 2017 Sun Jun 18, 2017 US$2664 Guaranteed
Fri Jun 16, 2017 Sun Jun 25, 2017 US$2664 Guaranteed
Fri Jun 23, 2017 Sun Jul 02 2017 US$2664
Fri Jun 30, 2017 Sun Jul 09 2017 US$2664 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 14, 2017 Sun Jul 23, 2017 US$2664 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 21, 2017 Sun Jul 30, 2017 US$2664
Fri Aug 04 2017 Sun Aug 13, 2017 US$2874 Sold Out
Fri Aug 18, 2017 Sun Aug 27, 2017 US$2874 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Fri Aug 25, 2017 Sun Sep 03 2017 US$2768 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 01 2017 Sun Sep 10, 2017 US$2664 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 08 2017 Sun Sep 17, 2017 US$2664 Sold Out
Fri Sep 15, 2017 Sun Sep 24, 2017 US$2664 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 22, 2017 Sun Oct 01 2017 US$2664 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 06 2017 Sun Oct 15, 2017 US$2498 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 20, 2017 Sun Oct 29, 2017 US$2498 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: $725
11 days London to London    
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LONDON LONDON Departure
   
Fri Jun 09 2017 Mon Jun 19, 2017 US$2899 Guaranteed
Fri Jun 16, 2017 Mon Jun 26, 2017 US$2899 Guaranteed
Fri Jun 23, 2017 Mon Jul 03 2017 US$2899
Fri Jun 30, 2017 Mon Jul 10, 2017 US$2899 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 14, 2017 Mon Jul 24, 2017 US$2899 Guaranteed
Fri Jul 21, 2017 Mon Jul 31, 2017 US$2899
Fri Aug 04 2017 Mon Aug 14, 2017 US$3028 Sold Out
Fri Aug 18, 2017 Mon Aug 28, 2017 US$3028 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed
Fri Aug 25, 2017 Mon Sep 04 2017 US$2964 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 01 2017 Mon Sep 11, 2017 US$2899 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 08 2017 Mon Sep 18, 2017 US$2899 Sold Out
Fri Sep 15, 2017 Mon Sep 25, 2017 US$2899 Guaranteed
Fri Sep 22, 2017 Mon Oct 02 2017 US$2899 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 06 2017 Mon Oct 16, 2017 US$2750 Guaranteed
Fri Oct 20, 2017 Mon Oct 30, 2017 US$2750 Guaranteed
Single room supplement: $845

Cancellation Penalties: Airfare up to 100%; Land: : Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 8 days: 45% per person 7 - 1 days: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person
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