Great Britain - England - Wales - Ireland Escorted Tour

Irish & British Focus

Visiting Ireland, Wales, England - Ireland and Great Britain escorted tour
To appreciate the astonishing diversity of these island countries, all you really have to do is to look around you. Everywhere you go, you'll find spectacular scenery that will stay with you long after you've gone home from your UK and Ireland tour . Every season brings its own wonders. Ireland Wales tour.This tour focuses on the popular towns and sights throughout the south of Ireland, Wales and England. Start in Dublin and visit Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Blarney and Waterford. Cross to Wales to stay in Cardiff, tour the Roman Baths & Pump Room as well as Stonehenge before ending in London.
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Dunguaire Castle IrelandDay 1: Dublin Arrival & Dalkey Village
Your UK and Iireland tour starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director at your Dublin hotel. Take a short ride to historic Dalkey Village, now an upmarket suburb for a gentle guided walk through the village. Visit the imposing Dalkey Castle and see the newly re-furbished Writers’ Gallery. In the evening meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and he will help you choose a restaurant to dine independently.

Day 2: Dublin Tour & Taylor’s Three Rock
This morning tour central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see monuments celebrating the lives of prominent people and events. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, was Dean of the Cathedral and is buried here. The afternoon is free for independent activities and in the evening drive to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for a great dinner followed by a show with humor, story-telling, Irish music and dance. (B, D)

10 days Dublin to London			Burren stone wallsDay 3: Clonmacnoise Monastic Site & Galway City Tour
Leave Dublin and journey across the rolling pastures of Ireland’s heartland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate high Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes. Walk around the many church ruins and two round towers. Drive to Galway and join a local guide on a gentle walk through the city center before checking into your hotel. Your hotel is located within easy walking distance of lively streets with fun specialty stores, cafés and pubs. Enjoy free time to browse around on your own before dining in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Killarney
Stop at Rathbaun Farm to see traditional farm animals and farming practices. Watch a farmer demonstrate how his trained dogs herd mountain sheep and then sit down to tea or coffee with some home baking. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that plunges to the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs stretch along the coast for five miles and reach heights of almost 700 feet. Take a ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and drive to your hotel in the center of Killarney. (B, D)

Day 5: Jaunting Car & Ring of Kerry
Take a jaunting car ride through part of the Killarney National Park to admire scenic views of some of Killarney’s lakes and mountains. Visit Muckross Schoolhouse for a taste of traditional Irish country life as you watch butter churning and bread making. Drive to the delightful town of Kenmare for a look around and savor a casual lunch. Travel along part of the awesome Ring of Kerry route to view spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and at Ladies’ View. Return to Killarney where the evening is free for independent dining and perhaps visit a pub with live music. (B, L)

Irish musicDay 6: Blarney Castle & Waterford
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” If you do not wish to climb to the top of the castle, take a walk through the lovely grounds with magnificent trees and colorful borders. Shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills for quality Irish-made souvenirs. Cobh was originally a small fishing village, and then the base for the British Navy.  During the Victorian and Regency periods its became a fashionable seaside resort.  Cobh was both the departure point for many Irish immigrants in the 19th century, and is associated with the loss of the Titanic and Lusitania.  The graveyard for many of the victims is in the town.Continue to the famous House of Waterford Crystal to watch molten glass being transformed into elaborate and shimmering trophies by the skilled blowers and cutters. View a huge array of stemware in the showrooms and you may purchase pieces also. Check in to your hotel in the center of Waterford and, after dinner, take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to learn about the region’s history. (B, D)

Day 7: South Wales & Cardiff Castle Banquet
Depart Waterford early this morning to catch the ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke in South Wales. Journey through South Wales, where coal used to be mined, to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Head to Cardiff Castle, developed in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. In the evening enjoy a fun Welsh evening with dinner and entertainment. (B, D)

ChesterDay 8: Roman Baths & Stonehenge
This morning drive to Bath, popular for its natural hot springs with the Romans 2,000 years ago and again in the 18th century. Tour the Roman Baths and Pump Room, well preserved after two millennia and renowned for hot springs. Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. View displays in the Visitor Center which give the story of the moving the huge stones with primitive tools to build this amazing circle. Continue into London in time for dinner in your hotel. (B, D)

Day 9: London Tour & Tower of London
This morning take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus with its statue of Eros, Nelson’s Column flanked by huge lions in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the mighty Tower of London to see the many fortresses, Beefeaters, ravens and the priceless Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free for further exploring and there is no shortage of great things to see and do. In the evening you are free for dinner. (B)

London Lord Mayors showDay 10: Independent Tour of London
Today you may schedule London sightseeing by open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes to choose from as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. (B)

Day 11: Tour Ends in London
Your British isles vacationends after breakfast. (B)

IRISH & BRITISH FOCUS British isles vacations
GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
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Sightseeing by luxury coach
Professional tour director
10 nights in hotels listed
Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
6 dinners (D) including
- Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show
- Welsh Evening in Cardiff
- 4 table d'hote dinners
1 lunch (L)
Welcome get-together drink
Tours to Dublin, Cardiff and London
Walking tours of Dalkey, Galway and Waterford
Tea and scones at Rathbaun Farm
Ferry across the River Shannon and from Ireland to Wales
Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
Muckross Schoolhouse butter and bread making demonstration
London open-top bus tour
Visits and admissions to Dalkey Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Titanic Experience, House of Waterford Crystal, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge and Tower of London
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

Your Guided Tour of British Isles and Ireland
Hotels Stay at the following (or similar):Royal Marine Hotel Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2 nights)
Hotel Meyrick Galway (1 night)
Killarney Towers Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre Waterford (1 night)
Radisson Blu Hotel – Cardiff Cardiff (1 night)
Mercure London Bridge Hotel London (3 nights)

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