Grand Tour of Britian & Ireland (24 day/23 night)

Your Escorted Coach Tour of Britain Includes:

24 days/23 nights/41 meals

  • Roundtrip group airport transfers when you book our flights - $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 23 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 18 dinners (D) including
    - Welcome dinner in London
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner/show
    - Cardiff Castle Welsh Banquet
    - 14 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff and Plymouth
  • London open-top bus tour with Tower of London or Kensington Palace visit
  • Walking tours of York, St Andrews, Derry, Galway, Waterford, Dublin’s Trinity College, Conwy, Cardiff and Windsor
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on Aug 05 to 19 departures
  • Loch Ness scenic cruise
  • Oban Distillery whisky tasting and tour
  • Round trip ferry transportation to Isle of Mull, between Britain and Ireland and across River Shannon
  • “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong
  • Irish coffee on Inishowen Peninsula
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Tea & scones at J B Keane’s Pub in Listowel
  • Visits and admissions to St Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, York Minster, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, Duart Castle, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Giant’s Causeway, Donegal Castle, W. B. Yeats’ Grave, Knock Shrine, Cliffs of Moher, Muckross House, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Titanic Experience, House of Waterford Crystal, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Book of Kells at Trinity College, Conwy Castle, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Land’s End, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle
  • 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 Hotels

Stay at the following (or similar):

  • Park Plaza Hotel Westminster Bridge London, London until June or Park Plaza Hotel Waterloo, London from July onwards (2 nights)
  • York Marriott Hotel, York (1 night)
  • Marriott Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night)
  • Caledonian Hotel, Oban (2 nights)
  • Europa Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel, Derry (2 nights)
  • Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Dooley’s Hotel,Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Royal, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Quay Hotel, Conwy (1 night)
  • Clayton Hotel, Cardiff (1 night)
  • Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth (2 nights)
  • Harte & Garter Hotel,Windsor (1 night)

Tour Highlights

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Situated on top of an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries. The castle's powerful stone walls have withstood many sieges and its extravagant apartments were and important residence of Scottish kings and queens....read more

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture .The original castle was built after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror....read more

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located at the heart of the capital, within beautiful parklands, the Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. Roman soldiers slept here, noble knights held court here, and the Bute family, with extraordinary wealth and vision, transformed the Castle into a romantic Victorian fantasy. ...read more

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

The breathtaking prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, it stands as strong today as it did 3500 years ago. Documented as one of the most famous places in the world to visit, Stonehenge was built in three phases that consisted of over 30 million hours of labor....read more

Tower of London

Tower of London

The Tower of London is an imposing fortress situated on the north bank of the River Thames in London. This historic castle was founded by William the Conqueror in 1066 and it was initially a basic timber and earth structure. Around 1078 it was remodelled and the structure known as The White Tower was built....read more

Trinity College Dublin & Book of Kells

Trinity College Dublin & Book of Kells

Known as one of the oldest and most famous universities in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin is located in the centre of our capital city, Dublin, Ireland, on College Green opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament (now a branch of the Bank of Ireland). The College was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592 and among its famous graduates are Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift. The campus occupies 190,000m² (47 acres), with many buildings, both old and new, ranged around large courts (known as "squares") and two playing fields. The Library of Trinity College is a copyright library for Ireland and the United Kingdom, containing over 4.5 million books and significant quantities of maps, manuscripts and music....read more

Giants Causeway

Giants Causeway

The Giant's Causeway (or Irish: Clochán na bhFómharach) is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) north of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. In a 2005 poll of Radio Times readers, the Giant's Causeway was named as the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom. The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven and eight sides. The tallest a...read more

Inishowen 100

Inishowen 100

The Inishowen 100 is one of the best scenic drives in Ireland and gets its name from the approximate distance in miles of the signposted drive, which officially starts in Bridgend on the Inishowen Peninsula.  Inishowen is a peninsula of 884.33 square kilometres (218,523 acres), situated in the northernmost part of Ireland. It is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east by Lough Foyle, and to the west by Lough Swilly. It is joined at the south to the rest of County Donegal, the part known as Tír Conaill, and by County Londonderry. This part of Ireland has the most splendid coastal scenery with Inishowen being one of the highlights. Historically, the area of Derry west of the River Foyle also forms part of Inishowen, the Foyle forming a natural border. Most of Ini...read more