Heart of the British Isles

Trips & Tours // Europe // 16 Days

Culture/History


Featuring: England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

A showcase tour of Britain and Ireland awaits you. Discover historically rich and entertaining attractions while traveling across alluring countryside. Two-night stays in five of the overnight cities allow for a comprehensive focus on the many highlights of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • York
  • English Tea
  • Guided Tour of Edinburgh
  • Gretna Green
  • Guided Tour of Dublin
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Castle
  • Waterford
  • Roman Bath Museum
  • Stonehenge
  • Guided Tour of London


DAY 1Overnight Flight

DAY 2Warwickshire
Arrive at London Heathrow Airport and meet your tour manager. Visit Oxford on the way to Warwickshire. Holiday Inn South, Warwickshire, England or similar (D)

DAY 3  – Stratford-Upon-Avon
Travel through the Cotswolds to picturesque Stow-on-the-Wold and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Optional excursion to ‘Warwick Castle.’ Holiday Inn South, Warwickshire, England or similar (B,D)

DAY 4 York
Arrive in historic York by lunchtime for leisurely exploration. In the late afternoon transfer to your hotel. Holiday Inn Scotch Corners, Darlington, England or similar (B,D)

DAY 5 - Edinburgh
View Hadrian’s Wall before crossing into Scotland. Stop for English tea at the border town of Jedburgh. Continue to Edinburgh. Optional 'Scottish Dinner Show'. Mercure Hotel Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland or similar (B, English Tea)

DAY 6 - Edinburgh
Meet your local guide for a tour of Edinburgh, followed by an afternoon of leisure sightseeing. Mercure Hotel Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland or similar (B)

DAY 7 - Cheshire County
Visit the Old Blacksmith’s Shop of Gretna Green before returning to England for a visit to Grasmere in the picturesque lake district. Overnight near the border of England and North Wales in Cheshire County. Kinmel Manor Hotel, Abergele, North Wales or Rossett Hall Hotel, Rossett in Chester, England or similar (B,D)

DAY 8 North Wales, Ireland
Experience the landscapes of Northern Wales along with scenic views of Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia National Park. View Caernarfon Castle during an independent lunch stop. Cross over to Ireland by ferry. Ashling Hotel, Dublin, Ireland or similar (B)

DAY 9 Dublin
In the morning, see Dublin’s sights with a local guide.The afternoon is free for individual pursuits. Optional 'Irish Dinner Show'. Ashling Hotel, Dublin, Ireland or similar (B)

DAY 10 Kildare
Tour Kildare National Stud Farm and the Japanese Gardens on the way to scenic County Cork. Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Ireland or similar (B,D)

DAY 11Ring of Kerry
Spend the day amongst the Ring of Kerry's scenic coastal landscapes and experience a sheep dog demonstration. Dinner is independent or join the optional 'Pub Crawl Dinner' in Killarney before returning to your hotel. Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Ireland or similar (B)

DAY 12Blarney, Waterford
Visit Blarney Castle. Arrive in Waterford with time to explore the town and crystal shops before dinner. Optional 'Waterford Crystal Experience'. Marina Hotel, Waterford, Ireland or similar (B,D)

DAY 13 Cardiff
A morning ferry ride takes you back to Wales. Travel along the coastal road to Cardiff for a panoramic tour and free time. Optional 'Cardiff Castle' excursion. Park Inn North, Cardiff, Wales or similar (B,D)

DAY 14 Bath, Stonehenge
Cross the River Severn into England on your way to charming Bath village. Tour the Roman Bath Museum then continue to mysterious Stonehenge. Overnight in London. Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, England (B,D)

DAY 15London
The day starts with a panoramic tour. The afternoon allows for independent sightseeing. Experience a West End show on the optional ‘London Dinner & Theater’. Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, England (B)

DAY 16 - Return Flight to U.S.A.

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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S
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June 19, 2017 Available Guaranteed$3,140$4,304$3,140
July 31, 2017 Sold Out Scheduled$3,290$4,454$3,290
August 2, 2017 Available Scheduled$3,290$4,454$3,290
September 6, 2017 Available Scheduled$3,140$4,304$3,140
September 13, 2017 Available Scheduled$3,140$4,304$3,140
September 27, 2017 Available Scheduled$3,140$4,304$3,140

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to England by 10:00am via London Heathrow Airport (LHR)


Departure Instructions

Depart from England after 12:00 pm via London Heathrow Airport (LHR)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 250.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 90 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Reservation – 91 days: $250 penalty; 90 days to 1 day: 50%; 1 day and less: No Refund.

14 Nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
23 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners and 1 English Tea
Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner
Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary
Tour Manager starting and ending at London Airport
Touring by Deluxe Motorcoach
Luggage Handling for 1 piece of luggage per person

Itinerary

DAY 1Overnight Flight

DAY 2Warwickshire
Arrive at London Heathrow Airport and meet your tour manager. Visit Oxford on the way to Warwickshire. Holiday Inn South, Warwickshire, England or similar (D)

DAY 3  – Stratford-Upon-Avon
Travel through the Cotswolds to picturesque Stow-on-the-Wold and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Optional excursion to ‘Warwick Castle.’ Holiday Inn South, Warwickshire, England or similar (B,D)

DAY 4 York
Arrive in historic York by lunchtime for leisurely exploration. In the late afternoon transfer to your hotel. Holiday Inn Scotch Corners, Darlington, England or similar (B,D)

DAY 5 - Edinburgh
View Hadrian’s Wall before crossing into Scotland. Stop for English tea at the border town of Jedburgh. Continue to Edinburgh. Optional 'Scottish Dinner Show'. Mercure Hotel Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland or similar (B, English Tea)

DAY 6 - Edinburgh
Meet your local guide for a tour of Edinburgh, followed by an afternoon of leisure sightseeing. Mercure Hotel Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland or similar (B)

DAY 7 - Cheshire County
Visit the Old Blacksmith’s Shop of Gretna Green before returning to England for a visit to Grasmere in the picturesque lake district. Overnight near the border of England and North Wales in Cheshire County. Kinmel Manor Hotel, Abergele, North Wales or Rossett Hall Hotel, Rossett in Chester, England or similar (B,D)

DAY 8 North Wales, Ireland
Experience the landscapes of Northern Wales along with scenic views of Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia National Park. View Caernarfon Castle during an independent lunch stop. Cross over to Ireland by ferry. Ashling Hotel, Dublin, Ireland or similar (B)

DAY 9 Dublin
In the morning, see Dublin’s sights with a local guide.The afternoon is free for individual pursuits. Optional 'Irish Dinner Show'. Ashling Hotel, Dublin, Ireland or similar (B)

DAY 10 Kildare
Tour Kildare National Stud Farm and the Japanese Gardens on the way to scenic County Cork. Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Ireland or similar (B,D)

DAY 11Ring of Kerry
Spend the day amongst the Ring of Kerry's scenic coastal landscapes and experience a sheep dog demonstration. Dinner is independent or join the optional 'Pub Crawl Dinner' in Killarney before returning to your hotel. Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Ireland or similar (B)

DAY 12Blarney, Waterford
Visit Blarney Castle. Arrive in Waterford with time to explore the town and crystal shops before dinner. Optional 'Waterford Crystal Experience'. Marina Hotel, Waterford, Ireland or similar (B,D)

DAY 13 Cardiff
A morning ferry ride takes you back to Wales. Travel along the coastal road to Cardiff for a panoramic tour and free time. Optional 'Cardiff Castle' excursion. Park Inn North, Cardiff, Wales or similar (B,D)

DAY 14 Bath, Stonehenge
Cross the River Severn into England on your way to charming Bath village. Tour the Roman Bath Museum then continue to mysterious Stonehenge. Overnight in London. Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, England (B,D)

DAY 15London
The day starts with a panoramic tour. The afternoon allows for independent sightseeing. Experience a West End show on the optional ‘London Dinner & Theater’. Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, England (B)

DAY 16 - Return Flight to U.S.A.

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

14 Nights Superior Tourist Class or First Class Accommodations
23 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners and 1 English Tea
Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner
Sightseeing and visits as outlined in the itinerary
Tour Manager starting and ending at London Airport
Touring by Deluxe Motorcoach
Luggage Handling for 1 piece of luggage per person



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