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9-Day Wales, Ireland tour from London

Tour Code: 726-1102
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9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Visits to Salisbury, Bath, Tramore, Blarney, Killarney, Adare, Betws-y-Coed, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon; orientation drives in Cardiff, Limerick, Dublin, Stonehenge and Salisbury Plain, Ring of Kerry and Lakes of Killarney, Snowdonia, Ironbridge

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    Express - dep date is within 21 days +$25 Year round
    • Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
    • Child Rate: Young travelers aged 8-17 receive a 10% discount on the land price. We regret that we are unable to accept children less than 8 years old on these types of vacations.
    • No more than 3 passengers allowed in room 1.
    Day 1

    London

    Today we will gather in London. After checking in, guests are free to spend the rest of the day as they please.
    Standard Hotel: Kensington Close or similar
    Day 2

    London - Amesbury - Bath -Bristol (250 km)

    In the morning we will meet up with the tour director and head out into the English countryside. Our first stop will be the iconic Stonehenge, where we can explore both the ancient monument and the new and improves visitor's center and museum. From there, we will travel to Bath, UK, an ancient town and the home of the Roman Baths. We will spend the night in Bristol.

    More» This world-famous prehistoric monument dates to between 3000 and 2000 BC. It is a UNESCO National Historic Site and one of the most recognizable icons of Britain in the world. It is thought to have been a burial site. «Less

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      More» The Roman Baths is an exceptionally well-preserved bathhouse built around a natural hotspring in antiquity. The first bathhouse there was built in about 890 BC (before Roman rule), though the current building dates to about 65 AD. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Bristol City Hotel or similar
    Day 3

    Bristol - Cardiff - Tramore (454 km)

    Today our tour will take us to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, UK. Here, we will see the city's major sights: Cardiff Castle, Millenium Stadium, and Cathays Park. We will then board a ferry that will take us across St. George's Channel to Ireland. Our night will be spent in the Irish resort town of Tramore, IE.

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      More» This centuries-old castle in the capital of Wales was built in the late eleventh century and has become a popular Welsh tourist attraction. In the mid-1800s, the interior of the castle was remodeled into a stunning examples of Gothic architecture. «Less
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      More» Cathays Park, also known as the Cardiff Civic Center, is the center of government in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. In addition to historical and governmental buildings, there are two park, the Alexandria Gardens and the Gorsedd Gardens. «Less
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      More» Wales' national stadium in its capital of Cardiff is primarily used to host rugby matches for the national team, although it also does significant service as a soccer stadium. It is notable for having a fully retractable roof. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Majestic or similar
    Day 4

    Tramore - Cork - Killarney (17543 km)

    Today we will drive down the Irish coast to the town of Cork, IE, to see the world-famous Blarney Stone. Guests will also have some free time to explore and shop. From there, we will cross the Emerald Isle to the resort town of Killarney, IE, where we will spend the night.

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      More» According to local tradition, those who kiss the Blarney Stone will be bestowed with "the gift of gab," the ability to persuade others to see things your way without being insulting. Each year, thousands of people kiss the stone. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Killarney Court or similar
    Day 5

    Killarney - Ennis (17371 km)

    From Killarney we will embark on the 100-mile coastal drive known as the Ring of Kerry. This scenic tour will take us through towns such as Adare and Limerick as well as past the gorgeous Lake of Killarney. Our day will end in the town of Ennis, IE. For dinner, guests are invited on an optional trip to nearby Knappogue Castle.

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      More» The Ring of Kerry is a 111-mile tourist drive through the county of Kerry in the Republic of Ireland. It passes by many sightseeing spots, such as the Muckross House, Killarney National Park, Torc Waterfall, and much more. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Auburn Lodge or similar
    Day 6

    Ennis - Dublin (235 km)

    Today we will drive from the west coast of Ireland to the east, from Ennis to the capital city of Dublin, IE. Here we will see famous landmarks such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and pay a visit to O'Connell Street. Our day ends with an optional dinner excursion to the Guinness brewery.

    More» Ireland's most famous (and capital) city was originally a viking settlement. It is home to many landmarks and monument from across its colorful history, such as Dublin Castle, Trinity College, the Molly Malone statue, Mountjoy Square, and much more! «Less

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      More» The main street in the heart of Dublin, this street is lined by shops, cafes, and great architecture. The street is also home to many monuments, such as the Daniel O'Connell statue and the Parnell Monument. «Less
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      More» The largest church in all of Ireland is the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of Saint Patrick at Dublin. The spire at its top juts 140 feet into the sky. It was built at the end of the 12th century. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Jurys Inn Custom House or similar
    Day 7

    Dublin - Wrexham (267 km)

    A ferry across the Irish Sea will take us to Wales. We will disembark in Holyhead, UK, and drive through the Welsh countryside and Snowdonia National Park on our way to Wrexham, UK, where we will spend the night.
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza or similar
    Day 8

    Wrexham - Ironbridge - Stratford-Upon-Avon - London (383 km)

    On our way across Great Britain, we will stop at two historic English towns. The first is Ironbridge, UK, which gets its name from the architectural wonder that made it a tourist hotspot. Next, we will visit Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, the home of William Shakespeare. Here, we will have the chance to visit the home of his wife, Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Guests will also have some free time to explore the town. We will head to London for the night.

    More» This small village on the River Severn gets it name from the nearby Iron Bridge, a 30-meter-long, cast-iron bridge that was built across the river in 1779. In the 1980s, the town became part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. «Less

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      More» The cottage was the childhood home of Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway. It is not a museum and public garden. Replicas of this famous farmhouse have been built all around the world, from Texas to Australia and more. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Novotel London West or similar
    Day 9

    London

    After breakfast, we will conclude our tour.
    • Price Includes

    • Touring by private first-class motorcoach. Cruise on Sognefjord; ferry crossings Frederikshavn-Gotheborg and Utne to Kvanndal
    • Buffet breakfasts (B); 4 dinners (D)
    • 8 nights hotel accommodations
    • Local Guides for city sightseeing. Services of a professional Tour Director while touring(Level 2: semi-guided tour)
    • Price Excludes

    • Air fares
    • Airport transfer (Roundtrip: $50.00/person)
    • Optional tours, tips to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions
    • Additional Note

    • Click here to get more details about Travel Protection.
    • If your departure date is within final payment date, we can only send your travel documents by Express Delivery.
    • OPTIONALS EXCURSIONS

      Please note: the optional excursions and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

      CITY: Dublin

      Irish Cabaret May to October
      After a full choice dinner with wine and Irish coffee, enjoy a traditional Irish cabaret evening including dance, song and laughter.
      Approximate value: GBP £69 per person

      CITY: Ennis

      Knappogue Castle Banquet April 15 to October 29
      At Knappogue Castle the costumed butler and ladies of the castle welcome you with a glass of mead before a four course dinner, including wine. Then embark on a musical medieval journey and an unforgettable evening.
      Approximate value: GBP £65 per person

      CITY: Killarney

      Jaunting Car Ride
      Unique to Killarney, a fun outing is to take a ride in a horse drawn jaunting car through the National Park to ancient Ross Castle.
      Approximate value: GBP £11 per person

      Pub Evening
      For local Irish flavor, take a scenic drive to a traditional inn to meet the locals over two drinks of your choice.
      Approximate value: GBP £27 per person

      CITY: London

      Morning City Sightseeing Daily
      A comprehensive tour in the company of a local guide including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard (if held). Note: Groups cannot visit St. Paul's on Sundays. Reduced traffic permits more sightseeing and a lower price (GBP 24) applies.
      Approximate value: GBP £29 per person

      Tower of London and Crown Jewels Afternoons daily
      Let your guide bring the 900-year-old Tower Of London to life before you inspect the fabulous Crown Jewels. Afternoons daily.
      Approximate value: GBP £37 per person

      Afternoon Excursion to Windsor Castle Daily
      Enjoy your guided visit to the Queen's favorite residence, the largest inhabited castle in the world. The highlight is the newly refurbished state rooms.
      Approximate value: GBP £37 per person

      Buckingham Palace & the Royal Mews Afternoons daily July 23 to October 3
      First a guided visit to the Royal Mews to see the magnificent gold coach, then admire over 20 grand rooms in the palace used by the Queen for state occasions.
      Approximate value: GBP £46 per person

      A Taste of London Daily April to October
      Ideal for your arrival day, this guided evening excursion combines a traditional London pub experience with a relaxed, night-time river cruise, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights. Enjoy a three-course dinner at an historic London pub in the City of London.
      Approximate value: GBP £56 per person

      Shownight - Wicked? (Fridays & Saturdays)
      A marvelous evening in London's theater district starts with a gourmet dinner at The Bank restaurant in Westminster followed by best seats at The Apollo Victoria Theatre to see the sensational London production of Wicked.
      Approximate value: GBP £135 per person

      Shownight - Billy Elliot (Fridays & Saturdays)
      A marvelous evening in London's theater district starts with a gourmet dinner at The Bank restaurant in Westminster followed by best seats at the Victoria Palace Theatre to see the original London staging of the inspirational musical Billy Elliot.
      Approximate value: GBP £135 per person

      CITY: Wrexham

      Llangollen Canal Barge Ride April 1 to October 31
      An unusual outing which takes you by barge along the Llangollen Canal, crossing over a spectacular aqueduct, before disembarking for a drink of your choice at a local inn.
      Approximate value: GBP £25 per person

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    Prices: All vacation prices are based on rates (reflecting foreign exchange rates) known at the time of publication and expected to be in effect at the time of departure, and do not include airfare except where noted. Vacation prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single room supplements and triple and quad room reductions are listed where applicable. Not all accommodation types are available on all vacations.

    Cancellation: Standard Cancellation Fees escorted and independent vacations: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
  • 45 days prior to the commencement of services: $250 per person will be charged.
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price* plus Travel Protection payments
  • There is 6% handling fee on all the above refund amount.
  • Reservation Changes: A fee of $50 per transaction will be charged for any alteration or revision made to a reservation. A change of traveler name, vacation date, or itinerary within final payment will be treated as a full cancellation and new reservation; vacation cancellation fees (as above) apply.

    Contact Information: Passengers are responsible to ensure that operator Travel has the correctly spelled name, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Names printed on the invoice must exactly match the first and last name written in their passport (middle names or initials are not needed). Operator will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive documents due to inaccurate information.

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    Baggage Allowance: Due to limited motorcoach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" and weight not exceeding 50lbs (22kg). We regret that we are unable to accept a second suitcase or any luggage exceeding these limits on any vacation listed in this brochure.

    Children: Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old.

    Travel Protection (Insurance): Comprehensive trip insurance is highly recommended by operator.

    Travelers with Disabilities: Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify operator in writing at the time of reservation, and must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Wheelchairs + Walkers: Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers may not be taken aboard motor coaches and/or river cruise ships. Operator reserves the right to remove any person from a tour or cruise who has not provided the required notification, has not received written confirmation from operator, or does not comply with these regulations. All related expenses, including those to return home, will be borne by the passenger.

    Hotel Accommodations: The accommodations listed in the brochure or on the Web site are intended to be used on all departures; however, if a change becomes necessary for any reason, including additional departures on the same date, the accommodations substituted will be equivalent to those shown. Every effort is made to reserve only twin-bedded rooms. Occasionally, some hotels will only provide double-bedded rooms. These rooms will be allocated to couples. Please note that accommodation check-in times vary worldwide.

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    As it is difficult and sometimes impossible to properly investigate a complaint if we are not advised of such complaint quickly, any compensation you may have been able to claim could be reduced or even forfeited if you do not follow the complaints procedure set out in this clause.

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    The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be in any way liable for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity in any vehicle, or through the act of default of any company, or person engaged in conveying passengers, or of any hotel proprietor, personnel, servant or any other person otherwise in connection therewith. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential risks and hazards associated with travel to destinations included in this brochure, where injury, delay, or unanticipated events may occur. Operator shall not assume responsibility for standards of quality, hygiene, political stability, cuisine, sanitation facilities, diseases or viruses contracted while traveling for any cause, cleanliness, telecommunications facilities, methods of conducting business, emergency medical evacuation, treatment, or medical services found in these destinations. Travel to these areas may entail risks including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in politically unstable areas, civil disturbances, war, and arbitrary changes mandated by government authorities or private concerns. It is the responsibility of the passenger(s) to check with the U.S. State Department, Consular Information, click here for any current advisories and updates to the destinations on their itinerary. Operator shall be held harmless from any and all liability in connection with the foregoing. Operator cannot accept responsibility for loss or expense due to delay or changes in transportation schedule or other causes. Operator shall not be held responsible for potential loss of services due to inclement weather conditions.

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