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13-Day England, Scotland and Ireland Tour from London Tour Code: 738-18740

From USD$1972
Fri
London, United Kingdom
English
12 11
Visit Alnwick, Belfast, Cambridge, Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Galway, Glasgow, Inverness, Kilkenny, Killarney, Limerick, Liverpool.
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Price (/person)
    Single $2760
    Double $1972
Price (/person)
    Single $2874
    Double $2086
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Day 1: London

Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.
  • London, UNITED KINGDOM

    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom has been a focal point of Western civilization for centuries. This amazing city in the British Isles is famous for places like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.
Standard Hotel: London Hotel

Day 2: London

Get to know London on a guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See Westminster, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Free afternoon. In the evening, we will meet at a a meeting point in Piccadilly to walk to Leicester Square, China Town and Soho with its amazing atmosphere, its theatres and bustle . Time for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants (Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on) . Return to the hotel from Picadilly.

  • London, UNITED KINGDOM

    London, UNITED KINGDOM
    The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom has been a focal point of Western civilization for centuries. This amazing city in the British Isles is famous for places like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey.

    Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace
    One of the most famous palaces of the British monarchy, Buckingham Palace dates back to 1705. In addition to serving as a museum and art gallery, it has been the main residence of the royal family since 1837.

    River Thames

    River Thames
    The longest river in England and second-longest in the UK, the River Thames is a staple of London. Many of the cities most famous landmarks either sit on it, such as the Tower of London, or cross over it.

    Tower of London

    Tower of London
    Dating back nearly a millennia, this historic castle on the shores of the Thames in London has served many important functions throughout history. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a museum that is open to the public.

    Westminster Abbey

    Westminster Abbey
    This imposing Gothic church from the 10th century AD is one of the most famous buildings in the United Kingdom. It has played host to 16 royal weddings since its building, including that of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

    Parliament Square

    Parliament Square
    This large open area outside London's Palace of Westminster is one of London's main tourist spots. In addition to a grassy park with trees, it contains many monuments to famous historical figures such as Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.
Standard Hotel: London Hotel

Day 3: London-Cambridge-York(293 km)

We start the day leaving London towards northern England. Our first stop is Cambridgeto admire its beautiful residential colleges. After lunch, we will continue to York where its cathedral, Roman walls and lively shopping streets will create a charming memory, some free time to stroll around. Afterwards, we will continue north to Durham. Explore this charming medieval town full of life which has a wonderful cathedral right in front of the castle.

  • Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM

    Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
    A university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, home to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209.
  • York, UNITED KINGDOM

    A historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.
Standard Hotel: Durham Hotel

Day 4: Durham-Alnwick-Edinburgh(181 km)

Today we will travel to Scotland, stopping in Alnwick, a picturesque town with lovely gardens and a large medieval castle which was used in the Harry Potter films. We will continue to Edinburgh, arriving at noon. This is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most active cities in Northern Europe. Its monumental centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its castle overlooks the city’s steep streets and parks. We will enjoy a sightseeing tour with a local guide.

  • Alnwick, UNITED KINGDOM

    A market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the traditional county town. The town's greatest building by far is Alnwick Castle, one of the homes of the Duke of Northumberland, and site of The Alnwick Garden.

    Alnwick Castle

    Alnwick Castle has been the location for all kinds of film productions and television programmes - most famously taking the starring role of Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films.

    Alnwick Garden

    The Garden was designed for every season – from fragrant roses to mirror-polished water features, no matter when you visit, there is always something to admire.
  • Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM

    Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM
    Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, to the north of England in the United Kingdom. Learn about the area's proud history at the National Museum of Scotland, and tour the Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur's Seat.
Standard Hotel: Edinburgh Hotel

Day 5: Edinburgh-Pitlochry-Inverness-Glasgow(407 km)

We continue to enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Scottish Highlands with a coffee and stroll in Pitlochry, a charming little village. We will continue and pass by Inverness in the north of Scotland, a city located very near the mysterious Loch Ness. After lunch we visit (entrance included) the URQUHART medieval castle, from here we will take a boat trip on the dark waters of the lake. Afterwards, we will pass through FORT AUGUST with its sluice gate system and FORT WILLIAM, the tourist centre at the foot of Ben Nevis (the highest summit in the United Kingdom). We will return south through the high plateaus where it is possible to glimpse the snow before visiting Loch Lomond, one of the most popular lakes in Scotland. We arrive in Glasgow at the end of the day. Short stroll around the city centre and accommodation.

  • Pitlochry, UNITED KINGDOM

    Pitlochry, UNITED KINGDOM
    Located in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland, Pitlochry is a popular tourist destination known for scenic views of the nearby Ben Vrackie and Schiehallion mountains. The town has retained much of its Victorian era charm with architecture dating back to the mid-1800s.
  • Inverness, UNITED KINGDOM

    Inverness, located in the Scottish Highlands, is the northernmost city in the UK and administrative center of the region. The Gaelic king MacBethad, popularized in Shakespeare's Macbeth, held a castle in this city during the 11th century.

    Loch Ness

    Loch Ness
    One of the world's most famous lakes, Loch Ness is best known for the mythological creature said to be hidden in its waters. The legend is spurred on by the extreme murkiness of the water and depth of the lake.

    Urquhart Castle

    This 13th-century castle on the shores of the famous Loch Ness has played an important role in Scottish history. The castle was partially destroyed and then abandoned in the middle of the 17th century, but today is being preserved.
  • Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM

    Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and situated on the river Clyde in the country's west central lowlands.
Standard Hotel: Glasgow Hotel

Day 6: Glasgow-Belfast-Dublin(315 km)

Today we will leave Glasgow heading towards southern Scotland. We will board a ferry in Cairnryan. Our journey takes us towards Northern Ireland, arriving in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital city. This monumental city is overcoming its religious conflicts. We will resume our journey to Eire in Ireland. Last stop will be Dublin, arriving at the end of the day.
  • Belfast, UNITED KINGDOM

    The capital city of Northern Ireland. In its 2018 report on Best Places to Live in Britain, The Sunday Times named Ballyhackamore, "the brunch capital of Belfast", as the best place in Northern Ireland.
Standard Hotel: Dublin Hotel

Day 7: Dublin

Today we will have a sightseeing tour of Dublin, Ireland's peaceful capital city. We will enjoy a stroll on the banks of River Liffey, visiting its parks, its old university and its lively downtown streets. We will stroll around Trinity College. In the afternoon enjoy some leisure time.
  • Dublin, IRELAND

    Dublin, IRELAND
    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!

    Trinity College

    This research university is the most prestigious in Ireland. Established in 1592, it now educates over 16,000 students. Famous graduates include Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, and Bram Stoker.

    depending on the duration of sunlight, this visit may take place the afternoon before, upon arrival in Dublin

Standard Hotel: Ballsbridge Hotel or similar hotel

Day 8: Dublin - Powerscourt - Kilkenny - Cork(118 km)

In the morning we will depart from Dublin heading to Powerscourt which is located near-by. We will visit its magnificent gardens, designed in the 18th century and considered the most beautiful gardens in Ireland.  Afterwards, we will travel to Kilkenny, here we will have time for lunch and to stroll around this lively town. Further south, we will stop to visit the impressive Rock of Cashel, a medieval fortress that symbolizes the fight of Irish people against England. We will arrive in Cork around mid-afternoon. Time for a stroll in the centre of Ireland's second largest city. 
  • Kilkenny, IRELAND

    The county town of County Kilkenny in the province of Leinster in south-east Ireland, a tourist destination with many historical buildings. Kilkenny is also known for its craft and design workshops, the Watergate Theatre, public gardens and museums.
  • Cork, IRELAND

    Cork is a city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster, which had a population of 125,657 in 2016.
Standard Hotel: Radisson Blu Cork or similar
Dinner: Included (Menu includes: First course: Caesar salad, romaine lettuce leaves, mixed with warm bacon Second Course: Pan-Fried Chicken Breast with a Ground Black Pepper Cream Sauce, served with a Selection of Fresh Market Veggies VEGETARIAN OPTION: Red Pea, Butternut Squash and Indian Dahl Coriander served with Coconut Rice and a Crispy Poppadum Dessert: Apple pie served with Chantilly cream and crème anglaise Drink: water)

Day 9: Cork - Kinsale - Killarney - Adare - Limerick(175 km)

We will depart for Kinsale. Making a stop by Charles Fort to admire its great views of the ocean right by the 17th century fortress. Afterwards, we will travel to Killarney, a tourist town in the heart of Ireland. Time for lunch and a walk around, we will also enjoy a romantic horse and carriage tour of its national park. We include a short cruise to enjoy the beautiful views. Continuing, a brief stop in Adare, a small village that preserves its picturesque traditional thatched-roof cottages and the ruins of the old abbey. Mid-afternoon we will arrive in Limerick. Time to stroll around its centre where you will have the opportunity to visit its castle, walk along the river, its cathedral or discover its shopping centre. 
  • Killarney, IRELAND

    Killarney is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. Its natural heritage, history and location on the Ring of Kerry make Killarney a popular tourist destination.
  • Limerick, IRELAND

    Limerick is a city in County Limerick, Ireland. With a population of 94,192, the city is the third most populous urban area in the state, and the fourth most populous city on the island of Ireland.
Standard Hotel: Maldron Limerick or similar
Dinner: Included (Menu includes: First Course: Vegetable Soup Main Course: Fried Fish Baileys Tart Dessert Drinks: Water and bread. Tea or coffee.)

Day 10: Limerick - Bunraty - Cliffs of Moher - Galway(73 km)

Today we will visit Folk Park in Bunratty, a wonderful park where we can learn about how life was in Ireland in the past with its typical cottages and old markets. We will continue to Caherconnell where the Poulnabrone dolmen is found. We may get the chance to see an exhibition of how dogs shepherd sheep. Afterwards, we will visit the impressive Cliffs of Moher which overlook the ocean, those who wish can walk to O'Brien's Tower. Our route continues through Burren National Park which displays amazing landscapes. Finally arriving in Galway. 
  • Limerick, IRELAND

    Limerick is a city in County Limerick, Ireland. With a population of 94,192, the city is the third most populous urban area in the state, and the fourth most populous city on the island of Ireland.
  • Galway, IRELAND

    This gorgeous Irish city is a quintessential example of the marriage between modern and historic. One of the most-loved tourist spots in the world, its sights include Lynch's Castle, St. Nicholas' Church, museums, theaters, and so much more.
Standard Hotel: Maldron Sandy Road or similar

Day 11: Galway - Cong - Clonmacnoise - Dublin(185 km)

We will depart for Cong, a small picturesque village located in a magnificent lake area. We will visit the ruins of the Royal Abbey and walk around Ashford Castle. We will travel toClonmacnoise, where after lunch, we will visit its monastic ruins. We will resume our journey back to Dublin,where we will arrive in the late afternoon. 
Standard Hotel: Ballsbridge Hotel or similar hotel

Day 12: Dublin - Caernarfon - Liverpool(217 km)

We will board a ferry in the early morning. After a journey of three hours, we will arrive in Wales. We will visit Caernarfon, a World Heritage site by the sea overlooked by an impressive castle. There will be time for lunch and a stroll. We continue to Liverpool, where you will have a chance to visit The Beatles Story Exhibition.
  • Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM

    Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM
    Located in the city of Merseyside, Liverpool a cultural center in the United Kingdom. Tourism is a significant part of the city's economy and visitors enjoy museums, nightlife, cuisine, shopping and more. Liverpool is also home to one of the most successful football teams, by the same name.

    The Beatles Story

    Opened in 1990, this attraction in Liverpool is dedicated to the legacy of the Beatles, featuring galleries, exhibits, and personal items from the group's storied career. The facility includes a Discovery Zone for kids.
Standard Hotel: Liverpool Hotel

Day 13: Liverpool-Stratford-Upon-Avon-Oxford-London(383 km)

Today we explore central England. We will visit Stratford Upon Avon, Shakespeare’s hometown. Time to take some lunch and a stroll. Afterwards, we will travel to Oxford, a town that is synonymous with study and culture. Kings, statesmen, philosophers and scientists have studied here! We will continue to London, arriving in the late afternoon.
  • Stratford-Upon-Avon, UNITED KINGDOM

    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UNITED KINGDOM
    Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District.
  • Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM

    Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
    Oxford is a city in south central England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

Price Includes

  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance
  • Airport pickup
  • 11 nights hotel accomodation with breakfast buffet Boat: on the Loch Ness, in Ross Castle.
  • City tour in: London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Clonmacnoise.
  • Evening Transfer: Soho in London
  • Ticket admission: Urquhart castle in Loch Ness, Powerscourt gardens, Rock of Cashel, National Park with horse and carriage tour, Folk park in Bunraty, Cliffs of Moher, Clonmacnoise monastic ruins.
  • Ferry: Scotland - Ireland, Ireland - Wales.
  • 2 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Cork, Limerick.

Price Excludes

  • Optional items
  • Personal expenses

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    118 dollars will be charged if cancel or change within or more than 31 days before departure date (not including departure date).
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