2019 - 11 Day Essence of Britain & Ireland

4 Star Vacation - 10 Nights /16 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2nd, August 9th and August 16th departures
  • Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep and enjoy fresh baked scones with tea

    Trip Highlights:

  • Cardiff Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Stonehenge
  • York Minster

    Dining Experiences:

  • 10 breakfasts (B)
  • 5 dinners (D)including a welcome dinner in London, and dinner at the Merry Ploughboy Pub with a lively show

    Hotels:

  • Marriott Kensington Hotel
    London (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • Granville Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • North Star Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • Indigo York Place
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • York Marriott
    York (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
    London (2 nights)

    All CIE Tours Include

  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call (337) 234-4100 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13984190

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2018
    Duration
    11 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonLONDON TOUR & WELCOME DRINK : Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic drive around central London to see many famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2CardiffSTONEHENGE & ROMAN BATHS : Head to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to Bath to tour the Roman Baths, first built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. In Cardiff, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)
    Day 3WaterfordCARDIFF & FERRY TO WATERFORD : Visit Cardiff Castle, first inhabited in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. You will enjoy breakfast there. Journey through the gentle, green countryside to the west coast. At Pembroke Dock, embark on an afternoon ferry crossing to Rosslare and on to Waterford.
    (B, D)
    Day 4DublinSHEEP HERDING & DUBLIN'S MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB : Start the day with a walking tour of historic Waterford. Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. At Jerpoint Park enjoy a sheep herding demonstration and sample scones with tea. Stop briefly in Kilkenny before heading to Dublin. Dine at the lively Merry Ploughboy Pub with an entertaining show.
    (B, D)
    Day 5DublinGLASNEVIN CEMETERY MUSEUM & DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING : Tour Dublin city to see elegant Georgian squares with brightly painted doorways and the General Post Office where the 1916 Rebellion started. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Ireland's national cemetery, which is a who's who of modern Irish history. The afternoon and evening are free to use your vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour and a visit to one attraction, Dine on your own at Dublin's many fine pubs and restaurants.
    (B)
    Day 6EdinburghBELFAST SIGHTSEEING & SCOTLAND : Head to Belfast where you'll enjoy a panoramic tour to view Victorian buildings, the Harland & Wolff shipyards where the Titanic was built, and the Falls Road and Shankill residential areas. Take a ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan. Travel through gentle pasturelands to the central belt of Scotland. Stop en route for dinner before reaching your hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.
    (B, D)
    Day 7EdinburghEDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR : Drive around central Edinburgh to see the main points of interest, including the 200-year-old "New Town" with elegant Georgian houses and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour the massive Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The afternoon is free to explore and dine on your own. The August 3 - 17 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
    (B)
    Day 8YorkSCOTTISH BORDERS & YORK : Travel through the charming Borders region with many quaint towns, manor houses, and abbeys. Stop in Jedburgh to see the picturesque ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Continue to York for a walking tour of streets are so narrow the medieval houses almost touch. Tour the stately Gothic York Minster, which dates back to the 13th century and is noted for its magnificent medieval stained-glass windows.
    (B, D)
    Day 9LondonSHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE & LONDON : In Stratford-upon-Avon, visit Shakespeare's birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work. Walk through the furnished house where he was born and enjoy a private performance. Take a professional photo and have a refreshment and a scone before walking around the town with its many charming black-and-white buildings. Drive through the picturesque Cotswolds to London for a free evening to explore and dine on your own.
    (B)
    Day 10LondonLONDON SIGHTSEEING : Enjoy sightseeing in a vintage coach as you tour London and its many famous landmarks. Arrive at the Sky Garden with three stories of gardens and unique public spaces and share a farewell drink with your group. Later, have ample time to explore the city's sights and shops before choosing one of London's fine eateries or charming pubs for dinner on your own.
    (B)
    Day 11LondonTOUR ENDS IN LONDON : Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.

    Dates/Pricing

    Click Quote or call (337) 234-4100 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    April 12, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,470.00* (USD)Quote
    April 26, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$4,100.00* (USD)Quote
    May 24, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,630.00* (USD)Quote
    June 07, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$4,180.00* (USD)Quote
    June 21, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,630.00* (USD)Quote
    July 26, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,680.00* (USD)Quote
    August 02, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,860.00* (USD)Quote
    August 16, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,860.00* (USD)Quote
    August 23, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$4,230.00* (USD)Quote
    September 06, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,630.00* (USD)Quote
    September 13, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,630.00* (USD)Quote
    September 27, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$4,095.00* (USD)Quote
    October 11, 201911 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin Sharing$3,460.00* (USD)Quote
    Lodging
    Marriott Kensington Hotel, London (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff, Cardiff (1 night)
    Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
    North Star Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
    Indigo York Place, Edinburgh (2 nights)
    York Marriott, York (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel,London (2 nights)
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