Britain and Ireland Grandeur Reverse Summer 2020

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2020

Go behind the scenes on a grand exploration of Britain and Ireland - one that will see you circle islands, scale highlands and cross the seas. No corner of the British Isles will remain unexplored, from London and Liverpool to Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast with a visit to Giant's Causeway, the Ring of Kerry and the ever-elusive 'Nessie' all in between.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • SCENIC DRIVE around the Ring of Kerry and on a Cornish Excursion
  • ORIENTATION of York, Glasgow, Chester, Galway, Limerick, Cardiff, Bath, Plymouth and Salisbury
  • VIEW York Minster, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle, the 18th hole at St. Andrews, the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth
  • VISIT Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, medieval Alnwick, Edinburgh Castle, Isle of Skye, Falkirk Wheel, the Giants Causeway, Blarney Castle to kiss the stone, Waterford Crystal Showroom, the Roman Baths in Bath and the ancient stone circle at Stonehenge
Dining Highlights
  • 19 breakfasts
  • 10 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar's recommended London hotel
  • Use of Trafalgar's London Reception Centre offering a range of services including tickets for day trips and local attractions
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea between Wales and Ireland
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • London airport transfer service is available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page for details
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (215) 236-3660 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14744179

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2020
Duration
20 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1LeedsLondon - Stratford-upon-Avon - York - Leeds: The 'Bard of Avon' and his legacy take centre stage as we travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to view Anne Hathaway's picturesque thatched cottage and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Centre before heading to York and Leeds, where we'll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and get to know our Travel Director and travel companions.
Jurys Inn
Day 2Edinburgh (Peebles)Leeds - Alnwick - Edinburgh (Peebles) (2 Nights): We venture north to the medieval market town of Alnwick with its impressive castle and Tenantry Column, upon which the Percy Lion sits imposingly overlooking the town's beautiful gardens. Enjoy a scenic drive north to the enchanting capital of Edinburgh. Tickets to see the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included on departures that coincide with performance dates.
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Day 3EdinburghEdinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time: Join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, overlooking the town from Castle Rock. See the quaint Royal Mile, Palace of Holyroodhouse and new Scottish Parliament building.
Day 4Scottish HighlandsEdinburgh (Peebles) - St. Andrews - Pitlochry - Scottish Highlands: We continue north to the historic town of St. Andrews, home to one of the oldest golf courses in the world. View the famous 18th?green which the golfing greats have clamoured to play on for centuries, before heading to picturesque Pitlochry and our overnight stop in the Scottish Highlands.
Highlander
Day 5Isle of SkyeScottish Highlands - Culloden - Loch Ness - Isle of Skye: View the site of the bloody Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobites were defeated in 1746. Then meander through the scenic Scottish Highlands along the banks of Loch Ness in search of Nessie. We'll view the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle where three lochs meet before travelling to the Isle of Skye where we dine in our hotel tonight. ?
Dunollie/Kings Arms
Day 6GlasgowIsle of Skye - Glencoe - Glasgow: Journey past the site of the tragic 1692 massacre at Glencoe, known as the 'Glen of Weeping' before heading to the Scottish cultural capital, Glasgow, where our orientation tour includes views of the Cathedral and the magnificent George Square, lined with statues of Great Britain's most celebrated sons. We visit Falkirk Wheel where you'll 'Dive Into Culture' learning about the legacy of Scotland's canals and experience the world's only rotating boat lift. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.
Park Inn by Radisson City Centre
Day 7Lake DistrictGlasgow - Gretna Green - Lake District: The runaway wedding capital of Gretna Green is our first stop today. See where eloping couples would make their vows over the Marriage Anvil before crossing the border and arriving in Grasmere, where famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth wrote his famous 'Daffodils' poem. See Lake Windermere, England's largest lake, before arriving at your hotel.?
North Lakes/Castle Green
Day 8LiverpoolLake District - Liverpool: We travel to the haunt of the 'Fab Four' and our home for the night, the edgy city of Liverpool.?
Mercure Atlantic Tower
Day 9DublinLiverpool - Chester - Dublin (2 Nights): Travel to the ancient town of Chester where your orientation tour will take you past its Roman walls and famous Tudor 'Rows'. We continue along the scenic North Wales Coast to the island of Anglesey en route to Holyhead. Cross the Irish Sea to Dublin, the charismatic Irish capital.
Clayton Leopardstown
Day 10DublinDublin Sightseeing and Free Time: Beat the crowds and gain entry to the Guinness Storehouse before general admission. Here you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and embark on a tour and tasting technique demonstration. Later, we join a 'Local Specialist' to see St. Patrick's Cathedral and other iconic sights. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Irish capital. Amble along Grafton Street with its colourful performers, head to Temple Bar or stroll through Phoenix Park, Dublin's playground.
Day 11BelfastDublin - Belfast: This morning, cross the border to Northern Ireland. We meet our Local Specialist 'Cabbie' who will take us on a journey through the recent history of Belfast in their Black Cab. Spend the rest of the day at leisure perhaps exploring the Titanic Quarter to learn more about this ill-fated ship.
Park Inn By Radisson
Day 12DonegalBelfast - Giants Causeway - Londonderry - Donegal: This morning, visit Giants Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking ballast columns, a UNESCO World Heritage site in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and one of the most iconic natural wonders in the United Kingdom. Our visit will 'Make A Difference' by helping to conserve this iconic natural landmark. In Londonderry, walk along the 17th-century walls with your 'Local Specialist' and see the streets and murals of the Bogside. Known as the People's Gallery, the murals depict the history of the 'troubles'. Later arrive in Donegal where you dine at your hotel.
Ballina/Ocean Sands
Day 13GalwayDonegal - Galway: Before departing Donegal, view the castle that was once the stronghold of the O'Donnell clan. We view the grave of W. B Yeats in Drumcliffe before continuing through Sligo and Galway to see the stone Cathedral that was built on the site of an old prison, and stroll around Eyre Square with its tribute to John F. Kennedy.
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Day 14KenmareGalway - Cliffs of Moher - Limerick - Kenmare (2 Nights): We'll visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher before travelling to Limerick to view St. Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and King John's Castle, the tallest spire in Ireland. Our drive continues through picturesque Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest villages, before arriving in colourful Kenmare, our home for the next two nights.
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Day 15KillarneyKillarney and Ring of Kerry Excursion: Today, we stop in Killarney on our way to the enchanting Ring of Kerry where Ireland's enduring natural beauty is our welcome companion as we circle past the fishing village of Waterville, Black Valley and Moll's Gap.
Day 16WaterfordKenmare - Blarney - Waterford: In pursuit of the 'gift of the gab', we kiss the Blarney Stone, before continuing to the House of Waterford Crystal where we will enjoy a fascinating 'Dive Into Culture' demonstration with master craftsmen.
Fitzwilton
Day 17CardiffWaterford - Cardiff: Cross the Irish Sea to Wales and continue your journey through beautiful countryside to arrive in its capital. Explore Cardiff's iconic sights - the Principality Stadium, Millennium Centre and Victorian fantasy Cardiff Castle at its heart.
Park Inn City Centre
Day 18PlymouthCardiff - Bath - Plymouth (2 Nights): Arriving in Bath, we admire the city's elegant Georgian facades and ancient Roman Baths from which it derives its name. Later we continue to Plymouth, our home for the next two nights.
Copthorne
Day 19PlymouthPlymouth Orientation and Cornish Excursion: Embark on an orientation tour and see the Royal Citadel and Mayflower Steps, where brave pilgrims embarked on their epic voyage to the New World centuries ago. Explore the Cornish peninsula and visit the seaside villages of Looe and Polperro. Tonight, we will 'Connect With Locals' for a Farewell 'Be My Guest' dinner at a Cornish farm.
Day 20LondonPlymouth - Stonehenge - London: The mystical ancient monoliths at Stonehenge are our first stop. Ponder their myths that remain largely unsolved before travelling to London where your amazing holiday comes to an end.
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Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.

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