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British & Irish Voyager
Your Escorted Coach Tour of Britain & Ireland Includes
14 days/13 nights/23 meals
- Airport transfers at start and end of tour
- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional tour director
- 13 nights in hotels listed below
- Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
- 10 dinners (D) including
- - Welcome dinner in London
- - Edinburgh restaurant dinner
- - Dinner and traditional show in Dublin
- - Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Night
- - 6 table d'hote dinners
- Welcome get-together drink
- Tours of London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin
- London open-top bus tour
- Edinburgh ghost walking tour
- St Andrews walking tour
- Blair Athol Distillery whisky tasting and tour
- Ceilidh with singers, piper and dancers in Inverness
- Loch Lomond scenic cruise
- Ferry from Scotland to Ireland
- Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 1 to 15 departures
- Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
- Tea and scones at Rathbaun Farm
- Visits and admissions to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The Beatles Story, Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green, Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews, Blair Castle, Titanic Belfast, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Dingle Brewing Company, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Cliffs of Moher and Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
- Headsets for walking tours
- Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Stay at the following (or similar):
- Doubletree by Hilton London, West End, London (2 nights)
- Radisson Blu Hotel - Liverpool, Liverpool (1 night)
- Radisson Blu Hotel - Edinburgh, Edinburgh (2 nights)
- Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night)
- Menzies Glasgow & Leisure Club, Glasgow (1 night)
- Croke Park Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
- The Brehon Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
- Hotel Meyrick, Galway (1 night)
- Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
There are so many things to see, to do, to explore, to experience on the Dingle Peninsula . . . from almost 2,000 archaeological sites, to more walking than you could fit into a year, to Fungie, a bottlenose dolphin who's been living at the mouth of Dingle Harbour since 1984. There is no other landscape in western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological monuments as the Dingle Peninsula. This mountainous finger of land which juts into the Atlantic Ocean has supported various tribes and populations for almost 6,000 years. Because of the peninsula's remote location, and lack of specialised agriculture, there is a remarkable preservation of over 2,000 monuments. It is impossible to visit the Dingle Peninsula and not be impressed by its archaeological heritage. When one ...read more
Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland. It is near the River Martin. The castle originally dates from before AD 1200. It was destroyed in 1446, but subsequently rebuilt by Cormac MacCarthy, the King of Munster. It is currently a partial ruin with some accessible rooms and the battlements. There are many legends as to the origin of the stone, but some say that it was the Lia Fáil—a magical stone upon which Irish kings were crowned.The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney about 8 km from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The castle ...read more
This little town is world-famous due to its exquisite location beside lakes and mountains.Take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the grounds of the Killarney National Park to Muckross House and Gardens. Tour the house with a local guide to learn about the history and lifestyles of previous owners and perhaps stroll through the gardens on the shores of Muckross Lake. As well as being a perfect location from which to explore the south western region of Ireland, for centuries the Killarney Valley has been recognised far and wide as Ireland's most beautiful destination - being aptly titled as "Heaven's Reflex". It inspired Poet Laureate Alfred Austin to write - "If mountain, wood and water harmoniously blent, constitute the most perfect and adequate loveliness that nature presents, ...read more
Set in the Heat of Dublin City, a visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is so much more than just a tour, it is an exciting and engaging experience, guaranteed to entertain and enlighten any visitor.Be escorted through the story of John Jameson & Son, through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste!...read more
The monastery of Clonmacnoise (meaning Meadow of the Sons of Nós) is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone. It was visited by the Pope in 1979. The site can be visited for a fee, via an Interpretative Centre. Clonmacnoise was founded in 546 by Ciarán, a young man from Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon. Until the 9th century it had close associations with the kings of Connacht. The strategic location of the monastery helped it become a major centre of religion, learning, craftsmanship, and trade. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs. The site also includes original high crosses. Amongst the many remains at C...read more
Dublin is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. It is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. Founded as a Viking settlement, the city has been Ireland's primary city for most of the island's history since medieval times. Today, it is an economic, administrative and cultural centre for the island of Ireland and has one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital city. The city has a world-famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. Other influential writers and playwrights from Dublin include Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker. It is ar...read more
The Beatles Story is an award winning visitor attraction devoted to The Beatles, the famous 1960’s pop group in Liverpool. You can see how these young guys, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison were thrust into the heights of fame and fortune, capturing America, Britain and the world to become the ultimate band of all time. This tour will bring you through their story from early childhood to making it big....read more
The Tower of London is an imposing fortress situated on the north bank of the River Thames in London. This historic castle was founded by William the Conqueror in 1066 and it was initially a basic timber and earth structure. Around 1078 it was remodelled and the structure known as The White Tower was built....read more
Shakespeare’s Birthplace is situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. It is a special place and it is believed that William Shakespeare was born here in 1564 and where he spent his childhood. Shakespeare’s Birthplace is a refurbished 16th century half-timbered house. It is a very popular visitor attraction and now a museum open to the public, owned and managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It is a must see for all lovers of British literature....read more
First of all, let me say that you, personally, did a fabulous job. You were attentive, knowledgeable, and very accomodating.
-Secondly, we were very impressed with Irishtourism.com. Everything was arranged and there were no glitches or hidden costs on anything--in some cases, we didn't even have to present our vouchers, we simply had to give the inn-keepers our names and we were taken care of. Everything was very easy, from the very first e-mail I sent to you.
-Thirdly, the Irish people are FABULOUS! Everywhere we went, everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
-Fourthly, the food was terrific everywhere. We really enjoyed the pride exhibited in the Irish produced foodstuffs.
The only problem we had was with the rental car, and you jumped right on that as soon as we brought it to your attention and the situation was resolved. Great customer service.
The accomodations were wonderful. Our favorite was the Manor in Killarney.
We enjoyed the trip tremendously, we thank you for the great job you did, and we will heartily recommend Irishtourism.com to anyone going to Ireland for a visit.
Thanks again for everything,
ally O'Toole, California, USA