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9 days/8 nights/13 meals
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B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour guide. Head out on a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. In the evening meet your tour director and fellow travelers for a welcome drink and discuss your trip before sitting down to dinner in your hotel. (D)
Today you may schedule your London sightseeing as you wish on an open-top bus tour around the many famous landmarks. There are a number of different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a cruise on the River Thames. Visit either the Tower of London to view the magnificent Crown Jewels or Kensington Palace, home of Princess Diana. You are free to choose a restaurant to dine independently. (B)
Drive to Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to see an exhibition about his life and work before walking through the house where he was born. 2016 commemorates 400 years since his death. Take some free time before traveling to your hotel in York. (B, D)
Take a walking tour around York to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses and view the stately York Minster. Head north to visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the lavish State Rooms with a stunning array of art, portraits and furniture. Travel through the Northumberland National Park and on to your hotel near Edinburgh in time to dine at a Scottish Evening with bagpipes and lively music in your hotel. (B, D)
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights on a city tour. See the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. Also enjoy splendid views of central Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. On Aug 07 to 21 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)
This morning will be an early start as you drive to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Take a panoramic tour to see the highlights, including Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built in 1912. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this ill-fated famous liner through state-of-the-art displays. Continue to historic Ballygally Castle Hotel in time for dinner and your overnight stay. (B, D)
Travel along the scenic coastal route of the Nine Glens of Antrim and visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. The enormous rocks have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Continue to Derry for a walking tour around the medieval city walls with a local guide. Drive south to your Victorian hotel located on Dublin Bay, a few miles from the city and dine on your own this evening. (B)
This morning tour central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings and graceful townhouses. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College’s campus and view the priceless Book of Kells. The afternoon is free and enjoy dinner at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub followed by a show with Irish music and dance. (B, D)
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. today is owned and managed by the National Trust and it i...
Adjacent to the castle is Alnwick Gardens, just ten years ago this site was derelict and forgotten but today the gardens are extremely beautiful and inspiring. It is a formal gar...
Edinburgh, the inspiring capital city of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting.
When parliament is in session a special light above the clock face is illuminated to let the public know. The tower is one of the most prominent and iconic symbols of both Londo...
Derry or Londonderry, is a city in Northern Ireland. Derry was the last city in the British Isles to be enclosed with defensive walls.
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most historic buildings in Scotland and has huge significant importance as a fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh. During archaeologis...
Today Kensington Palace has recently reopened after a £12 million renovation project. It is possible to walk around Kensington Gardens and visit the public State Rooms, managed b...
Known as one of the oldest and most famous universities in Ireland, Trinity College Dublin is located in the centre of our capital city, Dublin, Ireland, on College Green opposit...
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