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British Isles Vacations

Tours to this part of the world can visit England, Ireland (also known as the Irish Republic), Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. While escorted tours include a guide who travels with the group, we also offer packages that include only hotel stays but allow ample free time.

Great Britain is a region of fascinating history, sweeping scenic landscapes and vibrant culture. While in England, you might stop at legendary Stonehenge, with its massive stone structures that some believe to be 4,000 years old, or Stratford-Upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Explore the beautiful Lake District, which inspired many 19th-century poets, or take in the sights of London, from the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace to the magnificent St. Paul's cathedral.

To the north is Scotland, where most itineraries spend time in Edinburgh. Tour participants often travel the Royal Mile to the city's castle to see the Scottish Crown Jewels. In this land of heather-cloaked moors, you may also have a chance to sample the products at a whisky distillery or scan Loch Ness for its mythical monster.

In Wales, highlights can include the Gothic-style Cardiff Castle in the capital city, the lovely vistas of Snowdonia National Park and the imposing citadel at Caernarfon. Hop across St. George's Channel to reach the Emerald Isle. Scenic highlights of Ireland, or the Irish Republic, include the towering Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry, which winds past seascapes and mountain peaks. In Northern Ireland, see the unusual basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway or the landmarks of Belfast.

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Trips are rated according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. The vacations below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any vacation name for the itinerary, dates and prices.

Vacation Name Days Starts In Ends In Travel Style Company Quality*  
British Isles Vacations

London Explorer 2014 (2 Nights) 3 London, England  London, England  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
St. Patrick's Day 2014-2015 (Hostel, Start Dublin) 4 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
St. Patrick's Day 2014-2015 (Hostel, Start London) 4 London, England  London, England  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Edinburgh Festival & Military Tattoo 2014 4 London, England  London, England  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
London Getaway 2014 4 London, England  London, England  Independent Globus First Class Dates and Prices
London Getaway 2014 4 London, England  London, England  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
St. Patrick's Day 2014-2015 (Hotel, Start Dublin) 4 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
St. Patrick's Day 2014-2015 (Hotel, Start London) 4 London, England  London, England  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Hogmanay New Year 2014 (4 Days, Start London) 4 London, England  London, England  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Dublin Getaway 2014 4 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Independent Globus First Class Dates and Prices
Dublin Getaway 2014 4 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Independent Monograms First Class Dates and Prices
Hogmanay in Scotland 2014-2015 4 Edinburgh, Scotland  Edinburgh, Scotland  Escorted G Adventure Budget Dates and Prices
A Delightful Stay in London 2014 4 London, England  London, England  Independent General First Class Dates and Prices
London Explorer 2014 (4 Nights) 5 London, England  London, England  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Hogmanay New Year 2014 (Start Edinburgh) 5 Edinburgh, Scotland  Edinburgh, Scotland  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Taste of Ireland Tour A 2014 (5 Day) 5 Dublin, Ireland  Shannon, Ireland  Escorted CIE Tours First Class Dates and Prices
Hogmanay New Year 2014 (5 Days, Start London) 5 London, England  London, England  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Taste of Scotland 2014 (5 Day) 5 Glasgow, Scotland  Edinburgh, Scotland  Escorted CIE Tours First Class Dates and Prices
Gems of Britain 2014 5 London, England  London, England  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Taste of Scotland with Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2014 (5 Day) 5 Glasgow, Scotland  Edinburgh, Scotland  Escorted CIE Tours First Class Dates and Prices
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* Key to Quality Ratings

These vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered.

Budget = Budget vacations that typically range from $50 to $200 per person, per day, plus airfare.
First Class = First class vacations that typically range from $80 to $350 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Deluxe = Deluxe vacations that typically range from $200 to $650 per person, per day, plus airfare.
** The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.