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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

Elegance of Great Britain with Edinburgh Military Tattoo 12 Edinburgh, Scotland  London, England  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Scotland & Ireland: Stories & Legends (Connections Journey) 12 Edinburgh, Scotland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
Exploring Scotland & Ireland 2018-2019 13 Edinburgh, Scotland  Kildare, Ireland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Romantic Britain and Ireland 21 London, England  London, England  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ireland (For Families) 8 Dublin, Ireland  Shannon, Ireland  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover Scotland 2018-2019 (Edinburgh to Glasgow) 10 Edinburgh, Scotland  Glasgow, Scotland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
A Classic Cruise in England 7 London, England  London, England  River Cruise Euro Waterway Deluxe Dates and Prices
Scottish Supreme 8 Auchterarder, Scotland  Edinburgh, Scotland  Escorted CIE Tours Deluxe Dates and Prices
From Dublin to Tromso: the Hebrides and Lofoten 12 Dublin, Ireland  Tromso, Norway  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
Gems of Britain with Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 5 London, England  London, England  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Celtic Shores 2019 (Dublin - Portsmouth) 8 Dublin, Ireland  Portsmouth, England  Expedition Ponant Deluxe Dates and Prices
'Spirit of Scotland' - Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness 7 Inverness, Scotland  Inverness, Scotland  River Cruise A & K Deluxe Dates and Prices
15 Day Deluxe Great Britain 15 Edinburgh, Scotland  London, England  Escorted Gate 1 Deluxe Dates and Prices
Focus on Ireland 8 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ireland 2019 (For Families) 8 Dublin, Ireland  Shannon, Ireland  Escorted Disney Deluxe Dates and Prices
Best of Britain 2019 11 London, England  London, England  Escorted Insight Deluxe Dates and Prices
A Week In... Scotland with Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 8 Glasgow, Scotland  Edinburgh, Scotland  Escorted Tauck Deluxe Dates and Prices
Discover Scotland featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 (Glasgow to Edinburgh) 10 Glasgow, Scotland  Edinburgh, Scotland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
British Landscapes 2019 10 London, England  Stratford, England  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Irish Splendor (Kingscourt to Dublin) 8 Kingscourt, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Collette Deluxe 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.