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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

Ireland South Daytripper 2020 7 Adare, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted CIE Tours First Class Dates and Prices
Northern & Southern Ireland 8 Belfast, Northern Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Intrepid Budget Dates and Prices
9 Day Crown of Ireland 2020 9 Belfast, Northern Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
Ultimate Ireland 2020 12 Belfast, Northern Ireland  Shannon, Ireland  Escorted Lux Gold Deluxe Dates and Prices
Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Isles (Bergen to Edinburgh) 9 Bergen, Norway  Edinburgh, Scotland  Expedition Nat Hab Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ultimate Viking Voyage 2021 29 Bergen, Norway  Boston, MA  Expedition Scenic Deluxe Dates and Prices
Elegant Ireland 9 Dublin, Ireland  Shannon, Ireland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Irish Splendor (Dublin to Kingscourt) 8 Dublin, Ireland  Kingscourt, Ireland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Countryside of the Emerald Isle (Explorations) 10 Dublin, Ireland  Ennis, Ireland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Shades of Ireland featuring Northern Ireland 13 Dublin, Ireland  Kingscourt, Ireland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Shades of Ireland (Dublin to Kingscourt) 10 Dublin, Ireland  Kingscourt, Ireland  Escorted Collette Deluxe Dates and Prices
Ireland Winter 2019-2020 8 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Irish Discovery 2020 9 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Cosmos Budget Dates and Prices
St Patrick's Day 2020 (Hotel - Dublin to Dublin) 4 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Contiki Budget Dates and Prices
Irish Highlights Winter 2019-2020 7 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Trafalgar First Class Dates and Prices
St. Patrick's 7 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted SITA First Class Dates and Prices
9 Day Affordable Ireland 2019-2020 (Wednesday Departure) 9 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
9 Day Affordable Ireland 2019-2020 (Tuesday Departure) 9 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
9 Day Affordable Northern Ireland 2019-2020 9 Dublin, Ireland  Dublin, Ireland  Escorted Gate 1 First Class Dates and Prices
8 Day Essential Ireland 2019-2020 (Monday Departure) 8 Dublin, Ireland  Shannon, Ireland  Escorted Gate 1 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.