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British & Irish Delight (9 Day)

9 days with CIE Tours   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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Day 1: London Arrival & Tour
Your vacation starts at your London hotel at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour director. 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. Join your tour director for a welcome drink and discuss your trip before dinner. (D)
 
Day 2: Hampton Court Palace & Free Time in London
This morning discover the magnificence of Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's favorite royal residence, which he re-built to accommodate his vast court. Move at your own pace through the breath-taking grandeur of Henry's State Rooms, vast Tudor kitchens and more. The afternoon and evening are free so you may use your included Oyster card to explore central London by public transport. (B)
 
Day 3: Cambridge & York Minster Tour
Take a stroll around Cambridge to view some of the famous university colleges, including King’s College, and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. Head north to York for a walking tour to appreciate narrow streets and medieval houses. The stately York Minster, with towers and stained glass, is the highlight of the walk. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)
 
Day 4: Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening
Head north to visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the lavish State Rooms with a stunning array of artifacts, an exhibit on Downton Abbey, and take a stroll through Alnwick Garden. Travel through the Northumberland National Park and on to your hotel near Edinburgh where you’ll experience a Scottish Evening with bagpipes and fun music. (B, D)
 
Day 5: Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour
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. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. On August 06 to 20 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. (B)
 
Day 6: Ferry to Ireland & Titanic Belfast
This morning will be an early start as you drive to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Tour the city highlights to see 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. Pub dinner at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of Culloden Hotel. (B, D)
 
Day 7: Giant’s Causeway & Derry Walk
Travel along the scenic coastal route of the Nine Glens of Antrim and visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Stop for photos at the ruins of Dunluce Castle and head 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. (B)
 
Day 8: Dublin Tour & Taylor’s Three Rock Pub
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 in the evening enjoy dinner at Taylor’s Three Rock Pub followed by Irish music and dance. (B, D)
 
Day 9: Tour ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
Map
All This Included
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 8 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 5 dinners (D) including
    - Welcome dinner in London
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - Taylor’s Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show 
    - 2 table d'hote dinners
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin
  • Walking tours of Cambridge, York, Derry and Dublin’s Trinity College
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 06 to 20 departures
  • Ferry ride between Britain & Ireland
  • Oyster card – a pass valid on all public transportation in London
  • Visits and admissions to Hampton Court Palace, York Minster, Alnwick Castle & Garden, Edinburgh Castle, Titanic Belfast, Giant’s Causeway and Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Audio headsets and group photo
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
Highlights
  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Taylor's Three Rock Pub
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • York Minster
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
Accommodations
London: Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton Hotel
York: York Marriott
Uphall: Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel, Uphall
Belfat: Culloden Estate and Spa
Dublin: Royal Marine Hotel
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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