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Britain and Ireland Delight

Duration 8 days

Destinations visited :
  • England
    ,
  • Scotland
    ,
  • Wales
    ,
  • Ireland
    ,

Explore the cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside of Britain
and Ireland with their imposing city spires, wild Highland landscapes
and such highlights as the idyllic Lake District, Edinburgh Castle,
Dublin’s Trinity College and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace,
all en route.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

LONDON – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – YORK – BRADFORD
This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. During your orientation of York your Travel Director will take you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and show you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. Continue to your hotel in Bradford where you dine tonight.
Meal : Dinner
Hotel : Jurys Inn

DAY 2

BRADFORD – LAKE DISTRICT – GRETNA GREEN – GLASGOW (2 NIGHTS)
Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Travelling along the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside that inspired the Romantic poets, you reach Grasmere. View the grave of William Wordsworth, buried at St. Oswald’s Church. We cross the Scottish border and visit Gretna Green, where eloping couples would say their vows over the anvil. This afternoon your orientation tour of Glasgow includes views of the cathedral, the magnificent George Square and the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry.
Meal : Full Breakfast
Hotel : Ibis Glasgow City Centre

DAY 3

EDINBURGH EXCURSION
Today visit Edinburgh. Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city. View the famous castle, the Royal Mile, historic Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. Later enjoy free time to explore at leisure.
Meal : Full Breakfast

DAY 4

GLASGOW – BELFAST – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)
Follow the rugged Ayrshire coast past the island called Ailsa Craig, the stepping stone from Scotland to Ireland, then board a ferry for the short crossing to Northern Ireland. See City Hall, Queen’s University and the dock where the Titanic was built during your city orientation. Finally cross the River Boyne at Drogheda to enter the Irish capital, Dublin.
Meal : Full Breakfast
Hotel : Citywest

DAY 5

DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the stately Georgian squares with your Local Specialist. Spend the rest of the day as you please. Why not explore Temple Bar or Grafton Street, famous for its street performers? This evening consider joining an Optional Experience to an Irish cabaret.
Meal : Full Breakfast

DAY 6

DUBLIN – KILKENNY – WATERFORD
Traverse County Kildare’s splendid countryside. In Kilkenny see the imposing medieval castle and enjoy free time for lunch. This afternoon visit the House of Waterford Crystal showroom and see the exquisite pieces. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meal : Full Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel : Treacys

DAY 7

WATERFORD – CARDIFF
Cross the Irish Sea to Wales, and continue your journey to Cardiff Bay to view the Millennium Centre and the National Assembly. View the historic Cardiff Castle and see the Millennium Stadium before arriving at your hotel.
Meal : Full Breakfast
Hotel : Copthorne

DAY 8

CARDIFF – BATH – WINDSOR – LONDON
Cross the Severn Estuary into England and the glorious city of Bath. See splendid Georgian architecture during your orientation. Perhaps consider a visit to the Roman Baths. View the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle during your visit to Windsor. Why not enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river or shop for Royal souvenirs. Later arrive back in London where your amazing holiday ends.
Meal : Full Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath – Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Belfast – See Belfast City Hall and Queen’s University
  • Cardiff – See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Dublin – Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • Edinburgh – Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
  • Glasgow – View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • Kilkenny – View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
  • Stratford-upon-Avon – Visit the town of Shakespeare’s birth
  • Waterford – Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
  • Windsor – View the castle
  • York – View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

Dining Highlights

  • 7 full breakfasts
  •  2 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Trafalgar Local Host if you stay at Trafalgar’s recommended London hotel
  • Ferry across the Irish Sea from Scotland to Northern Ireland and Ireland to South Wales
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase.
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre

Prices from £775
Saturdays – All Year

  • Land only price – Twin-share option
  • Triple and Single rooms available
  • Flights available
  • Pre and Post extensions available

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0207 620 8952

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Britain and Ireland Delight

Explore the cultural diversity and breathtaking countryside of Britain
and Ireland with their imposing city spires, wild Highland landscapes
and such highlights as the idyllic Lake District, Edinburgh Castle,
Dublin’s Trinity College and Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace,
all en route.

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