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Britain and Ireland Experience 2018 (Costsaver)

Duration 12 days

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

Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways’ cottage. You’ll also kiss the Blarney Stone, enjoy a ‘wee dram’ and visit the birthplace of the Beatles.

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

DAY 1

LONDON – WINDSOR – BATH – CARDIFF
This morning meet your Travel Director and travelling companions as you set off on your holiday. Visit Windsor and view the impressive castle. See elegant Georgian architecture in the World Heritage city of Bath. Cross the vast Severn Estuary to Cardiff, capital of Wales, where you dine tonight.
MEAL(S) : Dinner
HOTEL : Copthorne

DAY 2

CARDIFF – PEMBROKE – WATERFORD
Admire Cardiff Castle then journey through beautiful countryside via Carmarthen. See Pembroke Castle which is the birthplace of Henry Vll, founder of the Tudor Dynasty. Board your ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare, Ireland. Journey west to Waterford and dine tonight at your hotel.
MEAL(S): Full Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Treacys

DAY 3

WATERFORD – BLARNEY – TRALEE
Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom. Continue along the splendid southern coast through the picturesque fishing port of Youghal. Explore Blarney Castle – kiss the stone and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’. Cross over the Cork and the Kerry Mountains, then travel via Killarney to your hotel in Tralee.
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Earl of Desmond

DAY 4

TRALEE – DINGLE PENINSULA – LIMERICK – SHANNON (NEAR LIMERICK)
This morning enjoy a scenic drive along the Dingle Peninsula. See the unspoilt and colourful villages and fishing harbours of Ireland’s most westerly point. Travel north to County Limerick through Adare, the prettiest village in Ireland. Arrive in Limerick where you view St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle.
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast
HOTEL : Aherlow House

DAY 5

SHANNON (NEAR LIMERICK) – GALWAY – DUBLIN (2 NIGHTS)
This morning there is time to visit Bunratty Castle and folk park, where 19th century life is vividly recreated. Drive through beautiful County Clare to Galway. View the cathedral before heading across lush countryside to Dublin, Ireland’s capital. Tonight why not join your travelling companions for an Irish Cabaret?
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast
HOTEL : Citywest

DAY 6

DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of Dublin with views of Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Spend the rest of your day as you choose.
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast

DAY 7

DUBLIN – CHESTER – MANCHESTER
Cross the Irish Sea with magnificent views of Dublin Bay and arrive at Holyhead on the Welsh Island of Anglesey. Cameras at the ready as you view the station with one of the longest names in the world, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Enjoy the scenery of the north coast of Wales on the way to Chester, where you have time to walk along the medieval walls and appreciate the famous ‘Chester Rows’. Arrive later in Manchester.
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast
HOTEL : AC Salford Quays

DAY 8

MANCHESTER – LAKE DISTRICT – EDINBURGH (PEEBLES) (2 NIGHTS)
Stop to view William Wordsworth’s grave in the pretty Lake District village of Grasmere. Continue across the Scottish border and stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples could marry against their parents’ wishes. Your day ends at your hotel near Edinburgh. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast
HOTEL : Hydro

DAY 9

EDINBURGH SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning’s sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival, tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast

DAY 10

EDINBURGH (PEEBLES) – YORK – LEEDS
This morning travel south through the Scottish Borderlands and stop to view the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey. Enjoy the views across the Cheviot Hills at Carter Bar and continue into Northumberland National Park where you view Hadrian’s Wall at Heddon. Cross the River Tyne at Newcastle and stop at York for an orientation tour including the Gothic Minster and the narrow cobbled street known as the Shambles. Then continue to your hotel in Leeds. Dine tonight at your hotel.
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast, Dinner
HOTEL : Holiday Inn Garforth

DAY 11

LEEDS – STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – WARWICK
This morning visit Stratford-upon-Avon where you have time to see the sights, including Anne Hathaway’s cottage, and shop for souvenirs. In your free time why not visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Visitor Centre for an in-depth look at the great man’s life?
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast
HOTEL : Ramada Centre

DAY 12

WARWICK – OXFORD – LONDON
Enjoy a scenic drive through the glorious Cotswolds to the little churchyard in Bladon, where Sir Winston Churchill is buried. See the sights of Oxford, the oldest university city in England, before continuing to London where you can say farewell to your Travel Director and travelling companions at the end of your memorable holiday.
MEAL(S) : Full Breakfast

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • ADAR : View the prettiest village in Ireland
  • BATH : Visit the Georgian spa city
  • BLADON : View Sir Winston Churchill’s grave
  • BLARNEY : Kiss the Blarney Stone during your visit of Blarney Castle and acquire the ‘gift of the gab’
  • CARDIFF : See the Millennium Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • CHESTER : View the Tudor architecture and the timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows’
  • DUBLIN : With your Local Specialist, see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares, and Trinity College on your panoramic sightseeing tour
  • EDINBURGH : Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and the new Parliament Building as well as views of the Castle
  • GALWAY : View Galway Cathedral
  • GRASMERE : Visit the village of Grasmere and view the grave of Wordsworth
  • GRETNA GREEN : Visit Gretna Green, popular with eloping couples since 1754
  • HADRIAN’S WALL : View the remains of the Roman wall
  • JEDBURGH : View the abbey ruins
  • LIMERICK : View St. Mary’s Cathedral and King John’s Castle
  • OXFORD : View the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera
  • STRATFORD-UPON-AVON : Visit the town of Shakespeare’s birth and see Anne Hathaway’s cottage
  • WATERFORD : Visit the Crystal Showroom
  • WINDSOR : View the castle
  • YORK : View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles
  • YOUGHAL : Visit this picturesque fishing port

DINING

  • 11 FULL BREAKFASTS
  • 4 THREE COURSE DINNERS

UNBEATABLE FEATURES

  • 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
  • Return ferry across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland
  • 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
  • Pick-up and drop-off if you stay at the Trafalgar recommended London hotel booked through Trafalgar or from the London Reception Centre
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase.

Prices from £1125
Sundays – April to October

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

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Britain and Ireland Experience 2018 (Costsaver)

Travel through landscapes that have inspired world-famous writers and poets. See medieval castles and cathedrals, the famous Chester Rows and Anne Hathaways’ cottage. You’ll also kiss the Blarney Stone, enjoy a ‘wee dram’ and visit the birthplace of the Beatles.

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