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Britain and Ireland Delight

Duration 8 days

Destinations visited :
  • UK
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  • Ireland
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The best of Britain and Ireland is served up on this 10-day adventure crisscrossing five different countries. See landscapes that have inspired poetry, medieval monuments to God and stony fortresses that housed royals, soldiers and important artefacts. You’ll wind your way through the Yorkshire Dales, wander down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and discover a bit of the craic in Dublin, before Waterford crystal, Celtic tales and a fairy-tale castle or two complete your journey.

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. Dine tonight in a local restaurant.
Hotel: Jurys Inn/Holiday Inn Garforth
Meal: Dinner

DAY 2

Bradford – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Drive through the Yorkshire Dales to the scenic glory of the Lake District. Skirt the shores of England’s largest lake, Windermere, and through countryside made famous by the poet William Wordsworth. 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.
Hotel: Ibis City Centre
Meal: Full Breakfast

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.
Hotel: Citywest/Maldron Tallaght
Meal: Full Breakfast

DAY 5

Dublin Sightseeing and Free Time
See Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral 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.
Hotel: Treacys/Viking
Meal: Full Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 7

Waterford – Cardiff
Cross St. George’s Channel 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 Principality Stadium before arriving at your hotel.
Hotel: Copthorne
Meal: Full Breakfast

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

  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare’s birth
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls
  • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour
  • 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
  • Belfast See Belfast City Hall and Queen’s University
  • Dublin Sightseeing with your Local Specialist to see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, the glorious Georgian Squares and Trinity College
  • Kilkenny View Kilkenny Castle and gardens
  • Waterford Visit the Waterford Crystal Showroom
  • Cardiff See the Principality Stadium and view Cardiff Castle
  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Windsor View the Royal Castle

Dining Highlights

  • 7 Full breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host if you stay at Costsaver’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
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See link below for airport transfer page
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Britain and Ireland Delight

The best of Britain and Ireland is served up on this 10-day adventure crisscrossing five different countries. See landscapes that have inspired poetry, medieval monuments to God and stony fortresses that housed royals, soldiers and important artefacts. You’ll wind your way through the Yorkshire Dales, wander down Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and discover a bit of the craic in Dublin, before Waterford crystal, Celtic tales and a fairy-tale castle or two complete your journey.