2018 - 24 Day Grand Tour Of Britain & Ireland

4 Star Vacation - 23 Nights /42 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 3 to August 17 departures.
  • Have a drink at the iconic John B Keane's Pub in the heart of Listowel to see where he penned some of his most famous works sitting by a blazing fire in a room behind the bars
  • Keep your camera handy and relax as you're treated to the breath-taking vista on a cruise scenic Loch Nesss
  • Sip a creamy Irish coffee at a local tavern on the Inishowen Peninsulas
  • Discover the histories and lore of York, Derry, Galway, Cong, Waterford, Dublin's Trinity College, Conwy and Windsor on walking tours with local guides

    Trip Highlights:

  • Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Roman Baths & Pump Room
  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • York Minster

    Dining Experiences:

  • 18 dinners (D) including a welcome dinner in London, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and show, and a festive Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet.

    Hotels:

  • Park Plaza London Waterloo
    London (2 nights)
  • York Marriott
    York (1 night)
  • Village Hotel Edinburgh
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel
    Inverness (1 night)
  • Perle Oban Hotel
    Oban (2 nights)
  • Europa Hotel
    Belfast (1 night)
  • Everglades Hotel
    Derry (2 nights)
  • Galway Bay Hotel
    Galway (2 nights)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Dooley's Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel - Dublin
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • The Quay Hotel
    Conwy (1 night)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff
    Cardiff (1 night)
  • The Cornwall Hotel
    St Austell (2 nights)
  • MGallery Castle Hotel
    Windsor (1 night)

    All CIE Guided Vacations Include:

  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • Call (972) 264-4288 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13605789

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    24 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LondonLONDON ARRIVAL & TOUR : Tour begins 2:00 PM, London hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of central London with a visit to St. Paul's Cathedral. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2LondonTOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTS : Explore London on an open-top bus. There are different bus routes as well as a walking tour and a River Thames cruise. Visit either the Tower of London or Kensington Palace. The rest of the day is free.
    (B)
    Day 3YorkSHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE & YORK : Head to Stratford-upon-Avon and visit Shakespeare's Birthplace. See an exhibition about his life and walk through the house which is furnished as it would have been in his day. Journey north to the medieval city of York.
    (B, D)
    Day 4EdinburghYORK MINSTER & SCOTTISH EVENING IN EDINBURGH : Take a walking tour around central York and visit York Minster, renowned for its stained glass. Cross into Scotland and pause to view ruined Melrose Abbey. In Edinburgh dine at a Scottish Evening with a lively show.
    (B, D)
    Day 5EdinburghEDINBURGH CASTLE & GUIDED CITY TOUR : Discover Edinburgh's highlights on a city tour. See the elegant Georgian "New Town" and the medieval Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland. On August 3 to August 17 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    (B)
    Day 6InvernessST. ANDREWS & HIGHLAND SCENERY : Travel north to St Andrews, "the home of golf." Enjoy some free time to explore independently. You may choose to visit St Andrews Cathedral or tour the British Golf Museum. Stop in Pitlochry on the way to Inverness, in the Highlands.
    (B, D)
    Day 7ObanLOCH NESS CRUISE & OBAN DISTILLERY : Enjoy wonderful Highland views on a scenic cruise of Loch Ness. Stop at a woollen mill and take photos at majestic Glencoe. Visit Oban Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and enjoy a sample.
    (B, D)
    Day 8ObanISLE OF MULL & IONA ABBEY : Take a ferry ride from Oban to the Isle of Mull and then on to the peaceful Isle of Iona. Visit Iona Abbey, a place of pilgrimage as Scotland's first Christian settlement. Return to Oban in time for dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 9BelfastLOCH LOMOND & RABBIE BURNS : Drive alongside scenic Loch Lomond. Stop at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum to learn about the famous poet's life and poetry. In Cairnryan embark on a short ferry ride to Belfast in time for dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 10DerryBELFAST & GIANT'S CAUSEWAY : Tour the highlights of Belfast and travel along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim coast. Visit the Giant's Causeway, hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Pause at Dunluce Castle and head to Derry.
    (B, D)
    Day 11DerryINISHOWEN PENINSULA & DERRY SIGHTSEEING : Take in the scenic views of the Inishowen Peninsula as you sip an Irish coffee at the Seaview Tavern. In Derry, join a local guide for a walk around the medieval city walls.
    (B, D)
    Day 12GalwayDONEGAL & GALWAY : Travel through the Blue Stack Mountains to Donegal town to enjoy leisure time to explore independently. Continue your drive south passing through Counties Sligo and Mayo. Stop at Knock Shrine. In Galway, join a local guide for a walking tour before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 13GalwayCONNEMARA & "THE QUIET MAN" : Take in the stunning scenery of Connemara and in Cong take a short walking tour to see movie locations from "The Quiet Man." Enjoy lunch at Eddies of Clonbur before travelling back towards Galway via Maam Cross. The afternoon is free for you to explore Galway at your leisure.
    (B)
    Day 14KillarneyCLIFFS OF MOHER & KILLARNEY : View the majestic Cliffs of Moher, which rise 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic Ocean and cross the River Shannon Estuary by ferry. Stop at J B Keane's Pub in Listowel for a drink with your group before heading to Killarney.
    (B, D)
    Day 15KillarneyRING OF KERRY & SHEEPDOGS : Tour the gracious 19th century Muckross House beside the tranquil Muckross Lake. Journey along part of the scenic Ring of Kerry route, stopping at a local farm to watch trained dogs herding sheep. Head to the delightful town of Kenmare for lunch and leisure time. Return to Killarney for a free evening.
    (B, L)
    Day 16WaterfordBLARNEY CASTLE & WATERFORD : Kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence" at Blarney Castle or stroll the gardens. Shop at the Blarney Woollen Mills before heading to Cobh to visit the Titanic Experience. Continue to Waterford and after dinner take a walking tour.
    (B, D)
    Day 17DublinWATERFORD CRYSTAL & TAYLOR'S THREE ROCK : Watch molten glass being transformed into shimmering trophies at the House of Waterford Crystal. Tour the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a replica of one used during the 1840s Famine. In Dublin, enjoy dinner and entertainment at Taylors Three Rock Pub.
    (B, D)
    Day 18DublinDUBLIN & BOOK OF KELLS : Take a guided walking tour through the campus of Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells. Afternoon and evening are free.
    (B)
    Day 19ConwyFERRY TO WALES & CONWY : Take a ferry ride from Dublin to Holyhead and drive to Conwy. Take a guided walk around the walled town and tour Conwy Castle, a huge 13th century fortification built by King Edward I.
    (B, D)
    Day 20CardiffSNOWDONIA & BRECON BEACONS : Travel through Snowdonia National Park to view the highest peaks in Wales. Cross the scenic Brecon Beacons National Park. Tour Cardiff, visit Cardiff Castle and dine at a fun Welsh banquet this evening.
    (B, D)
    Day 21St AustellROMAN BATHS & GLASTONBURY : Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, renowned for the mineral-rich hot springs. Stop in Glastonbury, associated with King Arthur and head to Cornwall.
    (B, D)
    Day 22St AustellST. IVES & MEVAGISSEY : View the majestic pilgrimage island of St. Michael's Mount. Continue to the seaside town of St. Ives to enjoy a brief walking tour of the main sights and admire the array of beautiful sandy beaches surrounding the town. Browse the charming village of Mevagissey.
    (B, D)
    Day 23WindsorSTONEHENGE & WINDSOR CASTLE : Marvel at the vast monoliths of Stonehenge. Continue to Windsor to visit Windsor Castle, residence of The Queen. After dinner take a brief walking tour around the historic town.
    (B, D)
    Day 24Tour Ends in WindsorTOUR ENDS IN WINDSOR : Your tour ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/27/2018$7,115.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/11/2018$6,500.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/08/2018$6,500.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/22/2018$7,195.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/06/2018$7,195.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/03/2018$7,510.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/17/2018$7,510.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/07/2018$6,535.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/14/2018$7,220.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/05/2018$6,970.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    10/12/2018$6,285.00* (USD) / 24 days London to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Park Plaza London Waterloo, London (2 nights)
    York Marriott, York (1 night)
    Village Hotel Edinburgh, Edinburgh (2 nights)
    Columba Hotel, Inverness (1 night)
    Perle Oban Hotel, Oban (2 nights)
    Europa Hotel, Belfast (1 night)
    Everglades Hotel, Derry (2 nights)
    Galway Bay Hotel, Galway (2 nights)
    Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
    Dooley's Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Royal Hotel - Dublin, Dublin (2 nights)
    The Quay Hotel, Conwy (1 night)
    Radisson Blu Hotel - Cardiff, Cardiff (1 night)
    The Cornwall Hotel, St Austell (2 nights)
    MGallery Castle Hotel, Windsor (1 night)
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      HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences: Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 3 to August 17 departures.

     
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