2019 - 14 Day Taste of Britain & Ireland
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British & Irish Voyager 14 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2nd, August 5th, August 9th, August 16th and August 19th departures
  • Get an insider’s perspective on the lives of the “Fab Four” as a local guide shows you around Liverpool, home of The Beatles

Trip Highlights:

  • British Music Experience
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Irish Rock'N'Roll Museum Experience
  • Scone Palace
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Tower of London
  • Tullamore Dew Distillery

Dining Experiences:

  • 13 breakfasts B
  • 2 lunches L
  • 7 dinners D including a welcome dinner in London, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Glyde Inn, and Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

Hotels:

  • Park Plaza London Riverbank
    London (2 nights)
  • Hilton Hotel Liverpool
    Liverpool (1 night)
  • Malmaison Edinburgh
    Edinburgh (2 nights)
  • Columba Hotel
    Inverness (1 night)
  • Glasgow Marriott Hotel
    Glasgow (1 night)
  • Croke Park Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • The Brehon Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Hotel Meyrick
    Galway (1 night)
  • Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
    Killiney, Dublin (1 night)
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    Itinerary

     

    TASTE OF BRITAIN & IRELAND 14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

    Day 1: LONDON ARRIVAL & TOUR
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.


    Day 2: TOWER OF LONDON & CITY SIGHTS
    Discover London’s attractions on your own with an open-top bus tour. There is a choice of routes, plus a choice of walking tours. You might visit the Tower of London to view the Crown Jewels, or visit Kensington Palace, former home of Princess Diana. The evening is free to explore and dine on your own.
    (B)


    Day 3: BRITISH MUSIC EXPERIENCE & BEATLES’ LIVERPOOL
    Travel to Liverpool, stopping for lunch along the way. A local guide will show you around the city focusing on places associated with the “Fab Four.” Explore pop music history at the British Music Experience. The evening is free to explore and dine on your own. Then check out the world famous Cavern Club for an evening of live music.
    (B, L)


    Day 4: LAKE DISTRICT & SCOTTISH EVENING
    Travel through the Lake District, a region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s children’s books. Embark on a cruise along Lake Windermere, England’s largest natural lake. Over the Scottish border, stop at the Famous Blacksmiths Shop in Gretna Green before travelling towards Edinburgh. Enjoy a traditional dinner and ceilidh at your hotel in Edinburgh.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
    Explore central Edinburgh, including the 200-year-old “New Town” with elegant Georgian houses and the Royal Mile where medieval houses are clustered closely together. Tour Edinburgh Castle to see the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. On August 2 - 19 departures, experience the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
    (B)


    Day 6: SCONE PALACE & BLAIR ATHOL DISTILLERY
    At Scone Palace see outstanding antiques and the world-renowned grounds. Head to Pitlochry for a traditional pub lunch and free time to explore. Take a tour of the Blair Athol Distillery and sample a “wee dram” of their single malt. Continue to Inverness where the evening is free to check out some of the local pubs with traditional music and food.
    (B, L)


    Day 7: LOCH NESS & LOCH LOMOND CRUISE
    Travel south through the Highlands, passing the shoreline of Loch Ness with a stop at Fort Augustus or Spean Bridge. See Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak, and continue through the towering mountains around Glencoe. Explore the village of Tyndrum for lunch on your own. Embark on a cruise of Loch Lomond, Britain's largest lake. Enjoy a drive around Glasgow before dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)


    Day 8: FERRY TO IRELAND & TITANIC BELFAST
    Take a short ferry ride to Ireland. Visit Titanic Belfast and experience the history of this ocean liner through interactive displays. Stop at the Glyde Inn for a drink and dinner with entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL TOUR & DUBLIN SIGHTSEEING
    A musical walking tour in Dublin will highlight areas associated with Irish rock ‘n’ roll. In the Temple Bar area, visit the Irish Rock’N’Roll Museum Experience including a working live music venue and recording facility. See the Irish Wall of Fame, The U2 Exhibition and the Thin Lizzy Experience. In the afternoon use your included vouchers for an independent open-top bus tour around the city and a visit to one attraction.
    (B)


    Day 10: BLARNEY CASTLE & KILLARNEY
    Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Shop for quality Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills, then drive through Macroom and into the mountainous scenery of Killarney. After dinner at your hotel, find a “singing bar” for some entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 11: DINGLE PENINSULA & CRUISE
    Visit the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by the movies “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far & Away.” Take in spectacular views from Slea Head at the western tip. Take a short cruise around Dingle Harbour and relax at the famous Murphy’s Bar in Castlemaine. Head to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for an Irish night of dinner and traditional entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 12: FLYING BOAT MUSEUM & CLIFFS OF MOHER
    Visit Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, which recalls the early days of air travel. The home of Irish coffee, you’ll learn how to make one and enjoy a sample. Later explore the village of Doolin for lunch on your own. Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary to view the Cliffs of Moher. Take a brief walking tour around Galway’s city center with a local guide.
    (B, D)


    Day 13: TULLAMORE DEW DISTILLERY & FITZPATRICK CASTLE STAY
    At Rathbaun Farm watch trained dogs herding sheep and enjoy tea and scones. In Tullamore, tour the site of the original Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery. Learn about the area’s history and making of the legendary Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey. Stroll around Dalkey, an elegant suburb of Dublin, where you might even run into Bono. Spend the night in an elegant castle hotel in Dublin and enjoy a special farewell dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 14: TOUR ENDS IN DUBLIN
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.


     

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