2019 Irish & British Focus 11 Days / 10 Nights / 17 meals
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Dublin hotel. Tour the Epic Ireland attraction with your knowledgeable tour guide. In the evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dining independently.
Tour Dublin with a local guide to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings, and graceful townhouses. Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. Head to Taylors Three Rock Pub for dinner followed by a show with Irish music and dance.
Journey across rolling pastures to visit Clonmacnoise. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lough Corrib with unsurpassed views of castles and various sites; savor an Irish coffee as you watch an Irish dancing demonstration. Enjoy free time before dinner to browse the specialty stores, cafés, and pubs in Galway.
Stop at Rathbaun Farm to watch trained dogs herd sheep and enjoy tea with scones. Travel through the Burren to view the Cliffs of Moher, soaring high above the Atlantic Ocean. Ferry across the River Shannon Estuary and head to Tralee.
Take a scenic jaunting car ride through part of the Killarney National Park. Explore and have a pub lunch in Kenmare. Visit Muckross Schoolhouse to partake in traditional Irish country life with butter churning and soda bread making. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular mountain scenery at Moll’s Gap and Ladies’ View. Enjoy a free evening back in Tralee.
Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the gardens. Shop for Irish-made goods at Blarney Woollen Mills, and then travel along the coast to Waterford to witness the creation of crystal masterpieces at the House of Waterford Crystal. After dinner, take a gentle walking tour of Waterford with a local guide.
Ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke Dock in South Wales. Journey through the countryside to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Tour Cardiff Castle, built in Roman times and transformed into an elaborate Gothic-style residence in the 19th century. Enjoy a fun Welsh evening with dinner and entertainment.
Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff. Visit Bath, the city known for its natural, mineral-rich hot springs and tour the Roman Baths, popular 2,000 years ago. On Salisbury Plain, view the prehistoric circle of vast stone monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to London for dinner on your own.
Tour London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Visit the Tower of London to see the fortress, the Beefeaters in their distinctive uniforms, the ravens, and the Crown Jewels. The afternoon and evening are free to explore and dine on your own.
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in London with your voucher for a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour. Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Your program ends after breakfast.
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.