Authentic Local Experiences:
- Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4th, August 11th and August 18th departures.
- Step back in time and discover Northern Ireland’s only Victorian-era prison, the Crumlin Road Gaol.
- Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep.
- 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners including a lively Scottish evening in Edinburgh, Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and show, and a traditional Welsh evening in Cardiff.
- Alnwick Castle & Garden
- Book of Kells at Trinity College
- Cardiff Castle
- Edinburgh Castle
- Giant’s Causeway
- Hampton Court Palace
- Jameson Whiskey Experience
- Roman Baths
- Park Plaza London Riverbank | London (2)
- Novotel York Centre | York (1)
- Courtyard Edinburgh West | Edinburgh (2)
- Culloden Estate and Spa | Belfast (1)
- Gresham Hotel | Dublin (2)
- Killarney Plaza Hotel | Killarney (2)
- Granville Hotel | Waterford (1)
- Clayton Hotel | Cardiff (1)
- Park Plaza London Riverbank | London (1))
Park Plaza London Riverbank, London
Ideally situated on the south side of the River Thames near South Bank, the Park Plaza Riverbank London hotel offers guests comfort, convenience and the perfect location in central London. Hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness centre, free Wi-Fi and on-site dining at chic Chino Latino. Guests can tour the Tate Britain, opposite the hotel, or walk to popular London attractions such as the London Eye and Big Ben. Book a room with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and a workspace at the Park Plaza, and see what sets this property apart from other central London hotels.
Novotel York Centre, York
Overlooking the idyllic banks of the River Foss, CIE Tours guests can enjoy a 4-Star family-friendly stay at our Novotel York Centre hotel. Situated close to the historical City walls at Fishergate, YO10 4FD, York, this hotel is perfectly located for exploring the countless cultural offerings the city has to offer, as well as the numerous shopping, restaurants and bars too. Situated within a mile of York Minster and York railway station, it is a perfect base for visiting guests
Courtyard Edinburgh West, Edinburgh
Embark on an adventure at the Courtyard Edinburgh West, a brand new hotel at 2 Research Avenue South, EH14 4BA. Offering an accessible location near the airport and 4-star accommodations, this hotel is a fantastic choice for travelers of all types to the United Kingdom. Experience a seamless check-in at the contemporary lobby, which is also home to The Avenue, the hotel’s all-day casual dining destination. Get acquainted with the spacious accommodations, all of which boast creature comforts like complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. CIE Tours’ guests will find no shortage of things to do during their stay.
Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
Overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Coastline, this magnificent hotel is the most prestigious luxury five-star hotel in Northern Ireland. Originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down, the Culloden stands on 12 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. Guests are able to relax and enjoy the exquisitely prepared food – from a full Irish Breakfast to traditional Afternoon Tea to gourmet dining – at one of its fine restaurants.
Gresham Hotel, Dublin
The Gresham Hotel is located in the heart of Dublin city centre and is one of the best known hotels in Dublin city. This recently renovated 4 star hotel is located at 23 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin, D01 C3W7. This grand hotel is a landmark building with original period features including stunning Waterford crystal chandeliers. Each of hotel’s 323 bedrooms and suites are equipped with complimentary WI-FI; the suites include penthouse balconies with stunning views across the city and the Dublin mountains. This famous landmark allows you to be close to many tourist attractions as well as great shopping and nightlife. The Gresham Dublin is a popular dining venue and is frequented by locals and visitors alike, and offers Toddy’s Brasserie, a popular choice for lunch and evening meals. You can also treat yourself to Afternoon Tea in Writer’s Lounge.
Killarney Plaza Hotel, Killarney
Overlooking Killarney National Park, this classic hotel is within 5 minute walk from the town center. Along with 3 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and an indoor pool. Stylish, spacious and fully air conditioned, each room offers an unique style with comfortable accommodations.
Granville Hotel, Waterford
This family-run hotel is one of Ireland’s oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world charm and unique features. The friendly and professional staff are dedicated to making your stay pleasant and memorable. Enjoy delicious menus in the attractive dining room. The bar is a lively meeting place, often with live music. Comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms make for a great stay. Set on the waterfront, in the heart of Waterford city, this hotel is within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.
Clayton Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff
This new 12-story hotel, opened in 2011, is one of Cardiff’s tallest buildings, with panoramic views over Cardiff Bay. The Cardiff Hotel Bar is open for drinks and casual food throughout the day. Stir Bar & Restaurant overlooking Mill Lane offers an array of dishes to tempt your taste buds. Two hundred sixteen guest rooms provide every amenity for a comfortable stay, and offer the perfect place to relax and unwind. These spacious and airy rooms offer beds with crisp white duvet and pillows, with outstanding views of the beautiful Cardiff surroundings. Facilities include air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.
2019 British & Irish Grandeur 14 Days / 13 Nights / 21 meals
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Day 1London Arrival & Tour
Tour begins at 2:00 PM at your London hotel. Take a panoramic tour of central London to see famous landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group.
Day 2Hampton Court Palace & Free Time in London
Discover magnificent Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's royal residence. The afternoon and evening are free; you may use your included Oyster card to explore London by public transport.(B)
Day 3Cambridge & York Minster
Take a stroll around Cambridge to view some of the famous university colleges and the Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam. Travel to York to tour the stately York Minster, with towers and colorful stained glass. Explore the narrow streets and medieval houses during a guided walk with your tour director. (B)
Day 4Alnwick Castle & Edinburgh Evening
Visit Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England. View the stunning artifacts, an exhibit on Downton Abbey, and then take a stroll through Alnwick Garden. Travel through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders to your hotel near Edinburgh. That evening, you’ll experience a Scottish evening with bagpipes and music following a traditional dinner. (B, D)
Day 5Edinburgh Castle & Guided City Tour
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights to see the elegant Georgian “New Town” with spacious streets and the compact medieval city along the Royal Mile. Visit Edinburgh Castle to view the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny. The rest of the day is free to explore and dine on your own. The August 4 - August 18 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)
Day 6Ferry to Ireland & Crumlin Road Gaol
Head to Cairnryan for a short ferry ride to Belfast. Tour the city to see Victorian buildings, the impressive City Hall and the shipyards where RMS Titanic was built. Step back in time at the Crumlin Road Gaol, the only Victorian-era prison in Northern Ireland. Head out for a pub dinner at the Cultra Inn on the grounds of Culloden Hotel. (B, D)
Day 7Giant’s Causeway & Dublin
Travel through part of the scenic Glens of Antrim to the Giant's Causeway, an impressive area of hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years. Head to your Dublin city center hotel and enjoy free time to explore and dine on your own. (B)
Day 8Dublin Tour & Taylors Three Rock Pub
Tour central Dublin to see spacious Georgian squares and streets, landmark public buildings, and graceful townhouses. Take a guided walking tour of Trinity College and view the priceless Book of Kells. The afternoon is free to sightsee independently. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Taylors Three Rock Pub followed by a festive evening of Irish music and dance. (B, D)
Day 9Blarney Castle & Killarney
Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or stroll the gardens. Shop for Irish goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Continue via Mallow to the scenic town of Killarney. (B, D)
Day 10Short Ring of Kerry & Sheep Herding
Visit the delightful Muckross House, a 19th century mansion set among the mountains. Head to Kenmare to browse around and have lunch. Travel along part of the Ring of Kerry to view spectacular scenery at Moll’s Gap and Ladies View. Immerse yourself in farm life and see demonstrations of dogs herding sheep before returning to Killarney for a free evening. (B, L)
Day 11Jameson Whiskey & Waterford Crystal
In Midleton, tour the Jameson Experience for the story and making of Irish whiskey, and enjoy a sample dram. At the House of Waterford Crystal, see how glass is blown and cut by master craftspeople. Take a gentle walking tour with a local guide to discover the history of the old port city of Waterford.(B, D)
Day 12South Wales & Cardiff Castle Banquet
Catch the ferry from Rosslare to Pembroke Dock. Take a panoramic tour around the principal streets of Cardiff. In the evening, head to Cardiff Castle for a tour of its Gothic-style residence followed by an unforgettable Welsh evening of dinner with local music and entertainment. (B, D)
Day 13Roman Baths & Stonehenge
Explore the mineral-rich hot springs at Bath. Tour the Roman Baths, built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the prehistoric circle of vast monoliths at Stonehenge. Continue to London for a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 14 London Sightseeing
Your program ends after breakfast.(B)
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